Thursday, March 17, 2011

You're Tweet

I decided to upgrade from my Cricut to a Silhouette SD. It arrived yesterday so I got it all set up to work with Make-the-Cut and today I made this little shaped card. I used tutorials from my friend Jin's website, underacherrytree.com, to make the shaped card base and used svg files from Lettering Delights to cut out the images. The bird is from the Twitter Park svg set and the letters are from the Sweet Nothings set. There isn't a "you're" in the set, so I combined images to make it and used an apostrophe from a regular font. The silhouette cut like a champ once I got the hang of it (I have a cold so it took me longer than normal. That's my excuse, anyway)! The card base is Paper Trey Ink 110# cardstock and the rest of the papers are from Stampin' Up. Everything cut easily with just one pass of the cutter (something I was concerned about but had no reason to be-while I was "learning" I cut clear through my mat somehow). Even the intricate parts, like the flowers on the wing, cut perfectly. I am very happy with the Silhouette so far!


15 comments:

Kim said...

Cute, cute, cute card! Do you think that the Silhouette cuts better than the Cricut?

~fairygirlmichelle~ said...

oh my thats a cute card. such fun colors to go with it too.

ConnieB said...

Very cute card.
Question, for silhouette sd and mtc, when you installed the "controller", do you need the "drivers" installed as well?

gale said...

@ConnieB-I read that I needed to so I did all that (installed controller and drivers) before I hooked the silhouette up. When I plugged in the Silhouette, the computer said it needed to look for the hardware (which I am assuming was the drivers) and it had to look for it and then it installed. I'm thinking it probably installed it from the prior installation I did so I would be sure to install both. I downloaded them from the graphtec website.

jimlynn said...

So unique and just adorable! LOVE that shape.
Lynn

Pam~ said...

Oh Gale, this is so tweet! Love the cut of your card ... adorable! Pretty color combo!

Laura VanVleet said...

This is adorable! I've often consdered the silhoette, now I may have to get one! I love this card!

Donna Heber said...

Gale,

Your cut out card is adorable! Love how you did the sentiment.

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Ohh, that's one of the cutest cards ever!! I love that little birdie and it looks like the machine cut that card beautifully. Fabulous color combo too :)

Rhonda Langley said...

Congrats on your new toy! You did a fabulous job on the card! Looks like a winner to me!

The Mama Monkey said...

LOL I hope to "upgrade" soon, but not until the I dies. My DH would KILL me if I gave up the new machine. Even though I want to. Dang PC. And I love your card!! The colors look great!

Feel better!

Dee said...

Your cards are so cute! I have been wanting to get a silhouette SD for some time now! Do you know of any on sale? http://deesdailynews.com

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

So bright and cheery. Love the colors.

punknscrap said...

Gorgeous card Gale, love the colours on this and the font is awesome. xox

scrappinmominky said...

Very cute. Love it. Thanks so much for all the nice comments you leave on my blog. I know I don't visit as often as I should but I am going to work in it. Thanks for stopping by.

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