Hello Silhouette Lovers out there!  Do I have a fun project for you today!  (well, I think it’s fun anyway….)

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Making your own cards is a fun way to express your inner-designer.  My id is hidden way way way inner, but sometimes comes out to create.

This is starting to sound more sci-fi than bloggy, but whatevs.

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Using flowers that I found in the online store and a font called Janda Stylish Script, I came up with this design.  (To give the font color, I used the fill button up in the top right corner and chose a soft pink to match the flowers)

Then I made a cut line around the image in the size of my card which was a 5×7 rectangle.  Position the image where you would like for it to go on the sheet.  Notice that I opened my page settings tool bar on the right to adjust for the fact that I was using 8.5×11 cardstock.  It makes a difference when cutting…trust me…

Then, instead of sending it to the Silhouette, I sent it to my printer.  Once the image was printed on the sheet, I removed the image from my grid sheet so that the silhouette machine wouldn’t cut my “thank you very much” and flowers out.  (I’m sure there is a button to click to take away cut lines, but this is much faster to me)

Once I just had the rectangle cut lines on the grid, I sent it through my silhouette machine to be cut. Voila!

Of course, if you have a cute homemade card you will absolutely NEED a coordinating homemade envelope…

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One of my favorite things of all times about the Silhouette Machine is the fact that you can think “hmmmmm, I want to make my own envelope”.  Go to the Silhouette Online Store and BAM!  There are at least 10 to pick from.  And the fact that they are only 99 cents is amazing!

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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18 Responses to Thank-You Cards {made on the Silhouette}

  1. These are really beautiful! I love seeing all the things that come from this Silhouette group!

  2. Meredith says:

    Holly, your cards are lovely! I *still* haven’t ventured into the print and cut world…but I need to!

  3. Kristy gd says:

    What a great stationary set! These are just too cute – I love the color combo!

  4. Holly — these cards are as pretty as anything we sold at Paper Source and the envelope is prettier! I’m going to have to go find that envelope template. The green and white baker’s twine is the perfect touch.

    Oh, and my condolences on your recent loss. I know it’s too soon to be thinking about replacing him, but he’d want you to be happy.

    • hollymcc says:

      Sharon, that is a huge compliment! I love all things ‘Paper Source’.
      On our loss, we are getting by one day at a time… thank you for playing along. ha

  5. These are so beautiful! I’m almost convinced to start the whole print and cut thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Very pretty Holly! Your projects are always so inspiring to me! – Melissa @ Silhouette School/ Two It Yourself

  7. Holly,
    I adore the card and envelopes you made. It looks so easy to do and looks so pretty. Thanks for the “how to”!

  8. These cards are beautiful. I really should start making cards; you’re inspiring me! Pinning.

  9. Peggy Duncan says:

    I would love to place an order! My son’s teacher loves thank you cards- would you consider making some to sell to me for an end of the year teacher gift?

  10. Kala Duncan says:

    The cards are super cute – Love the envelopes too!

  11. Kate creasey says:

    So much can be done with the printing feature. I’m not much at coloring and shading so when I can use something like this it is really great. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.

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