Hello Silhouette Lovers out there! Do I have a fun project for you today! (well, I think it’s fun anyway….)
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.
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…
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!
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!
1. Create & Babble // 2. Kate’s Paper Creations // 3. Please Excuse My Craftermath // 4. Tried & True // 5. unOriginal Mom // 6. Mama Sonshine // 7. Adventures in All Things Food & Family // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. The Outlandish Momma // 10. Whats Next Ma // 11. Dream a Little Bigger // 12. Silhouette School // 13. Creative Ramblings // 14. Our Rosey Life // 15. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 16. Practically Functional // 17. Minted Strawberry // 18. Two Purple Couches // 19. Simply Kelly Designs // 20. Grey Luster Girl // 21. TitiCrafty // 22. My Mom Made That // 23. Architecture of a Mom // 24. My Paper Craze // 25. The Sensory Emporium // 26. Ginger Snap Crafts // 27. Mabey She Made It // 28. McCall Manor //