Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Playing with Paper

I finally got my new Silhouette Cameo machine in the mail last Friday and I spent all weekend playing with paper, like a little kid. I've been a contributing artist on the Silhouette site for over 3 months now, but since I wanted to start designing some 3D shapes, I really needed to get a hold of one of these machines, to make the cutting and assembling that much easier. But, boy, I was not prepared for how much fun I was gong to have with this! I literally stayed up all night Saturday designing, cutting and assembling fun little treat boxes for all my loved ones. Check these out!

I designed them to be treat boxes (they are just perfect sized for small toys, candies or gift cards). But then I thought, how cute would these look as luminaries?!? So, I ran out to my nearest Dollar Tree and grabbed a couple sets of battery-operated tea light candles (they sell them in sets of 3 candles for $1!!) and now check them out!


Of course, after I snapped this picture I thought... hmmm... I should've slipped a sheet of vellum behind the cut outs, to diffuse the light a bit. So I ran out to Hobby Lobby (yes, it was a crazy weekend!) and got a few sheets of vellum. Then when I got back home, I had another idea for a luminary, so rather than taking the ready-made ones apart, I just made a new one. How sweet is this? I just adore this look! Sydney immediately claimed it for her room. :)
 

The possibilities are endless with this machine! I made these adorable Nordic Mitten cards and gift tags...
A nifty gift card holder...



...and these adorable flags to slip into gift bags this Christmas. This also helps me use up all those left-over paper straws from the kid's parties!



Guys, I think I've found my new obsession (like I needed another one!). All of my 3-D cut files are currently available as digital downloads on the Silhouette Online Store. They are only $0.99 each! (and the Christmas-themed ones are currently on sale for 75-cents each!)

These are SVG files and can be used on most machines, like the Cameo, that cut files for scrapbooking or card-making. After the New Year, we will put my shapes on our site, so you can get them directly from us for use on other machines.

Happy Holidays, all!!

7 comments:

  1. I'm LOVING them! Just cut some boxes today to stuff with treats!

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    1. That's wonderful to hear, Erin! If you send me some pictures, I would LOVE to feature your projects on the blog. :)

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  2. Annie2:10 PM

    This machine is on my Christmas wish list. Thabks for the amazing shapes. I can't wait to play with them!!
    Annie

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    1. Annie, you will love it! Great choice. Enjoy your Christmas gift and let me know if you end up working with any of my shapes.

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  3. How fun, those are some gorgeous designs! I love the luminaries.

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  4. nice post it looks very beautiful like garment bag

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