Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Very Cool Christmas Present

My husband got me a VERY Cool
Christmas Present. I'm still learning how
to use it, but it looks like it's going to be 
super fun and useful.
It's a Silhouette!
He actually got the the
Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Portrait.
I wanted a Silhouette because I'd really
like to be able to cut my own
vinyl lettering, but it's got TONS of 
other uses. While I learn, I am using cardstock
and cutting all sorts of things.
(cardstock is cheap, so there should be no costly mistakes) 

I printed a picture of Asher, and used spray
adhesive to glue it to a piece of 
chipboard. And then, I cut it into a puzzle.
I used a cheap print that I printed myself 
from my home printer. If I were making a gift,
I would use a higher quality paper or
order a professional print 
but this turned out pretty cute for a test project.
I made cute little boxes.
Two favor boxes were made from one 
piece of cardstock. If I were planning
a party, I'd use two colors
because there are hearts around the lid
that do not show. But, this was another
learning project. The boxes would be sweet
favor boxes for a birthday party, a wedding
or a tea party.
I made a pretty teacup using two pieces
of cardstock that I printed myself because 
I wanted something double sided. 
And I made a pinwheel.
For the pinwheel, I used two pieces of 
cardstock. One was pink and the 
other I printed myself with two 
contrasting designs.
I also used a paperclip, a pencil and
two beads. 
Directions called for a wooden dowel,
wire and ribbon, but I was thinking
these might be a good classroom project 
if we could do them cheap, so I used 
what I had. And they would be
a good classroom project if you had
an ideal school situation and a reasonable
sized class. 
My daughter in law has 31 Kindergartener's
and while this would be affordable 
helping 31 unruly kids assemble this thing
might be a little too much. 
So, I'll be saving this idea for grandkids!
Making 3 or 4 should be no issue at all.
And - I'm sure you'll be seeing more Silhouette
projects in the future. 
I absolutely love my new Silhouettes!


  1. will have such fun with this. I can't wait to see your next projects.
    If you haven't visited Nana Diane this morning, ck her post's so cute and a good idea for you and your grands wintertime project. :)
    xo bj

  2. How clever! I have never used one of them but I can see that they would be a lot of fun. LOL- I see bj is promoting me now!;>) xo Diana

  3. Patty,
    How very clever this is. I love the little tea cup, it's cute. I use cardstock once in awhile for various things too. Have fun with your new Silhouette. What a thoughtful gift from your husband.