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)
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
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
I also used a paperclip, a pencil and
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
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!