I am so excited for today! Probably because it includes a lot of my favorite things right now :)
I was asked to participate in Silhouette's big promotion announcing a fabulous sale that is happening right now! I will fill you in on all of those details as soon as I am done showing you my creation. I was in the market for a new electronic paper cutter for a while and really did my research. I went with the Silhouette because of the great inspiration they provide and the instant access to all of their files. Plus I heard from tons of my friends and fans that they just loved their machine. So I dove in and ordered one. I was kind of nervous when it came since I wasn't too familiar with how it worked. But I have to say, it was so easy to get going and I was cutting within one hour of having it out of the box! It is so fun to have a new tool to help with your paper crafting and to get you excited to create!
For my project, I used the new Sunday Afternoon Stack which is coming out to Michael Stores in March. While you are there, be sure to check out the coordinating scalloped edge matstack & tag stack! Love all of them!
I made a fun "Hello Spring" Shelf Decor to help welcome my favorite season into our house! I used the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to cut the Accordian Fold Card for the base. I cut two of them and used a piece of scrap paper on the back to link them together. I love seasonal pieces like this because they are so easy to store. Just fold back up and stick it in a drawer until next year!
I also cut the "spring" letters using the Silhouette and the Bebas Neue Font. Love how bold this font is and how cool is it that you can cut ANY font with your Silhouette?? No more cartridges, hallelujah!
To embelish the decor I used washi tape, buttons, brads to jazz it up. I even cut some Frame Border to embellish it as well. I love how the Silhouette cuts so clean and crisp, you can see this especially on the border around the "N".
I don't know about you, but I am hoping breaking out my Spring and Easter decorations is sending Mother Nature a message for it to hurry up and get here! This Utah winter has been brutal!
There is a big sale going on so you can get your own Silhouette at an awesome price! Remember, the Silhouette Portrait has a 8 inch cutting mat and the Cameo has a 12 inch cutting mat. I have the Cameo and love being able to cut a 12x12 piece. If you already have a machine and want to upgrade to the Designer Edition Studio, that is on sale too! Stop over at the Silhouette Store to see everything and when you are checking out, be sure to use the code: CUTS so they know we sent you!