Let me start by saying… Laura, Morgan, and I reunite in 1 week!! It’s going to be a weekend full of fun, crafts, and laughter. I cannot wait!
So, my sweet Husband bought me a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday. Three months later and i’m happy to say… I FINALLY OPENED THE BOX!! Yes, I know this is sad. I’m so excited to take my non-crafty self and create some fun things. With Laura’s help, of course. She’s a pro, seriously!
Today was the day I decided to start. I’ve pinned my fair share of Silhouette projects, but decided to create something I’ve been wanting for awhile. Since moving to KY, Daniel (the Hubby) and I have done lots of new and exciting things that i’ve wanted to document. However, i’m not exactly the scrap-booking type. So, I decided to make a “Been There, Done That!” box. This box will hold all the special memories (or pieces of paper) that I don’t want to throw away.
First, I went to Micheal’s because I had a giftcard (teacher perk) only to realize their Silhouette items were all 30% off! YES!! I immediately started texting Laura to decide what the “must haves” were. I left with a roll of black vinyl, transfer paper, a scraper, and a shadow box.. which was also 50% off. Oh, and Micheal’s gives a teacher discount! 🙂 I do believe this was a successful trip.
Next, I came home… AND OPENED THE BOX! (This is the moment where you give me a clap or something.) I was presently surprised at how easily the machine sets up. Once I set up the machine, I immediately opened Silhouette Studio to decide what I wanted it to look like. My machine came with a $25 credit to the store and I purchased the monthly subscription so I get $25 credit every month for super cheap. This subscription was also on sale for 72 hours. ANOTHER SCORE! So I have $50 this month to play around with. I chose a cute wreath like border and a fun font for this project. Then, it was time to start creating.
Once I picked out my font and border I immediately realized… Uh…. I’m not sure what to do now. Luckily, Laura was a text away and told me exactly how to separate the borders I had purchased and of course approved the design.
Of course, she made a quick jab at the fact that i’d had this awesome machine for 3 months, but hadn’t used it. 🙂
The rest was a piece of cake. I added the words then went to put in my piece of vinyl to get the project going. Then, it happened… I pressed CUT. I was so excited until I realized the machine was acting like it was cutting, but the blade wasn’t actually cutting the vinyl. I quickly discovered the importance of putting the blade in the machine. Wah, Wah, Wah! I fixed the blade and wallah! I had my first vinyl cut! Yay!
Next, I pealed off the part of vinyl I didn’t need and this is what I was left with!
Put a little transfer paper on top and I was ready to put the vinyl on the shadow box.
Here’s the final product!