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Friday, January 8, 2016

I've been in school...

Silhouette School, that is. I've been reading tutorials every day and practicing on my new Cameo. What a fabulous machine! And I've barely scratched the surface of what it can do.

I thought I'd share my very first cut with you today. It was one of the designs that came with the Silhouette Studio software. I didn't have to do anything to the image, other than size it to my liking

Isn't this a cute little treat bag? After having only a basic Cricut, I am LOVING the Silhouette with its 12" mat and incredible design capability.

I heat embossed the sentiment on both the front and back. I also added the little ribbon bow to both sides.

The glittery little heart in the lower right corner was cut out as part of the design. I added a circle of pink cardstock on the inside with a piece of double-sided adhesive. Then I burnished some glitter into the adhesive on the front side

Along with the little heart cut-outs from the lower right corners (front and back), some larger hearts were cut out to create the handles. I couldn't just throw these heart shapes away, so I created two Valentines that look like this:

My little cupid was heat embossed and my corner die-cuts are by Cheery Lynn. I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and inked the edges to add a little dimension to my heart. I also inked around the edge of my gray and white CS to make it look more finished against the white card blank

I used the small heart cut-out to help dress up the inside of my card.

These cards will probably go to my elderly aunts and uncles. They always seem to appreciate the cards I send them.

I also used my Silhouette to make a child's Valentine, but I'll share that one in another post.

We are bracing here for some sub-zero weather that is supposed to move in tonight. Brrrrr. I am NOT looking forward to it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day


Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty Valentine's Day projects Cheryl! Lovin' all the embossed texture hearts!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I'm so envious of your Cameo Cheryl, I'd love to get my mitts on one of those! FAB projects, loving that pretty gift bag and your card is so pretty too :)
Lashing rain with us tonight ... just for a change! We'll be starting to rust soon!

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome and you say you have just started? Looks darn great to me.

debby4000 said...

Love your Valentines gift bag and matching card.

Sue said...

Gorgeous bag, LOVE the color! Fancy heart top is lovely. Glad you are enjoying your prize. Have to scroll down and see what else I have missed lately since holidays were over.


designbydonna said...

Gorgeous gift bag. Especially love the handle. Looks like you are having a lot of fun with your new toy.

Hannelie said...

Enjoy your Silhouette Cheryl... I can't wait to see what you create! This is beautiful!