Sunday, February 27, 2011

It's official...

It finally happened, I am now a Silhouette artist. Do me a kindness, go to my store and buy my designs please!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Puppy silhouettes!

I finally got my act together and started a project I have been planning for a long time: framed puppy silhouettes.

I have been dying to make one for Hurley for a while. But now I have even more reason to start the project, because we have a new addition to the family: Princess Brownie Bite.

First I found some frames at a thrift store. It couldn't have been more perfect that they match and are actually wood!

Had to gut out the cross stitching. Sorry grandma. Cleaned them up and spray painted them black.

I designed the profiles for the dogs and cut them out with the silhouette. Had to use the Xacto to fine tune them, but they came out great! I did this while the frames were drying.

Finally, added them to frames and done! I used the silhouette to cut out custom "mats" using flowered vellum (which I will not be using again, disaster!) They're so cute, I love them!

How much better the backs of them look now,

Here is Hurley's up close:

and both of them again:

I love thrift store projects! To make both of them cost me just around $30. Next step, mine and Eric's silhouette in bigger frames in the middle. Yay!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Even more Silhouette things

Whew! Exhausted from all the Silhouette-ing, so I won't type too much. Here's more stuff I made!
This mini Petal set is so adorable- I want to make it in so many paper combos.

Here is a pop-up card I made for my uncle that I modified from the Silhouette store. I used the pen to sketch the personalized liner for the envelope:

using one of my many leftover "flags" to seal the envelope,

... and used the pen to address it, before cutting it all out. So pretty!

Here are some cute labels I made:

My signature tag pocket.

And finally, here are some of my other sets, all packaged up and ready to go to their "forever" homes.

I'm tired! I need to turn my brain off and stop thinking of ideas.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Stationery Sets made by me!

So I have been going absolutely wild with my Silhouette and here are some of the things that I have been putting together. I recently discovered an obsession with making stationery and can't stop. I keep joking that someone needs to take the Silhouette away from me, but I might slap a person if they tried!
I just love this set I made with this cute "atom" card.

A pretty get well card/set:

I have been drooling over stationery sets with petal envelopes. Now I can make my own!

These cards remind me of tuxedos, they would be great if they were personalized for a wedding!

This combo of purple flower print liners and craft paper is so pretty to me.

This adorable set has note cards that are really nests with a matching egg:

This creamy ivory paper looks so pretty against the scallop lining.

You might remember these cards from my previous post, here they are all finished.

A black and white set with pearlescent lattice cards:

And finally, a black and white set with different die cut tags:

Someone help me, I'm addicted to my Silhouette! If you are interested in buying any of these or even a custom order, visit my Etsy store!