Thursday, May 9, 2013

Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge: Banners

The Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge this week was a great shape that contained six different banners (what a great deal for 99 cents!). I decided to accept the challenge, and I'm glad I did. It pushed me to make more creative Mother's Day cards than I had in my mind originally, and I learned how to use sketch pens. Thanks for the challenge, Silhouette team!

I made six of these, with a variety of background papers. It doesn't show up well in the photo, but I added twine to the banner, which gave the card a little texture. To add a little dimension, I used foam adhesive circles to adhere the banner to the card. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Silhouette SD in Action

Several people have asked about my Silhouette, so I thought I'd post a little video of it in action. Yes, that's hammering in the background. Our friend Doug is working on our front door. This is my first video post, so please be gracious! :O)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Flower Headband

I have another sweet girl in my life for whom I wanted to make a gift. Her mom said she likes headbands, so I did a Google search for a simple tutorial. My search led me to Cait's tutorial over at A Bicycle Built for Two. Her tutorial was very simple, clear, and easy to follow. Again, since her tutorial was so good, I'm only going to post photos of my final product. I hope the recipient loves it as much as I do!

Note: I only did one thing different from the tutorial. Rather than hot gluing everything, I hand sewed it all together. I'm sure the hot glue works great, but I was hoping sewing would make the flower more secure over time.