Saturday, November 3, 2012

Some Quickie Cards, Thanks to the Cameo

Getting a new tool like a Silhouette Cameo can be a bit overwhelming, so one of the first things I did was visit the online store and browsed the "Happy Birthday" offerings.  For $0.99, you can get all the cut files to make these cute cards (designed by Lori Whitlock).  Wow, so easy, even I could figure it out!  I decided to use an older Close to My Heart paper pack (Unforgettable) to make these three cards.  To dress up the cardstock a bit, I just did some dry embossing with a new Spellbinders embossing folder - it's very nice, one side has the bricks, and the other has a wood grain design.  Here's a close-up:

Then last weekend, Ailis had a Hallowe'en birthday party to go to, so I whipped up this more girly/Hallowe'en version in a couple of minutes (yes, I said "minutes"):

But it gets even better!  I saw a video tutorial on how to make this card, and even though it was October 31st and a little late to be making cards, I decided I just had to try it out and made these:
The white one's for Ailis and the black is for Nolan.  Here's a peek at the inside:
(If you're wondering about the sentiments, I used an old CTMH stamp of the month called "Thriller".)

Now the bats are pretty neat, but I figured this design could be used to make any number of cards using different shapes.  Here's what I came up with using a free star cut file and some Studio Calico patterned paper from "Take Note":
At first I thought this would be a card front, but now I'm leaning toward using it on a page.  Wow, sky's the limit with this machine!  I can't wait to try butterflies, or maybe flowers, and even cars would be cute for a masculine design...  Hey, thanks for looking, and I hope you all have a great weekend!


  1. Wow you are doing so well with your new machine.. I need to come back here and show me how to use mine more.. love the cards.. going to have to try something like this ... Take care

  2. Great selection of cards they are fab!

  3. Oh, I'm soooo jealous! I want a Cameo! Great cards Roxy, can't wait to see what other creations you make with your new baby!

  4. I'm with Gayle - totally jealous!! I love the star design! Those Halloween cards are pretty cute too!