Thursday, September 15, 2011

Silhouette Cameo!!

I love, love, love my Silhouette machine, so you can imagine how excited I was when I heard that they are coming out with a new 12" machine at the end of October!! Have you seen this??

Oh ya. It will have to be both my Christmas and birthday presents, but I am soooo getting my hands on one of these babies as soon as they come out! You can learn more about it at Silhouette America.

Our friend Susan has invited Laurie and I to participate in a Christmas Shoebox swap. I had to ask what it was, but I am always up for anything to do with Christmas and swapping! The idea is that you make a card and then cut and supply enough parts for each participant to make your card. At the end of the night, you will walk away with as many different cards as there are participants. Sounds like fun to me!

I used my Silhouette to make my card for this swap. I originally used this first design, but I decided it was going to be too difficult to make 15 tree cuts after trying to cut and weed the trees at such a small size. More trees ripped than came out whole. I have the original Silhouette machine and some of the newer files are just too intricate for it at smaller sizes. Can't wait to try them with the Cameo!

So, I changed the design a little and went with this one instead. I still like it, just not as much as the first one. I hope the ladies in the swap will like it! I still think it needs a little something else, but I don't know what yet. I would love any suggestions! Thanks in advance!

Silhouette files:
Christmas Card kit
Tree Flourish
Cuttlebug folder: Snowflakes


  1. Sounds like so much fun, these are both beautiful!! ~ Blessings

  2. I think it is gorgeous just the way it is! have never seen one of these machines before!

  3. Those cards are absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn't know the first thing about a Silhouette. Heck, I'm a bad hobbyist. I have a Cricut Expression I'm seriously thinking of getting rid of. It doesn't get any use.

  4. Love both of your cards The y look great I especially like the ribbon on the first one. They both look great but I know that feeling "something is missing" Maybe a little blue or silver glitter somewhere. Just a thought
    Big Blog hugs! *Janet*

  5. Great cards, can't wait to see them in person. Marlene you don't need the cricut you draw everything you need!!


  6. Beautiful....I am really interested in buying the silhouette as well. Glad to hear you like it!!
    Sherrie K

  7. Both cards look great. My friend has a silhouette, I will have to see if she has heard about the new one.

  8. What beautiful cards!!! One of days, I'll see myself being able to invest in the Silhouette! Wish it were in my budget for right!!!

  9. What a super card design! I love that your swap is just for card pieces and the participants create the cards themselves. That's a great idea!
    Thanks for the Silhouette link too! I've never seen one before so was interested to see the ad. I really like the optical alignment for cutting printed images.