I am NOT into remodeling. Our house stays the same year after year after year. I see things I like and think how nice it would be to remodel our bedroom, our living room, our kitchen...but it just doesn't happen. I find stuff like that overwhelming. But...I sure would like for my husband to surprise me with new kitchen counter tops for my sliding down the hill and approaching 60th birthday this year (still a few years away but getting closer and closer each time I blink!). Probably not going to happen...but one can dream! Of course, if it comes down to new counter tops and a trip to Spain...well, Adios, Amiga! :)
So, what did I remodel? Why, my new Silhouette, of course. The Silhouette is sleek and beautiful on it's own but a girl likes a little extra bling, doesn't she?
Here's what the Silhouette Cameo looks like with no extra ooomph...
Here's what she looks like all pretty and dressed up:
How did I do that so easily? Looks like a lot of cutting, doesn't it? HAHA...yes, there is a bit of cutting but I let the Silhouette do it!
I removed the plastic cover from the control panel....it's just a thin sheet of plastic:
See? Here is a screen shot of the Designer Studio software that I am using:
Well, cool...I just flipped it horizontally (it looked symmetrical but I didn't want to take a chance) and used some glitter paper I had on hand. I decided to try cutting it upside down with the print side down, that is, to see how it would cut that way. I know with my Cricut that sometimes glitter papers don't always cut well because of the variations in thicknesses.
Here it is cut but still print side down:
Now onto my card. I saw this sketch on The Sweet Stop
I found a free svg file at SVG Cuts Blog of a bumblebee and decided to tackle the job of importing svg files into the Silhouette and trying to cut them. Well, I brought them in and tried to cut and nothing happpened! Nada...nichts...nothing. Hmmmm....thankfully for Google and Youtube I learned that you had to trace the file so that Ms. Silhouette knows where to cut. Aha! That made sense. So, I did that and got my little bumblebee cut!
I used paper scraps I had to do the bee and October Afternoon Sidewalks printed papers for the mats and the trim. I also used a little flower button that I did with the Button Studio from Epiphany Crafts. The little sentiment which I just love is from the Happy Everything stamp set by Unity Stamps. I cut the little frame with another image that came with Silhouette Studio software. I just resized it to 1.75 inches so it was teensy and cute.
And that, my friends, is the end to a very long post...