I was so excited to receive my new Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter! I have been cutting up a storm and have the little bits of scrap paper all over my office to prove it!
We had the pleasure of attending my cousin’s wedding on their farm in Connecticut this fall. It was a fun, casual wedding. The bride and groom are both police officers and the bride trains and raises police dogs. Her furry partner walked her down the aisle and didn’t take his eyes off her for a second during the ceremony. It was a great time, on a beautiful day, in a lovely setting.
Since I had just received my new Silhouette Cameo, I wanted to make a card with it! This “how to” assumes you know how to use your Silhouette machine and software. So there is no real information on that in this post, just how to assemble the card. If you are not a Silhouette crafter, I hope you can find inspiration in this post for making your own cards.
Oh, and all measurements are in inches.
- Black cardstock
- White or cream cardstock
- Silver cardstock
- Patterned paper
- clear adhesive gems
♦ Take an 8.5×11 sheet of black cardstock and fold it in half for the card base.
♦ Use a pretty, yet subtle patterned paper. Cut to 8 x 5 but do not adhere to the card base just yet!♦ Print out a tag you like on white card stock. Then print the same tag on black with the word “Congratulations.” Adhere the black tag to the white and set aside. I used the “Cheers and Congratulations Flutes” cut file.I used a hole punch to make holes on the ends of the tag, you could put this into your cut file also. I had to replace some of the letter pieces (like the middle of the C) to make the letters look whole. For the smaller letters I just drew the middles with a fine point permanent marker.♦ Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to thread through the tag, make a bow and have about an inch left over on either side. It’s hard to say exactly how long as the width and material of the ribbon makes a difference in how much you need to make a small bow.
♦ Thread the ribbon through the tag and make a small bow on the right side. Adhere the tag to the patterned paper and glue or tape the excess ribbon around the back of the patterned paper.♦ Cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 4×5 and a black piece 3.75×4.75. Adhere the black to the white.
♦ Using a “Cheers or Congratulations Flutes ” cut file on your Silhouette, cut the background of the glasses in white.
♦ Cut the flute contents in silver.
♦ Adhere the white flute cutouts at an angle to the black paper you just matted on the white.
♦ Adhere the silver “champagne” to the flute cutouts.
♦ Adhere different sized adhesive gems in a scattered pattern on top of the flutes for the bubbles!
♦ Attach the paper with the flutes onto the patterned paper slightly above the tag.
♦ Adhere the patterned paper to the card base.♦ Cut a piece of white cardstock to 8×5 and adhere it to the right side of the inside of the card. This is to give the card stability and to have a nice writing surface. I always stamp the back of my cards. The stamp is from Stampin’ Up and says “handmade by.” Then I write my name in a metallic pen.Here’s the finished product. I did make a coordinating envelope to go with the card. It took forever and was a real pain. So if I tried to explain that right now my head would explode. I’ll try and put a tutorial together another time about making envelopes!
I hope you liked the card and got some inspiration from this post. If you would like to see more Silhouette projects from other talented crafters, please check out our monthly Silhouette Challenge group post hosted by The Thinking Closet. The links are below! I’m sure you’ll find lots of inspiration!
Crafting with Glitter Just Got Easier by Create & Babble
Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession
DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Addressing Invitations with a Silhouette Cameo by My Favorite Finds
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
“Create” Wooden Pallet by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
Spooky Halloween Bats Garland by TitiCrafty
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya’s Creative Space
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine
Fussy Cutting Making You Fussy? by My Paper Craze
Cut Fabric With Your Silhouette by Cutesy Crafts
Cookie Lee Jewelry’ Gift Bags with a Purpose: Sharing Thankfulness by An Elegant Touch
Halloween Banner by Sowdering About
Cheers and have a great week!