My Silhouette Portrait Machine

Cards, Silhouette Studio, Tools

Hey guys!

I have a little something different to share today. A viewer over on the Alley Way Stamps YouTube page asked me if I could share the reasons why I chose my Silhouette Portrait machine over the Cameo machine. I’ve been wanting to make this video for a long time now, so this was the push I needed to do it! Enjoy, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

If you’re interested in any of my Silhouette Studio Quick Tricks and Tips videos, you can see the YouTube playlist here.

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Until next time,

julia

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You Rock! Shaker Card

Any occasion, Cards

Hey guys! It’s time for another Colour Me challenge. The challenge this week is to create a project using blue and turquoise.

CMCC79I used my Silhouette Portrait machine to create an easy shaker card. You can watch how I made it on YouTube, or below–

This card was a cinch to create with my Silhouette Portrait machine. I designed the card front using a diamond shape I got a few weeks ago from the weekly Free Shape of the Week giveaway in Silhouette Studio. I also included a stitched border detail on my front panel. I have a quick video here showing how you can easily add the stitched border to any shape using Silhouette Studio.

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The Colour Me! Design Team have some gorgeous creations to help inspire you as well–

Thanks so much for dropping by this week!

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Until next time,

julia

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TGIF Star Wars Birthday Card and Envelope

Birthday Cards, Cards, Non traditional

Welcome! Today is Friday, so that means a TGIF post. I’ve been struggling with my crafty mojo recently but I feel like I’m finally getting my stride back. What do you do to help with your creative blocks?

So, for this week’s card, I created a Star Wars birthday card and matching envelope for a Star Wars obsessed eight year old. I couldn’t have made this card without the help of my Silhouette machine, some free clip art files, and a free Star Wars font.

As a bonus I also created a coordinating envelope. I create a coordinating envelope to go with almost every card I make, but I’ve never done a video showing how I do it. With the help of my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board it’s a cinch.

Star Wars Birthday Card

That’s no moon! It’s a space station!

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If you’re curious about how to install a font to use with your Silhouette Portrait, I have a video showing how on my YouTube channel. You can watch it here.

That’s it for for today. Until next time…may the force be with you.

julia

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Disclaimer: I do not own any of the Star Wars images, nor am I affiliated with Disney or Star Wars.

TGIF #2 – Flat Vellum Shaker Dream Catcher Card

Cards, Shaker Card, TGIF

Welcome! Last week I started what I hope to be a weekly feature on my YouTube Channel: TGIF. Each week, I’ll just let the camera roll as I create, colour, and plan.

This week, I was inspired by the free cut file for Silhouette Studio. Each week the Silhouette Design Store releases a free cut file download. Some weeks they even give away bonus files (like for World Scrapbooking Day).

I wanted to share some more inspiration for flat shaker cards to make sure to watch along as I create a flat dream catcher shaker.

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Thanks so much for dropping by! I’ll be back again on Wednesday with a brand new Colour Me! challenge post. Until then,

julia

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You Make Me Toasty – Valentine’s Day Card

Cards, Love note, Non traditional

Hi everyone! A quick card share today. I got the idea for this card earlier in the week while I was having a grilled cheese sandwich (comfort food during my first week back to work after holidays!). It turned out to be surprisingly easy with the Silhouette file I downloaded and cut. I created the you make me toasty sentiment in Silhouette Studio with the text function and a retro looking font.

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Have a great weekend!

julia

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