Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love My Cameo Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and the Love My Cameo Blog Hop.  We're excited to share with you some fun projects we made with our Silhouette Cameos.  If you've come here from Lisa B.'s blog, you're in the right place.  If you just happened to stumble upon my post, I hope you'll go start back at the beginning of the hop at Amy's blog.  You won't want to miss any of these Cameo projects...plus, I bet there will be plenty of fun BLOG CANDY along the way. 

You know, I got my Cameo back in October, and I really do love it.  I love the flexibility it offers.  I have access to all of the SVG files I've been collecting over the past year, as well as all of the amazing files offered in the Silhouette Online Store.  I can also design my own projects from scratch or combine files by using my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.  I really can make just about anything I can think of with my Cameo!  I'm so excited about all of the possibilities for using it with fabric, vinyl, and home decor.  I can't wait to try some of the fun techniques I keep reading about on the Internet.

For my project today, I decided to make a sweet little Valentine's Day card.  Here it is:


This is an A2 sized card, so it's 4.25" x 5.5".  I got the cute little push pin from Lettering Delight's Pop School  Cut It Set.  The little banner at the bottom came from this 7 Labels Set I found in the Silhouette Online Store.  I got the sweet sentiment from Pink By Design's Be Mine Stamp Set, and I used Pink By Design's Notebook Paper Background Stamp on the little banner.  The pin's cute little face came from Peachy Keen's Everyday Character Faces Assortment.  I added lots of ink, some doodles, a star brad, and some Divine Twine (which you can get HERE in the Pink By Design Store), and my little card was all done!

Now, this cute little Lettering Delights push pin had it's own little face. It looked sort-of mad, though, so I used my Silhouette Studio to remove the facial features from the cut.  I didn't want a mad push pin on my happy V-day card.  Here's how I did it:


First, I opened my SVG file in my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition.  I selected the push pin on my virtual mat, clicked the Ungroup Selected Shapes button on the lower left-hand corner of my screen, and separated the little pin into her different layers.

Okay, before you say anything...I know that I could have just used the black layer and I could have been done with it.  But, I wanted to show you a way to modify cuts in Silhouette Studio that are being a little stubborn. I've come across a few files I've wanted to change that didn't have that extra layer I could use.  So, for now, lets just pretend that black layer wasn't there.  ;)



Now, my first instinct to modify a cut like this would be to simply ungroup the shape again and delete the eyes and mouth.  Well...guess what???  That wouldn't work for this particular file.  The software didn't recognize anything else that could be ungrouped.  But, never fear...there's another way!


There is a pretty easy way to get rid of "holes" like these in your cuts.  You can use the drawing tools over on the left side of your screen.  I simply drew a rectangle that was big enough to cover the holes in my shape.  


Then, I selected both the push pin shape and the rectangle.  You can do that by either clicking and dragging over both shapes, or you can select the rectangle, hold down the shift key, and then select the push pin shape.  Once both are selected (you can tell they both are because they both have gray rectangles around them), I clicked the Weld button on the bottom left corner of my screen, and...


VIOLA!!!  I have a nice solid shape!  YAY!

Alright...what's a blog hop without some FUN BLOG CANDY!!!  One lucky follower will win a Basic Grey 6" x 6" Hopscotch Paper Pad.  The fun patterned paper I used on my card came from one of these adorable pads!  
Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

1.  Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me you are.  Be sure to include your e-mail address. 

That's it!  That's all you need to do to have a chance to win.  If you'd like additional chances, though, you can do one or all of the following:

2.  "Like" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and leave a separate comment here on my blog telling me you did.  Be sure to include your e-mail address.

3.  Post my blinky on your blog.  You can find it on the right side of this page.  Please leave me a comment with your blog address and your e-mail address.  I'd love to visit and become a follower of you, too!

Please, only US or Canadian addresses.  I'll choose a winner on Wednesday, February 15.  Good luck!

*****GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*****

Now, be sure to hop on over to Kelly's blog to see what sort of FABULOUS-NESS she has created with her Cameo. :)

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way:




Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful weekend!



83 comments:

  1. I love this card super cute!! I love all the detailed stitching on it!! I am already a follower!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I am already a fan of your facebook page!! Thanks for the second chance to win!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  4. I just posted your button on my side bar9 (can't believe I didn't already have it there) Thanks for the third chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com
    sierrababy08.blogspot.com
    P.S i forgot my blog address in my last comment so i deleted it!!

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  5. Great tutorial! I need to try the SVG's as I just got Designers Edition! Super cute card to! Thanks for joining the hop today!

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  6. What a cute, fun card! I am a follower!

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  7. I like you on FB!
    margie_visnick@yahoodotcom

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  8. Now a follower
    Diane.marsh@ntlworld.com

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  9. I just became a follower! I love that card. It's so cute!!

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  10. your push pin is so CUTE!! TFS I'm a new follower.

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  11. i'm a new follower on FB

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  12. What a wonderful idea for a BH as I've been curious about the cameo for some time now. Now I just have to save up some $$$. TFS & for a chance to win.

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

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  13. Lisa that is a great use of the thumb tack with the sentiment!!! I have that svg set and even have the thumb tack cut out already, just need the sentiment now. I too enjoy my cameo!
    http://teachdanz.blogspot.com

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  14. Very cute card. Thanks for the tip for when I eventually get a cameo. I am a follower.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  15. I am learning so many tips! I am loving this blog hop! Thanks!

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  16. I am a subscriber and a FB follower too!
    mbchoj at aol dot com

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  17. I'm a follower! Crossing my fingers for the give away :)
    Great card & tips!

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  18. So cute! Thanks for the tip. I'll be an expert using my cameo in no time with all this help. I am now an official follower of your blog.
    missynme@aol.com

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  19. awesome tip Lisa!! this is something I will probably come across once I get playing with my cameo a little more!!!

    Candace

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  20. OMG, what a fun card Lisa! It is so cute too.

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  21. how CUTE....you are so clever...I love this card..

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  22. CUTE!! Love all the detail and that cute little face on the push pin! Love it! Great job Lisa!

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  23. Super, super cute card! Great tut as well! I'm now a follower here and on FB, and putting your blinkie on my blog as well!

    Kristy
    marketateer@gmail.com
    scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the adorable card! And very clever to weld a rectangle to cover the holes. I would have released the compound path, but it's great that the Studio software gives you lots of options to get the same end result.

    I'm a new follower!
    kellyslater42 (@) yahoo.com

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  25. Wow, that is so cute and thanks for the tutorial!

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  26. Following your blog! Cute ideas!
    loism24966@yahoo.com

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  27. I am a new blog follower :)
    s.futch12@gmail.com

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  28. I added your blinkie to my blog (my blog is a huge work in progress!)

    http://littlehandsbighands.blogspot.com
    s.futch12@gmail.com

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  29. I am a follower on Facebook :)

    s.futch12@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks for this tutorial. It is always good to know these extra little things. B.t.w. I love the way you write - providing info and a good little giggle @ the same time.

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  31. Oh my...what an adorable card! You've done it again Lisa...always the cutest creations! I love that sweet little push pin and the sentiment is, of course, perfect! Thanks for the instructions...I'm still trying to figure things out on my new Cameo. I hope you will continue to post details, tips, and info as I'll be popping by to learn from you!!!

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  32. Love the tutorial! Just signed in to follow you by EMail, liked your face book page........no blog so I cannot post.I am looking forward to learning more about my Cameo and software.......TY!

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  33. hi I'm a follower lindawilliamson19@hotmail.com

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  34. hi ijust "liked" pretty paper,pretty ribbons on Facebook lindawilliamson19@hotmail.com

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  35. I am a new follower here
    llurgy@gmail

    I just love your push pin card, the pin.....she is just adorable!! Thanks for the tutorial also, I wondered where to go when I couldn't ungroup further, you answered my question.

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  36. What an adorable card Lisa! Glad to be in this hop with you!

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  37. Wow! Love the tutorial. Thanks for showing me the easy way. I would have released the compound path and probably been tearing my hair out.
    New follower.
    myoriah@hotmail.com

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  38. I am now a follower. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

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  39. Awesome card Lisa!!! That lil pushpin is darling as is the cute lil PK face!!!! Thanks for explaining how you worked with the image! I'm a new follower and look forward to more Silhouette projects!!! We loved Germany when we were stationed there too! Thanks!
    hugs,
    joni

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  40. Loved the easy to follow tutorial with the pushpin. Started following your blog today as it looks like I could learn tons! Basic Grey paper looks like great candy. Have the Sil SD and not enough time in the day to play as much as I want. mehlbaums@hotmail.com

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  41. Thanks for the great tutorial! I really want to get the designer edition just so I can open the SVG files.

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    1. Oh, just wanted to add that I'm a new blog follower.

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  42. liked you on Facebook!
    lfields624@comcast.net

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  43. Thanks for the tutorial...a new follower here...KtsAngels at cableone dot net

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  44. 'liked' your fb page too... KtsAngels at blogspot dot com

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  45. AWESOME job Lisa,It is sooo STINKIN' CUTE!:)

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  46. Glad to say I am now a follower! Thanks for the tutorial, I learned something new today!
    randyandrosalie@hotmail.com

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  47. I'm already a follower here :) This is fabulous, I was wondering what program everyone was using for svg files. I'm thinking about getting a cameo!! Didn't know if I needed to buy Scal3 or what.

    Thanks!
    Tanya
    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  48. I've like you on FB!! Thanks!!

    Tanya Phenis
    Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  49. Very cute card. TFS
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  50. Lisa, that card is awesome.

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  51. SO cute!! Im expecting my cameo on the 19th and have you bookmarked for later. thanks!

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  52. Thanks so much for showing how to remove the face (easily)! I just got my Cameo and tried to get rid of something from an image the other day and just did not know how to do it. Love the card! (I'm now a follower...I need more tips!)
    cpalmiere at cfl dot rr dot com

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  53. I'm so glad I found you thru this Hop! I just signed up as a follower of this bright, happy blog!!! Thanks for sharing!
    collierkat@aol.com

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  54. What a cute card Lisa! I love the little push pin. I'm already a follower of your awesome blog.
    Melisa
    Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

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  55. I added your blinkie to my blog too.
    Melisa Alzammar
    Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

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  56. I also liked your facebook page
    Melisa Alzammar
    Lovemycricut2@gmail.com

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  57. Love your blog. Ithink I set myself as a follower.
    Carolyn@hotmail.con

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    1. Entered wrong email. Its hascar63@hotmail.com

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  58. OMG - how adorable is your card!!! I don't have a cameo but would love one! already a follower - parkernana4@aol.com
    http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

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  59. What an adorable card! I dont have a camero but am wondering if your tutorial relates to MTC as well?

    I am a follower!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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    1. Actually, the shape breaks all the way down in MTC...one of the advantages to using that program. However, if you had a shape that wouldn't, you could use this same technique. :)

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  60. Thanks for the tip, I was wondering how to do that.

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  61. I'm a new follower! What a cute card! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

    AETucker7 at gmail dot com

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  62. I am a follower of your blog! Cute card! Love your blog!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  63. I also like you on Facebook!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  64. ADORABLE!! I just got my Cameo and I have already bought this Cut It set at LD. I am so excited about this hop because I am learning so many things about my new toy! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, I know this will be very helpful information for me. :)
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

    ps. I am a follower!

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  65. Thanks again for the great info! :)
    I LIKE you on FB!!
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

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  66. I'm already a follower
    I'm getting the cameo for valtimes day.. Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  67. I "Like" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  68. Great valentine card Lisa and awesome tutorial! I wanted to hop but I just had a super busy week and weekend. I wanted to come check out your project though and I am so impressed with your wonderful tips. Thanks for sharing!
    BTW, got your package in the mail-thanks again! I will find time very soon to use those wonderful stamps!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  69. Hi Lisa,

    What a cute card!!! :) Thank you so much for taking the time to post your great tutorial! I need all the help I can get (my Cameo has been sitting in its box since Christmas!).

    I am a happy follower (& subscribe to your updates through email)!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  70. I am a new follower - found you through this blog hop I LOVE MY CAMEO as well! I use it with Make-the-Cut software - oh so much easier that SS (and I have the Design Edition). neldacnm at yahoo

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  71. I am liking you on FB! neldacnm at yahoo

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  72. I am liking you on FB jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  73. I am also following your blog as Christine Kiehl

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments! They really make my day! :D