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:
Lisa B. http://lisabarrie.blogspot.com/
Lisa N. http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/**THAT'S ME!**
Kelly http://findingtimetocreate.blogspot.com/**NEXT STOP!!**
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!