August 21, 2014

6 years of crafting with the Silhouette

update: Amazon has the Silhouette machine for CHEAP right now!  And it comes with a bundle.  Follow this link to  check it out: Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle 

First things first: I write this for a friend who texted asking about the silhouette machine I used to make her son's banner. No one paid me to make this post.

I tried to email a few pics to her that show what this brilliant baby can do.  It crashed my email app.
I realized that sharing these pics with you would probably inspire great creations too!

I got a used Silhouette (original, not SD, just basic) 6 years ago from my sweet hubbin for a valentine's present.  He wanted to buy me a cricut, but had done a little research and asked which I would use more.  At the time, the cricut only had packs of pre-designed shapes that you could buy, and so the silhouette won out hands down.  I was intimidated by the software, though, and I remember telling my honey that as long as it could cut any font that I wanted, I would just use that feature.  It took about 2 days to realize what a great gift he had given me!

After a while, my sister and I decided to make a business out of crafting, and used the silhouette as the main tool.  Our shop is still going today:  That little etsy shop paid for the new Cameos that we both have today, and has been above all a huge creative outlet.  you need that if you're at all crafty.

SO, here are the pic.s of crafts made with the silhouette over the years.  If you'd like instructions or maybe even a tutorial on any of the crafts, feel free to ask!

Birthday crown for the special girl
Thank you card for our volunteer soccer coach

Layout of our yearly Christmas cards

Valentine mustache suckers

Fall home decor

Cupcake valentines

Party favors with age printed on each pinwheel

Fall garland

Valentines with pencil gift

Pillow boxes for church class activity

Screen printed t-shirts

End of the year thank you teacher gifts

Bird houses for preschoolers to hang in the winter.

Halloween treat coffin box

Snow flake garland

Frozen princess crown

Congratulations wedding banner 

Puffles (Club Penguin) birthday party banner

Puffles (Club Penguin) cupcake toppers

Fairy tale birthday crown

Job charts (ohh so many of these)

DIY hero 4th of july t-shirts

random mustaches for the kids, because it's funny to make our baby look just like "Mr. Noodle" on Sesame Street.  Anytime I make things for my kids, they love it!

Primary colors birthday banner

French inspired bee hand towel

Going away banner

Thank you teacher gift

Thank you cards (which I always need on hand)

Star glasses for a preschool lesson on colors

Happy birthday fall banner

Treat boxes with intitial

Treat boxes dinosaur theme

Centerpieces for dinosaur birthday party

Dinosaur birthday banner

Name banner for birthday bash

Heart garland

another fabric name banner

Christmas mantle glittered decor

This list isn't all that I have, but it certainly gets the cogs turning if you're wondering what you can make with your Silhouette!  I hope you enjoy the ideas.