Sunday, December 30, 2012

2013 Calendar

2013 Calendar (click image to enlarge)

I created this calendar using a basic calendar offered in the Silhouette Store. I created an offset to each month and filled the offset with one of the background patterns I had previously purchased from the Silhouette Store. Patterns are a great deal - only .79 each and you can do so much with them!

Happy New Year!

Snowman Bag and a 3D Flower

Snowman Bag

 I've had the flu since before Christmas, so I was unable to celebrate with my family this year.  Tomorrow I finally get to see my parents and give them their gifts.  The snowman is a bag.  I purchased it from the Silhouette Store.  I made it a little smaller than the original file.  It was really easy to make and holds a gift card nicely!  I dry embossed the hat, although you can't tell the black part is embossed.  I used the snowflake folder on the black.  To make the bag a little more sturdy, I cut out the bag walls using craft paper and taped them to the inside of the bag. 

3D Flower

I created this 3d flower using another Silhouette file. Since I have been sick, I have lost all my creativeness and this is the best I could do. The paper was purchased years ago at Hobby Lobby and is kinda neat. It has glitter with a shiny top coat. It cut like butter in my Cameo.

Hope you all had a great Christmas and was able to spend time with your family and loved ones.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Created an Angry Bird using Wacom Bamboo Tablet

Angry Bird

For my birthday, my wonderful hubby got me a Wacom Bamboo Tablet, so I can draw my own images easily.  In the photo above, you can see the tablet in the background.

To create this card, first I did a search on youtube to find out how to draw the bird.  The tutorial I used is here.  Like the lady in the tutorial, I used Inkscape to draw the bird. Once I was finished with the bird, I imported it to my Silhouette Studio software, where I traced it and then set the cut lines. 

To create the sling shot, I used the font tool and chose the letter "Y" in Silhouette Studio, then I filled it a "wood" pattern.  I created the tree using an existing file I had purchased from SIlhouette, it contained 4 leaves and some limbs.  To create the trunk, I used the rectangle tool.  The grass was also created using pre-purchased files from the Silhouette Online Store.

I cut "Happy New Year" using vinyl.  Sooo easy to put on the card!

I tried to follow the first scene in the Angry Birds game - and I think it turned out alright.  My goal was to draw and cut the bird, so mission accomplished!