07-22-2014

Silhouette Cameo Premium Vinyl : How-To & Product Review

Good Morning!

I am back with a quick review and an easy tutorial on the Silhouette Premium Vinyl from Silhouette.

Silhouette’s Vinyl comes in two different sizes; Premium (9″ x 10″)and Standard (12″x6″).

It comes in 14 different colors, plus chalkboard, frosted glass, gold and silver. Two of the specialty versions, i.e. frosted glass and chalkboard, come in shorter rolls as compared to the other standard colors. These vinyls are manufactured for indoor and outdoor use and is said to be easily removable from most smooth surfaces, which I found to be true while working with it. I must say it turned out to be extremely easy to work with.

So, Pretty Paper Studio sent me some Frosted Glass Vinyl (which comes in only 9″ width and 4 feet long) to try out and I LOVE it!! Trust me, when I tell you this, that you will never need etching creams once you lay your hands on this particular Vinyl roll. It is just a perfect and a non-messy way to fancy up your glass ware. Plus, if you do end up making an error, you can scrape it a bit and peel it off without ruining your glassware.

So, let us just jump on to our tutorial.

Step 1.

Take a glassware that you want to spruce up. I have here, one of my candle holder from a set of three.

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Step 2. Select a design you want to dress your glassware with. I chose this quatrefoil lattice background from the Silhouette Online Store.

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Step 3: I cut the vinyl at 12″ length to fit my cutting mat.

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Note: You can cut your vinyl directly without placing it on the cutting mat but make sure you press ‘Enter Media’ when you feed your vinyl inside the machine.  I chose to use the mat. Also, you can feed the entire 4 feet vinyl directly into your Cameo without chopping down the size if you plan to make a bigger project. All you need to do is adjust the length and width of your page on the software and continue

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Step 4: Adjust your settings on your Silhouette Studio. This quatrefoil design file comes in two sizes; 12×12″ and 11×8″. I chose the latter and adjusted the size furthermore to fit the size of my vinyl.

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As soon as you select Vinyl under medium, it will automatically adjust the speed to 8 and thickness to 9. This works perfectly for the vinyl I am using here. Now, hit the CUT button.

Step 5. Unload the mat and you will have something that looks like this.

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Step 6: Once you take your Vinyl off the cutting mat, peel off the vinyl that you do not need for your project. I initially wanted only the outline for my project but I later changed and decided to use the shapes instead.

Now, you might need a transfer paper to transfer the image on to your glass but here I just went about individually sticking each shape by hand.

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In the end you will have something like this!

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I went ahead and did the same for all the three candle stand from the set and this is the final product! Honestly, I can’t imagine how lovely these turned out for my first ever Vinyl project. I am sure I will get better as I work with them more.

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 I am loving it!! What do you guys think?

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Love,

Shruti

06-30-2014

Scrapbooking layout – Masking technique tutorial

Good Morning all!

This is Shruti here and I am here to show you how I made this very easy scrapbook layout using the masking technique.

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I used my Silhouette Adhesive cardstock for the masking technique here. I cut out my daughter name ‘Krisha’ using my Cameo on the adhesive cardstock. The font I have used here is Impact.

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Before you place the letters on to your cardstock make sure you stick them on back of your hand couple of times so it removes the excessive stickiness and it makes it easy to peel it off from your cardstock later. I have used the American Crafts 12×12 cardstock in Vanilla

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I sprayed some Tattered Angels glimmer mist on top of it. I used two colors here; Marigold and Blue skies

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Once the mist dried up I used a gel pen in red to roughly trace around the letters. I did not want the letters to have a very clean look so that it gives it a handwritten effect.

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Peel off the letters.

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Voila! how simple is that?!

I went ahead and added a photo and other embellishments to finish off the layout.

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Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Adhesive backed cardstock – White

American Crafts Solids VANILLA Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Marigold & Blue Skies

Studio Calico Essentials – Green Dot

Project Life  Themed Cards – Mom

Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Treehouse Foam thickers

Martha Stewart Punch Edge Arch Lattice

Love,

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06-08-2014

Quick and easy cards

Hello and welcome!

I am absolutely excited to announcing the launch of PPS’s new website! It is an absolute fun and easy place to explore. if you have not checked it out yet then you should!!

So I made some cards using  the supplies PPS sent me this month. I love how my kit this month included a lot of embellishments!

This is the first card I made using them.

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 I have used my beautiful Martha Stewart Lattice punch here around the card outside the green pattern paper. Whereas for the die cut  used in the inside was cut using my Cameo. The blue glitter Alphas are my favorite from the PPS store and can just not have enough of it!

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How cute are those salt and pepper shaker stamps from the Lawn Fawn in Love n Breakfast!! Here is a closer look at them!

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The stamps used for this third card is from the same stamp set as well! All the pattern paper that I have used for the cards here are from the same paper pad; Lemon Lush from Studio Calico

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I have distressed the edges of the card slightly here. The chevron pattern used on the tag is again cut using my beloved Silhouette Cameo. I added some Blue and Diamond stickles too on some of them to add some interest. The sentiment is heat embossed using some white embossing powder on vellum. The vellum was colored red using a red distress marker.

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A closer look at the cute stamped image. I colored them in using my distress markers.

I hope my cards inspire you to enter PPS’s challenge this month!!

I also quickly wanted to share this altered journal I made the other day. Couple of weeks ago, I was given an opportunity to guest post for my dear friend Neelu’s blog and this is what I ended up making. If you are interested in seeing a full post including a tutorial on how to make this then make sure you check it out on her blog.

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See you next time!

Love,

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03-22-2013

March Challenge: Color Palette Layouts

Hiya people!

PPS is up with a very pretty color palette challenge for March and am LOVING it! Do check it out HERE.

Here are some of the layouts I made using the color theme of the month.

This is my first layout..

That’s my beautiful little niece Kiara! The first photo was taken when she was just two hours old! 🙂 How cute is she?! I just love her to bits! I wanted to make a very colorful layout for her.. so I decided to edit my photos a bit and make them a bit pale so they stand out in midst of the colorful background.

I cut out her name by running a Hero Hues Daffodil Layering Paper through my Silhouette Cameo.. and later used the Tattered Angel’s Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist.. which am currently obsessed with! The soft colors of the beautiful butterfly garland goes just perfect with my layout.

The lace background as well as the butterfly were cut using my Cameo again using theHero Hues Daffodil Layering Paper.. I’ve used multiple mists on them to go with the color theme.. I even splattered some around the layout.

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On to the second layout

I’ve literally played with my mists on this layout. I simply love how colorful this layout is. I started out using some watercolors in the background.. and once I had my pattern papers and embellies in place.. I went crazy using my mists all over the layout.

Of course, I had to use my Cameo to cut the sentiments and leaves… *winks*

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And my last layout..

On this one I decided to go with a lot of layering.

That doily you see on the layout.. My Cameo cut that too!! How cool is it?! Yes.. I know am obsessed! *winks*

The bloom used in the center is from Pink Paislee Artisan Flowers set.. I later misted some Tattered Angle mist in Meadow Green on it. I think these flowers will look even more prettier by using not one but multiple colors on it.. but for now.. I decided to go for one.. 🙂

 

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Thats all folks!!

Love,

-Shruti