Thursday, November 29, 2012
My new toy
So, after waiting patiently for over a month, I finally got my new Silhouette Portrait.
I picked it up on Tuesday afternoon and that evening, unpacked it and set it on our dining room table. I'm not sure how something so adorable could be so intimidating, but it was! LOL! Sage kept asking me if we were going to cut something with it...... "Um, not tonight, Sweetie."
So, yesterday afternoon, I gathered up my courage and plugged it in, watched the DVD and decided to make my first cuts. I ended up cutting out three "believes": one that I downloaded from the Silhouette online store, another from a font I'd downloaded from the Silhouette online store and the third one was a cut file that I'd downloaded from www.heidiswapp.com.
I was surprised at how painless it all was!
So, last night, I created three cards in my scrap area, using my new cut-out words...
For all three cards, I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic white, soft stone) and stamps (nativity silhouettes, beautiful blessings:holidays). The patterned paper for the diecut words is Echo Park.
This first card has the believe that I'd downloaded from the Silhouette online store.
This second card uses the believe that I made myself using this font that I downloaded from the Silhouette online store. (Our of the three cards, this is my favourite!)
And for my third card, this is the cut file that I had to trace first (thanks for the advice, Cheryl!) and then cut. It's from Heidi Swapp.
Thanks for looking!