18 Sep 2017

NEW Pop Up Cards in Silhouette Studio V4.1 - Digger Card


Over on the Silhouette UK blog I recently shared a fun card using the new Popup card feature in the Designer Edition in version 4.1 of the Silhouette® Studio software.

I'd been asked to make a card featuring a digger for a friend's grandson and it seemed the ideal opportunity to try out the popup feature.  I used the Construction Tractor (#113473) file by Studio Ilustrado from the Silhouette® Design Store.

My post over on the Silhouette UK Blog includes step-by-step instructions on how design and put together the card using the Silhouette Studio Software.

This isn't the fastest card that I've ever put together, but it is certainly one of the most fun. I loved how it turned out. I hope you'll try it - you're sure to love it too.

15 Sep 2017

Acorn Girl Gift Tag

The new SVG cutting file release this week from Sanqunetti Design is this cute Acorn Girl file.

I made her into a simple shaped gift tag by welding a washer shape to the base piece. This was then tied to the little parcel with baker's twine with some Echo Park skeleton leaves from the Silhouette Design Store.

The tag was paper-pieced, and for speed and economy the tag and leaves were made using the Silhouette's Print & Cut feature on printable white card. The shapes shown in the picture below look quite thick, that's because they have an extra margin of colour (a gutter) around them, to ensure there are no white lines.

I also made my own wrapping paper for this gift using a seamless pattern and the colour changing options in the Silhouette's Image Effects panel. I was able to change the pattern from black to beige by playing with the Tint sliders.

I was pleased with how pretty the finished gift wrapping looked - great for fall birthdays or little thanksgiving or hostess gifts.

The file is available from Sanqunetti Design store.  Use my discount code 'JANET15' to received a 15% discount on this and other files in Judy's stores (can only be used when items are at full price).

I love finding ways to make my gift wrapping prettier, don't you?