20 Jan 2018

Polar Bear Luminary with Silhouette Glitter Sheets

Polar Bear Luminary made with Silhouette Printable Sticker Paper by Janet Packer for the Silhouette UK Blog and Janet's Crafting Quine Blog . Designs by Nic Squirrell and Sarah Hurley from the Silhouette Design Store.

Hiya, I have new post over on the Silhouette UK Blog today using Silhouette's new printable media – printable glitter sticker paper. Today's project cuts the sheets to make a cute piece of home using the Polar Bears Papercut Lantern file by Nic Squirrell to make a fun wintry, seasonal luminary.

Polar Bear Luminary made with Silhouette Printable Sticker Paper by Janet Packer for the Silhouette UK Blog and Janet's Crafting Quine Blog . Designs by Nic Squirrell and Sarah Hurley from the Silhouette Design Store.


The lantern is made in three layers. An exterior layer of adhesive glitter paper featuring the polar bear design that is layered over a vellum layer printed with a night sky (Constellation Background by Sarah Hurley also from the Silhouette Design Store). Between the two is an acetate layer to which the polar bears are adhered and which gives shape, rigidity, and shine to the lantern.

Polar Bear Luminary made with Silhouette Printable Sticker Paper by Janet Packer for the Silhouette UK Blog and Janet's Crafting Quine Blog . Designs by Nic Squirrell and Sarah Hurley from the Silhouette Design Store.


The post includes details on how to re-size the design to fit an LED candle as well as how to cut the materials and assemble the luminary.

Polar Bear Luminary made with Silhouette Printable Sticker Paper by Janet Packer for the Silhouette UK Blog and Janet's Crafting Quine Blog . Designs by Nic Squirrell and Sarah Hurley from the Silhouette Design Store.


The polar bear design could be changed out for other images - penguins, swans, even fairies would look great.

I do hope you'll try the glitter sticker sheets for cut projects too. 


15 Jan 2018

Little Wooden Boxes made with Wood Effect Vinyl

Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



Hiya, I have new post over on the Silhouette UK Blog today using Silhouette's new Wood Effect Vinyl. Today's project uses this new product to decorate some of Lori Whitlock's new Polygon boxes.


Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



These boxes are made in dark brown cardstock and decorated with panels cut from wood effect vinyl in maple and walnut. Additional images in contrasting vinyl are applied on top (stag, tree, camp).


Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



The boxes would make great little gift boxes for rustic jewellery and small crafts, but larger versions would be pretty enough to be displayed in their own right.


Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



You can get great results by adding vinyl to cardboard. The wood effect vinyl gives a great wood look finish, and intricate decorative designs are easier to cut from vinyl than from cardstock. I hope you'll try it.

Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.


My post on the Silhouette UK Blog gives details of the product, how to cut it, and how to apply it to the cardstock boxes.