Monday, April 23, 2012

Silhouette Thank You


As a fairly new Silhouette Cameo user, I decided to take a self-paced online class offered by Kerri Bradford at jessicasprague.com, and I am loving it!  Kerri starts with the basics, and her video tutorials are so clear and helpful.  I made this card using the cuts that she designed for the class.  I cut my card base at 4 1/4" so it fits into a standard A2 size envelope and ran the front of the card through the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder.  I also cut a 4" yellow patterned paper circle and adhered it to the inside of the front of the card, so that my writing would not show through.


The original design has a circle cut out in the center, but I decided to use my Papertrey Ink button die to make a little button with the same paper.  A little twine gave the card a pop of pink!


There are so many great tips in Kerri's class, and I loved learning how to save settings for my various papers.  I now have the perfect setting for cutting Core'dinations paper.  Isn't that detail amazing?


The main project of the class is making a mini album.  Here's the cover of mine.  I still need to print out some pictures so that I can complete the inside.  All of the pretty cuts and patterned papers (except for the binding) are provided by Kerri as part of the class.  We didn't learn the "print and cut" feature in this class, but I found a great tutorial on the Silhouette blog, so I was able to do it anyway.  It's super easy!


For  those of you who are past the beginner stage of your Silhouette, Kerri is offering an intermediate course that starts today.  I'll definitely be taking that one too!

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8 comments:

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Oh the card is just FABULOUS! The colors are so bright and cheerful! I am amazed at how well the "Thanks" cuts! So small but yet so perfect! I just keep saying ~ NO Silhouette, No Silhouette! LOL! Oh my the mini album cover is just GORGEOUS too! the colors are so pretty! The papers and the design ~ LOVE it! I can't wait to see the rest! AWESOME job sweet friend!

Linda Kaiser said...

Katie,love the card and I can't wait to see the entire album.

I loved the class and I am signed up for the one starting today. Great job on the cover!

Linda

Glora said...

Wow, I love it! That Silhouette is just TOO tempting. I'm certain that I will end up with one someday. Thanks for sharing these awesome projects! HUGS- Glora

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

Hi Katie!

YAY!!! I am so proud of you for talking a class!!! I normally just fumble my way through. :) Your card is so cute and the cover of your album is gorgeous! I am saving up for a new printer, as soon as I get it, I am going to be all over the pnc feature!

Ruthie :)

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Love the card and mini album. Can't wait to see the finished project. Wish I had known about that class. Would have loved to take it as well.

Lady Fair said...

Cute card and the mini album is beautiful. So glad you liked the class, I'll have to check it out.

Betsy said...

Oh, I can't wait until tomorrow! My Cameo is scheduled for delivery tomorrow, and I can't wait to play! I want to take that class to learn all the ins and outs of using it.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Fabulous! I love the embossing and the paper. Great mini! TFS AJ!