Every time we get to feature the awesome Silhouette Cameo machine here on scrapbookSTEALS.com is a special day. Today is even more special as we get to see some lovely creations from the talented Jessica Arrant.

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Hello there, it’s my turn to share on the scrapbookSTEALS blog. This week has been Gift Week across the STEALS.com sites so they asked me to create some giftable things using my Silhouette Cameo. I couldn’t stop with just one project so there’s a few projects and a lot of photos. I hope you can hang with me and get inspired to make some of your own gifts this season!

First up, is a Christmas present that I made for my hubby’s graduate studies advisor. She is a huge Harry Potter fan so I bought some of the files and used the Cameo to cut vinyl stencils for etching glassware. I was pretty excited to get started because even though I’ve owned Silhouette machines for years I’ve always wanted to etch glass and never buckled down and did it.

I etched the Harry Potter logo on one side of each glass. On the opposite point on the circle I etched some of the more iconic images that were available as cut only files – snitch, quidditch player, the house creatures.

I made eight “finished” glasses, and these sets of four will give you a good idea of the end result.

I confess, I made a little gifty for myself too because I was dying to use the Hazel & Ruby Chalk It Up that I snagged while at the scrapbookSTEALS Retreat.

 The frame/tray was something I picked up at the thrift store and have been wanting to find reason to alter it. I used a couple of different files from the Silhouette store for this one — the key and both kinds of banners.

Each layer is inked and adhered with Mod Podge, then since it will live in my kitchen/dining room area I used a waterproof sealer to preserve it just a little longer. With two under five in the house you just can’t be to careful!

Next up, I made cookie boxes for my neighbors last year and loved doing it so much that I decided to get a head start on the process by making them now! Sweet. I used a Lori Whitlock cookie box file from the Silhouette Studio store.

The last project, but the first I’ve given away, is a little hostess gift for dinner with friends a couple of nights ago. The wine box is another fun file from the Silhouette Store.

Here is a sneak peek of the projects, check out my blog for more details on these projects!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that I’ve inspired you to get started on some fun gift giving this year!