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Silhouette CAMEO | Monday Craft Madness #17

The Silhouette CAMEO and Accessories are just about my favorite paper crafting tools out there! I purchased a Silhouette a few months back, and never dared to use it! I used the software for the MWM sketches all the time, but yesterday’s steal gave me the push I needed. I have to say – I LOVE it! There are so many great printing and cutting files in the Silhouette online store), you really are spoiled for choice! Here are just a few of the files I chose, using the St Patrick’s Day celebration next Sunday as a theme. So you guessed it – this week’s Monday Craft Madness theme…

Shades of Green!

Use at least 2 shades of green on your projects!

I decided to make a fun collection of crafts this week – I really put my Silhouette to the test! I made a Leprechaun’s Hat using one of the cutting files, a ‘pot of gold’ using a cutting file and also a printing file, and I love the lace backgrounds and made a card using one of them.

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the Silhouette Cameo

All of this hat was cut out using the same cutting file – I just used different colors and textures of cardstock for the different elements!

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the Silhouette Cameo

For the ‘pot of gold’, this was again a single cutting file.

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the silhouette cameo

There was also a printable file for the tiny stickers on the bottoms of the Hersey’s kisses. This was so simple to do – you just ‘send’ it to your printer instead of the silhouette! It couldn’t be easier! I then used a 3/4″ circle punch to cut them out, my xyron create-a-sticker for adhesive and stuck them onto the bottoms. It just adds a little finishing touch don’t you think?

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day projects using the Silhouette Cameo

And finally, for my card, I used a lace clover background cutting file. The silhouette is so precise that it cuts even the most delicate of details without any tearing.

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day card using the silhouette cameo

I finished it off with a digital stamp from Meljen’s that I hand colored with prismacolor pencils, some twine, and a clover that I cut out by mistake when I made the Leprachaun hat!

DIY handmade St Patrick's Day card using the Silhouette Cameo

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I hope I have inspired you to start work on your ‘green’ projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities!

And in case you didn’t get chance to join in with MCM #16 last week – the theme was ‘stamping’ and you have until the end of the month to enter!

Just remember to have fun! :)

 

If you’d like to enter to win the March Monday Craft Madness prize:

Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from Scrapbook.Steals.com at the end of the month!

Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into. :)

Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow a How To’sday post by Winter Design Team Member Lisa Spiegel!

How To’sday: T-shirt Makeover by Cristine Redmond

It’s How To’sday again!  I love featuring ideas from you crafty divas. Today’s how to comes to us from Cristine Redmond with a fun idea for a t-shirt makeover.

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My daughter has a cute, magenta-colored shirt that has been collecting dust in her closet, so I decided to alter it to make a Valentine’s Day shirt for her.

Using my Silhouette, I created this template using a rhinestone pattern. It originally only had two hearts, but I altered it to make three. I taped the template down to the shirt to make sure it didn’t move while I was placing the rhinestones.

I placed the i-rock rhinestones in the holes of my template using a wet q-tip.

Once all of the rhinestones were in place, I secured them using my i-rock. I secured them with the template in place first, just in case they moved or didn’t stick. Then I removed it and went over them all again just to make sure they were really stuck on the shirt.

This is the final product!  I love love love how it turned out and my daughter is super excited to have a “new” shirt. I definitely had fun using my new toys! :)

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I was so inspired by Cristine’s idea to mesh together the functions of the Silhouette and the iRock that I used her idea to make this St. Patrick’s Day Card.

Thank you Cristine for your great tutorial!

If you’d like to see your how to featured on an upcoming How To’sday, you can email directions and photos to kristy@stealnetwork.com. We’d love to put you in the spotlight.

Check in tomorrow for our next Mid Week Mojo sketch, featuring a layout about my latest addiction, Words With Friends.

Have a great day!