Thursday, December 19, 2013

Silhouette | Sweater Weather

Are you by any chance getting a CAMEO from Santa this year??!!  I have been a CAMEO owner for a year now, and I am still blown away by all of the fun things it can do…like making your own stickers!  I wanted to work with the White Sticker Paper, so I found this cute Penguin shape in the Silhouette Store, to incorporate on my layout.

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How cute is this little Penguin!  Once I had the shape open in Studio, I filled each of the separate pieces with the colors I wanted for my Penguin.  When I had all of the colors in place, I moved all of the pieces together in a single shape.  I wanted a circle outline around the Penguin, so I drew a dark Gray outline with the circle tool.  Once my design was completed, I printed it out on the Sticker paper by using the print feature in Studio.  After it was printed, I lined it up on my CAMEO mat and sent it through the machine to cut around the Gray circle and Viola!, a perfect custom made sticker for my layout!

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I also used a few more cut features, by cutting the Sweater Weather cut file into my background paper for my title.  I always love the negative cut look of a title and then it’s fun to back it with a different colored patterned paper.  The Sweater Weather cut file also incorporated a small heart.  I didn’t want to use it as a part of the title, so I ungrouped it and moved it out to the side of my mat in Studio, until after I cut my title.  Then I moved the heart shape back over to the mat and enlarged it, to cut my heart shape.  I cut the same heart in a smaller shape to layer over the larger one, and added dimension by adding pop dots in between the two.  This is a great way to create your own personalized embellishments.  Once my heart shapes were in place, I was able to add some twine, wood veneers, and an arrow cut word to get the look I was going for.

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Don’t be afraid to try new things with your shapes!  Creating stickers is a fun way to use the shapes from the store and personalize them with your own color choices.  And I love to look for shapes that have multiple shapes in one purchase.  You can use these shapes to create your own custom shapes by adding to them or welding the various shapes together for a fun look on your layouts and projects!

And don't forget to stop by the Silhouette Blog today, to see how one of our Designers used today's Free Shape, and then pop over to the Silhouette Store to download today's shape!

Shapes:

Supplies:  Die Cut Machine, Sketch Pens & Sticker Paper:  Silhouette CAMEO, Patterned Paper & Tags:  Elle's Studio, Wood Veneers:  Studio Calico; Stamps & Enamel Dots:  My  Mind's Eye; Twine:  American Crafts; Sequins:  The Paper Bakery

24 comments:

Laura said...

Super cute, love that negative cut title! And those cheeks ;)

Sherry Eckblad said...

Cute layout and love the little penguin sticker. I have had my Cameo for about 18 months and have to admit that until recently I had not really used it. I have lots to learn. I do own sticker paper just haven't tried it yet.

Missy Whidden said...

Look how cute this is! I love the color combo and all your die cuts...just perfect! That penguin is adorable...I need to get some sticker paper!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors, the sweet photo, and the twine on that heart!!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You are the queen of Silhouette cuts, Ashley! I learn so much by looking at your fabulous pages and your blog posts. Thank you!

Sue Althouse said...

Way to rock your Silhouette! I have some clear sticker paper I need to try out. Great layout, and congrats on the Echo Park DT! How exciting!

Laurel said...

How cute!

Kelly Jean said...

Love this Ashley! Penguins are my fav!!!! I don't have a Silhouette. Maybe one day.

Sarah said...

lovin the layout! That sticker is very adorable! I think I might need to get me some of that sticker paper :)

Angi Barrs said...

Adorable! Love that little penguin!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

such a cute layout, I love the little snowflake! and congrats on making the Echo Park team, you'll have fun working with those lines,they are always so cute!

Lynn said...

Such a cute layout Ashley! Adore the colors and I love what your doing with your cameo!

Debbie P said...

Love this adorable layout and all your cut files that you used! Awesome job!

MichelleZ said...

Such a sweet layout! The happy, little penguin is so perfect for tis. And I LOVE how you used that twine!

Stacia Brandt said...

What a great layout! I love your heart embellie!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Adorable! Love the design and colours!:)

Melissa Vining said...

Your penguin sticker is so cute, and the pink on chalkboard looks awesome!

Jinny Newlin said...

Way to rock the chalkboard trend, love! Such a sweet page, and I'm totally loving all your Silhouette bits and baubles!

Gina Lideros said...

Love the twine around the heart and that cut title, so fun!

Angela said...

Loving the chalkboard background on this layout Ashley! The twine heart is adorable too! So cute!!

~amy~ said...

whatta cutie pie! your layout is absolutely adorable!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! Love the heart! Brilliant!!!

Diana Waite said...

what a SWEET picture--GREAT layout!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Adorable! Love the black background and pops if color!