Month: May 2016

Congrats Grad Card

Last Summer I pick up a Paper Crafts Magazine “Stamp It!” issue for 20 cents at a thrift store. While it’s from 2007, it turned out to be the inspiration for this graduation card for my son’s girl friend. The stamps are from CTMH. The flower is from the Silhouette Store and “grad” was cut on Silhouette. Very simple.

The inside is stamped “YOU are worth celebrating” from the CTMH Blossom Card Making Workshop set of stamps.

Have a great week!

text 2016, photos and information by Say It With Simplicity

Mojo Monday 448 and More Fun with Silhouette

Hello friends!! Today I made a sweet little card for my grandson’s birthday and had a whole lot of fun using my Silhouette Cameo. Far from perfection, but then again learning is half the fun right? I used the MOJO Monday 448 sketch for some inspiration.

First I drew this sketch of a zebra from Silhouette Design Studio using the sketch pen in Silhouette. I used a black watercolor pencil to shade in the stripes. I made a bit of space around him using the “Offset” function. At first I accidentally sketched a line around with the pen, so there is a bit of ink along that cutout line, but now I know how to fix that next time.

I really love that Offset function for layers. I think it really helps me to get the various layers correctly sized, like when I did the little scallop circle layer for the “5”. 

I used some Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue for gluing down my number. It holds well, dries fast, no puckering and just seemed to meet the need I had at the time. I’d purchased it for a 4-H felt puppet class that I taught awhile ago and it has been handy a few times now.

While I don’t have a photo here, I wrote Happy Birthday on the inside and personalized it with his name. I also used the Cameo with the sketch pens for that.

Well, I need to get a stamp on my envelope and get this card in the mail. Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon.

text 2016, photos and information by Say It With Simplicity

MOJO Monday 447 and Word Art Wednesday with Silhouette

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  I decided to share a card that I made using inspiration from Mojo Monday 447 and this week’s Word Art Wednesday.

I kept it on the simple side, layering some browns from a Colorbok paper pad. I’m also enjoying some time learning how to use my new Silhouette Cameo. I opened up the Word Art Wednesday verse in Silhouette and used a Silhouette pen to write the verse out.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m off to learn a little bit more about this fun machine.