I’m excited about summer time Monday Made Its. I hope to be creative this summer and have lots to share.
I’m pretty sure it was Monday Made Its that introduced me to the silhouette cameo. It’s been on my wish list for a year now and I finally broke down and bought one.
I’ve been organizing and now I’m ready to make some cute vinyl labels. I thought I knew what I wanted to make until I made it and now I’m back to the drawing board.
I imported one of my shapes from my Frames to Layer Bundle and made it into a cut file and had it cut out the word in the middle. I’ve decided that I’m not a fan of the cut out letters on the clear shoe boxes so I’m back to the drawing board. I’m a bit obsessed with using the clear shoe boxes from The Container Store so I have to experiment until I’m happy because I have dozens and dozens of labels to make. Each box currently has an sticky not on the inside with its future name scribbled onto it as you can see. Maybe next Monday’s Made it will have the labels I settle on. I don’t know though. I spent the weekend obsessed with fonts and still haven’t decide what to use.
I decided to play with the new toy and the software that came with it by making a Smash Book page about kayaking.
We decided to name our kayak after nicknames my husband has for his daughters. They are quite generous in giving out nicknames so there were many combinations but we finally landed on Sisser Bean.
We’ll be using that size and font to add a vinyl name to the kayak. 🙂
It took me a year to allow myself to spend money on the silhouette so I can’t bring myself to spend money on shapes yet- even though it came with a $10 gift card. So, I experimented with some of the tools and made the river, kayak, and heart out of basic shapes.
If you follow me on Pinterest you may have been bombarded with my pinning tutorials on how to use the silhouette from my I Want a Silhouette Machine board. While watching, I’d cringe at how much people would throw away. So when I pulled up that heart and saw the words left on the mat, I didn’t want to just scrape them away. I also didn’t want to transfer them one at a time. So, I decided to use washi tape to transfer the words like I’d seen people use transfer paper to transfer vinyl. Is this why everyone loves this tape? I thought it was just because it was so darn cute.
Well, I’m new to the silhouette / scrap book world and had never thought of using washi tape to transfer things. So, I thought I’d share this simple graphic in case I wasn’t the only one that hadn’t thought of that before.
The letters from inside my heart went onto another page of my smash book- in a new order.
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