Playing With my Silhouette Cameo

Welcome to the weekend! Woot! Woot!

Weekends are for playing, yes? For me, that means playing with paper and glue.

A couple weeks ago I added my Silhouette Cameo into the mix and created some super cute 3-D items. Check them out.

PicMonkey Collage

I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring for Lori Whitlock’s Design Team Call so went to the Silhouette Design Store and downloaded these super cute projects to try. I know that owl goody bag is going to show up at a birthday party soon!

Here’s each project.

1. Mailbox

3D Mailbox by Alison Day Designs

I think this is perfect for Valentine’s Day, don’t you? I can put little treats inside and place them at each girls spot at the breakfast table. This one is all ready for my eldest, all I need to do is make 2 more!

You can download your own from the Silhouette Store here or the SVG version from Lori’s site here. Lori even provides video turorials for most of her 3-D projects – a very handy thing to know when presented with the various odd looking bits on your cutting mat!

close up of mailbox flag

I made one slight change to mine – I used the ‘offset’ feature to create a mat for the flag. Since I wanted to use the same pattern paper as the body of the box, the navy card stock helps it stand out.

By the way, this entire box (minus the embellishments) was cut from one piece of 12×12 patterned paper. Create way to use up that stash, don’t you think?

2. Owl Bag

3D Owl Tote Bag by Alison Day Designs

My eldest daughter has long been obsessed with owls and I’ve already made owl themed goody bags for one of her birthday parties. When she saw this on my shelf she squealed! I think I may need to make more for her birthday this year!

To make your owl you can find the cut file here or Lori’s SVG file here.

Owl tote

This used one sheet of 8.5×11 Kraft card stock and then scraps from my scrap bin. I LOVE finding ways to use my scraps so projects like this are perfect!

Once it was all put together I thought it needed a little ‘something something’ so I added Glossy Accents to the eyes and drew on eyelashes with some blue Stickles. It added just the right amount of personality!

3. Tea Cup Easel Card

tea cup easel card

This one is stamped as a birthday card, but wouldn’t it be cute as a Mother’s Day card? Or a birthday party invitation? I’m sensing a Princess Tea Party may be in one of my daughter’s future! LOL!

The Silhouette cut file can be found here, and Lori’s SVG file here. She has a TON of cute pop up cards like this – butterflies, owls, a cowboy boot, Christmas trees, castles, you name it!

Pop-Up Tea Cup Card by Alison Day Designs

For this I used some 6×6 papers (again, HUGE stash of those!) For the sentiment I used the ‘Birthday Wishes’ stamp from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits stamp set that I received in my September Card Kit. (If you’re interested in signing up for their monthly card kits you can check out more information here.)

It was still looking a bit plain so I added some trusty sequins (my go-to accent these days) and a paper flower from Michael’s all in blue to pick up the blue in the saucer.

I loved making these projects. They are definitely not my normal MO but I think I may be hooked on 3-D!

What are you working on today? Share in the comments or over on my Facebook page. Me? I’m cooking up more Valentine’s Day projects. I’m trying to get my Create a Little Love class finished as a self-paced class. That link takes you to a post from last year when I was getting ready to launch the live version. You can see a few of the projects that you can learn how to make in the class, but I am still coming up with new ideas. I’ll let you know when that’s ready to go – for now, the sales page is under construction so pardon the broken links. 🙂

Until then, happy scrapping!

 

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