Thursday, January 23, 2014

Die Cutting Demon!

I'm still at it, and I'm really really happy that my husband decided to go to my LSS to buy me a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday. I had been thinking about getting one for almost 2 years, but since I already have a Cricut Expression collecting dust, I just couldn't justify the expense. I'm not sure why I never really clicked with my Cricut. I found finding cuts that I wanted long, and difficult, even with all my cartridges linked to my Gypsy, I still struggled. Hopefully I can find a good home for the Cricut, and all my cartridges, because after having the Cameo less than a month, I am hooked, and loving it!

Here's a layout I finished last night using a photo from our annual Christmas Eve jammie photo shoot. I love seeing the boys so full of excitement that they can hardly sit still, and the resulting photos are usually hilarious. This one though is just sweet, capturing all of their little personalities.

I used a Scalloped circle cut file, and wrapped it with green twine from the Twinery for dimension. Papers from Alison Kreft Designs "It's Christmas" collection and Studio Calico.A bit of washi tape, and wood shapes from Studio Calico coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Stain( I especially love the Tarnished Brass on the splatter and stars).

Just wondering how many of you own cutting machines, and how often you use them? Any tips or fun techniques for the Cameo?


Lynn said...

Love this it looks wonderful.

Lissa said...

Love love love! Gorgeous layout!

Claude said...

It looks great, I love that you added twine.

Kelly Jean said...

Super cute layout! I own a Slice by Making Memories and use it tons! Even though they don't make it anymore and it has limited cartridges and it is perfect for me!

Jessica said...

Such a sweet page.