Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Woodland Wreath (paper)

I have spent entirely too  many hours at my desk watching my Silhouette Cameo cut out all these woodland critters and then gluing them together. Too many! But I think it's so cute so therefore worth it.  My machine cut ALL of this out. Every single animal, bird and flower etc. that you see above is available to be downloaded for .99 cents each (50cents if on sale). That is one reason I love this machine. With other cutting machines you have to buy cartridges that have several designs on them and you may not want all of them and they are expensive. When I bought this machine it came with a gift certificate so you can download stuff and start right away.
See the Gnome? He's 6 different colors. That means I have to run paper through the machine in 6 different colors. But I've learned how to do several colors in one run through. Kind of hard to explain but it is easy to use. I was REALLY worried I wouldn't be smart enough to figure this machine out after reading some reviews but right out of the box and with some 12x12 sparkly card stock from Joann's I made a Merry Christmas banner within probably 30 minutes. It was mostly just getting used to the program and figuring out buttons, etc. I also got the Designer program (for 40% off thank you very much!) when I bought the machine so I can make my own designs instead of buying them from the Silhouette online store.
The hedgehog is my favorite. He is 3 layers of card stock.
There's a fox, frog, deer, snail, skunk, owl(s), bird(s), raccoon, squirrel, acorn and I love the tree stump at the top next to the raccoon. It's all glued to a thick cardboard circle.
And here it is on my door. I also made the paper welcome banner on the Silhouette. Jon asked when the party was. It does look party-ish...but he's not invited because he thinks he's funny.

Last week was one of Emily's friends Birthdays. Since her birthday always falls during Fasching week she asks that you come to her party dressed up ( I don't know if I posted last years party). I got both these costumes at a German store. Ava's is a "Bavarian German Beer Girl Fancy Dress Costume" and Emily's is an "ill-fitting fairy costume":). I hate that they both had to wear shirts under the dresses but it has been anywhere from 11-25 degrees here.

8 comments:

Betty Crocker Ass said...

So so cute. It kills me it's so cute!

Venus-Suburbia Soup said...

Okay that wreath is killing me! That so freakin' cute! I have the cricket and I hate having to buy cartridges. I would buy the Silhouette just for the gnome!

Come back to San Diego! It's been in the 60s & 70s...

Adrienne said...

Too cute! The wreath and the girls, both. :)

Kelly's Korner said...

Aw! Fun! If I was to get one of those I would get the Silhouette. I know people like those other ones, but I'm too much of a control freak. So many times I have designed something and wished I could cut it out. One day maybe...

The girls are adorable! I think your costume names are funny too! :)

jules said...

I LOVE the wreath . . . dare I say it . . . YSFT!!!! The animals are adorable, and it is so colorful. Jon cracks me up!

I have to say, Ava was made to wear a Bavarian German Beer Girl Dress. I can picture her shlepping the big steins from table to table!!

Corinnea said...

Very cute wreath!! I love, love the hedgie. Totally worth glueing all the pieces together! I think they are very cool machines.
Those girls are too cute.

pearlswirl said...

Oh Jen it is just SO. CUTE! I'm glad i'm not your neighbor or i would be jealous every time i walked by! :) BTW i just read your 'about me' thing and saw 'southern california girl'. It's so funny cause i know you're from there but you don't have that stereotypical attitude at all! (do people tell you this all the time? is this really annoying what i'm typing?? sorry!) :D

Jennifer said...

jenny, you're not annoying! What is the attitude by the way? Better than everyone else??:)

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