Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Projects Galore

I spent Thanksgiving week with my family, and we had plenty of crafting planned. I was so excited to try out my new Silhouette Cameo. Silhouette has a limited edition advent calendar that I couldn't resist, so this was my first project. I used Echo Park's gorgeous Winter Wishes kit:
I was pretty happy with the end result, but more importantly my sister loved it. This was a gift for her family, and they were pretty excited about it.

The next project involved a bit more bling. Using the Silhouette, my niece helped me do the following:
I'll be honest, these projects ended up being a pain in the @#$%. Each rhinestone has to be individually placed right-side up into the template. This is a tedious, painstaking process...but I think it paid off in the end. I absolutely loved the final results! You'll notice the butterfly is missing a couple of rhinestones...I learned the hard way that the iron needs to be on the hottest setting. I was also lucky to have a sweet assistant, my niece Kazie. When I got tired of placing rhinestones she stepped in, and she did a wonderful job. Of course, the skirt and red jeans are hers so she had a vested interest in seeing the projects through to the bitter end. :)

Last but not least, inspired by this post I made a version for my sister's front door:
It's a bit hard to tell from the photos, but I used silver and teal vinyl. The silver vinyl was tricky to cut, because it tended to fold and crease when I attached it to the cutting mat. However, it was super easy to apply to the door, and looks awesome in person. I found the teal to be a completely opposite experience; it was a cinch to cut but did NOT want to adhere to the door. I finally won the argument, but not without a lot of suffering and mental anguish, haha. Again, I thought the end result was worth the hassle.

Needless to say, I am thrilled with the Cameo and excited for the possibilities. Projects are my favorite. :)


Jen said...

Rach- You are amazing! I love it all! So talented:)

Monica Lifferth said...

These are all amazing!!! I still super jealous you won this. ;)