Thursday, May 3, 2012

papercut cards


I started an oversized version of the tole painting card for my mantel and so far it's a fail. Poop. So I put it aside for now and made two more hand-cut cards. I like the woodcutty feel to them, and the fact you can play with paper colors behind them. I'm looking into getting a Silhouette Cameo. It would be fun to design more things like this and just let the digital cutter get the crick in its neck for a change. Do you love yours?


15 comments:

  1. I have a Silhouette SD and I LOVE it. I've heard the Cameo is even better.
    ~Natalie

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  2. Natalie, I wonder what the difference is? I'll have to google it.

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  3. These look so pretty. You must be very patient and have a very steady hand!.

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  4. The biggest (or maybe most obvious?) difference is that the Cameo can cut 12x12 (the SD can only cut as large as 8.5 x 12). I'm pretty sure the Cameo has updated "hardware" and functionality as well. But because I already have an SD, I haven't looked too much into it (I don't want to have "grass is greener" syndrome :))

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  5. Natalie, ah, I see, thanks! bigger is better, but bigger is probably also more $$, huh? It's the way of the world. :-)

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  6. I love my Cameo, Larissa, and I've been wanting to make cards like this with it... they are on my list. Yours are beautiful!

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  7. For your mantel, how about switching mediums, to felt or applique?

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  8. LOVE my Cameo! It would make quick work of your cards :)

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  9. These are beautiful! For your mantel, why don't you make a few in different sizes -- instead of one big one? :-)

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  10. Belinda and My Happy Bluebird, those are intriquing ideas. Might make a nice departure. You will see the results here if I ever get it done. LOL.

    Cameo lovers, thanks for your input! Any drawbacks that you've found?

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  11. Ha. Everytime I see one of your gorgeous cards I think "She really should get a Silhouette!" or "I'll have to try something like that on my Silhouette!" (I have the SD and like it a lot, though it is LOUD and I feel like I'm always hovering over it watching it cut and hoping the paper doesn't get jammed/skewed/mangled... which does happen on occassion)

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  12. I have the Cameo and love it. I don't think they make/sell the SD anymore. I believe the Cameo replaced the SD. It is a really good machine and worth the money! I upgraded from a Cricut and haven't regretted it. Especially since the software that comes with the Cameo is fabulous and you can upgrade your software to a designer edition that will give you more options.
    Now a question for you, what type of glue do you use for your cards? They are so beautiful! Every time I try to make a card my glue either gets all over my hands or makes my paper curl and look awful.

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  13. Awesome, I am visiting first time & enjoying your site!
    Now going to follow :)

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  14. Love your cards! I just got a Silhouette and used it once so far. I am loving it! I think you should get one, make some designs, and sell us your designs! Yeah! Then I can make cool cards like you!!!

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