For those of you that don't follow me on Facebook - I just recently got myself a Silhouette. I couldn't resist... People are talking about how clean it cuts, how easy to do the print and cut... and it's so much smaller...how cool it is to have one... so, I guess you can say that I was peer pressured... lol...
Anyway, because I live in Canada, I shipped it to my neighbor's cabin in US and had her bring it back for me. It was exactly a month from the day that I ordered until I had it in my hands. I can't believe I was able to wait that long, knowing how awesome this baby is now..
The day I received it, I made an announcement card....
So, yes, she's my new baby :)
It took me a few days until I was able to fully play with her... and on my third day, I interacted with her and she made some cuts for me that helped me easily make a card!
Funny - it was the print and cut feature that I really wanted, I guess, because I didn't even do a test cut and went straight into this! Looking at eveyone's videos seemed so complicated, but once you are actually doing it, it was really easy!
I was so impressed with how accurate it was able to cut and so fast. The cuts are very clean, too! I fell in love with my baby immediately when I saw what she was able to do! (Hope Brother Cricut won't get jealous...)
Anyway, here's my first card I made!
I used the Backyard Fun Graphic Set (burger, ketchup, mustard) but if you like these graphics, but would rather have the SVGs, they have it, too - Backyard Fun SVG. I used the Balloon Festival Graphic for the clouds and the sun (this collection is equivalent to Balloon Craze SVG), and for all the rest, I used the Fruity Picnic Graphic Set. The grass is the only SVG that I cut.
So, when I brought these files to be printed on the Silhouette, all you need to do is to lay it on the mat:
Then, you select the objects, and trace around the edges, so the Silhouette will know where to cut it. When you do the preview button, it'll show cutting lines like this:
You then print on your printer WITH registration marks, and then all you need to do is to feed it into Silhouette to cut. The Silhouette will know exactly where to cut by optical sensing (is that a word??) the corner marks. How clever is she???
And, you get to see close up pics of my card! Lucky you! hehe...
I love it! I love this feature. You are definitely going to be seeing more print and cut from me! Okie, dokie - that's it for now! Have a great weekend!
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