Hello everyone. Thank you so much for all the kind comments that have been left on my blog. I surely appreciate your visit.
Today's Snowman day is a gift card holder and a little whatever you want to make it. First the gift card holder. MY SILHOUETTE PORTRAIT arrived!!! Whoo-hoo!!! I've been having a fun time playing with this. This little gift card holder could use a little punching up but not bad for the first try with this awesome little machine.
I found this cut file in the Silhouette Online Store. It took some figuring out and ungrouping and grouping and figuring out the mat. I would have to say that I am not a fan of the clear cutting mat and that there are no grid numbers in the software on the virtual cutting mat. That would've been helpful, but I eventually got it. This is not the original face it comes with. The tip on the cut file says to use the sketch pens to draw the face on first. I don't have those so I deleted them from the file and used my punches to create the eyes and mouth. But this is pretty darn cute. As I said, I could've spruced it up a bit more, but it's all to come as I learn more and more about this machine.
Next up is the whatever you want it to be. I found these on You Tube and thought they'd be really fun to make.
Let me give you a tip - listen to "them" when they say color the beads with a Sharpie. Coloring with a Copic lead to a huge mess! See the smudge - yeah well, we're pretending it's coal dust. Now what do I mean it could be what you want? Well, add some ribbon or string to the top and it's an ornament. Glue on a pin back and it's a fun broach. Glue on a magnet and you can decorate your refrigerator.
These are some super quick gift ideas that I hope you'll try out. By the way, you don't have to own a Silhouette to create a cute gift card holder - but it sure made it easy! Have a great day.