Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Cameo Birthday

Well where is the time going.  I don't know about you but it is going far too fast for my liking.

Today I am sharing a birthday card with you that I have cut out using my new Silhouette Cameo with a free cut file from Sue Lough.  I cut the sentiment tag on the back using the print and cut method (I love being able to type your text then get the machine to cut your sentiment out in a shape).  The yellow circle was cut using my Spellbinders Grand Decorative Circles.

I have been looking at the Cameo for ages as I loved my Cricut but found I was very restricted for images as it was getting so costly buying cartridges when I was only wanting one image off it.  Another thing I found was that not every image/font came with a shadow and this was a real bug bear as I do like my mats/shadows.  I also found that this machine was capable of producing such intricate cuts after finding out as much about it as I could.  So I finally caved in and this is my first project.  Yes I know it's not that intricate but oh the cuts are sooooo much better plus I will (once I've studied it a bit better) be able to incorporate it with all my CDs and CraftArtist files which will be brilliant.  Now I just have to master making my own designs, rhinestone designs etc, oh where will it end.

Hope you like it.  Anyway, I am entering this into the following challenges.

Dies to Die For - Die-ing for a Challenge
Saturated Canary - Colours
Creative Cutting Challenge - Birthdays
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Fancy Edges

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon


  1. Lovely to see you again Maxine and with such a very pretty card.

    B x

  2. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous and so cute too.

  3. This is a lovely card and you did a great job breaking in your Cameo! You will love the versatility of using your own (SVG) files!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  4. What a sweet birthday card!
    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cutting Challenges!
    <3 Pam, CCC DT

  5. cute card Max, thankyou for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  6. Lovely-you will become totally addicted to your Cameo! Good Luck!

  7. Fabulous!! Love the neon balloons! Hugs Juls

  8. Hi sweetie this is really pretty, thank you so much for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, huggles Pops x x x

  9. Hi...Love, love your card and yes the Cameo is a great cutting machine and there is so much you can do with it. I keep learning new techniques with mine.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Cutting Challenges and hope to see more of your creations.

    CCC DT

  10. Hi sweetie this is a fabulous creation, thank you for joining us at Dies to die for challenge this month, huggles Pops x x x