Thursday, August 25, 2011
Just a little something...
We are starting the ten day countdown until our oldest son's wedding! Things are getting finished but there are so many last minute details - as there are with any big event. It is very exciting and I hope you all understand that my availability will be limited for the next couple of weeks.
I spent most of Wednesday finalizing the details of the projects I am doing for the wedding. There is a lot of printing and cutting involved and I have found that the Silhouette SD and the Silhouette Studio software are incredibly helpful for the bits and pieces (place cards, tags, menus, programs, etc.) I am producing for the rehearsal dinner and wedding.
The Silhouette software allows me to design something like a placecard, set up a template and then fill in the various names I need. Then I can print these on my regular printer and have them cut, perfectly centered, on the Silhouette. The machine uses registration marks that are read with an optical sensor to get perfect alignment.
The photo above shows the first thing I ever cut using the print and cut feature. It cut exactly on the edge - just amazing! The other feature that I really appreciate is that the Silhouette will cut a circle as a circle and can cut a nearly perfect scalloped circle - something none of my Cricut machines have every been able to do.
I can't do a full review of this machine and the software until after the wedding but I wanted to share this "quilt" that I designed using the digital image that I posted last week (here is a LINK to that post). I just dragged the image into the program and set it to fill the page. Then I added a gradient rainbow pattern to fill the background. I think I will have a lot of fun experimenting and discovering new ways to design with this program. It's great to be able to combine my digital projects with the ability to cut out images that I create. I have a lot of files that I have designed but haven't been able to test cut yet - watch this space!
I hope that those of you on the East coast are taking care with the hurricane coming - it looks like we all are in for some rough weather!
Subscribe to Capadia Designs