Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Delicate Cuts with the Silhouette Cameo

The possibilities of die cutting are fascinating to me.  I have been working on lots of new projects and experimenting to see how intricate I can make my designs.  I wanted to share a few sneak peeks at some original images I have been able to cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

I think of these cuts as "cobweb lace" since some many of the lines are about 1/16 of an inch and some are even thinner.  I am using the tip of a quilling tool to hold the cuts for the photos if that helps you understand the scale.

I am amazed that these cut so well.  I was able to just lift the finished designs from the mat with only a few tiny pieces that needed to be pushed out.

Several people have asked for more information about the Creative Memories software that is on sale this month.  Memory Manager 3.0 is the photo editing and organization software and StoryBook Creator 4.0 is the digital scrapbooking (and so much more) program.  (Both programs are 35% off until the end of April (so Memory Manager is $25.97 and StoryBook Creator is $42.22 - if you already have an earlier version of the program, the upgrades are also on sale).

Photo editing makes such a difference - you can often turn a "so-so" photo into something really special.  I used Memory Manager to edit this photo.

After you edit the photo, you can get creative with the many design and layout tools in the StoryBook Creator program.  I used an oil painting effect on this photo.

You can start from a blank page or work with professionally designed templates to create your layouts.  The StoryBook program comes with over $75 worth of free digital content and you can also use digital content obtained from other sources in the program.  

If you'd like to see the full original post about these photos and some more digital pages just click HERE.

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, there will be a 35% off sale on all digital content from Creative Memories from April 27th (Friday) to May 5th.  There will be lots of other items on sale and I'll have the details for you in another post.

I'd be happy to help you with specific questions - both of these programs are easy to use and have lots of advanced features for a very reasonable price (particularly when they are on sale!).

Today is the last day to leave a comment to have a chance to win a card kit from the class I taught last week.  Click HERE to go to the post about the class and leave your comment with a helpful tip for your fellow crafters!  I'll draw and post the names tomorrow.

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  1. Fabulous designs. I, too, am amazed at the intricate cuts that I can do with my Cameo. I do have a question and don't know if you can help, but I will ask anyway. I have my photos stored on my computer and, somehow, someway, they have become duplicated in several different folders. Is there anyway, or any software, that can search the computer and get rid of the duplicates? Can Memory Mixer do this? Just wishing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  2. I love all of your dsigns, especially the intricate ones. I love my cricut expression but want to be able to design my own cuts and use the SVG cuts I have so have been looking at the Silhouette Cameo, Sizzix eClips, and the eCraft. I am leaning toward the Cameo and would love to hear your thoughts on these machines.

  3. those cuts are superb! i'd better start looking at the silhouette!

  4. These cuts look so intricate! That cutter is fabulous! TFS.
    have a great day!


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