A Very Crafty Christmas with Silhouette
This is a Guest Post on behalf of Momma Lew’s Craft Contributor Sarah Pankiewicz.
As a long time crafter and card maker, I spend a lot of time creating by hand. After seeing what was being created with the Silhouette Portrait, I was really intrigued to see how it could help me with my card-making business.
I like that it can cut an endless amount of shapes and even allows you to freehand around a picture. It works on a variety of paper types from card-stock to adhesive, vinyl to Kraft and even heat transfer. What I like most is that it allows you to cut out words and phrases. In trying out the Silhouette I made a note card with my name on it. It was so easy to do and looks like it took forever to do!
I plan on making personalized note cards as holiday gifts as they will be way better than cards with just an initial on them – especially for someone with an unusual name.
While getting the Silhouette set up isn’t hard as it’s practically plug and play, the instructions do not explain everything. Be sure to visit the Silhouette website for more information. I had trouble in the beginning getting my paper off of the mat but found some great tips on the website. Once my holiday gifts are done, I’ll be hitting up the website for some tips on making stickers to use for gift labels.
Why you’d love the Silhouette Portrait:
- It’s super portable – take it on the go to craft night at your friend’s house!
- It can cut over 100 materials — card stock, vinyl, chipboard, fabric, paper and more!
- Just like your printer, it plugs into your computer via a USB cable.
- The small blade cuts your materials up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long.