Have I mentioned how much fun I’m having my new Silhouette? It’s fun, friends. And did you know that itcan do a print and cut feature where it will cut around a printed image? Yeah. Cool, right? When I found out, I knew I needed a project to try that out. Like as soon as possible.
Soooo since I’m pretty crazy about punny valentines these days, I figured I better go ahead and make another one. (My son is probably going to have to take like three different Valentines for each kid in his class. It’s cool.)
I put together a little glow stick Valentine. I’ve seen lots of glow stick Valentines, and it’s for good reason I think. Glow sticks have to be one of the best non-candy Valentine’s Day treats – dontcha think? I mean they are a perennial kid favorite and SO cheap. I got packs of seven glow sticks at the dollar store, which means you could get Valentine’s goodies for your kid’s whole class for like four bucks. Woot!
I was so excited to watch the Silhouette cut out my valentines. Be-doo-be-doo and they were all done! (that was my Silhouette impression by the way)
The machine even cut out the little holes for me. You could whip up a whole stack of these in no time flat.To use the print and cut feature on the Silhouette, open the studio file. Then you will print off the image on 8.5″x11″ cardstock. When it is printed, you load it into the Silhouette, which uses the registration marks printed on the edges of the paper to know where to cut. Peel the cards off the cutting mat, slip a glow stick through the holes, and call it donezo. If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can download the pdf version and cut by hand, which shouldn’t take too long either because the shapes are pretty simple.
Linking up at some of my favorite parties.