Honey, I Shrunk the Plastic!

As I planned our booth for the quilt show, I thought it would be nice to have name tags for each of us to wear when we were working. Sure, I could’ve purchased the adhesive ones or printed out something pretty to slide in a little plastic sleeve, but if a project can be done with the Cameo you can bet I’m going to give it a try :).

Silhouette America sells a variety of specialty media items including printable foil, duct tape sheets, sticker paper, tattoo paper, etc. For the name tags, I wanted to experiment with Shrink Plastic Sheets. These sheets come in both white and clear and I chose to use white for my project.

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Our first vendor event was a success!

We had a great time at the Piney Woods Quilt Festival this past weekend, meeting lots of new people and introducing them to the wonders of Terial Magic while sharing the Silhouette love! We had samples on hand in our booth of the many different ways the Silhouette machines can be used but the highlight was on cutting fabric.

My mom made this beautiful quilt for the “Birds of a Feather” challenge. All the appliqués were cut on the Cameo. I think it turned out great!

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Quick Projects for When Time is Short

Around my house lately, too much time has been spent on getting our income tax returns ready to file and not nearly enough time on fun things like playing with my Silhouette. I definitely plan to remedy that situation within the next few days – just as soon as I hit the “Submit” button on my 1040!

If you’re also short on time but looking for a quick project to do, here are a few suggestions. Most can be completed in 30 minutes to an hour (maybe less). As an added bonus, each one will give you some practice with a different type of media or technique. Continue reading →