Friday, June 18, 2010

I have a Silhouette, and I’m not afraid to use it!

That’s right, folks.  This new beauty is a part of the Just a Girl household, and consider this fair warning.  I’m filled to the BRIM with ideas, and I imagine you’ll be seeing a lot of them in the future.

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I’ll tell ya right now.  I was so nervous as I turned the machine on that I was seriously sweating.  This whole “be creative—the world is in the palm of your hands” kind of thing was a lot of pressure.  So I decided to start out slow.  Enter: a bag and vinyl.

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Shapoodle!  For $1.78 I now have a personalized Detroit Tigers gift bag AND my husband will think I’m cool for making it.  Because I am cool for making it.

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For the “special” part of the gift, I decided to use some heat transfer to make my own ribbon.  Here’s my Ikea version of directions… 

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Add some trim, let the kids add some stickers, and call it good.  Well, then listen to your husband pout and whine because he wants to open it now.  “It’s not fair to make him wait two days.”

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Happy Father’s Day!!

27 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Ha! Ikea style directions ~ Love it, Chris! Yeah, so, I don't know what a Silhouette is; but then again 6 months ago I didn't know what a Cricut was either {and I want one, but don't want one since it is not something I'd use a lot and it costs a bit}.

Michelle said...

You can just pack that right up and send it to our house. Dave loves the Tigers and would die to get a gift bag like that!

Gabby said...

I don't know what a Silhouette is either. I'm gonna have to Google it now.

Amber said...

Totally Jealous. I want one.

Jana said...

I've had my Silhouette for over a year now and could.not.live.without.it. Seriously, I think it's my favorite thing I own, and the possibilities are ENDLESS! Hope you enjoy it!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

So jealous!!! Can't wait to see what all you come up with!

Irene said...

Chrsi,

Why did you decide on the Silhouette, compare to the cri cut machine?

Hayley said...

Oh, I love my Silhouette too! I bought one instead of a Cricut and I'm so glad I did! Endless possibilities!

Hayley said...

Oh, and for everyone that doesn't know what a Silhouette is, it's like a Cricut, except you design everything on your computer, so you can do just about anything! And you don't have to buy cartridges to use fonts like on the Cricut. You can buy individual images online, or download free fonts online, or make custom cut outs from JPeg files! Love love love my Silhouette!!!

Tiffany said...

I bought one in March and just took it out of the box last night, I'm so excited to grow with you! I haven't printed anything yet but I will, can't be outdone. btw, so far ur stuff is krankin!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

You are way too cool - I've never heard of this, but now I'm officially jealous.

Bossy Betty said...

SOOOOO Cool! You are going to have fun with this new toy!

shelly @ the familyblt said...

That is way cool and makes you even cooler!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Oh...how cute...I hope the Tigers do better:)
sandy toe

southerninspiration said...

Oooooooohhhh, color me pea green with envy!

Suzanne

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Hayley, thanks for explaining what a Silhouette is, sounds wonderful! (Glad I wasn't the only one that didn't know what it was!)
Can't wait to see what all you ladies make with your fancy Silhouettes! :)

TLC said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog but I just spent an hour and a half browsing through so many great posts on organizing and projects...Can I just how I ADORE this site? I ADORE IT!

I was thinking of getting a Cricut but now I just might have to get a silhouette!

Have a great Weekend!



~::~ Tierra C.

Paula said...

You are going to have a blast with your new toy. I love what you've created for Father's Day!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Ooooh - now I want one! Love it!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

So cute!! I want one too.

Jen Gallacher said...

Oooh. You're going to LOVE it!! The fuzzy iron-on on pillows, or curtains, or a bedspread. Sigh! I love mine so much!

Anonymous said...

please help...where did you get the mailbox..have been searching to buy for grandkids...thank's jeanne

Chris said...

Jeanne~

I bought the mailbox a year ago in the dollar section at Target. Sometimes they still have them, though. Good luck!

janimal said...

Gosh, Ohave been thinking about a craftcutting machine for a while but didn't know what to get. The Silhouette seems so cool!

Jilly Beanz Thingz said...

I think I need one of these machines. My girlfriend has one, but I can't be at her house every night! LOL Love your creative use with it.

Cindy said...

Can I ask what made you chose the Silhouette versus The Cricut? Is there something that this does that the Cricut doesn't and vice versa?

Jenny said...

I'm in love! I hadn't ever heard of a Silhouette until reading your post!

LOVE IT!

Thank you!

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