28Nov | 2013
I am beyond excited to share with all of you the HUGE sale that Silhouette is having starting today until December 8th. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Silhouette products, I purchased my first machine 3 years a go (the Silhouette SD) and now that I’ve tried one of the latest model (Silhouette Cameo) I am even more in love, now with a wider mat and the capabilities to cut up to 10 feet long, the sky is the limit.
- A Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $229.99. Retail price for all of this would total $406.93 (over 40% savings!)
- A Silhouette Portrait®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $129.99. Retail price for all of this would total $286.93 (over 40% savings!)
- A Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette Portrait®, and two $25 download cards for $299.99. That’s right: If you buy a Silhouette CAMEO® at full price, you get two $25 download cards and a Silhouette Portrait® ABSOLUTELY FREE! Retail price for all of this would be $406.93 (over 40% savings!)
- 40% off consumable products at silhouetteamerica.com. This excludes machines, subscriptions, download and gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Rain checks not available.
- FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
All you have to do to get the deals is visit this page, and used the coupon code JOYFUL at checkout and you are set!!
I had way too much fun experimenting with my new Silhouette Cameo, making all kinds of paper flowers. So today I am going to share the cutting files and the instructions on how to make one of my favorite ones, a poppy flower =]
I actually made this one in red, orange and white, you can see them around my chalkboard, of all the flowers I made this one ended up being one of the easiest to assemble, and since with the Silhouette I pretty much forgot about the x-acto and endless cutting, the assembly is all that we have to worry about.
- Silhouette cutting machine
- The Howjoyful Poppy body file
- The Howjoyful Poppy center file
- Card-stock or any kind of paper you’d like to make your flowers with
- Embossing tool or Fondant tools
- Glue or glue gun to attach all your pieces
- A cork tile or any soft surface
First you have to cut all the pieces for your flower, you will need 3 body pieces (all included in the downloable file) and 3 center pieces (I set them in separate files because you want them in different paper colors) I actually tried to fit as many center pieces as I could in one page by just copy/pasting.
Using the embossing or fondant tool put pressure on the edges of the center piece, remember to use a cork tile or a soft surface, otherwise if the card-stock is thick it will be hard to shape.
Once you are done with the out part, gently do a circular motion on the center, this will lift the edges without the need to fold them in.
For the petals, I actually just applied a lot of pressure on the center first and them move to the edges. if your paper looks like its going to rip, just fold the petal in half and then apply pressure on the rest of the petal. This happened to me with the first paper I tried and after folding it, never happened again =]
Repeat for all the rest of the petals and also fold the petals inwards that way it will give them more volume before gluing everything together.
Assemble putting the small center piece first then the two bigger center pieces, then the small body of petals followed by the two big petals, make sure to rotate the petals so that the flower looks fuller. And you are done!!
I added some pieces of green napkins rolled at the ends to make it look like leafs =] I hope you guys enjoy and make sure to come back for more flower tutorials! I am thinking about maybe give the files as .PDF so let me know if you are interested =]
* I was given a Silhouette cutting machine to review as a compensation for this post, but please remember that all opinions are my own. I only review products I love and that I know you, my readers will love too. Please read my blog policy for further information, Thank you!