Silhouette Hello Card

I send out Hello or Welcome cards to all the new people who move into our church.  In January there were quite a few.  I wanted to create some cards with a large die cut “hello” but I didn’t have a die large enough for what I wanted, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo.  I picked out some patterned paper that I liked and created a cut file with the Brannboll Fet font at 120 pt.  For these two cards I used paper from the DCWV Happy Day Cardstock Stack.

For the first card I created a rectangle that was 6″ by 5″ and centered the word “hello” in the rectangle.  Once cutting the file was complete, I removed the word cutout from the rectangle and set it aside to use on the next card.  I ran the rectangle through the Big Shot with both the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle and the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to create a frame.  I added 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to the back of the frame and added it to a side fold A2 size card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I felt that something was missing when the word rectangle was placed in the frame and so I decided to back the word with a rectangle of matching pink cardstock I had in my stash and liked it much better.  It was glued to the back of the patterned paper with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then both were glued into the center of the frame with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For added embellishment a flower was created from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum by die cutting and assembling My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia flower.  The leaves were made from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers.  These were glued together using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and then glued to the lower right of the card front.

For the second card I used the hello word I had set aside earlier.  It is hard to tell in the pictures, but the patterned paper flowers have gold centers.  I die cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die and glued it to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To make the word stand out on the rectangle I created a .04 outline of the word in my Silhouette and die cut it from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  Because mirror cardstock is such a slick surface I sprayed the back of the patterned paper “hello” with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to glue the two cutouts together.

Even with the gold outline the “hello” word faded into the patterned paper rectangle and so I cut a smaller rectangle from pink cardstock I had in my stash with the largest Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then glued the “hello” word to the center with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the pink rectangle and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flower and leaves for this card were created by die cutting My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum and the leaves were cut from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum with the same die. The flower center was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals die.  Ranger Multi Medium Matte was used to created the flower and glue it to the lower right of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • DCWV Happy Day Cardstock Stack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die
  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals die (flower center)
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • Simon Says Stamp Shapes Rectangle die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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