Monday, June 10, 2013

This month's Facebook Silhouette Challenge..........

This is my second time doing the Silhouette Facebook challenge.  I love being a part of this group.  Because of some wonderful ladies on this group, I was encouraged to do a fundraiser for my friend Jessica.  Jessica was part of one of the many families that lost everything to the horrific tornados that went over Carney, OK two weeks ago.  Because of this fundraiser I raised enough to order Jessica a Silhouette Portrait.  If I get more donations, I will get her supplies to go with her handy dandy Portrait.  I can't wait to see the smile on her face.  THANKS LADIES!!!

This months project was done using vinyl again (sorry)  I love vinyl.  I've kept it pretty simple so far.  There are many other things that I want to do with vinyl like layering, HTV (heat transfer vinyl), etc.

Of course I used my Cameo to cut this cute bird cage I bought from the Silhouette store.  I bought this plate from a second hand store.  I don't get to go very often, but this is one of the things I always look for.  I think this plate cost me a quarter.  How awesome is that.  I did get one at a "junk" store the other day and paid $5.00 for it.  I thought that was high, but is an unusual shape.   The plate holder I got at our local craft store for half off.

Supplies used: 
Plate - second hand store
Vinyl - craft store
Transfer tape - Silhouette store
black ribbon- craft store
plate holder - craft store
Not Pictured - glue gun

After cutting the bird house on my cameo I took the excess vinyl off

I then cut around the image and the "weeded" the small pieces out with a tool I purchased from the silhouette store.

After weeding out the excess I then applied the transfer tape and smoothed it out with a Pampered Chef scrapper.  I couldn't find my tool I got from the Silhouette store and I have several of these from stones I bought.  An old credit card will do the same.  I've have tried using contact paper and it just is not the same.  It was a big pain in the rear.  Transfer tape is more expensive but so worth it.  Contact paper just isn't sticky enough for me.  I have heard that it works for others.  I just don't have the patience for it. 

I then positioned on the plate and smoothed it out with the scraper

Remove the transfer paper and VOLIA!
I then added my embellishments.  I hot glued the bow on.
The pearl is from Stampin' Up! It already has adhesive on it.

I bought the plate stand at my local craft store when it was 50% off.  I'm going to put it in my craft room (if it ever really becomes MY craft room)
What's a bird cage without a bird?  I just didn't think about it when I made it, so it's just photoshopped in.   
The last two pictures are just me just being silly!........

Make Your Own "Rubber" Stamps by Coley's Corner

This Month's Facebook Silhouette Challenge by Tanya's Creative Space

3D Tea Gift Box Download by Creative Turn

File Cabinet Makeover by Super Sweet Life

Jewelry Box Creation by Joy & Gladness of Heart

Retro Chair Silhouette by Tried & True

Toddler Train T-Shirt by The Thinking Closet

Placecard & Card Medley by An Elegant Touch

Pretty & Personal Birthday Bundle by The House on Hillbrook