My Silhouette

A few weeks ago I came home with a new Silhouette. I wish it had something to do with my appearance but Let’s not go there. I’m talking about a QuicKutz Silhouette. It’s a digital craft cutter. Very cool product. It was something I was never going to buy. Never say never people. It always comes back to haunt you. Anyhow…I’m now the proud owner of this cool machine and have been having fun testing it out. I had a couple projects to share with you today and if you want to read the entire saga/review…I have a Craft Critique Review today on it.

For this first design, I was cutting out this gorgeous damask shape on patterned paper. The cutting is gorgeous but I discovered I liked the reverse image even better than the pieces I cut out. I layered on top of a card base to allow the color to show through.

Quick Tip: Using the negative shapes left behind opens up a huge number of possibilites. Windows, layers, and masks all come to mind. Cool!

Damask Friend


Supply List: stamps: Friendship Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Black Memento by Tsukineko, cardstock by Prism, patterned paper by Prima, ribbon by Making memories, pin by Fancy Pants Designs, rhinestone, sewing machine

Octagonal Thank You Box


OK…. I’ve just turned into a box-cutting fiend. Is this Octagonal box not the coolest? The machine even lightly punches the score lines making it super easy to fold. It’s such a fabulous idea for party favors or little gifts.

Supply List: stamps: Ornamental Beauty by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Black Memento by Tsukineko, Lake Mist by Ranger, Paper: natural smooth cardstock by Prism, patterned paper by Graphic 45, rhinestone sticker, pin by Creative Impressions, punch by EK Success, ribbon by May Arts

Anyone else have a digital craft cutter? What do you like best about yours?

 See you tomorrow!


13 responses to “My Silhouette

  1. So beautiful, I love the dp and the added bling… so pretty!

  2. Beautiful card, Love the box. The box would be great for giving small gifts.

  3. so pretty, love the colors, has an old world feel!

  4. WOW Julia, these are stunningly beautiful!!!

  5. your card is beautiful in its simplicity! and the box is just adorable! how fun that all of that comes with your new machine! I don’t have any of the die cutting systems, but maybe someday……… 😉

  6. Julia… you always amaze me with your talents.
    I enjoyed reading your review on Craft Critique.. you crack me up.
    You also gave me some ideas to use with my Cricut Expression. I just love this machine and sing its praises everytime I use it.
    I’m not too hot with the design software but I haven’t had time to play with it.
    I don’t know how you keep coming up with your beautiful card designs… but I’m so glad you do.

    thanks for all you do for us in the stamping world.

    take care,

  7. Love the projects you shared with us.

    The silhoutte is addicting that is for sure. I use mine mostly for scrapbooking and had the machine for almost a year or maybe two before I started to make good use of it. I did take it out of the box so that is a plus, isn’t it?

    I belong to a yahoo group where I get many ideas, help with problems and free gsd files. I am sure there may be other yahoo groups out there also.

    Just a hint for the cutting mat replacement. You can use the large circut mats and cut the in half. Then you can make your cuts as long as the mat is but not wider than 8.5 because that is the width of the machine.

    I have the older version of the silhouette and I am very happy with it. I don’t plan on getting the newer version..which will work off the sd card so you can take it with you. When the new version was release Quickutz sent out an update for the owners of the older machines. That is great because now we can weld letters and also have a new set of images.

  8. GASP! That first one is just about too much! Stunning is hardly enough to say it is amazing!

  9. I to have this same cutter and I can’t get enough of it. I’m constantly finding fun downloads to add to mine..KWerner has more to add to so check her out for more then the QK ones..

    I love love love the paper you chose for the box. I must find some in my stacks and stacks I know I must have a toile in my stash..

  10. The damask card is STUNNING! I love the colors.

    I don’t have a digital cutter. I love seeing what you can make with one though. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I had some problems with my silhouette at first and set it aside for a long time, but as my wise teacher used to say “when everything fails, read the instructions!”; I re-took it recently and, Oh, mine! I am like a pre-schooler with a new crayon box. I want to cut all the designs, small medium, large, solid color, printed. I cannot belive the intricate cuts the silhoute can do flawlessly. I am a fan now. Loved the box in black and white. I am already looking through my stash to see if I have some black and white paper!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Thanks to this post and your review, I just purchased this machine! I can’t wait to get it!

  13. Sandy Desaulniers

    I just bought the Silhouette SD, and am just learning how to use it. It’s doesn’t seem to difficult and I love the downloads I’m finding along with what’s available at the store. I just tried the SD card function today and that is really cool that I can download to the card and take the machine with me to a crop if needed.
    Now, I read you can use the Cricut mats and I did buy one and cut it down, but haven’t actually ran it through as it looks too thick…has anyone tried the mat in the newer version or are they both made the same? I’m afraid to try the mat.


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