Thursday, May 19, 2011

Freebie!

I finally made the move, and my long-coveted Silhouette SD arrived today, whereupon I wasted spent the rest of the afternoon and evening trying to find the best match between the two of us. I learned a lot!

1) Don't try to cut out your very delicate rubber stamp designs unless you're doing it on copy paper. (I haven't tried the latter, but trying it on cardboard sure didn't work out.)
2) Very finely disected cardstock leaves a WHALE of a mess on those sticky mats.
3) However, they're kind of like Tack'n'Peel, in that you can just rinse them off with cold water (just rub the paper bits off with your fingers), shake the mat off a bit (meanwhile making that thunder sound and freaking out the dog), then hang it up to dry by a corner. The sticky came -right back- as soon as the mat dried. Phew!

I love the machine! As a bonus, it makes the coolest little musical arrangements while it cuts. Allen described it as something between jazz and rock. =)

So, after I'd finished futzing about, I finally just broke down and used a "Nested Sunflower" pattern (nested_sunflower_3d_C00307_21585) that I'd picked up with my $10 card that came with the machine, and cut out 3 of the patterns (which take up a full sheet of cardstock) in less than 3 minutes. Wahoooooooo! Then I put it all together, though I made it a bit more fancy than they did.




And then I thought that just to honor the occasion, I'd make you guys a freebie--a tiny-kit. =) (Just click on the picture below to download it)


I look forward to making LOTS more stuff, and I hope you'll enjoy it!

14 comments:

  1. ooh. love this flower!!!!! thanks for the freebie.

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  2. Looks like you're having fun with your new toy! Thanks for the freebie Heather!

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  3. How cool is that?!? I've read so many good things about this machine. I just don't know if I dare get anywhere near one. I need another time-sucking addiction like I need another pooping puppy.

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  4. Thank you for the premium about a very beautiful flower.

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on May. 19, 2011. Thanks again.

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  6. I envy you, like, for reals :(

    Now you can do all kinds of awesomeness with that thing, agh!

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  7. supermom and a superdesigner...
    the flower is super too!!!!!

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  8. Thanks so much for the cute freebie! Glad you're having fun with your new toy! I thought I left a message about your beyond awesome horse photos, but it didn't show up. I hope this one does! :)

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  9. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [20 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  10. Sounds like you had some fun! Thank you for the pretty freebie.

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  11. Thank you so much, such a lovely flower, love the colours!!

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  12. So pretty! Thank you so much!

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  13. gdevore@hotmail.com
    Love your flower you made and the color should go with a lot more than the little kit. Thanks for both!

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