Hi everyone! I am loving the addition of the digital store at Studio Calico and the silhouette cuts are so fun to use for Project Life. In this tutorial, I'll show you how I used some of the silhouette cuts to put together some quick and simple pre-made journaling cards. You can easily make some pre-made cards too so that you can use them whenever you want for your Project Life! Let's get started.
I sent the cut designs to my Silhouette and cut them out of white American Crafts cardstock. Using white cardstock makes the cuts really versatile because I can mist them any color I want. You can choose your favorite colors! For these cuts, I used Pretty Pink, Powder Blue, Pinstripe, and Overdue Mister Hueys.
For the first pre-made card, I used SC grid paper as the 4x6 base. Then I added a strip of washi tape (from February's Matinee add-on) to the bottom. I chose two of the banner cuts and decided to angle them for a fun design. I wanted the top banner to be shorter than the bottom banner so I just trimmed the right side of the banner. After adhering them to the card, I cut off the extra bits.
The second pre-made card is a 3x4 card. I knew I wanted to create a card that would be perfect to jot down a current 'love list'. I flipped one of the banners so that it would run vertically along the card, then attached the heart banner to the top right hand corner. I used an arrow veneer (from February's Front Row scrapbook kit) to point from the 'right now' to the heart, just for emphasis. Trim off the extra pieces again once everything is adhered.
You may have noticed that I didn't mist the 'Be Brave' feather earlier on. Another way to use the silhouette cut is as a mask! I used temporary adhesive to adhere the feather to a 3x4 grid journaling card, and then I misted it with Pretty Pink Mister Huey. Careful not to over mist - it may cause the mist to bleed underneath your mask. Peel off the feather.
For this misted card, the mist bled a little on the masked feather image so I outlined the image with my white pen. Doing so helped 'clean up' the image and make it stand out more. I added a label and some wood veneer brackets to finish it off. The fun thing is that the misted feather that was used as a mask is still usable! Here, I attached it to the middle of another grid card and added sequins to create a filler card - super easy.
Here are the four cards all together. I hope this tutorial gives you some ideas on how to use SC's silhouette cuts on your Project Life cards!