As I said in my last post, my DIL Emily and I purchased a Silhouette Cameo (a digital cutting machine) last fall and set to work creating things that we hoped our family and friends might like. We've had success, and are contemplating what our next step might be. As promised, here are a few photos of some of the things we've made:
One of our first projects was this "Be Thankful" tile. It's a simple 12x12 ceramic tile that we cut and added adhesive vinyl to. It rests on an easel and provides a reminder for all who see.
Also during the fall, we decided to try our luck with painted blocks.
These "Autumn Blessings" blocks were cut, roughly sanded and painted
before we added the vinyl.
As Christmas neared, we found some "create-your-own" Christmas balls and couldn't think of a reason not to give those a try. We thought die-hard Iowa fans might appreciate the black and yellow, while the Iowa State folks would like their red and yellow. So we did both.
With spring approaching, we knew we wanted to make some personalized Easter baskets for the kids. We used the power of free advertising - we gave two away and took many orders after that!
After creating some Easter blocks, a friend asked if we could make her some Spring blocks that she could leave up a little bit longer. So we did!
We did some cute blocks for baby shower gifts:
And now we're on to bridal shower tiles:
It's really been a fun business to begin! We both enjoy what we do - I design the layouts and cut the vinyl while Emily prepares the various surfaces and applies the vinyl. There are so many more things we anticipate creating. It's just making the time for a work day. I mean fun day. :) If you have seen any cool projects using a digital cutter (Silhouette Cameo or Cricut) send me the link.
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