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Saturday, February 11, 2012

"Love my Cameo" Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!
I am so excited today to be part of this fun blog hop! When Sarah over at Pink Cricut asked if I would join her and Amy Chomas in a Silhouette Cameo inspired blog hop, I was thrilled!!  I love my Cameo!!  If you asked me to pick my favorite feature, I couldn't.  I love everything about it!

If you have come from Kelly over at  http://findingtimetocreate.blogspot.com/, then you are in the right place.  You definitely want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing!!

It was so hard for me to pick just one project because the silhouette has so much it can do! That being said, I combined two of it's features :-)   I decided to put a couple of 3D projects together from the Silhouette Store and then use the "Print and Cut" feature to finish it off.

The 3D designs in the store are so easy to assemble and look beautiful when they are done.  I started with the 3D Toolbox, but I left the handle off so I had more room inside.  I decided I wanted to fill it with these beautiful 3D strawberries, which I filled with candy!  I used my Silhouette studio to change the sizes up to what I wanted and then ran them through my Cuttlebug to give them the look of real strawberries.  I used my cuttlebug on the leaves also and inked the edges just to add a little bit more detail to them.  The strawberries come together with twine or ribbon and took no time to put together.  The smaller ones are a perfect fit for Hershey Kisses ;-)
The tag is a "Print and Cut" feature of the silhouette.  I made it the size I wanted in the studio and printed it on my printer.  The Silhouette reads the registration marks and cuts it out perfectly!  I hand wrote the sentiment to go with my strawberries and LOVE how it turned out!


Here is a detailed view of the leaves...


...and here is the tag! The silhouette cut it out perfectly!!


It wouldn't be a blog hop without some type of blog candy now would it?!  If you become a follower and leave a comment on what your favorite thing about the cameo is so far, I will send one lucky follower all the cuts I used to make this kit (embossed and inked also) so you can make this project and see how easy it is to put together (even if you don't own the cameo...yet)! Plus, a picture never does it justice and it does look even more delicious in person!  Make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you :-)

I am now going to send you on your way to the super talented Gaby!

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of everyone in the blog hop!

Thank you for visiting me today!

~Rebekah

52 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Rebekah! I love all of the detail you put in it! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop with you!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

O wow this is super cute, I love how you embossed the strawberries!! I don't own a cameo but i really really really want one!! I love all the different files you can buy individually and not have to buy a cartridge which can be a waste of money if you only use a couple of the cuts!! I would really love to be sent the stuff to make this project. I am a new follower.
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Amy Chomas said...

Wow! That turned out sooo super cute! Love the berries! Thanks so much for being part of the love my Cameo blog hop!

Margie said...

Oh, this is so, so cute!!

L.B. said...

Super cute...can not wait to get my cameo in a few weeks. Congrats on being part of the Pink by design team!!
http://coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

IrisGoddess said...

Super cute project!!! I've had an SD for years and constantly told my husband that I wished it had a bigger cutting area. Hands down, that's my favorite thing about the Cameo. I also really love it's improved cutting. So awesome!!

Darlene said...
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Darlene said...

wow!! those strawberries are beautiful!! TFS


Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

mbchoj said...

This is so pretty and bet it is better in person. Hope to get a Cameo soon, especially after this blog. Amazing what it can do!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Candace said...

love this Rebekah!!! So SWEET! :) love those little strawberries!!

Candace

JJs Other said...

These are beautiful! Can't wait to try on my Cameo! Love the blog hop-thanks for this tutorial!

Missynme said...

Oh My! What an amazing idea and a beautiful result. I love the 3D crafting that can be done using a Cameo. I haven't actually tried it yet, but I will be doing a few things today after I finish this blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration and your willingness to share.
Missy

Melody ♪♫ said...

What a cute idea! I love the tiny berries the best. Who wouldn't want a whole basket of these?!?

Belinda said...

Love this project! My favorite thing about my Silhouette Cameo - ALL OF IT! :)
I'm now a follower. Fingers crossed for the give away - Thanks!

Esther said...

OMG, If that isn't one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time!!!!!!!

Kristy said...

HOW cute is that!! I LOVE those strawberries in the basket. Too sweet! Well... I WISH I could tell you what my favorite thing is about the Cameo, BUT... mine is not here yet, so I'll have to come back and tell you once I get it, lol. Although, I think my favorite thing will be doodling with the pen! I cannot wait to give it a try! I'm a follower of your blog as well! Thanks for a great hop with loads of inspiration! : )

Kristy
marketateer@gmail.com
scraptasticalkreations.com

YvetteG said...

Crumbs - you are so right that there is sooo much to do with the Cameo - I like how you have combined Cameo cuts with Cuttlebug embossing - my two fave 'tools'. Love the strawberries. Thanks for the lesson.
whyceegee@hotmail.com

Carolyn Lontin said...

adorable project!!

krafting kelly said...

Love what you did with those strawberries! It's so fun to be a part of this blog hop with you. :)

Four11Lady said...

EVERYTHING about this project is wonderful......you did a great job!

webgranny19 said...

Hi love your project very sweet so far I think i like the versatility of the Cameo though i don't have one myself I appreciate the chance to win some cuts thanks

llurgy said...

Love the Strawberries!! Embossing them makes them look good enough to eat, and changing the toolbox into a strawberry basket....very novel.
Your project gave me a neat idea for next Christmas.....adding the idea to my ever growing list of Cameo projects. Owning such a versatile machine means my list is getting VERY long.

Mandy

llurgy@gmail dot com

GabyCreates.com said...

Your basket of strawberries is just adorable!!! how creative to use the tool box! Glad to be in this hop with you!

Myoriah said...

Love the tool box with strawberries. My favorite thing is the print and cut. Since discovering how easy it is to do I've had to buy ink for my printer more often.
Myoriah@hotmail.com

Barbara said...
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Megn said...

New follower. Those are so so cute! Thank you for sharing.

joni said...

Amazing project!!! Love your attention to detail on every aspect of those strawberries!!! I have the original and so my favorite thing about the Cameo is that I can cut 12x12...plus all the cool new features!!! Thanks! I'm a new follower!
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

ChatterScene.com said...

Awesome project! I love it! TFS

Linh C. said...
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Linh C. said...

I have the SD but would love to upgrade to the Cameo because of the new features it has. However, I love what the silhouette can do, and have been playing with the sketch pens feature. Your project is adorable!

Linh C. said...

I have the SD but would love to upgrade to the Cameo because of the new features it has. However, I love what the silhouette can do, and have been playing with the sketch pens feature. Your project is adorable!

Trisha said...

Love your project, Rebekah! So, so cute. My favorite thing about the my Cameo right now is just how fabulously it cuts the teeniest little pieces and designs. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Love this! I am really thinking about getting the Cameo. I have a Cricut expression already but really want to do svgs! I love how the Cameo does the Print and Cut too!

Tanya
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Rosalie said...

I love your project! I'm like you, I have difficulty deciding what my favorite thing is about the Cameo because I like ALL it can do. I guess I get the most ooohs and ahhhs from my heat transfer projects - probably because they get seen by more people than most of my other projects! I'm a new follower. Thanks for doing the hop!

Pammejo said...

Super cute, love the cute strawberries. TFS
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Love love love how you transformed from a tool box to this cute strawberry tote, adorable!!!!
K-lee MTC forum

Maxine said...

Wow 3d do I dare? so cute!

Lola said...

love your strawberries. I have not used my cameo enough to pick a favorite but I do love it. After doing this blog hop I hope to make more time to play.

Lfields624@comcast.net

Carole P said...

What a cute project!I just got my Cameo so I still have a lot to learn. I love how beautifully it cuts! Thanks for sharing your project with us!

cpalmiere at cfl dot rr dot com

TenSGal said...

Very cute! Love the strawberries!
I just got my Cameo about a week ago and I'm just loving it! I was amazed that it so easily cut 1/2 inch letters...even the little things in the "e's" and "A's" cut out beautifully!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Rebekah,

what a SWEET and DELICIOUS project, too fun!

Thanks for sharing and showing!

Kat said...

What a cute as can be project!!! I'm happy to say I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you do next! I love having the larger cut area on my Cameo so I can enlarge projects or fit more on the page to cut.

pruttybird said...

Wow?.. That's beautiful!,

pruttybird at comcast dot net

donna said...

wow..those are beautiful..i'm getting a cameo next week and I would love to make them for my windowsill...thanks for sharing..

Aimee said...

I'm a new follower! Love your blog! My favorite thing about the cameo is the size. I upgraded from a Cricut Create and just love having a 12 x 12 mat with the freedom to choose whatever design I want.

AETucker7 at gmail dot com

Got2BCrafting said...

Your strawberries are just the sweetest... great embossing!! I am VERY new to the Cameo and haven't had time to play with it too much, but I am very excited to use the print and cut feature! I also can't wait to use the embossing pens with it...how cool is that??
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

PS.. I am a follower of your blog!

Whitloli said...

I don't have a cameo so....

but, I do LOVE your strawberries! Such a cute project!

Pink Cricut said...

So beautiful Rebekah! I love how it turned out and the different sizes of strawberries!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

LOVE the strawberries...I'm getting this machine for Valetines day...
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Jennifer said...

Hi Rebekah,

I love, love, love your "sweet" project!!! :) The Cameo I got for Christmas is still sitting in its box and I keep hoping that my sil will come to town before the end of the month so I can use it to make my mother a birthday present! The funny thing is that I resisted buying a $25 die to make a similar strawberry box and I was so excited when I saw an svg for one for $8. Now I am ECSTATIC knowing that the one you used is only $.99 in the Silhouette store!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job-I love all the detail from the embossing!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Nelda said...

I love the strawberruies - did you emboss tham as well? neldacnm at yahoo

Christine Kiehl said...

I love the strawberries! How creative! The thing I love thus far about the Cameo is the versatility of it all! It appears that you can do everything but drive a car with it! I can't wait to play with mine (once it arrives in the mail that is) Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! And of course for the opportunity to win neat blog candy.