Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I try to make our own Valentine's Day cards each year. Last year Arden and I hand stamped hearts on cards and handed out Tattly temporary tattoos to all of her preschool classmates. The tattoos were such a hit at her last school, so I figured we'd do temporary tattoos at her preschool this year. Especially since candy is not allowed, kind of sad...but not really ;)
This year instead of laying down a good chunk of change on Tattly's I decided to put my Silhouette Cameo to good use. Did you know that you can buy temporary tattoo paper to create your own tattoos? Pretty awesome. I created a couple of tattoo designs in Adobe Illustrator and imported them using the Designer Edition Software which let's you use your own designs with your Silhouette Cameo. By the way, Silhouette is having a great sale until Valentine's day if you're interested!
Once I printed out the sheet of temporary tattoos on my home printer, I then entered it into my Cameo and it cut them all out for me, perfectly. So happy with they way they turned out!
At Arden's preschool they also asked all the PTA parents to either bring in a Valentine's Day craft or treat. I figured I do some paint resist Valentine's day cards, kind of like the watercolor painting we did last week. I printed out these love decals on my Silhouette Cameo as well and placed them on these blank cards for the kids to paint on and bring home.
My Silhouette is getting some good use lately, right? To tell you the truth, I was a bit intimidated by it at first since I didn't really know how to use it. But now that I'm using it more and more, I'm realizing how super easy it is. And it seems like I learn more about its' capabilities every time I use it.