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centen:

schalakitty:

To thank all of my wonderful Tumblr followers, I’m doing a give-away!
The winner will receive a custom hanging cut paper art piece of their choosing up to 12 by 12 inches in size. It can be done “suncatcher-style” with translucent vellum inserts and the same on both sides or “solid-style” with all cardstock and two different, complimentary sides.
The pictures above show some of my hanging pieces which are all suncatcher style, but some other possible ideas for what I could make for you – a solid Lumpy Space Princess, an Attack on Titan Survey Corps insignia suncatcher, a solid Rainbow Dash, a Nobody symbol suncatcher, a solid Vivillon, or a Luma suncatcher. 
Remember that designs with clean lines and bold colors fit my style the best. I also would prefer to do something that would look good when floating. Original designs are allowed if you provide me with plenty of references. Ways to Enter - 1. Like this Post2. Reblog this Post. Get an extra entry if you add what you would request if you won after my comments/rules. (No extra entry if you erase my text.)3. You don’t have to be following me to enter, but if you are currently following me and like/reblog, you get two extra entries. So up to five entries total per person are possible. The Give-Away ends on 8PM EST Friday, April 25th! I’ll contact the winner by Tumblr Ask so make sure to have your ask box open. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, the prize is forfeited and I’ll pick a new winner.  BONUS – While this Give-Away is active, you can use the coupon code TUMBLR200 in my Etsy Shop to get 25% off your order! I’ll also be posting some brand new suncatchers to the shop while the Give-Away is underway.
Good luck everyone!

Oh, this is cool! I’d probably ask for a sun catcher of the Kiki’s Delivery Service sign if I won. :D

Oh man, for a second I thought you were gonna challenge me with the far more difficult version seen in the movie itself….Also noon time reminder reblog today!

centen:

schalakitty:

To thank all of my wonderful Tumblr followers, I’m doing a give-away!

The winner will receive a custom hanging cut paper art piece of their choosing up to 12 by 12 inches in size. It can be done “suncatcher-style” with translucent vellum inserts and the same on both sides or “solid-style” with all cardstock and two different, complimentary sides.

The pictures above show some of my hanging pieces which are all suncatcher style, but some other possible ideas for what I could make for you – a solid Lumpy Space Princess, an Attack on Titan Survey Corps insignia suncatcher, a solid Rainbow Dash, a Nobody symbol suncatcher, a solid Vivillon, or a Luma suncatcher.

Remember that designs with clean lines and bold colors fit my style the best. I also would prefer to do something that would look good when floating. Original designs are allowed if you provide me with plenty of references.

Ways to Enter -

1. Like this Post
2. Reblog this Post. Get an extra entry if you add what you would request if you won after my comments/rules. (No extra entry if you erase my text.)
3. You don’t have to be following me to enter, but if you are currently following me and like/reblog, you get two extra entries.

So up to
five entries total per person are possible.

The Give-Away ends on 8PM EST Friday, April 25th! I’ll contact the winner by Tumblr Ask so make sure to have your ask box open. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, the prize is forfeited and I’ll pick a new winner.

BONUS – While this Give-Away is active, you can use the coupon code
TUMBLR200 in my Etsy Shop to get 25% off your order! I’ll also be posting some brand new suncatchers to the shop while the Give-Away is underway.

Good luck everyone!

Oh, this is cool! I’d probably ask for a sun catcher of the Kiki’s Delivery Service sign if I won. :D

Oh man, for a second I thought you were gonna challenge me with the far more difficult version seen in the movie itself….

Also noon time reminder reblog today!

Filed under give-away signal boost Everyone has such fun ideas

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goronruby:

schalakitty:

To thank all of my wonderful Tumblr followers, I’m doing a give-away!
The winner will receive a custom hanging cut paper art piece of their choosing up to 12 by 12 inches in size. It can be done “suncatcher-style” with translucent vellum inserts and the same on both sides or “solid-style” with all cardstock and two different, complimentary sides.
The pictures above show some of my hanging pieces which are all suncatcher style, but some other possible ideas for what I could make for you – a solid Lumpy Space Princess, an Attack on Titan Survey Corps insignia suncatcher, a solid Rainbow Dash, a Nobody symbol suncatcher, a solid Vivillon, or a Luma suncatcher. 
Remember that designs with clean lines and bold colors fit my style the best. I also would prefer to do something that would look good when floating. Original designs are allowed if you provide me with plenty of references. Ways to Enter - 1. Like this Post2. Reblog this Post. Get an extra entry if you add what you would request if you won after my comments/rules. (No extra entry if you erase my text.)3. You don’t have to be following me to enter, but if you are currently following me and like/reblog, you get two extra entries. So up to five entries total per person are possible. The Give-Away ends on 8PM EST Friday, April 25th! I’ll contact the winner by Tumblr Ask so make sure to have your ask box open. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, the prize is forfeited and I’ll pick a new winner.  BONUS – While this Give-Away is active, you can use the coupon code TUMBLR200 in my Etsy Shop to get 25% off your order! I’ll also be posting some brand new suncatchers to the shop while the Give-Away is underway.
Good luck everyone!

Omg probably the boo! So cute! 😱

If you really want a Boo, you can now buy a Boo. So dream a little bigger if you win. Request King Boo.

goronruby:

schalakitty:

To thank all of my wonderful Tumblr followers, I’m doing a give-away!

The winner will receive a custom hanging cut paper art piece of their choosing up to 12 by 12 inches in size. It can be done “suncatcher-style” with translucent vellum inserts and the same on both sides or “solid-style” with all cardstock and two different, complimentary sides.

The pictures above show some of my hanging pieces which are all suncatcher style, but some other possible ideas for what I could make for you – a solid Lumpy Space Princess, an Attack on Titan Survey Corps insignia suncatcher, a solid Rainbow Dash, a Nobody symbol suncatcher, a solid Vivillon, or a Luma suncatcher.

Remember that designs with clean lines and bold colors fit my style the best. I also would prefer to do something that would look good when floating. Original designs are allowed if you provide me with plenty of references.

Ways to Enter -

1. Like this Post
2. Reblog this Post. Get an extra entry if you add what you would request if you won after my comments/rules. (No extra entry if you erase my text.)
3. You don’t have to be following me to enter, but if you are currently following me and like/reblog, you get two extra entries.

So up to
five entries total per person are possible.

The Give-Away ends on 8PM EST Friday, April 25th! I’ll contact the winner by Tumblr Ask so make sure to have your ask box open. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, the prize is forfeited and I’ll pick a new winner.

BONUS – While this Give-Away is active, you can use the coupon code
TUMBLR200 in my Etsy Shop to get 25% off your order! I’ll also be posting some brand new suncatchers to the shop while the Give-Away is underway.

Good luck everyone!

Omg probably the boo! So cute! 😱

If you really want a Boo, you can now buy a Boo. So dream a little bigger if you win. Request King Boo.

Filed under give-away signal boost dream bigger

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To thank all of my wonderful Tumblr followers, I’m doing a give-away!
The winner will receive a custom hanging cut paper art piece of their choosing up to 12 by 12 inches in size. It can be done “suncatcher-style” with translucent vellum inserts and the same on both sides or “solid-style” with all cardstock and two different, complimentary sides.
The pictures above show some of my hanging pieces which are all suncatcher style, but some other possible ideas for what I could make for you – a solid Lumpy Space Princess, an Attack on Titan Survey Corps insignia suncatcher, a solid Rainbow Dash, a Nobody symbol suncatcher, a solid Vivillon, or a Luma suncatcher. 
Remember that designs with clean lines and bold colors fit my style the best. I also would prefer to do something that would look good when floating. Original designs are allowed if you provide me with plenty of references. Ways to Enter - 1. Like this Post2. Reblog this Post. Get an extra entry if you add what you would request if you won after my comments/rules. (No extra entry if you erase my text.)3. You don’t have to be following me to enter, but if you are currently following me and like/reblog, you get two extra entries. So up to five entries total per person are possible. The Give-Away ends on 8PM EST Friday, April 25th! I’ll contact the winner by Tumblr Ask so make sure to have your ask box open. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, the prize is forfeited and I’ll pick a new winner.  BONUS – While this Give-Away is active, you can use the coupon code TUMBLR200 in my Etsy Shop to get 25% off your order! I’ll also be posting some brand new suncatchers to the shop while the Give-Away is underway.
Good luck everyone!

To thank all of my wonderful Tumblr followers, I’m doing a give-away!

The winner will receive a custom hanging cut paper art piece of their choosing up to 12 by 12 inches in size. It can be done “suncatcher-style” with translucent vellum inserts and the same on both sides or “solid-style” with all cardstock and two different, complimentary sides.

The pictures above show some of my hanging pieces which are all suncatcher style, but some other possible ideas for what I could make for you – a solid Lumpy Space Princess, an Attack on Titan Survey Corps insignia suncatcher, a solid Rainbow Dash, a Nobody symbol suncatcher, a solid Vivillon, or a Luma suncatcher.

Remember that designs with clean lines and bold colors fit my style the best. I also would prefer to do something that would look good when floating. Original designs are allowed if you provide me with plenty of references.

Ways to Enter -

1. Like this Post
2. Reblog this Post. Get an extra entry if you add what you would request if you won after my comments/rules. (No extra entry if you erase my text.)
3. You don’t have to be following me to enter, but if you are currently following me and like/reblog, you get two extra entries.

So up to
five entries total per person are possible.

The Give-Away ends on 8PM EST Friday, April 25th! I’ll contact the winner by Tumblr Ask so make sure to have your ask box open. If I don’t hear back from you within 24 hours, the prize is forfeited and I’ll pick a new winner.

BONUS – While this Give-Away is active, you can use the coupon code
TUMBLR200 in my Etsy Shop to get 25% off your order! I’ll also be posting some brand new suncatchers to the shop while the Give-Away is underway.

Good luck everyone!

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Hello New Followers + An Announcement

So hello to everyone who started following me recently, I really appreciate your support!

I wanted to let everyone know that since I have finally hit the 200 Follower Milestone that I’m going to be organizing a little give-away next week! I have a really fun idea for it and I look forward to sharing it with everyone.

Thanks again!

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sweatyapple:

Easter Egg papercut card design. Machine cut.

1. The original designs were calligraphic sketches. Some of my egg shapes are pretty sad.

2. Brought the designs into Photoshop and warped the one I liked to fit a proper egg shape and saved out a new image

3. Opened the new image to trace in my Silhouette Cameo software. Unfortunately I had to get rid of some of the flourishes at the tips of the letters because they’d rip. The Cameo’s bezier paths are a bit annoying to use, mostly because I kept selecting the background image by accident instead of the path. If anyone knows of a way to lock the background, I’d appreciate the tip. Next time I should just try using Illustrator and importing it.

3. Let the machine do the cutting! I used to love doing papercuts by hand, but I just don’t have the time now. And this machine is easy to use and inexpensive. Peeling it off the special sticky board is a process that requires a lot of care, but the quality is worth the time.

4. Layered it with a few other background color so the text would be easier to read.

Hey there! I’m a long time Silhouette user (I started in the pre-Cameo days) and would be happy to give some advice.

I generally don’t bother with live tracing or editing bezier paths within Silhouette Studio as I find it’s a bit too unwieldy for my tastes. I instead do all of the editing with Inkscape but you could certainly use Illustrator if that is more comfortable for you. (I have Illustrator but I much prefer Inkscape’s workflow so that’s my go-to vector editing software.)

Right now, the only way you can lock a part of an image is if you have the Designer Edition upgrade of newest version (3.0). That includes the the new Layers feature where you can have shapes and images inside a locked layer.

As far as I know, there isn’t a way to lock in the base version of Silhouette Studio. Whether or not you want to make the $50 investment in the Designer Edition is up to you, but I can tell you that it is a permanent upgrade. So when I switched from version 2 to version 3, I didn’t have to purchase the upgrade again, everything was already set. Designer Edition is also good if you plan to edit in other software programs first as it unlocks the ability to open .SVG files. Otherwise, you have to deal with the kinda clunky .DXF files if you want to open files made in other programs.

There is the other option of getting Silhouette Connect which adds Silhouette functionality to Adobe Illustrator but as I don’t own it, I can’t really say how useful it is.

Good luck with your future Silhouette endeavors! I love seeing what other people can do with this amazing machine.

(via papercutters)

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