Monday, May 9, 2011

My New Toy

This is the new toy that I had mentioned a couple of weeks ago.  I haven't been able to play with it as much as I would like but that's how it goes.  For those of you who don't know what this is, it's a  Silhouette.  A digital dye-cutting machine.  It cuts through all kinds of paper and vinyl.  It will even cut through material.  I've done a few simple things with it, such as making tags for teacher treats.  But I've also done some fun sewing projects with it too.  Here are some of the things I've been doing.

I used the pennant design to make the size I wanted and then I cut it out and used it as a pattern to make the pennant on this bag.

I did the same thing with this rocket.  I used the Silhouette to cut out the design which I then used as a pattern for this applique.

Again, I used an apple pattern from the silhouette to make this applique.

I used the vinyl to label my Sugar and Flour Containers.  I love the vinyl!

Here's a tray I bought at The Goodwill Store for 45 cents!  It no longer had any of the ribbon but, I have tons of ribbon so no biggie.

I used a black and white ribbon and then printed out "To Do" in black vinyl on the Silhouette.  Now I have a To Do List on my craft cabinet door.  I just used sticky Velcro dots to place it there. 

I found these dry erase crayons at Michael's and they are fantastic!  The boys use them on their dry erase boards and I don't have to worry about marker stains. 

The crayons worked perfectly to make my list.  All this was done for under $2.00!  The Good Will and the YMCA can sometimes have some good finds! 

All in all, I am diggin' my new toy!  I am excited about using it for scrapbooking next weekend!



  1. I have been eyeing one of these. Looks like they are for much more than scrapbooking, which I don't do, but do alot of cutting shapes and things. Have fun with it!

  2. That to do list is wonderful! I want to make one for my weekly menu plan. Megan and Charlie are always asking about what's for dinner.

  3. fabulous projects!

    I've been teetering back & forth between one of these & a Cricut....looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

  4. I love your To Do tray, Melissa! Between the shape of the tray and the ribbon you added I don't know which I like better! What a great idea.

  5. These are great. Thank you for sharing. The rocket... I have an idea for a stuffed toy. Is there a rocket pattern you used, if so where can I find it? Thank you for your time.


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