Friday, March 23, 2012

A New Journey

Good morning everyone and welcome to your almost weekend!  Today is my day to post at the Paper Craft Weekend Challenge blog.  I have a vinyl project to share with you today!  In keeping with this baby shower my sister is putting soon, she forwarded a few pregnancy pictures of the expecting Mom and asked me to work some magic with them.  I decided to customize a frame with vinyl.  First, I have to tell you that I printed the photos using my new wide format printer and I am in LOVE with it. Epson Artisan 1430 for those of you in the market for one - you won't be disappointed.

I used my Silhouette Cameo and studio software to design the frame.  One thing that I learned recently about the software is that you can import images into your work space mat and size and tweak them like you would any other image.  Having the actual picture on the work space goes a long way in helping me decide if I do or don't like an element, it's placement etc.  I get to see how everything will look when it's done before I make a single cut.  I have been doing this more and more and I have been amazed at how much time I am saving by laying the entire sketch out in the design program first.  Here is what my file looks like after I completed the design.  You will note that none of words or flourishes are reversed or mirrored.  That's because I used a floating frame for this project.  If was using a regular frame I would have had to mirror or reverse the images so they would appear correctly.  Floating frames are an easy way around that problem and especially nice to use if you want more space to work with.

And here is the finished frame.  I really love how this project turned out!

Silhouette Cameo:  Baby Boy & Flourishes
Paper:  Echo Park's Happy Days
Font (A New Journey) - AL Hurried Note
Vinyl:  Silhouette flocked black vinyl

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so beautiful, and I love the idea of bringing my pictures into the design software to get a real feel for the project. TFS.

  2. Beautiful project. Showcases the lovely photo perfectly. TFS

  3. This is just gorgeous!! What a beautiful way to display the picture!! Your design is so awesome!! I really need to use my stash of vinyl...I love the look. I hope you have a wonderful week my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. That is so precious! Love how it turned out.


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