Thursday, October 30, 2014

LD FREEBIE (Harvest Hullabaloo Day 7): Something Wicked Candybar Wraps

LD has been giving away a free file everyday during their Harvest Hullaballo. Here's the freebie for Day 7:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/clipart:something_wicked_candybar_wraps-13300.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Something Wicked Candybar Wraps (printable) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the transaction is completed.

If you had missed the freebie from yesterday, click HERE to get it before it's gone.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LD FREEBIE (Harvest Hullabaloo Day 6): LD Messy Type font

LD is giving away a freebie everyday during their Harvest Hullaballo. On Day 6, we get a free font!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/font:ld_messy_type-13299.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the LD Messy type font to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the transaction is completed.

If you had missed the freebie from yesterday, click HERE to get it before it's gone.

One more thing, I usually remind y'all to pick up your weekly free shape from the Silhouette Design Store on my Friday Freebies post. Since this week's free shape is a Halloween label, I thought I would mention it today instead so you can use it on or before Friday (Halloween!).

http://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/?page=view-shape&id=67236

Click HERE to get your free shape from the Silhouette Design Store.







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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Queen Bee Notecards


I seem to always be needing notecards around here. Luckily, making printed cards is super easy when you have a beautiful set of graphics and a fun, easy-to-use software.

I love Silhouette Studio before the folks over at Silhouette America upgraded it to version 3. I am still using v2.8.16d simply because I find it more fun to use than anything v3.

Making these Queen Bee notecards took no more than 15 minutes. I designed the cards in Silhouette Studio, and printed them. The cards were trimmed down to size with my manual paper trimmer. For a more finished look, I rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper.

Here's a screenshot of my virtual mat... (please see updated screenshot at the end of this post)


...and here are the finished cards. I think they look pretty good for a 15-minute project. ;)


File used:
Queen Bee graphics set

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UPDATE:

Unless your printer is set to borderless printing, you may find a white print border above the honeycomb design on one of the cards. To fix that, just flip the card over so that the two cards are diagonally across from each other.





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LD FREEBIE (Harvest Hullabaloo Day 5): Sugar Monster Paper Pack

There are new stuff on the LD site and they are super cute!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=sugar+monster&AID=39954
http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=sugar+monster&AID=39954

Click HERE to check out the new Sugar Monsters and get them at 75% off now. They are included in the LD Harvest Hullabaloo sale!

While you're at the LD site, don't forget to pick up today's freebie:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/clipart:sugar_monster-13295.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Sugar Monster Paper Pack to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the transaction is completed.

The LD Daily Freebies are only available for 24 hours. If you had missed the freebie from yesterday, there are a few hours left before it expires tonight (Tuesday) at midnight MST. Click HERE to get it.

Check back here tomorrow for another freebie!







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Monday, October 27, 2014

Unboxing my New Silhouette Cameo {picture heavy}

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAX7H78/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NAX7H78&linkCode=as2&tag=unachtr-20&linkId=IX7O4WU5MH7AIUJP

I have owned and used my Original Silhouette Cameo since Oct 2011. When I heard that Silhouette was releasing a New Silhouette Cameo, I decided to take the plunge and get it. After comparing prices, I went ahead and pre-ordered the Starter bundle when it was discounted for 22% off.

The machine was released on Oct 22 and UPS dropped it off on Oct 24 (last Friday).


The Amazon box is just a little bigger than the box it had to enclose.


The Starter bundle includes the Silhouette New Cameo machine with 2 cutting mats, 2 cutting blades, a Pick-me-up tool, and a set of sketch pens.


Getting the Silhouette box out of it's plain outer card box was tricky but I managed to "pour" it out with the help of my hubby.


Here is one side of the box...


...and here's the other.


Oh lookie! That's my new pick-me-up tool! Too bad it can't pick ME up. *snicker*


A better look of the sketch pens:


The Starter bundle also comes with 2 cutting mats:


The New Silhouette Cameo machine is well-wrapped up. Let's get this baby out!


Ta-da!


The New Silhouette Cameo is almost exactly the same size as the Original Silhouette Cameo but it has a bigger backside to accommodate the new crosscutter.



The most noticeable difference between the New and the Original Cameo is the control panel. The one on the New Cameo is a touch screen.


Here is how the cutters look like from the side. The slot for the SD card on the Original Cameo has been replaced by one for a USB stick.


The On/Off switch is now on the side of the machine.


Here is the view of the other side. The New Cameo has an extra storage compartment for the cutting blades.


Now let's remove the tape and take a look at what's under the lid:


The guides are now in blue and definitely easier to see. The rollers have also been changed from rubber to steel. Nice!


If you too had ordered a New Cameo machine, be sure to remove all the tape that secures the blade carriage as well as the 3 pieces of foam inside the cutter before using it.



So far I'm liking the new look of this machine. The New Cameo is all-white. I love the white! The machine casing is white, the blade carriage is white, even the AC adapter and the USB cable are white! Did I mention that my laptop is also all-white? Now if only Silhouette America would come out with an all-white blade and everything will be matchy-matchy! That would be SO NICE!


The other stuff that came in the box includes an user's manual, USB cable, a crosscutter blade, Silhouette Studio v3.2 (Yikes! Do I really have to upgrade to that?! You guys know how much I dislike v3!), and a trial subscription card (for 1-month) to the Silhouette Design Store.


One more thing, the numbers on the AC adapters seem to indicate that they are the same thing, just in a different color. I am not an electrician but this made me wonder if I can use the two adapters interchangeably.


That's all for today's unboxing party. I'm plugging in my New Silhouette Cameo tomorrow and giving it a spin. Can't wait to show y'all more! :-)




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LD FREEBIE (Harvest Hullabaloo Day 4): Queen Bee graphic set

LD is giving away a freebie everyday during their Harvest Hullaballo. On Day 4, we get a free Queen Bee graphic set!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/clipart:queen_bee-13292.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Queen Bee graphics set to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the transaction is completed.

The LD Daily Freebies are only available for 24 hours. If you had missed the freebie from yesterday, there are a few hours left before it expires tonight (Monday) at midnight MST. Click HERE to get it.

Check back here tomorrow for another freebie!



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Sunday, October 26, 2014

LD FREEBIE (Harvest Hullabaloo Day 3): Best Witches Cupcake Wrappers

LD is giving away a freebie everyday during their Harvest Hullaballo. Here is Day 3's free file:

interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/clipart:best_witches_cupcake_wrappers-9715.html&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Best Witches Cupcake Wrappers (printables) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the transaction is completed.

Don't forget to check out their Harvest Hullabaloo sale while you are there. The Cut Its (SVG) are only $1.25 a set! Even their Thin Fonts are 75% off!  Click HERE to check out the sale.

Check back here tomorrow for another freebie!

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