Wednesday, March 21, 2012
You fell asleep here (bookmarks).
What do you do when you have three avid readers in the house who constantly misplace their bookmarks? Well, you make more. ;-)
LD's Slumber Party may seem to be an odd choice for a bookmark but I thought that it was perfect when paired with the message I had in mind.
Previously when I made the Toadally School bookmarks, the paper-pieced frogs were a little bulky so I decided to use print-and-cut to make some one-layer printed bookmarks this time.
Using the Silhouette Studio program, I imported the dolls onto the virtual mat. I made an offset (shadow layer) of each doll and welded that to a rounded-corner rectangle to form the base of the bookmarks. Using the Fill Pattern command, I filled the base with a pattern that is already in the Silhouette Studio program. The font that I used is Smiley Monster and you can download it from here.
As soon as I was happy with how the bookmarks looked, I proceeded to print-and-cut with my Silhouette Cameo. Even better, now that I have saved the designs, every time I needed a new bookmark, I could just pull up the file and print-and-cut! By the way, if you have not print-and-cut with your Silhouette Studio program before and are not sure how to do it, this tutorial may help.
If you use MTC, you can make these bookmarks using print-and-cut too. Just remember to use smaller-sized textures, or even tiles to fill the patterns because the common large-size textures may slow the program down.