I can hardly believe it, Halloween is just under two weeks away! I have already bought the kids' costumes and candies many weeks ago but I have yet to do much Halloween crafts. There are just so many other things that I want to do! I'm still playing with my new ScanNCut2 (love it! Click HERE to see my 1st review.) and my Casio Pomrie (I still want to get a Silhouette Mint when the right price comes along.). Oh, and yes, if you can see my Facebook posts, you'll know that I am also playing with my rubber stamps and Copic markers. So many toys, so little time!
My poor Cameo has never taken such a long break and I wonder what it thought when I finally turned it on again yesterday. When I saw LD's new Boo Pennants, it struck me that it would be really easy to make shaped cards with it.
Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and the Boo Pennant-CP file, I made the cards rather quickly. The pumpkin, ghost, and skull cards were really easy to make- just use the base layer to make the card base and adhere the top (face) layer over the card base. The Frankenstein card, on the other hand, was a little bit more involved. You see, I don't like how LD arranged the layers and so I made some modifications.
Of course the original LD layers are perfectly fine to use but I prefer a more dimensional look. Just in case you feel the same way, the above screenshot will give you a good idea of how I modified the layers.
Be aware that LD has put up two different Boo Pennants sets on their site. Boo Pennants CP is the set that I used to make these shaped cards. "CP" is used to denote a Cut Project. That means that the set comes with cutting files in several file formats, including SVG. The designs in the Cut It set already have cutting lines so that you do not need to trace it. Use the "CP" file if you want to cut with your personal electronic cutting machine and make layered cards.
LD's other Boo Pennants set, the Boo Pennants PR is a Printable. The designs come in PNG and PDF format and they DO NOT have cutting lines. You will have to print the PDF and cut the designs out by hand (or use the ScanNCut).
Boo Pennants CP