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Monday, April 14, 2014

Jin's Silhouette Studio double-sided, print-and-cut Action Wobble Easter cards

If Print-and-Cut is my favorite feature of the Silhouette Cameo, then the double-sided print-and-cut has got to be my second favorite. Using the "Center-to-Page" alignment in the Silhouette Studio program, I made a couple of double-sided print-and-cut Easter cards with my Silhouette Cameo.

The design of the cards is basic and easy to do but adding an Action Wobble spring brings an extra element of playfulness to the project.

Each card measures 5.25" x 5.25" (folded) and is printed on both the front and the inside. The Easter eggs on the card front were cut out of colored cardstock and layered together with glue and foam tape. They are then affixed to the card with an Action Wobble spring.

To make a double-sided card with the Silhouette Cameo, I aligned the card front and the inside to the center of the page. I used the same technique as that for my double-sided Birthday Fairy card and my tri-fold Princess card.

Card Front (click on the image to enlarge)

Inside card (click on the image to enlarge)
The Action Wobble on the card front hints that the egg is about to "crack" and so for the inside, I added an image of the cracked egg exposing a newborn chick!

To make the patterned cracked eggs, I used the Object-Modify commands.

Here are the steps to creating the patterned cracked eggs:

- Ungroup both the cracked egg and patterned egg images.
- Delete the chick and position the plain (blue) cracked eggshell over the patterned egg.
- Object>Modify>Crop will result in a patterned egg bottom, while Object>Modify>Subtract will leave behind the patterned egg top.

Note: Each of the patterned egg comes in more than one layer and while the "Subtract" command can be used on the whole egg, "Crop" has to be applied to each individual layer.


Here's a video that shows how the eggs on the card front wobble. For those of you who are following this blog via the newsletter, click HERE to see the video.


Files used:
Lil Peanuts cut its
Lil Peanuts graphic (Optional. I replaced the chick with the graphic version only because I prefer the look of the graphic vs the SVG).
Lil Peanuts paper pack
Hi-Dee-Hoo cut its
Hop Hop Hooray graphics
My Own Topher font

Action Wobbles spring

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