This week I’m showing off a project I made for my Mum which I gave her for Mother’s Day. I couldn’t blog it earlier as Mum reads my blog ( Thanks Mum!) but the idea will work for Birthdays, Anniversary or any occasion that you are celebrating a loved one and want to show them how much you love them.
I decorated a jar (with the free cutting file below) and filled it with a sentiments, but first, here’s a little “how to” showing how I put the sentiments together using my Cameo.
How I did it+
- Working in Silhouette Studio – First, I chose frame shape from my library. I already had a Birthday Card design in my Library – a Lori Whitlock design Design ID #16464. I opened it, ungrouped it and deleted everything except the frame I was going to use.
- I set up the registration marks and duplicated and resized the shape. I fitted 6 frames to each page. I aligned them, then grouped them together and centered them on the page.
- I added a text box. To set up the text box, choose the font, type your sentiment, then set the fill Bucket and line settings to your chosen text colour. Resize to fit within one of the frames.
- Now the important bit – Set the cut settings to “No Cut” for the text box
- Now it’s just a matter of duplicating the text box (I copy and paste), double click on it to edit it and change the sentiment and font if desired, then resize to fit within the next frame……then repeat the last three steps until you have filled the page with meaningful sentiments!
- Print and cut then keep going until you have as many sentiments as needed.
Did you read my sentiments above? Yes, my Mum really did let me eat raw potatoes! I loved them when I was a kid. When I’m peeling spuds now, I always peel an extra one to eat raw!
- Fold each sentiment and pop it in your jar or container.
- Resize the free File to suit the jar you are using and cut from Vinyl or Contact and transfer to your container.
- Decorate as desired with ribbons, gift Tags etc.
I did everything in Silhouette Studio, but the sentiments could be done in Photoshop, Publisher or Word too. I used the Amigirl Script and the Amigirl Swash fonts for the sentiments, but any font will work, as would handwriting the sentiments or using sketch pens.
I used coloured copy paper, although Scrapbook paper would be nice too.
I also made a matching card . I used the Braided Edge Card Base (Get the Free Cut file over on this post) and decorated it with the same font and a dotty design that I did in Silhouette Studio.
Here’s the set – with a matching envelope.
Credit Where Credit’s Due
For the cutting file, I used the Font “Glamour Brush” and removed all the distressing. In the cut file I have also included the titles: Husband, Wife, Sister, Brother, as well as Mom, Mum and Dad and I’ve already removed the distressing to make it nice and easy for you, so this is a super versatile file.
Here’s the Silhouette Studio “I love you because” Cutting File for v3.
Here’s the Silhouette Studio “I love you because” Cutting File for v2.
Wow Pam, this is really a neat project. Thanks so much for the beautiful files and idea and all your other lovely free files you so regularly share with us
Maria from South Africa
So pleased you like it Maria. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.. I appreciate it.
Jayne Moorman says
Thank you so much Pam. This is one cutting file that will get used over and over again. You are such an inspiration to all us crafters. Your free files are always fantastic and using them on my cards and projects makes them look amazing.
Once again Thank you
Jayne from South East England
I always get excited when someone used one of my cut files. I’m so pleased it’ll come in handy for you Jayne.
Shireen MCcAMBRIDGE says
Really delighted I found this site, great fun filled free cutting files!!!!!
So pleased you found me Shireen and you found some files you like 🙂
Just love this project! Did you provide a box of tissues for the tears with it? 🙂
Ha Ha Elaine. No you supply the tissues yourself! LOL!
Thank you so much for the free file and taking the time to share how you made it. Very easy clear instrustions to follow.
Oh Sherly, I’m so happy to hear my instructions are easy to follow. As I’m writing it – I always worry about that. Thanks for the feedback 🙂
Amei.Vou tentar fazer o meu. É bom que pode ser várias datas,para marido,namorado e até filhos.Lindo e obrigado!!!
Glad you like it Elisabeth. Be sure to put up a pic on my Facebook page if you make it.