I recently got a new goodie in the mail–a Silhouette Portrait. I’ve been trying to stop being intimidated by my Silhouette, not because it’s hard to use, but because it seems like every time I used it I had to do a million things before using it (update the software, find the power cord, find the right power cord, clear off a large space on my messy craft desk, etc.) But since I am trying to use it more often, these things are getting less overwhelming.
So I decided to try the new Silhouette Portrait and make some cute Christmas gift tags with pens. This turned out to be super fun! All you have to do is remove your blade and use the pen holders to slide in a fine-tip Sharpie. Or you could use the Silhouette Sketch pens but I had Sharpies so I used them. I used the medium size pen holder for a fine tip Sharpie. Then I got some cute sketch specific graphics from the Silhouette store and dragged them on the page. I sent it to the Silhouette cutter and specified ‘No cut’ with the Silhouette Sketch Pen as the medium.
After I had them sketched, I didn’t unload the mat. I left it loaded and switched out the pen for the blade. Then I put some rectangles around the sketch graphics on the Silhouette program and removed the sketch graphics so they wouldn’t be cut. Then the Silhouette cut the rectangles around the graphics and voila! I had some easy gift tags.
It’s the Black Friday Silhouette Sale and now you can get an awesome deal on a Silhouette Portrait (as long as you use the code HONEYBEAR at checkout!)
It’s only $99.99 for a Portrait machine! And if you bundle it with other products you can get an even better deal.
Portrait Bundle #2
– Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99
Club Silhouette Perks!
- Free shipping on all orders over $50.00
- 10 exclusive Club Silhouette digital designs each month
- Free blade and mat right to your door 3 per year
- 10% standing discount at silhouetteamerica.com*
- Earn Club Silhouette Points for every $10.00 you spend
There are some pretty great deals on Cameos and other products as well, so definitely look into it. Now is the time to get one if you’ve been thinking about it OR if you are a loving husband and want to get one for your wife for Christmas, this would make a most awesome gift. Just be sure to use the code HONEYBEAR at checkout to get these deals! These deals run until Dec 8th 11:59 pm.