After months of collecting dust, I’ve finally found my groove with my Silhouette Cameo and have loved busting out the holiday crafts with it over the last few weeks.
Behold, my latest!
These Star Wars Snowflakes are designed each year by Anthony Herrera Designs (he also has Frozen and Guardians of the Galaxy!), and are available as free downloads for anyone who’d like to try their hand at making them. He offers tutorials on how to cut them out by hand with an Xacto knife.
Since I have a fancy paper-cutting machine, though, and since there’s no way I’d be patient enough to cut these out by hand, I took the images of each (like this) snowflake and saved them to my computer. Then I imported them into my Silhouette Studio library.
(Gonna try a little Silhouette Cameo tutorial here since a few of you have asked for it. I am NO expert, though.)
From here, just open a new file, drag the image into the file, then size it to how big you want it. I was able to get 4 from each 12×12 sheet of cardstock.
Then I clicked on the Trace icon in the upper right menu (the yellow icon with what looks like a green butterfly in the middle). Select the area you want to trace, which should be a square around the entirety of the snowflake design. Next, UNCLICK High Pass Filter, and move your Threshold over to about 96 for super clean edges.
Click on the design and delete the original image. You should end up with something like this.
Now, I’m sure there’s a way to remove that square around the image, but it didn’t affect my snowflakes and actually made it easier to peel each one away from the mat, so I left it. (And also I have no idea how to remove it.)
Just repeat that process for all the snowflakes. Then send to your device to be cut. I went with the basic cardstock settings.
These are in Kendall’s room, and of course now I must make some Frozen ones for Leyna. Because THAT’S NOT FAIR, MOM.
And now for more AWESOME. This is, honestly, way more awesome than the snowflakes, in my opinion.
Check out this beauty of a Yoda tulle wreath from Fiddle Dee Me! Click on over to her site for full details.