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Oct 28, 2011

New Silhouette Cameo - Halloween Treats

I know Halloween is right around the corner, but it's felt like Christmas lately in the Campbell household!  And that, my friends, is because I am the proud owner of the new Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine!!!

I've only had the Cameo in my hot little hands for a few days, but I am already head-over-heels in love with this thing!  I am going to be doing a complete review on this die cutter really soon, but for now, I wanted to show you a project I whipped out this morning.

I was doing a little blog surfing this morning and came upon a really fun tutorial by my fellow Go-to Gal Betsy Veldman.  She is such a clever little thing & today she made adorable treat cones made from a die by Papertrey Ink.  Well... I don't happen to own this particular die & I really wanted to try out Betsy's idea... and that's when the lightbulb came on!  With my new Silhouette machine, I can design and create my own die cut shapes!

So... here's what I did:  I opened my Silhouette software (it's a free download) and pulled in a decorative journaling image that I had downloaded from Two Peas. (the teal image on the top left)

To create my cone die cut, I used just the top of the journaling image & drew lines to create the shape that I wanted.  Then I turned the image on its side to best fit on my cutting mat. You can see what my finished image looked like below:

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I used the same journaling image to create my "treats" panel.  I added text to the inside & cut onto black cardstock.  I cut a second journaling image (stretched it a bit to enlarge) from orange cardstock & added glitter.

The spiderweb is a file that came standard with my Silhouette software!  Most files are 99 cents, but there are a lot of files built into the program to get you started.  I re-sized a couple of spiderwebs and cut them out of cream patterned paper.  I am so amazed at how EASY this machine is to use!

I love that you can use your own fonts to create die cut words!  The word "treats" is from the font AR Christy & can be downloaded for free HERE.

 I punched a slit in the top of the cone & tied on a bit of tulle.  Now I just need to fill up my treat cone with Halloween goodies & hang it on the door!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I have a feeling there will be many more Silhouette tutorials to come!  :)


  1. what a fun idea..thanks for sharing..

  2. What a fun and fabulous project! Great work.

  3. This is gorgeous! Congrats on your new toy & I can't wait to see what else you make with it. (P.S. Santa, are you listening?) heehee

  4. that's awesome ... looking forward to your review! :)

  5. this idea is so fun and cute. i love it!

  6. I am thrilled you have a Silouette machine. I have the older machine, absolutely love it, love how it allows you to create your own designs, sizes, edit existing designs, use hundreds of cute fonts... YOU are my "go-to person for creative inspiration, so I'm excited to see what you do with it.

  7. OH MY! I love this treat cone--and what a fabulous tutorial! I LOOOOOOOOOVE your design--beautiful! LOVE the way the tag behind the sentiment is glittery!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) You amaze me, Julie!

  8. Awesome tag project!
    Trisha H


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