Hello! I have to share one of my favorite new sites to visit – Creative Market. It’s such a happy resource for finding great graphic elements from talented designers. There are weekly deals (yep and free stuff too!), templates and fonts (swoon!). Affordable too – like the little set of vintage floral goodies I just purchased from the very talented Mia Charro. Now I can play designer too! Let’s have some fun together and make some notecards. I like the postcard format – it’s flat and easy to make. Want to create your own stationery too?
- Silhouette cutting machine
- Silhouette Studio
- Cutting Mat
- Cardstock (I used a light cream)
- If you are not using the Silhouette to cut your cards, you’ll need scissors or a craft knife and ruler
- Graphic Elements (like my new vintage flowers)
- Color Printer
Step 2 – Trace the items you want to include on your card. Let me explain first – this step will allow us to crop the shapes, so that we can move them as individual pieces (as opposed to a big rectangle of images – clear as mud? Stick with me…)
Step 2b – Select Trace Outer Edge – don’t move a thing!
Step 3 – Select all your images again and be sure to include the traced images. Now, go to Object>Modify>Crop. Your images are now separated.
Step 6 – If you are using the Silhouette to cut your cardstock, select your card to be cut in the cut style window
Pair your cards up with some cute envelopes (and matching liners), and you’ve got yourself your own designer stationery set!