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Badge-A-Minit with Silhouette Cameo

I have a closet full of Badge A Minit parts and a couple of presses. I don’t make many because I dislike cutting out the little circles. I have one of their circle cutters. It is inaccurate, cuts up the designs, and sometimes my fingers. So I was thinking, they sell a cutting machine for $229 that only cuts circles. Ah Ha! My Silhouette Cameo will print and cut the circles a sheet at a time! And it costs about the same, but does so much more!

 

Don’t get me wrong, Making the badges and buttons is fun. But watching the Cameo make the designs is over the top!
And the Badge A Minit starter kit is very reasonable.

badges-GBA

Jerry

First cuts with Cameo.

Sheryl Crow said “The first cut is the deepest!”
But for me, it didn’t cut too deep. In fact, it did not cut at all.
I was doing a simple project as suggested in my handy beginner’s book by Melissa over at Silhouette School Blog. She gave very good instructions. First I hit Send to printer, and nothing happened. So I used the file print menu, and the cut-n-print printed just fine. Will have to work on that.

Paper Mache Monsters and Dragons

This is just too awesome.  This post is about a technique for paper and cloth mache for making amazing creatures. The book (on the desk) by Dan Reeder of GourmetPaperMache.com is an excellent guide, and worth getting a copy or gifting one. This is the beginning of a photo essay where my daughter Lindsay and I make our own monsters.  We start by making the hands and feet out of paper, tape, and some old coat hangers.