Fall Lovin October Silhouette Challenge

Monday, October 13, 2014

     This month the theme for the October Silhouette Challenge is Fall! I chose
 5 different shades of +Bazzill Basics Paper card stock: on sale for 59 cents at  +Michaels Stores
 One group of leaf shapes from the +Silhouette America Store:  99 cents.
 One wreath Stand from +Decor Steals:  (previous purchase)
 The leaves I wanted to cut out from my Silhouette library
Silhouette screen, Leaves, Cut set up, Red, Blue, Dragonfly & Lily Pads

I selected the cut settings according to the directions. I did decide to set double cut and instead of setting the blade to 4, I set it  to 5 since I used high quality cardstock. I left the remaining settings as they were programed.
Red Silhouette Fall cut leaves, weeded, 12 X 12 Silhouette Low tack cutting mat
I wanted crisp clean edges. As you can see these changes gave me my desired effect. The Low Tack cutting mat helped with the speed of the project as well as keeping the paper from curling.
Silhouette Stencil of fall leaves, Red,  Orange shades, Modge Podge Pumpkins
The remaining paper can be used for stencils, Table mats, or cut into shapes and added to other paper projects. A sample project would be a greeting card, scrapbooking, spraying fabric or tracing shapes to make a design. I love when nothing goes to waste! :) The +Mod Podge Pumpkins will be featured on the Live Creatively Inspired blog post this Wednesday.
Fall Stencil of Silhouette Cuts, Orange, Leaves Modge Podge Pumpkin, Shabby brown table.
                 The Shabby Table lends itself well to the texture of the leaf.
Collage, Silhouette Fall Wreath, Scarecrow, Silhouette Cameo machine cutting Red Bazzill card stock, close-up ppf Fall color leaf wreath
                       Extending a Warm Welcome to my Harvest Home!
Close up of Cricket, Golden Retriever, Fall silhouette wreath, modge podge pumpkins, scarecrow, Fall Welcome decor, handmade on Shabby table
                                   Cricket Lovin' the Fall October Decor!
I am filled with anticipation this month as this marks my One Year Blogiversary! This year has been amazing, toppling my goals one by one, making friends, learning, growing and teaching a few tips too. The Silhouette Challenge group was the first group, that I joined as a blogger. In a few short moments of chatting, with this machine driven group, I knew I was in the right place. I felt welcomed and at ease to ask any question about the group, or my +Silhouette America Cameo. They have definitely brought me to my "A" game. The group is there for moral support, answers to how the machine operates, and my favorite font questions. Thank you to each one of you for helping me become better at building my dream.
   Until next time,
~ Let Your Creative Spirit Dance ~
Karen Marie
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Please Welcome;
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! Paper Rosette Fall Wreath Hello Fall Sign Halloween Paper Bag Luminaries Spooky Mantle Ghost Town Dollar Store Placemat Jack O' Lantern Copper and Paper Embellished Pumpkins Ugly Sweater Wineglass Charms DIY Fall Leave Paper Wreath Starry Pumpkin Burlap & BOO Halloween Wreath Fall Paper Petals Fall Leaves Favor Tags 15 Minute Customized Halloween Buckets Gravestone Treat Bags with Free Cut File Beware of Zombies Halloween Shadow Box Welcome Sign Vampire Bat Specimen Boo-tiful Halloween Treats Little Turkey No Sew Thanksgiving Onesie Frozen Halloween Treats & Free Printable Fall Leaf Keychain Fall Lovin October Silhouette Challenge Punny #Hashtag Halloween Costume Still Falling For You Card DIY Etched Leaf Coasters
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Unknown said...

Great Job Karen! Loving all of the fall colors!!

Meredith @ unOriginal Mom said...

What a lovely wreath, Joyce! So simple, but the colors capture the essence of fall. And congrats on the 1 year anniversary...the first of many I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen. I love your wreath. Your color selection for the paper was great. I have custom settings for bazill cardstock too.

Helen Gullett said...

Karen, your Fall decorations are so cute!! That pumpkin is pretty covered with leaves. Great project :)

Karen Marie said...

Holly McCall,
thank you for your sweet compliment. It is amazing what you can do with 5 sheets of paper and Silhouette Cameo machine.
Karen Marie

Karen Marie said...

Meredith @ unOriginal Mom,
Thank you for the Sweet comment. I am sure there will be many more years of Blogiversaries with the support of people like you.
Karen Marie

Karen Marie said...

Kelly Of Simply Kelly Designs,
Thank you for noticing my color selection. Love my Bazzill paper. What other papers do you like?
Karen Marie

Karen Marie said...

Helen Gullett,
I am glad you liked my decorations for fall. The Pumpkin project will be on the link from LCI on the post tomorrow morning. Please stop by it is a collaborative blog I work with too.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Unknown said...

I really appreciate this post. I have so many ideas for my Silhouette but really struggle figuring it all out. Any help is appreciated. The wreath is so cute!

Karen Marie said...

You are welcome to ask me anytime. I will email you my contact information to make it easy. I love my Silhouette Cameo and have created gifts, decorations, and personalized many different items too. Thank you for your sweet compliment. You made my day.
Have a creative day,
Karen Marie