Thursday, March 20, 2014

DIY: Photo Mats Using Silhouette

I have finally had some opportunities to start messing around with my Silhouette , which I got for Christmas (thanks Mom!).  One thing I am terrible at is cutting in a straight line, which is a handy skill to have, but luckily the Silhouette takes away the need for the skill!  I used my Silhouette to create these photo mats out of scrapbook paper for some quotes I am framing and using in Baby B's nursery.

Creating this look was super easy.  I first plugged in the outer rectangle measurements in my Silhouette software, and then added in another smaller rectangle using the measurements of the size of my printable.  I sent this super cute paper through the machine, and voila, a perfectly cut and shaped photo mat!  This is a quote I personally love for obvious reasons, so I typed it out in Microsoft Publisher and printed it on regular white paper.  Boring on its own, but when you add in the mat, super cute!

These darling printables I downloaded for free here.   Again, printed them on regular white paper.  They were cute on their own, but they needed the mat in order to fill the frames I had purchased (from Ikea).  I used the same process as the first time around, this time cutting two mats.  Added them into the frames, and suddenly, super cute and ready to hang signs!

It was a little tricky at first to get the mats to lay flat, but once I put the whole thing together, everything stayed in place perfectly.  I am excited to be finishing up some of the decor elements I will be using in the nursery, but at the same time anxious to put it all together.  Hopefully we can get some of the bigger items checked off our To Do list soon so the fun stuff can begin!

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