Friday, January 13, 2012

Silhouette Tutorial

Hi everyone!
Yesterday I promised I'd be back with a Project Life update but I'm having some issues getting decent photos. Maybe I'll show it next week along with Week 2.
I did, however, figure out how to put together a video tutorial! Yay! I have a few ideas in mind for helping out new Silhouette users with building custom shapes. There are a lot of really great images in the Silhouette store so my goal is to help you save your money for the really good shapes by building your own basics.
Today's video is about how to create your own borders. A few days ago, I posted a page that used a large scallop border:

I made that really quickly with just a few circles in Silhouette. Here's my super quick video tutorial (it's best viewed full screen):
I hope that makes you see your basic shapes in a new way and that you'll experiment with borders yourself. Why buy these basics when you can make them yourself? =)
Let me know if you found this video helpful, had trouble viewing, or if you have any ideas for things you want to learn how to do!


  1. Awesome tutorial Ashley. Thank you so much xxx

  2. Really great tutorial! I have to try this out. Thanks you!

  3. Oh dear... someone's not happy with the hair cut. I've been there and done that with my son too. Love what you've done with the layout too! :)