Earlier today found me admist a wreckage of paper & near tears. THE MAN showed up in the middle of things to boast about the new tooth bar he got for the loader on his tractor. When I explained that my 5 year old Silhouette was near to getting thrown out the door, he uttered the most romantic thing ever...
Get yourself a new one!
I have been having endless trouble getting files to cut correctly for months and today had reinstalled the software & had still ruined about eight sheets of paper....not to mention A GUY at work has a new Cameo for cutting vinyl and if I hear one more time HOW AMAZING it is.......
Thankfully the base file for this basket DID cut correctly so I could make this lovely basket! Honestly though I was just testing the cut on the world's ugliest paper so I counted my blessings and SPRAY PAINTED the whole thing purple and gold. So then I had to have a bit of a mixed media play with some mists, gold paint, and glitter.
I used a scallop that I cut from my Big Shot (that is still working!) to use in place of the really cool file Regina provided for the baskets that makes paper look like it's woven. It's a really cool file and I'm looking forward to giving it a try with my new Silly! If you want to check it out, you can find it over at THE CUTTING CAFE!
And can you see the branch that I hot glued in as a handle? I added glittery green leaves along with a pretty little purple butterfly. The file is very customizable!
My basket makes me so happy even if I was a BASKET CASE when my Silly was acting up! Counting down the days until my new one is here!