A Cut Above with Silhouette Cameo

I have a bunch of cards to share today from my “A Cut Above” class. We started Silhouette Cameo mid-last week and there have been so many fun techniques to learn for it.

First, for the Part 2 Day 1 class, we learnt Silhouette basics. I knew this part already but was good to see that my uses of the Cameo are mostly standard šŸ™‚ We did get an amazing free download from Ali Edwards Ā for some beautiful sentiment cutouts.

Here is my card using one of the sentiments from the download:

Cardstock: PTI kraft
Accessories: Prima roses
Tools: Silhouette Cameo
Cutting file: Ali Edwards sentiments download from A Cut Above class

Part 2 Day 2 had some fun welding, shaped card and grouping/ungrouping techniques to cut efficiently. Since I have already made plenty of shaped cards with my Cameo and blogged about them too, I decided to try some of the other techniques in the class. I used grouping/ungrouping for the sentiment here.

Here is my card for Day 2:

Cardstock: PTI rustic cream, Polka-dotted red cardstock from Michaels, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for sentiment, Simple Sentiments Fabulous patterned paper
Accessories: Black pearls, Fabric heart stickers
Tools: Silhouette Cameo
Inks: Copics
Cutting file: Ali Edwards sentiments download from A Cut Above class, Assorted Lace Backgrounds

Part 2 Day 3 was cutting materials other than paper with the Cameo. I still have to work on my project for this day but plan to get to it during this week.

Part 2 Day 4 was print-and-cut. Again another thing to work on this week/weekend!

Part 2 Day 5 (Woohoo I finally caught up! … sort of) was today and it was about jazzing up Silhouette diecuts. I used Puzzle Piecing to make my card. Here it is:

Cardstock: PTI rustic cream, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for sentiment and background, MME Miss Caroline Plank paper
Accessories: Baker’s twine, 3D stickers from my stash
Inks: Distress inks, PTI True Black
Tools: Silhouette Cameo
Stamp: PTI sentiment from Happy Trails
Cutting file: Ali Edwards sentiments download from A Cut Above class,Ā Assorted Lace Backgrounds

This card above uses the negative pieces of the diecut in the card above it. I have a little tip of my own to share here. I didn’t really want to make the whole panel sticky here but I didn’t want to individually piece together everything either.

So what I did was to put 2-3 drops of liquid glue on each little piece while it was on the Silhouette mat and then put down the panel over it. Positioning the panel was easy because the mat has a grid on it. Here are some pics showing what I did:

Mat with cut pattern before transferring it on the card panel
Mat with panel behind cut pattern to transfer it on

Hope you enjoyed my cards! Keep checking in because I’ll have some more to showcase from all the cool techniques we are learning in class.


  1. Winnie

    Awesome pieces Chaitali. I took part in Part I, but don’t have that machine for part two..Maybe someday! Love the mask! I so enjoy these classes. I signed up for Julie Ebersole’s class for next week.


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