Thursday 17 September 2015

Silhouette Cameo Mini Album with Quotes & Rhinestones

Hello Friends,

I promised you all yesterday that I'd share with you a little mini-album I've made for Silhouette UK.  I'd seen a few mini albums around like the one I've made but felt I wanted to add a curved effect, which I think has turned out pretty smart!

Keeping it simple, inside I made little pockets using one of the knife features in the Designer Edition of the Silhouette software.  You can see that the tops of the pockets have what Silhouette call a "square knife cut" design.  I think the tops look like the tops of walls on castles!

It was fun making that pocket on the right side, I decided to angle it to make it look a little different and easier to hold a tag....

I made all the tags, even though I could have easily and very cheaply purchased some from the Silhouette Design store but, I find most of the fun for me these days, is playing around with all the features Silhouette offer, making my own simple designs.   I used the Ellipse tool to make the slim oval tag and a few different techniques within the software to make the other tags.  I downloaded the quotes you see on the tags, from the Silhouette Design store, which I drew using a pen tool in stead of a blade in my Silhouette Cameo.

To finish my little album off I made a simple belly band, by cutting a strip of black card on my trimmer (yes you did read that right, a paper trimmer!), which I decorated with the flower and leaf decorated with Rhinestones, all cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

Here is a closer look at the flower and leaf.  I downloaded the basic leaf shape from the Silhouette Design store. To make it sturdier (to stand up well on the tv), I used the "Offset" feature to make a leaf shape mat for it to sit on.  There were flowers included in the Starter Kit, but again I wanted to play around and try and make my own.....quite successfully, I might add ;)!

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed making and designing this project.  Of course, I've saved all the files and can easily and quite quickly make another!

One word of advice from me would be that if you decide to purchase the Rhinestone Starter kit, it would be a good idea to purchase some of the extra Rhinestones that are sold, at the same time, in all the sizes.  In the starter kit there are only the "10ss" size and most of the designs need three sizes of Rhinestones!

Here are the links you'll need to purchase what I've used...

Rhinestone Leaf
Life is good quote
She turned her quote
Do small things quote
Live, Love, Laugh quote

Rhinestone Kit and Accessories - don't forget to order some extra Rhinestones in all the sizes ;)!

I hope you like my little "Rhinestone Quotes" mini album, if you do, please leave me a comment below and let me know, thanks.

Thanks for stopping by again today to take a look at what is turning out to be a Rhinestone marathon for Silhouette UK!

Happy Silhouetting.....

Carole x


  1. Oh wow that's fantastic!!!!! I love it and love the curves too! The castle is very effective x

  2. What a busy girl you've been. Love the mini albums, and the curves make it stand out from the crowd.

  3. Love the mini album you made.Do you sell any of your files?
    Have a great day.
    Blessings Jocelan