Latte Love!

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I know, Valentine’s Day was a long time ago, but cute is always in season.

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And who doesn’t love a sweet little latte?

 I changed up the colors on this Latte Love pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. I love the brights on the black!

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Not that the black was fun to stitch on – it wasn’t. But the way the colors pop is definitely worth it.

Stitched on 14 count black Aida with DMC threads.

Me and my Silhouette Cameo

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My parents are AWESOME. They got this baby for me for my birthday. I am SO EXCITED about all the things I’ve done with it and the things I’ve yet to try or dream up.

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For anyone who doesn’t know about the Silhouette – it’s basically a printer with a multi-directional blade instead of an ink cartridge. It cuts paper and cardstock and vinyl and even fabric (with the right attachments)! 

So the first thing I did was thank them for the gift. Using… the gift.

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Then I made a Valentine’s Day card using this free downloadable cut file from Under A Cherry Tree. I have learned so much about how to do things in the Sil software just from studying other people’s cut files. Extremely grateful to those who put their files out there for free!

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Then I decided to get really adventurous and try some vinyl! Learn from my mistakes. DO NOT TRY THIS WITHOUT TRANSFER PAPER. This was a ridiculous mess, but I’m happy with how it ultimately turned out! A friend gave me a transfer paper tip that I’ve used since and I’ll share the next time I talk about vinyl. It will be soon, I promise!

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Pretty cute, right?