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Hybrid Card Silhoutte Cameo Tutorial, Sale and More Freebie!

It’s officially May! It feels like I have been out of the loop for the past couple of months. I feel so alive to be blogging today and sharing you some wonderful news happening this week. I’m pretty sure you know that we are celebrating {inter}National Scrapbooking Day and therefore, we have some amazing things prepared to you so make sure you read through – because this will be a long post.




Hybrid creative team member Cassie has prepared a great Mother’s Day card tutorial below using this collection.


Hi!  This is Cassie and I am excited to share with you how I create my hybrid items using digital kits from Mye De Leon.  I love using my Silhouette Cameo to create fun hybrid projects and their print & cut feature makes this so simple.  Today I am going to show you how I made a Mother’s Day card using the new You are My Sunshine kit by Mye De Leon that is available at Pixels & Company.

Step 1: I started by opening two shapes in my Silhouette Studio.  The first is called Fancy Frame with Mat and the other one is a Mother’s Day saying.  Both of these shapes are available in the Silhouette Studio Store.

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Step 2: I want to turn the mat of the frame into a card.  To do that first I will ungroup the frame and mat by clicking on the ungroup button on the bottom toolbar.

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Step 3: Now select the bottom shape (the mat) and select the replicate tools (the circles icon on the top right toolbar).  Then click on the “Mirror Right” option.  This will give you two shapes.  Then with the new mat selected use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move it until the two mats are overlapping slightly.

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Step 4:  Next you will need to select both mats and then click the weld button at the bottom of the screen.  This will make it into one shape.

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Step 5:  To fill the shapes with patterned paper, you just drag and drop.  I will first make the Silhouette Studio software smaller, but I still need to see the shapes.  I will also open the file holding the digital supplies that I want to use.  You will then click on the paper and drag it over the shape.  You want to hold it there until the shape fills.

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Step 6:  You can use this same technique to import other digital Elements that you want to include.  Just drag them to a blank area in the Silhouette Studio Software.

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Step 7:  If you added Elements, you will now need to create cut lines.  The easiest way to do this is using the trace feature.  First select the trace option on the top right toolbar.  Then you will click the “Select Trace Area” and draw a square around one shape at a time.  Then adjust the “High Pass Filter” and the “Threshold” until you fill as much of the shape without the extra yellow touching.  Don’t worry you can adjust the extra later.

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Step 8: Now click the “Trace” option.  You will see extra cut lines.  Now, right click and select “Release Compound Path” .  You then want to move the design out of the way and select each extra cut area and either push the delete button on your keyboard or right click and select Delete.

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Step 9: Complete steps 7 & 8 for any additional shapes you added.

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Step 10:  Now you will need to get everything ready to print.  First go up and click the page options on the top right toolbar and select the paper size to 8.5 x11 and landscape.

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Step 11:  Next you will select the Registration Mark Window on the top right toolbar and select “Show Reg Marks”.  You need these so the machine can cut out the shapes.

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Step 12: Now move the shapes around until they fit onto the cutting mat.  You might need to print and cut more than once, if the shapes don’t fit, then move them to the side until later.  Once your shapes are in place, click the print button on the top left.

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Step 13: Once the first page is printed you will send it to the Silhouette to Cut.  I use the cardstock settings.

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Step 14: Repeat steps 12 & 13 until everything has been printed and cut out.

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Step 15: Assemble your card.

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And that’s about all of it. Happy iNSD to you and have fun shopping and creating! Xoxo

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  8. kait

    May 1st, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial (and letter).

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  11. Shay

    May 1st, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Such a great tutorial…love hybrid. Your contribution to the blog hop kit is sure to be beautiful. Thank you!

  12. Katherine B

    May 1st, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Myyeeee! I LOVE your products! Seriously! Like, big fat HUGE LOVE! And I love the tutorial you shared! <3

  13. eve

    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:49 am

    thank you for the great tutorial and the letter!

  14. Natalia

    May 2nd, 2013 at 11:46 am

    This was an amazing tutorial. I’ve been looking for one for ages. I think I may be able to use the same set up with my Xyron Wishblade. At least I hope, otherwise I will be buying yet another machine!

  15. lea

    May 2nd, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing your time and talent!

  16. Marg

    May 2nd, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I enjoyed seeing how you work with digital images. thanks for the tutorial.

  17. Liz

    May 2nd, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks so much for the tutorial and you contribution to the kit. Maybe someday I will get a Silhouette – it’s on my wish list.

  18. Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever

    May 4th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    “O” my goodness Mye! Your designs are always so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks oodles for your contribution to Pixels and Company’s iNSD celebration! XO

  19. Trista

    May 5th, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    WOW! What an amazing tutorial. Thank you so much for the beautiful collab!!

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  21. Heather Morgan

    May 14th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I got a Siloutte over a year ago, but I haven’t had much time to figure it out and use it. Maybe I’ll put it to work this summer. Thanks for the free kit too.

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