I haven’t had Polly (My Silhouette Machine) for a year yet, and it is no secret I love using this machine.  Since I’m relatively new to using it I thought I would share how a relative newbie used the Silhouette machine to make a simple Christmas card this year.  There is such a variety of ways one can use the designs from the Silhouette library and the one I used today was a design that came with my machine either when I originally purchased it or when I purchased the Sketch pen package.  Some designs always accompany your purchase to get you started.  So here is how I got started with mine.


First, I will show you how I made this simple yet elegant Christmas card using my Silhouette cutting machine, the snowflake design, kraft card stock paper and my Zig Clear Glitter Pen to add some sparkle.

Christmas card craftI found the designs I wanted to try out in the Silhouette library.  As I said earlier these designs came with the app when I bought the machine.  You can always buy a design from the library but make sure to check the license type when you purchase especially if you have plans of selling your design.  Because I’m just learning I’m just going to play with the designs already included.

Designs from the Silhouette library I used to make the Christmas cards

I decided on this type of design.  You can play with placement and size to fit the card size you desire.  I added some red glitter to fill in the font and the snowflake design. I’m not cutting this one out, I’m going to print it out onto kraft cardstock paper. When I printed I did select best print quality and I print on an HP 6600 Inkjet printer.


Here is what it looks like printed out.  To add some more sparkle which is hard to see in the photos I did use a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to go over the words and the red parts of the snowflake.  I also added some red glitter washi tape to finish the card.  I have green washi as well so I think I might try making green ones as well.



Does anyone love to decorate their Christmas card envelopes as well? Here is a free printable PDF of My Merry and Bright Envelope Glitter Circles.  You simply print onto sticker paper and then cut out and place on the back of the envelopes.  *For Personal Use Only*

Merry and Bright Envelope PDF Printable 


Christmas Envelope Stickers PDF


And if you really like stickers and are interested in joining the Adalinc to Life Monthly Newsletter you will gain access to the current set of Christmas stickers plus all the other ones I have created in the past only for the exclusive members to Adalinc to Life.  You will find the sign up below this post or in the sidebar.

Also, check out my DIY Stencil Desk Accessory that I also created using my Silhouette.


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Bonnie Dani

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