Fun with Silhouette Cameo: Luau Themed Bridal Shower

Last fall, when I first became a Pinterest addict, I was browsing  House of Smith’s blog, and fell in love with her photo wall:

 

 

Who wouldn’t love that?!? I found her tutorial on Vinyl Decals on Glass in Frames, Photo Wall, and saw that she mentioned the Silhouette. Then I found her Large Address Subway Art for Gallery Photo Wall tutorial.   I had just ordered the decals for Sophie’s Wall shelves when I looked up to see what this “Silhouette” was. As soon as I saw the Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool, I knew right then that I needed one and added it to my mental list of must-haves. I figured if it would pay for itself after a few decals. I’d had the original Cricut Machine about 5 years back, but disliked how expensive the cartridges were each time I wanted to do something new so I ended up selling it on eBay after making a get-well card and a scrapbook.

Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool

So, in March, my friend, Robyn, had asked me to help with her sisters luau-themed bridal shower in June. of course that required a visit to Paper Source! to check out their assortment of paper to start planning a color scheme. And there in the store was the Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool! I was totally psyched to SEE the machine – even more excited when I realized I could use their software with a Mac- an option Cricut didn’t offer!

So, since my Birthday was in April, I convinced my husband to go 50/50 on the Silhouette Cameo with me!  So, I sold a few things on Craigslist, to get my half of the $$$ and my husband paid the other half. :)

I had a few custom orders from my etsy shop that I was trying to finish, so the Silhouette Cameo box sitting there was totally an incentive to finish those big orders! Then I could go hit up Paper Source for Solid Cardstock Paper .

Robyn  wanted to go with bright colors, so we decided on a color-scheme, then we started a shared board on Pinterest so she could show me ideas of what it was she was looking for. She’d pin what she liked, and then I used the Silhouette CAMEO software  to design what it was she was looking for! It was so much better then the limitations I had with the Cricut. I had a blast doing it!

Jenn Frankavitz Photography of Beverly, MA photographed the bridal shower so I’ve got some excellent photos to show of how it turned out:

Sign by 4TheLoveOfHannah on Etsy

The Bridal Shower was on a beach front house in Scituate, MA

The beverage table:

I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out signs for each beverage container:

The lemonade also got a sign:

I cut paper flowers with my I used the Silhouette CAMEO to attach to ribbons for mason jars.

The Mason Jars were wrapped with ribbon (held on by gluedots – greatest invention EVER!) and pink striped paper straws from my etsy shop – Little Free Radical on Etsy - were placed in each for the lemonade!
A great photograph Jenn Frankavitz Photography took of the straws:

A banner I also made on the Silhouette CAMEO

I decorated the napkin tin and rolled all the utensils for her as well:

I used tissue paper from Paper Source to make tissue paper pom poms:

The Bride-to-Be had a reserved sign for her chair:

Attendees got to write advice for the Bride & Groom and leave it in a bottle to be uncorked on their first anniversary

and Just Mixin Desserts made an amazing cake:
Thanks to Jenn Frankavitz Photography for such awesome photos!

My next Silhouette CAMEO projects will be a baby shower for a friend as well as my daughters birthday party!

I’m hoping to try out decals sometime soon too! :)