I cannot believe that my baby is turning 1!! It has been amazing to watch her grow and change this past year. I didn’t really know for sure if we were going to have the big party with a smash cake and all the festivities, or if it was just going to be a simple celebration with just the 3 of us. But, some family members decided that they would be able to make a trip from out of town to come so I decided we better PART-AAA!!!
First things first, I need to get the invitations out. A couple years ago I got a Silhouette Cameo and I absolutely love it, I have used it waaaaayyy to many times to count and it really is a great product. I found this really cute invitation at this etsy shop, and used that as inspiration to create my own invits.
You can purchase your shapes one at a time through the online store, but they also offer a yearly subscription for as low as $10 a month I think. If you think you will be using a lot of shapes from the online Silhouette store I think it is a good value to get a subscription. Last year I got a subscription and bought a lot of shapes that I can use for multiple projects. This year I have not signed up for a subscription but I felt it was really helpful last year. One thing that I really like about the Silhouette Cameo is when you add a regular cut design to your project you can change the color of it which means they are completely customizable. This software takes a little bit of getting used to but once you play around with it it is fun to see what you can create.
If I am working on a project that needs to be printed, such as these invitation, I save the finished project as a PDF. To do that, hit the print button. Once the print box comes up look for a place that says print as PDF, this will allow you to save the image as a PDF. I always take projects that I need printed to a office printing store for printing, it turns out better than what my printer can do. After I save my project as a PDF I usually put it on my jump drive to take to the printing store.
This is a screen shot of what the invitations look like. I ended up doing 4 invitations per page, these fit nicely in an A5 envelope.
Here is the invitation all printed out. I did write a short note on the back saying we will be having a BBQ and Photo Booth, which I am super excited about!!!! More on that to come soon. I did blur out our address, I guess I don’t need the whole world knowing where my house is