“Hello Friend” Card
First Cut

“Hello Friend” Card

Here’s an idea for a simple but fabulous card for a friend!

I used a circle border and welded it together to make three rows of circles. (You can find out more about welding here.)  Those empty circles made a great “home” for all of the embellishment that I wanted to add!

I filled the spaces with some enamel dots and buttons.  I added those sparkly sequins using a bit of double-sided adhesive and some of our new glitter colors!  Last but not least, a print and cut label for my sentiment and this card was basically finished.  I love when projects come together easily, but still pack a punch!



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  1. I won’t have my Cameo for another few weeks, but I’ve been playing with the software. Can I submit something even if it hasn’t actually been cut yet?

    1. Sure! Send me a screenshot of your creations!

  2. Hi, this is my first attempt at making a card based on you sketch. I’m a beginner and learning so much from this blog. Thank you.



    1. I love it with the hexagons and different shapes! Great job!

    1. Love it. Your dog is so cute

    2. That is awesome Sandy! I love how you filled your circles!

  3. I am having trouble with welding the circle border even after watching the video. I arrange the circles so they are over lapping and select them both. However when I press weld the smaller centre circles disappear. I am doing something wrong and would love some help. Thanks

    1. Nicole – Before welding, try making the circles a compound path. You can do this by right clicking on your mouse, and then choosing “make compound path”. I hope that solves your problem!

    2. Thanks Jen. It worked. Such a simple solution. I really appreciate your help.

  4. I absolutely love how you put the embellishments in each of your circles (I will be using this idea in the future…..ty)
    I played along this week with your sketch using the freebie shape.

    thanks for the inspiration. Penny

    1. Very cute, Penny!

    1. What a fun birthday card! Thanks for sharing!

  5. That’s What Che Said sent me. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win because I have a list of projects that I want to do, not-to-mention all of the ways I could use this in my classroom.

  6. Great composition on the Hello Friend card. Love the kraft as a base.

  7. Love the Hello Friends cards. Hope I win the giveaway so I can give it a try!

  8. I have sorted out the problems I had been having with Blogger so have been able to post a card made interpreting the design sketch. It is the first time I have played along with your sketch challenge, so I hope you like it!
    The link to my blog-post is here.

    1. Pretty! I love the white-on-white look!

  9. I got my Silhouette last week and never thought it would be so much fun!!! Think I’ll be writing a blog series about getting to know my new BF – fun, fun, FUN. You can have a look at what I did here: http://playasugo.blogspot.com/2013/08/playing-with-glasses.html
    Love and Sunshine from Sunny South Africa.

    1. I love the idea of making vases out of extra cups! Cute!

  10. Since the bundles expire – can you post what the various shapes used are? I added them to my cart in the Silhouette store, but they disappeared, and now I can’t remember what they were called.

    1. Jen – I usually update the blog post once the bundle expires – forgot this time! Thanks for the reminder! You can find the shapes listed at the bottom of the post now!

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