“Be Cool, Stay Cool” Skinny Card
First Cut

“Be Cool, Stay Cool” Skinny Card

The finished  card project measures  3.5″ x 6.5″ and I love the size!

I used a combination of cardstock, patterned paper, and stamping to complete this project.  Have you tried the new stamping material yet? I love how easy it is to customize everything I make!


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  1. Jen, please, please tell me how you got your sentiments to cut out so well!? I have given up trying to make my silhouette cameo do this ( bought last Oct). It just makes a mess of the letters and I am fed up!

    Have talked to tech support and they just reaffirm that it is more for large layout lettering and not for cards!

    1. I usually print my sentiments if they very intricate and are smaller than half an inch. Are you welding your letters before cutting?

  2. Mary, what kind of paper do you use? I like to cut smooth paper for this kind of sentiment. When my cameo is not cooperating or if the shape is too intricate, I like to cut it in vinyl and use transfer tape to my paper. Also, try lowering the speed on your machine before cutting. (Media: textured cardstock/speed: 2/thickness: 33)

    You can see how I did it here on my blog: http://www.craftinginthenight.com

  3. Hey. Love the card you made. I made a card this afternoon based on the sketch. I love that mine is simple and made it during my son;s nap time, with time to spare. Thank you so much for sharing all your projects!

    My card: http://pinterest.com/pin/54535845460797957/


    1. So cute!

    2. Your card is so cute! Did you get the sunglasses from the silhouette store?

  4. Yikes!! Can you help me remember how to get the sketch onto my desktop so
    I can save it to my DE Library please? Is there a download button I have missed?? I did it once, but have forgotten!! I love this sketch. Thank you

    1. Gina – Just click on the sketch and then right-click>save as and save it to your desktop! Hope that refreshes your memory!

  5. Love your card – so cool! 🙂

  6. I’m on a MAC, how did you do the duplicates of the pennant shapes, placing them individually? TIA!

    1. I’m not sure exactly what you mean, but if you are asking how I clicked and dragged another copy of the image, you can do this on a MAC by holding down the option key and clicking on the shape and dragging it. Hope that helps!

  7. Very trendy – LOVE it 🙂

  8. very fun Jen – thanks for sharing.
    Sandra ltb

  9. thanks for sharing! I love that you did a video tutorial!! My 7 year old boy watched it with me and really wants to help me make it now! 🙂

    1. How fun! Please share if you do!

  10. This is Mary George again. I am the first comment on here asking for some help on getting sentiments to cut out so good as yours did. I thought perhaps you skipped my question since I got no reply? Can you advise me?

    1. Mary – I used a the solid “B” side of a patterned paper. The paper is a little bit thinner which provides for a better cut. I also suggest making sure your blade is sharp and your mat is sticky!

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