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Silhouettes lend themselves beautifully to all kinds of paper goods. I love making them into personalized cards. I prefer to leave the silhouettes in black, and use some color for the type. A colored envelope is a nice touch. I'm a big fan of thank you notes, and personalized ones with Bee's silhouette were perfect for Bee's birthday party.

A family of silhouettes makes a nice notecard. I'm hoping to send a set of these to my brothers and sisters when their birthdays come around. (Get ready, little brother!)

A cute anniversary card can be made by printing two silhouettes on a gatefold card. This one opens up to a heart that says "Happy Anniversary!"

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Oh I just love the silo kids thank you card! Do you know anywhere that sells something like that... I just don't think I'm talented enough on the computer to make that myself:) What a great idea though.

03.26.2010 | Unregistered Commenterchelsea

i am loving this....very nice...

03.26.2010 | Unregistered Commenterhandmadecharlotte

Look who came to visit my coffee in honor of silo week!

03.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeren

Those Hellewells make some good lookin' silos! Carrie's is the best!

03.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJayna

LOVE SILHOUETTES - these are too adorable!

03.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelen Guzman

I love all of these, you are so creative! One question - I've seen this heart in a bunch of your posts, where did you get it? Did you make it in Illustrator? thanks!

03.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

bhr: you are too cool. absolute genius. i love it all. thanks for this fun week of silos. wish i had your skills to go along with the lessons!

03.27.2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie tabb

I was overwhelmed by your creativity several posts ago; but this series on silo's is just too much. You are too talented for words. Please open a shop so we can shop it!

03.27.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDestiny D

i'm so impressed with your attention to detail and creativity! All of your silo ideas are perfect.

03.27.2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Your brother must be pretty special to get such a great present.

03.28.2010 | Unregistered CommenterSmurf Walkman

LOVE. Would you consider selling sets? I'd love to order some for my brood!!!!

03.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterseleta

Thank you for all the great ideas this week! Question: how do you print? If at home, what kind of printer, and where do you get the paper? Or, do you use a professional? How do you find a good printer for small runs? I've tried making all sorts of cute paper goods for myself and family, but things seem to fall apart during printing! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

03.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

These continue to be fantastic! What a wonderful theme!

these are beautiful! what a clever anniversary card idea....thanks for posting.

03.29.2010 | Unregistered Commenterselena

I adore everything that you have done with these! I was so inspired by your stuff that I wrote a blog post that links to you a lot, and I featured your family tree (I hope that's okay!) Feel free to check it out, and let me know if you want me to take anything down. Thanks!


03.31.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

These are incredible. Genius.

03.31.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLasso the Moon

- these are too adorable!

04.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaby Bedding

The personalized stationary is a GREAT idea! So clever. I think this is an awesome idea of finding different ways to use the silhouettes. :)

04.5.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

what a simple and lovely anniversary card. i love that idea.

04.6.2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrooke

These are fabulous! I never would have thought to do this, but I'm in love! TFS!

04.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Moore

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