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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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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!

04.13.2010 | Unregistered Commenterlurex

There is a wonderful book review in April, 2010 World of Interiors on Silhouette: The Art of the Shadow by Emma Rutherford. Thought of you and your silouettes, which I love by the way. Check out this book.

This is such a great idea that I posted it on my blog-


thanks for sharing!

05.11.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Jones

Really loving the anniversary card! In my wildest dream, my husband would make me one. Perhaps I will just make him one instead.

05.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeigha

I love these! So simple but wonderful. They make the perfect elegant stationary. I just posted and linked back to you...


05.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Love that idea of the silhouettes of the entire family as a postcard! Thanks for sharing!

06.21.2010 | Unregistered CommenterBCOME

I am absolutely in love with the Happy Anniversary card at the bottom!

07.12.2010 | Unregistered Commentertrailers for sale

Wow! What a great idea and so personalized! Love it so much!
Thanks for sharing!

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