Cricut and Silhouette Cameo Team Up for a Recipe Card – Texas Caviar

Another 6″ by 6″ vignette for the recipe card swap.  The theme for this round was 4th of July.  I used Cricut’s “Yee Haw” cow girl as the focal point and substituted a hand cut tortilla chip for her hat.  The bowl (formerly of popcorn) is from the Silhouette Online Store.  I used the Silhouette Designer Edition software to cut the five-pointed star in blue gingham and then add more cut lines to the star cut and split the red patterned paper points in half for a little extra dimension and color.  I simply added the red pieces directly over the top of the blue gingham points.

Texas Caviar Recipe Page

I used Copics to add the color for the Texas caviar (black beans, black-eyed peas, red and green peppers, and shoe peg corn) and added a second hand-cut tortilla chip.  Silhouette’s Print and Cut capability was key to making the recipe title label, and the Cricut Craft Room was instrumental in hiding contours on the cow girl.  When working with small pieces, I generally “hide” the eyes and mouth as it is simply easier to draw them in.

The ground was also hand cut.  Using scissors, just cut a wavy line about a half-inch up from the end of a six-inch wide paper strip.  Next, cut a straight line across about a half-inch above the wavy edge.  You will have two “ground” pieces and it is simpler and easier than using a machine.

8 thoughts on “Cricut and Silhouette Cameo Team Up for a Recipe Card – Texas Caviar

  1. This is so clever! I love the way you always come up with he perfect tie-in to the recipe using some fun character! The cowgirl with the giant chip, the Texas Star, both to illustrate the dish, are just too much fun! And then to have to also tie in a holiday?? Holy cow! You picked the perfect palette, and again, the star is perfect to do that! I won’t even mention that you made a paper version of TX Caviar!! Fun as always!!

  2. Well Nadia stole my eloquent words, so I’m going with ditto to Nadia. 😉 Seriously, cute, my friend….as always. I always love what you do with these….tiny masterpieces that make my day!

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