Though I don't have a Silhouette, since the file is available in jpeg and pdf, I was still able to use Word to print out the files and cut them out by hand. I used Jen Martakis' "April" digital kit for the papers and flowers (keep reading for a chance to win that kit). Here are 2 cards I made using them:
This card uses Vicky's picket fence die-cut file (enlarged a bit), Jen Martakis papers and fussy-cut daisies, a few stamps and punched butterflies.
supplies: white and gold cardstock, Jen Martakis papers and daisies, trimmed by hand, fence from Vicky's Gardening set, Hero Arts CL374 Big and Small Flowers, (flower stems and leaves) versafine onyx black ink, green cardstock, CL184 Thoughtful Messages, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, yellow cardstock, embossed with Swiss Dots folder
And my second card used everything digital, (except for the hand-cut stems and leaves), even the sentiment is part of Jen's kit The flower pots are shapes from Vicky's cut files. I just used them as patterns on the back of the papers, and cut out the simple shapes by hand, then distressed the edges with a coordinating distress ink to give them definition. I did the same with the edges of the flowers.
supplies: blue cardstock for card base, white cardstock to print out files from Jen Martakis "April" kit, scraps of green text dp for leaves and stems, Glossy Accents on centers of daisies, pots from Vicky's kit, sponged on edges with spun sugar and wild honey distress inks, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
I love the pretty pastel papers and the gardening elements in these kits! I hope I've shown you that you don't need to have a Silhouette or other die-cut machine in order to play with us in our digital challenge this week. Please give it a try! For more inspiration, visit the Lily Pad Cards Blog to see some examples from the digital team: Pia, Latrice, and Sarah, and to get your free digital kit! The challenge will last a whole month, and you can enter as many times as you like, using whatever colors or theme you'd like. The winner will receive this Jen Martakis "April" kit:
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Also entering my first card into Verve Stamps "April Showers Bring May Flowers" contest.