Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scrapbooking and Papercrafting with Crafting Jewish Style-Silhouette Tutorial

Got Snow?
This card says it all! We have lots of it-with more on the way! It doesn't seem like winter is going away anytime soon! Wouldn't you love to be doing this?

See how nicely CJ Style products translate into everyday layouts and cards...

Anyway, let's think positive thoughts, summer is just a few months away! I hope this snow doesn't mess up preCHA are being cancelled left and right..uhoh!

I love scrapbooking.
I love putting together layouts and telling a story through the pictures and embellishments that I have chosen.
I love having special and mundane moments-particularly the everyday moments in time- documented in a creative way.
I love looking through my scrapbooks and seeing how my style has evolved over time. (no more bubble lettering!)

I hate not ever being caught up with my pictures.
I hate that I'm never sure if a layout is ever done.
I hate that I always think it's not good enough (good enough for what-I'm not sure...)

That's why I love using scrapbooking products for my own crafty fun. I love playing with the paper, and embellishments and using them on all different surfaces to add some extra goodness to projects-with no pictures and journaling to worry about!

A silhouette is a fun papercrafting project that is quick, easy and personal. Best of all, you only need basic supplies for it!

There are many tutorials for silhouettes floating around. These instructions are really simple; no photoshop skill required!

What you will need:

side profile photo

pencil and paper

fine tip black marker


scrapbooking paper and solid cardstock-we used paper from the Passover line

gluestick or double sided tape



1. Print out photo in black and white on regular paper. Or, take photo and copy in black and white on regular paper. Enlarge or reduce photo to your preferred dimensions.

2. Outline profile with the black marker

3. Cut out silhouette along the black outline.

4. With the pencil,trace the cut out silhouette onto the back of your solid cardstock and cut out.

5. Glue the silhouette to the patterned paper and place in frame.

Standback and admire your handiwork!

Do you papercraft? Or are you strictly into scrapbooking?
What's your favorite project? How do you know when a layout is done? Do you get "layout anxiety"? Drop us a line, especially if you are enjoying a snow day!

For those of you attending CHA and/or the NY International Gift Show, Crafting Jewish Style will be having reps and/or designers at both shows who would love to meet with you! Contact us to set up an appointment. We can't wait to meet you!


  1. This is a great home decor project-my favorite!
    Love the snowman!

  2. So sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!