I took my inspiration from Jenny Lee Fowler (and all of the other silhouette artists out there), but mostly from Jenny. I wish I could simply look at a photo and cut straight into the paper like she does, but my brain doesn't communicate that well with my hand. I read a few DIY articles on how to do silhouettes and most of them told me to trace the photo first, but my tracing skills never quite developed in elementary school, so I ended up blowing up the photos on the computer and then stapling them to the black paper, then I cut around the profiles from there. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out and hubby's pocketbook is very happy as well.
$.40 black cardstock + $.40 white cardstock (it has very subtle stripes in it that you can't see, but I am loving it) + $4.00 frame from Big Lots= $4.80 wedding present
They're crafty and imperfect, but made with love and helping me grow as a person. Cheezy, right? Eh, cheezy is okay.