Good Morning,

Just a quick post on one of the last cards I made for one of my son’s teachers. These Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix die cut flip-it cards make it so easy to give a fun interactive card quickly.Week June 12 facebook-3

I used an older 6×6 paper pad from Echo Park called Fine and Dandy. I love the bright colors and again the chance to use pink. Using my Sizzix machine and Stephanie’s die set to make the card, layers and the center square I was done in less than 10 minutes. For the sentiment, I used her stamp set “flower power 2 fill”.  On the other flip side of the square is more stamps from the same set.  Week June 12 facebook 3a

I did this simply but one could do more by using a larger sheet of paper folded over and making a hidden spot for journaling or a gift card holder or just adding some stickers.

The teacher I am giving this to has decorations that center around movement in her room so I wanted to put the focus more on the movement. I thought it would be the part most appreciated.

Supply list:

Thank you for stopping in for this quick card project,

Until next time,

Handy Kitchen Mason Jar conversion charts

June 15, 2017

Good Morning,

This year in 6th grade it seems the whole class caught the baking bug. An on-going homework assignment this year was to share something you are interested learning on your own.  Each Friday the kids would present to their groups whatever they were learning. My son started out with learning German but soon he too joined the foodies through his passion for creating desserts. He ditched the German for homemade brownies, cookies of all kinds and lemon cake to name a few.

Thursday nights our house would contain the sweetest smells of his homework. He would often wait to bake until his other homework was done and after dinner when all the dishes were in the dishwasher. He would hunt around for a tablespoon or measuring cup only to come up short. It was either burn the fingers opening the dishwasher or hunt around for the one cookbook that had conversion tables. We just never remembered which book and where it was in said book.

Imagine how thrilled I was to see these newly released Lori Whitlock conversions cut files in the Silhouette Design Store. I decided to make a little “mini album” of sorts for the kitchen.  My thought is to put them on a ring and maybe laminate them but I am having a hard time putting a hole through the cute mason jars, let alone where. I also wanted to keep them plain as they would in the kitchen and laminated.

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I have had this Echo Park “Made from Scratch” collection in my stash waiting for “just the right” kitchen project. The papers were perfect as they were light enough to use my Silhouette Sketch pens for the writing.  I choose to write the conversions instead of cutting them out as each letter and number would cut individually. Not only would this take longer but, I knew I would never get them on perfectly straight.

The cut file for the cups and tablespoon can be customized as much as you want with the different papers. I kept it pretty simple except for the handles, it allowed for some more patterns to help tie everything together.

Week June 12 facebook-7I absolutely love how these mason jars turned out. The lids have 4 cut layers that add so much dimension to the jars. These papers were just right for the look of these mason jars.  Each piece ( cups and tablespoon too)  has a front and back piece of the same design paper. It lends weight to the cuts as well a more finished look.

I am still deciding on where to punch the hole in the mason jars and open to suggestions as all six pieces will go on a ring. I am having that “new jar of peanut butter” dilemma. The top is so perfectly smooth, I don’t want to mar it with the knife. Does anyone else struggle with that?

Thanks for any suggestions and stopping in to hear my project story.

Supply List:

  • Lori Whitlock Conversion charts (measuring cups and mason jars)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette sketch pens in black
  • Silhouette Design Store
  • Echo Park “Made from Scratch” collection
  • Bazzil card stock 80lb in white and gray
  • Xyron Sticker X and 3-inch sticker machines.

 

Until next time,

Silhouette Cameo “For You” Card

June 14, 2017

Good Morning,

One of the things I love about the Silhouette Cameo is the abundance of projects with customizable layers and shapes. One of these is this verstle card by Lori Whitlock called “For You”.  I opted for the bright colors and to use all the layers the cut file offered. Week June 12 facebook-2

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This card is made using a mix of Fancy Pants Designs, “Be You” and Doodlebug Linen and gingham in green,pink and yellow shades. I opted to add a gem topped brad to the flower but the cut file does come with a center piece. I was thinking niext time it might be fun to add crystal drops to the center circle for color and dimension.  This is what I love about this card is the different ways it can be used.

Here is my supply list:

  • Doodlebug gingham and linen papers: limeade, cupcake (pink) lemonade (light yellow) bumble bee (darker yellow)
  • Fancy Pants “Be You” (older collection)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Design Store: Lori Whitlock cut file “For You”
  • Gem top brad
  • Xyron X and 3 inch machine

 

I alwasy appreciate the visits and comments.

Until next time…….

 

Dragons, Babies, and Cake, yippee!

June 13, 2017

Good Morning,

I finally have a layout done for my almost 4 -year old’s 1st birthday.  Looking at the picture it is amazing to see how little he was, yet so independent. To commemorate his first cake moment I am using Doodlebug’s new Dragon Tails papers and die cuts for embellishments.

Having the ability to cut out many of the elements on my silhouette cameo is changing how I am scrapbooking. Having the control of size and color to fit with my layout is freeing. Besides watching these creatures with their cute little faces come to life adds an additional sense of satisfaction.

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For this little guy, I did an “offset”  in gray to the base image (blue) to delineate more from the patterned background. The cake and the balloons are also part of the collection but sold separately in the Silhouette Design Store.

The balloons have a little “glossy accents” to add “shine’ as does the flame of the candle.  I added the baker’s twine for the balloons as well with my Xyron X sticker maker. Have I mentioned how much I love that little machine?

 

 

 

Tip: To keep ends from fraying put a lite layer of a liquid glue worked into the twine. Then shape it, this will also help in keeping the different stings together as well stop fraying.

The large Dragon who I am referring to as “Betsy” is popped up on foam tape and ready for fun! I can see myself using her on more layouts or cards. She is cut out at full file size which is approx. 10 inches across.

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This is my completed page, The two dinosaurs, Birthday Boy title, balloons, gift, and cake are all cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The present on the bottom and “Just for you” are from the cut apart sheet. The banners are fussy cut from the side “B” of cobblestones.

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Here is my supply list:

  • Doodlebug Dragon Tails paper: cobblestone, dragon den, dragon’s breath, friendly fleet (side B – blue cake layer) and sea serpent stripes (side B- Cut apart)
  • Doodlebug Linen and gingham: limeade, swimming pool, and grasshopper
  • Doodlebug Dragon Tails – 12 x12 sticker sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Design StoreL: Doodlebug Cut files for Dragon Tails Collection
  • Bella Blvd. – Puffy Stars in blue
  • Bakers twine
  • Xyron X, 3 and 5-inch sticker maker

Thanks for dropping by, I am always happy to hear your thoughts in comments.

Until next time…

 

 

 

Colored Pencil “Thanks” Card

June 13, 2017

Good Morning,

This week marks the final week of school for my son. I can’t tell you how relieved I am considering he still had a huge test at the end of last week. Getting through all the year- end projects and wrap up is crazy time for not just students but parents, too.

Needless to say my craft room was sorely neglected last week but I did manage this past weekend  to get some cards made for the teachers.  Today I am sharing one of my favorites.  It is a Silhouette cut file by Tanya Batrak, “Folded Card for Teacher” with some cute little  colored pencils for the front.

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Having a house full of boys I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed using bright pink on this card. I love the bright colors. I hope this cute file folder card with it’s bright colors brings a little sunshine to your day. Thanks for stopping by to look and always appreciate any questions or comments.Week June 12 facebook

Here is the supply list:

  • Xyron “X” 150 machine
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhoutte Store “Folde card for teacher” by Tanya Batrak cut file
  • Cardstock scraps of your choice in 5 colors.

 

Until next time…..

 

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