Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share the birthday party invitations I’m making to send out for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. I wanted a simple invite with no added dimension so I turned to the Silhouette software to help me out. I used several images that were part of the free downloads when you purchased the Cameo along with using the pattern fill and color fill options. I’m pleased with how it turned out, if you want to see more on this card then click the video below:
Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made for my Aunt who is turning 75 this weekend. I was going to make her a card that would match the gift bag I purchased but scraped that whole idea when going through my paper. I LOVE this paper collection. I have used it many times before, when seeing the sewing machine I knew that I had to make her card using it. So there was no die cutting used in this card tutorial… pretty cool huh? So if you want to see how I made this card:
The click below for the video tutorial!
Hi everyone! I am back to share with you a birthday card I made for my niece. If you have followed my blog for a while or have looked through the archives you may remember the high heel birthday card, that card was for this niece as well. I used a print and cut image from the Silhouette Online Store and used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the image out. So if you want to see how I put this card together then watch the video below:
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Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. We did. Thank you all again for following along with my Valentine’s series. If you made anything crafty or sweet head over to my facebook page and tell me all about it and feel free to post pics if you have any. I would love to see what you created.
Today I have a simple masculine card for you. I used the Teresa Collins “World Traveler” 6×6 paper pad. You’ve seen me use this pad before and it’s awesome for creating masculine cards.
So if you want to see how I created this card:
Hi everyone! Here is Valentine’s card number 2. I used the Authentique “Lovely” paper pad and one simple cut from the Cricut. The Authentique paper pad and card stock I picked up from A.C. Moore, you can see the other items from that visit by watching my Valentine’s Haul.
To see how this card came together then just click the link below to the video.
Hi everyone! I’m back to share a Christmas Tree Gift Tag with you. This Christmas tag uses the Cricut Expression and the Gypsy to draw and cut. Let’s take a look at the finish project then I’ll walk you through how I made this Christmas Tree Gift Tag.
(My gift is upside down… nice! )
- Cricut Cartridge – Trim The Tree and Christmas Cheer
- Silhouette Sketch Pen – Purple
- Recollections Kraft Card Stock
- DCWV Glitter Stack – purple
- Crop-a-dile and silver eyelet
- Sew Easy Floss – Silver
- Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and distress tool
- Inkadinkado blending tool
- Smooches Vanilla Shimmer
- Glossy Accents
Using the Gypsy I found the Christmas tree I liked – tree number 2. This tree and most images on this cartridge are horrible to cut out. I don’t know why I just thought about it this year to try drawing the image. I only have black and brown pens by Cricut and tried out my Silhouette Sketch Pens… worked like a charm. (I removed the blade and housing and replaced it with the purple Silhouette pen.)
On a piece of Kraft card stock I had the Cricut to draw the tree. To do this I used my Gypsy and created three different layers. On layer one, I layered the two layers for the tree and had the Cricut draw the tree base and layer at w – 2.53 h – 3.50. After the image was drawn I did not unload the mat, I replaced the pen with the blade and housing.
On my Gypsy layer 2. This layer was a tree cutout from the Christmas Cheer cartridge ( last tree on the top row) I used the blackout cut for this image. I lined this up over my penned imagine on layer 1. The tree measured w – 3.14 h – 3.62. The trunk of this tree was too small so I picked the rounded square image on the cartridge (bottom row 7th image (blackout) and welded to the bottom of the tree to cut out larger w – 0.74 h 1.09. I then used the distressing tool to distress the edges a bit and inked the edges with the vintage photo ink.
Using the DCWV Glitter paper I copied the basic tree shape from layer 2 out again this time a bit larger w – 3.95 h – 4.83. I changed my settings for the Cricut to max pressure and speed as well as a double cut, blade at 6. I found this works best when cutting the DCWV Glitter Paper.
I used Glossy Accents to layer the drawn image on the kraft paper to the glitter paper. ATG doesn’t work well on glitter paper but Glossy Accents does great. I punched a hole at the top of my tag and set an eyelet using my Crop-a-dile. I placed the tag in a box and sprayed several sprays of the Smooches glitter spray… it isn’t the best but it’s all I had. I allowed the tag to dry and then notched a couple of small notches toward the bottom of the tree to hold the floss in place, wrapped the floss around the tag a couple of times and tied a bow to one side. I then used the same silver floss to attach the tag to the gift threading the floss behind the bow.
Thank you for checking in with me. I have a few more items to share that I hope to get up before Christmas as well. Subscribe if you haven’t already. See you in the next post.
Hi everyone. Here is another masculine card that I made using the My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Two, Sunshine Collection.
I did not use any die cutting machine on this one. Everything but the black card base and the three brads are from the 6×6 paper pad. I did fussy cut the flagged banner piece and the piece I stamped the numbers “51″ on.
Every thing has been distressed using the Tim Holtz distress tool and edges inked using Ditto black ink.
I used 3 small brads along the top. Very simple and easy.
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Hi everyone! I have a simple and quick card I made using The Silhouette Cameo. I purchased the card kit from the Silhouette store.
Sorry pictures are fuzzy
I adjusted the card to cut only the front of the card.
- I used a black card stock for card base
- Cut card front piece from the Silhouette Store using a piece of pattern paper from Basic Gray Recess collection
- Red piece cut from the DCWV Grade School 8×8 pad.
- Attached red paper to the back of the card front cut out.
- distressed all edges and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress Ink
- Attached red pattern paper and card front to the front of the black card base.
- I cut a smaller white piece of card stock for the inside of the card, distressed and inked as well.
Quick and simple but a great card. Thank you for checking in with me. Subscribe if you haven’t already. See you in the next post.
Hi everyone! I just noticed that I haven’t shared with you the card I made for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day… Sorry, must have gotten side tracked with my personal mother’s day gift from my husband and babies…. Can you guess what it is????
The Silhouette Cameo! I was shocked. Wanted the Silhouette badly, didn’t think I would own one anytime soon. I love it. Cuts are cleaner, more options but a huge learning curve with the software. Don’t get me wrong, I still use my Cricuts. They each have their pros and cons. Love them all. Enough about me, here’s the card:
Only thing cut with a die cutting machine was the “m.o.m.” This was cut from the Silhouette Cameo.
Papers are from my favorite paper stack right now, My Mind’s Eye, Lost and Found Two, Sunshine Collection 6×6.
- A2 size kraft card base, edges lightly distressed, corners rounded, edges inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye
- Background paper cut 4 x 5.25, corners rounded, distressed and inked
- Yellow striped paper tag cut 3 1/2 x 4, can’t remember, distressed inked, upper corners rounded, hole punched with crop a dile and eyelet set. Embroidery floss threaded through. Attached to background paper with foam squares.
- Rose plaque fussy cut from sheet of pattern paper, distressed and inked
- M.o.m. cut using Cameo with same background paper, embroidery floss wrapped wound and tied bow
- used glossy accents to attach key and key hole picked up from Michael’s.
I later removed the Mom tag and turned into a book mark for her. I cut a piece of thin chipboard to size, glued another piece of pattern paper from the pack to the back attached the tag to the front. I the painted a thin layer of ModPodge over the front and back. Silly me, I didn’t take a photo of it but she loved it.
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