Sadly no. Man I really need to get this blog hopping like I once did back in the day. Well to rectify this grievance I will by posting my new SVG – Honey and Tea Box & Pocket Card. Which you can pick up here from my Esty site.
I recently made my Clover Whisper SVG in to a birthday card. OH how I love how she turn out! and I can see this going for more then just Halloween. Just think of it, Baby gift boxes or card, birthdays, St. Pattie day, the list goes on and on.
Check out I converted this Halloween image into a birthday card:
The things you need:
Clover Whisper SVG which you can pick up HERE
(1) Standard A2 Card 4.25″ x 5.5″
(1) Rectangle 4 x 5 1/4
(2) Small Rectangle 1 x 5
(1) Oval 3 1/2
(1) Oval 3 1/4
(1) Small Rectangle 1 1/2 x 4
(1) Small Rectangle 1 x 4
(1) Happy Birthday Sticker by PaperCraft CRFO1O8FRFO
Please follow instruction in the video above to putting this card together.
Last night I as so much fun assembling my SVG – Clover Whisper and making this super cute shaker card. I was able to make her 4 x 2 inches to fit my A2 size card. Let me tell you she came out cute, cute, CUTE!!
This is how she look with out adding her to the card. I can totally see her on just about any project. From scrap-booking to a mix media.
I was also thinking about putting her on a treat box or bag. if you want to make this project you can pick up my SVG on Etsy. Click HERE to pick up your SVG today.
It has been quite a beginning. So much has changed in just two months that a lot of people including myself have hit the ground running. But one thing is constant and that is my love for crafting.
I recently been occupying my time over at Koala T Crafts, setting up challenges on a weekly bases. It has been quite an eye opening experience to say the least, considering I don’t like standing out very much. It has defiantly gotten me out of my comfort zone, but that what a new year is. A new start in doing thing I normally wouldn’t do.
Right now I am creating birthday cards for other crafter over at Koala T Craft. Since I recently received one I thought I would return in kind. Below is just one of many I am making. However after really looking at it…. it kind of looks like a valentine card. Maybe if I tone down the pink and hearts it may pass for a birthday cupcake?
Happy Saturday Everyone,
As much as I try I can’t seem to get a post in before Friday. It is now 1:52am Saturday morning and I am still trying to hash out what am I going to post today. What I wanted to talk about is SCRAPS; I mean every crafter has a bundle of leftovers that we just don’t toss. But specifically I wanted to talk about paper scraps. I looked at my bags/box of paper scraps and I said to myself “I got to put this stuff to good use other wise its just collecting dust”. So I ruffled through it and picked some parts that might color coordinate.
what I did next is get two stamps I didn’t want to spend hours making 10 different designs from 16 different stamps. Because we all do it we pull out all our stamps and by the end of it you have more stamps than scraps.
So I kept it to the following materials to make two projects:
- Inks – Scarlet & Lime from Color Box, Black Little Inkers from Hero Arts
- Studio G – Yellow Glitter Glue
- Stamps – Hot Air Balloon & Thank You very Much from Studio G
- Paper Scraps
- Bone Folder
- Pen or pencil (just something you can mark with)
- Single Hole Punch
- Avery 560 Reinforcement Labels
- Friskers 6’ Cutting Protector
The first project I made was a small “Thank You Card”. I mean when do you not need a thank you card? Anyway, I used my white scrap paper and started stamping yellow and scarlet pattern of the hot air balloon stamp. Since the hot air balloon is not clear cling stamp I had a bit of trouble keeping it straight. But it really didn’t matter since I was going to trim what I didn’t want. But a good tip is using a ruler or a thing-a-magi which I didn’t have on hand. I just kind of wing it.
Once I was satisfied I chose a pattern that didn’t have the as many mistakes and cut it into a 3 x 3 card stock. Then I found a larger enough scrap and eye balled it, it roughly came out to be 3 ½ x 3 ½ card stock. I grabbed my color box inks and hit the edges with a bit of the scarlet on the edges to make the edges pop a little bit. The next step was a little harder since I didn’t have a lot of white I grabbed a coordinating yellow that matched the flower pattern and the yellow stamping. Overall I was able to muster up an 8 x 4 ½ card to place the pattern paper and the stamped image.
Now originally I was going to leave the front blank but after I did a test strip of the greeting over the hot air balloon I really liked the outcome. I inked the greeting with my Hero Arts – Black and went to town. I then grabbed my black pen and did some foe stitching and stood back, thinking I was done I set it aside when I noticed out of the corner of my eye the glitter. How could I say no to the glitter! I started dabbing like a mad woman on each of the flower then I put a dab on the actual stamp. I just wanted to highlight some of the key points.
I double checked my scraps to see if I could do more cards but sadly I only had enough to make a tag. Which was kind of a bummer but I was determined to still make something else similar with what I had. What I came up with was a 5 x 3 tag that would still make a great thank you card.
Well it’s another late night Friday Highlight. But what with my three year old son and five month old daughter being so fussy I can’t seem to get an early start. But as a mom I have to roll with the punches.
Well on to today’s Freebie:
Be sure to save and print this out if you don’t have a cutting machine.
For the egg shape I got it from Birds Card this is a free SVG card but if you don’t have a cut machine you can just save and print. Nothing more fun the paper piecing – http://www.birdscards.com/easter-eggs/
Now for the construction of the cards, all the materials are optional you do not have to run out and buy any of these items. If anything I got a lot of my stuff when they were on sale. If I were you I would just use what you have at home you never know what you can come up with just by trying something unexpected.
Easter Bunny Card
- (2) 8 ½ x 11 Recollections Spice Market off white card stock
- (2) 12 x 12different pattern by The Girl Stack from DCWV
- Small bag of fluff balls assorted pastel colors
- Pop Dots foam and gel
- ATG Gun
- Color Box Petal Point Pigment Inkpad
Ditto Glimmer Sprays
- Rust Red
- Lime Green
- Dark Green
- Metal Blue
Hardware and tools
- Silhouette Cameo
- Craft Mat
- Tape (if mat is un-sticky which mine is)
- Bone folder
Silhouette Image– Design ID# 12182 (Boarder Woodland Grass by Samantha Walker) http://www.samanthawalkerdesigns.com/ if you don’t want to buy this image you can Google grass clip art.
- Recollections Spice Market off white card stock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- Recollections Spice Market off white card stock with Bunny image in the middle 5 x 3 7/8
- Recollections Spice Market off white card stock with Egg image
- (2) Different Pattern Paper 5 1/4 x 4
- Silhouette grass image was cut at 1 1/2
Well its Friday Highlights again, now I must beg for your pardon for my Part 2 video I said Triangle when I meant to say Rectangle and vice versa. I think I had a little less sleep then I would like on that day, but I think most of you got the general idea what I wanted to convey.
And if you actually saw my Part 2 video you guys would have noticed I did a bounce feature image. So if you haven’t checked that out be sure to do so. It’s been super fun making these tutorials I hope I can make many more. Now down to the free stuff, if you don’t want to follow my instructions on how to make the Font, Cupcake or Balloon images you can find them here:
Happy Birthday Font
For the Happy Birthday Font you can get the free SVG file by going to www.cuttingcrazy.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/free-svg-file-happy-birthday.
Or you can download free fonts by going to www.dafont.com and Sarah’s World 4 u can show you how to upload them to your computer by checking out her tutorial right there http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGGKWSckdpo&index=36&list=PL3FAB7E9F0457FE77
Here is a cupcake image that you can put into your Silhouette Cameo http://www.lovepapercrafts.com/free-cupcake-svg/
For super cute balloons you can find them here http://jennifer-collectorofhobbies.blogspot.com/2012/02/balloon-hearts.html
I really love Birds work especially her flowers take a look: http://www.birdscards.com/free-digital-cut-files/flowers-leaves/
Okay you crafter sit back and enjoy the show!
Part 1 – Pop Up Card
Part 2 – Little Boy & Girl
Part 3 – Cupcake, Balloons, & Font
Well it’s now Saturday morning 12:26 am to be accurate, and YouTube is taking forever to post my tutorials. This is super bad since my Friday Night Highlight is starting to become Saturday Morning. Ah well at least I’m getting it done and with no kids trying to sabotage me or call me away because they have a crayon stuck up someone’s nose, I can deal with a little lateness. Let start off with some freebies so you can duplicate my card and save yourself some hassle.
Free Polaroid Frames
If you’re looking for a pre-made Polaroid Frame check out SVGCuts – http://svgcuts.com/blog/2013/02/15/polaroid-frames-svg/ this link will take you to 3 frames that have Polaroid frames. Just download and save it to your Silhouette Studio.
If you’re looking for some ornate tags to slap on any card or mix media project then check out Birdscards – www.birdscards.com/hey-sweety this nifty crafter can really pull out the stops for every designs she does.
Dafont, dafont, dafont, I can’t say any bad thing about www.dafont.com they have what you need without the hassle. And if you want to find out how to port their files on to your desktop files check out this sweet tutorial by Sarah’s World 4 U – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGGKWSckdpo&list=PL3FAB7E9F0457FE77&index=36 this is where I found out about Dafont and how I was able to import their files.
But if you want to kick it old school like me and be a DIY’er check out my tutorials below. Thanks for stopping by don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for next week Friday Night Highlight!
Guess what today is Friday!!! Whooo Hooo I can’t wait for tonight because I will be showing you how to make this card:
Now I will not be showing you how I made the little bear but I will be showing you how I made the layout. Using just basic shapes and normal fonts as well as how to get free fonts using Dafont.com.
So stay tone!
Next week I will be showing you how to make you this card next week. Not just the box but the little girl and the balloons as well in a 3 part tutorial.
The Pastor wife had a baby shower last week and as much as I would have loved to be there my son and I were really sick. As you know sickness and pregnant women don’t mix, actually sickness and people just don’t mix. So we quarantine ourselves in our house for as long as the virus was in us. Even thought it was a week and half it felt like a month we didn’t see the sun.
So to get me out of the funk I made this cute card for her, I would have embellished it more but I couldn’t find my gel pens before I had to hand this to her. I think it turn out pretty good considering I was knee deep in flu/cold.