Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Valentine - Love Heart - Z Fold Card - The Door Was Marked

Yogi here today and thought I'd get ready with Valentine's cards...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Just For You" 2pce set, "Flourished Frame" 2pce set, and "Calligraphic Elements 3" 9pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE

I'm also using a quote and sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design ("The Door Was Marked..."); ("Valentine-Love" 8pce set)

 Also using a couple electronic cut files from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase. 

Opened the Be My Valentine file, and moved everything off my mat except the hearts border. Increased the size to 1.356"h x 7.444"w. Copied and pasted a 2nd line of the hearts. Also opened the "Love Heart" file and increased the word to 4"w. cut all from white cardstock. Inked with Distress Oxide "Worn Lipstick" and embossed with Emerald Creek "Chinese New Year" embossing powder.

Manually cut the card base from pink cardstock, cutting diagonally across an 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock, starting at the 7"h point down to the 4" point.

Scored it at approx 3.6" increments. (divide the 11" width in 3)

Adhere the heart borders to the top edge of card base, separating the hearts at the score line point if it interferes with folding.

I used a paper mask to protect my card base when inking the backside of the center hearts (since they are visible when card is closed...), using the same pad and embossing powder.

Electronically cut the "Love Heart" from white cardstock and inked and embossed as heart border. Kept the little drop out heart, clear embossing that piece. Adhered to card front.

Used my Tim's "Stampin Platform" to stamp the valentine sentiment using the "Worn Lipstick". I had to stamp it twice to ink on either side of the flourish... Clear embossed.

The double hearts are the drop out pieces from the border inked with the worn lipstick. Some of them have little nicks on their edge, so adhered a good one over the nick then clear embossed them. Adhered them here and there.

Die cut the "Just For You" and the "flourish" from white cardstock, inked with the worn lipstick and clear embossed. Adhered to center section adding a double heart.

Stamped the quote on white cardstock using the worn lipstick, clear embossed and die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Ovals" set, sponged edge with the lipstick and adhered to 3rd panel. Adhered the double hearts and the heart/bow.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Heart Treat Purse/ Love and Hearts

Hi Y'all !
Robyn here sharing the love 3D!
"...the love you take is equal to the love you make"
(leave a comment if you can name the quote)

On the mat
Just one piece, plus heart embellishments, cut, paste and add a ribbon for the handle.

New clear Stamps
Love and hearts

I'm a bit late to the purse craze and loving it.
What's inside?
Use your imagination in the comments!
If you would like to see what is going on with artists and crafters all over the world
Please visit  my blog  to learn about WOYWW.
Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Plumeria Flower Box and Plumeria Scrapbook Layout

Hello Connie Nichol here today with a couple of projects featuring the Plumeria Flower Box cut file designed by Suzanne Cannon and available here for your Silhouette or as an svg file for other electronic cutting machines.

It's the beginning of January, the days are short and there is a lot of winter left to live through so the thought of plumeria (also known as frangipani) flowers and  tropical vacations is cheering!  First, I put together the flower box.  It is very cute and very quick and simple to put together.  The cutting file includes a top and bottom for the box, the flower and the leaves.  I cut the flower out of plain white cardstock and sponged it with Raspberry Distress Oxide ink to give a lovely pink colour.

The flower centers are flower stamens from Heartfelt Creations that I coloured with a bit of yellow alcohol ink, but you could use a cardstock circle, different types of beads, or as I'll show you shortly, the insides of the 'do not eat' silica desiccant packet.

Since I was thinking about Hawaii, and beautiful fragrant flowers, I cut a few extra plumeria flowers and did this quick scrapbook layout.  The patterned paper is called Tropical Paradise by Heartfelt Creations.

I wanted to do something different for the flower centers and found a little package of silica desiccant in my craft room.  I opened it and saw these cute little beads. I mixed them with just one drop of reinker, let dry for a few minutes and then glued onto the flowers.  They turned out beautifully.  Be sure to save your desiccant packets for crafting!

The 'Amazing' page title is a die from the Way with Words dies at Quietfire Design.  It's packaged with 'Beautiful', another useful word for scrapbookers.  :-)

That's it for today.  Try creating some of these plumeria flower boxes - they make beautiful little gifts and are big enough to slip some trinkets, sweets or money into.  And be sure to upcycle your silica desiccant beads into flower centers.  It's a fun frugal touch.

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Years Card in a Box

Hi Y'all Robyn popping in
in the mist of an ice storm in the beautiful mountains of 
Western North Carolina to wish y'all
A Happy and Healthy and creative New Year!
I love a good NY card for all the Christmas cards I didn't get around to sending.
This folds flat to fit into an envelope .
Be sure to add some glitter and confetti for effect!

On the Mat
Once you get everything cut out, it's a simple assemble and paste.
Did I mention this file is on sale?

Make a resolution to create without limits in 2018!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Balloon Celebration Tunnel Card/ Happy Birthday

Hi Y'all Robyn here with not Christmas!!
My SIL's birthday is Dec 26, so we need to be sure to make a fuss over her that is not Christmas!
Quietfire Digital to the rescue!

On the Mat

Ungroup once and you will see the three layers and  cover bits.
Layer one

Layer two

Layer three

All you need is a good strong adhesive and you are good to go!

Please give a tunnel card a try, and share your creation with us!

Comment and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Poinsettia Flourish - Thanks - Thankful

 Yogi here today and I thought it was time to start making Xmas Thank You cards... This was a quick and easy side fold card, and even though it's a tooled flower, it mails with one regular stamp.
I'm using an electronic cut file from Suzanne, available on the Silhouette onLine store. Click on image to purchase.

And I'm using an A Way With Words die "Thanks" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE   PS if you don't have this die, Suzanne has several Thanks words cut files available as well.

I'm using a sentiment and design element stamp from Quietfire Design. ("Being Thankful" 6pce set); ("Merry Christmas Poinsettia" 2pce set)


Opened my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and the poinsettia file. Reduced the size to 10.75" wide and cut from white 110# Staples cardstock.

Removed from mat and inked the flourish area of the poinsettia with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.

Inked all the flower elements direct to paper with Distress "Worn Lipstick" mini pad. Hit the edges with "Candied Apple". Ran through my embossing machine using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Hit the high points using a large "Aged Mahogany" pad.

On the large cut poinsettia layer, I fussy cut the lines between the petals - about an 1" worth. Very lightly misted the backs of all the layers with water and tooled the backs with a large balled stylus on a piece of fun foam. Turned the petals to the right side and pressed down in the center to raise the petals. When the petals were dry adhered all the layers together. Added a glob of PVA glue and sprinkled with Prills. Set aside to dry.

 Side folded my white cardstock to create the 5.5"w x 5"h card.

Adhered a piece of wood planks decorative paper edge to edge. Then adhered my poinsettia flourish.

Die cut the "Thanks" from a white cardstock, inked with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Silver Satin Pearl" embossing powder twice to get a really nice thick layer. Adhered to card front.

On the inside: Inked the poinsettia stamp with various Distress pads in appropriate colors. Stamped and then moved some of the inks around with a water brush.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holly and Berry Wreath Christmas Card

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a very easy Christmas card using the Holly and Berry Wreath cut file designed by Suzanne Cannon and available in the Silhouette store here.

I recently went on a scrapbook weekend retreat with some of my pals, and this was my first project.  Honestly, it took about five minutes.  Once you've got an electronic cutting machine and a good cut file, life gets so easy.  I simply cut leaves, twigs and berries out of three colours of cardstock, and arranged it around a stamped sentiment.  Isn't this stamp pretty? It's a new stamp from Quietfire Design in the shape of a Christmas tree, and the little circles can be embellished with gems, or little dabs of sparkly glitter glue.  I also think the wreath would look very pretty with a few red gems or glitter, but I had absolutely bare bone supplies at the weekend retreat and didn't have anything sparkly in my stash.  Sigh.  Oh well, it shows you what you can do with just cardstock - still very pretty!  My friends were oohing and aahing.  

Thanks for stopping by and maybe Santa will bring you some scrapbook supplies for Christmas.  Merry Christmas!