Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Welcome Home Floral Birdhouse Decoration


It's Suzanne here today with a cute little gift idea.  I picked up this birdhouse hook at Michaels last time I was there.  For a change, I actually had a plan for it when I bought it!

The digital cutting file is available over at Silhouette today.

Here's how I did it!
  1. Open the brand new Silhouette cutting file and reduce the size to 3.5 inches.
  2. Place a piece of Teal Matte Vinyl right on the cutting mat and cut it with a blade depth of 2 (do a test cut on your own machine!) and it worked just fine! 
  3. Weed out the counterspaces and excess vinyl and apply Premium Transfer Paper over the design and burnish. 
  4. Transfer the design to the birdhouse and burnish in place.
  5. Create a 3/4 inch circle on a blank file in the Silhouette software and cut from Faux Leather Paper. Shade the circle with a pencil and adhere to birdhouse.
  6. Select mulberry flowers and adhere as shown.
Suzanne Cannon's Welcome Home Digital Cutting File
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Teal Matte Vinyl
Silhouette Faux Leather Paper - natural
Birdhouse Hook
Mulberry flowers
Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Butterfly Tunnel Card - May the Wings - Follow Your Dreams - HB

 Loving this newest file from Suzanne - Butterfly Tunnel Card... This is what the file looks like :

I'm also using a few quote/sentiment stamps  from Quietfire Design: ("Butterfly Circle - May the Wings" 5pce set); ("Follow Your Dreams"); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set)

Please note: opening the files in the Silhouette Studio software is best. Opening in other software like SCAL or ECAL etc, may change some of the score/cut lines.

For this card I opened it in Studio software. I used my selection tool to select the whole file and clicked ungroup ONCE. Careful if you click more than once, your score lines may move... Lesson learned.

I moved the various elements off my mat to cut each portion of the card from cream toned cardstock. It takes a minimum of 3 pieces of 8.5 x 11" cardstock. More if you want more butterflies BIG GRIN... The card when closed is 5.25"w x 7"h

I also cut one of the butterflies from thin cardstock to create a stencil/mask which I placed over the butterfly frames to ink only the butterfly using a corresponding color to the embossing powder I would use. Distress "Wild Honey" with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Thanksgiving" embossing powder; and "Cracked Pistachio" with "Verdigris" embossing powder. Make sure you clean the areas of excess embossing powder from the body and surrounding areas. After heat setting used a brown Zig marker for the body.

I also cut 2 blackout layer butterflies. Use the Trace feature, select the butterfly, and click on the "Trace Outer Edge" - cut.

I inked them with the opposite pad, glued them to the back of the butterfly, then sprinkled with the embossing powder and heat set.

Inked the birthday stamp using the honey all over and hitting here and there with pistachio, clear embossed, repeated around the whole border. Looks like some of my stamping had a bit too much ink... C'est la vie. - a distressed look ROFL.

Stamped the quote "Follow Your Dreams..." using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Then adhered the edges of each butterfly frame to the edge of the card.


PS Finish the front of your card prior to assembling the inside unless you're adhering a separate layer to the front like I did.

I sponged the front edges with the honey and then some "Dried Marigold".

Cut another piece of cream cardstock about 1/4" smaller all around. Stamped the quote and circle with the black and clear embossed, sponged the edges with the honey and marigold. Adhered to card front.

Inked the butterfly with the pistachio and embossed with the verdigris.  Colored the body and adhered to card front by the body only, lifting the wings.

Applied Quickie Glue to the alternate small butterflies at the top of the card and applied glitter Stampendous "Light Copper" and Stickles dry glitter "Eucalyptus"

Final touch added a bunch of beige toned rain drop flowers and some white pearl flowers.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Silhouette Cameo 3 and more!

Yes!  At last!
I was lucky enough to see all these things in Hawaii in May and now you can see them, too.
The Cameo 3 is shipping to distributors today!
$299 USD 

You can read more details HERE! (in pdf form)
Silhouette did a live Facebook presentation this morning and I've embedded it below. It's REALLY good information!
The new Cameo has self-adjusting blade depth. And you can use the deep cut blade and thicker materials.
Other items (usable with all the machines!).... 
Sketch Pen improvements - more ink, fabulous storage and new neon sketch pens!
Metallic vinyl!!!!
Cuttable wood veneer
Cuttable Leatherette
Cuttable Cork
Doming kit
Print and Cuttable shrink Plastic for making charms and more - in white and clear!
Printable scratch offs
Print and Cuttable Rose Gold Foil
Clear Window Cling - Printable (inkjet) and Cuttable in white and clear
Printable Vinyl
Check it out in their video on Facebook!
We're going to have some happy cutting days!!