Monday, October 31, 2016

Last Minute Halloween Creations!

OOOoooooooooo!  It's Halloween!  And there is still time to create fun and special little things!

Available on the Silhouette Online Store today are two more of our Halloween rings!  These are so quick and easy to make.  There are only 3 pieces to each ring and you really just need Glue Dots to hold them together.

And here are two little treat dishes.  Be careful!  You won't be able to just walk by without sampling a treat!

To those of you who saw my candy photo on Instagram and Facebook..... See?  I really did buy these for staging photographs.  And now I'll eat them.

If we're really "good", we'll have candy left over, so we'll swing into Autumn with another treat dish.  Bet you just can't have one!

Happy cutting!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Rings!

Have you seen those plastic spider rings?  I used to have a few which I would bring out every Halloween.  Something triggered that memory and I thought, well why not try making some of my own rings.  Although I didn't do a spider (I thought all those legs might be a tiny bit too flimsy!), I did a bat, a ghost and a black cat (thank you to Tiger for providing the handsome profile).  They've been available on the Silhouette store for a few hours now.
I don't know, these things just crack me up....!  I hope they give you a smile, too!

And continuing in the silly fun theme, you can see the Halloween rings in action on Instagram!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Coffee & Friends Bendi Card - Sit Right Here By Me

Yogi here today with one of my favorite beverages... BIG GRIN - I LOVE coffee - and what could be better than just drinking coffee... but drinking it with friends.

Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy

This is what the cutting file looks like

And I'm using parts of a couple quote stamps from Suzanne ("Garden Bench Collection" 4pce set);  ("Find Yourself a Cup...")

Now here's what I did:
I opened the Silhouette file in Studio and resized it to 16.509 wide, which is way wider than my cardstock, so most of the right tab hung off my paper. I cut it from a deep brown textured cardstock. I then flipped it horizontally and hung everything off the mat except for the "friend" tab. I then spliced the two parts together creating a 6" w card base.

Now this is where it becomes a little tricky. I'm not that savvy when it comes to Studio software, but I need to use it to get the score lines since they don't seem to show up properly in my SCAL software - sigh!!. But now I wanted a shadow layer for the words, So opened the file in SCAL, Sized it the same as in Studio and pushed everything off the mat except the word part, cut from a cream toned cardstock, trimmed the border down and adhered to the back of my word.


Cut all the various other elements from the cream toned cardstock, including a smaller coffee bean and smaller heart. Sponged and direct to paper with Distress "Spun Sugar" for the cup and the smaller heart. Inked the steam with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow".

Stamped the "Sit Right Here...", masking the rest of the stamp, inking with Distress "Picket Fence" and embossing with white embossing powder.


Stamped and inked the "Now Tell Me..." as above on a separate piece of the brown textured cardstock. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles", moving the die to get the size I needed.

Adhered a pink satin ribbon to both tabs. Then adhered the "Now Tell Me..." piece using 3D foam tape.

Tied a multi looped fork bow from a pink variegated Sari ribbon and adhered close to the slot using a glue gun. 


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quietfire Halloween Digital Designs Collection

Since it's that time of year, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share the Quietfire digital cutting Halloween designs!  All of these are on the Silhouette Online Store.  To see them all together and clickable for further inspection, Click Here! Then type in Halloween in the search box:

Several of them are on the Quietfire Site as svg files.  Click on each caption to go to the Quietfire site! 

I'm pretty sure there will be some new designs before Halloween 2016 rolls around, so stay tuned!  Happy Haunting!