Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Treat Dishes-Winter Moose, Coffee Break, Polar Bear

Hi Y'all, Robyn here cutting up a storm of holiday inspiration with the latest 
Quietfire Design cutting files by Suzanne Cannon in the
I fell in love with these files, perfect for gift giving, group crafting (kids as young as 8!) and holiday decorating!
All Holiday files are on sale till December 5!
on the mat

or tea!
on the mat

on the mat

You can see below these are basically cut and assemble,including score lines.

What will fill your dishes?
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Comment and Questions Welcomed!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Card Project and Silhouette Sale!

Here is a little Merry Christmas digital die cut that I've had hanging around for awhile.  I finally made it into a card! I wanted to finish it so I could show you this easy project and share information about the big Silhouette Sale.  Not only are the machines on sale, but so are all the designs in the Design Store!  That means all of my designs - over 500 of them! - are on sale.
So once you have your machine and this cutting file, here is one way you can use it!  Vinyl is perfect for preserving those fine hairlines.  It's amazing!



  1. Form a 7 x 4.5” tent fold card from cardstock.  Cut a 6 x 3.5” panel from the same cardstock.
  2. Cut two 6.25 x3.75” panels from gold vinyl.
  3. Cut Merry Christmas from gold vinyl: Place one piece of vinyl on the cutting mat and cut Merry Christmas - I used cutting depth 1.  Carefully “weed” out the counterspaces and excess vinyl.  Keep track of the dot on the “i”!  Cut a piece of transfer paper large enough to cover the design. Remove its release paper and place it on the vinyl Merry Christmas and rub.
  4. Lift the Merry Christmas from it’s backing and transfer to the cardstock panel.  Rub lettering onto the cardstock and carefully peel off the transfer paper.  Voila!
  5. Use double sided adhesive to assemble the card as shown!  
Now, I'm going to make a few more of these!  I hope this gives you some ideas for making your own cards.
Happy creating! Suzanne

Autumn Flourished - Scalloped Frame - Leaf Silhouettes - Second Spring

Yogi here today with a quilled autumn leaf on an easel card using a fabulous "Autumn" word. Love this one to pieces. BIG GRIN. Also using a "scalloped frame" (very handy design) and the "4 leaf silhouettes" (indispensable file...).

These are what the files look like

 I'm using a quote, sentiment and design element stamp  from Quietfire Design 

("Autumn is A Second Spring..."); ("Thinking of You" 2 pce set); ("Crackle" Background")

I scored and folded my cream toned cardstock to create the easel, cutting a second piece for my front. Ran through my embossing machine using Crafts Too "Leaves". Hit the high points with Distress "Mustard Seed" and then some and Peeled Paint" using a sponge. Adhered to front of card.

I opened the Silhouette files in Sure Cuts A Lot software. Increased the width of "Autumn" to 4.5"w and cut from cream toned cardstock. Painted with Distress acrylic Dauber "Walnut Stain", dried, applied Versamark all over and embossed with Emerald Creek "Oil Rubbed Bronze" embossing powder. Adhered to front. Adhered my quilled autumn leaf - see below for how I made it...

On the floor: Opened the "Scalloped Frame" , ungrouped everything and hid all but the oval shape. Resized to fit my quote, having the oval at approx 3"w. I found the scalloped portion a bit too pronounced for my card, so resized that to 3.5"w, leaving the oval shape the same size. Painted the scallop with the walnut stain. Stamped my quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged some "Wild Honey" around the edges, then adhered to the scallop piece. Scored approx 5/8" and adhered to floor to act as my stopper.
I opened the leaves and did not alter their size. Cut from the cream cardstock. Stamped with the "crackle" stamp using Versamark and clear embossed. Went direct to paper with "Fossilized Amber", "Wild Honey", "Festive Berry' and "Peeled Paint". Cleaned off the ink on the embossing then adhered to card floor.

Stamped the sentiment using the black and clear embossed.

Final touch, added some mini half pearls in each scallop and tied a narrow ribbon burgundy bow.

Die cut a leaf (Sizzix Bigz die "Tattered Leaves" from mat board or chipboard. You need something that gives you depth. You could also layer several regular cardstock together to create the depth.

Cut a leaf from regular cardstock and color with appropriate colors. It will be hidden, but some will peek through.

Insert into die cut mat board - DO NOT ADHERE....
I used various 1/8"w quill paper, including some "Highlights" paper which is a different color on both sides - gives a nice effect.

Cut your paper to approx 6" long and make a loose coil. Pinch on either end to create what's called a  Marquis.

Adhere to colored leaf only. As you get more coils made, you can start adhering the coils to the floor and to their sides, as long as you don't adhere it to the mat board...

When all filled in, just pop out the leaf from the mat board.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Autumn Harvest Cutting Files!

I'm just popping in briefly to share my latest cutting files in the Silhouette Design Store!  My Mom loved bearded wheat.  I remember it filled a vase every year in the fall. I think she developed that love during the several years we lived on the prairies.  It was certainly more beautiful than tumbleweed, although as a pre-teen, I had a certain fascination with tumbleweed!
In addition to these brand new files above, here are a few of the more recent Autumn files.  They're all available on the Silhouette Design Store!

Thanks for looking!  Happy cutting!
<3 my Silhouette Cameo!