Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy birthday Tag Box- Print and Cut

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here raising the bar this year gifting myself!
This versatile  file could be used as a hostess gift, party favors, place settings, or a surprise gift for yourself!
( By my birthday I'll forget what's in it!)
Print and cut on the Silhouette is easier than you think.

On the mat

Print and Cut
( I am still using V2, so the step out is not V specific- the general steps will apply to any version)
  • Ungroup the file and keep just the happy birthday element on the mat
  • Turn on registration marks 
  • Place the element on the page making sure it is inside of the registration marks.
  • Send to the printer.
  • Load your printed element page to the Silhouette.
  • Send to Silhouette and follow the instructions from there.

Assembly is easy. Suzanne has done all the work for you.
The box fits perfectly inside of the tag.
If you have a hard time seeing the fold line perforations, hold the paper up to the light.

I'm going to stash a little special something inside, and place it in my birthday box to open on the day.
What will be in yours?

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Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

3-D Cube Birdcage with Flowers

Hi y'all Robyn here today, putting a bird in a gilded cage!
This lovely design can be assembled and enjoyed by novice and experienced alike!

On the mat

First time with 3-D?
Follow these tips to success:
  • Take your time. Enjoy the creative journey as much as the finished product.
  • Make a dummy. Cut the project first out of paper you don't care about- scraps are fine for this. Make your mistakes cutting and assembling before you cut your final paper.
  • Take your time! The more precision in your folds and glueing, the better the outcome.
  • Use high quality strong adhesives.
Suzanne has done all of the difficult design and score work for you- so all ou has etc do is cut and paste and create!
I you have any difficulties, just leave a comment.

These would make adorable shower decorations, place card holders for a small dinner party, or add a battery votive and string them to light up a dance floor!

Please share your creations with us- a little birdie wants to know!

To see what else is on my desk, please hope over to RainbowWeaves.
Comments and questions welcomed.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Flourished Logo Happy Birthday Paint Chip Cards

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a quick and easy idea for birthday cards.  I was messing around with some leftover paint chip samples (much too pretty to toss out!) and playing with ideas for using them in scrapbook layouts (check out the upcoming fall issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine). With only minor embellishing, the paint chips also make a perfect background for a colourful card.

connie nichol, quietfire design, flourished logo paint chip

 I cut the flourished 50, 60 and 70 out of black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and the cut files designed by Suzanne Cannon in the Silhouette design store (other milestone numbers are also available!).  As always, if you want these files as an svg file for another electronic cutting machine, just email  Here's the flourished 70 cut file.  Isn't it pretty?  Just adhere that to a colourful paint chip.  These particular ones are from Home Depot.  I love paint colour names and the interest that they add to the background.

Adhere a bit of ribbon, stamp a sentiment and attach to a card base.  Done like dinner.  So quick.  The happy birthday stamps I used are from a Quietfire Design set called Happy Birthday plain and simple.  This is so versatile with lots of sizes and font styles to choose from.  Make sure you stamp with a solvent ink like StazOn by Tsukineko or Surfacez by Clearsnap.  The paint chips are a bit glossy and regular dye ink will just smudge and wipe off.

Hope you enjoyed this paint chip recycling idea.  Have a great day, Connie

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Chocolate Kisses - HB2U - YUM

Yogi here today with a yummy card... you can never have too much chocolate!!!

I'm using a couple of digital files from Suzanne available on the Silhouette onLine store - click on an image to purchase.

I'm also using a sentiment and a coupe Fill 'er Up letter stamps from Quietfire Design ("Graphic Love Bits - Flowers or Chocolate..." 6pce set); ("JOY Fill 'er up"); ("MUm fill 'er Up" 2pce set);

Check out all the fabulous ribbons on Quietfire Design. I'm using "Ribbon Satin dotted Burgundy

Opened the 2 files in SCAL, increassed the sizes for my card size of 7"w x 5"h. Copied and pasted the kisses to get 3 of them, cut from white cardstock. Colored the chocolate and the HB2U with Distress acrylic dabbers. Dried. For the kisses, only the dark brown section, I inked with Versamark and clear embossed. For the HB2U, I ran thru my embossing machine with Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder, then hit the high points with a dark brown pad, then with Versamark and clear embossed.

Scored and folded my pink toned cardstock to create the easel (7"w x 5"h), then cut another piece the same size and adhered to front. Used my Misti to stamp the letters "YUM" inking with Versafine Sepia and then hitting here and there with Black Soot. Clear embossed. I had a brand new pack of Ecoline watercolor markers on my desk, so colored the letters with them. Adhered the kisses to the front.

On the floor: Cut a 3/4" wide piece of the pink cardstock the width of the card. Scored down the center and adhered to floor to act as my stopper. Also adhered part of the HB2U to this piece and the bottom section to the floor.

Stamped the sentiment with the black and clear embossed. Colored the flower with the Ecoline markers.

Added the dotted burgundy ribbon as a frame border and tied a small bow.

Thought that left bottom area was a bit sparse, so added the ladybug (Elizabeth Craft Designs) that was sitting on my desk.

Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy