Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kitty Love Hug Bendi Card

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an adorable kitty bendi card using a cut file designed by Suzanne Cannon.  It's available in the Silhouette Design Store here for the Silhouette or as an svg file for other electronic cutting machines.  I've never made a bendi card before and I was super impressed with how quick and easy it was to create.  I was having so much fun, I made three bendi cards with slightly different variations.  You don't have to just use cardstock when you're creating these - patterned paper is very fun too, or a combination of both.  I added googly eyes from the dollar store to a couple of the kitties.





The cut file is just one big kitty and some hearts, so it is very easy to cut and put together.


I added a stamped sentiment from the Happy Birthday Plain and Simple stamp set from Quietfire Design.


That's it!   Give the Kitty Love Hug Bendi Card a try and make your own family of kitties.  Happy crafting, Connie




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lantern Christmas Noel & Halloween Boo - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Yogi here today with a couple lanterns. Suzanne recently came out with a Christmas lantern available on the Silhouette onLine store.. Love the shape. And while making it, I said to myself it would make a great Halloween lantern...

Click on the file image to purchase (also available in SVG format)

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/209600

I'm using an A Way With Words die "Noel" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE (please note, there are a lot of Noel cut files by Suzanne in different calligraphic hands available in the Silhouette store... I just happened to have the die cut on my desk and grabbed it...).

I'm also using a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" 3pce set) 

Click on any lantern image to enlarge.

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I opened my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and opened the lantern file. It takes about 1 sheet of 12 x 12 and 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock. (See below for the layout in SCAL)

I cut everything from white cardstock. Folded along all the score lines. Then inked the lantern sides with Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and embossed with Emerald Creek "Verdigris". Glued the edge, top and bottom piece to close the lantern.

Painted the top piece with Distress dabber "Black Soot" inked with Versamark and embossed with Distress "Black Soot" embossing powder. I wanted a rough texture. Attached a green/gold narrow ribbon through the peak and adhered to the base of the roof prior to adhering to the lantern. Added some hot glue at the peak to ensure the ribbon stays put and to close up the hole I made...

Die cut the "Noel" from an off white cardstock and adhered to front.

Inked the holly leaves with the sepia and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder. Adhered to roof and front.

Added Liquid Pearls "Rouge" generously to create berries. When dry, added "White Opal" dots.

 
Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Drew a wavy line mimicking the sentiment and cut along the line, then cut to separate the words and adhered parts on the three sides.

Here's what the Halloween lantern looks like. I used pumpkin and black cardstock only. Easy Peasy... no painting and I only added glitter to the "Boo" word and the owl's eyes.

I used the same file as the Christmas Lantern and then scavenged in my Halloween files for the various little elements. These are the files I scavenged... Click on any of those images to purchase.
https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/152659   https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/48609

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/158548  https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/67389

 Click on any lantern image to enlarge.

The first 2 SCAL images are for the lantern layout. The 3rd image is for the Halloween scavenged images. I set them on the top and bottom of my mat and hanging off the edges so I wouldn't waste paper or time for cutting...




 Hope you'll give one of them a try. They go together really easily.