Monday, October 30, 2017

Carving a Pumpkin? Hmmm, Maybe Not!

There is still time to decorate pumpkins before the goblins come out!  And you don't even have to carve them!

Okay, I'll confess.  Carving a pumpkin is not my favourite thing.  It hurts my delicate little hands (have some cheese with that whine, Suzanne), there is the ever-present danger of losing blood if the knife slips (don't have a clue where those little-kid saw things went) and well, there is the goop inside ("flick the gick" is one of my favourite expressions....).  Yes, I'm a pumpkin-carving wimp.

However playing with my Cameo is right up my alley!  Here I've use mostly black vinyl to cut a couple of my older designs along with a brand new one and enlarged them a bit to fit each pumpkin.  My hands are happy, no blood was spilled and there was no flicking the gick.  And one of these babies was already getting soft, so there wasn't a chance that any carving was gonna happen there!  So go pick up a couple of pumpkins and have some fun!

{Did you know that you can buy my designs in svg format on the Silhouette Online Store now?}

Happy Halloween!

Files used:
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's All About the Chocolate & Cookies - Sheri Holt, Guest Designer

I have another project to share today featuring the Happy Birthday Tag Box and Art Deco Floral Frame Card digital cutting files. [Note: svg files, usable by most digital cutting machines, are now available for these projects through Silhouette America]

Sometimes you just need a special little treat for someone and this project was SO EASY!! The hardest part was trying not to eat all those cookies!!!

The card measures 4.5" square and the tag box measures approximately 3.5"W x 1.5"D x 4.5"H. It is the perfect size for about 3 cookies or a nice sized brownie if you choose.
Happy Birthday Tag Box

I used each of the 3 sentiments from My Dark Side Is Chocolate. The first one for the treat box and then the other two for the inside and outside of my card.
My Dark Side stamp set

I used reversible cardstock with a great mix of autumn colors. I think it adds a little something special to the inside of the box but it would be just as lovely in a solid color!

Thanks very much to Sheri for creating this awesome project to share with us!  Do you need a cookie? I do! You can see Sheri's first post on Quietfire Creations HERE and more of Sheri's projects on her blog My Sheri Cards.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Periodic Table Wine and Wine is Sunlight Scrapbook Page

Hello, Connie Nichol here today.  I occasionally love to scrapbook  in the 8 1/2 x 11 size, especially if I only have a single photo.  This size comes together so quickly.  Here, I use the Wine periodic table cut file designed by Suzanne Cannon as a page title.

The cut file is available here in the Silhouette Design store in studio and svg formats for any electronic cutting machine.  I cut the periodic table symbols out of patterned paper and backed them with black cardstock.
Quietfire Design also happens to have a wine themed stamp set, so I used a quote by Galileo to embellish my page.  This is such a great stamp set.

I added a few strips of patterned paper and some stenciled shapes reminiscent of  spilled red wine, and I was done.  Be sure to try scrapbooking in this 8 1/2 x 11 size if you have a single photo or want to finish a layout in a hurry.  It's a nice change.  Just cut your title words with your electronic die cutting machne and quickly build the rest of the page around that.  Happy Scrapbooking!

Supplies used:  Simple Stories patterned paper, wood stars and washi tape, Bazzill cardstock, Tim Holtz stencil, Ranger Ink, Quietfire Design stamp and cut file, Brother sewing machine.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tree: 1, Witch: 0

I just had so much fun making these haunted trees!  The Witch just had to have striped stockings and a polka dotted skirt!  There are three different ghostie characters for your amusement.

New this week are:
Witch in the Tree and
Ghosts in the Tree

Create your own Black Forest for Halloween by cutting the trees in different sizes.  Mix and match witches and ghosts and trees - too much fun!

In the same vein.....

Because we can't leave the Periodic Table alone....

Periodic Table BOO
Jack-o'-Lantern Tag Box
Cute, huh?

Did you know that you can get these files in svg format from Silhouette now?  Sweet!

Happy Halloween!
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Merry Christmas Ornament - The Music

 Yogi here today with what I think is an easy relatively quick card... BIG GRIN

I'm using one of the newest quote stamps from Suzanne available on Quietfire Design. ("The Music In My Heart...")

And I'm using 2 Silhouette cut files for this card. Click on either image to purchase.

Scored, folded my of white pearlized textured cardstock to create the easel. Cut another piece same size as card.

Stamped the background stamp (Hero Arts "Collage Music Background") onto the textured side of the extra cut piece using Versafine Black Onyx and Tim's Stamping Platform. Moved the stamp over and repeated to fill the whole piece of cardstock. Adhered to front.

Electronically cut the ornament from white cardstock, inked with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Emerald Creek "Mirror Gold" embossing powder twice to get a really good coating...

Adhered to front adding a gold variegated Sari ribbon bow.

 On the floor:

Stamped the quote onto a piece of white cardstock using the black and clear embossed. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles" die set. Used my Metallic Gold Pan Pastels to add a hint of color on the white. Adhered to floor with 3D foam tape to act as my stopper.

Electronically cut the holly sprigs, inked with the sepia and embossed with the gold. Adhered to floor. Added some white pearls for the berries.