Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Balloon Celebration Tunnel Card/ Happy Birthday

Hi Y'all Robyn here with not Christmas!!
My SIL's birthday is Dec 26, so we need to be sure to make a fuss over her that is not Christmas!
Quietfire Digital to the rescue!

On the Mat

Ungroup once and you will see the three layers and  cover bits.
Layer one

Layer two

Layer three

All you need is a good strong adhesive and you are good to go!

Please give a tunnel card a try, and share your creation with us!

Comment and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Poinsettia Flourish - Thanks - Thankful

 Yogi here today and I thought it was time to start making Xmas Thank You cards... This was a quick and easy side fold card, and even though it's a tooled flower, it mails with one regular stamp.
I'm using an electronic cut file from Suzanne, available on the Silhouette onLine store. Click on image to purchase.

And I'm using an A Way With Words die "Thanks" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE   PS if you don't have this die, Suzanne has several Thanks words cut files available as well.

I'm using a sentiment and design element stamp from Quietfire Design. ("Being Thankful" 6pce set); ("Merry Christmas Poinsettia" 2pce set)


Opened my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and the poinsettia file. Reduced the size to 10.75" wide and cut from white 110# Staples cardstock.

Removed from mat and inked the flourish area of the poinsettia with Versafine Toffee and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.

Inked all the flower elements direct to paper with Distress "Worn Lipstick" mini pad. Hit the edges with "Candied Apple". Ran through my embossing machine using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Hit the high points using a large "Aged Mahogany" pad.

On the large cut poinsettia layer, I fussy cut the lines between the petals - about an 1" worth. Very lightly misted the backs of all the layers with water and tooled the backs with a large balled stylus on a piece of fun foam. Turned the petals to the right side and pressed down in the center to raise the petals. When the petals were dry adhered all the layers together. Added a glob of PVA glue and sprinkled with Prills. Set aside to dry.

 Side folded my white cardstock to create the 5.5"w x 5"h card.

Adhered a piece of wood planks decorative paper edge to edge. Then adhered my poinsettia flourish.

Die cut the "Thanks" from a white cardstock, inked with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Silver Satin Pearl" embossing powder twice to get a really nice thick layer. Adhered to card front.

On the inside: Inked the poinsettia stamp with various Distress pads in appropriate colors. Stamped and then moved some of the inks around with a water brush.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Holly and Berry Wreath Christmas Card

Hi, Connie Nichol here today with a very easy Christmas card using the Holly and Berry Wreath cut file designed by Suzanne Cannon and available in the Silhouette store here.

I recently went on a scrapbook weekend retreat with some of my pals, and this was my first project.  Honestly, it took about five minutes.  Once you've got an electronic cutting machine and a good cut file, life gets so easy.  I simply cut leaves, twigs and berries out of three colours of cardstock, and arranged it around a stamped sentiment.  Isn't this stamp pretty? It's a new stamp from Quietfire Design in the shape of a Christmas tree, and the little circles can be embellished with gems, or little dabs of sparkly glitter glue.  I also think the wreath would look very pretty with a few red gems or glitter, but I had absolutely bare bone supplies at the weekend retreat and didn't have anything sparkly in my stash.  Sigh.  Oh well, it shows you what you can do with just cardstock - still very pretty!  My friends were oohing and aahing.  

Thanks for stopping by and maybe Santa will bring you some scrapbook supplies for Christmas.  Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Reindeer Flourish Home Decor

You'll be so pleased how quickly and easily you can make this project!  It's a new digital cutting file on the Silhouette Online Store this week. If you use other cutting machines, you can purchase the file there as an svg file!  Yay!

Reindeer with Flourish
I tried this with gold vinyl first, but the vinyl really didn't want to stick to the rough surface.  So I cut it from gold cardstock.  This is all done in less than five minutes.  All you have to do is add a few Christmas embellishments!

Reindeer with Flourish Silhouette ID 235411 (also available as an svg file)
Silhouette Cameo
Bazzill Gold Foil Cardstock
Jillybean Soup 6x6" wood plank

Don't forget to use the code in the sidebar to receive 10% off on the Silhouette site.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Mail Room Sign/ Calligraphic Snowflake tag /ATCs and more! Sketching and Embossing technique.

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here getting into the Christmas/Holiday Spirit.
So many options with the cutting files from
Suzanne's Silhouette Store!
Mail room on the mat
Once you purchase and download the file you can manipulate it to your hearts content.
A large gift tag or home decor sign...
I used the tag file to create the base for the sign.

or an ATC

The original size of the snowflake tag is top left on the mat.
Enlarge for the large tag
To From and the outer border is sketched with a gold pen.
 After cutting, while still on the mat, sprinkle the ink with gold embossing powder.
Quickly take the tag off the mat and heat emboss.

ATC's can be traded as is, used as gift tags(punch a hole and add ribbon, or as I', join this year sent as greeting cards. There is plenty of room to write on the back!

With several sign designs to chose from you can create a whole flock of cards in no time.

Enjoy the creativity of the season!
Comments and Questions welcomed!~