Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Coffee or Tea Dingbat Font- Coffee and Friends are the perfect blend.

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here on vacation this week, so I made two cards last week, using the same files and 
to show you the versatility you get with each purchase from

The shaped card is created from the
Coffee or Tea? Dingbat Font
On the mat

Install the font and you get 26 designs to cut, sketch, whatever !

Design mat

Hints:
  • Make several copies of each image so if you mess up modifying  you have another one handy
  • use text to mark images you want to save, identify. 
    • Set the text in the image to "no cut" right away so you don't forget!
  • Have fun, mix and match, modify and see what happens! It's only on the screen.
  • Cut out dummies with copy paper to make models to see if you like it before using the good paper and vinyl.

New Stamps

Lots of new files and stamps yet to share, so please come back often!
More inspiration to be found at Quietfire Creations-keep your eyes peeled for upcoming designer challenges!

Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Home On The Range - Heart Of Country Font - You Are The Best


Yogi here today, and since it's almost Father's Day, thought I'd make a nice western card for a guy...

The font "Heart Of Country" works great in emails, Word, Excel etc. I used it in my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot)

I'm using sentiment stamps on the floor from Quietfire Design  ("I Don't Tell You Often Enough" 5pce set);

These are the electronic cut files I'm using from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to 

purchase. 

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/268946https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/267816

Opened SCAL software and the Home On The Range file. Ungrouped, removed some of the items keeping the hat page and the horse page, the square and the hat and leaving all at the size opened. Click on images to enlarge.




Positioned the horse page and hat page. Butted up the edges to meet at the middle. Used the square and enlarged it to hide the opening of the hat page (see 1st pic above). Grouped and then selected it all. Welded (see 2nd pic above).

Selected the "Heart of Country" font and typed each letter for "DAD" separately. Twisted and repositioned them to overlap. Grouped them, resized to a total of 2"wide, and welded together.

Cut away the horse from the easel structure, score and fold to create the easel.

Cut a horse page, color as desired and adhere to front of card. I colored direct to paper with Distress mini pads "Black Soot" for the horse, leaving the tail and feet white. "Tea Dye" for the ground area. I left the frame on the horse page white.

The Hat page, colored the frame with some brown and embossed with Emerald Creek Baked Texture "Dirty Sand" embossing powder. Colored the hat on the hat page with "Antique Linen" and the single hat with "Brushed Corduroy". Adhered to hat page, then onto front of card.

Colored the DAD with "Faded Jeans" and clear embossed. Adhered diagonally across frame edge.

On the floor: Stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.
Adhered square gems as my stopper. 








Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Coffee or Tea? Dingbat Font- I don't need an inspirational quote I need coffee/Tea and Thee

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here ROFL!
New stamps, new cutting files and
****FONTS****
Suzanne has a big Elizabeth Craft Design release too.
What's New
with  inspiration
ECD blog here.

The shaped card is created from the
Coffee or Tea? Dingbat Font
On the mat
Install the font and you get 26 designs to cut, sketch, whatever !

Design mat
Hints:
  • Make several copies of each image so if you mess up modifying  you have another one handy
  • use text to mark images you want to save, identify. 
    • Set the text in the image to "no cut" right away so you don't forget!
  • Have fun, mix and match, modify and see what happens! It's only on the screen.
  • Cut out dummies with copy paper to make models to see if you like it before using the good paper and vinyl.

New Stamps

The inside features the mug stains and splats


This quote cracks me up each time I read it!
I hope you will find time to try some of them.
I have a bunch more to show you, so please check back soon!
Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Butterfly Dragonfly Gift Card Box- You can do anything

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here with a gift card box suitable for any occation.
This box is going to graduate.
I hope they take the sentiment to heart.

On the mat

The box is one piece and folds up easily.
Butterly and dragonfly panels slip in, and are interchangeable with many other designs in
Suzanne's Silhouette Store
The square is a simple pocket to hold the gift card on the back.
Just for you is a print and cut label your an place anywhere.

I used the cut out window and a new stamp to create my pocket.

You can do Anything

Today is the 9th Anniversary of WOYWW.
Folks all over the world share what is on the work desks.
I look forward to the ATC swap every year.
Please join us!
WOYWW 9th

Comments and Questions Welcomed


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spring Flowers Dingbat Font Iris - Thank You - Give Thanks

Yogi here today and Suzanne came out with a Spring Flower Dingbat font which I love...

The font works great in emails, Word, Excel etc. I used it in my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software.

I'm using a quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design ("Give Thanks" 2pce set);

These are the electronic cut files I'm using from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase. 




Opened SCAL software, activated the font key and typed the letter "k". resizing it to approx 6.25"h.


Used a basic rectangle shape and increased it to 7"h x 8"w. Placed the iris overlapping the right edge and having an overall width of 10". Copied and pasted a 2nd Iris for later. Grouped the 1st Iris with the rectangle and then welded them together.
If you are using a 12 x 12 cardstock everything can go on one page as the image. I used an 8.5 x 11" white cardstock so had to add a page with my other details.

Cut the card/Iris. Scored and folded to make it a 5 x 7" card. Embossed the tile background (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Trendy Tiles") only on the front of the card.

Electronically cut that 2nd Iris and the Thank You which I had sized to approx 4"w from white cardstock. Inked the word with some Distress "Dusty Concord" and embossed with Emerald Creek "Mardi Gras" embossing powder. Has a nice glittery sheen to it. Colored the Iris with a few shades of green both direct to paper and sponging to give variations in the colors. The flower I inked with "Mustard Seed" near the base of the flower and then with the Concord on the rest of the flower.

Adhered the flower and the word to the front of the card.

On the inside:

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. 











Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hyacinth and Lily of the Valley Spring Flower Lantern

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here today with May flowers brought on by April showers
Showers of cutting that is!!
These files are one only one piece, and make a big impression as a hostess gift, table center piece,
and they fold flat for  mailing!
There are several more in the spring flower series in
Suzanne's Silhouette Store


 On the Mat


On the Mat

Dress them up or down, these lanterns will bring spring into any home!

Comments and Questions Welcomed.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Treble Clef Card with Music Quotes

Hello, Connie Nichol here with a couple of quick cards featuring the Treble Clef blank card electronic cutting file available here in the Silhoutte Design Store.  This cut file is just the perfect accompaniment to many of the Quietfire Design quote stamps regarding music.


I cut the file out of patterned cardstock and added the stamped quote, some faux stitching and a piece of ribbon. Very simple and quick.   I do like cutting cards out of cardstock that is already patterned - it gives me an interesting background without any work.  I picked this particular piece of cardstock from Momenta because it had a collage look with some musical notes embedded in it, perfect for a treble clef card.   The stamp is a new release from Quietfire Design.  It's such a great quote and there are several music related quotes available from Quietfire Design.  Be sure to check them out.

quietfire design

For another example, here's another Quietfire music quote on a Treble Clef card cut out of another piece of Momenta patterned cardstock.  I tucked a little piece of old sheet music under the stamped quote, but I don't think you need much embellishment - my eye is drawn right to the cut out treble clef.  I've backed mine with a piece of black cardstock to add emphasis, but you can see from this example from the Silhouette store that you could simply leave it open as well.  Thanks for stopping by and happy card making!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Rectangular frame with Calligraphic Leaf /Veni Vidi Amavi

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here 
with something old and  something new.

On the Mat

This digital file, around for awhile is a favorite!
It is downsized to ATC format and point edited to separate the flourished leaf element.
The fame can be sized or created from a rectangle and offset.
The elements are triple embossed with superfine copper embossing powder
and adhered to a water color cloud background.


From the fabulous new Quietfire Design Stamps release.


Thanks for visiting, and I hope you love these Quietfire Design stamps and files as much as I do!
Some backstory and outtakes and desks around the world
Comments and Questions Welcomed

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Chalkline Font - Coffee & Chocolate Chip - Life Doesn't Have To Be...


Yogi here today and I've been itching to do a coffee card...

I'm using one of Suzanne's fonts that work great in emails, Word, Excel etc., it's an OTF font extension and available from Suznne at Quietfire Design. I used it in my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and printed out the background and other text. Love that font, it's so funky...

I'm using one of the NEWEST quote stamps from Quietfire Design "Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect...");

Also using a couple electronic cut files from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase. 

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/247852 https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/48227http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/Chalkline-Funk-Font.html

Opened my projects in my SCAL software, removing portions not needed... Cut everything from white cardstock. Colored with Distress dabber "Walnut Stain" for the main coffee cup. Ran the cup holder piece through my machine with the Elizabeth Craft Designs "Coffee Bean" embossing folder. Sponged all over with the antique linen and hit the high points direct to paper with the walnut stain. Adhered to cup. The steam was inked with Picket Fence pad and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow" (love the texture...)
click on either SCAL image to enlarge

On page 2 of my SCAL software, I created my background using the Chalkline font and a bunch of coffee related words in various sizes. Resized the lot to fit my card base. Printed out on white cardstock. Colored the letters with Prisma colored pencils in various brown shades, then went over the whole page with a Distress "Antique Linen" pad (PS mine is a bit dry, I'm lazy and don't fill them very often... But I get nice tonal values this way BIG GRIN)
Scored and folded my dark brown textured cardstock (DCWV pad) to create the easel. Adhered another piece same size as card. Then adhered my text background and the coffee cup. Added the "Friends Cafe" on the cup.


On the floor: Colored the chocolate chip with Prisma colored pencils in various shades of brown. Scored it about mid way and adhered the bottom section to the floor to act as my stopper.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Ovals" die set. Sponged around the edges with a dirty brown sponge and then with the antique linen all over. Removed from die and adhered to floor.

Trimmed down and adhered the sentiment.