Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Leafy Rectangle Frame - Mornings are the most beautiful time

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here, enjoying these beautiful spring mornings.
This leafy frame can be an instant card front or a focal point in a layout or 
(weddings on my mind)
an elegant place card.
The file in Suzanne's Silhouette Store is 
just one piece!
What time of day are you most creative?

On the Mat

The stamps are  designed by Suzanne for Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spring Scrapbook Layout with Tulip Monogram Font

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a layout inspired by tulips!  Suzanne Cannon created a tulip monogram font and  I thought it would make the perfect title for this scrapbook page.  The font is available in the Silhouette Design Store and you can use some punctuation to access the extra elements (tulip buds and leaves).

I just printed out the title with black ink using onto white cardstock using a cheapo inkjet printer and coloured in the tulips with markers.

I used a couple of Quietfire Design stamps as embellishments.  Alternatively, if you wanted extra tulips of different sizes, you could print some out using the period, comma, back slash and question mark of the Tulip Monogram font, then just cut and colour.

Once all the elements were in place I added a bit of machine stitching and a few sequins.  I ended up putting the journaling on the back of the layout.  This photo is from five years ago when I was in the Skagit Valley of Washington State during tulip festival season.  What a beautiful part of the world to visit and a memory I cherish deeply.  Happy spring to you all, Connie

Supplies Used:  QFD Tulip Monogram Font, Quietfire Design stamps, Versafine ink, Tombow markers, Beacon adhesive, Brother sewing machine, dollar store sequins.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Pop up in a box in a card-Pansies, Spring Flowers, Tulips - Mom-Assembly Video

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here.
This quote keeps popping up in one of my lettering communities.
Better done than perfect
This pop up card in a box is a mash-up of 3 files and a stamped layered card front,
 and took longer than the time I allotted for it.
Photos don't lie, and, let's just say, it's done!
All Files available in
Suzanne's Silhouette Design Store.
The assembly video

Start with the Pansy file for the base.
Make a dummy to mess around with construction so you are confident with the final cut pieces.

 On the Mat

Bits and pieces choosen from these files

On the Mat

On the Mat

Leads to
Chaos on the mat!

Cut out lots of everything and enjoy the process!

Card front

Keep Calm and call Mom-set of three mounted stamps

opening to

Is it perfect? no.
Is it done? Yes!
Was it fun YES!!
Happy Mothers Day to all who nurture us!
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Making the Sack Purse Tutorial

What a cool little purse!  It's Silhouette Design 293000 - Click Here!
This is a great decoration or gift box.  You can fill it with treats!
Make a whole flock of them all in different colours!
Tie them with coordinating ribbon or cord. 


  1. Open up the file and ungroup once. Cut the base and decorative panels separately in your favourite colours.

2.  Adhere the decorative panels on the purse base as shown (and as they came in the original file) above.  This is the only thing you'll have to glue!

3.  Fold all perforated score lines in a mountain/valley fashion, but make sure the folds beside all the decorative panels are both valley.  They're basically recessed.

4.  Run a cord through the holes and gather the top of the purse. Fill the purse!  Gently tighten and close with a bow!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Monogram Playing Card Fonts - Invitation - Party Time

Yogi Here today and I was in a mood to create something with playing cards...

I'm using sentiments and date clear stamp sets from Quietfire Design ("Months & Numbers Collection" 22pce set) and ("Please Join Us Collection" 8pce set) also available from Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE and HERE

And am using a few of Suzanne's electronic files available on Silhouette onLine store. Click images to purchase. 

Scored and folded my white cardstock to create my easel structure. Cut a piece of red textured cardstock, same size as card and adhered to front.

Sprayed my Oxides (Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral and Broken China) onto my craft sheet and then swooshed my cardstock through the wetness. Continued until completely covered. On the 2nd image below, I sprayed the whole cardstock with the Lemonade to mute the colors. Remember Oxides are basically opaque.

Dry embossed the 2nd background  using Tim's "Poker Face" set. Hit the high points with Distress "Black Soot" and clear embossed. Adhered to card front. PS: if you don't have Tim's embossing folders, just use regular playing cards, or print some out onto cardstock.

Opened SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot software). Placed the letter from each font on my mat, grouped and enlarged. Cut from white 110# Staples Cover cardstock. Inked the letters using Versafine Clair "Twilight stamp pad and embossing with Emerald Creek "Onyx Frost" embossing powder. Inked the drop out elements with "Glamorous" and clear embossed. Adhered all to a strip of white cardstock, then onto card front.

Stamped the word "Let's" using Just Rite "Times Roman" alphabet set.

On the Floor: stamped the various sentiments and date using Versafine Clair Twilight and clear embossing. The comma's and "pm" were stamped with the Just Rite alphabet set.

Scored and folded a narrow piece of the red cardstock and partially adhered to floor to act as my stopper.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Happy Birthday Watercolour Tulip Tag Box and Watercolour Box- Silhouette Print and Cut technique

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here, digitally gearing up for a busy spring 
birthday season!
April and May keep your postal service in business around here so I need to have a heavy stash.
No paint brush or stamps touched these projects!
Print and cut is easier than you think.
On the Mat
  • Ungroup 
  • Move the print and cut elements to the working mat area
  • Choose show registration marks and make sure all elements are within the hatch marks

  • Send the design to your printer.
  • Place the paper on your mat and cut and it will automatically read the registration marks and cut.

The box is just one piece!

On the Mat

With registration marks

Printed and cut

You can do it!
We can help!
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Create without limits!
and Happy Birthday to all!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Assembling the Quietfire Totes!

These totes are just so cute! Some even come with tags! There are lots of designs for lots of occasions and more being added.

It's a perfect for a small hostess gift!

Here are the instructions for making the base:
  1. Cut all the elements in the colours of your choice. 
  2. Fold all the perforated score lines upward. 
  3. Apply strong double-sided adhesive to the tabs. I run a single strip of double sided tape along the tabs. 
  4. Form the tote by adhering the side tab first. 
  5. Remove the tape’s release paper on one side of the tabs at the base.  Align one point on the base piece with the side seam and work your way around to the other point by pushing the tabs against the base.  I work with one hand inside pushing the tabs into the correct position. 
  6. Remove the release paper on the other side and repeat until all the tabs are in place and secure.  Fill your gift tote and give to someone special!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

A video tutorial will be coming soon!