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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Heels Favor Box-Silhouette

Typically, each day I log into the Silhouette online store to see if they have released any new images for me to use my membership money on :) Today I logged on and saw THE CUTEST heels 3D box that I knew I just had to have :)


Cute right? This would be perfect for like a centerpiece for a Bachelorette or really, any girly girl's party! 

Once I cut everything out it took me awhile to figure out how to glue and place things and if you can see reallllly closely, you can see some of the tabs :) I figured out AFTER I glued how to hide those ;) I will post a video by Friday how to make this and in the mean time, I will try to make a cut file for CCR (Cricut Craft Room) for all my Cricut friends :)



Sunday, August 12, 2012

Diaper Baby Card- Silhouette

Happy Sunday! :) Today was a great day! Got up early and made it to church and then spent a lazy Sunday watching my kids play while my oldest son was at the circus with my mom :)

Then I realized that my sister in law is scheduled to be induced tomorrow morning at 5am and I still hadn't made her a card! So I decided that once my kiddos went to bed, I would make something. Well, you all know me, know i'm not much of a card maker so I went on pinterest and started looking for ideas. I didn't find anything I felt compelled to scraplift so I googled and came across the cutest diaper card template! So I saved it and then did the whole trace and detach thing (just like a clip art!) and made my own template...the cool thing is that I learned how to perforate my own lines so that I could now score it! YAY! I'll post that video sometime later this week :)

Also- if you haven't noticed, I decided to start labeling my post titles with either Silhouette or Cricut so you will know what machine i'll be using. I know a lot of you use one or the other (I'm still very happy to report I use both!) so this should make things easier :)

Alright- this is my interpretation. Cute right? Instead of making a whole card for the inside, I used a Top Note for the place of wording. Simple and not so bulky!

*Quick note* I am NOT a stamper. For some reason, I never have been able to really get too into it. I love the sentiment stamps but that is as far as I go but for some reason my stamps from Michaels would not stamp well! I think it's cause they are cheaply made or something. So ignore the stamps ;)


This is the top note :) I put the big ol' sentiment on the lower right so that it would give my husband and I plenty of room to sign the card.

If you are interested in the cut file for Silhouette feel free to email me and I will send it to you! :)

Oh and one other thing! 

I have had SCAL 2 FOREVER and I might have used it about a total of 3 times. I am a LAZY SVG'er. I love playing with them "virtually" and admiring them but when it comes to actually cutting it I get SO lazy having to think of all the tiny pieces, blah blah blah. So my son requested a Spiderman die cut (he loves to play with them alongside his legos) and decided to try my SCAL2 (since I don't have the Silhouette Designer Edition. I'll get that when we come back from Disneyland ;) Anyways- I finally created my first SVG! Awesome!


Far from perfect, if you can see, I actually had to cut the black edge because I realized that while the mask had cut, a line around the face hadn't sooooo...that sucked but I think it came out good for even just a scrapbook layout :)

Have a great weekend!: )



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hello Kitty Shape card- Cricut

I know my blog looks really different.. but it's currently in the process of being re-designed (by me! And since I have NO knowledge i'm kinda teaching myself!) so I wanted something a little more simple yet more me. My favorite color combination is pink and black so there you go :)

Today I decided to break out my Hello Kitty Greetings cart and make something. I'm not really a card maker, in fact, cards scare me. I LOVE to make little 3x3 or 4x4 cards cause they are so cute and small but normal size cards just intimidate me. I guess because I see so many BEAUTIFUL cards out there and to be honest, my love is still scrapbooking so I never really try to "improve" my card making skills.

So today, with my daughter right by my side, I decided to make a shape card. Now, this is a little different than your typical shaped card, this one is welded like a word book but only to make a card so the inside is a little smaller. Eh, just something different. I'll probably send this card to my Hello Kitty loving  friend who is having a baby girl in October :)



 I used stickles to "bling" her up a bit and I also "faux" stitched around her to make her stand out a little.

Hello Kitty is 6.5" tall and she was welded to a 9" rectangle (roughly, I'm sorry I forgot to write measurements!) but given enough room to where I could score the card at 4.5". This should have been an A6 card but came out slighly bigger :) I was really contemplating selling my HK Greetings cart (especially with the insane prices that they are going for on Ebay!) but I think I might keep her a while longer :) I can clip art to my heart's content on my Silhouette but there is nothing like paper piecing! 

On that note.... my son Jacob was super bored today (they go back to school in 3 weeks) so he decided he wanted to cut out different lego pictures and make a cute little art project. I captured a picture of him at my scrap table which is a huge deal since he doesn't believe crafting is for boys! :)







Monday, August 6, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Shape Album

First off, thank you to everyone for your amazingly sweet comments on my Disney shaped album from yesterday! My FB notifications have gone off with them and so many people have commented that you enjoyed my video so i'm SO happy that you liked it! Definitely was the motivator to keep my blog going! :)

I've been on such a "mini album" high (LOL) that tonight I decided to make a slighter bigger version of the shape album but this time I would use ONE clip art image of Strawberry Shortcake and the rest of the pages would be made of Julie's name. How awesome is this idea? You can now make your child (or yourself or whoever!) a personalized album with their absolutely favorite thing! (Julie is REEEEALLY into Disney Princesses right now but she does have a spot for Strawberry and to tell the truth, i'm kinda princessed out at the moment!) hehe ;)

I did the exact steps to weld my shapes together but for the text, all you have to do is choose your favorite font from ANY you have downloaded on your computer :) For this album, I used a font called "Oh! Photo Shoot!" which you can find HERE!


Ok, so I totally promise I have not neglected my Cricut (I have had a few emails asking if I would still do Cricut projects!) so I am actually going to bed tonight and designing something on my Gypsy. As much as CCR is cool lately it has been messing up on me so it's back to my Gypsy :-) Not that I mind, since I was a Circle member in July I was able to download all the digital downloads..hmmmm...maybe that is what i'll do next! =)

Have a great week :))))


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shaped Mini Album- Silhouette

I seem to do my best crafting when i'm EXHAUSTED (or when i've taken some zzzQuil) but for some reason when i'm about to go to sleep, that seems to be when my brain starts coming up with ideas :)

So last night as i'm dozing up, I start to wonder if there was a way I could make a Shaped Mini album (My daughter has me ALL over the Minnie Mouse that I almost wrote it "Minnie Album!" hehehe ;) with clip art and therefore eliminating all those tiny little layers and cuts. So I got onto my Silhouette software and started designing what would now become this: 


Isn't this ADORABLE?? My very first shape album too! 
This album measures 4.75x9 so it's small but oh soooo cute :)

I knew that with Silhouette we could make a shadow out of ANYTHING and so I figured, well, if I could make a shadow with my clip art, then I should be able to weld to make a book and I was RIGHT! Once you get the hang of it, this book is super easy to make and the best part? Is that you can do this with ANY clip art image out there! So my next book will be a Strawberry Shortcake book for princess :)

I posted this up on my FB page and I got soooo many requests for a tutorial so I made a video today on how to do this (in the video I use Hello Kitty clip art). The video is a little long (15 minutes) but I tried to cover everything needed :) I was kind of trying to hurry as I was running late for date night so I hope it's easy to understand, if you have any questions feel free to message me! :)



And yes- I have gotten requests for a Cricut version as well so tomorrow, I will be working with CCR. Now with CCR (or Cricut in general) you can't use Clip art images but this will work with any images with a shadow base. I'll figure something out! :)

Hope you all had a GREAT weekend and if you do make a book I'd LOVE to be able to see! :)) 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Glitter Iphone Case

Hi everyone :) If there is one thing that I absolutely LOVE (besides God, my family and my die cut machines) it's DEFINITELY my iPhone! (And I KNOW that a lot of you will probably agree!). I am always on the quest for the perfect iphone case and so imagine how excited I was the other day when I came across a pin on Pinterest on how to make a glitter iphone case! The cool thing about this technique is that you probably already have the supplies in your craft closet :)

Supplies:
-Iphone Case
-Glitter
-Modge Podge
-Sealer

It's SUPER easy to make, all you have to do is take modge podge and put one coat over your case and dump glitter on top. Let it dry for about 15-30 minutes then you will layer another coat of modge podge and add more glitter. Do this until you are happy with your results. 

Once it's ready and dry all I did was add "Modge Podge spray sealer" over it and let it dry for about an hour and I was done! The previous technique called for nail polish and i'll be honest, it did not work very well for me so I spent a whole $4 on sealer and sprayed it instead. Still a LOT cheaper than the $25 case at Walmart that looks just like this and the best part is that you can use ANY color glitter you want! I used Martha Stewart's glitter which is fine and just held up great :) And with the sealer, you don't have to worry about the glitter coming off :)