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Monday, February 11, 2013

LOVE banner

Happy Monday!  Today’s my day to post over at She’s a Sassy Lady blog, so this post can also be viewed over there.  Thanks Sheila for allowing me to share with her readers once a month.  Today’s project is a very quick and easy one.  This is a banner love “kit” purchased from the Silhouette Store for 75 cents (all Valentine related cuts are currently on sale at the Silhouette Store until Valentines) and is by Alaa’ Studio (Design ID #38229).  I used my Cameo to cut the pieces.

I’m always late to try the latest  “trend” and haven’t really tried anything remotely resembling chevron so I was thrilled to see this set of banner.  I started out by fitting the banner base as big as I could fit it in an 8 1/2 x 11 inches paper guide on the Silhouette Studio.  The measurements I came up with was 10.58 inches tall x 5.755 wide;  I cut the banners in white cardstock, then used one of my kids’ pink crayola markers for the faux stitching effect.

I then cut the letters LOVE using K&C cardstock.  I used the offset feature on the Silhouette Studio to create a shadow for the letters and then cut those in black to make the top layers stand out.  After putting the shadow layers to the LOVE, I adhered them to the banners using foam mounts for some depth, then added some premade flowers onto the letters from the bridal section at Michaels.  At this point all I really needed to do was add some handmade crinkled ribbon to the top banner holes.  See….told you guys this was easy! 

I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!  Have a wonderful week! 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tags aplenty

Hi there again!  Part of this post can also be seen over at the Bugbytes.  Thanks Pam for allowing me to hijack your blog for a brief moment each month Winking smile.  Today I’m sharing a bunch of Valentive gift tags I created for my children’s school’s annual Crabfeed Festival auction baskets.  I am a room mom for my son’s 4th grade class so naturally I was in charge of making the auction baskets for his class.  Our theme this year is Valentines since it’s just right around the corner. All tags were designed using the Silhouette Studio, using images purchased from the Silhouette Store, as well as fonts already in my computer library.  All cuts were done using the Silhouette Cameo.

For the base of the tags, I used a heart lace tag image by Sophie Gallo(Design ID #27944).  After I decided on how big my tags need to be, I then fit the images and sentiments inside the tags.  I used Arial, Choppin Script, and Times New Roman fonts for the tags.  I set the sentiments to “no cut” since I only wanted them printed onto the center of the tags, not cut – I only wanted the heart tag cut.  I then flood-filled the fonts with colors I wanted to make the sentiments stand out.   For the tag on the right side above, I used a love grunge film strip by Alaa’ Studio (Design ID #15466), and turned it into a sketch, then highlighted the word LOVE with a light lavender marker.

For layering I used the offset feature to create a shadow image for the heart tags then cut those in red.  I had to list the items included in each auction basket so I typed them using Times New Roman font.  For these I again chose no-cut and flood filled the fonts in black ink so that they print only.  Below is the back of the tags for my son’s class auction baskets.

And here are the tags on the auction baskets.  I glued some premade ribbon rosettes on the front of each tags.

And didn’t I say in the title “tags aplenty?”  Well some of the other classes’ room moms saw the tags I made for my son’s class auction baskets and asked me to make some for them too so below are the other tags I created.  Plus I coudn't say no to the second grade room mom since we're friends and my DD is in that class ;). I won’t bore you all with the list of items in the back of each tag so I’ll just show you all the front. 

The heart image on this tag is by Donna Downey
(Design ID #32494) which I turned into a print only
and used red ink to print.  The grill is an image
by Hero Arts ( Design ID #18206), which
I turned into a sketch.

I used the same heart image by Donna Downey on this tag. 
 For added interest I hot glued plastic fork and knife.

Same heart image by Donna Downey ;).  I just added some
Craftworks Card Candis on this tag and called it done.

This one was even simpler.  I just added some premade flowers
by K&Company and by Brides.
The minivan image on this tag is by Silhouette (Design ID #1432)
 and the monster truck image is by Loni Harris (Design ID #7677). 
I flood filled the images with my choice of colors, set them
to print only, used the offset feature for the shadow outline to
cut around them.  I used a different color Craftworks Card Candis
on this one.
Hope you all like the tags I've shared with you today.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wild Thang

Hello there my crafty bloggers!  It has been so long since I posted anything that I have almost forgotten how….I kid you not!  My personal life has just been so full of kids’ activities that there is very little time for crafting and blogging in general so I do apologize if I haven’t had the chance to visit some of you.  Anyway, wanted to do a quick post to let you all know about a new challenge over at the Cameo Creations Challenge blog.  The theme for the next two weeks is Valentines tag and here is my DT project.  The prize is a $10 gift certificate to the Lettering Delights.

Here is a shot of the back of the tag… could tell what song inspired this tag LOL!

This tag was designed using shapes from the Silhouette Store and were cut using my Cameo.  The base of the tag is a shape by Lori Whitlock, design ID #37971.  I used the internal offset feature for the faux stitching effect - love this!  I also used the sketch feature (another fave feature) of the Silhouette Studio for the “U make my”.  For the sentiment “Wild Thang” on the tribal heart (by Joel Pilcher, design ID #3426), I used the Chopin Script font.  The other heart is from a cute heart set by Lori Whitlock, design ID #6448.  I embossed the bottom layer with the D’vine Swirls CB folder and the top with the Swiss Dots CB folder.  The music note is by SnapDragon Snippets LLC, design ID #35662 – it was embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder as well.

Here are the pieces before assembly. I did make double cuts of a couple of the pieces for added depth using foam mounts.

And there you have it.  Hope to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend ahead of you!