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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lattice fence note/picture holder


Hi all!  It's time for another challenge over at the Cameo Creations Challenge blog and this time the theme is Spring and you must use glitter anywhere in your project.  For my DT contribution I prettied up a wooden framed lattice fence I recently bought at a local store for $1.50.  It was roughly 15.5 inches tall x 11.5 inches wide, and about  0.75 inch thick.  All cutouts were designed using the Silhouette Studio and all pieces were cut with the Cameo.   

This is how it first looked like.

I covered the perimeter with my home-dyed crinkle ribbon.

Here are the cut out pieces before assembly.

Now on to some details: 

1.  rolled rose (Design ID #25432) by Silhouette
2.  corner leaf vine flourish (Design ID #7319) by Samantha Walker
3.  fairies (pixie corner digi set) by Scrapper's Delights store

Importing any digi stamp (in .jpg or .png formats) onto the Silhouette Studio takes some practice but you will definitely love it once you get the hang of it.  I imported Janice's (Scrapper's Delights designer) pixies onto the Silhouette Studio, sized them as I pleased and then used the trace and offset features of the Silhouette Studio to create the cut lines around the pixies. 

Silhouette Studio screen shot. 
Notice the registration marks and the cut lines. 

After printing, here are the pixies before I sent it to the Cameo to cut.

(yes, I'm using a Cricut mat on the Cameo)

After cutting the pixies I used ProMarkers to color them in and used stickles for some glitter glam on the wings.

I also attached some mini clothespins onto the fence with the help of a glue gun, to hold notes/pictures.  Actually I used my glue gun to attach all the pieces onto the wooden lattice framed fence, except for the pixies - those I attached with the use of some foam mounts for some depth.

Here are some closeups of the finished project:


Hope you enjoyed looking at my project as much as I enjoyed creating it.  I would so love to see what you can come up with for this challenge, so head on over to the Cameo Creations Challenge blog, see what my other DT sisters have created for your inspiration and link up! 
And as always, a BIG thanks for visiting me today ;)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sweet Caityn

Wow!  Two days in a row posts, you said?!  Blew me away too LOL!  Today I'm hanging out at She's a Sassy Lady blog.  The wonderful Sheila lets me post and share my projects with her readers and today's my day to share.  This is a step card for one of my son's classmates who recently celebrated her 10th birthday.

Here's a sideview of the finished card.

This card turned out to be just a tad bigger than an A2 size card. The card was designed using the Silhouette Studio and all cuts were done using the Cameo.  This is the first time I've ever made a step card of this kind.  There are a lot of tutorials out there on how to create your base, but for lazy people like me ;) I used the base created by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #39775) - it had all the necessary layers pre-sized and pre-scored for your needs.  The girl hugging a teddy bear image is a print and cut image by Nichole Calmes (Design ID #39707).  After sizing the image inside the topmost layer of the card (shown in white), I set the image to print only then copied the same image and set it to print and cut as I knew I wanted a layered look.  I created the sentiment "Sweet Caitlyn" using the Creampuff font, flood-filled it with pink and set it to print only, inside the topmost card layer.  Below is a screen shot of what I'm talking about.

And here's how the topmost layer looks like after printing (yep, you can use a Cricut mat in the Cameo).

And here is how they look like after cutting.

I used foam mounts to layer the images together.

I wanted to personalize the inside of the card so I typed "Happy 10th birthday" (Abbeyline font) and positioned the sentiment on the inside base of the card.  This is how it looks like after printing.

And this is how it looks like on the inside after assembly.

I decorated the outside with some premade flowers from Michaels and a butterfly washi tape by Recollections. 

The envelope is an image by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #29070).  I just glued a premade butterfly (from Michaels) to decorate the outside.

Hope you liked my project for today.  Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Lil' Sis!

Hello everyone!  I know it's been a while.  Thanks for visiting me today.  This post can also be seen over at the Bugbytes.  As always, thanks Pam for letting me share my projects with your readers.  Today's project is a birthday card I created for my younger sister who recently had her 42nd birthday.  This is a roughly 5 1/2 x 5 inches cake-shaped card, designed using the Silhouette Studio and cut with my Cameo. 

This is how the pieces looked like after cutting and before assembly.

The cake card cutout (brown) and the insert (pink) are by Daniela Angelova, purchased from Silhouette Store (Design ID #38894).  It originally came with a flower cutout but I replaced that with the butterfly by Hero Arts (Design ID #37857).  I created a bottom layer for the butterfly using the offset feature.  I created the innermost layer (in white) using the internal offset feature on the insert (again, in pink) layer of Daniela's design and wrote my sentiment using the Abbeyline font and flood-filled that in blue.  I also let my Cameo do the faux stitching, flood-filled in pink. 

Here's a shot of the inside of the card after assembly. 


I used some foam mounts on the butterfly and added some irock gems to embellish the outside.  I also added some peach lacy ribbon to separate the layers of the cake.

The envelope I used is by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #29070).  I couldn't resist using up some of the perfectly cut diamonds from the cake image so I used some to decorate the outside of the envelope - minimizes waste, I'd say ;)

 Thanks for stopping by ;)