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Thursday, July 25, 2013

He dribbles, he shoots....he scores!

Hello blogger friends!  Thanks for stopping by today.  My project today is my DT contribution to the new challenge over at the Cameo Creations Challenge blog.  The theme is to use 2 shades of blue in our project - it could be any project and for any ocassion.  Easy peasy, right?  So head on over to the CCC blog and link up your project. 

This project is a birthday card/gift card holder for my nephew's recent birthday.  He just loves basketball ;).  The base of the card box is a file by Samantha Walker (Design ID #42024).  All images are from a digital kit purchased from My Memories called Slam Dunk (I use the other digital elements on this kit for my digital scrapbook pages).  I imported the png images onto my Silhouette Studio (love that I can do this!).  For the layers I needed to pop for dimension, I used the trace feature to create cut lines.  Below is a screen shot of the images I wanted printed on my printer them cut with the Cameo.  I let the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching for me for the sentiment and image that will go in the front of the box card.

And below are closeups of the finished box card. I inserted a gift card for him before I gave him the card. 

There you have it!  I'm still on vacation with the kids and the hubby so if you have any questions I may not get to them for another 3 weeks.  Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hush Little Baby


Hello again!  This post can also be viewed over at She's A Sassy Lady blog.  Thank you Sheila for allowing me to share my projects with her blog readers once a month :).  Today's project is a baby shower card I created for a friend who is due to have her fifth boy in a couple of months.  This being her fifth child, in lieu of gifts, she had requested monetary donations to our kids' school (which she and her hubby matched) - I thought that was very cool!

This project was designed using the Silhouette Studio and all cuts were done using my Cameo.  The base of the card is called flourish frame single fold square card by Jamie Koay (Design ID #36826).  I used a square insert in white (to go behind the "window" of the card base) and embossed that with the Plum Blossom CB folder.  I sized a square to fit just inside the square in the middle of the card base and cut that in brown cardstock.  I then used the internal offset from that brown square to create a top layer, and inserted a digi stamp image of a baby and the moon by Polly Craft called Moon Lullaby.  I let the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching on this top layer and wrote the sentiment "HUSH LITTLE BABY" in the Patchwork Letters font. Below is a screenshot of the top layer in the Silhouette Studio. 

I used the internal offset feature to create a personalized sentiment for the inside of the card using the fonts Coneria Script Demo, Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly, and Happy Sans.  I again let the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching for me.  Below are the pieces to the card after cutting with the Cameo.

I normally print more than one image to allow for any coloring
A close up of the embossed square and the top layer with the image.
I started assembling the card by attaching the embossed piece on the inside of the card, just behind the "window", using a Scotch liquid glue, then I attached a strip of sheer white ribbon down the left side of the front of the card and secured the ends of the ribbon on the inside of the card with Scotch tape. 

Then it was time for me to color the image for the top layer and the front sentiment.  I used Promarkers to achieve this task. After coloring I attached this top layer onto the brown piece to mat it (I used foam mounts for some dimension).  

I originally wanted to have the top layers centered on the square of the card base but decided to attach them a little offset.  I thought that was better.

To finish off the front I created the bow in the same sheer ribbon and attached a premade flower from a dollar pack I got from Michaels and some blue irock gems on the two corners. 

 I attached the inside sentiment too, making sure to cover the embossed layer and the tape holding the strip of ribbon.

Because the card is now very thick to fit in a regular envelope, I used the 3d cd box image by Jamie Cripps (Design ID #44960) to create a more roomy "envelope." 

To finish off the envelope I added some blue stars which were actually leftovers from another project a last week.

There you have it :).  I'm also (again! what can I say, I just luvvvv making the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching for me!) linking over at Silhouette Challenges for their faux stitching theme this month.  Thanks again for stopping by! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Well hey there, bday boy!


Hi all!  Sorry for the long absence.  I have been on vacation mode along with my family ;).  I'm hanging out at the Bugbytes today.  Thanks Pam for letting me share my project with the Bugbytes readers once a month!  Today I'm sharing a boy's birthday card I created for my nephew who just turned 5 a few days ago.  This project was designed using the Silhouette Studio and cut with my Cameo. 

The base of the card is a pennant card by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #44887).  I used the internal offset feature on the front layer (in white) to create the faux stitching in black ink.  Then I filled the top layer of the card with the journey dot pattern by KI Memories (Design ID #22078).  I used the Happy Sans font for the sentiment in the front, set the sentiment to print only, flood-filled in black ink.  Below is a screenshot and the page before cutting (I'm using a Cricut mat on my Cameo).

I used the internal offset feature to create the sentiment on the inside of the card (Happy Sans font), as well as the faux stitching, this time in blue ink.  The knight image is a print and cut png purchased from Lettering Delights.  Below is another screenshot and the printed page before cutting.

I wanted a layered look for some dimension so I
printed 2 of the knight image.
And here are some closeups of the final card.  I added some twine too. 

I'm also linking over at the Silhouette Challenges blog for this month's theme: faux stitching.  Thanks for stopping by!