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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Baby gift tags

Hello and welcome to another Cameo Creations Challenge.  The theme these next two weeks will be "welcome baby" and we challenge you to create anything to do with babies.  For my DT contribution, I created a couple of tags using the same image colored slightly differently - one for a girl and another for a boy.

The image is a Precious Moments image I got by googling "Precious Moments" images, then converted into a .png image to create a clear background.  I used the tag images by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #46903) for the base of the tags, then created a rectangle piece to put the Precious Moments image in.  I let the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching for me in coordinating colors for each baby gender.  The sentiment was created using the Happy Sans and the Abbeyline fonts.  I used Promarkers to color the images after printing.  The ribbons were from Michaels, as well as the purple half pearls. 

Here is a close up of one of the tags.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see what you link up over at the CCC blog. 

My kids went back to school a couple of days ago so I hope to catch up more on blogging, both posting projects and visiting my blogger friends (you know who you are!). 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Aloha gift bags

Aloha again, bloggers :) !  Today's my day to share my project over at She's a Sassy Lady blog.  Thanks, Sheila for giving me this opportunity once a month to share with your readers.  As some of you know, we just got back from a wonderful trip to a couple of the Hawaiian islands (Kauai and the Big Island) a little over a week ago.  After unpacking I finally found a few of the little trinket souvenirs I bought some friends and family members and I wanted to present them in nice little gift bags.

This project was achieved using the Silhouette Cameo, printed using my printer and diecuts were achieved using the Cameo.  Below are the pieces I needed after printing and cutting.

The "Aloha" title and the flowers were images by Sophie Gallo (Design ID #34443).  I ungrouped the images then sized them to fit inside a rectangle sized at 8.110 x 4.980.  Since I was in a hurry I made the images inside this rectangle to print only.  I also used the internal offset feature to create the faux stitching for me.  Then I copied the bottom flower and cut some in pink cardstock.  Then I cut a green mat sized at 8.25 x 5.125.  

I used some foam mounts to attach the cut out pink flowers on top of the one printed on the front for some dimension.

Then to finish off the bags I added a piece of burlap and glued some glass half pebbles and a seashell to each bag.  These bags were so easy to make.  Hope you liked my project today and hope you all have a wonderful start to your week. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lots of Love Back to School Notes

Hello bloggers!  I'm back again for the first August challenge over at the Cameo Creations Challenge blog.  The theme of this challenge is back to school, hosted by our very own DT sister Lisa, and the prize is $10 GC towards the Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons store. 


The two cards are for my two kids. I'm hoping to sneak the cards in their binders when they go back to school in a couple of weeks.  The base of the cards was achieved by using the offset feature on the scalloped circle that was from an image by Alaa' K (Design ID #37639) and welding two together.  I let the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching for me with pink for my daughter and blue for my son.  I embossed the pink scalloped circle with the flowers design from one of the Once Upon a Princess CB folders, while the blue scalloped circle was embossed with the Oriental Weave CB folder.  the little red heart was embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder.  I attached some twine around the white heart in the front, choosing to leave off the bow on the blue and white card.  I used some foam mounts here and there for some dimension.  

Here are the inside of the cards.  The sentiment was typed using the Abbeyline font.  The heart image is by Donna Downey (Design ID #32494).  I again let the Silhouette Studio do the faux stitching, this time on the inside of the cards.   

Below are pictures of the cards with their respective envelopes (envelope image by Lori Whitlock Design ID #29070).  I used the Choppin Script font for the sentiment on my daughter's envelope, while the sentiment for my son's envelope was achieved using Graffiti Treat font.  I used the same image by Alaa' K for the front of the cards and used the sketch feature, as you can see on the right corners of the envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.  And now that I'm back from vacation I hope to make my regular rounds of visiting my blogging friends' sites very soon.  And I'm also hoping to see what you link up at Cameo Creations Challenge this month.  Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Simple Thank You Card

Aloha bloggers!  Today's my day to share my project with the readers over at the Bugbytes blog.  I just got back from a Hawaiian vacation and still on vacation mode.  I made this simple card for my next door neighbor and her husband who helped watch over our house while we were away.  It was so easy!  There was no die cutting machine involved and I used some of my scraps.

This card is an A2 sized card, so it is 4.25 tall x 5.5 wide. The base I used for the card was plain kraft paper, then sized a white mat at 4.125 x 5.375 to fit on the front.  On top of this mat, I cut a pink CS from my stash sized at 4 x 5.25 and ran it through the cuttlebug with one of the Paper Lace II folders.  I also found a strip of 1 inch green patterned CS , sized two with the length of  5.125 inches, punched one length with a MS puncher (I think it's called lace) and put one in the front and one on the inside of the card.  I stamped a store bought doily with a CTMH stamp in black ink.

Then I glued 4 pre-made pink rosettes (bought from Michaels) and stuck a homemade stick pin that had been collecting dust in my craft room and put six pink half pearls to finish off the front of the card.

And here's a peek at the inside of the card.  I inserted a mat to write our sentiments in and attached the other strip of green CS punched with the Martha Stewart puncher to finish off the inside.

Thanks for looking at my very easy project for today!  Thanks Pam for having me over your blog.  Until next month!