Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Simple Halloween Cards - Silhouette Cameo 4

Here are two super simple Halloween cards using files from Silhouette Design Store and cut out on my Cameo 4. I had a little trouble cutting this out my cuts were not clean very uneven, but I had done the update to 4.3.273. I had no trouble cutting with the last update 4.3.263 so I uninstalled and reinstalled the last one and was able to cut without a problem. I know they said this update fixed some of the uneven cutting people were getting but it cause it for me so I'm sticking with this version for now.

The buffalo plaid ghost and pumpkin are both Honeybee svg designs, to make the ghost only two layers selected the white and black layer and used a compound path, there was no way I was going to put all those white pieces together. The Happy Haunting is a Hero Arts file, I just added the bat and the Happy Halloween is from Kristen Magee, these are nice one-piece sentiments.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Halloween Treat Bag

I love this little Halloween dog from the Silhouette Design Store it's adorable and so simple to put together. It's from Lori Whitlock, she should have the svg format at her store. All the files were cut using my new Cameo 4.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Frankenstein Treat Bag - First Silhouette Cameo 4 Project

Received my Cameo 4 today and I'm very happy with it. I was excited at first when I ordered it but then a little nervous when I heard about the software issue. I'm happy to say I had no problem setting it up, the Bluetooth paired, firmware updated and software version 4.3.263 works, so I'm very pleased. I wanted to test it out quickly so I put together this treat bag using a couple of files from the Silhouette Design Store and it cut beautifully and super fast. I have a Cricut Maker that I do love but I rather the silhouette studio software, I have the business edition so I design in ssbe, save as an svg and bring into design space to cut, so this will save me some steps.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Apple Scale Box Card

Forgot to post this cute apple scale box card from Lori Whitlock. You can get this individually or in a bundle, (svg, silhouette), simply adorable and so easy to put together.

I used some of Doodlebug Design's petite print papers and add a stamped sentiment, so cute.
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Christmas Tree Card - Spellbinders

I can't believe how quickly the summer is flying by, next thing you know the kids will be back in school. I really haven't worked too much on craft projects this summer, but I did want to get at least one Christmas in July project accomplished. I used Spellbinder's June Small Die of the Month to create a Christmas tree along with some embellishments from the November 2018 Card Kit of the Month. There are so many things you can do with these dies, I think my next will be a try at a peacock.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fish Bowl Card - Lori Whitlock Creative Team Project

Hi there, Lori came out with a bunch of adorable shaped pop-up cards which you can get individually at Lori's shop in svg format or Silhouette Design Store, this also come in a bundle from the shop. For my project today I used the pop up card fish bowl, (svg, silhouette).

I love the addition of the print and cut sentiments with these cards makes putting them together so quick and easy.

Don't forget to check out Tuesday's freebie with $1.99 purchase and the new svg's in the shop this week, click here for more info.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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Jungle Gift Set - Doodlebug Design Team Project

Here's a cute gift set using one of my favorite collections for kid birthday cards, At the Zoo. It's filled with so many adorable animals, kids just love the cards made using this fun and wild collection.

The toucan is definitely a favorite, I made him into a semi-shaped card using the cut file,(svgsilhouette). The sentiment is from the at the zoo 6x6 paper pad, these come in so handy for my cards.

The box is super simple, I used one from the Silhouette Design Store and cut it out using at the zoo animal crackers paper, added some limeade twine and a sticker from the this and that sticker sheet.

Doodlebug Supplies Used

at the zoo this & that sticker
at the zoo 12x12 paper pack
at the zoo 6x6 paper pad
at the zoo assortment matte sprinkles
swimming pool gingham-linen petite prints
doodle twine - limeade
bumblebee textured cardstock
tangerine textured cardstock
limeade textured cardstock
grasshopper textured cardstock
sea glass textured cardstock
beetle black textured cardstock
lily white textured cardstock
at the zoo toucan cut file (svgsilhouette)
at the zoo leaf 3 (svg, silhouette)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
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Graduation Pocket Cards - Doodlebug Design Team Project

The hats off collection along with the pocket card from the dragon tails really came in handy for a bunch of gift card holders I had to make for an upcoming party. These definitely were a super easy and fun project to put together.

 I adjusted the size of the pocket card and added two notches on the inside card to hold the gift card securely.

I added the bookworm to the congrats ribbon and print and cut the fronts out, this made it quick and easy to then assemble the pieces together.

Adding the crushed velvet belly band with some chunky twine dressed up these gift card holders. I used pop dots to adhere the ribbon to the pocket which holds down the flap along with the graduation clip.

Doodlebug Products Used

hats off party hearty double-sided cardstock
hats off shutterbug double-sided cardstock
hats off graduation cute clips
beetle black crushed velvet 12x12 cardstock
stone gray dot-stripe petite prints
lily white textured cardstock
beetle black chunky twine
hats off congrats ribbon (svg, silhouette)
hats off bookworm, (svg, silhouette)
dragon tails pocket card, (svg, silhouette)

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Patriotic Jar - Lori Whitlock Creative Team Project

Hello, since today is Memorial Day I made the Mason Canning Jar Patriotic Box ( svg, silhouette). This project is such a quick and easy one to put together I ended up making a couple of them filling them up with candies for the family cookout.

I used some of Doodlebug's petite prints papers, added a couple of sequins and some red, white and blue twine.

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Cottage House Box - Doodlebug Design Team Project

Here's a cute birthday gift box I made using the purple cottage cut file, (svg, silhouette) from the Simply Spring collection. Doodlebug's cutting files are absolutely adorable and make the cutest projects, I just love creating with them.

To jazz up the treat box I used stickers from the simply spring icon sticker sheet and some sprinkles and jewels.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Doodlebug's flower girl stamp set layered on top of one of the banners from the simply spring chit chat pack.

Doodlebug Products Used

simply spring 12x12 paper pack
simply spring 6x6 paper pad
simply spring icons sticker
simply spring chit chat
flower girl doodle stamps
bright assortment matte sprinkles
tangerine jewels
blush textured cardstock
bumblebee textured cardstock
marigold textured cardstock
citrus textured cardstock
grasshopper textured cardstock
sea glass textured cardstock
lily white textured cardstock
citrus dot-stripe petite prints

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lori Whitlock's June 2019 Creative Team Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome!
I have two cards to share with you today using the new succulent shaped cards cut files.
Succulent Card Small (svg, silhouette) and Succulanet Card Large (svg, silhouette).
The silhouette version isn't in the store yet, look for them soon.

I used cardstock and pattern paper from Doodlebug and the sentiments are from one of Spellbinders kit of the month.

Hope on over to Michelle's Blog to see what she has created today!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Spring Gift Box - Lori Whitlock Creative Team Project

Hello, I have a spring gift box to share with you today using one of the boxes from the 2019 May kit of the Month at Lori Whitlock's Shop. This kit is available for FREE with any $20 purchase during the month of May 2019. Simply add this item to your cart along with your purchase and enter coupon code MAY19KOTM. You can also get this file alone from both Lori's shop and Silhouette Design Store, (svg, silhouette).

I used the 3d flower 45 (svg, silhouette) to embellish the front of the box. I used paper from Echo Park's Spring Fling Collection, Easter Wishes solid coordinating solid papers and cardstock from Doodlebug. The stamped sentiment and little bug is also from the Spring Fling collection.

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Envelope Box Card - Doodlebug Design Team Project

For my Doodlebug project, I created a box card using the flower envelope cut file, (svg, silhouette) and paper from one of my favorite collections Hello. I've wanted to make this project for a while now, I just thought the flowers coming out of the envelope would make such a lovely 3d card.

I used Silhouette Studio and made adjustments so I could turn it into a box card. There is a front, middle and back panel, the liner is the middle which most of the flowers are glued onto, except the few on the front. I really love how it came out and it folds nicely so it can fit into an envelope.

The back has an oval cutout that the friend chit chat fits in, it's popped onto the middle panel. I created all the patterned paper layers using the internal offset in the software.

Doodlebug Products Used

hello 12x12 paper pack
hello chit chat
hello assortment glitter sprinkles
hello flower envelope cut file, (svg, silhouette)
hello shape sprinkles
bumblebee textured cardstock
blue berry textured cardstock
strawberry textured cardstock
blush textured cardstock
dolphin textured cardstock
sweet pea textured cardstock
grasshopper textured cardstock
lily white textured cardstock

Hello Friend Card - Lori Whitlock Creative Team Project

I have a quick tutorial to share today using the A2 Shaped Card Kite file (svg, silhouette) and a sentiment from the Spring Easter Card Bundle from Lori Whitlock's shop. I used my Cricut Maker and Design Space to cut this project out.

I uploaded both files and ungrouped all I kept just the hello friends sentiment and deleted all the others and the layers.

I placed the sentiment on the cloud where I wanted it and select both and flattened, this creates a print and cut. I also selected the card base and score lines and clicked attach, this keeps them together, I did the same for the envelope.

I cut out all my pieces using Echo Park's Spring Fling paper collection and glued them all together.

Simply Spring Gift Set - Doodlebug Design Team Project

I love working with Doodlebug's cut files, they are absolutely the cutest and the Simply Spring collection is one of my all time favorites. It has pretty flowers, adorable kids and darling little bugs. The papers are wonderful, great designs and all the coordinating embellishments are simply delightful.

The bees (svg) are so sweet, though they both would make a great shaped card I chose the one with open wings for my gift set. I added some swimming pool twine, love matte sprinkles, a little flower from the may flowers sprinkles and a sticker from the this and that sheet.

I used a treat box from the silhouette store and made a cutout using the simply spring window flower box, (svg, silhouette). Instead of using the flowers in the cut file I replaced the with some may flowers sprinkles. I decorated the rest of the box using the icon stickers, chit chat, sunny sky clip, and bumblebee twine.

Doodlebug Products Used

simply spring 12x12 paper pack
sunny skies cute clips
may flowers shape sprinkles
simply spring chit chat
simply spring icons sticker
simply spring this & that sticker
lily white textured cardstock
dolphin textured cardstock
sea glass textured cardstock
strawberry textured cardstock
doodle twine - bumblebee
doodle twine - swimming pool
love sprinkles
simply spring bees svg
simply spring window flower box, (svgsilhouette)