Hi Everyone, sorry that I haven’t been updating my blog very much. We have a lot of irons in the fire at the moment (packing, moving, daughter’s graduation, and getting ready to leave for Ireland for 2 months). I wanted to share some of the cards that I made for my daughter’s classmates. It’s a small private school, so not too many graduating this year.
Here are a few pictures of my sweet daughter…
They grow up WAY too fast! <3
- Cards measure 5.5″
- Cricut Cartridges used: Everyday Paper Dolls (cut at 3.25″), Elegant edges, Plantin Schoolbook, Art Philosophy
- Stamp on girl cards is a CTMH stamp; Face stamp is Peachy Keen
- Stickers (Diploma and Grad Cap on boy cards) and patterned apper came from Hobby Lobby
- Also used white gel pen and pink chalk for doll faces
- Ribbon is from Stampin’ Up!
- On a couple of the girl cards, I used Thickers for the “2013″
I’ll try and post some pictures of her graduation decorations and things as I go along. =) Thanks for sticking with me.
Happy Sunday, Everyone! I have a very simple card to share with you that uses a stamp sheet that’s perfect for mass producing cards of many different occasions. The stamp sheet is called Inspirational Plate #2. It has lovely sentiments for: thank you, thinking of you, friendship, encouragement, and quotes from inspirational people of days gone by. I love sheets like this and the font on each of the different sentiments is just beautiful, not to mention versatile. Hope it brings you a bit of cheer.
Other supplies that I’ve used on this card are:Cardstock: Pool Party and Whisper White by Stampin’ Up! Patterned Paper: American Crafts Flowers, Pearls, Lace: Wild Orchid Crafts Tools: Big shot; Labels #14 Nestabilities die; EK Success scalloped border punch; Bermuda Bay SU ink
Thank so much for stopping by today. =) If you would like to visit the I Brake for Stamps store, please feel free to save 10% off on your entire order by using my personal discount code: SAVE10ROBYN Enjoy!
Overall, this was a pretty simple project for a beginner Silhouette Cameo user; which I am.=) With some of the files, I wish they included some assembly instructions, but this one was quite easy to figure out. It was a lot of fun to make. =)
Here is a video that I put together, if you’d like a closer look. I’ve included tips using the Silhouette Cameo on there as well. You can watch it on my YouTube channel HERE .
Wild Orchid Crafts — http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com
Venice Lace – #LA-00063
1″ Blue-tone Roses – # EX-00035
Pink/white mixed cosmos daisy – # PX-00135
Baby Pink/white Sweetheart Blossoms – #PM-00116
White Guipure Lace – #LA-00024
Cream Hip Rosebuds – #BUD-138
Deep Ivory Closed Rosebuds – #BUD-016
Turquoise Closed Rosebuds – #BUD-049
Silhouette Online Store - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/
Silhouette cut files that I used:
Photo Box with Pull-out Strand
“The Best Things in Life” phrase
“Love You More ” phrase
Love You Bubble
Cardstock — We R Memory Keepers 12×12 textured cardstock
Patterned Paper — Webster’s Pages 6×6 — sorry, I’m not sure which collection
Thanks for stopping by today, as always, I appreciate it very much. =)
Hi Everyone! I have a shadow box to share with you today. It measures 8″ x 10″ so it a good size, but not ginormous. The box/frame came from Hobby Lobby. I bought it for my daughter well over a year ago for a mixed media idea that she was going to make for school. Turned out that she didn’t end up using it. I got an idea for a shadow box the other day, so decided to pull it out and dust it off. Hope you enjoy seeing the end result.
This is what the finished box looks like, but I wanted to include the other photos so that you could see the different sections. The Monogram and wording were cut using my Silhouette Cameo with black Cricut vinyl. If you’re interested, I’ve linked a video tutorial for a lady that I learned this from here.
Here’s a closer look at the vinyl on glass.
The paper is a 12×12 sheet of Webster’s Pages that I cut down to 8×10 and then fussy cut around the clocks and popped them up using foam tape. The embellishments came from Wild Orchid Crafts with the exception of the Tim Holtz Muse Token that says, “Forevermore” and the punched out butterflies; which came from Martha Stewart butterfly punches.
If you’d like to see the video on my YouTube channel, you can see it here.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’d love to know what you think. xx
Hey there, Everyone! So many of you, like myself, were glued to HSN during their recent 24-hour craft day. Wow, what a day! There was so much temptation and so many amazing deals to take advantage of…but I was good. =) My hubby offered (YES, it was his idea) to buy me the Silhouette Cameo as an early Birthday pressie. Awww, isn’t he a sweetie pie!?! Well, yes, my dear, I’d LOVE one! You get the idea…
So anyway, it came TODAY!!!! Christmas in March! Wait, it’s supposed to be Birthday in May. Ah well, he didn’t really expect me to wait 6 weeks anyway, right? Of course, I had to get it out and play with it right away. My eldest daughter had asked if I would cut a vinyl flourish for her to add to her guitar. She went and looked on the Silhouette store and found one she liked called “Two Flourishes”. I talk all about it and even show how I did it in the video below. You can also see it on my YouTube channel HERE.
This is the end result. She is really, really happy with how it turned out. I am super in awe at how detailed and perfectly it cuts out even the finest of details. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Cricut. I even made this t-shirt today (just playing around with a shirt we had on-hand). There is room in my heart for both machines. =)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. As always, I really appreciate it. =) I hope that you have a wonderful, blessed Easter!
Hi Everyone, it is a gorgeous, sunny morning here in Michigan. I am very happy to say! The temp. is supposed to reach a whopping 45f (7c) today, so it will finally feel somewhat like Spring! It has put a spring in my step for sure, I’m ready to throw open the windows and give winter a not-so-fond farewell. If it’s still cold where you are, I hope you find a bit of warmth and sunshine in the bright, happy box that I have to share with you today.
My sis-in-law contacted me (she lives in Florida) and asked if I would make a “memory box” for a baby girl shower. Memory box? Hmmmm I didn’t know what size and neither did she. So, I went to Hobby Lobby and began texting her pics of the papier-mâché boxes and wooden boxes to see if anything jumped out at her. Nothing did, so I left to think on it some more. Then it dawned on me…not sure if it was an “ahaa” or a “duh!” moment but I realized that they have photo boxes…you know the multi-colored, simple rectangle boxes that are everywhere? So, I headed back to Hobby Lobby and found that they had a solid white one. Indeed! That was just what she was looking for. =) Yay! Mission accomplished!
Here is the end result. The colors are what she requested to go along with the theme of the baby’s nursery and for the baby shower. I think it is simple and cute and bright and happy and fun! (Is that enough adjectives for you? heehee) I absolutely love the color combo! They are just the open stock papers from Hobby Lobby. I hope you enjoy seeing it.
I’ve already given it to her, but if I remember correctly it measures 9″ x 7″ x 5″. It’s a nice size. She can present her gift in the box and then mama can use it for photos and memorabilia of the baby; two gifts in one. =)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I was so excited to get this to her that I didn’t write down what cricut cuts that I used, but if anyone is interested in any of the products that I used just let me know and I will try to find out. I don’t think that I saved any of the cuts on my Gypsy, but I’ll do my best.
Enjoy the rest of your week! xx