Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Welcome Home Floral Birdhouse Decoration


It's Suzanne here today with a cute little gift idea.  I picked up this birdhouse hook at Michaels last time I was there.  For a change, I actually had a plan for it when I bought it!

The digital cutting file is available over at Silhouette today.

Here's how I did it!
  1. Open the brand new Silhouette cutting file and reduce the size to 3.5 inches.
  2. Place a piece of Teal Matte Vinyl right on the cutting mat and cut it with a blade depth of 2 (do a test cut on your own machine!) and it worked just fine! 
  3. Weed out the counterspaces and excess vinyl and apply Premium Transfer Paper over the design and burnish. 
  4. Transfer the design to the birdhouse and burnish in place.
  5. Create a 3/4 inch circle on a blank file in the Silhouette software and cut from Faux Leather Paper. Shade the circle with a pencil and adhere to birdhouse.
  6. Select mulberry flowers and adhere as shown.
Suzanne Cannon's Welcome Home Digital Cutting File
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Teal Matte Vinyl
Silhouette Faux Leather Paper - natural
Birdhouse Hook
Mulberry flowers
Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by to have a look!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Butterfly Tunnel Card - May the Wings - Follow Your Dreams - HB

 Loving this newest file from Suzanne - Butterfly Tunnel Card... This is what the file looks like :

I'm also using a few quote/sentiment stamps  from Quietfire Design: ("Butterfly Circle - May the Wings" 5pce set); ("Follow Your Dreams"); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set)

Please note: opening the files in the Silhouette Studio software is best. Opening in other software like SCAL or ECAL etc, may change some of the score/cut lines.

For this card I opened it in Studio software. I used my selection tool to select the whole file and clicked ungroup ONCE. Careful if you click more than once, your score lines may move... Lesson learned.

I moved the various elements off my mat to cut each portion of the card from cream toned cardstock. It takes a minimum of 3 pieces of 8.5 x 11" cardstock. More if you want more butterflies BIG GRIN... The card when closed is 5.25"w x 7"h

I also cut one of the butterflies from thin cardstock to create a stencil/mask which I placed over the butterfly frames to ink only the butterfly using a corresponding color to the embossing powder I would use. Distress "Wild Honey" with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Thanksgiving" embossing powder; and "Cracked Pistachio" with "Verdigris" embossing powder. Make sure you clean the areas of excess embossing powder from the body and surrounding areas. After heat setting used a brown Zig marker for the body.

I also cut 2 blackout layer butterflies. Use the Trace feature, select the butterfly, and click on the "Trace Outer Edge" - cut.

I inked them with the opposite pad, glued them to the back of the butterfly, then sprinkled with the embossing powder and heat set.

Inked the birthday stamp using the honey all over and hitting here and there with pistachio, clear embossed, repeated around the whole border. Looks like some of my stamping had a bit too much ink... C'est la vie. - a distressed look ROFL.

Stamped the quote "Follow Your Dreams..." using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Then adhered the edges of each butterfly frame to the edge of the card.


PS Finish the front of your card prior to assembling the inside unless you're adhering a separate layer to the front like I did.

I sponged the front edges with the honey and then some "Dried Marigold".

Cut another piece of cream cardstock about 1/4" smaller all around. Stamped the quote and circle with the black and clear embossed, sponged the edges with the honey and marigold. Adhered to card front.

Inked the butterfly with the pistachio and embossed with the verdigris.  Colored the body and adhered to card front by the body only, lifting the wings.

Applied Quickie Glue to the alternate small butterflies at the top of the card and applied glitter Stampendous "Light Copper" and Stickles dry glitter "Eucalyptus"

Final touch added a bunch of beige toned rain drop flowers and some white pearl flowers.


Monday, August 1, 2016

Silhouette Cameo 3 and more!

Yes!  At last!
I was lucky enough to see all these things in Hawaii in May and now you can see them, too.
The Cameo 3 is shipping to distributors today!
$299 USD 

You can read more details HERE! (in pdf form)
Silhouette did a live Facebook presentation this morning and I've embedded it below. It's REALLY good information!
The new Cameo has self-adjusting blade depth. And you can use the deep cut blade and thicker materials.
Other items (usable with all the machines!).... 
Sketch Pen improvements - more ink, fabulous storage and new neon sketch pens!
Metallic vinyl!!!!
Cuttable wood veneer
Cuttable Leatherette
Cuttable Cork
Doming kit
Print and Cuttable shrink Plastic for making charms and more - in white and clear!
Printable scratch offs
Print and Cuttable Rose Gold Foil
Clear Window Cling - Printable (inkjet) and Cuttable in white and clear
Printable Vinyl
Check it out in their video on Facebook!
We're going to have some happy cutting days!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy 65 - Sunflowers - How Old Would

Another of my friends is having a 65th birthday and I thought I would use a couple of Suzanne newest digital files "Flourished Happy Birthday" and "Flourished 65" and I paired it up with the "Sunflowers" all of them available on the Silhouette onLine store.
This is what the files look like:

I opened the "Happy Birthday" Silhouette file in Sure Cuts A Lot software . Ungrouped the words and hid the word "Birthday". Opened the "Flourished 65" and moved it into a pleasing arrangement with the Happy., selected all and enlarged it to about 4.75" square. Welded everything and cut from cream toned cardstock. Inked it with Versamark and embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder. Also cut a shadow layer and painted it with Distress acrylic dauber "Walnut Stain". Adhered both together.

Opened the "sunflower", adding another flower image, cut from the cream toned cardstock. Painted with the acrylic daubers "Mustard Seed" for the flower, Walnut Stain for the flower center and "Mowed Lawn" for the leaves and stem. assembled the flowers and added glue to the centers adhering some "Nut Brown" Flower Soft .

Side folded my forest green toned Bazzill Monochromatic card. Adhered a piece of dark green/gold variegated ribbon, then my word and flower elements,

On the inside: Stamped the quote ("How Old Would You Be...") using Distress Picket Fence and embossing with Emerald Creek "Glacier White" embossing powder.

Masked the quote and stamped the daisy/sunflower (Stampendous "Jumbo Daisy") using Archival "Saffron" and embossing with a bright yellow embossing powder. Added color using Prisma colored pencils in a yellow and orange. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Flourished Numbers!

This week over on the Silhouette Design Store, I've added some flourished numbers. They're ready to cut and perfect for anniversaries and birthdays!  Here is the full set of numbers which are all available now HERE.
These started with a request from The Fairbank Calligraphy Society in Victoria, BC for number forty designs for the 40th anniversary of their guild.  I had this idea in my head for a couple of weeks.  It finally leaked out onto paper, which then became a video!
I think these would make perfect additions to your cards and scrapbook pages - and I'm going to have to make a cake-topper some day soon!
The card is made from:
20 - flourished icon (enlarged to 2.75")
A Way With Words Happy Anniversary
Kaisercraft Mermaid Tales
Core'dinations Poseidon cardstock 
Happy cutting!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Daisy Rosettes - Sunflower

Yogi here today with using one of the newest digital files created by Suzanne "Daisy Rosettes" available on the Silhouette onLine store. Just because it says daisy doesn't mean it has to stay a daisy... Since I painted mine a bright yellow it became a "Sunflower" BIG GRIN

I'm also using the "Sunflower" electronic file for the word. 

These are what the files look like:


Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

I side folded my white card (5.5"w x 4.25"h). Embossed it with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Flower Mosaic" embossing folder.

eCut the
Daisy Rosettes leaving the same size as the file,and cut from white cardstock, then used a Distress acrylic dauber "Mustard Seed" to color the petals and the larger circle while still on my mat. I just swiped my dauber across the paper without pouncing it. Allowed it to dry for a minute and removed all from mat and folded along the score lines. Adhered the ends together. Applied a good amount of glue to the large painted yellow circle, then pressed the rosette down and held for a minute to allow it to adhered. Placed a flat object on the rosette while it continued to cure.

Colored the smaller circle with a brown marker, applied a bunch of glue and adhered Flower Soft "Nut Brown" all over the circle. Allowed to dry then adhered to sunflower. Adhered flowers to card front.

eCut the "
Sunflower" word and also a shadow layer from white cardstock. Painted the top portion with the mustard seed, dried, applied Versamark and embossed with "Yellow" embossing powder.

Painted the shadow layer with Distress "Ground Espresso", dried and adhered both layers together, then on to card front.


On the inside: Stamped the top border of butterflies & the bottom lace border (Darice "JCS172" 8pce set) leaving a space for the ribbon, using Distress "Fossilized Amber" and clear embossed.

Adhered the yellow gauze ribbon.

Dry embossed the words (Sizzix "Butterfly Migration" 4 pce set) on white cardstock, trimmed down, used a corner rounder and hit the high points with "Scattered Straw" direct to paper. Sponged around the edges with a yellow sponge. Adhered to inside.

Cut off some yellow petal flowers from a piece of floral ribbon and adhered on either side of words.

Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Summer Fun Rosette Week!

Here is a fun party decoration - or use it as a dimensional scrapbook or card embellishment - or make it into a lapel badge! I've also thrown in some brush lettering for your summer creations!
All these are available for download on the Silhouette Online Store today.

Using the Cameo to make these rosettes is a snap.  No measuring or cutting or scoring. Just cut and you're ready to go.  The hardest part will be deciding which papers to use!
I've created a basic rosette with a large scalloped base and paper button accent, a basic scalloped edge rosette, a double rosette, a heart-edge rosette (do this in pastels for a wedding or hold onto the idea till Valentine's Day) and a daisy rosette. 
I would have made the daisy in traditional white, but all my designs have to be on a white background for Silhouette, so you would have only seen the center! The petals are not scored all the way to the tips so you can curl the tips to make the flower more interesting. 

General Instructions:
Cut all elements in the colour of your choice. If possible, cut the base circle (the largest circle in the file) out of heavier cardstock. This will keep your rosette from buckling when it’s assembled. It’s important to use strong glues when you make these as the outer edges of the rosettes are under quite a bit of tension.

Accordion fold the rosette with your fingers and attach the ends together so that you maintain the Mountain-Valley-Mountain folds continuously around the ring. Press the accordion folded ring flat on your work surface. This might take a little practice and patience! Adhere the largest (base) circle to the flattened rosette. It doesn’t have to be perfectly in the middle, just make sure it doesn’t show from the top. Add the top embellishment and you’re good to go!
Happy Creating!  Thanks for stopping by!