Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Rings!

Have you seen those plastic spider rings?  I used to have a few which I would bring out every Halloween.  Something triggered that memory and I thought, well why not try making some of my own rings.  Although I didn't do a spider (I thought all those legs might be a tiny bit too flimsy!), I did a bat, a ghost and a black cat (thank you to Tiger for providing the handsome profile).  They've been available on the Silhouette store for a few hours now.
I don't know, these things just crack me up....!  I hope they give you a smile, too!

And continuing in the silly fun theme, you can see the Halloween rings in action on Instagram!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Coffee & Friends Bendi Card - Sit Right Here By Me

Yogi here today with one of my favorite beverages... BIG GRIN - I LOVE coffee - and what could be better than just drinking coffee... but drinking it with friends.

Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy

This is what the cutting file looks like

And I'm using parts of a couple quote stamps from Suzanne ("Garden Bench Collection" 4pce set);  ("Find Yourself a Cup...")

Now here's what I did:
I opened the Silhouette file in Studio and resized it to 16.509 wide, which is way wider than my cardstock, so most of the right tab hung off my paper. I cut it from a deep brown textured cardstock. I then flipped it horizontally and hung everything off the mat except for the "friend" tab. I then spliced the two parts together creating a 6" w card base.

Now this is where it becomes a little tricky. I'm not that savvy when it comes to Studio software, but I need to use it to get the score lines since they don't seem to show up properly in my SCAL software - sigh!!. But now I wanted a shadow layer for the words, So opened the file in SCAL, Sized it the same as in Studio and pushed everything off the mat except the word part, cut from a cream toned cardstock, trimmed the border down and adhered to the back of my word.


Cut all the various other elements from the cream toned cardstock, including a smaller coffee bean and smaller heart. Sponged and direct to paper with Distress "Spun Sugar" for the cup and the smaller heart. Inked the steam with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow".

Stamped the "Sit Right Here...", masking the rest of the stamp, inking with Distress "Picket Fence" and embossing with white embossing powder.


Stamped and inked the "Now Tell Me..." as above on a separate piece of the brown textured cardstock. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Rectangles", moving the die to get the size I needed.

Adhered a pink satin ribbon to both tabs. Then adhered the "Now Tell Me..." piece using 3D foam tape.

Tied a multi looped fork bow from a pink variegated Sari ribbon and adhered close to the slot using a glue gun. 


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quietfire Halloween Digital Designs Collection

Since it's that time of year, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share the Quietfire digital cutting Halloween designs!  All of these are on the Silhouette Online Store.  To see them all together and clickable for further inspection, Click Here! Then type in Halloween in the search box:

Several of them are on the Quietfire Site as svg files.  Click on each caption to go to the Quietfire site! 

I'm pretty sure there will be some new designs before Halloween 2016 rolls around, so stay tuned!  Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Halloween Bendi Card - Wicked Collection

Suzanne came out with this fabulous Bendi  Hallowen card available on the Silhouette onLine store and had to make it. BIG GRIN.

The Halloween Wicked stamps I used are from a huge sheet of Halloween stamps. Suzanne only has a couple sets left and then they'll be GONE...

I opened the Silhouette file in Studio and resized it to fit my 11"w black cardstock. Cut the moon from white cardstock.

Edged various elements using either Liquid Pearls "Avocado" on the trees; "Platinum" on the moon; Viva Pearl Pen "Silver Chrome" on the cross and gravestones; gold metallic gel pen on the bird and added red glitter on the eyes.

Stamped the quotes using Distress Picket Fence and embossed with detail white embossing powder.

Folded on the score lines and inserted the tabs into the slots to create the Bendi form.

Un-tab tolay flat to mail - mention some assembly required...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

This week on the Silhouette Design Store

Sometimes we need to share larger photos than you see on the Silhouette Design Store and this is one of those times!  This week you can actually get some pointed pen lettering in the modern calligraphy style with your boxes!

This tag box is made with gorgeous Maja Designs paper!

I've added to the Doily Card collection with these two seasonal designs which are perfect for sending a little hello to friends!

Happy cutting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Knitted Star

Hi Y'all, Robyn here, just not feeling the holidays on a sunny, dry 80F. day!
Faux Stitched cards are all the rage, and Suzanne does not disappoint giving us a series of 
Faux Knitted Cards, that can we used for multiple occasions!

All designs available in the Silhouette Store

On the Mat
 My work mat.
I added a offset to the star.

The innermost star is cotton fabric treated with Terial Magic. 
You cut it on the mat just like paper. It is machine stitched to the offset, just for fun.
The card base is bordered with Deco Arts Metallic Luster- Rose Gold- one of my fav new (to me) products.
Rubbed onto almost any surface you get a gleaming metallic look.

The Knitted Series

These would all make great ornaments and gift tags too!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Relax & Smile - Autumn Is A Second

Yogi here today with a fall card using the newest script words available on the Silhouette onLine store and a couple other files.... Loving all the new script words Suzanne is coming out with. They're just gorgeous. BIG GRIN

Click on any of the silhouette pics to purchase.

 I opened the Silhouette files in Sure Cuts A Lot software. I left the "Relax" & "Smile" the size they were, adding a shadow layer at 1.0 larger and a 2nd shadow layer at 2.0 from white cardstock. While still on the mat, painted with acrylic daubers - the top word in "Spiced Marmalade", the 1st shadow layer in "Peeled Paint" and left the 2nd shadow layer white. Removed from mat and inked the top word with Versafine and embossed with Emerald Creek "Thanksgiving" embossing powder. Adhered the 3 layers together.

Cut the ampersand from white cardstock, painted with "Mustard Seed", inked with versamark and embossed with yellow embossing powder. Painted the shadow layer with the peeled paint. Adhered the 2 layers together.

Cut the leaves from white cardstock, sponged with Distress "Mustard Seed" all over than here and there with various other colors ("Fossilized Amber", "Carved Pumpkin", "Lucky Clover", "Forest Moss", "Worn Lipstick"). Scored vein lines on the backside of each leaf, then hit the high points direct to paper with the forest moss.

Side folded my mango toned cardstock.

Cut a piece of translucent vellum and embossed using Crafts Too "Feathers" embossing folder. Trimmed down to 1/8" smaller than my card front. Adhered with ATG tape.

Adhered all my electronic cut pieces, adding a piece of gold/gold Sari ribbon diagonally under the "smile" word.

As a final touch added an amber pearl for the dot on the smile...

On the inside: Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Colored the leaf with a yellow colored pencil.

Adhered some leftover leaves