Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Chalkline Font - Coffee & Chocolate Chip - Life Doesn't Have To Be...

Yogi here today and I've been itching to do a coffee card...

I'm using one of Suzanne's fonts that work great in emails, Word, Excel etc., it's an OTF font extension and available from Suznne at Quietfire Design. I used it in my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and printed out the background and other text. Love that font, it's so funky...

I'm using one of the NEWEST quote stamps from Quietfire Design "Life Doesn't Have To Be Perfect...");

Also using a couple electronic cut files from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase.

Opened my projects in my SCAL software, removing portions not needed... Cut everything from white cardstock. Colored with Distress dabber "Walnut Stain" for the main coffee cup. Ran the cup holder piece through my machine with the Elizabeth Craft Designs "Coffee Bean" embossing folder. Sponged all over with the antique linen and hit the high points direct to paper with the walnut stain. Adhered to cup. The steam was inked with Picket Fence pad and embossed with Emerald Creek "Soft Fallen Snow" (love the texture...)
click on either SCAL image to enlarge

On page 2 of my SCAL software, I created my background using the Chalkline font and a bunch of coffee related words in various sizes. Resized the lot to fit my card base. Printed out on white cardstock. Colored the letters with Prisma colored pencils in various brown shades, then went over the whole page with a Distress "Antique Linen" pad (PS mine is a bit dry, I'm lazy and don't fill them very often... But I get nice tonal values this way BIG GRIN)
Scored and folded my dark brown textured cardstock (DCWV pad) to create the easel. Adhered another piece same size as card. Then adhered my text background and the coffee cup. Added the "Friends Cafe" on the cup.

On the floor: Colored the chocolate chip with Prisma colored pencils in various shades of brown. Scored it about mid way and adhered the bottom section to the floor to act as my stopper.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Stitched Ovals" die set. Sponged around the edges with a dirty brown sponge and then with the antique linen all over. Removed from die and adhered to floor.

Trimmed down and adhered the sentiment.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Remember to Breathe Scrapbook Layout

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook page featuring the 'Remember to Breathe' digital cut file and the Quietfire Design stamp 'There are two things we can leave our children'.  Perfect for those moments that take your breath away, like when your baby turns 16 and gets his driver's licence.  What a life changer.  I've gone from being the essential taxi driver to being pretty much redundant. 

I will adjust.  But it was a memory that needed to be scrapbooked and it came together very quickly after I cut the title out of blue cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.  I placed the title in the centre of the page and accented with a few gears and the beautiful Quietfire quote stamp.  So appropriate for the occasion and for parenting in general.  Thanks for stopping by, Connie

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Balloon Card in a Box

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here!
The birthday card we've all been waiting for.
Looks like it takes a lot longer than it does to create, can be modified for all ages and genders,
folds flat for mailing
and is tons of fun to make!

On the mat

I added the
Birthday Collection
Elizabeth Craft Designs
designed by Suzanne

Many new stamps coming soon!
Watch this space!

Please share your designs with us!
Comments and questions welcomed

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Bunny Baskets

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with some adorable Easter Bunny baskets that I whipped up with Suzanne Cannon's electronic cutting file available in the Silhouette store.  It was so quick and so easy I made a bunch of them.  I cut my first few with cardstock but much preferred the baskets I made with two sided patterned paper. 

These would be perfect to adorn your Easter dinner table.  Make a basket for each place setting out of different pastel colours and then put in a few chocolate eggs (or even a hard boiled egg).

Here's what the cut file looks like - only two pieces - fold the box up on the score lines and attach the handle.  Adorn with bunnies as desired.  The bunnies would also make an excellent border on a card or scrapbook page (note to self for a future project).

Happy Easter everybody!  May your day be filled with chocolate eggs and a delicious Easter dinner.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Tulip Lantern-15 Minute Wonder

Hi y'all!
Robyn here today with an
Easter miracle.
Yes you can make this as a last minute gift in only 15 minutes 
it's currently on sale in the Silhouette Store!

On the Mat

You can watch an assembly video
(only the holiday has been changed!)

Folds flat for mailing.
Only one piece!
and looks lovely with a battery votive light inside.
Additional bunnies optional!

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Comments and questions welcomed!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tulip Easter Egg Holder / Easter Egg Holder Bunny Style-15 minute wonder!

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here
 with a Egg display project plain and fancy!
The bunnies box can be done in 15 minutes! I timed it!
The tulips do take a bit longer.
Egg design by my afterschool kids!
They give new meaning to create without limits!
All files can be found in Suzannes Silhouette Store
There are several more styles so you will just have to hop ever there an take a peak!

On the Mat

On the Mat

Get hopping  on your digital crafting!
To see what's on my desk and other's world wide, please visit
Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Flourished Shamrock - Atomic Lucky - ECD Friend - May Your Longest List - Side Easel

Yogi here today and it's almost time for St Patrick's Day...

I'm using a stamp that was meant for Christmas... but with a little masking it's now good for any time of the year. How many stamps or dies do you have in your stash that you only use for what they were originally meant for?? Why not look at them again and see what you can do with them - you'd be surprised...

I'm using an A Way With Words dies  "Friends"  from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design  ("May Your Longest List at Christmas..."); ("You Are..." 5pce set)

Also using a couple electronic cut files from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase. 

  and the digi paper available from Suzanne on Quietfire Design

Opened the two Silhouette files. Decreased the size of Lucky to 6.5"w. Cut from white cardstock and colored while on my mat with various distress green pads. Removed from mat and embossed both shamrocks using Emerald Creek "Green Sparkle" embossing powder. Clear embossed the tiles for Lucky. Mounted the tiles onto a dark green cardstock and trimmed down.

See template image at right to create the card structure. I used a 12"w light green Bazzill Monochromatic cardstock cut to 5"h. Scored and folded at 7". Then scored diagonally across the 5" section


Fold the "A" over and use it as the template to cut a front piece the width of the card and diagonally to the diagonal score line. Image above card template image on template. Adhere to front of card.

Using my Tim's Stamping Platform, stamped the "You Are So" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Adhered the "lucky" strip on the bottom and them the flourished Shamrock of the edge of the fold.

On the floor: Printed out the digi paper of the smaller shamrock pattern, trimming down and adhering to floor.

Again used my Stamping Platform, masking of the "Christmas" words and stamping using the black. Stamped the bottom part of the quote onto tracing paper and repositioned my card and stamping. Clear embossed the quote.

Scored the shamrock and adhered to floor to act as my stopper.

Die cut the Friends, fussy cutting the "s" off... inking with a green pad and embossing with the green sparkle embossing powder.

Raided my stash for the letters for "My" (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Upper Case Alphabet")

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Happy Birthday Balloons Box Card/ Happy Birthday Gears Box Card, and more!

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here with
  Suzanne's latest Silhouette files to the rescue
as I have hundreds of spring birthdays!
I'm highlighting two of the new birthday card boxes- they fold flat for shipping- they are all one piece (and embellishments)
 are all on sale right now 50% off!

on the Mat
Scraps make great balloon bunches! and put some into your card for an opening surprise.

The little long tab on the top is the only place you need to put adhesive.

On the mat
15 minutes or less for this one!
Grunge it up or not!
***12yo male gender identity testimony***
"Cool Miss Robyn!"

Others in this collection:
Happy Birthday Flourished Box Card

Thanks for visiting and I encourage you to get cutting!
Do ask if you have questions and comments are welcomed.