Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wild About You!

Hello Crafty Peeps!
I hope that you are doing well today. I have a sweet little valentines day card for your enjoyment. I am going to try and make this a short and to the point post so here goes.

Here's the card.

I made a center step card... Here is how I did it.
  • Take a 5 ½ x 11” card stock
  • one inch in from the side cut from from 1” to 6 ½” on both side
  • score along the long side from the cut line at 1” 2” and 6 ½
  • repeat on the other side
  • score between the cut lines at 5 ½
  • fold the card with the center as a mountain fold and the smaller folds are mountain valley

There are great tutorials on you tube if you need more help. It sounds complicated but it really is an easy folded card to make. Here is a side view of the card so you can see the folds

Ok so the Monkey stamp was from stampendous #ssc 160 but I think that it is discontinued I used Stazon jet black ink because I was going to be using water and i didn't want it to smear.

I used my inktense colored pencils to color the monkeys and then I used my round circle die to cut it out. I also used my nestablites scalloped circle to cut out the green border.

For the card I made a mat out of the same green paper the was 4 3/8” x 3 3/8”
The white mat measured 4 ¼ x 3 ¼
I then used a leaf stamp from the same stamp set and stamped a background using close to my heart pear ink and Topiary ink.

For the sides I used the same green and cut it at 4 ½ x ¾

I used an EK success heart punch and punched out 6 hearts out of pink glitter paper.

For the bottom I used 2 other stamps from the set and used the Pear ink from CTMH to stamp the swirl vine and the sentiment 
Here are some more pics of the finished card. I know it is not traditional Valentines colors but I thought that it would be a perfect card for someone that I love.

Thanks for stopping by
I hope you all have a great day and a wonderful week. God Bless you all!

Crafty Hugs 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My 1st Silhouette Project

Good Morning Friends!
I hope y'all are staying warm with the arctic blast that has hit most of us. I don't have any snow but boy is it cold. This morning it is 0.7 degrees and seems to be falling. I know that is not as bad as most places, but here in NC it usually doesn't get this cold. I hope you are all staying warm.
OK so on to the project
For Christmas I got a Silhouette Cameo. YAY!!!! I have played around with it and I love it. Oh it is amazing at the intricate cuts that it can make. I am still trying to get use to the software and all the features of it. Luckily I am familiar with Sure cuts a lot and I can use it with the Cameo.
I love my Cricut but it was more of a love hate relationship, I loved the designs and the Cricut hated to cut them. Just kidding. I can see where I will still be using both of them but for now I am putting my crafting efforts in the Cameo.
So here is the 1st project that I made with my Cameo.

I used a cut from the Silhouette store Birthday cake #41228 from Miss Kate Cutables. I love this cut. The layers are super cute and it was so easy to assemble.
I think it was sized around 4.5 (note to self: write it down next time)

The Card Base is 5 by 5 ¼ in Kraft card stock
The number paper(mme lime twist out of the blue) is cut at 5 ¼ tall by 4 ¾ wide.
I then used the large circle die from the Spellbinders Nestabilities and die cut the striped paper(mme lime twist fly a kite).
I cut a strip of patterned card stock at 5” by 1 ½ and a white piece of Cs at 4 ½ by 1” I then flag cut the ends and adhered them on top of the circle cut.

 I then used Lady bug red memento ink and stamp Happy Birthday from the Stampendous Birthday Bracket stamp set(retired but can be found on ebay). 

For the banner I used washi tape and a piece of twine. I looped the tape over the twine and then flag cut the the ends of the tape.

I popped the cake up on foam tape. I then added glossy accents to the “chocolate” layer and added some white dash lines to parts of the cake.

I really enjoyed making this card. I loved how the Cameo was able to cut out the small parts without shredding them to pieces. I can see many more projects coming.
I hope you all have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by my blog.
Until Next time 
Crafty Hugs

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello Again

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy 2014!!! It has been so long since I have posted anything on my blog and I have missed it so much. My goal for this year is to post at least 2 times a week.
During last year I went through some tough times and had almost quit crafting completely, but I am happy to report that I am back to crafting and I look forward to sharing with all of you.

What can you look forward to seeing on my blog:
Silhouette Projects
Cricut Projects
Product reviews

I hope that you will all stay tuned for what is coming up in 2014. I am looking forward to sharing and learning and getting reacquainted with all of you!

Crafty Hugs