Thursday, January 17, 2019

Part 2 of Miss Kate Cuttables Print and Cut Cards

Today is part 2 of the "Print and Cut" series with Miss Kate Cuttables. Check out part one HERE.

Before we get into the project, don't forget to go HERE to get your daily freebie from Miss Kate Cuttables.

This card is using the items we printed out in part 1.

I simply added my pieces to a simple base card and added some decorative paper to complete my Valentine's day card for my husband!!

I chose to add pop dots to my elements instead of cutting the elements out of the card base.

It is just as dramatic as the other card in part 1 but easier to assemble.

I added some glitter pen to all the hearts and the sprinkles to give it some glitz!

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Miss Kate Cuttables Challenge for January "Anything Goes"

Hi! Today I have a 2 part post. Tune in Thursday, January 17th for the rest of this post and to see the other card made with this technique!!

Before we get into the directions of how to make these cards, pick up your FREEBIE over at Miss Kate Cuttables!!

This technique can be use with ANY Miss Kate Cuttables set. When you need a quick card and don't have a lot of time to put into it,  this is the technique for you!! I picked 2 sets:

You Complete Me and You've Got A Pizza My Heart

Add the set you are wanting to use to your favorite cutting program. I am using Silhouette and my Cameo 3 to cut it out.  I placed all my items within my "print and cut" area and printed it on matte photo paper. I find this gives me the best printing results. This is the "print" part of the process.

After I print my items I go into my program and trace all the images and get it set for the "cut" part of my print and cut. I then proceed to cut out my printed images.

This is what my mat looks like after I weeded out all the paper around the images and I now have all the elements I need to make 2 cards!!! I will show you the second card on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 so check back to see that project using the elements above!!

I decided to make this card a bit more dramatic by adding up some pop up elements. This is easy to do and makes it look like you spent a lot of time on this card. Only you and I will know how easy it was to complete.

I cut some pop up elements in my card. You can do these by hand or use die cuts or even svgs and your die cutting machine. I used some metal dies I had. Be sure to cut your decorative paper at the same time to save some steps. This is how the card looks without the decorative paper.

Add your die cut elements and you are finished. I used some pop dots to pop up my sentiment also!

This is the front of the card. I keep the front simple when I have a lot going on inside the card.

Print and Cut makes this card a breeze to complete. Give it a try!!

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttable's Spinner Winter Card

HI!! I have a great interactive card today. It is a spinner card! I used some great files from Miss Kate Cuttables.  Before we get into the project, don't forget to get the FREEBIE of the day!!  Now on to the project!!

I used the "Christmas Penguin" file to cut the penguin two times. I flipped the one penguin horizontal. Then I used the Swirl Snowflakes Digi Paper to make a piece of paper to fit the front of my card. I sized it 1/4 inch smaller then my A2 card. My digi paper finished size is 4 x 5.25 inch.

I designed my card all on my Cameo 3 by Silhouette.  I made my penguins about 2.5 inches tall and made my hole circle larger, about 3 inches in diameter so the penguin can spin freely. I placed them all on my digital mat and cut all the images at once.

I laid a piece of clear thread across the hole and taped it very securely with scotch tape. Then I placed the thread between the two penguins and glued them to each other. Lastly, I added the digital paper on top and my card was finished. For the sentiment I used, " Winter Word Titles". 

I didn't like the cut I got with the snowflakes on the sentiment so I had to hand trim them off. I also hand trimmed the white border. I cut the words at a length of 4 inches so the snowflakes were too tiny to have all the details in the snowflakes cut properly. If your cutter is up for the challenge, then leave them on. It is your choice!! I also added some Wink of Stella to the letters for a glistening effect. I used foam adhesive to pop up the sentiment when I was finished.

To use the card, you spin the penguin over and over like 30 or 40 times and then shut the card and place it in the envelope. When the recipient opens the card, the little penguin will spin wildly in the opening!! It is great fun for children (and I enjoy a spinner card, truth be told!!).

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Joy Clair Stamps and a Shaker Tag

This is my last post for Joy Clair Stamps. I have enjoyed my time on the Design Team for 2018. Thank you, Joy Clair,  for having me on the team and I will miss all of you!! Now on to my project.....


I used the stamp set called, "New Year New Me". I stamped the numbers on some white cardstock and cut them out carefully to enclose them in my shaker. I cut out the "2019" two times. I set them aside until I was done building the tag. I hand cut a large tag shape from some scrap paper. When I got the shape and size just right, I cut it the shape out of a page protector. Make sure you cut through both pieces of plastic. I then used my Project Life hot knife to melt the edges together to form my shaker.


I then added my shaker pieces: glitter, sequins, and some confetti pieces in various colors. I used gold, silver, black and white as my color scheme and my cut out numbers.


Once my items were added, I used my hot knife to enclose the items with a hot line across the top. I then stamped the count down numbers with light grey on a small piece of cardstock and then stamped "Happy New Year" over them with some black ink. To add some extra "SHINE" I used some mirror paper to line my paper and enclosed it in the tag shape. I used my hot knife one more time to seal up the tag.


I used a hole punch to punch a hole in my tag and added some gold and black ribbon.


The shaker is now complete! You can add it to any item you would like to give to your New Year's hostess/host. I tied it on a metal tin of cookies or you can tie it on a bottle of wine. Don't forget to sign your shaker tag if you want to make it a one time use, sign the back of your silver tag. If you want it reusable, don't sign it!


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Monday, December 10, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttable's Santa Challenge

Hi!! I'm here with another paper creation! Before we get into the project, don't forget to get your FREEBIE over at Miss Kate Cuttables website. (I'll wait....)

Glad you made it back! Now on to the project!! Like I said before, this is a Christmas card holder as well as a fun holiday decoration. (This can be made for all kinds of special occasions, birthdays, anniversary, get well....any time you want to showcase some cards! Even if you make cards, this is a good idea to display them. Just change out the top panel for one that meets your holiday.)

I used the file called, "Dear Santa Title". You can find it HERE. I cut it as large as I could, so 12 inches across on my Silhouette Cameo mat. You can also do a print and cut of it too if you want to save some time. I assembled the file and popped up some of the pieces to add some dimension. Next, I reinforced my image with some mat board to give it some extra strength. I used white glue AND a glue gun. The glue gun will adhere quickly and the white glue will dry and add more grip.

I then attached some black ribbon to the back of my "letter" for the top hanger and two long tails of a wider red ribbon to hang my cards on. I Then used white glue as well as hot glue to add another layer of mat board to keep it all together and for durability.

Cut the ends of your ribbon  (use fray check if you think the ribbon will fray over the years) I used the side cut but you can cut them dove tail too!! Lastly, decide on how you want to hand your cards. I used some poster putty, but you can also hot glue some tiny clothes pins on each ribbon to clip on the cards. You can also use safety pins, hot glue for a permanent hang, or paper clips.

That's all there is to it!
Give it a try for yourself! It is fun, fast and a fun decoration!!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Joy Clair Stamps and a Santa Christmas Card

Today's post is a Christmas card using the stamp set from Joy Clair Stamps called, "Holly Jolly Santa" .  (Check out the current release HERE.)


This is an easy card but has a WOW factor to the recipient. First stamp the images on some Copic friendly paper with Copic friendly ink. Then color the images with Copics. Cut around the images and set them aside.


Cut a 3D card from either Silhouette store or from Sizzix. Cut out the card, use the die to cut some red paper to mount on the front of the card. Use a smaller square to cut out a piece of decorative paper and place it in the middle of the card front. Use the stamp set and select the "Ho Ho Ho" stamp and stamp it 2 times on each side panel.


Mount the Santa, Elf and Toy bag on the front of the card with some adhesive foam dots and you are done! If you want to add some sparkle, use some Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle on the images, I use it on the reds on my images.


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Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Joy Clair Stamps

I am participating in the Coffee Lovers Holiday Blog Hop with Joy Clair Stamps! I chose a stamp set from the new release called, "Tea Time".  I chose a cute pile of books to make a delightful book mark!

I stamped the tea cup FIRST on watercolor paper and then put a mask over it, THEN stamped the pile of books with StazOn ink. StazOn ink is waterproof so I can safely watercolor over it and it won't run. Then, I stamped my sentiment.

I watered colored it and then mounted some double sided foil paper on the back by Rinea Foil. The front was gold and the back is silver.

When It was dry I added a tassel and I was finished! Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter before you hop on to the next blog!!