Saturday, February 24, 2018

Party Present Birthday Card

Happy Saturday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptastic Cuties - Party Present Cutie file.   I used the the jpg file to print and cut this present out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Accented with Wink of Stella glitter pens and Gelly Roll pens.

Of course I had to put this little cutie on a action wobble.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Shoptastic Cuties - Party Present Cutie file. 
  • Papers from DCWV The Sweet Mat Stack 4.5"x6.5" & Recolections Cheeky Modern Pop 6"x6" paper pad
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Mom Stamps 
  • Circles cut with The Stamps of Life - Sizzix Circle Frames dotted
  • Ribbon from The Stamps of Life
  • Lollipop, candy and gum drop brads from my craft stash.
  • Gem in center of bow from The Stamps of Life
  • Wink of Stella Glitter pens
  • Blue Gelly Roll pen
  • Action wobble
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you liked my birthday card.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Valentine's Card ~ Love You to Pizza's

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,

Have you ever been in a position that you need to create a card fast and don't have time to cut all the pieces of the file out, ink them and put them all together.   Well that's one nice thing about the KaDoodle Bug Designs (KBD) because the files you purchase or get from the "Freebie of the Week", you not only get a SVG file but you also get jpg files of all the images which you can print and then cut them out fairly easily and quickly

I was in that position last week.  I was crazy busy at work so when I get home I was just too tired to spend a lot of time on making a Valentine's Day card for my hubby.   I knew I had to use the KBD Love You to Pizza's file because we both love pizza and almost have it once a week.   

So I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the adorable pizza and title from this file.    

To use the jpg, I open it in my Silhouette Design Studio software, trace it using the tracing tool and then crop it to remove the white background.   I then offset it to put a little white border around the image select to cut that offset line, group the image and the offset line.  I then changing my cutting format to Print and Cut and print on my printer.  After it prints, I put it on my mat and cut it out on my Cameo.    NOTE:  YouTube has a bunch of fabulous videos to show you how to use the trace feature if you have the Silhouette Design Studio software and haven't used it before

I accented the cute little pizza with white Gelly Roll pen and I accented the title with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.    Used a deep red card stock for the base of the card, stripped paper for the mat and used a die cut to cut out the polka dotted mat.   Added the title and little pizza guy and I was done.  

Easy Peasy and here's the finished card.  

Oh and I had to put him on an Action Wobble.   

Hubby got a chuckle out of this card and I hope you did to0.  

Hubby got a chuckle out of this card and I hope you did as well.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 card base 
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Love You to Pizza's file
  • White Gelly Roll pen
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
  • Action Wobble
Thanks for Stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wheelie Happy Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Sorry I've been MIA for several months.  Things have been super crazy busy for me and haven't had much time to craft much less write blog posts.   I'm still crazy busy but I'm going to try and create and post as much as possible. 

Today I want to share with you a cute birthday card I made for a co-worker who just bought a guinea pig and thought the new KaDoodles Bug Design Wheelie Love You file would be perfect for her card.   I think the critter could be a hamster or guinea pig.

I used my Copic markers to give his/her fur a varied look. 

Card Recipe:

  • A2 Card Size
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Wheelie Love You file
    • Copie Markers used to make his/her fur look multi-colored:  E18-Copper, E15 Dark Suntan
    • White & Brown Gelly Roll pen for accenting various pieces of the image.

  • Sentiment from Jaded Blossom Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set
  • ekSuccess Sticko Dimensinal Stikers
  • Darice Pink/Orange twine
  • Pattern Paper behind Guinea Pig is from the Silhouette Store and the artist is Sandi Idleman.
I hope I inspired you to use SVG files in other ways then what the holiday or event they were created for. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Crow Fall Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made using the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Pumpkin Peeker  Crow.

Used my eBrush to accent the edges of the pumpkin and to accent the leaves.  I used a copic marker to accent the flowers.  

Card Recipe:
  • Card base 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Pumpkin Peeker Crow.
    • Pumpkin accented with eBrush and an orange sharpie.
    • Leaves accented with eBrush and a green sharpie.
    • Flowers and beak accented with copic marker Y17
  • Pattern paper from the R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor Designer Scrapbook Pad. 
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities Wreath
  • Crow, flowers, wreath accented with white Gelly Roll pen
  • The three yellow dots in upper right hand corner of the card is from the Stamps of Life
  • Sentiment from Jaded Blossom Turtley Rad stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Candle Birthday Card with Button Accents

Happy Tuesday Crafters,

I'm so happy to be a Guest Designer for Die Cuttin' Diva's today.

This week's challenge is to make anything with buttons.     

I don't know about you, but I have a bunch of buttons in my craft stash and I rarely think to use them on my cards.  So this Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge was perfect for me to pull out my buttons and see how I could incorporate them into my card. 

Sometimes when I'm trying to figure out what I want to do for a card I go to the Mojo Monday website to check out their card sketches.   They have a lot of awesome past sketches and for my card I chose the Sketch from the Mojo Monday, July 9, 2012.     Now that I have the card sketch picked out I needed to figure out what image I wanted to use on it, so I searched my SVG data base and saw these cute little candles in the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles - Make A Wish file.

As I was looking at the sketch, I thought that it would be cool to use buttons for the scallop/circles under the thin strip and use a ribbon instead of paper for the thin strip.

I used green twine for the thread in the purple buttons.   To finish off the button theme of this card I used some mini buttons at the bottom to follow the sketch and and to finish off the tag with the sentiment. 

Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.   
Hope you have time to create a project with buttons for the Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge.  If you do click HERE to link your project on the Die Cuttin' Diva's blog. 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Roaring Birthday Card

Happy Friday Crafters,

Today I'm sharing with you a roaring fun birthday card.

I used the lion from KaDoodle Bug Designs Cute Zoo Crew, dies from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base 5-1/2"x5-1/2"
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cute Zoo Crew
    • Accented the pieces with my Copic YR24 marker
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders
    • Accented with my eBrush using Copic makers E13 & E33
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps Zodiac Cuties stamp set.
    • Sorry Scrappy Moms Stamps closed shop.  You might be able to find their stamps on eBay or on a Facebook Group that sells gently used crafting items. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Celebrate Moose Birthday Card.

Happy Friday Crafters,

Sharing with you cards I made with the KaDoodle Bug Designs Exclusive Celebrate Moose that is only available if you join the KaDoodle Bug Designs Fan Giveaways, Freebies and More Facebook Page.

First off I want to show you how I do my eyes for the KBD files.   I had a crafty friend that asked me now I created them so I decided to take step by step pictures.  

Before I remove the paper from my cutting mat I select three colored pencils and the white colored pencil.   

I take one pencil and write an X on each cut out eye. 

Take the next color and make an X in the opposite direction. 

Take the third color and write an X in-between the other X's

Take the white color and write an X the opposite of the their color.

Select one of the colored pencils and edge the circle with it. 

Next I take a blender pen and blend the colors together. 

This is what it looks like when they're all done before you remove the paper from the mat. 
Make sure when your blending more than one set of eyes to clear your blender pen.

Here's what they look like after I removed the paper from the mat.

I used a small pom pom and my alligator clip to shade around the moose antlers, tummy and nose using Stampin' Up Soft Suede ink.

Now onto my cards.   

I used the same image with different backgrounds.

Here's a close up of this adorable moose. 

Card Recipe:

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!