Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Birthday Greetings From Under the Sea & Die Cuttin Diva's Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends,

I'm blessed to be a guest designer for Die Cuttin' Divas.

This week on their blog is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.

Pick three boxes from any row or diagonal from the Grid below and create a project that has those three items.

I went a little crazy on my card and was tried to incorporate almost everything on this Tic-Tac-Toe Grid.   Didn't quite make it because i chose to use a birthday sentiment instead of a "Thinking of You" sentiment.

Here's a picture of some of the items I used to create this card. 

I used my MISTI to have the sentiment match the curve of the top of the oval die cut.   

Here is my final card.

It has leaves (I'm creatively cheating and calling the seaweed "leaves" :)), Sequins, Yellow in the pattern paper and twine, Orange in the twine and seaweed, Enamel Dots near the sentiment, Pattern Paper, Twine, Oval and it's a Shaker Card.  

The oval had a dotted border so I decided to stitch around it with Twine.   This took some time but it gave the card an interesting detail that I normally wouldn't have done.  So thanks to this challenge I pushed myself to do something different creatively.    

Here's some close up shots.

Card Recipe:

  • Card base 5-1/2"x5-1/2"
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Ocean Pearl
    • I used the png file to print and cut this cutie and accented it with gel pens and Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
  • The sand with coral and seaweed were cut using a metal die from the Craftin Dessert Divas Oean Border Dies set out of white paper and colored with my Copic Markers.   YG25 Celadon Green and G94 Grayish Olive for the seaweed, YR04 Crome Orange for the coral; E11 Barely Beige and E33 Sand for the sand, and C1 Cool Gray around the pearl to make it stand out a little more against the oyster background color.
  • The oval of the shaker card was made with The Stamps of Life - Sizzix Oval Framelits-Dotted #661840
  • Pink/Orange Twine and Yellow/Orange Twine is from Darice
  • Round sequins used as bubbles in twine and inside shaker card are from my stash that I bought awhile ago at one of the Scrapbook Expos I attended.   
  • The Dolphin Sequins (Splish Splash Sequins) and small Star Sequins (Starstruck Sequins) are from Die Cutting Divas
  • Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom Mermaid Kisses stamp set
  • Enamel Dots are from a Card Kit that I get monthly from The Stamps of Life
I hope I was able to provide some inspiration to challenge yourself creatively and gave you some ideas on what you can do on your future projects.  

Here's the picture again of Tic-Tac-Toe grid for the 
Die Cuttin' Diva's #381 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week. 

Use any one of the rows --- up, down or diagonally -- to create a project and link it over at the Die Cuttin' Diva's Blog by clicking HERE,

Really hope you join us in this fun challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Pop Up Box Golf Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for a 
friend who loves to golf.   

I wanted the golf cart to be more detailed than the golf cart that came with the card file so I used another golf cart file and modified the card to incorporate the more detailed golf cart.    I also added grass and extra clouds to the card. 

  I just love how this card turned out with my added elements. 

Here is the front of the card closed. 

This is the card laid flat. 

Here is the card open so you can see the dimension.

A view from the top view so you can see the tee and hole with the flag. 

I even decorated the back of the card to hide what I wrote so my friend could put this on his desk and others wouldn't see the silly message i put inside. 

Here's the silly message I put inside.  I found this saying on the internet and knew it was perfect for this card.  

Here's a print shot from my Silhouette Studio Designer program.

The top, is the the piece with the golf cart from the original file... to the right is a print shot of what the finished card looks like in the Silhouette Store.    

I used the rectangle Drawing Tool in the Silhouette Studio Designer software to crop the cart away from the long piece that has the score lines.  After I did that I copied the background piece of the detailed golf cart and welded it to the piece with the scored lines after I cropped the original cart away from it. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card from the Silhouette Store - Pop Up Box Card Golf by Lori Whitlock - Design #148379 - MODIFIED!!!!!!
    • Cut the piece for the golf tee and the golf hole in green to make it look like a faraway.    
    • Only cut the golf ball in a solid white and then embossed it with my swiss dot embossing folder.  
  • Detailed Golf Cart from Silhouette Store - Golf Cart by Lisa Norris - Design #197134
  • Grass from the Silhouette Store - Grass by Silhouette - Design #1075
    • Modified -- Stretched and narrowed -- 0.639 high x 5.667 long
  • Extra clouds from a file I had in my Silhouette library.   Not sure where they came from since the properties does give me any info on them. 
    • Used dimensional squares to pop up clouds
Hope you like the finished modified pop up golf card that I created and inspired you to not be afraid to combine files.

Have a beautiful day.

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Drone Birthday Card

Hello Crafters,

In this post I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my nephew who's into flying drones.   Whenever I can I try to personalize my cards by incorporating something that person is into or likes. 

Since I could find a drone image in the Silhouette Design Store or any other companies I purchase SVG files from or stamps from so I searched Google Images and found a couple that looked like they would be easy to trace using the tracing feature in the Silhouette Studio Design software.  After I got it traced and cropped to my satisfaction I printed it out on my printer using the registration marks and then cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo.  

Of course the drone had to look like it was flying to the air so I broke out my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to make the background night sky and of course my night sky need a city skyline so I turned to the Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamps that I recently bought.   I used black square pop dots from my stash stacked 3 high to make the drone pop off the card.  The sentiment is also pupped up with black square pop dots but I only used one.   

In person, the drone looks like it's flying towards you carrying the birthday sentiment from the city. 

Bonus was when I gave this card to my nephew he said that this was the first drone he ever purchased.  Totally amazing since I didn't know that and of all the drone images I searched through I happened to pick the one that was his very first drone.   

Card Recipe:
Thanks for stopping by.  
I hope my card inspired you to use multiple different craft elements into your projects.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bear Get Well Card with Circles

Hello Crafters,

Here a picture of some of the items I used to create my card.

And here is my final card.  
I have listed what was used to make this card below.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card
  • Circles cut using Jaded Blossom Stitched Circle Dies
    • Small circle with sentiment is popped up using Stampin' Up dimensionals
  • Color and pattern paper from The Stamps of Life
  • Ribbon is from The Stamps of Life received in one of my Card Kit Club boxes.  
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps (No longer in business)
  • Image from Treasure Box Designs - Stuffies Bear
    • I used the jpg to print and then cut him out using my printer and Silhouette Cameo
    • He's popped up using pop up squares from my stash.
  • White Gelly Roll pen to accent bear. 
Thanks for stopping by & Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Thankful for Your Kindness Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

It's been several months since i've been able to spend time in my craft room and this weekend I finally had some free time.   Happy to say that I was able to create a bunch of cards from images I print and cut a long time ago and had sitting in a bin on my desk.       

I decided to use the 
to get my creative ideas flowing.  
Just love how this challenge jump started my creative void.

Here is my final card.   
Details on what I used to create this card is listed below the picture.

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card
  • Red & White pattern paper is from the Stamps of Life "Always Collection" 6"x6" paper pad that I received in one of the Kit Club boxes I get on a monthly basis.   Sorry I don't remember which month I received it. 
  • Midnight blue paper and the flowers with gems are also from the Stamps of Life that I received in one of the Kit Club boxes.
  • Midnight blue paper embossed with Darice A2 Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder 
  • Yellow paper from my scrap stash. 
  • Sentiment is from the Stamps of Live October 2017 Kit Club box. 
  • Image is from KaDoodle Bug Designs - Cutie KaToodles Sunflower Peeker Bear ~~~ I used the png file to print and cut it out.
  • Behind the Cutie KaToodles Sunflower Peeker Bear I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Picot Edge Circles #S4.345
    • Cut the center out using Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small #S4-116 so the flowered patterned paper would show behind the bear. 
I think there's a little time to enter the Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge.   
Click HERE for the Link to this challenge on their blog.   

Thanks for Stopping By.
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sweet 16 Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

Sharing with you a card I made for my goddaughter's 16th birthday.

I found the image online and had to use it because it looks just like her.   
I tried to find a link to the person who colored it and posted it but I couldn't so I apologize for that but wanted to thank them for sharing it online.  

I tied the ribbon to make it look as if the tire swing was attached to a tree. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • Flower Pattern Paper is from Prettygrafik Black Tie Papers
  • Circle Pattern Paper is from Digital Pink Ink that I purchased from the Silhouette Store - Design #30266
  • Heart Pattern Paper is from the Silhouette Store - Design #75040
  • Ribbon from 3 Girl Jam
  • Letters cut with Silhouette Cameo using the 'Middle Management' font
  • White accents made with white Gelly Roll pen
  • Blue dots were made from pony beads 
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Cookie Monster Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends,

On this post I'm sharing a couple of Cookie Monster birthday cards I made.

The sketch is from SVG Cutting Files and the Cookie Monster on the first card is from I file I got for free a long time ago from a SVG Cutting File blog hop.  

Of course I had to put the Cookie Monster head on an action wobble. 

This second card has all the same elements of the card above except for the Cookie Monster which is from PPBN and it is not on an action wobble.  

Card Recipe:
  • A2 Card Base
  • Card Sketch is from SVG Cutting Files - Card Sketch 53
    • Used Cookies in place of the circles.

  • Digital pattern papers from Miss Kate Cuttables - Happy Birthday Collection
  • Cookie Monster Head is from a SVG Cutting Files blog hop that I got for free for hopping along.  It was an exclusive file for the hop so it is not available for sale on their website.
  • Action wobble
  • Full body Cookie Monster from PPBN.   They've changed their name and I don't know what it is.  
  • Sentiment from Scrappy Mom Stamps Monster Mania Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and hope I have given you some inspirational ideas.

Happy Crafting!