Sunday, March 18, 2018

Koalafied to Party Birthday Card

Hello Crafters,

Sharing a card I made using the KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Koala bear, sentiment from Jaded Blossom and other items from my craft stash.

I alway felt that a koala's ears were a little bit bigger on it's head than other bears so I had to enlarge the ears on this Koala file a wee bit to make them fit with how I think a Koala's ears should be.     I also think that koala's need to be fuzzy so I decided to use gray and cream flocking powder on the pieces I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine.   

If you never used or heard of flocking powder before, the best way I can describe it is if you took felt and ground it up into a fine powder you would get something similar to flocking powder.   In order for the flocking powder to stick to my paper pieces I ran them through my Xyron to get adhesive on one side.   NOTE: be sure to turn your pieces upside down before running them through the Xyron because the side faced down is the side that gets the adhesive.   After I ran all the pieces through my Xyron 250 Sticker Maker I started to add the flocking powder.    Below are some pictures showing you the process I use when adding flocking powder to my paper pieces.

From top to bottom of this pic you can see my koala paper pieces on the Xyron strip after I put them through the 250 Sticker Machine.  Next you see the bottle of Martha Stewart Flocking Powder and then the flocking powder I poured onto a coffee filter and added one of my paper pieces to the pile of flocking powder. 

Here's an paper piece showing the adhesive from the Xyron before I added the flocking powder.  

Here it is slightly buried by the flocking powder.  

Here it is fully buried by the flocking powder.  

After I get it covered in flocking powder I rub it into the adhesive
and then tap it to get the loose flocking powder off the piece. 

Here it is after I have worked the flocking powder into the adhesive.

Here is a close up of my finished koala bear.  I just love him. 

And finally my finished card.   

took the branch he's holding and increased their size in my Silhouette Design Studio software to make them into trees.   I ran the branches/trunks through a woodgrain embossing folder after i inked it with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.   Used my eBrush and copic markers to add details to the leaves. 

Card Recipe:

  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Cutie KaToodles Koala
    • I used a technique I learned from the Kit and Clowder's Coloring Eyes tutorial to accent the brown part of his eyes.  
      • Click here to go to Kit and Clowder.   If you sign up to take their tutorials I would greatly appreciate it if you would let them know you heard about them from me. 
    • Martha Stewart Gray flocking powder and cream flocking powder I bought in the dollar bin at Michael's years ago that I had in my craft stash.
    • Darice Woodgrain embossing folder
      • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
      • Copic Marker E79-Cashew to edge the sticks.
    • Copic Marker G09-Veronese to add lines to leaves.
    • Nuvo Crystal Drops ~ Ebony Black on his nose.
    • Eyelashes are fake eyelashes from the Dollar Tree that I cut in half and added to the back of his eyes. 
  • Background paper is from a 6"x6" paper pack I bought from Michael's called Tropical Life.   Thoughts the lines would make cool clouds or give it some dimension when I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to make it look like a dusk sky.  
  • The paper I used for my grass is from my stash and I used Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders to cut them out. 
  • Ribbon on the side is from a company that is no longer aground called 3 Girl Jams. This green was from their Spooky Bundle and they called it goblin green.  I love their ribbon so I bought a bunch when I found out they weren't going to be in business anymore.   
  • Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's G'Day Mate stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope I inspired you with some different medias to use in making your cards.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

90th Birthday Card for my Dad

Happy Saturday Crafters,

Today is my dad's 90th birthday and this is the card I made for him.

I saw this sentiment on a stamp set by Craftin Dessert Diva's but I didn't have time to order it to use on my card so I had to craft lift it.   I typed the sentiment  into my Silhouette software and sized it to this tag to print and cut it out.   NOTE: I will be purchasing the stamp set from Crafting Dessert Diva's soon because it is an adorable stamp set.     

The Elephant is from KaDoodle Bug Designs Eggie Buddies-Elephant which I modified by removing the peanuts.   I made a present for the elephant to hold from some scrap paper I had on my craft table from a previous card I made.  I added a ribbon bow to the top of the present.   I cut some balloons from a file in my Silhouette library with different ages working up to the big 90 and used twine for the strings that I wrapped around the elephant's trunk.    I used one of my Copic markers to put lines on his arms and trunk.

The card base is from a shape I had in my Silhouette Design Studio software that I copied and then welded together to make this shape card.  

Here's the final card.

This is a picture of some of the items I cut out to make this card.

Card Recipe:
  • From Silhouette design store:  Stitched Deco Oval Frames - Design #104353
  • KaDoodle Bug Designs Eggie Buddies-Elephant 
    • Modified by removing the peanuts and adding a present.

Thanks for Stopping by.
Happy Crafting!

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!