Just speeding through the holidays. This pop-up “be mine” card is a Rivka Wilkins design and love birds are from Lori Whitlock, both are available in the Silhouette Online Store.
Details: Cardbase: Strathmore 140 lb Watercolor paper. Cardstock: Recollections.
I made this birthday card for a family friend who loves giraffes. I wanted to include as many giraffe elements as I could. I used a giraffe print background. The giraffe eating leaves is from Miss Kate’s Cuttables. The view of the savannah is a border image from the Silhouette Online Store and I made it into a pop-up inside Silhouette Studio. I sketched the birthday message with my Cameo sketch pens.
Details: Cardstock: Recollections and Bazzill. Dies: Spellbinders Labels One.
Sometime last year, Miss Kate’s Cuttables joined the Silhouette Online Store and I had to have all of her adorable images. I visit her site everyday where she as a new freebie available for download and I always check out her daily deals to pick up older designs I haven’t bought through the Silhouette store.
I loved this Rudolph and this Santa and knew I wanted use them on my Christmas cards. I went with a step card so I could use both. All the images are from Miss Kate’s.
Details: Cardstock: Recollections. Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart Crafts.
Another Halloween card, this time using the A Frightful Affair cartridge. I really like this cart. In addition to some really fun Halloween images, it has a font in two styles with shadows and a lot of Halloween related sentiments. It also gives you the option to use just the silhouette of the images which is great for simple projects, stencils and vinyl.
Details: Witch cut at 2.5 inches. Cardstock: Recollections. Patterned Paper: DCWV The Haunting stack. Dies: Spellbinders Labels Eight.
I have been crafting quite a bit but neglecting the blog terribly. I am going to be posting very often for a bit to get all caught up.
These were a few of my Halloween cards using the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary Seasonal Cartridge. I cut the nested frames with Spellbinders dies and my Cuttlebug.
Details: Raven and Witch cut at 3 inches. Cardstock: Recollections. Patterned paper: Martha Stewart Crafts Dies: Spellbinders Labels Eight.
I am completely addicted to decorating t-shirts. There, I admitted it.
I made several sets of matching shirts for the whole family for our Disney trips. We don’t normally wear matching clothes but Disney just brings out something weird in us.
For those of you who haven’t been in the Haunted Mansion a thousand times, you are warned at the end of the ride to “beware of hitchhiking ghosts.” I found a hitchhiking ghosts silhouette online, used a traffic sign image from the Silhouette Online Store and used the Roadway font for the script.
I used Silhouette flocked heat transfer material. I cut it using the recommended settings, but I usually have to iron it a bit longer than the recommended time. I have an old, cheap iron so it might not get quite hot enough.
My two biggest pieces of advice for any iron-on transfer material would be to always remember to mirror your image before you cut and take your time when weeding the design.
I have used both Silhouette and Cricut brand material and have had no issues with either. Many of our shirts got heavy use this summer and have been laundered repeatedly with no problems.
My summer projects were mostly t-shirts for my boys to wear on our Disney trips, and I’ll be posting those a little later. I also made a few shirts for my husband. This was his first request. He is a big fan of the George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire book series. I love the books, too, but I am a fairly recent convert. I started reading after I heard HBO was going to make a TV show from the series. He has been reading the books since they were first published and pulling his hair out for years as he waits not-so-patiently for each new book in the series to come out.
One of the main characters in the series is named Jon Snow and he is frequently told by his love interest that he knows nothing. My husband is Jonathan Snowden and he is a fairly widely published sports writer. It is not uncommon for his readers to disagree with him by using the “you know nothing, Jon Snow” quote. The character of Jon Snow always has his white direwolf by his side, thus the wolf from the Cricut Boho Graphics Iron-On cartridge.
Details: Wolf cut at 6 in. Text at 1.25 in. Font: LW Tall from Silhouette Online store. Iron-On Transfer material: Silhouette.
I’m back! The boys are back in school full time and that means I can get back to crafting.
I got a few projects done this summer, including this one. I made a game for my friends who were eagerly anticipating an upcoming trip to Disney World. I thought it would be a fun way to remember past Disney trips while also looking ahead to new Disney adventures.
I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo to make all the game cards. The Mickey Mouse heads were cut with my Cricut using the Disney Mickey Font cartridge. I laminated the cards with my YourStory.
The suitcase is a Sizzix XL die. In case you didn’t know, you can use these dies in your Cuttlebug with the long plates. I love this suitcase, and I especially love that it is an actual die because that means I can easily cut all kinds of materials. I made this one out of Tim Holtz Grungeboard which feels (and even kind of smells) like leather. Grungeboard is great because it is sturdy and thick and you can decorate and ink it any way you want, but it is also very flexible so a design like this with lots of scorelines and folds will work wonderfully.
Details: Cardstock: Bazzill and Co’redinations. Font: A Bug’s Life Debugged.