Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birthday Card for my darling step-daughter.......

Janice!  Everything on this card was done using my wonderful Silhouette Cameo.  I designed the "Happy Birthday" border and the gorgeous centerpiece is a Silhouette America file.  Here is a photo of the card front:

Here is a photo of the inside of the card where I used the same pink Bazzill and another lovely border file from Silhouette America.

I've got to get back work on another very important this is short post.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Finished Card Size:  Lg. Square (5 1/4"x5 1/4")

Papers:  Bazzill "Smooth White" & "Berry Blush", Westrim Crafts "Black"
Ink:  Tsukinedo "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories:  Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail Clear Transparent" EB, Michaels "Silver Half Pearls", want2scrap "Pink Half Pearls, Recollections "Black Half Pearls"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Birthday Card for my Daughter-in-Law.................

and my 1st card of 2012!!!  Nicole's birthday is on the 12th and I really wanted to make something special for her.  Last week I purchased a new DCWV stack called "French Country" and I fell in love with it so I decided I definitely wanted to use it for her card!!!  This is what I came up with!

For the card front I made sure that I used the top left corner of one of the papers that I particularly liked and in order to do that, I had to make this a very large card, in fact a size A9 which is 8.5"x 5.5".  I used a Silhouette Amercia "Happy Birthday" file that I altered by adding some flowers to it and designed a mat to go behind it.  I also heat embossed the "Happy Birthday" three times and added some Swarovski crystals  for some bling!

Here is a close-up of the "Happy Birthday":

Here is an inside view.  I designed a "pocket" in Silhouette Studio, to hold a note that I wrote to Nicole, along with some trim!

Finished Card Size:  A9 (8.5"x5.5")

Papers:  GA Pacific (card base), Bazzill "French Vanilla", DCWV "French Country" Stack, Parchment Card (Sentiment)
Ink:  Tsukineko "VesaMark Watermark", Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat It"
Accessories:  Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" Border Punch & "Monarch Butterfly" Punch, Swarovski Crystals, Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail Clear Transparent" EB Powder

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My last card of 2011!!!

One of my dear online friends had a birthday on January 1st.........she was a New Years baby!  This is the card I designed for was also her big 50!  The "Birthday",  "Scalloped Background" and the "Corners" on inside of card are Silhouette America files and everything was cut using my Silhouette Cameo!  I designed the "50" and "Happy".

Inside View:

Finished Card Size:  A7 95"x7")


Paper:  Bazzill Smooth White, The Paper Co. "Ivory Paisley on White", Recollections "Black", DCWV "the Bon Voyage" Glitter Paper
Ink:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark"
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat It" 
Accessories:  Stamp-n-Stuff "White Pears Translucent" EB Powder, Range "Queen's Gold" EB Powder, Black & White Half Pearls

I LOVE using vinyl!!!

I bought these "tumblers" at Bed, Bath and Beyond about six months ago and I knew I wanted to use them with vinyl, but not sure exactly how and then I started seeing what peeps at the MTC Forum were doing with monograms and that settled it.  I made these for my son and his wife as part of their Christmas this year!

Every week we get together with some of my husband's siblings to play cards and we all use wooden card holders....they come in so handy and I decided to put our names on them in vinyl.  Here is a photo of three of them that I've done!

If you've never "played" with vinyl, you don't know what you are missing!!!  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Here are some Christmas Projects that I did not..................

get a chance to upload during the holidays as everything was so usual!  Unfortunately, with everything that has been going on with my husband's health, as well as his daughter's, I was only able to design a couple of Christmas cards.

This is one that I designed for my good crafting friend that I served with on the Pazzles Design team.  I used my new Silhouette Cameo to cut the snowflakes, flowers and birds, which I heat embossed.  The lattice was done using my Martha Stewart "Garden Trellis" Deep Edge Punch.  The "Metallic Loop" trim is by Simplicity, and purchased from Walmart.

The other card that I designed was for my oldest son Doug, who was unable to come visit during the holidays due to his job and he lives out of state.  I can't remember now where I saw a card like this, but I love the design you place the gift card in the "package" that is in the sleigh!  Sleigh and snowflakes are Silhouette cutting files cut with my Cameo!

This is a gift box made from a free cutting file from SVG cuts.  I used pink mulberry paper to line the inside and the flower on top was made by me.  This was for our youngest granddaughter, Jennifer.

This is another SVG Cuts free file, made for our oldest great granddaughter, Jodi.  This was cut using my Cameo and the flower on top is by Recollections.

This little "purse box" was made for our three year old great granddaughter, Taylor Marie and I have to say that I had so much fun making this one.  It was made from a Silhouette file, including the graphics on the back, cut with my Cameo and I used some "nail art" to decorate the flap!

Front View:

Back View:

I used my Cameo to do "print and cut" gift tags that I found online...I used "Crystal" Stickles to make them come to life!

Thanks for stopping by to check these out and I want to wish each and every one of you a happy, wonderful and prosperous New Year!!!  Please come back soon and please don't forget to leave a little comment!