Monday, August 29, 2016

It's a birthday bash!

August is a busy month for birthday's around here. I decided to do a batch of birthday cards to add to some other ones I had previously made just so I didn't forget anyone!

Here is a set of six birthday cards

 I started with the cupcakes from KaDoodle Bug Designs Birthday Cupcake Bears file.

  Then decided to use the presents and birthday hat.

Materials Used:
DCWV paper stack:
     ~The birthday wishes stack
KaDoodle Bug Designs: 'Birthday Cupcake Bears'
Cutie KaToodles - Birthday Cupcake Bears
Scotch ATG Gun
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Silhouette Cameo

Friday, August 26, 2016


This weeks MondayMojo sketch challenge inspired me to do some quilling. I've been wanting to do a white peacock for sometime.

  I started with the base of the card. Then the tree and finally I took a peacock from KaDoodle Bugs Pretty Peacock file to give me the shape of the body.

Materials Used: 
MojoMonday sketch challenge #462
DCWV White Ginger stack
Image result for DCWV White ginger stack
KaDoodle Bug Designs Pretty Peacock file
Pretty Peacocks
Coredinations solid cardstock
Close to My Heart 'Bitty Sparkles'
Silhouette Cameo
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG Gun

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thinking of You

Recently a family member has had a pretty big surgery. I figured a little 'thinking of you' card was in order! 

Traditionally I use some sort of medical file when doing cards for such an event. However, this round I decided to go more along the lines of something elegant. 

 I started with a lever card file I had in my library.
Then added some flowers
And a message on the inside! 

Materials Used: 
DCWV 'Minty Lace' Stack

Silhouette Cameo
Aleene's Original Tacky glue
Scotch Advance Tape Glider

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Would you like to win a New Cameo 3?

Who wouldn't want to win this magical machine?! Dreaming Tree is hosting a contest until August 31st to win a free machine. Super easy to enter, just follow this link and it will take you through a few simple steps! 


A Retro Affair

When I saw the dress maker file, I though right away a retro skirt on that would be cute. So that's what I set out to do! 

Today I bring you this cute dress from one of the newest SVG Attic files, Just Sew.
 To start with, I did the stand, the body, and then the dress portion. For the skirt, I simply took the dimensions of the middle portion (waste reinforcement without the tabs on it) and inserted it into a circle. 

 To get the ripple effects on the skirt, I took a round took and molded/shaped the bottom of the circle until I was happy with the flow. 
 I felt that under the skirt a small addition of lace would tie in with the lace belt and flower. 

 The back of the dress
 All in all, the completed project stands about 16 1/2" tall. 

Materials Used: 
SVG Attic 'JGW Just Sew' file: 
JGW Just Sew
DCWV 11 x 17 Premium Stack 'Heirloom Cardstock'
Silhouette Cameo
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Scotch ATG Gun

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Peek-a-boo Card Tutorial

I've seen these cards several times as well as tutorials for them. However, all the tutorials I have seen, teach the person how to do it by using a die cut machine such as a Big Shot.

I decided to make up my own version of the Peek-a-boo card, designing it in Silhouette's Designer Edition. I am confident you can do this with a Cricut as well!

It seems like there is a lot of steps, but once you get the general idea down this is by far a super easy, fun, and interactive card. My kinda card!

Step 1: Make two boxes. Adjust the sizes to 5.5" squared and the smaller rectangle measures 2.75" x 4.946"

Step 2:  Line up, make sure the smaller rectangle is lined up in the middle of the first line of the box. Just go to the align button and use the align middle button.

Step 3: Right click, weld. Score at the adjoining welds

Step 4: Next, make a template rectangle of 5.5" x 2.750" (this will not be cut out, but it is important to have to align your opening shape)

 Step 5: After finding the shape you want, make sure it fits within the template rectangle. Knowing that I wanted some sort of frame around my oval, I sized the oval smaller to accommodate a frame on the final project.

 ***A few things here. First I made several duplicates in place of the oval. Then I went to the align button and made sure that the ovals (grouped together) were aligned to the middle AND center of the rectangle.***

Step 6: Group the rectangle with the oval. Align the rectangle to the right side and bottom of the face cardstock.

Step 7: Ungroup the ovals, grab ONE as well as the card face and group together.
 ***Make sure you do not misalign the ovals when moving the template. If you do, just go to the align button and repeat step 5.***

Step 8: Make a 5.5" x 8.5" and score it in half. (Easiest way, make a 5.5" line, convert to a dotted line, go to align button. Select dotted line and rectangle, align center and middle)

Step 9: As with the face page, you will align the rectangle template to the right side of the inner insert. Align it, take one oval and the rectangle and group together before removing template and remaining ovals.

Step 10: Repeat template for oval on the L side. ***Be sure that the right side oval is GROUPED with the rectangle otherwise it could moved during alignment of L side***
Keep the rectangle/oval template for later use

Step 11: Make a 5.5" x 5.750" rectangle. Score at 5.5"

Step 12: For the decorative panels, I took the face card measurements of 5.5" squared. Then I made another box at 5.284" squared. Align them and KEEP the 5.5" box grouped to the 5.284" box for now. This is important so that your oval will line up correctly!

Step 13: Make sure both squares are grouped together. Align the rectangle template to the right and bottom of the grouped squares. 

Step 14: Repeat for the inner panels ***Inner panel measurements: 5.5" x 4.25" with the inner decoration portion measurements at 5.284" x 4.053"***

Phew and this is what you will have ready for cut out! The Card Face, Card Back, Inside Insert will all be cut out of plain cardstock.

Adhere the decorative panels to the card face and inner insert
 Flip both the card face and inner insert over. Adhere the LEFT portion to the back of the card face. DO NOT put any adhesive on the back of the RIGHT hand inner insert panel.
 Smooth out flat and press in place
 Your card should like so
 Next grab the back panel and fold the score line. Adhere the fold to the outer back of the Right inner panel.
 Like so
 When stood up, this is what your card should look like.

 Open to the back flap. Find your image and align it in the oval window
 The image you put on the furthest back panel will be the first seen image on the card face
 Take a pencil and mark where you want the image to be adhered.
 Adhere in place
 Check the alignment of your next image on the smaller tab of the card face
 Adhere to the inside potion after alignment
Have fun decorating!
Front view

 First view
Peek-a-boo~second view
 Card inside

Thank you for learning along with others. Please leave a comment with any questions or thoughts! Have a crafty day! 

Card Dimensions: 
5 1/2" squared

Materials Used: 
DCWV 'Dear Jane' Stack
Solid cardstock ~ Coredinations
Julie Comstock Laliberi Fabric Brads
Silhouette Cameo
Aleene's Original Tacky glue
Scotch Advance Tape Glider