Thursday, January 18, 2018

January DCWV Sketch-a-holic challenge

One of the things I look forward to doing each month is the sketch-a-holic challenge for DCWVinc. What I love the most about these challenges is taking something from a sketch someone made up and making it into any number of possibilities.

To see the entries and vote, please visit: DCWV Inc FB Page 

It's very easy to vote, just click like on your favorite project(s) can win the designer a free stack of their choice! 

The first card I did was a peacock inspired card. This card was created just to show others what they can do with the sketch, bring in some entries into this challenge!

I used the newest Wild Side stack for this card. It has so many animal prints, vibrant colors, and textures to the text plus added bonus, it is double sided, I just had to use the stack for this challenge!
The second card just kinda came to me a few weeks after the first one. For some reason when I saw the sketch again, I thought that it needed to be a flip card. So that's what I did.
With Valentine's Day coming up, I grabbed my Ocean Breeze stack (this one is found at Michael's) and got to work.
I almost had my card completed when I thought maybe a nautical knot would bring just an extra pop of texture to the card. I was on the phone with my husband at the time and he asked what I was doing. I told him I was looking up tutorials on nautical knots. His response, "um why". I told him really honey, this is probably the most normal thing I will do today!
What I loved the most about this card is the movement. It goes from flat, to 3D to flipped over and flat again! 
 Flip it open

 Inside the card

To see the entries and vote, please visit: DCWV Inc FB Page

It's very easy to vote, just click like on your favorite project(s) can win the designer a free stack of their choice! 

Materials Used: 

  • DCWVinc. Wild Side and Ocean Breeze 12 x 12 stacksImage result for wild side dcwv stack  Image result for dcwv ocean breeze michaels stack
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Silhouette Studio~Designer Edition
  • Maker's Holiday white twine
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
  • Sizzix Big shot
  • Darice embossing folder

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paper Fun Part 1

Hello all. Today I have a Valentine's inspired project.  This is a two part post. The second half to this set will be posted on Wednesday, January 24th and it is the grand finale to this project. A must see, so tune back in!

I received the newest double sided stack from DCWV called the Wild Side. It has all sorts of different types of animal prints and textures. When I saw the Cheetah print set, I knew immediately I wanted to make the 3D Stiletto. Which then led to doing a matching tie, 2 champagne flutes, and 1 stand.  All four files can be found on SnapDragon Snippets page or the Silhouette Store.

The great thing with the double sided stacks is that you don't have to decorate the other side of the project.
However, I decided I wanted the inside to be black with a gold insole and a black glitter heel.
Those tiny little clothes pins are great to have on hand while working with 3D projects.
So I found it easier to form the shoe first and then add in the sole.
 First one down
 Can't have a sassy heel without some bling!

I was able to tie in part 1 and 2 of this project with the ribbon, bling, and matching handmade flowers.

Materials Used: 

DCWV Wild Side 12 x 12 Double Sided stack

DCWV Glitzy Glitter stack
Core d' nations Black 12 x 12 cardstock
K&Company Adhesive Gems
Jolee-s Adhesive Gems
Offray Ribbon
Silhouette Design Store
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Poinsettia Passion

Hello all. I hope you have a nice Christmas. I am here with my version of two sets of poinsettia cards from the JGW Poinsettia Passion files from SVG Attic.

JGW Poinsettia Passion

The two cards I picked from this set were already such great files that I did very minimal additions to it. Other than adding sentimental tags, everything else remains as is. 

By exchanging a few layers of colored flower pedals, I was able to make the same flowers, yet have them be different on each card.
The second set of cards were just as favorable as the first set. Hard to pick a favorite.

  I love the inside of these cards!

Materials Used: 
DCWV Very Merry Stack
Christmas Flip/side stack

Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designers edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie markers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017

Merry Christmas to everyone, please enjoy your family and friends this holiday season!

This year I made 36 Christmas cards. This was my first 24 so all in all there were 6 different designs.

I decided I desperately needed to use DCWV's newest Winter Frost stack for the first batch. I love love love the double sided stacks because then I don't have to worry about decorating the inside of the card! I matched the cards with silver sparkly paper from the Glitzy Glitter stack also by DCWV.
I was able to fit two cards to one 12 x 12 sheet. Doubles not pictured in this post.

I decided to add some color to the ornaments and Santa bags with the Craftwell eBrush.
I find that the smooth glitter paper is not only easy to cut with the machines, but easy to change color with markers.

 Final Project

For the second set of cards, I decided to make them a spinner just for a little added fun! 

Materials Used: 

DCWVinc. Winter Frost, Christmas Flip/Side, and Glitzy Glitter stacks
Card base files from Silhouette Design Store
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designers Edition
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue