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

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Baby Cooper

The wonderful owners of SVG Attic have a new baby to celebrate this Christmas season! The I-team got together and decided to create some projects to help celebrate the arrival of baby Cooper! A big huge Congratulations to Mike and Kenzie!

For my card, I took the race car box card from the CG Box Cards file and modified it into a crib card in a box. I was going to leave it as is and do the race car theme, but I didn't have any paper I was happy with so I had to improvise!
A quick tutorial on how I changed one file into a crib file is posted below! 
Each baby item can be found in the Silhouette Design Store under Snapdragon Snippets
The little bear is actually a polar bear Snapdragon Snippets file, but I thought it made a cute teddy bear.


Step 1: Eliminate excess elements that will not be used.
Step 2: Using the slice tool, I took the flag and car off of the inserts.

Step 3: Create crib portion
 Eliminate the small score portion on both pieces

Step 4: Add in some shapes for fun details

Step 5: Insert crib slats ***Sugar tip: I aligned both pieces to line up slats equally on both pieces***

 Step 6: Create inserts
 After downsizing and figuring out the layout weld to the rectangle pieces
 And boom, crib card!
To see other I-team projects, click here.

Materials Used: 

DCWV The Little Mister stack
SVG Attic CG Box Cards and Snapdragon Snippets baby files
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designers Edition
Silhouette Design Store
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Truck Card

I have a friend who's little boy has been in the hospital for the past three months. Thankfully he has been released and is happy at home. I decided to send him just a little something for some Christmas cheer and get well wishes.

I purchased this Lori Whitlock file from the Silhouette Design store.

I made some really quick modifications to my little truck just to put a little more personal touch on it.
The first change I did was I wanted snow to be somewhere on the truck as well as the tree. To do this, I used the slice tool. I made sure my line was on solid, freehand tool, and I like to choose when to apply so I always take it off auto apply.
 I took a copy of the fenders
 Using the freehand tool, I was able to wing it and hope that it would look like snow after I sliced it up!
 Looks pretty good so I copied the snow x 4 for each fender.
I repeated this process for the tree as well.
The other addition I did was a quick gate around the back of the truck just to bring a bit more of a vintage look to it.
I also used my eBrush to feather in highlights around the edges of the truck.
The last addition I did was create a pocket on the inside layer so I can have my message hidden there.

Materials Used: 

Bazzil red cardstock
Lori Whitlock Box Card Christmas Truck
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Design Store
Silhouette Studio~Designers Edition
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Think inside the box

Recently I had a conversation with a friend saying I needed to think outside the box. Well, I got to thinking, what about the inside of the box?!

My newest project is a winter shadowbox I made using the JGW Build a Box file for my base box from SVG Attic.
JGW Build a Box
This set has three options of boxes. I decided I wanted to be able to poke some holes in the back to make a winter scene inside my box so I used the box with the open face. 
To start with, I needed to get some detailing done on my extra pieces. For this, I grabbed my Craftwell eBrush and got to work.
 It can also be used on glitter paper.

Then I just pulled everything together.
 There are 10 little lights in the background
 I added the little sleigh from the CG Nutcracker Dream set.

I left the top flap unsecured so that if the sleigh moved around, it could be adjusted.

Materials Used:
DCWV Winter Frost stack
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios~Designer Edition
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue