Monday, April 14, 2014

Creative Cutting Challenge - Spring

Race Car Sets with Numbers

It is Spring time and we're ask to create something with a spring theme; and with NASCAR starting in Spring season, I chose to create a layout with Creative Pointe's Race Car with Numbers .

Supplies used:
  • Race track itself from a Google search of the Internet
  • The borders, checkered flags and title from SilhouetteAmerica online store
  • I created the checkered border photo mat using the smallest border and welded them into a square.
  • Cars with numbers from Race Car with Numbers set
  • The silver dots are liquid pearls (had the cars placed on scrap mat so couldn't insert small silver brads for the centers.)
Number one is the lead card, and 2 and 4 ages of my great-grandchildren...

Thank you for stopping by, and head on over to Creative Cutting Challenges and check out the DT's choices for Spring; and join in with us in this challenge.  Hugs and happy crafting to all.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday, Product-Software Review

Good morning - Carolyn here with a software preview for you all on Thursday Product Review.  Several weeks ago this new software, Make the Cut Pop-up Card Studio was introduced and I decided to take the plunge and purchased the software and, after watching several videos by Susan Bluerobot have created several pop-up cards, but show casing this Bear dressed as a Bunny.  TIP: in learning a new software, be patient with yourself, and watch the videos over and over, if need be.

Bear Bunny Easter Card


Card insert create by Make the Cut Pop Up Card Studio 


Over in my Silhouette Studio Design Edition, I open up the Bunny Bear, grass and eggs svg files and with the Bunny Bear, I placed all pieces to form the Bunny Bear image, and done the same with the eggs.  Grass was no problem!!  These pieces can print 'n cut using the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, or with the Brother's ScanNCut machine which I am hoping to try after my visit with my son and family visiting me before they head on to Ft Bliss, Texas (for the next 3 years).


This will be what the pop-up card will look like when I finalize it.  The Bear Bunny will be print 'n cut and than placed onto the pop-up insert (on the pop-up Bear background).  The grass is hinged onto the base, so I will place the eggs and grass once it's all together. (That is why, in the picture, the eggs and grass placed to the right side).  Plus the eggs svg file, will not show up in colors.

Thank you for stopping to visit with me, and happy crafting to all.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Easter Bunny Card


One of the Thursday Treats from Creative Kuts. and the eyebrows and mouth from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The eyelashes I drew in myself along with the white highlights in the bunny's eyes.  The sentiment title  from SilhouetteAmerica online store which I chose to print 'n cut using Silhouette Design Edition and the Cameo for cutting.  Using CTMH inkpad, Pink and a small finger dauber, I created the blushed cheeks.

Now to create the next Easter card and than place into the mail for my great-grandchildren in Indiana.  Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today; and happy crafting to all.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Pretty trees in bloom at Huntsville, AL

Spring has arrived in  Alabama.  This was taken on April 2nd at the Heart Center in Huntsville, Alabama from 2nd floor of the parking garage.

Challenge #89 Fancy Fold Cards (Must Always use an Image)

Good morning from Alabama.  I am late with my posting, have to say I completely forgot.  Having some long awaited company coming in this week and been working on cleaning up my craft supplies laying about on the dining room table and love seat, that it just slipped my mine.

Here is my inspirational piece for Pattie's Creations Challenge

Scalloped Tag Gate Fold - Landscape


Supplies used:

            Card base idea from Stamping School
                 4 1/4" x 10 3/4" for main piece, scored in landscape
                  position at 2 3/4" and 8".
                 Punch ends with Hexagon Punch and trim off excess
                 4" x 5" for inside card.
                 DSP: 2 pieces cut at 1 3/4" x 4" each.
                 Ribbon:  15"
          2 Green gemstones
          Embellishments from my personal stash
     Inside of card...

Using Crayola color markers, acrylic block and a aqua brush, I colored the Blackeyed Susans.  Matted the 4"x5" piece with a card stock from stash, and placed the sentiment across the bottom of imate.

Also Penny Duncan of  Penny Duncan Creation  has a free svg cut file of one of the three that was shown in the Stamping School video.

Thank you for stopping by and hugs to all. xoxo