Sunday, 22 September 2013

Bachelorette Party Tumblers

This past week I created a cut file for bachelorette party tumblers with a colour scheme of white, grey and purple.  Acrylic tumblers make a great surface for fun vinyl designs.  Hand washing of course is always recommended with these tumblers.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Heidi Swapp Honeycomb Stencil and Color Shine

I did a demo last weekend for two Heidi Swapp products.  For the stencil, I used the spray that was on the plastic part of the stencil and flipped it over onto a fresh piece of card stock to get a reverse of the stencil image - I love how it turned out.

The Color Shine has a wonderful shimmer to it, the perfect subtle bling for my projects.

6 x 6 Honeycomb Stencil
Mustard Color Shine

Stampin Up  Rubber Stamp - You are one in a Buzzillion...

Since taking photos I have used:
Copic Markers Y11 & YR24
Ranger Glossy Accents on the Buzzillion Bee

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Silhouette 25% Off September 10th - 19th 2013

Silhouettes latest newsletter announced a 25% savings on supplies and materials.  Time to stock up on mats, blades and vinyl or time to try something new.

My Cameo will be working over time with Christmas cards.

Go to Silhouette America and use promotion code SILHOUETTE during checkout.

Sale ends September 19, 2013 at 11:59 PDT

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Heidi Swapp Color Shine & Stencils

Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine and stencils

Envelope Punch Board

In preparation to do a demo with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, I was able to spend some time paying with the board.


I find the rectangle shapes work the best for no excessive tab overlay.  Can't wait to play some more.

For the A2 size card the punch board is wrong.  Cut your paper 8 1/8" x 8 1/4" instead of the 8 1/8 x 8 1/3 measurements that are on the chart.  Your first mark will be the same at 3 3/4".

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Inky Antics honeyPOP

This is so much fun - remember those honeycomb wedding bells and Christmas decorations from when you were a kid?  They are back in a DIY paper pad.  You can create your own shapes to make 3D honeycomb cards and decorations.  Inky Antics has created rubber stamp sets that can be used with honeyPOP honeycomb paper pads to create adorable cards.

When making your card you need to score a 1/8" gusset so the card will lay flat with the honeyPOP paper inside.

Stamp on the honey comb paper pads  and line up the arrows on the stamp to match the direction of the honeycomb paper.   Cut out your shape and like magic it opens like a .honeycomb

Card / Envelope Size Chart

This is the reference chart that I use for cutting cards and envelopes.  I have it laminated and keep it as a handy in my studio for quick reference.

My favorite method of cutting cards is to use my Silhouette Studio software to get exact measurements and a perfectly square cut on my Cameo.  Perfect cards every time.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Graduation Cap Card

This is a card that I made for my card swap group in the spring.  I started with heavy black glitter paper and cut into 5" squares.  

The back is from the Silhouette Online Store:  Petal Fold Envelope or Card by Lori Whitlock Design ID #4216 in black card stock.  I used E6000 to glue buttons and tassels to the front of the card.  There is a square in white card stock in the center of the petal to make it easier to write.  You could also leave it black and use an opaque gel pen. (school colours would work well)

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The petal flaps fold like closing a cardboard box.