Monday, July 21, 2014

SILHOUETTE! Happiness...You and Me!

Happy Monday morning Silhouette fans!  Today I would like to share with you my newest layout!  I love making making my pages pop.  I want everything to stand out.  There are several ways to do that.  Foam adhesive has been my best friend (I should have taken stock out on it...really), but how about making your shapes larger than life.  That's what I did here using the Striped Ampersand shape.  I wanted to make it large to help draw the eye to photo and embellishments.



I added this cute You and Me title to help tie in the large Ampersand.  I used Silhouette's Chipboard to make the large Ampersand shape.  It was perfect because of it's thickness.  I could pile a whole lot of embellishment goodies on top!  I also cut out the flowers and leaves using my Silhouette CAMEO.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my project.  I have so much fun creating with my Silhouette CAMEO and I love sharing my projects with you!  To see the full post and all of my close ups, head on over to the Silhouette Blog!


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Monday, July 14, 2014

A Silhouette Hand Stitching Tutorial

Hello Silhouette Fans!  Guiseppa here and I am pretty excited to share with you my project and tutorial today!  How many of you love all the hand stitching you are seeing on layouts?  I love the look, there is just one problem, you have to buy templates for all the cute designs and fonts. Well, what if I say there is a way to use all of those cute shapes you see in the Silhouette Store to help you stitch on your layouts?  Let me show you what I did!

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First choose your shape.  I used the one of the fun Anchor shapes from the Silhouette Store.  Next you will want to decide the size of your shape.  I kept mine large because I wanted it to stand out and fill up my whole page.  If you have trouble seeing the pictures, click on them to make them larger.

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Now, click on the Line Style Window.  

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Choose the perforation you would like to use and click on it.  I recommend the largest one.  

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Make sure you have your image where you will want it on your page then cut it.  Use the proper setting for your type of paper.  It is hard to see the perforations, but if you hold it up to a light or an open window, you can see the cuts.  

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Now, let's do some hand stitching.  I used twine and a big needle to make this stand out.  Make sure you do your hand stitching in between the perforated lines.  Use those lines as a guide.  Now, I realize you could do this with the Sketch and Cut feature, but I was worried that some of my stitching would not be perfect and I would be able to see some of the pen marks.  The perorations are harder to see.  So, first off after threading your needle, make your first stitch and pull the twine all the way through until the end and tape that end on the back of you layout.  See how this first stitch is in between one of the lines?

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To make sure your stitching is continuous and there are no gaps, skip a perforated line and come up with your needle from underneath your paper.  Then bring your needle back to your first stitch and stick it through it through.

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Repeat all of the steps until you have stitched your whole shape.

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Now, finish your layout with your pictures and embellishments.  

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Hope you liked my tutorial today!  Go ahead and try it out,  There are so many fun things in the Silhouette Store to choose from.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Adventure...more with Silhouette!

Every time I start playing with my Silhouette CAMEO...it's an adventure. Never is there a shortage of  ideas.  There are so many products to use and so many wonderful shapes it the Silhouette Store.  Today I would like to share with you a layout I made using Adhesived Backed Cardstock, Washi Paper and Printable Gold Foil. I am really into the Nautical look and I found this super fun shape it the Silhouette Store and made it larger to fit my whole page, acting as a title and an embellishment.

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I cut the whole shape out using Adhesive Backed Cardstock, adding Printable Gold Foil and Washi Paper to the back of the cardstock.

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I cut out this cute Hello shape  and added little embellishments around the page.  I love the fact that I didn't have to add a lot to this layout.  The Adventure shape did the work for me.

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Thanks for stopping and and I hope you enjoyed my layout.  Have fun playing with your Silhouette and Happy Cutting!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Crafters July Blog Hop!

Your first stop should have been at Cristal Pinky Hobb's Blog.


We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Spellbinders
This month one lucky winner will receive a 
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Die Fancy Lattice.





All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.


This month the team has been given the theme "Summer", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made this fun layout using the free file that we are giving away!   I also used Samantha's Summer Lovin' Collection.


Look...how cute is this free file, Summer Drinks?!  The hubs and I are enjoying our first fresh coconut milk in the Caribbean!  


I love all the fun stickers that come in this collection!



Don't forget to sign up for Samantha's Newsletter 
through the Rafflecopter widget to receive your
FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file!  You will have until Sunday July 13th at 11:59 pm MDT to leave your comments.  A winner will be picked Monday July the 14th on Samantha's Facebook Page!  Here's a look at the free SVG...Summer Drinks!




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Monday, June 30, 2014

Independence Day with Imaginisce!

When it comes to getting crafty with paper...I am usually into creating layouts, but this time I wanted to try something a little different.  I really don't have much in the way of home decor for the month of July (I am lucky if I regular home decor in my house), so I decided to make some Subway Art.


I cut out my saying using my Silhouette Cameo and simply adhered patterned paper to the back.  For the "FREE" part of the Subway Art, I added some Mod Podge to my letters and sprinkled glitter on them and popped the letters up using foam adhesive.  I then put it into a 8 x 8 inch shadow box.  



I think it turned out pretty darn good.  Now to find a spot for it...that shouldn't be too hard:)  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog all this week for more Independence Day projects!

Supply List:
Imaginisce Patterned Paper (Perfect Vacation)
American Crafts (cardstock and foam dots)

Independence Day with Imaginisce!

When it comes to getting crafty with paper...I am usually into creating layouts, but this time I wanted to try something a little different.  I really don't have much in the way of home decor for the month of July (I am lucky if I regular home decor in my house), so I decided to make some Subway Art.


I cut out my saying using my Silhouette Cameo and simply adhered patterned paper to the back.  For the "FREE" part of the Subway Art, I added some Mod Podge to my letters and sprinkled glitter on them and popped the letters up using foam adhesive.  I then put it into a 8 x 8 inch shadow box.  



I think it turned out pretty darn good.  Now to find a spot for it...that shouldn't be too hard:)  Make sure you are stopping by the Imaginisce Blog all this week for more Independence Day projects!

Supply List:
Imaginisce Patterned Paper (Perfect Vacation)
American Crafts (cardstock and foam dots)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Samantha Walker Card Tutorial!

Happy Saturday all of you Samantha Walker fans!  Today I would like to share with you a fun way to turn Samantha's 'Happy' Words Set shapes into cards.  I am pretty excited about this one because I just figured this out by playing around on my Silhouette Software.


The first thing I did was clicked on my shape so it would open up in my Silhouette Software.  Once again, I chose the 'Happy' Words Set.  If you have a hard time seeing the pictures below, simply click on them to bring up a larger image.



Remove the words you aren't going to use from the cutting mat area.  


Next, you will want to make a rectangle shape as big as the word shape you picked.  Mine has a width of 7.392 inches and a height of 2.686 inches.  To make this rectangle the same size, I simply chose the Rounded Rectangle shape on the bar on the far left hand side of my screen, and made a rectangle using my cursor.


Now, you will want to make your rectangle the same size as your shape.  Remember, my shape is 7.392 x 2.686.  That will be the dimensions of my rectangle.  To do this go to the Scale Window located at the top right of your screen.  Click on it and your options will open up.  First, you will need to click on the Lock Aspect.  By doing this you will be able to change the dimensions.  Then adjust your width and height and press apply.


Now, the two shapes are the same size.


Next, you will want to connect the two.  I simply used my cursor and moved them together, matching up the bottom line of the rectangle shape to the top of the 'Happy' shape.


Now, to create a perforated line to bend the card in half. You will want to erase the line connecting the two shapes.  Do this by selecting the Eraser Tool on the far left hand side column of your screen.  Then go to the far right hand side of your screen and choose the size of your eraser.  I chose the smallest because I will only be erasing one line.  


Holding your cursor down, erase the middle line.


It should end up looking like this when you are done erasing.


Now, you will want to add a new line.  Go to the far left hand side of your screen and select the Draw a Line Button.  Using your cursor, click and hold as you draw a line from one end to the other where the card will be divided.


It should end up looking like this.


To create your perforated line, highlight your line you just drew and go to the bar at the top right corner of your screen.  Click on the Line Style Window.  Select the perforation you would like to use.  


Now you have a perforated line to fold your card in half.


Finally, cut out your card! I made two of them!




Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have been inspired to give this a go!  Here is a link to the shapes I used.  Simply click on the picture below.


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