Saturday, January 24, 2015

March Calendar

Hello Crafters, DT Faith here for another inspiration project using Designs on Cloud 9 svg files. 

My project for this week is for the calendar project I am making for a friend. Last week, I showcased February. Today I am showcasing March. 

For each month, I include a small calendar, photo, and die cuts. For Mach, I used the Designs on Cloud 9, Lucky Bears file for the title, So Lucky. I added the felt circle with the sentiment for the holiday. Finally, I added a shamrock brad to finish it off. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine Quickie

Hello friends!  I apologize for being so late on my post today.  I've been a bit under the weather.

I do have a real quick project to share with you today, and I do mean quick!  A couple of passes in the cutting machine, adhere here and there and fill.  Done!

This is the heart pocket, which may be retired now.  But this would still be easily made with the nested hearts or decorative hearts cut files available.  This is a little pocket so all it needs is a little message inside and candy and you have a super easy gift!

~Melissa, DT

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Early Bird?

Well winter has been so mild here...and as a result quite wet and very overcast, grey and foggy that I thought a little spring bird might not be totally out of place!

The cut files are from Spring Birdhouses 

I added some punched leaves and flowers to the branch as well as punched music notes. Another option would be to use cut file music notes from the Fab Fifties set and I could have used flowers(and the branch) from the 'You're a Hoot' cut set too. As it is I used the branch from I Love Fall Owls

The front of the card is cut just a little bit shorter so that the stamped polka dot border peeks out.

And now to enjoy the last couple months of cold weather,before spring really comes!

DT - Charne

Monday, January 19, 2015

Grandma's Brag Book

Hi!  Evelyn here from My Little Craft Blog here with my latest creation.  One of my co-workers became a grandma again in December.  She has a new baby granddaughter, so I made her a brag book.  I used a mini-album from Designs on Cloud 9 called the Travel Album, omitting some elements to fit my purpose.  For the label, I used the Happy Holidays Frame.   The papers are from Nana's Kids paper pack.

If this were a travel album that looked like a suitcase, the corners would be those metal reinforcements.  But here in pink, they almost remind me of flower petals.  Here are some of the inside pages:

She loved the album and really appreciated it.  She liked all the little pockets and flip outs.  I hated to tell her how easy it was to make!  I love how you can pick and choose which pages you want to include.  The file so versatile.  It could be used for any occasion!
Evelyn DT

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Owl Cards!

If I'm going to send out a note...and that I will do for sure! I like to do so using a nice card and nice stationery. It may not be a prerequisite for sending mail, but I sure like it! That is why I put together this set of owl cards for just saying 'hi'
I made them all in the same colour scheme which simplifies the cutting and I can make them production line style which cuts down on the time, but not the fun, of making these.

I used the 'Owl Cards' cut set files. These come with a 4" x 4" card base, but I made mine on standard size cards to allow for the stamped sentiments and more space inside to write! The owls I kept at the original design size.

A set of green envelopes wrapped up the job!

Happy crafting!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Snow Squares

Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here.  Happy Monday!

When I downloaded these beautiful (and still free!) 2 x 2 inch Snow Squares, I had to make them right away!  My original thought was to print and cut and make quick 3x3 cards, but I got interrupted and they just sat on my desk for awhile.  I had already cut out the squares and as they lay upon each other on my desk, a thought occurred to me.  They looked like a snowflake!  I used the knife tool in Silhouette design studio to separate the borders, then I cut them out as frames in a navy blue.  I came up with this:

The other thing I saw on my desk was the print and cut of the Snow Cute Girl from this post.  When I made that card, I cut and assembled the svg but I also print and cut the file because I wasn't sure which format I wanted to use for that card.  I love pink and blue together, so I placed her on top to see if I liked the look.  I did!!

I now have a very cute, seasonally appropriate decoration for my craft room window!

If you haven't already, go pick up those free 2 x 2 snow squares.  We'd love to see what you make with them!

~ DT Evelyn

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope your week is going well, I know I'm ready for the weekend.

Today I have a card to share with you.  I'm sort of "over" packaging at the moment, give me another week to recuperate from all that I did over Christmas.

My card features the following files from Designs on Cloud 9.

I did create a mat by copying the card base and then sizing it down until it looked good.  The I used the eraser tool to remove the bottom portion of the card and with the line tool I drew in a new cut line for the top.  This was I was able to do the embossing I had in mind.  I cut the bear out of regular card stock, he does come with cheeks but I didn't realize that's what they were until too late.  So I colored cheeks on him using the R11 Copic marker.  I cut his balloons from vellum and colored the back with Copic markers.  Then I tied black thread to the balloons and adhered to his paw.

Super easy card to celebrate a child's birthday!  I hope you enjoyed.  Have a good day.

~Melissa, DT