Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Playing with print and cut

Hi!  This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog.  I love to multitask, and so I always have something else to do while the television is on.  Last week while watching Christmas shows, I was playing with my Silhouette Design Studio and some files from Designs on Cloud 9.  I finally got a chance to print and cut them today!

I used two files -- Santa Sleigh and Holiday Home, two of my current favorites.  

This is what I came up with:

This first one is a card, using the "mirror above" and "weld" features.  Then I made an ornament:

I think I like the image against the black better.  What do you think?

DT ~ Evelyn

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pirate Parrot

Faith, here from the Designs from Cloud 9 Design Team.

For my project this week, I used the Pirate Parrot file to create this birthday card for a young boy. I love how easy this cutting file was to put together. My inspiration for this card came from the cute pirate patterned paper. Luckily, Designs on Cloud 9 have so many cutting files, I can always find the right file for a project. Searching under pirate brought up enough files that I could even create all the decorations for a pirate party if I wanted to. 

Check out more of my projects at The Crafting Professor

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wintry Penguin Greetings

I like to send a friendly card with a note or letter. Somehow it seems to that it makes mail just that little 'happier' Like this cute little penguin. Won't your day be just a little warmer were you to pull this from an envelope?

Let's spread the warmth around. With the quick to cut files from Designs on Cloud 9 this card came together in no time at all. The waiting time was all for the glitter glue to dry!

I used a file from Cold Outside

The dimension shows up a little more on this picture. I attached the snowflakes with sticky dots and the snowflakes and sentiment stamps are by Stampendous, which I picked up from my local Michaels store.

It would be fun to whip up a gift set of these adorable little penguins. Take a look at the other penguins that are available in the store.

DT - Charne

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sassy Girl Birthday

Faith here from The Crafting Professor

For my Designs on Cloud 9 project this week, I used one of the tags in the Sassy Girl Tags cutting file to create a birthday card for a friend. The tag comes in two layers, but I separated the layers in my Cricut Explore to add a third layer. It was super simple to do and gave me the opportunity to use some sassy colors. Check out the rest of the details on my blog: The Crafting Professor.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sock monkey santas

Hi!  Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here.  It's my day to post, and I'm excited to show off some adorable sock monkeys!

Sock monkeys are so fun!  My sisters and brothers and I all had one when we were growing up.  I had fun making them myself, but my mom made the best ones!!  As soon as I saw the Monkey Do file, I wanted it.  I knew my siblings would get a kick out of seeing a sock monkey on their cards this year.  All I needed to do was add a Santa hat to complete the look!

DT ~ Evelyn

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Looking for a CD disk the other day I was struck by how many of these disks I have just sitting around, useless, taking up space. It was time to put some of them to use.

So I made a coaster. A little seasonal friend to keep the tea and coffee rings off my desk and make me smile
first thing in the morning.

I used a cut file from Cool Winter Caps. These would make great fridge magnets too as well as cards or even place markers on a festive table!

I made a silhouette cut-out of the entire penguin, which I adhered to a sheet of white paper and finally to the disk. I made the silhouette cut-out as I wanted to inlay the coloured pieces of the picture so that the surface of the coaster would be as smooth as possible. I did not want too many bumpy areas.

The center hole on the disk also needs to be filled to prevent sagging. For that I used scrapped pieces of card stock that I punched out. I needed 5 to fill the hole.

This side of the disk I covered with an image from a paper pack. This way for Christmas day I can flip it over and have a Christmas picture.  (The circular ridge in the middle shows up clearly here because the paper is rather thin) Cork or felt make very nice backings for these coasters too.

I added a couple layers of acrylic floor wax to seal the card stock (Modge Podge or a spray on sealer works well too!)
The sealer I used darkened the card stock as it soaked in.

For a final touch a bead of glitter glue around the edge of the disk works really well. I don't plan on adding it to this one though!

Happy crafting!

DT - Charne

Monday, December 1, 2014

Home for the Holidays - version 2!!

Hi!  Hope your Thanksgiving Day was fun and full of good food and family!  This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here to continue on my theme of home for the holidays.  I found a gorgeous card in the Designs on Cloud 9 shop that I just had to make, and it turned out as pretty as I imagined:

It's called Holiday Home and you can pick it up here.  

I followed the colors pretty exactly, but omitted the deer.  It turned out so lovely, if I do say so myself!!  I made it into a shaped card.

It was lots of fun to put together, and I'm going to make some more next weekend!

Evelyn - DT

Friday, November 28, 2014

Being Thankful

Good Morning everyone!  Happy (day-after) Thanksgiving.  I hope you enjoyed your holiday yesterday.  I have one final Fall card to share with you.  I'm getting into all Christmas projects now.

This card features Thanks card and Fall Leaves files.  I incorporated the Charles embossing folder by Cuttlebug and I love the results.  The card is simple, the card is natural.  It's just so warm and I love it.

I hope this inspires you to look at each of the cut files available with different eyes.  The Thanks card actually looks very Spring-y with flowers.  Remove some pieces and substitute with others.  Elevate a simple card with texture and natural twine.

Have a wonderful day!

~Melissa, DT

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here.  I'm not quite ready to hear Christmas carols on the radio yet, but my favorite is There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.  I sure do love a warm house filled with people I love! 

My project today is craft room decor.  I have a picture frame filled with photos of my family in my craft room, and I like to decorate it for the seasons.  I was inspired by this little DC9 file, which was a freebie a few weeks ago:

It's called Wreath with Candle.  It made me want to put it on a door. I went in search of a house to put it on and found this beautiful mansion, Fright Night:

I straightened out the shutters, omitted the spiderweb and widow's walks, chose bright papers and came up with this:

I had so much fun making this, and it looks great in my craft room!  

I did get that adorable inspiration wreath on the door, minus the candle, using print and cut.  It's fun to follow your inspirations and to look at things in a different way.  I like how the haunted house turned out to be perfect for my Home for the Holidays project!

Enjoy the season!

~ DT Evelyn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Penguin Fridge Magnet

The little penguin magnet I made some time ago, ( See the post HERE) was looking rather lonely on the fridge door. It was high time he had a friend.

I used a cut file from Fun On The Ice

And here is how it turned out. Very cute indeed!

...and now they can keep each other company on the fridge ;-)

DT - Charne

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scarecrow card

Hi!  Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here to show you a cute scarecrow card I recently made.  I was inspired by this file, Fall Scarecrow.
I loved everything about it, and when I saw it I knew I wanted to make a fall scene card out of it because it reminded me of fall activities we used to attend when my children were young.  The farms we used to go to were always decorated with scarecrows and had pumpkins, hay bales, and dried up sunflowers all over.  Side step cards are perfect for making little scenes like this.

I used everything except the apples!  I ran the hay bale through my Cuttlebug to give it some texture.

Here is the card I made:

Don’t you love that sweet crow?  How funny that the crow is sitting on the scarecrow’s arm and stealing some of his stuffing!!  Too cute . . .

Evelyn ~ DT

Friday, November 14, 2014

Decorating for Fall

Hello DC9 fans!  I have created a super fun Fall decoration and now I feel it's a bit late since I'm seeing so many parts of the US being bombarded with cold and snow.  My sister said the other day that it was -2 in Denver.  Bleh!  Temps like that make me happy that I live in Florida.  It gets cold here, too, but I think the lowest low I've had to experience is 27 degrees.

Anyway, for those of us still feeling Fall, here's a decoration I created using Silly Scarecrow (on the Silhouette Online store I think he's called Cute Scarecrow - and if you want to purchase him, I would suggest directly in the shop because you get a few more pieces for the same price).

I purchased the small sized straw bale from Walmart, cut the wires that bind it and removed about 1/4 from the side and then tied up with jute.  This is a messy process, but the results are great.  I glued the bale to some scrap cardboard and then glued some extra straw pieces to around it to camouflage the cardboard.  The scarecrow I glued to a bamboo skewer, poked a hole and then filled it with hot glue and then adhered the scarecrow.  For the pumpkins, I did the same thing but with toothpicks.  I made the sign post myself, it's not included in the file.

Super easy and looks great on my entry-way table.  I hope you like my project and thank you so much for stopping by.

~Melissa, DT

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Warm Fall Wishes

These little owls looked so cozy and cute on their branch that I thought they would make a great 'Warm Wishes For a Cozy Autumn' card. I added chalks, coloured pencil a little bit of glitter glue for detail. The cloud was a last minute hand cut addition.

The owls, the branch and some foliage are from the I Love Owls cut set.

The banner and the rest of the foliage are from Floral Banners

And the card base is from the A2 Shape Cards set

DT - Charne

Friday, November 7, 2014

Christmas Cards from DC9 "Joy"

Hello crafty friends! Are you looking forward to the weekend? I know I am, two whole days to scrap! I wanted to share a couple of cards I made this past week. It's not too early or too late to start on your Christmas cards. I made both of these in under an hour.

 I found this paper at the Scrapbook Expo I attended a few weeks ago. I loved that I could use it inside the card and it had it's own natural lines.

I like this one so much I decided to make another one. I changed it around a little, used a different themed paper. I have seen a lot of this color combination in the craft stores for Christmas. Have to say, I love the blue with red, it's really stunning!

You can find the pattern for this cute card Joy card on the Designs on Cloud 9 page.
The patterns are so affordable and easy to use. I was able to made two cards from a 12"x12" paper.  The patterned paper is from a stack of 6"x6" paper. I used two sheets for each card.  You could dress them up more, but I wanted something simple this time around.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a fantastic weekend!
DT Sue

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Baby Giraffe mini album

Hello!  Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here to share my most recent baby mini album with you.  
I had a bunch of leftover stickers for the inside pages, but I wanted the cover to be special.  There were so many adorable baby files files to choose from at Designs on Cloud 9!  It was so hard to choose.  There is a baby whale, lion, duck, elephant, and hippo but I finally went with the Baby Giraffe file.  The word baby is from Baby Mine Title file.  

The files contain the mommy and the baby.  This little sweetie is the baby.  I love how her nostrils and tail are hearts!!  Come visit me at My Little Craft Blog if you'd like to see the inside pages.

Evelyn ~ DT

Saturday, November 1, 2014

All you need is love...

For this project, I used the Designs on Cloud 9 card file, Designer Love Card. You can purchase that HERE. I just love the way the sentiment is framed. This card file is fantastic for quick last minute card. Change the sentiment if you want. Use different colors or patterns. I will definitely be using the sentiment frame in other projects.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trick or Treat... Smell my feet... give me something good to eat

Hello everyone!  Happy Halloween to those who enjoy this spooky, creepy and sweet holiday.  A word about my title - when my sisters and I were little we used to drive my mom crazy saying that.  She said we were being rude.  We never actually went to a neighbor's door trick or treating saying that, but it would bother my mom and we thought that was hilarious!

I love Halloween.  I don't get all creepy and scary or evil or anything like that.  I just love remembering my kids in their costumes and I super enjoy seeing other's little kids in theirs.  I also love making Halloween projects.  This is the last one I have to share with you.

Easy, adorable and done in minutes!  I used the Deckle Treat Bag and the Haunted House Silhouette cutting files to create these little treats for my co-workers.  They loved them!  I used some plain black card stock from Michaels for the bag and the Halloween stack of decorative paper also from Michaels.  These were perfectly sized for 3 pieces of candy.

Aren't they fun!  Now this treat bag can be sized bigger or smaller and change up the paper and you have sooo many options.  Birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Valentine's, Because I like you... you name it, you make this treat bag into that!  This is a MUST HAVE file.

Best Witches to all my crafty ghoul-friends.

Melissa, DT