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