Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hey Foxy!

I'm so excited to share my project this week. I made a non-traditional Valentine's Day card for my husband. I found this great fox cut in the Foxy Fall cutting file and knew he was perfect. 

After assembling him, I added some white paint dots to bring him to life. I wanted my fox to look like he was in the woods, so I cut this textured paper background and embossed it with a bark folder. I thought the leaf would tie-in with the tree bark background. 

I'm looking forward to using more from this fantastic cutting file. 

- DT Faith

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's Boy Birthday!

It is always fun (and sometimes a bit of a challenge) to either buy or make a nice birthday card for a boy.
I hope I got it right with this one!

The truck is loaded with a -removable- number 6, just to make it a little bit interactive. I sure hope our young friend likes it!

The cut file is from Big Boy Toys 

DT - Charne

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cozy Mittens

Hello again!  This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here to show you this adorable file called Cozy Mittens.

I made several of these cuties and used some of them on tiny mini-albums.

Aren't they adorable?  They use such tiny amounts of paper, you can use up some of your scraps and have little elements on hand to add to scrapbook pages and cards!  I just love them!  You'll see this file again next Monday! 

DT - Evelyn

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

Thursday, January 8, 2015

I am happiest

I wanted to create a Valentine's Day card using a large heart stencil, but didn't have one.  Instead of searching for one to purchase, I used one of  Love Life Cards SVG file to create my own stencil.  It's a one time use unless you manage to cut on a sturdy plastic. I used scrap paper and it worked just fine.

With a simple function in SCAL2, I was able to create the stencil, here's a screenshot:

I added glitter and helped the drying with the heating tool.  I stamped the sentiment with Pink & Main's Flower Bouquet Greetings stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for stopping by today.

Yolie DT


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Good Evening all!
 I'm under the weather today so I'm a bit late with my post. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season.
I want to share a layout with you for Valentines day. I'm making a one year album for my Great Granddaughter, one picture a month. Here is February's.

I have always loved Michelle's little bears, so cute! So for this one I used the "Little Love Bug" pattern. You can find it Here. It was very easy to make and didn't take much time. I found some fun heart glitter foamies at the dollar store and used them to add a little extra bling.

Thank you for your interest and please stop by Designs on Cloud 9  to see what new and fun things Michelle has come up with. Don't forget our Facebook Page where we share our layout and projects and we would love to see what are making too!
DT Sue

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Birthday Card

It’s a new year and that means another round of birthday cards are needed! That is quite fine by me as I get to experiment more and try more techniques and products while (hopefully) bringing a smile and a hug to the recipients!

First for this year : this birthday card.

 I started with a white card base which I sprayed lightly with 2 shades of green alcohol inks to provide a fitting backdrop for the roses. I added a border to the card set with a file from Betsy’s Borders. All the cut files are by Designs on Cloud 9

The roses I found in this cut set called Tattoo Art

The sentiment is from Card Sentiments also by Designs on Cloud 9

Happy crafting in 2015! DT-Charne

Monday, January 5, 2015

Snow Cute Girl (retired)

Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog here. My friend from work is celebrating her daughter's adoption day, so I looked through my files to find a cute little girl to use on a card and found this adorable bear.  Even though the Snow Cute Girl file is retired, I just had to show you how cute it turned out!

I made the file two ways, paper piecing and print-and-cut.  The print-and-cut is being saved for a future project and I used the paper piecing on my Adoption Day card.

The font is Hobo Std, and all the papers are scraps from my stash.

I chalked around all the edges and put two little pearls on my sentiment strip.

Any of the cute DC9 winter creatures would also work for a winter birthday or adoption day!

~ DT Evelyn


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Just a Note

DT Member Faith here. 

For my project this week, I really wanted to go with a vintage feel. My mom just loves this style, and I thought this would be a cute card for her - a just because card. I used the Feathers cutting file. This file is perfect because there are so many feathers to choose from. I used a patterned paper from the DCWV Timeless Type stack and a sentiment from the Sweet & Sassy Keep in Touch stamp set. For details about this card, visit my blog, The Crafting Professor