Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dollar Sale at ScrapNfonts

It has officially begun! Head on over to scrapNfonts to gather up all of the fonts and graphics you can! If you spend over $20, use the code LuckyDay to save 30% more! A FEW of my favorites for use with the Silhouette: Buttercream Adorn New Arrival Have fun! Shelly

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Leatherette Birthday Calendar




In an attempt to not forget a birthday this year, I decided that it was time for a birthday calendar. I LOVE THIS!! This is an 8x8 bound book that I created using scraps of textured boat leatherette. I used two colors of leatherette and created a reverse appliqué for the word "Happy" using the LD font Mon Cherie. I did use a cut machine to cut the word Happy from the leatherette. BE CAREFUL if you do this. If your machine doesn't have enough pressure, it can get jammed and ruin it. The machine that I used will cut through metal, so this was a cinch. If you don't have access to a super strong machine, you can use a Silhouette (or Cricut) to "score" the word into to top layer and then use a hobby knife to finish the job. BE SURE to tape the leatherette down really well so that it won’t shift. You can also cut the shapes out of vinyl and then use them like pattern templates. They stick to the leatherette GREAT and can then simply be cut out with a pair of sharp scissors. The cupcake is from the set "Sweet Nothings." I did add the sprinkles and stripes on the cupcake wrapper. I created the cupcake using adhesive vinyl (which sticks to the leatherette like glue), leatherette scraps, and hot fix crystals. After creating the cover, I then cut chipboard 1/2" smaller in Length and Width. I then used spray mount to temporarily adhere the leatherette to the chip board. Having the chipboard sandwiched between two pieces of leatherette, I then used my sewing machine to stitch around all four edges. **Note: When sewing on leatherette or vinyl be sure to use a long stitch. If you don't, you can create a perforation that can tear. The inside dividers are from a cut file that I created, as are the calendar pages themselves. The month labels were made using the LD font "Buttercream." -(this is one of my favorite, must have fonts when using a cut machine). I bound the book using my "Cinch" binder and binding wires. Let me know what you think!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's Birthday Season!


It is definitely springtime around here because this is when our birthday season begins. I have ten family birthdays in March and April alone! Here is the first batch of cards that I whipped up today. There will be many more to come!

Hugs and blessings,
Shelly
Lily and The Sock Monkey
The sock monkey was created from a graphic that I purchased at Lettering Delights. The font is also from Lettering Delights and is called Buttercream




The Rainbow Becky Card was created using the free font Not His Angel and the rainbow from Silhouette Design Studio Library.
Mark Card was made using the free MADFONT as well as a banner from Silhouette Design Studio Library.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Print and Cut Word Shape Card Tutorial

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I hope you enjoy this video tutorial. It guides you through the process of creating a word shape card including a print and cut element. I hope that you enjoy it! Let me know if you have any questions. The graphic that I used can be found at www.everydaymomideas.com. I will be posting a few more videos in the next few days.

Hugs and Blessings,
Shelly

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Geisha LOVE


I am finally posting my Valentine's Day card. This started as a cut file from the Silhouette Store, made it into a card and created the word "love" in japanese to make it special. This was a fun one :)

Yet another card my deer


I am in LOVE with Deery Lou! She is just the cutest deer ever. This was one of those projects that I simply had to do. OOOOOh I love this one!!

Hello Kitty


My little niece is a bit of a Hello Kitty freak. After she saw a card I made for a friend, the calls began and I set out to make her a unique Kitty card. Here is the final product! I know she will love it :) This was a simple coloring book design and I used Studio to make the cut file.

Austin is 17


My sweet little Austin just turned 17! It is hard to believe that my little guy will be an adult in less than a year. He LOVEs special cards (he saves them all), so I created one just for him and yes, it is a shape card too!

Silhouette


I am having the time of my life with my Silhouette. I don't know what I would do without it! I want to give you a quick peek at what I have been up to lately!

This card is for my new baby niece Kate! I am on a shape card kick lately! Why make a card boring right!!