Sunday, September 11, 2016

3-D Halloween Pop Up Box Card

Bwahahaha - I love making 3-D cards - I recently purchased a Pop Up Box Card cut file from the SIL store designed by Lori Whitlock for a Birthday card I needed to make.  After making that card I decided I wanted to use the base and make a Halloween card.  The background of the card is cut out of black card stock, the panels are from some green in my stash......The tree is a stamp I used my Pix Scan mat on to print and cut to size..  My front panel contains a fabulous 3-D Haunted House from my stash of stickers, this one from Recollections.  I then used my SIL to cut the tombstones.  The fence and grass are die cuts (the fence is greatly modified to look old)

I got this all assembled and realized I needed a sentiment - with the layers and everything together it was going to be VERY tricky to stamp anything so I once again went to my SIL and cut out the words Happy Halloween in vinyl and stuck them on. This card folds flat for sending.   I almost got carried away thinking I would add some bats on acetate to look like they were flying around but nixed that idea as the card is thick enough with the embellishment on the front.

I'm now working on a Nativity scene idea for this template as well - stay tuned I may have time to get it done this week.

Materials:  Silhouette Cameo, card stock, Recollections sticker, Computer, chalk ink, vinyl, die cuts

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Floral Folding Card

I needed a card for a very good friend recently - she loves flowers so it was a no brainer to put this 3D Flower Box that folds flat together to give her when we went out to lunch.  

I actually dug out my stamps to do this one.  The box was a rectangle I designed and cut on my Silhouette Cameo.....the edges are part of the rectangle and I cut a separate long rectangle to go over them on the outside for reinforcement. The paper used was kraft card stock -  I stamped each portion with an Our Daily Bread Designs wood stamp.  The blue flowers are stamped with an obscure stamp I found in my drawer in Stampin Ups Bliss Blue (its from way back) on some Bliss Blue paper I still had in my stash.  I fussy cut around them as I was too lazy to play with my Pix Scan mat on my SIL. The yellow flowers and leaves are a simple cut file from Lori Whitlock.  

I had a lot to live up to on her card this year as last year for her 60th Birthday I made the one below - She has several bird feeders in her back yard and enjoys feeding them and watching them from her kitchen.  It is great fun making cards for her as she truly appreciates them. 

There are a few more projects in the works and hopefully they will be posted soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A 3-D Goodbye

My daughter recently asked me to create a card for her manager who was leaving and moving back to England.  Her original request was for one of my Exploding Box cards, but with this gentleman moving I suggest she let me create something else.  After perusing the Silhouette store I found a Lori Whitlock file (the Hidden Binding Suitcase Mini Album) I liked and purchased it.  I just love the instant gratification of being able to purchase from the Silhouette Store any time of day.  
This particular cut file was intended for use as a photo album - but I knew it would work perfect for what I needed to do.  I changed the file to have more of a traveling suitcase look since this gentleman was moving, by adding straps with holders to go around the suitcase along with some stickers that depicted traveling. For the wrap around I  simply adapted the top piece from the handle and added some long strips that I ran through the additional handle piece.  Her manager oversaw several departments and I liked the idea of using the picture holders within the suitcase as signature cards for each department.  
I placed clip art photo of Atlanta on the main page, then used the front of the first holder for the sentiment.  Each card that pulled out had a different department on it.  The back page had some clip art depicting the London skyline.  
Each department was able to pull their card out and write various messages and sign their names.  
This card turned out just great and I am sure I will be creating some more for future use. I have no doubt it would be great used for pictures like it was created for.  I have a few more creations to post but I need to get the pictures loaded into my computer. I have added this to the Silhouette Challenge 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Year and New Posts

It's a New Year and I have challenged myself to post more on my blog about the time I spend in my little craft corner creating.  The holidays found me busy using my Silhouette Cameo for ornaments and personalized coffee cups. Below is a saying I used on several for gifts - today I finally got one made for myself. You never know what you may find in my to go 'coffee' cup.......
While my cup is plain I also worked on several personalized Starbucks cups for friends - the names in these are in gold glitter vinyl.  
Today I finished an order for a 60th Birthday Exploding Box card - I always enjoy making these - each is so individual depending on the request of the purchaser. 
My Silhouette Cameo continues to fascinate me with what it can do - As much as I use it I have come to realize how much more it can do - can't wait for more play time in my studio - hopefully next week!

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