05-08-2018

Altenew: Painted Poppy Thank You Card + Silhouette Cameo

Hello!

Are you a fan of poppies? Well, I sure am. In fact, I love all flowers in general. Altenew had released this beautiful Poppy stamp set  last year, that is to die for! I had used this stamp set before and had even made a video tutorial on how I made a card using it, If you would like to watch it then click the link below.

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If you are not the best at coloring, this stamp set helps you achieve a layered look easy as 1-2-3! It is from their build-a-flower stamp set collection.

I’d like to share a very simple card I made using the Altenew Painted Poppy Stamp set and of course my Silhouette Cameo.

I have used some hexagon cutouts which were cut with the Silhouette Cameo, for the background. They are scraps from another card I made a while ago. (This explains why you should never throw away paper scraps. *chuckles*)

I went ahead and colored each of these cutouts individually, with watercolors. They were backed with double-sided foam tape and glued down to the card base (dimensions: 4×5 inches)

I used the Cameo again to cut out the fancy frame and then colored it in contrast to give the card a pop of color. Vellum backing was added to give the card a softer look.

As for the poppy, I decided not to layer the stamps this time. Instead, I simply stamped the poppy image with Versamark and embossed it with white Zing embossing powder. Zig Clean Color Brush Pens gave the poppy a vibrant look.

To finish it off, the sentiment, Thank You, (Avery Elle Sentimental stamp set) was again embossed on to vellum and glued down.

Voila! You are left with a vibrant card that took not much effort.

If you liked the card then do leave a comment below or go to my Facebook page and give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends!

Thank you!

04-25-2018

Silhouette Cameo: Two Thank you cards using Distress Inks

Hello all!

Thank you for stopping by!

I am back and today I have a set of two fun cards to show you. Thought it would be fun to do some ink-blending onto a cardstock so I used a stencil on one to create a patterned background and a die cut background for the second card.

  • Stencil and Distress Ink Technique

To create this beautiful patterned background, I used the polka dot stencil and taped it down to the cardstock with a masking tape and dabbed distress inks in rainbow colors with a blending tool.

Since I enjoy making rainbow cards, so I had to try this using the stencil technique.

I have recently been loving this gold foil cardstock that I bought from a local stationery shop. I use it to add accents or sentiments on to my project. For this particular card, I used it to cut out a sentiment using the Cameo.

  • Distress Inks and Die Cut Background Technique

For this Butterfly card, I cut out this Morrocon tile background using the Cameo to add texture to the card. I used some vibrant colors along with some black and blended them together to create the background.

This beautiful butterfly is from the Penny Black’s Social Butterfly stamp set.

The greeting was finished with stamping and embossing one of the small greetings from Altenew’s Many Thanks stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

09-13-2017

DIY Princess Birthday Invite (WARM_Sept 2017 DIY Challenge)

Hello, everyone!

So my little girl, Krisha just turned 4 last week and this time we had a little Frozen themed birthday party arranged for her at home. I’ve posted all the pictures from the party on my Instagram. Do check them out.  Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made

Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made Krisha’s birthday invites. It is an easy handmade party invite that would not require a lot of supplies.

I am posting this tutorial for We Are Real Mom‘s September Challenge’s DIY Game Night to celebrate the birthday month of darling little Laddoo.

If you do not know what this challenge is all about then you can read more about it here.

Now let us get started.

For the base of the card, I took this mildly textured blue A4 cardstock and folded it into half.

I had an outline of a flowy dress drawn on to the cardstock in a way where the puffy sleeves touch the folded edge like shown in the picture below.

I carefully hand cut them and this is how it should look like. (You can avoid these three steps if you have a Silhouette Cameo. Since I have quite a few invites to make the Cameo just made my task easy.)

Now comes the fun part! Jazz it up. You could use absolutely anything to embellish it. Use your creativity to the fullest. I decided to use some lace, ribbons, and rhinestones.

The blue mesh that I used for the dress is from one of Krisha’s old dresses.

I went ahead and customised each one adding the names of each kid on a tag tied around the waist.

Voila! Just like that, the birthday invite is ready. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thanks for stopping by. I really hope I’ve inspired you to try one of these yourself. If you do try them out please don’t forget to share them with me.

Thanks!

 

04-18-2016

Graphic 45 Mon Amour | Silhouette Cameo | Mini Album Tutorial

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Hello,

I cannot wait to share with you guys a closer look at this mini album that I made using my Silhouette software and Cameo as a DT project for PPS. I cannot tell you enough how easy it is to make an album or any paper project once you own a Cameo. It is a great paper cutting machine!

I used mostly the Graphic 45 Bon Amour 12×12 pattern papers and embellishments for this album.

So, for the pattern papers I chose the Patterned Paper 65lb Silhouette setting.

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Most often than not the machine suggested settings are accurate.

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The Mini Album cutting file is the Lori Whitlock Chipboard Mini Album bought from the Silhouette Design store. It comes with a very easy to follow video tutorial on Lori’s blog.

Here are all the pieces cut and ready.

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It is very easy to put these pieces together into a mini album even without a tutorial.
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This is the accordion spine of the album. I remember earlier how long it took me to measure and score the cardstock while making one of these.. but not anymore!

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This is how it looks when you attach the pages to the spine.

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Once the skeleton is ready you can go ahead and start embellishing it.

Page 1:

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On the inside front and back cover I made a pocket for the tags, journaling cards and photo mats:

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Page 2: Here, I have used some cut-outs with quotes on it to hold my tags and photo mats together.

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Page 3: I also used the band technique on more than a couple of pages to hold mini envelopes with journaling cards and other embellishments in them.

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Page 4:

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Page 5:

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Page 6: I used some acetate sheets too. It can be easily slid on and off the album page.

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That is it! My mini album is ready! All I have left is to fill it up with photos, sweet memories and maybe some more beautiful embellishments.

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I had a blast putting together this mini album from  beginning to end!!

Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.

Love,

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Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12″X12″ Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard Die Cuts – Journaling

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Die-Cuts 6″X12″ – Tags & Pockets

American Crafts Solids KRAFT Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Maggie Holmes Shine Foiled Acetate 12″X12″

Echo Park Paper Lucky In Love Cardstock Stickers 12″X12″

Bazzill Cardstock Bling In the Pink 12×12″ Cardstock

Bazzill Classic Cardstock 12″X12″- Cardinal