Christmas Cards Part the Fourth

1 12 2017

Still working on fun πŸ™‚

This card involved digital elements as well as an actual stamp πŸ™‚ The background and the fairy are digital. I printed them off, colored, and then cut them out. Then I stamped the greeting πŸ™‚

This is a stamp I bought a few months ago because, look at it πŸ˜‰ This card is almost completely old school with no digital πŸ™‚ I stamped and colored the image. Cut out all the papers. Used embossing powders and gel pens. When it was time to cut out the stamped portion, I tried to use my pixscan mat, but my machine and that function still don’t get a long. Which is a shame, because it’s such an awesome feature. Instead, I created and cut out two frames. One is the mat. The other I traced around my stamped image then cut the image out by hand. I got the right size by using the pixscan function, even if my machine wasn’t able to cut it out.

And we have a Christmas box card! I think I’ve shifted into the box card making part of my seasonal cards πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Links to the projects: fairy digi stamp, pattern/digi paper, postcard stamp, snow globe box card

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When a Birthday is Forgotten…

11 11 2017

You have to ask your wife for help and she gleefully steps up her game πŸ™‚

I figured the birthday card needed to be extra special so I looked through my Silhouette Library and found this.

The paper on the outside of the box is a pattern from the Silhouette Store and I changed out the greeting on the tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

Links to items used in the project: box card, pattern





Because Kindergarten Teachers are Saints

10 11 2017

Really. They are. They deserve more than this box card, but I feel a need to express my gratitude πŸ™‚

I used a few different embossing folders as well as adding slight shadows and such with copics and pencils.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

Links to items used: box card





For Birthday Girl Two!

31 10 2017

And in just about a week, there’s another birthday πŸ™‚

This time, we celebrated an 18th birthday! Wowzers! She didn’t ask for anything too exciting – just iTunes gift cards – so I made a few things for her πŸ™‚

She’s been studying French in school for years and would love to visit some day. I bought these files from the Silhouette Store with her in mind πŸ™‚

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Close ups πŸ™‚

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Project links: Paris sayingΒ  Pattern/paper/background

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You can’t see from this angle, but the back ground is a cloudy sky. The tower was printed, then cut out. I cut just the outline (no printing) out two more times and layered everything with foam tape to give it some dimension.

Project Links: Eiffel Tower, Pattern/paper/background (came with the software)

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I printed these out, but they were a little flat. I used pencils and markers to give them a little life πŸ™‚ I added the word Dream beneath the pictures. The “stamps” are affixed with foam tape πŸ˜€

Project links: Paris “postage stamps“, backgroundΒ 

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This card was fun πŸ™‚ I used the plain boxcard template from SVG Cuts. I gathered the other elements from the Silhouette Store and somehow this happened. I think there may have been a little magic involved πŸ™‚

Project Links: Box card template, clock and gears, standing witch, close up witch, birthday candles

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo





Birthday Card

22 10 2017

This was my girl’s birthday card πŸ™‚

I used the plain box card file in one of the box card kits in have. I used papers and items from a CA2 kit to decorate it.

I added the papers to the patterns folder and the images I dragged in to the Silhouette workspace and traced.

Obviously, the box card file was altered to fit the project πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo

Link for box card file: card base





Fries Before Guys

28 07 2017

I have a daughter who LOVES fries. I guess it’s only natural since she’s obsessed with potatoes. She’s even tried growing some spuds.

With school starting up soon, I wanted to remind her of her priorities πŸ˜‰

She’s got plenty of time to get her heart broken, I want her to have a season of fun and light heartedness, so we’re totally pushing this fry thing πŸ˜‰

Fry box from SVG Cuts, Fries before guys from Sil. Store

 





Of Storms and Father’s Day

23 06 2017

We had some strong storms come through this past weekend. We lost power for a few hours. This always scares me. We have a couple of salt water aquariums that together equal over 200 gallons, then there’s the sump which has even more water (filtration and heating the water happen here). Without power, we can’t heat or circulate the water, and our small oceans may die. But after the power came back on, we were still without internet for a few more days. I’m finally getting some things back on track πŸ™‚

So. Father’s Day. Even with the storms, it was nice to celebrate with my daddy and also thank my husband for the awesome men they are.

My daddy’s card: my parents RV. I’m a little jealous. I want to trade places with them sometimes, but I don’t think they’d let me πŸ˜‰ Since a lot of us were together this weekend, I took advantage of that and secretly had everyone sign his card before giving it to him πŸ™‚

For my husband: We went with the baseball theme πŸ™‚ I used vinyl on this cute…I’m not sure what to call this, but I found it at Hobby Lobby πŸ™‚ and then, a box card (I kind of really love box cards).

A little background: the last few years have been kind of tough. We seem to be in reactionary mode most of the time. I’m so over reactionary mode. This quote reminded me I don’t necessarily need to be passive. I don’t have to wait for something to happen. I can take steps to stop or limit some of these things and I can come out swinging when I need to.


It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the baseball has some 3D action going on. And the box card has a family picture on it. I wanted something he could easily take to work if he wanted.

RV Card, Swing saying, Baseball Border, Camera box card, Baseball, Father’s Day Saying