Saturday, March 23, 2013

Basket, Bunny -N- Buttons Sweet & Simple Card - SVG Cutting File, Printable's and Coordinating Papers

Easter in upon us!  So, sweet and simple is a must!  Here are all the details on how you can create this adorable card in just minuts!  :)

I used the print and cut feature on my Cameo Silhouette, so fast and easy!  The Basket is a Freebie this week @ Fleurette Bloom  Hop on in for yours!

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All details on how you can make one below:

Collections Used:

Fleurette Bloom - "Easter Traditions Elements"
  • Chocolate Bunny
  • Tulips
Fleurette Bloom - "Easter Traditions Coordinating Paper"
  • Picket Fence
  • Tiptoe Through The Tulips
  • Thanks Card (Card Base and Interior)
Supplies Used: 
  • white textured  card stock -  (untextured will work too)
  • Trendy Twine - Tickled Pink
  • Buttons - pink, blue and blue
  • Paper Easter Grass
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Foam Dimensional stickies 
  • Basket - 3.505"W x 4.430"H
  • Chocolate Bunny - 1.940"H x 2.810"H
  • Tulips - 1.095"W x 2.070"H
  • Card Base - 8.500"W x 5.500"H
  • Front panel on card - 3.710"W x 4.980"H                                                                           (interior panel from SVGcuts Thanks card) 
  1. Print and cut all elements
  2. Use dimensional sticky foam pieces to adhere the front pannel onto the card base
  3. Hot glue a little paper grass to the back side of your basket element
  4. Adhere dimensional sticky foam to the back of your tulips and place on basket
  5. Adhere dimensional sticky foam to your chocolate bunny - place in the center of your card
  6. Adhere (approximately) three pieces of  dimensional sticky foam stacked, to the back/ bottom of the basket.  It will depend on the thickness of your foam, how many you will need to lift it off the card dimensionally, to the level of the grass you glued on, then place it in front of the bunny.  
  7. Hot glue in your buttons and twine as the finishing touch :)  
Designer Tips:
  1. I like to make my entire card print and cut, by laying the patterns of the digital paper directly inside my card shape.  That way I use less ink and less paper :)
  2. Always layout your pieces before gluing them on, that way you can make adjustments if needed. 
  3. Using paper pack collections makes creating fast, easy and fun! You are insured the colors and pieces will look great together every time.
Be creative, have fun, the possibilities are endless :)
Happy Crafting!

Fleurette Bloom

P.S. If you have a fun easter card you have created with your Cameo Silhouette Stop by Cameo Creations Challenge blog, there is still time to enter :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Go Green Every Day, Not Just For St. Patricks Day - SVG Cutting Files and Papers

Go Green, not just for St. Patricks Day, but everyday!  Using digital paper along with the print & cut features of some paper cutting machines is a great way to take your crafting green!  Rather than buy and store loads of scrapbook paper, all you need is some white card stock! One box will do the trick for all your projects.  I cant stand using 4 to 5 pieces of paper to create one card, not to mention all the scraps left over that you try to find a way to use later, or never use at all. 

With digital scrapbook paper and elements you can make a card  with 1 to 2 sheets of paper with almost no leftover scraps!  I LOVE that!  Not only is it better for the environment, its better for your environment, your studio that is. :)  I love how much more space I have now that I don't have to dedicate so much of it to paper storage.  I also love that I don't have to search through everything to find just the right patterned paper and then later put it all away.  All I have to do is look through my computer files, select my designs and create!  Then when I'm done, cleanup is a breeze :) 

Now for the question of printers and ink, there are a few options here: 
  • Any printer will work for digital scrapbooking and card making - I create all my paper collections to include both 8.5x11 and 12x12 sheets, so you can print them on any standard printer! Even all the  elements can be printed this way.   I still use a standard printer myself. 
  • Use a cutting machine that has a print & cut feature, you won't ever need to print full pages.  You just fill the shapes you are cutting with the digital patterns (see pictures below).  This uses very little ink :)  I use is a Cameo Silhouette and I love it, it's print and cut feature is excellent!
  • If you plan on printing loads of stuff, you can opt for a CIS System (continuous ink system).  With these you don't have to use print cartridges anymore, they use bottles of ink, that will print tons and tons of papers for pennies!  Here is a link for more information on printers and the CIS systems: there you can find out everything you need to get started with one of these systems. I have some friends that use them and they swear by them.   I am planning on getting one myself very soon.

The photo below shows all the pieces that I printed on one piece of 12 x 12 paper.  I printed this on a wide format standard printer, but it could have been printed just as well on 2 - 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. Plus you can add more to the page than I did below.  I usually fill the whole page with other project piece too, but for the purpose of demonstration I kept it simple.  

This is a picture of the Cameo Silhouette cutting out the pieces

Here are the cut pieces

This is the finished card 

So as you can see going digital is a great way to go green with your crafting.  :)  

Sweet Card "Chick With A Bonnet" By Brigit Man

I love this sweet little card that Brigit created using the "Little Chicks Element Collection" and Easter papers that will be available this week!  So cute!

See more on Brigit's Blog:

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Panda Palace Printable's Card

A super cute card made by Brigit mann! Created with the Panda Palace Printable's and Panda Palace Paper collections @! See more details on Brigit's blog

Saturday, March 2, 2013