Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Peace on Earth Christmas Card

Hey Everyone!

Ilda here again with you today! This time I want to share with you a really cute Christmas card I created using a few of Fleurette Blooms Stamp sets, Peace on Earth and Sparkle and Shine. The stamps were cut out using the Silhouette Pixscan/Scanner method. See my previous post for a how to.

On the inside of the card I used another Fleurette Bloom Stamp set - Happy Days

Make sure you stop by Fleurette's shop to take advantage of the SALE she has going on right now!

Here are the rest of the supplies I used to create this card...

Dies - Craftin Desert Divas - Fancy Frame Dies
Peppermint Stick Twine - Annie's Paper Boutique
Coloured paper - Recollections
White paper - Neenah Solar white 80lbs
Embossing Folder - We R Memory Keepers - Quilted
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Spectrum Noir Markers
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads
Clear light blue sequins

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Hope you enjoyed my Happy Christmas Card. 
Stay warm and safe this Holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting Everyone :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas Door Card - PixScan/Scanner Silhouette Tutorial

Come and knock on my door... 
We've been waiting for you...

Hey Everyone, Ilda here today on Fleurette's Blog! So, who remembers Three's Company? I don't know why but this picture below reminded me of the theme song and now it's stuck in my head, haha!

Anyways, I'm excited to share with you this really simple yet elegant door card I made using Fleurette Bloom files with one of her latest Stamp sets! The card comes from Christmas Memories SVG Kit and the stamps come from the Peace on Earth Stamp set.

Not a lot of colouring required for this project, which makes it easy to whip up a bunch of these! In case you are wondering I used my Spectrum Noir Markers, gold embossing powder and VersaMark ink.

Take a closer look.
Aren't those stamps amazing!?!
For those of you interested, Fleurette has here Stamps Sets on SALE right now!

As many of you know I am a Silhouette girl. I love my Silhouette Cameo! It does pretty much everything I have ever wanted it to do. So when the PixScan mat for the Silhouette first came out I had to have it. The results I had when I first used it were disappointing. Some of the cuts were OK, but many were way off, so for a longest time I hadn't used it.  Then through a FB Group I heard of this fantastic machine that simply scanned an image and cut it out, the Brother Scan and Cut. So for a while now I have been debating on whether or not to buy myself one as I am starting to get a little more into stamping... damned the Stamping Enabler Group, lol! After doing a bunch of research on it, it would cost me about $400 to get one to me here in Canada, plus version 2 is not available here yet! That's quite the investment!

Well, I am happy to say that I saved myself $400 by giving the PixScan mat another try! This time instead of using my phone to take the picture I actually used a scanner, and OMG what a difference that made! You see when you use a camera, there is a high chance that the image will have a slight angle to it, distorting the image once imported. You need a flat image, because a slight angle will make a lot of difference in the cut you get! Lucky for me, last weekend at Costco they had a promotion on the HP Envy 4522 for $39.99! This thing prints, scans and copies... How can I go wrong with that! All I needed was the scanner, and for $40 I was SOLD!

So once I figured out how to install the scanner, the rest was easy! Here is what I did next...
  1. Stamped my images and load them on to the PixScan mat (Use a permanent, waterproof ink if you plan on colouring them to avoid bleeding).
  2. Open the Silhouette Studio, click on the PixScan Image Icon.
  3. Place the PixScan Mat into your your scanner, ensuring that at least one of the sides of the registration marks are in the scanning field. (Don't worry if your mat is bigger than the scanner. The silhouette will stitch the two images together later.)
  4. Select Import from Scanner.
  5. Next, select your source and then Import the image (I used the WIA- option), click Scan.
  6. Now wait for it to transfer the data.
  7. You should now have an image that shows half a page loaded on a PixScan mat on the screen. 
  8. If your image is larger, you may need to follow the next step. If all your image was imported ignore it and go to step 10.
  9. Flip your PixScan Mat around and scan the other side of the image, again ensuring that the other registration marks are in the scan field. Repeating steps 5-7. Once your image imports the whole image should look like it was stitched together.
  10. Now all that is left to do is trace your images, select the edges you want to cut out, and if you want some white space around them you will need to create the offsets of your images. Delete any unwanted cutlines.
  11. Load your PixScan mat into the Silhouette. 
  12. Finally, send to Silhouette to cut it out. Your machine will detect the registration marks and begin cutting!

Here are my results.
SO, SO, SO, happy with it! Look at those perfect outlines/offsets! No more spending money on coordinating dies for stamps! YAY!!! And the best part was that I only spent $40!!!

Well I hope you liked my Christmas Card Door Card and that this post has helped anyone debating on whether or not to purchase the Scan and Cut machine... If you have a Silhouette, I would suggest you give your PixScan Mat another try using a scanner vs a camera. You might just end up saving a ton of money! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Candy Corn Shaker Card

I had an idea one night lying in bed about how to make a candy corn shaker card.
So, for my DT project this week, I set out to see if I could make it work.
I opened the candy corn file from Fleurette Bloom and used my software to get the "parts" I wanted.

I opened it a couple times cause I needed a couple. I layered the the orange middle section on top of the yellow bottom layer and did a "back minus front" to get the bottom yellow piece I needed. Then, using a second orange layer, I layered the white layer on top of that, and again did a "back minus front". This gives you the three pieces you'll need to make your sections.

Next, with each piece, I created an inset shadow layer.... .017. Making it in far enough to give a decent size frame piece. Center those two pieces over each other and go up to Object on the toolbar and select Merge. This will give you your little frame for each color. White, orange, and yellow.

Cut several of these little frames. I think I cut six or eight of each. Glue them all together and you get yourself these little framed pieces, deep enough to hold a good amount of these tiny seed beads. Save one of each color that will be glued on top of the acetate piece.

I then glued all those "frames" in position, on top of a patterned paper. Now you can carefully add your beads, go all around the outside edge with some liquid glue and glue on your clear acetate. 
Then glue on another frame of each of the colors to finish off the top to look nice.
 I layered all of that on top of a black shadow layer.

Embellish as you'd like and you have yourself a candy corn shaker card!

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Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pickles & Ice Cream Anyone?!

Hello Everyone!  KimberlyRae, back to share with you a couple of cards from Fleurette Bloom Stamps!

FB Stamps are so Fun to work with, here I used two of the Brand NEW stamps sets, to  make my pickles and ice cream cards.

I thought about putting them together and it would be so fun to give to a friend or family member that's having a baby ;)

For my background I used my Zig Real Brush markers and painted on with lots of water.  Then, I sprinkled some embossing powder [to appear as candy crystals] and colored each image with my Zigs.

TIP:   Cut image out first with Scan N cut2 , then color.  That way the SNC doesn't cut around where  you go out of the lines.


For these Cuties, I stamped two images and bumped one up from the card.  I colored them with my Zig Real Brush Markers.


TIP:  Use a dot of color with your brush [I used a zig detail brush]  on a dampened paper first....makes those cool pickle bumps!

Also, for the background I inked up the 'heart' stamp, from the set and stamped all over pattern paper and then,  tapped my brush to make the paint spatters.

TIP:  I Always Heat Set my Stamped images, Before coloring, that way there's no chance of bleeding.

For both card bases, I cut them out on my SNC2 and used FB's "Rockin Quick Card SVG kit"  That way all that's left to do is fold it over [perforated] and viola your cards are finished!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comments and questions in the comment box below:)

Hugs and Blessings,

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Funky Fall Pumpkin Boxes...

Friday, October 16, 2015

Funky Fall Pumpkin Boxes...

Hey guys, I've got a post today for Fleurette Bloom Design Team. Last year Fleurette designed these cute funky style pumpkin boxes. Never got to make them, so pulled up the file this year. I think they are pretty cool...something different!
I pulled out some patterned papers from my stash, it is last years, at least! Anyway, I liked the kind of grungy look of the oranges and purples. I used foam dimension tape to add the panels to the boxes. My only regret, looking at it now, is that the white foam tape shows...sad face. Wish I had had black on hand, but I don't. 

Here's a pic of all three boxes together. I pulled out some Halloween stamp sets I have and thought this big "BOO" would look cute. Then I cut some bats from a Fleurette file and used other bling, twine, and sequins.

I like the bit of sparkle from the sequins and hard to see, but added black liquid pearls for the eyes on the bats.

If you look close, you might see the eyes on these bats. Glued on a flair button on top of the twine ribbon.

I kept the tops to black papers so the stems and leaves would show off nicely. I tied twine around all the stems and crinkled up the leaves and rubbed ink on them. I curled up the tiny strips and glued those as well. Ugh....that white foam...I think I'll try to see if I can get the tiny tip of a black marker in there to hide it better. Why do we find these things after we're all done and taking the pics?! Learn from my error...have black and white foam adhesives, lol.
Anyway, these were fun to make. Here's what I used on these boxes.
So, there you have it. Something a little different for your fall season. Get out your toys and make up something fun! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Autumn Shaker Box

Hello again! Becki from the Happy Card Factory here and back with an adorable little Fall shaker box. I just love how it turned out. Such festive boxes for candy favors at your next holiday party. 
The Holly Days collection for Christmas by Fleurette Bloom Designs has some of the cutest gift giving elements, but I wanted to make an Autumn themed shaker box. Using the Holly and Bow box, I broke the holly out of the front panel and replaced it with one of the leaves from the Harvest Happenings- Leaf card SVG. See how having multiple kits in your crafting arsenal can help you make any design your heart desires? :)
A little glitter here with a few sequins there and you won't be able to stop shaking this little guy. Super easy and such a beautiful touch to gift giving! If you want a some more information regarding how I put this shaker box together, head over to HCF for details.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Design Team's projects week after week. We appreciate it. Please leave a comment to let us know how we are doing or any kits/designs your would like to see featured. Then head over to the store to pick up the amazing SVG files from Fleurette. Your electronic cutting machine will thank you. ;)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Banana Split Stamped, Watercolor, Copic Colored Card

Hi, Fleurette here today :)  Hope everyone had fun creating cards for World Card Making Day!  I had fun playing and created this fun, colorful Birthday Card from our "Ice Cream Party" Clear Photo Polymer stamp set.  

I did a tutorial on coloring this cute stamp with Copic markers Vs Colored Pencils
You can watch it by clicking here 

I also did a fun Periscope on assembling it on WCMD
You can watch it by clicking here 

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To create this fun card, I simply watercolored on heavy weight cardstock, using the SVG Kit "Rockin Quick Cards" Motorcycle card base and overlays.  On the second overlay I stamped the sentiment "Your The Cherry On Top" with embossing ink and white powder, creating my own patterned paper.  I think it gives a fun contrast, almost like a chalkboard. 

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon! 

Stamps and SVG Kits Used:

Ice Cream Party                      Stamp Bundle Pack - Sale                     Rockin Quick Cards SVG Kit
 6x6 Stamp set                         4 - 4x6 stamp set bundle                                         Card Kit

Friday, October 2, 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Moon Spinner Card

 Hi Guys! Ilda here, and it's my turn again to share with you all my latest Fleurette Bloom DT Project!

So, were any of you able to catch a glimpse of the Blood Moon this past Sunday Evening? Here is a pic we snapped just in case you missed it! I was in awe of this beautiful sight!

Anyways, it seems like the stars were all aligned as I had been working on this cool Halloween Spinner Card for my next Project!

My baby sister celebrated a birthday recently and thought I would make her a non traditional Birthday Card. So happy with how it turned out, it couldn't be any cooler!

Files for this card come from Fleurette Blooms Halloween Card Kit/Collection SVG files and Printables

The Moon and Happy Birthday Stamps come from Fleurette Blooms Sun Moon and Stars Clear Photopolymer Stamps

Here is a photo breakdown of how this card was put together.

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Hope you liked my "Spooktacular" Halloween Moon Spinner Card. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will happily reply back to you :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween Bat Shaker Card

Good morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here, and I am blessed to be guest designing for Fleurette again today!  I made this spooky bat card using the Halloween Card Kit from Fleurette Bloom.  

I knew it was perfect to alter for a shaker card as soon as I saw it!  The card design is fairly simple, so it really showcases the sequins well. 

I used mostly Lime Licorice Batty Sequins (Look at those bat sequins!!) with a little Orange Licorice Batty Sequins and I also added a few white ones to bring out the colors on my striped paper.  The Lime Licorice Trendy Twine I used matched those sequins perfectly!

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This kind of a card would be a hit for anyone on your card list.  For more links and descriptions, stop by my blog HERE.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Burger Box

Hello! I'm Becki from the Happy Card Factory and I am back today with another project for you. Who doesn't love a happy meal box? Especially when they are filled with treats. I finally got a chance to play with the new Fleurette Bloom stamps. After seeing this happy burger, all I could think of was a happy birthday burger box shaped after those fast meals with the toys that kids love. I think it came out similar without getting in trouble. ;)

There were a few sets I used to get my happy burger box. To make the house box, I used the Christmas Memories 3D luminary house. I had to do a little renovation on it by releasing the compound paths to delete the windows and door. I also added a rectangle to the peaks of the roof so there wouldn't be a hole where the chimney is supposed to go. The scalloped mat is from the I'm Wishing kit's Lace card. With the addition of the burger stamp and sentiment from the Fast Foodies, it makes one adorable, fast happy burger box.

I wanted a handle similar in style to the "m" you get on the other box. Since this will be filled with birthday goodies, it was decided to add the occasion sentiment as the "handle." I used the Arial font, welded the letters together with little tabs. The tabs were then inserted into the slits I cut with an Exacto knife into the flat peak of the roof. The tabs were then glued down on the underside to give it stability. Now the box can be picked up with the "HB2U" instead of the decorative wire. Add a twine bow and sentiment, you're done. How cute! It's a very happy box to give to the birthday boy or girl.

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave some love in the comments sections and have a very crafty day!

Christmas Memories 3D kit - luminary house
I'm Wishing 3D kit - scallop from Lace card
Fast Foodies stamp setSpectrum Noir markers 
American Crafts cardstock 
Trendy Twine Cherry Latte

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sea Critters Watercolor Gift Tags!

I've been taking some time to really explore the brand New Stamp Sets and SVG Kits by Fleurette Bloom [FB] and I must say they are just so much Fun! 

I used Rockin Quick CARDS SVG kit and Sea Critters Stamp Set to make my Gift Tags. These Tags are going to work Perfectly to gift my sewing project [to reveal in another post].


I especially like how Flawless they stamp out and the ease it takes with just one press.  I used Versa Mark ink and then a Dye ink over that to get the colored stamped images and heat set it with my heat tool.

To make the background for all my tags I used various Distress inks and also sprinkled the ink with a wet brush onto the paper while it was damp and then heat dried it. Using the Sea Critters Stamp Set, I stamped a bunch of bubbles in different sizes onto watercolor paper.   Love how these backgrounds came to life!


Then, I use my Zig Real Brush Markers to watercolor the stamped images. I love the look!!   Have you given the Zig Real Brushes a try yet?  I know you will love them as much as I do.  


Now, you must know I'm not a professional stamper, But I do Love the art of stamping and watercoloring and I'm having a lot of Fun with it all!  With that being said, you will see I've went out of the lines in some places, but I think that's ok....let's call it Character for these sweet images! ha

Lesson learned: [color After image is cut out] When cutting my stamped images and "Tags" from the Rockin Quick CARDS Svg set, my Scan N Cut2  found every edge and it was very Easy to cut my stamped images out.  I had to giggle--it even found my 'character' flaws and so eloquently went around them [see sea star]! LOL!!  So Much Fun!


To finish up my Sea Critters I used some Wink of Stella Clear here and there on the Sea Star, Octopus and the fish's fins.

Be sure to Hop on over to Fleurette Bloom Designs to get your Sea Critters STAMP Set and with a purchase of only $8.98 you will get the Rockin Quick CARDS Kit  FREE!!

Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave your comments and questions in the comment box below and have a Crafty day :)
Hugs and Blessings,
KimberlyRae's Blog

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