Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter!  My son decided last year that he didn't want Easter baskets anymore, but I still like to get him a few little things.  One of the things I got him this year is a gift card that is a very odd size:  almost 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", so I used my Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope in that size.  

To decorate it, I used an adorable bunny SVG that Kerri Bradford is giving away free on her blog today! Isn't he the cutest?  I also added some grass made with the My Creative Time Stitched Grass Die and eggs made with a die from MCT's Hello Chickie!

The sentiment is also from Hello Chickie! and it's stamped on an oval cut with MCT's Stitched Oval Die.  

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

MCT's Designer Challenge


Teri has a new Designer Challenge over at My Creative Time:  to make a scrapbook layout in any size or format of your choice, using a variety of pockets and envelopes!  My son Eric just got into his dream college, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start a SmashBook for him!


I thought the "Follow your dreams" sentiment from the Follow Your Dreams stamp set would be perfect on this page, and it pairs so nicely with the cute little airplane made with the Fun Paper Airplane Die.  The bracket below my journaling is from It's All About You.


I wanted to include Eric's acceptance letter on the page, but it's so big, so I scanned it, sized it down to 3" x 4", and cut it with the Stitched Journal Die.  It then fit perfectly in an envelope made with the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die!


All of the material from CalArts use the same font for the school name, so I wanted to use it on this page.  I have no idea what font it is, so I just took that letterhead that I had scanned, pulled it into Silhouettte Studio, traced it, and was then able to cut it.  Perfect!


To make this cute little star, I cut the largest of the 3 Star Stitched Dies and then cut the medium sized one out of the middle of it.  "Best Day Ever..." is from the Bracket Sentiments stamp set, and the repeated chevron stamp is from It's All About You


Eric's acceptance letter came in this big colorful folder.  Again, I wanted to include it, so I scanned it, sized it the size of a gift card, and printed it on white cardstock.  It then fit perfectly in a pocket made with the Stitched Gift Card Pocket!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what fun layouts she and the rest of the design team have for you today.  And then join in this fun challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bit Bunnies Box Card


It's Whatever You Want Wednesday with My Creative Time, a day when we pull out our stamps and dies and make anything!  I thought I'd make another box card, using one of Lori Whitlock's Silhouette files, but changing it up a bit.  I cut the base out of hibiscus burst cardstock from Papertrey Ink, and the patterned paper is from Echo Park's Splendid Sunshine.


A couple of years ago this card was floating around the internet with the bit bunnies.  I thought it was so funny, and I made one myself.  Well, it was time to pull it out again for the box card!  I found some great Hero Arts Bunnies in the Silhouette Online Store, which I was able to weld to the inserts of the box card in Silhouette Studio.  I used scalloped circles to make the "bites" out of them.  Then I printed the quotes with my printer and cut them with one of the Stitched Square Speech Bubbles from MCT. 


The cute little eggs are from Hello Chickie! and are nestled in some grass made with the Stitched Grass Die.  I adhered all of them to the inside of the box.  I used the Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies for my sentiment, and the bunny and sentiment are from All Around Holidays.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have for you today!

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