Tuesday, September 22, 2015

You Rock - Star Shaker Card


Hi All! 

Today I want to share with you my You Rock - Star Shaker Card. I had so much fun creating this card! Despite the glittery mess I made, I  love how it turned out :)


The files to create this card come from Fleurette Bloom's  recently released Rockin' Quick Cards and are now available as a FREE gift for a limited time! Click the link for details.
The stars I used to create the shaker portion of the card come from Stars & Stripes Frame.

Here is a visual breakdown of the card...
Recently Amy from the DT did this, I thought it was GENIUS! 


Hope this has inspired you to make your own Rock Star card. 


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, September 18, 2015

Soccer Ball Spinner Card


Hey all!

Today I have a really cute Soccer Ball Spinner card to share with you all! Made this birthday card a couple of weeks ago for a super cool 15 year old, who loves everything soccer! 


The only file I used for this card was the soccer ball that comes from SVG Cuts Sports Lovers SVG Collection.


This card is super simple to make, so here is how I made mine...
  1. Cut out two soccer balls and glue them back to back with a piece of embroidery string or twine running down the centre in between the layers. Set this to the side.
  2. Next using circle dies, cut out a large enough circle out of the front panel of the base card as well as the top layer of your card. 
  3. Attach the soccer ball cut out using the stings to the top and bottom of the circle cut out, make sure to pull the strings taught. Use strong adhesive.
  4. Emboss the top layer of the card if you like, and glue that layer to the top of the card covering up the string ends and sandwiching them between the layers. 
  5. I cut out a (red) circle border to finish the opening around the soccer ball using two different sized circle dies. 
  6. Embellish the rest of the card as you like!
SUPER easy!


The stamp inside is a combination of stamps I used from Snarky Stamps.

Hope you have enjoyed my Soccer Ball Spinner Card, maybe even inspired to make one of your own!

Have a great weekend!
& Happy Crafting  :)



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sea Critters Digi Die Cuts & Stamps Shaker Card

Hello my bloggy friends!

Today I have a really super cute and fairly simple card to share with you from one of Fleurette Bloom's latest Sea Critter Digi Die Cuts and Digi Stamps. I am anxiously awaiting for the arrival of her polymer stamp collection that were recently released, hopefully my happy mail will arrive soon!  In the mean time I want to show you how you can create the stamped look with out the having to do any stamping or colouring by hand.

So here is my Sea Critter Shaker Card! How cute did that turn out?! :)
Looks like they are having a fun "shell-o-bration!"


Here is how I created my card, hope this helps you if you are wanting to make something similar.
  • Using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software I opened the colored digi files I wanted to use. 
  • Next I created a rectangle slightly smaller than the front of the basecard I wanted to use. 
  • I then filled the rectangle with a gradient blue. 
  • Send rectangle (background image) to the back of the layers. 
  • Next you will want to resize and arrange the critters onto the background/rectangle you created. 
  • Make sure that the cut setting of the images used inside the background are set to No Cut. 
  • For some added fun and interest I added a few layered critters. To do that I traced the outer edge of each image. Next, highlight the image with the outer edge, select the Object function, Modify and create a crop this will create a cut line around the image now if you select Cut Edge in the Cutting options. 
  • When you are happy with the layout of your card send the image to your printer, ensure your registrations marks are turned on. 
  • Once your images are printed out, you are now ready to cut them out!
Here is a phone pic of what mine looked like once I did the Print and Cut.
(Didn't want to waste paper so I created two cards the same way)

  • To finish the card Glue the printed image to the front of your base card. 
  • For some fun and dimension I glued some of the other cut out critters onto the printed images using pop dots. 
  • The next thing I did was cut out a black border slightly larger then the the image I printed out. 
  • Glue some clear acetate to the back of the border. 
  • Add a border of foam tape along the edge of the black border, you may want to use two layers of tape to allow your sequins to freely move inside the card.
  • Add some sequins/beads to the middle of the card and then attach the acetate black border to the top of the card. 
  • All done your shaker card! Embellish as you like ;)


Here is a closer look as these cute critters. :)



For those that love stamping and would rather use your own colours, here is the coordinating Sea Critters Clear Photopolymer Stamps


Don't forget to stop by the Shop and check out Fleurette's other Stamp Sets and Coordinating Digi Dies and Cuts! 


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Saturday, September 5, 2015

First Day of School Teacher's Gift Card/Holder


Hi guys!

Just wanted to share with you all the card I will be sending along with my kids for the teachers on Tuesday. This year they have a late start, probably because they went until the very end in June! Whatever the reason I am so grateful for the last few days!

So here are the First Day of School Teacher's Gift Cards I made! What teacher's wouldn't love to receive these cuties?!


Here is what they look like on the inside.


I created some cutout tabs on the inside offset layer (3.5 inches apart) just make sure when you glue the layer down you don't glue them down! I also created the card using the bottom (yellow) layer by  welding the flipped image of it together to create the base of the card. See image below for the pieces I used to make the cards ;)


Here is a close up so you can see the embossing, inking and other embellishments! Backpack blues stamp comes from Craftin' Desert Divas School Zone set. Thought it was the perfect sentiment for teachers on their first day back ;)


Files for this card are a mash up from SVG Cuts, Miss Baker's Classroom SVG Kit.

Hope my little back to school creations, have inspired you to create gift cards of your own :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DIY Happy Birthday Cake Topper + FREE files


Hey Everyone!

Recently I have been making fancy cake toppers for family and friends. They can give a plain ol' cake the wow factor, without spending lots time or money! Believe me I know how much time it takes to make fondant cakes and this is the perfect alternative when you simply do not have the time! I have seen many expensive metal and wooden toppers out there but when you can make them out of paper for a few dollars, why spend the big bucks!

Here is what I am talking about!
So pretty right?!


So today I want to share with you how to make your very own. Here is a quick video of me making one to show you all. If you haven't yet, I would love for you to subscribe to my channel for future crafty videos :)


Here is what you need to make your own:

Electronic Cutter - I used the Silhouette Cameo
Glitter or foil paper (I used foil paper from Recollections) avoided a glittery mess.
Heavy card stock or light weight chipboard paper.
Glue, hot glue and gun.
Toothpicks or skewers.
Cake of course!  (homemade or store bought... shhh, no one will know!)

For those wanting to make your own using this file, click on the links below the picture!


Before you download...
My free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower.
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)

Click on the links below for your FREE download! 

SVG file
.studio (Silhouette file)

Hope you have learned how to make your own fancy cake toppers and bling up your next birthday cake. And, if you didn't and want to use my files that's COOL too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)