Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Couple of Cute Imaginisce Love Cards!

Hello my crafty friends!  I've got a couple of cards to share with you.  I am always in need of cards, especially over Valentine's Day.

I made these cuties using my Silhouette Cameo and Imaginisce's Family Fun and My Baby Collections.  I also added a touch of bling using Imaginisce's I-Rock and Hot Rocks!

I love how they turned out!  I will put these in my stash, but I have a feeling they won't be in there too long!  Thanks for stopping in happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, January 23, 2015

A New Year and Beginning with Imaginisce!

I am so happy to be on the Imaginisce 2015 Design Team and today I have this layout up on the Imaginisce Blog!  A new year brings new beginnings andI have to admit, some of my 2014 was really hard and I have been going through some things.  So this year, even though my problems have not gone away, I am going to try to "choose happy".  No matter what is going on, this is going to be my theme.  So, let's have a look at this very HAPPY layout!

Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out a lot of different things that resembled HAPPY.  Oh and can you guess the Imaginisce Tool I used on my layout?  Notice all of the cute little rolled flowers?  Yep, I used the Petal Roller to make my own rolled flowers.

I also used Imaginisce's Adhesive Enamel Dots and Plastic Buttons to embellish.  The collection I used was Family Fun.  It was perfect because of the bright, fun colors.

Thanks for popping in and having a look at my project.  I look forward to making 2015 a wonderful year and I can't wait to share all of my ideas and projects with you!  Make sure you are checking the Imaginicse Blog to see all of the design team's New Beginning projects!

Supplies Used:
Imaginisce: Family Fun Patterned Paper, Plastic Buttons, Enamel Dots and the Petal Roller
American Crafts: Pow Glitter Paper and Foam Letter Stickers

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Creating on of a Kind Titles...Using the Silhouette Cameo!

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Happy Thursday Silhouette friends!  Guiseppa here with a new layout using the Printable Kraft Paper.  I love creating gorgeous titles for my projects.  Besides the pictures themselves, I think the title is one of the most important parts of a layout.  I am always trying to create a title that stands out.  To see my whole post on this project...head on over to the Silhouette Blog!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Carta Bella Love Basket!

Good morning, today I would love to share with you a fun little gift for those love ones in your life.  I have to say that creating layouts and projects for Valentine’s Day is my favorite.  I enjoy crafting for Valentine’s Day more than any other holiday.  So, let’s see what I have been up to.

I used Carta Bella’s new Words of Love Collection as well as the Designer Dies and Stamps Because I Love Die/Stamp Set.  I cut out this cute box using my Silhouette Cameo and used the Because I Love Die/Stamp Set to embellish it.  If you are like me, sometimes I get bored just using plain ink to stamp with.  This time around I used embossing powders.  I love the effect they create plus that added dimension.  I love the raised look!

I love the journaling cards that come with every collection, so here’s an awesome idea for you, how about turning them into little love notes, poems or quotes?  I also put some chocolate in a little bag because who doesn’t love chocolate?

I would love to receive something handmade and personalized like this for Valentine’s Day.  Carta Bella’s Words of Love and Designer Die/Stamp Set are perfect to help you get started on that crafty Valentine’s Day project.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy crafting your Valentine’s Day projects!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

An Adorable Layout using Silhouette Sketch Pens!

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Have you ever wondered if you fill in a title or other design using your Silhouette Sketch Pens? Today on the Silhouette Blog I am showing you how to do just that.  I love that there are so many options when it comes to using my Silhouette Cameo.  Using the Sketch Pens, is definitely one of my favorite ways to create.  Head on over to the Silhouette Blog to see the full tutorial post!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Carta Bella Designer Die Tutorial

Good Morning Carta Bella fans, today I want to share with you a quick way to make a vintage looking border using the new Designer Die Yesterday Frame Die Set.

Choose the patterned papers you would like to use.  I used Carta Bella’s new Yesterday Collection to make my border.  I used two different patterned papers.  Cut out about six of the frames from two different patterned papers.

Next you need to decide how you want your border to look and then space it out without gluing it down to get a feel for what you want it to look like.

Once you have it the way you’d like it to look, glue it down, but I suggest you only put a small amount of glue in the middle of the back of the die cuts.  This will allow you to slide the other die cut pieces underneath.  I also adhered the frame part of the die cuts to make it pop more.  I used the opposite side of the patterned paper to define the frame.

If there where any areas that I felt needed more glue, then I added more. When I was done adhering everything and the glue dried, I cut of the excess that hung over the paper.    This is what it ended up looking like.  I also made a border for the bottom part of my layout.

Here is a look at the whole layout.  I left the design team banner off this one so you could see the border on the bottom.

 Here are some close ups of some of the details of my layout.

Get create with your Designer Dies and see what you can create.  Make sure you are stopping by the Carta Bella Blog to check all of the crafty goodness that is going on!  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a crafty day!

Carta Bella Supplies:
Designer Dies Yesterday Frame Die Set

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vellum Title with Silhouette's Print and cut Feature!

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Happy New Year Silhouette fans!  I hope you have enjoyed your holidays!  I'm up on the Silhouette Blog today with something I have never tried before.  I have used Silhouette's Print and Cut feature as well as the Vellum but never together. Too see the whole post, head on over to the Silhouette Blog!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Welcome in 2015 with Imaginisce!

Well, this is my last post for the 2014 Imaginisce Design Team!  It's been so fun being able to work with wonderful and talented people as well as amazing product.  I thought it was appropriate to welcome in the New Year by making some fun New Years decorations.

I love these 3d letters I found in the Silhouette Store and in combination with Imaginisce's Family Fun Collection, they are perfect for the New Year.  How fun would these be in the center of your snack and food party table at your New Year's party?!  

I also found these cute 2015 glasses in the Silhouette Store too.  These would be way fun for the kids or maybe yourself.  They were so easy to put together and took no time at all!

I hope you enjoy your New years!  Make it a memorable and crafty one with Imaginisce!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Samantha Walker Title Tutorial!

Hello again!  Today I am sharing my final tutorial and project for Samantha Walker's Creative Crafter's Team.  I just have to say, my experience on this team has been amazing.  I have learned so much and made many friends along the way. Samantha is one talented lady and you will need to keep an eye on what she has going on!  Thanks Samantha for having me for four wonderful and creative years! I'm going to show you how to make this title.  Let's start!

Pull up your 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' in your Silhouette Software.  This shape has an advent calender that comes with it.  I'm going to use the title part of it.  Highlight the title, right click and select Ungroup.

Now, remove the top and bottom pieces of the title by highlighting them and clicking delete on your keyboard.  This is what you should be left with.

Decide where on your layout you want the title and move it around.  You can also resize it to be smaller, but I wanted mine to be this size.  I decided I wanted the 'Santa Claus' part of my title to be sketched out using Silhouette's Sketch Pens (white).  So, first remove 'is coming to town', open up the Sketch Window and click on Cross Hatch.  You can now see how my 'Santa Claus' has changed.  

I want my cross hatched smaller, so go to Advance Options, then spacing and then move your spacing all the way to the left.  Notice how the crosses in the 'Santa Claus'are now smaller?  

Pick the color of pen you want to use.  I used white on the black cardstock because I love how it looks.  To sketch, just go into the Cut Setting, pick Silhouette Sketch Pen and send it to your Silhouette.

When it's done sketching, leave it in your Silhouette.  Do not remove it.  

Go back into your Silhouette Software and add your 'is coming to town' part of the title.

Now, you need to remove the 'Santa Claus' part of the title.  Your page should look like this right now.

Let's finish and cut out the 'is coming to town'.  Go back into your Cut Settings and select the material type you are using.  I am using cardstock, so I selected Textured Cardstock.  Make sure you take your pen out and put in your blade. Now, you can see the look I was going for.  

Here are some close ups of my layout!

I also used Samantha's Keepin' Cozy Collection from Echo Park.

To get the wood look in my title, I adhered some wood veneer paper to the back of the black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping and for all of your support and sweet comments over the past four years!  Happy crafting and cutting! 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tutorial with Silhouette's Free Shape of the Week!

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Hello Silhouette fans!  I have a tutorial up on the Silhouette Blog today using the Free Shape of the Week!  Head on over to the Silhouette Store and grab yours then go on over to the Silhouette Blog to see how I did this layout!

Designs Used:
Free Design of the Week

Monday, December 15, 2014

Carta Bella Christmas Basket

Oh my…Christmas, it’s getting close.  Are you ready?  today I would love to share with you my Christmas Basket I made using the Yesterday and Christmas Time Collections.

So, I watch my neighbor’s kids twice a week.  Last week they came over with this cute ginger bread house they made and told me it was for my house because I didn’t have any Christmas decorations up, yes I hadn’t decorated yet.  So, I thought it was time.  I love making Christmas décor and I love to add new things every year.  I made this fun basket, but what’s good about something like this is it can be used as décor or it can be given s a gift, just add a little treat or gift inside the basket.

I added some Styrofoam to the bottom of my basket, extra Easter grass I had and used shish kabob sticks.  The 3x4 Journaling cards and stickers from these collections were the perfect size for the sticks and the basket. 

I also used one of the stickers from the Christmas Time Collection and made a title for my basket.

Add a fun bow for that extra special Christmas touch!  I also used an Adhesive Flair Button to the center of the bow…so cute!

So fun, easy and fast!  That’s what we all love at anytime of the year, especially during the Christmas season.  Head on over toe the Carta Bella Blog to see all of the wonderful projects the design team has been creating!  Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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