Monday, 17 December 2018

Christmas tree table topper scratch of cards


Hi everyone. It's Verity here from Pretty Little Button bringing you another project. Today I have a quick project to whip up to add to your table for the kids to play and win a prize whilst waiting for dinner to arrive. The prize is completely up to you and this standing tree card leaves you plenty of space inside to let them know. The scratch-off sticker sheets are great for making a run game and allow the kids to scratch off to see if they have 3 matching red stars to win (well you can choose what number and colours are needed to win). These are so quick to make you can even make one for the adults too!

Christmas tree table topper scratch of card details: 

Add your designs from the design store into your design space. I find it easier to change the colour of the designs to the colour of cardstock I plan to cut out off. 

The black stars represent the starts I want to cut out of the scratch off sticker sheets. However, I needed to make these slightly larger than the stars to cover them up. Offset tool to the rescue!


For these stars, I added a 0.06-inch offset and deleted the original black stars from the design to make sure they wouldn't cut later on.


To make it easier to see where to put the different colours of cardstock on my mat so I only had to load it up once, I changed the 'reveal' of my cut mat from 0% to 100%.


The line colour also makes it easier to see the different shapes to cut out of different materials. If you have the cameo 3 you can also set this to cut from either blade holder 1 or 2, however, I have the cameo 2. So I initially cut the cardstock and before it cut the scratch off sticker sheets I changed the blade number for the cut settings. 


Christmas tree table topper scratch of card assembly: 

To assemble, add a little shading to the trees with green ink and a blending tool. Next, score a line at the top of the tree that will make the back of the card. Add adhesive above this scoreline and adhere the two trees together. This creates a hinge at the top of your trees to open and form the card. 


Next, peel the scratch-off stars from the backing and adhere on top of the cardstock stars. The adhered the star layer to the card, using a bit of liquid adhesive to the back of the card stars to ensure they stay in place. 




If this has inspired you to try this out, please post below. I would love to see it!

Until next time,

Verity




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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Sunday's with Steph - Sequin pockets scrapbooking layout



Hello crafters and welcome to this weeks blog!

So I started this weeks layout with this cutfile: https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/designs/15191?search=background+lace+circles&sortby=relevance&submitted_search=true I cut it out on to my favourite white Bazzill diamond card and used it as a template to draw circles onto a white piece of card.  I painted the circles in pink, blue yellow and green shimmery paint and then cut the piece of card down to 10 x 10.  I placed this onto the green spotty 12 x 12 card and then put it to the side to dry off whilst I worked on my cutfile.

On the reverse side I used the cutfile as a template again to drawer round some see through plastic and some white card.  cut this out and then stuck the dee through plastic directly onto the back of the cutfile.  I then added foam risers round the edge and then some white and turquoise sequins.  I removed the backing from the risers and stuck the cut out card directly to the back creating the sequin pockets.  I then put what felt like a million foam riders on the back of the cutfile before sticking it onto the painted card.



As I wanted to add a fairly long title I added that first as I wanted to get it positioned correctly then added the journaling, then the embellishments & perspectives and ta-da it was completed!



Thank you for reading and I hope you have enjoyed this weeks blog post!

Steph x x



Saturday, 15 December 2018

Scratch off Gener Reveal Card


Today I have made this super cute gender reveal card :) using the Silhouette self adhesive scratch off material. 

Materials

Step one

Open the file in the Silhouette Design software. I wanted this to be on an A5 sized card. So the first thing I did was to create an A5 sized box on the canvas. I then made it slightly smaller so that there will be a slight offset from the backing card when I mat and layered it at the end of the project. I used the box to design the card so that I could use it to resize the file to fit onto the card front. Once I was happy with the size of the card and the file I then changed the layout. I added text using the text tool with 'blue or pink' written in Brush Script MT and 'What do you think?' in Arial. I moved the text to the bottom of the card and placed the blue and pink hearts on either side. I also changed the colour of the text using the colour pallet on the right hand menu. 

Step two

The file comes with a heart shape cut out of the sack that the stalk is carrying. To make the file work I had to remove this. To delete the heart click on the sack and select the 'Edit points' tool on the left hand menu. Then click on one of the squares that will show on the heart. Once this is highlighted click on the cross button in the left hand menu until the heart has been deleted. Add the word 'Girl' or 'Boy' in a font and colour of your choice and you are ready to pint and assemble the card. 

Step three

Once you are happy with the design of the card it is time to print and cut the card elements out. I started by printing the back ground. Remove all of the elements that you do not want to print (stork and sack). You will then need to activate the 'registration marks' on the canvas. To do this go to the 'page setup' panel on the top right hand side menu and then select 'registration marks' on the submenu that opens. Turn them on and a cross hatched area will appear in the canvas. You will then need to make sure that you design is not covered by the cross hatching as you will not be able to print or cut in this area. 

Step four

Print the page by clicking on the 'Print' icon in the top left hand menu. Once it has printed load it onto the carrier sheet and load this into your Silhouette. Once it is loaded go to the 'send' page. Make sure that only the rectangle that is going to be used as the backing of the card is selected for cutting and send to Silhouette. Once this is cut out repeat the process with the sack, making sure that the gender is printed in the centre of the sack. 

Step five

Now that all the printing and cutting has been completed it is time to cut the stalk and sack. I used some neutral coloured cardstock to cut out the stalk using the 'Cardstock - plain' settings. The sack was cut from the silhouette self-adhesive scratch-off material. 

Step six

Now that you have cut all of the pieces it is time to assemble the card. To do this I firstly stuck the stork onto the card base. I peeled of the backing to the scratch-off paper and very carefully stuck it over the sack making sure that none of the pink showed (I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!). I then stuck this to the card by the storks beak. I then stuck the card onto a folded yellow cardstock to match the colours in the accent paper. 

 
You can then use your card and scratch off the paper to reveal the gender! Thank you so much for reading 

Helen :)
 

Friday, 14 December 2018

Christmas glitter accents

Hi Silhouette Friends...are you getting into the Christmas spirit?

The festive season is the perfect time for bringing out the glitter and the Silhouette Glitter Sheets are perfect for so many crafts.

This year I joined  a Christmas Advent Swop and had to make 24 little lots of goodies. I immediately turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo to decorate each Advent Envelope...using this file to create my numbers and this file for my snowflakes.



I had to keep it fairly simple as I wanted to reproduce the design 24 times and they all had to be packaged up and sent. I love the colours against the kraft and the fabulous pop of sparkle you get from the glittered snowflake stickers


I made several handmade cards from Cutfiles and this nativity scene was made for my mum


a simple design with several layers cut in plain white cardstock, a small rectangle of blue for the background and a sparkling star cut from the glitter sticker sheet.

I cut over 75 stars out of the glittery sticker sheet and was left with the perfect background for a scrapbook page...


this snowy scene will go perfectly in my December Journal.

As you can see I have used the Glitter sheet for 3 different projects to add just a touch of bling and sparkle to each one.

I wish you all a sparkly day

Ruth
xxx

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Make Glitter Paper in Any Colour

Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.

Hello, Janet here again from the Crafting Quine blog. This week the design team have been using the Silhouette Glitter Sheets. It is one of my favourite Silhouette media as it is so versatile. It can be used for Print & Cut, but here I've simply printed it all over in a couple of colours and then cut out my shapes. I guess you could call this Print THEN Cut!

What I Used
Silhouette Glitter Printable Sticker Paper
Medium-Weight White Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Pale Blue Vellum
Square Card Blank
Liquid Craft Adhesive
Clear Glaze
Silhouette CAMEO® 3 or Portrait
Silhouette Cutting Mat
Colour Inkjet Printer


Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.


For this week's project I printed out two shades of brown to transform the Stacked Polar Bear Card, by Jennifer Rush, into a cute a cuddly brown bear. I expect you can buy brown glitter card from somewhere, but you'd be unlikely to find the two shades you'd need for this card. I love that I can print my own glitter paper in any colour and then make glitter card by backing the cut shapes with a similar shape cut from plain card.

Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.


For this card the bear is cut out and then stacked onto a patterned paper covered card front using dimensional foam pads. I added shiny eyes and nose with clear glaze.

Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.


Then I added a sentiment banner printed in red onto pale blue velum and attached it behind the card front.

Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.


The falling snowflakes on the backing paper were enhanced with more clear glaze.

Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.


Once the glaze was dry, the whole card front was adhered to a square card blank.

Using Silhouette Glitter Sticker Sheets to make your own glitter paper and card. Designed by Janet Packer for GraphtecGB Silhouette UK at https://www.craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk. Uses the Polar Bear Card by Jennifer Rush from the Silhouette Design Store.


I'm rather fond of this little bear - his expression is so friendly.



Bye for now,


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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Design of the Week 'Joy To The World' - 11th December 2018 (A Beginner's Tutorial)


Hello, hello - it's Wednesday so it must be DOTW day!



Today we have a very usable design - you could cut it from htv and use it on a t-shirt or a baby onsie, use it for a card or scrapbook title but today I have decided to use it for a simple, but effective, parcel tag.


I started by opening a tag shape from my library, I used this one but you could use any one you have. This one is on sale at the moment and is only £0.39!


I removed everything but one of the tag shapes by ungrouping the design and deselecting one tag then using my delete key to remove everything else. 


Next I resized the tag to 4.75 tall and 3 ins wide.
1. Chose 'Transfer Panel'.
2. Select 'Scale'
3. Lock the padlock by clicking on it (this will keep the ratio the same) and change the width dimension to 2.5ins,


Add to your tag. 

(1) I then choose a font called Curly Tail as this was one that I already had and looked quite similar to the other writing.


I wrote the words 'love and' and changed the font size to 100.(2) Finally, I welded the letters together (3)


Add this to your tag also.


Next, you are going to differentiate the cut areas from the sketch pen areas.

Ungroup your 'Joy to the World'


Select just the J Christmas Tree and Y and and the tag 'hole' - use ctrl x to cut them from the design.
Change all the remaining design to a blue line.


Add an offset to just the tag by selecting the tag and using the offset button.



Before deselecting the offset change the line colour to red.

ctrl v will paste back the word JOY.  Drag the Christmas tree off your canvas and you will then have all the cut lines in red and all the sketch lines in blue. 


Group all the blue lines together and all the red lines together. Then ctrl x and remove the red lines.
Put a sketch pen in your machine and using the correct settings for sketching sketch the blue lines.  DO NOT REMOVE THE MAT FROM YOUR MACHINE.  ctrl v to return the red lines, select the blue lines and ctrl x to remove them. Cut the red lines.  You can now backfill the J and Y with red paper/card.

The final step I took was to make the Christmas trees. Copy the tree ctrl c and paste onto a new canvas ctrl p ready to cut from green card.  I decided that I wanted to add gems to my tree so ungrouped it and removed the little circles so that only the tree was cut out.  Once cut I added the tree to my tag with foam pads  and added the gems.

I hope this very long tutorial has been helpful and given you lots of tips and tricks.

See you again next week x