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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 660

For our Family Christmas we gather at my mom's house and have a wonderful meal. Mom has 8 kids, 16 grandkids, 15 greatgrandkids, and assorted in laws and outlaws.After we eat Santa comes for the little ones, and then the adults have a "White Elephant" gift exchange. The white elephant gifts can range from a beautiful piece of antique furniture from my bother who is awesome at restoring antiques, to a beautiful original water color painting made by my mom, to some disgusting pickled something in a jar that makes it way back every Christmas. I decided to make tags to mark the gifts that are meant for the white elephant exchange. The black is cardstock, the white is vinyl. I love this little elephant and will be using this file again.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 659

Today my grandkids had the flu. :O(  That meant I didn't babysit so I had some time to finish projects. This is a little treat box which holds a handful of kisses and Reeses peanut butter bells. I needed something that would go quickly and this was perfect. The box was made from plain red cardstock. The snowflake is from My Vinyl Designers.  It was cut using my KNK from oracal 631 vinyl. I was worried it would be difficult to weed but they weeded like magic.
The grandkids were feeling better by mid morning so I will go and get them tomorrow and they will be here through Christmas Eve morning!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 658

Sorry the picture isn't better. This is another file from Lettering Delights. Isn't it sweet! It is all cut from paper with the exception of the white swirls on the tree on the far left which are vinyl. Even at such a tiny size the file cut well on my Klic n Kut. The white background paper was embossed using my Cuttlebug.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 657

With almost 2 weeks between posts you would think I didn't have time to make anything. But in the last 2 weeks I have made over 100 cards and countless tiles. Luckily I had a lot of card parts done, several good vinyl files for cards, my KNK and plenty of paper and vinyl. This Santa was a Lettering Delights file I believe. He is cut from paper and the gold stars and reindeer are vinyl as is the holly. The white background was embossed using my Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 656

Still busy with my tiles and Christmas preparations but wanted to share a few things I have been working on. My 87 year old mom is a water color artist and she made a picture of our barn. I took a picture of her picture and printed it and made Christmas cards for her to send. The second picture is a Christmas stocking I made. Well kind of...The stocking itself was purchased at the Dollar Tree last year after Christmas for .50. The name was cut from felt using my Klic n Kut. My sister works at a group home and had a resident pass away and a new  resident move in who needed a Christmas stocking. Pretty nice when you can make a personalized gift for under a dollar!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 655

I feel like I have been MIA for too long! I have been busy making tiles but sure do miss my I have so many Christmas cards to make!
This card is made using a My Vinyl Designer file for the pines and Rob Passion Conflict font for the Peace. Simple, but I love it. The pines and the Peace are cut from vinyl with my Klik N Kut

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 654

This cute little guy is an new file called Snowman Soup from My Scrap Chick. He is cut from paper except for his face, carrot nose and the holly leaf and berries. He was super easy to make.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Day 653

Here is my other card made with the Snow Owl from My Scrap Chick. If you like paper piecing they have awesome files.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 652

 This card was made using a free file from My Scrap Chick. I think it was called Snow Owl. If you didn't get it on "Freebie Friday" they are available on their site for $1. The red berries and the eyes are cut from vinyl, the rest is paper. The green background was embossed using the Cuttlebug and snowflake folder. I will have another card using this sweet owl again tomorrow!Everything was cut using My KNK Maxx

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 651

My son in law has a Birthday coming up. He is the best son in law! He loves to hunt so I decided to go with a hunting themed card. This buck was made using a silhouette I found online and converting it to a KNK cutting file. I cut it from brown vinyl and put it on camo paper. Pretty simple! If you want the buck KNK file just holler!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Day 650

I received a free sticker in the mail as a promo for something. I have had it for over a year and didn't use it because it was  "too pretty to use".
Then one day it dawned upon me...I could have hundreds of those stickers. I scaned the original sticker, imported it into knk, vectorized it, and woohoo, I can now make as many as my little heart desires. The red card is red coredinations paper and white vinyl, the white card is gemstone paper and red glittery vinyl from KNK USA. My Christmas card making just got easier!
I would be happy to share the file, just let me know that you would like it and where to send it!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 649

Last year I made all of my Christmas cards, over 125. This year, if I stay at this pace, it probably won't happen. This card was made using a SVG file from Lettering Delights. The paper is coredinations, the white on the tree is vinyl, the background pink paper was embossed using my cuttlebug. And of course everything was cut using my Klic n kut.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 648

It seems like I have had such little time to craft lately, and then 75% of what I make either is totally screwed up or ugly.
Todays card is one that barely escaped being tossed. The poodle and the Happy Birthday were cut from vinyl. The poodle is just a bit odd.

Day 647

I bought this paper with the intention of giving it to my daughter to make a scrapbook page .  Then I used my Klic n Kut to cut the free "eerie-sistible"  file from My Scrap Chick and thought it made a good addition to the paper. Then I thought that if it had a mat it would be already for a picture. I knew that I had a spider web file so I decided to use that for a mat. The black eerie-sistible and the spider web were cut from vinyl, the rest is paper. Now all it needs is a picture of my sweet, adorable Grandkids!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 646

A sweet friend gave me an adorable snowman embossing folder from Crafting Essentials and I used it to make this card.
I embossed it on white textured paper, used Stickles to outline the snowman and on the snowflakes. I added gems for the buttons and used an orange colored pencil to color the nose.
The blue coredinations paper was embossed with a 5x7 Cuttlebug snowflake folder  and then distressed.
I feel like I am so far behind with blogging, but I have been busy! Hopefully I will get back to  posting on a regular basis in the near future.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day 645

Just a simple gatefold card. I am way behind with my cards and have 4 Birthdays this week alone. This card is for a friend's mom who is turning 70. It is a 6" square card. On the outside I scored around the edges, made a blue  4.5" square  and a brown 4" square. I embossed the brown piece with my Cuttlebug and the Birthday word folder, and then lightly sanded it. I cut out the 70 with my KNK...Actually I cut the whole card with my KNK. The Happy Birthday is an extra that I cut for yesterday's card (from I Scrap Design). Anytime I cut a sentiment from vinyl I cut several, I can always use them on a card.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day 644

I saw this book on line and thought it looked like fun. Rather than buy it I checked it out from my local library. It does have some fun cards, but it does lack good directions.
I used their illustration to design a KNK pattern for this card. It is the card pictured on the right of the cover. The first picture is the front of the card, the second is the card opened. Once the pattern was designed it was easy to make and I would be happy to share the file. The Happy Birthday was from a file I purchased from I Scrap Designs. Not sure where I got the butterfly file from as he has been cut out and waiting to be placed on a card for a long time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 643

I made these Halloween masks with a cut file from Lettering Delights. They are over 8 inches tall, perfect for a child. I bought some elastic string to use to hold them I just need to figure out where I put it. :O) The holes on the masks are big for elastic string so on the werewolf I made them smaller. The skeleton is paper with a black vinyl face, the werewolf is paper with black vinyl for the inside ears, the nose, and the mouth. There is white vinyl for the eyes and teeth. It took just minutes to make them.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 642

This card was made with a File from My Scrap Chick. I don't remember the name of the file but it had various cards and envelopes. I made this from double sided paper, a 12x12 piece was enough to do both the card and envelope. The Happy Birthday is vinyl. I liked the way it turned out, mainly because of the envelope. :O)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 641

My 2 year old granddaughter loves Tinkerbell. I went online to find a Tinkerbell file and couldn't find one. But I did see on the MTC forum that someone had made a cutting file from a coloring book page. So I went online and found a free coloring book page, saved it as a jpeg, imported it into KNK Studio, vectorized it, broke path, and then spent way too long editing nodes. But here she is. The wings are gemstone paper, the hair and the black background is coredinations paper, the rest is vinyl except for the whites of her eyes which I did with a white sharpie pen. Only her silhouette is black, I took the picture on the bed of my KNK Maxx so it looks like she is on a  black square.
If you would like the file just send me your email address and I will send it to you.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Day 640

I made this for a friend who has a new granddaughter and whose Birthday was last week. Hopefully this has now arrived at her house and it is safe to make this post. The plaque is wood, painted white. The letters and hearts were cut from vinyl using my KNK. The font is 2Peas Loving Essential. I wasn't sure whether to put the bow on or not so I sent it with the bow unattached and the glue dots to attac it if "Grandma Sue" decides she likes the bow.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 639

Once again not the best pictures. I found this file while looking through my files and decided to make a trial cut. I again decided to cut the embellishments from vinyl rather than paper. This file cut well and assembled nicely. If I were to make more I would make the roof black and emboss it to give it texture.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 638

Happy October!
Not the best picture...sorry. This pumpkin box came from Digital Designs by Stephanie. (FREE!!!) It is super easy to make and holds 3 mini hersheys. She cut the face out of the orange and then put a black circle behind it, I did not cut the face from the orange, rather I used vinyl for the face.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 636

This card is one that looks better in person. It is a another use what I have card. I have a ton of handmade paper scraps that I bought somewhere along the line. So I put a piece on a blue card and then just printed the congratulations.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 635

I saw this idea on Heart Prints. It is just a card and envelope embossed to match.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 634

This sheep has been cut out and ready to use for some time now, along with the rest of his flock. :O)The sheeps body is gemstone paper, the flower and the sheeps eyes are vinyl. I don't remember where the file came from but it was a purchased file. I love his expression!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 633

Another simple card made trying to use up existing supplies. I have come to the conclusion it won't happen in my life time. The paper is from a stack of DCWV La Creme paper. The black and cream piece is flocked. The Happy Birthday is Passion Conflict font cut from vinyl.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day 632

This card was made using a tutorial from SplitCoast Stampers. You take a paper napkin, seperate it from it's backing and iron saran wrap to the back of it to give it a more handmade paper look. In my opinion, unless I had no paper and REALLY needed to make a card, I wouldn't go through the work to do this again. :O)
The lettering is cut from vinyl.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Day 631

Another card that is much sweeter in person. I fell in love with these birds and decided to cut some small for a card and some big for the wall. Once I had them cut for the card I tried to find the perfect paper and every patterned paper seemed to distract from the birds. So I grabbed one of my kraft paper cards and it seemed  to be a perfect fit. How easy...kraft paper and black vinyl.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 630

Isn't this the cutest little dog??? This was originally a digital stamp that I converted to a KNK cutting file. I cut the dog from black vinyl and applied it to white textured cardstock .

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 629

I made this card using a free file from My Scrap Chick .
I changed the words a bit. The bat is black cardstock, the eyes, ears, cheeks, fangs, and letters are vinyl.
When I finished it I thought that it would make a cute vinyl wall decal for the little people in my life so I made this. They are 12inches wide and 5 inches tall. My grandson Gavin was happy because not only was it a bat, it was a vampire bat!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 628

My daughter and family just moved and are temporaily staying in a house my brother owns until they can either find a house to buy or they will build. He wanted some car things for his room, something that we can out up and take down without much effort. This Lightning McQueen car wa made from a free SVG which I converted to a KNK and cut using my KNK Maxx. It has 3 layers of vinyl. I was definitly more impressed than my grandson. :O)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 627

I am not sure where I got this file from as it has no name attached to it. It was called the oval flower frame. After I cut it, I noticed a couple of the scallops were flat on the end, so I edited the cutting file for future use. The paper is all coredinations and the flower centers are vinyl.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 626

This card was made using a technique that I saw on another blog. It uses the Quikutz metal sheets, the Cuttlebug, and alcohol ink. You apply alcohol ink to the metal and let it dry, run it through the cuttlebug using what ever folder you desire, and then lightly sand it. It turns out gorgeous, the problem is even though I let this sit for a week, the color rubs off when you work with it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 625

This card was made using a Numbers cutting file from My Vinyl Designer. I welded the 5 and the 0 together and then just added the words "Over the Hill" to the middle section. It was cut from vinyl using my Klic n Kut.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 624

This card was also made with a free file that I found on line. I thought it was so sweet! The graphic is all cut from vinyl and applied to the pink cardstock. When I applied it, it was a bit off center so I added the ribbon to balance it out. :O)
It would make a cute "Thanks A Latte" card.

Day 623

This card was made with a free file that I found online. I cut the cat from vinyl using my Klic n Kut and applied him to cardstock. Such a simple card! The cat reminds me of the cat that lives in our house. :O)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 622

I have used this dragon before on a card, I have a tendency to cut more than one pattern piecing file when I cut them. I love dragons and this guy is so sweet!
The paper is all coredinations, the teeth and toenails gemstone, and the eyes are vinyl. It was cut using my Klic N Kut.
This card will probably be a Birthday card for one of the little people in my life. :O) I do not remember what company I bought the file from.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 621

I think I have mentioned more than once that when I got my KNK and then a scalloped circle file, I thought it was the best thing ever! I must have cut 100 or more scalloped circles in all sizes and colors. I saw something similiar to this on a scor pal site and thought it may be a good way to use a scalloped circle! I just used my score pal to score the scalloped circle, and hand cut the stem and leaves. The center of the flower is an old button.