Sunday, 5 February 2023

Valentine Tutorial for Printable Cuttable Creatables

      Hello, my friends!

It's time for a new project share for Printable Cuttable Creatables!

Today I just want to share a fun tip for you, 
when using Cricut Design Space. 

Many of you will probably already know this but it's fairly new to me. 
First, here is the card that I made:


The owl image is super cute, right? 

Now I'm going to share my process with you.

When I'm using an image like this, that I know I want to print then cut,
I head to Cricut Design Space.
I begin by choosing the base size I want to use
and then sizing all my layers accordingly.

Here's a look:


I knew that I wanted to make 5 1/2" square card base.
So I begin by clicking on shapes, choosing a square, and sizing it to 5 1/2".
This allows me to then resize the owl image.
Then I decided that the owl would look nice in a circle.
So using the "Shapes" option again, I add a circle.
As shown in the photo above I sized the circle to 4".
 I didn't want the owl to just be "floating" in the circle. 
I added the sweet arrow cut, resized it to fit my circle,
and positioned it under the owl.
I also make sure that all my elements are chosen as print then cut.
This intricate arrow was the reason that I was going to use print then cut.
My Cricut does a fabulous job with intricate cuts but this might be pushing it! ;o)


I really like the way everything is looking here, and can see how my finished card will look.
I don't need the green square, as I have other plans for my background.
At this point I highlight the circle section, as shown in the photo.
If you look at the list on the right side you can see the ones that are highlighted.
Then I go to my "Flatten" option, which you can see in the lower right corner,
and I click on it. 


If  you want to include the background square in your project,
then you would highlight the entire square and click on flatten.
As shown above, the complete project has been flattened,
and is ready for print then cut.

Now we can go back to my finished card.
I knew that I wanted to use this pretty heart paper for my background.
I cut my 8 1/2" x 11" paper to a 5 1/2" card base.
I printed the heart paper and cut a 5 1/4" square.
I then matted my finished circle with a matching piece of cardstock.
I adhered it to my card front with foam tape.


I also finished the inside of the card using this sentiment cut.


It makes a really great Valentine card, right?
Flattening the layers helps to cut down on some of the bulk,
making it easier to mail to your Valentine.


Those are my tips for you today!
It's always fun to learn new things and new ways to do our projects! :o)

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Printable Cuttable Creatable Products Used:
Other Materials Used:
Cricut Explore Air Machine;
Recollections Cardstock;
WRMK Nesting Circle Dies.


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Thanks for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Printable Cuttable Creatables Shop

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Thursday, 2 February 2023

Month of Masculine for Kate Crafts

    Hello, my friends!

It's time for another fun project for Kate Crafts!

With it being a new month,  
I thought I would concentrate on sharing some masculine projects.
I always enjoy making them,
and Kate has some great products to use for this purpose.

First up are some masculine tags:


Very masculine, right?
Also very vintage!
I'll link all the products below.


I began with my usual kraft tag base, measuring 4 1/4" wide.
I then added a layer of paper for the background.
Then I just had fun layering all kinds of printed bits and pieces.
All the edges were distressed with both a tool and ink.

The second tag was created the same way.
I used the same background paper and more bits and pieces.
The masculine photos are the obvious focal point. 


Each tag was finished off with a jute knot at the top.
It just adds more masculine texture.
Finally, I went in with some Tim Holtz stamps to fill in some empty spots. 

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Kate Crafts Products Used:







Other Materials Used:
Kraft Cardstock;
Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink:
Tim Holtz Field Notes Stamp Set;
Jute Twine.
 
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon to share another masculine project!

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Here are all the links:

Kate Crafts Facebook Group

Kate Crafts Facebook Page

Kate Crafts Store on Etsy    

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Vintage Pink Junk Journal for Rach and Bella Crafts

 Hello, my friends!

Today I'm sharing my January Junk Journal for  Rach & Bella Crafts!

Here's a video flip-through:


These are the products I used:

Vintage Pink Journal Kit;

Floral French Ephemera; Words of Devotion Tags and Labels.

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Thank you for stopping by!
I'll see you again very soon!

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Here are all the links:

Rach&Bella Crafts Facebook Page

Rach and Bella Crafts Etsy Shop

Rach&Bella Crafts Instagram   

Monday, 30 January 2023

Fun Ephemera Project with Bonus Bits

 Hello, my friends!

When I saw this beautiful collection of Easter and Spring Fussy Cuts
over at Polka Art Studio's Etsy Shop,
I just knew it was going to be a fun file to play with!

As you know...I love to fussy cut!

I've shared several ephemera folios with you before
but this file needed something different. 
There were 7 pages of fussy cuts to organize. 

Then I saw the Shabby Chic Digital Envelope File
and new it was just what I needed!


This file included 6 beautiful envelopes, along with three optional backing papers. 
I printed them, cut them out, and assembled them following the included instructions.


I wanted to connect all my envelope, so I made a hinge. 
It's a simple matter scoring and folding a strip of cardstock.


My hinge had six flaps for my six envelopes.
I adhered the hinge to the back of each envelope.
There is a 1/8" space between each hinge.

In the photo below, you can see the envelopes assembled:


Once all the pretty Easter/Spring bits were fussy cut, I sorted them into piles.
On the inside of each envelope I wrote the name of what was going in that envelope.
In the photo you can see "Flowers".
I also had: Bunnies, Easter, Butterflies, Birds, and Other.  

Hmmm...I guess I missed a photo of this envelope folio in the wooden box. 
You can see a corner of the wooden box showing in the photo above. 
This piece fits beautifully into the box!
It stands up and allows me to flip through the envelopes
and pull out the pieces I want.

Then I went on to make these fun projects, shown below:


Aren't those little envelope dangles adorable?
Each one measures 1 1/4" x 3/4". 
Each envelope page included a mini envelope diagram,
showing how to assemble the full envelopes.
I cut them out and assembled them. 
I inserted an eyelet in each and then added a bulb pin.
They're tacked shut with temporary adhesive,
and are just perfect for a tiny secret message!

The envelope shown on the left side, is another fun extra.
It's a small flat image of the envelope.
I cut them out and inked the edges.
Now they are a lovely little tuck!

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Polka Art Products Used:



Other Materials Used:
Vintage Photo Distress Ink;
Recollections Cardstock;
Bulb Pins.

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I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Thursday, 26 January 2023

Black and White for Kate Crafts

   Hello, my friends!

It's time for another fun project for Kate Crafts!

What do you do when you run out of all your coloured ink? 
You use some of Kate's fabulous new Black & White Collections to make a project!

Fortunately, even when I'm out of all the colours,
I can still print with my black ink alone.
My previous printer would not work if even one ink was out.
Something to consider when purchasing a printer!

Here's what I made:


I have created two cards, using the same steps.
I printed out the papers from the Valentine BW Digi Papers Collection.
I trimmed them down, and matted them with black cardstock card bases.
Both images, as well as the "Congratulations" sentiment, are from the Cute Wedding Images.
The other sentiment came from the Valentine Quotes 2 Collection.
These were all matted with black cardstock, and then adhered in place with foam tape.

Aren't those fun?
You can never go wrong with black and white! 
I think the images are super cute.
The little blush spots on their cheeks are actually pink in the file
but they show up as grey when printing only black.

Here's a closer look at the first:


This would make a great Wedding or Anniversary card.
Although the card is lovely just as it is,
there are multiple creative possibilities to enhance it.

In the photo below, I simply added Diamond Stickles to:
his lapels, her barrette, lips and flowers.


Here's a closer look at the second card:


So cute, right?
I thought this would make a wonderful Valentine Card!

In the photo below, I added just a touch of pink with my pencil crayons:


These cards were both so fun to make!
Black and white projects can be fabulous!
They can also be changed in so many fun ways!
Give it a try! :o)

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Kate Crafts Products Used:




Other Materials Used:
Recollections Cardstock;
WRMK Nesting Circle Dies;
Diamond Stickles;
Prismacolor Pencils.
 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Here are all the links:

Kate Crafts Facebook Group

Kate Crafts Facebook Page

Kate Crafts Store on Etsy    

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Some Junk Journal Inserts for Rach and Bella Crafts

  Hello, my friends!

I'm busy working on a new journal for Rach & Bella Crafts!

Today I'm popping in to show you a couple of the inserts I've made.

First, I have these lovely tags:


These lovely large tags are from the Words of Devotion Tags and Labels Kit.
The Scripture verses on them are so lovely!
I've inked all the edges and backed them with kraft cardstock.
There's lots of room to journal on the back.
To finish them off, I stapled a little piece of shimmery ribbon.

The second insert to show you today is this:


This sweet file folder is part of the Vintage Pink Journal Kit,
which is the main kit I'm using for my journal.
I distressed the edges with both ink and my distressing tool. 
The pretty butterflies and hearts were included,
and I just sparkled them up with some Stickles.
The "Words of Devotion" is actually the title from the Scripture tags above.
I thought it made a great title for this lovely little notebook.


The pages inside are a combination of tea dyed and lined notebook pages.
I cut the pages to fit and rounded the corners to match.
I used my WRMK Magnetic Staple Board, along with their pink staples,
to fasten everything together. 

All these items are ready to be tucked inside my Vintage Pink Journal!
I'll be back to share a flip-through once it's finished.

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Rach&Bella Crafts Products Used:

Words of Devotion Tags and Labels Kit; 

Vintage Pink Journal Kit.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
See you again soon!

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Here are all the links:

Rach&Bella Crafts Facebook Page

Rach and Bella Crafts Etsy Shop

Rach&Bella Crafts Instagram   

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Single Line Valentine for Printable Cuttable Creatables

     Hello, my friends!

It's time for a new project share for Printable Cuttable Creatables!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!
For those of us here in Saskatchewan,
February 14th still holds lots of snow and chilly weather.
When I found this file in the shop, I thought it would make a great Valentine!

I used:

Single Line Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa SVG File

My first attempt with a single line file didn't work very well.
I opened a new package of markers for my Cricut and found they were all totally dry.
At PCC the files include SVG and PNG files.
So I uploaded this one into Cricut Design Space and had a play.

This is what I came up with: 


Doesn't that make a fun Valentine card?
This file is also available in the shop as complete cutting file,
but I wanted to have a play with the single line file.


I ungrouped everything in Design Space and then played with colors and layers.
I like the combination of pink and black for a Valentine.
I then flattened it and saved it as a print/cut option.

 
I couldn't really have pink cocoa,
so I colored the cocoa in after it was printed.

I added the printed piece to my black cardstock base using foam tape.
Finally, I added several pink pearls and some Nuvo Drops.


Sometimes it just fun to have a play in Design Space!
These files have so many options included,
and offer such a variety of creative possibilities. 

In this context...playing is learning!
That's always a good thing! :o)

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Printable Cuttable Creatable Products Used:
Other Materials Used:
Cricut Explore Air Machine;
Recollections Cardstock;
Prismacolor Pencil;
White Nuvo Drops;
Pink Flat Back Pearls.

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Thanks for stopping by today!
I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Here are all the links for you:

Printable Cuttable Creatables Shop

Printable Cuttable Creatables Blog

Printable Cuttable Creatables Facebook    

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