Card Crafting

Sliding into 2015!

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve enjoyed the Holiday Season and wish you all the best for this new year.

2014 was very exciting for me; starting this Blog, opening my Etsy shop and participating in Crafty Challenges. 2015 will be more visual and interactive. Besides the regular posts, you can expect Let’s Play video series for games and I will post more crafty tutorials .

I started 2015 creating 2 cards, based on Mojo Monday Card Challenge 378. I experimented a lot, using distress mini ink cubes 1&3. As you can see in the images, I took the forms of the sketch and made a new design. I used that new design as my template for my cards. Maybe I took the concept of “out of the box” thinking too far, but I love how they turned out. Leave a comment on what you think, I love to hear how much you’d deviate from a sketch and what you think of my creations.

Mojo Monday 378

Mojo Monday 378

mojo 378 inspired dark side ot moon

mojo 378 inspired dark side ot moon

mojo 378 inspired sliding into 2015

mojo 378 inspired sliding into 2015

Thank you so much for your support this past year, and I hope you’ll be joining me in all the things to come! Thanks for stopping by and take care.

Mojo377 Card Challenge Sketch

I’m so happy with the Holidays. Spending time with my loved ones and finding time to craft. After browsing through Pinterest, I stumbled upon a blog called Mojo Monday. They provide card sketches for card challenges and once a month they have a contest. This was the card sketch for this week;

Mojo377 Card Challenge Sketch

Mojo377 Card Challenge Sketch

I decided to not only make a card, but a complete digital Silhouette design and tutorial. I found the blogpost Yesterday and I was cutting it close (no pun intended) because the deadline closes at  8:00 PM North America – Mountain Standard Time. Here’s my finished card! I used some leftover Christmas papers and, two layers of foam tape and a tape runner. Hope you like it.

SVG Mickey Card Challenge MOJO377

SVG Mickey Card Challenge MOJO377

If you know other sites that have fun paper challenges, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and take care.

Warm winter wishes part 3

My Christmas cards are finished. It took me sooo much longer than I anticipated, 3 nights plus 1 full day!! Because I specifically wanted to use my Silhouette Cameo, I made a terrible judgement call by using a scanned sentiment as diecut instead of using a the stamp. It is so intricate what makes it very time consuming to peel off the cutting-mat AND find the right placement AND glue without the whole project being covered in glue stains… But as you can see, it absolutely works to scan you stamp and customize or re-size.  Also totally didn’t think about filling the negative spaces for the svg diecuts. I had to make 35 red squares to fill the blank space in the cup/mug and 35 brown strips for the coffee/cocoa (or really dark tea).  Still have to mail them, so hope they will reach the recipients in time.

Another tip, don’t set a deadline for yourself when you have your wisdom-tooth removed. No words how awful that made me feel, yuk. ..

Back to the card! I decided to make tags instead of a double card, just to switch it up. For making 35 cards/tags, I used;
Free svg from Silhouette Online Store, 10 pattern papers from Merrymint by American Crafts, 5 colors solid cardstock, 4 ribbons, natural twine, foam tape, tacky glue, score tape, stapler, scissors, regular hole punch, star punch, Project Life corner rounder and Fiskars paper trimmer.

Anyway, see the image below to see all the patterns used and to see the different styles of the cards/tags. I replaced the free sentiment of the free svg with a scanned stamped image from Lawn Fawns’ Love you a Latte stamp set. So, “warm winter wishes” is now “warm wishes” in a steam shape, so cute!

Warm wishes Christmas tags - Holiday card 2014/2015

Warm wishes Christmas tags – Holiday card 2014/2015

 

A quick tip if your looking for crafty inspiration for Christmas: The Holiday Idea book from Echo Park is a real must and free download (click here to visit their website for download) I also uploaded this card to the Anything Goes Challenge on Silhouette Challenges. Hope to find the time to use my Cameo more and post crafty creations more often.

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the holidays!

 

Warm winter wishes part 1

Just a quick photo share with the new free shape of the day from the Silhouette Online Store. Will post the results tomorrow. Hope to see you soon. Goodnight everyone!

*My wisdom tooth was removed and I didn’t feel like crafting. Will give you an update soon!

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silhouette free svg warm wishes

UPDATED: Pop up desk card – New Job

This card was made for a colleague of mine, who’s found a new job within our organization.
Sadly, with this job switch she has to leave our department.

I wanted to give her something more than a “thumbs up”, “suitcase”, or “flower” -card.
If you’ve read more of my posts, you know every crafty creation
is an exercise/excuse to try out new techniques.

After browsing the web, I’d found a great inspirational piece
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