I just made the itty bittiest of cuts using a handwritten cut file from the Happy Stuff kit and thought I’d share a couple tips for cutting the tiny things on your Silhouette.
1. Add a slight Offset to thicken up the itty bitty parts. 2. Change your blade depth to one set higher than what you use normally on cardstcok. (I set mine to 5, when usually it’s 4.) 3. Double cut the image.
I did my usual cardstock settings and it was a little more awkward to try and remove. I did all three options listed above and it worked like a charm.
The tallest letter, the ‘h’, is only 3/4″ tall.
Gotta love the Silhouette baby!
[ Need help using Offset to thicken letters? Check out this tutorial HERE. ]
I’ve never had allergies in my life. I mean, heck, I practically grew up on a farm, spent many summers there as well.
Never had a problem.
As I’ve gotten a little more seasoned, I find that I’m just a little more ‘achoo-ee’ lately in the spring.
It couldn’t be allergies. I’ve never been allergic to anything.
But this year seems to be the kicker.
I walked out of the mall into a courtyard of white blossomed trees and the sneezing began. Not intensely, mind you, but enough to draw attention to the fact that I could put 2+2 together and get 4….aka…allergies.
Not the answer I was looking for.
I don’t know if the pollen is just insane this year or what. I mean, our cars are covered in it. But all I know is when the windows are shut, sneezing is very minimal.
Open ‘em up?
The sneezing and minor sniffling commences.
What the french toast???
I’m 47, for cryin’ out loud. They say you can get them as an adult, but I just didn’t believe it.
I’m not digging it.
But at least I can breathe in this explosion of loveliness–deeply, mind you–without any external reaction besides ahhhhhhhh.
It’s Easter weekend. I miss the days of basket-filled sweets. Tiny little surprises. Hiding baskets in unusual places the night before–like the dryer or hanging from the ceiling fan. Something fun for the kids to do that morning when they wake up.
I think I’m feeling nostalgic this week for the younger days of my kids…not that I want to go back, mind you, but they are sweet moments.
So instead, today I share some sweets with you.
Let’s start off with this cute little Easter freebie. I call it a funky bunny. I like a little quirky from time to time. :)
And of course there needed to be two–one floppy and one not.
To download these cute little fellers–forever free–click HERE.
Next up. A brand new kit. Miss Laura asked me for a 6×8 photo template kit at the same time I was working on my travel album for the Here There Everywhere class. Obviously we were on the same wave length here. :)
And you know how I like to mix things up, this brand-new kit of 14 templates is 20% off through Sunday, April 27. So be sure to get yours today while it’s on sale.
And last but not least, the sale on the Hello There Silhouette card class ends tomorrow.
We had a fabulous week with Nichol’s renditions, did we not?
Well, that’s it for today folks. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whether you celebrate Easter or not.
And I’d like to leave you with this video because it’s pretty amazing. My missionary daughter pointed me to it and not only is it a powerful message, but also, all the ‘old scenes’ with Christ were made by my hubby when he worked on ‘building Jerusalem’ a couple years ago. It looks pretty darn authentic, wouldn’t you say?
You know, it’s been strange this year not having any kids in–the traditional sense of the word–school. You don’t think about the holidays when all the kids are out. Spring break? Yeah, when’s that? No graduations to attend or have your kids go to for their friends. You kind of become oblivious to it all which is really weird when it was a part of your life–or rather, pretty much all your life for like 20 years or so.
It’s really weird.
But, it is that time of year and has Nichol got the grad card idea for you! This pop-up card was originally the one that said ‘Thanks.’ Awesome that you have the skills (said in my Napoleon Dynamite voice) to create your own sentiment, eh?
Turned out fabulous, darling! Can you imagine the oohs and aahs over receiving that grad card?
Here’s what Nichol has to say:
I changed the greeting for the “thanks” pop up card to “graduate” and used the freebie design “congrats” for the outside of my card so that it reads “congrats graduate”. I added a graduation cap from Kerri’s Graduation Kit to the letter “o” in “congrats”.
A note about cutting the inside pop up: I had originally tried cutting the pop up from cardstock however I found it a bit too bulky to work with and liked how the patterned paper I ended up using looked instead. :) I used stamping to accent the die cut elements on my card.
It is divine, Miss Nichol! Thank you so much for sharing your card talent here with us this week!
Don’t forget, the Hello There class will be on sale for 20% off through the rest of the week!
I don’t know ’bout you, but I have soooo been enjoying Nichol’s cards this week…and this one is no exception. I love her take on the flip card, especially her adding the white-on-white flower background to it.
All her touches with the stamps and flowers and such makes this pop in a whole new way! And I think I need to get my hands on that stamp that says, ‘Definitely Not Junk Mail.’ That is darling!
Here’s some words from Nichol:
I loved learning how simple it can be to create my own flip cards! While I kept to Kerri’s class lesson and used the circle “flip”, I can see how easy it will be to create many other shapes of flip cards! I used Kerri’s freebie designs from the class (flowers, “hello”) for my card and also used a background design from her Background Basics kit to give my card base some “texture”. I used the same color of cardstock as the flip card to not take away from the flip design! I love combining a large die cut word (in this case the “hello”) with a stamped phrase for a card greeting. :)
Sooooo very adorable!
And in case you were wondering what the freebies were in this class–the ones that Nichol keeps using, here they are:
Lots of fun sentiments and itty bitties to help you with your card-making fun.
Just one more day of card shares (class sale ends on Sunday though). I can’t believe it’s Thursday already!!
Our week-long showcase on the Hello There Silhouette card class continues with Nichol’s rendition of this sweet ‘floopy’ flower card.
Love the color choices and the stamped sentiment on the banner. All the extra bits and baubles are just icing on the cake.
Here’s what Nichol has to say:
I added stamping detail to the ‘floopy flower’ card using a background stamp and tone-on-tone ink. Next, I stamped a circle design on a contrasting cardstock and added it for the flower center and then added a stamped/embossed vellum banner across the front for my greeting. I then used a light yellow for the inside of my card and backed the front with vellum. For the coordinating envelope I stamped a cute little greeting near the bottom.
And if you happened to miss this on Facebook yesterday? Here’s another sneak peek at the Here There Everywhere class that starts May 19. (But if you sign up before that date, you can save $5 on the class.)
Okay, so you may have seen me get confused previously about which designs are my favorite from the Hello There class–and the confusion obviously continues. This paper bag is one of them…too. I can never truly decide. ;)
I love Nichol’s use of it here!
I love the all the accents she’s added here.
And the color scheme?
Here’s what Nichol has to say:
I used a couple of the freebie designs from the kit to decorate the paper bag. I changed the greeting on the card insert from “friends” to “hello.” and added a stamped sentiment on the card, leaving space below the stamping to handwrite a greeting. I used a clear glitter marker to add some sparkle to the heart and the word “hello”.
Love the versatility of these designs. This would also make a darling pocket with a journaling card on a page too! Not just for cards. :) And what you learn to design the paper bag? Oh, the fun you can have with that!
Don’t forget, you can get this class on sale all this week for 20% off.
And one last reminder, if you were interested in the new Here There Everywhere class, today is the last day you can get the Let’s Go for free when you sign up.