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video tutorial: creating a two-tone feather

Hey y’all! Just popping in today with a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is to create a two-tone feather . . . or any two-tone shape, really. I’m using designs from the Feathers kit. I love having all my scrap cardstock organized now so that I can easily find colors that I […]

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Lori - February 20, 2014 - 1:27 pm

WOW!!! What a great tutorial–thank you for making a video to share these specific techniques and tips. LOVE this!!!

vicki - February 20, 2014 - 1:42 pm

awesome tutorial — thank you!!

yolande k - February 20, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Merci beaucoup pour cette astuce et ton partage !!!

Sandi - February 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Kerri, You never fail to make things so very plain to me! This looks so easy when I see you do it and hear the explanation. Have you ever thought about writing a book about the many different things that you can do with the Silhouette? I would buy it in a second! Then I could reference your how-to videos and see in real time what I just read about. Anyway, a girl can wish, can’t she???

Diane S. - February 20, 2014 - 4:02 pm

I love your storage idea. Where can I find those bins? Thanks!

Kerri - February 20, 2014 - 4:10 pm

I bought my Fridge Binz at Walmart. I think they have them at Bed Bath + Beyond too. I’ve seen them on Amazon as well.

And Sandi and everyone, thanks for your sweet words.

Yolande, I love your comments in French. I have a soft spot for French since my son spoke French for two years in Washington DC. It makes me smile when I see it. :)

Susan Kopp - February 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Thanks for sharing that info…..those are really cute!!

Cammie - February 23, 2014 - 5:47 am

Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial.

new freebie, new kit, new tutorial, new winners

It’s one fabulous day of newness here at KBS!Lots of stuff going on today, so let’s get to it. I think we shall start off with today’s freebie, shall we? This is totally inspired by what I see every time I walk through my front door during Christmas–a lovely red hollyberry wreath. It makes me […]

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lynne - December 22, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Thank you so much for the wreath!

Linda V - December 22, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Thank you Keri for the great free designs and the wonderful tutorial!!! Happy Holidays!

Sandra ltb - December 22, 2013 - 3:24 pm

lovely – thank you!
Sandra ltb

Jocelan - December 22, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Thanks Kerri for the lovely cut file.
May your family have a very blessed Christmas.
Blessings Jocelan

Sheila Miller - December 22, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Thank you so much for the Berry Wreath. I love it! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sandy_in_MD - December 22, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Thanks for the lovely wreath!

Lindy - December 22, 2013 - 11:50 pm

Thank you for the Hollyberry Wreath! There are so many cool elements to your Black + White Christmas set!

Trish - December 23, 2013 - 4:52 am

I was fascinated by the photoshop tutorial, Kerri. I am thinking I need to spend some time and learn photoshop. Thanks for the jumpstart. And I love the berry wreath, can’t wait to cut it! Happy Holidays to you and your family. May it be sweet.

Dolly - December 23, 2013 - 6:40 am

Thank you so much Kerri!! You’re such a doll!

mix+match |  brackets and boxes

  Today I have a really simple tutorial that makes the cutest little tag. It’s all about utilizing your resources in my world…never reinventing the wheel. So I used a bracket from a font and a box (rectangle) and made this: (please ignore my very obvious dry hands. winter is on its way.) Wanna know […]

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Betty Shipe - November 12, 2013 - 10:48 am

Love this Kerri. what kit is the merry & bright from????

Kerri - November 12, 2013 - 11:05 am

It’s not from a kit. I just typed the words Merry+Bright using the ever famous Bebas Neue font. :)

Trish - November 12, 2013 - 1:53 pm

OH wonderful! This is so cute and I am going to my software NOW to make one. The converting text to a compound path tip is really helpful.I have wondered why I have had trouble aligning dingbats or other font shapes. Yea for you! Thanks for the great video tutorial.
PS I am really enjoying your “”Hello There class!

Judy - November 12, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Thanks for the video … it’s great! Just made one and it turned out really cute! And so easy!

Karen - November 12, 2013 - 6:36 pm

This is a great idea . Thanks so much for sharing. The video is really helpful.

Kris - November 12, 2013 - 7:22 pm

super stinking cute!

Lori - November 12, 2013 - 8:03 pm

How fun! Thank you for sharing those instructions with a video. The steps are very clear and I am eager to make one.

Marilyn Bronson - November 13, 2013 - 4:12 am

Thanks Kerri, that is one tutorial I will be trying out for sure. You are awesome!

Paula - November 14, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Fabulous & I like that they can be folded in half as file tabs too.

Jane - November 15, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Love It!! What a great idea – I remember doing this in Design Secrets, but what a great reminder to use what I have as opposed to looking for what I want. Thanks for sharing this technique!

Sophia Allison - November 17, 2013 - 5:34 am

Thanks for sharing this super cute tip, just did mine and love it…♥

Sophia Allison - November 19, 2013 - 10:33 am

Finally got it uploaded here is a link to see how I used your gorgeous little tag…♥♥♥

Kerri - November 19, 2013 - 1:04 pm

That turned out darling! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

Did You Know: Zoom+Move

Hey y’all! Just popping in with a quick video tutorial on how Zoom can affect the outcome of using Move, whether it be with just an Arrow key or a Shift-Arrow key.  

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Annabelle Bulat - October 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Thanks, Kerri! I did know this but I thought I learned it from you in one of your SIL classes!! Wait, now I’m thinking that it was something about zooming in & sizes being different. Well, anyway…

Kerri - October 15, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Yeah, I seem to remember saying it once in a class.
But you know how you just forget about it for a while? :)
I thought it would be good, since I just remembered again, to share it with everyone.

Fran - October 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

I didn’t know this. Thanks for your little did you know. I really appreciate it. I’m just trying to learn my Silhoutte.

Trish - October 16, 2013 - 3:29 am

I didn’t KNOW! Thanks Kerri for sharing that info. Your bits of wisdom really impact my use and enjoyment of my Silhouette.

Lynette - October 16, 2013 - 10:12 am

I didn’t know until I started taking you oh the places you’ll go class. Thanks for all the tidbits of info, here on the blog and in your classes. Wow! It’s amazing how knowledge is power…especially in software!

Alison - October 17, 2013 - 1:06 am

Thank you for all your tips, Kerri. I have recently invested in a Silhouette Cameo and really appreciate your tips. I’ve purchased my first class and I’m slowly working through it. You have a very easy to follow style.

Teryl - October 17, 2013 - 3:03 pm

When I view this page there is no video to click on–just a lot of white space.
Do you have any idea why it isn’t showing up?
Thanks in advance.

Kerri - October 17, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Hmm…not sure. It’s just a You Tube video and it works for me. Maybe try using a different browser and see if that makes a difference?

mix+match | from shapes to print+cuts

It’s October. I can hardly believe it! Just pulled out my Halloween ensemble that resides on my piano. Looks a little something like this: ( You can read my post on how to make this HERE. )  It’s so fun to come to this time of year and put up my cute mantle [er...piano] scarf […]

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Calli - October 3, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Well look at you, Miss Crafty-pants. You are amazing. My offer from long ago to play the piano while you create still stands! lol

Joni - October 3, 2013 - 9:15 pm

I love this decor! Where did you find that cute black frame? Love it!

Rhadonda - October 4, 2013 - 9:24 am

I love to watch you create!! I totally appreciate you taking the time to make a video, love it! Thanks!

Gail - March 27, 2014 - 2:50 pm

Is there a website that gives the RGB codes for paper manufacturing companies, such as Echo Park, Bazzill, etc.
I have bought a lot of digital papers and the colors don’t match the original papers when I print them

Kerri - March 27, 2014 - 9:08 pm

I’m not familiar with any. Usually paper companies keep their color ‘formulas’ pretty guarded. Not only that, what you see on your screen and what prints varies from setup to setup. There’s way too many factors on both ends of your setup to get an accurate match even if you had their formula.

What I might suggest is to create your own swatch palette to match the cardstocks, writing down your formula underneath so you can have a better representation of what your particular set up will do with the cardstock you love.

Hope that helps. :)

Gail - March 27, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Thanks Kerri. Love your ideas and the website.

New Series: Mix+Match

I have been so excited about launching this new series of tutorials! A couple times a month or so I will be sharing a quick little tip on how you can utilize your resources and maximize your art. I’m a big fan of maximizing one’s art. Huge fan. I love to see your goodies used […]

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Judy Stiles - September 25, 2013 - 11:59 am

I love this tip and immediately went to my Silhouette to try it out! So cool! Thank you so much for the tutorial! And I’m looking forward to seeing more of them!

Annette Abrahamson - September 25, 2013 - 12:26 pm

i just wanted to take the time to say thank you soooo much for the videos you post! i know that it takes time for you to do and it is very appreciated :) i have learned loads about what i can create with my silhouette because of what you have so generously shared. thanks again, and pretty please keep up the amazing and inspiring work!!!

Susan Kopp - September 25, 2013 - 12:31 pm

I love this tutorial and can’t wait to try it. Thanks

Fran - September 25, 2013 - 12:37 pm

That’s a really neat technique. Thanks

Barbara Johnson - September 25, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Wonderful tutorial. I can’t wait to give it a try.

Dixie Cravens - September 25, 2013 - 1:11 pm

What a great idea! You are a genius!

rita timmons - September 25, 2013 - 2:27 pm

great tutorial! I am very excited about this new series!

Debby - September 25, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Great tutorial Kerri! Thanks!

Tania K - September 25, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Awesome video/tutorial! Thank you so much Kerri! I have learned everything I know about the silhouette software from you! You make it so easy! And by the way, I’m really excited about your next class!

Margaret R - September 25, 2013 - 4:09 pm

Excellent tutorial Kerri. Thank you.

Sue Alg - September 25, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Thanks for the tutorial. Excellent. I’m going to create some Project Life cards using this technique

Patricia - September 25, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Thanks for sharing your talents with us!! I learn so much from your tutorials.

Linda V - September 25, 2013 - 5:48 pm

What a fantastic tutorial!!!! Have learned something new yet again. Thanks

Sylvia Gross - September 25, 2013 - 6:06 pm

Thanks so much. You make things so easy.

Darlene - September 25, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Thanks so much, this will be a really cute accent to pages or PL.

Dawn N - September 25, 2013 - 6:49 pm

This is a great tutorial – you explain everything and make it look so easy – I can’t wait to try an “hb” for my next birthday card!

Trish - September 26, 2013 - 8:40 am

Thanks Kerri for this great tutorial I am heading to my Studio software to make my own lined accent!
PS Please don’t get an ulcer. We can be patient!

LouAnn V. - September 26, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Great tutorial! I always learn something new. Thank you.

Tammy Davis - September 27, 2013 - 7:19 pm

I just got the chance to watch your “Lines & Letters” tutorial. What a great project! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome tablet! If it weren’t for you, I would never have learned how to use this wonderful tool!

Kathy Wade - September 30, 2013 - 6:18 pm

Love this tutorial! Learned a lot. Thanks!

how rad lab can rock your photo world

Our big birthday celebration is quickly coming to a close.sadness. One more day for the sale and you have until midnight tonight to enter the contest posted Thursday. So today I thought it would be fun to share the awesomeness that is Rad Lab.It’s a plugin in that works with Adobe photo editing software. Totally worth […]

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Susan Kopp - August 10, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Enabler much? Another wonderful goodie that is going on my wishlist…..thanks my wallet is groaning LOL!

Sue FitzGerald - August 10, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Oh the wonderful things I have missed this last week, has been crazy busy here. All the birthday goodness and exciting events in your family. Have loved spending a lazy sundaymorning catching up on it all.

Joy Gissing - August 10, 2013 - 7:37 pm

I have had rad lab for quite a few years and love it but even I learnt some new things from watching your tutorial. I also have their dirty pictures which I never use because I am not sure how to use them, do you have that Kerri? also you mentioned lightroom can you use the existing rablab in your lightroom and if so how do you import it into lightroom or do you have to buy the special lightroom one? I am not that familiar with lightroom so not sure what is the point of using it if I have photoshop.

Debbie - August 11, 2013 - 9:49 am

Thanks Kerri! That was an awesome tutorial. Looks so easy to use and adds such dramatic changes to photos. Need to add Rad Lab to my wish-list now!!

Jeanine - August 12, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Thanks for the video. I’ve had Radlab for a few months and didn’t know everything I could do with it until this video!

Angi - August 22, 2013 - 9:55 pm

thank you for sharing! I’m gonna start saving my money!! This is SOOOO cool!!!

friday freebie: love this photo + video tutorial

Got a great little freebie for y’all today! Something that can be used for sooooo many things. just ever-so many. To download this file, click the image or click HERE. Comes as individual components too, so you can layer if’n ya wanted. But wait, there’s more! I like to maximize my art and today I’m […]

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lynne - August 9, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Thanks so much for the freebie, and the video, too!

Elaine Bowman - August 9, 2013 - 1:52 pm

So Cute Kerri! Can’t wait to use it! Happy Friday to you!

Heather Parry - August 9, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Thanks so much for this. As a newbie to photoshop and silhouette, this freebie is great, and the video is even better!

Shell - August 9, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Thank you so much… really love this one :)

Cindy - August 9, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Thanks for the freebie and the helpful video! Hope you’re feeling better.

Linda V - August 9, 2013 - 6:52 pm

Thanks so much for sharing the cut file and your expertise with the video.

Ruth G - August 9, 2013 - 7:40 pm

I love the file, I love that you’re human and I love the photo! Super sweet! Thanks so much for all you do!

SherryGrove - August 9, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Kerri, awesome video! I want more time to play!!

Dominique Bon - August 10, 2013 - 12:50 am

Merci beaucoup :)

Mary - August 10, 2013 - 7:40 am

I would not have thought to bring the design into photoshop, thanks so much for the file and the info!

Kirsten - August 10, 2013 - 8:17 am

Awesome tutorial…thanks so much!

LinhC - August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

You’re the best!

Trish - August 10, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Kerri, thanks so much for the freebie and tutorial. I always learn so much from you. I forget that changing to a compound path effects so much when designing or editing. I think I willvgo and watch every video you ever made, my own Kerri Bradford marathon!

labbie1 - August 10, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Hey all! Need Help!

If you were going to purchase a Silhouette or other cutter, which one would it be and what add-ons would you include or make sure are included with it?


Trish - August 10, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Hi Labbie, I have both a Cricut Expression and a Silhouette Cameo. The Silhouette is my favorite, hands down.I love the versatility of it. I would get the Designer Edition of the software. I also purchased a image subscription when it was on sale and have really enjoyed it. Hope that helps!

Susan - August 11, 2013 - 9:57 am

Love, love, love this file! And the video was awesome too! So many wonderful ideas! Have already cut this out and put it on a scrapbook page I already made–I knew just the photo I wanted to put it on!

Thanks so very much.

Julie Learned - August 13, 2013 - 9:25 am

LOVE this tutorial! Thanks so much for the information. Makes me want to go and play right now!!!

WhamBamPam - November 2, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Hi Kerri,

I just finished the Cutting Edge class over at Studio Calico where you were spoken of highly on the message boards. I already knew who you were, but had never seen any of your videos, which is why I looked you up on YouTube. I watched the Maximizing Your Silhouette Shapes video above. Great video, thanks for the free file and all the tips.

Kerri - November 2, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Thanks Pam! And welcome to my little neck of the woods. :)

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Sherry - January 21, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Thanks for the freebie and the video. Can used so many ways!

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yolande k - February 24, 2014 - 2:52 am

Magnifique ! Merci Kerri !