It’s November 1st and everyone knows what that means….
We can talk about Christmas and not get strange looks! 😀 I love summer, I wouldn’t be a proper school teacher if I didn’t but I might love Christmas a little bit more. Good food, good family and good fun! What more can a girl ask for, right? With that said, it’s time for me to start doing some holiday prepping. Last year, and the year before that, I considered doing December Daily…. but that’s a story for another day. The story for today is DIY project life cards! While surfing Ali Edwards website, I noticed a new hand written quote for her giveSunday project this year. I decided today was a good day to show you how I make these types of images into Project Life Cards!
Using a toner based printer, I was able to add foil to some of the cards using my Minc. I love foil, it makes everything look fancier!
Now that I have my Curio unboxed and running, I have a good idea of what it can do and why it’s not a replacement for the Cameo. Many of us purchased our current Curio machines three or four years ago. In my “there’s-a-new-iPhone-every-year” mind it feels like we have been waiting an eternity for a new machine. But leave it to Silhouette to throw convention to the wind and say “suprise” this isn’t a replacment for you beloved Silhoutte Cameo. I can’t really say I blame them… “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” right?!
Guess what I just got! The poor postman has been at my house non-stop this summer. I need to go back to work! 😆 If you haven’t heard, Silhouette has several new products set to release over the next few months. I have my eye on several items, like the new Silhouette Mint stamp maker as well as some new consumable products. While I wait for those other items to come out I’l just have to enjoy unboxing this new beauty!!
Are you a planner or a pretend(plan)er? Don’t think I’m judging, I’m being serious right now. Which are you? I’m a pretender! 😀 I own pretty planners that I may (or may not) use. I occasionally doll up a weekly spread with washi and stamps but more often than not, I just scribble the weeks events in without much thought as to how it looks. Despite my love of technology, I still depend on a paper planner to roll my life into one neat package. I would love to say the reason is because I’m old-fashion and want pencil and paper but that would be a lie. The truth is, digital calendars (a’la Microsoft Outlook) make me think of work and that’s no bueno!:p
One form of planner decoration that we all can stick with are covers! Every since EC launched removable covers I have been all about customizing the outside of my planner. You can pay EC to do this for you but why bother when you have a handy, dandy Silhouette program sitting on your computer. 🙂
Since the new year has rolled in, I’ve realized that I really have flowers and girly and hearts on the brain. This became really obvious to me when I started digging for Valentine’s Day goodies on January 3, lol! One thing I haven’t got on the brain is traditional. I’ve recently purchased several new Valentine’s Day inspired paper pads but have been avoiding the color. I’m not sure why, but black and gold seems more lovely to me than pink and red…. It’ll come back in favor with me at some point. 😉
This card came together super fast because I used my Cameo to cut all the pieces. I didn’t do any real “design work” in the software so I didn’t film any screen footage. If you have any questions though, just let me know. Thanks for stopping by!
One of the things I was very excited to see back during the release of Silhouette Studio 3 was the option to cut by line color. I really love the idea of cutting complex, multi-line style files without needing to change out the mat or tinker with cutting lines “on” and “off”. I hadn’t given this new feature much thought recently but I got an email from someone needing help with an elaborate sketch pen file. I knew this was just what she needed.
So, now that summer is over I’m in full crafting mode….
This happens every year. I spend most of the summer running around and then BAM the week before I have to go back to work I go into creative overdrive. Where was all this passion in June, lol?
But any-who, on to the card…
It’s simple in design but I really didn’t want to take anything away from the stitching. For this card I used items from both the Studio Calico August Scrapbook kit and card kit. I don’t subscribe to the scrapbooking kit but all the new CHA papers and embellishments from Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy suckered me in this month. The only items on the card that are “exclusive” to Studio Calico (they love that exclusive business…) is the stitching template and the wood veneers. The background polka dot paper is from Dear Lizzy “Polka Dot’ party and the grey chevron is by My Minds Eye. I’d link them below, but they don’t seem to be available in stores yet. Amy Tangerine has made these templates for her last two lines so you could get something similar if you wanted, without buying a kit.
Here’s a close up and a process video, if your interested. 😉