Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Finger Puppets with bendy card.

 I loved the card by Samantha Walker from the Silhouette Store but wanted it to be a fun card for my granddaughter so I knew just what to add, print then cut figures from PPbN Designs.com. Instead of piecing such small figures I used the .png.

Design ID #53879                         

Sleeping Princess and the retired set Once Upon A Dream. I used a cone shape to turn these cuts into finger puppets.

I print then cut the Happy Birthday title to go on the inside and cut the Princess. I hope my grand daughter will love this card.

Print Then Cut with the DE software for the Silhouette Cameo. I have updated to 3.0.343

1. Choose design, I choose the png but you can also color and put back together the svg file. For this I am going to talk about a png file.
2. add the Registration marks. 4th button at top from the right. Looks like sheet of paper with registration marks. Under style button choose your machine.
3. Now to get cut lines go to 6 button from right. Open trace window. The one with a butterfly.
Select trace area and make a box around image. Now time to play with the different settings. I turned off High Pass and moved the Threshold to 100%. The balloons on my image didn't completely yellow out but I am just tracing the outside edge so it worked for me. Trace outer edge.
4. If you are wanting a white border just use the offset and remember to take away the other cut line.
5. Choose print setting for you printer and print. Button looks like printer.
6. Put paper on mat and I add a extra light in front of my machine. Cut.
 Add the Registration marks and make sure your image is inside the marks.
This is with High pass on and I might have gotten away with this since I only need the outline but I choose to unclick that and use the Threshold to 100%.

 Just showing the cut line, move image back into place to print and then cut or if you like the white border use the offset but remember to remove the first cut line either by moving it out of the way or changing it to no cut.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Check book cover with PPbN Design files.

Check book cover using the Scooby Doo patterns from ppbndesigns.com. I cut the files for Scooby and Shaggy at 2 1/2 inches. They cut amazingly even at that small size. I just sized the Mystery Machine to fit in the space I had let.

 This is after I placed into a clear Vinyl Checkbook cover  by A. i. P.www.Vippies.com just look for clear checkbook covers, I also found them on the Peachy Keen Stamps site.

My dimensions for the back ground were 6 1/8 x 6 5/8. I scored the middle of the 6 5/8 side and 1/4 on each side of that. The accent paper was cut at 3 x 6.

For my checkbook I wanted to use money so this is how I did that.

 This is a press my hubby made but two paint sticks and a couple clamps work just as well.
 Stack of new dollars plus a piece of cardboard the same size. I also place a sheet of paper on either side as protection.
 Put all this in vise setup with the straight edge just sticking out. Using Padding Compound paint the edge well and allow to dry. Padding Compound can be found several places Amazon has it. You just need a small amount so buy the smallest container you can. You can use this to make notebooks/ paper pad, books and anything you want stuck together along an edge. The dollars or paper in a pad will just tear off along the edge painted. Sort of like a rubber cement.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Page

Ok, I love pink, purple and lime green so that is what I used on this page. Decided Halloween didn't need to be orange and black. The file I used is from PPbN Designs Halloween scrapbook page kit. This makes it so easy to complete a page in a short time. Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoyed this weeks project. Today is my 35th wedding anniversary, I am lucky to be married to my best friend. Love you hubby! Going to spend the day with him.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Card

Hello everyone I am posting on Tuesday this week because I am a guest designer Die Cuttin' Divas this week. My challenge this week was to use this sketch to make a card or layout.
I decided to make a Halloween card.

The file I used was Scary-Haunted House and for the title I used Halloween title both from ppbndesigns.com. For fun I cut the bottom layer from glow in the dark paper. Hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.