Friday, December 19, 2014

Believe Christmas Layout

Merry Christmas Everyone, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

File is from the Silhouette Store Believe by PPbNDesigns.com. The paper used is from Echo Park I had left over from the Merry Christmas line. I added some pearls on the Believe for something extra and inked my edges with Powder Puff chalking ink from Quick Quotes. Pretty simple and a very fast layout. Hope everyones holidays are happy and safe!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hey Diddle Layout

 Love how this layout came out. I used both the Cricut Explore and the Silhouette Cameo on this, yes they do play well together. Both machines have their place and I have found both machines have good features and things that can be improved upon.  The Once upon a time title was cut with the Explore, the cutting was fantastic the only problem I found was I can't change the colors of the layers so I used my copics to change some of the colors in it. The cow is from Too Cute By Jessica because Nikki doesn't have a cow for the set yet and I was impatient. I made the photo frames by combining two rectangle shapes. The rest of the Hey Diddle Diddle pieces are from PPbNDesigns links to follow Hey Diddle Moon (cut on Cameo)Hey diddle dish and spoon (Explore)Hey diddle fiddle (Explore) and a Peachy Keen stamped face, Hey diddle cat (Explore) and all the other shapes were cut with the Cameo with shapes from the Silhouette store. I wrote the poem in the white space because I just couldn't leave it white. The little disks are perler beads melted and stuck on with Glossy accents.

Place Perler bead on baking sheet with either a silicon mat or parchment paper standing up. Oven preheated to 400 degrees. Bake for 12 minutes turn off oven and allow beads to cool in oven.
This is the pack I used
I found that the different types and colors melt differently. The pearlized ones in this pack took two times in the oven to close up and still looked funny. The stripped ones are so cute with the two colors. Try this just for fun if you have some Perler beads around. They do stink while cooking so beware.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Happy New Year

OK new picture I got almost identical cuts with both the Explore and the Cameo ( I just had to zoom in when I was tracing so I could see that second border)  The Explore was easier but both gave excellent results.
 The top print then cut is from the Explorer. Love how easy it was to put design into program push a button and it decided the cut lines. It picked up even on the slightly grey outline. Con was I could only cut it at around 8 inches. I wasn't given a choice of print quality not sure if this was because of computer or program. I used my apple computer because that is what is attached to my Explore. Bottom print then cut was done with my Cameo. Again the cut was beautiful, could of made my print larger but choose to make same size as other. Cons program did not pick up on the lighter grey border so it cut it off. The print quality is different because I could choose type of paper and quality I wanted in the Silhouette program. I could of messed around with my tracing but didn't.
The bottom cut was also done on the Cameo using the preset print options so closer to the Explore and adding a offset to my image. I will have to say the Explore was the easiest to cut. I could of gotten the Cameo to do better but I was trying to use the same effort on each as if I was a beginner. I do like the fact I can cut larger images with the Cameo because it allows me to use my large format printer better.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa Owl card

This is a card I made to send out. I printed the png. file and then sized the two green svg. file pieces to fit on my base to give it some depth. I added ultra fine Flower soft to the brim and ball of hat. Before I cut the base I offset the image because I wanted the white layer. To make it a card I cut this layer twice and placed a fold line on the back image. Simple card but came out cute. File I used was Santa Owl.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

O Christmas Tree

The files I use are car with Christmas tree, O Christmas TreeNorth Pole Sign, and Colorful Christmas Tree. The paper I used was from BoBunny the Candy Cane Lane collection. This is two sided so I had plenty of choices. I choose to cut my paper in half and put back together from 1/2 of another sheet. I then choose a paper for the borders, The photo corners are from the Silhouette store. The 2014 is the Candy Cane font from the Silhouette store. Hope you are have a Blessed Christmas season. I bought the paper in OKC, OK  at a cute shop called Paper Crown her web site is www.papercrown.net.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash file at ppbndesigns.com or 
Design ID #48471
9/12/2013 at the Silhouette Store

I know most people are doing Christmas layouts but my daughter was born Dec. 24th so I need a birthday layout for her. I used her favorite colors and had some fun with this layout. Picture doesn't show the glitter. Hope everyone enjoys this layout, I had fun making it.