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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring Word Background with Guiseppa

Good morning and happy Saturday!  Guiseppa here to share with you any easy way to create a background using Samantha's Par-Tay Thyme Font.

First you will want to choose the text style.  Click on the icon at the top right.  It is a capital A.  I chose Samantha's SW Par-Tay Thyme font.

Over on the far left side of your screen choose the Text icon ( a capital A also with a line on the side of it). This will allow you to start typing on your page.

Start typing in the words that you would like to have as your background.

Next, I copied and pasted my first line and filled up the page.  Do this by right clicking and selecting copy, right clicking again and selecting paste.  Just like what you would do in a word document.

Next you will want all of your lines of words to touch like this.  You will notice that the S's, P's and G's in Spring are touching.  

Now, I want to group them all together so they become one.  First right click and then select Group.  Now, you can't separate the image without ungrouping it.

Next, you will want to make sure your Cameo cuts out your background as a whole and not the individual letters.  To do this highlight the the background and click on the Weld icon located at the bottom left of your screen.  Look how your words connected and you have one complete background.

I want mine bigger, so I am going to highlight it.  Then using the small squares in the corners, I drug them out until I had the size I wanted.  

Finally, cut out your background!

Carefully peel it off your mat and adhere to your paper. 

Thanks for stopping in and I hope I have inspired you to try something a little different using Samantha's Par-Tay Thyme Font!  Until next time!

Supplies Used:
Blossom Stickers and Die Cuts


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Silhouette Tutorial: Creating interactive cards

It's easy to create interactive cards with your Silhouette cameo or Portrait machine. This week, I will be introducing several kits with interactive properties. You can add your own personality to your cards with your paper choices. The card featured here has a bicycle that can slide across the card.

For this project you will need this Equipment:
A Silhouette Electronic Cutting machine. This file works great with both the Silhouette Cameo and the Silhouette Portrait cutting machines.
For those of you who are new to my blog, and may not have heard about the Silhouette electronic cutting machine (the machine I used to cut this file out,) I put together a product review at this link. You can read other's reviews of the machine here. This machine will change the way you craft! 

You will also need this Silhouette File:
Bike Interactive Card set (a link will be provided as soon as it appears in the store.)

Papers used:
Cool Summer Garden Green by Samantha Walker for Carta Bella 
Cool Summer Cool Off (yellow side) by Samantha Walker for Carta Bella 
Cool Summer Midsummer sky by Samantha Walker for Carta Bella for the project instructions...

First cut out the card background, and the 5.5x4.25 backing piece. Next cut out your clouds, grass, bike and other elements in the papers of your choice.
Then glue the grass to the front of the card, along with the clouds and the sun. I put my sun partially behind one of the clouds. I also inked the edges of my clouds with a darker blue ink to add contrast. 
Then add the flowers and stems. To attach the bicycle, put two brads through the holes in the wheels, then through the cut-out "slide strip" in the card. 

 On the reverse side of the card, attach the two white circles with those brads so that it is secured through the "slide strip" as shown in the photo above. If you wish to add a backing paper to cover it up, a 4.5x5.5 rectangle has been included in the file. If you use that, make sure that you do not attach it where the circles will slide on the strip.

The envelope goes together easily. Just fold all sides in. Then glue the front bottom flap up over the sides. Attach the sun seal, then close it with your method of choice (glue, ribbon, tape, etc.)

I'll add pictures of my other interactive card cutting files, that go together similarly, to this blog as they are loaded into the Silhouette store.
Links to products used in todays tutorial and other related product links:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Buck Wednesday! April 16, 2014

Welcome back to another One Buck Wednesday 
and Wonderful Wednesday at!

Today only, you can get the following kit 50% off:
Digital Cuts Live, Laugh, Love Box
you can get the following kit
This kit contains digital die cut lines for the Live Laugh Love Box shown. It will come in three formats: AIv8, PNG, and SVG which will work with most die cut machines. Some machines require third party software such as SCAL to cut SVG files. If you would like to hand cut these dies, simply print out the PNG file and cut with a craft knife or scissors. (If you own a Silhouette or Silhouette Cameo, please go to the Silhouette store where you will find these files in the proper Studio format.) These files are for personal use only and cannot be used commercially in any way (with the exception of use within craft projects for magazines, and crafts done for web publications-but please make sure to give credit.) This kit is for use in one household, not to be shared or distributed with friends and family.
Today only, you are able to grab this kit 50% off!

There are 17 Background masks included in this kit including many layered backgrounds! 
Today only, you are able to grab this kit for just $1.00! 

As always, these deals vanish Wednesday 
at midnight Eastern time so hurry to get yours!

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