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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Creative Team Blog Hop!

Welcome to the January Creative Team Blog Hop! 
Did you notice this hop is a little late?  We most always have our hops on the 2nd Wednesday of each month but this month we pushed it out a week so the new 2014 Creative Team would have time to prepare some fabulous projects!  We are so super excited to share their creations with you!  This month our Blog Hop theme is Snowflakes!

 Be sure to read below to learn how you can get this 
FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file! 

This will only go out to those who sign up for the newsletter by Sunday night (January 19, 2014) After that, you can find the design in the Silhouette store.
We also have a fabulous giveaway!
So be sure to see what that is at the bottom of the post!  

I'd like to start off the hop today with one of my new designs in the Silhouette store this week. This one is called Valentine Cardwrap and comes with the outside wrap, as well as the insert. I've been trying to team up my files for you so that you don't have to look for the coordinating envelope or insert separately, they come as a set. 

This card-wrap can be a tricky one to cut. Just follow these cutting tips: 
  • Use a new-ish sharp blade (number one rule to cutting detailed designs) Dull blades would be a disaster on this project.
  • Set your speed to 1. Yes, that's slow...but a slow setting will allow the machine to work through all those little triangular cuts in between each of the loops. Just go to lunch while it cuts for you. 
  • Make sure your blade is set at the correct depth for your paper. If it jumps or bunches up the corners, then back off the blade depth by one, and check the "double cut" box to ensure it cuts through.
Fold the main piece to define the edges. This will make positioning the triangles much easier.
Glue the lacy triangles onto the cardwrap.  
Place the paper insert inside. This is a great piece to decorate with ink or stamps. 
Tie with a pretty ribbon to finish it up.

Giveaway Info:
This month we are excited to give away my French Frills Spellbinder Die Set! 
Isn't it cute? Just Imagine all the fun you can have with this set! 

Remember the post I did using the Eiffel tower die to create a miniature 3D version? Or the card with the trio of dress forms? Well you can recreate these projects and more, if you are our lucky winner! All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.

Today is also One Buck Wednesday at!

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

Now on to the blog hop!
Just click on the icon below to get started... 
Here's the list of participants:

Happy Hopping!


  1. Love this card and the blog hop was terrific!

  2. Thanks for having the hop!

  3. Great hop! Loved seeing all the snowflake projects and the detailed tutorials!

  4. Awesome designs and card!

  5. Love your work. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

  6. What a lovely card! I never get my cuts as clean as you do. Hopefully I can try something and have it turn out so well. Thank you for the hop!

  7. Great hop ladies!! All your projects were wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


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