Sunday, May 19, 2013

K-Cup Caddy and Card

NOTE: If you want the free Studio file for this to cut on your Cameo just email me at tweedcurtain at yahoo dot ca.
I am having fun with my new Silhouette Cameo machine. I used it to make a Keurig Coffee Cup Caddy to match a birthday card.

This little caddy holds four K-cups in 1.75 inch circles. I found the free PDF design online, but wanted to cut it with my Cameo so I needed to re-create it from scratch in the Silhouette Designer Edition software. It was very easy. This is my first attempt. The next one will be more decorative, but I was working on a deadline for an office gal's birthday the next morning.

It's a fun way to present a few special flavoured coffees.

The card was made using a design from the Silhouette Online store for the base and the flowers. The leaves were die cut the old fashioned way, with my Cuttlebug. The greeting is a clear stamp from Crafty Secrets, the only stamping on this card!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Christmas Card Challenge: Glitter!

May is my month to host the Waltzingmouse Stamps Christmas Card Challenge and I have chosen Glitter! for our theme.

My challenge is to use glitter in some form or fashion. I made a few samples to share in the WMS forum. This one is using glitter under acetate.
Stamps: WMS Vintage Ornaments; Paper: Memory Box
I stamped on one side in StazOn Iris ink and then used clear drying glue to apply glitter to the underside. Here's a close-up:

I am a new Silhouette Cameo owner (sooo excited!), and one of the things I have been eager to try is cutting out masks for the Burnished Velvet technique. For the card below, I used the free Bright Season cut files bundle from WMS to create the scroll frame and lantern.
I applied Sookwang double-sided tape to plain cardstock. The Cameo blade cut out the top layer of liner, but not the tape or the cardstock. I peeled away sections of liner and applied glitter one colour at a time. Below you can see where two colours have been applied so far.

The entire card front, except for the leaves, berries and banner, is one layer of glittered-up cardstock. It is smooth to the touch (hence the term "velvet"). It's mounted on metallic copper cardstock.

My last card features a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store for the card base. I thermal embossed the poinsettias and frame with Carbernet Twinkle Embossing Powder. The glitter is a little more subtle here. 

I hope you will join us at WMS to make a few more cards for your Christmas card stash. Details can be found by clicking on the logo at right.