Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tweety You Rock Experiment Tutorial

Bright red highlights are not the authors. Dark red highlights are the authors.

A friend over on the Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group, wrote a tutorial at my request. She shared a wonderful card with us, and for the life of me I could not figure out how it was done.  She created the tutorial, and I followed the step-by -step instructions to create this card topper. Another friend, Ka Lewis from Facebook, shared some font information, and I used one of those great fonts here.

Tweety and the brick wall are Silhouette print and cut designs that I bought at the online  store. Of course, I use my wonderful Silhouette Cameo to cut the topper.  I did make the brick wall pattern a bit larger than the actual cut lines to assure that you have edge to edge coverage.

The egg cut is from the Easter grid that I created, and you can get that HERE. All you need to do is ungroup the grid, select one of the eggs, and copy/paste it to your card.

The BIRA font can be found DaFont, and you can get that HERE.

The tutorial that got this all started is from Tanya Alley, and you can find it HERE.

I backed the cutout and framed with black card stock from Staples. I mounted it on a white card base with black distressed edges; any dye ink will work fine here.

I used Scotch Quick Dry glue to attach the sentiments, and the card layers. This stuff is great, and grabs quick, even before it is done drying, so make sure you are careful with placement.

I hope you enjoy.

Monday, June 10, 2013

3-D Tea Gift Box Download

The bright red highlights are not place here by the blog owner. Mine are a dark red.

This box was design to hold tea bags that I make and give as gifts. I have also used it for small jewelry that I make for gifts. I got the idea from several examples on Cricut, but just didn't quite like how they went together. I seemed like making my own was the only way I would be satisfied with the box configuration

The assembly requires that the side panels, be crease to the inside of the box about half way in order to close the box. I use Velcro to stick the flap down, or magnets.  Either one will require careful opening and closing to prevent tearing.  You could always use double-sided removable tape for a closure. This would be easier on the box if you wish to reuse it.

I used BoBunny Papers, and the embellishment sentiment.  The filigree I have had forever, and forget where it came from.  The pearl embellishment on the opening flap and the back of the box are from Prima.  The satin ribbon is from Offray. The black paper is Paper Bok at Walmart. I put this box together with Scotch Quick Dry glue, I just love this stuff. I doesn't take anytime to grab hold even before it is completely dry.  The roses are from I Am Roses, and I colored the cream colored rose with Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst sprays.  There is a really nice simmer on the flowers, that just doesn't show up on these photos.

Here are the links for the rest of the challenge participants.

Make Your Own "Rubber" Stamps by Coley's Corner
This Month's Facebook Silhouette Challenge by Tanya's Creative Space
3D Tea Gift Box Download by Creative Turn You are Here
File Cabinet Makeover by Super Sweet Life
Jewelry Box Creation by Joy & Gladness of Heart
Retro Chair Silhouette by Tried & True
Toddler Train T-Shirt by The Thinking Closet
Placecard & Card Medley by An Elegant Touch
Pretty & Personal Birthday Bundle by The House on Hillbrook

You will find the Silhouette Studio cut files here. 
I hope you enjoy, Namaste