Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Silhouette Cut Files

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I recently teamed up with the Silhouette Design Store to start offering my cut files! I want to share a few of my favorite pages using these cut files today!

SWING AWAY by Paige Evans
This layout uses the Chevron Background and then each section was backed with patterned paper for a colorful design!
WONDER BOY by Paige Evans
Here I’ve used the Diamonds Background and backed each diamond with a different patterned paper. This is one of my favorite techniques!
SNAPSHOT OF TODAY by Paige Evans
On this page I’ve used the Hearts in Heart cut file as the main focal element and backed each heart with patterned paper. A trio of three photos surrounds the heart – like the title says, they’re snapshots from our day!
GIVE ME ALL THE COLORS by Paige Evans
The Hexagons Background is a great way to get a lot of color on a page as well as frame photos in a unique shape!
TODAY IS THE DAY by Paige Evans
This layout features the Split Circles cut file which is perfect for featuring a central photo (or two!) – the design draws your eye right into the middle target.
SUPER STAR by Paige Evans
On this last layout I used the Super Star cut file to make a roughly monochromatic layout of my superstar son 🙂
As you can see, I LOVE backing cut files with patterned paper! It’s such a fun and therapeutic technique and great for using up patterned paper scraps! Check out over 200 of my cut files in Silhouette today and see what fantastic page designs you can come up with!

Mermaid Party Favor

Mermaid Party Favor created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, it’s Becki. I’m excited to share with you a mermaid party favor. Summer’s end is quickly approaching but I’m still holding on to the season. This cute mermaid party favor is easily made with the Silhouette Cameo and the new Let’s be Mermaids collection from Echo Park Paper and are perfect for one last summer party.

Mermaid Party Favor created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper

There is plenty of room inside this treat box for little treats and maybe a special toy. Wouldn’t it be cute to add a mermaid bracelet to each favor box? I used THIS cut file to create my mermaid party favor (I did not cut the shell and the mermaid out). I just used the base of the box and the wrap that goes around it.

Mermaid Party Favor created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper

After cutting out and assembling the box, I tied three strands of thin ribbon around the box to hold it closed. The button is adhered to the ribbon with a glue dot.

Mermaid Party Favor created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper

The fish are adhered to the box with pop dots. This gives the box a little bit of interest and dimension.

Mermaid Party Favor created by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo using products from @echoparkpaper

The finishing touch was the glittery enamel dots. I think that these are my favorite part of the whole box. They’re SO cute!

I can’t wait to fill this little box with a few treats and a fun prize. What would you put inside this cute mermaid party favor?

Thank you for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. See ya next week!

Becki

4th of July Cards

Becki-Adams-headerHello friends, welcome to Inspiration Station, I’m Becki. I’m thrilled you’ve made your way here today. The 4th of July is right around the corner, and I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I know you’ll love. I created them with a few bits and pieces from the new America the Beautiful collection from Pebbles, some washi tape, and my Silhouette Cameo.

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I started with a few strips of washi tape in a red, white, and blue color scheme. I arranged the strips of washi tape on scraps of white cardstock. Smooth cardstock works best for this technique. Then I placed the cardstock scraps on my Silhouette mat. The Silhouette cut right through the washi tape/cardstock scraps perfectly.

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I cut a star and the “USA” portion of my cards with this washi tape/die cut technique. I embellished the rest of the card with stickers and a few sprinkles of gold spray ink.

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The “USA” was the most intricate of the two cuts I made. It worked beautifully! I am so excited with how these cards turned out.

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Adding pop dots to a few elements of my card made the card have a little more depth and interest. The Statue of Liberty is also adhered with pop dots.

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I stitched with plain white thread around the perimeter of the card. I always sew around the card front before I attach it to the card base so I don’t have to worry about covering up any stitching holes on the inside of my card.

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I added just a few stickers to the giant washi tape star to finish this card. I used the same technique with machine stitching and pop dots.

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I can’t wait to share these cards with friends and family for our 4th of July parties. If you love these cards, you’ll also really love this easy DIY July 4th home decor. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you next week. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Sundays With Lorraine

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Hello, my very creative friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I’m  excited to share some fun projects with you today so sit back, relax, and let the creative therapy begin.

High Roller Layout by Leigh Ann Odynski

I love how Leigh used the Sunburst cut file and transformed it into that fun arrow pattern on this fabulous layout. Way to go, Leigh, using those tools and dies in ways other than they were intended, now that’s creativity! I encourage you to play with your supplies like Leigh did. Just because its titled a sunburst doesn’t mean it has to stay a sunburst, right? 😉

high roller layout by Leigh Ann Odynski

This adorable layout has more to it than first meets the eye. I highly recommend stopping by Shimelle’s Blog for a nice visit, where Leigh shares many fun techniques that you won’t want to miss. Click here and we’ll hop on over together; you will definitely be inspired to break out those photos and create one of your famous layouts. Happy scrappin’ my friends!

You’re One Of A Kind By Becca Feeken

This post goes out to all of you shoe lovers. The Wedding Collection is the latest design from the Amazing Paper Grace by Designer Becca Feeken. I love how this line can go from elegant to whimsical just by changing out the paper (you all know how I like bang for my buck when it comes to purchasing dies). I know your mind is spinning with all the different ways to use this oh-so-cute, but no worries, click here and I will lead the way over to the Spellbinders site so you can order your own Amazing Paper Grace Becca Feeken Ladies Shoe Etched Dies.

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I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Becca for her generosity in sharing her elegant designs with us. Becca, you truly are a blessing to your fellow paper crafters! It’s time to put your best foot forward and create something special today!

Thank You Card by Lucy Abrams

What makes this card stand out is the white heat embossed sentiment stamped on the aqua colored vellum; such an elegant look. Don’t you love it when a beautiful card comes together so quickly? A big thanks to Lucy for being such an inspiration to her fellow paper crafters!

Thank You Card By Lucy

I hope you’ve been inspired to create one of your handmade cards and remind someone how much you appreciate them. Thank you cards are my favorite cards to make. I’m a firm believer that random acts of kindness should be acknowledged whenever possible and what better way than to send a hug through the mail. Doesn’t it just make your day when a friend makes you a handmade card that actually makes it to the mailbox? 😉

Metallic Flower Keepsake By Riikka Kovasin

If you are looking for a quick yet adorable little keepsake to create for someone, then you are going to enjoy this project designed by the oh-so-talented Riikka Kovasin. How cute would this be with a special photo of you and one of your crafty BFF’s. I love creating fun little keepsakes than giving them as little pishkies later on.

Metallic flower by Riikka

Handmade gifts like these are a great way to show those we love just how appreciated they are – not to mention small projects are a great way to get those creative juices flowing. Once you break out your mixed media tools and embellishments magic happens, so have fun making your own unique keepsakes. Be sure to stop by the Paperiliitin Blog so you can jot down what materials Riikka used to create this sweet mixed media project.

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken

I know that you heard rumor of this amazing Hawaiian Grilled Chicken, and I do believe this is where it all started. If you’re looking for an amazing chicken recipe to serve to a crowd this is definitely a keeper.

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With grilling season upon us, this is a perfect recipe to kick off your summer with. Click here and I will take you over to The Girl That Ate Everything Blog so you can print out the recipe. Enjoy!

Thanks for the nice visit! Enjoy your week and I promise to have some fun projects to share with you next Sunday. I’m off to the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA, which is being held at the Dulles Expo Center. If you’re in the area, I would love to hang out with you in person. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center!

Camper Shaped Card

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, Becki here. Summer is right around the corner and that means camping. I’m not a fan of camping when we have to stay in a tent BUT I don’t mind camping if we stay in a camper. I found this adorable camper card cut file in the Silhouette Design Store and knew it would make the perfect card for any Summer event.

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I only needed a few supplies for this cute card. I used the 6×6 Summer Party paper pad from Echo Park, enamel dots, kraft cardstock, and white crochet thread. I opened the cut file in Silhouette Studio. I wanted the card to be an A2 size so I didn’t resize the cut file. I separated the pieces of the cut file so I could cut the pieces in different colors.

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I referred to the photo in Silhouette Studio as I chose the colors for each piece.

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Here’s what my cutting mat looked like when I was ready to send it through my Silhouette Cameo.

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You could also send each piece through the Silhouette separately so you didn’t have to cut and adhere so many small pieces to the cutting mat. I prefer to save a little bit of time and just send the cutting mat through my Silhouette mat twice (once for the card base, once for the patterned papers).

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I love how this card turned out. It makes me smile. I hope it will make a dear friend smile too. Thanks for stopping by the Weekly Scrapper blog. I’ll see you next week!

 

 

Patchwork Washi Tape Silhouette Card

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Hey, everyone! Roree here with another Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created by die cutting a silhouette shape and decorating it with Washi tape placed in a patchwork pattern.roree rumph_patchwork_washi tape_silhouette_card2I love quilts and I find so much inspiration from the fun designs, colors, and patterns of fabric that quilters use to create them. As I was searching for inspiration for today’s project, I found this fun quilt on Pinterest here: patchwork dog quilt. With that in mind, I wanted to create a card with a similar style.

First, I started with the negative of a die cut shape (Cricut Design Space™, Songbird cartridge, Bird on Branch image) cut from a 4″ square of white cardstock, a 4″ square of white cardstock, and the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Washi Shapes pack.

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Since the Washi Shapes I used were only 3″ in length, I placed the negative die cut over the cardstock panel and marked a few places around the outline of the Bird on Branch shape to make sure I covered all of the area where the Washi Shapes tape would show.

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I placed the Washi Shapes tape in a patchwork pattern.

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I then adhered the negative cut over the patchwork panel.

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I added the patchwork panel over a piece of Walnut Street patterned paper, placed a Washi Shape banner and sentiment banner die cut at the top right corner, and finished the card with a few brown pearls.

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roree rumph_patchwork_washi tape_silhouette_card2I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It! Monday project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Making Stamps with the Silhouette Mint™

Making Stamps with the Silhouette Mint by @jbckadams for @scrapbookexpo

Becki-Adams-headerHey friends, welcome to Inspiration Station with Becki Adams. I’m here on the Weekly Scrapper blog every Thursday. Today I’m SO excited to share with you a quick tutorial on making stamps with the Silhouette™ Mint. I want you to know how easy it is to make stamps with this little machine. This is the very first stamp I made with the Silhouette Mint, and I was really impressed with how easy it was to make a stamp and with the quality of the stamp.

The stamp I made is a sympathy stamp. I like to keep a variety of handmade cards on hand (birthday, congratulations, good luck, baby, and sympathy cards). I’ve found that products for sympathy projects aren’t very easy to find. I decided to make my own stamp so I’ll always have it on hand.

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This is all you need to make your own stamp. *Note: I used a 15mm x 60mm stamp kit to create my stamp. The stamp in this photo is a 30mm x 30mm.

I started by choosing a cut file from the Silhouette store. I chose a file that says “With Sympathy” in a fancy font. I opened the file in the Silhouette Mint software and sized it down to fit within my stamp size. When I chose this file I was worried that it wouldn’t stamp well because of all the tiny flourishes, but I was wrong. It looks great!

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My favorite feature in the Silhouette Mint software (this software comes with the machine) is that when you click the “send to Mint button” it automatically flips the design. I love that I don’t have to remember to flip the image so that it will stamp correctly.

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When the stamp comes out of the machine you simply put the stamp on the block and add ink. I chose a simple black ink for this stamp so that it will be versatile and match any of my supplies. There are TONS of colors to choose from though, and it only takes a few drops of ink.

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This is what your stamp will look like after you add ink (I actually added a couple drops more than I needed in this photo). After you put ink on the stamp it needs to sit for 5-10 minutes to let the ink soak into the stamp. I did let mine sit for about 30 minutes while I created the rest of the card.

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Before you stamp on your project you need to stamp on a piece of scratch paper a few times to remove the excess ink. As you can see, the bottom of this piece of paper is where I started and as I stamped toward the top of the page the excess ink wore off and I was left with a perfect, custom image.

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This is the card I created with my custom stamp. I simply stamped the “With Sympathy” sentiment at the bottom of a kraft tag and used it on my card.

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I used the Bloom collection from Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes to finish the rest of this card. I thought the florals in this collection were perfect for an elegant sympathy card. The frilly white doily that is on the left side of the card is cut from a Waffle Flower die. Isn’t it gorgeous?

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Now, are you ready to make your own stamps with the Silhouette Mint? I think you’ll fall in love with that little machine, just like I did. I’ll see you next week with a home décor project that I know you’ll love!