I know that Valentine's Day is past, but I want to share the card that I made for my sweetheart!
I chose this darling image of a couple in a "romantic" gesture. It came from Apex Cuttable Designs. First I cut out the image from red card stock. I knew that I wanted to use just the outline of the image. However, this could prove confusing for the finished piece. Thus I used my Pazzles software to erase all the cut line of the image except for the "holes" between the two figures.
And in case you were wondering . . . Here's a peak underneath the umbrella!
Here are some cards that I made recently.
First I will share a few Valentine's Cards that I made.
This is my favorite! The pears are made from a Spellbinders' metal die. I made it as a shaker card and the seeds shake around! I love it! It turned out great and it was hard to give away!
Another shaker card using a camera. I designed the cut file myself using my Pazzles' software.
Now let's switch ideas. I saw this on the web and replicated the idea by using the Pazzles. These are so stinkin' cute. Next time, I will make the chicks a bit smaller.
A picture blog for Valentine's Day.
Some elements are from The Cutting Cafe and Bird's Cards.
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I am using The Pocket Shaped Card set to make a card. It includes cut files and digital stamp files.
I did print some of the digital images to use in and on my pocket.
I want to be able to write a message inside the card. I used my Pazzles cutter to make an "inline" (or smaller cut) of the bottom half of the card folder.
A Whole Lot of Love. Happy Valentine's Day.
Happy Valentine's Day!
This is a quick post to show you what I made for my kiddos. I made some adorable "vending machines." This creative pattern comes from my all time fav designer, Regina Easter who owns The Cutting Cafe. Regina has a wonderful video on how to assemble this cutie pie. Some of the accent pieces/digi stamps are also from Regina.
I did cut this project with my Pazzles InVue personal cutter. I even cut the clear boxes with my InVue! I had to play with the settings to cut the clear plastic (acetate). Regina has a link for clear cardstock. You can use transparencies. I found a large piece of acetate in the art section of a craft/hobby store. My piece measured 20 X 25 inches.
We eat very little candy at our house. I filled my boys' candy machines with a puzzle. Still bright and colorful. I am not sure what to give to my daughter and god- daughter, so I stuffed their machines with tissue paper.
These Valentine vending machines measure approximately 7 inches tall by 3.5 inches square. There are several topper options for the machine. I chose to go without a top.
Here is a look at some of the steps.
A recent trend in the paper crafting world is using mason jars. I want to share a number of different styles I have been playing with.
Here is my basic jar. I designed this with my Pazzles software. I designed the lid so be as true to real as possible.
I dressed the jars up with a layer of vellum to add the "glass" affect. These are a Valentine theme. The digi stamp tags are designed by Regina at The Cutting Cafe.
Here you can see how the vellum layer works.
I made some really cute jars. These are embellished to add a little joy.
And these are from a design from The Cutting Cafe. Again, I added a vellum layer.
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Happy Valentine's Day. May you know the joy and love of friends. May you know the love, joy and peace of God. God gave us the best Valentine Gift ever in sacrificing his son Jesus Christ.
I love how this project turned out! I am so excited to share with you! This is 3D, old fashioned, paper candy jar. The design is created by Lauren at My Time Made Easy. The cut file includes a plain jar, as well as pieces to make a cat and a dog. Just adorable! I did make a cat and dog. But I also made two decorative jars. I am going to make chocolate truffles to put inside. These are a surprise for my kiddos and my god daughter!
I will sow you the completed jars first and then a dew pictures of the pieces broken down.
I assembled the dog's jar first. You will probably see a few mistakes. Practice makes perfect and now I am a pro at assembling these cuties. It is my opinion that parts of that pattern are a bit off. I was (of course) in a hurry to get these done (the night before Vday), so I just went with it and worked in adjustments as I assembled the jars. Now that the pressure is off, I will try to tweak the pattern. I do recommend checking into Lauren's creations tho. The tag on the dog is a digital stamp from my all-time favorite designer Regina at The Cutting Cafe. I use her creations over and over.
Side View of Candy Jars
Lid Assembly -- I love the glitter paper for the plain jars!
I am going to make this a quick post to share ideas for Valentine's Day. It will be picture heavy, but I hope to inspire you.
I always appreciate your comments. If you have questions on technique, do leave a comment.
For all of my cards, the digital stamps are from one of my favorite resources, The Cutting Cafe.
One-sided card fronts using embossing folders. These cards do not open.
Embossed hearts and Inchies
Fancy Cards (I love these too!)
Here is a fun, new design that is circulating the internet craft community. It is called a "Pop-Up Card Box." When the card lies closed (flat) it measures 6.5 inches square. Not sure how I would mail this card tho. Maybe in a bubble mailer.
Splitcoast Stampers has a tutorial here and a video tut here. Thus, I am not going to give you the instructions. The instructions are clearly presented. However, if you have a Pazzles, I can give you a WPC cut file so you can whip it out on your machine.
I have two WPC versions of the Cut File.
Another piece of advice I have, is that you might try decorating the inside "layers" before attaching them to the box. I have not tried that, but decorating the layers already attached was a challenge.
Enjoy the pictures and have fun making your Pop-Up Card Box.
Happy Valentine's Day again from Krista's Paper Cafe. I came up with this one more idea and want to share it with you. I think these would be fun for your kids to give to classmates. You could assemble the critters and they could design the pockets!!
I designed the pocket cut file myself. Easy enough--you can do it too. Adding faux stitching with a gel pen helps get the point across that this is a pocket. The Bee is a cut file from KaDoodle Bug Designs and the other animals are from Treasure Box Designs.
Do you like the sayings? I know you have heard them before. But kids will laugh!
The critters are removable. They could be used as book marks or add a magnet to the back.
For more Valentine Ideas see my previous post here.
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