Come And Join Me In My Creativity Zone

Come and join me in my Creativity Zone where you can enjoy fun and challenging card design ideas that will inspire you to learn new techniques to maximize the use of your craft tools, most especially the Silhouette Cameo machine along with the Silhouette Studio Designer software, and truly enjoy your crafting to the fullest.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scratch Paper Holder

I tend to waste a lot of paper from printed documents that I no longer need. I'm ashame to admit that I'm not really conscious in recycling but now and again I'll have some fleeting moments of guilt for being wasteful. So, I created this scratch paper holder to be more conscious and stop throwing paper than can still be used. It initiated the idea of creating more of this holder to organize my card stock scraps. I haven't done them yet but that will be my next project. I'm sure that some of you will come up with ideas on other uses for this holder. I just want to motivate everyone to be organized. I'd love to see what you come up with.


The design is actually a brochure holder but I made it just small enough to hold 1/4 size of the 8 1/2" x 11" copy paper. It's 5 3/4 - H x 4 1/2 -W.

Silhouette Design:    

brochure_or_photo_holder_C00794_20509




My Favorite Card

I created this card to experiment on the faux chipboard and it ended up being my favorite card Since the Silhouette machine is not capable of cutting thick materials like chipboard, I replicated the scallop shape 4 times and glued them together to create the frame. Not only did it make the frame sturdy, it gave the frame a pretty dimension. The bead flowers look so beautiful on the subtle green flourish against the light shading of yellow dye ink on the shimmery base of the card. The 3D flower with a pearl in the middle added an elegance on the card. I dabbed the same yellow dye on the edges of the petals as well as on the outline of the scallop base of the card.

Finally, Christmas Cards Done!

I was very good this year in finishing my Christmas cards a lot earlier than usual. All because of my dependable digital cutting machine, the Silhouette SD. I just can't stop raving about this truly amazing machine. My crafting couldn't be easier and faster. And with the new software, the Silhouette Studio, working on my designs is simply heavenly :).

Here is my Christmas card for 2010.

I used red felt paper for the card and embossed it with the Fiskars Snowflakes template using the Cuttlebug. The hunter green cardstock ribbon was embossed with the Fiskars Dots template.I used the print and cut for the sentiment, the message inside the card and the Hand Crafted By. The card has 9 layers of cutouts and with the 45 cards that I made, my Silhouette did a total of 450 cuts!

All of the cutting files were purchased from the Silhouette online store:
1) card base (red felt) with the ribbon (hunter green): Present_0227
2) poinsettia flower (red felt): poinsettia_C00641_23067
3) sentiment: created an oval shape
4) layered frame for the sentiment: 25_label_frame_tag_C00908_19210

The gift box design, the card base, is not really a folded card. I just duplicated the design, mirrored the copy  so it will face the original copy and then attached both copies and welded them together to create a folded card.