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.

All my files are shared for free, ONLY with my blog followers. The files are in Silhouette Studio format. They are for PERSONAL use only and must not be redistributed. You can share by directing people to the link of the project/post on my blog. Thank you for your compliance.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Eye Surgery

Dear followers: Please bear with me for not being able to respond to your file requests this past week. I had surgery on one eye and was busy for the preparation. I should be able to start sending the requested files around next week.

Thank you so much for always visiting my blog and leaving the nice comments, most especially to those who wrote me because they were so concerned as to why I have not posted anything on my blog in a long while and wanting to check if I'm okay. That's so sweet and thoughtful :).

I actually have never stopped creating new designs. I have completed about 4 wonderful card designs and although the templates are completed, the actual card assembly are not finished yet. I always get stuck with the embellishments. To give you an idea on what to look forward to, I created a Japanese folding screen card. I started this card in November and I already completed the layers. I just need to finish embellishing it. I had to set it aside to finish my Christmas cards. Once my operated eye has completely healed, I will continue working on them. I'm just not allowed to bend my head downwards for about a month which, as you can imagine, is hard not to when you're working on a project.

My surgery went very smoothly and I'm doing very well. I just need to take it easy and not move around too much.

Happy crafting,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Christmas Card 2012

Finally! I did finish my Christmas cards on time but unfortunately, I failed to post this soon enough for my blog followers wishing to use the free file for their own Christmas cards last year. But there is no opportunity lost here as the file can actually be used for any occasion, minus the Christmas sentiment (which you can save for Christmas this year).

I fell in love with this leaf design the first time I saw it on a card. I searched for it and found out that it is a punch by McGill which I immediately ordered online. I found out later on that Martha Stewart also has it with the same name 'Pine Branch' which I just ordered. I created a board on my Pinterest with a collection of cards using the Pine Branch. Check out the link to see the beautiful cards:

I made good use of my customized bow maker. What an efficient gadget! This is such a tiny ribbon, the bow is only 1.25" wide. For the details on my customized bow maker:

I used a lot of my homemade 3D/pop-up/dimensional foam tape for the 3D effect of the frame and wreath. I was able to save a lot of money by making my own. For instructions:

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Happy crafting!


Embossing folder by Sizzix