We always need birthday cards, and that’s the theme this time around at Cut it Up Challenge Blog. Coincidentally, today (February 24th) would have been my father’s 98th birthday!
Happy Birthday, Daddy! 🙂
This card is for a long-time friend of mine.
I was inspired by this card, but I prefer to use my Silhouette or Cricut rather than physical dies because they’re so much more versatile. (Besides, it’s fun to design in the Silhouette Design Studio software, as I’m sure you’re sick of hearing me say!!) So I went about trying to make something similar.
The flower I used to make the card front is the very center of the Blooming Mum file from My Scrap Chick. I just duplicated and spaced it until I liked the look. The focal image flower is from the Silhouette library, simply called “flower.”
It’s so pretty, isn’t it? I made two offsets and popped it up on some foam tape, tucked a ribbon underneath, and then added little Ki rhinestones to the center of each cutout flower. The sentiment is on the inside. It’s from my fall-to Happy Birthday stamp set, So Many Birthdays, from Jaded Blossom. I just love that set, because it simply says Happy Birthday in different fonts, enough to match the mood of any birthday card I make.I hope you link up your birthday card creation to Cut it Up. Our sponsor this time is Pink and Main. They’ve donated a $20 store credit! Woo, h00!
We’re featuring animals this week over at Die Cuttin’ Divas! I used the challenge to make an Easter card for my granddaughter with a little chick on it. She visits neighborhood chickens every day so I thought this little Chick in Egg from Miss Kate’s Cuttables would be perfect for her this year.
The Bendi Card file came from The Cutting Cafe, as did the grass and the Beautiful Tree! I liked the one my CIU design team sister, Katrina, did for our recent bendy card challenge so much that I
stole copied her idea! You can see the other bendy card I made here. I had so much fun making that one that I had to do another!
The blue and green “patterned paper” is just a fill pattern in the Silhouette library. I used the patterned fill while designing the card and liked it so much, I just printed it out!
Bendy cards stand up really nicely for display, and I like how they can show a scene. Anyhow, come on over and take a look at all the animals over at Die Cuttin’ Divas, then show us what you got! Grrr! 🙂
Here is Stick it Down’s card sketch for February:
This basic sketch will be really versatile! I can’t wait to see what everybody else does with it. I needed a goodbye card for a student whose family was moving away. This is what I came up with:
I Love You sign language cut is from SVG Cutting Files. To make the handshape stand out more, I traced the outline of it with a thin black marker. I cut the heart out a few times to emphasize how much we love and will miss the student. The font is Nelson SHOCard Fat DNA from Denise’s Scrapbooking Room. Her page no longer exists, but she took several fonts and made them into stencil fonts that cut in one piece.
The card is big enough for the students and staff to sign it.
Check out the other design team members’ cards over at Stick it Down, then take a stab at this sketch yourself! You could be our next guest designer! 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s a color challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas, specifically pink, red, or purple in honor of Valentine’s Day. I chose pink and red, and used another favorite from Designs on Cloud 9, Love Tree.
I made a bunch (15) of valentines using a Z fold and papers from Let’s Bokeh in the Snow from Lawn Fawn, blues for the sky and greens for the grass. They’re basically the same, but I had a leftover robot and chose to put him on the last card. The robot is from the Robotz Cricut cartridge. The little hearts are from the Love Trees! Hope to see your pink, red and/or purple projects over at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week!
We’re making bendy cards (or scene cards) over at Cut it Up this week. I’d never made a bendy card before; this was my first try and, man! was it fun!
Our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, gave us files to work with — Beautiful Trees, which is a group of pdfs and sentiments, and Bendi Cards. The Bendi Card file includes lots of options, and if you follow the link, you’ll see that there is a very helpful video at the bottom of that page to help you assemble the card. I used elements from both Beautiful Trees and Bendi Cards.
The tree and grass are from Beautiful Trees. When I dragged the pdf onto my virtual mat in Silhouette Studio, it asked me if I wanted to import it as a vector. I said yes, and that made it a cuttable shape!
The card itself, the fence, and butterfly are all from the Bendi Card set. The two wave elements did not come with a top layer, but I was able to make them using the knife and internal offset tools.
As I said, this was FUN! And I have a leftover piece that I can use on another project:I’m definitely going to be using that file again and again. So much to explore!
Head on over to Cut it Up and check out all the other Bendi / Scene cards made by the other design team members, then try your hand at it! You can Google to find out how to make one. If you link it to Cut it Up, you could win any three sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe! 🙂
Here’s the February sketch from Die Cuttin’ Divas. I followed it pretty closely except for the placement of my sentiment.
Tis gorgeous bird is from the Florals Embellished Cricut cartridge. The papers are mostly from the Let’s Bokeh in the Snow paper pad.
Hope you’ll check out the other design team members’ cards at Die Cuttin’ Divas and try your hand at this sketch!
Woo, hoo! It’s on over at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week. Since it’s the fifth Tuesday of the month, Anything Goes! I needed a goodbye card for a co-worker who is moving to another state. Since he’ll be working in partnership with NASA, I thought a rocket would be an appropriate sendoff!
The font is Comic Sans. The adorable rocket file is from the Lettering Delights Astronomy cut set. This is a big card – 9 x 12 – big enough for everybody to sign! And, I got to use up some of my Washi!
So get on over to Die Cuttin’ Divas and link up your project. Anything Goes!!