January 26, 2012
I made this shirt with heat press flock vinyl and rhinestones. This first picture is so you can see the flock vinyl…very cool stuff. My son is in gymnastics and he had a pretty big smile when I showed him the shirt. Granted, pink isn’t exactly a boy color, but since I’m wearing it, who cares, right?
Black clothing is hard to photograph without distorting the other colors. The first two pictures are truer to color but I wanted to show a “completed” shirt. I’d love to see your projects using heat press vinyl and/or rhinestones! I’ve made several other shirts with rhinestones and have to say, it can be a bit addicting…and oh so fun! Don’t forget to mirror your image before you cut the design, have fun with it!
January 24, 2012
I guess I’m on a Valentines kick. I used my Cameo to create this card, both files are from the Silhouette online store. The butterflies are from Stampin Up and I used Papertrey vellum to soften the flourish.
This card uses the heart flourish from the Silhouette online store, heart die from Quickutz, and the rose was made with Spellbinders dies. I airbrushed the rose with Copics. The rose is darker than I wanted but is still a nice contrast to the white hearts. Thanks for stopping by!
January 11, 2012
I fell in love with My Scrap Chick’s newer mini set, Paisley. She is so sweet! Made a cute little Hug card using her. Dimensionals gave her clothing a little extra depth. Love this new set!
I bought this bag at Joanns last year for a dollar or two. I knew I wanted to add some rhinestones to it, but put it away and promptly forgot about it. Eddita (Accents by Eddita) had a freebie on her blog for a rhinestone butterfly and I thought it’d be a perfect match for the pink bag! Yay! You can use rhinestone template material or sticky flock to cut your pattern, or you can use heavy card stock. I used heavy card stock for this pattern and it lined up just fine.
Thanks for stopping by!
January 7, 2012
Good morning! Today I’m sharing a few cards I’ve made over the past few weeks. This card is made with an embossing folder by Darice and butterfly die cuts (Sizzix Bigz & Embosslit) from Stampin Up. Add a few dimensionals and pearls and I have a CAS (Clean and Simple) card that took only minutes to put together.
These two cards were made with a die (Feather Headband) from Lifestyle Crafts. I love this feather! Two feathers come in this set and the other one is quite a bit larger…but equally gorgeous.
This card was made with an embossing folder from SU and a Silhouette file. The flower was cut in multiple sizes with the Cameo and then layered to look like a snowflake.
My last card uses an adorable image from Woodland Critters (Whipper Snapper). I made a cutter file for the stamp, used a SAMJ (Stamp a Ma Jig) to line it up and adhered it with a dimensional. This little guy makes me smile…isn’t he spunky?
Lettering Delights has two delightful calendar sets from Sherri Berry. Aren’t they wonderful? HERE is the first set and HERE is the second one.
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January 6, 2012
Did you know that with your Cameo comes a file called “Control Panel” and it fits your Cameo Control Panel perfectly? I had no idea until I saw The Silhouette Blog. How fun is that? I used Cosmo Cricket DP. It’s easy to change out without any fuss and you can have a customized cutter all year round.
You simply take the plastic cover off, pop your piece on and replace the plastic. That simple!
Below is a picture of my friend Gina’s Cameo. Doesn’t it look great? She used a pattern from a Silhouette file and used it as a print and cut. I always forget we have that feature. I love that she added vinyl butterflies too, it looks so good! She is also a professional seamstress and made a custom carry all for her Cameo. I love the outside zippered pocket for the cords. She did such a great job, I just had to share. Love it, Gina!
Below are some samples of how the Cameo cuts. The small key hole is slightly smaller than the size of a dime. To give you an idea of sizing, here is the breakdown:
Large Key 4 1/8″
Small Key 1 7/8″
Large Flower 2 7/8″
Small Flower 1 1/4″
Large Heart 2 3/4″
Small Heart 1 1/2″
This card is a Silhouette file…lots of nice detail and clean cutting. Hope this post gives you a better idea of how the Cameo cuts. Thanks for stopping by!
January 2, 2012
What I wanted was to use my Cameo with gel pens, however, I haven’t picked up a pen tool for it yet. My KNK doesn’t need a pen tool so that’s what I used. You simply put your pen/marker in where the blade holder would go and tighten it up. The flourish file is from Silhouette America and so I needed to do some converting before I was able to import it into KNK Studio. Once imported, it was a smooth ride. It looked pretty good the first pass but I did a second pass to see if the white would be crisper…and it was.
The flower file is also from Silhouette America and that I did use the Cameo to cut. I cut two different sizes, attached them with a dimensional, and added some pearls to complete my card. I picked up some new glitter gel pens and can’t wait to give them a try too. Thanks for stopping by!