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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Paper Dolls

Holly, one of the members over at Silhouette Plus shared a set of paper dolls she made. On her blog Stitch/Craft she has a wonderful tutorial on how she made these. Below is a picture of the set of Betsy McCall Paper Doll . These paper dolls sure brought back some great memories. Holly also gives a link to lots and lots of McCall paper doll sets so you want to make sure to check out her blog. She is a very talented lady with lots of crafting ideas you would love to take a look at while you are there.

I made cutting files for two of the Betsy McCall paper doll sets to help get you started. When you click on the link over at Holly's blog you will find so many more to choose from. Come on over and join us at the Silhouette Plus group to grab a couple of paper doll cutting files and lots more free cutting files. The group over at Silhouette Plus is filled with talented and generous members. It's all free and it's all fun.

Holly's Betsy McCall Paper Doll Sets

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kid Friendly Origami Star with Cutting File

Yesterday, my granddaugher was feeling a bit under the weather so she spent the day with us. She is only three years old but loved making this start with some help. Later we made a blue star for her "Bubby". She is so thoughtful to want to make one for her big brother. They loved their stars! I glued some green embroidery yarn to the inside of them so they could hang them on their tree.

These are fast and easy to make. The adults and kids both loved seeing how pretty they look on the tree. Next year, we are going to make an entire "star" tree. Here is a picture, cutting file and instructions.

Download Cutting File HERE

Happy crafting and Merry Christmas to All.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Framed Holiday Gifts

There are so many wonderful holiday posts on projects going on over at the Silhouette Plus forum. My dh wanted a hand-made gift for a drawing at his work Christmas party. He works with all women. Kelly from Finding Time to Create posted some framed holiday projects she did for her neighbors gifts. She bought all of her frames at the Dollar store. Woohoo! for the Dollar store.

My dh went to Target and bought this one because he refused to drive across town to go to the Dollar store and I was too busy doing holiday stuff. This frame was only $10.00 at Target but I hate the way the back is made. It was very hard to get off.

With some pretty decorative cardstock I made backgrounds for the 6 areas and them on some white textured cardstock I simply cut the designs to fit in each area. Easy as can be and my dh loved it.

Next, one of the ladies posted a link to a site where a tutorial for making 3D pinecones was shared. I had a shadow box frame laying around so I decided to make another holiday framed piece to use as another gift. The frame did smash some fo the elements a little bit but, I think it still turned out nice.

If you have a couple of more little gifts you need to get; look around the house and use some of those frames we all have laying around and come up with your own special holiday framed piece. These projects were fun and easy. Off to go look for some more frames. I'm on a roll.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Making Easy Angels to Share

Joy to the world the Lod has come! Oh yes, Christmas is just around the corner and I am excited. This is my favorite time of the year. It give us all the opportunity to celebrate the most wonderful of all occasions; the birth of our Lord.

I want to share a cute little angel project I have made almost every year. You can do all sorts of things with these cute little angles. I even made an agel mobile one year. One of the reasons I enjoy making these is because they are quick and easy and so many oooooh and aaahhhh over them and they help to brighten their day. When we have visitors to our home they always leave with an angel. I think it warms their souls.

The instructions for this particular angle will measure about 3.5 inches tall. All of this can be easily done with the Studio software. If you have any problems please let me know and I'll be more than happy to help. Here is my email address My Email Address Wishing you all the blessings of the Season and a Happy New Year.

1. Draw a 4.5 cirlce in Studio, then divide it half. This will make the angel dresses and wings * If you want to make the wings with a bit of shape cut out you can also do this in Studio
2. Draw a 3.5 circle in Studio and divide these in half. This will make the sleeves
3. Roll the 4.5 circle to form a cone. (dress)
4. Roll the 3.5 circles to form two smaller cones. (sleeves)
5. insert a small piece of wire into the a large bead. I used a pearl bead for this one but you can even use wood beads and paint them with a little face.
6. tape the wire under the angel dress to hold the bead into place. * You can also hot glue the beads on.
7. Take a small piece of silver or gold pipe cleaner to form a halo with a small stem and hot glue it to the back of the angels head.
8. Fold the larger cirlcel in half and glue it to the back of the angel.
9. Embellish your angle however you would like. I embossed the paper and added a silver bell.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Silhouette Plus November Challenge

Over at the Silhouette Plus forum a challenge is hosted by the winner of the previous challenge. Holly, the November challenge host was not able to host the September challenge so, we are a month off but it is working out great.

Holly's challenge was to make a simple card design so multiple cards could be easily and quickly made to make a gift set of cards. We only had these four entries. I guess with Christmas crafting, shopping, and other holiday things going on, the guys and gals at the forum just couldn't squeeze another thing in. We sure had some gorgeous entries.

The talent on this forum, never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Below are the entries.

This is my challenge entry. A very simple setr of Christmas Cards
to cut on the Silhouette 

Challenge Entry #2 by:Debby (ekimdnamed)

These little pictures don't do these card the justice of creativity they
deserve. Debby's card set is ooolalal!

Challenge # 3 and the Winner of the Challenge is:
Shawna (kiyakgirl)

Congratulations to Shawna. These are beautiful!

Last but not least. This gorgeous card set entry is by:
 Gayle (Cut-It-Out)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Copy and Pasting the Silhouette Way

This is a fun, quick, and easy way to grab all sort of words and verses from the internet and make the to be what you want them to be.

I was making Christmas cards and decided I wanted some new verses to add to my card inserts. I found so many on this wonderful site HERE.

After I found the verses, I thought wouldn't it be nice if I could copy and paste it in the Silhouette Studio software instead of having to type it all out. The next thing I thought was, give it a try. yes, it pasted right into Studio and then the best thing ever! Studio let me change the font, the size, color and it made making my card inserts super easy. You can use this for cards and scrapbook pages.

This was something I wanted to make sure to share so I made another video tutorial for all of those who are just like me and enjoy seeing how something is done. I hope this comes in handy. If you want to see this video in a larger format you can check out my YouTube channel HERE .Thanks for stopping by today. Merry Christmas to All.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tutorials Help

Being such a visual learner I decided to start making Silhouette tutorials to help others enjoy their Silhouettes even more. I was recently asked to make some tutorials covering the basics of the tools. On the Silhouette Plus group forum many members have questions on how to do certain things wit the Silhouette Studio software. It makes me feel great to be able to help out with some visuals.

This week, one of our new members wanted to make a frame inside a frame with welded snowflakes in between the tow frames. She was having a lot of trouble figuring out the welding process. I wrote out directios for her but then thought....what if she is a visual learner like me. I woke up bright and early this moring to make her a video tutorial.

If any of you would like to learn more about certain functions of the Studio software, please leave a comment here and I will make every effort to create some more learning tutorials based on your requests.

Here is a picture of the frame she was wanting to make. Keep in mind, I don't spend too much time perfecting things when I'm making a tutorial. I try to keep them short so YouTube will allow me to upload them based on the size. You can check out the tutorial on creating your own customized frames HERE