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Sunday, July 6, 2014

An other site I like to go to each day is

Each DAY she posts a new free cutable.  I have download quite a few cute images to cut out with my Cameo since I found her site.  Included in the files are printables that you can print and cut out with scissors, too.  Today's is
Happy Birthday Girl and Happy Birthday Boy files.  Now who couldn't use one of those?!?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A 3-D stove from Farmhouse kitchen set

Farmhouse Kitchen set

The apron card that I made came from this same farmhouse set.
I used snaps for the knobs.  I glued the cup cake paper behind the vellum on the oven door.  
I found some shiny metal stickers for the burners.  A friend suggested to use spiral paper clips for the burners.  Hopefully I can find some in the right size and color.  I have some pink and lime greens ones that I didn't think would work with this color scheme.
Here is the side view.  Oh, did I tell you that the lid lifts off and you can put something inside the box/oven?  It is about 4" x 4 1/4" x 5" tall.  The paper pack that I used was Olivia's Sweet Shop form The Paper Studio.  I had made a mini album with all pictures of my mother with this same paper pack.  Actually I have both the 4.5x6.5" and the 12x12 packs.  

Friday, July 4, 2014

I made a mistake in the name of the file

Instead of vintage kitchen it is Farm House Kitchen.  Close but not right if you are in search of it.
This is an other card I made using the same cut file.  It comes with the mannequin cut out also.  Sure does look different with these colors.  

Christmas Card with a SVGCuts apron cut file

The little apron is from vintage kitchen file.  The shaped card is from the same file.  I fussy cut the gingerbread boys from a sheet of decorative paper that I have had in my stash.  Merry Christmas are vinyl stickers.  Using my Cameo software I postioned 16 aprons on the red and white striped paper and cut them all out at once.  Production line in progress.  :).  I did the same with the frames but could only get 4 on a page.  There are two layers to the frame and the strip going across the page.  I really like how these are turning out.
Here is my helper.  He is laying all over the papers I had just cut out.  That is all 18lbs 3 ounces of him.  He is a Maine Coon cat named TC.  TC is short for THE CAT.  

What I have made with cut files from

I have been ordering some cut files for my Cameo from and loving them.  The box card as a picnic basket with the wine has a "Who needs MILK?" stamped image on it from CTMH.  It came with a chocolate stamp set.  I used some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on the bottle and wine glasses to give them some shine.  Not sure if you can see or not, but I put some glue on some button thread, wrapped it around a skinny paint brush handle and let it dry.  When it was dry, I unwrapped it and made the grapevine twisty things that I added to the grapes on the front of the box card.  The lighthouse measures about 15 1/2" tall.  The row house measures about 14" tall and both have areas that lift off to either put a gift or battery operated tea lights in them.  The windows in both are vellum to allow the light to flicker thru.  The juke box also has vellum and a door in the back to also place a battery operated tea light.

This box can be anything you would like it to be.  A lunch box, a suitcase or an attache.  Make it as fancy or as masculine as you want to fit the person or occasion.
I used some embossing folders on some of the above items, too.  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I am back. I am so sorry for being gone so long.

     We have had some serious health issues the last few years but everything is fine now.  We also had a new house built and moved from Maryland to Virginia.  We are settled in and I have a wonderful craft area in the basement.
     I have been playing with my Silhouette Cameo and loving it.  My Cricut Expressions is not forgotten though.  One of my new passions is making mini albums.  I use both machines to help me out with these projects.  For those of you who do not know, the Silhouette Cameo does not use cartridges.  It also does not have to be hooked up to the Internet.  I first really heard about it thru newsletter.  I had thought it was an other machine like my Expression.  I took notice when Diane, from Capadia Designs, showed a flower her husband had grown in their yard but she had used the Cameo to print and cut it out.  WOW!  I liked that and learned all I could about this wonderful machine.  Now I also know that I can design my own things, also.  There are loads of YouTube videos showing you the basics and advanced projects or ways to do things with it.  I buy some designs from and others from various sites that sell .svg files.
This bear file was purchased from  I made the frame to fit the bear using Silhouette software.

This card design was purchased from  The stamp is from CTMH.

After I made the camper card I decided to make a "shaped" card using the camper from  I first made the top of the camper flatter, duplicated the image, flipped it and welded it to the original.  I folded it in half and had a shaped card.  Then I just layered it.

I had seen something like this online.  I thought I can make it with my Silhouette software - and I did.  I made a couple other versions, too.

I purchased the basic card design with the cut out of the Christmas tree.  Then I just measured and cut out the decorative panels for the card.  

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A friend came over today and brought some Flower Soft.  I stamped and colored the bench scene TRY-FOLD card and thought I would add a bit of fluff to the flowers for added dimension. I put some green Meadow in the flower pot, some blue in the hanging basket and a little bit of pink in the flower pot.  I love it.  I had already stamped and colored this TRY-FOLD autumn card from ART IMPRESSIONS but it needed just a little something.  I used the SPRING(yes spring not fall) colors of Flower Soft and put some on the two trees in the background.  Then I added just a tiny bit under the wheels on the wagon and some near the bottom of the pumpkins.  It really finished the card off.