Thursday, December 8, 2016

From Framed Art to Print-and-Cut Card


December is a busy month for everyone. Even though I love giving out handmade cards, making cards from scratch can be very time-consuming. Every die-cut is carefully layered together until the whole card is assembled. Print-and-cut helps so much in cutting down the time needed to make a card and I was delighted when I saw the Christmas Twelve printables on the LD site last week.


The set includes three graphics that you can print out and frame as wall art but they also look great as cards. To make the cards in this post, I dragged-and-dropped the graphic into the virtual mat in Silhouette Studio (DE) and did the following:

- Trace the image
- Make an offset
- Delete the original trace
- Release Compound Path and delete away the offset for the "Merry Christmas" greeting


To extract the greeting for the card base, I used the Modify>Intersect command.


To add dimension and stitched lines to the card, I cut out an additional layer using the Silhouette Cameo and running the cut-out through my Sizzix Big Shot and a metal die. I finished the card by adhering the layers together with foam tape and added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.


The Christmas Twelve printables are free until tonight. CLICK HERE to get it.



Saturday, December 3, 2016

FREE: "Christmas Twelve" printables

photo by LD

December is here! I can hardly believe that the year is almost over. Christmas is just around the corner and LD has released another new Christmas-themed collection. I really like their Christmas Twelve designs a lot- I think the art is gorgeous!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/christmas-twelve-cs-p14700c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

The Christmas Twelve line includes cutting sets (SVG included), graphics, paper, an alphabet, and a cut project. If you are interested in getting the collection, be sure to buy the Big Bundle. It comes with all the graphics and cut files PLUS 3 fonts. Good deal!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/bundles/christmas-twelve-big-bundle-p14709c6?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE to see the Christmas Twelve Collection.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=christmas+twelve&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

It's a new month and LD is offering a new promotional bundle. CLICK HERE to see how you can get the entire Monstrous Christmas collection for free.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/news/article?news_id=153&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Here is this week's freebie:

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/christmas-twelve-pr-p14706c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Christmas Twelve printables to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, in case you are not aware, Silhouette America is giving out a free design every day from Nov 24 to Dec 5. Here are the eight shapes that were given out so far. If you have not already grabbed them, CLICK HERE to get them before they are gone.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/designs/?free_designs=1

Saturday, November 26, 2016

75% off LD Christmas product plus FREE PRINTABLE TAGS!

photo by LD

Did y'all have a great Thanksgiving? We ate and ate and shopped too much and now it is time to start working on those Christmas cards. Luckily, LD has started their Jingle Sale and we all get to save 75% off their Christmas products right now!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/sale-c42?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE SALE.

LD has also released a new Christmas-themed collection. The Merry Mice are whimsical and fun and I just love how colorful the whole collection looks. So cheerful!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=merry+mice&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

 http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/graphic-sets/merry-mice-elements-gs-p14675c4c9?tracking=d0754212611c22b8www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/graphic-sets/merry-mice-gs-p14673c4c9?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE MERRY MICE.

Here is the new LD freebie for this week:

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/merry-mice-tags-pr-p14681c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Merry Mice printable tags to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, Silhouette is giving away a free design everyday from Nov 24- Dec 5. The shapes below were given out this week. Be sure to check the Silhouette Design Store for a new freebie daily.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/102337

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/102325

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/103837

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/162700

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 
I hope that you are enjoying today with the people you love.
May your Thanksgiving feast be awesome and if you are a shopper, 
may the deals that come after be plentiful.

xoxo,
             Jin 




** HURRY!! ** $209.95 Silhouette Cameo 3, free Prime Shipping.

If you have been waiting to upgrade your Silhouette Cameo or the Cameo 2, here's a deal for you. You can get the Silhouette Cameo 3 for only $209.95!

http://amzn.to/2gDh5R9

Shipping is free for Amazon Prime members.

Please note that Amazon changes their prices often and I don't know how long this deal will last. If you want one of these, CLICK HERE to get one before it's gone.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

4 freebies!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=beary+christmas+treat+tent&tracking=d0754212611c22b8
photo credit: LD

Happy Weekend!

If you have not seen the latest LD release, hurry and go see it now. It's beary cute!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/shop-all-c0?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

I *heart* this collection of holiday bears. So adorable!

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/beary-christmas-cs-p14658c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

The new Beary Christmas release include a cut project (SVG included), cut sets (SVG included), graphics, paper, and 2 different alphabets. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE COLLECTION.

Here are this week's LD freebies:

www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=beary+christmas+treat+tent&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add both the Beary Christmas - Treat Tent printable and cutting files (SVG) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, there are two freebies in the Silhouette Design Store. Click on the images below to get them.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/161185
 https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/109930

Saturday, November 12, 2016

FREE: Merry and Bright Printable Tags

The weekend is upon us and once again, LD has added a new collection to their store. CLICK HERE TO SEE MERRY AND BRIGHT.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/product/search?search=merry+and+bright&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-projects/merry-and-bright-cards-cp-p14647c5c13?tracking=d0754212611c22b8http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/merry-and-bright-cs-p14643c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/paper-packs/merry-and-bright-pp-p14649c4c21?tracking=d0754212611c22b8http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/merry-and-bright-sentiments-cs-p14645c5c12?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Did you get your free McStuffing yet? The LD promotion is still on and if you have not already downloaded your files, CLICK HERE to see how you can get the whole collection for free.

http://www.letteringdelights.com/news/article?news_id=152&tracking=d0754212611c22b8

Here is this week's freebie:

http://www.letteringdelights.com/graphics/printables/merry-and-bright-tags-pr-p14650c4c19?tracking=d0754212611c22b8

CLICK HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Merry and Bright - Tags (Printable) to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00!

Silhouette users, CLICK HERE to get your free design of the week.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/159823