Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Egg-specially for you!


I just can't get enough of the Lettering Delights Oishii SVG set. So far I have made the milk carton, the cake box, the ice cream popsicle and the milk carton note cards. I think it's time for some eggs. :-D

These gift tags were inspired by Joy's "Egg-specially for you" stamp from her Yummy Puns stamp set. 


Using Make-the-Cut's Shadow Layer Tool, I created the base for the gift tag and by welding a ring to that base, I made a tab through which a ribbon or twine can string through. To complete the gift tag, I stamped Joy's stamp with black dye ink.


You can get your Lettering Delights' Oiishi SVG set here and to get your own copy of Make-the-Cut*, just click here.
(please note that the new Make-the-Cut download is no longer compatible with the Cricut but it is still compatible with many other electronic cutters. See here.)


Here's a video tutorial egg-specially for you. ;-)





For the Milk Man




Ron is our milk delivery guy. Once a week he would come by and drop off our dairy order into the delivery box. At the end of the month he would send us an invoice and I would put the payment in the mail with a card. This month-end I know exactly what kind of card I will be sending in with my check.


When I first saw the Oishii SVG set, I knew that I had to make notecards out of the milk carton SVG file. The straight edges would make it super easy to make a shaped card. Using Make-the-Cut, I used the Shadow Layer tool to create the card base. To learn more about making your own shaped-card, just click on this tutorial.

I thought I would use my cricut to make the notecards but the cuts were so disappointing that I had to do a re-cut with my Silhouette. Here, take a look at the picture below.


The milk carton on the right was cut by my Cricut Expression while the one on the left was cut by my Silhouette SD. I was stunned by how poorly the Cricut machine cut. All the circles turned out to be more oval-shaped than round. I was also dissappoined that the Cricut was also not able to cut the mouth correctly. Here's a close-up:


Thankfully, the Silhouette cut so much better and after gluing down all the layers, my notecards are completed.


I think the cards look even better standing right next to The Real Thing. ;-)



Here's another view of the notecards.


To make your own milk carton notecards, just click here to get the Oishii SVG set. Then, go here to learn how to make a simple card base for shaped cards.




Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rosettes? Rosettes!



I noticed that many of you have wondered how the Lettering Delights' Threaded Rosettes look like when cut out and assembled, so I thought I would make a couple to show you how the finished rosettes should look like.

From the picture above, the red and pink flowers are from yesterday's Freebie. You can grab it from here. I realized that if the thread holes were large enough, it is better to use twine rather than a thin thread to thread through the rosette. I used regular twine to pull the folds together for the blue layer as shown in the picture below:


I adhered the two layers together with hot glue.

These flowers do take some time to put together. One has to be pretty patient when making them, especially when each layer has so many folds. I think that the efforts are well worth it though cos' I just LOVE the flowers I made. 

To get your freebie rosette, click here.

To buy your Threaded Rosette Svg set, click here.




Monday, March 28, 2011

Lettering Delights FREEBIE! Threaded Rosettes Extras.



Here's a surprise Monday Lettering Delights freebie for you. Just click here or the image above to go to the Lettering Delights website. Add the Threaded Rosettes Extras SVGs to your cart, check out and pay $0!

Now everybody say it with me, "THANK YOU, Lettering Delights!"  :-)


Oishii! Milk, Cake, Ice Cream Popsicle.

Hello Monday! 

How was your weekend? Mine went by fast but I had a great time with my family. We went to the movie theater on Saturday! If you have a child who is a fan of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, you have to bring him/her to watch the latest movie that is based on the books. My 8 year old twins can't get enough of the series and they have been talking about this movie (Roddrick Rules) ever since they heard about it. We finally got to watch the show and we all thought that the sequel was even better than the first movie. Even my 5 year old enjoyed it. :-)

Speaking of things that my kids enjoy, they were super excited when they walked past my laptop last Friday and saw this:

Click on image to see this set on the Lettering Delights website.


"So Cute!!"
"Mom, Make these!" 
"Mom, Make these for us!"
"Please.........!"

Those were the first things they said after they stopped oohing and ahhing over it. So while they were in bed last night, I whipped these up.


I can't wait for them to get back from school later to give these to them. :-)

(Click here to go to the Lettering Delights website so you can make your own Oiishi! set.)

WINNER! - Nikki Silvis Paper

Thanks, everyone for joining me on the Nikki Silvis Blog Hop last week. There were 103 entries for the giveaway and the winner of the collection of Nikki Silvis Papers is



Congratulations, April. I will be contacting you about your prize shortly.

Thanks, everyone for playing. If you entered in this giveaway but did not win this time, don't be disappointed because I will have another giveaway coming up really soon. Also, if you have not already put in your entry to win the blog candy from the Easter Basket Blog Hop, you can click here to enter.

For those of you who are following my reviews of the Silhouette SD cutter, I will be trying out the machine some more later and I will show you more about what the machine can or cannot do. If you have any suggestions on what you would like me to cut with the cutter, do let me know. You can either email me or leave a comment in this post.

See you later!



Saturday, March 26, 2011

Easter Basket Blog Hop plus Giveaway!


Hi, Everyone! Welcome to the Easter Basket Blog Hop hosted by Joy of joyslife.com!

The following is the list of blogs who are participating on this hop. Did you come here from Melissa's Blog? If not, just click here to start from Joy's blog and keep hopping until you're back here. In case you get lost hopping, just come back here and refer back to the list below to get back on track. 



I love Easter. As a matter of fact, I love any holiday that gives me a reason to make little treat baskets for the kids. So when I first saw Lettering Delights' Spring is Bliss SVG set, I totally squealed. See the last three files in the set? Those are baskets. Today I will show you the baskets that I made from using two of those files.


Using Make-the-Cut, I cut out the SVGs on Echo Park's Springtime Papers. The baskets were easily cut and assembled. 

I wanted to add a little trim to the yellow basket so I used Lettering Delights' Scalloped Borders SVG and cut out a border with Make-the-Cut.



For added charm, I cut out the little flowers from the Peep SVG set and adhered the layers with foam tape before putting a flower into the basket.


 This project is super easy to put together. You can also easily mix and match the papers for a different look or even use a ribbon to dress up the baskets.


I hope you've enjoyed this project. Now on to the blog candy!

For today's blog candy, I am giving away a set of my favorite tools. You may win...

The Cutter Bee Honey Bee Scissors
AND 
the Cutter Bee Tweezer Bee!


Here's how to win:
 

You must be a follower to enter in the giveaway. If you are not already a follower, just click on the "Follow" button on the right.

Leave ONE comment on this post and tell me: 

 
What is your favorite paper-crafting tool (excluding your electronic cutter)?

Make sure that you leave your email address or any other form of contact so that I may inform you if you win.

Entries to the giveaway will be accepted from now until April 2, 11:59pm PST. The winner will be chosen by RANDOM.ORG and announced on Monday, April 4, 2011.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 

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Happy Blog Hopping!

Friday, March 25, 2011

More New LD SVGs! Oiishi (Kawaii!), Rosettes!

Who's into kawaii? Check this SUPER CUTE set out!



Remember my sneak peak from this post? The flowers are finally ready and this is but a sample of what you can do with them. There are many other possibilities!






Just click here or on any of the images above to go to the Lettering Delights website.


LD Friday Freebie: Treat Boxes SVG!

It's time for another Lettering Delights Friday Freebie!


Just click here or the image above to go to the Lettering Delights website, add the freebie to your cart and check out. You pay $0! 


Secret reveiled: Lettering Delights is giving away a Silhouette!

The cat's out of the bag! Here's what I was trying to tell you yesterday:


Here's your chance to own a free Silhouette SD cutter: Lettering Delights is giving one away!

To learn all about this awesome contest and how you can win a free Silhouette SD prize package valued at $354, just click here or the image above. 


Friday Reader Spotlight!

Yay! I love Fridays! It's Friday Reader Spotlight (FRS) day and I get to show the wonderful creations that are made by  you, my dear blog readers!!

Usually for Friday Reader Spotlight, I will feature projects that used Make-the-Cut and Lettering Delights. In light of the recent PC-MTC settlement, I have made this week's FRS a very special edition. Not only will I be featuring projects made with Lettering Delights and Make-the-Cut, I am also going to show you some FANTASTIC work made with non-Cricut cutters.

Get ready to feast your eyes on today's projects, everyone! I have some really cool ones to show you today!

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First up, I'd like to introduce Abbey Childress of 2ndhandstamps.com . Check out this awesome card that she made with Lettering Delights' Good Company SVG set.



Here, I'll let Abbey introduce herself to you. :-)

"Hello bloggers!!  My name is Abbey Childress, but some of you may know me as 2ndhandstamps over at the Split Coast Stampers site.  I have been happily married for the past 8 years and we just welcomed our first baby to the world back in September of 2010.  I was introduced to the wonderful world of card making by a close friend back in 2008.  All my supplies starting out were second-hand courtesy of my Mom (hence the name 2ndhandstamps).  Between my full time job and…well…life…I have a limited amount of time to craft so most of my cards are clean and simple in design and take minutes to pull together.  I hope you enjoy my creations!!"


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The next card is by Linda Vanorio. Linda used her Black Cat Cougar to make this super cute "Ahhh...Spring!" card.




This is what Linda says about her card:
"I made this card before I came to Florida to help my daughter and 10 month old granddaughter packup and move back to stay with us while her husband is reassigned to the Middle East (he is a Air Force Fighter Squadron Commander), we found out for the next 2 years. Brought it with me to show her what my new machine will do, even with a brand new operator.   Look how small some of the cuts are (bird beak), and they were right on.  It is a fantastic machine.

AHHHHH Spring!

Cut completely on my on my brand new 13" Oh Kitty (that's her name) Black Cat Cougar
Print and Cut completely except for the Card Base ( Can I say loud enough I LOVE PRINT & CUT) and LD and MTC makes it so easy
LD Woodsy What Nots SVGs "Tree w leaves, Bunny, Bird & Nest and Sweet Nothings Paper Pack for Textures
LD Woodland TTF "AHHHH"
TTF from my computer "Spring"
Calgalcr8c (forum name) created the swing here http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/12954

and I cutoff the paper ropes and used jute string, thank you for doing this!!!!
Applique Fabric Paint on Bunny Tail with MS Glitter Sprinkled in before Heat Setting
BoBunny Brads
MS Grass Punch
Stampin Up inks
Photography mine (not so great)
Thanks for all you do to support all of us!
Linda Vanorio"
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I just LOVE this next project by Sarah Frazier! Look at this basket! Open it up and you'll find the red glitter shoes that look exactly like Dorothy's! How cool is that?

To find out more about how and why Sarah made this, check out her post on the MTC forum here: Sarah Frazier's project.





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The next three cards by Rene' Kretovics were made with her Gazelle. Aren't these cards darling? Rene made the butterfly card for her granddaughter's 3rd birthday! What a sweet grandma!













This hoodie by Maxine Richard is just too cool! She used Siser glow in the dark vinyl and a font called Disco Diva to make this hoodie. The fonts were cut with her cougar.


Maxine also decorated these 2 bags with heat-transfer vinyl. Don't they look awesome?

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Last but not least, here are two cards that Inga Klaus has made with her Gazelle. Look at all the details in her flower pot card. Great work, Inga!






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Thanks, everyone, for sharing your beautiful projects!

If you have a card or project that you would like me to feature on the Friday Reader Spotlight, just email through the contact form above or just post it to my blog's facebook page. Everyone who has contributed to the month's FRS will have their name entered in a drawing for a $10 Lettering Delights' gift certificate. The winner will be picked by Random.org at the end of the month.




Thursday, March 24, 2011

New LD SVGs for EASTER and MORE!!

Wow! Check out all the new SVGs that  Lettering Delights has just added to their store. Hurry and grab them while they are still on sale. Just click on the image to go to the Lettering Delights website.