Friday, December 28, 2012

Many Thanks from Us to You!

Eskimo Pie is brand, spanking new on the LD site but I might as well call it brand, spanking cute. I'm supposed to be taking these few days before the New Year to declutter, but I really just wanted to play with the new set.

Before I proceed, let me first say THANK YOU to Hubby for bringing the kids to their scheduled dental appointment so I could play. Speaking of "thank you", it is the season to say Thank You to all from whom we have received Christmas presents and a Thank You card was exactly what I made today.

Using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I made a A2-size (4.25"x5.5") rectangle and an oval, and filled both shapes with papers from the new Eskimo Pie Collection. I used the LD Distorted Drusillus font for my sentiment. As the main image/svg contains many small parts (e.g. eyes. cheeks) that would be too hard to cut and layer on this A2-sized project, I decided to make this into a hybrid card. I combined print-and-cut with traditional paper-piecing (a.k.a. paper layering) so that the small layers were printed onto the larger ones and I would piece together those good size layers to complete the main image.

By combining both techniques, not only did I not sacrifice any details, I managed to add dimensions to an otherwise flat card. In addition, I also took a fraction of the time to make this hybrid card as opposed to a traditional paper-pieced one. A little bit of Stickles (glitter glue) provided extra interest and completed the card.

I hope that today's project will help you to simplify your card-making process (and speed things up), especially where there are intricate or multiple layers involved.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Files used:
main image: Eskimo Pie Cut Its
background papers: Eskimo Pie Paper Pack
font: LD Distorted Drusillus


  1. Jin, this is darling! I love that you used the Silhouette Design Edition for this because maybe I can figure out how to do this for myself! Good luck de-cluttering and Happy New Year!!!

  2. This is just so perfect for a winter time thanks! Cute as always and a big thanks to you for sharing your talents with all of us...

  3. Lovely example of Print & Cut with these cute svg files.