Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Freebies! {plus new princess paper dolls!}

I'm in love with the latest LD release. Princess paper doll dress up? Yes, please!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

The Tiny Princess is too cute! The line includes a Cut It set, a graphic set, and several sets of alphabets. I can't wait to use these adorable images to make something for my girls. I know that they'd love it!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchsite_detail.php?id=2899&AID=39954

There is also a new "Earn-a-Collection"-type of promotion over at LD. If you spend $12 between now and March 31, you will get the whole Conscientiously collection for free! (Hint: it's Pinocchio!) Click HERE for the full details.

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

Don't forget to use your coupon if you are shopping at LD. Use the code TweetTweetSavings to take 25% off $10! Click HERE to start saving.

Here's your LD freebie for today:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add the Tiny Princess Peepers Cut It Set to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The link to the download will show up after the "transaction" is completed.

scrapNfonts is a sister site of LD and they too, have a freebie to give away. Click HERE to go to their Fontaholic site and download their Thank You Treat Bag Toppers for free.

http://snfontaholic.blogspot.com/2014/02/freebie-friday-thank-you-treat-bag.html

Silhouette Studio users, don't forget your weekly freebie from the Silhouette Online (Shapes) Store.

http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=55905


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Doggy Dog House


Have you seen the new Doggy collection from LD? Here's an easy card idea:


Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, I made a shaped card out of the dog house image. I wanted the dog to look as if it was sitting on the grass so I made an extra green layer by welding an oval to a copy of the black layer of the dog house.


As there was a lot of blank space on the card front, I thought I would add some text to fill it up just a little bit. However, I was out of white vinyl so I ended up using white contact paper instead.


Using the Vinyl settings in Silhouette Studio as a guide, I cut the text out with the Blade set at 2, and the Speed at 8. I lowered the Thickness from 9 to 5 as the contact paper was thinner than vinyl. The Cameo cut out the text beautifully!


To finish the card, I added a paw print that was cut out from black vinyl and used washi tape to add some patterns to the dog house.



Files used:
Doggy Dog cut it set
Doggy cut its  (dog house, paw print)

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Freebies!

There's a new collection and promotion on the LD site!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/bundle:all_dogs_go_to_heaven-12701.html&AID=39954

For a limited time, get the 39-set "All Dogs Go to Heaven" bundle for only $19 (reg. $156). The bundle includes alphabets and graphics that are great for print-and-cut!

In addition, LD has also put on sale their "old dogs". I *heart* the Eeieeio and Nancy's Party sets! If you don't already have them, click HERE to get them.

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=olddognewtrick&AID=39954
 http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=olddognewtrick&AID=39954
 http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=olddognewtrick&AID=39954

If you are on the LD site, check out their new Doggy and Doggy Indognito:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=doggyindognito&AID=39954

Don't forget your LD coupons:
http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

Here are your LD freebies for today:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=doggyindognito&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add both the Doggy Dog cut its and graphic files to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The links to the downloads will show up after the "transaction" is completed.

scrapNfonts is a sister site of LD and they too, have a freebie to give away. Click HERE to go to their Fontaholic site and download their printable Recipe Cards for free.

http://snfontaholic.blogspot.com/2014/02/freebie-friday-recipe-cards.html

Silhouette Studio users, don't forget your weekly freebie from the Silhouette Online (Shapes) Store.

http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=55447

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Silhouette store Free Shipping coupon! {plus 25% off Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit}

http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/stamp

There is a new offer over at the Silhouette Store! By using any one of the coupon codes below, you can get the Stamping Starter kit for 25% off. Almost everything else in the store is 20% off when you use the coupon. (Offer excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, gift cards, downloads, download cards, and subscriptions). In addition, with the code, shipping is free for any purchase above $25!

Click HERE to go to the Silhouette Store and use any one of these codes to get the offer:

TIPJUNKIE
CRAFT
JESSICA
SKIP
THRIVING

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Silhouette America. I'm just happy to share a good deal. :-)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NEW! Good Ship Lollipop {plus new LD coupons}

As a tribute to the late Shirley Temple, LD has created the Good Ship Lollipop:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=good+ship+lollipop&AID=39954
http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=good+ship+lollipop&AID=39954

This adorable collection includes Cut Its (cutting file), graphics, papers, and an alphabet. It would be great for cards and for scrapbook pages (Dance moms, think recital pages!) Click HERE to check it out and don't forget the new LD coupons:

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954




Monday, February 17, 2014

One-Day only! 50% off coupon!

Hurry! Here's a great LD coupon that is good for 1-day only. Use the code: presday2014 to save an additional 50% off any $20 purchase or more.

Click HERE to start saving!

have a fairy special birthday {double-sided card}


The trick to making a double-sided card with SSDE (Sil Studio Designer Ed) lies in the "Center to Page" feature in the Align tool. Aligning the card in the center of the page for both the front AND the back of the card, ensures that the two sides of the card are in the exact same position. After printing the front of the card, just feed that same sheet of paper back into the printer to print the other side. Of course, you will have to note the direction that your printer prints so that the reverse side is printed correctly. By using this method, I came up with today's double-sided card.


I started by making a shaped card base and ended up printing on the front side and print-and-cut on the reverse.


The main fairy image on the card front was cut out from different colored cardstock and layered together with glue and foam tape.


The fairy measures 1.845"(w) x 5.29"(h) and her lips only 0.105" x 0.12". They are tiny! Using a cardstock to get a clean cut for a layer that small would be challenging and so I used a scrap piece of red vinyl instead. The Cameo did a beautiful job cutting the tiny shape out.


Once the fairy is pieced together, I glued it to the card front to complete the card.


If you have never made a double-sided card before, you may want to try with a basic shape first. A double-sided tag would be a good idea. Just remember to align it to the center of the page. Once you get the hang of it, it would be easy to progress to a double-sided card or you may even want to attempt a double-sided tri-fold card like the one I made HERE.


Files:
Sprinkling of Love Sweets cut its (SVG included)
Sprinkling of Love cut its (SVG included)
Sprinkling of Love Paper Pack
LD Petticoat Black font

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Freebies!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are your Friday Freebies:
 
http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?days=45&AID=39954

Click HERE or the image above to go to the LD site. Add all three Objects of My Affection Car files to your cart and checkout. You pay $0.00! The links to the downloads will show up after the "transaction" is completed.

scrapNfonts is a sister site of LD and they too, have a freebie to give away. Click HERE to go to their Fontaholic site and download their Valentine's Day Word Search for free.

http://snfontaholic.blogspot.com/2014/02/freebie-friday-valentines-day-word.html

Silhouette Studio users, don't forget your weekly freebie from the Silhouette Online (Shapes) Store.

http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=55292

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NEW! Objects of My Affection.

Look what LD released last night- a new collection just in time for your last minute Valentines!

http://interneka.com/affiliate/AIDLink.php?link=www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=object+of+my+affection&AID=39954

Click HERE to check out the Objects of My Affection.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

be my honey


For as long as I can remember, the kids have always loved honey sticks. When they were little, I used to get them from the honey stand at Pike Place Market. Nowadays these honey sticks are available at almost every grocery store around here.


We were getting groceries the other day when the kids spotted the honey sticks and of course we came home with a bunch. I refused to give them to the girls right away though. Not until I had dressed up the sticks first.

This is what I came up with:


I started with a heart shape and made 2 offsets. I imported the bear, typed in the text, and made offsets of that. I changed the Line Style of one of the hearts to stitched lines and added two 1/4" circles on the tag. Next, I used the Line tool to add two short cut lines to the circles so that I could slot the honey straws through.

To finish off the project, I print-and-cut out the tags, slotted the honey sticks in and added the arrow parts.


I think the honey sticks are cute enough to give away now. Nah....I'll keep them until Friday.

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Files used:
Bees Knees Cut Set (SVG included)
DIY Arrow Straws CP (SVG included)
Great Scott It's Love Cut Set (SVG included) (I used the heart shape from this set but I modified the shape by making it more narrow. You could probably use any heart shape from any set.)
snf Clarissa font (used for "be my", and "from")
LD This and That font (used for "honey")

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

you FLOAT my BOAT!

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UPDATE:  I've added a video tutorial for this project at THIS LINK.
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It's crunch time, folks. Valentine's Day is this Friday! Time to hold off on the cutting and layering and get the print-and-cut started. ;-)


I made a couple of treat bags in a jiffy by modifying the sailboat file from the Hooked on You cut it project (SVG) and turning it into a print-and-cut.


As illustrated above, I turned off all the cutting lines except for the outermost layer. I used the Silhouette Studio commands "Release Compound Path" and "Ungroup" to separate the greeting and filled it with black color. I also made a couple of offsets (one around the sailboat, and another internal offset on the waves) to make the printed treat box a little sturdier and a little bit cuter.


Cutting and layering is fun but time-consuming. If you have not tried print-and-cut before, I hope you do sometimes. It's just as fun as traditional paper-piecing. But faster.

File used:
Hooked on You Cut It project.