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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LD Wild Wednesday: Riddle Me This!

Hey Everyone! 

Sorry that I've not posted any projects this week. I've been busy with home stuff cos' we're going on vacation next week! I have made some random projects here and there but I still have to work on the blog posts. I'm hoping to put those up before we leave town. 

My crafting time has also been temporarily taken over by shopping! I've been buying presents from the online stores but I really need to make a trip to my Michael's soon. I'm really curious if they have started carrying Silhouette products over here. It seems that the store in Long Island, NY, already has a display out for the Silhouette Cameo and accessories. Thanks, Sue Macken for sharing the news!

Today's LD Wild Wednesday post on Facebook is a fun one! Solve some riddles and post your answers up on LD's wall and you may win a $5 gift cert! Here are the riddles and the corresponding offers:


Did you managed to solve the riddles? Post your answers to LD's wall HERE.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

PSA: Please re-download files + LD Two-for-Tuesday: Merriment $5 (reg $10)

Hey everyone, if you've recently downloaded the LD Nutcracker Takeout Boxes or the Santa Drop Box, please re-download again. LD has just fixed the files to correct some programming errors but now they are all good. If you have not purchased them, now would be a good time to get them. The 60% off coupon expire in 2 days!! Click HERE to get your files.

In case you missed this, here is LD's Facebook offer for today:

Don't forget to use your coupons (expire Dec 1!):

Take 40% off on your purchase with coupon code: Merci2U or 
Take 60% off when you spend $30+ with coupon code: MerciBearcoup.

Monday, November 28, 2011

LD Cyber Manic Monday!

2 days left on the LD Customer Appreciation Sale! Use your 40% or 60% off coupons before they expire on Dec 1!

Click HERE to start saving!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Christmas Carol 3D

"This is so not my style." were my thoughts when I first saw the Lettering Delights' A Christmas Carol 3D Cut It Project. LD had sent me several files to play with prior to their Black Friday release and I couldn't help thinking that this set is so not me. I'm all about cute, or simple, or minimalist like Patricia Zapata's designs. Besides, I was preparing to go on a weekend trip to Leavensworth and the last thing that I wanted to do was a project that takes a long time to assemble. Yet something about this set challenged me. I love 3D and I can't walk away from a set that has that in its name.


I started this project with the reindeer. In fact, I had cut out this reindeer, assembled, photographed, and posted it to Facebook in 5 minutes. Hubby was a bit annoyed that I was doing it just before leaving town and in my haste, I actually put the antlers the wrong way. Thanks for not noticing my mistake when I posted it on the blog last week. :-P

I started cutting and assembling the set upon our return from our trip. Now, do note that what I am showing you on the blog today is my take on the project. I don't know what was LD's vision when they made this set but I was told that the Santa does not go inside the sleigh and the reindeer, as you can tell from the preview on the LD site, faces the left. I totally went against that. I stuffed the old man into the sleigh and flipped the animals to face in the same direction of the sleigh.

Speaking of the sleigh, I had to strengthen the bottom sled portion by cutting and adhering two layers for each side. Due to the "hole-ly" design that leaves empty spaces inside the cuts, the sleigh is not able to withstand the weight of Santa with just one layer (cut with regular cardstock). Maybe that's why LD told me that he was not supposed to be inside? Oops...  :-P

Now about Santa...

Santa is really quite easy to assemble and this is how I put him together so that he stands:

As for the trees, I cut out 3 layers for each tree, then adhere them together with glue and tape.

I started this project using Make-the-Cut and my Silhouette SD but realized later that I needed the larger cutting size of the Cameo to cut out the sleigh. I used the printer-driver method to cut to the Cameo with Make-the-Cut.

The patterned papers that I used for this project are by My Mind's Eye. I used their Holly Jolly and Signature Christmas 6x6 paper pads for most of the layers. The 12" x 12" cardstock used for the sleigh come from their Stella Rose Hattie (Boy) and So Sophie Graceful (Open Your Heart) collections.

All the layers in the project are easy to cut and assemble. There aren't any pieces that I would consider intricate. The sleigh may be the most challenging piece to put together but if you are familiar with how LD usually handle curved parts in their 3D shapes, this would not faze you.

I'm surprised that I completed this project in a shorter time than I expected. I'm even more surprised that I actually like this piece a lot despite the fact that the designs are not what I would usually use. The whole thing looks really good on display. In fact, I'm thinking of gluing everything down to a base so that I can move the whole setup without having to reposition and stand the reindeer every time I put it out. This project looks so cool I know that I'll be putting it out quite a bit.

Friday, November 25, 2011

LD Friday Freebie: LD Carefree Black font

Click HERE to go to the Lettering Delights site and add the font to your cart. Check out and pay $0!

While you're there, check out the new sets that were released today including the Santa Mailboxes and the super cute Holiday Lights Cut Its. Don't forget to use your 40% or 60% off coupons! If you don't have your codes, just click HERE to get them.

One more thing, if you live near the Michael's store at Encino in So Cal, they have the Cameo stuff out! Sprizzie just posted on my Facebook wall that she got hers with the Joann's 50% off coupon!!  Congrats, Sprizzie and thanks for sharing the info!

Lots of new LD!

Happy Black Friday! Have you seen the new sets on the Lettering Delights' site yet? Don't forget to use your 40% or 60% off coupons !

Silhouette store 40% off coupon!

Heads up, Silhouette users! It's the Black Friday sale at the Silhouette Store and the code PAPER will take 40% off supplies (excludes the Cameo, download and gift cards). The Silhouette Designer Edition upgrade is only $30 with the code! All shapes are also $0.50 from Friday, Nov 25 to Monday, Nov 28. If you have not used the $10 download card that came with your Cameo, now would be a great time to use it. 

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LD Wild Wednesday: Thanksgiving Delight

Because we're thankful for you.....Pumpkin Purse and Postcards FREEBIE

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day! What are you thankful for? Pick a card from the pumpkin purse and write down your thoughts, then share it at the Thanksgiving table. The purse is so easy to put together, you can even make a set for everyone!

Lettering Delights has sent me the files for the pumpkin purse and cards to share with all of you. Just download from the link below, unzip, and cut with your electronic die-cut machine. If you do not use an electronic cutter, please use the printable PDF file. The postcards are also in a printable PDF format, so just print and trim as many as you like.

Get your Pumpkin Purse Cut It (includes .svg, .eps, .ai, .jpg, .pdf, .gsd, and .dxf formats) and Pumpkin Post Cards printable by CLICKING HERE or on the folder below:

Don't forget to tell Lettering Delights "Thank You". Seriously, are they not the most awesome-est company ever? You can let them know how much you love them too on their Facebook page HERE.

Enjoy your files and Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Update: Nov 6, 2014
You can also download the file from by clicking HERE. Just click on the blue button to start the download.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

LD Two-for-Tuesday: A Christmas Carol SVGs $7 (reg $14)

Sneak Peek? Sneak Pic!

So I posted these on my Facebook page today but I would hate for those of you who do not use Facebook to miss out so....

Here are two pictures of a new set that is due to be released by Lettering Delights soon. In case you're, the set is not all about reindeers. I'll show you more of what is included tomorrow. :-)


Lots and lots of reindeers!

Monday, November 21, 2011

LD Annual Customer Appreciation Sale + Facebook Freebie + Manic Monday Deal!

WooHoo! It's the Lettering Delights' Annual Customer Appreciation Sale! Use the following coupons to save BIG on your LD purchase:

- Take 40% off any order (no minimum purchase required) with coupon code: Merci2U

- Spend $30+ and take 60% off your entire order with coupon code: MerciBearcoup

CLICK HERE to start saving!

While you're there, don't forget to check out the Manic Monday Offer: Get all 8 sets in the Fruity Bundle for only $4.

Also, CLICK HERE to pick up the LD 17,000 Facebook Fans Freebie:

Of Leavenworth, LD, and Michaels.

New Lettering Delights files are coming! Lots of them!! I was so excited when I saw them last week. I really wanted to cut them all out to show you right away but I had to put away my Silhouette for a bit to pack for a weekend getaway.

On the way to Leavenworth
Leavenworth is a Bavarian village about 120 miles from Seattle, WA. We had driven there this Summer but a forest fire in the mountains cut short our trip. Even though the village was in no threat of catching fire, it was no fun walking around in smoke.

The view outside our room
We stayed overnight in the village this past weekend and here are a few pictures that I took with my hubby's little point-and-shoot pocket camera:

Check out the giant Christmas tree.

The Nutcracker Museum sits amongst the stores that line the main street in Leavenworth.

The Taffy Shop- my kids' favorite store in all of Leavenworth.

Leaving Leavenworth...see the Wenatchee River on the left. It runs alongside Highway 2.

Now that we're back home, I hope to show you some cuts from the new LD sets soon. I did cut out one thing before I left for Leavenworth- this reindeer is part of a new 3D (non-cute) Cut It set:

One more exciting thing before I end this post....if you have a Michaels' store in your area, keep an eye out for the Silhouette Cameo and accessories. My friend, Gaby (, has reported that her store in Southern California has started carrying Silhouette products. If you have a November 2011 issue of Family Fun, or a copy of the Entertainment Book, look inside for a Michaels' coupon that does not exclude the Silhouette items. If you find any Silhouette products in your Michaels', please do post here or on my Facebook page. Thanks and Have a Super Monday!