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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Use the Chipboard

Use your chipboard was Allison's challenge on September. Yes the Allison aka goodybag diva who is on our DT at thebugbytes and has started a fun filled Challenge Blog Paper Craft Challenge.
Now this was a little bit easy to do - easy on me lol as I didn't have to pull out much paper. I love paper so much that I have more than 1 stack of each in case gasp!! I have to cut them!
I still pulled out my DCWV luxury card stack and I have to run soon to refill that of course but the chipboard was the easy part. I have lotsof medium weight Grafix ones so I took out one . I had got the flower stamp a while back at Archiver's so I approx measured the dimension of that and hacked the chipboard :)

I inked up the stamp with more than one ink - black, martha stewart gold and distress brick etc etc. Then I used a metallic acrylic paint by decor art to edge the board. I also used pearl pen and glaze pen to slightly go within the flower petal lines as I did not want a too opaque white but a mild white but I wanted some dimension on it. I applied the gold to the center. Then I stamped "simply amazing" - from paper trey stamps . I just took 2 ribbons one satin and one gold sheer and layered them.and stuck them down. Then just made the knot with another couple of pieces and glue dotted them on one edge. I will add a sentiment inside maybe on a thinner cereal box chipboard and the card is done.
A very simple card and I like how the chipboard looks

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Waterfall Card

My hubby's Birthday is this week so I decided to do a waterfall card. I used my favorite Dover images for this. I printed and cut  using silhouette but since there is no intricate edges and all straight edges you can use just your scissors or straight edge cutter and stamps to make this card and a scorer would be nice. I also decided to use twine as the pull  for PaperCraftWeekendChallenge this week was to use twine.
Here's the dimensions if you want to do it with scissors

You will find after you glue the 4  (almost) square pieces that the last fold folds the strip into half .
In that folded position glue the long inner strip and punch a small hole to tie the tassel (here I have used twine) Glue just the strip - edge of the 1st waterfall piece almost square piece - end to the brad piece at the center. Attach the brads to the cards inner mat and tuck the tassel end under the strip so that it can be pulled and gives the waterfall effect
The base svg, knk and silhouette file are uploaded and can be found under the main tab

Here's the card I made

The waterfall effect

I made another version of the same where I folded the card so the inside of the card. I just twined the twine (ha ha did your tongue twine? Mine did) around the ribbon

Hope you enjoyed reading and seeing the project. I love reading your comments and for those who took time to leave them Thank You - I appreciate it very much.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints

Hello Everyone
A few days back I got an email to review a product called EasyCanvasPrints. This one interested me very much as I love canvas! And when one can print a picture onto canvas and hang it on the wall then Yes!
Their website is .
Here is a picture of my 8 x 8 canvas. This picture is from a layout I made a while back -

Here is the canvas

Here's how the back looks

I chose the 3/4" standard wrap. There is an option for gallery wrap too for add on cost which I think is about 1& 1/2 inches or 1& 1/4th inch - I am not sure.

After you choose the wrap you upload the image and it'll tell you if the resolution is ok or not. It should be between 180 DPI and 240 DPI. Then once you do that you can choose the type of border for the wrap -  a mirror image, image wrap or border color. I liked the mirror image.

So if you want an image canvas printed do take a look at this site

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Papercraft Weekend Challenge September 1st week

I love the challenges by Allison and Caroline at

This was the sketch

and I was so excited to start playing  lol that my eyes just missed seeing the card sketch. But I guess they'll forgive me! Anyway of course I used my silhouette. I designed and waited for my son to come from school to bring my printed sheet and stuff downstairs so that I could cut and glue. That dear boy! Anyway it was pretty late by the time I finished and took the pic. So sorry for the quality of the picture. Here is the card I made

 A close up of the main shape

 The paper/pattern is from oscraps moonrise digital kit. The words/sentiment is my own - what I came -up with looking at the mixer! Just a text on circle path! The font is one of the free fonts - Cold Coffee!
The screenshot of the silhouette screen

do join the challenge! It is fun!

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My Copic Adventure

This is Pam @ The Bug Bytes and I am a guest designer today at Sassylady.
I am now fascinated with copics and Wow with silhouette and digital stamps ooh what fun. Some tracing , tweaking and lo behold the stamp gets cuts out so beautifully.
So here is my 1st copic adventure. I am rather pleased with how it turned out.
I am in love with both silhouette and copics. My only grouse is after being used to a large canvas ie in watercolor paper the size 15 x 30 - the real estate for coloring has grown teeny :)

The stamp used here is a free digital stamp from

The view of the silhouette studio window

As you can see I added 2 images to color just in case.  Note that the image is cut off  above the ankles.
Nope I did not do the cutting - the image came that way. After coloring and mounting the image onto the label background I decided that it needed something so yep I added some grass cut out by hand ;).
and tucked her missing parts under the grass lol. The whites on image are from gel pen
The button was a just a plain old pastel yellow button but I jazzed it up (or down) with copics - red around the rim or lip and gray under the lip and white gel pen. Looks coordinated now doesn't it?
I first saw embellishing the envelope at LorraineB's about a year back and since then I have started to add borders to envelope. I also like to take it one step further and add a border to the inside of the card as well and also bring a bit of something out to the envelope front.

Here is one more view

Here's the inside of the card

Hope you liked the card.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

If you are upto the Challenge

Allison (from Goody Bag Diva) and Caroline (from Caroline’s Craftography) are thrilled to announce their new challenge blog – Paper Craft Weekend Challenge! You can expect a challenge with a project to inspire... you every Friday and Sunday. The only rule they expect you to stick to is having fun! The challenges won’t be limited to one type of machine or project – so get your materials and get ready to use your stuff. There will be some tutorials along the way – and it wouldn’t be any fun if there weren’t friends occasionally stopping by – so please come join them and get ready to get your craft on!
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