Monday, September 26, 2016

Merci Beaucoup by Kim

Hello everyone!  It’s Kim from Katydid Cards.
I love Country French design and drool over pictures of homes in the French Provinces; the distressed woodwork and metals, mixed patterns and subdued hues just appeal to me.  So when I saw this Pazzles Craft Room EXCLUSIVE file, PCW Chicken Wire Card, I said, “Oui, oui, that card is for me”!  You can find this fabulous file (and many more) in the Pazzles image library Just search for PCW.  

You must subscribe to the Pazzles Craft Room to download this file, but you don’t have to own a Pazzles as they also come in the SVG format.   There are several subscription plans from which to choose.  Even if you only join for one month, you'd be able to download lots of amazing files. You can preview them here.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut this using Stampin’ Up’s Basic Black, So Saffron and Whisper White (for the inside).  The patterned paper is Graphic 45’s French Country collection.  I changed the greeting provided to “merci beaucoup”.  I added a bit of “ooh la la” in the form of gold embellishments as I can’t leave well enough alone.

I dusted off my French to try make the sentiment inside...turns out I didn't remember enough to help, so I used the Google translator to give me the French phrase I wanted.  I think it pairs nicely with the greeting.

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Thanks for stopping by! If you get the chance, please come visit me at Katydid Cards and say hello.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Hello crafty friends,
Kelli here today from The Lady Cage with today's Design Team Post.
Fall is upon us so I had to do a fall card!

I used a few different files to create my project.
I used the "Happy Fall Y'all Harvest sign DS" and the "Pumpkin Smiley DS"
the pumpkins were manipulated with pic monkey to change the sizes, flip and remove faces on some.
I also used the "Autumn title V12 CF" but I only took the leaves and cut them on the cricut in several different colors (now I have them to use with lots of other fall projects)

I used distress inks for the Green on the card base and the grass.
the pumpins and sign are Copic colored and accented with gel pens.

Here is a second version -8x10" watercolored and I laminated this to be hung with a ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects.
Feel free to stop by my blog to see my other projects. The Lady Cage.
Stay crafty!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

PCW Pazzles Craft Room Exclusive SVG Apple Nugget Treat Box-Card

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here with you today.  I am sharing a project I recently made for the Pazzles Craft Room. This month I was tasked with making a project with a school theme. I decided to make this super cute and fun treat card for my grandson for his first day of 4th grade! I used the Apple Nugget Box Card file I created exclusively for the Craft Room Library.

I started with some Kraft cardstock for the base. I then turned to the DCWV - Die Cuts With A View Edumacation Stack for the patterned papers. I also used some red cardstock for the outer apple shapes.


The inside has a plain white shape so that I can write a note to our “little man” wishing him a great and successful year.

When creating the box, I also used the extra back base cut and the little stabilizer tab for the back included in the file. I cut those in kraft. Because of the shape of the apple, it would be easy to bend it the wrong way and cause it not to stay erect. Adding the stabilizer and extra back firmed it up perfectly.

I then turned to my pen tool and “wrote” the ‘Enjoy your first day’ sentiment with one of my Sakura stardust gel pens. I inked the stem with some cocoa ink and the leaves with some green ink. This gave those pieces a little more pizzazz. I also used my white gel pen to add the faux stitches around the red outside mat.  Lastly, I added a ribbon bow and a button with some twine for a little something extra.

Here is one final look at my completed project. As you can see, it fits four little nuggets perfectly in the box.  This would make the perfect teacher's card and or for classmates. Be sure to head over to the Pazzles Craft Room and check out some of the other exclusive files I have created.  Here are just a few of the newest and cutest files.
Bookworm SVG Cut File Boy Reading School Books SVG Cut FileGirl Reading School Books SVG Cut File

Plus you will love checking out what the other Design Team Members have created!!! Until the next time, happy crafting!


Supplies Used:
Foam Tape
Misc. Button