Friday, May 26, 2017

Birthday Bear by Scrapping for Tranquility

Hello Paper Crafting World! 
This is Christi from Scrapping for Tranquility . I have been honored by Melinda to Guest Design for this month and if you missed my first post, please scroll back to the 5th of May and visit that one. If not, let me start my next and final post for the month.

I shared with you a layout last post and decided I wanted to share a card this time. What better than a Birthday card? I found this ADORABLE file called Bear with Cake Girl that was absolutely perfect for a birthday card.

I started with cutting the File out on my Cameo then chalk-inking it all with my Prima Chalk edgers and Versamagic Dewdrop Chalk Inks. I use a mix of them both, depending on the colors I have . I then cut my base of my card in a 6X6 out of AC Cardstock . I only use AC Cardstock. It is a heavier weight, doesn't rip or bleed when inking like a lot of the lighter cardstock. Then I decided on a layout for my card, Pieced my piecing together and glued it all down. I used Ribbon by Offray .

To top everything off, my daughter and her girlfriend said they thought the cake needed a candle on it so I made a candle in Sure cuts a lot 4 Pro. Then to give the cake a little sparkle, I topped the icing off in Glossy Accents. It is hard to get a picture of it but in this photo you can see it a bit on the top layer. In person it looks really nice. I then added the three hot set gems and I called it finished.

I have truly enjoyed myself this month and hope you all enjoyed my projects. If you want to visit me and see my other work, Please stop by my blog at: or my fanpage at:   


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Grad by Kim

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

Graduations will be happening soon, so I decided to share a card I made using The Grad Title CF.  Here's my card:

Despite the fact that this cut file is designed as a scrapbook title, it's pretty easy to turn it into a card.  I mirrored the large mat and welded them together to create the base.  I cut a single mat the second time to place on top as I prefer the look to a "flat top" where the card folds.

I used some very old card stock to cut the pieces.  It's Bazzill card stock for the base and the title, but I don't know the names of the colors.  The cap is Basic Gray by Stampin' Up.

To create the card base, I centered a dashed line in the center of the card as my score line.  I made a second copy of the card base and made a compound path in the modify window.  This enables me to do an internal offset to use as a mat for the sentiment inside the card.  I played around with various fonts to come up with something to match the front.

Hope this gives you a bit of inspiration to make the cards for the graduates in your life!  If you get the chance, come and visit me at Katydid Cards.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

So Many Candles

Hello Crafty Friends,
Kelli here today from The Lady Cage with a design team to share with you today.

This is the digital stamp So Many Candles
I colored them with copics, used glossy accents on the eyes and the melted wax, and some wink of stella on the candle flames.
Added some lawn fawn plaid, sequins and all ready to go.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my project.
Go grab a digi and Get Crafty today!