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Friday, May 27, 2016

Easy Mini Album

Hello My Friends!

My name is Norma from Creating and sharing it. Today I want to share with you a very easy mini album, I think is perfect to carry in your pocketbook or to give it as a little present for those you love. I used the Angel Bear   digi stamp. 


I prepare a video tutorial so you can make it, too. If you want to see the instructions in Spanish or if you have a friend who wants to practice it with me you can visit my blog here.


Hope you like it, and if you have any doubt, please let me know in the comments.

Have a day full of creativity and surprises.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pocket Full of Love Card by Connie

Hello my crafty friends!!
This is Connie with Connie Can Crop and I am super excited to be posting as a designer for Paper Crafting World. I am so excited to be able to share these adorable cut and digital files with you.

My project today is this sweet card featuring the Pocket full of Love CF from PCW.


I thought adding some lace, washi, and twine would be a good fit for my card.


I also added some pop dots under the pocket and flowers for dimension and I love how it turned out!


The inside is just as cute as the outside! This file would make a great scrapbook layout too!!

Check out the store, there's so many amazing files. You can find a file for every need: digital, printable or even cuttables.
Be sure to stop by Paper Crafting World and see all the great files waiting for you! 

Be sure to stop by my blog to see more projects using these wonderful files by PCW.
I can't thank you enough for checking out my project. It means the world to me and I hope you truly enjoyed it. May it inspire you to create something wonderful!   Scrappy Hugs! 


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Connie Can Crop Challenge #46
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A New Nest Card by Kim


It's Kim from Katydid Cards donning my Paper Crafting World Design Team hat today!  I'm sharing a card featuring the Bird House cut file.  I thought this would make a great focal image on a card I want to make for a friend moving into a new apartment...her "new nest"!  Here's a picture of the cut file:

Bird House

And here's the finished card:


I decided I wanted to turn this into an easel card, so the first thing I did was create the 5" square card base in my Silhouette.  I'll walk you through the steps I took, just in case you haven't tried this yourself yet.  It started out looking like this; 5" x 10" with perforated lines at 5" and 2 1/2":



This size base was a perfect size for the cutting file, so no re-sizing was necessary.  So my next step was to trace the outline of the birdhouse.  You'll understand why in the next step.



Now I bring that outline into my card base, centering it left to right and positioning it where desired top to bottom.  This is where the birdhouse will sit, but first we want to cut instruct the Silhouette to cut the roof area above the score mark.  By the way, you'll notice I removed the score line inside the house, leaving them on either side.



Before I removed the unnecessary pieces of the bird house, I made a copy of the above and made a compound path (in the modify window).  Once a compound path has been made, all lines become solid and connected.  The only reason I'm doing this is because I want to make panels of patterned paper to fit on the front around the birdhouse.  Here's what that will look like:



Now I have the panels for the front and the panel for the inside as well, should I choose to use it.  I deleted the copy at this point as I had no further need for it.

Back to my original card.  I want to keep a cut line above the score, but I want to remove everything below.  To do this I used my knife feature and cut just below the score.  I also eliminated the chimney from the cut by deleting the points.



Those of you who've made an easel card know you need something on which to prop the easel.  I thought a little bird to go with the birdhouse would be perfect, so I used the Blue Birdies cut file.  Here's a picture of the file...you get two birds!



I also wanted a place to insert a greeting, so I made the label by combining several shapes.  I had an idea of what I wanted the label to look like, so I made several shapes to weld together and then re-sized the bluebird, traced and welded the outline into the label.  Here's a step by step pictorial of how I accomplished it.

This first picture shows the three individual shapes I used to make the label.  I then centered the three shapes and then welded into one shape.



This next picture shows the bird in its original size.  I traced the outer edge of the bird while he was still larger as I thought it would be easier.  Next I re-sized the bird and centered it on the label.  I removed the bird, leaving only the outline and then welded the two.  The final image shows the greeting I inserted on either side of the spot where the bird will sit.



For those of you who don't have a Silhouette and have stick with me this far, I sure do appreciate your patience.  Yes, we are finally getting to more pictures of the card.  First up is a picture of the card lying flat for mailing.  I used cloud patterned paper from the Bit O' Blarney Kit.  The base and house front were cut from Bazzill pale yellow and the balance were all cut from scraps...love to get rid of scraps and turn them into something cute.



And here it is from the side.  I've made easel cards using two separate pieces of card stock, but this one requires less paper and is just as easy.


Here's a close-up of the label I made and the little bird which is the perfect prop (both literally and figuratively) for the birdhouse.  I typed the greeting using the Always Forever font (free from DaFont) and color matched it to the dark brown.  Isn't he the cutest little bird?



On the back portion of the card, I wanted to insert a sentiment; but I also wanted to include a gift card.  I decided to handle it this way.  I cut the panel on an angle and placed 1/8" double-sided tape along the left and bottom of the panel and just a 1/2" on the top left.  I changed the little bird to print only to have a cute accent on the inside of the card.  Now there's room to tuck in a gift card.



I thought it would be cute to have a little surprise message after the card is removed, so I typed this on the blue patterned paper using the same font, same color.



I'm working on a few more cards which I'm looking forward to sharing with you soon.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about this card, just ask and I'll do my best to help.  And stop by Katydid Cards for a visit if you get the chance.

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