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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Right This Way Santa!

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Another project the Christmas Gifts in Vinyl SVG Collection from SVGcuts.com. I made several of these. I used a coupon on the wooden arrow at Michael's, so it was a few cents over $5. I think I'll be gifting them.

Home for the Holidays!

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I made this using the Christmas Gifts Vinyl SVG Collection  from SVGcuts.com. I love every project in this set, and will be making them all this year. This was so easy, and fast! I was able to get the chalkboard sign from JoAnns for half price - $2o.

Happy Dog Bowl

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I am going nuts with vinyl, and putting it on everything! This was an image I just stumbled on in the Cricut Library subscription.

Vinyl Silhouette

Vinyl on glass
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I love cutting vinyl on my Cricut Explore! This was a based photo of Colin and Natalie I downloaded from Natalie's Facebook page. After converting it to a silhouette using Stencilgram, I uploaded it to Design Space, cleaned it up, and cut it. I ended up doing it twice because of all the air bubbles. So much of the photo is solid black that is was a tough one. I redid it using the wet transfer method, and had much better results! After drying overnight, the few I did have had vanished. Excuse the glare on the photo of the finished project - I couldn't avoid it.
The original photo I took if from is below.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Birthday Girl!

Party Hat from The Cutting Cafe
This week's challenge over at The Cutting Cafe was to use the new Party Hats file. This set includes the traditional style cone party hat, and a really cute top hat. Since I had a special seven year old in mind, I chose the traditional style. 
I was determined to use what I had on hand and not run off to the craft store (and run the risk of coming home with even more stuff!). I didn't have any ruffle, but I did have a spool of wide, shiny organza ribbon that even matched. I use a large basting stitch on my sewing machine and turned it into a ruffle and a pom-pom. I noticed after it was assembled that I should have used a smaller circle so more of my rosette would have shown, but I wasn't going to tear it apart and redo it when it still looked cute. 
I am always happy when I can use a challenge project. This little hat went to a birthday party the very next day!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Cutting Cafe Challenge - Letters!

"L"ove is . . . Colin & Natalie!
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Hello everyone!
The Cutting Cafe Design Team assignment this week was to use either a single letter, or a folded letter card from The Cutting Cafe file set called A-Z Shaped Cards (you can find the set here). I knew exactly what letter I wanted - L for Love! My son and his beautiful girlfriend are the perfect example of love, and I wanted to use them as my inspiration.

After making the card, I used one of my favorite photos, turned it black and white, and re-sized it to fit in my card. Perfect! I hope they like it!