Believe it or not, I had my first ever pumpkin spice latte this year and I loved it! I was so happy to see this fun digital stamp, Fall Pumpkins from The Cat’s Pajamas September release. It definitely triggers the wonderful taste and smell in a good way but, if pumpkin spice is not your thing, there are two other wonderful options included.
There are so many things you could do with the set; greeting cards, place cards, banners, placemats…just let your imagination go. I decided to make a little autumn decor with it. I salvaged a piece of corrugated cardboard and took out my little stash of vinyl. I used Silhouette Studio to size and cut the vinyls as shown here. I just love that darling little latte.
After the vinyl was cut, I layered it on to a piece of kraft cardstock as shown above. The edges were torn to fit the 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ cardboard and it was distressed with ink and glued in place. Grommets were placed to hold jute to hang it and a big orange bow was added. I used a little distressed metal hanger I decorate for the different seasons, but you could find a nice branch that would accomplish the same sort of look.
In the end, I felt it needed something, so I added a few coffee colored sequins and a few splatters. Thanks for taking a peek!
It’s Brenda here with a new card for you featuring Glitter Protector digital stamps and Just a Word cutting file. I have to tell you, wearing an mask to protect yourself from stray glitter when you are cleaning or creating in your craft area is not a bad idea and it certainly is a much more fun way of looking at wearing a mask if it is something you have to do.
I love this fun set that comes with 3 main images and 5 fun sentiments to suit your particular interest. You can pop the sentiments onto the different shaped word balloons to add a little extra pizzazz .
I used Silhouette Studio to import, size, print and cut my images. As you can see, I cut the word balloon true to size, but it’s easy to add a border like I did for the kitty image. I thought layering the sentiment in the word balloon from Just a Word would be fun. The word balloon is comes pre-colored (or you can print it and color it yourself). I used Copic Markers to color up our kitty friend.
I printed and fussy cut a second mask which was colored with Copic and decorated with, of course, glitter. The background paper was stenciled with Stickles glitter gel for a little extra shine which looks much better in real life. The tail was glued to the background once it was dry and the mask was glued to the face. The cat was popped up on some foam tape as was the word balloon and positioned as shown.
I do hope you’ll give these fun new digis a try. See you again soon!
It’s Brenda here with a couple of cards I had fun making with digital stamps and cutting files from the September release (can you even believe it’s September?). The first card uses the following new sets –
This card started with an A2 card blank covered with a patterned paper. To create the note I used Silhouette Studio to place the text from Teachers Rule digi onto the Just a Note Cutable . I added the digi ruler, apple and pencil, to the design page and sized to my preference. It was printed using the registration marks option and after printing, returned to the Silhouette for cutting. It worked like a charm.
I colored the images with the following Copic markers –
Ruler – B 32, 34, 39
Apple -R 05, 29 Y 38 YR 31
Leaf – YG 3, 5, 7
Worm – YG 3, 5 Y 38
Pencil – E 51, 53 Y 13, 15, 17 B 34 R 20, 21, 22
After the images were colored, I went around the edges carefully with a black marker to cover any white edges that might show. This gives it a nice finished look.
The images were positioned as shown above, with the note, the pencil and the apple being popped up on fun foam. A bit of red buttonhole twist tied around the note was the finishing touch.
This second card was created with the following digital stamps and cutting files. The “crown molding” is the TCP eyelet die, but you could use something you have or even totally skip it.
This card began with a kraft cardstock card blank topped with a patterned paper that I thought looked like wallpaper. The eyelet border was cut from coordinating cardstock and glued in place. Once again I used the Silhouette Studio (SS) to print my images using the registration option. The sentiment and Just a Thought Balloon and darling bear images were opened and sized accordingly. The sentiment was positioned on the thought bubble the same way the sentiment was printed on the note in the first card. This was all printed on white cardstock. It was once again returned to the Silhouette for cutting.
I also used SS to print and cut the bear/chair images from a patterned paper to do a little paper piecing. I fussy cut the bears from the white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and glued them to the pattern paper image. All of the images were adhered to the base as shown below. The sentiment was popped up on fun foam squares.
Copic Markers used –
Bears – E31,33, 34, 35, 3737
Bunny slippers – W 1, 3, 5
Book – B 32, 34, 37 E 40, 42
That’s all for me for today. I hope you’ll visit the TCP store to take a look at all the new offerings and Alma’s tutorial on making a darling “Back to School” card in a box. Thanks so much for popping by. Wishing you all well, stay safe!
School is already in session many places, but not so with our favorite Penguins. They are having a great time at Camp Waddlealong (seemed a fitting name for their camp, don’t you think?). You may recognize Camping as an old but goodie TCP stamp that is now available in digital form!
I personally am not a big fan of camping, but these guys make it look kinda nice. I used design papers to create the background and just used the digis from Camping to create the focal point. So it was pretty quick and easy to make.
I printed the images, fussy cut the tent and colored them up with Copic markers. The sentiment was sized and printed using Silhouette Studio and a die cut was used for the base. To set the scene the tent was popped up ink position on foam tape as was the sentiment and a little grass die cut was added. A distressing was added with brown ink around the edges of the card. This is an A2 card, but you are using digitals, it could be any size you want.
The next activity on the camp agenda is, fishing. Now you know for sure the Penguins from Reel Friends are going to be great at that.
This is another fav stamp set, turned digital (YEAH!). I was so happy to have the ability to turn the Penguin with the bucket around to create this little scene. I loved being to create the large sentiment and use it as part of the focal point.
For this card, I created the printed panel in Silhouette Studio. Everything was sized to fit on an A2 card and I was able to print the sentiment in green! The Penguins were imported into the scene and the images were flipped so they were facing each other.
After printing, I did just a little coloring with Copic markers and distressed the edges of all the paper panels. The panel was partially fussy cut and partially cut with a paper cutter and backed with cardstock and then layered onto design paper. The little die cut fish were added to finish it off.
That’s it for me for August. September will be here soon, so that means more digital goodness from TCP!
It’s hard to think about December and Christmas when thermometers are hitting record highs so many places. Alma even caught Santa taking a little break and rendered this likeness of him hanging out and trying to stay cool.
I created a little beach scene for the Big Guy using off cuts of a gel print for the water and kraft cardstock off cuts for the beach. The sky was created with a cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink on white cardstock.
I printed Santa and his Tropical Tiki Drink (from Tequila) which has been altered to contain his favorite, a peppermint candy cane (from Santa Gnomie). They were printed and cut using the Silhouette Design Studio (SDS) and Cameo. Don’t you just love the options you have with these digital designs?
While I had my Cameo up and running, I cut multiple tags using Every Day Tags and some frames from Framed Up for several sentiments including the one for this card.
I knew I wanted to use the rectangular frame for the sentiment and being a newbie to the digital world, I took a little time and was able to print my sentiment on white cardstock and electronically cut it out and then layer it on the same frame cut just a little larger. While I was learning, I also resized and cut all these sentiments for future use –
Next is a gift tag made with the same digital set. In both projects, Santa’s board shorts were paper pieced and the rest of him, his tiki drink, and beach towel were colored with Copic Markers. The palm tree was cut from cardstock using the Cameo. To do that, I imported the digital image into SDS and used the eraser tool to remove the tree trunk. The leaves where then cut from dark green cardstock. I used the same method to free up the trunk and cut it from light brown cardstock. After it was all put together I created a few details with Copics. The images were glued to one of the tags, a pre-created sentiment was added as well as a bit of Baker’s Twine .
The following Copic Markers were used –
beach towel, glasses – R14, R27, R29
skin – E21, E11, E13
beard – C0, C1
Palm tree – E23, E25, E29
Tiki drink – E35, E37, E39, G14, R14, R29
I created a card, a tag, 35 more blank tags of various shapes and sizes and 5 matted sentiments, all in one evening thanks to the magic of digitals! Thanks for taking a look!
The first card features Ski Bunny along with the beautiful, intricate Snowflake Cutables. It started with an A2 white card blank and a die cut design paper piece. The Bunny was simply sized with Pages, printed with my inkjet printer and colored with Copic markers. The image was die cut and layered on design paper. He was popped up onto the the center of the white card base.
The snowflakes cut file were imported and sized with Silhouette Design Studio and cut from glitter paper using an electronic cutter. They were glued into place around the Bunny as shown. I absolutely love that you can create any size snowflake your heart desires. The sentiment is from the Penguin Sleigh digi. It was printed on vellum and stayed wet long enough for me to heat emboss. This was popped onto the corner of the card. Just a bit of Stickles were added here and there for a little more sparkle.
The next card is super simple, which is just what you need when you are trying to build that Christmas stash and time is at a premium, right? I just loved the beautiful script “Joy” from Santa Gnomie and thought it would look great oversized and sparkly.
This card started with an A7 card blank. I using an embossing folder to add a little texture to a white panel. “Joy” was imported into Silhouette Design Studio and sized to be 4 inches high. The electronic cutting machine cut it beautifully. It was mounted onto the base with glue and a little extra sparkle was added with sequins.
I hope you are having as much fun creating with the new cut files and digital stamps as I am. Really, the sky is the limit when it comes to possibilities.
I’ve got one more chance to remind you of the super sale that is going on for only 2 more days. Get your stamps and die cut goodies while you can over at the TCP store! Thanks so much for popping in!
It’s kinda scary how fast time is flying. We only have about 5 months to get those Christmas cards done and with all these fun new digis, who doesn’t want to get started now? I have 2 cards to share with you today. Both cards feature the darling Cutable, Ornamental Gnome. with sentiments from Bunny Snowglobe digi set.
In the first card the little Gnome is sitting on top of his altered Diamond Fold Cutable, surrounded by all his beautiful, sparkly ornaments! Here’s a peek at the inside –
I started by cutting the gnome, his ornaments and the diamond fold card with an electronic cutting machine. The single ornament was resized and cut several times to add a little extra embellishment.
Next was the fun part, coloring and piecing together the gnome to bring him to life. I used Copic markers to add shading . The card was folded and embellished with patterned paper as shown in the video here. I trimmed my card base a little shorter as you can see.
The circle images are die cuts from my stash and it, along with the happy little gnome and his ornies were arranged on top as shown. I used Silhouette Studio to arrange and print the sentiment and then cut them with the same circle die cut set. The holly was colored with Copic markers.
Here he is, all ready to celebrate!
The second card also features the Gnome albeit a younger version with that red hair. This time he is on a slimline card fronted with the new Woodgrain Coverplate. I just love coverplates, and this one is genius! It cuts beautifully with an electronic machine and it comes in 3 differed sizes.
Woodgrain CoverplatesTo create this card, I started with the electronic cutting. I wanted the gnome to be a presence on this 8 1/2″ card, so he is 5″ tall (oh the wonder of digital cut files!). The coverplate and base were cut from kraft cardstock and the coverplate was distressed with walnut stain ink and glued to the base. The gnome was assembled and adhered on top. Copic markers were again used to add shading. The sentiment is from Bunny Snowglobe, printed on kraft cardstock and hand cut to create a little holiday sign. The sign was hung with baker’s twine.
Two more cards to add to my stash and hopefully a little inspiration for you.
Before I wish you a great day, I want to remind you there are still some great stamps and dies left in the store now at an incredible 60% off. New digis and a super sale, you can’t beat that!
Happy Summer everyone! It’s Brenda sharing a twist on the PopUp Super Hero Card released this month. I needed a graduation card and when I saw Alma’s Superhero card, I knew immediately what I wanted to try to do.
I used Alma’s video here and a Silhouette to cut out the PopUp mechanism to create a card using the Bunny from Soar.
I colored the Bunny and his rocket using the following Copics:
I used black and grey craft chalk to create the billowing blast at the bottom of the image and set it with a clear fixative.
Once the image was colored, I attached it to the inside of the card, adjusting the slots as for the image I used. After testing the popup, I went about decorating the front and inside of the card. I thought the sentiment “To infinity and beyond” would be perfect for a graduating senior and used the Big Little Alphabet (get it while you can at 50% off) to cut the letters and the Stars dies (also available) to cut the sparkly stars. You could cut the stars available in the digital stamp set to create the same effect.
Here’s a look at the front. The spacing of the letters lends itself to a bit of a puzzle.
So that’s it for me today. I just want to leave one more reminder about the sale over at the TCP store –
Hi TCP friends! It’s Brenda with another fun card featuring our beloved Bunny and a plethora of May flowers called Bloom.
This digi set comes with the Bunny and 2 sweet sentiments.
For this card, I used Silhouette Studio software to resize the Bun and to isolate and enlarge some of the wonderful flowers from his bouquet. Information on how to resize and edit the TCP digis can be found in Alma’s video here.
The other thing you’ll notice is the fun Tri-Shutter Card Cutable. It was also cut using Silhouette Studio and is easy to assemble with a how-to video here. This card was started by editing, printing, and cutting the Bunny and flowers. All were colored with Copic markers and a little dab of Nuvo drops in the centers of the flowers.
The card itself and coordinating mats were cut using the Cutable. I folded the “shutters”, ran the ribbon and adhered the mats. The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and matted with a yellow cardstock square. Bunny was popped up, using foam tape, onto a solid and coordinating design paper circular mat. Finally the flowers were placed around the card using more foam tape to adhere as shown.
I hope you like my card and give these digis and Cutables a try. I also want to remind you the progressive sale on stamps, dies and stencils is still going on at 40% off. Don’t hesitate any longer, some have already sold out and once they are gone, they are really gone.
I don’t know about you, but spring is my favorite season of the year. It’s Brenda here with 2 cute boxes perfect for spring or Easter, but they could be used any time of year. Their cuteness factor is off the scale.
The Carrot and Bunny Treat Boxes are 2 of the digital cutting files that are new in the TCP store. I’ve been having a blast learning about all the things you can do with digital images and cutting files. Alma has created a great how to video for the carrot here and the bunny here.
I used a Silhouette to cut the cardstock and patterned paper for all three of these boxes. The Carrot Box Cutable also include a PDF file so you can cut them even without an electronic machine. This carrot was cut from textured cardstock and some fun dotty and gingham design papers. I adjusted the size of the carrot to suit my needs using the Silhouette Design Studio.
The bunnies were cut from textured cardstock. I made one a bit bigger than the other by resizing the image before ungrouping it in the Silhouette Design Studio. Cardstock scraps were used to cut the eyes, cheeks, ears and nose. Instead of using the fun 3D bow in the cut file, I decided to use some springy ribbon I had on hand. Just look at that cute little tail popped up on foam squares.
Don’f forget to check out all the helpful how to videos on YouTube and don’t miss out on the 30% off sale on all in stock stamps, stencils, dies and embellies in the TCP store. Get them while you can