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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cutting Doodlebug's Sugar Coated Cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo

 Hello Doodlebug fans! I am here today to give you a quick tutorial on how to cut Doodlebug's amazing Sugar Coated cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo. If you don't already know - I LOVE using my Silhouette Cameo to make all sorts of projects so it is always really important to me that the paper I use is compatible and easy to use with my Cameo machine - and let me tell you - Doodlebug's Sugar Coated cardstock cuts BEAUTIFULLY!  I decided to make a few of these fun purse themed projects and to give you a couple of tips on just how easy it is to use the Sugar Coated cardstock with your machine - so here we go!

 


First off - pick the shapes you want to use - I used the following shapes to make my projects-

Now here's a sneaky little tip - While I love using my Silhouette mat to cut normal papers - I like to use my heavier Cricut mat when I cut heavier papers such as the Sugar Coated cardstock - it loads just fine into the Cameo :) I like to use a fairly new sticky mat so there will be no shifting going on.

Now - Go to your Silhouette cut settings and find the one that says glitter cardstock. Also make sure that you have the speed set super low - I use a 2 or 3 and that the Double Cut box is checked.

 Now adjust your blade to 8 - this is the setting I have always used and it cuts great without cutting through my Cricut mat (can't say the same for my poor Silhouette mat - lol! )

Now go ahead and make your cut - and before I take my shape off the mat, I always lift one corner off of the sides of my paper up just to make sure that it cut all the way through.
 So those are my few handy tips on cutting this fun paper - here's a few close ups of my projects - The Sugar Coated cardstock folds and layers beautifully and was so fun to work with! Hopefully with my tips you will find some fun shapes on the Silhouette to use with this cute glittered paper!



Thank you for stopping by - have fun!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Next batch of Paper Crafting Tips on My Craft Channel

Hey all - thanks for stopping by - here's the next couple of batches of Paper Crafting Tips on My Craft Channel! Thank you for all your pins! Make sure you stop by My Craft Channel daily for amazing deals on products and a new tip daily! :)

EVENLY SPACED PUNCHES


FLAT RIBBON TRICK



Thursday, June 26, 2014

2 more Crafty Tips - My Craft Channel

Hey everyone - just checking in and making sure you saw my latest Paper Craft Tips of the Day on My Craft Channel - I appreciate all the kind comments and pins! You guys are awesome! Enjoy!
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CRIMPED ENVELOPE POUCH


COLOR MISTS AND EMBOSSING FOLDERS



Friday, June 13, 2014

New Craft Tips on My Craft Channel

Hey everyone! Just posting my latest Craft Tip Videos on My Craft Channel! Thanks for checking them out!






Lattice Scored Card Technique and Sequins


Hi there! Today I wanted to share with you my project featuring Doodlebugs yummy Sequins! I love using sequins when I want to add a little bling and texture to my projects. I wanted to share with you this lattice scored card technique that I think highlights just how fun the sequins can be when you add them to this type of card. It is super simple and adds a fun touch to an otherwise ordinary card  front.
 Let me share with you how to do the lattice design on the cards:
  I used a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of card stock on my projects. I used my Scor- Buddy to make the scored lines. Starting on the top right corner of the paper, I lined the cardstock up on the diagonal and scored every inch
. Now, take the paper and line up the top left corner and again score every 1 inch.
I then added the sequins to the intersecting scored lines.


Here are the cards- I used the Sugar Shoppe and Hip Hip Hooray lines to make these cards.


Thanks so much for joining me and go try this technique on your next card if you want to add a little extra "bling"- with the different styles of sequins in each bottle from opaque to metallic - you are sure to find just the right sequin to use! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Doodlebug Patriotic Parade Simply Put Pocket Style Layout



Hi everyone - I"m here, sharing with you this fun and festive Patriotic Parade layout featuring the darling Simply Put Stars and Stripes 4x6 cards and the awesome pocket style page protectors from Doodlebug Design! I have a confession - The 4th of July  is my absolute favorite holiday! Because of that I usually end up taking oodles of photos on this holiday documenting every parade, flag and firework- so these nifty pocket style protectors and the 4x6 cards make scrapbooking these type of events quick and easy!



I am always on the lookout for an awesome brush script font - I used Cheddar Jack font from dafont.com. I love this one- Definitely a keeper!
Here is the pocket page-- this protector type is one of my favorites- I love the mix of vertical and horizontal photos , plus the 2 x 12 inch space on the side was perfect to highlight the darling star garland that is one of the newer products that Doodlebug came out with this year!

Here are the close ups of the pocket page elements- I used lots of different embellishments such as Stars and Stripes Jewels, Red, White and Blue mini pearls, Firecracker Doodlepops, Silver sprinkles, Red, White and Blue star sprinkles,and Ladybug hearts sprinkles.






Thanks for stopping by and remember when scrapbooking events that include lots of photos - reach for one of the super useful Simply Put 4x6 paper pads, and your favorite pocket page protecor, and you will have darling pages in no time! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Show me the Money! Gift Card & Money Holders



Hello everyone! As the school year is winding down, our graduates are getting ready to get their diplomas and make their way into the real world- What better way to show your love and support for all their hard work than by giving them a little cash! Today I wanted to share with you a gift card and money holder that I cut out with my Silhouette and used the super darling The Graduates line for the paper and embellishments for these fun paper crafts.

First up is this darling 3d Box that holds a gift card. The star papers were one of my favorites to use and the golden owl - how fun is he with his little glasses! Add a pop of gold sugar coated cardstock and you have an eye catching gift card holder they will love!
I used this Silhouette cut file for this box: 3d Graduation Box with inserts

I really fell in love with this money holder! I comes like a little booklet with 4 money envelopes that you add into the center. I added a little bit of the Graduation Mini Garland on the end of the cover for a little sparkle! 
I used this Silhouette cut file for this project: 3D Book of Money

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this fun set of money and gift card holders! I love using my electronic die cutting machine to make fun gifts for my loved ones! Give these a try - I know who ever gets them will love them!