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Video : Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

In this week’s video, I’ll show you just a few ways that you can use the patterns and hand lettered sentiments in the Love Always digital collection to create hybrid cards that are clean, simple, and modern.

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

In addition to using some of the designs in the geometric card front cut files collection, I also incorporated diy hot foil acetate embellishments that you can learn how to make right here. This sweet trio of cards took less than half an hour to put together, so they’re pretty AND quick to make.

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

Check out the step-by-step in the video below:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Love Always Digital Patterned Papers
Love Always SVG Digital Stamps + Border Die Cuts
A2 Card Front Die Cut Sets

C-Line Transparency Film for Plain Paper/Laser Printers
Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Reactive Foil ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Rose Gold Reactive Foil ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Red Reactive Foil ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 80lb. cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
a laser printer
plain printer paper
Kool Tak Clear Foam Pads
Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
double-sided tape
craft scissors

Clean and Simple Hybrid Cardmaking with Love Always Digital Collection from k.becca

Video : Make an Oversized Pom Pom Gift Topper

Make an Oversized Pom Pom Gift Topper (Video Tutorial)

I have a serious soft spot for pom poms. Any size will do, just as long as they’re fluffy and fuzzy and everything that a pom pom should be.

Today, I’ll show you how to make a super duper oversized pom pom that’s just the thing for adding a heaping dose of festive fun to any gift package. And you don’t need to save this fluffy guy just for regular square and rectangular boxes. Oversized pom poms make great embellishments for gift bags, circle and cylinder boxes, jars, and Christmas cookie and candy-filled gift tins, too!

Check out the video below to learn how to make your own little mountain of oversized pom pom goodness:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

a piece of cardboard, cut to 6 1/4″ tall x 5 1/2″ wide *
yarn  (I used Vanna’s Choice in Scarlet) **
sharp scissors

* The width that you cut the cardboard isn’t as important, though you don’t want to cut it too wide because you may have difficulty sliding the yarn off of the cardboard when the time comes. I recommend not going taller than 6 to 6 1/2 inches for the pom pom, unless you’re using very fluffy yarn. In that case, you may be able to get away with another inch or two, but generally speaking, it becomes more difficult to maintain a good level of fluffy fuzziness when you go beyond 6 1/2 inches in diameter.

** My favorite yarn for making pom poms is Vanna’s Choice from Lion Brand Yarns. It has just the right amount of fluff and fuzz for my taste. But please experiment! You can get some really cool looking pom poms with all different types of yarns.

DIY Hand Painted Wrapping Paper + Oversized Pom Pom Gift Topper

Video : Make Your Own Hand Painted Wrapping Paper

DIY Hand Painted Wrapping Paper (Video)

It’s so much fun to make your own wrapping paper! You can customize colors and patterns in an endless number of ways to make gift wrap designs that are completely your own, and you can easily create coordinating designs that feature similar color schemes or motifs.

In this week’s video, I’ll show you how to make three different wrapping paper designs, but this is just the beginning of what you can do. Think of all of the pattern possibilities!

And psst … the paint colors that I used to make this wrapping paper are just about the same as the colors that I used for these color block gift tags, so they coordinate perfectly.

Check out the video below to see how easy it is to paint your own, custom wrapping paper:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Canson XL Recycled Sketch Pad (18″ x 24″)
Royal & Langnickel Palette Paper
acrylic paint (I used Americana Watermelon Slice, Melon, Citron Green, and Pistachio Mint, and Flesh Tone)
Tulip 1″ Foam Pouncers
Royal & Langnickel Soft Wash Brush Set

Video : Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Birthday Card

Video Tutorial : Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Birthday Card

New in the shop this week is the “HB2U” birthday cut file, and in today’s video I’ll show you how I combined the die cuts with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to make this clean and simple birthday card. I also used the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Gemstone Embossing Folder to add some texture to the background of the card, and I just love, love, love, this embossing folder. It really is next level!

Tip : I did notice that this embossing folder seemed to be a bit thicker than others, and I wasn’t able to run it through my (admittedly very old) die cutting machine with the normal plate combo that I use for embossing. I ended up using the base plate plus several sheets of cardstock as shims, and it went right through without a problem.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

HB2U Die Cut File

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder, Gemstone
dimensional foam adhesive
a double-sided adhesive runner
white cardstock

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

028 // Pale Pink ( DKB // SBK )
021 // Light Carmine ( DKB // SBK )
051 // Lemon Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )
036 // Light Blue ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

Quick & Easy Dauber Dots Birthday Cardmaking Tutorial

Quick & Easy Dauber Dots Birthday Cardmaking Tutorial

I don’t know about you, but it’s not uncommon for me to find myself scrambling for cards at the last minute and, most often, those cards are birthday cards. So, today I thought that we’d make a quick and easy birthday card that’s a great candidate for mass production, with a design that’s got lots of room for customization. Use warm pinks, oranges, and yellows like I did here, or use blues, greens, and grays for a more masculine look. I think that a mix of metallic inks would be gorgeous, too.

To make the card panel, I used the “birthday wishes” sentiment from the Hand Lettered Birthday Sentiments digital stamp set, and I placed it on a slightly smaller than A2 size panel in Silhouette Studio. Then, I print and cut the panel and got to work on the dots, which are made using foam daubers that are typically used to add color and texture to die cuts or card backgrounds. I love the dauber dots because they’re sort of “fuzzy” and organic, but if you don’t have foam daubers then you can use a clean pencil eraser for more solid dots or a q-tip for small, soft and organic dots.

You can easily create a bunch of these cards in no time at all, and making the dots is such a meditative thing for me. I hope that it is for you, too.

Check out the video for a step-by-step:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Hand Lettered Birthday Sentiments Digital Stamps

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition ( AMZ // SBK )
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock ( AMZ // SSS )
My Favorite Things Bubblegum Dye Ink
My Favorite Things Peach Bellini Dye Ink
My Favorite Things Persimmon Dye Ink
My Favorite Things Lemon Drop Dye Ink
Hero Arts Neon Pink Dye Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
foam / sponge daubers ( AMZ // SBK )
craft foam (also known as fun foam)
Scor-Tape (I used 5/8” inch, but you can use any size)
a printer
craft scissors

Make a Copper Glitter Layered Good Luck Card

Make a Copper Glitter Layered Good Luck Card

Today’s card project was inspired by an unexpected source, the Scenic Safari Die-namics that I received as a free gift with purchase from My Favorite Things a little while back. At first, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but then I got started thinking about those soil / rock charts that show all of the different layers of Earth down to its core, as well as the marbling trend that’s so hot right now, and this is where I went with it.

I was itching to use this very cool copper glitter cardstock, also from My Favorite Things, and I think that it added a nice yet subtle touch of glitz. The “Good Luck” sentiment can be found in the shop, and I was so happy with how it turned out for this project. I added a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of the cardstock before cutting it, and the Silhouette Cameo did a bang up job! I’ll definitely be using this technique in the future.

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for this project : Depth = 8 // Speed = 2 // Light Hold Mat // Triple Cut (a double cut, then another single cut)

You can check out the video below to see how I made this glittery “good luck” card:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Good Luck Cut File

white cardstock
Copper Sparkle cardstock
Gmund Dark Teal Blue cardstock
manual die cutting machine
washi tape
a double-sided adhesive runner
Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets ( SBK // AMZ )
My Favorite Things Scenic Safari Die-Namics ( SSS // MFT )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo Light Hold Mat
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Fiskars 5 Inch Non-Stick Scissors (or regular craft scissors)

DIY Personalized Rainbow Treat Bags (Silhouette Studio Tutorial)

DIY Personalized Rainbow Cloud Treat Bags (Die Cutting Tutorial)

One of my favorite things about digital cut files is that they’re so flexible. You can make them bigger or make them smaller, and you can repurpose them and combine them in different ways to make completely new projects.

In this tutorial, I combine the rainbow and cloud from the Cascade Rainbow A2 Card Kit and the Scallop Top Treat Bag (minus the handles) to make these super cute, personalized treat bags that would make super sweet favor or treat bags at children’s birthday parties. I actually filled them with treats and stickers and gave them to my niece and nephew at Easter, and they were a big hit!

Before I cut all of the pieces with my Cameo, I resized the rainbow and cloud pieces to 80% their original size to fit the treat bag. Then, I used Silhouette Studio’s text tool to personalize the clouds. I used the Learning Curve Pro (free) font because I wanted something sweet and cute for the names. Finally, I cut and assembled all of the pieces to make the colorful treat bags.

It’s easy to make a bunch of these at once. Just copy and paste additional rainbow strips and base pieces until you have the number that you need and cut them all at once.

Tips: When you’re assembling the rainbow, it’s best to run a thin strip of glue and glue one piece at a time. If you’re using liquid glue (like I did) and try to cover the rainbow base all at once, the glue will start to dry unless you’re really, really fast at positioning the rainbow strips. Also, since the bottom of the cloud is not attached to anything, you only need to add glue in the top center area on the back before gluing it in place.

Check out the video to see a step-by-step of this colorful project:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Cascade Rainbow A2 Card Kit
Scallop Top Treat Bag

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition ( AMZ // SBK )
cardstock in a variety of colors
a printer
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
a double-sided adhesive runner
Learning Curve Pro font

How to Make A Faceted Watercolor Heart Magnet

DIY Die Cut Watercolor Heart Magnet Tutorial (Video)

Have you used the Silhouette Adhesive Magnet Paper? I only used it for the first time last year. It’s very cool stuff, and in today’s video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to use it to make this fun and colorful faceted heart ornament.

This project starts in Silhouette Studio, where I ungroup the faceted heart ornament cut files and separate them into three files: one for the base, which I cut from the magnet paper; one for all of the facets minus one, which I cut from Strathmore Bristol; and a final facet, which I cut from gold foil cardstock. I like to group the pieces that I’m cutting from different materials into different files as I’m working, so there’s less confusion when I’m ready to actually cut everything.

After I cut all of the pieces from their respective materials, I’m ready to start watercoloring the facets of the heart. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens for this, and I love these things! They work wonderfully with the Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, which is a very smooth mixed media paper.

After all of the watercolored facets are completely dry, I remove the protective paper from the magnet, and adhere all of the facets in place. This comes together pretty quickly. I only spent about 5 minutes assembling the final piece.

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for the Strathmore Bristol & gold foil cardstock : Depth = 7 // Speed = 1 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for the Adhesive Magnet Paper : Depth = 6 // Speed = 1 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut

Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for this project:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Faceted Heart Ornament Die Cut

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Gold Foil Card Stock ( MFT )
Silhouette Adhesive Magnet Paper ( AMZ // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )
020 // Red ( DKB // SBK )
070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
050 // Yellow ( DKB )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
047 // May Green ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )
083 // Lilac ( DKB // SBK )
082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

Make a Striped Card Background from Gold Foil Washi Tape

Make a Striped Card Background from Gold Foil Washi Tape

Have you ever seen a product that instantly makes your heart skip a beat? Well, that’s what happened when I spotted Little B’s Gold Foil XO washi tape. When it arrived, it was super teeny and so neato, and I knew immediately that I had to use it to make some stripes on something. Anything!

The result is this clean and simple card, which also features a “love you” sentiment die cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Alphabet Die-Namics* and one of my current favorites, shiny gold foil cardstock.

I’ve already been scoping out some more of Little B’s 3mm washi tape designs because I just love how teeny tiny and sweet they are. I made a love-themed card here, but you could easily switch up the washi tape that you use and have a birthday, hello, or whatever other type of sentiment you’d like.

To make the card, I first cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 inches wide by 5.25” tall. Then, I lined up a t-square along the top left corner of the cardstock and used a pencil to make little dot markings on the cardstock at every quarter inch.

I tore lengths of washi tape that were about an inch or so longer than the cardstock on either side, and I lined each up at the top of one of the pencil markings and pulled the tape straight across the front of the cardstock to make a stripe.

After I was finished with the stripes, I pressed my fingers all over the front of the card to adhere any loose washi in place, and I folded the ends of the washi over the sides and onto the back of the cardstock. Then, I die cut letters spelling “love you” from gold foil cardstock and glued those to the front of the card, using the washi tape stripes as guides so I could easily line the letters up at the bottom.

Once all of the letters were glued in place, I cut a piece of fun foam to slightly smaller than the size of the cardstock and added strips of Scor-Tape to both sides, making sure to have the far left and far right strips less than an inch from the edge of the fun foam. Then, I pressed down any washi tape that had popped up on the back of the card, removed the backing paper from the strips of Scor-Tape on one side of the foam, and pressed the foam down onto the back of the cardstock, covering those loose ends of washi to permanently hold them in place.

To finish the card, I removed the backing paper from the Scor-Tape on the other side of the foam and mounted it onto a top fold A2 card base.

You can check out the video for this project below:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

white cardstock
Little B Gold Foil XO Tape
a pencil
a t-square or ruler
My Favorite Things Stitched Alphabet Die-namics ( SSS // MFT )
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Gold Foil Card Stock ( MFT )
a manual die cutting machine
craft foam (also known as fun foam)
Scor-Tape (I used 5/8” inch, but you can use any size)
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
a sticky tool, like the Quick Stik or Pick Me Up (optional)

DIY Rainbow Letter Die Cut Thank You Card (with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens)

DIY Rainbow Letter Die Cut Thanks Card

There’s just something about rainbows that’s endlessly magical, and I’ve been lovin’ on them since I was a kid. I was lucky enough to grow up in the 80’s, so there were rainbows (manmade, at least) all over the place. I even had rainbow legwarmers, which were one of my prized possessions. And don’t even get me started on my sticker book.

This thank you card features rainbows in letter form, with awesome colors courtesy of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. The colors on these brush pens are so wonderful and vibrant, and they don’t seem to dull at all when they’re dry. Big thumbs up to that!

For this card, I used the negative areas of the die cut letters to make a template that helped me quickly glue the colored letters in place. Clear dimensional adhesive foam popped up the “thanks”, which I cut from gold foil cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Thanks Cut File

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Gold Foil Card Stock ( MFT )
My Favorite Things Stitched Alphabet Die-namics*
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Kool Tak Clear Foam Adhesive
white cardstock
a double-sided adhesive runner
a manual die cutting machine
a silicone craft mat (scrap paper or cardboard also works)

* these dies sold out very quickly and are difficult to find in stock, but MFT does have other, non-stitched alpha dies that would also be great for this project, and you could also digitally die cut the letters using a tall, thin font like Bebas Neue or Ostrich Sans Black, which are both free fonts.

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

026 // Light Pink ( DKB )
202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )
021 // Light Carmine ( DKB // SBK )
020 // Red ( DKB // SBK )
002 // Fluorescent Orange ( DKB // SBK )
070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
050 // Yellow ( DKB )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )
045 // Pale Green ( DKB // SBK )
047 // May Green ( DKB // SBK )
036 // Light Blue ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )
031 // Cobalt Blue ( DKB // SBK )
032 // Persian Blue ( DKB // SBK )
081 // Light Violet ( DKB )
082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

DIY Rainbow Letter Die Cut Thanks Card

Tips for Die Cutting & Foiling Minc Toner Sheets

Tips for Die Cutting & Foiling Minc Toner Sheets

I’ve been playing around with the Minc Toner Sheets for a few weeks now, and I’ve gotta admit that I wasn’t getting great results there for a little while. Thankfully, I figured out that I’m a total dork (well, I already knew that) and was having many of the problems that I was having because I wasn’t doing things in the correct order. If I would’ve just taken a closer look at the package for the toner sheets, I would’ve been getting great results a lot sooner, so don’t do what I did! Look at that packaging.

Here’s what I figured out: to get great results, you have to foil the toner sheets BEFORE you cut them. As you can see below, when I cut the die cuts with my Silhouette Cameo first, my results weren’t fantastic.

There were areas around the edges of both the more complex, hand lettered die cut and the simple circle die cut that just didn’t take the foil. I think that part of this is due to some toner flaking off during the die cutting process. In addition, variations in the paper are created during the die cutting process mean that the paper isn’t perfectly level; it has bumps and indentations that create an uneven surface, and the foil doesn’t adhere in those places.

Minc Toner Sheets : Cut First Then Foil

Above (Cut First Then Foil) : notice the areas around the edges of the letters, especially the “r” and the ampersand, where the foil did not adhere when I ran it through the Minc. This is what happens when you die cut before you foil. I used a digital die cutting machine to cut my shapes, so results may differ if you’re using a manual die cutting machine to cut your shapes.

Minc Toner Sheets : Foil First Then Cut

Above (Foil First Then Cut) : When I foiled the toner paper BEFORE I die cut it, my results were much, much better. You can see how much smoother the results are, practically a mirror finish, and none of the unfoiled lines around the outer edges of the letters. There are still slight imperfections, like the one in the top “m”, but most of them are hard to see in person. Also, I want to mention that I handled this toner sheet a lot before I foiled and cut it, and I’ve notice that sometimes that leads to more imperfections after foiling, probably because sitting the sheets on surfaces and handling them can cause slight bumps and indentations on the paper. So, I’d also recommend foiling the toner sheets straight out of the package if you can.

In the video below, you can also see how I created an adhesive backed, foiled die cut using Scor-Tape sheets. I’ve also had very nice results with the Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets, but what I really like about the Scor-Tape is that the protective backer paper is kind of slick and waxy, and it didn’t stick to my Silhouette mat at all. I recommend using a Silhouette Light Hold mat either way because it releases the die cuts so much more easily than even a less sticky regular mat does when you’re using double-sided adhesive sheets. I use washi tape around the edges of the foiled paper to keep it on the mat while cutting. Here are the adhesive backed toner sheet results with the Scor-Tape:

DIY Adhesive Backed Minc Foiled Toner Sheets

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Sheets (both unfoiled and foiled) : Depth = 6 // Speed = 2 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut*

* You can probably get away with a single cut on the non-adhesive backed toner sheets if you have a sharper blade, but I double cut it just in case.

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Sheets with Scor Tape or Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive : Depth = 8 // Speed = 2 // Thickness = 33 // Triple Cut*

* double cut first, then immediately do another single cut before unloading the mat

Check out the video to see all of these tips in action:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Mr & Mrs Hand Lettered Die Cut

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc 12″ ( AMZ // SBK ) – this is what I have
Heidi Swapp Minc 6″ ( AMZ / SBK )
Thermoweb iCraft Rose Gold Deco Foil ( AMZ / SBK )
Thermoweb iCraft Pink Melon Deco Foil ( AMZ / SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Toner Sheets ( (AMZ / SBK )
Scor-Tape 6″ Square Adhesive Sheets ( AMZ )
Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets ( SBK // AMZ ) – not shown
Silhouette Cameo Light Hold Mat
washi tape

 

Silhouette Studio Tutorial : Print & Cut + Die Cut Birthday Card

Silhouette Design Studio Tutorial : Make a Print & Cut + Die Cut Birthday Card

This clean and simple birthday card project uses elements from the new Happy Birthday Digital Patterns and Birthday-versary Digital Stamps + Borders Die Cuts Set for a look that’s guy-friendly but doesn’t scream “guy card”.

To make the card, I first set up the print & cut card panel (size: 2.75 inches wide by 4 inches tall) in Silhouette Studio. Then, I printed it onto Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock and cut it with my Cameo. I cut the numbers from the light aqua solid digital paper in the Happy Birthday patterns set, the candle-topped numbers from a mid-gray colored cardstock, and the larger card panel (size: 3.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall) from the Hand Lettered Happy Birthday pattern in the light aqua colorway.

Instead of using the pattern fill option in Silhouette Studio, I pre-printed a page that was set up with half the page as the solid color and half with the pattern, and I ended up having to trim off a bit from the patterned panel because I wasn’t happy with a blank area on the panel when the panels were layered. If I had used the pattern fill option in Silhouette Studio, I would’ve had more control over the placement and scale of the pattern in the panel, so I’d probably set it up that way if I were doing it again.

After all of the pieces were cut, I adhered the numbers on top of the candle-topped numbers with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue and adhered the two card panels together with a double-sided adhesive runner before adhering them to an A2 card base, also using the double-sided adhesive runner. I attached the numbers to the smaller card panel with dimensional foam adhesive that I cut to fit and, as a final touch, I covered the candle flames with Platinum Stickles.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step, including everything that I did to set up the card elements in Silhouette Studio:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Happy Birthday Digital Seamless Patterns
Birthday-versary Digital Stamps + Borders Die Cuts

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition ( AMZ // SBK )
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock ( AMZ // SSS )
Platinum Stickles ( AMZ // SBK )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
gray cardstock
a printer
a double-sided adhesive runner
dimensional foam adhesive
non-stick craft scissors

Video Tutorial : Make Cute Halloween Print & Cut Cards in Silhouette Studio

Cute Frankenstein's Monster Print & Cut Halloween Card

I love Silhouette’s print and cut option, and in this video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to make this super cute Halloween print and cut card in Silhouette Studio. Then, I’ll color the card using Distress Inks for the background and my new favorite, the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, for cute little Frankie.

In the video, I talk a little bit about printing onto watercolor paper. Because I’m using water-based color mediums for this project, a laser print or other water-resistant or waterproof ink is necessary. If you don’t have a laser printer and aren’t in the market for one, then you can always use whatever coloring mediums you’d like : Copic markers, colored pencils, etc. – the possibilities are pretty much endless.

My absolute favorite paper for mixed media and watercolor is Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Its smooth finish makes it the perfect choice for printing digital stamps, and the Zig pens blend beautifully on it.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick

This Is Halloween 2 Digital Stamps
This Is Halloween 2 Phrases Digital Stamps

Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Pumice Stone Distress Ink ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition ( AMZ // SBK )
a double-sided adhesive runner
white cardstock
a no. 8 round paintbrush
a cup & water
an acrylic stamping block
paper towels

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

 

Zig Color Listings for Each Design Below

Cute Frankenstein's Monster Print & Cut Halloween Card

Frankie

053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )
043 // Olive Green ( DKB // SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )
095 // Dark Gray ( DKB // SBK )

082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )
027 // Dark Pink ( DKB // SBK )

070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )
023 // Scarlet Red ( DKB // SBK )

Cute Witch Print & Cut Halloween Card

Witch

027 // Dark Pink ( DKB // SBK )
003 // Fluorescent Pink ( DKB // SBK )

064 // Dark Oatmeal ( DKB // SBK )
071 // Flesh Colour ( DKB // SBK )
222 // Pink Flamingo ( SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )

053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
046 // Mid Green ( DKB // SBK )

Cute Cat Trick or Treater Print & Cut Halloween Card

Cat

024 // Wine Red ( DKB // SBK )
065 // Mid Brown ( DKB // SBK )

072 // Beige ( DKB // SBK )
064 // Dark Oatmeal ( DKB // SBK )
071 // Flesh Colour ( DKB // SBK )
202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )

070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )

Cute Superhero Print & Cut Halloween Card

Superhero

072 // Beige ( DKB // SBK )
052 // Bright Yellow ( DKB // SBK )

064 // Dark Oatmeal ( DKB // SBK )
071 // Flesh Colour ( DKB // SBK )

010 // Black ( DKB // SBK )
090 // Light Gray ( DKB )
095 // Dark Gray ( DKB // SBK )

024 // Wine Red ( DKB // SBK )
023 // Scarlet Red ( DKB // SBK )

092 // Blue Gray ( DKB )
036 // Light Blue ( DKB // SBK )

070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )

Video Tutorial : 3D Paper Pineapple & Citrus Fruits (Free SVG & PDF Templates)

DIY 3D Paper Pineapple & Citrus Fruit Gift Toppers / Ornaments (Free SVG & PDF Templates Included)

Pineapples, along with citrus fruits, are the hottest things around this summer, and today I’m sharing a video tutorial for making these fun, three dimensional paper pineapples that you can use to embellish everything from gift packages to garlands to tropical-themed Christmas trees. You can download the free printable templates for the pineapples, as well as templates for an orange / grapefruit and lemon / lime below, and you’ll need just a few basic supplies to make bunches of these sweet, tropical decorations!

Make 3D Paper Pineapple & Citrus Fruit Decorations

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • colored paper ( I used Neenah Astrobrights Solar Yellow and Terra Green 24lb text weight paper)*
  • the FREE printable templates for this project (download below)
  • a Silhouette Cameo or similar digital die cutting machine OR, if you don’t have a die cutting machine, a printer and scissors to cut out by hand
  • craft glue
  • thread and a needle to make the hanger for the pineapple

* I recommend using text weight paper for this because cardstock is a bit too heavy and adds a lot of bulk to the finished project. It also makes assembly somewhat more difficult.

Download Lemon / Lime Templates

Download Orange / Grapefruit Templates

Download Pineapple Templates