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Silhouette Mint Stamps + Distress Oxide Reinkers (Video)

Testing Silhouette Mint Stamps with Distress Ink Reinkers

I’ve tried many non-Silhouette Mint brand inks with the Silhouette Mint stamps and have had mixed results. The great news is that are are definitely some other brands of ink that work well with Mint stamps, and in this video I’m testing Distress Oxide ink to see how it works with the Mint stamps.

In a past video, I tested regular Distress Inks (both an inkpad and a reinker) with the Mint stamps and had decent results. The results with a Distress Ink reinker were better than the results with a Distress inkpad. Not fantastic, but not terrible, either. The Distress Oxide inks are different than regular Distress inks because the oxide inks are a water reactive dye & pigment ink hybrid, and you can get some pretty cool and unique results because of this unique formulation. Regular Distress inks are water based dye inks, so the formulation is more straightforward.

When Distress Oxide inks were first released, they were only available as inkpads, but reinkers are now available, and that’s what I tested with because the reinkers are applied to the Mint stamps in the same way as the Silhouette Mint brand inks. I figured we’d have the best chance at great results using the reinker.

I was pretty happy with the results and was able to get at least a dozen consistently good stamped impressions in a row with the Distress Oxide ink and the Silhouette Mint stamp after I stamped off the excess ink and before the ink started to dry out.

TIPS : The Distress Oxide ink absorbs into the Mint stamps very quickly, so I recommend leaving the ink to absorb after the stamp is full inked for only about 2 to 3 minutes, instead of the 8 to 10 minutes that I usually allow the Mint stamps to sit and absorb the Mint brand inks. Also, I don’t recommend wiping or blotting off the excess ink from the stamps before starting to stamp because, when I did this, even the first stamped impressions were on the lighter side. Just leave the excess ink on the stamp and start stamping onto cardstock, paper, etc. You should be able to stamp off the excess ink within 10 impressions, and then you’ll get consistently clean and crisp stamped impressions for about a dozen or so impressions before the ink starts to dry out.

You can spritz the stamp after the ink dries out to reactivate any ink that remains in the stamp, but these stamped impressions will be lighter and will have a watercolor-y look since some of the water will absorb up into the stamp.

Check out the video below to see all of the results:

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!

Classic Wreath Monograms Font (for the stamp design)

Silhouette Mint Custom Stamp Maker
Silhouette Mint Stamp Kits (with the stamp base / block) – I used the 45×45 mm size in the video
Silhouette Mint Stamp Sheet Sets (just stamp sheets)
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Reinker, Faded Jeans
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
baby wipes

How to Use Silhouette Mint Stamps with a Stamp Platform (Alternate Method – Video)

How to Use Silhouette Mint Stamps with a Stamp Platform (Alternate Method)

A little while back, I shared my method for using Silhouette Mint stamps with a stamp platform, and the results were great! In the video below, I’ll show you an alternate way of using the Silhouette Mint stamps with a stamp platform, this time by raising the surface that you’ll be stamping on instead of making the stamp sheet thicker with something like the EZ Mount Static Cling Mounting foam that I used in my earlier video. This method uses a mousepad, which is something that most of us already have around, so you won’t need to purchase any new supplies to make the Mint stamps work with a platform if you already have a plain, flat mousepad.

The results with the mousepad were pretty darn good but, if you’re using a stamp platform like the Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform that I use, you won’t be able to use the magnets that come with it if you want the mousepad method to give good results. Because we’re raising the stamping surface, the magnets create a gap between the lid of the platform and the stamping surface, so stamped impressions will be uneven and lighter in the areas where the magnet are.

If you still want to be able to hold your cardstock or whatever you’re stamping on in place, you can always use some removable double-sided tape on the back of your cardstock to hold it temporarily in place while you’re stamping so it doesn’t have a chance to shift around at all.

Check out the video below to see the process and results:

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!

Silhouette Mint Custom Stamp Maker
Silhouette Mint Stamp Kits (with the stamp base / block)
Silhouette Mint Stamp Sheet Sets (just stamp sheets)
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Silhouette Mint Black Ink
Scotch Removable Double-Sided Tape
a mousepad (similar to the one at the link)
printer paper
paper towels

Classic Wreath Monograms Dingbat Font + Vinyl Test Cutting

 

Classic Wreath Monograms Dingbat Font from k.becca #font

I just released the Classic Wreath Monograms dingbat font, and I’m really excited about it because 1) it’s my very first natively designed dingbat font, and 2) it’s a super versatile font that will help you easily add elegant monograms to everything from art prints to pillows to vinyl craft projects.

Dingbat fonts are awesome because they can be used just as you would use a regular font but, instead of alpabetic and numeric characters, they contain cool stuff like symbols, illlustrations and, in this case, wreath monograms.

In this font, the lowercase letters are mapped to the leaf outline versions of the wreaths, and the uppercase letters are mapped to the filled leaf versions of the wreaths. If you’re cutting these monograms from vinyl using a die cutting machine (I use a Silhouette Cameo), I recommend a minimum font size of 150pts for the leaf outline wreaths and a minimum font size of 72pts for the filled leaf wreaths. If you’re cutting from paper, be sure to go with larger minium sizes than this. And, if you’re printing the monograms rather than cutting them, you have more flexibility with the minimum point size.

DIY Holographic Vinyl Monogram Wreath Notebook from k.becca

In the video below, I’ll show you how well the Classic Wreath Monograms font performs when cut from two different brands of vinyl : Oracal 651, Metallic Gold and Cricut Holographic Opal vinyls. We’ll make a super quick and easy monogram notebook, too!

Check out the video for a look at the Classic Wreath Monograms font and the vinyl test cutting results (and keep scrolling to see a preview of all of the images in the font):
Check out the video below to see the process and results:

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!

Classic Wreath Monograms Dingbat Font
Silhouette Studio (Designer Edition)
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Hook Tool (for weeding)
Silhouette Scraper Tool (for burnishing)
Oracal 651 Vinyl, Metallic Gold
Cricut Vinyl, Holographic Opal
Best Crafts Transfer Tape / Transfer Paper
– a small notebook with a blank cover

 

Classic Wreath Monograms Dingbat Font from k.becca #font

DIY Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers with Silhouette Sticker Paper

DIY Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers with Silhouette Sticker Paper

A little while back, I shared a tutorial for how to make print & cut foil stickers with the Silhouette Cameo / Portrait and the Heidi Swapp Minc. Since I first posted the video, I’ve received several comments and emails asking me if I tried making DIY foil stickers with the Silhouette sticker paper and, in the video below, I’ll show you my results. Hint : they’re pretty darn awesome!

I was apprehensive about using the Silhouette sticker paper with my laser printer because there’s nothing on the packaging that says that it’s safe for use with laser printers, but I took the chance and didn’t have any problems at all with printing onto either the white matte sticker paper or the clear glossy sticker paper. I did end up having to use the manual feed on my laser printer to get the clear glossy sticker paper to print. This could’ve been because this particular sticker paper is on the thicker side, or it could’ve been because I started having major printer jam issues with my printer right around that time. So, just a heads up that you might need to feed the sticker paper through your printer manually.

I was very happy with the results that I got with the Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper and felt that they were on par with the results that I got with the Online Labels Glossy Label Papers in my initial video. The Silhouette sticker paper is a great choice for those of you who don’t need large quantities and also for those of you who are in countries outside the U.S., where Online Labels’ shipping prices can get pretty expensive.

Check out the video below to see the results:

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

Whimsy Leaves SVG Digital Stamps + Border Cuts

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper
Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper (not recommended for foiling)
Heidi Swapp Minc Rose Gold Reactive Foil
a laser printer
plain printer paper
double-sided tape
craft scissors

Also Recommended
Online Labels Full Sheet White Gloss Laser Labels (OL177WS)
Online Labels Full Sheet Clear Gloss Laser Labels (OL177CL)

Monster Bag Box Cut Files + Assembly Tutorial Video

Monster Bag Box #1 Cut Files from k.becca

The new Monster Bag / Box cut files collection features five different cute and creepy monster guys from all different walks of monster life. The monsters include a lizard-y, Swamp Thing type monster guy, a furry and sleepy monster guy, a wild and crazy three-eyed monster guy, a totally batty monster guy, and a spotted cyclops monster guy. If you’re throwing a monster-themed kids party or want to package your Halloween treats in something extra special, then these monster bags / boxes are just the thing for you!

Monster Bag Box #2 Cut Files from k.becca

Monster Bag Box #3 Cut Files from k.becca

Monster Bag Box #4 Cut Files from k.becca

Monster Bag Box #5 Cut Files from k.becca

Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions for assembling these cute and scary guys. I’ve included instructions for all of the bags in one video, and I’ll list the start times for each individual bags below.

START TIMES FOR EACH BOX

Monster Box #1
: 0:19
Monster Box #2 : 4:50
Monster Box #3
: 10:48
Monster Box #4 : 14:54
Monster Box #5 : 18:29

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!

Monster Box #1 Cut Files
Monster Box #2 Cut Files
Monster Box #3 Cut Files
Monster Box #4 Cut Files
Monster Box #5 Cut Files

cardstock in a variety of colors
Silhouette Cameo (or similar die cutting machine)
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
1/4″ Scor-Tape
Quick Stik (optional)
scissors (to cut the tape, if using)

Video : How to Make Print & Cut Hot Foil Stickers (White & Clear)

How to Make Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers (Clear & White) Video Tutorial

Earlier this year, I shared my technique for making print & cut hot foil acetate embellishments using the Heidi Swapp Minc and a Silhouette Cameo. I was SO happy with the results (and you guys thought the embellishments were pretty neat, too), so the next step was figuring out how to take this technique and apply it to stickers. Yay, stickers!

The most challenging part of this project was finding sticker paper that would work well for foiling. The first sticker paper that I tested was the Avery Glossy Clear Sticker Paper. Unfortunately, when I took a sheet out of the package, I immediately noticed that it had a slight coating on it. I’m sure the coating is to help ink and/or laser toner stick to the page, but it turned out to be a dealbreaker for the hot foil, which needs as smooth and glossy a surface as possible to adhere well. So, this sticker paper may be great for regular inkjet and laser printing, but for hot foiling it’s a no go.

Next, I tried the Full Sheet White Gloss Laser Labels from Online Labels (product number OL177WS) and got fantastic results. These labels are very smooth and glossy, no additional coating, so both the laser toner and the hot foil were able to adhere really well. The results with the white gloss label paper were so great that I placed a second order from Online Labels, this time for the Full Sheet Clear Gloss Laser Labels (product number OL177CL), and I got equally awesome results with the clear labels, which are also very smooth and glossy, no additional coating.

How to Make Hot Foil Print & Cut Stickers (Clear & White) Video Tutorial

Think of all the fun sticker options that we have with this technique. Embellishments for handmade cards and scrapbooking pages, decorative additions to envelopes, and custom planner stickers are just some of the options! This makes the sticker fiend in me very happy.

Cut Settings for the Silhouette Cameo (for all of the sticker papers tested) : Blade Depth = 1 // Speed = 8 // Single Cut

Heat Setting for the Heidi Swapp Minc : 4

Check out the step-by-step video below to see how you can make your own, custom hot foil print & cut stickers:

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

Whimsy Leaves SVG Digital Stamps + Border Cuts

Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator 12″ ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Heidi Swapp Minc Teal Reactive Foil
Heidi Swapp Minc Gold Reactive Foil
Avery Clear Glossy Clear Sticker Paper (not recommended for hot foiling)
Online Labels Full Sheet White Gloss Laser Labels (OL177WS)
Online Labels Full Sheet Clear Gloss Laser Labels (OL177CL)
a laser printer
plain printer paper
double-sided tape
craft scissors

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
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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)

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