Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St Patricks Day From Doolin (The Pampered Poodle)

Thought I would share a photo of our mini poodle after he got back from the groomer.  She dressed him up with a green bandana for St. Patricks Day.  I got lucky this time because he left the bandana on long enough for me to snap this pic.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Hoppy Easter Bunny Bag + Card

I created this fun treat bag and card using the Hoppy Easter Pinch Bag & Gift Card Kit from the Paper Creator store.  I cut out the bag exactly as it prints from the kit, but please note that I changed the gift card part of the kit.  I removed the black border and added a white card base as it's being used as a regular greeting  card instead of as a gift card holder.
(To save 20% off your order please enter code DELORIS)

I am entering my card and gift bag in the following challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Theme: Cute And Cuddly
Come And Get It Challenge - Theme: Easter Or Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge:  Lace Or Ribbon
Catch The Bug Challenge - Theme: Bright And Cherry

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Daisy Easel Card

I created this fun easel style card using the Daisy Easel Card Kit from Paper Creator.  Printed the background paper page, flipped it over and printed the card base on top.  Printed the main sheet with toppers.  Cut the card base with my rotary cutter and hand cut the other pieces.  Assembled the layers and attached to card base.  I used pop dots to mount the Butterflies which act as a stopper for the floral topper.

I am entering the following challenges
Simon Says Monday - Theme is A Bit O' Green
C.R.A.F.T Challenge -  #354 Theme is Easter or Spring
Crafty Girls Creations -  #16 Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - #76 Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bella Bunny Easel Card

Have you seen the new images at the Paper Creator store?  There's several fabulous card kits and lots of new precolored Sassy Cheryl images that are absolutely adorable.   This darling little pup is called Bella Bunny Boo
 (Remember to enter code DELORIS to receive a 20% discount off your order.)

I created this easel style card using my Silhouette Studio DE software and a cut file I bought at the Silhouette store.  I merged two of the frame shapes together to form the base, then added another for the top of the easel.  I created the patterned papers in GIMP using overlays from Melstampz.  Added them to my patterns library in Silhouette Studio DE, created a smaller offset and filled the shapes with them.  Cut out all pieces with my Cameo.  Also used a ribbon, a branch punch from MS and some flowers from Michaels.  I made this for my neighbor who has a little pup who is best friends with my mini poodle.  I think she will smile when she sees this one.

I am entering
Simon Says Wednesday - Challenge Add Texture
Simon Says Monday - Challenge Make Your Own Background
Pile It On - Challenge #103 - Green, Pink, Dk Gray/Black
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #102 Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Challenge Lots Of Layers
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #302 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #151 - Anything Goes

Friday, March 4, 2016

Blue Bunny Treat Box And Tag Card

I created this fun little bunny treat box and tag card for a special little girl using the Blue Bunny Topper
from the Toppers Mega Bundle at the Paper Creator store.  Enter code DELORIS for an extra 20% off your order!

Treat Box: I printed a full sheet (8.5 X 11) of the blue paper that came with the kit and cut out the treat box with my Silhouette Cameo using the cut file (shown in the next picture) from the Silhouette store.  I added a extra border to the bunny image by tracing it, then using the offset feature in the Studio software.  Colored the added border with the same pink as the bunny ears. Cut out the bunny image with my Cameo.  Attached the bunny to treat box with pop dots.  Printed 3 more images of the bunny and hand cut the pieces and layered on top of each other for added dimension.  Cut out the tag with a Spellbinders die and added a lace bow on top.

This is the Silhouette cut file I used for my treat bag.  NOTE: I upgrouped the file in Silhouette Studio and removed the snowflakes and dots on scallops before cutting it.

Tag Card: I used cut file (see picture below)  from the Silhouette store.  Traced the bunny image in Silhouette Studio then did a offset to add the layer.  Colored the offset with pink using color dropper and pink shade from ears.  Opened tag, remove the center squares. Ungroup the two remaining pieces. Make a copy of the larger tag and move off to the side.  With the large tag still on mat,  click mirror above, overlap, align the two tags, select both, then merge to form the card base.  Move the card base off the mat.  Move the large tag back to mat and fill with pink using the color dropper and picking up the pink color from ears.  Select the smaller inner tag and fill with blue paper from kit.  Align on top of pink tag, center and group.  Align the bunny image on top of those.  Turn off all cut lines except for outside edge of large tag.  Turn on registration marks and print.  Cut out all pieces with my Cameo.  I printed a few extra bunnies and hand cut out the pieces and layered onto the bunny on card.  This gives it a little more dimension.

Here's what my cut files look like in the Silhouette Studio software

I am entering the following 
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Leap Into The Unknown
(New technique using Silhouette Studio and digi files to make card and box)
Creative Corner Challenge - Theme Bunnies Everywhere
Crafting When We Can - Challenge #113 - Use a digi stamp

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Friendship card

The theme for today's challenge at Paper Creators is Spring Colors.  I love Sassy Cheryl's images and this sweet little gal is one of my favorites.  It's called Polly's Pink Flower.  The friendship saying is from the Daisy Kitten Ultimate Kit.  You can find both of them at the Paper Creator store.  (If you would like to place a order, please enter code DELORIS to receive a 20% discount)

Also used EK Sucess circle punches, Spellbinders Scallop Square Die, SU Flower punch, buttons and twine.  The papers were created in GIMP using a templates from Melstampz

I am entering my card in the following 
Simon Says Wednesday - Theme Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge #151 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #74 - Anything Goes