Sunday, September 24, 2017

Finished Project

Here's the project I've been working on. It's one of the items from a pattern I purchased from called Haunted Forest. I'm using the Fall Fest Prints paper pack (PP-0048) from Fun Stampers Journey. It was definitely a challenge, and there are LOTS of mistakes, but I really enjoyed making it. I'm thinking of using it as a door prize at my October 28th class.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sneak Peek

 Just wanted to do a quick share of a project I'm working on using my Silhouette Cameo and Fun Stampers Journey printed paper. Stay tuned - I should have it finished by tomorrow!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Cutting Sentiment Stamps with the Scan n Cut

I have a new Scan n Cut 250 (an older model) that I'm just learning how to use. One of the things I want it for is to cut out stamped images that don't have matching dies. I think I finally figured it out today, after watching many YouTube videos on how to use a transparency! But I tend to prefer written tutorials, so thought I'd list the steps here in case I forget how the next time I need to do this. I store my acetate sheets with my stamp set to use again as needed.
  1. After stamping the sentiment, draw the cut line with a fine-line Sharpie on an acetate sheet.
  2. Affix the stamped sheet to the SnC mat. Use a bit of masking tape to align the acetate sheet over the sentiment to be cut.
  3. Feed the mat into the machine and touch Scan, then Direct Cut. 
  4. Scan the image, then remove the acetate sheet.
  5. Now refine the cut line. Use the arrows to define the cut area, and preview to be sure to get the correct part of the scan.
  6. Next, touch the offset button and set how far from the drawn line the cut should occur. (I like .04, but sometimes use .08)
  7. Cut, then put the acetate over the next image and repeat steps 3 through 6 for the next sentiment.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September Technique Blog Hop

SEPTEMBER - Inlaid & Lifted Die-cutting Cards

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

  • January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
  • February-So Sketchy
  • March-no hop this month
  • April-Stamp Set Showdown
  • May-World of Watercolor
  • June-Basic Card Folds
  • July-Bleaching Your Card
  • August-Stamping on Patterned Paper

  • We have an amazing sponsor this month, Katydid Cards:
    Please take a moment to check out Kim's Katydid Cards blog or Facebook page. Her awesome prize this month is:We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 24, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check Sharon's blog on Sunday. The winner will have until October 14, 2017, to claim the prize.
    You should have arrived here from Kim's blog, Katydid Cards. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning to increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.

    Stamp Keeper

    I just discovered a new site made for card makers and stampers! I can post a picture of a card I've created, along with step-by-step instructions and a list of the supplies I used. So if I ever get back into blogging regularly again, I'm going to definitely It's also a great place if you want to just keep track of what supplies you have, and what you still want to get. So far I've posted a couple of test projects, but there are others who are posting their cards too, if you're looking for ideas. Here is one I've posted. The link will take you to the instruction page. Fun stuff!
    Thanks Much Card