Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye and Hello!

It is that time of the year to say goodbye to the 2013 Imaginisce Design Team.  I have truly enjoyed my time with Imaginisce.  The two years that I have been on have been some of the best design team experience I have had. I have grown so much as a paper crafter.  I have pushed myself to get better and better and Imaginisce has helped me immensely.  I have been privileged to  work with some of the best designers around and I am going to miss them.  I do however, look forward to my third year with Imaginisce and seeing what new adventures await!  Thank you Imaginisce for having me created with you for the past two years!  Here are a couple of my favorite projects from the last year.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Years with Imaginisce!

Oh my 2014 is almost here!  I can't believe how fast this year went by.  Today I would like to share with you a fun New Years project I made using Imaginisce papers and my Silhouette Cameo.

I found these fun dimensional numbers in the Silhouette store and I thought they were perfect for my project.  I used Imaginisce's Colors of Christmas, Bushel O' Fall and Good Dog Patterned Papers.  I also added some fun twine and silver trim with these cute star pins...perfect!

I hope you have enjoyed my project and I hope you have very Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Simple Stories Holiday Gift Package Set

I hope you have enjoyed your  Christmas Holiday so far.  Today I would like to share with you a cute holiday gift set I made using some of my left over papers and embellishments from the December Documented Collection.  If you are  like me, you are always scrambling at the last minute to make those gift packages or cards for the holidays.  It doens't hurt a bit to prepare for next year.  So, here is what I did and yes, I will tuck this away so I can pull it out and use it next year.

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I cut out a pillow box using my Silhouette Cameo and dressed it all up with the December Documented Collection.  I also made a matching mini card to go along with it.
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What will you do with your left over December Documented Collection?  Get prepared for next year and have a stash ready!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous New Year!

Simple Stories Supplies:
December Documented Collection:
Special Delivery #3504
Sn@p Cuts #3526
Journaling Cards #3510
6x6 Paper Pad #3522
Decorative Brads #3527
Chipboard Stickers #3528
Expression Cardstock Stickers #3503

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Clear Scraps Holiday Banner and Mini Album

I know Christmas is over, but if you are like me, you have plenty of Christmas scraps laying around.  Today I would like to share with you a couple of projects I made.  I made these projects using patterned paper and embellishments from SEI's Chalet Collection and Clear Scraps Pennant Chipboard Banner and Regular Chipboard Pages.
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I made the cute snowflake stars using my Silhouette Cameo.
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Next up...a Holiday Mini Album.  You have all of those Christmas Day memories photographed.  Why not create a gorgeous mini album documented the day?
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I love Clear Scraps Chipboard products and they have a huge selection.  Make sure you stop by the Clear Scraps Store to pick some up and get crafting those Holiday memories.  Thanks for stopping in and have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Layout using Silhouette Sketch Pens!

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Have you ever tried Silhouette's Sketch Pens?  If not, you are in for a real treat.  Guiseppa here and believe it or not, this is the first time for me and I was pleasantly surprised.  I wanted the sketch I chose to really standout on my layout and be the main focus of my project.  I chose the Lacy Sketch Flower because it looked like a flowery snowflake.  I made it a lot larger than what it appears in my Silhouette Studio software.  I love how it looks.  It reminds me of a really large stamped image.  The CAMEO does a fabulous job of creating these sketching images onto paper.   I can't wait to try more with my Sketch Pens.  Here are a few close ups.

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I hope you give the Sketch Pens a try and hope you have enjoyed my post today.  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Silhouette fans!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

12 Days of Christmas...a Silhouette Free Shape Tutorial

Are you enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas so far?  Who doesn't love free shape right?  Guiseppa here and I want to share with you how I used the Peppermint Shape...by creating your own background.


First off, open up your Silhouette Software an select the Free Peppermint Shape you downloaded.


Next you will want to ungroup the shape.  Do this by highlighting the shape, right click with your mouse and select the ungroup option.


You will now see boxes around the two different part of the shape.


Delete the large circle by highlighting it and using the delete button on your keyboard.


Now, erase the outside of the circle of the Peppermint Shape by selecting the Eraser option on the left hand side of your Studio Software.  The Eraser Option will appear on the right hand sides of the screen.  Select the smallest eraser and make sure you choose the outline option below the eraser.


Drag the cursor over to the Peppermint Shape and start erasing the outside circle only.  Make sure you hold the button down on your mouse the whole time you are erasing.  If you let go, just go back to the eraser button on the left hand side of the screen and click on it to continue erasing.  Make sure all the outside red is gone.


Now, let's group this shape together and make it one.  Highlight it by encircling the whole shape. Do you see how the shape is separated into many parts?  If we do not Group the whole thing together, it may not stay together every well.  This way is the easiest way to complete the background.


You will want to group it together by right clicking on the shape an selecting Group.  The whole thing is now one shape.



Next you will want to resize your Peppermint Shape unless you want one this big.  Remember you are designing your own background so size is a preference.  It's what you like.  To do this, use one of the small boxes in the corner and drag it towards the middle of the shape.


So we don't have to repeat all of the above steps, I simply highlighted my shape, right clicked and selected copy.


Then I right clicked again and selected paste.


Now you have two Peppermint Shapes.


Resize this one to your liking and continue the copy and paste and resize process until you fill up your 12 x 12 space.  This is what mine ended up looking like.  As you can see , I have some of my Peppermint Shapes off the page.  That's okay.  Your Silhouette won't cut beyond the red 12 x 12 square.  So let's cut!  For my cut settings I chose Double Cut with a blade setting of 5.


Here is what mine looked like all cut out.

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Thanks for stopping by to see how I used the Peppermint Shape and I hope you are enjoying your 12 Days of Christmas free Silhouette Shapes with tutorials!  Make sure you are stopping by the Silhouette Blog to see all of the projects made with the free shapes!  Also, make sure you are going to the Silhouette Online Store to download your free shapes!

Peppermint Shape

Products Used:
Silhouette CAMEO
Silhouette Blade
Silhouette CAMEO 12″ cutting mat