Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spooky Doily Banner using Samantha Walker's Silhouette Designs!

Good Tuesday Morning!  Today I am so excited to share with you the cute and fast Halloween banner I made using some of Samantha's Silhouette Designs.

If you are anything like me, you wait until the last minute to do your holiday crafts, yep, it's the last minute! Lucky for you this is so easy to do!  Let's start!

Start off by choosing your Samantha Walker doily design in the Silhouette Store.  Samantha has a lot of doily designs, so you will have a lot to pick from.  I picked the 12 inch Doily Sets.  

I didn't want all of the layers, so to get rid of those, right click on the image and select Ungroup. Now, you can remove all of the layers.  

Now I have my doily how I want it.  

Next I want my doily smaller.  So, highlight the doily and select the Open Scale Window.  Click on the Lock Aspect button to change the size.  Then adjust the width and height and click apply.  I sized mine down to 5 x 5 inches.  

For my banner, I'm going to cut our five of these doilies.  So, I simply copied and pasted them to make five.  I couldn't get all five on one page, so I had to cut the fifth one out on another piece of paper.  Go ahead and cut all of your doilies out.  These are mine.  

For the next part of our Spooky Banner, we are going to cut out six pennants.  I used Samantha's Frosted Tree Shape to make my pennants for the banner.  

I want to use only one of these tree pieces and they were the perfect shape for pennants.  So, like I did with the doily, I Ungrouped the shape and just left the one I wanted to use.  This size was perfect, so I didn't have to resize it.  I wanted six of these, so again, I copied and pasted and fit six on my page.  I then cut them out.

Here are my pennants.

Next for our 'Spooky' title.  For this, I used Samantha's SW Spook 31 Apha Set.  In your Silhouette Software, click on the Text button on the far left hand side.  Find Samantha's 'SW Spook 31' in your fonts.  Type out the word 'Spooky'.  

Now, we want the title letters to fit inside the pennants.  Drag one of ;your pennants back onto the page.  Click on the 'Spooky' word and Ungroup it like you did with the other designs we previously used.  Now, each letter of the word 'Spooky' is separated.  Highlight the whole word and make it larger by dragging the the squares in the corners of the word.  Pull the whole title over to the pennant and see how large you want your letters to be.  Mess around with it a bit until you have decided your desired size.  As you can see, I like this size.  My whole title ends up being 3.381 x 9.694 inches.  

As you can tell, the 'K' and the 'Y' are touching.  I don't want them to touch or it will mess up the the cut.  So, I am going to separate them a little and the then cut them out.  I can do this because I already Ungrouped the title.  Now, the 'K and the 'Y' are not longer touching and it's ready to be cut out.  

Let's assemble!  Alternate the pennant and doily.  Start with the pennant, adhering your 'S' to the first pennant. Next, score your doily down the center evenly.

After you have adhered your title letters and scored your doilies, start attaching them to your ribbon. I glued my ribbon the back of the pennants.  When attaching the doilies, fold your score line in half and insert the ribbon inside.  Then glue it together, making a half doily.  Do this with all of your pennants.  

I wanted to dress up my banner a little more so I cut out Samantha's Halloween Washi Tape WordsOctober and Flower.  I adhered them to my banner as you can see!

I love the fact that I could create a cute Halloween banner, all from Samantha's designs!  I hope I have inspired you to jump on that last minute Halloween craft.  Check out Samantha's Silhouette Portfolio to see all of her amazing and fun designs!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Imaginisce...some of my favorite tools!

Imaginisce has an variety of tools. So, today I wanted to share with you a layout I made using two of my favorite ones; the I-Top and the I-Rock.

I love making my own flowers and I have always thought that the I-Top was the perfect tool to use to create flower centers.  I did that here, but I also used the I-Rock to adhere some Hot Rocks for my flower centers as well.  See the cute diamond shapes on my layout?  I used the I-Rock there as well and added more Hot Rocks.

Here are a few more close ups of my layout.

I hope you have enjoyed my project and if you already haven't, check out the Imaginisce tools and give them a try for your crafting projects.  Make sure you are checking the Imaginisce Blog all week to see all of the the design team's Imaginisce Tool projects!

Imaginisce-Little Princess Patterned Paper, Good Dog Patterned Paper, Childhood Memories Patterned Paper. I-Rock, Hot Rocks, I-Top, 16 mm Punch, 16 mm I-Top Brad Daddies

Monday, October 20, 2014

Love This Life using Silhouette's Stencil Material!

Today on the Silhouette Blog, I am featuring this layout using Stencil Material.  Come see the whole post.  Stencil Material is a perfect way to make custom stencils!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Carta Bella Bundle Up Hot Cocoa Gift Set!

Here is Utah, we have had some fabulous weather for it being October, but I know that is all going to come to an end soon.  Hello Carta Bella friends, today I've got a super cute idea for a gift when the cooler weather hits.

So, who doesn’t love hot cocoa along with fun hot cocoa recipes?  Here is what I did!

I created this fabulous hot cocoa recipe holder by cutting out patterned paper from the Bundled Up Collection. The back part of the recipe holder is 4 x 6 inches.  To make the front part, I used the Carta Bella Label found in the online Silhouette Store.  I sized it to
5 x 6 inches.  I cut the label only using ¾ of it make a pocket for the recipe cards to fit in.

I decorated my gift set using Carta Bella’s Designer Die Cuts as well as their die cuts from the Silhouette Store.  No matter what you have to cut out dies with, it’s wonderful that Carta Bella offers die cuts for manual die cut machines as well as digital ones.  By combining the two of these, you get the best of both worlds and can create something wonderful.  I love how I can use Carta Bella’s digital dies for just about any project, giving me a selection for my projects when using the Designer Dies as well.

I also put together a hot cocoa treat bag with straws, hot cocoa and chocolates…yum!  I also decorated this bag using Designer Dies as well as digital dies from the online Silhouette Store.

Have a look!  I used the Journaling Cards from the Bundled Up Collection to write hot cocoa recipes on.

Thanks for stopping in.  Make sure you check out the Carta Bella Blog to see this project and other fun projects using the Bundled Up Collection. Enjoy creating those fun winter gifts from the Bundled Up Collection.

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Echo Park Supplies:

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Silhouette Tutorial...Inserting a shape into a design!

Hello Silhouette fans!  I have a fun tutorial up on the Silhouette Blog today.  I want to share the whole thing with you, but you must head on over there to see how!  Anywhoo...here is the layout, but make sure you go over to the Silhouette Blog to see the whole thing!

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Silhouette Adhesive Corrugated Paper Layout!

Happy Friday Silhouette friends!  I have an adorable layout up on the Silhouette Blog today featuring Adhesive Corrugated Paper!  Here is a looksy, but to see the whole post...head on over to the Silhouette Blog!

Designs Used:
You're A Scream

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Crafter's October Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Jamie Cripps Blog.  If not, go there first as to not miss anything!

We also have an amazing giveaway this month sponsored by Spellbinders!
This month one lucky winner will receive a  Spellbinder's Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns Die Fancy Lattice

All you need to do is enter below. You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.

This month the team has been given the theme "Halloween", so the team is sharing projects with that theme.

I made a couple of projects for this hop.  I used Samantha's new Gable Box w/Candy Bar Crate and the a2 Spider and Web Card

Here's a look at what I did!  

How fun is this Gable Box?!  I love how you can add treats to the outside...so creative!

Here is a closeup of the cute Spider Card.  I used Samantha's JustRite Clear Stamps for the title on the card as well as the Gable Box.  The stamp set is called Boo-tiful Cameos!

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FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file!  You will have until Sunday October 12th at 11:59 pm MDT to leave your comments.  A winner will be picked Monday October the 13th on Samantha's Facebook Page!  Here's a look at the free SVG!

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