Friday, December 21, 2012

Friends with Flair

How fun...its that time again! Time to link up your Unity projects and see what everyone else has been up to the past week!

Even if you're not should check out all the cute projects at Friends with Flair this week!

I'm trying to crank out a set of cards that can be used for many occasions...and am trying out several layouts that I've pinned to this board.

Here's one...keeping the sentiment general and layout simple without looking plain...

I figure that if I keep making the samples two at a time I'll eventually find the layout that I love...and meanwhile, I'll be stocking up on my ready-made card stash that I like to keep on hand!

  • cardstock: Coredinations (purple), scrap bin (white)
  • stamps: Unity SOTW
  • embossing folder: The Paper Studio
  • punch: Martha Stewart (border), EK Success (frame), The Paper Studio (circle)
  • ink: Colorbox
Thanks much for stopping by!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Penguin Christmas Tags

The more I play with my Silhouette Cameo, the more I like it!

I hosted a swap recently to exchange Christmas tags, and in my search through Pinterest (love that place!) I came across these adorable tags...I loved them, but I'm not much into painting, so I turned the design into a paper craft!

I opened up the Silhouette Studio software (and just so you know, I do not have the Designer Edition...just the basic software that comes with the machine) and used the tools to draw the shapes for the pieces of the penguin. 

It was way easier than I expected! If you haven't played with the drawing tools in the software yet, I encourage you to do so!

Here's the finished tag...Isn't he adorable?

I made a whole bunch for the swap...

And then I couldn't stop!


  • cardstock: Coredinations
  • ribbon: stash
  • googly eyes

And since I'm so tickled with making my own cutting file, I wanted to share it with you! The download includes step by step instructions to make the tag/ornament.

If you download the penguin, please come back and leave a comment when you've cut him out...I'd love to hear (and see) how he works for you!

Penguin Tag/Ornament .studio file

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