Friday, January 25, 2013

Friends With Flair ~ Hearts on a Line

I'm so happy that its Friday! Among other happy things, it means that its time to link up your Unity projects to Friends With Flair! If you don't have any projects to link up, come hop around and enjoy the inspiration that everyone has for you.

This week I've got a card that I honestly don't know if I'm going to use as a Valentine or a birthday could easily be either! I guess that if I don't make up my mind soon that I'll just have to make another one, and have both!

The layout was taken from this pin, I do so enjoy using my sewing machine on my cards!

The hearts are stitched only through the middle, so that they can be bent up slightly for dimension.

I'm using lighter weight cardstock for the card base, because it was the right color, so I needed to stabilize the back piece by lining...but who says linings have to be plain?


  • cardstock: recollections
  • printed cardstock: basic grey (sweet threads)
  • stamps: unity kom (feb 2011)
  • punch: the paper studio
  • ink: memento
  • other: my sewing machine
Thanks so much for stopping by, Enjoy!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Peacock Calligraphy Card

The more I use my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, the more I am impressed with its capabilities!

I'm still making my way through the list of birthday cards that I need, and one of the intended recipients loves peacocks (based on her pinterest pins!), so when I saw this calligraphy peacock cut file at the silhouette store I knew just which card to make for her!

Well, after I bought the file and first opened it in my software, I thought that there must be a mistake...the lines were much too thin to be workable...or so I thought!

The finished card size is 4" wide by about 9 1/4" tall, so if fits a standard envelope. I did have to cut the card a few times to get the result I wanted...the mess ups were my fault (such as, when will I ever learn to regroup pieces before moving them?) while trying to find the right cut settings for the cardstock I was using (and really, how did I not see that I was cutting the non-shiny side of the metallic cardstock?). But in the end, the result was stunning!

The thickest part of this design is a mere 1/8" wide, and the narrowest part? The narrowest part of this design is less than 1/32"!!!! And the Cameo cut it!!! Wow!

The design is part outline and part cutout of the base card, allowing the lining to peek through and add a surprise of color to the front, so gorgeous!

I didn't feel this elegant peacock needed much embellishment, so I just knotted a ribbon  off to the side and called it good. 

  • cardstock: Recollections (Michael's)
  • cut file: Silhouette America
  • ribbon: Great Value (JoAnn's)
I'm entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge for this week...go check out the gorgeous entries from others!

Thanks for stopping by!