Monday, January 9, 2017

Miss Kate Jan Challenge

For this month's challenge at Miss Kate's the theme is Anything Goes! I recently took down all the Christmas stuff and thought I'd create a fun and colorful sign to bring on Spring!


I'm torn on this one - there is something about the color combo that's a little off but I'm going with it.

I cut the files on my Cameo using 631 Vinyl and applied to the menu board I got at Target. I got it after Christmas half off for $1.50. Gotta love a bargain! It's about 8x12.


I then applied the acrylic paints sparingly with foam brushes. Before it dried completely I removed the vinyl to reveal my sign. After everything dried I sanded the edges and even ran the sand paper over the painted areas.


Here are the details on the Miss Kate Files:
I used the file Bring on Spring Title.
I did not use all the little pieces of grass and the water since I stenciled.


I added birdie at the bottom. It's the Lovebird on a Branch file. 
It was a simple file that works well with stenciling.

Hope you can join in on the Anything Goes Challenge on the Miss Kate Facebook Page!
Don't forget to stop over to check out the other design team projects.

 








Sunday, January 8, 2017

Let It Snow!

Hello Everyone. I'm sharing over on the Miss Kate blog today. :) 

I have been into a sign kick lately. I initially picked up a 4' wide x 2' high piece of plywood about a year ago with intentions on creating a sign. I finally got it out and stained it.

For my sign I used the Miss Kate Let it Snow Title.
 I rearranged the wording and simplified the design by removing some of the snowflakes. 
I then cut a stencil from 631 Vinyl and applied to the board.

I masked off the board with scrap paper.
 

I then spray painted with an indoor/outdoor paint. It dried in a matter of minutes!
I removed all the paper and vinyl and here is my sign:

Looking good so far, right? 
Well I decided to get out my power tools and drill holes around the edge so I can insert lights.

Here is my final sign in action! 


If you notice on my window above the door I also added snowflakes to the window and if you were to come into my house you will so those vinyl snowflakes on just about everything from bathroom mirrors to hurricane lamps. 

Even though I took down the tree and put away some of the decorations I moved my sign indoors to enjoy for a few more weeks.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Miss Kate Christmas Signs

Are you ready for Christmas and have you had some time to craft?
I am ready and I did do some crafting this year. I am totally addicted to making these holiday signs.
I'm sharing these on the Miss Kate Blog Today!

I picked up the bases at Target in the Dollar Spot for $3. They are chargers. I have been seeing them all over Facebook in some of the groups I belong to since early November and every time I went to Target I checked for them with no luck. One day in mid December I went in and spotted them! I was so excited and bought a dozen of them.
I am so glad I did - I have been having so much fun creating these signs.


Here are my steps...
I select the Miss Kate file I want to use and add personalized copy

Cut 631 vinyl (not permanent type) on my Cameo

Weed out the areas I want to paint and transfer to board using contact paper. 

I then do a dry brush technique, sometimes 1 coat, other times 2, depending on the looking I'm going for. 

Let partially dry and peel off vinyl.
(If you wait until it completely dries it may bleed) 

That's it. I made these for a friend and my nieces. They all loved them!
Here are images of each design and I will list the Miss Kate file under each.
Birch Trees with Deer

'Tis the Season Phrase

Believe

Tis The Season Phrase

I also created this table runner for Christmas.



I cut the little bow on my cameo and stitched around it to secure it.



You can get the table runner free tutorial here on Julie Cefalu's blog.
It is really easy to follow along with great instructions and visuals!

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Vintage Truck Box Card & JOY Sign

Hello Everyone! Hope your holiday projects are coming along!
I recently purchased an amazing kit from SVG Cuts.



I made 7, Yes SEVEN! Vintage Truck Box Cards for my sons' teachers.
They were so easy to put together and when I showed my boys they said "WOW!"
If you aren't familiar with Box Cards - they fold up and fit perfectly in an envelope.


I look forward to making some of the other elements from the kit.


I have another project to share with you today. I have a friend, well more like a sister, (my sister-in-law's sister) who just got a Cameo. I gave her a few basic lessons and she created this fabulous JOY sign for me on reclaimed wood. I absolutely love it and had to share with you!


See you on Friday. I'll be sharing a Miss Kate project!









Monday, December 12, 2016

Miss Kate December Challenge

Hello! Today I'm sharing a few Christmas projects. The Challenge over on the Miss Kate Galleria Page on Facebook is Winter/Christmas. 

For my first project I created a chalkboard sign. I cut vinyl on my Cameo and applied a stencil to the chalkboard. I then painted with acrylic paints. I also painted the wood frame.


I did leave off the red dots.


For my second project I took the same file and did a print and cut.
I added these to Christmas cards.


Did you notice the quilted piece I used in my photographs?

I created it from a pattern from Julie - The Crafty Quilter. She offers a great free tutorial on her blog. Here is the link to the tutorial.
Here's a closer look at my Crumb Catcher:


Don't forget to enter the Challenge on the Miss Kate Galleria FB Page!
Also stop by the blog to check out all the design team projects.

Hope your holiday preparations are going great.


 

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gatefold Birthday Cards

Hello Everyone - It's my turn on the Miss Kate's Blog. I like to give handcrafted Birthday Cards throughout the year. I like to create a bunch at a time so I have them whenever I need them.

I use the Print and Cut method on my Cameo for the cards. I first select all the elements and open them in the Cameo Designer Edition software. I print this out and include the registration marks.


I then trace the elements and do an offset. (This is indicated with the red outline on the image below.) I place the paper on my mat, detect registration marks and then select the outline areas and indicate those to cut.


Here are my cards:
These are both gatefold cards and I'm sharing the outside and inside views.
The flat card is 10" wide x 7" high and each fold comes in 2.5" from the edges.

I used the following Miss Kate files:


Thanks for stopping by today. Hope this gives you some inspiration to get some Birthday Cards completed for 2017!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Craftiness

Hello all! Welcome to my blog!
Today I'm sharing some holiday projects. 


Here is a paper project I created. The file is from SVG Cuts - Santa's Sweets SVG Kit.
It was so fun to put together and will look amazing on my cookie table at my holiday parties.
I picked up the stand at Target in the dollar spot. I'm thinking it may need some vinyl to personalize it.


I also had some fun with my sewing machine. I created these mug rugs! It's a little quilted rectangle to hold our coffee, tea or in my case hot chocolate mug.


I used 2 1/2" inch squares for the sides. I cut some fabric with my cameo to accent the mug rugs. I just ironed on some fusible web, added the fabric to the Cameo mat and cut away. 


The SVGs are from Miss Kate. I used elements from the Ho Ho Ho Title, Elf Shoe Set,  
(I am not sure where I got the house from - forgot to make a note of the file!)


Hope you liked my holiday projects and hope your holiday cookies, shopping, decorating and crafting is coming together nicely!

Stop by on Sunday to check out my Miss Kate Design team project.