Monday, February 11, 2019

Mardi Gras Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends! It's challenge time over on the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Facebook Page. The theme for the month is Mardi Gras. 

I created a cute little card for my project using a Mardi Gras color scheme.


I used the Decorative Doily file for my card. You can grab it here!
I used two of the three layers and added a circle behind the cut to follow the shape of the card.


I added a banner and a stamped sentiment. Hope you join in the fun for this month's challenge.
Don't forget to check out the amazing design team projects on the blog.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Love String Art

Hello Everyone! I'm sharing a new technique (for me) for my Miss Kate Cuttables design team project. I will share step by step directions. 

For my project I tried STRING ART!

I am going to share the steps I took to create the project:

STEP 1: 
I selected the SVGs. I used the envelope from the Valentine Love Letter Set.

I also used a bold font for the LOVE. You can use the bottom layer of the Valentine Uppercase Alphabet. Once I imported the SVGs into my Cameo Software I converted to dots using the rhinestone feature. I converted the lines to dots. I used .25 spacing.


STEP 2:
I cut vinyl with my Cameo. When I peeled the vinyl from the backer it left all the dots on the backer piece so it was super easy and there was no weeding needed. I applied the vinyl to my board and grabbed by hammer and nails.


STEP 3: 
I nailed in my nails. Using the holes in vinyl as my guide. 

I peeled off the vinyl when I was done nailing.

STEP 4:
I grabbed my yarn (Walmart carries this brand)

I started by securing my yarn on a corner nail and double knotting it, leave a tail. I then went around the outside edge of the design, wrappng around each nail, sort of outlining it, keeping the yarn at the bottom of nail. Once it was outlined I started randomly wrapping the yarn until it was a desired amount of coverage.
Once it was completed I repeated the outline around the shape to finish it off and tied a knot at the nail I started on.

I decided to outline my envelope with black yarn - it helped to make it pop.


This project is time consuming but it was very fun! 
I actually took some iphone videos. Here are the links on YouTube:



Thanks for stopping by today!







Monday, January 7, 2019

Under The Sea Shadowbox

Hello ~ I made a fun shadowbox over the holidays for a sweet baby named Kora.
Her picture will go in the upper right portion. I'll share the Miss Kate Cuttables files I used for the rest of the shadowbox. 


For the top portion I used the whale file.
In the bottom right of the shadowbox I used the Seahorse file.




This cute little Smiling Crab is featured at the bottom of my shadowbox.
I also used some of the seaweed from this file and the bubbles.
As additional accents I used the Underwater scene.


Please note! I decided to assemble the large piece of coral and then as I was putting together my shadowbox I decided to manually cut it and use it in a few different spots in my shadowbox.

Here are a few closeups of my shadowbox:



Here's a look at the bedding I was matching:

Hope you liked my shadowbox today. This will be featured as my Design Team Challenge project for Miss Kate Cuttables. The theme this month is Anything Goes! Stop over on the Galleria to join the fun. You can also check out all the design team projects on the Miss Kate Cuttables Blog.



Monday, December 17, 2018

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer...

Howdy! It's almost Christmas and I got a bit of craftiness in this weekend. It's my turn on the Miss Kate Cuttables Blog today.

Here's a festive 11x24 sign I created for my design team project: 


I also used the Flying Reindeer Set.

Here's my step by step process:
1. First I stained my board and dry brushed over the stain once it was dry

2. Next I cut the file on my Cameo out of vinyl. I weeded out the letters I wanted to paint, applied transfer tape and transferred it to the board.

3. Next I applied chalk paint.

4. Lastly I removed the vinyl.


Hope you enjoyed my project today! Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Miss Kate December Challenge

Hello There! It's challenge time on the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Facebook Page.
The theme is Santa. 

I just love making signs - I have them scattered all around my house and give them away as gifts. They make a great hostess gift!


I cut the Christmas Eve House SVG out of vinyl, weeded it and applied to my wooden sign.


I then painted using chalk paint. Super easy and super fun!



Hope your Christmas preparations are going great and hope you get some time to craft over the holidays!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Merry Christmas Sign

Hello - It's almost Thanksgiving and right around the corner we'll soon be celebrating Christmas! For my Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team Project I created a wooden sign.

Before we check out my project make sure you download the Freebie of the day!

For my project I used a wood sign I picked up at Target on clearance after last Christmas. It's called a charger.


I initially was going to use the vinyl as a stencil and apply chalk paint but I really liked how the white vinyl looked on the sign.

I used the Merry Christmas SVG. You can grab it here!


I made some fun signs last year on the same charger blanks. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Shadow Box

Hope your fall is going great! It's challenge time on the Miss Kate Cuttables Galleria Facebook Page. The theme for this month is any combo of fall colors including 
orange, brown, yellow, gold, red and green.

For my project I'm sharing a shadow box I made for my great nephew Bryce.


I used the Baby Racoon SVG.


and last but not least the Baby Bear SVG.

Here's an angled look so you can see all the layering. I use foam core and foam tape to bump up portions of the shadow box. 


Thanks for stopping by today and hope you find some time to do some fall crafting!