This week’s designs feature flamingos and ladybugs! You can find them at: the Silhouette Design Store – Sandi Idleman.
I’ve had this little wind chime for years. My grandsons made it for me in 2008 for Mother’s Day. I thought I’d share it today – because it’s fairly simple to make and a real treasure gift to give someone special. Or, to keep for yourself.
Small clay flowerpots
Drain tray (for top)
Hook for hanging
Buttons for sides of top
This week, my theme is “Gardening”. It’s the time we pull our garden tools out and create color in our yards – or balconies – wherever. It’s also weed-time, but that’s definitely needed, but not much fun. My new designs for this week – May 30th. You can find them at: the Silhouette Design Store – Sandi Idleman.
I guess I had my dogs on my mind this week since the majority of this week’s designs are about dogs. I did include a couple of ‘real’ baby designs – stickers. My new designs for this week – May 16th. You can find them at: the Silhouette Design Store – Sandi Idleman
My new designs for this week – May 9th. I’m looking forward to summer. You can find them at: the Silhouette Design Store – Sandi Idleman
I’ve designed several sheets of stickers and alphabets that are print and cut. Did you know that you can combine them, without the cut lines, to put on tags, cards, labels – lots of projects. The majority of these have been saved as individual designs, rather than one solid design, so it’s easy to use one, two or more for other projects. For this example, I used Silhouette Design Store #130664.
First, open the print and cut sticker(s) set you want to use. Ungroup all items.
Choose the separate designs you want to use. I put them over on the side, away from the work space. I don’t include the cut lines because I’ll be combining them. I then do a copy, and I open a new window – where I then paste the pieces.
You just have to grab the corners to re-size them. Other tools would be used – arranging them, sending to front or back… the standards. On this one, I made a 5″x5″ rectangle which I’ll use for the front of a greeting card.
The finished card.
I also used another sticker sheet to put a pair of flip flops, using the foam adhesive dots. I also added some starfish and drew in a little sand. You can either use the components on the card, or make new cut lines to cut each out individually.
Update: Now here’s the really fun part. I sent my card to my friend Carol Campbell and was so surprised when she sent a picture of it on display on her mantle. How special is that? I’m honored. I guess in this day and age of texting, emails, twitter, facebook, etc., we forget the loveliness of receiving snail mail. I must get better at making cards and sending them. Yes, I had to include the “sending them” because I’m really bad at it.
I love seeing the crafts that others make. And, I especially like it when they make them for me! I received this yesterday. My bff Carol goes to Florida several times a year and sends me fun things she makes with shells. This a glass covered with some seashells. I love how she created butterflies using the little “Sunray Venus”. I don’t know if that’s the name, I tried to find it using Google. Now to figure out what I’m going to put in it.
Thank you, Carol!
Don’t forget that ALL designs are 50% off until May 10, 2016. My new designs for this week – April 25th. I’m looking forward to summer. You can find them at: https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-artist/303689
This week’s designs are about – Summer, rubber ducks, ice cream, wine, ice bars and more Summer. You can find them in my sectiion of the Silhouette Design Store!
I’ve never been an HGTV watcher, but lately, I’m hooked on it, and keep the tv on while I’m working. I didn’t realize until I’d completed all of my designs for this week, that I must have been totally influenced by it – it shows in the majority of my new designs. All can be found at: the Silhouette Design Store.
This week’s designs are about – Summer, alphabets, stickers, flip flops, sunglasses, beach balls, bright colors and polka dots. All are coordinated so you can mix and match all the designs. You can find them in my sectiion of the Silhouette Design Store!
Click on photo for larger view – All designs in the Summer Fun group can be mixed and matched.
As a artist/designer, I get so motivated when each new season comes around. Not just because of the cold or heat or changing of leaves – but the inspiration that it brings. It’s Spring – and everything is brighter. This week I’ve chosen flip flop themed designs… again and also some springtime rhinestone designs. You can find them in my sectiion of the Silhouette Design Store!
Have you tried cutting rhinestone templates yet?
I’ve designed a lot of rhinestone designs and have used many of the ones by other artists on Silhouette. In a lot of these, I used metall studs instead of rhinestones. They make great gifts when ironed onto totes, aprons, shirts – whatever! My rhinestone designs are available on my website or in the Silhouette Design Store. https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/artists/303689
I created this tote using glitter HTV and one of my own designs – the paw print heart. The HTV is so easy to cut and weed. I use a 4 setting for the blade (unless it’s a new one – #3), and 4 and 18 as the other settings. I’ve never (knock on wood) had a problem, and I’ve cut a lot of the vinyl.
ABOUT THE TOTE:
Instead of giving a gift in a paper gift bag, it’s fun to make the bag as a part of the gift. The bags are approximately 13″ by 9″ and can be used for:
- a shopping tote
- arts & crafts tote
- Bible tote
- beach bag
- school tote
- summer camp tote
- diaper bag
- grocery tote
- office tote.
Basically, this week’s designs cover flip flops, dogs and love. Each is simple with few cuts. Use them for cards, tags… LOTS!
Our designs are also in the Silhouette Design Store.