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So these photos didn’t quite come out as I’d hoped, but the show must go on, right?! This floral happy birthday card is probably one of my favorites. I used a Silhouette cut file to make the delicate flower and layered it on top of 2 different flowers from the Maggie Holmes Open Book Floral Ephemera package. The “happy” is die cut from Papertrey Ink’s wet paint dies and layered 4 or 5 times to give it chipboard dimension. I also die cut the horizontal stripes cover plate to give the background a little bit more character, but kept it white to keep it simple.

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I finished the card off with a few gold sequins. I find it so beautiful! Do you make cards that you just fawn over when you’re done? Making cards is just the best, haha. 🙂

Xo, Stephanie

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Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with family, love, & laughter. 🙂 I have a little birdy die cut birthday card for you today that I made a while ago. The floral stamps and the frame are all from Papertrey Ink. I die the bird on a branch with my Silhouette, but the sentiment was a wooden stamp I was given a while ago. I don’t know where it’s from!

I really enjoyed the color combo on this one. I usually play with a lot of pinks and yellows so this was a bit different for me. I popped the bird and frame up with extra adhesive (see photo below) so it really stands out.

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Enjoy the weekend! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

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Hi all! Today I have 2 cards for you using the positive and the negative parts of the same die cut. For the first card I used a sketch (by Maile Belles, I believe) from an old Clean and Simple class and used the negative part of the die cut. I cut out the word “congrats” with my Silhouette and adhered the negative on it’s side using dimensional adhesive on top of a piece of pattern paper. I tied twine into a bow next to it and embellished with 3 acrylic hearts.

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For the next card I used the positive parts of the same die cut. I layered some patterned papers from Echo Park and October Afternoon together and adhered the “congrats” letters on top. I finished the card off with rounded corners, a wrap of twine, and a stamped heart and arrow.

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And that’s it! So save your positives and negatives and make a couple cards at the same time using both! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Stephanie

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Why hello there! This week I switched over from a Cricut die cutting machine to a Silhouette Cameo. While immediately overwhelmed by the MOUNTAINS of things the Cameo can do, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to figure out. There are so many resources online to learn the many tricks of the Silhouette Cameo and I must say my two favorite tricks so far have to be the sketch pen and the print and cut functions. If you are interested in learning more about those, check out some tutorials here:

Using Sketch Pens with your Cameo

Print and Cut with your Silhouette

This is the first card I made with the Silhouette. I used the sketch pen to mark up the hello banner and all of the cuts I made were with the free cuts of the week on the Silhouette America web site. Here’s the How-To:

First, I picked out my papers and card base and then made all of my cuts using Silhouette Studio. >>

I pieced together my tag and extra pieces and adhered them to each other. I cut out a base strip to accent the tag and adhered all of the pieces to the card. Lastly, I accented the card with enamel dots and I was done! Talk about simple, right?! >>

Just about all of the papers and accents are from Studio Calico, which I am in love with if you haven’t noticed. 🙂

Find out more information about Studio Calico’s card and scrapbook kits here. And as always, happy crafting!!

Steph