Studio Calico Sock Hop Card Kit

So it has been a long while since I have made a card. But a couple of weekends ago I sat down and make 8 cards. I was so excited when my Studio Calico card kit came in the mail. This was my first kit and I love it. I love how everything is co-coordinating and you get embellishments and even stamps. I love it because I don’t think I would have purchased these items but it all comes together. It was a nice challenge to use up as much product in the kit.

I present to you some of the cards that I created…

If you are still interested I believe you can still get the card kit I used here, Sock Hop. And you can even start your own card kit subscriptions as well.

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Scallop Edge Border Tutorial

Hello, I wanted to continue on showing you how to create different edges using your Silhouette Studio. So today I am going to show a tutorial in creating your own scallop edge.

It is very similar to creating the stamp edge border. The main step that is different is that you don’t use the subtract tool and use the weld tool instead

  1. Start my making a square or any shape you want you want the scallop on
  2. Create a bunch of small circles, copy and pasting them is the best way keep the scallops all the same size.
  3. Space the circles as close as you like for a tighter scallop. Select all your circles and Align Center and then Space Vertically, I like to group them together so they are easier to work with
  4. Now place the circles over your square edge and align them however you like
  5. Select all the shapes, circles and the square, and then weld them together
  6. And now you have your scalloped edge

Before welding the circles you can make the scallop size larger by just selecting the circles and dragging one of the points and expand to your liking.

If you want to extend the length of the scallop but do not want to change the size of the scallop I would just duplicate the circles, before welding – Step 5, and then move them so that they are in one continuous line. And then move them over your shape and you will most likely need to trim off the the extras with the Knife tool. This is the only way that I know of doing this.

Stamp Edge Border Tutorial

Today I am going to show you how to make your own Stamp Edge using the Silhouette Studio.

  1. Start by making a square or any shape you want the stamp edge on
  2. Create one small circle and then copy and paste a bunch of others. When you copy and paste you ensure that the size of the all the circles are the same.
  3. Select all the circles next you want to Align Center and then Space Vertically
  4. Place the circles over your square and align them as center as you want
  5. Take your knife tool and create a line over the border of the square, this will cut the circles in half
  6. Delete the outer half of the circles and trim up the edges so that everything fits into the square
  7. Then select the square with the half circles and you use the Subtract tool
  8. And now you will have your stamped boarder

Of course you can modify this by having smaller or larger stamped edge. If you need a border around your entire square I would recommend that before you use your Subtract tool to duplicate that row of half circles. That way you keep the circle size and the spacing exactly the same. I even Group the circles together to make them easier to work with.

Try it out and see just how easy it really is.

Sorry Your Sick!

Brains, Brains, Brains, Brains… *cough cough*…  Being sick sucks. Being sick in the summer suck even more. That is me right now. Since I am sick I thought I would make myself a get well card.

It is a zombie get well card! For the card I used my Copic Markers and I got the digital stamp from Copic Marker Scrapbooking blog, Making Our Mark. they are giving away their zombie digital collection for free this week. This is also where I buy my Copic’s online. I found they have a the best price and the best part is shipping is free. Check them out when you have a chance if you are interested in Copics.

New Goodies from Silhouette America

One of the places that I would love to visit one is CHA, Craft & Hobby Association. It happens twice a year, January and July. It is where all the big scrap booking and crafting brands go and showcase their products and even a sneak peak of what they will come out with. Doesn’t that sound like an amazing trade show!?

This year Silhouette America will be coming out with Gold and Silver Printable sheets in the fall. And they look AH-mazing! From the pictures they showed it looks like plaques.These are sheets you can run through your printer and then through your silhouette cameo for the perfect cut. I love how professional they look.

Another product that Silhouette America will be come with double sided adhesive. This is another product that I can’t wait for. I literally just thinking of ways that I would be able to put Scor Tape through the Silhouette Cameo without gumming up the blade. The double sided adhesive paper will be great for some idea I have. I can’t wait to get my hands on these new items.

Stay tuned to the Silhouette Blog for details. Also, every Tuesday they show you what the freebie product of the week is.

Top 5 Scrapbooking Blogs

Hey Guys! I have another Top 5 posts for you. Today I want to share my favorite Scrapbooking Blogs. Truth be told I am not a scrapbooker, I have scrapbooked one major event in my life and it was really tough for me complete. I think the larger layouts scare me and I never feel like the page is complete and therefore I don’t like it. But I love looking at everyone else’s pages. They are so inspiring and memorable. Also, make me very envious of all their talent. They make it all seem so effortless.

  1. A Little Bit of Me by Susan Weinworth. She has the most adorable kids! Her scrapbook pages of her family are bright and fun. I really wish I could scrapbook like her.
  2. It’s Me KP by Kelly Purkey. I love her style. She is super creative and uses product in different ways that all work so well together. I am also incredible jealous of all the traveling that this girl does.
  3. Amy Tangerine by Amy Tangerine. Everything that she does has a very SoCal vibe to it that I love. Her pages are laid back, simple, and filled with colours.
  4. Studio by American Craft. I know that this is a major Brand name in the scrapbooking world but they have bright and bold products that add great colour to every layout. But what I like about this blog is there a whole team that post their layouts and I love everyone’s pages.
  5. Clouds Color Garden by Claudia Shadler. Her layouts are simple yet eye catching. It is something that I am always trying to strive for.

As with my Top 5 Card Making Blogs I like the simple page layouts with pops of colour. I hope you enjoy my Top 5 Scrapbooking Blogs!