Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanks... to Bird

Thanks to Bird, I used two of her cutting files. The "thanks" one and the cut out card.

Check out her blog and free cutting files on:

The happy birthday cutting file is a silhouette cameo file.

I mated the two cards in silver paper and thread a blue/silver ribbon.



Cards with a Message

Two quick cards, with a message.


The next one is from, with a free download.

I just added a personal touch of color, with my moon white copic marker.
I also matted it with a tiffany blue paper.


Happy 21st Birthday!

Well, it happened again... another of my kids reach 21!

This came from an idea on Pinterest (MJE on "cards I've made"), I have just updated the "jeans" part.

My rag pile is full of used boxer, I found one of his old pair and he did notice that.


One more kid to go and our house will only have adults in it. Where did the time go....

Birthday Card with Numbers

Another wonderful site for free Silhouette Cameo cutting file is the one from Pam Kenward,

I found this birthday background, complete with very detailed instructions as well as cutting files for numbers.


You have to visit her blog, it is a mine of ideas...

Happy Birthday by an Elephant

Sometimes a cutting file is all you need to create a cute little card.

I found this one on the internet, on Lauren blog (thinking She made the cutest onesies, and has on her blog some free cutting files as well as some free fonts... Check it out:


Thank you Lauren!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snowy Scene Again

Once again, the snowy scene from Bird's Card cutting file. On a Kraft card stock, with a blue dotted card stock.

The yellow tissue paper makes the windows shine, and the door is a piece of black card stock .

The sparkly puffy paint is giving the impression of snow.

The sentiment is stamped in the lightest blue.


Until next time!

Santa Stuck in the Chimney!

Thank you Bird for this wonderful Silhouette Cameo cutting file... I am having so much fun with this machine AND your cutting files!

A stuck Santa Claus, with a very simple to use cutting file. I changed it a little, first resizing it, since Bird's file is making a 4 Bar card and I wanted an A2.

I then ungrouped the different part of the file and regrouped them by color. (Black, red and white). This way, I just put the three different colored card stocks and cut all of it in one move.

I also added some sparkly puff paint on the snow and the white hemming of Santa pant.

Bird also gives a brick background cutting file that allow you to cut a simile embossing folder, so you can run your red card stock in it and emboss bricks on the chimney.

If you then put a little brown ink on it, it will look a little dirty.


Merry Christmas Swirly Tree

Once again, I reused this swirly Christmas Tree, a Cameo Silhouette free cutting file from Bird (

I added some sparkly puff paint and a few diamond to add some bling.


Snowy Scene In a Window

I love so much this Silhouette Cameo cutting file from Bird (
that I had to use it again.

If you own a Silhouette Cameo and are  looking for cutting files, you should go visit Bird's blog. She has the most interesting cutting files collection and give them away generously.

I used my cuttlebug and some spellbinder nest die cuts to make the oval frame.

I like to add some yellow tissue paper behind the window, it looks like somebody is home.

I also embossed the white card stock with a snow flakes embossing folder.


Merry Christmas

A CAS card, with a Merry Christmas sentiment in the shape of a Christmas tree.

 I saw a similar image on Pinterest, unfortunately I couldn't find this image on the blog it refers to.

I just printed it and sized it for a A2 card.

Scoring around the card added a little to this very simple card.

I also used sparkling puff paint... you cannot really see it on the picture.
I like to add a touch of color, and colored the inside of the "e" and "a" with my Moon White Copic marker.


Happy Retirement

That must be the first retirement card I made, and I thought it turned out good. I found the idea on the blog.

I just adapted the design to the stamps I own. The adironback chair is part of a stamp set from Kittie Kits, called Cause a Scene. 

I stamped the chair on white card stock and cut it up to add some dimension to the picture.

The sentiment is from Goethe: Nothing is worth more than this day...

I also added a mat, printed with "happy retirement" all over.

With Deepest Sympathy

A sympathy card in earthy tones... I used Kraft paper and stamped the tree in light brown, before matting it in darker brown. 

I also used some ivory puffy paint for the leaves.

To finish the card, I taped a little butterfly at the corner.
I used the butterfly Martha Stewart punch.


Wishing You a Happy Holiday Seasons... Musical

A  Happy Holiday Seasons wish with a touch of music...

I use my cuttlebug to cut a circle and taped music paper on the underside. The silver cord at the top is representing the string of the ornament.

I also scored the card all around to frame the ornament and sentiment I printed before hand.

I added a silver matting.


There you have it!