Thursday, January 27, 2011

Super Bowl Party Invites

I made spinner cards for our Super Bowl Party invitations.  The football rotates across the front of the card when you tilt it from side to side.  I used the cut and print for the helmets and the slot on the front of the card.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Victoria's Secret Box Video

Hopefully this video will answer some of the questions I have received about this box.  If anyone still needs help, just let me know!
I also added the svg file to the post below.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Victoria's Secret Box file, and some cut and print experiments!

Here is the scal2 file I promised for the box.  

Below are some pictures of my recent box files combined with the cut and print scal feature (video down a few posts)  I've included a separate file for them in case anyone is brave and wants to try it out!  Placement is still tricky.  I think  it is just because there are so many variables-how your printer grabs the paper each time, how your mat loads each time....  But I think it holds a lot of potential, and am looking forward to trying lots of projects with it.  It has certainly helped me understand  and feel more comfortable with using 
the layers feature!  The vs box was just done on white cardstock, and the mailbox was done on pink cardstock.

This one printed dead on!

I love that it colored in the petal sections.  So much easier and cleaner than a separate layer.

The red one was a little off, but not too bad
I love how this turned out.  It is just a single sheet of pink cardstock.  All the details are printed.
VS box cut and print file
mailbox cut and print file

Monday, January 17, 2011

Victoria's Secret Box

My daughters received gift cards in boxes like these this Christmas, so of course I had to make a file.  I will post the file and video soon.  I'm not feeling too well today, so it is going to have to wait.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

scal 2 layers video

This is just a very quick explanation of how layers work in scal 2.  It was the easiest way to answer a few questions people were asking:0)


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scal 2 update-Cut and Print video tutorial

With the recent scal 2 update they added a print and cut feature.  Leslie did a live chat tutorial on the message board (the print out is available on her blog) and this video gives you a visual that follows her instructions.  This is a great new feature with lots of possibilities!!!!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Freezer Paper T-Shirts

I forgot how much work the freezer paper T's are!!!!!!  Give me heat transfer vinyl any day!  My daughter and her friend who are both home from college on break, wanted t-shirts to wear to the high school basketball game, supporting a friend.  This was on Wednesday, and they needed the shirts Thursday evening.  I didn't have the colors of htv they needed, so we had to do freezer paper T's.  I cut the stencils and the girls painted the shirts.  They came out great!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Christmas is over, so it was time to change the mirror again.  The previous times I used glass etch vinyl when I did the mirror.  This time I used clear contact paper.  I am just as happy with this as with the glass ecth vinyl, and this is cheaper, and I am hoping easier to remove!  The contact paper was more difficult to weed-you definitely need good lighting!

My apologies to Heather!!!! I was unsure of where I got the heart svg file,( I have hundreds of svg's, and unfortunately they are not very organized!) and it was hers. I shouldn't have posted it not knowing where it came from, and I apologize. I have removed the hearts from my file, and posted the link to her for the heart.

svg file
The heart svg is available here


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Frame Makeover

From this...
to this!!!!

I have been saving this picture for years, hoping to give it a makeover.  I finally got around to it.  It is a large frame, like 22" x 17" or something like that-I forget.  I took the picture out, spray painted the frame, and vinyled the glass, and hung  it in my foyer.

Barn Stars Video

Here is the video I promised on making barn stars.

This shows the rolled up glue dot.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Barn Stars

I needed some barn stars, cheap!!!!  I cut these out of textured cardstock, scored and folded them, and gave them 2 coats of mod podge.  I am very pleased with how they came out.  I had them laying on my craft table and my daughter thought they were metal :0)  I will be making more!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Paper Ribbons-file and video

Here are some more paper ribbons for you. These are all just test cuts.  I haven't yet played with dressing them up.  I think maybe some thinner strips of paper mixed in, and possibly some curling ribbon.  I would love to see what you come up with!
 I also put together a quick video.  There are a few issues with the video.  I used the built in microphone on my laptop and the sound is a little choppy.  The sound is also  little bit ahead of what you are seeing, so keep that in mind. Hopefully you can still follow it:0)

svg file