Wednesday May 15 – Day 135 – Foiling with We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill

Devyn: This foiling pen was WAY easier than I thought it would be. This was super easy to use and I feel that I’m going to be foiling A LOT more! It looks super fancy and super fun. I started with a Gina K Layering Ivory piece and placed a piece of gold foil over it for the (44658)Giraffe Sketch, the speech bubble, and text. I cut out the base (208193) in Gina K Tangerine Twist. (BTW, I didn’t realize this card was backward until mom pointed it out when I took the photo. LOL!)

Lori: Nothing makes a card extra special like foiling! The new WRMK Foil Quill is a pretty cool tool! We played around with this finally on the Silhouette. I placed a piece of Gina K Designs Edible Eggplant on the mat and then placed a piece of Rose Gold foil over. I used the Astina Font for “Happy Anniversary” and the frame is Design Store ID #20918. I adjusted the frame to fit, and let the quill tool warm up. I ran it as a sketch, and the foiling worked perfectly. After foiling, I left the mat in place and cut the base using the Silhouette Design Store Design ID # 38910 by Lori Whitlock. I added an ivory insert and the card was done in under 15 minutes from design to complete!

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Tuesday May 14 – Day 134 – More Silhouette Baby cards

Lori: I don’t make these little box cards often enough! They’re so fun to send and receive. I used the Silhouette Design Store file Design ID # 204343 by Lori Whitlock. I don’t know why, maybe because I’m left handed, but I found it just looked better when I switched the direction of the sheep and other pop ups. I also changed the font and wording on the little sentiment circle. I used Gina K Designs Moonlit Fog for the box and Bubblegum Pink for the background. The patterned paper is from Sunny Studios Classic Gingham. The white and blue were from scraps of Gina K Designs cardstock.

Devyn: This card is super simple! This is so easy if you need to send or give one it could be made on the same day. I used this cute file by Lori Whitlock (54165). My base is Gina K Ivory 120# base weight cardstock. The elephants are cut from DCWV Brights Stack, the ears and hearts Gina K Red Velvet, and hooves are Gina K Slate. For their eyes, I used Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops.

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Monday May 13 – Day 133 – Cards for Niece & Nephew/Cousin

Devyn: This card was thrown together last minute. This card was based on the book I sent my cousin Francesca, Mean Girls in Shakespearean, it was super fun and a great read. I used the file 40880 and cut the base out of My Favorite Things Ripe Raspberry. I used the Silver sketch pen on the My Favorite Things Insulation Pink layer.

Lori:This card is for my nephew, he really likes computers and gaming so I thought this card would be appropriate. This card didn’t take long to make (File # 41370), it was a few different layers and it looks really cool! I started with a Gina K Dark Sage for the base, the middle layer is Gina K 80# Layering Ivory, and the top is My Favorite Things Field Day.

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Friday May 10 – Day 130 – Pet Sympathy

Lori: We never like making these, but we always want to show our support when our dear friends lose their fur babies. This one was for a friend who recently lost her kitty, Chandler. It’s a Silhouette Design Store file Design ID# 212330 by Sweet Afton. I cut the base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I cut the layers from Neenah Environments Desert Storm 80#. The paws were cut from Neenah Black 100# cardstock.

Devyn: We sadly have to make more pet sympathy cards and we were out. I cut this out with our Silhouette Cameo. I really like this gatefold file (207647), it was really small so I made it a bit bigger. The base is cut from Gina K Kraft. To make the inside card, I used Gina K Slate & My Favorite Things Cement Gray for the inside to write. When I send it, it’ll have a ribbon wrapped around it.

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Sunday May 5 – Day 125 – Graduation Cards!

Our coordinating colors were unintentional! 😀 It wasn’t until We took the photos we realized.

Devyn: Graduation season is coming up and I wanted to be prepared so I could just write a note and give it. I started with a Gina K Blue Denim card base. Next, I used Avery Elle Oval Burst in Gina K Wild Dandelion. I used our Silhouette Cameo to cut the coffee cup (199231) using Gina K Slate, Wild Dandelion, and Kraft and I used My Favorite Things Natural. I printed then cut the banner (53915) in Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80#.

Lori: This is such a fun graduation card from the Silhouette Design Store! I used the Graduation card with Brainy Yak file – Design Store ID #199228 by Lettering Delights I started with a base cut from Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion cardstock, then added a layer of Gina K Designs Blue denim cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax. I then ran the piece through the die cut machine with Lawn Fawn Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop die. I used several colors of cardstock for the Yak & sentiment: My Favorite Things Grout Gray and Cement Gray, Gina K Designs Stormy Sky, Slate, Black Onyx, Dusty Rose, and Wild Dandelion.

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Saturday May 4 – Day 124 – Get Well Soon & a Llama

Lori: My second Silhouette Design Store single cut design is this Get Well Soon – Design Store ID #178702 by SAS Creative I started with a base in My Favorite Things Ripe Raspberry, then used a yellow piece from the DCWV Brights 6×6 cardstock stack cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Square Stackables for the mat. The design is cut from Gina K Designs Dusty Rose cardstock. It needed to be resized to fit an A2 sized card. I had to turn the blade up to 8, the force to 33, speed to 1, and double cut. Some of the designs still didn’t look right, so I just cut those pieces off.

Devyn: I love Llamas and this cut file is adorable! I love how quirky the design is. I used 131897 to cut this card with our Silhouette Cameo. The Llama is cut from Gina K Skeleton Leaves. The backdrop is Gina K Dark Sage and I just adhered them together. Just 2 cuts, super simple!

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Friday May 3 – Day 123 – Congrats & Just Because

Devyn: This card is actually on the smaller size. It’s super cute and easy to make! I used Neenah White Gold Metallic to cut 268405. The liner is Gina K Sea Glass. I cut the ‘Just Because’ from Gina K Stormy Sky. That’s it, just 3 cuts! I might make a set of these for gifts.

Lori: I always want to make pop up cards, but something keeps holding me back. I think I’ll try more of these cut files and then start creating my own. It was much easier to do than I expected. I used the Silhouette Design Store file Pop Up Card Congrats – Design Store ID #223497 from Lori Whitlock – this file has an envelope that the card can fit in – often, her envelopes don’t match the card sizes in her cut files, and that can be frustrating. You can make sure they fit by paying the card files over the envelope file to see if it needs resizing. The envelope in this file could have been a tad longer, but it barely fits. Anyway, I used My Favorite Things  Lemon Drop for the base and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# for the inside. I used a random scrap of patterned paper for the front on a Gina K Designs Blue Lagoon mat. The Stamp Market You’re Amazing die was cut in the same Blue Lagoon and Wild Dandelion.

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Thursday May 2 – Day 122 – More Anniversaries

Lori: The Silhouette Design Store has so many of these single-cut designs. I really love the look, but they can be tricky to cut well. This is the Happy Anniversary Split Title – Design Store ID #64100 by Jennifer Wambach. I resized to fit on the front of an A2 sized card. I cut on Gina K Designs Blue Lagoon cardstock & had to set the blade to 8, depth to 33, speed to 1 and double cut. Before adding it to the card, I sprayed it with Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz. I cue a base in the same Blue Lagoon cardstock, and cut a mat with Gina K Designs layering weight Ivory using My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax set 1.

Devyn: I love this card from Lori Whitlock and this tulip card is a really cheerful. This is great for Anniversaries, Get Wells or just an encouragement card. I used a Gina K 120# Ivory for the base. I used Gina K Limelight for the stems, Dusty Rose for the light pink tulips, and My Favorite Things Wild Cherry for the flower and bow. For the sentiment I used The Stamps of Life – Happy Anniversary with Gina K Slate Dye Ink.

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Wednesday May 1 – Day 121 – Congrats on your new dog!

Devyn: This is the cutest little card! I love the little paw prints and I haven’t made many of these gatefold cards but I really like this. I used Neenah Desert Storm for the base of 138929 . I had plenty of scrap leftover Paw Print patterned paper that I thought would look really cute with this. I used Gina K Stormy Sky for the paws and used My Favorite Things New Best Friend to stamp a sentiment for the inside.

Lori: I wanted to make a really simple new pet card,  so I used a file from the Silhouette Design Store for the focal point – the Love Paw – Design Store ID #13293 by Snapdragon Snippets. I cut the base, sentiment strip. and paw shadow from Gina K Designs Kraft. I cut the mat from Gina K Designs Blue Denim with Avery Elle Quilted Frame. The paw is cut from Gina K Designs Black Onyx and My Favorite Things Wild Cherry. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things New Best Friend stamp set.

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Tuesday April 30 – Day 120 – Telephone Booth & A Fancy Hello

Lori: This card is HUGE! It’s too big for a #10, so you have a make one if you’re going to send it/ It wouldn’t need a mailing envelope if you hand it to someone in person. This is a Silhouette Design Store file – Pocket Insert Telephone Box – Design ID #246664 by Alaa’ K I used My Favorite Things Wild Cherry cardstock for most of this, and some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# and Gina K Designs Black Onyx. The knob is Nuvo Crystal Drops Liquid Mercury.

Devyn: This is a really beautiful cut file (181783) and I’m really glad we got this! This is super simple and there are more in the Silhouette Design Store with different sentiments with ‘smile’ or ‘baby’, so these are super versatile and great for any occasion! Since the ‘hello’ flourish is so delicate, I decided to go with a super heavy duty cardstock and I used Gina K Designs Ivory 120#, it was still super delicate to peel off the mat but it didn’t put up too much of a fight :D. For the underlayer, I used Gina K Lemon Drop. I used the same Ivory for the base so it’s super sturdy. I love how elegant this and it’s super simple!

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