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Product Review - Iron-on Vinyl

Hello, friends.  Marilyn here with a product review of iron-on vinyl.  I have never used it before, so here we go...  My tip:  Never give up trying new things!  Such fun!

What is needed:
Iron-on vinyl.  I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby for $14.99.  What you get is one large sheet of glitter iron-on vinyl.  It is layered with a sticky clear sheet that is needed when applying the vinyl to your clothing.Clothing to apply the vinyl onto.  I purchased a package of four baby onesies, sized 3-6 months.  Tip: Make sure to wash and dry the clothing before applying the vinyl.Iron.  Set to cotton temperature.  Make sure the steam button is in the OFF position. Cricut Image.  I used an image from Cricut Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge.
Place iron-on glitter vinyl on your mat and cut with blade set to 3, speed-low, pressure-medium.  My image came from Cricut Brooklyn Iron-on cartridge [bow-tie1] .  I cut it at 4".    Tip:  make sure your image has been "flipped" before cutting.
Weed the viny…

Decorative Vinyl Tray

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a tutorial on using vinyl to create a decorative tray.  My tip:  Measure Twice, Cut Once... not original but definitely applies when cutting vinyl.

Here is what I used:
Vinyl - silver vinyl.  I ordered this through eBay.Transfer Tape.  Tray - black wooden tray I found on sale at Michaels two years ago.  Cricut Cartridge - Songbird. 

First step is to measure the tray and determine what size font will fit.
In the Cricut Craft Room (CCR), I selected the font text from Songbird Cricut Cartridge.  I changed the Letter Spacing to -22 in order to weld the letters together.  I then made the length 9.9". Next, I cut the font text out using card stock to make sure I was happy with the size.
Once satisfied with the sizing, I cut the font text using vinyl.  Settings for cutting vinyl:  blade 3, speed low, pressure medium
Weed and remove all the negative cuts.
Place transfer tape over the weeded vinyl.  Rub with the tool provided in the vinyl to make sure everythi…

Center Step card

Hey kids!  It's Cindy for the SBC blog today.  I'm sharing a cool cardbase tutorial.  So grab your paper trimmer and scoring tools. 

TiP:  Save your skinny paper scraps, too.  You'll need them on this one :-)

1.) start with a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
2.) 1" from the left- cut from 1" to 6 1/2"
3.) 4 1/2" from the left - cut from 1" to 6 1/2" 

1.) from the left edge to the cut line, Score at 1", 2", 6 1/2" 
2. ) from the other cut line (4 1/2" from left edge) Score at 1", 2", 6 1/2" from the cut line to the right edge
3. ) Score at 5 1/2" just between the cut lines

Time to fold:
Start at the 1" score line and make a mountain fold, at the 2" make a valley fold, at the 5 1/2" another mountain, at the 6 1/2" another mountain.  It should look like the one above.

A side view.

Now the fun part-decorating it :-)
The Paper Studio - Dec 25th stack

A Giraffe Card using Silhouette Cameo as die cutting machine

Good morning Friends. Carolyn here for Scrapbook Blessing's Club Monday's Die Cut project.  Before I begin, I would like to apologize for being late with this posting.  Sometimes, life just gets in the way, and I forget what I am to do.

But first, here is my tip for you today:  Keep track of  card stock and paper used so you can write it up in a recipe for readers to read.

Now for my die cut machine project .... my good ole trusty Silhouette Cameo machine.  I do most of my die cutting with the Cameo, but occasionally I will bring out my Sizzix Big Shotz (my 2nd choice of die cutting machines).

Die cutting machine used:  Silhouette Cameo Cardstock from my personal stash - not sure if it's from Wal-mart or a local craft store. Design paper from stash.
I used SCAL3 software and created a shape card (yes, I know this is a card but I am wanting to display the die cuts!!) of a giraffe.  All pieces were cut out using the Cameo.  The sentiment is stamped but I don't remembe…

SBC- Guest DT

The Scrapbook Blessing club would like to welcome Vicky Fortier as our Guest Design Team member!
I'm an accountant working full time and a mother of 4 great kids.  I have an amazing husband who understand that in order to keep my sanity through all this I need to craft ;) I live in the province of Quebec, Canada, so some of my crafting is done with French sayings.
I have been crafting over 21 years and tried my hands at all kinds of techniques over the years.  I always love to try new things!!!  I started blogging in March of 2012 in order to join challenges.  I became totally hooked!!!!  I can't believe this world existed and I only found out about it then.  I see blogging as a wonderful opportunity to improve my card making abilities.  On the web I'm known as Crafting Vicky.
I have realized that through the web I get to meet amazing people from all over the world and learn from them.  It's incredible that now we are all linked even if we are in totally different time z…

Scrapbook Blessings Club... Save the TaTa's blog hop!

Welcome to the Scrapbook Blessings Club... Save the TaTa's blog hop! It's October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm sure that many reading this have been touched in some way by this dreaded disease. We need to have Awareness for Mammograms for early detection. So, with this being said, the talented Design Team and Facebook members of Scrapbook Blessings Club are ready to strut their stuff and show you just how easy it is to use the Tic Tac Toe Game Board (one of the games we play) in the SBC Facebook group as inspiration.

Hopefully the cards you see inspire you to remember to get the TaTa's checked when you see pink!!! Your next stop is LYNNE

Oh, did we mention that there will be a little prize given by Lynne Kirsch of a cross which she makes using her Embroidery Machine to one lucky person that comments.  Also, THE STAMPING CHEF is giving away the Fighter digi stamp too!  Just leave a comment and we would love if you followed the blogs but it is not a requirement…

Scrapbook Layouts-Past and Present

Hey you all, it's Carolyn for the Scrapbook Blessings Club, and I am here to show you scrapbook layouts that I have created, past and present projects.

I will have to admit that most of my layouts are from Creative Kuts  that she offers on her Facebook Group page for a nominal fee, and for me, I look at the kits and decide if I can work a layout project for one of my grandchildren's scrapbook.  I believe this was a kit that came out in the Summer of 2012 and it's a one page layout.  I layered all onto blue cardstock which represents the sky.  The green design paper with grass is the grassy area of a beach .  Two photo mats placed to the left and the title "Too Flippin' Cute" placed on top of the first photo mat.  A pair of flip flops and a scalloped doilie to place another photo into.  

This was for a project last November - where I used a snowman, snow shovel and snowflakes from Cindy Pointe of the Cut and Create Store.   I created a snow scene with a circl…

Fun with Core'dinations Paper

Hey Kids!  It's Cindy for the Scrapbook Blessings Club and we're exploring Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock today. 

TiP:  Watch for sales of 12x12 single sheets of paper at your big box stores and stockup.

Here's the explanation of ColorCore paper directly from Core'dinations website:

What Is It?
Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has a core color which “core’dinates” with the surface color. Each sheet has a tab underneath labeled “core color” that represents the interior color of the sheet.

You can choose to keep that color hidden or add your own creative touch by sanding, tearing or embossing.

Here are some specifics:
A sandable cardstock that has a “core’dinating” core color instead of a white core.
Heavy weight, 80 lb., premium, acid and lignin free.
Sand, tear or antique it to reveal the beautiful core colors and add your own creative touch.
Canvas texture on one side and smooth on the other

Okay, it's time to add our own creative touches :-)

Tools I&…

Wedding Bouquet Keepsakes

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a tutorial on preserving the bride's bouquet after the wedding.  My tip:  make sure your flowers are dried before using a dried floral preservative.

Shadow Box Keepsake

Here is what I used:
Shadow Box.  Mine is 8" x 10" and was purchased in a set of three from Michaels.Vinyl - mine is brown to match fall wedding colorsDried Floral Preservative - used to preserve the color and texture of the wedding bouquet flowers.  I used Gemini Masterpiece Dried Floral Preservative purchased at Hobby Lobby for $5.99.  Hot Glue / Hot Glue GunDesigner Paper Scraps - left over from the wedding invitations and bridal showerCricut Cartridges - Beyond Birthdays, Doodlecharms and Storybook

Spray your dried flowers with Gemini Masterpiece Dried Floral Preservative.  Do this outside, this stuff is potent! Cut background paper at 8" x 10".  I used ATG to tape right on to the back.  The designer paper was used in the bride's wedding invitations. Heart …