Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Birthday to a Lady With Many Titles

Hello Krafters!

Remember a LONG time ago, I started a Ten Minutes Or Less Card series? Well I started it up again. I have to say, a lot can be done in that amount of time! To keep the juices flowing and to actually use the crafty lab, this is going to be my new norm. 

Anywho, my pastor asked me to make a card for her and of course things did not run smoothly. She wanted to include the many titles her sister holds. After attempting to create my original idea, I eighty-sixed that idea and came up with this one.

I used the typewriter Spellbinders die. I typed up the titles on the computer with a typewriter font and printed them out. The pattern paper is Basic Grey’s Little Black Dress. I heat embossed the sentiment. I have to say, I really like this white embossing powder by WOW. It is much better than what I had before. I also used some stitched ribbon and added a flower to it. To finish off the card, I added some bling. That’s it!

It took me about 20 minutes to finish the card. But that time included typing and printing :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, Krafthead

Friday, February 6, 2015

Custom Gifts and She's A Sassy Lady

Hello Krafters!

It has been a long time....yes I am guilty! But I have some exciting news. NO I did not have another baby BUT I am one of the newest members of She’s a Sassy Lady! I am so ecstatic about being a part of this group! I also hope to bring a little sassiness to the team!

For my first project, I made a custom gift for someone. This gift was inexpensive to make as well as easy! I purchased a glass cutting board from the Dollar Tree. I already had vinyl on hand from a  different project and I used a file from the Silhouette Store. 

I opened Silhouette Studio Software and placed my image on the virtual mat. I did not need all of the parts of the file. I ungrouped the image and deleted what I did not need. 

Next I resized my image and moved the utensils how I wanted them on the mat. I then used a true type font for the name of the family. I used the Character Spacing/Kerning feature in the software which can be found under Text Style. Once I was satisfied with the kerning, I welded the name together. I grouped all of the images.

 Because the vinyl was going on the underside of the glass, I had to flip the image. I cut out the image and applied it to the cutting board. I must note, I cleaned the cutting board prior to applying the vinyl to ensure good contact of the vinyl to the glass. This is very durable and should last the recipient for years to come. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! I look forward to share the next project. Pop on over to She's a Sassy Lady and see the sassy design team, Krafthead~