Monday, October 26, 2009

Onsie Cards

Well, if you've been following this blog you'll know there has been baby fever, of sorts! It started with the baby onsie favor boxes and now I've done some cards using the same design as the boxes. When cutting I usually select 'Keep Proportions' and select the height for 10.5" File is here


Here are some ideas if you want your card held closed. I've use colored elastic hair bands which may be helpful if you are hold a gift card or gift certificate in place. I used a pink one here...
and a green one running vertically with the stripes.
If you have reversed the paper and have a dark pattern on the inside you could cut a piece of paper(gasp!!) by hand to roughly follow the shape of the card. Also, if the cards were being used as invitations you could also type the info and print it out and shape it the same way.
Extra texture on the tie courtesy of my Cuttlebug.
Another option would be to use some thin magnetic material to hold the front down.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Oooh, baby, baby...

Well I've been busy making new onsie favor boxes and wanted to show some of the designs and some of the cuttlebug embossing folders that add so much textural interest to the paper and just give them that extra touch. I'm also working on a pillar design that some of them are sitting on...I'm still tweaking it so I haven't posted the file yet but I hope to soon. Anyway, here are some different papers and colors. The solids are from Best Occasions Tropical Splash papers and others from DCWV Nana's Kids. If you missed my earlier posts, the onsie svg file is here. I've provided three designs...have fun. Make and give, make and sell, they put a smile on many faces!

This shows the basic fold lines for the boxes.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Pig's Tale

I'm not quite sure what happened but somehow an out of control piggy has run amuck on the scal forum...(I suspect Miss Piggy herself) but at any rate I started dressing a pig.

Apparently it's amusing to a few of us who have well,
a different sense of humor...

the thread in all it's silliness is here.

It start with a request for a pig...well, actually a gymnastic pig. Choices were offered and one was special swine was chosen but alas she had no outfit. Didn't seem right, so I offered an outfit
and we've been wallowing ever since!!
Thanks for the fun!

Ah yes, it started with a tutu...

and our sassy swine was feeling fine and wanted to to
take a trip so she got a special outfit
for a luau being held in her honor...

While basking in the sun, she picked up some leotards...
not bad for a fine swine swim either.

She couldn't decide which one was her favorite so she
splurged since their was a super swine sale going on...

However, much to her dismay, she realized some thought she was at the luau for other she tried to make her position clear.

She decided to leave because their was an
outbreak on the island...and she
feared she might be implicated.

Returning home to her day job, someone suggested that she was not working to her full pig potential...

so once more, she found it necessary explain herself.

She thinks she needs another vacation...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Practical Easel

Here's an easel that can be attached to the back of a picture or card holder, etc. Since I just finished some business card holders I wanted to use them on a counter instead of a bulletin board.

The light lines are the fold lines. After you fold it you can glue down the long narrow edge to your item. The easel can be folded flat when not in use. File is here.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another business card holder...

Another craft edge (sure cuts a lot) forum member, Amy, designed this wonderful card holder to use on bulletin boards...I'm making an easel to allow it to stand on a counter or table. Adding some texture with the Cuttlebug Embossing folders gives it even more pop! Thanks Amy for a great design! Her blog link to download this file is here!

I have a another business card holder here

On this one, I cut the file a little too large so after I resized I cut the black inset so I could slip my card in the slits. On my file, I select 'Keep Proportions' and set the file for about 8.1" for height.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Business Card Holder

This was a simple holder I came up's handy, too, because you can take it apart and flatten it if you need to or the feet could be bent against the back if you need a card holder for a cork board. We've made others in the past to hang cards on community cork boards...I may design another holder to accommodate a push pin...hmmm, I'll have to think about that.

As you can see it's a basic design but pay attention to where you need to fold.

You will need to bend the feet gently to fit them in the slits in the back.
I set the size in scal at W:7.500 H:4.00
Business Card Holder file here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Geeky Girl - she's baaacck!

Here are instructions for piecing her together...I think it is the easiest way to me.

all about me 1

This fun image has become the mascot of sorts for the forum Papyrus Jungle. You'll find her lurking about over there...after all it is all about her! It's a place for learning more about scal, inkscape, photoshop, illustrator, etc...

She's shown up in other ways and places, too...

In scal in the preference box I set the Style menu on Blackout for the main body...whatever color you want her to be. You can use scraps of other colors for the hair and dress, shoes and belt since the blackout mode doesn't affect those elements.

Then I move the image to the bottom of the mat and just cut the regular image in black and put over the solid skin-toned piece and insert the dress and shoes. The belt band can go over the dress or not (optional).

File in Silhouettes.