Adding interest with Sketch Pens

Hi everyone!  Cathy here with you today and I have a couple of fun baby projects to share with you .  I added a bit of texture and interest to two of the projects using my Silhouette Sketch Pens.  First up, I have Lori’s new Baby Gift Card Holder, so cute and easy with this adorable little pouch for the gift card to pop up!  I add the Diamond Hatch fill on white textured  card stock using a bright pink Silhouette Sketch pen.  This is so easy to do and I love the look.

Simply go to the Sketch section on your Silhouette and  click on the Fill Sketch that you wish, on both projects I used the Diamond Hatch.  All of these fill sketches are fun.  I encourage you to experiment with different ones.  You can easily  add a whole new look to your project.  I also love using the continuous Edge Sketch to my projects, from circles to titles, it’s a fun one!

Here’s the inside of the gift card holder, so easy to put together.

And here’s that adorable little pop up pouch to hold your gift card.  Too cute!

I have another project to share with you using this same technique, this time I used Lori’s Center Step Card.  You can see the layered flower in the background that I used this technique.  These flowers are from Lori’s 3 mix and match flowers set.  I cut one with the patterned paper and added the outline and the second layer I used white textured card stock and the Silhouette Sketch Pen in bright pink.

Here’s a close up of the flower before I added it to my card.  So fun!

My next little project doesn’t have a special technique but it is one of Lori’s new files and it was just too cute not to share with you!

It is the  3 D no glue suitcase!  This little cute box is perfect for a gift card too.  So easy and it holds together securely with no glue.  Gotta love that!

Thank you for joining us today!

~Cathy

You can find the files I used today below at the  Online Silhouette Design Store.

Baby Gift Card Holder

Center Step Card

3 mix & match flowers

3D No Glue Suitcase

Tuesday Freebie + New in Shop

TODAY & TOMORROW, this SVG file is FREE with any $1.99 purchase!

We have a FREE file with purchase today + tomorrow! Simply add this absolutely adorable A2 Chalkboard Card Teacher to your shopping cart along with ANY $1.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. Be sure to use Coupon Code: TEACHER (case sensitive) at checkout. Hurry! This offer is good until Wednesday at midnight!

(Your cart must reach at least $3.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $1.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account.)  

LW-A2-Chalkboard-Card-Teacher

We have a great new release of SVG files this week! And, just like always, the NEW files are ON SALE 25% OFF through the weekend in the SVG Shop! These downloads include SVG files for sure and PNG or PDF files when appropriate. Be sure to go get them while they are on SALE this week.

Did you see those adorable new Mini Albums and the Hidden Compartment Book Box? They are so darling all made up. I created some assembly tutorials go go along with these new products. Have fun making these new projects with me! Enjoy!!




Thanks for visiting the blog today! Please let us know if you need any help with your files. We want to make sure everyone is happy with their purchase. Have a great week!

To Do List with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kathy today with a cute little project to help you organize!  If you’re anything like me, you have lists and sticky notes everywhere in your house!  I’m a firm believer in, “if it doesn’t get written down, it doesn’t get done!”  I saw Lori’s To Do List with Pen Holder file  (here in Silhouette Store) and thought that this would be the perfect way to consolidate all of my notes!  Take a peek…

I used the new The Story of Family Collection that Lori designed for Echo Park.  I love the colors!

I love the little tab on the side to hold a pen… I can never find one when I want one!

For the list paper, I used regular copy paper… I stapled the tops together, then adhered the “paper pad” into the list holder.  This went together really fast!  I’m going to make a few more, one for my purse and one for my daughter it will come in handy now that school is starting!  That’s it for me!  Thanks for stopping by!

2 for 1 files – Notebook cover from a Sticky Note Holder

Hello there – It’s Tya here with a fun tutorial on how to stretch your cut files. I love making lists and notes so I always have a notebook or sticky notes around and I wanted to make covers for the both of them. I found this file - Sticky Note Holder 2, but I couldn’t find one that fit the 5×8 inch notepad so I decided to alter the the Sticky note holder to fit. It was so easy! Let me show you how I did it –

Gather up your supplies – I used a 5×8 notepad, a standard size sticky note and some darling pattern paper and stickers from Lori’s Here and Now line from Echo Park and some black cardstock.

Next  –  go ahead and select the files- this is what it looks like -

Cut the sticky note holder out like normal. – it had 2 flowers and a small dot in the center of one of the squares included with it and I am not using them so I just deleted them. To make the notebook cover – I took the measurements of the notepad  and then adjusted my cut file so that it was a little bit bigger than the note book.

 The file ended up being 8 1/2 x 11 – but i used a 12 x 12 piece of paper just to make sure it cut all around. I resized the pattern paper for the front of the notebook to be 5 x 8.

Here are the covers-

I love the way the covers turned out and it was so easy! Just a few different measurements and I had a custom made notepad cover that I just love!

 

 

 I added a ribbon to the cover before I added the pattern paper for a fun enclosure.

 

I also added a strip of pattern paper to the top edge of the paper pad and a sticker from the Here and Now sticker sheet.

 

 Hopefully I have inspired you stretch you cut files to be able to use them on all different shapes and sizes! It is so much fun to add a little custom touch to you projects. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday Freebie + New in Shop

First of all, I’d like to tell you about a new feature that we added to the blog this week. If you’ll look to the far right of the red scalloped navigation bar at the top of the blog you will see a new category labeled “tutorials.” We have compiled an alphabetical list of all the video tutorials that I have to make locating a tutorial much easier. I hope you enjoy this new feature. Now on to the Tuesday freebie…

TODAY & TOMORROW, this SVG file is FREE with any $2.99 purchase!

We have a FREE file with purchase today + tomorrow! Simply add this Double Sided Tote Scalloped to your shopping cart along with ANY $2.99+ purchase from the SVG Shop and this file is yours FREE. Be sure to use Coupon Code: DOUBLE (case sensitive) at checkout. Hurry! This offer is good until Wednesday at midnight!

(Your cart must reach at least $5.98 before the coupon will be applied and then $2.99 will be subtracted from your total at checkout. The files will be available for immediate download after you pay for your order by visiting the “downloads” section inside of your account.)  


We have a HUGE new release of SVG files and fonts today from all three of our designers! And, just like always, the NEW files are ON SALE 25% OFF through the weekend in the SVG Shop! These downloads include SVG files for sure and PNG or PDF files when appropriate. Be sure to go get them while they are on SALE this week.

Thanks for visiting the blog today! Please let us know if you need any help with your files. We want to make sure everyone is happy with their purchase. Have a great week!

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