Thursday, April 28, 2011

A wedding gift

So, you haven't come up with a gift for the royal wedding yet? You could print and frame this modern take on an old British classic. I've updated it with the crown for the Prince William...and changed the wording just a touch, LOL! Of course it's also the color of that gorgeous sapphire engagement ring Kate has.

So, the preview above is just that, a small preview image, not full print quality. You can download the high resolution image by clicking on the links below...of course, if you wish to download it, you need to agree to my terms of use...which is simple, don't claim it's yours, don't sell it as if you own or made it, and send your friends to my site to download it rather than hotlinking or sending them the file directly! If you agree to these, just enter the following password when prompted by 4shared:

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I don't think I've shared this before.

If I have, please forgive me!
As the end of the school year approaches, I know some of you might be thinking about small gifts for your teachers. I wanted to show you a few pics of the little handmade gift we made for my son's teacher this year.

I simply went to Wordle and created an image with words about my DS's school. You can output it as a pdf, which I then opened up in illustrator and tweaked a little bit to fit the proportions I needed.

I then printed it onto a laser transparency on my laser printer. Of course if all you have is an inkjet you could print it off onto paper and then take it to a copy shop to put it onto transparency.

Cut the wordle out, roll it into a tube, and insert it into a bottle of alcohol based hand sanitizer that you've removed the label from. I found these small bottles at Walgreens. They worked great because both the front and back labels peeled off easily with goo-gone and there was no print on the bottle itself. Smoosh the transparency against the front wall of the bottle, allow it to unroll, and that's it!

I added a little tag since all the package instructions were gone.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lookie, lookie...

Woo-hoo! I'm so excited to finally be cutting again. It seems like forever since I've dusted off my machine. The bonus? It's all for you...yup, this means new files coming up, because I'm finally finishing up some test cuts and tweaks.

Here's a peek at a new file I just got in the store...It's an Ornamental Flourish. It's perfect when cut out of vinyl for a wall-hanging plate but it's also designed to be cut from chipboard and used to emboss card front. All I did was cut the file from light weight chipboard (I'm honest...I used the back of a cereal box). Then I laid it behind the front of a precut, prepackaged 5 by 7 card (you know...the bag of 50 blank ones at the craft stores?). Place one or two of the tan rubbery spellbinders pads over top, run it through the cuttlebug, and voila! It's so easy to make an entire set of ornate cards perfect for gift giving.

I'm also including an triangular Flourish which fits right on the envelope flap as well. That way the envelope can match the card! Wouldn't it make a great Mother's Day gift? Just wrap up a stack of envelopes and cards, tie with a ribbon, maybe add a pen? I added two lines along the bottom front edge of the card with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

So, just click on one of the photos to go directly to this in the Paperthreads store!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hop to it!

Just a quick note to let you know I'm running a special on my collection "A box for All Seasons"

box favor pumpkin egg easter football apple svg cutter knk cutting file flower bell wedding
It's on sale right now through the 21st for just $11.99 which is 40% off the regular price. It's a super quick file to put together and you could have sweet little eggs as name tags on your Easter table. Or just make breakfast a little more special and fill it up with jelly beans as a surprise! (Just click on the photo or link above to go directly to the file at Paperthreads.)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Off to see the Wizard

So, I saw a new 12 by 12 paper stack at Ms the last time I was there. It would be perfect for all you Oz or Wicked lovers out there. Unfortunately I can't find anyplace online that sells it, so I can't get a really good group picture...but here's a small image of some of the collection...
According to the Paper House Blog it looks like they started selling this back in 2009 (at least the individual pieces), but this is the first I've seen the cardstock stack. What about you? Have you seen it? Used it? Got pics or layouts to share?

I never know quite what to do with these pages that have such a large focal image. Hate to cover them up, but otherwise you can't really use much of the page. I;ve never been a 1 pic on a blank page kind of girl, KWIM?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Setting sail!

I'm sure you might remember the Pirate Pop Up Card from my kiddos' birthday party last summer...well, I've finally got it packed up and available in the Paperthreads store.

Now I realize that you pirate party isn't complete without a cupcake wrapper for the mateys...after all why should the girly princesses get all the fun?

So check out this file, perfect for yer sea-farin folk!

It's already up and waiting for you at the store, so hoist the anchors and avast ye, me hearties!