Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Little Boy Onsies

Have you tried Fabric Transfers with your SVG Files yet?
Today it is my turn over at SVG Attic Blog
It is so easy to create a custom T-shirt!
In fact I made 3 Onsies for my little grandson in almost no time at all.


Let me show you how easy it is...

First pick a card from SVG Attic. 
For the Dinosaur tshirt I used the birthday card from JGW Dino Party Kit

JGW Dino Party Kit

I am using Silhouette Design Studio but you can also use Cricut Design Space as well



1. Open up the Dino Birthday card
2. Ungroup and delete the words and all the card pieces



3. Fill all the pieces you are going to use with color



4. Layer the pieces (you may have to arrange some of them so they are front to back)
5. Select all the pieces and group together.
6. resize if needed.
7. Turn off the line color
8. Create an offset of .125"
9. Mirror the image- I forgot to do it on the dinosaur and it was ok but if you have any words make sure you do it!



(I missed taking pictures of the next couple of steps with the dinosaur but I will show you with this one)

10. Turn on your Registration marks
11. Print to the front side of  Fabric Transfer *Do not use the Tshirt Transfer Setting on your printer if you have it- it will flip the image and your registration marks will not line up.
12. Cut by using Advanced> Cut by line Color and selecting only the red (outline)



13. Weed out the negative spaces



14. Prep the shirt by pressing it for a few seconds to warm up.
15. Place the Transfer Material face down on the tshirt
16. Follow directions on the back of the package, use an iron or a heat press to apply the transfer
17. When it has cooled down remove the paper backing.



Now you have a fun shirt to share with someone special (or make one for yourself)

Here is a up close look of the  other two Onsies I did.






use the cards from the JGW Work Zone

JGW Work Zone

and the SDS Ready For Take Off
SDS Ready For Take Of

and Fabric Transfers
Product Details

I hope you will give this a try, but fair warning...Its addicting!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Valentine Projects

This past week at one of my classes, I was asked for pictures of the individual projects for January.  I realized that I had the group pictures but not a picture for each one.   So here you go.

If you want to make just one project of get an idea now you can see a close up of each project.



  Heart & Bow Fry Box 



Love banner

Arrowed Heart Treat Box

A print and cut sign 

Card 1
Use an Music Embossing folder from Darice

Another card using a different  embossing folder.

A wreath using hearts cut from some of your favorite papers.

  

A match box card



A Spinning Valentine card




Everyone needs a Mail box, perfect for holding all those love notes.

All of the files are from  the Silhouette online store.

Grab a few of your favorites and start your Valentine projects today!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Chalkboard Signs

Wedding, wedding, wedding.

That's pretty much all that has been on my mind the last few weeks.

My Daughter Rachel is about to get married and I am very excited for her.  We LOVE her fiancee and can't wait for him to join our family.

I will post pictures of the reception later, but because sometimes it is hard to get the light right I wanted to share some things I have been working on.

Its been a bit of a challenge with the reception, Rachel wants elegant and traditional and Logan prefers simple and modern; one thing they both agreed upon was they liked the Chalkboard look.

I found some simple chalkboard signs at Walmart and chalkboard place settings at Target.

With the help of my Cameo and some white vinyl, I was able to create a few things for the tables.


This is for the brownie table.  I get hungry just thinking about those yummy treats!



There will also be Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses wrapped is Silver and Purple
(you can buy bulk kisses at Amazon)


At the book table, although they are not doing the traditional book.  
( I will show that later)


And a fun way to send them off!

The best part about these signs is by using removable vinyl, I can reuse them again in April when Megyn gets married!

(yep- two weddings in 4 months- heaven help us)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wedding Shadow Box

Today is my turn to post for SVG Attic.

My daughter is getting married this weekend and I have been crazy busy working on projects for the Wedding so I decided to share the Shadow Box I created.


This was a fast and easy project. It will be used as part of the decor at the reception and afterwards she can take it home.

To get started, I bought a 12 x 12 Shadow Box found at Micheal's.
They also had some of this grey cardstock with silver foil. 
Silver is her accent color so it was perfect.

Place the paper inside the shadow box then closed it up.

Next I used the W Split Monogram from SVG Attic.

Resize the monogram  to fit the shadow box.
Next, add the names and the date in the split area using two different fonts already downloaded to your computer.

Once everything is lined up and the way you want it, cut from vinyl.

Apply the vinyl to the front of the shadow box.

If you are looking for a fast but beautiful gift, try creating your own shadow box. 
SVG Attic has 3 different styles of Split Monograms, perfect for whatever project you are working on.

Give it a try.



Monday, January 2, 2017

Silhouette Classes For January



Love is in the air and this month we are all about Valentines! 
It doesn't matter if you are just starting out, a long time veteran or somewhere in between, I have a class that is perfect for you.

Silhouette Out Of The Box  
Thursday January 12, 2017
6 – 8 PM

Did you get a new Cameo for Christmas?
Wondering how to get started?
This class is for all those who are new to Silhouette/Cameo, or feeling they could use some help with the basics.  We will go over how to set up your Silhouette/Cameo, making your first cut and purchasing designs.  You will also learn how to manipulate your designs and what all those little icons are used for.  You will receive a 10 page "bible" of all things Silhouette, and three homework projects to get you started.


Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.

Cost $15



Silhouette Intermediate Class 
 Thursday January 19, 2017
6-8 PM

This class is for all those who have taken the
Out Of The Box Class or are already familiar with the Silhouette.  In the intermediate class we create projects using silhouette files and learn new techniques.
This month you will learn how to build a 3D object, change a file and add elements from one file to another.
We will create the mailbox, matchbook card and another card.

Cost $10


Silhouette Design Club 
Tuesday January 10, 2017
  1 to 3 PM or 6 to 8 PM.

The Design club is for advanced users of the Silhouette and you must have Silhouette Studio Design Edition Software.  In Design Club we move at a fast pace! 

Come and learn how to design your own basic heart shape and use that shape to create a wreath, cards and word art.
You will also learn more about the Align window and edit points.

Cost $10

If you are interested in taking one of these classes, sign up by either emailing me or calling 
Heartfelt Hobby and Craft @ 801-233-9028

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Perfect Hostess Gift

Going to a party or dinner this week and looking for a smart hostess gift but out of time?

Here is a quick, easy and beautiful idea.


I love to give Sparkling Cider to the Hostess.  It can either be opened and served at the party or saved for later.
 This would also be a great project for a bottle of flavored oil.

I used two different files from the JGW Poinsettia Passion Collection.


JGW Poinsettia Passion

Because of all the detail on the Poinsettia for the Doily Frame Card I chose to use that flower but I  put it on the Bottle Tag.
The instructions for the card can be found here.



Here is a close up of my flower.

I cut the leaves and stems from 2 different greens and then followed Jodi's instructions to ink and curl the leaves.

For the Poinsettia leaves I used two different reds.  Emboss the leaves with an embossing envelope.
Ink and curl the leave following Jodi's instructions again.

Once it is assembled, add some small gold beads to the center.

To finish the gift off, I tied a big sparkly bow and added to the top of the bottle.

I am so happy with the way this turned out and I think my Mother in Law will be pleased when I give it to her at Christmas dinner.

Be Sure to check out SVG Attic for some new and old Christmas files!
Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Jodi

Today is Jodi's birthday.
Jodi is one of the amazing designers behind SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippits.
If you use a silhouette/ Cameo I am sure you have used at least one of her designs.

I feel very blessed to be lucky enough to know and "work" with this amazing, talented women.


This card is one the she created the file for and can be purchased at SVG Attic or in the Silhouette Store.
I used the print and cut feature (one of my favorite things to do.) to create the little sentiment on the banner.

To see more cards from the design team celebrating Jodi's birthday visit the blog.

Happy Birthday Jodi!