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Friday, May 19, 2017

Paper Grass and a Freebie

I just love the grass cutting dies but I try not to spend money on ALL THE THINGS. So I figured out a way to get the same look with my Silhouette machine. And I'm sharing a freebie with you at the bottom of this post so you can do the same!

I had this little elephant guy hanging around and thought he would look cute sitting in the grass. I used pink and orange distress inks to make a background and some Heidi Swapp sprays to add some splatters and shine.

The file I created cuts 4 long strips of grass (just over 8 inches) and a few grass "tufts" as well. Plenty to get a few cards completed or a scrapbook page decorated. If you need some help making a cut file out of a PNG, you can view my short video tutorial over on this post.

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Here are some of the products I used for my card:

Ranger Tim Holtz 
Mini Ink 
Blending Tool

Ranger Tim Holtz 
Mini Ink 
Blending Refills

Avery Elle Clear 
Stamp Set - Ellie

VersaMark Inkpad

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mr. President Layout and Template Freebie

My son was George Washington for a program at school. This layout is about how I created the costume with about a days notice from the teacher! I bought a consignment-shop suit jacket, sewed some ruffles on a shirt, and made a fleece white wig and ta-da we have a George Washington.

I had two different sized doilies that I wanted to use on the layout to mimic the ruffles in the shirt and they became the starting point for my layout.

I loved how the page came together and wanted to share a digital template with you all. Click on the image to download or click here.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Turn a PNG into a Cut File {Video Tutorial}

A couple of days ago I posted a freebie PNG to use as a template for making clouds and waves on your cards. Unfortunately I don't have the designer version of Silhouette Studio so I can't make an .svg file BUT it's very easy to take a PNG and make it cut-worthy.

Here is my very first video tutorial! It's less then a minute long. And I hope it helps you not only with this PNG but with any you may have and would like to cut with your Silhouette Portrait or Curio.

You can download the PNG to make your own stencil here!