Archive | March 1, 2013

Trending | Feathers (Part 4): Cut them out!

I’m back with the fourth and final installment in the Trending: Feathers series! So far we’ve looked at: feathers in scrapbooking stuff, feathers in other potentially crafty stuff, and DIY! feathers. Today we are going to talk about die cut feathers. I have a Silhouette Cameo, so that is what my projects used, but the ideas and inspiration pieces can easily be adapted to be used with any other cutting system — or any other kind of feather you might fancy! Check out my Pinterest Feathers board for dies and cutting files.

I used cut feathers on this layout in three different ways. First, I cut a feather out of the top third of the white cardstock background, and backed it with new Crate Paper Party Day pink and red diagonal stripe (which I literally took out of the box when I opened my order at home, and then put directly onto this layout. Love it that much).  Second, I used that white cardstock feather that I cut out of the background, and I misted it with aqua blue. I used a few different colours, and concentrated the darker mist on the left side of the feather, to create a sort of messy ombre look. The third feather is a different style than the top two. I cut it out of plain cardstock, then covered it with chunky gold glitter. That’s a pretty fast, easy three ways to dress up a simple feather die cut to add to your page!
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Strawberry Sentiments!

I love making and having these multi use sentiment cards on hand for those times when I’m running out the door and need a card for almost any occassion. I just check the box, and it’s a sweet but quirky way to send or give a greeting.

Strawberries have just come in to full season and they are delicious here in California! After several servings I remembered I had this strawberry die cut and made up a few cards for the spring season.

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The sentiments are easy to make. I created the block in my word processing program, highlighted the text and selected the “bullets” option. My “bullets” had this tiny circle option.

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Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned Paper: Echo Park. Die Cuts and Embossing Folders: Sizzix. Ribbon: Offray. Button and twine: Unknown.

Designer: Deena Ziegler

Deena Ziegler has been a crafter for as long as she can remember. Her Mom, Grandma, and Aunts were always crafting up some project and they were happy to teach her everything they knew. Baking, sewing, needlework, you name it, they did it! As a young mom Deena became a professional crafter, and now she works at Sizzix as a Craft Designer, teaches card making classes, teaches online at My Creative Classroom, and owns and operates a small card kit business – and she blogs all about it. Deena enjoys finding ways to be creative in daily life by repurposing, giving handmade and creating with her daughters.