Barnyard Birthday

*This is the last post I had pre-scheduled. I’ll be taking an unknown length break since the baby will be here. Hopefully I’ll be back soon!!!

For some reason when I look at this card I think summer! And how appropriate since the first day of summer is today:) I created this for one of my nieces who turns one this month. The cow and pig are from Lawn Fawn’s “Critters on the Farm”, and the birthday bird, balloon, cake, party blower, and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn’s “Party Animal”. The clouds are from this Echo Park image from the Silhouette store, and the papers are scraps from my scrap box. It’s so cheery and fun, and it’s making me want to create more cards with this same color combo 🙂

Painted onesies

When I first received my Silhouette Cameo, I was thrilled for all of the scrapbooky/card making things I could do with it. The ability to cut out so many shapes and designs, I knew it would change how I made things. One thing I didn’t think about, was how many more crafts I’d be able to make using it, including adorable baby and kids clothes. For years my nephews/nieces were my test subjects, and I made a few painted shirts/onesies for them. But now that I have a little one, I can start making things for her! And since I had numerous white onesies, I decided to spruce up two of them with a cute design/saying. The whole process doesn’t take very long (besides choosing a design and waiting for paint to dry), and it can be done without a Silhouette or Cricut if you have the patience and time to cut out a design by hand.

I started by ironing the onesies so they would be as smooth as possible for the design. I then chose the images and fonts I wanted and inserted them into the Silhouette Design software. I had read on an old Silhoutte tutorial (that I can’t find now!), to draw a box around each shape so that it can be easily removed from the stencil vinyl and added to the item being stenciled on, so I did that next. This video game controller image is actually from a font called Video Games Font from dafont, and the player 3 font is KG Summer Storm.

Once I was ready to cut I set up the software to cut out stencil vinyl, then placed it on the onesie where I wanted it, and finally started to paint. This first onesie that I painted only had one layer, so I only needed one paint color, black. The second one I made had a few layers (apple, stem, leaf, words), so I had to let each layer dry before adding the next one. Obviously, the more intricate and colorful the image, the longer it takes because of all the wait time for paint to dry. After the paint dried, I removed the stencil, then placed a piece of parchment paper over the image and heat set with an iron.

Here is the other onesie I created. The apple image is from this image set found on the Silhouette store, and the words are from the same LG font as above.

I love love LOVE how both of the onesies turned out! And I can’t wait to make more!

Dad, you’re a classic!

Father’s Day is only 10 days away, so I wanted to share this fun and easy card I made for my dad. I found this cool cassette tape shape on the Silhouette store, which happens to be a card too (perfect for a time crunch before baby arrived)! I didn’t really like the saying on it, so I did have to go into the point editing part of the Silhouette software to delete the letters. I used a different font to add the sentiment I wanted, “Dad, you’re a classic”, and that’s it. The designer of the shape has SO many more adorable shapes available for purchase too!

Oh deer…feel better!

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #5, which was made based on a spring inspiration board (I was inspired by the colors and nature aspect). I used three different Lawn Fawn stamp sets for it, the pine tree from “Critters in the Forest”, the deer, heart, and oh deer sentiment from “Into the Woods”, and the feel better sentiment and sunshine from “So Much to Say”. Papers were all from my scrap box, so I’m not sure what brands they are, but I adore how the colors look together!