All posts tagged: TUTORIALS

New Image Winner

Hello!  Thank you for leaving me your comments on my newest images! I have randomly chosen a winner and AMY SABOL will receive her favourite image! Amy Sabol Mother and Baby is my favorite, even though I LOVE them all … just ADORE those babies … that was a tough choice… I LOVE those baby faces,,, they really are my heart’s favorites!!! Permalink, Edit April 20, 2012 8:22 pm  Amy, please send me your e-mail and I will send you your image!  deenaperreault@gmail.com I wanted to mention that I have a new card tutorial up at CUSTOM CROPS using the Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge.  If you would like more details (and the cuts) head on over and have a peek at the PROJECTS there.   There’s lots of inspiration! Have a creative day. Deena

Halloween Decor Frame Cut file and Tutorial

I made this fun Halloween frame  last week. It’s a great Halloween decoration next to the pumpkins my boys and I made last week too.  They love getting the house decorated for Halloween! I’ve written up a tutorial and include the .cut file too. All cuts are from Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge.  They are available as a FREE PROJECT at CUSTOM CROPS!  I hope you like it! The image in the frame is my own sketched owl image.  Grab it tomorrow as a FREEBIE for 24 hrs on my blog if you like it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Deena

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:  Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug  and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.  They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!  The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …

Home Decor Desktop Calendar

Flourishes has lovely digital calendar pages.  Seeing as it was the end of January and I needed a calendar for my craft room, I decided to download them to make a desktop calendar project.  I decorated  this quite quickly and simply with my new Cricut Home Décor cartridge.  But you don’t need a Cricut to make the calendar!  It’s an easel style base so it can be easily opened and closed; I can leave it standing on my desk or pop it in my purse!  It’s compact at 41/4 x 41/4!  If you would like to make one too, I ‘ve written a full picture tutorial you can see HERE at CUSTOM CROPS.  I hope you enjoy it! As always, if you have any questions or comments I am happy to hear them!  Thanks for stopping by! Tonight at midnight I will post the first of three challenge sample cards for Flourishes!! Yippeee!!! They are having a celebration for their 1 year anniversary of Timeless Tuesday Challenges and invited me to make some samples for …

Cuttlebug Christmas Tags and Tin

Hello!!  Wow, only 10 days to go ’till Christmas! The Christmas preparations are well under way, most of my cards have been sent out (although I do have a few more to make and send), and I have yet to start my baking!  I am getting into the spirit of the Holidays now, waiting for family to arrive and looking forward to some special time with them. It will be an emotional Christmas for our family this year.  We found out two months ago that my MIL has terminal cancer.  It did come as a complete shock to us all, as nothing was found until she was at stage 4  and nothing can be done medically.  She is 78 years old and has always been a very strong woman both physically and spiritually.  She is a real go getter with more energy than I have by times!!   We had the very difficult task of telling our two boys last night about their Nanny.  Children do surprise us at how they take things.  I find with …

New Gift Card Holder Tutorial!

Need a new idea for wrapping up your gift cards?  I’ve made this Gift Box Gift Card Holder tutorial for Custom Crops that you can find HERE.  Let me know what you think, it really helps to know what new ideas you’re all looking for! All Custom Crops tutorials and templates are free and always available in the Custom Crops Projects section.  The fabulous girls from Custom Crops also have Video Tutorials for you! Have a creative day and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Mystery Box Project Revealed!!

It’s time to show you all my CUSTOM CROPS MYSTERY PROJECT!!   I had so much fun with this!! As some of you already know, I received a  box of mystery items from Custom Crops and was invited to make a project  using all of the products in the box!  What would you make with a set of plastic cutlery, a cheerios box and some shrink film??? The girls at Custom Crops have a wonderful sense of humor and our “mission as we chose to accept it” was a ton of fun!! Here’s what was in the box… You’ve seen what I did  with the contents of the box, but wait until you see what all the other designers did!!! You will be amazed at what these ladies have come up with too!!  Please head on over to CUSTOM CROPS for full project tutorials of all our creations!  We would love to hear what you think of them too, so if you have a moment, leave a comment…they really are appreciated!! Custom Crops is also having …

The Giving Tree

There’s still time to make Thanksgiving cards for friends and family!  For those of you in the U.S.A that is, since Canadian Thanksgiving has come and gone already!  I’m only giving you a sneak peek of this one today, as it has been published over at CUSTOM CROPS.  You can get the full view, more photos and the full “how to” over there.  It was a fun, quick card to pull together, and I think it would work well as a thank you , thinking of you, happy thanksgiving etc. Is there a project you’re looking for? Maybe for the Holidays? It’s coming fast you know…stay tuned for some fun and easy wrapping and packaging ideas!   I can’t wait to get started on my Christmas projects now!!  I’m always open to suggestions, and comments, it’s fuel for my creativity! 🙂 Don’t forget to stop on by CUSTOM CROPS to have a look at over a hundred projects from the team!!  You will find  great ideas for your Cricut and Cuttlebug machines, lots of scrapbooking layouts …

A Beary Merry Christmas

Today’s technique challenge on SCS was to make an easel card.  I love this style card!!  Penny has shared her tutorial for us HERE.  I decided to make a Christmas card, after all what better kind of card is there to display and use as a decoration after receiving?  It  was so fun to make and not difficult.  If you have any questions about how I made it, ask away, but I think if you look at the tutorial you’ll see how easy it is! Also, if you haven’t already heard…I’ve been asked to be a Custom Crops designer!!  I’m so excited about this, as you all know how much I love to write my own picture tutorials right here on my blog, now I will be writing some exclusive to Custom Crops too!  I have my first two projects up on CUSTOM CROPS with detailed tutorials and lots of pictures!  So have a look and please  leave me a comment…I soooo appreciate your support!!  This is my first time and I can’t help but …

A Tutorial- Flat Fold Gift Boxes

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: For a 3″ x 3″ box Decorative card stock (sturdy double sided ) cut to 10.5″  x  3  1/8″   (I used Parisian Breeze specialty dp from Stampin’ Up!) Coordinating card stock (for inner box body) Cut to 6″ x 6″ Strong small magnets (Basic Grey magnetic snaps work well) Adhesive STEP 1: Score your 10.5″ decorative paper at 1.5″, 4.5″, 6″, and 9″ so it can fold as shown above. STEP 2: Score your 6″ x 6″ card stock at 1.5″ in on all four sides. STEP 3:   Fold two side in to meet at the middle, as shown above. STEP 4:  Score the four corners on the diagonal, as shown above. STEP5:  Crease all scored lines well for easy folding. STEP 6:  With long decorative paper laying flat (the side that you choose as the inside of your box facing up), place and adhere  the inner box on top, lining it up just inside the the bottom edge.  The score lines on both pieces will  line up perfectly.  See photo …