More Early February Makes

I’ve had my new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine out again!  But not all the cards I made yesterday have been totally cut by machine, so have a look and read below to see which cards are all cutting machine, partly cutting machine, or all hand cutting.


(Remember that you can click on the thumbnail images to have a better look at each item.)
(Clicking on the text links below each set of images takes you to the pages where you can see some of what I used to make the cards.  These linked pages also have a longer description of how I made the item.  Leave me a comment if you want any further information.)

1cup98071_604 - card01 - BLUE TIT & BLACKBERRY BRAMBLE LUNCH SCENE BUILDER CARD FRONT   2cup194909_379 - card02 - Roses for Mum   3cup242279_1395 - card03 - My favourite garden rose

  1. BLUE TIT & BLACKBERRY BRAMBLE LUNCH SCENE BUILDER CARD FRONT by Elaine Sheldrake and decorated with flowers from 8 Petal Layered Flower by Hazel Kinvig-Paul and FRAMED FLOWERS by Clive Couter (For making this card I got my scissors out to cut out the decoupage layers on the main image, which had some fiddly bits so isn’t the easiest type of card if you’ve got dexterity problems.  I then used my Cameo to cut out a small number of flower layers which were parts of cutting files I’d got previously.  A great way to put elements of cutting files to use outside the whole design they were originally a part of.)
  2. Roses for Mum by Angela Burke (There are more than one variation of the base card in this cutting file.  I chose the one without the word Mother down the middle.  This was an easy card to make, and I’ve purposely kept it flat so that it could be posted.  I simply cut out the panel to put inside the card out of vellum which has a gold flower pattern on it, and also used the same vellum for a small panel to go on the front.  The gold oval panel is a die-cut element from a sheet in my crafty stash.  The decoration is simply two corner peeloffs which are gold on white roses, and three peeloff gold letters – MAM.)
  3. My favourite garden rose by Bodil Lundahl (This is a star pyramage topper so the cutting out is all straight edges, making it easy to cut out and put together.  The base card is made by scoring and folding an A4 sheet of Centura Pearl Snow White card-stock.)

1cup292895_415 - card03 - PURPLE ROSES WITH WHITE DOVE IN WINDOW FRAME  2cup294785_906 - card01 - ladies rose  3cup222891_596 - card03 - Daisy Ring Topper

  1. PURPLE ROSES WITH WHITE DOVE IN WINDOW FRAME by Nick Bowley (This is a decoupage style topper.  The cutting out was a bit fiddly for me, mostly around the wings, but I don’t suppose it would be any problem for those who don’t have any dexterity problems.  I used the same Centura Pearl Snow White card as a base card but trimmed it to match the size of the topper so the provided image covered the whole of the card front.  The only embellishment I used were two corner peel-offs from the same peeloff pack as previously.)
  2. Ladies rose by Terri Hawley (This is another decoupage style topper that I cut out by hand and has some ins and outs to cut out.  There isn’t a lot of layers though so it’s not a long job.  And it’s the sort of image that you could leave with just one, or even no decoupaged layers.  The base card was from my crafting stash, and I think it’s a Hunkydory silk art cardstock with an embossed gold detail down the side.  I just used some sticky back faux pearls at the corners of the base layer for embellishment.)
  3. Daisy Ring Topper…Studio by Tina Fitch, embellished with a butterfly from the cutting file Morning glory over the edge card gsd file by Lyn Simms and flowers from Nesting Flowers by Claire Norman (I actually cut out the Daisy Ring Topper twice.  Once out of iridescent white card and once out of iridescent white vellum.  I then decided to snip between the inner and middle row, and the middle and outer row on the vellum.  I stuck this single, middle, layer of daisies over the corresponding layer on the card version, just putting small spots of glue gel every other daisy. I lifted the edge petals of this layer of give some dimension to the card.  The smallest row of daisies on the card version was stuck to a die-cut gold circular mat before attaching to the card front.  The main card and the butterfly were cut out of Satin Board.  I just used some sticky back gems to embellish.)

I’ve also had a little project to cut out and make up one of the very talented Tina Fitch’s designs for her to use an exemplar on selling sites.

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  1. This first picture shows the basic card, just cut out of alternating layers of white and cream card-stock.
  2. The second picture shows exactly the same base card, but having been decorated with a plaque of cream card with gold lettering on it.  Both the plaque and the gold lettering were also cut out using my new Cameo, the gold lettering out of iridescent, sticky back, paper.  The flowers that are stuck in and are showing round the edge of the plaque are from a Glitter Girls flower box and the paper flowers were also cut out using a cutting machine.

The cutting file design is called “Scalloped Birthday Layered Card” and is available to buy on Tina’s own site – Forever Memories For You and from craftsUprint (it is available in other cutting formats so please do have a look at Tina’s page to see all she’s got uploaded.)

CUP Update:  

CUP Newsletter Mailer – A copy of the mailer sent out by the busy team at CUP HQ on February the 3rd can be seen by clicking – here.  In addition to a Showcase of designs by CUP Gold designers, and a CUP TV episode by Ann Smith, there are some really beautiful “Floral Butterfly Decoupage Quick Cards” by the very talented Pam West.  On top of the card designs there’s a section of the latest news as well.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.


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