Saturday, August 22, 2015

M Photo Collage

Anita here hoping that everyone is having a fabulous Saturday.  My son is getting married 7 weeks from today so right now I am all about the wedding.  When I saw Carina Gardner's new letter albums I knew that I needed to make one for my son and his fiance to put out at the dessert buffet that I am hosting the night before the wedding for the out of town guests.
I wanted to just use the main part of the album so I used my knife tool to cut off the flap.  I used to feel so intimidated by all the tools on the Silhouette but am much more comfortable now after playing around.  The knife tool is on the left side of your Silhouette screen.
The file is in two parts so I grouped it together first and the moved it to line up with a vertical line so that I could make sure I was getting a straight cut.

The second photo shows my knife cut line.  I did a small line in the top left corner so you could see what it looks like.  I could have opted to use the eraser tool to get rid of the extra flap I didn't need, but I just left it there.
I cut two of the letters and use one literally as the template to place over my photos and marked the lines with a sharp pencil.  I then cut them all out one by one by hand.  I labelled the photos as well as the spot on the template to make sure I didn't miss any.
I love how this came out and it will be something fun to talk about at the party.
alphabet photo album—M
This is the cut file by Carina Gardner File #19418 which you can find in the Digi Playground Store.  There are lots of fun new cut files so be sure to check it out.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Apple for Teacher

In some parts of the country the kids are getting ready to go back to school.  This lovely treat box and pencil topper by Jennifer Rush is so easy to whip up and you know a special teacher will be tickled with a little gift to start the school year off.  It is called Apple Treat Box and can be found in the Digi Playground store.  The Apple Pencil Slide can be found here as well.  
I used some foam tape to pop up the apples on the front and back of the box and some Doodlebug Candy Sprinkles to jazz it up along with The Twinery twine.
I also put some two sided tape around the top of the pencil to hold it in the apple.
Apple Treat BoxApple Pencil Slide
Thanks for looking and to all those going back to school soon, have a great year.