Saturday, April 27, 2013

Eeeeek! I'm so Excited! I made a Butterfly Easel Card using MDS and an E-Cutter

A HUGE, momentous occasion today because I finally created a butterfly easel card using Stampin' Up! Digital Punches from My Digital Studio (MDS) which I cut out using an E-cutter.  Not only can I now make my butterfly easel cards a lot larger but I can also watch them being cut out!  That's fantastic news, especially if I want to make lots of them.  Yippee!

Well, I'm excited anyway :)

Seeing I can't get to Brisbane for Convention this year, I might have to do a 'swap by mail'  or send some along with my up-line, Sharnee, if anyone is interested (Colour and embossing may vary).

Doing a little happy dance right now and haven't been able to contain my immense pleasure at watching my E-cutter do most of the hard work.

A huge big thanks to Kimberley and Heather who ran a 10 day digital course.  I was hanging out for the tutorials on using MDS and my Silhouette Cameo.  I had to upgrade my Silhouette program to the 'Designer Edition' so it could take SVG files but it was worth every dollar spent.  Happy early Mother's Day to me :)

My MDS, E-Cut, Butterfly Easel Card
After my pieces were electronically cut, I embossed the two front butterflies with the Finial Press Textured Embossing Folder, sponged around the edges, attached them together with an Antique Brad and stamped the sentiment, "Every one of us is God's special work of art", from the 'Trust God' stamp set, onto the base of the butterfly.

 Pool Party Card Stock and Ink


Compare the Sizes -
The card on the right is the one made with the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.  It is a great size for place cards or small note cards.  The one that I made today is your 'average greeting card size'.  I guess you're probably starting to understand why I'm just a tad excited.  Oh! the possibilities.

I will put together a photographic tutorial very soon, so you can see how I used the digital butterfly punches to design my easel card.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

'Marbleous' Butterfly Easel Tag

I'm back again!  I decided to try some different colours for the shaving foam technique and ended up making a Butterfly Easel Tag (and you thought you'd seen them all ;)

This is project Number 3 for the following challenges -



 'Marbleous' Butterfly Easel Tag

 


Wow! Three projects in one day.  I'm loving being on holiday.


JAI 162 and SUO 69 - Shaving Cream Technique and Anything Sizzix

Hi!  Welcome back to the pre-MDS 'me'.  It's been over 2 months since I've entered a challenge and  also made a card with real ink and stamps!  I'm on holidays and had a whole afternoon today to get 'inky'. Yay!

The girls at Just Add Ink inspired me to call into the supermarket on my way home from work on Friday, to purchase a can of shaving cream/foam.  I've really wanted to try out the marbling technique using re-inkers and the fore mentioned 'product' for absolutely ages.  The JAI Challenge Blog have a great challenge to, 'Just Add a Technique You've Never Tried Before!'  So I did.

The majority of my cards involve using the Big Shot so I've 'double dipped' and entered my cards in the SUO Challenge to use 'Anything Sizzix'.

I had fun and messed up my craft desk again!

#1


The next card was inspired by the scraps sitting on my desk and I love how the subtle marbling on the doily turned out.

#2

It was so good to have the time to get back into my craft room after a 2 month break. I'll be back with one more project that I made today and then I probably won't have another opportunity to craft again until next week :(

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 22, 2013

Making Owl Cards with MDS and the Digital Owl Punch

These cards were digitally designed using the MDS download, the Digital Two-Step Owl and Two-Step Bird Punches ('wings' for the moustache).
 
Mrs Owl Card
 
You can purchase the digital Owl Punch (download available here for $1.50 AUD) as well as the DSP (Designer Series 'Paper'), Springtime Vintage from here for $5.50 (AUD). To complete the Mrs Owl Card, I just added a rhinestone to the heart.

After designing the owl card using MDS, I saved it as a JPEG file and added my watermark to the back before printing them out (see below).


Mr. Owl Card
The DSP for the Mr Owl Card and the Digital Two-Step Bird Punch (used for the moustache), comes with the MDS software.   

Please note that these cards were cut out with Paper Snips.  If you would like to know how to use SU's digital punches with an e-Cutter, please refer to this post -
http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/how-to-make-owl-card-usng-mds-and-e.html

 

I think I'm almost ready to get back into my craft room and make some cards using real ink and stamps and hopefully enter a challenge or two!  Stay tuned.

If you want to try My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!® are offering a free trial for 30 days.  Click the graphic below to find out more -


You'll be shown the 'Home' page of my Demonstrator Business Web Site.  Click on the 'Shop Now' button and it will go through to my on-line store.  From there, click on ' MDS Free Trial' under My Digital Studio.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
PS: The My Digital Studio Facebook page has reached 20,000 likes, and they are giving away a Download for FREE!! It’s only free until the 23rd April, so make sure you get it now.

 Playful Polka Dots Kit - FREE Download
 

MDS Bird Card using the Digital Two-Step Bird Punch plus FREE Playful Polka Dots Download

Making shaped cards using MDS (SU's My Digital Studio) is a heap of fun and so easy!  The digital Two-Step Bird Punch and the set of 'Antique Brads' are included in the MDS download! 

All the elements on this card are flat but that digital Antique Brad looks so real!  If you're not into 'stamps and ink' but you would love to make digital cards by just using your computer, a printer and some card stock, then MDS is certainly for you!

 
It really is VERY simple as the software program is so easy to use. However, let me know if a tutorial on using digital punches for making cards would be useful and I will endeavour to share it with my blog readers.

I did purchase the digital DSP (Designer Series 'Paper'), Springtime Vintage and you can download it here for $5.50 (AUD).

If you want to try My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!® are offering a free trial for 30 days.  Click the graphic below to find out more -


You'll be shown the 'Home' page of my Demonstrator Business Web Site.  Click on the 'Shop Now' button and it will go through to my on-line store.  From there, click on ' MDS Free Trial' under My Digital Studio.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
PS:  My next post will show you two cards that I made using the cute Digital Owl Punch.

PPS: The My Digital Studio Facebook page has reached 20,000 likes, and they are giving away a Download for FREE!! It’s only free until the 23rd April, so make sure you get it now.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Digital Design - Trendy Creations, Hexagons are HOT!

A few days ago I joined the MDS class, Digital Design with Kimberly and Heather and I was able to finally check out all the video tutorials today as I'm on holidays at last!  Wooo hoo!  Wow! have I learnt a whole heap of new stuff.  I can't wait to get to the bit on E-cutters.

My layout was inspired by Day 5's tutorial on 'Trends', namely hexagons!

Day 5 Inspiration - Trends
 #khdesigns01

I usually make cards but I think digital scrapbooking might become my second favourite hobby. The class has come just at the right time for us Aussies who are new to MDS (My Digital Studio).  

If you want to try My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!® are offering a free trial for 30 days.  Click the graphic below to find out more -



You'll be shown the 'Home' page of my Demonstrator Business Web Site.  Click on the 'Shop Now' button and it will go through to my on-line store.  From there, click on ' MDS Free Trial' under My Digital Studio.


Thanks for stopping by,



Sunday, April 7, 2013

MDS - Flock Together

I apologise ...  as I have another card using MDS to show you.  I'll go back to 'real' stamps and ink very soon because in my humble opinion there's nothing that can replace 'inky fingers' and a messy craft desk :)

Here's a card in the shape of a bird cage.  I downloaded the Flock Together Brush Stamp Set and had a play at making another shaped card.


 MDS - Flock Together
(Colours - Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black) 


All I added after printing and cutting out the design was s single rhinestone at the top of the card.  I tried using black ribbon but it didn't quite look right.  Maybe for a tag?



If you want to know how to make a shaped card using, My Digital Studio, I have written a tutorial in my previous post.

If you want to try My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!® are offering a free trial for 30 days.  Click the graphic below to find out more -




You'll be shown the 'Home' page of my Demonstrator Business Web Site.  Click on the 'Shop Now' button and it will go through to my on-line store.  From there, click on ' MDS Free Trial' under My Digital Studio.

MDS Baby Onesie Tutorial

Today I want to share a very simple tutorial on how to make a Baby Onesie Shaped Card using Stampin' Up's ®, My Digital Software.  



 
1. Create a new project from the file menu.  Choose 'CUSTOM' - 8 1/2" X 11" portrait.


2.  Add a STAMP, Designer Kits - Celebrate Any Day - Onesie
(Comes with MDS)


3.  It's a very small stamp but doesn't 'blur' when enlarged.


4.  Enlarge the image so it fits into almost half of the lower part of your page.


5.  Change the colour (Blushing Bride used in this example).


 
6.  Right click on the image to copy and paste.


7.  Move the second image to above the original one.


8.  Flip the top image.


9.  Move the images together so the tops of the onesies are joined.


 
10.  Add an EMBELLISHMENT - Designer Kits - Nursery Nest - Baby
(Comes with MDS)


11.  Click 'SHARE' and save it as a JPEG file on your desk top.

12.  Print it out and cut around the image to make your baby card.

13.  I added three little brads and a rhinestone to complete my Onesie Card.

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The possibilities are endless when it comes to making 'shaped cards' with MDS.  However, some stamps distort too much when they are enlarged. The program warns you of this and allows you to preview before enlarging the image.  The following is one such example of a stamp you shouldn't enlarge too much - the cute little owl from Forest Friends (unless you like the fuzzy, blurred edge look). It does, however, 'illustrate' how you can have fun with the colouring tool :)

 

Happy 'digi stamping'.

 If you want to try My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!® are offering a free trial for 30 days.  Click the graphic below to find out more -




You'll be shown the 'Home' page of my Demonstrator Business Web Site.  Click on the 'Shop Now' button and it will go through to my on-line store.  From there, click on ' MDS Free Trial' under My Digital Studio.

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