Father's Day Gift Card Monster!

Hi there.  Today's project is one I made as part of the Papermilldirect Design Team.  We were asked to make Father's Day Gift Card holders and this is what I came up with...
Father's Day Monster Gift Card Holder
I cut the monster out using my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file from Lettering Delights 'Friends Fur-ever' adjusting the file so that his head could come off like this......
Father's Day Gift Card Holder using Friends Fur-ever by Lettering Delights
I added a space on the back where you can write your message...
Gift Card Holder for Father's Day
...and some splodges of glossy accents to his spots and a pair of googly eyes on the front to finish him off.
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Birthday Fishes Slider Card

Hi there.  I've made another slider card today for a friend's birthday.  He loves fishing so this is what I came up with.
This is the card closed..

Birthday Fishes Slider Card
and this is it open....
Birthday Fishes Slider Card
The fish and bear graphics are by Lettering Delights and are called Hooked On You.  I made the waves in Silhouette Design Studio and also cut the card pocket and slot on my Cameo.
It was a little tricky to make but I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I hope he likes it.
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Tweet Baby

Today I have made a card for my friend's daughter who has just had her first baby.  She and her husband have named him Oscar.
I used Winnie and Walter So Tweet stamps and made a shaker card using a Pink Lemonade Mix of sequins by Neat and Tangled.
Apologies but the light was awful when I took these photos.
Winnie & Walter So Tweet shaker card

So Tweet stamps by Winnie & Walter
Winnie and Walter So Tweet stamps used to make a new baby shaker card
I used an old alphabet stamp set by Stampin' Up! to heat emboss the baby's name in white embossing powder and a white gel pen to add some faux stitching.  The patterned paper is by Lawn Fawn 'Perfectly Plaid'.
The birdies were coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.
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DIY Scratch Off Cards

Hope you all had a great weekend.  We have had my sister and her husband staying with us this weekend.  We went to a May Ball on Saturday night which which is an annual event and we help with the organisation of it all. 
Each year we raffle off the table flower decorations to one lady on each of the tables and I thought I would make some scratch off cards to make it more fun.
DIY Scratch Off Cards using Silhouette Cameo
I used a graphic drawn by a great artist on Etsy called Swiejko and traced around it in my Cameo adding some text on each one to say whether they had won or lost!
I then used some Scratch Off Sticker Sheets from Silhouette and copied the shape of the jar to make a cut file that would go over the win or lose text on the jar - making absolutely sure that I had a separate pile for the winners and losers otherwise there could be more than one winner on each table.

Silhouette Cameo used to make scratch off cards
I also recently purchased some Heidi Swapp Reactive Screen Ink after watching a video where she used one of her art screens to add some gold foil to an envelope.  I thought it would be a good idea to decorate the envelopes that the scratch off cards were in.

I don't have a Minc foiling machine but found it worked really well with an ordinary laminator.  Then I decided that it was going to take a while to do 12 envelopes and I didn't have the time so I only did one in the end but it came out really well and looks very pretty.

 I used some Silhouette Printable gold foil to cut out the number 7 but I am definitely going to use the screen ink again.
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Watercolour Birthday Card

This is a watercolour birthday card I made a while ago but due to a lack of time at the moment, I haven't posted it on my blog until now

.  I am still enjoying playing around with my watercolours and so I have made a card which is similar to one I made a while ago and again, I have used my Silhouette Cameo. 
Watercolour birthday card made using Silhouette Cameo
 I used a cut file from the Silhouette shop and tweaked it a bit and made a frame to go around it. 
I used my Winsor & Newton Professional (certainly doesn't apply to me!!) Water Colours and worked out roughly where the cut out panel would go on top so that I could put my wash of colours of the roses and leaves in the right place.
I cut the word 'Wishes' from the WPlus9 Happy Wishes dies and then put some Glossy Accents on top to make it dimensional and shiney.

Watercolour Birthday card

That's all for today.  I've got my sister and her husband coming for the weekend so lots to do!

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