Thursday, December 10, 2015

2015 Christmas Shaker Cards using All I Want for Christmas Stamp Set

I got my Christmas cards ready early this year with this cute stamp set from OAK Tree Stamps. They are already on their way!

This is going to be a long post, so sit and relax and I'll guide you through the process. Make sure to get this limited edition stamp set, but hurry! I heard there's only a few left.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Simple and Soft Sakura Card

It's been long since my last post, a lot of end of the year activities have kept me away from my crafting, but I'm back!
As you all know by now, I'm a big cherry blossoms lover and I'm going through a floral phase right now, so I created this very simple card as a thank you note.You might add a dab of glue to the back of the front panel so it does not shift or flaps around.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cheer Up Accordion Card Revisited - Standard Size Postcard

Considering those of you that, like me, don't like making envelopes, here's the A2 size version of the Cheer Up, Four Panel Swing Card.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wobbly Witch Treat Box - Wickedly Cute Stamp Set

I was looking for creative supplies to use on a cute treat box and came across these Wobble Springs. They are really easy to use and give your projects a whole lot of fun.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Halloween Treat Boxes Blog Hop (closed)

Remember last year's Halloween Boxes?
Click on the image to download all 2014 boxes
Halloween is around the corner and I have an awesome blog hop to introduce to you this year's Halloween Treat Boxes!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lacy Heart, Triple Layer Square Card

I guess you could say I'm going through a floral phase right now. 
I saw a similar design (flowers inside a heart) on a printed fabric of a Japanese gown and I thought it would make a beautiful card to give with a flower bouquet. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Butterfly Card #3 (and last) - Swallowtail

This is the third and last of the butterflies cards.
It took me a while to upload it because of the 8.3 earthquake that stroke Chile a couple of days ago and me traveling out of the country.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Wickedly Cute Halloween Swing Card - Oak Tree Stamps DT project

I wanted to put the Butterflies Series on hold for today to show you this awesome card: I'm officially obsessed with swing cards!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Butterfly Card #1 - Imperial

A series of butterflies cards, very easy to whip for any occasion. You won't wave to think about a different sentiment for the inside of the card.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sakura KIT KAT inspired Thank You/Gracias Card

Using the same overlay pattern I used on the last post, I turned the generic card into a thank you card, using a suggestion from Jennifer from a Facebook Cricut Group.
Disclaimer: the clear Wink of Stella glitter does not show very good in this next picture, but scroll down and you'll see how it really looks.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Layered, Vellum Window, Sakura Card

As you know, cherry blossoms (Sakura) are one of my favorite flowers and I can't wait to visit Japan in spring to see the beautiful scenery that these elegant flowers create.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Circular Zipper Card - You Gotta Love a Tear Away.

Hello Everyone!
A friend of mine asked me to make a card to tell her parents they were having a baby.
I really love how this one turned  out, if you do too, please leave a comment and subscribe.
A DISCLAIMER: This is a mockup of the actual card, I made this one to try the tearing of the circle, check color combinations, and practise the coloring, that's why the stamping is a little sloppy... oops!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Moroccan Tile Hello Cards

I've been away because of some health issues that hopefully will be resolved within the next few weeks. Because of that, I've had a lot of time to watch tv, specially travel documentaries about middle East and Asia. Moroccan Architecture and art is overwhelmingly amazing, and that's what inspired this card. All the work is put on the die cutting and no inking, drawing, popping up or extra embellishing was involved, This SVG has everything you need.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Welcome Babies Shaker Cards - OAK Tree Stamps Baby Bumps Set

Hello everyone!

A friend of mine is having a baby girl, so, as soon as I got my Baby Bumps Stamp Set from OAK Tree Stamps, I knew what I was going to create: a Shaker Card!. I liked so much how it turned out that I decided to make a Welcome Baby Boy one too, to have at hand.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Intricate Layered Thank You Card

Do you like intricate looking cards, but don't want all the work hat comes with it?
With this Thank You Card file, you will be able to achieve that laser cut look using your Explore and it's ability to cut intricate designs.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Last Minute Father's Day Card - English and Spanish

In case you haven't done your Father's Day cards yet, here's a quick card you can make in 45 minutes... Well one hour and 30 minutes if you do all the inking and the Mod Podge embellishing. Please note that the layout of the card is different between the english and the spanish version to accommodate the word Father and Papito (daddy in spanish) inside the red banner.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Simple Foiled Wedding Card - OAK Tree Stamps Design

Hi everyone!

I'm so happy with the result of my first foiled card. It gives such a professional finish and it is so easy to do. The image from OAK Tree Stamps looks awesome.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sky Is The Limit Pop Up Card - OAK Tree Stamps Digital File

I cannot get enough of the digital coloring that we achieved, at Oak Tree Stamps.

This time I wanted to make a card for anyone out there in need of some inspiring words, whether it's a graduate or someone going through some difficulties.

I used the Print Then Cut ready images that come with the Hello Spring! set from Oak Tree Stamps.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

How to Print, then Print, then Cut - Getting the Best Resolution From Your Printer

Hi everyone!

If you are a Cricut user, you may have come across Design Space's (DS) Print then Cut (PTC) feature not using your printer's full resolution. According to Kay from Clever Someday it is due to the software need to lower the resolution of your uploaded images to work better on a browser based environment (or something like that). Designing images is a big thing for me and I like my lines to be as sharp as they possibly can, so I came up with a digital method to get the best printer resolution your machine is capable of delivering.

To see what I mean, here are two images:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tri fold Mom's Birthday Card

It's been so long since my last post that I almost forgot how to do this.

I traveled to Japan and got back with a whole bunch of ideas and inspiration for crafting. I also had to process all 5000 photos to make my vacation photo album and I also had to finish writing my travel journal in full color. Soon you'll fin out what I'm working on.

This card has nothing to do with it, though. I made this card last January for my mother.

I  don't have the pictures for this card, but the files are in english and spanish for you to choose.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mix and Match Valentine's Couples - Coloring Drawing in SVG format

With my upcoming trip to Japan, I'm crazy about manga these days and given Valentine's day is coming I give you the first of my 4 day Mix and Match couples Series.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wanna Flower? - Coloring Drawing in SVG format

I purchased a couple of stamps a few days ago and looked for the matching dies which they don't have, so I asked the company if it was ok for me to make a cutting file for them and they said "NO".
I have to say thanks though, cause that inspired me to practice my drawing skills and come up with a line of drawings to write on the explore and color using my newly gifted COPIC markers; of course with an offset path to cut around the drawn shape.

Thanks to Mark Crilley's Youtube tutorials I learned a lot on Manga drawings and specially on the Chibi style (cutesy, big head, huge eyes characters).

So here she is, the first of all, Wanna flower? girl, perfect for Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Asahi (Rising Sun) Birthday Card - English and Spanish.

So, yesterday I went to a friend's birthday party. He practices Aikido and he is a black belt Aikidoka . The first thing that popped into my head was an Aikidogi (Aikido uniform), [I'm googling all these names, there's no way I'd know all this]. At a point the whole clothing thing was discarded and I ended up with a japanese rising sun design. So, here it is.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tangled Hearts, Kirigami, Valentine's Day Card

Hi you all, this is the last kirigami card I came up with. I just love, Make the Cut's Popup Card Studio Software so much, that I guess I'll be doing a lot of kirigami this year. You can find it here: http://www.scrappydew.com/popup-card-studio/.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Stringed Balloons Card with Printable Chevron Paper

I wanted a colorful card for my sister's Birthday and ever as soon as I got my Uchi's Design Spanish sentiment Stamps, I decided to do my version of Lisa's Balloon Card, By the way, there´s so much good stuff on her blog (http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/)