Friday, August 29, 2014

Visiting Santa

I decided to have this go live on Friday since it is a long weekend, hope everyone has a safe holiday.
Good morning everone. I know Christmas is months away but I wanted to try some new techniques that this page was great for. If you would like to find out how I added stitch lines to the letters and how I set up the print and cut go to my blog Craft Place. I used glitter, velvet cardstock, flower soft, glossy accents and foam dots to add texture and dimension to this layout. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Hey Everyone. Ken here with another Ken's Kreations. Well I recently was given a generous gift from a friend and I have been gathering some goodies for her and I also wanted to make her a thank you card to go along with those goodies. Recently I have fallen in love with the CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY CARTRIDGE which is perfect for card making, so I knew I wanted to make a card using this cartridge. Just an FYI, all of the supplies that I used for this card can be found at the end of the post or by clicking any of the links in the post. So this is where I started. 

I knew I wanted a simple, yet elegant card. Using my CRICUT EXPLORE machine, the CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY CARTRIDGE and this  PPBN SVG FILE I came up with this simple but elegant  thank you card:

I started with the card base off of the CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY CARTRIDGE. This cartridge is an exclusive cartridge from Close to My heart which you can purchase through me by clicking the link below. It is amazing for card makers since it features so many card bases and embellishments. I sized the card at 4X6 on DARCIE EMBELLISH PAPER. For this card base you will need the SCORE TOOL to score the center part of the card.
To make these flowers I decided to use a SVG file from PPBN DESIGNS called 4 LAYERED FLOWERS. I used pattern paper I found in my stash in bright colors to compliment the dark color toned from the base card. I used CTMH 3D FOAM TAPE to raise up the layers of the flowers in between each layer.
Here is a closer look at the  CTMH 3D FOAM TAPE to show the layers.
Using the same CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY CARTRIDGE I found a tag on the cartridge that matched the theme I was going for. One of the new features I love about the CRICUT EXPLORE is the ability to import our own fonts, which this one is from DAFONT.COM and is called tiny treasure.  I simply wrote thanks and using the attached feature in DESIGN SPACE I was able to write on BLACK CARD STOCK using my white V5 pen. For the "A Bunch" I took a "arrow" from the DIMENSION ELEMENTS SIGNAGE COLLECTION and inked the edges with HONEYSUCKLE CTMH INK and raised it up using my CTMH 3D FOAM TAPE.

I just loved how this card turned out and I hope that my friend loves it too. I know that I adore the gift she gave me and I cannot wait to give this to her with her goodie bag!! Thanks for taking a look at today's Kreation! If you have never heard about CRICUT ART PHILOSOPHY CARTRIDGE here is a video going over this amazing cartridge and you can buy it below:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

No Tricks Just Treats!!!

It's getting that time of year when you see all the decorations coming out for Halloween and time to go ahead and prepare those pages for all the great pictures of the little ones on Halloween.  Diane here today with my last design team post.  I have enjoyed bringing you weekly inspiration of all PPBN Designs svg files.  I may not be posting weekly to the blog, but will still be sharing all these great files so stop by my blog and check them out.  For this layout I used the Trick or Treat scrapbook kit.  I love this one and was so fun and easy to put together.  I used my Cricut Explore.  The pattern papers were scraps and cardstock was from Bazzill.  Check out these and all the other great files from PPBN Designs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Doll Patterns

Hi beautiful crafters! I hope you are all doing fabulous!

So, I was looking over the files at PPbNdesigns and decided... wouldn't they be super cute as dolls? Yeah! I have two girlies who love dolls. My older daughter had a tonsillectomy the beginning of 2013 and they gave her a doll at the hospital. So, now she is on a mission to make dolls to give to the kiddos who go through surgery! Love that idea, so I'm helping her out a little.

Here is one of my recent dolls after washing.

Hope you all enjoy!

The file I used is the Kansas Girl file. I then stamped her face with StazOn ink and the Super Simple Eyes and Noses Set. 

Because I didn't want her face to come off after being played with a lot I went ahead and stitched it with black thread.

That's it for today! I hope you all enjoyed and I'd love to see your projects so please tag me when you post them online. ;)

Hugs and Creative Blessings,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Off to 9th Grade

Hello, it is Janice from Craft Place here with a new layout from PPbN Designs. School started last week so I did this layout for my daughter. This is my youngest child's first day in high school. The file I used is Off to 9th Grade and the calculator is from Off to 7th Grade.
Finished layout
This is the printed page I set up in DE of my Silhouette software. I choose digital paper for each piece and set my page up to print. I had no cut lines so I could print the whole page and not worry about having the registration marks. I printed on my Epson wf-7520. To add some dimension to the page I used Glossy accents on the backpack front, stars and added dots on the letters. To finish my page I added the photos and the pieced pencil and calculator (which I added some Glossy accents to as well). Hope you enjoy and have a fantastic week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Love U2 the Moon and Back

Hey Everyone! Ken Here with Ken's Kreations! Well I am sure everyone has seen those amazing spinner cards everywhere by now! Well I could not wait to make one, only problem was I could not find any files to make one. Not a problem I will make one. 

Here is the video on how to use my files on put them together. I show you start to finish this amazing spinner card.

Here Are The FREE files that you can use in your favorite cutting machines. 

Please do not share or sell the files. Instead, direct them to my blog to download. The cutting files are created by me. They take some time to create and convert, they’re free for everyone! 

As for this project I used my CRICUT EXPLORE with the PPBN DESIGN MOON AND STAR SET. I went with a night time theme so I choose the DARCIE BABY BOY paper stack for all the paper. See the video above for a step by step tutorial. For a complete list of all the shopping list see the shopping list below and click on any of the pictures to be taken to the appropriate shopping destination.  

Thanks for taking a look at today's Kreation. Make sure to come back real soon to see what other Kreation I come up with next!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Apple Picking Time!

Hello! Diane here today sharing with this two page layout. Nothing says Fall to me than to go to the apple orchard and pick apples.  We have a great one about an hour away from me and this layout will be perfect of the granddaughters picking some great apples.  While I am there, will get some of those apple donuts too!!!  For this layout I used the A Bushel and a Peck set from PPBN Designs.  I love this and was so easy to put together.  I used my Cricut Explore, some pattern paper and cardstock from Michaels, some stickles, and ribbon!!!  Perfect layout and so easy!  Stop by PPBN Designs and check out this and all the other great files.  Be sure to check out the great subscription too!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm Nuts For You!

Happy Monday everyone.  I scrapbooked some pictures of my favorite 3 year old. The file is I'm Nuts For You! and I'm Nuts For You Squirrel. I made the titles under pictures by welding my text to a small rectangle right in the DE software. The little signature was scanned from a picture she gave me. I wanted to document her signature for later on. Simple layout but I like how it turned out.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Hey everyone! Ken here with another Ken's Kreations. Before I show you todays project I wanted to announce that at the bottom of my post I now include a shopping list WITH pictures and links to help you know exactly what i used with my project so you know all of the supplies. Also I am now a Close To My heart consultant and if you need any supplies and shop with me I would love your support. 

 I am in love with today's card that I created for PPBN DESIGNS. She recently just released some SVG based on one of my favorite movies and I could not wait to use one of them. I am sure you will recognize it right away:

I used my SILHOUETTE CAMEO for this project. Recently I just got into digital papers and purchased a 12X12 printer, so a lot of my projects have revolved around Print and Cut. Well I have fallen in love with digital papers. I have also fallen in love with a site where to get digital papers and for this project I used TOY BOX digital paper pack from Sassy Designs. I printed this out on CTMH 12X12 WHITE DAISY CARD STOCK. I wanted to pop out a couple of the clouds so using my BROTHER SCAN N CUT I cut out two clouds and used some 3D FOAM TAPE to pop them up from the card. 

For this card I used the PPBN MEMBERS CLUB FILE. I also used the SILHOUETTE CAMEO to Print and Cut the house. I used MY FAVORITE PAPER to print on and than cut it out. As always it did a beautiful job. For the house I wanted to give the illusion that it was floating higher than the clouds do I used double the 3D FOAM TAPE to make sure it sat higher than my clouds on the 3D FOAM TAPE. Since this house had more than 50 balloons on it I wanted to dazzle them up, so I turned to my handy dandy stickles. I used ORANGE PEEL and PURPLE

For the sentiment I knew I wanted to capture the adventure that Carl and Ellie shared and I had the perfect stamp for that. You can find this stamp in the CRICUT TRAVELING TOGETHER collection.  I used PACIFICA BLUE INK and lightly stamped it on CTMH ELEMENTS SHAPES. On the base CTMH ELEMENTS SHAPES I used RED WASHI TAPE and finished it off tying a bow with some BAKERS TWINE. I raised the top element up with 3D FOAM TAPE.

I just loved how this card turned out and it was so easy to make with the supplies below. Make sure to check out all the supplies and thanks for taking a look at today's Kreation. Make sure to come back soon to see what other Kreation I come up with next!!