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Santa Shaped Card – Merry Christmas


Hello everyone! For today and the next few days, I will share one of my published cards per day and hope that it will bring a smile to your face. Merry Christmas! The card for today was published in Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More Vol.8. And here’s the link to a digital sneak peak. The Santa is a digital cut file from Echo Park for Silhouette. Isn’t it the cutest santa ever?! Stay connected via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube!  SUPPLIES *EH – Ellen Hutson Online Store; SSS – Simon Says Stamp Online Store Echo Park Santa Lawn Fawn – Bows and Holly Stamp (EH|SSS) Lawn Fawn –… Read More »

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[Back to Basics] Manual Die Cutter or Electronic Die Cutter?


Hello everyone! I’ve been wanting to do some Back to Basics posts for a very long time. I’ve tried to include some step photos in my posts but my blog is probably not a beginner-friendly site. I am grateful that some of you emailed me your questions and made me realize that I should cover some of the basics at some point. I can’t promise how often I will be posting in this category but today I’m going to answer the most frequently asked question I get: “Should I get a manual die cut machine or an electronic die cut… Read More »

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N&T New Release – Warm Wishes Digital Stamp + Free Circled Background Cut File (.studio)


Hello everyone! It’s time for another new release at Neat and Tangled! Today the design team is showcasing a new digital stamp: Warm Wishes! (FREE with any order placed from Nov 22 to Dec 1 using code WARMWISHES at checkout) I’ve been wanting to make a circled background card for a while and thought this new digi would be perfect for it. I drew the circled background in Silhoutte Studio (you can download a free copy of the .studio file below). I resized the digital stamp to 1-5/8″ in Word and printed it on some patterned paper. I then punch it out… Read More »

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[Video + Photo Tutorial] DIY Octagon Box/Frame with Free Patterns (PDF & .studio)


Hello everyone! Following the Halloween Activity List I shared here, I’ve made a Boo Street Halloween decoration for the Pebbles Blog! I would like to share how I made the octagon boxes (frames). You can prepare the squares with your scoring board or download and cut the squares with the .studio file I have put together for your Silhouette. Preparation: Cut 6 Squares – [Option 1] Download the PDF pattern here. Please find the preview below. We will need to prepare 4 of the [1] square and 2 of the [2] square. You can pre-score the fold lines for crisp folds. –… Read More »

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Pebbles – 3D Flower Gift Box – Back to Basics Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hello everyone! Welcome to Pebbles Back to Basics Blog Hop! We are focusing on Pebbles Basics Line today. I did some mix-and-match on this 3D flower top gift box. All of the paper I used are from Basics Medium Weight Paper Pad 12″X12″. There are 6 patterns in 8 colors in this pad. I love that there is a cute floral pattern (as seen in purple here) among the other timeless basic patterns: swiss dot, polka dot, zigzag, gingham and notebook paper. Look how well the colors go together! The circled hello is a chipboard shape from Basics Chips Printed… Read More »