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

on October 15, 2013
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). nina-yang-diy-octagon-boxes 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. octagon-box-pattern-pdf-preview - [Option 2] Download the .studio cutting file here. Please find the preview below. I've included all 6 squares needed in the file. The last two squares are for the top and bottom covers with which you can choose to cut on some different patterned paper.


Folding/Assembly Steps:

[Video Tutorial]

[Photo Tutorial]

nina-yang-octagon-box-steps-1 nina-yang-octagon-box-steps-2 And here is a sneak peak of my finished project. Check it out here! nina-yang-boo-street-halloween-decoration-sneak-peak Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!
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Four Seasons Triangle Background - Free Printable

on August 18, 2012
Morning crafters! I am sharing a little pack of digi paper today! Nina yang waffle flower 4 seasons triangle digi paper preview I have enjoyed the triangle trend for a while and finally found time to create some freebies. I will share the .studio file (for use with your Silhouette SD/Cameo) next month. There are 4 paper in this kit. You are welcome to share the projects you made with them online but please credit and link to this post (not the file directly). I made two samples for your inspiration. The paper will be 6" x 6" printed at 100% scale. I am using 85% scale for my two cards today. Nina yang waffle flower triangle digi paper friend card Using the scraps from making the card above: nina-yang-out-for-publication My motivation was the new 10 Minutes Craft Dash Challenge. I'm a slow crafter but I found my best cards were mostly created in a whip with some patterned paper. The cool sketch for my first card is from Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Designer Drafts. I had so much fun making today's projects. Happy crafting!

Bunny Love

on April 10, 2012

Hello Crafters! Nina here with another Joy's Life DT project. This week is all about animals! One of my favorite sentiments from Wild Life Puns is this "Some Bunny Loves You". So my whole card was evolved from this sentiment:)

4 10 Bunny Love

Using Silhouette Studio Software:

1. Draw a 2.5" x 0.75" window for the sentiment.

2. Resize and weld the two bunnies together (shape: 3 easter bunnies by Lori Whitlock)

3. Align center the bunnies and the sentiment horizontally, group together.

4. Draw a 5.5" circle, align center with the grouped shapes.

5. Cut this shape and two extra 5.5" circles for the card base.

4 10 Bunny Closeup

I used this grass punch to create texture for the bunnies. I used three 12" x 1" pieces. Adhere the front panel with some 3D Foam dots.

Don't forget to check out Joy's Life Design Team Blog for more cool projects and Join us on 21st for a fun Blog Hop + Giveaways! Happy Crafting!

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Lucky Me Card with Free Silhouette Pattern (jpeg & .studio)

on March 16, 2012
Hi everyone! Nina here with another Joy's Life Design Team project. I made a card using "Lucky Me Having You in My Life" sentiment from You're So Punny Set. The sentiment, the fonts, and how the letters are positioned are just perfect! Lucky Me I used the biggest heart in the nesting heart dies set as a template to form the foam dotted heart and put glitter on the dots. Messy but fun! ;) You can download the Man and Woman Silhouette Pattern as a .studio cut file here or the printable pattern below: (right click on the image and save it to your hard disk.) There are so many fun things you can do with this pattern! i.e. Use it as a template and trace the pattern onto colored card stock or patterned paper; give the lady a little flower to wear in her hair; give the man a little tie; give them both crowns… Dress them up and have fun! Man woman silhouette Now, time to reveal Joy's Life new releases! I am super excited about these new sets! You can find all the details here! Joyslife new release Also for CAS-Fridays Challenge: Easy as 1-2-3 (A Pattern, A Image, A Sentiment) Don't forget to join us tomorrow for a fun St Patrick's Day Blog Hop and Giveaways! Happy Crafting!