Naughty Shirt Tutorial

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You deserve something NICE....how about a step-by-step tutorial on making this shirt with the Silhouette Cameo and HTV(heat transfer vinyl)?

First things first, you'll need to "purchase" this free digital download in my online store.  You will have to go through a check-out process, but you won't be charged.

NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!

Make sure you write down the location on your computer where you download this image.  You'll need to find it later.

You will also need to purchase some heat transfer vinyl.  I purchased mine here (not an affiliate link).  Shipping was fast and there was plenty for me to try before I decided if I would want more (I do!).

And of course, you need a shirt.  And an iron.

READY?  Open your Silhouette Designer Edition software.

Ungroup

 

Delete

 

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***This step is not really necessary, but is helpful for planning your design and colors.

Regroup

 

Scale

 

Mirror

 

Ungroupagain

 

Trace

 

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ShirtfinalI hope this tutorial is helpful in getting you started with using an MDS image.  This is such a fun project and I hope you have success with it!

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  There are 10 stops and you don't want to miss any of them.

I've been doing a lot of holiday crafting, but most of it hasn't involved paper.  My Silhouette Cameo has been dusted off and I've been trying out some new things.  The great thing is that I've been able to use some of the downloads from My Digital Studio in a different way.

CookieplateI created this cookie plate with the Waiting for Santa digital download.  It was so quick & easy to make!  I found an inexpensive plate at Target, then added the vinyl design.

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One of my favorite projects so far has been this shirt for my daughter.  The saying fits her perfectly (let's just say it's been a rough year at school). 

I could not believe how easy it was to do and I'll be sharing more about it in a future blog post.  If you want to stay updated, subscribe to my blog or LIKE my page on Facebook.  You can also get this download for FREE to create your own masterpiece.Freedownload

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Wendy has in store for you OR you can go BACK to view Kaitlyn's marvelous creations.

 

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It's the most wonderful time of the week.......Monday Montage time!  We've got some great projects to inspire you so be sure to stop by all 10 stops.

In Indiana, our first snow has already come and gone.  It's kind of early for it to snow in our area and we really didn't get enough of the white stuff to build a snowman.  But I've got a great little guy that you can create in minutes using the Gift Box Punch Board.

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The head is a Medium Box (2.5" x 2.5") made with Whisper White cardstock.  The hat is a Small Box (1.75" x 1.75") made with Basic Black card stock.  I cut a circle with the Circle Framelits for the hat brim.  The eyes (and buttons) were punched with the 3/4" circle punch and the nose is the triangle punch cut in half.  I added accents to the eyes with the white gel pen and the mouth was drawn with the Journaling pens.

You can see how easy it is to create a gift box in the video below.

 In a recent class, we made a full snowman with 2 larger boxes for the lower body.  I added buttons to the middle section.  These would be perfect for gift giving.....load it with hot chocolate mix and candy canes OR a matching set of mittens and a hat.

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MONDAY is THE DAY to get the Gift Box Punch Board for only $13.96 during our Online Extravaganza sale.   Contact your demonstrator to purchase it at this special price or visit my Online Store to get yours today!

But first, be sure to click NEXT to visit the Wonderful Wendy's blog or click BACK to visit Krafty Kaitlyn.

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 Thanks for joining us on Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops.  There are lots of goodies to see this week.

WintersasOn Sunday, I hosted a Winter Stamp-a-Stack for my local customers.  Each guest made 8 cards, 2 each of the designs you see above.  Today, I'll share details about my favorite card.  You'll want to check back later in the week for more information about the other 3 cards.

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I just LOVE the White Christmas stamp set!  Because it is a photopolymer set, you can see exactly where you are placing your stamps.  It made it very easy to position the deer in the perfect spot.

I used a White Craft pad and a sponge dauber to add the snow to the ground.  The Crumb Cake blendabilites were used to color the deer and the trees.  And finally, I used the white gel pen to add snow to the tree branches and randomly on the ground.

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You can download the complete supply list at the end of this post.  But first, be sure to click NEXT to visit the Wonderful Wendy's blog or click BACK to visit Krafty Kaitlyn.

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Hello December

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 I am so very excited to share my Hello December Project Life Album!  I just love the way it turned out.

The Hello December Project Life products are only available while supplies last.  You are definitely going to want it ALL!

 

I am offering this as a Class Kit To Go.  You will receive all of the products shown at the end of this post plus some fun "extras" including:

  • Burlap & Cherry Cobbler Ribbon strips to decorate your own album
  • Paper Doily
  • Die-cut "Hello December" letters as shown
  • Invitation to my private Memory Keeping Made Simple Facebook group where I'll be sharing some of my layouts

There are 2 Class Options:

Option 1:  Hello December Project Life without stamp set  $60

Includes the album, card collection and accessory pack, journaling pens, pocket pages and envelope pages

Option 2:  Hello December Project Life with December Wonder Stamp Set  $75

Includes everything in Option 1 plus the December Wonder stamp set

 

Prices include tax, shipping, and all the extras above.  Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.  If you would like to add to your order, please email me.

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It's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  Make sure you check out all 10 blogs for some amazing projects.  These girls always inspire me.

I love Advent calendars.....probably because it cuts down on the "How Much Longer" conversations with my kids.  It always helps to have a visual.  So you can imagine how excited I was to see the 25 Days stamp set and this project in the new catalog.

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I decided to stamp the images on Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake cardstock squares with the Memento Black ink pad just as it was shown above.  Then, I adhered a magnetic sheet to the back of each square and placed the squares over the openings of a mini muffin pan.

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There is enough room in each opening for a small piece of candy or gift.  I think this would be a perfect gift for my neighbors....I'll simply add a muffin mix for them to enjoy!

If you would like to see my original version of the Muffin Tin Advent calendar, click here.  It's one of my most popular posts on my blog and apparently it's pretty popular on Pinterest, too!

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Now you may be worried that the 25 Days stamp set is not very versatile, but why not use it to created customized birthday cards?  My daughter turned 8 and my son turned 17 this month, so I used their favorite colors for inspiration.  Here are a couple of "real-life" cards for when you need that last-minute birthday card.

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You'll definitely want to check out the other 9 stops on the hop.  Click forward to see the amazing Wendy or back for our Artisan, Kaitlyn.

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  I've had a whirlwind of a weekend, so I had to whip up some quick cards for the blog hop.  I kept them very simple.....just one stamp set, Whisper White card stock, some Designer Series Paper, and a few new accessories from the Holiday catalog.  You can view the complete supply list at the end of this post.

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For the cut-outs, I used the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Digital Download and my Silhouette Cameo.  This download has so many great SVG images that will be perfect for Fall, Winter, & Holiday cards.

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 I placed strips of washi tape on the bottom layer of the card and popped up the top layer with dimesnionals.  The greeting is from the Hostess Good Greetings stamp set.

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For this card, I popped up the negative snowflakes over a snowflake-patterned paper.  The sequins and silver snowflake really make this card sparkle and shine.

You'll definitely want to check out the other 9 stops on the hop.  Click forward to see the amazing Wendy or back for our Artisan, Kaitlyn.

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Festival of Trees

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 Sometimes I get excited about the smallest things.......like a tree punch!  When I saw the Festival of Trees bundle, I was ecstatic to see that there was a punch for all those trees.  But the really neat thing is that the stamp set is a photopolymer which means you can see where you are stamping all of the the tree decorations.  It is so easy to get perfect alignment and then you don't even have to cut it out!

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I chose this sketch to create a very simple card featuring this stamp set, punch, and a few more of my new favorites from the Holiday catalog.

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 Many of the stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog feature greetings for the inside of the card, too.  This really takes the guesswork out of what to write in your cards.

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Get Your Santa On

 There are 2 Santa-themed stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog.  I prefer my Santas to be cute and a little on the chubby side, as opposed to dancing and showing a little too much body hair (see the Visions of Santa stamp set).  Obviously, I opted for the Get Your Santa On stamp set.

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If you are ever in a design rut, it can be helpful to CASE---copy and share.  I am also a HUGE fan of using sketches.  For this card, I used elements of a card shown on page 30 of the Holiday catalog and combined it with this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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The result is a simple but attractive card.  I colored the Santa image with the Blendabilities markers---Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, and the Skin Tone Assortment.  I really love the skin tones and how easy it is to add just a little pink hue to his cheeks and nose.

Are you ready to start your Christmas cards?

Well, I've started to add classes to my Fall calendar.  If you are local to Kokomo, Indiana, you'll want to check them out here.

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Holiday Stamp-a-Stack

A downside to being a Doctor of Chiropractic is that you know when something is really wrong with your own body.  A few weeks ago, I started having trouble with my right elbow.  I've had minor problems with it in the past and have jokingly called it "stamper's elbow."  However, this time it was bad and I knew that I had an ulnar nerve entrapment.  I also had a Stamp-a-Stack coming up and was worried that I would not be able to cut card stock for my guests.

With some rest and therapy, I was able to help my elbow pain.  However, I didn't want to irritate it more by cutting tons of paper.  You'll see that the cards I designed for this class are super simple.  Almost all of my guests were finished within 1 hour.  We made 2 each of 4 designs.  The other card was featured in this previous post.

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The picture above may give you some indication of why my elbow was hurting.....so, the first card was a simplified version of one of my recent swap cards.

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Stamp Set:  Christmas Postcard

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Kraft (sponged around edges)

Paper:  Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Sticky Strip, Champagne Glass Glitter, Sponges

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The finished size of this card is 3" x 6".  The main question everyone asked is if we have envelopes to fit this size of card.  The answer is "yes!".  Item # 107286  Small Open-End Envelopes. 

Stamp Set:  Word Play

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Originals die, Dimensionals

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And I just had to throw one Halloween card in the mix.  My customers LOVED the Spider Web embossing folder, but are wanting ideas for using it at other times of the year.  We decided it would be good for an "Over the Hill" birthday.  If you've got a creative idea, share it by adding a comment at the end of this post.

Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool

Ink:  Basic Black

Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Accessories:  Big Shot, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Raven Lace Trim

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