Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wedding Drink Table: Pucker Up!

Ahhh...weddings.  Everyone knows that with the advent of Pinterest all of our minds are constantly filled with images and ideas of fanciful and delightful decorations and ideas for weddings--everything from how to do our hair (up-do, or down?), apply our make-up, venues, and especially DIY decoration ideas. :)  (Or perhaps this is just me, what with my about one billion friends getting married these days, inundating their Pinterest boards with wedding ideas.)  But I love it.  Rather than miss the boat....;) I thought I'd share a few cute things that we did recently for my former roommate's wedding.  Specifically, I want to showcase one of the fun uses we had for our Silhouette Chipboard.  I know that it is the holidays, but who doesn't get to planning their wedding ideas months early?  So here it is.  Pucker up, love birds!

"Pucker up" swag/banner on lemonade drink stand for a wedding drinks' table

Items needed for banner/swag:
Silhouette Chipboard
Jute or ribbon
Hot glue gun
Silhouette Double-sided adhesive (optional)
Glitter (optional) (we have a variety of colors)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Download Giftcard Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Kim Aldrich, the winner of the $10 Silhouette Download Card Giveaway!  And thanks to all who commented, liked, shared, and in any way participated.  We appreciate you all.

We plan to do more, and varied, giveaways in the future (because who doesn't like getting scrapbook and craft items for free?), and hope that you'll continue to share your thoughts with us!  Kim shared that she particularly liked our Mod Podge Coasters post, and that she plans on making some as gifts for her neighbors this holiday season!  How great.  Hope they turn out cute!  (We're betting they will.)

In other news, it's Wednesday!  Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Another Thankful Tree :)

So... have you ever had one of those times where you think you come up with a good idea and can't wait to share it, only to find out it's been done before?  And in my case, not just once before--it's like all over pinterest and the web? haha.  Such was my case with this "Thankful Tree" or branch.  I thought it'd be cute to cut out some fall leaves with my Silhouette, have my roommates and I write things that we were thankful for on them, hang them in falling chains or something in front of a window, etc.  Then I got the idea that it's be cute to hang them like ornaments from an empty tree branch--almost like those last leaves hanging on at the end of fall.  I'd put the branch in a tall vase and...well...you get the idea.  You've probably seen something like it on Pinterest. :)  I got this idea, went online to look for some fall leaves, and found out that I wasn't the only one with this idea. haha.  Oh well.  I still like it, and am glad that I'm obviously not the only one.  Apparently my ideas are all the rage before I even know I have them.  Beat that. ;)

So, here's my take on the "Thankful Tree," or branch.

Items needed:
* One tall, branching...branch :).  You can use a real branch pruned from your yard, or purchase one from the floral section at your local craft store so that you can reuse it. I got mine for $4.79 using the 40% off coupon code at Hobby Lobby.
* Fall colored papers (preferably two-sided)
* Christmas ornament hooks 
* Cricut or Silhouette Hook Tool to serve as a small hole punch.
* One tall vase (also got this at Hobby Lobby in their home accents section for 1/2 off, so it was only $3.99!  What a steal for such a great vase!)
* Small rocks or pebbles, etc., to weigh down vase.  Can get them from the yard; I got a bag from the dollar store for, you guessed it, $1.
* Jute, twine or ribbon (optional)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Silhouette Download Card Giveaway

Well friends, it's that time of year when we really sit down and focus on celebrating what we're grateful for.  I know that one thing we at Makeitscrappin' are grateful for is you and your patronage and interest in what we do.  So thank you. :)

One thing we are interested in are your opinions!  We want to hear more of them! So, as a thanks for those of you willing to share, we are going to do a simple giveaway of  $10 Silhouette Download Card, that you can use to purchase images from the Silhouette Online Store to use with your Silhouette. (To our readers who don't have or use a Silhouette, don't worry!  Our next giveaway in a few weeks will be something that can be enjoyed and used by all--so check back!)

Here are two ways to enter:  

1.  Simply leave a comment on one of your favorite posts on this blog, telling us what you liked about it (e.g., easy to do, super cute to look at ;), helpful notes, fun product you want to try, etc.)  Or, leave a comment on this post telling us what you like about Make It Scrappin' and what type of projects you'd enjoy seeing more of.
2.  Comment on, or share one of our Facebook posts (Make It Scrappin', on Facebook), commenting about .

Note:  If you do both, you get entered twice!

That's it.  We will take entries up until 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (USA) on Tuesday, November 19th.  The winner will be selected at random and posted the next day.  :)

One more thing: Check back on Wednesday the 20th to see if you won.  We'll post the winner on this blog and will then be in contact with you so we can send this lovely lil', handy dandy gift card straight to you!  :)

Keep on being spectacular!
--The Make It Scrappin' Team

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Silhouette Studio Designin'

One thing that I love about Silhouette Studio, which I have said before, is the fact that it is also a design tool, meaning it's not just good for placing shapes to be cut by your Silhouette.  Let me use this post as an example.

I apologize ahead of time for the blurring I had to do to the photos where the addresses and phone number were.  

I have a friend getting married soon. Decided to make up a bridal shower invitation that I could easily print and maybe just add an embellishment or two to, without a lot of fuss.   And yet...I have my Silhouette...so why not dress it up a little more?  Forget using Microsoft Word or some other word processing software to create my design.  If you have ever tried that, you will know that an invitation like the one I made would take ages, if not be impossible.  But with Silhouette Studio, I was able to design the following card using a variety of fonts, images, lines and shapes, all without fuss.  Sure it was a little annoying when the background image moved around a bit if I tried to drag the wrong image :), but really it was easy, and I could get just the look I wanted. I could pick font colors to match her wedding colors, etc.  Great.  What is also nice about this, is that I was able to save it in my library and then use it again with simple modifications should I want to use the same invite for another shower, invitation, etc. in the future.  Planning ahead. :)

Anyways, here are just a few tips/ideas for when you make your own designs:

* To make the dotted-line separator, I created a small circle and the duplicated down multiple times using the option from the replicate window.  Then I deleted every other dot (to get the spacing I desired).