Still having a wonderful visit with my Mother and Father in Law. We don’t sit still so much, we make day trips out here and there. The days are interesting and we are building precious family memories. I’ll share here more later.
It was my birthday on Saturday and they treated me out, I’ve ate and ate and ATE!
Thanks so much to all of you for all the birthday wishes I’ve been wished, I’m humbled.
A friend asked me to make a card for her and I know she has been given the nickname “Squirrel” recently. Something to do with being so cute and quick and industrious. I figured it would be cute to go with that theme. I’m going to link my card at the Graphics Fairy today (I really need to do this more often because Karen’s graphics are a constant source of inspiration to me!) and also entering into The Crafty Pad’s challenge this week - my first time with this challenge!
Squirrel Graphic - Graphics Fairy
Designer Paper - various scraps (love using them up)
Leaves - Studio G
Letters - Studio G
I noticed Debbie had posted a youtube tutorial for a “wobbler” on her blog the other day and I was instantly hooked, so I had to whip one up. Check out her post HERE which has instructions and an embedded video on how to make your own Wobbler (and she has a wonderful FREE download to make a monster!)
I got this fun squirrel graphic from The Graphics Fairy, I took it into Photoshop and extracted the critter from the background (it was on a white background). Next, I added a white “stroke” around him, then I added a thin black stroke around that… the reason? I find the Silhouette software has a hard time detecting the “edge” when it’s white, so I used black. I then traced the image and cut a sheet of them out. I could have asked my machine to cut inside that black line but I left it so that if you want to simply print and cut you can - it will have the thin outline for you to use with your scissors.
Print and Cut Sheet
Here’s a link to the print and cut Silhouette sheet (letter size) with registration marks all ready to go. Note: when using these images in your projects be sure to give The Graphics Fairy credit!
I would like to note that most of the videos I saw called for you to either tape or glue the wire between two circles for the wobbler, I made my own adjustment to this which I think works and saves time. I simply punched a TINY hole into the circles, threaded the wire through and then used a Glue Dot on the OUTSIDE of each one, this way, the wire is held fast and it’s ready to stick on right away… bonus? It’s all neat and tidy!
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