Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Under A Cherry Tree Guest Designer!!


Hola Peeps!!


Happy Wednesday!  I’m popping in today as the guest designer for Jin at Under A Cherry Tree – the most clever and innovative electronic die cutting expert on the face of the earth!!  No seriously . . . I don’t think you understand.  Jin is like the MacGyver of electronic die cutting, and I heart her like no other!!  So to say that I was honored and thrilled when she asked me to be her guest designer is a total understatement.  Jin asked me to share a few of my favorite Silhouette projects, so let’s get to it, shall we?

You Bowl Me Over

I’ve been using my Silhouette SD in my card designs for the last several months now, and I feel like it’s totally changed the way I create.  I love the way it satisfies that “straight line/symmetrical” side of my creative brain, and the dimension that it adds is so amazing!  For my first project, I downloaded the “Sun Bowl Sign” (Design # 21141) from the Silhouette Studio store, and created a print and cut project with it.  I added the word “You” in the upper banner, and printed “Me Over” on the card front.  I loves me a punny sentiment, and I thought it would be a perfect card for the guy in your life to show him how much you love him in his love language!  Right?!  LOL


Cozy Winter Wishes 3


We finally got a bit of summer here in Washington – it’s been HOT the last couple of days!  But that didn’t keep me from creating this fun little winter beanie.  I love taking an image (Snow Day, Design #24488), resizing it, mirroring the image, and welding it to create a shaped card.  I actually learned this little trick from Jin – she’s  a genius, I tell ya!


Teen Birthday Chuck 2


Finally, I don’t think I’ve ever shared this project with you, but this design was a fun little project that was published in the recent Card Creations, Volume 10, a special issue put out by Paper Crafts Magazine.  I would KILL for a cool looking pair of Chuck’s like this, wouldn’t you?!!  This shoe card was downloaded (Duh with Tennis Shoe, Design #23338), resized, mirrored and welded, similar to the hat above.  I added some fun stitching with my sewing machine, and stamped the sentiment.  Easy peasy!


Well, that’s it for me today, kids!  I’d like to thank Jin for allowing me to share on her blog today.  If you all are ever looking for die cutting tutorials, product comparisons, and fantabulous ideas for utilizing your electronic die cutting machine in your creative life, you so need to hang out for a bit at Jin’s blog, Under A Cherry Tree – you are going to be BLOWN AWAY!


Thanks so much for stopping by today – I so appreciate it!  Have a great day!



Jackie Rockwell said...

Whoo Hoo Karolyn congrats on becoming Guest Designer over at Under the Cherry Tree! LOVE those cards!!! I'm going to hop on over to the Cherry Tree right now to check it out! :)

AJ said...

FAB-U-lous cards Karolyn! I need to learn some silhouette stuff, I don't use mine nearly enough!! I will check her out, never heard of her before! :) <3

Nana Rogers said...

Thanks for giving of your time and talents and sharing on Under A Cherry Tree Guest Designer. I have bookmarked your blog and love all the wonderful inspiration you have. Your cards are lovely!

Jin Yong said...

Thanks so much for all your kind words and for sharing your cards on my blog, Karolyn! You are such an inspiration. Love your work!

:) Jin

Erin Smetak said...

Holy Moly, girl! You are like, an expert w/ that Silhouette! And the stuff you're creating?! Out of this world awesome! I am so saving up my money to buy myself one! And then I'm probably going to bug you to teach me to use it! LOL! Just kidding!
You are definitely a Silhouette rockstar!

Gabby said...

Cool cards, all three! :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Cute design. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Dayna Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards Karolyn. I especially love the bowling one, I am a big fan of dimension!