Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop {snowflakes}

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop! You should have come to my blog from Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs. If you found me first, make sure to start back at Samantha Walker's blog to catch all of the fun from the beginning.

This month's lucky winner will receivthe French Frills Spellbinder Die Set!


...and be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file for this month. Be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 below to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:



To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during Wednesday 1/15 until Sunday 11/19. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday 1/20.

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.
2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog. 
3. Follow her on Facebook.
4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!


To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

Now for this month's theme: Snowflakes


Samantha Walker has a variety of really great single snowflake files. I couldn't choose just one, and I knew I wanted to make a pattern, so I chose three of them and alternated them at the top of a piece of white card stock.

To get the partial cut, I used the eraser tool in the Silhouette software and "erased" the centers vertically through each snowflake. You can see below what the final effect is when you do that.


After I cut them on the Cameo, I then stitched a line through them on my sewing machine. I then backed the white card stock with dark gray glitter paper but only stitched through the white card stock. I was a little wary about putting glitter through my sewing machine.


The papers on this page are from the Carta Bella Rough & Tumble Collection from Samantha Walker. The colors worked great with my snowy scene.


Because I am slightly addicted, I added some snow-stenciled embossing paste to the bottom edge of my page. 

Supplies: Carta Bella Rough & Tumble Collection (Pattern paper: Journaling Cards, Adventure), Silhouette Files (snowflake 1, snowflake 2, snowflake 3, snowflake 4), Simon Says Stamp (snow falling stencil), Studio 490 (embossing paste), wood veneer snowflakes and tag, Lawn Fawn (sequins), Webster's Pages (arrow paper clip), Pebbles (chalkboard stickers).   

Your next stop on the hop is Cathy Harper ... Click on the image below to keep on hopping!


Thanks for hopping along with us this month! 


35 comments:

Samantha Walker said...

Wow! What a super cool idea! I really like how this turned out. Love that you showed how to do this in the studio software.

D- said...

This is wonderful
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
(FYI I sent my comments for Samantha by email since Google+ has me locked out of commenting on her blog unless I upgrade)

Scrapfaire said...

Love all those snowflakes you customized, they look FABULOUS!! That paste looks awesome and snowy as well!! TFS!!!

Jamie Cripps said...

Gorgeous. I am totally loving this one!

Trish said...

Your snowy scene is just beautiful. The color is so icy to go with all those wonderful snowflakes and so many lovely details. I enjoyed it all!

Pinky Hobbs said...

What a gorgeous layout- so so soft and pretty!

TracyM #6773 said...

COOL photo and FABULOUS layout, LOVE your super snowflakes and colour combo!!!

Colleen said...

Very interesting way of using the snowflakes.

Kathleen White said...

Wonderful layout!!

Allie Gower said...

I love your layout, the color scheme is gorgeous, and sewing up the middle of those snowflakes looks so amazing. I'm getting so many new snowflake ideas.

Samantha Rivera said...

I love how you split the snowflakes in half so that you could sew in between them

Guiseppa said...

Oh wow...this is beautiful! I love how you erased the snowflakes...fabulous idea!

Nicole said...

What a brilliant idea! Wonderful layout.

Lucinde said...

Love the colors you used in the layout! Looks really great!

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, love the tutorial so much! thanks for sharing your wonderful work.

k. smith said...

Wow, your layout it gorgeous, love the color scheme you chose, it surly makes the photo pop.

Tammy Malone said...

This is completely awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this tip. I'm gonna pin this so I remember how to do it ;)

Brenda said...

Interesting concept- never would have thought about doing this!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is beautiful, and I am so glad you posted a tutorial!

Cathy said...

Love this, simply brilliant by erasing the middle! So inspired!

marylouh said...

I just learned another trick with my silhouette. Great idea to leave part of the snowflake intact. Great layout.

Nanette said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love snowflake files. Great layout!

Anita said...

Love this Diana. I also love the quote on your blog banner.

DebbyP said...

I love the colors you used on this layout. I would never have thought of using them for a snow page but they were perfect. TFS
TTFN

Antonella said...

Love your little tutorial for how to get the partial cut! Great layout, the picture is too funny!
Hugs, Antonella :-)

Christine said...

Love this! Fun and fresh!

Noneya said...

Thanks for showing how to use the studio software! Very helpful!

Kelly Sas said...

Thanks so much for the new to me trick tutorial!!! I always learn so much from Samantha's DT.

Iris said...

Such a pretty layout.
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Kris Dietz said...

Awesome layout! Love that snowy element too!

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous layout and love all those snowflakes

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

What a cool effect! Love how it turned out!

Diana Waite said...

this is GREAT--LOVE the snowflake cuts!

Tonya said...

Your layout is gorgeous! I love the colors.

WhoMom said...

Your page has so much texture and character. Love all the different snowflakes. Thank you for the great tutorial too.