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Using digital cutting files to make craft projects

“Treat” someone special for Valentine’s Day

I don’t think you need to spend a lot of money to make someone feel special on Valentine’s Day.

Sometimes taking an ordinary, everyday thing that you know they love and packaging it in a special way creates the most thoughtful gift.

I like to do this for my family.  Its so quick and easy to cut the packaging on my Silhouette Cameo – and somehow my kids are always thrilled, even though they are teenagers now!

Here are a few ideas to make simple gifts extra special with links to the digital cutting files to help you.

If you know someone who loves their coffee – you can package up a few of their favorite K-cup flavors.

K-cup gift box

Use your stash of paper craft supplies to decorate

Or maybe just give them a small gift card to their favorite coffee shop:

Coffee cup gift card holderYou could bake them their favorite homemade goodie and package it up in a way that tells them how special they are.

Maybe a cupcake:

Cup Cake BoxOr some banana bread:

Bread box

The box fits a min-foil loaf pan

And of course – a big chocolate bar is always nice:

Candy bar box

The butterfly latch is pretty cute huh?

Or maybe a little box of my husband’s favorite – toffee hard candy.

Bakery BoxAnd you can never have too many hugs and kisses – even if they are in a jar:


Valentine canning jar package

I love the caramel filled kisses!

But sometimes the best gift of all is a homemade card with a heartfelt note inside.

I heart you cardsWhatever you decide to do this Valentine’s Day – have a wonderful one

Valentine collage




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A little Valentine’s Day help including free sentiments

I’m busy making Valentine cards over here.  This year, I decided on heart shaped cards – just for fun. (I also did one as Anniversary – just to have one on hand….)

Valentine cards

A selection of cute little cards…

I used the new I Heart You Digital Cutting File Set to make all of these.  I love my little Cameo!

I heart You Cutting Files

To make my samples, I did a print and cut for the label centers. I created the sentiments in Illustrator, saved them as PNG files and then layered them onto the label center cut lines.  Here is what the white ones looked like (I just did the same on craft paper for the chevron card).

Sentiments and labels

Adding sentiments to labels

I usually like to use matte presentation paper for print and cuts – they come out so nice and bright. Once the centers were cut, I just layered them on the label backing and added them to the card with foam tape so they popped up a bit.

Valentine Card sample

Here is a close-up to see the layering

If you would like to use some of the same sentiments that I did, I have a little free download for you.  You can download the sentiments here.  Some are curved and some are straight to fit the different labels.  You can change to color of them in your Silhouette Studio program.

I heart you sentiments

Here is a peek of the sentiments that are included

If you make any of these please let me know – I’d love to see!!

I’m off to make more Valentine projects – hope you have a fabulous day!

I Heart You Valentine samples

A pile of hand crafted valentines

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Greeting Card File Box Organizer

I have a confession – I make cards, but I’m not so good with actually sending them to people on time.  I have them all tossed into a big copier paper box and have to dig through them all to find the right one.

Well, its January – time to get organized right?

So I created this greeting card file box organizer as a digital cutting file.

Greeting Card File BoxThe file fits A2 (4.25″ by 5.5″) sized cards and envelopes.  The file has a little divider too – for even more organization.

Greeting card file box

And since I couldn’t decide on just one style, I had to make 2 different panel and label choices.  A girl has to have options!

Greeting Card File box previewIf you need organization too, you can purchase the digital file here.  I used the Midwinter Digital kit to make the panels.  I’m lucky because the kit matches my craft room so well!

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Cowboys Chase Cowgirls Digital Crafting Bundle

If you are looking for the Digiscrap Parade post – its just below this one (or click here).

I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Danyale from Etc. by Danyale to create this “cowboy ” themed digital scrapbooking bundle.  She is so talented and inspirational – it was a blast!

cowboys chase cowgirls bundleIts really more than a digital scrapbooking kit because it includes all the items you might need to craft a marvelous child’s birthday party.

A Happy Birthday Banner – as a finished printable you just print and cut out, but also as a Photoshop template in case you want to create your own mix of papers.  There are digital cutting files included to make cutting even easier.

Happy Birthday Banner

full printable banner

printable banner detail

printable banner detail

A set of 3 different layered, themed cutting files – a cowboy hat, cowboy boot and sheriff badge inspired star.  Cut them large for room decor:

large wall decor

large wall decor

Or cut them small for decorating treat bags, napkin rings, cupcake pics or cups – or for creating name tags.

cut small for treat bag decoration and name tags

cut small for treat bag decoration and name tags

A “saddle bag” style favor box cutting file.  Just cut, fold and adhere to create a special little box of treats.

saddle bag style favor box

saddle bag style favor box

Danyale even created a set with blank party invites and thank you notes!

customizable invitations and thank you notes

customizable invitations and thank you notes

This weekend, along with the great bundle price you also get a set of free wordart – cool huh?

Free word art this weekend...

Free word art this weekend…

Here is a little Creative Team inspiration:

By Deanna

By Deanna

By Deanna

By Deanna

By Jamie

By Jamie




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New Christmas Labels and Tags Bundle

Why does it seem like time speeds up as soon as October gets here?  I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner, but it is!

Created by Cathy D

Created by Cathy D

I created this new Christmas Labels Bundle to help me get ready for all the holiday gift giving.  Hopefully it can help you too.

christmas label craft bundle

The set includes Photoshop templates, digital cutting files and a series of 92 different stamps that coordinate with the tags.  The stamps are in both PNG format and as a Photoshop brush set.

Created by Donna

Created by Donna

I tried to create a variety of styles, designs and topics to meet all the needs: gift tags, packaging for homemade baked goods, greeting card sentiments or even focal images for cards.

It is very easy to alter the colors and designs using the templates and stamps together.  If you would like some tutorials, I have a couple on my you-tube channel:

Creating Label Images Using Photoshop Stamps

Preparing Labels for Cutting in a Silhouette Digital Die Cutter

Created by Ria

Created by Ria

Its Digital Scrapbooking weekend, so everything at the Digichick is 40% off – including this new set.  We also have a bunch of fun activities, so stop on by the forum.  We would love to meet you!

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