Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Files Used: Swirls 0989, Butterfly Silhouette 0327, Butterfly with Flourishes 0395, Ruffled Butterfly by Judy Stark BKD 105,
Materials: Oracal 651 Vinyl (permanent vinyl)
For this project I thought that it was about time that I added a little more decoration to our mail box. Keep in mind that we put this mailbox up 8 years ago when we first moved in and it's just sat there . . . black and plain. Very sad.
I started with the "G" using the true type font Easy Street EPS. The problem I had was this font was really thin in some spots. To "thicken" it up I used the outline option in Special Effects. I only outlined it by 0.01 because I didn't want to lose the "G" in the outline.
I then lined up the swirls on either side of the "G" and cut the image out as a whole making sure to use the weeding option in the Cutting Control Panel.
For additional decoration, I added several of the beautiful butterflies in no particular order.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I am super excited to share my latest project with you! My daughter LOVES Barbie, like most little girls I am sure. The other day she decided she wanted a Barbie outfit so I pulled out my trusty Gazelle and went to work. I searched the web for a silhouette image I liked. I used the "import" feature for JPEG images then vectorized it using the Auto Vecto function. If you have not tried this yet, I urge you to do so. It will open up a world of possibilities for you! So, after getting my image vectorized, I mirrored it and cut the image from heat transfer vinyl. I decided to add the Barbie name using some 6ss crystal rhinestones. Of course, my 'lil diva had to wear a tutu with it. And she ended up with a matching necklace and hair bow too! Believe it or not, I have less than 30 minutes in the entire outfit! You can do it! Give it a try and be sure to share your creations with us!
Custom Acrylic Cuff Bracelets
Hello BK fans! I am back with another project using my Gazelle and vinyl! Cutting vinyl is soooo easy with the Gazelle and you can really spruce up some items by embellishing them with vinyl. I recently purchased some acrylic cuff bracelets...believe it or not, specifically to add vinyl to them!! Living in Oklahoma, everything is OU or OSU. There's no way around it. You bleed crimson or orange. I knew these cuffs would be a HUGE hit!
I saved and imported the OU and OSU logos as JPEG images and auto vectorized them. It took all of like 2 minutes. Easy peasy! Then I set to work cutting the vinyl. Notice that one of the OSU ones is multi-colored? That is also super easy to do! After vectorizing the logo, I simply added a blackout behind it. Assembling them on the cuff was super easy to do with my transfer tape. DO NOT attempt to work with vinyl without it. It is NOT worth the headache. ;)
**Please note that unauthorized use of logos and registered trademarks is subject to fines and penalties, up to and including forfeiture of merchandise if caught. I created these for samples in order to obtain my Crafter's License from both OU and OSU.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Hi Gazelle Lovers,
Have you ever held on to something but not really sure why? Or everything you look at you think, hmmm I can alter that? I tell you what, you are a true craftaholic! At my place of Worship, I am the leader of the Audio Ministry. From time to time, we get a bad CD. I used to throw them out in frustration. Then it hit me one day...Kenya, you are getting more material to play with..KEEP 'EM! I have so many ideas that can be done with them. Today, I am sharing one.
For this project, I used the Engraving tool. It is one of the most absolute reasons why the Gazelle is an awesome machine! The Engraving tool can add different effects to projects.
I engraved Joshua 24:15 to the CD. For the design, I used the Cross file. I added a few "scribbles" in the inside of the cross. However, in Funtime, you can fill your design with different types of engraving design elements! Nonetheless, the Gazelle did an amazing job with the engraving. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the machine fed the mat in with the CD as this is the first time attempting this. I was a little afraid, but as usual, the Gazelle can handle it! I punched a hole at the top to put on the rearview mirror, but it can be used as a home decor item! Just place on an easel and admire.
If you want to have more fun with your Gazelle, head over to bosskut.com to purchase the Engraving tool. You may not use it one every project, but it is a must to have in your arsenal! Kenya~
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Hello Gazelle Lovers,
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.....and Bomb Pops!! Do you remember Bomb Pops? I remember the wonderful taste of cherry, blue berry and lemon bursting in my mouth! Oh the gooey stickiness of the goodness dripping down my hands on a hot summer day! Talk about childhood memories; right? Then to top it off, a good ice cream cone...did I put you in the mood for a cool treat yet? I know what I will be serving on the 4th LOL!
For today's project, I wanted to have fun and give the girls some creativity freedom! We played with food! I used the Ice Cream Cone file for the ice cream. For the cone, I used a score board to add the effect to the cone. I also used puffy paint and a red Viva Decor Pen for the cherry. The Ice Cream Cone file comes with cream and a cherry, but I wanted a little more shine, texture and dimension.
The Bomb Pop was made using basic shapes found in the software. I cut each color separately. Finally, I added glass effects to the popsicle. The words were cut using True Type Fonts. I added a shadow to them.
I did some splattering on the background. I also added some Washi Tape ( thanks Mrs. Bosskut) to the background as well. Again, this is meant to be fun and you can get the kiddos involved for 4th of July decor perhaps.
That's it! Thank you so much and Happy 4th of July!! Remember to stop by Bosskut.com for more projects, files and inspiration! Enjoy your summer, Kenya~
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