"". Cut Two Pieces: 2011

Friday, 23 December 2011

Surprise in the mail

This post is a little late, well to be honest it is a lot late. It has been a crazy year with a lot of ups and downs. On one of those down days I was surprised to see a parcel addressed to me from California sitting in the mail box. I saw it was from Belinda and couldn’t wait to open it.

I ripped it open immediately to find a cute card and another package. The package was wrapped so nicely I wanted a photo before I opened it. I grabbed my camera only to discover the batteries were missing. I had to find the batteries and charger and patiently wait 24 hours before I could open the parcel. I tell you it was hard waiting and it was a first but it was definitely worth the wait.

The package I had to patiently wait to open. bee5

The cute cupcake card.


See the glittery red cherry? It lifts up to reveal a message.
The cupcake is a slider card in disguise.

If you would like to make one or many of these fun cards you can buy the file in SVG format at
Svg’s by Bee  OR to see more close up photo's  with clear images of the slider go here.

The surprise didn’t end with the card. At long last my camera batteries were charged and ready to go so I could open the package. Inside I found a set of stamps that are perfect for me. Unfortunately I have not had time to play with them yet.
The stamps.
Anyone who knows me, knows I have a love of birds. I am going to have so much fun with these stamps as they can be used for so many occasions. I like how you can change the verse to suit each project.
If you would like your own set of stamps or to see more of the range created by Alyssa at My Thoughts Exactly click on the photo or any of the links.

If you have not visited Belinda’s website before, head over there now and look at her other fun projects.

Now I have shown you all the lovely items I received from Belinda I would like to say a really big THANK YOU. It really made my day and put a smile on my face. The card and the tag are keepers and I will treasure them. I will think of your kind act and generosity every time I use the stamps or look up and see your card currently showcased in my glass fronted cabinet. (to much reflection to take photo’s). Thank you Belinda.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Paper Flowers

Lots of links to sites with templates and tutorials to create your own 3D flowers. As a few websites have a lot more tutorials than I have linked too, I will list them below. Go and have a look at more stunning flower projects.
Scrap a Little
Creations on Paper
Polka Dot Pineapple
Creative Jewish Mom
What a Beautiful Mess
Jones Design Company
Ideas for Scrapbookers
Selma’s Stamping Corner
Martha Stewart Weddings
Websites with more flower tutorials in various formats suitable for cutting machines.
Penny Duncan
Paper Compulsions
Don't forget to check out Pinterest for even more links.

Templates for Cutting Machines
The following list are in various format suitable for cutting. Many of the files are available in PDF format for people who do not own a cutter. Click on any image to go to the website.
melstampz   paper compulsions  paper compulsions   paper compulsions         PDC Bird of Paradise Flower 12-19-2010 (1)            Paper Compulsions

Paper Flowers using Punches 
Click on any image to go to the website.
 Jillibean-Daisy12 creations on paper creations on paper creations on paper       creations on paper            Papercraft Star        image          image  image  imageimage image image  image

Paper Flowers
Click on any image to go to the website.
   Paper Compulsions      image  designbynight   image  randomonpurposelife.blogspotimage    image             These cheery blossoms brighten any table and make a wonderfully unexpected bouquet to give to a friend. Best of all, theyre simple and inexpensive to make.    Pinned Image  121409   image     Paper Flowers 9  flowers_zoom  JDC Scrap a Little

Crepe Paper Flowers
Click on any image to go to the website.
  Crepe-Paper-Rose       image         Le Frufru  

Tissue Paper Flowers
Click on any image to go to the website.
Martha Stewart        image    Greedy for Colour    image      FSM_01   PLT_09

Coffee Filter Flowers
Click on any image to go to the website.
      designbynight    image    Coffee filter flowers 006 (800x600) 

Giant Flowers
Click on any image to go to the website.
Image  0909_2   

Misc Flowers
Acetate, leaves and metal.
image   image

Fabric Flowers
Click on any image to go to the website.
       httpmousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com                                  image         image   imageimage           image Big bloom 460 imageimageimage