DIY Mermaid Birthday Card Idea

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Good Morning Printable Cuttable Creatable Fans!  Christi here from Scrapping for Tranquility.  I am here today to show you a birthday card I made. 

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I used the Cute Mermaid SVG Embellishments for the front of this card with a title I made up in my fonts on my SCAL 6. 

DIY Mermaid Birthday Card

Then using the Make a Splash Mermaid Tail, I made it to set off the front by using this as my saying for the inside of my card.

The files I used again from PCC Is:

Make A Splash Mermaid Tale

Cute Mermaid SVG Embellishment Set

Hope you enjoy my card!

-Christi

Christi DT

DIY Mermaid Birthday Card

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Tips for Using Infusible Ink on Wood

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Have you ever tried using Cricut Infusible Ink on wood? Well, it’s Ellen here and I will show you how you can do that.


Today, I’m using the ‘Take Me to the Ocean’ SVG File and Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets.

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After you’re happy with the size of your design and the color –  load the sheet on a mat (color side up). It’s important to click the Mirror slider on each mat (especially when using text). DO NOT skip this step, or your text will read backward. When you’re ready, load the mat into the machine and cut out the illustration.

Be careful not to touch the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets too much while weeding with your hand this can remove the ink from the sheets.

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Preheat your heat source, I’m using an EasyPress (see the manual of your heat press for the recommended heat and time). Use butcher paper to protect your heat source from the infusible ink. The heat can also cause the ink to end up on your heat source! So use butcher paper! NOTE: Do not move your heat source after you’ve placed it on top of the wood.

Once completed remove the butcher paper. Let coasters cool for 1-2 minutes before peeling the backing, and now you’re all set!

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Comment below or on our Facebook group if you have any questions. 

Happy crafting,

-Ellen

PCC Design Team - Ellen

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Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Tips for Perfect Puff HTV

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Hello friends!  This is Linh or LV Handcrafted across the socials. I’m still on a search for the puffiest of puffy vinyls. If you’re looking to make some gifts for the cook in your family, you MUST get the Kitchen SVG Bundle. There are so many fun phrases that are perfect for aprons, kitchen towels or little pouches.

I love the extra texture and dimension of Puff HTV vinyl – particularly when it’s mixed with regular HTV.  One thing to note when you are mixing your vinyls is to note the temperature and timing.  Also, generally HTV is cool peel but puff HTV is warm peel. I pressed my HTV first but only for half the time.  Then for my Puff Vinyl, I trimmed as much of the transfer plastic as possible so it doesn’t overlap with the HTV. That’s not 100% possible, but it helps to reduce lines on your HTV. I press the puff vinyl for the full time to get maximum puff. The trickiest part is warm peeling the puff vinyl without disrupting the regular HTV. It takes a little bit of patience but if any of the vinyl lifts, just press it down by hand.  I do a final press for half the time to set all the vinyl with no transfer film – just a teflon sheet cover.  That last press is just for a handful of seconds to set everything.

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Happy crafting!

LV Handcrafted

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Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Summer Popsicles Wood Door Sign Idea

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Summer temps are here so Hello Summer! I created this super cute popsicle banner to add to a round wooden sign.  I used Summer Popsicles ES029 cut file for these cute popsicles.  I used the file as is, except changing the chocolate popsicle to mimic my favorite ice cream popsicle, the Chocolate Bomb Pop.   … Read more

DIY Fur Baby Scrapbook Page

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Good Morning Printable Cuttable Creatables Fans!  Christi here from Scrapping for Tranquility wanting to bring to you some really fun frames for your fur babies. Kristin did an awesome job on these and I see myself using these over and over.  Here is what I made with them:

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This is my Doggie Stormy.  We lost him to bone cancer, April of 2022.  He was my companion, my best friend.  I have been wanting to make an album of him so when Creative Memories recently came out with a paw print coverlet, I knew it was time.  It has been hard and not without tears but here is one of the fun ones.

Fur Baby Scrapbook Page

If you notice, these adorable frames have pawprints all the way around the Paw Print Frames.  I took cardstock from 12 X 12 Cardstock Shop in different colors of Encore Textured Cardstock.  Then using my Silhouette Cameo 3 I cut out the frames.  I will tell you to 2X the cut or make your pressure a little harder for I had to punch out every footprint.  My own fault for not thinking ahead.  lol

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Next, I was able to cut the shape of my photos by again using my cameo but if you do not have an electric machine and if you have the cutting system from Creative Memories, that is a huge help.

Last but not least I found this beautiful dog saying on the internet that I typed up in Microsoft Word and that is how I received my title from my page.  I made my title out of a font I had in my Sure Cuts a Lot Stash of fonts.

Fur Baby Scrapbook Page

The files I used from Printable Cuttable Creatables:

Paw Print Frames 

Until next time!

-Christi

Christi DT

Fur Baby Scrapbook Page

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Graduation Gift Card Holder

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Hello friends!  This is Linh or LV Handcrafted across the socials. What is something every graduate needs?  MONEY! The Cap & Gown Graduation Gift Card Holder SVG is the perfect way to give the graduate in your life a gift card or cash to start their new adventure.

These gift card holders are so easy and fun to make. You can even personalize the tassel and ribbon to match the school colors of your grad.  If your cutting machine doesn’t have a scoring blade, here’s a tip – fold the graduation gown in half.  You’ll notice one side is larger than the other and has all the glue tabs on it.  With a blunt, rounded tool (like a ball stylus), you can trace along the edge of the gown and score the lines for your glue tabs!

Check out this short video to see this handy trick!

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Happy crafting!

LV Handcrafted

Graduation Gift Card Holder

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

School Scrapbook Layout Idea

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Good Morning  Printable Cuttable Creatables Fans! Christi here from Scrapping For Tranquility.  I am here today to show you a layout I did for back to school for my granddaughter , Jaelyn.  

I know it is time for school ending but if you are like me, anytime of the year is school layouts. 

Following is my completed layout.

DIY School Layout Idea

The first file I used from PCC was Lil Crayons and Pencils Borders. I made this to hold part of my title down the middle of my layout.  “First Grade Aug. 2019”  I really liked the way it came out

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I also used the Pencil and Glue Bottle from the Cute SVG Bundle.

So many things to choose from in that bundle.  I know I will get a lot of school layouts out of that bundle!

Thanks for joining me on my back to school journey!  Until next time!

-Christi

Christi DT

DIY School Layout Idea

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

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Hello friends!  This is Linh or LV Handcrafted across the socials. Sometimes it’s nice to make yourself a little something. I’m working with puff heat transfer vinyl on a zipper pouch, and used the Be Mine Retro Shadow SVG but conveniently left off the “Be”.  

The pastel PUFF Heat Transfer vinyl looks fabulous against black! I’m going to keep one of these and give the other one to my sister-in-law. These little canvas zipper pouches make for great little gifts!

Puff HTV can be tricky to work with. You do want to mirror your design when you go to cut it. Make sure you’re cutting into your vinyl and that the plastic carrier sheet is touching your cutting mat. 

You also want to preheat your substrate before you transfer your vinyl. Puff vinyl also needs a very firm press. So you want to use a firm mat under your substrate and adjust your heat press so you can give it firm pressure.  

I tried with just a small handheld mini heat press on the pink version and it got very minimal puff.

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NOTE: I used the TintNut brand of vinyl because it comes in a multi-pack with so many beautiful colors, but there is a bit of texture on the puff and it’s not a very dimensional puff.  I’ve heard great things about Siser brand puff vinyl and I’ll be trying that next!

Happy crafting!

LV Handcrafted

Puff Heat Transfer Vinyl

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Groovy Retro Card Idea

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Good Morning PCC Fans!  Christi here from Scrapping for Tranquility.

I want to share with you a groovy retro card I made for really any occasion, just add what you want to say in it!

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I used the following files from Printable Cuttable Creatables.

Groovy Retro Card

When I was finished with the outside, I wanted to pretty up the inside a bit, so I used the Peace sign and a Peace & Love Stamp I had from C.C. Designs.

Here is the final look at my finished groovy retro card:

Let me know what you think.  Would you like a card like this for a “thinking of you”, “Get well soon”, “Birthday”?  It can be for many occasions.  Let me know in the comments below! 

 For anyone who answers my question in the comments by Thursday April 18th, 2024, I will put you in a random drawing and you will receive this card and maybe a little surprise to go with it.  This way you can give it to your special someone.

Have a blessed weekend!

-Christi

Christi DT

Groovy Retro Card

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

DIY Layered Stencil for Sublimation

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Hello friends!  This is Linh or LV Handcrafted across the socials. I love that the PCC SVG files come with a version that is separated and assembled. It makes it really easy to create a DIY layered stencil for sublimation. All you need to do is create one stencil for each color of the design. In my tutorial video, I’ll show you a tip for making it easy for you to line up all your layers!

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To see how I made this, check out the video below:

If you prefer written instructions, follow the steps below:

STEP 1

Scale your design to the size you need
to fit your project. Add 1/4” squares
just outside the size of your project
in each of the four corners.

These will be your registration
boxes for lining up each layer.

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STEP 2

Copy the design. From your copy,
decide which color you want to keep
on this layer and delete all the other
elements from the design that are
in a different color.

Select the design elements and all
four registration boxes. Click Attach
so they cut exactly as shown on
your screen.
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STEP 3

Repeat Step 2 for each different
color of your design. Each set
should have all four registration
boxes and only the elements
that should be the same color.
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STEP 4

Send your project to get cut. I used
mylar for my stencils so it can
be used over and over again.
But you can cut your stencil out of
cardstock if you don’t need it to last.
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STEP 5

When you create a sublimation
design, it needs to be mirrored. 
So flip your stencil so you are
inking through the back of the stencil.

Be sure to ink through your
4 registration boxes!
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STEP 6

As you go to stencil on each layer,
line up the registration boxes. You
don’t need to ink through those boxes
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STEP 7

Sublimate the design onto your
blank according to the temperature
and time specified for your blank.

Remember to cover your design
top & bottom with butcher paper
to protect your heating plates.
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Happy crafting!

LV Handcrafted

DIY Layered Stencil for Sublimation

Affiliate Disclosure: I may be an affiliate for some products recommended in this post. This means that if you purchase items through my links I will earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoy and when you order through my link, it helps me continue to offer you weekly free SVG files, digital papers, scrapbook sketches, tutorials, and other fun things. Thank you in advance for your support! 

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