The Hungry JPEG December Bundle .. WOW..it’s HUGE

I was doing some blog catch up and ran across this at The Hungry Jpeg… WOW .. this set is gorgeous..and a HUGE discount. Not only is it jam packed with gorgeous fonts and images, it also comes with complete license for commercial use….at no extra cost ….something I know a lot of you will appreciate. I just love it when I run across a new crafty affiliate and  find something fun and new to not only use myself… but share with you all.



  • 58 different font files from 19 font families.
  • over 3700 graphics elements, compositions & patterns from 34 graphics packs.

I can’t even begin to show you how cool this bundle is…  but I am gonna try anyway and I really hope you go check it out..and the other bundles over at The Hungry Jpeg.

These bundles are packed with background papers, fonts, images and  in such a big variety of themes too.

One of my favorites in this bundle has to be the watercolored sets… OMG they are so gorgeous.

They show such a great selection of projects that this set can be used on too, so lot’s of inspiration if you are in need of some last minute Christmas decor or gift ideas.

Add on the fact they have  PAGES and PAGES  of freebies available as well as a weekly freebie deal…and this tagline they have on the freebies page made me laugh.

**Check the license  on the freebies.. I saw some that are personal license, but you can get a commerical license if required.

“Who doesn’t love a great freebie?! Download these awesome, free graphic design resources today. Your bank balance will appreciate it and you will love the goodies, we promise we won’t judge you for downloading them all!”

And then they also have a great $1 deal going on this month too..  Pages and Pages of $deals. This is a perfect time to buy for those of you that want to stock up on fonts and designs for next year’s projects.



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The Harry Potter fans will just love this, set…. and it’s just a dollar… MAGIC !!

WIZARDS PARTY Patterns collection, digital papers

 

 

 

 

 

 


I love this freebie font they have too

Hugs and Kisses

 

 

 

 

 

 


…another one of my favorites is this cute ballerina set

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There are so many gorgeous sets on here… I think I will be grabbing quite a few of these myself when I get done blogging.

Oh and before I forget… check out the side panel on  some of the bundles… I noticed a 10% discount available if you share the link to Facebook or Twitter…SCORE !

And for you Crafty Bloggers, there is also a way to earn a free Bundle… so be sure to check it out while you are having a look around.

Stay tuned for some project posts, I am dying to get some of these and try them out on my Cricut. You can never have too many fonts for your cutting machine projects.. so I shall be grabbing some to try out very soon.

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Altenew Holiday deals

How many deals could they possibly have on….. ANSWER…. LOADS !!!   check out the holiday deals over at Altenew right now.  If you are a fan of Altenew Products, don’t miss out on the chance to grab some great deals on stencils, sprays, inks, classes, Winter Holiday Products….
And if you are new to this brand, and you love stamping… you have got to check out their gorgeous stamp collections. If you love the layered stamp techniques, this is definitely one you won’t want to skip past.

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Cute As A Button over the edge combo card

I have another new Over the edge card cut file from CraftsUPrint today.  I love these files because they are so versatile. .. with a little tweaking you can change the dimensions to make square cards,  crop them for edging acetate panel cards, draw the designs instead of cutting, rotate them, adjust the score lines to make 3/4 folds.. so many options… or of couree, leave them as is  LOL

This one is

FLORAL OVER THE EDGE 37 by Apetroae Stefan

I kept pretty much as it comes in the original file, I just left out the contrasting insert.  I added burgundy pearl cabochons to the flowers and  added  the image  which is a clear stamp from Cute As A Button.  I  colored this one in subdued tones using  Tim Holtz distress pens on Canson Mix Media 9×12icon paper, popped it on a sheet of foam and added contrasting shabby cut layers.

You can find Autumn Fairy in the Cute As A Button store in both clear and digital formats.

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CraftsUPrint Cricut SVG cut file Catch up!

I had a bunch of new files before Christmas that I didn’t get to  make up….so I decided to play catch up and zipped through a few of them tonight. One of them was already cut, another was already made up..I just didn’t get a chance to photograph it.  The other two I had made up, but messed up … so these were remakes and I actually like these versions better anyway LOL.

Now bear in mind I get SVG’s because I have a Cricut Explore, but most of these designers design in multiple formats for various cutting machines.  So when I refer to design space or Cricut,  that doesn’t mean you can’t use these cut files too…check and see.

Also… just an FYI, these files are not always as standard.  I  import them into Design Space and tweak them a little to suit my own needs. Changing cut areas to write, duplicating layers and using the contour tool to remove the cut outs etc to create a solid background on layers…  moving score lines to give a 3/4 fold etc.  So please bear in mind most of these files come with a center fold and are  set up for cutting, not writing.  If you are new to the Cricut, you may not know how  to modify things like that yet… never fear..it’s not rocket science.



Ok first one  was a remake… I originally started with a watercolored background in the cutouts, looked great but I bombed it when I stuck in on the inside… so take 2.. has a vellum insert and some cute pink ribbon detailing.  I scalloped the card on my paper cutter for a softer edge.

This cut file is: floral card 2 by Clive Couter, I have a few of his designs and really enjoy using these.

Next is a  simple little hello card. I had pre-cut this on green glitter card with the intention of using a Christmas design, but Christmas is long gone… so I just switched out that idea and  used a stamp from one of the new Layering sets by Hampton Arts.  I die cut the circle with a die from some Steampunk gears I picked up on Ebay.  It is stamped with Stazon and colored with Zig Clean Color… and a simple little “Hello” die sentiment, again an Ebay buy.

 

This cut file is from: over-the-fold-cards-1 by Lyn Simms

The next one was  done on black card using  a Zig chalk pen and pencils and I added an oversized die cut sentiment. I also flipped it on it’s side.  You will need a Chomas Adapter to use the Zig pens to write and draw on your Cricut Explore.

 

This cut file is: floral-over-the-edge-5
by apetroae-stefan

This one I duplicated the layer, welded  the holly leaves and  then  moved the score line to create a half fold hard.  I would probably have added in some red cabochons for the holly berries… but to be honest.. I have no idea where I stuck them lol.

 

 

 

This cut file is: over-the-edge-christmas-holly by  apetroae-stefan


 






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Decoupage Wall Plaque “Baby Boy Blues”

I was playing around with ideas again.. you know how that goes LOL.

I picked up some of these cheap wood blanks at Walmart… I only went in for milk honest.

2 gallons of milk and $50 of craft supplies later…. haha ..oops…and I had some fun stuff to play with for me and the lil man.

Now cute isn’t really my thing, but I still like to have a play around with ideas and  try new things…and sometimes I get a does of the “cuties”.  I think that is how you learn what you like and don’t like; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t…. but you will never know unless you try.

What I loved about this one was the soft Wedgewood style color Palette ….what I didn’t love…. sticking on what felt like a gazillion tiny flowers and  pearl cabochons.  But I like how  the flower clusters turned out on it…it’s a very handy die, I just wish it did more than one at a time.  I can see a few places I think I probably should have added a few stray flowers, but it’s so easy to  go too far and OVERKILL strikes  lol.

Anywho here she is, this is my  New Release project for Cute As A Button “My Baby Boy” . The idea would work with a photo instead of a digi image too.

Supplies listed below.

Basics:

Wood Oval Blank – available at Walmart, or any craft store.
Mod Podge Matte & sponge applicator
Image “My Baby Boy” by Cute As A Button
Colored with Chameleon Pens

Card 110lb Georgia Pacific from my scraps box
2 shades of Blue from "Cape Cod" Recollections 65lb  card

Dies:

Gina Marie Designs "X Stitch Rectangle Die Set" ( small flowers )
Gina Marie Designs "Fern Die Set"
Lil'Inkers "Stitched Mats:Oval"
Large Flowers, Foliage, Scroll Foliage Ebay-Wangrea

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Quick n easy last minute Christmas cards…

I picked up a bunch of new cut files last night ..and despite the shenanigans of the day….

..for those of you not on my Facebook.. 50 degree drop in temps, broken window all in one day… not fun

BUT … despite all that I did actually get to  knock out some quick last minute cards.

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These are so quick and easy to put together and very quick CAS, clean and simple cards …and the files are so easy to  tweak to suit your needs.

so here you go..  I have a few more in progress… but here are the 4 I knocked out earlier. I’m having a glitter card session, for a little holiday glam.  Cut Files are from CraftsUPrint Designers.

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This one is a “bow” cut file by Lyn Simms.  It’s a 3 piece cut file, which comes in various formats.  Mine is a SVG file and I did mine on black Velvet Paper. It has a soft flexible feels to it so won’t get damaged in transit. This velvet paper cuts like a dream on the Cricut Explore and just looks so cool.

I added in a black and Green contrast strip which I ran through a striped Darice embossing folder on my Big Shot.

Added in a  black and White floral pattern from my Recollections Black & White paper pad. Mounted it all on a basic Recollections card from a multi pack.

Popped on a glitter card sentiment… and Voila…one quick  fun Holiday card.

 

 

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CHRISTMAS BELLS OVER THE EDGE 2 by Apetroae Stefan

Another really classy, quick card  you can zip through really quickly if you  need a last minute card.  I adjusted this in Design Space to accommodate a square base, but that is one of the great things about these cut files. they are so versatile, putting  your own spin on a basic template is so easy.

I just cropped this design and removed the score line to make it fit a square background. It’s cut on a Silver Glitter card stock and mounted on a black base.  Very quick and classy card which looks great with or without sentiments and embellishments.  This is definitely a timeless design that you can use year after year with so many variations… it will never get old.

 

 

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Another Classy CAS card by Apetroae Stefan  “christmas-bells-over-the-edge-4”
…again I modified this to suit a square base, but this time I kept it more like the original template and the score line wraps around the back of the card about half an inch.

More glitter card and black… sorry, I love these high contrast color combos on simple cards.

Again no sentiment for me, but you could easily add one and swap out the black for some acetate, or another color.  Super quick to make, justa  quick cut, fold, tape to insert.. VOILA !!!  of course I didn’t forget to make you a card !!! *angelic face

 

 

 

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And lastly.. for now at least… this super simple Poinsettia design.  Poinsettia Floral Card by Judith Henry-Grammys Designs

The cut file comes in 4 parts: base, background, flower and circle frame.

I went with another classy black and gold combo.  Love how this one turned out  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

I still have 11 more new cut files to go… so expect to see more of those  soon…  I love these quick and simple  designs, specially the over the edge ones, they work extremely well with my digital stamps  to create fun and interesting cards.

Adhesives used  – 

http://www.craftingability.com/product/mesh-permanent-photo-tape-dispenser

http://www.craftingability.com/product/2mm-fine-tip-2-way-glue-pen

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CraftsUprint Freebie Friday

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Dahlia Flutters Card Front Kit by Julie Hutchings is today’s Freebie Friday over at Craftsuprint.

 

“Beautiful card front kit with 3 sheets to print cut and assemble to make a stunning card that includes card front 8×8, decoupage and insert also includes a cut and fold gift card and topper sentiment tags Happy Birthday With Love Mum With Love”

 

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CraftsUPrint Friday Freebie Floral Tea Set Mini Kit

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Floral Tea Set 2 Mini Kit by June Harrop

 

 

 

 

Currently in the vault… over $30 worth of  cards Free with qualifying purchase and the Bob Pot prize is over $30 right now too.

Comb Bound Notepad with die cut floral cover

I was playing with one of my new CUP (CraftsUPrint) cut files I picked up with my Crafty Bob Crazy 5 minute Game winnings and decided to make another notepad.  This one will join my growing Abandoned Art project bucket.  I love the contrasting colors on this one, it’s very cheery and reminds me of Texas blue skies and the beautiful wild Sunflowers that are blooming all around us.

The covers are Recollections card stock, as are the two layers of cut out design. It has approx. 40 pages and is bound with a plastic comb binding.

The design is Floral Background Stencil with Mats and is available in various cutting machine formats.  Such a fun cheery cut design and suitable for all sorts of projects, lantern panels, card backgrounds,  decorative boxes.. so many options.

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Challenges

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August 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge

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Welcome to our August 2016 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge –  lets kick off with some winner news!!

Last month the challenge was sponsored by Cute As A Button,  our Day 15 Spotlight Series Guest.  Thank you Francesca for sponsoring our July Crafty Awesomeness Prize Challenge.

JULY CHALLENGE WINNER who will receive 3 digital downloads from CAAB is…

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 Unclaimed prize:

A new winner will be picked and announced on the September 1st Challenge and posted along with the August Challenge winners.  

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.. August Challenge as always, is anything goes with a colored image.   I see we had a few entries last month that didn’t meet the requirements, but heh…. was still awesome to see your cards…. you just aren’t eligible for the random draw to win prizes is all.

This month we are sponsored by the lovely Marcella from Power Poppy.   If you missed her Spotlight Series Q&A you should go check it out  while you are here 🙂  Power Poppy are sponsoring two prizes this month… so get your entries in ladies..and gents 🙂

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  • Power Poppy Super Pack: 5 digis of choice to one winner chosen by the CraftingCircle DT team
  • Power Poppy Mini Pack: 3 digis of choice – winner to be picked by a random generator

and of course… we have our DT inspirational pieces for your pleasure.  These images were kindly provided by Power Poppy and boy did we have fun. What I love about this DT is that not only have we become great friends over the years, we are all so different in style… it makes for a fab team of 3…possibly 4 in the future?

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Dee Vee

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NanaDonna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

I will try and comment on as many submissions as possible, but please do not be offended if I can’t make it to every project, or just leave a quick thank you to let you know I stopped by 🙂

Let the Craftiness Commence!!!

 


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