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Over the last few months I’ve been making gift boxes and cards, this month I’ve been sharing the results with you. Here is a quick pic of the projects all together, and some links to the posts where you can find more details of how to create your own versions.

2012 Christmas Collection

2012 Christmas Collection

Links

  • 2012 Card
  • Small Gift Box; suitable for fairy cakes or mince pies/sweets etc
  • Tall Gift Box: Great for hand-made gifts

Later this week I’ll share details about the gift bag seen in this picture and add a link back here.

Hope you have a peaceful, happy holiday

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a quick picture of the Christmas card I designed with the help of Serif Craft Artist digikits.

Christmas Card 2012

Christmas Card 2012

The digikit I used was called Season of Giving Bumper kit. It has the most wonderful classic images I associate with Christmas and you can alter the color ways of many of the elements to make it your own. I combined a number of images and altered them to create my own project design.

The best thing about digi crafting like this is that I was able to use the same layout and alter the size, so I used the same image on toppers for gift boxes and bags, you could even make the design really small for gift tags.

A great way to get a really coordinated, professional yet still personal look for your holiday gift wrapping.

Best wishes and see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of the Mother’s Day card and mini book, I made for my MIL

Mother's Day Card and Mini Book

Mother's Day Card and Mini Book

Created using Serif Craft Artist and a selection of digikits

Hope she likes it and you do too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share a picture of a card I made using Serif’s Craft Artist programme.

Floral Birthday Card

Floral Birthday Card

I do like the versatility of the programme and that you can be just as creative as if you made the whole thing on your desk from the various elements.

With Craft Artist I chose papers, elements which I altered and duplicated so there is a lot of scope for adding your own mark to projects. When times are lean and budgets are too, digital kits are a fabulous way of making you pennies go further. They even offer a free trial of the software and some of the digikits are available for free. So trying it out doesn’t have to cost you anything but the download time.

Hope you give the programme a try, its amazing. I still love my inks and getting messy but I am also a fan of digital crafting like this too.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I’d like to share some Valentines projects that I have been making.

Valentine's Day card & Gift Bag

Valentine's Day card & Gift Bag

Tried to make this card more suitable for a man, my husband really isn’t into fluffy bunny kinda cards :) The gift bag is about A6 in size.

Both these projects were made using Craft Artist and elements from a variety of digikits. Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? If so what projects are you making for it?

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Card to celebrate Chinese New Year

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Today I’d like to share a digital card I made in Craft Artist software to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

The digikit I used is called Forbidden City and is available from Daisy Trail. I’ve just found the feathering tool! Loved the feathered edge to the background paper it gave. What do you think?

Links

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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For those of you who like to make New Years Resolutions, and those like me with bad memories. Perhaps you want a quick n easy way to remind you when birthdays are coming up. A short tutorial today, that is quick n simple to do but should help you to remember the birthdays of those you cherish.

Birthday List with Serif Craft Artist

Birthday List with Serif Craft Artist

You Will Need

  • Computer
  • Serif Craft Artist
  • Digikit: Season of Giving
  • 160 gsm card stock
  • Printer

Method

  • Open Craft Artist Program
  • Go to Blank Projects and select your paper size, I wanted A6 so I went to the custom section and typed in the dimensions there.
  • From the digikits choose: Season of Giving
  • Add the ‘Gift log’ from the embellishment section of that kit, by doing a single click onto it, you could add the whole digi kit if you wish or just the specific items you want. Also add a material in the colour of your choice.

You will now see a blank page on the work area of Craft Artist, this is where you put the items you want to print. On the left of your screen, the items you added from your digikit will be in the tabbed sections marked; Backgrounds, embellishments etc.

  • Drag the gift log picture from the embellishments tab area, on the left, onto your blank page. As you ‘drop’ the embellishment will stay on your page, you can move it around, or resize it, till it is where you would like it to appear.
  • Next go to the materials section and bring over a piece of material. Click on the SCISSOR tool, then choose PUNCHES and the square punch to cut a narrow strip from the material. Place the strip of material over the words Gift Log and drag on the corners of the piece of material until it fits the area you want.
  • Go to the TEXT tool at the top of the page, click it once, then click on your page, this activates the tool. If you go back to the top of the screen you can select from any font on your computer. Type the words ‘Birthday list’ on top of you material. When the text is selected like this, you can also drag the corners of the box around it, to resize the text larger or smaller. Move the text to where you would like it on the page by dragging it there using your mouse.
  • Click save and then print onto your chosen cardstock.

You can create this project any size. The original is for you to list all the birthdays on one page. If you have lots of people to buy for, an alternative would be to make a separate page for each month. Like this one.

Birthday List with Serif Craft Artist.

Birthday List with Serif Craft Artist.

Hope you can follow this tutorial ok and I’d love to see what you make, do leave me a link to your projects with your comments. If I can work out how to add pictures from screenshots, I’ll try to share more complex tutorials with Craft Artist.

Links

I highly recomend the Craft Artist Professional Program and the Photo Project software too. If you haven’t got the Craft Artist software yet, get in touch with Serif as I believe the PhotoProjects programe includes Craft Artist Professional and gives you even more tools.

There will be more projects from me using these programs, so if you want to join in, rush over to Daisy Trail and get some software and digi kits ;)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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