Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Santa's Toy Factory Certificate of Authenticity

Like How I personalized this tag for my son. He keeps losing his jackets. So I thought if Santa added some "magic" to a new one, he would take better care of it. We will see how that goes :) Anyway, here is a tutorial to show you how to personalize your tags. Note: this is using Silhouette software. Hopefully it will work the same way in other software.

Download the Certificate shape:

Create a box over the paragraph that is already there.

Change the box fill color to white and the outline color to clear. 

Add your type, select all and change the type color and lines. I did Times New roman with a black fill and black outline.

Add your Printer marks and print out your certificate. Once that's done and you are ready to cut it out, I like to erase everything I added so the only cut lines there are around the tag. You can also delete the smaller certificate if you would like to.

After printing and erasing everything you have just done, feed it into your machine and your done :)
Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Days of Joy 2014 - Holiday Card 2

Home for the Holidays

Being Home for the Holidays means being with those you love, near or far. Below you will find supplies and instructions to make this cute and simple card!


RR Merry and Bright Font by Rivka’s Renditions
(From the Silhouette Online Store)
White Cardstock
Turquoise Cardstock from DCWV Brights Cardstock Stack
Glue, Cutter, Foam Squares, Red Marker


1.   Download Rivka’s Renditions RR Merry and Bright Font.
2.   Print the Quote either on the Silhouette machine or from any printer of choice. Center the quote make it fit in a rectangle shape.
You can also use the sketch pen for the title and color it in.
3.   Draw a heart in the middle and color is red.
4.   Cut out your pieces of paper:
Turquoise Cardstock – 5”x 7”
Home cardstock – 5”x 5.5” (make sure to use the bottom of the paper so that you get the homes as a border)
Quote on White Cardstock – Cut around the quote
Striped Cardstock – Cut to be ¼” on each side of the quote
Glitter Cardstock – 1”x 5”
5.   Layer your paper as seen in the picture. Remember to Place the White Cardstock on the Striped paper and use Foam squares to attach it to the card to give dimension.

You’re Finished!

Enjoy being ‘Home for the Holidays’ near or far and send this card to someone you love.

-Rivka & Shiri

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Days of Joy 2014 Holiday Card

Peace, Joy & Love

Tis’ the season to spread holiday joy! Each year our families break out the old ornaments and enjoy the many traditions, new and old. Growing up my family always held great significance in the ornaments on the tree. Each one defined something we had accomplished at some point in our life. Memories are shared and laughter heard as we decorate the tree.

Tis’ the inspiration for this holiday card. Using words that make up my tree I made this fun way to represent what Christmas means to me! I hope you enjoy making this holiday card and sharing your Christmas magic with someone special!
RR Merry & Bright Font
(You can purchase this font in the Silhouette Store)
Red heavy weight cardstock – 5”x7”
Tree pattern paper - 4.5”x6.5”
Black medium weight cardstock
Glitter paper (for the star)
Bronze Silhouette pen
Glue and foam squares
Black ink (for distressing)
Silhouette machine

1.   Cut out red cardstock and pattern paper. Next download the RR Merry & Bright font from the Silhouette or Digi Playground store. Choose the words that signify your Christmas and draw them with your Silhouette Machine using the Bronze Drawing Pen.
2.   Glue patterned paper to red cardstock and distress the edges with black ink
3.   Cut out your words and put them in order smallest to biggest, top to bottom (to make the shape of a tree). Using Foam squares glue them to the card.
4.   Cut out star from Silver Glitter Paper and using foam squares glue to the card.
5.   Write a Christmas note to someone you love and spread your Christmas joy!

Thank you for joining us for this tutorial! I hope your memories of Christmas warm your heart as you make this for someone you love!