Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine Free Printable!

Valentine Free Printable!
Hidden file link: http://digiplayground.com/love-heart-gold-sku18801.html

Their are 2 other prints out there. One on my Facebook page and one on instagram @rivkasrenditions

Friday, February 13, 2015

Love Him, Love Her Pillows


Aren't these pillows that Chelsea Alexander made for us! I have to make some now. Here is a little information on how she did it. Check her out on Instagram. She is so talented!

Instagram: @vintagekitchn


Materials: 
2 standard pillow cases
freezer paper
Silhouette Cameo 
Martha Stewart Fabric Medium
Acrylic Craft Paint & Brush
Iron & Ironing Board

Designs: 
Silhouette Users: Love Her
Silhouette Users: Love Him

SVG file: Love her
SVG file: Love him

I separated the designs and determined which arrow needed to go which direction for our sleeping arrangement. Then I resized it to make it fit in the center and be a nice substantial size. I also elongated the size a bit to have it fill the pillowcase more.
To cut the freezer paper, I cut it with shiny side up. I tried it shiny side down first, but the cut wasn't as crisp and clear. I definitely recommend shiny up. My cut settings were set on Vellum. It seemed to be perfect.
Once cut, I had to carefully remove it from the 12x24 cutting mat so I didn't rip the whole thing apart. I don't have a well-used mat yet, but it would probably be easier if yours wasn't brand new/maximum adhesion.
Once cut, position it on your pillow and start ironing (I used the cotton setting) the freezer paper shiny side down on the fabric, one section at a time so you can make sure all the curled up pieces and sections lay flat. IF you make any mistakes or realize it's not straight, just pull it right up and reposition before ironing down again. Make sure you get all the insides of the letters, too.
Also, before you paint you'll want to iron a piece of freezer paper to the inside of the pillow case. This creates a seal so the paint won't bleed. Be sure it's being ironed onto the inside of the correct pillowcase panel.
Keep in mind when ironing that the edges are the most important part of the seal. Double check ALL your edges so your paint won't bleed underneath.
After all your edges are sealed, mix your paint with your fabric medium according to directions on the fabric medium bottle. When you paint, start on the outside and paint toward the center of the letters. Be generous but consistent with the paint. The more you have to paint over an area, the more likely you are to have bubbling of your stencil and the more likely you'll have paint bleed.
Once everything is painted, let it dry completely and peel off your stencil. Let dry according to fabric medium directions and then iron to seal the paint.
Stuff with your most fluffy pillow form and enjoy the best night's sleep!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I 'Whaley' Love You! Card

It is that time of year again! The time when we get an extra excuse to tell others how much we love them. I am a fan of doing things to show love all year round, but that doesn't mean we can’t have some extra fun with Valentine's Day!

I have been waiting to use this design for months as a Valentine Card and I LOVE how it turned out! It can be for any gender and any age, so have fun with it!
Below is a list of the items I used to make the card and a fun tip on how to make the waves look great and crisp!

Supplies:

o   I 'Whaley' Love You design from Rivka’s Renditions
o   Silhouette Users: I whaley love you
o   All other SVG Users: I whaley love you
o   4”x12” White Cardstock (folded in half vertically)
o   4 – 4”x2” Strips of Blue Cardstock (for the waves)
o   Washi tape, glue, foam squares, & Copic markers
o   ¾” circle paper punch
Tips & Tricks!

Making crisp and pointed waves – Have you ever tried cutting waves out by hand? You finally get it down and then they don’t look even, or they get all bent. Well here is a way to have some fun waves with crisp edges! Take a circle paper punch and turn it upside-down (so that you can see where the paper is). Only put the paper in about half way so that you are in essence creating a half circle. Overlap the circles as you cut them so they create the peaks. You can make the waves close together or far apart by moving where you punch the paper.

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