Saturday, December 9, 2017

Teacher's Gift plus GIVEAWAY

Hi Friends,

Today I wanted to share a Teacher's Gift I recently made. I really think it can be used for any time of the year. It is quick and very inexpensive but looks CUTE!





There is a YouTube video I created showing how it was made. Please visit my YouTube page for details as well as I am also doing a giveaway for the SVG design that I created on this project.

All the details will be on the YouTube video.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

K Cup Holder

I thought I would post this really fun and quick project I did today.


This is the Single K Cup Holder SVG file from Simply Crafty SVGs.  What is fun about this file, is that it is quick to cut out, extremely easy to assemble, fun to decorate and most of all......FREE!

I cut out the base of the holder using red AC Cardstock, and I used some scrap green patterned paper for the upper and lower pieces. For the stocking I also used a red AC Cardstock and a scrap piece of white. For the holly and berries it was 2 tiny pieces of green and 3 red sequins. For the sentiment, I used a green piece again of my favorite, AC Cardstock and inked the edges.

The sentiment I used was from Lawn Fawn Home for the Holidays stamp and die set.

This would make a great gift to give someone when you want to give them something but you want to give them something small. I believe you could get about 3 of these cut from 1 piece of 12 x 12 card stock so you can make many quickly.


Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hanukkah Star of David Card


Hello and thanks for checking out my blog. Today I am bringing you a card I recently created. It is the Hanukkah Star of David Card. 






This comes in an SVG file that you can use with your electronic cutting machine. The card measure about 5x7 so fits perfectly into a 5x7 envelope. 



If you are interested in purchasing this file please visit my Etsy Shop. I also created a YouTube video on assembly, please check that out on my YouTube Channel. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Winter Cheer, with a spin!

If you know me, I like to challenge myself with taking a file and changing it up. Whether it's making it for a different holiday it was intended for or changing it in other fun ways using the design elements. So that is what I did with the Smiley Christmas Treat Box from Simply Crafty SVGs.


Smiley Reindeer



I took the head of the reindeer and turned him into a top folding card. If you are interested in learning how I did this please leave comments below and I can do a blog post about that. 


Because the front of the card has a lot going on, I decided to keep the inside really simple.

Smiley Elf



For the Smiley Elf, I was inspired by my friend Lee who made a really awesome spider spinner card at Halloween. (Go check out her spinner here: A Thing for Paper) When I saw her card, I knew I wanted to make a spinner card. When I was looking for my next project over at Simply Crafty SVGs and I saw him, I knew he would be my spinner, he is so cute and perfect for this type of card. 

I made a duplicate of the elf and mirrored it. And sandwiched some really, and I mean really invisible string inside. That was the hard part as I could not see the string. I used my machine to create a 5x7 card and cut out a window for him to spin inside. Finished him off with some sequins, gems and lots of glitter and here he is!

Spin Elf, Spin!



Those are my projects for this months Design Team post for Simply Crafty SVGs. Go check them out, I am sure you will find something that you will fall in love with!


Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Turtley Best Ever Hanukkah Card!

Hi Friends,

As you know most of my cards and projects are made primarily made with my Silhouette Cutting Machine. Today I am bringing you a card that was primarily made with stamps, Lawn Fawn stamps to be exact.

I really enjoy watching YouTube videos with all the stamping and coloring and have wanted to start trying this on my own. I did use my machine to cut out the stamped images but the main focus of this card was the stamping.


I used several different Lawn Fan stamp sets to create the sentiments as well as the cute turtle, yarmulke (pronounced Yamakah) and dreidel. It may be hard to see but the yarmulke is on top of the turtles shell. I am learning to use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen and it made the Star of David on the yarmulke a little hard to see.




The sentiments were stamped from Lawn Fawns: Love you a Latke and Best Pun Ever.

The Turtle was stamped using Lawn Fawn-Year Two.

And last but not least the yarmulke and dreidel were stamped using Lawn Fawn's Holiday Party Animal.  I had some Hanukkah washi tape that I used to put on the right hand edge of the card.

I used my Silhouette machine as well as the Pixscan mat to cut out the images I had stamped.

Well that is my first stamped project. Hope you enjoyed and were inspired to try your hand at stamping. I really enjoyed making this project and will definitly be stamping more.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pumpkin Cottage

Hello, I just wanted to make a quick post as I realized I had shared this on social media but did not yet post this to my blog. 

This is the Pumpkin Cottage file from SVGCUTS. It was really easy to assemble and my Silhouette cut out all the pieces so it was easy as well. The hardest part was picking out which papers I wanted to use. I really think depending on what patterned paper and colors you chose you can adapt this file to many different seasons or holidays. 

Well that is it - short, sweet and to the point! :)



Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Baseball Cap Birthday Card

Hello,

Today I wanted to share a new card I designed. I thought it would be great to have a card with a baseball cap as the focal point.



This card is really quick and easy to assemble. The cap only uses 3 small pieces. I added the stitching by using a white pen and made little dashes. The Happy Birthday sentiment is made up of 3 layers so that you do not need to line up the text, it is done for you!

Check out my YouTube Tutorial: Tutorial

If you are interested in creating this card for yourself, I have uploaded an SVG to Etsy. Link to Etsy


Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM