Saturday, February 17, 2018

Pet Sympathy Card

It was with a sad heart that I had to make a Pet Sympathy Card. I went searching for the right card, but could not find any that fit the person I was sending this to. I had a concept in my mind do decided to sketch it out and make my own. 



I used black Neenah 110 lb cardstock for the card base and for the front of the card, left over paper I had from other projects. The overall card is an A2 sized card so it is 4 1/4 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches tall. The layers consisted of the following rectangles: 4x5.25, 3.75x4 and 3.625x4.875. And the paw print is layered on top of a 2 inch square. Before adding the panels to my card base, I wrapped a black and white twine around the panels. I also added a red piece behind the paw print to make the heart red. When I was finished I used Wink of Stella to make the paws glitter just a little.

I did create a quick YouTube tutorial in case you wanted to see how exactly this was put together. Pet Sympathy Card Tutorial. 


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Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Sunday, February 11, 2018

So Doggone Cute!


Today I am bringing you a really cute box card for the dog lover. This is the Dog Love Box Card from Simply Crafty SVGs.


My 3 year old Terrier is white with a light tan hue throughout so I wanted to use colors that reflected her. For the face I used white and ivory AC Cardstock. The eyes and big heart were blue AC Cardstock as well. The blue glittered heart is paper from the Heidi Swapp, Marquee Love. The black pieces as well as the card base were cut from Neenah 100 lb black cardstock. I normally do not use that heavy of a weight when making cards but wanted to try it out. I really like the weight it gives this card. Since this is a box card and folds, the card remains very firm and sturdy. And lastly for the patterned paper it came from the DCWV Tahiti Beach Stack. DCWV is one of my favorite paper companies. 




The inspiration for the blue in the card was inspired from the patterned paper. I had the project in mind and when I saw this particular paper I knew I had to use it. The flowers have blue centers and some have blue outlines so I wanted to bring that out and incorporate into the entire design. 



I embossed the big blue heart with my Cuttlebug using the folder Perfecy Paisley. I really like how it played nicely with the patterned paper. 








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Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Saturday, February 3, 2018

There is never anything to watch on TV...

Unless you are watching 'this' TV!!


When I saw this released from SVGCuts I knew exactly what photo I was going to use inside, and also what papers to use. With a retro TV you can get all wild but I think I did a pretty good job at keeping it pretty tame :) I did want the focus to remain on this cute kid!

You cannot see from this angle but there are some coordination patterned paper on the sides and back. I wanted to keep this post short as I created a YouTube tutorial showing you how I put this together. Of course a retro TV needs to have a video. :)

What is even better, is that this folds flat to fit in an envelope so I can mail it out to a loved one!

Without further ado please click here to watch the tutorial. 

All My Love SVG Kit from SVGCuts. 
Vintage TV Box Card individual file. 



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Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Monday, January 22, 2018

Conversation Heart Delivery

Welcome back!

I have another project I created for Simply Crafty SVGs. This time I took the Christmas Tree Delivery Box Card, and turned it into a Conversation Heart Delivery Box Card!

What is great about this file, is that there is an extra 'plain' center insert so that you can switch it up. So I used the plain version and glued on some conversation hearts. The hearts were obtained from the Silhouette Store, but I had to do a lot of work to get them to this state. 






For the main base of the truck I use a reddish pink AC Cardstock and for the patterned pieces I used some paper I had in my stash. I used silver glitter for the hub caps, door handle and the grill of the truck. For the headlights I used 2 pink rhinestones. 


For the back of the truck I used the silver glitter for the bumper and 2 darker pink rhinestones for the taillights. 


The best part is that this can actually be delivered, as it folds flat for mailing. Hope you enjoyed my project. Please don't forget to check out Simply Crafty's SVG's. If you are looking for some Valentine's Day SVG files, they recently released more cute files!


Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy Valentine's Bag

Welcome back!

Today I am bringing to you a Design Team project I made from Simply Crafty SVGs. This file is the Happy Valentine's Bag. What is great about this bag is that it is very easy to assemble and uses minimal paper. This can easily be mass produced to be used as gifts in a child's classroom or any other similar situation. The bag is just the right size to hold small treats or a small gift.


Depending on the paper used and the embellishments, this bag can be used in many ways and even after Valentine's Day by just changing the sentiment.

Below is a video I created to show you how easy the bag is assembled. Click  here to see in HD.


Don't forget to stop by Simply Crafty SVGs to check out all of the Valentine's Day files they have.


Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hugs Valentine's Day Card

Hi Friends and welcome back to my page. Today I am sharing a card I created just using a stamp set, ink and my electronic die cutting machine. This can easily be made using regular die cuts as well.


Below is a video of the stamping and assembly of the card, or you can view on YouTube here:



The supplies I used were:
Gina K Designs: Summer Blooms Stamp Set. Although I was not able to find the stamp set available online, there are many floral sets that would work perfectly.
Gina K Designs Ink in Bubble Gum, Cherry Red, Passionate Pink and Grass Green.

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Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

Hello,

Today I wanted to share a 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card I made.


I started off with a sketch I made in my software. I made a rectangle the size of my card which is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card base. I then made 4 circles and laid them out how I thought I wanted on my final card. 

This was really easy as I was able to cut all 4 pieces with one pass of the electronic cutter. 


When all the pieces were cut out, I stamped the sentiments and glued on the circles. Once the circles were in place I flipped the card over and trimmed anything that was hanging over. I thought the card was still a little plain, so decided to add some sequins and I think that made it perfect.

For a more detailed 'how to' I did create a YouTube video which goes into more details. Please go and check out that video here: Clean and Simple Birthday Card.

If I have inspired you to create a card like this, or any of the projects I have made, I would love to see them. Please email me a photo or tag me on Social Media, my links are below!


Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM