Closing shop at Design House Digital- HUGE sale

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Yes, it’s true. Deena is retiring at Design House Digital. Her store is 50% off and TODAY is the last day to get it at that price!

Don’t worry though. Deena is opening up shop at a new and exciting place tomorrow so stay tuned for some cool promotions we have in store for you! Make sure to come back tomorrow to see the news.

Peace.

Jeryn

Happy Christmas – Digital cutting files

Tiffany and Jeryn here, teaming up to showcase one of Deena’s older collections: Happy Christmas – cutting files. Did you know there are 20 different cuts and overlays? One of the greatest things about this collection is all the different file types: SVG, AI, GSD, JPG, and PNG.  If you don’t have a digital cutting machine, don’t worry. This kit is still fantastic to use in printable/hybrid way!  Here are a couple of projects our creative team came up with.

For this hybrid Hot chocolate sleeve, I used THIS GIFTCARD freebie cutting file and made it just big enough for a hot cocoa packet. Then I added on the stocking file, a multi-layered cut, which is one of my favorites in the kit. I love the layers. Add some ribbon, and off you go. What a quick and easy project. It took me about an hour to complete ten of them, even with all the glue.

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Pair it up with a cute little travel mug and it makes a perfect little gift.
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Every year the kids and I make handmade ornaments for the tree. Some I will make myself and some the kids will make on their own (with my help, of course). Using the rectangle tag I created quick and easy tags for this year’s ornaments. After cutting on the Cricut, I stamped it, added glitter, added washi tape- which BTW is THE best thing on earth and added twine. This project took probably less than 30 minutes to complete. Easy peasy!

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Because this was quick and easy I decided to create a garland for the tree. I have been wanting to make a paper garland for the tree for some time now so this was a perfect opportunity.

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The circle tags were created with paper from Merry and Bright and textured cardstock glued to one side. String some twine through them and you’ve got garland! You can also hang one end from the ceiling along with other strands in different lengths for a pretty flowy look.

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We’re fast approaching Christmas so we’re going to take a few days off to enjoy the holiday with our families. We’ll be back next week! Until then, Deena Rutter and the team wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

New Release Thursday: Holiday Essentials

It's New Release Thursday! For those of you following Deena's Facebook fan page you got a sneak peek of today's release. If you haven't liked Deena's FB page… well, what are you waiting for? You can find her here.

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Today Deena brings you Holiday Essentials. This kit coordinates well with your December Daily album, your Project Life or just your everyday scrapbooking needs. These bits and pieces also go great with Be Merry. Check out what the CT created using both Holiday Essentials and Be Merry.

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9 reason we love this seasonby Jeryn Carlisi


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Wow, that's some awesome eye candy right there! We also wanted to showcase a few other LOs created by our CT using Be Merry.

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by Arielle Gordon

Head over to Deena's shop at Design House Digital to pick up Holiday Essentials, 30% TODAY ONLY!

This is Jeryn, signing off till next time. 

Peace!

 

The BE MERRY collection + DIY Pendant Banner

Let the holiday cheer begin!  To celebrate my new digital release the BE MERRY COLLECTION, I am giving you this fun and easy DIY garland banner.

To download the file here:
Download Drutter-Be Merry Banner.

Just download the file, print on white cardstock, cut it out, poke some holes, and string it up!  I used my tiny hole puncher plus my 1.25 inch circle punch.  The small pom pom garland was made with small felt balls bought on etsy.

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Please enjoy this free download for your personal use only.  Also, be sure to check out my new Holiday Cards in the Be Merry collection.

Drutter-Be Merry photocardsCheck out both sets of Holiday Photocards 1 & Holiday Photocards 2

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Peace Love & Joy Art Print

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Complete Be Merry Collection

DSD at Design House Digital Blog Hop & Tutorial

Time for another amazing blog hop with the designers at Design House Digital. We don’t just give digital kits away for free, we give away fun designing advice as well!

 

In this tutorial I will show you how to create outlines for fonts and add embellishments, swirls, and manipulate your lettering.

Picture 85To get started, open up a new file in Adobe Illustrator and type your wording.  I am adding swirls to my lettering, so I picked a font that is flowy and looks handwritten.  I found a font that is made up of swirls, picked a couple that would go well at the ends of some of my letters.

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Then select the lettering and the swirls and right click.  Select “create outlines”.

Picture 87You will notice that it is no longer a font, but a vector object.

 

Picture 90I wanted my swirl to come naturally out of the “y”, so I erased the edge.

Picture 91I then selected my big swirl and moved it in a natural flowing spot.

Picture 92For some balance, I selected and moved “girl” down below.

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Also for balance, I wanted to add a bigger swirl onto the edge of the first letter.  I erased it to the thick edge of the letter. In the same way, I erased the smaller swirl so just the right amount of a swirl end was coming off of the “B”.

 

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Select all and change the color using a color swatch of your choice.

TA-DAH!!!

Now, look what you can get for free just for following along on our blog hop!

DAYDREAM BELIEVER – A collaboration by Design House Digital.

 

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We have made it easy to get this free kit…just collect the coupon code letters as you hop
from blog to blog startingat the beginning.

My Letter is:

Picture 99Now, head over to Erica Coombs blog to get some great info from her as well.