Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Quietfire Designs Queen of Hearts Blog HOP!!!

Welcome to the day three of the Quietfire Designs Queen of Hearts Event!

For those of you that read my blog regularly, you see the same words a lot.  Quick, easy, simple.
Here I go again, I chose an easy  home decor piece,  using a Suzanne Cannon Silhouette Cutting File.


This is how my kiddo's will find part of their Valentines treats!!!



I started my Valentine project with a charger from the sale bin at a craft store, a roll of white Oracal 651 Vinyl,  Transfer Tape and a Silhouette Cameo (not pictured).


In Silhouette Cameo software, I opened up the files that I wanted to cut, the files I chose from Suzanne Cannon's  Silhouette Store are You Stole My Heart Calligraphy and Heart Flourish.  I was able to manipulate the sizes of the designs as well as how many flourishes I wanted for the project also.  I placed it on the virtual cutting mat where I wanted it to cut.  



After I finished weeding.  Weeding is removing all of the unwanted vinyl from around your characters.  In the above photo I have placed transfer tape over  the top of the design  to make placing the image in its appropriate place very simple.



Once I have my design where I want it I can remove the transfer tape, which is a  medium tack, so it comes off of everything nicely.




 Complete.  Sitting on my counter, waiting for the BIG DAY!!!








 Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Feb 10 - Holly and Teresa 

Feb 11- Sherry and Jutta


Feb 12 - Wendy  (You're Here) and Terre


Feb 13 - Yogi and Robyn
 


Feb 14 - Suzanne and Wanda

For a chance to win leave a comment below before midnight  PST February 14, 2014.

A winner will be randomly chosen from a list of comments and the winner  will be posted on February 15, 2014.

For more details AND to enter in the Queen of Hearts Challenge, please visit http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/



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45 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh how fab! Love it! I love to that it's such a big day over the pond, here in Britain it's all terribly underplayed and un fussy...I decorate and everyone thinks I'm nuts!! This charger with words of truth on it is just plain gorgeous...you'll get years of use from it!

Heather Thompson said...

That is such a great idea. i love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful. Thank you for the great instructions. Judy

Eileen Lucas said...

Loved your design. Sadly, I dont have a Silhouette to be able to create this.

Christine shields said...

This is beautifully simple! I still need to try using vinyl. Can't wait! :)

Robyn said...

Sweet!
Great tutorial for getting into vinyl!

Yogi said...

beautiful. Nice idea to have it sitting, being able to look at it until Valentine's. Still haven't tried cutting vinyl with my Cameo... It's on my short list of things to do. BIG GRIN
Have a great day

Nautolan said...

I have yet to work with vinyl on my silhouette, this has definitely inspired me. Thanks for sharing.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Great project! Perfect way to present treats this Valentine's Day!

Karen Wilson said...

I love the font used with all its swirls. I may have to take a closer look at the Silhouette machine after I pay some upcoming bills. Your kids are very lucky to be able to find Valentine chocolates on this plate....can I be adopted?

Karen Wilson said...

I love the font you were able to achieve with the silhouette machine. That is really cool.

Colleen Howell said...

I love this saying, it is so pretty. And the way the heart comes up from the saying is awesome.

Jutta said...

A very lovely and special project!
Thanks for the tutorial.

Holly Eastabrook said...

The plate is great, love that idea. I can see vinyl in my future.

Rena Sawatski said...

Great project. Certainly is "eyecatching" with the brihg coloured charger.

Sandy Leigh said...

I love quick and easy--very pretty! --Sandy Leigh at EatWriteDreamStitch.blogspot.com

CraftyJo said...

Wonderful, such an innovative idea.

June said...

This is wonderful. The plate is just beautiful. Your kiddos will be thrilled!

June said...

This is beautiful. Your kiddos will be thrilled to get their goodies in that gorgeous plate.

Kathy Eddy said...

What a clever idea and great use of the charger!

Saundra A. said...

Wendy what a great idea!
I never thought of using vinyl for sentiment. Also could
be used for other holidays as well with different
sentiment.

Janet L. said...

Pretty, Pretty!!

Amy C. said...

Very pretty project! I love that it's simple!

Teresa said...

This is such a cute plate Wendy... Love how you did it! Good luck to everyone and hope you win lots of prizes

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done! I've been wanting to try this and you've made it look so easy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Con said...

Such a beautiful project and your children are so lucky to have a crafty mom like you.

Patti Doss said...

What a beautiful piece...I think I would put it on a stand and keep it out, lovely..Hugs..Patti

Linda T said...

Very lovely project! I love the font.

Anne said...

absolutley brilliant! What fun!!!!

Beach Girl 115 said...

Your valentine plate is stunning! I would love to wake up on Friday morning and see these Valentine treats.

christi said...

this is so cute. what a great greeting for v.d.

Jo4Him said...

What a great project; love the color. Thanks for sharing how you created this.

Lafinsol said...

Neat idea to decorate a charger plate and it looks like you painted the letters on, until you read the tutorial, thanks for sharing.

nanny23 said...

Very nice project!! Thanks for sharing!

Nadine Wong said...

There is no end to the creativity being shared. Thank you. Beautiful work.

Nadine Wong said...

Great job. There is no end to the creativity being shared.

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous idea. This looks great. Christine

Pat said...

Great idea! Wouldn't have thought to decorate a charger.

Louise H. said...

Isn't it amazing what you can get in a dollar bin? You did such a great job with your materials. Lovely project.

Joni said...

Wendy, this was fun! Love using my Silhouette and seeing how creative others are with it! Thanks!

Froggietalks said...

This is gorgeous Wendy.. Question: Does the Vinyl come with the transfer tape, or do you have to buy it separately? I am very new to the Cameo, and would LOVE to try some vinyl.

Christina said...

So many different ideas I'm seeing. Thankyou for showing your beautiful work.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Fabulous calligraphy style font that really makes the saying pop off that plate. great work.

C. M. Taylor said...

How clever! You are so creative and love your blog. Thank you for sharing your detail instructions in the video for glitter. I resist using glitter as it is so messy. . . thanks for the tips!

Janet L. said...

Who won from your blog? I haven't been able to find the answer. Thanks!!