Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday Freebie: New Year's Printables

Here's a great way to bring in the new year, and what makes it even better is that it's FREE. Happy Friday, enjoy these New Year's Printables on us and let's celebrate the hope of a great year together!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday's Tip: Using Photoshop and the TMNT Tool to refrost some Frosting!

Have I mentioned that I love Sheri Berry's Frosting Set? Not only is it stunningly beautiful, but you don't have to be limited to use it just for Christmas. I decided for our New Years Party we are having this year, that this would make the perfect decor. With a couple easy tweaks they are 'New Year' ready!

Using the Try Me Now Tool (TMNT) and Photoshop (or other photo editing program) you can easily make this set New Year ready too. Make sure you are signed onto you account at LD and begin by going to the Holiday Frosting Alphabet and click on the Try Me Now icon in the upper right hand corner of the alphabet. In the text box, write your first title that you want to use. I'm starting with 2012 that I'm going to put on one of the Holiday Frosting Labels to turn into a cupcake topper. Change the resolution to High and click save. This will automatically save the title you typed as a full resolution .png.

In Photoshop or like program, open up the Holiday Frosting Label you want to use in Print Cut or Graphics. I'll be using 1 and 2 for my toppers. Open up the title you just saved from the TMNT and copy and paste it on top of the label. Go to the layers menu, select the 2010 layer. Now click on the drop down arrow on the right hand of the layers menu and select convert to smart object. This will allow you to resize you number without loosing any resolution. If you don't have an option like this sizing down isn't as big as and issue and if you need to size down without you probably wouldn't notice a difference. Hit Control+T to transform your numbers. Holding shift and dragging at the corner at the same time to maintain a uniform shape. Continue to re-size until it fits in the center of the circle.  Now the final product will actually be too big to be a cupcake topper. Once I had everything where I wanted it I re-sized the entire image so that the diameter of the circle was about 1 1/2 inches. I repeated the entire process Using the first label, and the words Happy New Year.

For my invitation, you could easily use the invite number 8 from the Holiday Frosting Potpourri as is, since is just says 'Holiday Celebration', or if you want to make it more specific with another easy tweak we'll change 'Holiday Celebration' to 'New Year's Party.'

Begin by opening the invitation in Photoshop or other like program. Using the brush tool, select some white paint and carefully brush over 'Holiday Celebration.' Go to the LD website and back to the Holiday Frosting Alphabet and following the same directions as above using the TMNT tool type in 'New Year's Party.' Save the title and open it in Photoshop and paste it above the invitation. Size down the title and put into place where the old title was. Now print some coordinating envelopes, some fun snowflakes, or even print out the words HAPPY NEW YEAR and create a fun banner to add to the decor. Everything you need to make a beautiful Holiday Celebration is all in Sheri Berry's Holiday Frosting Bundles. On sale now during Dollar Days! Right now take $20 off a $50 purchase with coupon code: newyear20.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Two for Tuesday: Calendar Doodlebats

Get your collection of calendar themed words, phrases, days, months and years in this 2 item doodlebat bundle for just $1 during Dollar Days. That makes each one just 50 cents, an offer you can't resist! For $1 get DB Boxy Calendar and DB Captured Calendar. Offer ends Monday, January 2nd at midnight, MST.

Looking to save more??? Just half a day left to save with our Manic Monday coupon codes for Dollar Days. Save an additional $5 when you spend $20 with coupon code: save5 or for even more savings, save $20 when you spend $50 with coupon code: save20. Offer ends tonight at midnight MST.

Monday, December 26, 2011

A little bird told me...

It's Manic Monday! Today only get additional savings on our Dollar Days sale! Save an additional $5 when you spend $20 with coupon code: save5 or for even more savings, save $20 when you spend $50 with coupon code: save20.
Offer ends tomorrow at midnight MST.

Friday, December 23, 2011

On the 12th day of Christmas...

On the 12th day of Christmas, LD gave to me 12 Merry Thank You Notes as a FREEBIE! Enjoy these fun thank you notes on us, including a coordinating envelope.We hope everyone has a fabulous holiday. Thank you for being our fans!

Hey and Check out these fabulous products from Sheri Berry's Frosting line, also included in our Dollar Day Sale! I'm so in love with this delicious collection! Become a fan of Sheri Berry on facebook!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

11th Day of Christmas...

On the 11th Day of Christmas LD gave to me Dollar Days and a tip to make a fun photo ornament!  Wrap up the holidays with dollar days, with most items just $1 and all Cut Its discounted to almost 50% off, its the perfect excuse to get crafting!

Make this fun and easy photo ornament using the Ornament Collection Cut It Set. Using image one, begin by cutting out all the pieces except for the star and oval. Separated out your pieces of the ornament should look like this.

For the framed portion, you can either cut out the center in Illustrator or Inkscape, or if you paste the main ornament and the oval together in Make-The-Cut, it will automatically cut out the center for you.

Once everything is cut, adhere the pieces together and place a photo between the back solid ornament and the framed ornament. Thread some bakers twine or string through the center for hanging.
I had more fun with my ornament by including it with my Santa Letter to my son, pretending one of the elves made it for him. I decided I needed to do a little something extra when he excitedly asked to open a St. Jude's envelope that was covered in Christmas icons. He exclaimed, "I know dis is a letter from Santa!" Then as he opened it revealing a whole bunch of return labels with the hugest smiled he continue, "Oh my gosh, I know dis is da good boy list!" It was super cute, so of course I played along, forgetting that the one word he can read is his name. So as he is studying and studying, he looks up super sad and asks why his name isn't on it. I quickly say, "Oh I don't think that is the good boy list at all, it must still be coming!" I had been planning on printing the Santa Letter for him anyhow, but I realized I needed to hurry it up. So in my attempt to go all the way out, and make up for yesterday's disappointment, I included the fun little photo ornament. I also created labels for my envelope using pieces from the Santa Letter printables. He knew immediately it was for him, and he was pretty sure it was from Santa.

And here's the happy camper, finally relieved he's made the "Nice Boy" list!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

10th Day of Christmas...

On the 10th day of Christmas, LD gave to me a Hoppy Holidays Tic Tac cover for FREE! He may not be a Lord but he's leaping! Enjoy this fun freebie as we hope your holidays are hoppin'!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

9th day of Christmas

On the 9th day of Christmas, LD gave to me another Two for Tuesday for only $1 Hurry and get your Two for 12 Merry Days Two for Tuesday Bundle now. Offer ends Monday, December 26th at midnight, MST.

Have you gotten a chance to check out our Yuletide Greetings Cut It Sets? These popluar and mod Christmas designs are finally available in Cut Its version, get hip and get Yuletides Greetings now!

Monday, December 19, 2011

8th Day of Christmas..

On the 8th day of Christmas, LD gave to me... a manic monday deal on Jillustration's Cow-lendar Bundle, including an updated 2012 year! Hurry and get the entire Cow-lendar Bundle, including for 3 graphics set and 1 alphabet for just $3! But don't stop there, we've also got the Cowlendar Doodlebat font on sale for just 50 cents! All offers end Wednesday at midnight, MST.

Need something sweet to hold all your treats? Get our new Holiday Gift Giving cut templates. From trees, to stars and peppermint purses, make the simplest gift look extra special when it's wrapped up to make a statement. Just $5 for the entire set!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7th day of Christmas...

On the 7th day of Christmas LD gave to me, as swimmin' deal on our entire Seven Seas Product Line. Get the Collection for just $5 and the SVG for just $2.50. Offer ends Tuesday at midnight, MST.

Don't forget to check out our new and fabulous product from renowned illustrator Nancy Kubo! These darling critters are available as Cut Its and a graphic set and make perfect adornments or tags if you check out Jin's latest tutorial at Under A Cherry Tree!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

6th Day of Christmas...

On the 6th day of Christmas, LD gave to me a big discount on the Holiday Shoppers Graphic and Cut It Sets! With just 6 shopping days left, these fun graphics will help set the mood! Offer ends Monday at midnight, MST.

And don't forget to check out the new Holiday Frosting Print and Cut Bundle from Sheri Berry! Just in time to add some sparkle to your holiday fun. Each element is uniquely beautiful and ready to put a final touch on your projects. Get the entire bundle for just $19!

Friday, December 16, 2011

5th day of Christmas...

On the 5th day of Christmas, LD gave to me a Bah Humbug Christmas Cootie Catcher for FREE! Need a fun activity for little hands? This Christmas-themed page ready to print and fold cootie catcher will keep kids happy while you get a few items crossed off your Seasonal To-Do list. Happy Friday!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On the 4th day of Christmas...

On the 4th day of Christmas, LD gave to me, some neighbor gift ideas plus a FREEBIE to help!

1. Make these A&Wesome rootbeer giveaways using the reindeer from the Christmas Express Cut It set, available at checkout! Simply cut off the body and cute out the reindeer head as normal. Cut a small 1/2 in strip of paper and wrap around the cap and adhere. Attach head, your FREE tag and embellish with ribbon!

2. May your days be Merry and Sprite! Easy wrapping with the star from the Holiday Lights Cut It Set and your Free Tag.

3. May your Holidays be Popping! Microwave popcorn, your free tag and a penguin from the Christmas Express Cut It Set.

4. We could all use a little extra Dough this time of year ;)...especially the cookie dough kind! The cute gingerbread man comes from the Holiday Lights Cut it Set.

5. Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday. Tie up some hot chocolate, make a smores kit, or Snowman soup. Anyway you do it, this Freebie Tag and our snowman from the Christmas Express Cut It Set are the perfect embellishment.

6. Cookies for Santa? No problem, create your own Cookies-In-A-Jar mix and attach a fun tag!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

3rd Day of Christmas

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, LD gave to me...THREE FRENCH HENS! Ok so maybe we didn't exactly give them to you but they are all a fantastic price! All offers ends Friday at midnight, MST.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

On the 2nd day of Christmas...

On the 2nd day of Christmas, LD gave to me a Two-for-Tuesday for just $1! Hurry and get your Two for Tuesday bundle including the 12 Days of Christmas Graphic Set and the Christmas Birds Doodlebat for only $1. Offer ends Monday, December 19th at midnight, MST.

Monday, December 12, 2011

On the first day of Christmas...

On the first day of Christmas LD gave to me...11 Holiday fonts for just $1 each and 1 then one also FREE!

Hurry and join in the fun, as we celebrate 12 days of Christmas. We'll be bringing you lots of fun, fantastic deals and even some FREEBIES! All offers for today's deal end tomorrow at midnight, MST.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Freebie: 3D Tree Ornament

Add to your collection of handmade ornaments with this fun decorative tree! Easy to assemble, this ornament would look great garnishing your tree or use multiple to make a fun garland. Hurry and get today's FREE 3D Tree Ornament! Offer ends Sunday at midnight, MST.

Looking for another FREEBIE and GIVE AWAY? If you didn't get a chance to check out our fabulous new product from Sheri Berry, it up and ready to go. Become a fan of her facebook page and once she hits 600 fans she will be giving away this fabulous Swell Noel Afghan Kit using art from her Swell Noel collection. This is a counted cross stitch kit and includes afghan, presorted cotton thread, needle and instructions.

All you have to do is first because a fan and then scroll down to the post of the beautiful Afghan and tell Sheri what your favorite Christmas or holiday craft is that you enjoy making...and of course encourage your friends to 'like' the Sheri Berry page too! Rumor has it that she might be posting a FREEBIE today too!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday's Tip: Paper Tree Decoration

I love this time of year! Decorating for the holidays with my son has become a favorite pasttime of ours. This year I wasn't allowed to put the Halloween decor away unless I promised to get out the Christmas stuff in exchange, so we got an early start of it. This no-brainer tree was so fun, and easy enough to let my son help (here and there ;).

Styrofoam Tree
Basic Snowflakes SVG
Straight Pins
Glue Gun
Wire (Optional)
Begin by cutting stips of paper 3/4" by 4". I ended up using about 3 half sheets of 12 by 12 paper.

Then fold each strip in half without creasing and secure to Styrofoam base with a straight pin. Continue this process until the whole tree is filled up.

Once that is done, embellish the top with ribbons and curled wire. Then lastly, cut out your Simple Snowflake to secure to the top of the tree.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sneak Peek: Frosting by Sheri Berry

I couldn't be more excited about this Sneak Peek! Look for Frosting by Sheri Berry coming to Lettering Delights very soon! With cupcake wraps, borders, an alphabet, boxes, graphics, garlands and cards, you'll be as delighted as we are with this fabulous collection.

Wild Wednesday: In honor of Graham Cracker

In honor of our dear sweet Grandma Cracker (Graham Cracker), who taught us to follow our dreams and gave us her artistic talent so we could help bring you the products you find on LD. And in later (more senile) years even though we lovingly referred to you as Whacky Cracky, we will always cherish everything you taught us and all the memories we made. Much love and may you rest in peace...

All offers end Friday at midnight, MST.

Have you checked out how amazing these cracker boxes turn out??? Check out I Love 2 Cut Paper for some amazing examples!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Add wonder to your holiday projects with this fun little snow themed bundle. Get our Eskimo Kisses SVG and the Basic Snowflakes SVG for one low price! Offer ends next Monday, December 12th at midnight, MST.

And just a few short hours left to save on our Manic Christmas sale! Hurry offer ends tonight at midnight.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Manic Monday: 'Tis the Season

It's that most wonderful time of year again, and time to spread Holiday greetings to dear family and friends! Don't wait until the busy-ness of the season hits--have some fun and start your preparations with today's Manic Monday Sale! You'll be glad you did! We've collected fonts, DoodleBats, Alphabets, Graphic Sets and SVG's that will help you conveniently create all the paper products necessary for spreading holiday cheer! All offers end tomorrow at midnight, MST.