Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thursday's Tip: Valentine Straws

Valentine straws, perfect for parties, or to hand out as Valentines! Our Valentine's Dollar Day sale is still going on, so its the perfect time to buy! Also, if you didn't see our one day sale on our new 20 pack Paper Hoopla Bundle, you have until Midnight tonight to purchase one of our two Paper Hoopla Bundles for just $10. This is the lowest price you will ever get on our digital papers. Each bundle contains well over 120 papers each! It's also our last day to get our Top Ten of 2012 Bundles at these prices. Hurry and grab them before they go up for good!

Check out the directions below:


Love Me Do Cut It Set
Yours Truly SVGS
LD Jambalya
LD Blankie
Bakers Twine


I used the pinwheel and tag from the Love Me Do Cut It Set, and the Flower and hearts are from the Yours Truly SVG set. Begin by cutting out the pinwheel, tag, flowers and multiple small hearts from the center of the flower.

Assemble the pinwheel, then place the tag at the back of the brad. Glue the straw to the edge of the tag away from the brad so the pinwheel can still spin.

To make the hanging hearts, cut a small piece of baker's twine, or other ribbon or string. I used two hearts on each side (so 4 total). And glued them from front to back with the twine in the middle.

Wrap around the back of the pinwheel. And let hang. You will do the same thing with the flower straw.

For the flower straw cut out this flower from the Yours Truly SVG and follow the notes below.

When done, assemble another set of wrap around hearts. I also created tags to wrap around using the fonts LD Blankie and LD Jambalaya.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Paper Hoopla Bundles on Sale one day only!

One day only, get 20 paper packs for just $10! Back by popular demand we have the Paper Hoopla Bundle, but new today, we also have the Paper Hoopla 2 Bundle, with over 160+ sheets of our latest and greatest paper! The price for these two bundles can not be beat! Check it out! Offer ends tomorrow at midnight, MST.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Digiscrap Tuesday: Hogs and Kisses

Love is in the air! Use this week's FREE Pagemaps and go Hog Wild over this layout!


Hogs and Kisses Collection
LD Funky Chunky
Envelopes B SVG
Cards B SVG

FREE 12 by 12 Pagemap
FREE 8.5 by 11 Pagemap


Begin by layering the Hogs and Kisses Paper to create the basic layout.  Use a torn notebook paper for the back center piece. LD Funky Chunky was the font used for our subtitle. And we created our own envelope and card using the Envelopes B SVG and Cards B SVG. Embellish with our Hogs and Kisses Graphic Set. Enjoy and have fun.

See our video tutorial on how to use our pdf pagemaps:

For a video tutorial of making a digital layout using a pagemap with Illustrator or Inkscape and Photoshop click here.

For a video tutorial of making a digital layout using a pagemap and just Photoshop click here.

Get your FREE 12x12 pagemap here:

Get your FREE 8.5x11 pagemap here:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Ideas from Under a Cherry Tree and One Day Coupon Code

Need some Valentine's ideas? Jin's been a Valentine creating maniac! Check out some of her amazing ideas below. Be sure to click on the links for her tutorials at Under A Cherry Tree. Right now all of our Valentine's products are on sale during our Valentine's Day Dollar Days Sale! And today only SAVE $10 off a minimum purchase of $20 with coupon code: ManicLove. Offer ends tomorrow at midnight, MST.

My Heart Soars When I'm With You

Saving all my Love For You

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

Love you Snow Much:

Friday, January 25, 2013

Dazzling New Product and Freebies!

Dazzling dollar pricing continues on over 300 Valentines Day product! Get all our valentine and love themed alphabets, graphic sets and printables for only $1!Cut its are now only $2!

Want a more mature version of our paper dolls? Purchase our new Dazzle Dolls and Dazzle Dates. Your tween will LOVE dressing up for the perfect night out with Mr. Right and you will love it too! See Dazzle Dolls and Dazzle dates now!!

You loved Sheri's "Wee are the World" collection and now she brings you the Wee are the World Valentiny Collection. The same 12 characters from 12 different countries grace 12 individual Valentine cards and envelopes.

Learn how to say "I love you" in eight different languages with this very creative Wee are the World Color Wheel Print and Cut and Printable.

What product dazzled in 2012? Check it out now! Purchase our top ten fonts, alphabets, graphic sets and cut its of the last year. See which product made the must have lists! These prices are only good for the rest of the month so don't delay!

Ready for some FREEBIES???? Head on over and grab our FREE Dazzle Dolls Pajama Party Invite, that coordinate perfectly with our new Dazzle Dolls Collection. Wouldn't paper dolls be the perfect activity for a fun girls night in?

And if that isn't enough, got to Sheri's blog and check out the FREE stamp set that goes with her amazing Wee are the World Valentiny Collection!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentines for Boys--FREEBIE included!

Need some easy Valentine's ideas for boys?  For baseball lovers, make this quick Valentine using our Sports Cut It Simple Shapes and LD Neat Pete.

Begin by bringing the baseball into Make-the-Cut. If you want, you can create a type layer here and do a print and cut. I used LD Neat Pete. Or you can just cut out the balls and write on them by hand. Create a second layer by pressing the plus sign at the bottom left corner of the layers menu. On the new layer, create a circle using the Basic Shapes generator.

Resize the circle small enough for the sucker stem to go through. Copy it and paste it by pressing Control+shift+V. Align the two circles so that they are in the center in the baseball like this:

Cut the ball out. To create the back simply right click on the baseball layer, click on shape magic and then select Blackout. So now your ball looks like this:

Cut out bottom layer and assemble!

Hand over your heart with this Valetine Stick up! Using Southewest Cut It Simple Shapes and this fun FREEBIE, these Valentine's are sure to please any small cowboy.  Bring the gun into Make-the-Cut and size to 8 inches wide and cut out. You can draw on it as shown if you like. Print out the holster and wrapper from the FREEBIE, and cut out. Put together the holster by drawing a small line of glue on the outer edge. Wrap your stick of gum with the wrapper and glue to gun. Make a fun optional heart on the front using the Yours Truly SVG's.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What are you making for Valentine's Day?

Our Valentine Dollar Days Sale is still on! Get creative this Valentine's Day with lots of new fun product (or even old) and show us what you are making! My next $5 Wild Wednesday gift certificate will go to one random individual that posts a Valentine Card or other Valentine project to our facebook page before this coming Valentine's day. (Don't worry, if you have already posted a Valentine project this month, I'll include you in the draw).

See how JoAnna created this fun Valentine Home Decor complete with springing action!

Shop our Valentine Day Dollar Day Sale now!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Digiscrap Tuesday: Cloud Nine Pagemaps

Create this fun layout using our Free pagemaps! We also used the Cloud Nine Graphic Set and Cloud Nine Paper Pack. Right now, all of our Cloud Nine products are on sale during our Valentine Dollar Day sale! Head on over to LD to get your Cloud Nine products today!

See our video tutorial on how to use our pdf pagemaps:

For a video tutorial of making a digital layout using a pagemap with Illustrator or Inkscape and Photoshop click here.

For a video tutorial of making a digital layout using a pagemap and just Photoshop click here.

Get your free 12" by 12" pagemap.

Get your free 8.5" by 11" pagemap.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Go Hog Wild during our Valentine Dollar Sale and Squeal over our Freebie!

It's time to go hog wild during the Hog Wild Valentine Dollar Sale! Even our new product is discounted to $1-2! Check out the new Hogs & Kisses Collection now!

What's better than hugs and kisses??? How about Hogs FOR Kisses! Get the Hogs for Kisses Cut it Set now so you too can make adorable little containers to hold your kisses for your loved ones! Makes a great gift!

Make sure you "pig out" on the fonts, alphabets, graphic sets and cut its of the last year. These prices are only good for the rest of the month so don't delay!

Are you a new customer or do you have a friend you want to introduce to LD? Check out this new FYI that explains the differnce between cut its and graphics. Check out this new FYI that helps explain the difference between cut its and graphics.

Get ready to squeal...this Hogs and Kisses Tic Tac Toe set is FREE until Sunday at midnight, MST. Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday's Tip: Photo Prop Valentine's and Love Day Sale!

Make cherished photo valentines with photo props for this year's love day! Simple to make, these priceless photos will make the perfect gift this holiday. And with our Valentine Sale going on now until Valentines, you'll fine the perfect products at a great price!

Mustache Mania SVG
Lip Smackers SVG
Seasoned Love Cut It Simple Shapes
LD Petticoat Twist
SNF Simon Says
LD Blankie

Directions for We Love You Trio:
Begin by creating a 12" by 6" canvas in Photoshop or like program. Paste in your two 4" by 6" photos on each side.

Select the Type tool and type what you want to say in the middle. I used SNF Simon Says from our sister site Scrapnfonts to type out "We Love You". And I used LD Blankie at the bottom. Make sure the font is center aligned.

Using the layers menu to the right double click on the text layer to bring up the layers style menu, select stroke and adjust the stroke size and color. I used the picker to choose the red in her sweater to create a red stroke.

Now change your font color to white by selecting all the characters and choose the font color at the top of photoshop.

I then used LD Blankie to write Happy Valentine's Day. Using the Lip Smackers SVG and the Mustache Mania SVG, you can digitally add the lips and mustaches or cut out with your digital cutting machine and add to the finished product!

Photoprop for Valentine's Photoshoot:

Create giant valentines for a darling photo prop. Using the Seasoned Love Simple Shapes Cut It Set, cut out the scalloped heart with your digital cutter. I cut out the main image on white cardstock, then used the 2nd layer (the line) to cut out the red heart.

I used LD Petticoat Twist directly in Make-the-Cut to cut out "Kisses 25 cents". It helps to size it above the heart directly. Cut out the letters and adhere to the heart, presto giant Valentine!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Hamburger Mini Album and Blog Hop

I can't get enough of this mini album from Joy's Life! Using the fun Oishii SVG Files, does this not make the cutest mini album ever?! Check out more photos and Joy's How To. Then hop your way through the rest of her mini album blog hop!

Enjoy EXTRA SAVINGS today with one day coupon code: manic60 That is 60% off a purchase of $25 or more.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Great Scott!, See what's hot and get your Friday Freebie too!

Great scott! Wait until you see the new Great Scott Collection with little scotties braving the cold in Great Scott, it's Cold! or more scotties falling in love in Great Scott, it's Love! Make sure you see how hot the new collection is now!

If you LOVE the Great Scott Collection, and want it all save up to 40% when you buy the Great Scott Collection in bundles.

Get your Friday Freebie Tissue Box now! With our Great Scott, It's cold Cut It, you can turn this freebie into a darling "Scotty for your Snotty" box. Tissue Box is available for FREE until Sunday at midnight, MST. To make your own Scotty for Your Snotty box, follow these instructions here!