Tuesday, September 29, 2015

My Newest Creation!


I am so excited to share with you today my Newest Creation.
I have Designed and Created this "New"
Digital Cut File:  MTK-3D-1121 Marysville Village-Schoolhouse
available at My Treasured Kutz
This is the first house in the Village.
I will be adding New additions to the Village every few weeks.
It will allow you to create them all to complete your Village for Christmas.
They are designed to be used with Battery Operated Tea Lights for your safety.
I hope you enjoy "Marysville Village"
May it inspire you to have a "Village" of your very own.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flip Base Card "Free" Today

Here is a "New" SVG Digital Cut File I created
MTK-DB-1110 Flip Base Card



It turned out so cute!  I also used these files:
MTK-CK-4099 Nippy The Snowman
MTK-CK-5000 Winter Snowflakes
MTK-D-1095 Max The Penguin And Nippy The Snowman Accessories
MTK-DB-1093 Winter Wonderland Background Card
You can get all these and the "FREE" file for today at My Treasured Kutz
Hurry it only available for one week for free.
My Treasured Kutz Blog hosts a 3rd Thursday Freebie.
Where they showcase a SVG Digital Cut File that coordinates with there Metal Die Collection.
I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Check back as I will be posting new designs.
Thank You for stopping by.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Day Three" My Treasured Kutz Christmas In July Blog Hop


My Treasured Kutz
“Christmas In July Blog Hop”
Day Three.
If you missed “Day Two” click HERE.
If you missed “Day One” click HERE.
Hop between our Designers to see what they have created with all of our New Products.  Each day you will have a chance to win a $10.00 Gift card to My Treasured Kutz store, along with a “FREE” SVG Digital Cut File per day, and a 25% discount code for any purchase at My Treasured Kutz for the month of July.  To participate, please visit each of the Designers’ Blogs for inspiration for all the Christmas Products.  Comment and show them some love for all there hard work.  We will choose One Winner each day to receive the $10.00 Gift Card to My Treasured Kutz store.  The winners will be posted Saturday, July 11th on the My Treasured Kutz Blog. So check back and follow the instructions posted there if you are one of the winners.  Also, as your hopping between blogs, look for the post with the link for the Daily “Free” Digital File.



My Window card was used for this design I made.  I layered it with white core card stock, embossed with snowflakes, metal foil embossed with Swiss Dots, Evergreen Branch by My Treasured Kutz to create the Christmas Tree, and decorated it with tiny white pearls and silver thread.  I used mounting foam to raise the window off the page and placed clear plastic for glass.  For the final touch I added My Treasured Kutz Snowflakes to the top corner with pearls.  On the bottom I added ribbons and a pearl to finish off this card.

Todays SVG Digital Cut File "Freebie" is
MTK-DB-1096 Christmas Tree Scene Background Card
To receive your “Free” My Treasured Kutz SVG Digital Cut File” for today.
You must send an e-mail to :  MTKContests@gmail.com, include in subject line:  BLOGHOP070915
And include in body of the e-mail, your e-mail address.  You must do this today, for the file is only free today 7/9/15.  We will then send file to you.

The 25% Discount Code is WZB19M1509K.
This code is good through July 31, 2015


Now if you missed one of the posts, here are their direct links:


Thank you for participating in My Treasured Kutz “Christmas In July Blog Hop" and remember to stop by tomorrow at My Treasured Kutz Blog to see all the New Christmas Releases.



Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"Day Two" My Treasured Kutz Christmas In July Blog Hop


My Treasured Kutz
“Christmas In July Blog Hop”
Day Two.
If you missed “Day One” click HERE.
Hop between our Designers to see what they have created with all of our New Products.  Each day you will have a chance to win a $10.00 Gift card to My Treasured Kutz store, along with a “FREE” SVG Digital Cut File per day, and a 25% discount code for any purchase at My Treasured Kutz for the month of July.  To participate, please visit each of the Designers’ Blogs for inspiration for all the Christmas Products.  Comment and show them some love for all there hard work.  We will choose One Winner each day to receive the $10.00 Gift Card to My Treasured Kutz store.  The winners will be posted Saturday, July 11th on the My Treasured Kutz Blog.  So check back and follow the instructions posted there if you are one of the winners.  Also, as your hopping between blogs, look for the post with the link for the Daily “Free” Digital File and the 25% Discount Code.



What fun it is to create and push yourself in new ways.  I created this card using My Treasured Kutz SVG digital files:  MTK-D-1083 Old Truck, MTK-DB-1094 Winter Mountain Scene Background Card.  Along with the die, MTK-CK-4098 Evergreen Branch.  I cut it out, sanded, inked and made the tree in the back of the truck.  I cut ten Evergreen Branches to create the tree.  I then sanded, folded and glued them to a toothpick, then attached them into the bed of the truck.  I hope this inspires you to step out and create.  Thank you for hoping over.

If you miss one of the posts, here are their direct links:

My Treasured Kutz
Wahnita
Jessica
Shannen
Theresa

Thank you for participating in My Treasured Kutz “Christmas In July Blog Hop!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

"Day One" My Treasured Kutz Christmas In July Blog Hop

My Treasured Kutz
“Christmas In July Blog Hop”
Starts Today.
During the next 3 days you can Hop between our Designers to see what they have created with all of our New Products.  Each day you will have a chance to win a $10.00 Gift card to My Treasured Kutz store.  Along with a “FREE” SVG Digital Cut File per day, and a 25% discount code for any purchases at My Treasured Kutz for the month of July.  To participate, please visit each of the Designers’ Blogs for inspiration for all the Christmas Products.  Comment and show them some love for all there hard work.  We will choose One Winner each day to receive the $10.00 Gift Card to My Treasured Kutz store.  The winners will be posted Saturday, July 11th on the My Treasured Kutz Blog. So check back and follow the instructions posted there if you are one of the winners.  Also, as your hopping between blogs, look for the post with the link for the Daily “Free” SVG Digital Cut File and the 25% Discount Code.

"Nippy The Snowman" is crashing in to with you all a "Merry Christmas."
This card was created using the "New" My Treasured Kutz Christmas Release.  You can create this card using MTK-CK-4099 Nippy The Snowman die and these SVG Digital Cut Files:  MTK-D-1087 Decorating The Tree, MTK-D-1095 Max The Penguin And Nippy The Snowman Accessories.
These will all be available on Friday, July 10th on the My Treasured Kutz website.

Thank you so much for joining us for "Day One" of
"My Treasured Kutz Christmas In July Blog Hop"
If you missed one of the posts, here are their direct links:


Please come back tomorrow and thursday for two more exciting days!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

3D Window Card

I created this "New" digital file.

Created and Designed
by
Mary Pfaff

So here is what I used to made it:

3D Window Card File ~ MTK-DB-1068 Windows, Shutters & 3D Window Box
My Treasured Kutz:  MTK-CK-4062 Leafy Branch
MTK-104 Captivating Birds  MTK-6003 Delightful Daisies
MTK-6008 Capturing Nature
Ranger Tim Hotz Distress Ink ~ Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Fiskars ~ Brick Embossing Plate
Misc.  Card stock, Gems

You can get the digital file and metal dies
at
My Treasured Kutz


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tool Box Gift Card Holder

Designed by Mary Pfaff
 Tool Box Gift Card Holder

Supplies:
Tool Box Gift Card Holder ~ MTK-DC-1066 Tool Box with Tray
My Treasured Kutz ~ MTK-CK-4091 "Honey Do" Tools Die
The Paper Company ~ Black Shimmer Card Stock
Tiny Silver Brads


Directions:

Cut Tool Box Gift Card Holder file from card stock.  Sand.

Tool Box Base:  Shown on top left.  Fold at perforations, bringing small rectangle with flaps inward.  This creates inside tray.  First adhere small side flaps on underneath part, to outside large flap, on each side.  This creates the bottom.  Now adhere folded strips of attached small rectangle on top, to base.  Line up with top edge.  This is the inside tray.
Tool Box Lid:  Shown on top right.  Adhere small side flaps to outside large flap, on each end of small rectangle.  This creates the lid.

Take long strip, shown at bottom, fold at perforations.  Adhere to front & sides of inside tray.  Placing angle corners of strip, up, in back corner of tray.  This allows lid to close smoothly.

Punch tiny holes where you want handle, latch, and hinges to go.  Attach using tiny brads.
Adhere the tiny strip, for bottom of latch, to base.

Add gift card to inside tray of Tool Box with removable tape.



Friday, May 1, 2015

Screen Door Card


A "New" creation!
I am finally all caught up on things and started creating digital cut files again.
Today's design is my "Screen Door Card"
You can get yours @ My Treasured Kutz
along with the flowers and foliage I used.
Remember to check back often as I will be adding new digital designs.
Thank you so much for stopping by.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Convert Studio to SVG

by  Mary Pfaff

www.marymarycrafts.com

In the following tutorial, I will show you how to convert your saved designs in Silhouette Studio into a SVG file outside of Silhouette Studio.  You will only be able to save closed designs.  Meaning all drawings must intersect together to make one complete line.  This will allow for the design to be filled with black and/or white.  The reason for filling with black and white is so when it is converted to SVG (vector) in Inscape, it can decipher the lines.  At this time, this process does not convert perforated lines.  They must be added in later.  


In Silhouette Studio open View, then un-check “Show Grid.”
This allows for white background.


Open the design you want to convert in Silhouette Studio.  Select Image.
If you have a “Multiple Cut Line Image,” as I do, follow this step.  (If not, skip this step)
(Only solid images can be converted)
      In left hand bottom corner click on “Ungroup,” then click on mat.
(So the box around image in gone)


Select “Inner Image” and drag to right.  (Not necessary for “Single Cut Line Image”)

On top bar, click on “Paint Bucket.” This will bring up “Fill Color” screen.
Select “Outer Image,” (or single image) and choose black.
Select  “Colored Lines” in top bar.  Choose clear.  (This will make outer lines clear)

Select ”Inner Image,” and drag off art board to grey area.
(This will allow you to see image when color is changed)
Fill “Inner Image” with white and make outer lines clear.
(Not necessary for “Single Cut Line Image”)


Select “Inner Image” and drag onto top of “Outer Image.”
Deselect. (Click mat to remove box around image)
Now select both images together.
Select “Group.” (bottom left corner)
On top bar, select “Cut Settings.”  Make sure “No Cut” is selected.


Now go to: File, then Print
(We will not actually print it)


When printer box appears, select “PDF”, then “Save as PDF.”


In the new drop down box, choose where you want it.  I use “Desktop” for this step.



Now you need “Inkscape.”  (Free software download)

Open “Inkscape.”  Select “File”, then “Import,” then the file you want and select “Open.”


A drop down box will appear with your image.  Select O.K.


Select your image.  (Arrows will appear around image)
Move image into box (art board) on screen.


Select “Edit,” then “Make A Bitmap Copy” (Alt + B on keyboard)


Now move your “Bitmap Copy” over to left.  Select “Original Image” and delete it.
Select “Bitmap Copy” again and move inside art board.  (box)
While image is still selected:  Select “View,” then “Display Mode,” then “Outline.”


The image should now be covered with an X.
Select “Path,” then “Trace Bitmap,” (shift + Alt + B).


In drop down box select “Update,” then “O.K.”
You will need to close drop down box now.

Last step is to save image as a SVG.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Jesus

Jesus...

Loves You!
Just a little reminder of who always loves you!
Hope you have a great day!





Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monstrously Fun Time!

A Monstrously Fun Time!
A perfect card for that special day!
He's new, and his name is "Ethan Spunkmeyer."
He's from the Monster & Co. die line from My Treasured Kutz.


Monday, February 9, 2015

It's A Girl

It's A Girl!

My nephew and his wife had a beautiful new baby girl this week.

In celebration of the new arrival, I created this monochromatic baby card.
I used My Treasured Kutz "Cutie Pies" die
with an embossing folder, ribbon, and some gems.
Congratulations to the proud parents!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

For My Valentine!

For My Valentine!

Oh you forgot to make him that card!
With a little help from My Treasured Kutz.
You can whip this card up.
One cut with Nature's Melody die, adhered to 2 1/2" sheer ribbon,
a blow, a button, and a typed saying completes this project.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Miss You!

Miss You!

Really, really easy.  Perfect for the beginner!
My Treasured Kutz' Delightful Daisies dies,
a little paper, stamp and accessories create this delightful card.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Today's My Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

This card was created using My Treasured Kutz' Dies.
These dies are exclusively for cards.  They fit perfectly together,
making it so quick and easy to make.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Get Well Soon!

Get Well Soon!

Creating cards have never been easier.
Today I used My Treasured Kutz'  dies:
The Neighborhood, White Picket Fence, and Petite Grass Border.
I added some printed papers and C.C. Designs colored stamp.
It all came together for a inspiring card to lift anyone up!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Valentine's Treat Tutorial

Here is a little something to get you creative juices flowing...

Welcome To 2015

A brand New Year brings many new resolutions which we all hope to accomplish.
This year I am redesigning my website to share my creations with you,
to inspire you to create.
I hope you like what you will see and share them with your friends.
Thank you for stopping by.