One picture, SO MANY OPTIONS!!

24 Nov

Another of my top 10 people who have inspired me and has had a great impact on me is Therese Travis.  Therese’s Design Team for PAPER FACES DESIGNS, was the very 1st team I wan invited(or allowed) to be on.  I am proud to say I am still with her and she will have a hard time getting rid of me:)

The other day, I shared with you the tutorial of how to create a card with a Digital stamp and Digital Papers.  Todays techniques have some same steps, but are different in many ways.  To view the tutorial on Digital Stamps with Digital Papers you can click here to view the post.

Today, I am using Therse’s Angel Miriam.  You can purchase Miriam for your own personal use here.  I will show you how to use a .svg file and also how to use Miriam as a DIGI STAMP for 3 beautiful cards.

For my.svg card, I am using a version that Therese created for me so that I can cut it out on my Cricut.

You will start with your file opened up in your cutting software.

Please note, I have warped the pattern to hopefully protect Therese’s image. 🙂  The image will open up all grouped together.

My next step is to discard what I won’t use.  Or to be safe HIDE what you do not need and at this point, I group them on my mat how I want them to cut.

I am pretty picky about trying to save paper.  So I go with the minimum of paper I can go with to cut my files.  You can see on the next image, I have divided the pieces up into what color I will cut them out on.

Next I measure my colored paper out to fit the image on my template and adhere the paper to the cutting mat. That is the next image you are seeing.

Next you will see my pieces are cut and ready to go!  Yes, I warped the picture again:)

Jeannie tip here…When working with certain files, such as Therese’s Fairies, angels, or anything with faces or cirles etc, as I am removing them from the cutting mat, I turn them over and put a small dot on the TOP so I know which is the top and the bottom.  Might sound silly, but it has really helped in my assembling process.

I have gathered all the supplies to complete this card.  In one helps the picture taking process tremendously!!

It is always important to add some depth to you pieces by sponging them with a neutral color.

My next step is to emboss my background and assemble my word art on cardstock.  I sponge these with a dark color and edge with a gold stamp pad.

Here is Miriam all assembled and ready for her card.

Time for the bow.  I use an empty cup and tie a knot on the cup.

I then cut the ribbon on the opposite side of where I just tied my nice knot.

At this point I have a for tailed ribbon, take the ends that you cut and adhere them around an attach behind your card with tape.

At this point, I forgot I needed to mat Miriam with white paper, so find a scrap and “bubble cut” around her.

Next, put dimensional adhesive on the back of Miriam and the word art.

Assemble the rest of the items and that is how I use an .svg file.

Here is a comparison with a card that I did with the DIGI stamp and colored cardstock.  I love the way it looks..but with the .svg file, the CRICUT does the cutting, with the DIGI, I do the cutting.

I also tried a different techiique I can show you later if anyone is intrested.  It uses the DIGI stamp also.  Here is the final product.

Here are the TRIO.  Which do you like best?

Your favorite will be my FREEBIE today..that one lucky winner will receive.  To qualify for the are my terms:

Please visit THERESE and if you do let her know that Jeannie sent you over!

Leave a comment and on next WEDNESDAY’s post, I will announce the winner!  Send you friend over and they mention your get an EXTRA ENTRY!

  • Leave a comment = One Entry
  • Send a Friend = One Entry
  • Follow my Blog = One Entry
  • Visit THERESE and leave a comment = One Entry
  • Fiskateer’s post your Fiskateer Number in comment = One Entry
  • Co-Design Team Member of mine, on any team = One Entry  Just mention which DESIGN TEAM we are together on!

Be sure to let me know HOW MANY entries you qualify for and what card technique is your favorite.

The others will go on Etsy, and I will take special orders for these, if you need more than one.

Can you believe the art of Therese?

Lastly I leave you with a card and a scrapbook page made from another one of Therese’s lovely drawings.



I hope you liked this tutorial.  Let me know if there you have an intrest to see the other technique I used on the 3rd card.

I want to thank Therese Travis of for allowing me to use ANGEL MIRIAM  in this project.

Visit to see what the sketch and challenge are for this weeks challenge.  Here is what I did with Theres’s Angel Cherie.  Let me know how you like her also.

Wow, what a post, right??


10 Responses to “One picture, SO MANY OPTIONS!!”

  1. Therese November 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    wow–what more can I say? but–WOW!!

  2. Veronica November 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Love the bow tip! And the name of your blog…I’m a huge Barry Manilow fan (a Barry Fanilow?) 🙂

    I should have 2 entries, this comment and my Fiskateer #1135. Thanks!

    Oh wait, 3. I just signed up for site updates!

    • polkacabana November 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

      Barry Fanilow! That is the FUNNIEST thing I have heard all day!!! THanks Veronica! You have your 3 entries, for sure!!

  3. Kelly Sas November 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    Thanks so much for such an informative post. I have to read your post on digi card making another time when I have the time. So many blogs are doing digi stamping, but no one takes the time to explain it to us computer dummies. I really like the third card the best – the one you didn’t explain. I also really LOVE the Angle Cherie card!!!

    • polkacabana November 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

      Thanks Kelly! I will have to do the post later about my 3rd technique. I came up with it becuse I have a hard time wasting my precious patterned papers for the other technique I use…now I am confusing myself! SORRY!

  4. Lowri November 25, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Thanks for commenting on my blog – have answered your questions! Would hate to see you give up crafting LOL – you have some really neat ideas! Look forward to seeing more of your work on the PI team 🙂

  5. Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue November 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    What a fabulous tutorial. I love the cards and scrapbook page you made. Very cute 🙂

  6. cg November 28, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    WOW Jeannie you’re on fire! These tutorials are amazing. Plus, I’m thinking I really need to get a gem setter…

  7. Zarah March 3, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    Beautiful stuff and lovely tutorial! I ADORE your birdies! 😀

    Thank you so much for linking it up with us at Paper Issues! 😀


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