Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tiffany Like Paper Lamp - Crafts

Mary at Svgcuts has done it again with this design file.  WONDERFUL!  Was it time consuming to make?  Yes.  It took me 3 days, but I could have done it quicker.  What takes so long is the coloring of the velum tiles 3 or more times.  I never could figure an easier way to color as you need some opaque when finished. 

As you can see, my Silver Bullet Cutter machine cut this detailed design flawlessly! 

Above is my finished lamp turned on.  I love it!  Inside the base is a 9" candle lamp. (electric)  I was surprised how few sheets of cardstock was needed.  Base: 2 sheets  Lampshade frame : 3 sheets  Lampshade tiles: 4 sheets vellum.  Glue.   This is from memory, so check your design before cutting it for supplies.  

I will be adding more files on my Etsy store site, so stop by and shop!  Scrapcuts by Judy

Thank you for stopping by my Blog.  Have a great week!

Judy Tesla Stark

Friday, July 10, 2015



How much fun is it to make a box card ?  ALOT and pretty easy!  The above cutting patterns are available at svgcuts. com for purchase.   These took very little time to assemble  and only 3-4 sheets of cardstock.


This card is perfect for a baby shower or announcements!   It will easily fold up to put in an envelope.
My Silver Bullet cutting machine cut  this detailed design with no problems!!


This Golf cart card was fun to make and the perfect card for my husband, Pete.  We live in the Central Florida area; which is a hot-spot for retirees and golf carts!  We have many mobile / modular senior developments which golf carts are the preferred way to get around within the neighborhoods!  I am telling you now, don't mess with their golf carts either!  :)   Another svgcuts file.

I have added some new baby digital cut files on my Etsy store front this week.  Check it out and thank you for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Heritage Bedtime Castle


 Heritage Bedtime Castle  


You may think this isn't a traditional gift for a baby, but it is!  Just bear with me.  This design is offered   and the name of the file is " Bedtime Castle."  I hesitated to make this at first, as I thought it would take me years, but it was basically finished within a day.


 Castle - 14.5" tall
Paper I used is Graphic 45 "Mother Goose"

I don't know about any of you, but I personally was not interested in my heritage until I was 50 years old.  I did remember a few family stories shared with me, but not enough information to pass on.  So in my spare time, I researched our family roots.  I just know by the time I am finished; there will be an app to scan your eyes and DNA using your phone and tell you immediately your family history ! UGH

In the picture above, we moved the smaller towers lid section, which is covering a hidden box.   I am making a small sized family history book and will place it inside the castle box.  I will include pictures also of our Ancestors and notes.  Now my Grand-daughter will have the information needed and wanted to share with her children.

Back View
     The vibrant colors represent the countries of our Ancestry. 

Thank you for stopping by my Blog!

Judy Tesla- Stark

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cowboy Birthday Card

Isn't this a great card for a younger boy?  This design is easy as it gets and is another file.  This card took around 30 minutes to complete.

                                     The little Cowboy reminds me of my Great-Grandson Jed.

The patterned paper is by October Afternoon "Sasparilla".  October Afternoon paper is one of my top 5 papers to use.  Cuts like butter and just fun paper!  The downfall?  Hard to find. :(   I did find an online store which carries this htf line and at discount prices too!  I have ordered 4 times from this store and the service is 5 PLUS Stars!  I am paying  .75-.79 cents per paper which other places are charging .95-.99 cents a sheet.  I am finding hard to find designs/companies which is also a bonus.  And, what pride they take with their package preparation for shipping. Every order has been carefully packed and WRAPPED.  
 Below is a picture of my latest order.  Thank You to  Check out their store!

                                        Have a great week and thank you for stopping by my Blog.  

                       Judy Tesla- Stark

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Another WoW factor with my Silver Bullet Cutter

Did you know Silver Bullet is now having weekly Webinars?   They are free, interesting and informative.  Go to their Silver Bullet CuttersFacebook page and sign up.  

While I was watching the Webinar Thursday night, I realized I haven't tried to test a few features on my Silver Bullet Cutter.  So, I decided to test cut intricate cuts and see how small my machine could cut them.  

I started with my Flag Doily Set as it is intricate and has a doily.  I cut the top piece ( flag outline) using foiled cardstock. (#65 wgt.)  I cut using a setting of 550 for speed and 71 for force.  I test cut these with a 60 degree detail blade and a 45 degree detail blade.  Very little difference in the cuts but maybe, just maybe, the 45 degree cuts looked cleaner to me.    


I needed to make these pictures black and white as I couldn't get good pictures due to the red foil.  I have to admit, I was shocked my Silver Bullet cut the stars so nicely at 1 inch in size!  

        Notice the flag doily on right (below) and the completed size is around 1.25 inches.

Now, I am really wondering how small I can go with the doily. 


I have never cut a half inch doily before and I am not sure if even an 1 inch.  I did get it smaller but I can't get my pictures to show all of the eyelet holes.  (below) 

I have 5 electronic cutters and this is the first time I have ever been able to cut a doily this small.  Look how consistent my eyelets are cut. 

I then tried another file which has detail cuts and when done; shocked and Wow factor again. 

Sizes in red

Notice the .75 & .50 inch fish are perfect!   

So get familiar with your machine and don't hesitate to push it to the limit.  Share your discoveries and results with Silver Bullet Facebook page or the Silver Bullet forum.  Have questions?  You can get answers at either site. 

For the record, I am not affiliated with Silver Bullet in any way.  I am just a very happy customer sharing my thoughts etc.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog!
Judy Tesla Stark 

Teacher Appreciation Week 2015


May 04 - 08th is Teacher Appreciation Week and you still have time to make something for that special Teacher.  

My daughter Kimberly made this poster for her son's Teacher.  She took pictures of the students and had each child write why they appreciate their Teacher.

I cut the title letters 3 " tall and made some mustaches for her project .  ( my 5 minutes of time )  What a great idea to honor your Teacher !!   

                                Thank you for stopping by my Blog!

                                         Judy Tesla Stark

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Blossoms Lantern w/top

As shown in earlier post below, making this design by svgcuts "Spring Blossoms"  is quick to make and you can alter it easily enough as I did above.  The original design is about 8 inches tall and no removable top.   I wanted a larger one with a removable top and was not disappointed when completed!  My lantern is 11.50 inches tall and I used the cherry tree with blossoms on the front.   I love using potpourri in my home and will add it to this lantern.  Great Mother's Day gift!!

Since I am using a flame-less 6 inch candle, I could add potpourri around the base.  I cut this using my Silver Bullet machine and a 45 degree detail blade.  Paper used is 65 weight.  I added pearls (faux) to top and rhinestones to the cherry blossoms and top of hanging lantern. 

Thank you for stopping by my Blog and have a great week!

Judy Tesla-Stark

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Blossoms Lattice Lantern

 Spring Blossoms Lantern

 Living in Florida and loving the weather forecast for this weekend; the low 90's.  
 POOL TIME. And what could be more perfect for the patio tables than this new design by svgcuts.  

 I added the hanging lantern and below is a picture of the pattern I made.  Feel free to use it.

Using scissors:  Cut a rectangle 2-3 inches width and 1.5 - 2.5 in length.  Whatever size you need.  Fold in half and be sure you made a good crease for your fold.  Take a pair of scissors and cut at the folded crease/fold line but not to the edge of your rectangle.  Glue the edges together and then carefully apply pressure to the top and bottom of lantern to get the pushed out look.  Add  a ribbon or twine to top and your done.  VERY EASY!

I added a battery power tea-light inside my lantern but you could also add potpourri.
   Or both? 

Hoping everyone has a great weekend and thank you for stopping by my Blog!

Judy Tesla Stark

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Card & Hat Box

Birthday gifts and ideas get a little harder when that child is now an adult.  I liked this card file from svgcuts and decided to make it using a modern color palette.

All I needed to add to my card were some rhinestones.  Very easy card to make!  

One thing I enjoy doing is re-purposing an item.  You can find these laminated wood boxes all over in local stores or garage sales.  I have made many cardstock hat boxes but for the same price, I can buy a wooden one and decorate.  And it will last longer. :) 

First, I measured the width across of the box top.  I drew a circle that size within my software and cut it out.  I also drew a 11 inch rectangle in length, 1 inch in width and cut for my ribbon.  I used faux pearls with my ribbon.  Paper used is Graphic 45 Couture.

I covered the top of the box using a glue gun as our humidity in Florida is pretty high.  Be careful not to use a lot of hot glue as you will have chunks of glue when dried.  I use small amounts at a time and smooth flat before it dries. 

Judy Tesla Stark

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Puppy Belly Box

 The Easter Bunny treats are gone now and it is time to move to Spring & Summer projects!  I made the above box using a file from "My ScrapChick."  This file was super easy and no adjustments needed.  GREAT file!  Name of file is  Dog Trio. 

  I used .022 chipboard first and cut the the puppy pieces, box and hands.  I then cut the same pattern pieces in card-stock and glued to the chipboard pieces. My Silver Bullet cuts this light
weight chipboard like it does card stock: like butter!!  I assembled the main chipboard pieces using my glue gun. I want this box to be sturdy and last longer than what it would using the card-stock only.

                                 Perfect for gift-giving or putting dog treats into the box belly. 

Total completion time is under 30 minutes!!  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

Judy Tesla Stark

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Bunnies and Chicks by Judy

Happy Easter 2015 !!!

  I have decided to take a break from designing files for awhile and cut out some of the fabulous files available online.  Among my favorite places are Svgcuts, My Scrapchick , PPbN by Nikki and long time fan of Kristi W, files.   If you haven't visited my store site lately:  Scrapcuts by Judy and more files at  Check these sites out!  

I LOVED making the Bunny Hatbox by ScrapChick.   I made these to give to my great neighbors for an Easter surprise filled with candy.  This file was super easy, fast and today is on sale for ONE DOLLAR!  Bird file included.  These are boxes.  ( Hat can be removed)

Another quick to make file from My ScrapChick.  Don't you like the carrot feet for this bunny belly box? 

Another Svgcuts file which you can also fill with treats!!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Blog today.  Thank you for stopping by and leave a comment if you have time.

Judy Tesla Stark

Scrapcuts by Judy   

Happy 6th Birthday Presley

One of the sweetest and loving grand-daughters one could wish for.  She came into this world six years ago, and had a rough start from day hasn't been the easiest road, but the good definitely outweighs the hard times. 

Since I am still on a roll making some of the designs from SVGCUTS, I decided to tackle the  Carousel Ride SVG Kit.  My finished product is an estimated 11 inches by 11 inches.
 I used October Afternoon's Cake Walk paper. You will do better using heavier weight papers and at least 65# weight.  I believe my last count of papers used was 30 sheets! 

 I swear I heard my Silver Bullet machine scream, "REALLY JUDY?"  :)  

The finished Carousel is sturdy enough to survive future parties. Below is the co-ordinating gift bag 

My personal rating for this kit is 5 stars! Worth every minute it took to make it. 

The gift bag was quick and very easy to do!  

Time to get Easter projects going!  12 more days....

Judy Tesla-Stark

Happy 18th months anniversary with my SILVER BULLET !

Canoe with box.  Great gift for the man in your life!

 I decided to make some of the 3D kits by Svgcuts.   Of course, my Silver Bullet cut all of the intricate pieces easily.

 Happy 18th months anniversary to my SILVER BULLET machine!  18 months of ownership, extensive use and my Silver Bullet has not let me down one time!!  I just don't know what else I would want added to this machine and that speaks volumes!  SureCutsAlot  has recently released a Version 4 for their software.  I am so impressed with all of the extra features added to the software.  

 First one above is the canoe on a box and the second one is the camper on the box.  I am nearing another milestone birthday next month and for some reason; owning a motor-home is very appealing to me.  I have traveled often in my life but realize I haven't seen all of my home state of Florida.  My husband is hoping this "new idea" of mine will quickly pass. :) 

Thank you for stopping by my Blog! 

Judy Tesla Stark

Plays , Purses & Presley


Picture above is my daughter Kimberly with my Grand-children Cash & Presley.  They had just attended a play at a local theater.

3 days earlier: 

The kids came to visit for a few hours and Presley is excited she is going to see the play, "Wizard of Oz."  Miss Presley is all about "Accessorizing" her outfits.  While visiting, she tells me she wished she had a new purse and could I make her one.  SO honored she wanted her Grandma to make it and jumped right on it.  She sweetly reminds me she needs extra glitz!  Below are pictures of her new purses I made.

Did you notice in the family photo above, NO PURSE!  She forgot it!
I believe these are svgcuts designer purse collection design.  This is exactly why I design and scrapbook! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! I will be adding more files this week on my store site on Etsy . 

Judy Tesla Stark

Holiday Cutting and Hello to 2015

Belated New Year wishes!  No New Year resolutions for me in 2015, as I plan to enjoy each moment that comes my way.  

  Above is a new file I designed, " Holiday in a Box Card."  Very easy to put together.  I did a lot of projects through the holidays this year.  Pictures below.  Most of these are designed by svgcuts and I really enjoyed making these.  

I made these svgcuts gift boxes for nearly pennies.  My husband is one of those weekend garage sales guy and purchased about 3 dozen ornaments for 1 dollar!!!!  

So I added vinyl and/or rhinestones/glitter to dress them up and they were good to go. 

My husband Pete collects costume jewelry for me all year and if you look carefully at the rosette, you will see the Christmas pin I added.

So get out your holiday costume jewelry and re-purpose it!! 

Thanks for stopping by my Blog!

Judy Tesla Stark