Coloring with Paper – Father’s Day Ties

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download one or all of the tie SVG files.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.


You will need:

Cutting The Project

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  As you can see from the last card any color outline will do however.  The sky and your imagination are the only limits.  Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the ties a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.  Be sure to keep the border the right side up or you will have to reverse the paper.  Then patterned paper may not work.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin. The ties look good with just about any paper.  Patterned paper goes real nice in these ties.  Just fill them in however you want.  Be creative.  After all, the tackier the tie, the better.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Start placing the various pieces on the ties with the tweezers. 


When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the ties as you like.  Here I made a simple Father’s Day card.

Fathers day card with 2 ties made with coloring with paper
Fathers Day Card 1

Shaker Cards in Process

Update: Shaker Cards are done!

See my tutorials list to see how to make them

Boy, did I have a productive weekend!  I got several projects done including a graduation card, a Fathers Day Card, a Mothers Day Card and several scrapbook pages.  Some are already posted some aren’t but I’m getting there.

What I wanted to tell you about are the shaker cards.  I have always wanted to learn how to do those.  THey are just so dynamic.  If you remember I did a few at the CKC scrapbook convention but they were already cut and ready to assemble.  I priced those kits and WOW they are expensive.

You have heard the expression ” Give a man a fish, he eats for a day.  Teach him to fish and he will never go hungry.”  Well I decided I would teach myself how to make my own shaker cards.  And I’m almost there.

Parts of Shaker Cards in progress
Shaker card Parts

These are some of the parts I have made.  I am trying different shapes and different shakers (or guts).  When I get it all worked out and know what I’m doing I will definitely share it with you.

Is there a type of shaker you would like to see?  Or maybe some other project you would like to try?  Drop me an email to let me know and maybe your idea will be my next project.  I promise to share credit for the idea.

Until then let’s hope this week is just as productive as last weekend!

St. Louis CKC was an Awesome Time

The Creating Keepsakes convention (CKC) in St Louis last weekend was FABULOUS!

I learned so much.  Above you can see some of the things I made.

Queen & Company

I made cards with Queen & Co. including learning how to do a shaker card.  I have posting a tutorial on making these cards with cricut. This was the last class of the day and I was tired, so a few simple cards that I just had to paste together was perfect.

Quick Quotes Scrapbook

With Quick Quotes Scrapbook company we made 2 scrapbook pages, one of which has a really interesting fold down photo album included as part of the page.


There was Stamplistic class where I learned how to place beads.  But the best part was they were the inspiration for Coloring with Paper which I perfected for cricut and wrote tutorials.  See those tutorials here.

Bee Creative

And Bee Creative class where I learned I don’t like stamping.  No offence to people who do that.  I admire your patience.  But that isn’t me.  The teacher’s card was so pretty.  My multi-layer stamp was a blurry mess.  But she did show us how to make texture media cards.  I learned how and wrote a tutorial.  See that tutorial here

Keller’s Creations

The best class was Keller’s Creations where she blew my mind making 20 scrapbook pages from 6 sheets of double sided paper and a  few plain white sheets.  And they looked amazing.  There was nothing left over.  She used ever piece of those 6 pages!

I just went for one day.  I couldn’t go to both days but WOW it was amazing.  But no one said the word Cricut all day.  (it was obvious some of them used the cricut to make there pieces parts though) I plan to adapt some of the things I learned to the cricut and post the tutorials here eventually though.  Hopefully I shouldn’t step on anyone’s copyright.

If you get a chance to go to CKC convention in St. Louis or anywhere, I highly recommend it.

What Ken and Cordelia Did All Day

And while I was in scrapbook heaven, Cordelia and Ken into St Louis went to the Science museum and the arch.  I have a scrapbook page of their exploits

Scrapbook page of my St. Louis Trip
St Louis Trip Scrapbook Page