1.14.2009

WELCOME...

We, my husband, Julio and I, are SO EXCITED to share our new adventure with you! Our plan with this new blog is do what we love and share it!! We have been designing and creating paper piecings for personal use, selling, and custom orders for some time... over 2 years I think! :) Julio's first piece was a bunny sitting with his arms out and then one standing up. He got more and more creative from there. Although I was always over Julio's shoulder nagging him to do this and that to each design, I got in on the action more recently with a reindeer and a set of snowmen that I made all by myself!! :)

Julio graduated from Utah State University with a bachelors in Graphic Design with the hope to some day work in the animation industry. That hasn't happened yet, but I know that someday that his dreams will come true. First, he has agreed to help fulfill my dreams of doing what I have a passion for... to start a career with scrapbooking. Not many people say they love what they are doing but Julio and I are both so fortunate to be able to!

We sell SVG files for SCAL & MTC owners, WPC files for Pazzles Inspiration owners, & DXF files for the Wishblade/Silhouette owners. PDF files for people that don't own cutting machines, so they can print out a template and assemble that way... easy as pie! And all the files are ready for you to just stick the color you want in and cut (or print)!!

I hope you enjoy our designs and come back often to play and take in all the fun and creativity that hopefully will be going on here!

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask .... katiebeescrap@hotmail.com. Thank you for all your support, encouragement and understanding!

HUGS,
Kate

1.13.2009

Information on SVG Files


NEW!!

Tips on how to use SVG files

along with Sure Cuts A Lot software:


I do own a Cricut Expression but I do not own SCAL at this time, though I have downloaded the trial version and I am familiar with how it works. I've also had many people test my SVG files to make sure they work perfectly.


HOW TO SCALE/RESIZE FILES:Everyone likes the set up of each file a bit differently... I have taken a lot of advice into consideration and came up with the decision to have each file as a separate color. Meaning if a paper piecing is made up by 4 colors, then there will be 4 SVG files which you can then import into SCAL and resize and/or multiply.

WHY IS THERE A SMALL CIRCLE in the top left corner?
The idea of the circle is to make sure that after you cut, all your pieces will fit together perfectly and proportionately...

You may have noticed how hard it is to keep the pattern scaled properly because SCAL imports each file at different sizes sometimes, not the size I saved the file in. So to help with this problem I have added a small circle to the top left hand corner of each SVG. Here is the idea of how you use that circle:
1. Import one SVG file;
2. Scale it to the size you want;
3. Send it to cut;
4. Before you delete it, import the next SVG file of the same pattern;
5. Scale that file to fit the first one you imported by lining up the small circles to be the exact same size as the first file;
6. Delete the first file you already cut;
8. Repeat steps 4 thru 7 until you have cut the whole pattern.


OPTIONS FOR EYES (Bear, Bunny, Reindeer, Duck):
I have 2 options for making eyes. But of course, you are always welcome to be creative and make your own eyes!
1st option - Using your diecut machine and SVG eye file I sent to you, CUT eyes on black cardstock and use a white gel pen to accent.

2nd option - Open PDF eye file I sent you, PRINT on white cardstock and cut each eye out using scissors. Remember if you use this option and you resize your paper piecing, you will need to resize the PDF eyes as well... instruction are HERE.

Opening a PDF that you get with your SVG files:
Every paper piecing pattern file that you purchase comes with a FULL PDF version of the same pattern. I don't want you to have to deal with too many PDF files so I have merged them into a packaged PDF bundle. Meaning when you open the PDF, you will see all the different PDF files located on the left hand side of the pages. It is as easy as clicking on each file for it to open. Here is a screen shot of what I mean:

Information on WPC Files

**If you are planning to purchase one of my designed cut files, please go to the title of information about the file that you want and READ EVERYTHING before purchasing... particularly if you want a DXF file! Thank you! - Kate:)

Tips on how to use WPC files:

for using with Pazzles Inspiration

HOW TO OPEN WPC - When you receive my email with the files attached, click on the WPC file that you want and download click open to open directly into Pazzles OR Save for later use. I have saved the WPC as just 1 file so that you can decide where and what size you want to cut the image.

DELETE UNWANTED TEXT - Remember to delete any added instructions or extra writting BEFORE you begin to cut. They will cut out if you don't!!

RESIZING - If you are planning to resize a design, make sure to select all (CTRL A) of the design so you resize everything at the SAME TIME. Everything needs to be resized TOGETHER so when you cut it out, ALL the pieces will still fit together perfectly! :)

OPTIONS FOR EYES (Bear, Bunny, Reindeer, Duck):
I have 2 options for making eyes. But of course, you are always welcome to be creative and make your own eyes!
1st option - Using your diecut machine and the eyes pattern that are located in one of the WPC files I sent to you, CUT eyes on black cardstock and use a white gel pen to accent.

2nd option - Open PDF eye file I sent you, PRINT on white cardstock and cut each eye out using scissors. Remember if you use this option and you resize your paper piecing, you will need to resize the PDF eyes as well... instruction are HERE.

Opening a PDF that you get with your WPC files:
Every paper piecing pattern file that you purchase comes with a FULL PDF version of the same pattern. I don't want you to have to deal with too many PDF files so I have merged them into a packaged PDF bundle. Meaning when you open the PDF, you will see all the different PDF files located on the left hand side of the pages. It is as easy as clicking on each file for it to open. Here is a screen shot of what I mean:

Information on PDF Files

Tips on how to use PDF files:

IMPORTANT - You HAVE to have the Adobe Reader program to use PDF files. You can download the latest version for free here...

A PDF is a fun and simple way to get those cute paper piecing that people with the machines have. Imagine a stencil that you can use them over and over again as many times as you want but instead of having to draw it all out you just click print!! :)

Opening a PDF that you get with your SVG,WPC, or DXF files: Most paper piecing pattern file that you purchase comes with a FULL PDF version of the same pattern. I don't want you to have to deal with too many PDF files so I have merged them into a packaged PDF bundle. Meaning when you open the PDF, you will see all the different PDF files located on the left hand side of the pages. It is as easy as clicking on each file for it to open. Here is a screen shot of what I mean:


PUTTING THE PAPER PIECING TOGETHER: With a PDF, to make it easier, all of the pieces are separated into different pages in the file so you are able to create the piecing with all the different colors needed. You will have to take the time to change out the color of cardstock in your printer after each print to get all the proper colors you want to complete the paper piecing.

TOOLS: To help cut out the area in the inside of other lines, a Craft Knife works wonderfully and to get those hard to reach or small spaces that scissors can't reach. For circles, like with my snowmen's face, you can use a Crop-a-dile! A Bone Tool is always nice to score lines that need to be folded.

RESIZING YOUR PDF TO BE LARGER: You are welcome to take a printed copy of the design file to your local copy center. They can make it any size you desire.

RESIZING TO BE SMALLER:
1. Open the PDF file
2. Click on the print button on the top left side and the print menu will come up.
3. Look half way down the print menu and you will find " Page Scaling" .... click on the drop down arrow and select " Multiple Pages per sheet"
4. This should now give you 2 pages per sheet .... of course it will only print one page as there is only a one page document ... Your image will now be half the size of the original image.
5. If you wish to make the image even smaller ... select the option underneath "Page Scaling" which is " Pages per sheet" ... it will depend which number you select how big your image will be.

Printing just ONE image: You can just have one image print on a page instead of all of the images... follow the instruction below:
1. Open up the PDF file that contains the image.
2. Click on TOOLS
3. Then click on SELECT & ZOOM
4. Then click on SNAPSHOT TOOL (has like a camera next to it)
5. The cursor turns into like a dotted box... draw an imaginary box around the image that you want to print and click on the printer.
**IMPORTANT... the image will print in the middle of the page.

Information on DXF Files


Tips on how to use DXF files
for Silhouette:

I have a Silhouette but I don't use it anymore. But I do still have the Craft Robo and Robo Master software on my computer so I've tested my files on my Robo Master.

HOW TO USE DXF: First Save the DXF when you receive it in your email, THEN open it up in Robo Master by going to File> Load DXF. Now when you open your file in Silhouette it will be micro-small... don't let that shock you. The size will in no way affect how the image will cut. So if you follow the RESIZING instructions, it will work perfectly!

DELETE UNWANTED TEXT - Remember to delete any added instructions or extra writting BEFORE you begin to cut. They will cut out if you don't!!

HOW TO SCALE/RESIZE FILES:Everyone likes the set up of each file a bit differently... I have taken a lot of advice into consideration and came up with the decision to have each file as a separate color. Meaning if a paper piecing is made up by 4 colors, then there will be 4 DXF files which you can then load into your software and resize and/or multiply.

You may have noticed how hard it is to keep the pattern scaled properly because your software loads each file at different sizes (sometimes micro-small), not the size I saved the file in. So to help with this problem I have added a small circle to the top left hand corner of each DXF. Here is the idea of how you use that circle:
1. Load one DXF file;
2. Scale it to the size you want;
3. Send it to cut;
4. Before you delete it, load the next DXF file of the same pattern;
5. Scale that file to fit the first one you loaded by lining up the small circles to be the exact same size as the first file;
6. Delete the first file you already cut;
8. Repeat steps 4 thru 7 until you have cut the whole pattern.

The idea of the circles is to make sure that after you cut, all your pieces will fit together perfectly and proportionately.

Opening a PDF that you get with your DXF files:
Every paper piecing pattern file that you purchase comes with a FULL PDF version of the same pattern. I don't want you to have to deal with too many PDF files so I have merged them into a packaged PDF bundle. Meaning when you open the PDF, you will see all the different PDF files located on the left hand side of the pages. It is as easy as clicking on each file for it to open. Here is a screen shot of what I mean:

OPTIONS FOR EYES (Bear, Bunny, Reindeer, Duck):
I have 2 options for making eyes. But of course, you are always welcome to be creative and make your own eyes!
1st option - Using your diecut machine and SVG eye file I sent to you, CUT eyes on black cardstock and use a white gel pen to accent.

2nd option - Open PDF eye file I sent you, PRINT on white cardstock and cut each eye out using scissors. Remember if you use this option and you resize your paper piecing, you will need to resize the PDF eyes as well... instruction are HERE.


**The WPC files I have created are meant to be used with the Pazzles Inspiration machine so if you have a different machine such as Silhouette or Wishblade (Craft Robo), etc., you would have to check with your machines software to make sure it accepts WPC or DXF. Thanks for your understanding!

Extra...
Tips on how to use DXF files

for Wishblade (CraftRobo):

I do NOT have a Wishblade, but a friend of mine does, so if you have questions, we can figure it out!! This is instructions on what I DO know...

HOW TO USE DXF: First SAVE the DXF when you receive it in your email, THEN SAVE it again in Craft Robo... You are unable to open a DXF in Wishblade, so you first need to load the DXF file into your Craft Robo software and convert it into a cuttable GSD file which you can then open in you Wishblade. Now when you open your file in Wishblade it will be micro-small... don't let that shock you. The size will in no way affect how the image will cut. Just select the whole image (CTRL A) and make larger all at the same time so when they are cut, they will assemble perfectly. :)

Permission

*All images and files have been designed and created by Julio and Kate Rincon. Please do not alter our files in any way and claim that they are your own design and sell. We work very hard on designing the perfect paper piecing for your personal use. Please do not share our files with your friends... Share the link to our site!! :) Thanks for your understanding and support! -Kate

1.12.2009

Thank you!

THANK YOU
so much for purchasing from
~The Paper Piecing Beehive!!
~
We appreciate your business...
it helps for us to continue to make
new and fun paper piecing
for you and others to enjoy!!

*Your file will be emailed to you with in 24 hours!*
But it usually doesn't take that long. :)

If you have any problems, feel free to
email me at katiebeescrap@hotmail.com

Thanks again,

Julio and Kate Rincon
Designers, Creators, and Owners

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1.11.2009

Getting to know Sharon

Hello, my name is Sharon Parks! I've been very happily married to Stan for, well lets just say a lot of years! We had a whirl-wind courtship... engaged after just three weeks of dating, married six months later and I've been spoiled ever since! At least, that's what he tells me all the time! I suppose I'll have to admit I do have a lot of things and generally I get my way! But I love him dearly... he's my everything, along with my three children, Michael & Elizabeth (twins), Melissa, my youngest and four grandchildren, ages 1 month to 4 years old.

I've been scrapbooking for 4 years and that started with Melissa giving me a lot of supplies with which to begin. I fell in love with the hobby and created a lot of albums just for her because she was the one who started having children first. I began selling layouts in August, 2008. That's when I listed for the first time! I needed so many things... what an accumulation of supplies! Stan was very patient and kind and gave me everything I wanted including a Cricut Expression!

I'm now looking forward to having a new machine... a Pazzles Inspiration! What a husband, huh?... what a guy!!! It was an anniversary gift!

I'm very excited to be using and designing layouts and other items with Kate's patterns! She's an amazing talent and a good friend! I consider myself very fortunate to have met her and now to be working with her is a dream come true! I'm so happy that we will be able to create pieces together that will become a permanent part of the lives of many people! We will be giving their most precious photos a proud place to be displayed!
- Sharon


You HAVE to go check out her work on eBay! I couldn't be happier that Sharon agreed to join us here at The Paper Piecing Beehive as our very first designer! She is definitely someone I look up to not only as an extremely talented scrapper but also a person! Sharon has a wonderful personality that shines through to her passion of scrapping.

Her eBay name is Scrapbook_Mum
You can also find her by eBay search TPHH.
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Here is what she has made using
The Paper Piecing Beehive's cut files:
(To see details, click picture to see larger)