Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mermaid Birthday Card

Hello everyone!
I hope your Christmas was filled with fun family memories.

 I wanted to share this super cute birthday card I made for my niece. It lays flat for mailing, but when it's open it has a 3-D look to it because the layers in the front stand out from the back.

All of the files are from SVG Cuts Tropical Friends Collection.
I found the tutorial for this card on You Tube, by Kim Score.

It goes together pretty easily with the you tube instructions, and really you can change it to any subject you like. I think the under the sea look turned out really great and my niece loved it.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Paper Christmas Gifts

Hello peeps! How was your weekend? I had a wonderful time with friends and my hubby at a Christmas party and I even got some projects done.

So today I just wanted to share a few gift ideas that I think are quick and easy, and add that special home-made touch.
First up is a cute Christmas wine box, I used Recollections: Believe paper pad and SVG Cuts Classic Gift Boxes kit for the wine box. The stamp is from Punkin Patch Stamps.

For the next gift idea, I made a stocking box which can hang from a tree and hold small gifts (still figuring out what I want to fill it with). I used SVG Cuts Santa's Village for the stocking and 3-D Wintergreens for the sprigs. I used some peppermint stick by Trendy Twine to hang it and for the button.

Hope you are all having a creative and happy Holiday Season.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Steampunk Card

 Good day everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend. I went camping with some family and friends and it was so great to get out and enjoy the fresh air that is sometimes rare in Florida because it's usually so muggy. Anyway the highlight of the trip was probably when we were around the camp fire playing Mad Gab and a racoon took the opportunity to munch and run with a bag of hotdog buns. My sister, who was sitting near the table, ran after it and managed to wrestle the bag out of his mouth, but he left a nice chunk out of a bun, gross!

Back to crafting...

Today I wanted to share with you this birthday card I made for my husband's birthday...Happy Birthday honey! I really wanted to make a rugged manly card for him so I went with this gray, black and gold color sheme.  For the blimp I used LD's Steampunk and to decorate it I added Trendy Twine's Gray Licorice and Black Licorice as well as some hemp and canvas for the basket. I added some dimension to the grey cardstock using my Letterpress embossing tool with the fleur de lis embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Slap some pop dots for dimension and for some added fun I used wire wrapped into a coil to create a wobble effect for the balloon.

See the wire coil?!? Pretty cool, huh?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Turkey Napkin Holder

 My husband has been asking me for weeks to make a cool paper turkey, so I took advantage of some weekend craft time to do just that. I used this cute turkey file from SVG Cuts Thanksgiving Dinner kit and decided it would be cool as a napkin holder for the dinner table, so I just had to make a base for the napkins to fit in and to give more stability to the turkey.

To make the base I just measured two strips of chipboard using a napkin as my guide, then cut two end pieces that I folded and glued together.
I glued the small flaps to the outside of the box so the napkins wouldn't get snagged on them, and then I covered the outside with some brown cardstock.

I also embossed his head with Cuttlebug's mesh embossing folder and I curled out the feathers on the turkey to make it more 3-D.

My husband was really impressed with how it turned out, so that made me smile. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Simple Thank You Card

Ok, I couldn't resist and had to use stitching on this simple yet fun Thank You card...which I made for my co-worker's mom (who I got the sewing machine from).
Nothing too complex here, I used the puntada overlock (ss) and the zig-zag stitch.  

I used Prettiful Designs FauxBois paper for the background and then some light sage cardstock with buttons and Trendy Twine (orangesicle and lemon tart).

For the sentiment I used a stamp and two circles (the bottom one slightly larger) with a pop-dot in between them. I also added some Stickles Star Dust glitter to the flowers on the green cardstock.

Stay tuned for more stitched projects, so many fun things to do with a sewing machine :)

I'm Sew Excited!

I am so excited about my newest addition to my craft room! My co-worker's mom got a new sewing machine and handed me down this awesome machine!  I have never had a sewing machine bigger than the single stitch craft size machines, so the fact that this one has stitching options is so much fun.  I have big plans and all sorts of projects I want to tackle, but first I had to get comfortable with my stitches and settings.

I couldn't wait to make something with it, so I made this cell phone case for my co-worker as a thank you.

Ok, so it's not really professional, but I had so much fun making it, I made the cute pocket at the front to hold cards and the strap has a snap with a button for decoration.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

3-D Spider

Today's project is what I came up with for the Halloween challenge that SVG Cuts is having on their blog. I used Party on Elm Street, and Midnight Jamboree (for the eyes).

I used the cauldron for the body, and covered it with spider web paper from K&Co. (Halloween paper stack) I embossed with my tiny bubble embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

I cut out the spider legs and used Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Marker for the stripes.

I wanted this to be a fun spider so I used some cute eyes from one of the pumpkins in the Midnight Jamboree kit. I made two triangles from my shapes library for the fangs.

The witch hat is the cone candy holder without the folds, so I was able to trim the bottom and create a round cone. I crunched the top a little to make it look more like a witch hat and used hot glue to attach it to a circle (also from my shapes library. I created the buckle as well by creating a frame and welding a rectangle in the middle.

A little fun ribbon for the hat and bow-tie finish it off!

I made the haunted house last year, and along with some fun orange and purple lights, and a black light, I think this cute spider fits right in.
Ahhh, he's attacking the ghosts and little puny spiders on the house!

Now he's in the tree! Watch out, he's coming for you next!

Or not, he seems to like it up here.

So that's that, and I hope you don't encounter any real spiders this size, and if you do, I'm sorry. Oh, and Happy Friday to all!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fun Flag Birthday Card

This was a really fun card to make...thus the name of my post.
I made this for my sister who lives in Hamburg, Germany, but she didn't get my got lost in mail space somewhere, so I am posting the pictures as it will now be the only way she will see her card.
Hi Katy, if you're reading this!
One of the techniques I used to make this card is the print-to-cut feature on my Sizzix eclips.  All of the cuts came out great. I used Lori Whitlock's Spring Celebration paper pack
SVG Cuts Files that I used:
Moolight Garden Party for all of the little embellishment details including the lanterns.
Summer Street Carnival for the card base.
Garden Nouveau for the butterfly lantern.
The twine I used is Trendy Twine's Valentine Cherry Cupcake-red and pink twine.
I made a butterfly lantern (also using print-to-cut) with matching papers. For the vellum, I added color with my colorbox pigment inks and a sponge applicator.
{I used this technique for the little lanterns on the card too}

It is really cool to see the layers as you open it.

Some close-ups of the details.

Gotta have bling...I used black Stickles and some $1.00 glitter from the Michael's clearance rack.

I had included a color changing LED light for the lantern.

That does it for this project.
I hope it inspires you to try print-n-cut if you haven't tried it on your machine yet.

              If you are looking for a great digital paper site, I just love the selection at Jessica Sprague.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I Have an Announcement Everybody!

I have been busting at the seams trying not to tell everyone until now, but I can offically tell you that I have been selected to be on the creative team for the hot new Cutting Edge online Magazine!
If you haven't stopped by yet, just click on the picture below and it will take you on your new crafty adventure...hee hee.  Are you ready? Cause I sure am! This means that I'm going to be on a better posting schedule (my poor blog gets forgotten sometimes) and I will have fresh new products to share along the way.

Ok, so I wanted to share some eye candy too...I'm getting decorated for Halloween, and I wanted to share some of my Halloween decor from last year. 

Happy Haunting!

For the paper crafts featured, I used the following files/kits:
SVG Cuts:
Lettering Delights:

So there you have it! Hope you are off to a great weekend!

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