Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Bridal Shower Banner

Hello Everyone!

I'm really enjoying this wonderful Spring weather, even a few thunderstorms that cool the temperatures are nice.
{As my cat cowers in the kitchen terrified}

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of designing a banner for my friend's bridal shower;
Take a look see...

Supplies that I used:
 Sizzix eclips,
eCAL program, 
Papers from DCWV Rustic Stack,
Basic shapes from my shapes library for the banner and fringe,
SVG Cuts files for details.

Now for some closer pictures to show the details...
I used my fonts, to create the words and then added a shadow layer in my eCAL program.

The flowers below are from SVG Cuts Happy Birthday to You kit.
The twine, is Trendy Twine's Posy, that I used to tie all of the banner pieces together. 

One last detail that I added was embossing on the letters to give them some intrest and dimension.

I hope you are having a wonderful Spring season as well; enjoy it while it lasts!

Monday, March 19, 2012

SVG Attic's March Blog Contest

This month SVG Attic challenged contestants to use moss green, grey, black and ivory in their submissions.

So this is what I came up with...

The box container is a candy holder that has a dispenser on the bottom from the Fun Favors SVG Collection.
The rounded container is from the set Kiss the Cook, and it holds the little bird house, which is also a candy holder and it is from the set Welcome Spring.

I used Trendy Twine's Posy twine which looks so perfect on Spring projects.


 I had to shrink the original size of the birdhouse by about a third to get it to fit in the container.

For some dimension I used a polka dot embossing folder for the roof accents. 

I wanted to have a way for the bird house to hang from the twine on the top of the birdhouse, so I made a hole in the bottom of the container and threaded the twine through. To hang it, I tied a bow, but to get to the candy inside, you just untie the bow, and the lid comes up.

Below is the dispenser in action!

Jessica at SVG Attic has some super crafty SVGs, go check out her store if you haven't already, she releases new files just about every week!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Boy's Birthday Card

So this year for my nephew's birthday card I got my inspiration from The Pirate's of the Caribbean, and decided to make him a pirate themed card along with some pirate accessories such as a Happy Birthday Banner, a treasure chest and some eye patches.

I used SVG Cuts's card base from the Everyday Cards kit and changed the Party card to say Ahoy Birthday Boy.

I used elements from my Lettering Delights kit called Aye Matey and I just love all of the elements that helped make the card look rustic (especially love the compass on the back layer!)

The papers I used are from DCWV Rustic Stack.

I used Trendy Twine's Chocolate Truffle, if you haven't explored twine yet, I think it's such a great trend that has taken over in the paper crafting world!

I used  black  brads to attach the anchors and the twine.

Since I didn't have room to write my message on the card, I created a rustic-map looking page that I folded and unfolded and scrunched until the paper was softer and looked old, I inked the edges and even made a few tears in it to age it. I then wrote my message like a treasure map, with an X at the end of the message. 

I folded up the message and sealed it with red twine added the words Beware in red and a sword.

These are the other elements, the banner, the treasure chest and the eye patches.

If you look closely at the banner you will notice that I embossed it with a polka dot emboss folder.

I used stretchy cord from Stretch Magic for the eye patches. 

Th-th-that's all for now folks!!!

Thanks for peeking into my studio!

P.S.  And Becky at Happy Card Encouragment Factory, this is for you especially since you showed me the sale on the Adobe Elements package:

I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 {which you can try free for 30 days} to enchance my photos which I just got in the mail earlier last week, squeel :) I played with a few test photos first and then used my favorite techniques to add to these show you one of the befores to get an idea, this is an original photo below:

The red background didn't really go with my theme, so I used my magic selection tool to select all of the elements that I wanted in the photo and added them to a gradient background with a texture filter.

Here is another original, and above you will notice that I made it look neat by adding what is called Out of Bounds, which I think looks so cool!

Hope you're having a great day!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Spring!

There's just something so peacful about Spring, the birds start chirping in joy for warmer weather, the air is still fresh, and the trees and grass have the new baby green growth starting to bring life to what was a barren land.  I could do without the pollen though {it's the downside to Spring}.

So with that said, I couldn't resist making a sign to welcome Spring.

I used SVG Cuts star pattern from Made in the USA.

I made the title by welding the shadow layer of the words together in eCAL/SCAL.

To add dimension to the flowers I used Scotch foam tape.

I used Trendy Twine's Strawberry Cupcake in the center and for the star to hang with.

To finish the words and make them stand out, I used Stickles Star Dust.

Hope this gets you in the mood for Spring time fun.

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