Friday, April 18, 2014

Welcome Spring ~

Hi ~ it's me, Courtney with my first official I-team project.

I love spring.  I love gardening. I love birds.  So what else could I have made??

These darling birdhouse and birdcage gift boxes are from the Welcome Spring Kit found here: 

I normally find myself using primary colors, but I opted for this gorgeous paper selection by DCWV called The Sweet Blossom Stack.  The colors are beautiful.

I sparingly embellished as I felt the houses where perfect as they are.

I hope you like the project as much as I enjoyed making them.

They are very easy and fun to put together, but still have the WOW factor we have come to love and expect from SVG ATTIC. 

For more pictures and to view some of my other SVG ATTIC projects please visit my personal blog:

Have a fabulously crafty day !

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quick and Easy Easter Cards

Hello, and happy Tuesday crafty friends.  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers, and I'm so excited to be sharing my first project with you!
As you may know, I work as the activity director at the local nursing home.  I try to make as many cards as I can for each holiday and hand them out to the residents there.  I used the SVG Attic Easter Elements set on all 3 of these cards:

Everything in this Easter Elements set went together very quickly.  Before I knew it, I had three images cut out and cards assembled.  I stamped some appropriate sentiments, added some ribbon, and they were done and ready for the Easter holiday. 
Check out the wonderful variety of cutting files at SVG Attic!  I can't wait to start my next project!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Inspiration Team Member- Melissa Lind

Hello!   I'm Melissa Lind of My Watermelon Moon.  I live in beautiful San Diego, California with my beautiful family.  I am a paper crafting addict who doesn't get enough time to work on it.  I'm sure many of you can relate!  I am the mother of a 14 year old daughter and 12 year old son.  I just celebrated my 15th wedding anniversary with the love of my life who supports my crazy passions.  That's true love!  I like to make cards and scrap book pages, but I LOVE to make the 3D paper crafts.  They are definitely my favorite.  I love to make pretty boxes to put gifts in, they always get the biggest smiles.  In addition to paper crafting, I also love to cook, bake, read and my recent passion has been genealogy.  I am lucky and have two grandmothers with lots of information and stories to tell and I love the thrill of the "hunt" to gather more information about our families roots.  

            A little more about me~

            Places I have lived: Chicago & San Diego.  Basically really only San Diego, and while I love visiting other places, I never want to leave home! 

            Style: While I appreciate lots of different styles, I usually gravitate toward clean, simple, elegant designs.  Although I am trying to break that habit and try to expand as an artist.

            Favorite Project:  Oh, that's a tough one.  I am so excited about each project, they are all my favorites!  

To share today I made the well in the Make a Wish kit at SVG Attic.  I love this paper and I like how the project shows it off so well.  I also really love the wishing well, there is some thing magical about them :).

I really look forward to sharing projects and getting to know all of you and I am so glad to be part of the team!  Thank you for letting me share with you and have a fantastic day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Basket Cards with Beth

Today we are taking a quick break from introducing our Inspiration Team members so you can have a project to be inspired with!  Come back tomorrow to meet our final I-Team member :)  

I finished up my Easter cards and wanted to share what I made with all of you!  I decided to make a cute Easter card that features SVG's from SVG Attic's Easter Elements kit.  
Three of the eggs were cut at 2" tall and two were cut at 1.5" tall.  I embossed the solid color eggs with embossing folders and I inked around the edges with brown chalk.  For the grass, I sized them at 8" wide, then manually cut them in half, so I had enough grass for two cards from one grass cut.
The basket weave part was all cut with my paper trimmer.  I embossed the horizontal paper strips with a basket weave embossing folder and inked all those edged with tan chalk.  I used a stamp for the sentiment and some of my homemade enamel dots (go to THIS post to find out how I made them).  I wrapped some ribbon around the top of the "basket", added a bow and the front was finished!
I made multiples of these cards, and here you can see the different ribbons that I used on them.
Guess what...SVG Attic has some amazing new files that have just been released too!  I just have to share them with you.  They are gorgeous and would be perfect for spring, Mother's Day or birthdays.  Here they are:

The best part is that through April 17, 2014, you can use the coupon code 5000fans for 15% off of your purchase!  The coupon is in celebrations of SVG Attic reaching 5000 fans on Facebook.  If you haven't already done so, head on over and give us a "Like"!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Beth's Beauties

Friday, April 11, 2014

I-Team: Allie Gower

Hello Everyone!

My name is Allie Gower and I create happily in the Twin Cities in Minnesota, home to LOTS of snow, the Vikings, the Twins and the Mall of America! I live with daughter and twin kitties, not far from my son.

Born and Raised:

Born in Ohio, whisked away to New York, and then off to Oklahoma.

Places I've lived:

Do we have time for this? Here goes ... Ohio, New York, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Texas, California, Florida, Minnesota. Don't ask me for my favorite, I love them all!


A little eclectic, a lot of color, some whimsy, lots of flowers, and tons of bling. I LOVE to create cards and gifts.

Proudly Designing for: 

SVG Attic, Samantha Walker, Die Cut Crazy Magazine, Imagine Crafts, Want2Scrap, Deco Art

My Blog: 

My Card Party - Cards, Gifts, Recipes, and more

Favorite Design:

Whatever I'm working on currently, is my favorite! Right now that's Easter. I had just gotten some fun new Summer papers from Echo Park that I was DYING to play with, and fortunately, polka dots are perfect ALL YEAR LONG.

I picked an SVG Attic Fall Kit - Autumn Splendor -  (yeah, I'm making my way through the seasons!) and played with the Bucket file and 3d Mums. I made two buckets... why not?

The first bucket I filled with crinkled paper grass and some adorable carrot eggs I found at my local dollar store. I reinforced the handles by cutting duplicates. I added a little more strength to the sides by nesting white panels behind the patterned paper. I filled the carrots with some Reese's Peanut Butter eggs and I was over the moon to have some leftovers. I polished those off! This bucket is for a friend's little man.

On my second bucket (fashioned the same way), I created 8 mums and matching leaves, and hot glued them to pen caps. I chose to attach them to the caps so if the pens wear out, they can be put on new pens. I made this for the bookkeeper's office at work, where they can never seem to hang on to their pens - these bloomin' pens will most definitely be returned now!

The centers are dotted with matching paper and punched with an Epiphany Crafts Punch. I used an Epiphany acrylic circle on top as well. The leaves were coated with Shimmer Texture Goosebumps and then inked with StazOn ink. This makes them shiny, a little more realistic, and a little more durable.

While I had this fun patterned paper out, I pulled out the SVG Attic Hop To It Kit and used the bunny head, eliminating the body and basket. Was it the Red Queen who was always threatening her subjects with "Off with his head" ??? I promise, it was painless!

I used the Offset feature in the my Silhouette Studio software to outline Bunny's head and ears. I  inked the edges and his ears with Radiant Neon Electric Coral ink. I doodled some accents with a Memento marker. I added whiskers with some craft wire sandwiched between two pieces of scrap paper and some hot glue. I think nobody will be pulling off his whiskers any time soon. I used a little Shimmer Texture Goosebumps on his nose - healthy rabbits have shiny noses, right?

I finished Bunny off with a bow - bits of twine tied together with a pretty little paper flower and matted him on some more patterned paper on a matching cardstock card base. This card is for my assigned patient in the Chemo Angel's program. I hope she likes it!

Don't be afraid to use seasonal kits all year long, or take bits and pieces from other kits and try something new. You might just be delighted!!!

I'm excited to meet all of you and share my obsession love of digital die cutting!

Thanks for joining us today.

Get these SVG Attic Kits here:

Project Supplies: Cardstock, Patterned Paper (Summer Fun from Echo Park), Craft Wire, Markers, Ink, Shimmer Texture Goosebumps, Twine, Flower (Wild Orchid Crafts), Adhesive
Project Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Designer Edition Software, Trimmer, Wire Cutters, Hot Glue Gun

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Introducing Inspiration Team Member: Courtney Lega

Howdy from Texas !

HI ~ I'm Courtney and I am the newest member of SVG Attic's I-team.

I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.  

I was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  Moved to Texas at the age of 2.

I come from a loving and devoted family of 5. Mother and Daddy, my two sisters and me.  Our mainly girls only family expanded with a bunch of boys.  I've been married for 25 years, to my very own prince charming, and we have a darling little boy, Jack, 10 years old.

I have crafted for as long as I can remember.  I scrapbook, and love to make cards.  My passion of late, is making 3D paper crafts.  So imagine my excitement when I applied and got on the SVG ATTIC I-team.  A dream come true.  

My crafting style is whimsical and bright.  I like things clean and crisp and I always lean towards papers that are primary.  

One of my favorite SVG ATTIC projects is:

This is from the Here's to You Dad collection.

Please visit my blog:

And have a fabulously crafty day !!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Inspiration Team Member: Julie Odil

Hello, everyone! My name is Julie Odil, from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.   I am brand new to the SVG Attic design team (inspiration team), and I'm very excited to be here! 
 I began blogging a little over 2 years, and it has totally changed my life.  Then, about 18 months ago, I bought a Silhouette to celebrate my first ever design team acceptance.  Well, it was one of the best purchases I've ever made!  I've had sooooo much fun with Silhouette and SVG files.  3D projects are generally my favorites, but I'll make whatever strikes my fancy.
A little about me:
I live in a small resort community in NW Wisconsin.  The town is so small, we don't even have a stop light!
I work full-time as the activity director/music therapist at the local nursing home.  I've been there for nearly 29 years now and I LOVE my job! My husband and I have 2 Golden Retrievers. One of them goes to work with me everyday.  She's far more therapeutic to some of the residents than I will ever be.
Born and raised:  50 miles south of where I live now.  I haven't ventured too far from home.
Places I've lived:  Eau Claire, WI (where I was born), Chetek (my current home town), Minneapolis, MN (where I went to college and got my first job), St. Cloud, MN (second job out of college), Newark, NJ (internship).
Crafting Style: eclectic.  Although I'm generally clean and crisp with my projects and lines, I never know when I'll try something else and really get inky.  I love stamps and use them on almost every project I make.  I also love paints -- both watercolor and acrylic.
My favorite SVG Attic project:  I purchased quite a few SVG Attic files in January and February of this year.  I love the sets and the variety in the sets.  Here's a step card I made with the "All at Sea" set. 

To learn more about me and my style, please visit my blog, Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.