Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Wonderland Rosette Wreath ~ with Courtney

Up today I have a rosette Winter Wonderland wreath.

I used the the AC Cardstock Winter Colors paper pack.  I bought the pack here.  The colors are just gorgeous.

I started with a 12" wire wreath that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for less than $3 and built it up from there.

First I layered solid color rosettes from the Falling Leaves kit.  I cut them the size they imported.  They were very easy to assemble.  I used hot glue to adhere them to the wire wreath.  I then cut 6 more rosettes in patterned paper in smaller sizes and adhered those on top.  I used the caption 'Winter Wonderland' from Cozy Christmas Captions.  I added the 3D bow from Winter Wishes, enlarged to the maximum the mat could hold.  The snowflakes are from the All the Trimmings (this set also happens to have the caption I used) and the precious 3D snowmen are from the Candy Cane Lane kit.  I added lots of buttons from my button box.  

I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fabulously crafty day ! ♥

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Santa's Tool Box

I can't believe that Christmas is only eight days away!  For my project today I used the JGW Tools Rule Set.  I needed some stocking stuffers for my boys.  I love the way this Tool Box turned out.  I enlarged the front panel so I could add Santa's with a Stencil font.

I cut the tool box out at the size it imports at.  It is about 4.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide.

The tools I shrunk to 4.5 inches long.  They are the perfect size for the little candy canes.  You could even put a chap stick in the wrench and a small chocolate Santa in the power drill.  These will fit perfectly a stocking.  I love the small size.  This  is a quick and easy project that you can complete in a day.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.  I would love to see what you have been working on for the Holiday season!  Until next year.  Happy Crafting.

Do what inspires you,

Cyndy G

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Inspiration!

There are only 10 days until Christmas!  Are you finished with all of your holiday preparations?  If not, here are some past DT projects to inspire you.  Of course, the current team has been creating many wonderful ideas as well and you can view some of their projects HERE if you missed them. Click on the link below the pictures for the project details.

Please note that many of the files used in these projects are not compatible with Cricut Design Space since they are mostly older files from SVG Attic.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Wonderland Wreaths

To get you in the mood for Winter, I created this burlap wreath using The Ice Princess Party Kit snowflakes.  I really like the snowflakes in this kit, so I've been using them to make different projects in different colors of cardstock.  For this wreath I used light blue and dark blue glitter cardstock.

I added the birds nest and the birds because my aunt likes birds so I'll be giving this to her to hang in her window.

 This is the very first wreath I've ever done, so I decided to make another one, but instead of birds, I used the snowman from the 
Build a Snowman Kit and cut out the snowflakes in gold and silver glitter cardstock using the The Ice Princess Party Kit.

I used white and gold tulle for the scarf and the hat and used small glitter beads for the eyes and the buttons on the body.

Winter still hasn't arrived in El Paso,Texas yet, but the weatherman says we'll have some snow flurries on Sunday so I'm ready whenever it wants to get here.

Happy creating!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Frosty Penguins ~ with Angeline Choo

Say HELLO to Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private :)

OK, so they are NOT the Penguins of Madagascar but I just watched the movie over the weekend and they really inspired me to make this project today. :) 

With SDS Frosty Friends kit, it was easy to make these CUTE, almost huggable penguins and the 3D Igloo. They are all sitting snugly underneath my Blue & Silver Christmas tree.

I also took the flag pole that was supposed to be for the igloo and made a sign post instead :)

Here's a close up of the igloo, which I've used some silver glitter paper to decorate it with some glitter.

Have you used this kit? I would LOVE to see what you've made. Feel free to post your projects on SVG Attic's Facebook page HERE.

Have a scrappy week ahead!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Snow Man BirdHouse ~ with Courtney

Today I have a cute project on the blog.

A Winter Snow Man Birdhouse.

I really love the way it turned out.

I started with the Home Tweet Home set and used the 2 story birdhouse.  I cut it exactly as pictured.  I then cut just the head portion of the Classic Snowman from Build A Snowman and attached him to the front.  I did enlarge the Snowman quite a bit to get the look I wanted.  I copy and pasted the same size birdhouse hole into his hat so it would match up perfectly.  I covered up the one birdhouse hole with the face of the snowman.

I just love the way this birdhouse came out.  

I hope you do too.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a fabulously crafty day ! ♥

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sitting Santa

I have to admit I love everything Christmas!  I am one of those people who can hardly wait for Thanksgiving weekend so I can decorate and start playing Christmas carols.  For my post today I am sharing my Sitting Santa.  I made him using the following kits:

JGW Sam the Scarecrow  -  Cut all scarecrow pieces to size (except face)
Winter Fun Photo Props  -  Santa
Cozy Christmas Captions  -  Believe

I love the way he turned out!  My mom thought he was made of wood.

I used the body pieces of the scarecrow ledge sitter and the only thing I changed was the size of the gloves.  I sized mine to 3.360 x 4.144  (make sure to uncheck the keep proportions box.).  I wanted mine to be a little smaller.

Fur around pants - Winter Photo Props/Santa  -  Hat top (white) 3.329 x 2.224 (uncheck keep proportions)

For his face and hat I used the Winter Photo Props - Santa file with the following dimensions:

Hat - 5.682 width (keep proportions)
Glasses - 5.564 width (keep proportions)
Beard - 7.043 x 5.740 (uncheck keep proportions)
Mouth - Basic shapes  - circles - red and black
Eyes - I used the oval from the scarecrow eye
           White - .739
            Black - .543

How I made the hat in Sure Cuts A Lot  -
For the hat I used part of the leg from the scarecrow (the part the curves to make the knee). Shown below is the piece I made (on mat) next to the leg piece (off mat).  I used the back minus front command to cut this piece down.

To do this place your piece on the mat and break it apart.  Next select a basic shape (I used a square) and make it big enough to cover the part you want to delete.  Then select both pieces (basic shape and piece to cut) go to Path/back minus front and the part you have under the square should be gone (If it's not, undo and then bring your square to the front and try again).

After you do this you should still have the dashed lines on your mat.

Next select the piece of the leg you have left and copy/paste in place.  Move this piece down using the double arrow to move it down to the last tab.  Select both pieces and go to Path/Union.  Don't worry about the extra dashes, you can just leave them or break apart that piece and delete them.

To finish the piece select all pieces and group then uncheck keep proportions and size the piece to 2.157 x 10.091.  This should be big enough to go around the hat just above the ball all the way around.

TIP - for the back of the Santa make sure you flip the hat and hat fur pieces before you cut them so they are a mirror image of the ones on the front, especially if you use a patterned paper.

I decided he needed a belt and I used basic shapes to make one.  I used the rectangle and the square frame.

As a finishing touch I used the Believe caption from Cozy Christmas Captions.  I sized the width to 9.021 (keep proportions) and used some cute clothes pins I found at Michaels in their dollar bin a few weeks ago.

And there he is my Sitting Santa.  I would love to see your version of the sitting Santa!

Merry Christmas,
Cyndy G