Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Baby Bottle Card

Tracy from the Idea Closet and today's post is in honor of our new little granddaughter, who was born  last week.

My daughter loves to read and I thought it would be nice to give her a Kindle Gift Card, because she will probably have lots of time to read while she is staying up late and rocking the new little one.

I wanted a handmade card to give her but didn't have much time.

I LOVE  the trio cards because they are easy to make and there is lots you can  add to them  as well.

The file I used for this card is the Baby Bottle Trio card from SVG Attic.

I think the little bottles are so adorable.
I used a light blue cardstock for the bottle shape, grey for the "milk" and then cut velum for the bottle top piece. 
To finish each bottle, tie a little twine around the neck just under the lid.

For the inside of the card I used a gift card holder that I had in my library from another project.

I am very excite to share this card with my daughter, but even more excited to hold our new little girl.

If you haven't tried one of the trio cards yet, give it a try; I promise you are going to love them.

Thank you for stopping in today
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Winds in the east, there’s a mist coming in... ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning crafty friends today I am sharing a very fun project with files from SVG Attic and inspired by the adorable Umbrella 3D Hanging Ornament.  I used several different files to make this:

Mary Poppins accessories - Black umbrella with parrot handle, black pill hat with flowers and carpet bag

I am very pleased with how everything turned out!  To get the accessories to the right size I layed the pieces out on my mat with the handle to the umbrella and shrunk them until I felt the size looked right.  The bag is 3.25" wide and the hat is about 2.5" wide.

Mary Poppins accessories - Black umbrella with parrot handle, black pill hat with flowers and carpet bag

The handle of the umbrella is made using the head of the eagle and the hat is the Leprechaun hat with the top gently pushed in and covered with "trash" piece from the rim.  I had to cut part of the handle off so the parrot (eagle) head didn't have to be too big to cover it.  I also wanted my bag to close so I carefully folded the sides in and glued the bag shut.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today, I really enjoyed bringing this vision to life.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sunflower Box with a Twist

Hello all! Sonja with Sugar Bean Cards here with my latest project. August means sunflowers around here, well peaches too, but I wanted to focus on sunflowers this round. 

My inspiration for this sunflower box comes from some sunflower fields we have about 45 minutes from our house. Seeing a field filled with rows upon rows of yellow vibrant flowers and a summer sunset can't get any better! 
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Photo courtesy of The Spokesman-Review

I started with one sheet of Pineapple Bliss by Bazzill Basics Paper for the larger petals. I distressed the edges slightly with a bit of Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 
Next I decided to use some copper embossing powder by Recollections to embellish the smaller petals that are cut in the Grapefruit Bliss by  Bazzill Basics Paper.
Then I started assembly after cutting out the box base from DCWV's 11" x 17" Heirloom Cardstock Premium stack. What I loved about this stack was that it is double sided so it cut down on paper needed for decorating the inside of the box.
 Then I decided to add a surprise to the inside of the box for the recipient.
 Final Project:

 Pull up on the top of the box and...
The tag and flowers are all embossed with copper to match the copper detailing on the smaller petals.

Materials Used: 

  • Paper
    • Bazzill Basics Papers
      • Pineapple Bliss
      • Grapefruit Bliss
    • DCWV 
      • 11" x 17" Heirloom Cardstock
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
  • Adhesive
    • Aleene's Original tacky glue
  • SVG Attic/SnapDragon Snippets File
  • Extras
    • VersaMark Watermark Ink
    • Recollections Copper embossing powder
    • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

August Sunflowers

August - the last month of Summer and time for the lovely Sunflowers to follow the sun all day. Such an amazing flower a Sunflower is. Not only is it beyond beautiful but it also provides us with food. Mmmmm Sunflower seeds.

August equals Sunflowers to me and that's why I chose to make two small Sunflower projects to show you today.

The first is the Sunflower Hidden Giftcard card from the JGW Sunflower Sunshine kit:

I made it from AC Cardstock in Mustard, Apricot, Spinach and Moss along with patterned paper from Graphic 45's Time to Flourish Collection.

I embossed the leaf with a embossing folder from Cuttlebug, inked all the edges with distress ink and tied a small Graphic 45 tag onto the giftcard part of the card.....

…. because you can pull out the hidden tray for the giftcard.

I also made the Sunflower card into a Shaker card by making some rings and gluing them under the top flower along with a piece of acetate. The shaker glitter is among other from Nuvo and Finnabair.

To go with this cute card, I made a small gift box - the Sunflower 3D Hex Box with Bee

This darling little starshaped box, is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Mustard, Chestnut and Apricot and decorated with patterned paper also from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection.

Instead of making the original flower center, I chose to make a chunky glitter center by gluing all kinds of glitter and tiny glass pearls onto a thick coat of glue. Sorry the picture doesn't do it enough justice because it's really beautiful.

Here are the two projects together:

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you like my two Sunflower projects - please let me know in a comment below.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Back to School

Hi and welcome, everyone! Lisa, here, from The Relativity of Paper bringing you today's project featuring the cupcake holder from the Sweet Shop Collection. This is one of my favorite Collections from SVG Attic, I love this cupcake holder because as you will see you can use it for many occasions. Today I'm sharing how I converted it into a little red school house perfect for a Back to School gift with supplies. 

When I started this project my intention was to create the school house and then add a few supplies, crayons, pencils, erasers and snacks inside. Of course, as I started creating I decided my school needed a cute desk and knew exactly where to find one, the JGW Campus Capers has this adorable Vintage Desk Gift Card Holder included in it. I sized the desk down a bit because I knew I wouldn't be adding a gift card. 

I started with red 12 x 12 cardstock to create the cupcake box, white cardstock to create the shutters with black cardstock accents.  I used kraft cardstock for the desk and then added accent pieces using the new Echo Park Paper Back to School. 

I didn't want the school supplies just laying inside so I created two side walls by measuring the side sections of the box, creating rectangles with those measurements and adding tabs to the sides to secure the "walls" in place. This created the perfect spot to hide the supplies but leaving me enough room to decorate the inside of the "classroom". 

Class is not complete without a blackboard. I cut a piece of black cardstock and framed it using the wood grain patterned paper from the Back to School kit. I also added stickers from the same kit. 
To create the blackboard cut a piece of black cardstock, using a paintbrush lightly brush white ink across the paper.

Using the same wood patterned paper I created shelves and lined them with fun stickers from the kit. 

I cut out a cute saying from the Back to School paper and used it like a bulletin board. 

 I added crayons, pencils, erasers and two packs of Fig Newtons. Small packs of tissue, a bottle of glue and scissors would be great additions. You could even slide a gift card in there. You could add so many fun things to this gift box to gift a student or teacher. No matter what you add or who you gift it to, I'm sure it will be appreciated. 

As always, thanks for joining us! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Can't get enough Unicorn Cards

If you have not seen the new Magic Kit you are missing out.
Tracy here from Idea Closet.  Last week I showed you a couple of Unicorn projects and today I am sharing two more  cards from this great kit!

If you love easy but beautiful cards, you really need to try some of the A2 Trio Cards.
This Unicorn and Stars card is beautiful and works up so easily.

Because I can never leave anything alone or the way it was designed, I had to change things around to create my own look.

First I created a background panel for the card and then I added the eyelashes, heart and flowers from the Shaker card to the unicorn on this card.

By using some small foam pop dots you can give the head a little dimension. 

Look how tiny your digital machine can cut; that is a dime sitting next to those flowers. 
I used my Silhouette Cameo but the portrait or the Cricut can do just as small.  
(I did add the center of the flowers with a sharpie marker.)

To add these details you will need to copy them from the shaker card and then shrink them down to fit your card.

The second card I did was the shaker card but I didn't make it a shaker card, and I used the head from the Trio card instead of the one that came with this file.

To make the head, copy from the other file and resize.  
Deletet the original head,  one of the eyelashes and one heart.
For the flower centers I used little stick on epoxy dots.

For the inside of the card I first made a panel.
Next I printed the words instead of cutting them and  used the sentiment label to create my own print and cut.

Delete the shaker rings and place the printed label on the inside of the card, making sure the words peak through the window.

It doesn't matter if you use the cards as they come, or change them up a bit, you will end up with some "magical" cards that any little unicorn lover will be please to receive.

Monday, July 30, 2018

More Christmas in July

Hello, Helle here - thanks for joining me today.

I have briefly taken over the blog today to show you a Christmas project I just made. Yes.....I want in on that Christmas in July too.

I've been meaning to make this one for a looooong time, but as you know, Jodi keeps putting awesome stuff out there so I got distracted, but now I finally succeeded.

The 3D Church Card Holder from the JGW Colonial Christmas kit:

I made the Church in AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with Graphic 45 papers from the Christmas Carol Collection.

I inked all the edges with Chalk Ink from Ingvild Bolme and added a poinsettia from Prima to the front of the Church.

Now it's ready come Christmas time for all the Christmas cards coming in from near or far...…

….or simply as a Christmas decoration with lights in it.

Thank you for stopping by today and Ehm....Merry July Christmas.

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