Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Large Patriotic Decor

Today's project is from SVG Attic and I am using files from the 
 Tracy here, from the Idea Closet. 
 Its not too early to start on some Patriotic decor and these files makes it so easy.
Grab the files, some paper (by Photo Play) and a glue gun.

I started with the Chunky 3D Star.  
This project was originally designed to lace together but because I wanted to add the rosette to the front of the star, I instead used my low melt glue gun and glued the sections together. 

In order for the rosette to fit the star, I decreased the size.
(In Silhouette, choose a scale of 75%)

I also decided not to use the July 4th words and placed one of the stickers from the sticker sheet on the rosette.

Assemble the rosette using a cool melt glue gun- I promise; Rosettes are a breeze with a glue gun!

Love, Love, LOVE the roman candle file.
The three wicks go together pretty simple using the glue gun again.
I cut the wicks from copy paper but you could use almost anything.

Here is a close up of the rosette done for the roman candle.  Once again I used stickers from the sticker sheet and a glue gun.

The roman candle is pretty big.  I place it next to this sparkling cider bottle so you can get an idea of how big it is. 
The candle is 10" tall and the wicks add another 2.5".

There are also two bottom options so if you want, you can fill the candle with treats or a gift.

A couple of years ago I made the smaller fire crackers from the JGW Festive Fourth collection .
If you are interested click here for all the information.

Thank you for stopping by today.  
Be sure to check out SVG Attic and get started on those July projects.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Crafting with Kids

Happy Monday morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today with these crafts my boys recently created.  They are busy with fun summer projects and sometimes that includes spending time in the craft room with mom :)

First up, a monogrammed treat holder.  The file is from JGW Star Tent Place Cards.  It was very easy to assemble!  The papers used are from The Paper Studio's Vintage Nation paper pad and Stars and Stripes Trendy Twine was used to embellish.
Second, my 8 year old wanted to create a 3D item, and after browsing the SVG Attic website, he decided on this cake slice box from SVGA Make A Wish.  The papers used are from The Paper Studio's Birthday Extravaganza paper pad.
Here is a view with it open.
The final project is this slice form rocket place card from SVG Outta This World.
I hope this post inspires you to get out those papers and cutting machines to create with your kids or grandkids!  It is a great time for bonding with them and passing on your love of paper crafting.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Fairy Dust Lantern ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning and happy Friday.  Today I am sharing a project from SVG Attic.  I created a fairy house using the 3d Hanging Lantern and Graphic 45 - Fairy Dust.

Paper lantern with fairies inside sitting on flowers

I love the way the lantern went together.  Everything fits together very tightly especially the top.  Take your time and work the top piece in carefully or you will crush it.  The lantern is small, only 3x3 square and about 7.5 inches tall including the ring on top. I changed the window cutouts so you could see the inside of the lantern better.  I used the Circle grille on all four panel windows and cut out the center to open it up.

Paper lantern with fairies inside sitting on flowers

I used small paper roses, daisy and mushrooms in the center to place my fairy on.  I inserted the wires from the flowers through the tiny hole in the center of the bottom piece and twisted them together underneath.  Then I built up some mushrooms I had cut out of the Fairy Dust paper using foam tape and glued them behind the center cluster of flowers and mushrooms.

Paper lantern with fairies inside sitting on flowers

Thank you for stopping by.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thanks from the Grad

Hello all Tanya from Crafting on Caffeine here today!  My son just graduated and of course needs thank you cards. Here is what I'm making for him to send out. 

To make this card I used 2 different files. Did a bit of re-sizing and VOILA!!!
I used "Thanks" from Thank you one-cut a6 card

Thank you for stopping by and leaving some blog love! 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Father's Day Box Cards

Hello all. Sonja with Sugar Bean Cards here to show you the Father's Day cards I made using the CG Box Cards file. Fun fact, Father's Day originated here on Spokane Washington! Anywho moving on...

This file is perfect for those who have multiple fathers to celebrate. There's a little something for everyone.
To begin with, I cut out all of the shapes for all five cards.
Once all the pieces were cut and organized to each card, I got to assembling. There really is a card for just about any dad in this set.

The Grill Master:

 The Dinosaur
 The Seasoned Rider
I used the Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® to adhere the darker gray pieces as the paper was more delicate and I didn't want it to warp with glue.
I wanted to use some chrome brads because everything looks better with chrome
I also used the Xyron Creative Station® for the finer/smaller pieces so again, glue didn't warp them.
The Movie Lover
Again, the Xyron Creative Station® came in handy to adhere the smaller pieces together
The Racing card was so easy, I didn't even get any pictures of assembly!

Finished Cards:

Grill Master

The Dinosaur

The Seasoned Rider

The Movie Lover

The Racer

Materials Used: 

  • Paper
    • Bazzill
      • Grill Card
        • Butter Mints
        • Cherry Splash
        • Peanut Fudge
        • Coconut Swirl
        • Juicy Pear
        • Flintstone
      • Dinosaur Card
        • Cherry Splash
        • Easter Grass
        • Juicy Pear
        • Flintstone
        • Lime Crush
        • Blue Raspberry 
        • Peanut Fudge
        • Coconut Swirl
      • The Seasoned Rider
        • Flintstone
        • Coconut Swirl
      • The Movie Lover
        • Cherry Splash
        • Blue Raspberry 
        • Butter Mints
        • Coconut Swirl
        • Grapefruit Bliss
      • The Racer
        • Coconut Swirl
        • Cherry Splash
        • Blue Raspberry 
        • Grapefruit Bliss
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
  • SVG Attic/SnapDragon Snippets Files
  • Adhesive
    • Extras
      • AC Elements Brads
    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, June 10, 2018

    Fish for Father

    Hello again - I'm so happy to see you

    Today it's all about Father's Day and fishing. These two go together like horse and carriage in most families - just not in mine. I mean my Dad was fond of fishing but my hubby does not want to go anywhere near a pond or hold a rod in his hand (he's so weird) Me, on the other hand, has a great love for fishing. It's so relaxing and exciting at the same time and the quiet around the pond - ahhhh just love it. Only problem I have, is getting the fish off the hook. YUK! I cannot touch the darn thing or kill it. So that's where I need hubby to tag along when we go fishing. My boys are just as screamish as me so that leaves - Dad.

    Well I guess I had my own Dad in mind when I decided on making this project. In remembrance of him and all the fishing trips we took in my childhood.

    Well enough with the yapping - here comes the good stuff:

    Every fisherman (or woman) needs a good basket or Creel to hold the fish he or she catches, and the Fishing Creel 3D Box from SVGAttic's JGW Gone Fishing kit is just the thing.

    I made it from AC Cardstock in Latte, Caramel and Coffee along with some silver pearl paper.

    I also used Prima Metallic Wax Rich Copper on the edges instead of ink for a fun effect.

    The brads, holding the handle and latch, are from Tim Holtz and the latch strap is made of faux leather from Cricut.

    One also needs a good tackle box and the JGW Gone Fishing kit has that too:

    It's made from AC Cardstock in Mint, Robbin's Egg and Fireberry and decorated with patterned paper from a really old collection by Cosmo Cricket "Snorkel" (just because I loved the fishies)

    The edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink, the brads are from Tim Holtz and so is the tiny tag with the fitting sentiment on it.

    Both of these boxes were so easy to make. Just follow the instructions from Jodi here and here.

    What's a fisher with out a good hat?

    This cute Fisherman's Bucket Hat Favor Box from SnapDragon Snippets is a necesity for the fisher as it holds several hooks, bobber, lure and fly and it can hold treats as well.

    I made it from AC Cardstock in Olive, Robbin's Egg, Black, Fireberry, Cranberry, Vanilla and Truffle along with patterned paper from another oldie by Cosmo Cricket "Mr Campy".

    I also used some sienna colored eyelets and some scrapper floss in tan and all the edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks. The tag is one I made using the Print 'n Cut function on my Silhouette Cameo.

    This one is a bit more tricky to make but not difficult at all - just more parts to keep a hold of.

    How about the Fisherman himself?:

    This good looking fellow is the Fisherman Canister from SVGAttics JGW Summer Canisters kit. He is made from AC Cardstock in Olive, Caramel, Mint, Coffee, Robin's Egg, Peacock, White, Vanilla, Black, Fireberry, Cranberry, Rosebud, Blush, Latte and Leaf along with patterned paper from the "Mr Campy" collection and Tungsten Bling Cardstock from Bazzill.

    I also used eyelets on the hat and scrapper floss to hang the bobber on his vest and all edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks.

    Super fun and super easy to make.

    Finally, to top it all of, is a card:

    This card is also included in the JGW Gone Fishing kit from SVGAttic and is called "Fishing Vest Card"

    I used AC Cardstock in Caramel, Truffle, Coffee, Cranberry, Fireberry, Black and Vanilla along with patterned paper from the "Mr Campy" collection and Tungsten Bling Cardstock from Bazzill.

    I was lazy (in reality I'm just really horrible at sewing) and drew the stitches onto the vest instead of sewing them using my Silhouette Cameo sketch pen.

    All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks and dots are from Prima.

    Luckily I managed to get the Fishing Pole 3D Magnetic Toy done too:

    Originally I had all the other things done but then I saw Jodi had made this magnificent Fishing Pole and I just couldn't bear it not being a part of this Father's Day set. The most cool thing about this one is that it actually works….Even my teenager is impressed!!!

    It's made from AC Cardstock in Fireberry, Coffee, Black, Cranberry and Vanilla along with the patterned paper from the "Mr. Campy" collection. The grip overlay is made from Tungsten Bling Cardstock from Bazzil along with the outer most layer of the left and right wheel layer.

    Check out the assembly tutorial here

    The Bobber is made from two halves that I glued together and wrapped some black washi tape around the middle.

    This is a very fun project to make. I really love how Jodi's head works and how she makes her ideas come to life. Such cool mechanisms.

    There you have it - the whole chabang (minus the Fishing Pole):

    I'm pretty sure my Dad would have loved this set and I really hope that you do too. I think I have to go out and find a Dad, that loves fishing, and give him this set - know anybody?

    Thanks for stopping by today. Father's Day is celebrated in Denmark on June 5th which is also our Constitution Day so a few days ahead of the US. So Happy Fathers Day to you on the 17th of June.

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