Friday, May 30, 2014

Peony Gift Bag with Beth

This is Beth from Beth's Beauties, and today I am sharing this beautiful gift bag that I made using files from SVG Attic.  
 The bag itself is made using the Motherly Moments set, I just omitted the front window from the SVG before cutting it so I had a solid front on the bag.  The peony is from Day At The Races and I admit that every time I make this flower, I am amazed.  It is so gorgeous!  For the leaves, I used the greenery from the box in the G is for Gratitude set.  I inked the edges of the petals and leaves with brown chalk ink to define them.
 I added metallic sequins for a little bit of bling and finished it all off with a sentiment tag and tied that to the bag with some twine!
This gift bag fit a necklace gift box inside just perfectly.

Don't forget to enter our May Anything Goes Contest!  The deadline is May 31 at midnight.
See THIS blog post for all the details.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Celebrating All Year Long- with Melissa

Lamp posts aren't just for decorating in the winter months when they look adorable with snow caps and big red bows, they are there all year long and need love and decor for all seasons.  This summery lamp post decor was inspired over the recent holiday weekend.  I used the lamp post kit from the Winter Wishes kit, and added some all American embellishments.  The kit was quick and easy to make, and something about a 3D paper project I can put a "candle" in, makes me smile!

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration!  Happy Crafting!  ~Melissa

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bloom Where You're Planted - A Mini Album

Hi everyone! Allie Gower from My Card Party sharing a mini album I made as a gift using Jodi G. Warner's Blooming Card Kit.

The kit actually has this as a card, and I really didn't modify anything, just added adhesive carefully, allowing all the layers to function as pockets. I especially love that Jodi left room in the very front pockets with some clever box pleats to allow for bulkier items.

I created some easy tags and note cards to match the project. I used lots of ink and paint to distress the edges of everything. The sentiment "bloom where you're planted" was created using a Chomas Pen Holder with a Memento Marker. The font is called "Champagne and Limousines" and it's one of my favorites.

Inside, I created a smaller outline of the actual card base and added the flower that comes with the card kit, along with a plain mat for another photo. More pages can be added, and photos or journaling could also go above on the top flap.

When I purchase a kit, I love to have lots of options. The kits at SVG Attic are so versatile and fun to use in new and exciting ways.


Cardstock (White, Yellow, Tan, Dotted)
Memento Luxe Inks: Northern Pine, Peanut Brittle, Morocco, Toffee Crunch, Gray Flannel (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Memento Marker: Tangelo (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima)
Hemp (Craft Supply)
Cottonball Paint (DecoArt)
Adhesive (Beacon's, Thermoweb Tape Runner, iCraft Tape)

Thanks for joining me today. Until next time, happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New SVG Sets!

Our designer Jodi G. Warner has been making some amazing sets lately!  Here are three of her newest ones...

Aren't these all amazing?!  If you are wondering, Jodi also makes wonderful written tutorials for many of her files.  You can find those tutorials on her blog 

If you make these or any of our other SVG Attic files, enter them into our Anything Goes Contest for the month of May and share them on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Congrats, Grad

Hello, crafty friends.  Julie Odil here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  It is definitely graduation time! I had two parties this past weekend and many more in the upcoming weeks.  One thing about living in a small town,  we always get invited to many graduation parties.  So, I've been making cards.
  I used one of several great Graduation files to make this card:

This card is part of the SVG Attic "Hats Off" Collection. The card has many layers, and it is a 5x7 card.  It has plenty of room for a message, or in this case, for lots of signatures.  One of the employees in the nursing home where I work graduated from college and I had all the residents sign this card for her.  She loved it!
Papers on this card are by Echo Park.
SVG Attic  is having an "Anything Goes" challenge this month.  Use any SVG Attic file, and enter the challenge!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Decorating My Cameo with Beth

So this is what I have been looking at while crafting ever since I got my Silhouette Cameo for Christmas.  You may say, what is wrong with that?  Nothing really, except I switched over from my Cricut Expression, which I had decorated with vinyl.  So I went from something pretty to something rather blah.  I don't do blah very well :)  Actually I am surprised I lasted this long without decorating it! goes a step-by-step tutorial on how I made my cameo from blah to beautiful!
 The first thing I did was use the cutting file that is built in the free Silhouette software to make a cover for my control panel.  I used one of my all time favorite paper stacks, Black Currant by DCWV.  I was pretty proud at how centered I got the print to be :)  This paper was my inspiration for the rest of the machine.
After looking for *just* the right file to use for vinyl, I came across the Tulip Damask file from SVG Attic.  It was perfect!  I cut two of the single files at 4" tall out of black vinyl.  I used my exacto knife to cut the vinyl of both designs just below the circle at the bottom as shown in the picture below.
Next, discard the outer frame from one of the designs, or you can add it to some other crafty project :)
Mark the center of your Cameo lid at the top and bottom.  Mine was at 7.5" or 19cm.  This will help you center your design.  Using transfer tape, carefully lift just the frame of the first design, keeping the center of the design still on the backing paper.  Apply the frame to the center of your Cameo lid.
Next add the flourishes, one on each side, overlapping the circle on the edge of the frame with the circle on the end of the flourish.  I just eyeballed this part, if you want you could also measure the center point of the lid from top to bottom to make sure they are centered.  At this point I also added my monogram using the GoudyHandtooled BT font.  I layered dark pink and black vinyl so the colors would match the paper on the control panel.
Last, but definitely not least, add whatever other embellishments you wish!  I added all kinds of bling :)  Four different sizes to be exact!
Here is the finished project and yes, I am thrilled with it!  I just love it when something turns out exactly like you picture it in your mind.  I can't help but smile when I see it :)
I hope I've inspire you to decorate whatever "blank canvas" you have from blah into beautiful!  If you do decorate your cutting machine with this design or another one from our site, we would love for you to share a picture of it on the SVG Attic Facebook page!

Also, don't forget to participate in the Anything Goes Contest that is on the SVG Attic Blog!  The contest ends May 31.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Beth's Beauties

Friday, May 16, 2014

Picnic in the Park

It's nearly summer and that means it's time for picnics. 

 I'm getting started a little early with my picnic.

I love this project and I hope you do too.

I used Perfect Picnic and Aged to Perfection for the cheese wedges.

I used enamel dots made by a friend who melted perler beads. 
 I just love the 2 color dots. 
 The basket, the fruit wedges, the cheese wedges and the wine bottle are all gift boxes.  They all open to house sweet treats or gift cards.

The basket is so cleverly designed and was fun to make.  I will definitely be making another.

Thank you for stopping by !!

Have a fabulously crafty day ♥

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week

Around these parts this week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and about a bazillion other things going on too!  I know all of you with school aged kids can relate, it's just a busy time of year...  I wanted to make a card for my son's teacher and I knew I wanted it clean and simple.  I feel like that suits his teacher the best.  I love the chevron background in the Vintage Nation kit, and new it would give some texture to the card without being too busy or frilly.  Best of all?  I was able to whip this up quickly!  Sometimes that alone is just as important as being able to craft something for someone special.

Don't forget about the Anything Goes Challenge!  You should join us, who couldn't use to won some more SVGAttic files!? :)

Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Graduation 2014 Card with Beth

This is a graduation card that I made using the Up For Grads files from SVG Attic.
 Instead of making the card a shaped card like is included in the file, I simply added it to the front of a card base.  I added a lot of dimension with foam tape and the gold glitter paper really shines (DCWV's Glitzy Glitter).  I customized the colors to match the school's colors for a personal touch.
I used twine and wrapped it around the base several times for the finishing embellishment.

If you make any project using SVG Attic files, don't forget to link it up to our May Anything Goes Contest! There are awesome prizes up for grabs!

Beth's Beauties

Friday, May 9, 2014

Head North - Fishing Themed Gift Box

Hi all, Allie here from My Card Party sharing my Head North project, a fishing themed gift box using the Here's to You Dad Kit.

As soon as the ice melts, and even sometimes before... folks in Minnesota heads north for camping, fishing (ice fishing in Winter), sightseeing and shopping. A lot of families have cabins or RVs. 
This has been a LONG winter and I thought I'd make a nice "going back up North" treat for some friends that will soon be opening their cabin for the season.  

Maybe they'll invite me!

Here's a close up of the fishing rod and the sentiment. The hemp is looped round and round then secured with a few loops and a knot.
I used Caneletter Script font and fashioned an arrow using basic shapes to create the sentiment, then made a mat for it in Silhouette Design Studio.

Tip: If you are adhering anything to the buckle, make sure that your adhesive doesn't interfere with the box closing.

Flowers and bobbers, because no project is complete without them.
The flowers are placed on a hemp bow with hot glue.
The bobbers are all cut from white cardstock and hand colored.
The red parts were colored on the back and then distressed with ink and paint.

A little inking and distressing with markers and paint on the fly.
Lots of hemp. I used it to connect everything together.

Hinges. These are colored on the reverse side, it leaves a dark outline.

Inside trays are perfect for all kinds of candies and treats.


SVG Attic's Here's to You Dad Kit
Paper: Echo Park and Carta Bella, White Cardstock
(I used four sheets of the patterned Carta Bella Baby Girl Stripes Paper and one of the Yellow/Navy Echo Park Paper, with one sheet of white cardstock.)
Ink - Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Paint - DecoArt
Black Rhinestones - Want2Scrap
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Adhesive (Hot Glue, Dimensional Foam, Liquid Adhesive)

Thanks for joining me today.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Floral Grandma Card with Beth

Mother's Day is on Sunday and I made this special card for my husband's Grandma.  She is such a wonderful and giving lady!  I consider her my Grandma too :)
I used the Blooming Card Kit from SVG Attic to make this.  I made the flowers in the colors that she had for her wedding 57 years ago!  I inked all the edges of the die cuts with tan and brown chalk.  Plus I added dimension to the petaled flowers by gently bending the edges of the petals up.  You can see that better in the picture below.
I created the Grandma sentiment in my cutting software and finished the card off by adding brads to the sentiment banner and neutral colored sequins for a little shine.

If you make any project using SVG Attic files, don't forget to link it up to our May Anything Goes Contest!  There are awesome prizes up for grabs!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth's Beauties

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Home Tweet Home

Hello, and happy Spring, crafty friends.  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers.  My husband and I are what you'd call "birders".  We love to watch birds, feed birds, study birds.  We've been known to drive many miles to see a rare bird, and love to add new birds to our life list.  So, when SVG Attic recently released their "Home Tweet Home" set, I knew I HAD to make those adorable birdhouses -- all 3 of them!

I wanted some papers that just spoke "happy".  I thought the "Love Me Do" line from My Mind's Eye did just that, and I used it on all three houses.  Each house has some 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon on it also.
Here's a close up of each house:
Three story, for those large bird families:
a two-story, starter home:
and, your retirement home for two love birds:
Whichever house suits your needs, you'll find them all at SVG Attic.  And, it doesn't take a builder to put them together.  Just a cutting machine, some paper, and glue.  Easy!  Keep checking back to see the other great projects by the talented design team   You're sure to be inspired!  
Have you entered the SVG Attic Anything Goes challenge yet?  There's great prizes to be won!  Use one of the wonderful SVG Attic files and link up!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sail Away to the Perfect Getaway

Hi ~ Courtney here with a favorite project of mine.

What fun it was to create the Lighthouse and Seaside Gift Box in  

The lighthouse top opens so you can add an LED electronic light.

I just love this paper.  It's The Paper Studio CAPE COD and I think it's just perfect.

I hope you enjoy my project !

Have a fabulously crafty day !

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Anything Goes Contest

Welcome to a new contest!  We are so excited to start contests up again here on the SVG Attic blog.  We hope you will join with us and participate in this month's "Anything Goes" contest.  Here are the projects the Inspiration Team made to encourage your creativity.  Please stop by their blogs and let them know how much you love their projects!

Jearise Havenga, Guest I-Team
Home Tweet Home set

Contest Rules

• Become a follower of SVG Attic's Blog
• Create any type of project using at least one recognizable element from an file.
• You have until Midnight CST on May 31, 2014. Designs submitted after the deadline will not be included in the judging.
• Submit your entry by clicking on the inLinkz button below.  If you do not have a blog, you can also enter by posting a picture of your project on our Facebook page and state it is for the contest.
• Please only provide the link to your blog post itself and not your blog in general.
• You may enter as many times as you want for this contest.
• You may enter your project into as many different challenges as you want.
• Please include a link back to this contest post in your project's blog post.
• Not a requirement, but we would love for you to "Like" SVG Attic on Facebook if you haven't already done so!


First Place:  $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Place:  $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Place:  $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

• Judging will be done by the inspiration team members and designers.
• Top 5 will be announced on June 2, 2014.  From that point the fans choose the top 3!  The pictures will be placed on Facebook and the three with the most "likes" will win.

Good luck and happy crafting!