Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3D Birthday Card with Beth

Hello all!  I made this card for my MIL's birthday.  She wears a lot of teal, silver and black so this suited her perfectly.
I created this card using the 3D Cake Box kit at SVG Attic.  I embossed the white background later and used brown chalk ink on the layers for extra dimension.  The patterned paper is from DCWV's All Dressed Up stack and the glitter paper is also from DCWV, the Glitzy Glitter stack.  The sentiment stamp is from Mark's Finest Papers.
A picture of all the dimension on this card!  The flower is the daisy from SVG Attic's 3D Spring Flowers set.  The black dot is one of my homemade enamel dots.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
Beth's Beauties

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Anything Goes July Contest! Last Weekend to enter

Don't forget to enter your SVG Attic projects in the July Anything Goes Contest!  Wouldn't you love to win?


First Place:  $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Place:  $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Place:  $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Click this link for the post with all of the details and rules.

My project today is using the Deep Lid Boxes kit  and Mom's English Garden.

The box is a snap to put together and so is the beautiful Gerber daisy.  I quickly quilled a center for the daisy so to make a 'handle" for the little box.  I chose some fun summer colors and now I have a cute box to use for a gift, or even for decoration!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and that you are inspired to enter before the end of the month.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Honeycomb Gift Box Tower

Hi, It's Allie and I'm excited to share a fun gift box project today using the JGW Blooming Card Kit with SDS Basic Deep Lid Boxes, shown below.

SDS Basic Deep Lid Boxes
JGW Blooming Card Kit

I made three of the hexagon boxes, reducing each layer to 75% of the original size.  I chose the hexagon because it looked like honeycomb to me. I kept the bee the original size. This project takes 2 sheets of paper and some scraps. You'll need some patterned paper, and some solid cardstock. I used scraps for the bee wings and the black backer on the bee trail.

Here is what the files will look like when you are ready to cut. I've just colored to make the images easier to identify.

And here's my Honeycomb Gift Box Tower.

I decorated with some flowers that I spritzed with Gold Shimmer Spritz. I attached these with Hot Glue. Each flower is glued to the base of the box OR the lid, so each layer can still open.
The bee trail is glued to the lid of the second box.

Here is the view from the back. It's a little boring!

And here are the layers opened. I did glue each lid to the base below. I felt it made the tower more sturdy.

Fill with treats and enjoy. I think this would be a perfect little gift box for someone's birthday, or a great centerpiece for a table - you can make the boxes as large as you'd like, and stack as many as you want!

Here are some pictures of the work in progress. I double inked the patterned papers using Rich Cocoa Memento on the edges, and rubbing in some Peanut Brittle Memento on the box and the patterned papers as well, to tie the color scheme together.

You can see the difference using the two colors - the yellows weren't a great match, and the Rich Cocoa really helps the panels to pop.

I inked the edges of the bee's wings with Summer Sky Memento and added some glitter.

Thanks for joining me today.


Cardstock (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper (Echo Park)
Summer Sky, Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa Memento Inks (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Gold Shimmer Spritz (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)
Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima)
Glitter (ART Glitter)
Adhesive (ART Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue and AdTech Hot Glue)

Note: I cut my files using the Silhouette Cameo. I recommend a new or sharp blade on a slower setting, as there are some tight angles in the box portions. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Girl Baptism Card with Beth

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card that I made for my baby niece's baptism.  I wanted it to have a simple elegance and I think that was exactly how it turned out!  I used sets from SVG Attic for This card.
The cross and kneeling girl are from the Full Of Grace set.  The daisies across the bottom are from the 3D Spring Flowers set.  Behind the flowers is a strip of simply white rumpled ribbon and I used my homemade enamel dots for the flower centers.  The background is embossed with a paisley embossing folder.  The cross and girl are each popped up with a layer of thin foam tape for extra dimension.
Don't forget...You have one week left to enter in our anything goes contest!  There are SVG Attic gift cards up for grabs!  Click HERE for all the details and to enter.

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gratitude- With Melissa Lind

This week's project I used the G is for Gratitude kit and made the quick and simple, yet lovely thank you card.  I mighta made it in one of my favorite combos- note: watermelon.  I also wanted the flowers to have a little more- so I double layered them- basically making my own kind of flower.
If you haven't joined in the fun yet- SVG Attic is having an ANYTHING GOES CONTEST!  Just submit any of your projects made with SVG Attic files for a chance to win!  You have until the end of the month to enter.  Looking forward to your projects!
The prizes are:
First Place:  $25 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Second Place:  $15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic
Third Place:  $10 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Shop with Courtney

I am thrilled to be up today with my project.

I used the Sweet Shop Party SVG Kit to create the Cupcake Sweet Shop.

I cut and assembled exactly as pictured.  It was fun to embellish and decorate.

 The little milk bottle is embellished with a flourish cupcake from the Flourished Cupcake SVG file.  I cut the cupcake out of vinyl and adhered it to the milk bottle.  I just love those little milk bottles.  I ordered them online from Pick Your Plum.  

This was such a fun project.

I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a fabulously crafty day !! ♥

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

So Sweet Berries -- with Julie

Hello, everyone.  Julie Odil here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers with some berry sweet inspiration. We've had a cool, wet summer here in NW Wisconsin, so strawberry season is going longer than usual this year.  I love berry season!  That was the inspiration behind today's project.

This shaped card from SVG Attic is called the "Sweet Sentiment Card SVG Collection".
Cards like this are so fun because you can get many different looks depending on the papers you use.  The designer papers on this card are all Echo Park Dots and Stripes. 
I hope you enjoyed this berry sweet card -- gotta go pick berries!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Perfect Picnic: Watermelon Gift Box

Hello, Allie here with a project from the Perfect Picnic kit.

Perfect Picnic Kit from SVG ATTIC

 I created the watermelon box.
What a perfectly summery gift box.
I resized the pieces in the kit 80% to make a 5 inch round box.

It was perfect for these delicious treats.

I finished the top off with some bling, flowers, and baubles.

I can't wait to make the rest of the pieces in the Perfect Picnic kit.
Thanks for joining me today.

Paper: Summer Lovin' from Carta Bella

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Big Wheel Birthday Card with Beth

Hello all!  This is Beth from Beth's Beauties and I am sharing a card I made for my Father-In-Law's 60th birthday.  He LOVES vehicles of any kind, so I knew he would be impressed by this card.
I used SVG Attic's All About Daddy set for the card and the envelope.  I just changed the wording on the front of the card to fit the occasion.
 For the lacing around the pop tabs I used Trendy Twine.  It worked perfectly!  The envelope was a perfect match with the card and it really dressed up the presentation of the card.
Don't forget to enter your Anything Goes project to our monthly challenge HERE!  We can't wait to see what you will create!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Who is that lady? -With Melissa- I-Team

I really like the Day at the Races kit and especially the silhouette lady on the bag.  But  I thought it would be nice to use her as card too!  I am loving the way it turned out.  

I made the back and front of the bag at 50% size.  I scored the front along the edge and back of her hairline to glue the front and back together, making it easy to open too.  Because of the smaller size, I was able to give the hat some texture in my cuttlebug. Overall I am very pleased with how the project turned out.  I have left the inside blank with no sentiment as I haven't decided if it should be a birthday card for a special lady, or it could be used as a thank you card as well!  It also would make a lovely Mother's Day card... oh the possibilities! 

I hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration project! :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Keep Sake Box ~ with Courtney

What can possibly be better than Summer?

How about a keep sake box to keep all their discovered summer treasures!!

For my project today I decided to make a summertime keep sake box.

The paper collection is Hello Summer Collection Kit by Echo Park.

I love how this book turned out.

I hope you enjoy it too.

Thanks for stopping by

Have a fabulously crafty day !!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Birthday Card with a Twist -- with Julie

Hello, crafty friends.  Julie here today from Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers. It's so close to the 4th of July that we have fireworks going off every night at dusk in our neighborhood (poor dogs, they just don't like them!).  I used a patriotic kit today, but made a creative twist with it. 
Here's what I created:

I used the JGW Stars & Stripes Card Kit, but instead of using patriotic papers, I went with a birthday theme.  July is a very popular month for birthdays with my family and friends so I need quite a few birthday cards.  Several are close to the 4th of July, so I thought this would be a fun twist.
After cutting out the card and attaching the layers, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" and the fireworks stamps on the label in second generation stamping.  The bling is from my stash.   
Have a great 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Anything Goes Contest

Welcome to a new contest!  This month it is a joint contest with SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets, so that means you have even more files to choose from to create with to enter!  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!
Contest Rules

• Become a follower of SVG Attic's and SnapDragon Snippets' blogs.
• Create any type of project using at least one recognizable element from an SVG Attic or SnapDragon Snippets file.
• You have until Midnight Central Time on July 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 SVG Attic or SnapDragon Snippets Facebook pages 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 and SnapDragon Snippets 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 August 3, 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!