Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Introducing I-Team Member ~ Cyndy Gustashaw

Hello everyone!  My name is Cyndy Gustashaw.  This is my second term on the SVG Attic I-team.  I hope I am able to continue to inspire you with my personal touches using SVG Attic files and hope you will enjoy using them as much as I do.

Cyndy Gustashaw

I am married to a wonderful man.  He thinks it's great that I have a craft I enjoy doing.  We have five children ranging in age from 30 - 5 years.

I was born in Virginia and raised in Southern California which I still refer to it as home.  I moved to North Carolina 23 years ago and live in the Charlotte area.  I love experiencing the seasons change.
I love photography and scrapbooking which evolved into paper crafting and have been doing them for over 20 years.  I like simple clean lines, less is more for me.

I have lots of favorite projects. For my introduction today I have chosen the new JGW 3D Button Jointed Bunny.  This little guy is so cute!

I used Graphic 45 - Once Upon A Springtime.  I absolutely love this paper!

3d Jointed Paper Bunny

Our garden at work is in bloom, so I took advantage of the sun and flowers.  
I love spring!  It is my favorite time for taking photos.

back of 3d paper bunny

I love his little tail.  Doesn't he have the cutest little face.

Close up of 3d Paper Bunny

I know as you look at this project some of you are thinking he looks too difficult but if you take your time and don't rush it you will have him together before you know it.  I started with the arms, legs and feet - these are very simple shapes.  Then I tackled the head and body. I had the most trouble with the ears!  It took me two and a half days to cut and put him together but I think he was worth the time.

I hope you have enjoyed my project.  I look forward to sharing more with you.

Do what inspires you!
Cyndy G.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Introducing I-Team Member Beth Fiscus

Hello everyone!  My name is Beth Fiscus.  I have been a part of the SVG Attic inspiration team for about two years, so you probably know of me or have seen some of my projects already.  I am the Inspiration Team Coordinator and hope to share my love of these wonderful files with the rest of the new team and all of you.  My personal blog is Beth's Beauties and I'd love for you to stop by for a visit sometime!
I have a wonderfully supportive husband, who encourages me to be creative!  We live in a small town of 600 people, where everyone knows everyone else :)  We have three very energetic boys, ages 8, 5, and 2 who definitely keep me busy!  For the most part, I am a stay at home mom, but I am a nurse by occupation and I work in a local nursing home 1-2 nights per week.

Here is a little bit more about myself...
            Born and Raised:  Nebraska- I grew up on a farm where I learned so very much about family, religion, hard work and dedication.  It is also where I was taught how to sew and do hand embroidery at the age of 5, which planted the seed of creativity in my heart!
            Places I've Lived: NEBRASKA
            Style: I can't say that I have a specific style.  I love elegant and fancy things, but I create with all different mediums, vinyl, paper, fabric, wood, the list goes on and on.
            Favorite Project:  My favorite project changes with the seasons, and since it is spring, this is my current favorite:

(Click the above link to take you to the original post for more details.)

The sets I used on this project were:
Watering Wishes
Motherly Moments
Gaby's Garden
Tiki Luau

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, March 27, 2015

You Color My World

For this month's post, I made a card from the Happy Easter Collection.  When I saw the brush and the paint drip I knew I wanted to make an art related card.
I took the egg on the front and transformed it into a paint palette by adding different size circles and joining them to the original egg using Make The Cut.  

I cut everything on my Cricut, including the watercolor paper so I could drop some watercolor and acrylic paint on the panel as well as the color wells.

On the inside of the card I followed the same theme using card stock with color drips and smears.

I stamped "You Color My World" with a Unity Stamp I just received in the mail yesterday.  Perfect timing, Unity!!

There is a tutorial to put this card together on the Kneedles and Knowledge blog for your convenience.  

This file also comes with a matching envelope.  I used the same color of cards stock as the front panel and the designer paper on inside panels for the envelope.

Well, my friends, sad to say this is my last post as an Design Team member.  I want to personally thank Beth Fiscus for having faith in me and choosing me to be a member of the team for the six month duration.  I enjoyed using SVG Attic files and modifying them into different projects.  I will miss the excitement  of the blog hops for sure, but especially the camaraderie with all the people associated with SVG Attic!

I turned down the request to continue as a member because my husband and I will be traveling in the summer and, of course, I'll be away from my computer!

 I hope I will be able to contribute in the future if there are other opportunities to join the team again!

Keep on crafting, I know I will!!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Easter Treat Baskets with Beth

 Hello SVG Attic fans!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here today with some Easter baskets.
 First us is this super sweet woven basket from the Cottontail Bunny kit.  I inked all the colored weaving strips with brown chalk ink to add a little distressing.  The basket is quite simple to assemble and there is a tutorial for it HERE.  For a finishing touch, I added several colorful buttons to add visual interest.
This treat bag is so cute!  It is also from the Cottontail Bunny kit at SVG Attic.  I had fun picking out the different colors of papers to use on it.
If you are want to look for more Easter SVG kits, you can find them HERE!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Chevron EOS Lip Balm Treats ~ with Courtney

Chevron + EOS = LOVE

I just love all things Chevron and the ways to use the EOS lip balm capsules are brilliant.

So when a friend asked me to make a few EOS favors for a tea party, I knew just what to do.

I started with the Chevron Flowers.  I resized them, (with proportions checked) to 4.409.  The center circle came out exactly the size needed for the EOS capsule.  I cut two layers.  One chevron pattern and one solid with a coordinating color.  Then I used the leaves from the Apple Card from Gearing Up 4 School.  I used dimensionals to pop the leaves away from the flower.  I inserted the capsule.  Added a bit a bling to the leaves and I had darling little tea party treats for some sweet young ladies.

They were so much fun to cut and assemble.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a fabulously crafty day!  ♥

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easter Inspiration

Easter will soon be here, so I thought I would share some past SVG Attic DT projects to inspire you to create for the holiday!  Click on the link above each picture to be taken to the original blog post with all the details.

Easter Basket Card

Flourished Cross Easter Card

Easter Basket


Quick Easter Cards

I hope these projects inspire you to get creative!  Have a wonderfully crafty day!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bunny Box

I hope everyone enjoyed the Spring Hop as much as we did.  I am so happy to see spring!  I have to admit it is my favorite time of year.  For my project today I made the cute little bunny box from the new JGW Happy Easter Kit.  Added bonus, I got to use more of my Graphic 45 - Once Upon a Springtime.

Bunny box

He was so quick and easy to put together that I made a little family!

Bunny Box Family

Doesn't he have the cutest little face.  There is just enough detail to give him character.

Close up of bunny box

If you want a quick and easy project for your Easter gatherings this should be on your list.  

Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop WINNERS!!

Thank you to all of you who hopped along with us on our Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop!  It was a lot of fun and there were so many great projects from both the Snapdragon Snippets and SVG Attic design teams!  There were two prizes for those who followed the requirements, so here the winners of those prizes...

The first prize was a $15 gift certificate to SVG Attic
The winner is:


 The second prize was a $15 gift certificate to SnapDragon Snippets.  
The winner is:

M Samuelson

Congratulations ladies!  Please email Mike at to claim your prizes!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG Attic-SnapDragon Snippets Spring Has Sprung blog hop! We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!
This is the first stop on the hop!

Here is the project I created:
A garland of Easter Eggs!  I used the 3D Eggs from SVG Attic and cut each style of egg out twice.
I used pretty pastel patterned papers and attached the eggs to Limeade Trendy Twine with tiny clothespins.
Here are a couple more closeups of the eggs...
 Wouldn't these eggs be fun in an Easter basket or as part of a centerpiece?

How how about some blog hop prizes??

$15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

$15 Gift Certificate to SnapDragon Snippets

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren't already. (This lineup is a bit different than in the past.)
2. Leave some comment love at each stop.
3. If you do both of the above, check back here at the SVG Attic blog and/or the SnapDragon Snippets blog for the winners on Monday, March 16th! You have all day today and tomorrow to hop.

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets' Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!
Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

SVG Attic blog (you are here)
Cyndy (go here next)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Spring/Easter inspiration, comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

P.S.  You have until this SUNDAY, March 15th to apply for our current DT Call!  Click HERE for all the details!

Friday, March 13, 2015

It's Always Tea Time

I got my inspiration for today’s post from Alice.  Alice in Wonderland that is.  I bought a gigantic coloring book with Alice In Wonderland illustrations and then I remember there was a file in the SVG Attic shop with all the elements I needed to make a 12×12 mixed media canvas.
The file I used, Mad Hatter Tea Party currently being remade to be compatible with all cutting machines and you can check the store at a later time for it if you don’t already have it.
I started out by applying Mod Podge and pretty napkins to the bottom layer.  Then I found more Alice in Wonderland images on Google and printed those because I wasn't about to cut up my fabulous coloring book.

After the first layer was dry, I added a couple of vintage doilies, and the Alice and the Mad Hatter to the middle right corner.  On top of that layer, I added Dye-Na-Flo fabric paints which are translucent, but permanent after drying them with the heat gun or ironing on fabric with a hot iron.

I downloaded the Alice in Wonderland free font and welded the title “It’s Always Tea Time!”  as well as the “Drink Me tag.”

I also used a stencil and black distress paint for the clock and.  The Mad Hatter’s hat has the tag with 10/6 on it.  If you look closely at the bottom of the canvas you can also see the Queen of Hearts, The White Rabbit, and The Knave of Hearts.  I also added stamps, rub-ons and stencils
All the elements were cut with my Cricut using DCWV paper.
This is going in my kitchen because we love tea and it will remind us that we can drink it any time we want.
Thanks for coming over and happy crafting!!
Carmen Lucero

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Let's go on an Adventure ~ with Angeline Choo

Stucked at work? Need a break? Longing for a holiday?

Well, I made a travel suitcase -- and I'm ready for an adventure!! :) 
Well, ok.. Not really going to Hawaii at this moment, but one can dream right? :)

I actually turned the First Aid Box from the "Feel Better soon" kit into a travel suitcase! I love that the kits from SVG Attic are always so versatile and could be changed from it's original intended "design".

I got some travel themed stickers and layered them on the suitcase, reminding me of all those nasty sticky stickers that I find so difficult to get off your suitcase at times. I even made a luggage tag and tied it with twine to the handle.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have an awesome adventure this week.

Don't forget to check out the Design Team Call we have right now. 

Interested to join a FUN team?
Click HERE to apply now!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Blocks ~ with Courtney

With it being nearly spring I was quite happy to make a little Spring Decor.

I used the 3D Block Pumpkin from the Falling Leaves  Collection.  I cut out three blocks.  I used my favorite paper ever,  Coredinations Whitewash Collection.  After assembling, I distressed the 'blocks' with Dew Drop Rich Cocoa Inks.  I then cut out 3 tulips from the Easter Elements SVG Collection  and the grass as well.  I used the negative cut from the grass to add dimension.  I love to use the Stampin' Up dimensionals.  I added them behind the 3 layers of tulips and to the grass.  

I think they turned out so cute.

I hope you do too.

Thank you so much for taking time to look.

Don't Forget...SVG Attic is having a design team call RIGHT NOW!
Stop by THIS POST for all the details.

Have a fabulously crafty day!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration

St. Patrick's Day is coming soon!  Are you ready to have a little fun with some projects?  Here are past projects to inspire you.  Just click on the links of the pictures and you will be taken to the blog post that gives you all the details!

Pot Of Gold

Lucky Me Box and Horseshoe Card

Leprechaun Hat Card

Good Luck Shamrock Card

HERE is a link to all of the St. Patrick's Day files in the SVG Attic store.

Don't Forget...SVG Attic is having a design team call RIGHT NOW!
Stop by THIS POST for all the details.

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