Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve Decorations

Hello again and Happy Sunday.
It's New Years Eve tonight (Yay) and that is a special occasion around my house. My hubby and two boys are more excited for this evening than for their Birthday or even for Christmas. So naturally we make a big deal out of it - even if we're only 4 or 5 people around to celebrate it.
Every year I make decorations for New Years Eve and some is kept for next year and some don't survive (yes it gets pretty wild around here)
This year I set my eyes on the new Candles in Three Sizes for LED Tea Lights from an upcoming kit from SVG Attic. Watch for it in a set next summer for early Christmas crafting. You can also find the Candles in the Snapdragon Snippets store or in the Silhouette Design Store.

These are very easy to make and I made all three in a jiffy. I decided that since they are meant as decor for New Years Eve, I not only wanted them to be candles but to look like small crackers/fireworks as well.  The little "fuse" or paper flame is included with the candles and is simply assembled by rolling it on a pencil or something similar and gluing the tube together. Then curl the long strips. I just put it over the LED flame but you can also glue it inside the candle hole.
I made the candles in AC Cardstock in Black and decorated them with AC POW glitter paper with a chevron pattern in silver.
And what is New Years Eve without  Champagne or Champagne glasses?
So I made two 3D Champagne Glasses from the JGW New Years Celebration kit

I didn't use acetate on mine or decorated them with gems or stones but kept them in the same color scheme as the rest of my decorations: Black, White and Silver. I don't plan for using them for candy but I might use them as candle holders - a LED Tea Light fits perfectly in them.
I used AC Cardstock in White for the glasses and decorated them with AC POW glitter paper in Silver and Black. On the top of the glasses I put some glitter washi tape from my stash.
I must say that these were also very easy to make. The trick is to use a pencil or wooden dowel inside the stem as it helps to hold the top onto the stem and makes it more sturdy.
Well that was what I had to show you today. I wish a Happy New Year to all of you and hope to see you a lot more in 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Toast To Your New Year

Hello and thanks for joining me today.
I just want to show you the card I made for my friends Birthday (it's today: Happy Birthday Sys!)
Usually I don't want to make Christmas themed cards for people who has Birthday around Christmas or New Year themed cards for those, who's Birthday is close to the New Year, because I think it important that their Birthday be celebrated like everyone else's. But in this case I made an exception.

This card is from the JGW New Years Celebration kit and I saw two meanings in the sentiment - One for toasting in the New Year and one for toasting in somebody's new year.....a Happy Birthday.

I made the card in Black and White AC Cardstock along with gold pearl paper, gold and silver AC POW glitter paper and gold and silver adhesive foil from Silhouette. Then I simply added some small bubble gems from Queen & Co. and Voila!

I gave my friend this card along with a bottle of bubbly Asti Spumante so she has something to toast in the New Year and her new year.

Thanks for joining me today - please come back tomorrow where I'll show you some of my New Years Eve decorations I just made.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Steampunk Love ~ with Cyndy G

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a card I made using files from SVG Attic.  It is the Cupid Wings with Pull Tabs card from JGW Heartfelt Delivery.  I don't know how I've missed this card!  I just love it.

Steampunk heart card

I used paper by Marion Smith Designs - Gypsy for the base and DCWV The Twinkle Glints and Foiled for the gears and wings.  The file includes an optional piece you can use to hang the card.

Back of card

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Poinsettia Set

Hello all. I-team member Sonja here with my version of two sets of poinsettia cards from the JGW Poinsettia Passion files.

The two cards I picked from this set were already such great files that I did very minimal additions to it. Other than adding sentimental tags, everything else remains as is. 

By exchanging a few layers of colored flower pedals, I was able to make the same flowers, yet have them be different on each card.
The second set of cards were just as favorable as the first set. Hard to pick a favorite.

  I love the inside of these cards!

Materials Used: 
DCWV Very Merry Stack
Christmas Flip/side stack

Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designers edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie markers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!  Tanya from Crafting on Caffeine here today.  I'm so excited to share with you a file that all of us on the I-Team have been loving! 

All paper used (except the snow) is Doodlebug's Milk and Cookies, cardstock.

I so loved the way it turned out and hope it inspires you to create your own.

I will admit I totally forget to get the lights to go inside it so lighting it up will have to wait for another time.
Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you for all your blog love!!!!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Centerpiece

Merry Christmas and happy 4th Sunday of Advent.
Today I want to show you the centerpiece I made for to nights Christmas Eve Table. The amazing Corn Husk Candle Ring from the JGW Autumn Aire kit.

I made it with Crepe paper in Gold instead of the corn husks (these are not available in Denmark) and AC Cardstock in Caramel.
It is so easy to make and with the crepe paper its so fast too. All you have to do with the paper is to curl it and glue it onto the ring.
Then I added a LED candle in the middle and decorated it with some hemp and rhinestone-look-alike ribbon. That's it.

Now it matches the rest of the table that I've chosen to keep in gold this year.
So now I'm off to celebrate Christmas Eve with my Family and I want to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and hope all your wishes comes true. It has been a fabulous dec. with lots of beautiful craft projects and I hope you got to make all of yours as I did mine. See you on the other side for New Years.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Welcome Baby Cooper!

Hello all and happy Saturday!  While many people are waiting for Christmas and the birth of Jesus, the SVG Attic family is celebrating the birth of a different baby boy today!  Mike and Kenzie, the owners of SVG Attic, are the proud parents of baby Cooper, who was born earlier this month.  The I-Team wanted to create some special projects just for him.

Click on the names to be taken to the individual blogs with the project details.




Aren't all of the projects AMAZING?!  Leave Mike and Kenzie some love on this post to let them know how excited you are for the newest addition to their family.

Have a blessed Christmas season!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas Wishes with Lisa

Happy Friday, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper taking over the blog today. Can you believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I still needed gift tags?

 The gift tag is from the JGW Just Sew Collection - Easel A7 Tag.
I love this tag because the recipient can display it so easily. The trick for this tag is one 12 x 12 piece of double-sided patterned paper. I used Photoplay's Mad About Plaid paper. 

The poinsettias are from the JGW Poinsettia Passion Collection - Poinsettia Doily Framed Card. To create them I used PhotoPlay's Mad About Plaid and resized two of them in smaller sizes.  Once I had them cut out I simply added Distress Oxide Ink in Candied Apple and Fired Brick on the petals.  Using an Embossing Ink Dauber and Gold Embossing Powder I added texture to the largest flower. It really popped those flowers off the tag.  I used the same green Mad About Plaid paper to cut the leaves and greenery. I flipped the pattern on the leaves, every other leaf.

As always, thanks for joining us today!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Cards made with Tags

It happens every year.
No matter how organized I think I am, there is another gift to buy, another party to go to or another
 co-worker  gift to get. 

Tracy from the Idea Closet and today I am sharing two cards I made using files from SVG Attic.

The poinsettia ornament card is a great way to use up some of those scrap papers you have from past projects. 
For the middle of the poinsettia I used a pearl epoxy sticker.  
Use some of your twine to tie the ornament to the front of the card. 
The recipient can use the ornament for a tag (if they want to take the card apart.)

The Gingerbread Cookie card is made the same way. 
Use foam pop dots to add lots of dimension.

JGW Christmas Ornament Tree

There are 12 little tags in this collection.  Think of all the fun cards you can make!

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Belongs to Frosty

Hello and happy 3rd Sunday in Advent.
Today I want to show you the cute Christmas decoration I made using the hat from the JGW Frosty Topper kit.

This was both a challenge and so much fun to make.
I used AC Cardstock in Black and Charcoal for the hat and added the snowflake made from double-sided adhesive sprinkled with glitter to make it look frosty.

Then I went to town with Fir Sprigs in Forrest AC Cardstock and Leafy Sprigs in Spinach along with a Pinecone in Chestnut AC Cardstock.

I also made him a Corncob 3d Pipe in AC Cardstock Butter and Caramel and two thick buttons in Sky, Blue Jay, Chestnut and Chocolate Cardstock and tied some white raffia onto them as string.

Finally I added some different decor pieces like the berries, the small glass baubles and the Spanish moss and Voila! It was done.
Usually I haven't got the first idea on how to make a Christmas Decoration - but I think I got away with this one - don't you?
Thanks for joining me today....Christmas is almost here, but I still have a few things up my sleeve.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Snowman Tree ~ with Cyndy G

Hello, today I am sharing a project that I am very proud of.  A Snowman Christmas tree made with files from SVG Attic.  I used the Mourners Hat from JGW Raven Quest, Elements from JGW Frosty Topper and the eyes and mouth pieces of the snowman in SDS Ice Princess Party.

This was really easy to make! I used an 18" Styrofoam ball I got at Hobby Lobby, black balls and a scarf.  The rest I made from the files mentioned above. 

This is in my office at work and I have to admit he puts a smile on everyone's face that comes in.  I just love him.  Thank you for stopping by today.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Think inside the box

Recently I had a conversation with another team member saying I needed to think outside the box. Well, I got to thinking, what about the inside of the box?!

Hello all, I-team member Sonja here with a winter shadowbox I made using the JGW Build a Box file for my base box.
JGW Build a Box
This set has three options of boxes. I decided I wanted to be able to poke some holes in the back to make a winter scene inside my box so I used the box with the open face. 
To start with, I needed to get some detailing done on my extra pieces. For this, I grabbed my Craftwell eBrush and got to work.
 It can also be used on glitter paper.

Then I just pulled everything together.
 There are 10 little lights in the background
 I added the little sleigh from the CG Nutcracker Dream set.

I left the top flap unsecured so that if the sleigh moved around, it could be adjusted.

Materials Used:
DCWV Winter Frost stack
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios~Designer Edition
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue