Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mason Jar treats

Nothing says Fall like Mason Jars.
Jam, pie filling, apple sauce or even pickles, it doesn't matter, ever since I was a little girl, September was the month to bottle.  Soon after I got married my Grandmother gave me  ALL  of her jars. Every September when I pull them out, I think of her.

That's why I love these beautiful mason jars from the JGW Canning Essentials Kit.



Fill the Paper Mason Jars with your favorite fall candy (chocolate and caramel right?) Then share them with some one special.

The jars are easy to put together and Jodi has all the instructions you need here.

To add a little bit of color to the jars, use printed cardstock in the smaller windows instead of the acetate (or transparency).



The pattern also comes with instructions to make a fabric topper.
I wanted to use some of the printed paper on the lid so instead of the topper I added ribbon, twine and leaves.

This was such a fun project I hope you will try it then share your design with us on Facebook.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I am...Slightly Sassy

Not many people know it, but I do have a sassy side, that's why when I saw this new line, Slightly Sassy, from Photo Play come into the store I was so excited and knew is was what I wanted to do for my next Design Team Project!

  It kind of sums up my alter-ego. 
(and I love all the retro colors and images)


This was such a fun line I wasn't sure where to begin...


The layout has room for 5- 4x6 photos and one or two 2x2 photos.  
The stickers added all the elements I needed.  Use some foam pop dots to add a little dimension and the word strips for  a a touch of sass.  

  

Some of the younger viewers may not know what this is, but it is how we used to call our friends and family.
( I remember when I was really little and my grandma had a "party" phone.  That meant that more then one home shared the same line and sometimes when you would pick up the phone to make a call  another call was already taking place--did I just date myself?)

Anyway this cute little phone is actually a box that could be filled with treats or a small gift.  
The file is from SVG Cuts  Call me Later Collection, and is so easy to make and decorate!


This mini gable box reminds me of when I used to go to the Homestead with my grandma and pick up a lunch to take to the park.  The file comes from the Silhouette Design Store.
(and the word strip says SASSY and Classy- just in case you were wondering)


Another Silhouette file is this Ribbon Bobbin.  I wanted it to be  sturdy so I cut it first from card stock and then two more times from the printed paper.  Glue the printed paper to both sides of the card stock. I love these ribbon bobbins, they are the perfect way to keep track of smaller pieces of ribbon or twine and you can make them in any size that you need.
Cute and useful!

 

Of course no project is complete without a few cards and this line has some perfect journaling tags that make me smile.



The last card is the money card. It is a fun way to give someone a little extra cash and it is so cute they will love it no matter how much (little) cash is in it.

If you like a little sass mixed with a little retro this paper line is for you but hurry in to 
Heartfelt Hobby and Craft and get yours today!




Monday, September 5, 2016

Silhouette Classes for September


Are you ready for this months Silhouette classes?

Here is whats scheduled for this month.


Silhouette Out Of The Box  

  Thursday September 8th , @ 6 PM

This class is for all those who are new to Silhouette/Cameo, or feeling they could use some help with the basics.  We will go over how to set up your Silhouette/Cameo, making your first cut and purchasing designs.  You will also learn how to manipulate your designs and what all those little icons are used for.  You will receive a 10 page "bible" of all things Silhouette, and a homework project (gift bag and wreath) to get you started.

Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.
Cost $15





 Silhouette Intermediate Class 

 Thursday September 22, @ 6 PM
 The Interm class is for all those who have taken the Out Of The Box Class or are already familiar with the Silhouette.  In this class we create projects using silhouette files and learn new techniques. 

 This month I will show you how to use digital images (scrapbook kits) to create some fun Fall gifts.  
Even if you don't scrapbook, there is so much you can do with digital kits!  This is a great class to take because in November we will add to these skills and create a December Album/Planner.


Cost $10


Silhouette Design Club 

Tuesday September 13 , 1 to 3 PM or 6 to 8 PM.

The Design club is for advanced users of the Silhouette and you must have Silhouette Studio Design Edition Software.  In Design Club we move at a fast pace! 


This month I will show you how to use and create your own stencils.  We will also learn how to make a vinyl stencil to use on a slat board sign.

Cost $10
Please email me(tracyrushton129@gmail.com) if you plan to take one (or more) of these classes.  I will send you a supply list and everything you need for the class.  

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Blast Off with SVG Attic

Do you know a couple of boys who love outer space?  I do and I found the perfect way to give them a fun little gift!


SVG Attic has some great files that any little (or big)  "astronaut" would love.


The rocket file comes from the JGW Outta This World Collection.
I love this, the top cone comes off  making lots of room to fill with any candy or treat and there are many decorating options available.

Jodi has easy to follow instructions here.


The Porthole box actually comes from a file in the CG Under the Sea Collection.
One night while I was watching The Martian at home with my husband, I saw  Matt Damon  look out a Porthole, and I thought why not make the sea porthole a space porthole?

The top of the lid is a shaker card.  Instead of sea weed and shells I filled it with stars, the moon and a rocket made from the card box in the JGW Out of this World collection. ( I did have to shrink it down a bit to fit inside the window.)

This is a one piece box that opens up with room for more treats, cash or a small gift.

Here are the two collections I used to make this project.

CG Under the Sea

CG Under the Sea

SVG Outta this World

JGW Outta this World

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Butterflies, Sunshine and the End of Summer

The end of August is bitter sweet for me.  I love summer and hate to see it go  but I am always excited to see some cooler temps, get back on a schedule and get a little organized.

Today for the Heartfelt Design team I have a fresh new project that honors all the wonders of summer.

The paper line is from Authentique and called Felicity.
Its a beautiful line filled with butterflies and roses.

Lets take a look at the projects


The papers in this line are so beautiful it was hard to cover them up with the photo mats so I placed the photos to the side. The journaling cards add that extra little bit to create a layout perfect for a wedding, photo shoot, shower, birthday or just a relaxing day outside.


For a great little gift, favor or thank you add some of the paper to a little bag, this one is cut from a Silhouette file.  Add a 3D flower to the center.  The bag is as pretty as anything you place inside.


For some fun home decor how about creating a shadow box and placing a 3d butterfly in the middle.
I made the box from a file in the Silhouette store and used paper from the Felicity line for the lid. 
Use a transparency in the lid and add the butterfly (also a Silhouette file).


I am in LOVE with the journaling cards in this line.  They make some of the most beautiful cards, quick and easily!


Try adding an embossed back ground...


or a little tab...


The journaling cards are the perfect size to make a smaller card as well.

Come into the store and pick up this amazing line from Authentique before its gone and enjoy your last days of summer!


Monday, August 22, 2016

Dino Friends with Echo Park

Everyone likes dinosaurs, especially the cute ones!
Even my grown adult daughter loves them.

Today for the Heartfelt Design Team I got lucky enough to create with Echo Parks new
Dino Friends line.


There are so many cute papers and stickers in this line, and if that's not enough they have matching Silhouette files that can be downloaded from the Silhouette Store!
I love it when all my favorite things come together.


This layout has lots of room for some of my favorite photos and there is still lots of paper and embellishments that can be seen.


Next up are some little favor or gift boxes.  Both files can be found in the Silhouette store.  The match box is Lori Whitlock and the Treat Box is Snap Dragon Snippets.


If you are going to have a party you need to have a fresh gift bag.  Use the Silhouette files to create one that is perfect for your needs. 
The brontosaurus is a cut file and the sticker is a print and cut file.


Here is the first card I made, the template also comes from the Silhouette Store.
Then I went a little crazy and did a bunch more cards...






I love the little epoxy dots that match the paper line and stickers.  

This was such a fun project to work on!


Friday, August 19, 2016

School House ...Rocks!

As I mentioned last time, school started this week so of course I have been seeing lots of school projects I wanted to work on but when I saw this School House Box, I stopped everything and had to make it (or two; OK, three of them!!!)


The file is from Dreaming Tree and I am completely in love!

I changed each one of them up just a little and I don't know which one is my favorite.




And here is another view of all three


I used a Darci embossing folder for the red "brick" school house and all the printed paper is Doodle Bug.

Now I just need to figure out who to give these too because I want to make more!