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!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Back To School Fun

Today is back to school at our house.
For my project at SVG Attic I thought it would be nice to create a couple of projects in honor of the day.


These projects would be great to give as teacher gifts but I think I am going to use them for our "homework" desk here at home.


I started with the Desk Organizer.
I love all the little drawers and the side pockets.  Perfect for storing all of your desk supplies in one place. (I need this!)


Crayon boxes are perfect for elementary kids but what about high schoolers or teachers?
Givethem a fun decorated box filled with some m&m's or other treat.  I placed a plastic transparency in the window to keep you treats inside the box.


The last project was this book.  I used a Halloween file (book of spells) and changed it up (a lot).
I omitted all the spooky Halloween stuff and on the spine, instead of using the decorative strips I used washi tape.

3 fun projects to get you excited for back to school!
Check out these sets from SVG Attic

G is for Gratitude



JGW SteampunkHex


JGW Back 2 School


All Paper is by Doodle Bug

New to SVG Attic? Check out these awesome places! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer Day Dreams

Planning a summer party?  
Today's design team project for Heartfelt Hobby and Craft might just be exactly what your are looking for!

For any party you need to have some cards for invites or to place on gifts.


The first card is made using one of the journal tags. 
Journal tags are a great way to add sentiment.
Use an embossing folder to give the background paper some depth, it really adds to the look of the card.



The second card uses paper scraps and a sticker.  What a great way to say hello.  This would make a perfect invitation to the party or use it as a greeting to someone out of town.



Have you tried using a transparency in your cards?
This is a new, fun technique that adds a little creativity to your cards.  The F*U*N stickers are placed inside the card but with the transparency you still see them when the card is closed.





Every party needs some decorations and this Ball Garland is the perfect thing.
The instructions can be found here.
A great way to use up your scrap papers and its so easy to do, the kids can help you.








This paper camera from My Scrap Chick makes a great table decoration or favor.
Its a two part box so you can fill it with candy or a small gift.
Use it for a prize for a game... the possibilities are endless and it is oh so cute!!!



This fun little 3 fold library pocket mini album is perfect for placing keepsakes from the party or any activity in.




There are lots of places for photos, tickets and memories.



Use the journal tags and stickers to create fun tags and place in the three pockets.
The instructions can be found here.



Finally, don't forget to record the memories from the party on a fun and bright scrapbook layout!

Try a few of these projects and enjoy your summer party!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dressmaker's Mannequin from SVG Attic

I can't tell you how excited I am for today's project!

I love dress forms.  I collect the mini's and have them in my craft room.  They are perfect for hanging jewelry, tags and little cards on, plus they are just fun to look at.

Imagine how excited I was when I saw this beautiful 3D Dressmaker's Mannequin on the SVG Attic site.  Instant LOVE!!!


This is part of the JGW Just Sew collection and the entire set is amazing.



The instructions for putting the Dressmakers Mannequin together  can be found here.
I started with Black cardstock and pretty pink and black printed cardstock so she would match my craft room.

There are so many fun details to this mannequin and I want to share them all.


First you can make the mannequin as is- without the cage skirt.  Just all on its own it is striking.


The base is one of my favorite parts of the Mannequin.  It is wrapped around a wooden dowel and then lots of layers.
I embossed the top decorative layers and not only is it sturdy but very realistic looking as well.



The Cage Skirt is a perfect addition!
Follow the instructions Jodi has here for the skirt.

And here is a bonus tip for you.

I started on the skirt and realized I did't have any black embellishment so I got out some  left over rhinestones and colored them with a black sharpie marker.

WaLa-- Black rhinestones-- or any color that you need. 
 (The black sharpie even covered the blue ones)


The skirt file comes with a bustle and a lacing packet for the back. 
I added the ribbon around the waist as well.


While working on this project, I kept thinking how pretty if would be with some flowers cascading down the neck and torso. 

The G is for Gratitude collection had the perfect flowers I needed.

I scaled the flowers from the gift box down by about 50%, cut them out, inked them, and then layered them. 
Place another colored rhinestone in the middle and you have a beautiful flower to finish the project with.

I think the possibilities for this dress form/ mannequin are endless and I will probably use it in countless ways!