Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Trick or Treat Bags

Halloween is less then a week away, I am not sure how that happened but it did!
This week my project for SVG Attic is these bright Halloween bags, perfect for little
 Trick or Treaters!

I used the CG Father Christmas files to make my bags. 

 I LOVE these bags!

They are the perfect size for whatever you need.

The bigger bag is perfect for a Trick or Treat bag for a smaller person.  Not as big as a pillow case, its easy to carry with the ribbon handles and just the right size for all those fun size candy bars.
Use some fun, bright printed paper and its as cute as it is functional.

The smaller size bag is ideal for filling with Carmeled Popcorn or another yummy treat and sharing with that special someone. 

To decorate the outside of the bag, use images from the What's Brewin' Collection.

The tree and house  are embossed with an embossing folder to give it a little more depth.
Tie a big tulle bow to the handles and you have a bag that is almost as delicious as anything you fill it with.

Come on over to SVG Attics and finish up those last minute  projects and 
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Quick Halloween Eyeball Treats

Tomorrow is scouts and we will be holding our Halloween party for the boys.
What boys, ages 8-10, do you know that don't love creepy things?

I picked these eyeball  candies up in the bulk section of WinCo last week and thought I would do something fun with them... then I got busy and forgot!

Tonight I was looking for something quick and easy so I googled "Halloween eyeball printables" and found this great .pdf  Here.

They come 6 to a page and were perfect! Fast, Easy and oh so creepy!
I made 12 of them in just a few minutes

I think the boys are going to love them, and I might even go back and get more eyeballs and do them for the ladies at work too!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Steampunk Mourner's Hat

Its October and that means lots of exciting Halloween projects.  
This week for the SVG Attic Design team I decided to make a Steampunk Mourner's Hat.

This is such a fun project and easy to do as well.

It is the Mourner's Hat from the JGW Raven Quest Collection with a few changes.

Follow Jody's instructions here to cut out and build the basic hat. 
(She gives you a step by step pattern complete with photos, that is easy to follow.)

To decorate the hat and turn it in to a true steam punk  I first added a paper overlay with some printed paper.

The feathers were perfect for the hat so I made 1 large and 2 of the smaller ones; ink them up just a little with some silver-glitter ink.

The two flowers are a design of my own that I had leftover from a different project, but you could use the carnation flower that comes with the file or even some silk flowers.

To finish off the hat I added some black tulle around the base of the hat.

I am so pleased with how this turned out!
Be sure to visit SVG Attic for more Halloween project you will love.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Silhouette Classes For October

Silhouette/Cameo classes are ready for October.  
I have lots of Halloween fun planned for you!

Silhouette Out Of The Box  
  Thursday October27, @ 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 to get you started, (the simple pumpkin bag and the scrapbook layout)

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 October 20, @ 6 PM

This class is for all those who have taken the
Out Of The Box Class or are already familiar with the Silhouette.  In the intermediate class we create projects using silhouette files and learn new techniques.
This month we will make a 3d Dracula’s Castle using files found on Monica's Creative Room and some I created just for this class.  You will learn how to delete or create images from a file and how to build a 3D object.

Cost $10


Silhouette Design Club 
Tuesday October 11, @  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! 

Come and learn how to use your Silhouette/Cameo with fabric!  We will do a t-shirt iron on and fabric applique.  You don’t want to miss this one!

Cost $10

If you are interested in any of these classes, please email me
 or call the store 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Harvest Basket

There are lots of things to love about fall but one of my favorite is picking apples.
Its been a long time since I walked around my grandpa's orchard and helped fill baskets with beautiful colored apples but every fall I am reminded of those days!

Today's project for SVG Attic is this beautiful fall harvest basket full of bright apples!

The file is from the Fall Harvest Favor Boxes.

I loved creating this basket.  It went together very quickly.  It is perfect for displaying or fill the apples with a little treat and share it with a friend.

To create the basket I used some wood printed pattern paper from doodle bug.  Tie some twine around it and add a couple of  fall leaves. 

Apples come in many varieties so I created mine in three different colors and inked them up just a little.
To give the leaves a little more interest I ran them through my sizzix and then inked the edges also.
To finish them off add a brown button.

Such a fun project.

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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!