Saturday, April 30, 2016

Birthday Card For a Special Someone

Happy Birthday to my son


Just a quick post.
Tomorrow is Tyson's Birthday.
He is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints in the Philippines.
I miss him but he is right were he is suppose to be.

About two months ago we made him a care package with some of his favorite things.
Then fearing he wouldn't get the care package in time we sent him some letters and I created this card for him.


I love how the card can fold up and display a small little message AND he can have a small decoration for his apartment for a few days to help celbrate.

The card is a file from My Scrap Chick.
It went together pretty easy and I did it just like she had because I loved the colors so much.  
I did emboss the cake pieces but it is really hard to see i the pictures.

Anyway Happy Birthday Tyson!  I love you


6/5 update: Tyson finally got his care package- a little late, But the cards and the letters arrived just in time. A little worn but very much appreciated!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Dozen Roses for Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner and I wanted to make something special and from the heart  for both my mom and my mother-in-law.

They both love roses so ... SVG Attic to the rescue (again).

JGW Flower Boxcard Bouquets

I changed things up just a little but not much.



To start with, you will want to cut all of your pieces out.
I cut the leaves out of a darker shade of green then what I used to cut the stem pieces.
Then I inked all of my flowers pieces, leaves and stems.  Don't forget the heart also.





Next, I changed the tag.  I was ok with the heart but I didn't want to use the word Valentine so I deleted that and then typed my own "I Love You"
* a great tip-- when cutting out very small letters, use vinyl instead of paper.  It works a lot better when removing it from the mat and placing it on your project!

One everything is cut, inked and ready to go, follow Jodi's instructions here.
She makes it so easy to understand.



Once you have done one, you will want to do a second and a third and a ...

This Card Box stands almost 11" tall, and folds down for easy mailing.  It is so fun and easy to do and the perfect way to give mom a dozen roses that wont fade, wilt or die.

I am off to make some more bouquet  box cards.  
(I think I will even keep one for myself!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Travel Case with SVG Attic

Today is my first post as an I-Team member over at SVG Attic and I am so excited to share my new project with you.

Next month we are doing a family vacation to the happiest place on earth, so in honor of that trip I created a travel case that is perfect for gathering all our little paper keepsakes: tickets, maps, etc.


To create this case I started with the  Round Traveling Case from the 

JGW Fashionably French

To decorate the front of the case I used the film frames and tickets from the 
CG Box Cards Kit- the Movie Box Card.


CG Box Cards

I also added some flowers and created the heads using basic circle shapes.


Here are some close ups of the details on the case.

This is such a fun project and can be used in so many ways. I hope you will give it a try.





Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Disney Bags

We are getting ready for a family vacation so for Easter this year I gave all the girls things that they could use while we were traveling.


To keep their things organized I gave them each a bag to travel with.

The bags were bought at Walmart.
I then designed and cut out the Heat Press Vinyl using my Silhouette.

Here is a close up of each bag



I made one of these before so if it looks familiar there is a reason.


I will be redoing the Mini bag; didn't notice until after I had set the vinyl that I cut off part of her ear.
Oh well.


Its hard to see the detail on this one, but its actually my favorite.  I used the "glitter" Silver Heat transfer and I love how it turned out!


On the back I added a little Micky/Minnie head and the name.

Our Trip is getting closer and I am so excited!

Monday, April 4, 2016

SVG Attic and Holographic Paper

A couple of days ago I shared a project I did for my French Loving young daughter,
today I want to share the 2nd half of that project



Last time I showed you how to make the Eiffel tower using the
 SVG Attic kit  SDS Paris Voyage.

This time I am going to show you how to create the fun  Paris night light, using another file from the same kit.


First gather all of your supplies. 
* A shadow box (I used and  8 "x 8" box)
*Some type of small lights. 
The firefly lights are perfect.  they have a timer switch on the back and the wires make it ideal for bending and placing in a  small area. 
*Holographic Peal and Stick Paper.

If you are having troubles finding some of these products try amazon.

You will also need vinyl and a fun image.

SDS Paris Voyage

I used the Eiffel Tower Bag Stencil from the Paris Voyage Kit


Cut the Holographic paper to the size of your glass.  I used the inside piece of cardboard as a template.

Remove the backing and place the Holographic paper to the inside glass of the shadow box.
Remove any air bubbles and smooth into place.



Unwind the lights, bend them a little so that all the lights fit inside the shadow box. 
(if your box has the "inside frame"  place that inside first).
Arrange the lights in a pleasing manner.


Cut a small hole in the back piece in the bottom corner to run the lights out of .


Place the back on and let the cord and battery back hang outside.




Cut out your vinyl (or purchase it if you don't have a digital cutter)
Use transfer tape to place the vinyl to the front of the shadow box.


Set you shadow box up and turn on the lights.


I took a picture with the lights on and  one with the lights off.  
I am so happy with this project and my daughter is excited to add it to her room decor.

I still have some leftover Holographic paper and can't wait to try something else with it.




Friday, April 1, 2016

Shaker Cards

I know its a little early for patriotic projects but I wanted to share this fun new product.

Do you love Shaker Cards?
Are you new to Shaker Cards?


Queen and Company Just released these new product at CHA that make creating Shaker Cards a breeze!



Foam Front Cards have all the pieces you need to create one complete shaker card with everything punch out already, All you have to do it decorate and add your shakers.





To create the card and the tags, I used Pop Up Shakers.  These are pieces of foam cut outs in different sizes and shape along with pre cut plastic "windows".

These are so fun and easy to do.  Combine them with your favorite papers and embellishments.
(I used Doodle Bug Patriotic Parade)

You might find yourself addicted to Shaker Cards.  I think I am!

 If you want to learn more, Paula showed the cards I made and on Good Things Utah today and there is also a video tutorial from Blitzy that you can watch.

Grab some of these new products and get started making your own shaker cards!