Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pirate Ship Center piece

You may or may not know but I work for the High School here.
We are they Cyprus Pirates.

So what does that have to do with anything?

Its graduation this week and last Tuesday it was our Senior's Award Night.
On Monday I was asked if I could come up with some decorations for the tables.
Here is what they told me:
*We don't really have a budget for this so we need to keep it as inexpensive as possible
* We don't have a lot of time (two days) so they need to be simple and quick
* We have 24 tables
*We want a pirate theme and gold coins.

Hmm.

SVG Attic to the rescue.  I went to the website and found some fun pirate files and this is what I came up with.


To create the ship I used the  SDS Pirate Ship file 



 I started with a very basic box shape.
Open the pirate ship file and size it as needed (mine stands about 8" tall).
Cut out two ships with all the pieces, be sure to mirror one of the ships.
Ink all of the flags and assemble adding the flags with foam pop dots.

To finish it, I added the skull from the SDS Skull Medallion (cut from vinyl or as a print and cut) to the middle flag and then tied kite string  around the flag polls.

 

To finish. add the ships to two opposite  sides of the box.



For a little more at the table I created place cards with the SDS skull medallions, using our school colors. To finish it all up I made a few more medallions to place on the table with the gold coins.

The boxes were also filled with gold coins but I forgot to get a picture before they were all eaten. 

It was a simple project but I was able to get all 24 tables done with time to spare; and got lots of compliments when it was all said and done (bonus points with the boss!)


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spring Blossoms

Spring is here and it is one of my favorite times of the year.  
I love the warmer weather and the flowers that are just blooming!
If you do too you will love this new project.


These spring blocks are perfect for bringing some of the outdoors inside!

JGW Batwing Brew


Believe it or not this was created using the block files from the 
JGW Batwing Brew Collection over at SVG Attics.

Did you ever think you could use a Halloween file for Spring?
This kit is so versatile, you could do it for almost any theme.

Just change up the words and you have a perfect Spring set.
I used some of my favorite paper from Doodle Bug and added some Doodle Pop Stickers and ribbon to finish it up.

Here are some close up pictures:





Jody gives great instructions here to put the blocks together.  There are a lot of pieces but it goes together quick and easy.

For more ideas and projects visit the SVG Attic's Blog