Saturday, June 25, 2016

July Table Setting

Celebrating something this month?

Last month, for our Relief Society Dinner, I was asked to create a table setting celebrating July Birthdays.

This is what I came up with.

First I made the cake using the  Tiered Wedding Cake file by Lori Whitlock.
I used the bottom two layers and the doily it sits on.

To create the little banner on the top, just make some small triangle pennants and tie them to two dowels and place the dowels in the cake top.  

I then added some very basic stars around the sides of the cake.

For a little favor I cut a simple treat box using a file from SVG Attic and added a star to the top of it.  Filled with some candy and tied with string it makes a perfect favor to take home.

The place settings are my favorite.
I used some cute Print and Cut images from Stinkin' Cute Designs  and placed them on folder 3 x 5 cards with foam pop dots. 
Loved how simple and cute they are!

If you know someone who is celebrating a birthday next month or you need a great table setting for your July picnic, family reunion or friendly get- together, try creating something fun like this. 
You will be the hit of the party!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Patriotic Banner with SVG Attic

I have said this before but I will say it again...
I LOVE banners.

So today for my post on SVG Attic I decided to create a patriotic banner that is perfect to display the entire month of July.

This was pretty easy to do, went together really quick and it only uses two .99¢ files so it was pretty inexpensive as well.

You will need the Star Medallion
and the USA Doily Files 


You will also need a basic pennant file or create your own.

Start by deciding how many pennants you want your banner to have, I created 8.
Scale them to the size you want.

Next cut out all the pieces 4 times and then reversed the colors and cut out 4 more.
I also traced a white background for each of them but you can skip that step if you would like.

Assemble the Medallion and Doily as shown or mix and match.

Add the Medallions and Doily to the pennants using glue or foam pop dots.


Here is a close up of what some of mine look like.

Place the pennants over ribbon, jute or twine.

That's all there is to it. A fun decoration for the month of July!

Be sure to check out all the new files  at SVG Attic.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

How to Design Your Own Handmade Flower with the Silhouette

In may my Design Club students learned to design and make their own 3D handmade flower.

I thought I would share with you today so you can make your own as well.

3D Flower
1. Turn on grid settings
            a. Set Spacing to 1

            b. Set divisions to 4
2. With the Ellipse tool draw an oval
3. Open the scale window and size the oval to 3.25” x 1.40”
4. Double click on the oval to get the Edit points
5. Using the grid lines, drag the bottom middle edit point down 1 ½”

6. Use the grid lines again and add edit points to the top of the oval, spaced ½” on both sides of the middle edit point. (click on the line to create an edit point.)
7. Use the grid line and drag the top middle edit point down ½”. 

8. Use the Ellipse tool to draw a perfect circle.
9. Resize the circle to 1.5”
10. Place the circle over the “Petal” shape so it overlaps on the bottom as shown.

11.  Select both shapes and weld.

12. Use the Control + the down arrow to make two more copies of the image. (total of 3 Petals)
13. Open the scale window and resize the first petal to a height of 1”
14. Resize the second petal to a height of 1.25”
15. Resize the third petal to a height of 1.5”
16. Open the replicate window
            a. select the first small petal and make a row of 3
            b. Select the second, medium petal and make a row of 4
            c. Select the third, large petal and make a row of 3 twice.
17. Save as 3D flower

18. Cut the petals from cardstock.
19.  Bend and curl the petals (I like to use a large stylus but you can use a pen cap or even your thumb and fingers)
20.  Ink all of the petals.
21. Starting with the largest petals, glue the middles together to form a flower, bend and roll the petals a little more as you go.
22. Add a button, gem or brad to the middle.

Use your flower to top off a gift, or add to a card.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flowers and Butterflies

I Just realized that I didn't post May's classes.  

Well classes are over, they went great; here are the things we did in May

In design club, I showed the ladies how to create their own butterfly using the drawing tools.
We also designed the vinyl saying.

Both of the files look great on this 12 x 12 shadow box, or they can be used alone on cards, scrapbook pages or any thing else you would like.

We also created our own 3D paper flower.  (I will post more of that later with a tutorial).

Those who took the Intermediate class made these canisters with handmade flowers.
We even learned how to add a scalloped boarder to the lid.

The Out Of The Box Class was smaller this time but still lots of fun.  This is probably my most favorite class to teach because I love to see the students eyes light up when they learn what they can do with the Silhouette.
The homework for this class was the two little gift bags.

If you are interested in taking a Silhouette Class at the store, would like to set some up for your group or do private lessons, please email me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Mouse Birthday Card

Sometimes I am asked my opinion of different companies.

Yesterday, while working the store, a lady came in and asked me about Treasure Box Designs.  
I had to be honest I had never heard of them.
Today I found them and bought a file to try out.
Guess what?

I bought one file, the Mouse & Cupcake. It was only $2 and with a sale that was going on (65% off everything!) he was only  .80 cents

(I think he turned out pretty cute. )

Once it was downloaded I made this card. 
There are lots of layers with her files so if you don't like layers it probably not for you, but if you enjoy paper piecing and lots of little details you will want to try this company.

So what is my opinion of Treasure Box Designs?

Well I went back and bought about 10 more files!
I can't believe this company has been around and I have never seen them.

Check them out, you will be glad you did.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Once In a Blue June Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG Attic Once In A Blue June blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of SVG Attic's AMAZING Inspiration Team. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Lisa's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is what I created for the hop:

When I think of June, I think of summer and when I hear the word blue it reminds me of water.  
Blue June means Summer Water.
It doesn't matter if its walking by the river path, fishing on the lake, playing with the grand-kids at the pool or relaxing on the beach, water is a huge part of our summer.

To create my summer water project I used three kits from SVG Attic.

The most important accessory for summer is a cute pair of flip flops, so how about a pair of flip flop boxes?

The flip flop file comes from the JGW Tropical Heaven kit.
To make a matching pair I simply mirrored the file before I started cutting. 

Next up is a beach hat.
The hat uses the 3D Gardner's Hat from JGW Gaby's Garden. 
To keep the size in proportion with the flip flops I scaled it down to 75%. That makes the tabs kind of small but it is still workable.
I used the smallest flowers from the flip flip file and added brads and a ribbon.

If you are going to play in the water you need a pretty bucket.
(OK, this one is made with paper but it will hold lots of yummy treats).

The bucket is made from the popcorn treat bucket in the SVGA Sweet Shop Party kit.
Resize the bucket to 50%. 
Add the flower and the tag from the flip flop file and add a handle.

I hope you enjoyed my project for the Blue June blog hop and will be inspired to create something wonderful!

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

3- $10 Gift Certificates to SVG Attic

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower and/or email subscriber of each blog in the hop.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop. You can do so until midnight on Sunday, June 12th to be eligible for the prizes.  (We do check this!)
3. If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog for the winners on Tuesday, June 14th.

For extra entries: 
1.  "Like" our SVG Attic Facebook page and let us know you are stopping by from the hop.
2.  Follow us on Pinterest for amazing inspiration!
Then comment on this blog again telling us what you did for the extra entries!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Tracy (You are Here)
Beth (Go Here Next)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more inspiration. Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

P.S.  SVG Attic is having an awesome SALE right now!  Get your wishlist files today.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fishing Fun

Fishing Fun For  Fathers  Everyone!

My dad was an outdoors man!  He loved it, year around he was outside.  
His favorite was fishing.
He taught his sons to fish.
He took my mom fishing on their honeymoon.
He also taught his 4 girls to fish.

When I grew up, I married a fisherman and he has taught not only our son but our 5 daughters as well to love the sport.

When I saw these fishing files I just couldn't resist making them.

This fishing vest is great for fathers day, birthday (or even mother's day?) 
It is a large card with lots of fun details and even comes with its own envelope.
Add some brads for the buttons and a little kite string tied to the hooks.
Lets see I need one for my husband, one for my father-in-law and one for my son-in-law.

The jumping fish box is made for a gift card but it is big enough to fill  with some
hooks, lures, fishing line,  or other small gift.

I love all the layers that make the fish look so realistic.  

Both of the files can be found at SVG Attic in the  JGW Gone Fishing Kit.

To finish it all off how about a fun fishing hat that is actually a box.
The hat comes with a blank tag or one that says dad.
It can be filled with goodies or another small gift.

The 3D fishing hat can be found at Snapdragon Snippets or in the Silhouette Store. 

I hope you will try one of these files for your favorite fisherman (er- person).

Monday, June 6, 2016

June Silhouette Classes

The June Silhouette classes are ready, are you?

This month we will be creating all kinds of Patriotic fun.

Silhouette Design Club 
Tuesday June 14, 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 you learn how to use your Digital Scrapbook paper and elements with Silhouette Studio to create a patriotic shadow box. I will show you how to make the shadow box and add all the fun details using a digital kit from Simple Stories.
You will never look at your digital supplies the same when you realize how easy they are to use in Silhouette Studio.

Silhouette Intermediate Class 
 Thursday June 23, @ 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  and learn new techniques. 

 This month you will learn how to import .dfx  files from on online site (My Scrap Chick) and
clip art from the internet  to create the firecracker boxes.

Silhouette Out Of The Box  
  Wednesday June 29, @ 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 this months homework project (the pillow box and box card) to get you started. Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.

I hope if you are in the Salt Lake area you will join me for one or more of these classes. 
To sign up you can email me directly or contact Heartfelt Hobby and Craft.