Friday, July 29, 2016

Back to School with Photo Play Papers


It's almost time to go back to school.
As a young girl I would get excited for school to start because mom would take me shopping for new clothes, shoes, back pack and school supplies.
Now  as an adult, I work at a school and I get excited because it still means new clothes, shoes and fresh supplies; it is also a chance to make new goals.

Also you should see some of the new school products that are coming out.

I have a fun project for Heartfelt's new design team using another kit from Photo Play.


This time I used the product line Real Genius.


Lets take a close up look of everything I was able to do with one packet of paper and stickers.



The 2 page layout is perfect for recording memories from the first day of school and would work for any grade.


Every student knows how important a pencil box is but that doesn't mean you can't have a cute one.
Here is a cute and easy one to put together. 
Follow the instructions here and use your Scor-pal.


Kleenex is one of the more important things you need in your back to school pack!
(They even make a great gift for a teacher)
These little Tissue Box Cards are just the thing and the SVG file is free from Keri Bradford.


Little note books are another great thing to have on hand and these are so easy to make.
Cut your 12 x 12 cardstock into 4" Strips and then score every 3 inches.  
Fan fold the strip and glue the two center pages together. 
Cut a binding piece that is 2 x 4.  Score down the middle and glue to the front and back of the book.  Decorate the book with paper and stickers.
The paper kit has some lined paper that is perfect for this.
Make a few of these because they are so easy, cute and practical.


Need to send a card to the teacher?  How about in one of these little library pocket cards?  There are many templates on the internet or if you have a digital cutter you can find one there as well.
Fill with one of the printed journaling cards and you have a perfect card and envelope.


Last but not least is a fun lunch bag. 
OK lets be real! I know you are not going to make a fancy lunch bag every day of the week but why not for the first day of school, on your students birthday or when they are getting ready to take that big test!
It also would make a great gift bag for a teacher.

Who said back to school couldn't be fun?


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Silhouette Classes for August

August's Silhouette Classes are ready to go.


July turned into a crazy month but I am so excited to get back to it in August and I have some really fun projects planned!


Silhouette Out Of The Box  
Thursday August 4, @ 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.
Bring your laptop and your machine and mat, we will get you cutting and creating before the night is over.


Silhouette Intermediate Class 
 Thursday August 25, @ 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 you will be learning how to use sketch pens to create cards and tags.


Silhouette Design Club 
Tuesday August 9, 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 we will create some fun chalkboard art including a sign, a sticker for a bottle, a bag and a card.

To sign up for a class please call Heartfelt Hobby and Craft 
@ 801-233-9028
or email me directly 
tracyrushton129@gmail.com




Monday, July 25, 2016

Girls Camp Hoodie's

As mentioned in a previous post, my daughter is headed to girls camp.
But first, last week was Youth Conference.

Jen's class came to me and asked if I would decorate some hoodies for them. 
The girls came up with the design they wanted, including the fonts.
It was pretty simple so they wanted it "glittery".

I got out my Silhouette and whipped these out in a couple of hours.


The back 


My cute daughter showing off the front. (I wish you could see how sparkly the glitter vinyl is, its very striking!)


I did 6 hoodies, 5 girls and 1 leader.


I think they enjoyed having the hoodies.
They survived Youth Conference now lets see how Girl's Camp goes!




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Glamping and Secret Sister Gifts

Have you ever heard of "Glamping"?
Its short for glamours camping.


Next week is my daughter's girls camp; there are about 12 girls going and a couple of them are not campers.

Every year they draw names for Secret Sisters- another girl that they will do things for all week including  a little daily gift.

Jenna drew the name of one of the girls who in not overly excited to be going. 
Because she wanted her secret sister to have an enjoyable time and feel good about coming, she picked out some small fun gifts and asked me if I would make something cute to put them in.
Of course I said yes. 
Here is what I came up with.


This little 3D Camp Tent Box is perfect for holding treats.
I embossed the Top Covering with a swirly embossing envelope just to "glam" it up a little and then tied the flag with some twine., Fill it up with some M&M's and what girl could resist?


The Lotion box is really made from the S'more Gift Box File, I just used the plain front.
I have to say this is one of my favorite boxes.  I love the size, the window and everything about it!  


The 3D Camper Box is probably my favorite; its a box you can fill  will all kinds of good things.  (Jenna placed a couple pairs of fun socks in it.)


For the last gift we made this little Mason jar box, only instead of a Mason jar she put a little body wash, shampoo and lufa that she picked up at the dollar store.
I used the tag from this file and made a second one to add to the S'more box as well.

By doing all the projects in pinks and browns and with some pretty floral paper I hoped to give the impression of some Glamours Camping gifts.

To create the projects I used files from 2 kits

JGW Smore Fun

The Tent, S'more Box and Camper all came from the JGW S'more Fun Kit.

JGW Neighbor Gift Set

The Mason Jar box comes from the JGW Neighbor Gift Set.

I hope you will try one or more of these fun projects, even if you are not "Glamping" this summer!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Beach Card with SVG Attic

Summer is in full swing and as I have mentioned before its my favorite time of the year, and my favorite place to be in the summer is by the water.

Today for my project over at SVG Attic, I created this Beach Step Card


This is a large card and would be perfect as a center piece for a party or summer get together as well as wishing some one a bright day.

To create the card I used two files from SVG Attic.
Start with the Step Card SVG Collection
There are 5 cards to choose from and all would work but I liked the wide middle card for this project.

Next add a few of the images from the Just Beachy SVG Collection


The collection was designed for scrapbooking but it is perfect for the Step Cards.

Choose a few of the images you want to use, cut them out, assemble and add to the card with glue or foam pop dots.

Here are a couple of close ups


The sand castle is made up of different layers.
Glue the sun to the back of the card and then add the finished castle with pop dots.


To create the water, cut the layers out of two different shades of blue.  
Separate the layers with the foam pop dots and then add to the card with more pop dots.

Add a few of the images like the bucket, flip flops and sea shells in between the layers of water.


I was very happy with the way this card turned out and am excited to try some others with different themes.  I hope you will make some too.







Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Fun Projects

I am so excited to share my newest projects with you.

At Heartfelt Hobby and Craft we have a new paper company joining us and I got lucky enough to do the first display using there new line.


Are you familiar with Photo Play? If not you really need to check them out!


This line is called Main Street Parade and it is perfect for the July forth holiday as well as all of summer,  and it has so much in it. Look at all I was able to create, and still have left over paper and stickers!!


Of course the first thing I did was created a layout.  This will be our weekly page kit next week.
The rockers are my own design and then I cut them out using my silhouette.


I love using Pinwheels as part of a table decor and there are so many patterns available making a pinwheel is super easy.
The "vase" is a Chocolate Milk bottle from my granddaughter's happy meal.  To finish it off I added a tag I made with one of the stickers and tied it on with some twine.



The little 6 pocket treat bag was very simple to make using a score pad and 3- 6 x 6 pieces of paper.
I found the instructions on Pintrest here



Of course who couldn't use a fun refreshing drink on a hot summer day?
Add a little pocket water bottle tag and fill it with a straw and a powdered juice mix.  Perfect handout at a party or a small gift just to let someone know you are thinking of them.



This card is a folding card and I use a template from the Silhouette store.  I was easy to put together and a new twist.




Two more cards using paper and stickers.


For my final project I created another 12 x 12 layout, this time with a little more detail.  

I hope you will check out Photo Play and come into Heartfelt Hobby and Craft to see all of the fun ideas there!