Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunflower Box with Tracy

When you think of summer, what do you think of?

Do you think of warm days, the sun shinning and a garden full of beautiful, hardy flowers?
I do!

After all the rain and mud, I am ready for some beautiful sun!

SVG Attic has a new kit that is perfect for all of you sun loving people, waiting for summer.

JGW Sunflower Sunshine

JGW Sunflower Sunshine is the most recent set that was just added to the store.
This collection features beautiful sunflowers on cards, boxes and even a little stand.

For my project today, I choose to create the Hex Sunflower Box.

This is such a beautiful box with so many details, but it is easy to do as well.
The box measures almost 6" across and 2" tall, just the right size for gift giving; or use it to hold a special keepsake or two. The possibilities are endless, but you will never get tired of looking at it.

The flower looks complicated but if you follow Jody's instructions here, it actually goes together easily.

Grab some of your favorite paper (I used We R Memory Keepers) and create your own Sunflower Hex box, you will love yours as much as I love mine...Promise!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Gift Box

Welcome to April
That means the Easter Bunny will soon be hopping by.

Today I am sharing another project for My Scrap Chick Design Team and its all about Easter

I Designed this box to hold a large Cadbury Chocolate Easter Egg.
When I went shopping I couldn't find just what I was looking for so I filled a couple of plastic eggs with the smaller ones.

To make the treat box I used two files from My Scrap Chick.

Gable Box: click to enlarge

The Gable Box has a little window in the front so your treat can peak out and it includes the cut  layered flower and leaves.

To make the box just a little big bigger, change the dimensions to a width of 11.75"
Use a stylus to round the leaves and bend the flower petals.

Fluffy Bear & Bunny
The bunny is made using the  Fluffy Bear and Bunny file.
He is made up of layers and a hand drawn face.
Ink the edges of the paper with either pink or grey and he is so cute and you could even use him for a baby gift.

Fill you box and share it with someone special.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vintage Watering Can

Spring is here and I am ready to go play in the garden.

Today is my turn to post on the SVG Attic blog and what could be more fitting for spring then a vintage watering can?

I am so happy with the way this turned out.  
I used paper from Pink Paislee and the  Hex shaped watering can from the 

SDS Watering Wishes

To create this project, 1st open the Hex shaped watering can and double the size.
(mine stands almost 8" tall and is 11" wide from the handle to the spout)
Once the can is glued together and before you add the optional access pieces, ink everything up with a tan ink.

Cut two of the flat daisies, without changing the size.
Ink them as well.

The can needed a couple of butterflies so I used the two from
Easter Elements file.

Easter Elements

To finish it off, tie some twine around the spout.

I can't wait to place this project up on my shelf and bring some beautiful spring thoughts inside my kitchen.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Daisy Card

I have been on a flower kick lately and my newest favorite is the Daisy from My Scrap Chick.

Yesterday I posted a project using the daisy with a strawberry box

I had so much fun making the flowers that I had a few left over and decided to make some cards.

Its very simple and could be used as a birthday, thank you, get well, wedding or even a sympathy card.

The background is just a piece of red cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with an embossing folder.

Once again the flowers were form the Daisy Garden Kit
Daisy Garden

This time I used the large and the smallest flower.

Have you tried making paper flowers?
Its addicting, but they turn out so beautiful!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Strawberry Box and Daisies

Nothing says warm weather like strawberries and daisies.

Today I am sharing my newest project from My Scrap Chick

This was a fun project to do and I am so pleased with the way it turned out.
The strawberry is a box with lots of room to hold treats or even a small gift.

Fresh Strawberry Box

I used the Strawberry Box file and cut it just as it comes.
For the leaves, I used an embossing folder and my Big Shot to add a little interest and depth to them and then just added a little ink to the tops and sides.
Paper for the strawberry is Doodle Bug.

Daisy Garden: click to enlarge

To create the daisies I used the Daisy Garden file.

For the flower on the top of the lid, I used the larges flower and then increased it size by about 15%.
Take a large styles and rub the flower petals to give it a little bit of curve.
Use a small styles on the back of the leaves to draw veins and then just touch the leaves with a little ink.

Such a fun project.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Party

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's day! 
Its time to put on your GREEN and celebrate.

If you think you have ran out of time, I have some quick, easy and free projects to help you prepare for a great day.  

It doesn't matter if you celebrate at home or out on the town, with friends, with family or alone, you need to add these projects to your party list.

First we have a Shamrock bag.  
This Free SVG file can be found here.
If you don't or can't use SVG files, it also comes in GSD, MTC and KNK format.

I cut my bag out of some green dot paper that I had on hand but she also include instructions to use this file as a print and cut.

To make the card, release the shamrock window and separate it from the card. 
Resize the shamrock and cut from another paper.  
Now you have a shamrock to place on a card or use as a tag.

What is a St. Patties Celebration with out a pot of gold?

I found this SVG file on Pintrest and when I followed all the Pins and Links it lead me to this forum on Sure Cuts A Lot website.

I made a bunch of these. 
Tie them with some gold wire string and twist the ends  around a pen.

Cut the word lucky from Cricut's gold foil vinyl.  
Love this look.

Silhouette online store also has a pot of gold, of course it is not free but if you can't use SVG files you don't have to miss the fun.

*I can't take credit for this one, one of my students in my last class gave me this.
Isn't it cute?  And she used the same string I did, just differently.
Great minds think alike!

What is a party or celebration without some refreshing liquid?
Follow this link  for two free printable bottle wraps. 
She also has a couple of other printable files you can use.

Depending on the size of your bottle, you may have to adjust the size before your print it. 
Super easy to do using Silhouette Studio!

I resized this label just a little to fit a Jones soda bottle.  
You can print it on sticker paper or regular paper and then glue it to the bottle.

So there you have it, some must do projects for your Irish celebration.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mini St. Patrick's Day Bowler Hat Favor Boxes

I don't know about you but I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that not only is it March, but that March is half over!

Anyway, today is my turn to post on the SVG Attic blog and to help celebrate St. Patrick's day this week I decided to make some fun gifts.

I love these little hats and they are perfect for sharing a little treat.
The file is from the JGW Top O the Morning kit

Jodi has easy to follow instructions here.

I created two different sizes of hats.  The dark green is the hat just as Jodi created the file.

To make a slightly bigger hat, increase the size by 125%.  At this size it still fits on a 12 x 12 mat but the hat is a little bigger.

To give the hats a finishing touch, add some twine around the hat band. 

I am so excited with how these turned out and I can't wait to give them away.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pinch me T-shirt

Do you Celebrate St. Patrick's day?

At our house we wear green, I have a few decorations that I put out and we eat green eggs and ham.

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for some St. Patrick's day files and I found a new (new to me)site.

This is a fantastic site, with so many free files!

I found this file and thought it would be perfect for my little granddaughter. 
You can find the link here.

I used my Cricut to cut everything out and then my heat press to add it to the t-shirt. 
Very fast and very easy.

I even put a quick little video to show how to set it up.

Check out this great site and then lets see what you can do!

Watch the blog for the next few days, as I share with you many more St. Patrick's day projects.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cricut Class for March

The Cricut Class for March is ready.
 I think you are really going to like what I have in store this month.

You will create a card and a box as I teach you how easy it is to purchase and use images from the library and how to combine some of the pre-made shapes to add elements to your project.  

Class will be held at Heartfelt Hobby and Craft on Wednesday March 22 @ 6 pm.
To sign up simply email me

This will be a really fun class so be sure to check it out.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Kiss Me 3D letters

It's my turn again to post on the My Scrap Chick blog and today I am working on a fun St. Patrick's Day Decoration.

Have you tried the 3D letters yet?  
They are so easy to do, but they look like it took hours of work.

The best part about these letters is they can fold down so you can mail them  or store them without taking much room at all.

To decorate the letters I used some different green papers I had on hand from a project last year.
(I am a paper hoarder- its true.)
 The 4 leaf clovers are from the 4 Leaf Clover Trio.

Make a few Shamrocks in different sizes then tie them on to the letters.

The stand was made using the Prim Wood Pillar Set.
Choose the smaller pillar and then size it down just a little.

I ran all the pieces through my Big Shot with an Embossing folder from Dairce.
I did the same thing with the inside of the letters but its hard to see from the pictures.

To make the card that sits on top of the stand I used the shamrock from the card set again and my Silhouette.

1. Resize the Shamrock to 2.5 "
2. Open the Offset window and choose an offset of .25" (the default setting)

I changed the line to black just to make it easier to see.
3. Open the replicate window and choose Mirror Above.

4. Open the Modify window and with both the shapes selected, choose Weld

5.  To finish the card, create another copy of the original Shamrock and make it smaller.

You have all your pieces for a small card.
Cut and assemble.

I also put together a little video on how to do this.

I hope yo will try the 3D letters.  
There is so much you can do with them.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bo Bunny Petal Lane Project

It has been a little while since Heartfelt Hobby and Craft has asked for a Design Team Project so I was very excited when they asked me to get some things ready with this new line

Introducing Petal Lane by Bo Bunny.
This is a beautiful line.  Pink, grey, and yellow with lots of flowers and even some bikes. 
Love it!

Here is a close up of all that I was able to create with this line.

First is the layout.  The paper is so pretty and there are so many designs I let the paper do the work and I just added a few elements.  Cut some banners from the paper and tie them together with twine.
Add a couple of  the journaling tags with foam pot dots.  
There is lots of room for photos or journaling. 

Next up is cards.  The Bike is my favorite.

The printed patterns and flowers make cards a snap.  
Right now the watercolor effect is really in and this paper has a beautiful watercolor feel to it.

Next up is a pocket envelope.  Use this to place money or a gift card and letter or another card to someone special. 

This is a card I made using one of my own SVG files.  You can find it here. Use it with your Cricut or Silhouette,( there is even a video tutorial to show you how) Add some flowers with a glittered brad or black rhinestone and you have a card perfect for a wedding, shower or birthday.

While you have your digital cutter out, how about making a couple of other fun projects.
This house is part of the Schoolhouse gift box from Dreaming Tree.
I omitted the box and the bell tower to create a cute little house.  

And finally, brighten someone's day by making a floral box with a flower on top. Perfect for sharing a little gift or treat.
 Check out the full line from Bo Bunny and then let your creative juices start flowing.  

What is one of your favorite lines from Bo Bunny?