Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Graduation Card Box with Roses

Are you still looking for a  nice graduation card?
I have the answer.

Today for SVG Attic I made a Box Card combining shapes from two different files.

Start by using the Grad Box Card from the SDS Grad Party collection
SDS Grad Party

The file has three years to choose from including 2017.  There are also lots of extra pieces you can add or omit from your project.

I chose not to use the balloons because I wanted to make my card a little more elegant.

I replaced the balloons with some of the roses from the
JGW Flower Box card Bouquet Collection

JGW Flower Boxcard Bouquets

The Roses fit perfectly in the Graduation box without resizing.
I used tab 2 (4 roses) for the back,  and two of tab 1. (numbers are on the pieces)

Next, use Foam Pop Dots to add the flowers to the back of the different tabs and fill in the box.

To finish use gold card stock for the sign and tie on the diploma and gold foil vinyl to add the numbers and the word congratulations.

The best part of these card boxes is they fold up for mailing.
Perfect for those who are celebrating away from you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Graduation Cap Boxes

Hello Everyone.
Can you believe it is that time of year again?

The end of May brings Graduations. 

It doesn't matter if it is Pre-school, kindergarten, high school or collage, graduations are a great thing to celebrate.

I work at a high school so every spring I feel like Graduation is a big deal, but this year I have some special people finishing up and moving on.

Between nieces and nephews, some of my Young Women and my friends daughters (not to mention the kids I have worked with and grown close to), there is a big group of kids I want to send out congratulations to.

When I saw these Hat Boxes from Lori Whitlock, I knew they would be perfect to share some love.

The boxes go together very quickly and are just the right size to hold a little cash and some chocolate goodies.

I have lost count of how many of these little boxes I have made the past couple of weeks.  
They look really cute done up in school colors (forgot to take pictures of those- sorry) or in just the black. 

If you are looking for a fun and quick graduation gift or favor, try these boxes.  You can purchase them in the Silhouette store (for your Cameo) or directly from Lori Whitlock, in SVG Format.

Friday, May 19, 2017

May Cricut Class

Did you know that Cricut Design Space 3 is now ready?
It is still in Beta but will be released soon.

I am excited for the new software, and all the upgrades.

This month in class, we are going to learn all about this great software while we make some fun beach items.

Class will be held on May 24th from 6 to 8 pm

Here are a few details of some of the techniques you will learn in class.

First we will import an SVG file from My Scrap Chick and then add images from the Cricut store.
You will also learn all about the new Edit window and how to use it.

Next I will show how to make a folded card from a single image. 
We will get started with some basic print and cut to create a banner with a sentiment.

I hope you will join us for class.  To sign up just email me.

And watch for some new Cricut tutorials coming soon as well.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pedicure Gifts

Looking for a gift for your mother, sister, daughter or best friend?
How about a Pedicure?

Start by gathering your supplies. be sure to include, a foot soak, lotion, files, and nail polish.  
Of course you also need flip flops to show off those cute toes.

Next you will want to make something cute to put those supplies in.

I used files from My Scrap Chick to create two different gifts.

The first option is to place all your goodies in a large tote.
Start with the Caddy Essentials  files.  I used caddie #10 and enlarged it by 50%.
I also cut panels for the side of the box and the inside (see instructions down below)

Next open I love pedicures file and cut out the feet, flip flops and 4 of the flowers.  

To make panels for the box follow these easy instructions using your Silhouette Studio.

1. Open the Caddy  #10, resize by 50% and ungroup.
2. cut each piece for your caddie twice  before moving to the next step.

3. With the knife tool, cut the box piece just above the tabs.

4. Delete the bottom piece
5. Open the Offset window and create an internal offset with a distance of .125.

6. Delete the original piece and cut two copies of the panel.
7. Assemble the 2 caddies.  
8. Glue them back to back.
9. To make the panels for the side, and to hide the seam, measure the side and draw a rectangle that is the same size.
10. Make a copy of the side panel.
11. cut the decorative panels from and accent paper.
*the front panel is already includes in the file.

Here are some other views of the caddie/ tote


(top view)


So Cute!!!

The second way to wrap the gift is to place everything in a large cellophane bag.  Tie with a large tulle bow and add a fun card.

To create the card, use the Flip Flop Shape Card.

1. Cut the card but delete the flowers and the sentiment tag.
2. From the I Love Pedicures kit, open the I love pedicures file.
3. Resize to fit the flip flop card.
4. Cut and Place on the front of the card with foam pop dots.

So easy to do.

Here are the files I used to create both project. 

Caddy Essentials
AND.. everything is on sale for $1 this weekend!

Paper is from DCWV -Peachy Keen

I hope you all have a great mother's, daughter's, sisters, best-friend's, girl's day!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mother's Day Cards

Today is my turn to share on SVG Attic's Blog and with Mother's Day this week, I thought it would be a good time to make a card from my new favorite kit from SVG Attic and Jodi.
The only problem was I couldn't decide which one I wanted to make so I made two!

I had some paper from My Minds Eye that was waiting for the perfect project and these cards were definitely it.

I love the little bits of gold in the paper and decided to use it as one of my main colors.

To make the tag I  used a rounded 3x4 journal card from the paper collection.  
Next I drew a small mat for the card by drawing a rounded rectangle and sizing it to 3.125"x4.125" and cut it from a metallic gold card stock.
Add brads from the collection and finish it off with a big gold ribbon.
Because the journal card runs horizontal, I turned the tag to the side as well. 

I can't wait to add this to a gift!

The Mother's Day step card has lots of pretty layers. 
The file comes with a print and cut option for the words in the tag and lots of extra pieces as well.

To create the word Hello and the ribbon pieces on the side. cut them from Cricut's Gold Foil Vinyl.  
Add more brads from the paper collection and you will have a beautiful card.

If you haven't had a chance, check out the Mother's Moments Kit from Jodi at SVG Attic. 
I love everything about it and think I am going to make the Secretary box next!

Friday, May 5, 2017

May's Silhouette Classes

May's Silhouette Studio classes are ready.

I don't know about you but I need some time at the beach, relaxing in the sand, the sun and the water. Since that isn't going to happen anytime soon, I thought I would bring the beach a little closer to home.

This months classes are full of Beach themed ideas, but don't worry they would also be perfect for Mother's day, Father's day or to celebrate any occasion.

Silhouette Design Club
 May 9 from 1-3 or 6-8 
This will be a Print and Cut Class.  I will show you how to import png files to use as a stamped image and jpeg files to fill shapes.  We will create two cards and a treat bucket.  You will need to email me so i can send you the files we will be using.

Out Of The Box
May 16 from 6-8 
This is the class you want if you are new to Silhouette Studio, have been away for awhile or just need a refresher.  Join us as we go over all the things your silhouette/Cameo can do.  You will be ready to start cutting and creating your own projects.  You will also receive a "homework" assignment/instructions to create your first three projects, 

Intermediate Silhouette Class
May 25, 6-8 
You have been asking for it so this month will be all about Heat Vinyl Transfer.  I will also show you how to trace a basic shape from the internet.  We will create two images that can be ironed to a beach bag, Towel,  canvas or t-shirt.  Email me for a supply list

I hope you will join me for one or more classes, then come back and check out this months Cricut class. 

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.