Sunday, May 24, 2015

Smile for the Camera Shadow Box


Smile for the camera!!!

Today I have a fun project to share with you all! I've been wanting to create something with the camera file for a while and this shadow box from Fleurette Bloom's I'm Wishing Kit inspired me to create something with it!

How cute is this!?! Doesn't it make you want to smile!?!
I think this would make great little gift for the young photographer in your life!



These fun papers I used come from Studio Calico's Printshop Collection.
The Smile stamp is from Craftin' Desert Divas, Simply Said Set.


To recreate a shadow box like this you will need these awesome Fleurette Bloom kits/collections!

I'm Wishing 3D SVG Kit







Hope this project has inspired you to make your own fun Shadow boxes :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Keyhole Housewarming Cards and Tutorial


Hi Guys!

I've been a little behind on sharing some projects. Just seems there is never enough time these days! 

Today I want to share with you all a few housewarming cards I made for some friends and family that moved in to their homes a few weeks ago. I also thought I would share exactly how simple they were to make too!


Housewarming Card Tutorial  
(See screenshot below)

  1. Draw a circle. Below the circle draw a rectangle. Center the two down the middle.
  2. With the edit point tool, highlight the rectangle and drag the top two points to the bottom of the circle. 
  3. Weld the two shapes together.
  4. Create an offset of the keyhole.
  5. Draw a rectangle to the size of the card you want to make. Create a smaller inset rectangle set it aside (for step 6).  Drag the first (smaller) keyhole and center it with the (larger) rectangle. Highlight the two shapes and create a compound path.
  6. Repeat step 5 using the larger keyhole and the smaller rectangle. This will become your top layer.
  7. Piece card together onto a card base.


Here are a few more shaker versions of the same card! I've been kind of obsessed with shakers recently. 


I thought some Snarky Stamps be perfect with theses cards. You can find your own Snarky stamps here!


Hope these DIY cards and tutorial help inspire you the next time you're looking to make a simple housewarming card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother's Day Cards


Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers reading this post!

Today I wanted to share with you all the fun cards I made for the moms in my life. Since I was making some for myself, I thought I would make a few more for my children's school Auction that took place this weekend. The cards are all same with a few different embellishments. Love how they turned out and hope you do too!


These first cards are perfect for the mom that sews. 





I stamped the inside of the cards with a stamp from Craftin Desert Divas -Happy Celebrations stamp set.





The papers I used comes from Carta Bella's Sew Lovely Paper Collection. Love this paper!!!



Here is the same card with a different Carta Bella Collection. The papers for this one comes from Homemade with Love.










This paper is perfect for the Baking Mom in your life!



The files for this card all  come from SVG Cuts Cards for Mom Kit.

I used pieces from 3 different cards in the kit to come up this design. Sweet and simple.... especially when making multiples!


Hope you liked my Mother's Day Cards! I think this design could also be used as a Valentines Day card or even an Anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Shadow Box


Hey All!

 Are you all ready for Mother's Day?!? Today I want to share with you another one of my Shadow box creations, another commissioned project for my friend and fan Tomina! Hope her mother loves it ;)



It's hard to see that I etched the glass in the above picture, so below is a closer look at the etched glass. Click here for previous glass etching tutorial and project.


To replicate your own Rose Heart Shadow Box you will need:
The rose file from - Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit cut at various sizes.
8 X 8 Shadow Box (purchased from IKEA).
Etching cream

Happy Mother's Day to all my Crafty Friends and Followers! Hope you are all spoiled by your loved ones this Mother's day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)