Monday, May 30, 2016

Fairy Cottage featuring Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends


Hello my friends!

I am super excited to share with you all my latest SVG Cuts project. When Mary first released this kit I knew exactly how I was going to make it. I just needed the time to do it... finally I can show you what I have been up to the last few weeks! I know I have said this before, but I think this has to be one of my very favourite 3D projects! 

So here is my take on the SVG Cuts Fairy Cottage. How cute is that?!?
 I am SO in love with it... and the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friend Stamps are the perfect match for this piece!


Like some of my recent larger projects, this Fairy Cottage will be displayed on one of the Hospital Units I work on. I think the sentiments and the whole fairy theme is perfect for the patients at our hospital. Even if it is just to make someone smile, I have done my job and all the work was worth it!


So let me give you a tour of this little cottage...

As you can see I used a lot of different embossing folders, this adds a lot of interest and added detail to the cottage without a lot of work. I also thought it would be fun to continue the twig railing down the steps. I think that has too be one of my favourite touches! I loved how Mary added the spinners on her cottage and I happened to have the same ones in my stash, so I thought if I added a clock face it would look cool too!


The back of the fairy cottage has a large opening for plugging in a string of lights or as I did by adding a LED battery powered pack. I chose to use a multicoloured string that I had purchased around Christmas time. The different colour of lights just makes the cottage look magical!

Along the bottom of the cottage I added floral stamps that I coloured and cut out from the same Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Stamp set. To do that, I used Tuxedo black Memento ink and my Spectrum Noir markers then used my Silhouette PixScan to do the trace and cut them out.   


Also, to the perimeter of the cottage I used this grass file that comes from the FREE Design section, just welded the files together to create longer strips. 

I stuck to plain coloured card stock, simply because I have lots of supply and find it difficult sometimes to coordinate patterned papers with projects this size.  I like to let patterned paper inspire the project rather then the other way around. 


The only alteration I did to the original file of the house was to add some circle cut outs on the mushroom like roof.  I think it would have looked good with the solid panels, but I guess this is how my mind thinks a fairy tail mushroom looks like ;)


To create the stain glass appearance I used my Spectrum Noir Markers and coloured the velum sections of the window in various colours. I also added Wink of Stella for that extra sparkle to window and the all of the fairies wings. 


With white pigment ink and a Studio G Alphabet set, I stamped various "fairy" like sentiments on the steps and the rock. I thought of my patients going though their cancer treatments when I was doing this part and words that would motivate them to get through it.


For fun, I thought it would look cool to make the fairies look like they were flying around their house. I used some red wire and attached them with hot glue. 

I thought the fairy holding this stamped phrase was the perfect finishing touch!


Well thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think of this project 
:)

I hope you all enjoyed my take of the SVG Cuts Fairy Cottage featuring Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends. Hopefully it has inspired you to create one for yourself or for someone else!

and like the Fairies said "have a magical day!"
Happy Crafting  :)


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Creating Coordinating Digital Dies for Stamps Using the Silhouette PixScan - Video Tutorial


Hi everyone!

Today I want to share with you how to make your own coordinating Digital Dies for stamps you have but do not own the coordination dies for. The process is not that complicated if you are already familiar using the Silhouette PixScan. For those of you that aren't, I have put together a step by step video of how to do it. 

Here is a sympathy card I made using the Digital Dies I created. The stamps come from Fleurette Bloom's Pawsatively Fabulous Stamp Set. Super cute stamps, perfect for the dog lover in your life!


The best thing about these digital die files is that you can cut out a whole bunch on plain white card stock (whatever you use for stamping) and save them for a different time. Just put the cut blank dies in a baggy and when want to create with the coordinating stamps you are ready to go! If you run out of them just cut some more out from your saved file. 

NO more fussy cutting!

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color this pup and added Wink of Stella for some shine!
To the eyes, nose and the dog bone, I added some glossy accents.
I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Walnut Stain distress ink. 
Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx and embossed the sentiment with WOW clear powder.


The inside stamps come from here.


So for those wanting to know the how to's, I invite you all to watch my video :)


Hope the video was informative and helped you save some money on coordinating dies ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BBQ Box Card


 Hope you all aren't tired of all the Box Cards recently?!

This BBQ Box Card comes from SVG Cuts Father's Day Box Card Kit. It's the perfect kit for those that want to get started on making cards for Father's Day.  I made this card for my Father in law, who celebrated his 70th Birthday a few weekends ago. I used the stitched number dies from MFT to add the 70! to the bottom of the card. The stamps I used come from Snarky Stamps by Paper Issues.

How cool is that, the perfect card for the guy that loves to BBQ, or girl ;)


Here is a closer look.
Looking at it now, I wished I had added some more detail to the burger, and maybe added glossy accents to the beer bottles. Oh, well... maybe next time. This card was super quick and easy to put together!


Hope you were inspired to go and make your own BBQ Box Card for the BBQ'er in your life!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Morning Glory Box Card

Hi all!

As promised yesterday, today I am sharing with you the card I made for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day. This beautiful SVG file comes from SVG Cuts Country Market SVG Kit. I thought this box card was the perfect Mother's Day card for someone that loves flowers, which my MIL does! 

Difficult to see but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the centres of flowers. So sparkly in person, this picture doesn't do them justice! The stamps I used on the sign come from Hero Arts.

Love how it turned out!


Always amazes me how these box cards fold flat to squeeze into an envelope!


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you liked my version of the SVG Cuts Morning Glory Box Card.

Happy Crafting Everyone  :)



Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day Retro Oven Box Card

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all that celebrated Mother's Day yesterday!

I really thought about posting my cards last week but then I would have spoiled it for my mom and MIL. (I'll post my MIL card next)







So here is the card I made for my mother. How cool is that Retro Oven?


As soon as I saw SVG Cuts latest Kit, World's Best Mom I had to have it!






The tea kettle is SO cute and those burners, OMG! It reminds me so much of my childhood, back in the 80's in my mom's kitchen!


The paper I used comes from Carta Bella's Homemade with Love Collection. I think they match the retro theme perfectly!

Here are a few pics from the sides and how I embellished them.


Love how the oven door opens up to the pies baking in the oven :)


To finish off the back, I added a few stamps from Hero Arts.  

Hope you like my Mother's Day Retro Oven Box Card, I think this card and the rest of the cards that come from this amazing kit could be used for so many other occasion and aren't limited to Mother's Day. SO make sure you check it out!

World's Best Mom SVG Kit

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, May 6, 2016

Poppy Cards - Stamping and Masking to create different card designs


Hey Everyone!

Today it is all about Poppy Cards created with one of Fleurette Bloom's latest Stamp sets Poppies.
I've been wanting to try masking to create my own unique designs and finally got the chance! This is a great way to make the most of a stamp especially if you are like me and just getting into stamping :) The mask was done by stamping my images on some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper and then using my Silhouette PixScan mat, to cut the images out. Click HERE for previous tutorial on using the PixScan. 

For this card I also used her Happy Days Stamp Set. The images were stamped onto Nee nah Solar White 80lbs paper using Memento tuxedo black ink.  The Happy Birthday was stamped using Versafine Onyx black and then embossed and set with Wow! Regular Clear Gloss embossing powder. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to colour the images in (CR4, CR6, CT2, CT4, CG1,CG2). Then I used the Die-namics Wonky stitched Rectangle to frame it out. The card base is a landscape, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" mounted onto a black piece of cardstock cut to the same size. Finished by adding some sparkle by using some Clear Wink of Stella, and some sequins.

Isn't she pretty!? Never knew I could feel this way about a card, lol!


To the inside I added the smaller poppy to the bottom corner.


For those of you that like to watch You Tube videos, here is a video I put together of during the making of this card. If you haven't yet make sure you subscribe to my channel :)




And here is another card I made using similar techniques.


For this one I used the Rectangle Stitch Die from Simon Says, Spectrum Noir Markers (CR4, CR5, CG1, CG2, BT1), White Embossing powder, and some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.


For this next card I also used little butterfly from Fleurette Bloom's Thank You Stamp Set.


I also used the Spectrum Noir Markers CG1, CG2, OR1, OR2, OR3, CT4, and BT1. The Stitched Circle Die from Simon Says Stamp and a Script Embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. This Card base is a 5 1/2" Square.


Hope you have enjoyed my Poppy Cards and maybe even got a little inspired to create your own designs using the masking technique! If you do don't forget to share your creations on Fleurette Bloom's FB Page. We would love to see them :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)