Monday, February 27, 2012

Milk carton freebie!!

Wow!!! I can't believe I have had over 1000 views on my blog! Crazy... its only been 2 weeks since starting this blogging journey. Not quite sure what normal stats are but I think that's pretty cool! Thank you all for coming back to visit!

So I decided that I would share with you the file I made for the 8" Milk Carton... The files are in SVG format so you should be able to use them with the SCAL and MTC software. As a bonus I also will give you the file for a 4.5" Milk Carton Treat Box as well :)


My free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower.
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Young man!

Have you ever needed a last minute gift? I did yesterday... friends of ours were having a birthday party for their son. Anthony was turning 11... I find gets harder to shop for kids as they get older. So a gift card was the best way to go, he could now buy whatever he wanted! 

I didn't just want to give him the gift card... I wanted to make it a little more personal. So I thought of making him a personalized tumbler and stick the gift card inside the glass. Still I wasn't happy, now I needed a gift bag with a matching card. So here is what I came up with... cute right?

For the milk carton I created the file in SCAL and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo.  The card I thought of using ribbon to create the silk tie look,  rather than cutting one out of paper. The stamp I used I found at Michael's in their dollar bin. When I put it all together the straw form the cup was sticking out, that didn't bother me too much... I actually though it was kind of cute. Punched some hole on the lid and then tied it up with some twine... and there you go a quick last minute gift!

Hope you had an amazing birthday Anthony! 


Friday, February 24, 2012

"little monkey"

Happy weekend everyone! 

So today I am going to share a project with you that I made for my friend Kristina. Her sister recently had a baby boy and she is throwing her a "little monkey" themed baby shower. 

The banner was created with basic shapes from the SCAL library and cut with the Silhouette Cameo. The bottom layer is an elongated triangle with a scalloped edge, topped off with another rounded corner triangle. I made the rosette by using my Martha Stewart scoring board. For each rosette I used two 1.5" x 12" piece of paper the scored the paper every 0.25". Folded the paper like an accordion, then glue the ends to each other. To cover the centre of the rosette I used just a simple white circle. The font that I chose for the letters was Arial Black. If you would like the SVG file for the banner, email me and I will gladly send it to you. 

These paper 3D letters stand about 6.5" tall. They were filled with some dried beans to keep them from toppling over. The 3D letters are from SVG Cuts 3D letter kit and so is the hanging little monkey (freebie on their blog). I had so much fun making this and love how it turned out. Can't wait to make some more 3D letters!

Now how cute is that going to look at the shower...  better yet how cute will that look in his Nursery!
God bless you Luca!!!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!
Ilda :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Personalized Tumbler

Just wanted to thank all my new followers and everyone who has visited my blog. Can't believe I've had over 600 hits in a little over a week. Doesn't sound like much but every time the counter goes up my smile gets bigger and bigger! Awwww, I feel so loved.... please keep coming back a send more more friends my way... I feel the love :)

So today I'm going to share with you a very quick project. Having a very different name I never am able to find anything personalized. So this afternoon I made myself my own personalized ice tumbler. I bought this cup at the dollar store (yup, for $2 I have my own personalized cup!).

First I chose the font I wanted (Murray Hill Bold) then I cut out the vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo

I then transferred the letters to the glass, making sure that they went on as straight as possible. And there you go a simple and quick project that I already love... the best part is that I will never loose my drinking cup again at work!

Thanks for visiting!
Ilda :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Heart Shaped Favour Box

Hello and hope everybody had a great weekend. Here in Edmonton we celebrated Family Day long weekend! Fun time to do things with family, and even get some crafting done :)

Last week I was asked to help the make treat boxes for the up coming Scrapbook Tea Party at my children's school for all the Kindergarten students.  My daughter is in Kindergarten this year and is so looking forward to that afternoon. She can't wait to show us her scrapbook filled with all her art work and projects... I think she got my creative gene :)

The file I used came from "Loves little surprises" theme set from

I cut them out, scored the lines with my Martha Stewart scoring board, and glued down the corner of the box. Here's is what they started off like....

Time to fill them up... I'll let the Scrapbook Committee deal with that ;)

And here is what they will look like once they are closed up. Done in white, I think this would make an awesome treat box for someone's wedding!

I'm sure the Kindergartners are going to love this little surprise...Hope you've enjoyed this aswell!

Ilda :)

UPDATE: Looks like the link I posted above to the Scrapping is no longer working and is under re development. I'm sorry for any inconvenience!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shadow Box Picture Frame

Hello Everyone!

I didn't think I would be posting again so soon! I keep making changes to the blog as I go... I've go so much to learn! Any advice about blogging would be very appreciated :)

Today I'm going to be sharing with you a shadow box picture frame I made for a 1 month old baby boy. This past weekend we had the privilege of meeting him and celebrating his arrival with all of his friends and family. I really love how it turned out!

The frame is an 8x8 shadow box that was purchased at IKEA.  It's hard to see the etching on above picture because of the glare on the glass :(

The first thing I did was take the frame apart so that I could work with only the glass. I then cut the name out of vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo Cutter. Then I positioned the vinyl on top of the glass, ensuring that the vinyl around the letters where completely adhered to the glass and that it was level. Next, I took armour etching cream and flooded the exposed glass. Follow the instructions on the the bottle and rinse off the cream once your time is up. This technique can be used for so many projects!

Last thing I did was add the embellishments to the mat. The roses are from SVG Cuts Crush on you kit, I just scaled them down. The butterfly comes form SVG Shop. I simply cut out two butterflies one slightly larger than the other, inked the edges with a brown ink and glued them in the centre. I finished the butterfly by using glitter glue in its body and then folded up the wings to give it some dimension. Added some buttons, pearls and some twine and then put the frame back together again... and voila a beautiful personalized picture frame!

Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for stopping by!

Ilda :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Love is in the air"

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! Hope you are feeling loved today :)

Today I though I would share with you another project I made for the Valentine's day challenge over at SVG Cuts on their Facebook site. It's going to be hard to decide on the winners. There are so many amazing entries! This is my "Love is in the air" 3D hot air balloon gift box! Cute right?! I really love how it turned out... I'm hoping this one is a winner! Wish me luck :)

This file was created in SCAL2, and cut with the Cricut Expression cutter. The rose is from SVG Cuts "Crush on you" kit, and the clouds are from the SCAL shapes library. Tip... to make a 3D image like the clouds, simply cut out 4 of the same image, score theme town the middle and then glue them back to back! 

Have a "love"ly day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cake Pop Gift Box

Hello and welcome to my blog! This is my first official post!!! Today I am sharing with you a cake box that I've created in SCAL2. I decided to enter it in the SVG Cuts Valentine challenge. I had such great feedback from SVG Cuts Facebook followers, and many requests to share the file. So I thought the easiest way would be to create a blog. I have been putting that off for so long but I finally caved! Not sure how often I will be posting...  life is so crazy busy right now! 

Anyways back to the post... here is my Cake Pop Gift Box! It is tall enough for a 6 inch stick, you can also use a 4 inch stick but the cake pop will sit on the paper. Hope you love it as much as I do! The Rose comes from SVG Cuts Crush on you kit , the chocolate truffle and borders come from their Free Designs on their Blog.

Click on the link below to get your own box. Please remember I am not a graphic designer, nor do I claim to be one. This file was done in SCAL2 and cut with the Cricut Expression machine (yes I know!) So I'm pretty sure it will work with the SCAL programs. Not so sure it will work with other software! But let me know if it does or if you know how to make it work. Thanks for understanding. Enjoy!

Ilda :)

My free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower.
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)
Cake Pop Gift Box