Friday, February 22, 2013

3D Hot Air Balloon Treat Box File | SVG /.Studio Freebie File

Hello everybody! I'm am so excited to share with you today's post, especially with those of you that have the paper crafting bug! Remember my Hot Air Balloon I created last year? No?!? Click here to jog your memory! 

Recently, I have a lot of interest in the request of this file. Thanks to a lovely lady that recently requested it and used it on her blog. Thanks, Dawn from Dawns Designs that Delight! Check out her version of the balloon here!  

Unfortunately for many electronic users out there, this was not an SVG file, rather I had made it with the Sure Cuts A Lot software. Since receiving so much recent interest I thought I would share it with the rest of you die-hard SVG lovers! Also, since I just celebrated 1 year that I started my blog last week, I thought this would be the perfect gift for all my followers! I also made the .studio file for Silhouette users. The files have been slightly modified and improved from the original SCAL file. I used the .studio file to create the balloon displayed below.

3D Hot Air Balloon Treat Box File | SVG /.Studio Freebie File

Here you see the balloon opened up... great for little treats! This would make the perfect summertime gift for someone special! This would also make a great table centerpiece for a birthday party or baby shower! Enlarge the pieces and fill the bottom portion with some weights to keep it from being knocked over!

3D Hot Air Balloon Treat Box File | SVG /.Studio Freebie File

The paper I used comes from DCWV The Kidlet Stack, all cut on the Silhouette  Cameo.

3D Hot Air Balloon Treat Box File | SVG /.Studio Freebie File

Embellish to your liking! Buttons, twine, ribbon, tape... whatever you like... it's hard to go wrong! I love the little Flair button I used here "be happy" from Paper Play Studio. Too cute! 

3D Hot Air Balloon Treat Box File | SVG /.Studio Freebie File

I hope I've inspired you all to create your own. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

3D Hot Air Balloon Treat Box File | SVG /.Studio Freebie File

Before you download...
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)
Click HERE for your free download! 
The zip file includes the SVG, .studio file and an instructional PDF.
Please take into consideration that I am no professional, but if it worked for me I'm sure it will work for you. Let me know if you have any issues with it though!

If you would like to donate, (click the 👉DONATE button on the sidebar) I will happily accept any amount you see fit. No pressure at all either :) It will just make my day that someone wants to support my passion.

Have a fantastic day! Can't wait for the snow to melt and for Hot Balloon weather again! 

Thanks for coming by! 
Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Desk Organizer | Using Recycled Tin Cans

I love quick and easy projects! For today's post, I want to share with you all the coolest stationary desktop organizer!

 Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, isn't it WILD! Love leopard print don't you?!!!

DIY Desk Organizer | Using Recycled Tin Cans

I was so excited when I found this printed duct tape at the Dollar Store. I couldn't believe it! I picked up the last leopard print roll!

DIY Desk Organizer | Using Recycled Tin Cans

Duct tape
Empty tin cans
Hot Glue Gun 
Velcro dots

DIY Desk Organizer | Using Recycled Tin Cans

This project is so easy I really don't think it needs much explanation. I used two strips of duct tape on each can, aligning the edge of the tape to the top and the bottom edges on the can. This left a gap right in the center on the can. Perfect and the exact size I needed for the ribbon I used. I finished each can by hot-gluing ribbon to the tops and bottoms of the cans. Once all the cans were finished I secured them all together with another ribbon.

DIY Desk Organizer | Using Recycled Tin Cans

For the top tuna can, I did the same but then used some Velcro dots to secure to the top center of the other cans.

I hope this inspires you to create and organize your own desk using some recycled cans and cool print duct tape!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love Grows Tree Card | Silhouette File Card

Happy Valentine's Day Everybody! 

I hope you are all are showered with love today! Speaking of love, I wanted to share with you a quick card I made for my hubby! Isn't it so pretty?! LOVE it :)

The design comes from the Silhouette Online Store and it's the FREE shape of the week, this week! Yes,  free I said, this week only! Wow, that sounded like an infomercial, lol! 

Love Grows Tree Card | Silhouette File Card

I cut a few extra hearts out and scored them down the center and glued them onto another heart to give the card some dimension.

Paper from Recollections
Cut with the Silhouette Cameo

Thanks for coming by... XOXO :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vintage Valentine Mailbox | Valentine's Day Classroom Treats | SVGCuts

I almost completely overlooked it, but I just realized last night that a year ago today I started this whole blogging journey! Wow, can't believe it a year has already gone by... Happy Blog Anniversary to me, lol!

Today I want to share with you the Valentine's Day treats I made for the kid's classmates and teachers. Mailboxes to fill with goodies for the Teachers and a little treat for the kids!

Vintage Valentine Mailbox | Valentine's Day Classroom Treats | SVGCuts

Vintage Valentine Mailbox | Valentine's Day Classroom Treats | SVGCuts

For the pink version of the Mailbox I made for my daughter's teacher, here are the ingredients I used...

The file comes from SVGCuts For My Valentine SVG Kit I love this file... so easy to put together! Cut with the Silhouette Cameo. The Paper is from DCWV Garden Party Stack. Stamps are alphabet letters Studio G. The Flair Button comes from Paper Play Studio... these awesome little beauties are made by SVGCuts designer, one and only Tamara!

Vintage Valentine Mailbox | Valentine's Day Classroom Treats | SVGCuts

For the kiddies in the class, I made a tag for a roll of bubble gum the says "you Blow me away!" That saying comes from Lettering Delights Love Pets SVG Collection. 

Vintage Valentine Mailbox | Valentine's Day Classroom Treats | SVGCuts
Here is my blue version of the Mailbox for my son's Teacher.  Same files, the same treats, the only difference is this paper collection comes from DCWV's Gilded Orchard Stack, and I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool (Round 25) to create the gold button on the lid!

Vintage Valentine Mailbox | Valentine's Day Classroom Treats | SVGCuts

Thanks for coming by today! I hope you like my treat ideas and maybe even inspired to make your own! 

Have a great Valentine's week!

Happy Crafting :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ombré Princess Cake | DIY Cake

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! 

This post was pre-scheduled... right now I should be enjoying the fabulous birthday party for a very special little princess named Annabella!  Today she is 5. Her mom, a very good friend of ours asked if I would make her a birthday cake... I knew exactly what I was going to make. Since she planning a princess theme, I thought an ombré cake would be perfect for the occasion. For those of you that haven't heard this term, it means having colors or tones that shade into each other. 

Ombré Princess Cake | DIY Cake

 So what do you think? Isn't it fabulous?!? I LOVE how it turned out. SO happy, hope the birthday girl loves it as much as I do!

Ombré Princess Cake | DIY Cake

Very Girly! The tiara on top is the perfect keepsake for the birthday girl! 
Happy Birthday, Annabella!

Ombré Princess Cake | DIY Cake

The cake is about 10 inches high and 7 inches wide. The top layers are butter pecan and the bottom layers are chocolate cake. All covered with a vanilla buttercream icing and finished with fondant.  To get the ombré look I started with six equal pieces of white fondant and kept adding more pink to each layer, then gradually introducing more and more purple. 

Thanks for stopping by, I have a feeling this won't be my last ombré cake!

Have a great weekend :)

Friday, February 1, 2013

3D Letters Lowen | Baby Shower Gift and Decoration Piece

Happy Friday Everyone!

I was asked a few weeks ago to make some 3D letters as a Shower gift. I have been so busy that I wasn't sure I would have time to make them... but I finally did! Phewww, just in time for the Shower this weekend!!!

So happy with how they turned out! Love the colors they scheme they chose for me to work with! 
Welcome to the world baby Lowen!

Here are some closeups of the establishments I used on the letters. 

The files for the 3D letters come from here. The paper I used comes from Recollections open card stock from Micheals, all cut with the Cameo.

Hope you liked this project!
Happy Crafting :)