Showing posts with label Paper crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Framed Paper Christmas Wreaths | SVGCuts Files


Happy Boxing Day to all that celebrate the Holiday today! For us Canadians, it's kinda like the US Black Friday, lots of crazy shopping and SALES ;) I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and enjoyed some time with your friends and family! 

Today I want to share with you these awesome framed Paper Christmas Wreaths I created. I purposely didn't share this post sooner as I didn't want to spoil the surprise as they were given as gifts.

Back in the Fall, I had created something similar but on a much smaller scale as a Wedding gift for Mary and Leo of SVG Cuts. The post was titled Autumn "love". Since then, I had thought of making a similar project, only this time as a Christmas gift.

Here is my "White and Gold" Framed Wreath. Isn't it beautiful?!


To add some gold touches, I inked the edges of the flowers with a gold stamp pad and added a little gold glitter to the tips.


A little time-consuming and messy when working with the glitter, but so worth the end results! LOVE how they came together. The picture doesn't do the glitter justice... it is so vibrant and sparkly in person!


For those interested here is how I planned it out on the SSDE.
  1. First I grouped all the layers of my flowers together. 
  2. Next, I created a circle (not shown as covered up by the flowers below) the size I wanted my wreath to be. (As you can see the wreath is larger than the cutting mat)
  3. Resize the flowers as you like and arrange them on top of the circle you created (this will give you an idea of what the finished project will look like and how many flowers you will need to cut out).
  4. Ungroup each flower and cut. 

Here is the list of supplies and files I used to create both frames:

poinsettias - 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit
RIBBA Shadow Box Frame from IKEA - 19 ¾x19 ¾x1 ¾"
Embellished with glitter, gemstones, beads, buttons, pearls, and Ribbon
Brown and gold ink
 Hot glue and a glue gun
Scotch Quick Dry glue
White poster board 
Cut and created on the Silhouette Cameo using SSDE.

Here is a more traditional colored Christmas Wreath. I don't know which one I LOVE more!?
I guess it all depends on the rest of your Christmas decor and what would look best in your home! Don't the poinsettias look SO realistic?


By far the poinsettias from the 3D Wintergreens SVG Kit have been my most used file this Holiday Season! I LOVE how easy and beautiful they turn out each time! They are so stunning!!! I'm always amazed as to what we can make out of plain old paper these days!


For these photos, I have removed the glass from the frames. I wanted to get great pictures and avoid all the glare you get when taking pictures of a reflective surface. With the glass on, these frames look just as amazing!

Another option if you chose to do so, is to etch something across the middle of the glass. If etching intimidates you, use vinyl! Click here for an example.


I hope you enjoyed my Framed Christmas Wreaths. My Family LOVED them by the way!

It is a little late to create this as a gift for someone this year... but you can sure get an early start for next year, or why not make one for yourself  ;)

Enjoy your holidays everyone! EAT, DRINK, and stay SAFE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Print and Cut Nativity Scene Tri-fold Card | SVGCuts

Are you ready for Christmas yet? I just looked at the calendar and swear I felt some heart palpitations... Eeeeek! So much I still want to do and hopefully enough time to get it all done!!!

Today I want to share a Nativity Scene Card I made using only the Print and Cut feature on the Silhouette Cameo. When you are making more than one card, Print and Cut can save you many hours of piecing all the cut-outs together!


Print and Cut Nativity Scene Tri-fold Card | SVGCuts Files


Well what you think of my super cute Nativity tri-fold Card? Sweet and simple, just how I like it! Reminds me of the cards my parents would receive when I was a little girl, except those where pop up cards... I did love those! I'll stick to tri-fold for now... pop up cards are way over my head!

To make this card you will need:

SVG Cuts files from O Holy Night SVG Collection
White Card stock to print on
Silhouette Cameo with DSE software
Adhesive

Here is a screenshot of my images before I printed them.
Before this step, I had ungrouped then regrouped all the individual layers together, then I moved them around to create the folds for each layer of the card. (This step is a little time-consuming but will save you more time in the long run!)
 To make my images more visible, I chose to line each piece with a black outline.
Also, below you see the base of the card I created...  pretty simple!

 I made this card to fit in a standard 5 X 7 envelope.

Print and Cut Nativity Scene Tri-fold Card | SVGCuts Files

The inside opens to reveal your message! Plus there is enough space to handwrite a personal note.

Print and Cut Nativity Scene Tri-fold Card | SVGCuts Files

Hopefully, you liked my Nativity Scene Trifold Card and saw how easy it was to create a complete Print and Cut Project. If you have any questions I would be happy to help :) 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Back to School Project Ideas | Teacher and Student Gifts



I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend... I, unfortunately, have to work today... yup, the life of a nurse! Today, I wanted to share with you some of the back to school projects that I made for the kids and teachers over the last few years.

Are your children back to school yet? Are you all sad or are you all doing the happy dance? My kids started school last week, thankfully it went better than expected, only a few tears were shed... and hopefully no more this week!


This teacher's Apple was the very first SVG Cuts project I had ever made, way before my blog and way before I had my Silhouette! My how far I have come and learned from those days! This file is actually a pumpkin that I made to look like am an apple, before Mary had created an apple of her own! The file comes from the PICK A PUMPKIN KIT here.


Here is the second project I made from SVG Cuts... never shared before! This one comes from SVG Cuts Miss Karen's Back to School SVG Kit. The worm from the apple also comes from here!


I was so excited when SVGCuts came out with an actual Apple file! Click here for all the details from a previous post.


Here are some teacher appreciation gifts I made for the end of the school year a few years ago.


Find out how I also created these etched glasses here!


Here are some personalized water containers I made for my kids a while ago... now they take them to school each day to stay hydrated!


This has got to be one of my favorite projects! See how I made this DIY Canvas bag, so easy and useful!


Stay organized with this super quick project! DIY Desk organizer, your kids will love it... you may too!


If you've been following my blog you'll know this was a recent project I made for my son's teacher this year. 3D sneaker... so cool!


And finally here is the cute little backpack I made for my daughter's teacher this year. The perfect little bag to stuff with treats!

Well, there they are... Back to School Project Ideas, sure to put a smile on someone's face :) Hopefully, they have inspired you to share with someone headed back to school!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting :)


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