Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Lifesaving" Wine Box for Dad | Wine Bottle Treat Box | SVGCuts

With Father's Day coming up quickly, I thought I'd better get a few gifts ready for the Day. Both of the Grand Dads and of course Daddy deserve a little treat!

Here is a super quick Print n Cut project I made. This box is so easy to do, I'm sure it would make any man happy!

"Lifesaving" Wine Box for Dad | Wine Bottle Treat Box | SVGCuts

I didn't have any stamps to coordinate with the theme so I made a digital one with fonts using the Silhouette SDE. Love how it turned out! 

For those that LOVE wine, I'm sure some days it is a lifesaver! (Shhhh, don't tell anyone I have never drank the stuff... weird right? I know... I'm Portuguese and my Dad makes his own wine... but my stomach actually turns at the smell of it, LOL!)

"Lifesaving" Wine Box for Dad | Wine Bottle Treat Box | SVGCuts

Here is what I used to create this project...

Wine Box File from SVG Cuts Classic Gift Boxes
Digital Paper and files from Fleurette Bloom's Ships Ahoy Collection. Check out this entire Element and Paper Collection! 


Cut on the Silhouette Cameo
To make my digital stamp I had to learn how to text to path. Click here for the link to a video that was very helpful!

If you are still looking for other ideas for Father's Day. here are some of my previous "Manly" projects to inspire your creativity!

Thanks so much for stopping by, hopefully, I've inspired some "Manly" creativity in you, lol! Happy Father's Day to all of the Dad's in your life! 

Happy Crafting :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monster High Cake for Aleina

It has been a few weeks since my last post... crazy busy on this end. The fun never seems to stop... always something on the go! 

Since my last post, I've been working on my projects for the upcoming CEM Magazine issue, done a little traveling, worked at the hospital, done lots of yard work, housework, parented, wifed and made this awesome cake for my God Daughter Aleina that I'm sharing with you today!

Isn't it pretty? Even if it is a little creepy and "gothy", I LOVE how it turned out :) 

Monster High Cake for Aleina

 This was a very large cake, standing at around 12 inches tall. The lower tier of the cake was 10 inches wide and was vanilla flavored. The top layer was a 6-inch chocolate cake. The entire cake was covered in a vanilla buttercream icing, covered and detailed with fondant. For those of you that are curious, this cake took approximately 7-8 hours to complete. Might make you understand and appreciate why these kinds of cakes have a higher price tag ;)

Monster High Cake for Aleina

I have to be honest I don't have any idea of what this "Monster High" is all about but that is what the Birthday girl wished for! Personally, I think if I was 6 years old, I would be freaked right out by those dolls... boy how times have changed, lol!

Monster High Cake for Aleina

I hope you liked my take on a Monster High cake. I know the birthday girl loved it and that was all that mattered! Happy Birthday, Aleina :) 

Happy Crafting :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Winnie the Pooh Cake

Happy Memorial Day to all my American Friends hope you are all enjoying the holiday!

Today, I would like to share with you a cake I made for my friend Karen's little boy. William turned 1 this past weekend and I had the honor of making his very first Birthday Cake! Yay, Will!

What 1 year old doesn't love Winnie the Pooh?! Isn't he cute??? I love how it all came together. Winnie is all made of fondant and the center of his body is Rice Krispies treats. Totally edible if Will wanted to take a bite, lol!

Winnie the Pooh Cake

Here are a few more pics of the cake... close up and from different angles. 

Winnie the Pooh Cake
Aren't those bumblebees just the cutest little things?

The inside of the cake had a chocolate flavored bottom layer and a yellow cake top layer, iced and with vanilla buttercream. It was finished and decorated with fondant. Measured 10 inches in diameter and approximately 4 inches high (not including the toppers). 

Happy Birthday, Will, hope you have an amazing year! 

Thanks for coming by, if you are planning on making a Winnie the Pooh cake hopefully I have inspired you!

Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lily Pad Shape Card | Ink On 3

HELLO!!! I am so excited to share with you my first Fleurette Bloom Design Team project today!

Here is a very quick card I made using some elements from Fleurette Bloom's latest Swan Lake Element Collection. The coolest part was making the coordinating envelope with the Swan Lake Digital Paper Collection. Love how turned out, so elegant... if a card can be that, lol!

I have owned my Silhouette Cameo for over a year now but had not really been using the machine to it's fullest potential! For some reason, I was always intimidated to use the fill pattern option of the program... well not anymore! All it took was one time and I am hooked! I will be using a lot more digital papers now!!! SO easy, can't believe it took me this long! Just look at how pretty the envelope is! I think it adds so much and, makes the card just that much more special! Don't forget to stop by Fluerette Bloom's Shop and check out all of her beautiful digital coordinating papers!  

Here it is again from a different angle. Isn't it SO pretty? It looks so much like the real thing! 

Take a look inside. I added a white inset layer... this adds a little extra strength and stability to the card... also makes it easier to see what is written when a darker color is used.

Here is a screenshot of how I turned the lily pad element into a shape card. If you are a visual person (like me) you'll appreciate this! It's true... a picture IS worth a thousand words!

To make this simple, I placed all my steps in one screenshot. I'll start of with the top left image of the lily pad and work clockwise.

  1. Import your lily pad base, this will then become the bottom part of the front of your card.
  2. To create the back of my card, first I copied and pasted the lily pad. Next, I drew a straight line down the side of the card and then changed the style of the line to a dash. Group them together. 
  3. Copy and paste image 2. Take your knife tool and cut the piece off just after the dash line you just created. Delete the piece with the dash line. 
  4. To create the piece that lines the inside of the card, click on the image you created in step 3, and select the internal offset option. I set my offset at 0.1 inches.

And that is how easy it is to create a shape card! Now all that is left to do is cut out all your pieces and assemble. 

  • Envelope - 9.910" H x 6.380" W
  • Lily Pad - 4.425" H x 4.620" W 
  • Lily Pad top layer - 4.355" H x 4.555" W
  • Large Flower layer - 4.080" H x 4.270" W (highlight all flower layers when adjusting the measurements to keep them all proportional)
  • Sentiment Base - 0.940" H x 2.895" W
  • You could stop after step 2,  if you don't want to create the liner for the inside of your card. If you do, simply just cut the pieces out and place glue to the left of the dash line. Line up with the front piece of the card and press together! 
  • Don't forget you can also use the print and cut option to create the lily pad and flower if you decided not to make it 3 dimensional! 

I hope you liked my Lily Pad shape card, and have learned how to make your own... at least the way I do. I'm sure there are so many other ways! Make sure you stop by Fleurette's Blog or Facebook page today because she has got some exciting news to share with her fans!

Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment... love to hear from you! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tea Set Treat Boxes | 3D Paper Teapot and Teacup | SVGCuts

Happy Mother's Day Everyone! Hope you all are able to spend time with your children and Mother's today! 
Today, I would love to share with you the tea set I made for my Mothers! 
Since my mother collects Teapots (real ones) can you guess which one she'll get, lol? And, you can't forget the Mother In Law... mine loves to drink tea! The decision was easy! I LOVE you both very much!!!
Tea Set Treat Boxes | 3D Paper Teapot and Teacup | SVGCuts

The files come from SVG Cuts, Tea for You and Me SVG Kit
Cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
If you are a subscriber to the Cutting Edge Magazine, you would have seen this project in the March/April Issue. If you're not, this magazine is unique in that it is dedicated to all electronic die-cutting machine users and paper craft addicts like me! So check it out, and you'll get to see more of my work!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Hello Everyone and WELCOME to all my new followers! SO happy to see new faces on this little blog of mine! Make sure you leave me a comment and say HI so I can get to know you as well!

Today, I want to share with you my second attempt at the SVG Cuts Facebook Lamp Challenge! This time around I stuck to the rules, LOL! My inspiration came from the paper used, DCWV Tattered Time Stack. I love the vintage, "MAN"ly look of it! 

So here is my lamp, LOVE how it turned out :)

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

The files I used all came from SVGCuts, Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. I've been wanting to make the wall clock and thought why not incorporate it in the lamp. 

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

 Here is a closer look at the lampshade. I really wanted to make the clock functional but couldn't find a small enough clock movement kit for this project. I did find the next best thing... Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Time Pieces. His stuff is AWESOME!

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Side view of the lampshade and all the gears.

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Below is a close-up of the details on the base of the lamp.  Stamp comes from Stampendous Time Flies collection. I finished the pull cord chain with the cutest Flair button from Paper Play Studio, I thought "dreamer" was the perfect little touch for a lamp. 

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

And my favorite part of the lamp is actually seeing it all lit up! Isn't it pretty?!? I think this is going to be the perfect Father's Day gift for my hubby! He collects watches, so I know he is gonna love this!

Paper Clock Lamp | SVGCuts Challenge Entry

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed my version of the lamp. If you're a paper crafter make sure you enter the challenge! It's really all about fun and pushing your creativity, and if you win something it's a bonus!

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

Hey Guys! SVG Cuts is having another Facebook Challenge, this time we are to create our version of the lamp from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. Since we just ended the longest winter ever here in Edmonton, Summer has been on my mind... which led me to create this "Camp" lamp! 

This may be one of my favorite creations, love how it all came together! I'm always amazed at what paper and a little creativity can do!

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

Unfortunately, this project will NOT be entered into the Challenge as I got a bit ahead of myself. I got halfway through it only to realize that when I read the challenge rules a bit more closely, it did not qualify as I modified the lamp shape :( 

Oh, well... Lamp FAIL! I'm not too heartbroken though, my son fell in love with it as soon as he saw it... the only problem so did my daughter! I guess I may be making another one, lol! This would also make a great Father's Day gift for the Outdoorsy Man in your life!

Here is a closer look at the campground ;)
Isn't that Teepee the cutest thing ever? It's even functional too. Lift off the top and the base can be filled with little goodies!

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

Here is a birds-eye view from above...

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

My favorite part of all is when the tree is all lit up. Instead of using battery-operated tea lights, I used battery-operated LEDs, that I had purchased at the dollar store (the kinds you push down to light up a small closet). Since I used 3 of them, they actually do light up the room. I did use a tea light in the Teepee to give it a soft glow. I love the lit tree... reminds me of the sky at night. 

Pine Tree Paper Camping Scene Lamp and | Camp Lamp | SVGCuts

Recipe for Camp Lamp:

Lamp file comes from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit 
First I enlarged the whole lamp, then I created the middle and top shade slightly smaller than each other. Welded a triangle and tab to the top shade to create the point on the tree. Finally, I added the holes (circles) to the lampshade. (I didn't do this but, I would recommend you cut at least 2 or 3 pieces of the lampshade base for each tier. I think that would make the tree a little stronger)
The tree measures about 20 inches tall.
Teepee file and fire comes from Camp Smore SVG Kit
The Rowboat comes from Picnic in the Park SVG Kit
Modifications to the files done on the Silhouette DSE, all cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
For the base of my lamp, I used an unfinished wood picture frame (I need something strong and sturdy). Covered it up with cardstock and finished the edge with washi tape.

There you have it! The possibilities are endless... I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these trees for Christmas time... maybe even a Christmas scene! Oh, the wheels are turning... 

Well, onto my next project... SVG Cut Facebook Lamp Challenge... wait, didn't I do that already, he, he! Oh, oh, here we go again ;)

Thanks for coming by :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Piece of Cake Treat Box and Card | SVG Cuts

Today I want to share with you a little gift box  I made for one of my girlfriends. We've been friends since childhood... come to think of it, I was about my daughter's age when we first met... Over 30 years ago! Time flies Suzie... and yes we are on the slippery slope to 40! C'est la Vie, and what a wonderful life it is :)

Piece of Cake Treat Box and Card | SVG Cuts

File from SVG Cuts - B is for Birthday SVG Kit - Love this Kit!
Flocked Pattern paper from Anna Griffin's Valentina Collection
Ivory paper from Recollection
Happy Birthday Embossing folder
Stamp - Spotted Owl Soup Stamp Set from Unity Stamps
Cut on the Silhouette Cameo

Here is a closer look at the mini card I made! Tucks really nicely inside the box :)

Piece of Cake Treat Box and Card | SVG Cuts

I hope you like this "Piece of Cake" gift box. It really was a piece of cake to put together, lol! I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these! 

Thanks for coming by... Been a Slice!
Happy Crafting :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Hi Everyone! 

The Ninjago party has finally happened and I have to say it was a lot of fun! Tomas had a blast with all his little buddies school, family and friends! 

We had rented out a Community Hall that used to be an old Movie Theatre. It was the perfect place for kids of all ages. The facility allowed us to play our own Movie, there was a playroom (jungle gym), party room and many lounge areas for the adults. 

While the guests were still arriving and the place was being set up, the kids started off by burning some energy in the playroom.

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Here are a few of my favorite pictures using the photo props and the background I made! I love the one of our little friend Sofia on the bottom left corner. She looks so devilish with that big smile and those frowning eyebrows... Looks like she's gone MAD, lol!!!

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

There were Ninja eyes everywhere, watching every move we made! 

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

I am really glad I had set up the table at home prior to the party. It made the setting up at the Hall much easier, I knew where everything should go.

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

It never even crossed my mind when I made this cake on how the kids would react to it when it was being served. This picture below says it all... The boys went wild, they thought cutting into Kai's head was the funniest thing ever! Maybe a bit morbid, but the expression on those little faces are PRICELESS!

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Thank you all so much for following along with all the party planning! Thank goodness these events only happen once a year. I'm sooooo "Ninjago'ed" out!

If you missed it, here is a recap of all the links to the Ninjago Party + don't forget to pick up some freebie Silhouette files!

Ninja Banner - freebie file
Ninja Paper Lanterns - freebie file
Ninjago Photo Props - freebie file
Ninja Balloons - freebie file
Ninjago Cupcake Toppers - freebie file

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Happy Crafting and Happy Planning :)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ninjago Birthday Cake

Good Morning everyone! I have pre-scheduled this post because I'm sure I'm going to need to recover from the night's festivities!

Today I am sharing with you the cake I made for my son's 9th Ninjago themed Birthday Party!
What do you think? I love how he turned out!!! Actually, wasn't very hard to make either.

Ninjago Birthday Cake

Here's a quick pictorial on how I made "KAI's" head.

Ninjago Birthday Cake

  1. I baked, sliced and filled with icing, the centers of two 5 inch cakes. Separating the layers with a cake board.
  2. Next, I dirty iced the entire head.
  3. Rolled out my fondant pieces. For the eyebrow, I drew and cut out a shape on a piece paper first and laid it on the fondant then cut it out with the tip of a sharp knife.
  4. I placed my pieces on top of the rolled fondant I used as the face. I "glued" the pieces with a little water using a small paintbrush.
  5. Then I placed the face on the head. At this point, I placed the head on the bottom layer of the cake that I had already covered with black fondant.
  6. Finally, I wrapped the rest of the head with Kai's Ninja mask.

The top part of the cake is chocolate flavored and the bottom 10 inch layer is made out of a yellow cake. The entire cake is covered with a vanilla buttercream icing and finished with fondant.

Hope you have enjoyed this Ninjago Birthday Party Series of posts, I hopefully will have some pictures of the party to share with you all soon!

Up next...

Have a great Sunday and thanks for coming by,
Happy Crafting :)

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