Friday, March 28, 2014

Butterfly Shadow Box for Fleurette Bloom-LoveBug Creations Co-Hop!


Welcome to the Fleurette Bloom-LoveBug Creations Co-Hop!


If you've flown over from Katie's Blog, then you've joined the parade, but if you've stumbled on this hop and want to begin with the first stop, soar over to Fleurette!

The pairing of LBC's fantastic rumple ribbon and other trimmings with Fleurette Bloom's outstanding SVG's and digital delights is a great way to jazz up your projects - who wants to be ho-hum? Not us gals.........so grab your favorite beverage and settle back for some crafting inspiration for just the right touch of class!

For my project, I chose to create a Spring inspired Butterfly Shadow Box!

Isn't it pretty?!?


To create this, I altered the large nesting box SVG file from Fleurette Bloom's Nesting Gift Box SVG Collection by cutting the side panels of the box to measure 2" wide. The front of the frame, was simply created by cutting out a square from the box lid, leaving approximately a 1" border around it.

If you want to hang the frame like I did, use a hole punch to cut the holes on each side of the lid. Using a pencil, mark those spots on the bottom of the box once the lid is in place, then punch the holes out. This will align the holes properly. Feed the ribbon ends through each side and create a knot to keep the ribbon in place. This will also keep the lid from falling off as well!


To hang the butterfly through the opening of the frame, I used some hot glue and glued the back of the butterfly to a fishing line. Next, take a pin and puncture the center top and the bottom of the outside frame of the box. Feed the line through the top and the bottom holes, centering the butterfly in the middle of your opening. Secure the ends of the line onto the outside of the box with a little piece of tape. To the inside of the box, where the line runs through I added some hot glue to ensure that the line doesn't slip out. Once the glue is dry, you may remove the tape and trim the line. NOTE: You may like to do this step before putting the ribbon through the lid as I mentioned above.


To the outside of the box I embellished it with some beautiful Cherry Blossom Branches, added some gorgeous pink panther rumple ribbon, and rose bloom button!
Hope this has inspired you to create your own Spring Creations ;)

Now, how about some blog candy??


Fleurette Bloom is offering a $10 gift certificate to her Store  


 AND

LoveBug Creations is offering a $10 gift certificate to their Online Store!

LoveBug Creations
  
So what do you have to do to be in the running???
1.  Become a follower of each crafter (if you're not already)
2. Leave a love note at each blog spot with your contact info
3. For extra chances to win like our Facebook Pages and leave a comment on
 Fleurette Blooms FB Page -> Fleurette Bloom Designs and
LoveBug's FB Page and LoveBug Creations
4. Check back on Wednesday for the announcement of the winners!



For your next touch of class, please visit Tanya!



Just in case you've lost your way here is the co-hop line up again!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hopping Everyone :)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Finally Baby Arrived Turtle Card | SVGCuts

A quick blog post for you all tonight, unlike the slowpoke turtle in the card I'm sharing with you ;)

We have been waiting patiently for our newest family member. A little overdue, but finally my cousin gave birth yesterday to the cutest little guy! Welcome to the family Andre!

So I thought this card was perfect for the occasion.
Sweet and simple! Very quick to make :)

Finally Baby Arrived Turtle Card | SVGCuts Files

The files I used for this card come from Wild Child SVG Collection.
Check out the rest of the collection... TOO cute!

Wild Child SVG Collection

Papers from Family Outings, Momenta Cardstock Pad.
The sentiment was created with Print n Cut on the Silhouette Cameo


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes


"They're two they're four they're six and eight
Shunting trucks and hauling freight 
red and green and brown and blue
they're the really useful crew"


Do you have that song stuck in your head now? Hehe! I remember those years when my son Tomas was infatuated with Thomas the Train. I miss those days 😢

Well this weekend I had the pleasure of making a Thomas the Train Cake for another little friend! Happy Birthday Sam! I hope you have an awesome Birthday Party!!!

So without further ado here is Thomas!

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

This is quite a tall cake, approx 6" in height baked in 9" cake pans.
The bottom layer is chocolate flavored and the top vanilla. The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing, covered and decorated with fondant.

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

I love how cute these 3D clouds and the trees turned out!
With every cake I make I learn something new. Sometimes I wish I had more time to take actual decorating classes... but who has time these days! Thank goodness for Mr.You Tube, my go-to an instructor, lol!

Thomas the Train Birthday Cake | DIY Cakes

I hope you like my take on Thomas the Train Cake. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting whatever it may be! :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3D Paper Lipstick Box | SVGCuts

Hey All!

Feels like forever since I've put up anything on the blog... was feeling kind of guilty! 
So today I thought I would whip up a little project that I am completely in LOVE with! Mary from SVGCuts did it again, check out the coolest 3D Lipstick Box!!! Unreal! 

Super easy and quick to put together... my favorite kind of craft! I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these Beauties ;)


This little box makes the perfect girlfriend gift!
Large enough for a gift card, nail polish, lipgloss... you get the idea, LOL!


I really love this paper that comes from Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic Paper Pad.

If your interested in making your own Lipstick Box, the file for this comes from Dress Shop SVG Kit.  A must-have kit for sure, one of my favorites so far! Check out the rest of the gorgeous files that are included in this kit. Awesomeness!!!

FREE this week with a purchase of $9.98!

dress-shop-hero

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts

Top o' the mornin' to ya :)

Super excited to share with you my "Lucky Pants", my latest SVG Cuts DT project! Aren't they the coolest looking leprechaun pants you have ever seen???

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts Files

Not only can you fill the pants up with goodies, but the green beer bottles also open up so that you can stuff them full of your favorites too!

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts Files

I am SO in love with these pants and these papers are so gorgeous too!!!

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts Files

And if stuffing the pants and bottles weren't enough... you can also fill the shoes with more treats! This will also help to hold the pants up in place! And just look... aren't these the coolest looking Leprechaun shoes?! Man, whoever gets this treat bag will for sure feel lucky!

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts Files

I love that glittered belt buckle! OK, have to share a funny story about the buckle... I actually had to rip it off and re-glue it in a different position. The way it was glued on before made the pants look a little too Lucky if you know what mean, hehe! ;)

Check out those papers!!! OMG! LOVE!!!

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts Files

 For those interested, here are the files you will need for this project:



The paper collection I used comes from Fleurette Bloom's Lucky Lu Digital Paper Pack! Absolutely love these papers, if you couldn't tell already! I used the Print and Cut feature of the Silhouette for all the patterned papers used on this project! LOVE that feature!

Lucky Leprechaun 3D Paper Pants and Green Bear Gift Boxes | SVGCuts Files

For complete details and instruction of the Lucky Pants, make sure you stop by the SVG Cuts Blog for this and many other inspirations!

Make sure you also stop by the SVG Cuts Facebook page to enter to win all of the kits I used! Hurry there before Leo draws a name... GOOD LUCK!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


3D Paper Root Beer Float Treat Box | Ink On 3 Files

Hey guys!

Feels like forever since I've shared something! I've been feeling a bit under the weather this past week :( Hoping these sniffles will go away soon!

Today I have a really cute project to share with you all. It comes from Fleurette Bloom's latest Lucky Day SVG Kit. I've made the mug look like a Root Beer Float... 

This is SO yummy looking! It's making me want a real one now, at least the paper one is low cal hehe!

3D Paper Root Beer Float Treat Box | Ink On 3 Files

This Mug is such a great file! Fill it with treats for a birthday party or give it to your favorite guy as a cool Beer Mug gift box! With St. Patrick's Day coming up it would also look great as Green Beer Glass! 

3D Paper Root Beer Float Treat Box | Ink On 3 Files

I hope you liked my like Root Beer Float!
I sure did... well better go wipe off my mustache *lips smack*, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes


 Yesterday my husband I had the honor of becoming God Parents to the cutest little guy! May God Bless Cristiano and his Family!

Of course I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to make a cake for this special occasion. It's a little different but I'm happy with the results ;)

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes


Top layer - Vanilla flavored - baked in 9x13 inch rectangle

Bottom layer - Chocolate flavored - baked in an 11-inch square pan

The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing and covered with fondant.

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

 I'm so used to creating round cakes that this square cake was a little challenging for me, guess I just need more practice with them, lol!

Cristiano's Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Illuminated 3D Paper I Love U Sign | SVGCuts

I just realized that two years ago today was my first blog post EVER! Hard to believe how far I've come... for someone technically challenged it makes me excited about all that I have learned and done these last few years! Yay me!!! Anyways, enough about me lets get to the post ;)

I'm really excited to share with you my latest SVGCuts DT creation! Inspired by the recent marquee craze, I thought I would try my hand at creating a Valentine "I Love U" sign! This project makes a great Valentine decor piece or a unique gift idea!

For complete instruction on how I created this project make sure you click HERE.

Illuminated 3D Paper I Love U Sign | SVGCuts Files

I love it when something I had envisioned actually turned out as I planned. It was actually quite easy and quick to put together too :)

Illuminated 3D Paper I Love U Sign | SVGCuts Files

Here is what it looks like when the room lights are turned off, and the LED lights are turned on.
 Love how it looks in the dark. Ooooo, Aaahhhh!

Illuminated 3D Paper I Love U Sign | SVGCuts Files

To create this look, I used a battery-operated string of LED lights and added a hole to the back panel, and strung them through! Clever right?! The coolest part is that this battery pack has a built-in timer that turns on every 24 hours and stays lit for 6 hours! I don't even have to touch it!!! A pleasant bonus as I found them at the dollar store...  Amazeballs, right?!

If you want to, the battery pack could easily be attached to the back and then the sign could be hung on the wall!

Illuminated 3D Paper I Love U Sign | SVGCuts Files

 For those interested here are the SVGCuts Kits you will need:


I hope you've enjoyed this project, maybe even inspired you to create your own LOVE or any other WORD sign for that matter!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine Classroom Treats | Ink On 3 Files

Hey All!

Today I want to share with you a few Valentine classroom treats that I made for my kiddos friends and teachers. The files for this project come from Fleurette Blooms Valentine Be Mine SVG Kit and digital papers from Hearts a Flutter Paper Pack

Really easy to make and so easy to put together! I hope they are all gonna love it :)

Valentine Classroom Treats | Ink On 3 Files

I created this Valentine's sentiment using the Print n Cut feature of the Silhouette. Used a font I liked and just layered it on top of the digital paper before I printed it.

Valentine Classroom Treats | Ink On 3 Files

I also personalized the label on the coffee cup using the same technique.
I love this coffee cup! Perfect for filling with treats or storing a gift card to their favorite coffee shop.

Valentine Classroom Treats | Ink On 3 Files

Valentine Classroom Treats | Ink On 3 Files

I think the boys are going to love these little pencil arrows. I can see them poking each other with these already, lol!

Valentine Classroom Treats | Ink On 3 Files

I hope you have been inspired to create some of your own Valentine's Classroom Treats. Now back to making a bunch more of these for the rest of the class.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Saturday, January 25, 2014

3D Paper Guitar Gift Box | SVGCuts

Have you seen the latest Vintage Valentine SVG Cuts Kit? If you haven't, you must... it is awesome!!! I couldn't wait to make the guitar that Mary created! Super cute and so easy to put together :)

3D Paper Guitar Gift Box | SVGCuts Files

This guitar makes the perfect gift box for the music lover in your life.. a great Valentine's treat too!

3D Paper Guitar Gift Box | SVGCuts Files

Instead of twine, I used 22 gauge metal wire for my guitar strings. It took a little effort but I am really happy with the results :)

3D Paper Guitar Gift Box | SVGCuts Files

To create this project you will need:

Card stock
Wire
Embellishments
Silhouette Cameo with the SSDE

I used the Print and Cut feature of the Silhouette Cameo to add the roses to the front panel of my guitar.

3D Paper Guitar Gift Box | SVGCuts Files

Hope my guitar has inspired you to create your own musical Masterpiece :) 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

3D Paper Floral Centerpiece | Ink On 3 Files

Today I want to share with you my latest Fleurette Bloom Design Team Project "3D Paper Floral Centerpiece."  Aren't those flowers GORGEOUS?! Hard to believe that they are made out of paper!

Have you ever thought of paper floral arrangements as centerpieces for your next event? Why not!?! Yes, they are a little more work but so worth it! They are less expensive to make than buying real flowers, they will last you forever, and are just as beautiful! Plus, your guests will be amazed that you made them too :)

3D Paper Floral Centerpiece | Ink On 3 Files

To make this beautiful 3D Paper Floral Centerpiece you will need SVG files from Fleurette Bloom's Valentine Be Mine 3D SVG Kit and Lush Flowers 3D SVG Collection

Other supplies I used to create this include:

Card stock
Inks
Hot glue and a glue gun
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Decorative Burlap Ribbon
Toothpicks
2" Styrofoam ball 
Decorative green moss

Cut on the Silhouette Cameo with SSDE

3D Paper Floral Centerpiece | Ink On 3 Files

The coolest part is that the Flower Pot (modified coffee mug) opens up to reveal a little surprise! 

 This arrangement would also make a great gift for someone. Think Valentine's Day, Mothers's Day, and upcoming Friend's Birthday... the possibilities go on and on! Also, the treats you fill the base with will act as a weight, keeping it from tipping over! If you chose to make it for yourself just fill the base with stones, beans, whatever you have handy will work ;)

3D Paper Floral Centerpiece | Ink On 3 Files

I absolutely LOVE how this 3D Paper Floral Centerpiece turned out!!! I hope you love it too! If you do make this project make sure you share it on Fleurette Blooms Facebook Page :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

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