Sunday, May 24, 2015

Smile for the Camera Shadow Box


Smile for the camera!!!

Today I have a fun project to share with you all! I've been wanting to create something with the camera file for a while and this shadow box from Fleurette Bloom's I'm Wishing Kit inspired me to create something with it!

How cute is this!?! Doesn't it make you want to smile!?!
I think this would make great little gift for the young photographer in your life!



These fun papers I used come from Studio Calico's Printshop Collection.
The Smile stamp is from Craftin' Desert Divas, Simply Said Set.


To recreate a shadow box like this you will need these awesome Fleurette Bloom kits/collections!

I'm Wishing 3D SVG Kit






Hope this project has inspired you to make your own fun Shadow boxes :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Keyhole Housewarming Cards and Tutorial


Hi Guys!

I've been a little behind on sharing some projects. Just seems there is never enough time these days! 

Today I want to share with you all a few housewarming cards I made for some friends and family that moved in to their homes a few weeks ago. I also thought I would share exactly how simple they were to make too!


Housewarming Card Tutorial  
(See screenshot below)

  1. Draw a circle. Below the circle draw a rectangle. Center the two down the middle.
  2. With the edit point tool, highlight the rectangle and drag the top two points to the bottom of the circle. 
  3. Weld the two shapes together.
  4. Create an offset of the keyhole.
  5. Draw a rectangle to the size of the card you want to make. Create a smaller inset rectangle set it aside (for step 6).  Drag the first (smaller) keyhole and center it with the (larger) rectangle. Highlight the two shapes and create a compound path.
  6. Repeat step 5 using the larger keyhole and the smaller rectangle. This will become your top layer.
  7. Piece card together onto a card base.


Here are a few more shaker versions of the same card! I've been kind of obsessed with shakers recently. 


I thought some Snarky Stamps be perfect with theses cards. You can find your own Snarky stamps here!


Hope these DIY cards and tutorial help inspire you the next time you're looking to make a simple housewarming card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mother's Day Cards


Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers reading this post!

Today I wanted to share with you all the fun cards I made for the moms in my life. Since I was making some for myself, I thought I would make a few more for my children's school Auction that took place this weekend. The cards are all same with a few different embellishments. Love how they turned out and hope you do too!


These first cards are perfect for the mom that sews. 





I stamped the inside of the cards with a stamp from Craftin Desert Divas -Happy Celebrations stamp set.





The papers I used comes from Carta Bella's Sew Lovely Paper Collection. Love this paper!!!



Here is the same card with a different Carta Bella Collection. The papers for this one comes from Homemade with Love.










This paper is perfect for the Baking Mom in your life!



The files for this card all  come from SVG Cuts Cards for Mom Kit.

I used pieces from 3 different cards in the kit to come up this design. Sweet and simple.... especially when making multiples!


Hope you liked my Mother's Day Cards! I think this design could also be used as a Valentines Day card or even an Anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Shadow Box


Hey All!

 Are you all ready for Mother's Day?!? Today I want to share with you another one of my Shadowbox creations, another commissioned project for my friend and fan Tomina! Hope her mother loves it ;)

Mother's Day Shadow Box by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

It's hard to see that I etched the glass in the above picture, so below is a closer look at the etched glass. Click here for previous glass etching tutorial and project.

Mother's Day Shadow Box by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To replicate your own Rose Heart Shadow Box you will need:
The rose file from - Crush On You Boxes SVG Kit cut at various sizes.
8 X 8 Shadow Box (purchased from IKEA).
Etching cream

Happy Mother's Day to all my Crafty Friends and Followers! Hope you are all spoiled by your loved ones this Mother's day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, April 24, 2015

Paper Lantern Card


Hello my Crafty Friends!

Today I have a Paper Lantern Card to share with you all! The files come from SVG Cuts latest kit Spring Blossoms. Perfect timing on their release... Just so happens one of my amazing friends who happens to be Chinese celebrated a birthday a few days ago. So I thought this would be the perfect card for her ;) Happy Birthday Ling, Ling!

Anyways, lets have a look at the card I made her :)
This card is SO pretty and super quick to put together!


The stamp I used comes from Craftin Desert Divas, Simply Said Stamp Set.
I also used some Trendy Twine on the lanterns.
And, for a pop of color I added touches of gold using some paint markers.


Take a look at the rest of this gorgeous Spring Blossoms Kit! It's your FREE GIFT with a purchase of $9.98 or more, so take advantage!


Hope you enjoyed my Asian theme inspired Paper Lantern Card :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Monday, April 20, 2015

Freakin' Awesome Snarky Stamps 3X3 Cards


Hi Guys!

Today I want to share some really fun quick 3x3 cards I made using a couple of Snarky Stamp Sets created exclusively for Paper Issues. I have had these for a while now and have been dying to try them out! Check out the Snarky Stamps sets below...  the stuff you can come up with is endless! 



Anyways, I made these 5 piece sets for some colleagues of mine at work. I'm sure they will get a kick out of them as they are not your typical greeting card quotes!

Hoping that no one takes offense to them as they are meant for laughs!


Here are a few close ups of each card.




Here is a pic of the back of the card. I have had this Justrite wood block stamp for years and am just starting to use it now... I'm such a craft hoarder! Yup, freakin' rights, LOL! ;)


Hope this has inspired you to be real and create your own Snarky Cards, just remember they aren't meant for everyone, and hope you liked them anyways ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party Theme - Tomas' 11th Birthday!


This past weekend my son Tomas celebrated his 11th Birthday.  So today I would like to invite you all to our house for a peak at how I prepared for our family party!

Other than a few store bought decor pieces everything was pretty much DIY!

For parties like this it's just easier to go with paper plates and cups... who wants to do dishes?!? So much easier and adds lots of color to the room!


The banner and numbers were created with the Silhouette Cameo. My go to machine for all my party decor... what was life like before my Cameo?!? ... well, everything was store bought and not personalized!

The paper tissue garland banner was another DIY project. SO easy, you can find lots of tutorials online!

Pictured below is what my basement looked like before the family arrived.


What's a party with out a Cake? Here is how I set up my cake table!


I also made some cake pops and oreo truffles for the table. 
For the blue cake pops I used marble cake and the green ones were lemon cake flavored. 
I love how you can find such fun straws to coordinate with any color theme. I found these at Micheal's.

Thank you treat tags for the kids were also created using the Cameo.







Want to know how I kept the wooden letter T's from falling? Here is an iphone pic I took... I just hot glued a toothpick to the back as a support! Clever right? They never feel down once! ;)


I also found these large tissue paper rosettes at Micheal's and then made some smaller ones to fill in the spaces and create a backdrop for the cake. Here is a link to an older post of how I make my rosettes.


Speaking of cake...
Here is the fun cake I made to coordinate with the rest of the decor. I wanted to go with a simple yet modern look for the cake. I think I achieved that, love how it turned out!

Again I also used the Silhouette to create the numbers and the bunting banner for the cake toppers.


Top view of the cake.


Close up table view.


I also added some more blue and green decorations through out the rest of the living areas. Here is what our kitchen nook looked like.


Even our sun room got a little attention. Thought it would be warm enough for people to hang out up there but it turned out to be fairly cold that day :( Oh well, still looked good!


I had lots of fun decorating our staircase too!
I made a bunch of these tissue paper poms in various sizes and hung them up using fishing line. I wanted to make them look like they were suspended in mid air.  This was my favorite decoration piece! In fact, I haven't taken it down yet... I think we will enjoy it a little longer until I get sick of it, lol!


Look at suspended poms from the opening in the staircase below.


And here is my 11 year old blowing out his candles!


Hope you enjoyed a peak of Tomas' Simple Blue and Green Birthday Party theme! Maybe even a little inspired to do your own DIY party decor?!

 What am I going to come up with for next year? I'm starting to run out of ideas... Good thing I have a year to think about it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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