Monday, May 30, 2016

Fairy Cottage featuring Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends | 3D paper Fairytale House | SVGCuts

Hello, my friends!

I am super excited to share with you all my latest SVG Cuts project. When Mary first released this kit I knew exactly how I was going to make it. I just needed the time to do it... finally I can show you what I have been up to the last few weeks! I know I have said this before, but I think this has to be one of my very favorite 3D projects! 

So here is my take on the SVG Cuts Fairy Cottage. How cute is that?!?
 I am SO in love with it... and the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friend Stamps are the perfect match for this piece!

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Like some of my recent larger projects, this Fairy Cottage will be displayed on one of the Hospital Units I work on. I think the sentiments and the whole fairy theme is perfect for the patients at our hospital. Even if it is just to make someone smile, I have done my job and all the work was worth it!

So let me give you a tour of this little cottage...

As you can see I used a lot of different embossing folders, this adds a lot of interest and added detail to the cottage without a lot of work. I also thought it would be fun to continue the twig railing down the steps. I think that has to be one of my favorite touches! I loved how Mary added the spinners on her cottage and I happened to have the same ones in my stash, so I thought if I added a clock face it would look cool too!

The back of the fairy cottage has a large opening for plugging in a string of lights or as I did by adding a LED battery-powered pack. I chose to use a multicolored string that I had purchased around Christmas time. The different color of lights just makes the cottage look magical!

Along the bottom of the cottage, I added floral stamps that I colored and cut out from the same Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Stamp set. To do that, I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink and my Spectrum Noir markers then used my Silhouette PixScan to do the trace and cut them out.   

Also, to the perimeter of the cottage I used this grass file that comes from the FREE Design section, just welded the files together to create longer strips. 

I stuck to plain colored card stock, simply because I have lots of supplies and find it difficult sometimes to coordinate patterned papers with projects this size.  I like to let patterned paper inspire the project rather than the other way around. 

The only alteration I did to the original file of the house was to add some circle cutouts on the mushroom-like roof.  I think it would have looked good with the solid panels, but I guess this is how my mind thinks a fairy tail mushroom looks like ;)

To create the stain glass appearance I used my Spectrum Noir Markers and colored the velum sections of the window in various colors. I also added Wink of Stella for that extra sparkle to the window and all of the fairies' wings. 

With white pigment ink and a Studio G Alphabet set, I stamped various "fairy" like sentiments on the steps and the rock. I thought of my patients going through their cancer treatments when I was doing this part and words that would motivate them to get through it.

For fun, I thought it would look cool to make the fairies look like they were flying around their house. I used some red wire and attached them with hot glue. 

I thought the fairy holding this stamped phrase was the perfect finishing touch!

Well, thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think of this project 

I hope you all enjoyed my take of the SVG Cuts Fairy Cottage featuring Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends. Hopefully, it has inspired you to create one for yourself or for someone else!

and like the Fairies said, "have a magical day!"
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Creating Coordinating Digital Dies for Stamps Using the Silhouette PixScan - Video Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share with you how to make your own coordinating Digital Dies for stamps you have but do not own the coordination dies for. The process is not that complicated if you are already familiar using the Silhouette PixScan. For those of you that aren't, I have put together a step by step video of how to do it. 

Here is a sympathy card I made using the Digital Dies I created. The stamps come from Fleurette Bloom's Pawsatively Fabulous Stamp Set. Super cute stamps, perfect for the dog lover in your life!

The best thing about these digital die files is that you can cut out a whole bunch on plain white card stock (whatever you use for stamping) and save them for a different time. Just put the cut blank dies in a baggy and when want to create with the coordinating stamps you are ready to go! If you run out of them just cut some more out from your saved file. 

NO more fussy cutting!

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color this pup and added Wink of Stella for some shine!
To the eyes, nose and the dog bone, I added some glossy accents.
I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and Walnut Stain distress ink. 
Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx and embossed the sentiment with WOW clear powder.

The inside stamps come from here.

So for those wanting to know the how to's, I invite you all to watch my video :)

Hope the video was informative and helped you save some money on coordinating dies ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BBQ Shaped Box Card | Father's Day Card | SVGCuts

Hope you all aren't tired of all the Box Cards recently?!

This BBQ Box Card comes from SVGCuts Father's Day Box Card Kit. It's the perfect kit for those that want to get started on making cards for Father's Day.  I made this card for my Father in law, who celebrated his 70th Birthday a few weekends ago. I used the stitched number dies from MFT to add the 70! to the bottom of the card. The stamps I used come from Snarky Stamps by Paper Issues.

How cool is that, the perfect card for the guy that loves to BBQ, or girl ;)

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Here is a closer look.
Looking at it now, I wished I had added some more detail to the burger, and maybe added glossy accents to the beer bottles. Oh, well... maybe next time. This card was super quick and easy to put together!

Hope you were inspired to go and make your own BBQ Box Card for the BBQ'er in your life!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Morning Glory Box Card | Mother's Day Card | SVGCuts

Hi all!

As promised yesterday, today I am sharing with you the card I made for my Mother-in-law for Mother's Day. This beautiful SVG file comes from SVGCuts Country Market SVG Kit. I thought this box card was the perfect Mother's Day card for someone that loves flowers, which my MIL does! 

Difficult to see but I added some clear Wink of Stella to the centers of flowers. So sparkly in person, this picture doesn't do them justice! The stamps I used on the sign come from Hero Arts.

Love how it turned out!

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Always amazes me how these box cards fold flat to squeeze into an envelope!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you liked my version of the SVGCuts Morning Glory Box Card.

Happy Crafting Everyone  :)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day Retro Oven Box Card | SVGCuts

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all that celebrated Mother's Day yesterday!

I really thought about posting my cards last week but then I would have spoiled it for my mom and MIL. (I'll post my MIL card next)

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So here is the card I made for my mother. How cool is that Retro Oven?

As soon as I saw SVGCuts latest Kit, World's Best Mom I had to have it!

The tea kettle is SO cute and those burners, OMG! It reminds me so much of my childhood, back in the '80s in my mom's kitchen!

The paper I used comes from Carta Bella's Homemade with Love Collection. I think they match the retro theme perfectly!

Here are a few pics from the sides and how I embellished them.

Love how the oven door opens up to the pies baking in the oven :)

To finish off the back, I added a few stamps from Hero Arts.  

Hope you like my Mother's Day Retro Oven Box Card, I think this card and the rest of the cards that come from this amazing kit could be used for so many other occasion and aren't limited to Mother's Day. SO make sure you check it out!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Poppy Cards - Stamping and Masking to create different card designs

Hey Everyone!

Today it is all about Poppy Cards created with one of Fleurette Bloom's latest Stamp sets Poppies.
I've been wanting to try masking to create my own unique designs and finally got the chance! This is a great way to make the most of a stamp especially if you are like me and just getting into stamping :) The mask was done by stamping my images on some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper and then using my Silhouette PixScan mat, to cut the images out. Click HERE for previous tutorial on using the PixScan. 

For this card I also used her Happy Days Stamp Set. The images were stamped onto Neenah Solar White 80lbs paper using Memento tuxedo black ink.  The Happy Birthday was stamped using Versafine Onyx black and then embossed and set with Wow! Regular Clear Gloss embossing powder. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to colour the images in (CR4, CR6, CT2, CT4, CG1,CG2). Then I used the Die-namics Wonky stitched Rectangle to frame it out. The card base is a landscape, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" mounted onto a black piece of cardstock cut to the same size. Finished by adding some sparkle by using some Clear Wink of Stella, and some sequins.

Isn't she pretty!? Never knew I could feel this way about a card, lol!

To the inside I added the smaller poppy to the bottom corner.

For those of you that like to watch You Tube videos, here is a video I put together of during the making of this card. If you haven't yet make sure you subscribe to my channel :)

And here is another card I made using similar techniques.

For this one I used the Rectangle Stitch Die from Simon Says, Spectrum Noir Markers (CR4, CR5, CG1, CG2, BT1), White Embossing powder, and some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

For this next card I also used little butterfly from Fleurette Bloom's Thank You Stamp Set.

I also used the Spectrum Noir Markers CG1, CG2, OR1, OR2, OR3, CT4, and BT1. The Stitched Circle Die from Simon Says Stamp and a Script Embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. This Card base is a 5 1/2" Square.

Hope you have enjoyed my Poppy Cards and maybe even got a little inspired to create your own designs using the masking technique! If you do don't forget to share your creations on Fleurette Bloom's FB Page. We would love to see them :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Confirmation Day Wrap Up | Celebrations Ideas

Hello everyone!

Just a warning that this will be a fairly lengthy post! Maybe it will make up for the lack of them recently. It has been a crazy month for me... First it was my son's 12th Birthday a few weeks ago, and just this past weekend we celebrated his Confirmation Day. So lots of parties and lots of eating!

So lets get to my crafty creations! 
When I searched for Confirmation ideas on the internet, I didn't find a lot of them. 
Lots of Communion ideas, but not for Confirmation. So I had to make my own up and will share them all with you today :) BTW, my Communion posts are a few of my highest viewed posts on the blog! Click HERE my son's Communion and HERE for my daughters.

Cake Topper

I'll start by sharing the cake topper I made on my Silhouette. The font I used is called Arabella, you can download it free from here. But, for those of you that want what I have already created it is all yours FREE, just keep on reading! 

This cake topper cut measures 3.7 x 6.8 inches. I used 3 pieces of the black offset/shadow and one top silver layer. Then just glued them all together and attached them with hot glue to a skewer. If you want to see a similar how to video, click here (for my happy birthday topper FREE file). 

So here you go, the Cake Topper file (first of 4 free files through out the post!)
Click on the link below for your FREE download! 

All I ask before you download...
is to read my free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower. (Any social media link to the right of this pg would be appreciated)
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Confirmation Day Cake Topper .studio3 (Silhouette File) 

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Now let's move on to the cake details :)

I find masculine cakes very difficult to make as I always gravitate towards "girly" details. 
That is why I went with a suit cake look. In hindsight, I could have just made it a one layer cake as this was a fairly large cake and the bottom piece wasn't even cut... 
But then if I had done that, my coworkers wouldn't of enjoyed all the left over cake ;) 

For those interested, here is what was inside the cake.
Top layers- Vanilla & Chocolate flavoured - baked in two 8 inch round pans.
Bottom layer - Vanilla & Chocolate flavoured - baked in a 11 inch round pans.
Entire cake was frosted with vanilla butter cream icing and covered with fondant.

So let me show you the rest of the cake now.
Elegant, yet "little" manly is what I was going for! I think I did pretty well :)  

I used a metallic Silver washi tape on the cake topper, the outside of the "God Bless Tomas" label (inside - Print and Cut), the cross, and the ribbon wrapped around the top layer to coordinate everything. I didn't want to use glitter for this as it is a bit messy and this was super easy to do!

For Creating Washi Tape Paper

To cut out the cake topper and the label offset, all you need to do is adhere the washi tape onto a piece of cardstock. Laying the washi tape down strip by strip as close as possible, making sure you completely cover the size of paper you need to cut. Press the washi tape really well into the cardstock. Load onto your machine. Do a test cut to ensure the the blade depth is correct and then cut out your pieces. 

DIY Chalkboard Vinyl Sign

For the cake table I created this Chalkboard Sign. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the sneak peek I posted last week. Click HERE if you didn't!

Here is how I made this DIY Chalkboard sign...
  • I first created the design using the Silhouette Design Studio program. 
  • Next I cut it out on white vinyl, then weeded the excess negative space.
  • Using Transfer tape/material, pick up the design from the vinyl backing by laying transfer tape (sticky part down) as straight as possible on top of the design. Give it a good rub to ensure you pick everything up nicely when you peal it back.
  • Next, I laid the design on the Chalkboard, making sure it was as level as possible.
  • Press down the cut vinyl design into the board, you may want to use a credit card to smooth down the vinyl and prevent any air bubbles.
  • Peel back the transfer material slowly ensuring the vinyl letters are stuck on to the board.
  • Finish off the board by rubbing on some chalk randomly and smudging it around with your fingers. Eh voila, your own DIY Chalkboard sign!

I will also be giving this design away FREE
As a BONUS I have also included a Communion Version of the sign. 
(The version you download, says God Bless You on your Confirmation/Communion Day, you will need to add the Date)

Click on the link below for your FREE download! 

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If you would like to donate, (click the đŸ‘‰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.

Thank You Gifts

 For each of the families that came to our celebration, I made them a really simple little "thank-you" gift. A Candle inside a Glass Cylinder. Difficult to see in the picture below, but each cylinder has a frosted vinyl cross on the front of it. I also used the same washi Silver tape and wrapped the top of each cylinder. On the inside I placed a candle and some diamond shaped crystals (I used a heat gun to melt some of the wax from the bottom of the candle and secured it to the middle of the cylinder). I also added a poem on the inside with a small piece of double sided tape. Forgot to take a picture of it but to the bottom of the cylinder I adhered a round "thank-you" from Tomas tag with the date on it. Wrapped the whole thing in cellophane and tied it with a white ribbon. Super simple, supper easy and really inexpensive! (Most items were from the Dollar Store)

And just because I love you, here is another FREEbie!

If you would like to donate, (click the đŸ‘‰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.

Here is a closer look at the poem on the inside. 
If you look closely I enlarged specific letters to spell out Tomas. 

I found this poem on the internet but modified it a little to personalize it to Tomas.

"Trust in God our Guide
This Holy meal He does provide
For His wine and bread, He shares
Give Him thanks each day in Prayers"

This was all typed up in Silhouette Design Studio and then just printed out. 
Then cut out using a square stitched Die. 

The Godfather

The next most import person of the Confirmation Day is the Sponsor/Godfather. As a little "thank-you" from Tomas to Victor I made him a "Godfather" glass! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it turned out!

This was done using armour etch.
Click HERE for a previous tutorial. And if you would like the FREE Godfather file click on the link below! (a few different versions included)

The Godfather .studio3 (Silhouette File)

If you would like to donate, (click the đŸ‘‰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.


And here is our little man Tomas, just before the ceremony in his cute little 3-piece suit!

And here he is again with his GodFather, as he is blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit by our Bishop. 

Last picture, I promise :)

A picture of Tomas holding his candle during the mass. 
So sweet, just love him! 
Proud Mommy right here :)

Hope this super lengthy blog post gave you some ideas for planning your own Confirmation Celebrations. Sorry about the length, but hopefully you can benefit from all my work and enjoy the FREEbie files I gave away throughout the post!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ARI 3D Paper Letters | SVGCuts

Hi All!

Today's post will be short and sweet just like this cute 3D Letter Name I made for baby ARI! I love you can coordinate paper to match any room decor. 

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Here is what I used on this creation:

Letters 3D Letters SVG Kit
Paper: White (AC Cardstock), Pattern (Hello Sunshine - Pink Paislee)
Dies: Stars Framelits (Sizzix)
Embellishments: Arrows/squares (Studio G) Sequins and Drops (Pretty Pink Posh)
Cut out on the Silhouette Cameo

These 3D Letters make great baby gifts and are the perfect touch for any nursery. 
I LOVE how they turned out, hope you did too!

Don't forget to check out SVG Cuts latest! 
Fairy Cottage SVG Kit
Isn't it GORGEOUS!?!
I think it is one of my favorites, just need some time to make it! 
Hope that comes soon ;)  

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)