Thursday, November 26, 2015

SVG Cuts Mistletoe Manor | 3D Paper Christmas House | SVGCuts

Hello, my crafty Friends!

Today I have probably one of my largest projects to share with you! I'm so pleased with how it turned out, hopefully, the recipient will love it just as much! 

This house comes from SVG Cuts Mistletoe Manor SVG Kit, but of course, I had to add my own touches to it! I do have to give Thienly Azim lots of credit for my inspiration as well, as I have incorporated touches of her Home For Christmas project. (One of my all-time favorite SVG Cuts DT projects from her, if you haven't seen it it's definitely worth checking out!)

Well, what do you think? Isn't she a beauty!?
So realistic looking... I can't believe it's made out of paper!

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For those of you interested here are all the SVG Cuts kits I used:
(yup, there were lots!)

House - Mistletoe Manor SVG Kit
Patio Greens - Clara’s Christmas Strips SVG Collection
 Fence - For My Valentine SVG Kit
 Chimney - December Gifts SVG Kit
Porch Greens - 3D Wintergreens
Bows - SVG File 3D Bow 2/25/12
Silhouette Trees - Forest County SVG Collection

Some other alterations I made to the house was to create little holes in the roofline to poke my Christmas lights through. I also added siding panels to my copula, to match the middle floor siding. 


I wanted to create some realistic-looking icicles. Creating them was super simple!
Using a glue gun, simply apply the glue to a craft mat in a straight line as long as you need it. Then go back and attached the glue icicles to the line. If you don't have a craft mat you can also use parchment paper (any nonstick surface will work). Wait for the glue to dry completely and attach it to your project!


I also wanted to add some realistic-looking snow. I used Snow-tex from DecoArt, which I purchased at Micheal's. This stuff is awesome! It didn't seem to warp my paper at all, and was dry within a few hours!

For the little snowballs on the trees, I used Liquid Applique. This stuff is so much fun, it's almost magical. Goes on wet, but add your heat gun to it and watch it magically puff up!


One of my favorite touches is the Silhouette of a woman at the door. Looks like she is waving goodbye to someone!

Well, I guess that goes for me too!
Goodbye, everyone ;)
Hope you enjoyed and were inspired by my version of SVGCuts Mistletoe Manor!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

80's Themed Cake + Bonus Timlapse Videos


Hey Everyone ;)

I have a sweet treat for you all today... Literally! 
I was asked by my BOSS a while ago to make an 80's themed Birthday Cake for her BIL's surprise 60th party. How could you say no to your boss, right? Well... she's lucky I really like her, plus she is also my friend and a great Nurse Manager!

So, check out my 80's themed cake. How RAD is that?! 


Wouldn't be the 80's without a Ghetto Blaster! 


Do you remember the rubix cube? I was never able to solve those suckers... I always cheated and pealed off the stickers when I got frustrated, lol!

And of course I had to use my Silhouette to add a little paper to the cake.
Love the look, plus it saved me tons of time from trying to cut out intricate shapes and letters out of fondant!


Oh, and what about Pac Man?
It must have been one of the first video games I had ever played as a little girl!


Well for those interested in what is actually inside the cake 
The rubix cube is made up of rice krispies treats 
Top layers- Vanilla & Chocolate flavored - baked in two 6 inch round pans
Bottom layer - Vanilla & Chocolate flavored - baked in a 10 inch round pans
Entire cake was frosted with vanilla butter cream icing and covered with fondant.

As a BONUS for those of you that want to see how I created the cake, I made a 2 part timelapse video to condense approximately 12 hours into a little over 12 minutes!

(Everybody always wants to know how I do it, so here you go! Enjoy!!!)

80's Cake - Part 1



80's Cake - Part 2



Hope you enjoyed my 80's Themed Cake today, even if you didn't get to eat it! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Treat Bag Tags


Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Today I want to share with you some Halloween treat bag tags I made for the little monsters in my life! 

Here are the candy filled baggies I made for them! 
Candy coma here we come ;)


For the tags I used some stamps I had that I bought a while ago at Micheal's in their dollar bin by craft smart. I thought they would be really cute to stamp and colour... I was right!

Below is an iPhone pic I took after I had stamped them and cut them out using the PixScan mat on the Silhouette Cameo. I then used my Spectrum Noir markers to colour the cuties in. I had so much fun colouring them, I now get why adult colouring is becoming so popular these days! I felt like a kid again :)

Once the cut out stamps were all coloured, I attached them to the tags using some foam tape. The background paper I used comes from My Minds Eye - Halloween Basics Paper Pad. The tags measure 3x4 inches each.


And here are the finished tags ready for my little Monsters!


Forgot to take a pic of the back of the tags with my good camera, so here is another iPhone pic!


Hope you liked my Halloween Treat Bag Tags.
Happy Haunting and stay safe!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Bewitched Cabin | 3D Halloween Treat Box Decoration | SVGCuts

Hello, my crafty Friends!
It's been a while since I had taken on a bigger project. Sometimes all I need is an excuse to craft ;) My Excuse this time was that I needed something to display on one of the hospital units I work.

So here is what I created for them! 
How cool is this Bewitched Cabin?!


Not only does this make a cool decoration piece, but it can also be used as a treat or gift box!

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For those of you that don't know I am a Nurse and have worked in Oncology for the past 18+ years. So recently I took my House of Haunts to work. Usually, it's displayed in my craft room all year long, but this year I thought it would be cool to take it to work and share it with all the staff, patients, and visitors on one of the Units. Here's a shout-out to Station 40 at the CCI! You would not believe the comments it has received and the amazement it gets when people find out it's made of paper and that it was done by someone that works there! There is no better reward than to see someone smile because of something you made :)

The only issue was that I also work on Station 30 and they were wondering why they didn't get one? The only logical solution I saw was to get busy creating a Halloween decoration for them! See Station 30, I love you guys too!

Welcome to my Bewitched Cabin! Muhahahaha!!!

The files for this amazing creation all come from SVGCuts!

Here are the kits I used:
Bats, Ghosts & Moon - Spooky Cuties SVG Collection
Other supplies used:
Pattern Paper - My Mind's Eye
Black cardstock - Recollections
Vellum
A string of indoor orange lights
Wooden dowel 
Black twine
White, black, green Ink Pads
Hot Glue
Scotch Quick dry glue
Black rhinestones & enamel dot
Cotton ball
Precision Knife
Embossing folders 
Crop a Dile Big Bite Punch
Sizzix Big Shot
Silhouette Cameo 

Here is a closer look at the side of the house. Love the little vellum ghosts!


Here is the other side of the house.
To add the lights I used my crop-a-dile big bite punch to create some holes along the roofline of the house, and then pushed the lights through each hole.









 Kind of difficult to see here, but on the bottom left corner of the house I created a flap using a sharp precision knife. I then fed the plug end of the string of lights through the opening to allow it to get plugged in. You could also skip the string of lights and just add some electric tea lights instead.











Below are a few iPhone pics I took at work yesterday, sorry not the greatest quality :(







Here is the Bewitched Cabin as it's now displayed on  Station 30 (with one of my co-worker's hiding behind it). She did pose for another picture afterward but it was really blurry! Thanks anyway Jill!







And, here is the House of Haunts, which was my 2013 creation for the SVG Cuts Halloween Challenge now displayed on Station 40.


Oh, and see the stacked pumpkins on the top right, I made those last year as one of my SVG Cuts DT projects and gave them to Kim, our Unit Clerk. She now proudly displays them on the Unit every Fall!




 I love being able to share my work and inspire others. I hope this post has inspired you to share your work and creations with others as well! Take your beautiful creations out of your craft rooms and display them for others to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, October 2, 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Moon Spinner Card


 Hey Guys!!!

Were you able to catch a glimpse of the Blood Moon this past Sunday Evening? Here is a pic we snapped just in case you missed it! I was in awe of this beautiful sight!

Anyways, it seems like the stars were all aligned as I had been working on this cool Halloween Spinner Card for my latest Fleurette Bloom DT Project!



My baby sister celebrated a birthday recently and thought I would make her a non traditional Birthday Card. So happy with how it turned out, it couldn't be any cooler!


Files for this card come from Fleurette Blooms Halloween Card Kit/Collection SVG files and Printables

The Moon and Happy Birthday Stamps come from Fleurette Blooms Sun Moon and Stars Clear Photopolymer Stamps


Here is a photo breakdown of how this card was put together.


Hope you liked my "Spooktacular" Halloween Moon Spinner Card. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and I will happily reply back to you :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

You Rock - Star Shaker Card


Hi All! 

Today I want to share with you my You Rock - Star Shaker Card. I had so much fun creating this card! Despite the glittery mess I made, I  love how it turned out :)


The files to create this card come from Fleurette Bloom's  recently released Rockin' Quick Cards and are now available as a FREE gift for a limited time! Click the link for details.
The stars I used to create the shaker portion of the card come from Stars and Stripes Frame.

Here is a visual breakdown of the card...
Recently Amy from the DT did this, I thought it was GENIUS! 


Hope this has inspired you to make your own Rock Star card. 


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Friday, September 18, 2015

Soccer Ball Spinner Birthday Card | SVGCuts

Hey all!

Today I have a really cute Soccer Ball Spinner card to share with you all! Made this birthday card a couple of weeks ago for a super cool 15 year old, who loves everything soccer! 

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The only file I used for this card was the soccer ball that comes from SVGCuts Sports Lovers SVG Collection.


This card is super simple to make, so here is how I made mine...
  1. Cut out two soccer balls and glue them back to back with a piece of embroidery string or twine running down the center in between the layers. Set this to the side.
  2. Next using circle dies, cut a large enough circle out of the front panel of the base card as well as the top layer of your card. 
  3. Attach the soccer ball cut out using the stings to the top and bottom of the circle cut out, make sure to pull the strings taught. Use strong adhesive.
  4. Emboss the top layer of the card if you like, and glue that layer to the top of the card covering up the string ends and sandwiching them between the layers. 
  5. I cut out a (red) circle border to finish the opening around the soccer ball using two different-sized circle dies. 
  6. Embellish the rest of the card as you like!
SUPER easy!


The stamp inside is a combination of stamps I used from Snarky Stamps.

Hope you have enjoyed my Soccer Ball Spinner Card, maybe even inspired to make one of your own!

Have a great weekend!
& Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sea Critters Digi Die Cuts & Stamps Shaker Card

Hello my bloggy friends!

Today I have a really super cute and fairly simple card to share with you from one of Fleurette Bloom's latest Sea Critter Digi Die Cuts and Digi Stamps. I am anxiously awaiting for the arrival of her polymer stamp collection that were recently released, hopefully my happy mail will arrive soon!  In the mean time I want to show you how you can create the stamped look with out the having to do any stamping or colouring by hand.

So here is my Sea Critter Shaker Card! How cute did that turn out?! :)
Looks like they are having a fun "shell-o-bration!"


Here is how I created my card, hope this helps you if you are wanting to make something similar.
  • Using the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software I opened the colored digi files I wanted to use. 
  • Next I created a rectangle slightly smaller than the front of the basecard I wanted to use. 
  • I then filled the rectangle with a gradient blue. 
  • Send rectangle (background image) to the back of the layers. 
  • Next you will want to resize and arrange the critters onto the background/rectangle you created. 
  • Make sure that the cut setting of the images used inside the background are set to No Cut. 
  • For some added fun and interest I added a few layered critters. To do that I traced the outer edge of each image. Next, highlight the image with the outer edge, select the Object function, Modify and create a crop this will create a cut line around the image now if you select Cut Edge in the Cutting options. 
  • When you are happy with the layout of your card send the image to your printer, ensure your registrations marks are turned on. 
  • Once your images are printed out, you are now ready to cut them out!
Here is a phone pic of what mine looked like once I did the Print and Cut.
(Didn't want to waste paper so I created two cards the same way)

  • To finish the card Glue the printed image to the front of your base card. 
  • For some fun and dimension I glued some of the other cut out critters onto the printed images using pop dots. 
  • The next thing I did was cut out a black border slightly larger then the the image I printed out. 
  • Glue some clear acetate to the back of the border. 
  • Add a border of foam tape along the edge of the black border, you may want to use two layers of tape to allow your sequins to freely move inside the card.
  • Add some sequins/beads to the middle of the card and then attach the acetate black border to the top of the card. 
  • All done your shaker card! Embellish as you like ;)


Here is a closer look as these cute critters. :)



For those that love stamping and would rather use your own colours, here is the coordinating Sea Critters Clear Photopolymer Stamps


Don't forget to stop by the Shop and check out Fleurette's other Stamp Sets and Coordinating Digi Dies and Cuts! 


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Saturday, September 5, 2015

First Day of School Teacher's Gift Card/Holder | SVGCuts

Hi guys!

Just wanted to share with you all the card I will be sending along with my kids for the teachers on Tuesday. This year they have a late start, probably because they went until the very end in June! Whatever the reason I am so grateful for the last few days!

So here are the First Day of School Teacher's Gift Cards I made! What teachers wouldn't love to receive these cuties?!

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Here is what they look like on the inside.


I created some cutout tabs on the inside offset layer (3.5 inches apart) just make sure when you glue the layer down you don't glue them down! I also created the card using the bottom (yellow) layer by welding the flipped image of it together to create the base of the card. See the image below for the pieces I used to make the cards ;)


Here is a close-up so you can see the embossing, inking, and other embellishments! Backpack blues stamp comes from Craftin' Desert Divas School Zone set. Thought it was the perfect sentiment for teachers on their first day back ;)


Files for this card are a mash-up from SVGCuts, Miss Baker's Classroom SVG Kit.

Hope my little back to school creations, have inspired you to create gift cards of your own :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DIY Happy Birthday Cake Topper + FREE files


Hey Everyone!

Recently I have been making fancy cake toppers for family and friends. They can give a plain ol' cake the wow factor, without spending lots time or money! Believe me I know how much time it takes to make fondant cakes and this is the perfect alternative when you simply do not have the time! I have seen many expensive metal and wooden toppers out there but when you can make them out of paper for a few dollars, why spend the big bucks!

Here is what I am talking about!
So pretty right?!


So today I want to share with you how to make your very own. Here is a quick video of me making one to show you all. If you haven't yet, I would love for you to subscribe to my channel for future crafty videos :)


Here is what you need to make your own:

Electronic Cutter - I used the Silhouette Cameo
Glitter or foil paper (I used foil paper from Recollections) avoided a glittery mess.
Heavy card stock or light weight chipboard paper.
Glue, hot glue and gun.
Toothpicks or skewers.
Cake of course!  (homemade or store bought... shhh, no one will know!)

For those wanting to make your own using this file, click on the links below the picture!


Before you download...
My free files RULES!!!

  1. If you choose to download all I ask is you become a follower.
  2. Note my files are for personal use only! (Personal use means... only for you to use (no trading, or sharing of my files... let me do that!) 
  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
  4. I'm OK with people sharing my files on their own sites as long as there is a direct link back to this blog...Give credit where credit is due! (a message to me would also be appreciated)

Click on the links below for your FREE download! 

SVG file
.studio (Silhouette file)

Hope you have learned how to make your own fancy cake toppers and bling up your next birthday cake. And, if you didn't and want to use my files that's COOL too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)


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