Thursday, September 21, 2017


Everyone loves a good treat every now and then!
I used metallic gold and tan along with some great CutCardStock Halloween colors, orange, black, and purple for this treat box
 I decided to emboss the gold tag
 with a forest

 Once all the pieces have been cut out, it was time to assemble.

 At the last moment, I decided a little ghost would tie everything together for this treat box.
 You can't have a 'Boo' sentiment without a creepy forest and a popping out!
The back of the tag and sentiment have pop up tape on them to allow for the ghost to appear more 3D

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

National Coffee Day

Let's face it, without coffee my world doesn't go round and round again! I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for Die Cuttin Divas again. When I saw National Coffee Day as an option to design something, I jumped on the opportunity! Seems how many people face this same dilemma as I do, I decided to make a gift set for National Coffee Day.
Coffee is my most favorite thing to look forward to every morning. That first burst of hotness on the taste buds, nothing like it.
To begin with this gift set, I found this great 3D Secretary Box from SVG Attic's 'JGW Mothers Moments' set.

I immediately knew that the back compartment would be a great place for cards to be stored. I knew that I wanted to simulate coffee stains, however I don't have that stamp so I had to improvise.
 To start with, I wanted a darker coffee mix and a lighter one just for contrast
 For the darker, I just let the coffee pod soak a bit longer in hot water
 Next I took a shot glass (since I planned to use these as accents for the cards, I needed a smaller bottom than a regular sized coffee cup)
 Dip and stamp
 I did one 12 x 12 white sheet and one 8.5 x 11 just in case I wanted to print and cut on it.
I set these aside and got to work on the base and drawer insert for the main project. *******Sugar Tip*******the paper does wilt a bit (thin cardstock), all I did to flatten it was run a hot iron over it. Works like a charm!
This insert is not included in the project. But it is simple enough to make. I just took the measurements of the inside of the drawer, added enough to bend flaps down for adhering to the inside of the box, and added five circles to house the pods.

Tim Holtz idea-ology hardware brings out the best on this gift set. Gives any project a bit of a boost. 
The hidden areas of this box created the perfect opportunity for me to fill it with little gifts and goodies.
This project smelled great the entire time I was cutting and gluing!

The six cards housed in the back are all different, but still share the same coffee cup from SVG Attic's 'SDS Coffee Break' set. 
 The coffee rings turned out good.
 Next I created nine tags to go into the hidden compartment. Each one is different

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Rose Quartz' Stack 
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SVG Attic 'JGW Mothers Moments'
JGW Mothers Moments
'SDS Coffee Break'
SDS Coffee Break
Tim Holtz Hinges

Long Fastners
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Locket Keys
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Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios~Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Core'dinations brown cardstock

Monday, September 4, 2017

Back to School

It feels like my children are the last ones on earth to go back to school (Wednesday is coming fast)! Hello all, today I am sharing a desk organizer I made from the 'G is for Gratitude' set from SVG Attic
G is for Gratitude
I decided to keep it light, fun, and colorful. My kids each have a desk in their rooms and they are constantly asking me for supplies. Instead of keeping everything up on the fridge, I decided to build this organizer to help them have better access to supplies. 
 The ruler on the bottom drawer is from the 'Back to School' svg file set.
 The paper clip art is from the 'Back 2 School Cupcake Wrapper' set.
The chalkboard art on the smaller two drawers are print and cut files from the Silhouette Design Store.
 I was pleasantly pleased that everything I needed to be organized, fit into the organizer!
The drawers are great for holding extra small pieces such as eraser tops for pencils, paper clips, tacks, and so much more.

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Hello Darlin' stack
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SVG Attic: 'G is for Gratitude'
G is for Gratitude
Back 2 School Cupcake Wrapper
Back To School
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios~Designers Edition
Silhouette Design Store
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Doctor and Nurses Thank you

I had an order for two thank you cards. One for a doctor and one for a team of nurses. I decided to go the route of medical uniforms to match the profession. I felt that DCWV's 'Wild & Fancy' stack was perfect for this project.
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I love the double sided stacks so that the inside of the cards is already decorated and ready to go!
For the doctor's coat and nurses uniformed I designed in Silhouette's Studio~designer edition by using shapes and molding it to what I needed it for.
 For the silver on the stethoscopes, I used Rinea foil
 The gold pin is also from Rinea foil.

While I have a deep respect for doctors and other practitioners, I believe that nurses really hold the glue to the healthcare industry.
 I haven't met a nurse yet that isn't naturally caring and compassionate.
 Each pocket has to hold all the good stuff!

Materials Used: 

DCWV 'Wild& Fancy' stack
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios~Designer Edition
Aleene's Original glue
Rinea foil~Silver