Wednesday, December 21, 2016

...And to all a good night

Hello all! Today I bring you a tutorial and an awesome little gift box using Rinea Foil. When I think Christmas, I think beautiful trees, lights, and gifts for others. I decided to combine that together with a little surprise inside of the gift box!

For a tutorial on this little project, please stop by the Rinea Blog

  The sleigh is 3D with the same SC emblem on each side. 
 The face snow just gives a little realness to what I imagine Santa's sleigh looks like at the end of his trip! 

Materials Used: 
Rinea Copper, Light Green, Dark Green, and Red foil
Silhouette Cameo (files from Silhouette store)
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner tape
Deco Art Glistening Snow-Tex glittering snow

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A New Year....already!

Raise of hands, how many of you cannot believe it's another new year already?! Christmas has crept right up and I feel completely unprepared for what 2017 will bring us!

Today I bring you a New Years shaker card. I used The Cutting Cafe's 'Holiday Big Words Printable Stamps' file for the New Years wording on my card.

There's something about adding text to a project that adds more layers and I just love it!

Materials Used: 
DCWV Elegant Holiday stack
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The Cutting Cafe Large Holiday Stamps
Art-C Bottle fillers for beads and stars
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Silhouette Cameo
Teresa Collins Mega Runner

Monday, December 19, 2016

Cowboy Christmas Card

For this card, I was told the recipients raise horses, therefore the customer wanted a western type card. I suggested a horse drawn carriage and the customer said that would be perfect cause the recipients do sleigh rides for people during the winter. 

I couldn't just put a horse drawn carriage on a card and not have something move on it. Before I knew it, I combined several types of cards into one. 

 At first sight, it looks like a normal shadowbox card. Sugar Tip: To make the snowy night sky, I watered down some of my Aleene's original tacky glue, took a fan brush and flicked the watered down glue onto the blue background. Then I sprinkled it with some glitter and let it dry. 
 Open it up and pop it up, turns it into an easel card
 Pull on the tab and it turns it into a movement card
The moon is a vellum so in the right light, it lights up as well! 
Materials used:
Silhouette Cameo
Recollections brown shimmer paper
Aleene's original tacky glue

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

JGW Nutcracker Patrol

Today I bring you a Nutcracker solider from the JGW Nutcracker Patrol file.

Thinking back on a Christmas I faintly remember as a child, we were at a family friends house. She had a white baby grand piano and her house was decorated so magnificently that I for one reason or another always remembered her set of Nutcrackers!

So I thought I would make one! I also decided to not do a whole scene because I wanted the focus to be on all of his details.
 This guy stands about 14 inches tall. Under his beard is several gold buttons and an undershirt.
 What I love most about this soldier is that there is detail no matter which way he is turned.
There is opportunity to accent each piece as wanted. 

 I happened to have these button brads on hand which were great to use in the soldiers cuff links, tail, hat, and boots.

I wanted to keep the sword realistic so I kept it in the gold scheme and added two gold brads to accent it.
Even down to his hat where it is optional to put a chain. I didn't have a chain on hand, but I did have this gold ribbon that I felt was fitting.

The back of the soldier has one of my favorite pieces.
  The tail on this guy. I don't know why, but it is my favorite part!

The little box that jets out from his back is the handle of a Nutcracker.
The tassels on his boots are just a little something I added to match the tassels on his shoulders.

Materials Used:
DCWV Cranberry Christmas stack
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DCWV Hand-Painted Christmas stack
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DCWV 11 x 17 Premium stack
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SVG Attic JGW Nutcracker Patrol 
JGW Nutcracker Patrol
Silhouette Cameo
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers, gray
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue 
Recollection Button Brads and Gold Brads

Monday, December 12, 2016

A peek from inside out!

Today I bring you a combined card. This card is a shaker card, but also a peek a boo card. I have a tutorial for the peek a boo card here: and yes, I did have to consult it a few times for this one!

Moving on. I received an order from a customer who knew that the recipient loves cardinals. So she gave me free range of the card design, as long as it had a cardinal or two.

The concept behind this card is often referred to as a 'window card'. The outer face is the inside of a living room looking out to the woods.

I didn't have a file for wainscoting so I had to make my own. Which looks difficult, but actually it was fairly easy compared to the rest of the card!

Through the window (which is the shaker portion full of "snow"), the male cardinal can be seen. 
 Open the card all of the way, and the female appears! As well as the siding of the house.
I used my eBrush to float color in on both the male and female birds. 

  The very back portion displays a greeting and space for a hand written message.

Materials Used: 
DCWV Silver Linings stack (living room wallpaper) 
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Coredinations solid cardstock
Silhouette Cameo 
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie markers
Teresa Collins Mega Runner

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Jodi!

Today a few of us I-team members for SVG Attic would like to wish Jodi a very happy happy birthday with cards we have made and sent to her!

For my card, I used the cupcake card from the Take the Cake file!
 I added the Happy Birthday portion from the I-beam, knowing I was going to male this so I wanted it as flat as I could get it!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Santa's Milk and Cookies

Hello all! Today I bring you a fun spin on the traditional plate of cookies and cup of milk for Santa.

Now if your little ones are anything like mine, they can easily sneak into something and grab a little treat for themselves! To secure Santa's milk and cookies this year, I decided to do a treat box from The Cutting Cafe.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Hello all! I received a card order from a repeat customer. She debated for weeks on what she wants. Cardinals, maybe a wreath, how about a cardinal in a tree, no maybe poinsettia's, but most definitely snow. So I suggested combining all of her ideas into one card.

She loved the idea and gave me full range. This is my favorite type of card to make for a customer (free range) as it allows my creativity to roam. 

After brainstorming the idea for this card, I felt that the starred gold foil I have here from Rinea. I also had some left over red foil from a recent project (will be displayed on the 21st). 

So lets begin. First I decided to do a shadowbox card. Knowing that the client wanted the cardinal in a tree, but snow, trees, a wreath, and poinsettia's,  a shadowbox card allowed me to combine all this into layers for more cohesiveness. 

After creating the back layer of snowy skies, snow hills, and snow brushed trees,
I began on the male cardinal.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

We Decided on Forever

I have had this project in mind for several months. I finally bit the bullet and did it. Honestly, I could do without the painting, but I loved how the wine bottles turned out! I saw this sentiment in a tourist shop in Montana over the summer and it has just stuck in my mind. 

To start with, I had my husband make me a sign out of some scrap wood. 
 Just using some basic white paint and black acrylic paint, I went to work

Monday, November 21, 2016

English Cottage Assembly

Hello all! I know the English Cottage Kit from SVG Attic looks intimidating, but once you get the first one done any future ones are a simple task!
Haunted Cottage

To help you with your first assembly, I have put together a quick tutorial. IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, please do not hesitate to ask in the comments below!

A Gift of Cocoa

Hello all! Today is the 21st so it is Cutting Cafe time! For my project I used the Hot Beverage Treat Cup Holder!

I thought this file was a perfect way to give a small treat to a co-worker, teacher, or even boss.

After cutting each piece out, I started to assemble.