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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

If you can read this...

BRING COFFEE! Coffee, coffee, coffee. How else is there a way to start a day?! Recently I requested a coffee file for one particular project in mind. However Kenzie with SVG Attic, went above and beyond creating a whole new SDS Coffee Break set so I had to do more than just the vinyl project I had in mind.
SDS Coffee Break
Now, there is nothing better than grabbing a coffee and a good book to get lost from the world! Recently my husband let me borrow his tablet with the Kindle app installed, good luck getting it back sweetheart! 
I have wanted to put this vinyl saying on the back of it for awhile now to show case my three obsessions in life, reading, coffee, and crafting.
The vinyl I used has a few different things that takes it to the next level. For example, the pink is glittery. 
 The gray for the cup is textured

And the sea green is my favorite color this week

The vinyl I used has a few things going for it, texture on the cup, glitter on the pink, and my favorite color for the fancy font. 
I decided I couldn't have my coffee set without including a k-cup holder. So I modified one from the Dino Dig set.
 ***To see how I modified this box from the Dino Dig set, please visit the tutorial here: Sugar Bean Cards***
 There's just something good about a nice hot coffee in a paper cup!
 Add in a pastry and it completes the day for sure.
 This little card is a perfect size for a quick note to a friend or co-worker.
I added some pop up tape behind the message just for a little bit of pop.

Materials Used: 

DCWVinc. 'Minty Lace' stack
SVG Attic 'SDS Coffee Break' and 'JGW Dino Dig' sets
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette studios~Designers edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue