Monday, October 2, 2017

It's a Haunted Affair

Hello all. I am here with my version of the latest haunted house from SDS Haunted House file from SVG Attic.
SDS Haunted House 2017

The great thing about this file is it can be so versatile and each designer can really make it their own with a bit of modification on detail. 

One of the ways I was able to modify the house was by embossing brick on the sides, using my Sizzix Bigshot and Darice folder. 
 Then I decided to dry brush ink to age the house.
The difference from dry brushed to not is noticeable when placed next to each other!
 A simple paint brush and ink is all it takes.
The next modification I did was making roof tiles, which I aged with some white ink and a paint brush.
 I curled the ends of each tile with the end of the paintbrush. I wanted it to look old so some are curled under and some are over!
 I also dry brushed the decking on the front porch and both Juliet balconies.
The final modification I did was use vellum for all the windows/front door so that when I placed a light on this inside, it would illuminate the windows/door.
Finalized project:

 Turn the lights out:

Turn the flash off:

Materials Used: 

SVG Attic SDS Haunted House
Coredinations 12 x 12 cardstock
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studios~Designer Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Sizzix BigShot
Darice embossing folder

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