Thursday, August 22, 2019

Prairie Primrose Lantern

Hello all! We are one week closer to school starting! Come on September 4th, let's do this already! Meanwhile, I fit in a quick project using Park Lane's Prairie Primrose (found at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores) paper and the lantern from SVGCuts Wildflower Saloon set. 
I ran all of my accent pieces through the Xyron Creative Station Lite® to get adhesive on the backs before assembling them to the base cardstock. 

I decided the printed on acetate paper that comes with this stack was perfect for the middle portion of my lantern. Using AC Double Sided Super Sticky Red Tape to adhere this together was a must as acetate can be difficult to adhere together.
Knowing that the middle was a see through, I decided to cut some vellum and add it to the inside of my cone simply to give it a softer look.

The last step was to cut flowers and greenery from the cardstock provided in the back of this stack to match the printed cardstock. The flowers/greenery are also part of the Wildflower Saloon set, with the exception of the rolled roses. 

Final Project: 


Oh yeah, I downsized this project to about half the original size because I planned to use a tea light candle in it to light her up!

Materials Used:
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Mid-Century Modern Gramophone

The gramophone is before my time, but recently while cruising Pinterest, a paper 3D one popped up on my page. I decided to see if I could find the file that was used, but unfortunately the picture went to nothing. After debating with myself for a bit, I decided to just make my own.

The main reason I wanted to make this project was specifically so I could use rose gold in the cone!
The inner box and cone of this project were actually the easiest part to design. I designed every element of this from boxes, circles, and lines in Silhouette Studios-Designers Edition. With the exception of the roses/leaves and musical notes. Other than that everything was designed, then cut, then redesigned if so needed!  So hours upon hours over a few days was poured into this and I was super happy to be done with it!
I chose the Park Lane Mid-century Modern paper stack (found at your local Joann Fabric and Craft stores) specifically with this project in mind. I wanted the inner cone to have the rose gold paper.
This paper set is just about the most awesomest(that's totally a word) ever. It has a little bit of everything from foiled paper, printed acetate, velum, solid color cardstock, as well as the printed cardstock which cuts like butter with my Silhouette Cameo 3.
 Once I got all my pieces cut, it was time to assemble.
I wanted the record area to sink down so I had to stack up some layers of Bazzill Robin's Egg cardstock with the aid of my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron®.
 I ran all my main pieces through the Xyron Creative Station®.
Final Project:


 Back view
 A little help from Tim Holtz for the box corners and hitch fasteners to bring some hardware to the project.
The roses are made out of the matching cardstock in the back of this stack. I have a video on my facebook page that displays all the wonderful paper in this Mid-century Modern stack.
Materials Used:
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Summer Memories Typewriter

Hello all. I took the DCWV Stack-a-holic challenge for the month of July. This month's theme is summer and anything goes.

A quick backstory as to why I picked this particular project. Growing up I spent my time between two different households. One had a computer, the other a typewriter. With friends in both states, and before the convenience of social media (oh boy, I'm aging myself), writing was done the good old fashioned way and was often the only way to share summer memories.


With that in mind, I went to the Silhouette Design Store to see if I could find a 3D typewriter. There was no such thing, however I remembered that back in 2017 I made this coffee box for my National Coffee Day post, and decided to modify that file. All supplies and files will be listed below.


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Thinking summer colors, I used DCWV's 'hello darlin' stack'. One of my favorites. The base cardstock is from Bazzill's 'Juicy Pear' collection.

I ran all the accent pieces through my Xyron Creative Station® to get an even coat of adhesive on the back of each piece. 


Next I adhered the accent pieces to the base pieces and used my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® to start assembly. 
Believe it or not, the typewriter keys were the hardest part of this entire project. I changed my mind on the design at least 10 times. 
I ran the final typewriter keys through my Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker.
Next I started working on the floral arrangement. I wanted the roses to have a bit of texture so I grabbed a sandwich baggie, dipped it in some Teresa Collins Fiesty Red ink and dabbed it around the roses. 


Finally, I pulled all the floral together and started mapping out where I would put them. 
Final Project: 
Since I recently did the 3D Camping scene using SnapDragon Snippets little pull behind trailer file, I grabbed the wheels off of that file to make the spinning portion on the typewriter. 






The back

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Materials Used:
  • Paper
    • DCWV inc.
      • Hello Darlin' Stack
    • Bazzill Basics Papers
      • Caramel Apple
      • Juicy Pear
      • Candy Hearts
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
    • Silhouette Design Store
      • Camping 3D Trailer Box
        • by SnapDragon Snippets
        • Design ID: 87066
      • 3D Secretary Box
        • by SnapDragon Snippets
        • Design ID 195220
      • Rolled Rosette
        • by Amanda McGee
        • Design ID 178393
      • Flowers
        • by Teresa Collins
        • Design ID 295060
      • Flowers 3D 
        • by Daniela Moscone
        • Design ID 266831
      • Flower
        • by Hero Arts
        • Design ID 17758
      • Flower 
        • by Loni Harris
        • Design ID 20472
      • Flowers
        • by Rivka Wilkins
        • Design ID 40818
  • Adhesive
  • Extras
    • Teresa Collins Fiesty Red ink by Clearsnap Colorbox inks 
FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Camping fun

Hello all! So today I am bringing you a 3D camping scene that I pieced together with a bunch of files from the Silhouette store as well as pieces I made on my own.

To begin with, I cut my pieces out on Bazzill Cardstock as well as I used DCWV's Country Manor stack for the camper.
Phew, after cutting all the greens out, I checked my blade and glad I did. Remember to clean your blade often! 
I assembled my 3D trees using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® for ease so I didn't have to wait for glue to dry.
Next I ran all of my big pieces through the Xyron Creative Station®.
I decided to use this Camping 3D Trailer Box by SnapDragon Snippets found in the Silhouette Store. I reduced the size of it by about 75%.
I decided to use vellum over the windows so that I could light the trailer up if I wanted to.
I added an extra circle to the underside of my main stage to give it a little bit more stability.
I designed this circular box to have a dip in the front of it just to give it a little bit of fun and dimension instead of it just being a plain old circle box.
By using the Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® I was able to take my time in assembling the side to this box.


Final Project: 


 The trailer is removable so that I can add a light to it.


 Turn out the lights...
The trailer is just large enough to fit a tea light candle in it (battery operated of course).


Materials Used:
  • Paper
    • DCWV inc.
      • Country Manor
    • Bazzill Basics Papers
      • Coconut Swirl
      • Caribbean Breeze
      • Caramel Apple
      • Whirlypop
      • Patch
      • Milkshake
      • Peanut Fudge
      • Cherry Splash
      • Extreme Pink
      • Easter Grass
      • Avocado
      • Rain Forest
      • Cream Puff
      • Raven Mono
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
    • Silhouette Design Store
      • Camping 3D Trailer Box
        • by SnapDragon Snippets
        • Design ID: 87066
      • 3D Campfire Box
        • by Lori Whitlock
        • Design ID 268371
      • 3D Moose and Fir Trees
        • by Marji Roy
        • Design ID 50769
      • Tire Marks Tractor Borders
        • by Studio Ilustrado
        • Design ID 114622
      • 5 Grass Shapes
        • by SnapDragon Snippets
        • Design ID 26838
      • 3 Layered Flowers
        • by Lori Whitlock
        • Design ID 20340
      • Mountains 
        • by Hero Art
        • Design ID 29821
      • Fishing Set
        • by Studio Ilustrado
        • Design ID 85533
      • Adventure Arrows
        • by Loni Stevens
        • Design ID 60965
  • Adhesive

    FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.