Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Camp Crazy Horse-Teepee Cards

I put my son in a reading camp with the school district this summer for a few weeks. Getting him into reading has been a battle. He was very nervous to go into a new environment on the first day of camp. While walking him in, I noticed the theme to their camp this year was Camp Crazy Horse and the door was decorated like the kids were walking into a teepee. 

When I picked him up, he had the biggest smile on his face and asked me immediately if I could make some cards for the teachers. So I grabbed my Cupid Hearts Teepee Card from my library and got to work. 

He started out by asking for two cards. Then it turned to three and maybe more. So I made five and hoped that would be enough for him!
I switched out the Cupid graphic for the Bookworm file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.
I chose the Delightful Stack from DCWV for this project because I wanted texture as well as different shapes/graphics. This stack has both as well as the great colors. I was able to make every element for these cards with just that one stack.
I thought the glasses were cute and my son wears glasses so why not?!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dreaming Tree Summer Challenge

One thing I like to do is take a few files, combine them together, and cross my fingers to hope they make something cohesive. When I saw that Dreaming Tree was having a summer challenge of taking two or more of their files and making something, well that was a bomb I was willing to jump on.

To start with, I took the Cozy Kitchen SVG Bundle and cut out all the elements for the recipe box. The box itself took 8 sheets of Core d'nations 'Broken China Distressed' 12x12 cardstock. Then I cut out the details in the wonderful brand new double sided 12x12 'Birds & Butterflies' stack by DCWV (HIGHLY recommend this stack). 

As I was cutting, ideas were flying. A while back, my cousin had recommended I make a box of cards for popular occasions that someone can just grab a card and go. Since I don't really have a use for a recipe box, I decided to take her recommendation and see where it led!
So, I took four dowels and hammered them into four gold eyelets with the divider pieces assembled and in place.
 Next I grabbed some orchid files from the Orchid Events SVG Bundle.
 I did a quick brush of color to the center of the flowers
Next I took the butterflies from the Butterfly Fairy House and floated some color onto the wings using white cardstock, Sharpie markers, and the Craftwell eBrush.
If you haven't caught on, butterflies are my jam.
Next I wanted the butterflies to float over the orchids. To do this, I found some bread ties my husband had lying around. I stripped the wire out and coiled it using my Netlab quilling tool.
My husband usually doesn't mind me repurposing his things. He usually only worries when I start asking where his power tools are. Take one bathroom apart and he worries for life, I mean come on what kind of damage can I do on my own....a lot. He does have reason to worry. 
Next I grabbed some random stamps, embossing powder, and white cardstock for some sentiments on the cards.
 Embossing always puts a smile on my face
 To take it from powder to this metallic looking sentiment, yes please!
I grabbed some new embossing powder the other day. Not because I needed it, but because it has glitter in it and I take any chance to annoy my husband with glitter.
Next I started to assemble my cards using the Xyron Mega Runner® .
I also used the Xyron Creative Station® to create some foam pop up strips for the back of the sentiments.
Final Project:  

The paper is just so beautiful on it's own, there really was little to no cause to change it up any.

 For this butterfly card, I used elements from the free Butterfly Favor Box.

Materials Used: 

  • Paper
    • DCWVinc.
      • Birds & Butterflies
    • Core d'nations
      • Broken China Cardstock
      • Snowcap White
  • Die Cut Machine
  • Dreaming Tree Files
    • Cozy Kitchen SVG
    • Orchid Events SVG 
    • Butterfly Favor Box
  • Adhesive
    • Extras
      • ColorBox ink pad
      • Craftwell eBrush
      • Sharpie Markers
      • Netlab Quilling tool 
      • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
      • Ranger Embossing Powder
        • Gold
        • Black Sparkle
      • Darice Heat Tool
    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 10, 2018

    Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies

    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.

    This week, the Xyron design team is focusing on Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. There were so many stamps and dies to choose from, it was really hard to make a decision. However, I am always in need of birthday cards. So I decided to go with their 'Year Three' stamps and matching dies
    I also decided to go with the 'Push Here' stamps and matching dies because I always like to include some sort of movement in my cards and this stamp set is perfect for what I need. 

    To begin with, I stamped out my images 
    Next I grabbed some color pencils and got to work
    The dies cut precisely and were easy to use. In the last photo it shows the extra pieces I colored and cut for the shaker portion of the card.
    Now, it is no secret that the DCWV 'Birthday Wishes' stack is one of my favorite stacks.  I felt it was the perfect color combo to go with my stamps and cuts. Once all the pieces were cut, I started the assembly process using my Xyron Mega Runner® .
    I used my Xyron Creative Station® and some foam to create the pop up portion for the frame around the shaker confetti.
    Once the strips of foam was adhered to the back of the frames, I threw the confetti into the square, put a clear vellum backing on the top frame and adhered it to the top of the stack, effectively creating a shaker.  I added the sequence in with the confetti pieces as well.
    The little slice of cake was so easy to assemble. Took less than 2 minutes using my Xyron Mega Runner® .
    Final Projects: 
    The Lawn Fawn twine is great quality. It wasn't too stiff, but it wasn't a cheap product that frays everywhere.

    Shaker Portion:

    The Cake Box: 

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    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.

    Friday, July 6, 2018

    Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge #376

    With it being summer break, I haven't been able to do a whole lot of challenges. However, I carved some time out this week to participate in Die Cuttin' Diva's weekly challenge.
    I was thinking a nautical theme for this card would work well. What better way to show a nautical theme, than to use DCWV's Coastal stacks?! 
    After I found the sentiment I wanted to use within this stack, I grabbed a Miss Kate Cuttables sailboat file in the Silhouette Design Store to tie the card and sentiment together.

    Materials Used: