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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Singing in the Rain

Way back when I was a little girl, I used to watch old musicals videos (Betamax) at my Grandma's house. I loved those old movies with the singing and dancing - they made it look like the most natural thing in the world. Having a bit of heartache? - Sing it out! Feeling happy? - Show it in a dance!
The one movie that is still very clear to me, is Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly. Man! He could dance and sing! And that great scene where he is doing just that in the rain - amazing! I later on learned that with Gene there were usually no second takes. He just went in, did his thing and voila - perfect. That is not something you see nowadays! Sorry....I'm rambling!
This glorious movie is what came to mind when I saw the cute new Umbrella 3D hanging Ornament from SnapDragon Snippets. 


I made it in AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Black, and Charcoal and added panels made from Graphic 45 patterned paper "Vintage Hollywood" collection and wood grain embossed AC Cardstock in Kraft for the handle. I also decorated with some grey enamel dots from My Minds Eye.
I also made one more colorful - the movie wasn't in Black and White.



This one is made from AC Cardstock in Black, Peacock and Charcoal with patterned paper from Graphic 45 "Vintage Hollywood" and wood grain embossed AC Cardstock in Kraft. The dots are from Doodlebug Design.
Well the umbrella can't tell the story on it's own, so I had to make a Lamp Post too. This was a bit more tricky but I ended up deciding on the post from the Carousel Centerpiece by Cyndy Gustashaw also from SnapDragon Snippets.


I made it from AC Cardstock in Black, Vanilla and Banana and added some self-made embossed panels to the base.....



....and to the top. I made an extra piece for the Lamp glass to rest on. This is made from the bottom piece of a coin from the Gold Coin Boxes that I glued shut and added a narrow panel strip which I embossed. Just to make it look a bit more like the real thing.
I also added two extra segments in the top ball (Lamp Glass) to make it more round.
Finally I added Gene - or a Silhouette of Gene Kelly (that I found online and traced) onto the Lamp Post and the scene is set:



I seriously wish I had access to a professional photo studio so I could add a backdrop  and maybe some rain....maybe next time.
Thanks for joining me today - I hope you like my wacky idea. It was so much fun to make.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Form Fluttering



Happy Friday, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper sharing my take on the JGW Dress Form from the JGW Just Sew Collection
 I've been wanting to create this dress form for a while. In true Lisa fashion it had to be bright and happy. These papers are covered in beautiful, bold colors, just what I was looking for. 


There's a wonderful step-by-step tutorial, here.  Please be sure to check it out when you start your project. The first thing I did was cut all the pieces I needed ahead of time. Yes, the pieces have been sitting in a box for two weeks waiting for me. Hey, it works. 

When I started assembling the dress form, I gathered all of MY necessary supplies and then went to it. I jumped around a bit because several pieces have multiple layers and I wanted to give them time to dry while I worked on other pieces. 
I use quick dry adhesive to assemble. 
I'll never stop talking about these clips and how much time they can save you. 

I decided to add a little texture to these accent pieces by running them through an embossing folder and BigKick. 

I added ink to bring out the woodgrain from embossing. 

After assembling the form I started adding a few embellishments.

The butterflies were cut using dies from my stash. I added some fun ribbon around the waist as a belt topped off with a flower from my stash. A few pearls around the neck to match the flower on the waist.

Here's the finished product. 


The wheels were turning while I was assembling the dress form. So keep checking back for things to come. 

As always, thanks for joining me and have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wedding Centerpieces and Favors


Tracy here with the Idea Closet and another project for SVG Attic. 
We have another wedding coming up.  My son is getting married in a couple of weeks,( and yes, if you are counting that is 3 children in 18 months).

The night before the wedding we are hosting a Garden Dinner for both families.

The 3D Hanging Lanterns will make the perfect centerpieces.


They are the perfect size, approximately 4"  wide by 7 " tall
and with a votive candle turned on they will give out just the right amount of light.


To decorate the top of the lantern I used flowers and leaves from the G is for Gratitude collection.  There is so much detail on these little lanterns. 
The floral Grille is beautiful as are the side lattice pieces. 
I did mine in a two tone cream and white to match Jamie's decorations.


My favorite part of this file is the Votive candle holder and wax cup.

They are so pretty I think I will use a few of these, tied with a bow and scattered through out the garden.

The wax cup can also hold a single votive.  Wrapped in some Tulle and tied with ribbon, these will make fantastic little favors.


Thank you for joining me today and be sure to check out this and many other files at SVG Attic

Monday, May 21, 2018

Three Father's Day Cards with Beth

Happy Monday morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with these three Father's Day cards.  They are all very different, but all the files come from the SVG Attic Cards For Dad set.
Card #1 will be for my boys to give to my husband.  I thought it was a really fun style!  Products used include:  DCWV Copper Luxe stack, plain cardstock, Totally Pumpkin and Totally Black Trendy Twines and silver brads.
Here is a close up.
Card #2 will be going to my dad, a farmer!  I decided the card style was perfect to make an eclipse card, so I stamped several images from Raisin Boat's Homegrown stamp set onto my paper and watercolored it with Distress Inks in Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Salty Ocean, Old Paper, Moved Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Weathered Wood.  Once it was totally dry, it was time to cut the card front!
I didn't use the original shadow cut layer under the "dad" word.  Instead I cut apart the card base and used the front part as the shadow.
Here is the finished product!  I went around the "dad" cuts with tan chalk ink to help them stand out a little more and popped them up with foam tape.  I really LOVE how this one turned out!
Last, but not least, card #3 is for my father-in-law.  This one was pretty straight forward.  I used papers from DCWV's Treasures stack and popped the "DAD" up with foam tape.  The solid colored words are actually cut from scraps of vinyl.  It was so simple to use that because you automatically have the right letter spacing and adhesive on it, so it is ready to add to the card immediately.  The only embellishment was silver brads.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
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Friday, May 18, 2018

By the Sea ~ with Cyndy G

Happy Friday.  Today I am sharing a project using files from SVG Attic's - JGW Fathoms Deep.  I used the top piece of the Claim Shell Box.  I got the idea from Annes Paper Creations.

First I cut the base of the shell three times - once out of Chip board and twice out of Vanill Cardstock to cover the front and back of the chipboard.  Next I cut the panels out of decorative paper.  I used Graphic 45 - By The Sea.  I raised every other section of the shell by using strips of foam tape under the panels to give the shell the feeling of ripples that you find on a real claim shell.


I did a lot of fussy cutting and used Modge Podge on all the pieces before assembling the project.  This helps protect your fussy cut pieces from tears it and really makes the base solid.  Finally I added a self adhesive picture hook to the back so it can be hung.  The overall size of the project is about 5x7.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Grad Banner

Hello, Tanya from Crafting on Caffeine here!   So, I decided to pull double duty with this post.  Yup, I have a High School graduate in 2 weeks. YIKES!!!  Then I will have 2 college kids, where does the time go?! 
Ok enough with that! On with the details!!!

This banner is in a kit JGW Up for Grads Everything in this is PERFECT for that big day!


The paper I used for this was Doodlebug Design's Hat's off Collection
and Doodlebug's Cardstock


I used Trendy Twine's Totally Blue wrapped 5 times to string the banner.


other products used were my Silhouette Cameo and 


Looking forward to hanging this for the special event! Thank you so much for all the love.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

Hello all. Sonja from Sugar Bean Cards here to share a little something with you. Monday, May 28th, 2018 is Memorial Day. I always try to do something to show my respect for those who have fought for our freedom.

This year I wanted to do something with the new 3D Lantern file, the Combat 3D Boot file, and of course the American flags from the 3D Flag Pair on Poles file.

The combat boots are downsized to about 3" tall by 1 1/2" wide. Which if you've ever made the boot file, is a considerable downsize!
Next I researched what flower represents Memorial Day. As it turns out, the red poppy is the significant flower.
I cut the poppy centers and greenery for the lantern from Bazzill's Easter Grass cardstock.
Then I grabbed some sharpie markers and my Craftwell eBrush to bring in different colors for the centers.
Taking the Netlab quilling tool, I was able to quickly roll each center
Then apply to each flower with a dot of hot glue
Next I colored the greenery with greens and brown sharpie markers
One of my favorite things about the eBrush is that the project looks super messy until you remove the excess cardstock from around the cut

Next I cut out all the white and blue flowers. I shaped each petal with the help of McGill flower roller tools.
 Now it's time to assemble
The lantern could've been done at this point if I wanted to add the top portion, but I really wanted those boots on here
 So I continued on
Final Project:
There is a candle insert with this file that allows you to pop in a battery operated tealight for full functionality.
The gates and lantern were adhered using both the Xyron Mega Runner®  and
Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® so I wouldn't have to wait for glue to dry.
For the top of the flags, I applied two of Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners to bring a big of detail.





Materials Used: 

  • Paper
    • Bazzil 
      • Easter Grass
      • Blackberry Swirl
      • Cherry Splash
      • Coconut Swirl
      • Peanut Fudge
    • Craft cardstock
    • Paper House
      • Let Freedom Ring 
  • SnapDragon/SVG Attic Files
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
    • Silhouette Design Store
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.