Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Dress Form ~ with Cyndy G

Hello today I am bringing you a project I made with files from SVG Attic.  I created this beautiful Christmas Dress Form using the dressmakers mannequin and mannequin skirt cage from the JGW Just Sew kit, the branches of the Noble Fir from the O Christmas Tree SVGA kit and the Poinsettias from JGW Poinsettia Passion.

Dress Form

The paper I used is DCWV Cranberry Christmas - it is just beautiful.  I got it at Michaels and it will be on sale next week for $5.  What a great deal!

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Snow Flurries ahead

Hello all I-team member Sonja here with my latest project. Really the only part of winter I look forward to is when I get to pull my snow globes out! In honor of them, I decided to make this snow globe from the JGW Snow Flurries set with a little extra kick to it at the end.
JGW Snow flurries
When I saw the globe, I knew right away that I wanted to do the snowman in vellum. However, vellum can be a little tender to work with if glue is involved. To prevent the vellum from shriveling up, I wanted to use my tape gun to adhere the hands. But then, *light bulb*, hello I have the Xyron Sticker Maker! I use this little handy dandy object for small projects just like this. 

 I ran the arms through the sticker maker
Before peeling off the top layer, I rubbed around each element with a sharp end of a pencil to eliminate any extra tape.
 The final project came out well with some added snowflake embellishments.

The bottom of the globe is a box to add any extra goodies to. However, I wanted to add a different kind of goody to it.
On my Christmas globes, many of them have lights and blowers in them. To replicate that, I added a hole to the top plate of the box.
 Then I added a little tea light.

Materials Used: 

DCWV Cranberry Christmas stack
SVG Attic JGW Snow Flurries file
Xyron Create a sticker Model 150
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designers Edition
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Craftwell eBrush
Gray Sharpie Marker

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving Layout

Good Monday All! Tanya from Crafting on Caffeine here today and I have a cute layout to share with you. 

I used JGW Thanksgiving Ornaments for the pumpkin Pie slices. And for the phrases I used Thankful Captions

All paper is from Doodlebug (different collections)

Thank you for stopping by. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Winter Fun

Hello! If you're anything like me, you can't wait for the white gold to start falling and for Jack Frost to make nature sparkle and glitter. Winter is definitely my favorite season (that is when it behaves the way it should and not the foggy, rainy, warm winter) so that is what it's all about today.
I just couldn't help myself to make the cute Igloo from the SDS Frosty Friends kit

It is made out of AC Cardstock in White and Blueberry and decorated with Sparkle Paper in White and Maja Design Paper "Joyous Winterdays". Just follow the instructions found here and you'll be all set - easy peasy!
I also wanted the Igloo to look inhabited, so I made a small sled for the owner.
The sled is from the JGW Made of Snow kit. It's made of AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Slate and Black along with some wood patterned paper from KaiserKraft. I used a tiny black brad for the steering pad and some twine. The small rivets are made from small dots of Enamel Accent from Tim Holtz. I did size this one down to match the size of the Igloo. You find the tutorial for the sled here.
The owner is also keen on skis, so I made him a pair from the JGW Winter Wonderland Wreath

These skis are made a bit bigger to match the size of the Igloo and sled and are made from AC Cardstock in Chocolate and Charcoal and with patterned paper from KaiserKraft. These are soooo easy to make and you find the tutorial here.

At night the igloo lights up with a cozy light ;-)

So now the small but lucky owner of the Igloo is ready for the upcoming frosty season and I look forward to many more cool and glittery projects in my warm and cozy craft room :-)
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Thank You with Lisa


Happy Friday, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper taking over the blog today and  I'm sharing a few Thank You cards that I created using the easel card from the SDS Halloween Soiree Kit and the Stars and Stripes card from the JGW Stars and Stripes Card Kit

Using the Stars and Stripes card components I created a shaker card filled with red and blue sequins and white seed beads. The striped layer from the Stars and Stripes card makes creating a shaker super simple and the easel card base really shows it off. These two files work beautifully together. I used the Thank You sentiment from the My Hero Kit.

The second card I made I did a little stamping using stamps from my stash and components from the SDS Halloween Soiree Easel Card, the cardbase and a few of the layers for matting. Even though this is from a Halloween Kit it makes a perfect cardbase for all your easel cards. 

You can find all the details on my blog. 

As always, thanks for joining us today!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall Favor Boxes with Tracy

Happy Fall!
Tracy here from Idea Closet and today I have some fall favor boxes.  
These little boxes would be perfect to use as place settings for Thanksgiving or just sharing some love with friends and neighbors this month.

They are also quick and easy to do!

I started by using the Triangle Deep Lid Box

SDS Basic Deep Lid Boxes
Next you just need to add a fall tag.

For the leaf box, I used the two leaf patterns from the
JGW Autumn Leaves Ornaments Tree

.JGW Autumn Leaves Ornaments Tree

For the rest of the boxes, I used files from the
JGW Thanksgiving Ornaments Tree

JGW Thanksgiving Ornaments Tree

There are still some cute tags I want to make so I will be doing some more of these boxes this month.

Grab your favorite fall paper and make some of these boxes today.
You will be glad you did (and so will those you share them with)!

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Cross Gift Box with Beth

Happy Monday!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  I created this elegant gift box to share with you.
I started by making the gift box from JGW Motherly Moments, omitting the window cut on the top of the box and layering the scalloped rectangle frame on the top of the lid.  I wanted it to have an elegant look, since it was for a Confirmation gift, so I used monochromatic papers from DCWV's Silver Leaf stack.  I used Scotch tacky glue for assembly.
I re-sized one of the SDS Flourished Crosses to fit inside the rectangle on the front of the box.  I also created a blackout shadow of the cross.  It was then added with foam tape to the front.
I tied a bit of ribbon around it to hold the box lid on, but left it loose enough to be easily removed for opening the gift.  The gifts fit inside perfectly, and as a bonus, an A2 sized card/envelope also fit inside!  That way I didn't have to worry about the card getting lost or covering up the pretty box :)
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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