Sunday, August 26, 2012

21 Bun Salute Card

I guess I may need to explain this card a little, unless of course you are English, then you will understand.  This card is for a friend who has a 21st birthday coming up next month.  I have also entered this card into the  2nd Cameo Spotlight Challenge - the theme for this challenge is 'Numbers'.

In England 'cupcakes' are quite commonly called 'buns' - I thought it would be a cute play on the words '21 Gun Salute.' I know that the recipient will appreciate my sense of humor.

The card is made completely with files from the online Silhouette store and cut using my Cameo.  The papers I used are Brown Silky Smooth (DCWV), Pink Glitter (Colorbok), Silver Glitter (DCWV), Maroon (SU), Cream and Pink dotted paper (Bazzil).

All the numbers are rub-ons , the font is 'Purkey' (American Craft), and the pearls on top are made from White Pearl 'Beads in a Bottle (Tulip.)   The 'buns' and the stand are mounted on dimensionals.

The frame around the edge of the card is also a silhouette file.

Here is a look at the inside.

Thanks for stopping by today - until next time.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Whooooo loves you?

Hi everyone - can't believe that a whole week has gone by and I haven't posted (naughty blog momma that I am.)  Today Kelleigh over at Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs is hosting a "Back to School" blog hop - the creative team has come up with some cute projects so I hope you are able to take a peek (and there is a chance to win a prize!)

I have been so busy with life in general and getting my youngest daughter packed up and ready to go back to university I didn't think I had time to make a project for the blog hop.  As my daughters are both at university I wasn't really sure I could do this theme justice - WRONG.  Although my girls are that much older, they still appreciate a 'little something' to send them on their way back to their studies.  This is what I came up with.

Both of these files are available in Kelleigh's store here.  I just love the owl card - isn't he adorable?

He is so simple to put together (love that.)  I ran his 'chest' and 'wings' through an embossing folder, and used googly eyes instead of the paper pieces from the template. You can find the owl template here.

Here is the inside - I created the sentiment using the Amy Chomas pen holder on my Cameo.

Let's take a closer look at the gable box.

The paper I used for this file I actually printed myself on my wide format printer, it is a pattern available in the Silhouette online store (designed by Lori Whitlock.)  The only change I made to the file was to cut a hole in one of the sides (1 3/4" in diameter) to accommodate one of the sweet treat cups from Stampin' Up - this acts as a little 'peep-hole' so that you can check out exactly what is inside.

I also added a little tag with a gold ball chain fastener to the top of the box.

The file for the gable box is available here - did I mention that it is on sale?

Thanks for stopping by today and looking at my project, I hope you will hop on over to Kelleigh's Blog, to see what she has going on and maybe even win a prize.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pyramid Boxes

Today I am guest designer over at The Bugbytes - thanks Pam for having me back to play again.I was looking through my various svg files the other day and came across one for these pretty little Pyramid Boxes.

The file comes from Monica's Creative Room, the files are free and there is a 'donate' button for anyone who feels so inclined.  She has a ton of really cute files - well worth checking out.

I got a little carried away and made 4 of these boxes.

I think they would be a very elegant addition to a dinner party table, with little treats in for your guests.  Take a look at the inside.

Personally I think they are just waiting for a handmade chocolate (or two!)

The black card stock for the box is from Colorbox, as is shimmery bronze card stock.  The glittery black card is from DCWV.  All the bronze card stock for the outside elements I ran through an embossing folder called 'Square Lattice' (from Stampin' UP.)  The beads,charms and gems are all from my stash.

Thanks for taking a peek at my project today.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

I scream for ice cream

Just a quick post today for a little project I made for the Cameo Spotlight Challenge.  This is a new blog with challenges for people to spotlight what thy can do with their cameo.  My friend Sabrina from Sabriolet Designs is one of the design team members along with a bunch of talented ladies.  The first challenge theme is  'summer'.  What screams of summer to me?  Ice cream of course.

This is a project I made up very quickly this morning using part of a SVG Cuts file called Ice Cream Birthday SVG Kit.  This kit has some really cute things in it to make, this is just one of them.  For the cone I used Kraft card stock and an embossing folder from SU called 'Square Lattice'.  The pattern paper on top is  from my stash (sorry I can't remember the company), and the gems and button from the $1.00 bins at M's.

Here are a couple of close-ups.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

3D Wedding Gazebo Card

Hi Everyone!  Finally back to some serious crafting after a break for kitchen remodels, friends visiting from the UK (who,we had a blast with, and are sad they are gone), visits to the emergency vets with my dog (fingers crossed on a second round of antibiotics) - life - PHEW!

My project for today is a 3d wedding card - well, it's not really a card but that is what I intend to use it for.  This file is from the Silhouette online store and is called "Lantern Wedding Couple.'  This card is for a couple of my husbands co-workers who got married in July and are having a celebration later this month.

The file comes in 5 pieces, which I cut from white card stock using my Cameo.  I ran all the pieces (except the 'couple') through my Sizzzix machine using a swirl embossing folder.  Here is a closer look at the embossed roof.

I decided to add a little colour with some vines (also a Silhouette file), and pink flowers (EK Success flower punch).  I fixed the vine in place with some glue dots and added a touch of pink stickles in the center of each flower.

I finished it off by generating a sentiment on my computer, and mounting it on dimensional pop-dots.

Sadly I won't be attending the celebration, but I really hope that they like it.

Thanks for stopping by.