Monday, October 31, 2016

Snowglove Christmas Card Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak at the Christmas Cards I made using the Everyday Jars dies and Jars of Cheer stamp set from Stampin' Up!


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Last Minute Halloween: Stampin' Up! Jars of Haunts Halloween Treat Bags

This was a fun and simple project using the Jar of Haunts stamp & die set and mini treat bag die.

You have different options for the treat container itself- if you do not have the treat bag die, you can substitute pretty much any treat box type item you have or can create. In the photo above, the treat box on the left came from the Silhouette Design store.

To make the embellishments for your box or bag, you just need to stamp the jar and sentiment from the stamp set. I used black ink, but orange or gray would also look very cute. Once you have your items stamped, you can either fussy cut them or use dies. For the jars, you have to check out the everyday jars set from Stampin' Up! There are currently 3 different stamp sets that coordinate, and the Christmas set is just as fun as the Halloween one!

Here is what you are left with to assemble:



I glued my little jar mummy to the lower right corner of the bag and then used some orange ribbon I had laying around to tie the tag on.


Here is the recipe for major pieces used in this project:



Jar of Haunts Stamp Set









Everyday Jars Framelits












Mini Treat Bag Die

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Disney Animal Kingdom Layout & Paper Piecing

I pulled out a photo at random last week to scrapbook, to get started on producing some pages. It just happened to be an Animal Kingdom photo from 2010. I love scrapbooking Disney stuff and animal kingdom adds another dimension of fun due to the safari and African patterns you can use to tell th story.

The mickey was made from a svg file I found on google. I believe I searched for "safari mickey svg". The adventure logo is two different images from the silhouette store that I welded together and then cut in layers. The edges were chalked and I used some gems I had left over from another project on the brackets.

Overall, I think this project really shows off some of the potential that the cameo has. When I cut the paper piecing, I did it one layer at a time starting with the base. Then, as I cut the additional layers, I glued them in before moving to the next layer. It made putting mickey together much easier than it would have been trying to measure and cut a bunch of separate layers all at once on the same mat.




Thursday, March 6, 2014

American Girl Place Mini Album

This is one of the few projects that I sat down, started and worked on until it was done. It took me about 2 days at a retreat to complete this. I love how it turned out and my absolute favorite part of it is the mini book I made within the album to show the dolls the girls picked out at the store. Overall I am very happy with how this one came out and I am very proud that it is actually finished!


















Disney Chef Mickey Cutting Board 3d Mini Album

This album was based on a kit I picked up at Archiver's last year. The kit came with the cutting board and some precut pages, but it would be super easy to make your own with a thin cutting board from the dollar store and chipboard pages. Originally, the kit was for a recipe book, but I saw it and thought it would be perfect for making a character dining album from our recent Disney trip.











Chalkboard Cedar Point Mini Album

I'm loving the chalkboard trend so I decided to use it on this mini album for our trip to cedar point last year. The album is 6x6 so it's a pretty good size to work with for a mini. My biggest goal for this album is to start using my silhouette to make more embellishments and rely on store bought stuff less. I want to start using up my massive paper stash and this is a good way to start!

For the mat on this page, I used some faux stitching rectangle die cuts I had bought from lil inkers back in December. I love the way it came out on the black white-core cardstock. It looks very crisp and fresh.

The layered letters were all made on my cameo, but I used Sure Cuts-a-Lot not the silhouette studio to create them. I've used SCAL for years with my Cricuts before I got the cameo, so I'm more familiar with some of the advanced cutting features on there than on the studio. Specifically, I know how to make the shadow borders with SCAL but not studio.

The stars are punches, the banner was handcut and the border around the CP is a spellbinder. The charm and metal star were both store bought leftovers, but I like how they pulled things together. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out!


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3d Maya Road Disney Photobox Album Display

I saw a project similar to this one online and loved it. I knew it would be perfect for a Disney photo display. I used the Say Cheese line of paper for the box and inserts. The box is made out of a maya road photo album that I cut up and added chipboard sides to. There is a how to video somewhere out there on the web that was the inspiration. I also created additional inserts for the box out of chipboard that I cut to fit inside. Overall this was a very fun project that everyone enjoys looking at.