Thursday, May 30, 2013

Spring Card Projects

Can't believe in two days it will be June! Honestly, where did the year go? Sometimes it seems like I have no time to craft, and then I look through my stash and realize I've made quite a few things. So, today I'm sharing the most recent cards I have made.
First off is a flamingo card made from SVG Cuts Summer Holiday SVG Kit. Mary did an amazing job making this adorable pattern. I printed all of the papers from digi downloads. Loving the new wide format printer.
 Also loving this shirt card, which is perfect for Father's Day. The print on the Hawaiian shirt was a scan of my husband's favorite shirt. I used it on his gift last year also. These are the easiest cards you will ever make. They can be made in a flash. I found some cute button brads at Michael's (got the idea to use the buttons from Brigit at Brigit Scraps), and inked them light blue. The other shirt's buttons were done with the irock tool.
The pattern for this shirt card is in the same kit as the flamingo card, the Summer Holiday SVG Kit. This kit also had a darling suitcase, a train case and a boat shoe.

Next I made two cards, one for Mother's Day and one for a friend who lost a loved one. The embellishments were made from cardstock, but I cut four layers and glued them together, so they worked like chipboard elements. I love the warm colors.

I used "Mum" on the card because my mother-in-law is from England. The "Mum" wording is a free cut file from SVG Cuts. You can find it here. They have hundreds of free files!

Lastly, I made a couple of theme cards for some teens that were in The Little Mermaid musical. These cards were from SVG Cuts' Wet N Wild SVG Kit. The ship came from the Our Thanksgiving Gathering SVG Collection.  I used the round Epiphany craft embellishments for the bubbles, as well as the scallop one for one of the shells. Again, I used mostly digital paper.
Thanks for taking the time to browse!

Have A Great Summer!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Winter Lamp

They're having another fun challenge over at the SVG Cuts Facebook, the theme being to use the basic lamp from SVG Cuts' Maison de Madeline SVG Kit, as well as other files from SVG Cuts. We were not to alter the lamp from its original shape.

This is my lamp. I chose a winter/Christmas theme.
Here are some of the steps I took to make it!
I cut out a window on all four sides of the base of the lamp. I edged them with a small border that I cut with white card stock from the French Quarter Ironwork SVG Collection. I then powder embossed the borders, as well as the fleur stamp, in gold. This was easiest done prior assembling the lamp.
I put acetate in the windows. I actually cut two of each of the sides and layered the acetate between the two.

Next, I took the sides of the lampshade, and used a glue pen to go around all of the edges. I sprinkled with fine gold glitter, and backed with vellum. This pretty snowflake came from the Winter's Chill SVG Kit.
I then made the spindle ornament from SVG Cuts' Christmas Ornaments SVG Kit. I decreased the size quite a bit, I think to about 3".
As you can see, the overlays on the pointed portion of the spindle were placed on prior to putting it all together. Mary, from SVG Cuts, make wonderful tutorials to show you how to make all of her projects, so you don't have to guess how to put them together. They are all on if you're interested. The overlays were cut with a gold shimmer card stock. And, I put some clear glitter glue between the sides of the overlays and some tiny gold pearl embellishments on the ornament..
I placed a little piece of card stock inside the base above the windows, with two small holes at the center, and used fishing line to attach the spindle ornament to hang inside the windows just prior to gluing the final side of the base together.
The bottom edge of the lampshade has a border from Twilight Fairies SVG Collection, and again I used the glue pen and glittered the bottom edge of the border.
I made an opening in the back of the base where I could insert a battery-operated tea light. The pattern had an opening for a tea light in the lampshade. So, when they are on the lamp is illuminated and looks so pretty.
And, that's my lamp. Hope you enjoyed my little journey.

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