Monday, April 17, 2017

Rooster Egg Box

Quick post here. I'm just a little bit obsessed with this rooster treat box. I made it for my grandson for Easter, and it's large enough to put quite a few plastic Easter eggs into, along with grass. It's a really good size, the height to the top of the comb being about 8", and the width across the largest area being a good 5". I was able to see a video of him opening it, and he loved it. I just think it's so cute. It comes from Germany, a company called  Sunshine Hobby Works. The entire site is in German, so you kind of have to wing it to figure it out, but it was worth it because I love the cut file. I cut this on my Sizzix Eclips electronic cutting machine.

Here's a little screen shot from the video of my little grandguy. He's having fun opening eggs!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Iris Fold Cards

I've probably already posted most of these individually over the years, but wanted to make a complete posting because I really like them.

These are called Iris Fold cards, and are made from patterns by SVG Cuts' in their Iris Fold Cards SVG Kit. There are quite a few pieces, but Mary (designer) has marked each piece so that they are easy to place. It's so fun; like putting a puzzle together. You can watch her youtube video tutorial for step-by-step instructions. She makes it so clear exactly what to do. It's pretty cool to see how they go together. I made most of these around five years ago, but the one I made recently left me wanting to revisit them.

This is the heart iris fold card. I made this for my sis-in-law's birthday. I believe the paper is by Fancy Pants, It's the Little Things. I was obsessed with this paper pack for a good long while. I kept buying it whenever I saw it. Along with these floral prints were lots of other patterns that were also really fun.
This next one is a flower pattern. The paper for this card is from the Togetherness paper pack by Cosmo Cricket. Gee, so far I've remembered who made the paper without having to look them up! Guess I must have loved this one as well. I used a couple of Epiphany Craft embellishments on this one. I have to admit, I never gave this one away. Just couldn't part with it.
Here's a different flower iris fold card, this one with a stem. It was shown as a sympathy card, but as you can see, you can use any of these for any occasion you choose. I made this one for one of my aunties. The paper for this one is from GCD Studios, called Funhouse. (I guessed wrong on this one. I thought it was Fancy Pants as well, but it wasn't.)
This one is a really cute house iris fold. Great for a house warming or the like. I added some space above it for a sentiment. I think I made a couple of these. Again, I added a couple of Epiphany embellishments, one in the center of the iris and the other a flag at the bottom right. The paper is by Cosmo Cricket, called Circa 1934.

And, the last one from this particular collection is a baby carriage iris fold. This one is very different than the others. Not your typical iris fold, but a much easier version of paper folding. The folded portions are all one piece, as opposed to the many pieces on the other cards. It's still adorable, though. I have no clue where the printed flower paper came from, but it's really sweet.

Finally, one more of the iris fold cards, this one from SVG Cuts' Sew Crafty SVG Kit.  This one was for another sis-in-law, a quilter, for her birthday this year. I believe there is a blog posting made earlier this year that describes it.
That's it for today. Hope you enjoy the iris fold cards, and give them a try. They are really fun, and turn out just beautiful, and I think very interesting.
Spring is here! Enjoy the flowers!