Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I made this gatefold card for the christmas challenge on SVGCuts.com. I used their gatefold card as a base (freebie). I ran it into my Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder, then distressed it to reveal the paper's white core. The little stars and Christmas tree sliders are from the Buckles collection.
As always, clicking on the pics will give you a bigger version. It's really hard to get the dimension on a pic. I still have to figure out all the wonders of this camera... ;-)
This card will likely go to my niece for Christmas. She loves everything papercrafted, and religiously keep all the cards I send her and likes to look at them or display them. I think she'll enjoy this one too. :-D
I sure had fun making it (well, aside from cutting out those tiny marshmallows with my big hands!... ;-))
Monday, November 22, 2010
My husband's grandmother passed away. She was a wonderful person, so kind and always seeing the good in people. I am blessed to have had her in my life. <3
To make this card I used the SVGCuts sympathy dove (freebie), and layered it (with foam tape) over the flower of life symbol. My Cricut did not like it at all, but I really love that image and to me the meaning is important because life and death go hand in hand. And the dove is a perfect symbol for a soul that has been set free...
I made this simple little treat for Noah's teachers for Thanksgiving, using a matchbox svg files ("under cover" by My Time Made Easy) and I used the pumpkin from the SCAL library to make a cut-out and covered that window with acetate. (Yes there was also a turkey in the shape librarybut somehow I thought it might not be that appealing....;-))
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I love this card! Simple cards are my favorite, and the hardest ones to make in my opinion too. This one came out just as I envisionned it which is enough to make me happy! (Sometimes I have this idea in my head and can't transform it in paper!)
I made it for the Christmas Card challenge on the SVGCuts forum.
I used the wreath from "christmas cookies party" file and cut it out 3 times, assembling it with a few glue dots between the layers to slightly prop it up, and bending the leaves forward a little. My "door" is embossed with a Fiskars plate (in my cuttlebug) and I scored some panelling lines. The door handle is a brad and I cut out a little mail slot to slide a mini Christmas postcard in it...
I wrapped some cheer ribbon around my wreath to soften the overall look, made a pretty little red bow and I decided to avoid the expected red berries and go with mistletoe instead, using little pearls...
My little "Joyeux Noël" postcard slides in and out of the mailbox.
Last week-end I did a workshop for an event at our synagogue. Those are the Hannukah cards I made as models.
I used SVGCuts files, (and yes it took me forever to prep everything, my Cricut was in a rebellious state of mind and I had a few issues..). I started with lever cards as a base, then used the "jewish elements" file.
I used glitter glue for the flames, if I hadn't been mass producing I would have used little rhinestones instead.
The great shiny foil I used for my candleholders, already mentioned on my blog before, is from Puff tissues boxes! :-) The menthol tissues come in a box that is silver coated inside. Almost makes you want to have a cold more often so you can scrap...
One of my cousins welcomed a little Heidi, and I couldn't resist making a card that showcased this fun and original name. I used a little valentine bear from SVGCuts (freebie). The DP, that I adore and have used often, is from DCWV (Nana's nursery I think). It was one of those projects that make you smile... :-)
What can I say, I love baby cards...
I'm finally back, well my computer is, and even though it's still acting a little wonky it seems safe to try to finally update my blog!... :-)
I enlisted the help of my daughter to make this waterfall card for my mother's birthday. (don't ask how late I was... :-S) She drew the pictures for me. This sure was a fun project, and my 1st waterfall card. One I need to remember to do more often, especially for kids' birthdays! It's pretty amazing to see the pics lift up and disappear in the back, and it is deceptively simple to make!! :-D
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
My laptop crashed over 2 weeks ago and is still in repair, the hard drive died on me again, only weeks after we had to change it already! >:-(
So I have very sporadic access to internet, and no access to my SCAL. For all I know, I might have lost all my svg files! *shudders* And of course, I am not uploading pictures either...
Hopefully things will get back to normal soon, I know it's been a while since I posted anything... :-S
Saturday, October 16, 2010
It's been a while since I posted anything. Time flies and I can never seem to catch up... :-(
The awful proof is this card I made for my Dad's birthday which was almost 6 weeks ago.... :-S Yes, I know, it's a shame, but I do believe in good intentions and "better late than never" so I will send it anyway...
I used the lever cards files from SVGcuts, found some cool wood grain paper (boat and left of card), and made a little marine 8 knot to reinforce my theme. My Dad isn't especially into boats, but I love them, and since I live an ocean away from my parents it seemed kind of fitting... ;-)
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I made this little wreath for my friends who invited us to celebrate the 1st night of the holiday with them.
I turned it more into a frame by adding a prayer in hebrew that has to do with Sukkot in the middle (hard to see in the pic).
I used all SVGCuts.com files, except the fruits that I made myself by hand. I started with the Laurel Wreath (that I stretched to 11X11), then because it's a Harvest celebration (some people refer to it as the jewish Thanksgiving) I included details of Fall like the mums, the pumpkins, the maple and oak leaves, and the fruits at the top.
Then at the bottom are 2 things very specific to this Holiday: a lulav and an etrog. I won't go too much into details but those are things used for prayers and celebrations. The lulav is a little bunch of certains tree branches including palms and myrtle, and the etrog is a fruit from the citrus family, kind of like a giant lemon.
I used various files for my branches (including a cornstalk turned into a palm... ;-)) and made my lemon by hand.
Because I didn't know if this was gonna be hung outside (and we are in Florida so the heat and humidity are still very much here) I used a hot glue gun to attach my little decorations.
Because I turned it into a frame I didn't prop things forward too much, and just folded some of the leaves forward as much as possible.
If it didn't take me that long I would definitely make another one for my own home... ;-)
As always clicking on the pic will open larger pictures. :-)
ETA: My wreath tied for 3rd place in the challenge! :-D
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Come on, admit it, I am sure there are quite a few like me around here... You buy nice embellishements or papers that you neatly put away and keep for "that special project"... ;-)
Problem is, said special project somehow never arrives... and sometimes you even forget you have all those things.... *shame* I think it's a classic newbie mistake, but sometimes it just carries on for years afterwards!... ;-D
The other day I was trying to clean up and reorganize a little bit my papercrafting supplies (I'm running out of room in my little corner there!) and I realized what a horrible hoarder I have been (and I've only started all this 3 years ago)!!
It's nothing new unfortunately, I like my beautiful Prima flowers in glass jars on my desk, I look at them and it makes me happy *sigh* so I don't dare using lots of them... LOL
I already took the resolution a few months back to not buy any stamps till the end of the year, but I need to be better at using my stash of paper and various embellishments before getting new ones!... so today I made a card with my hidden treasures!... ;-)
I think I've had this cool butterfly paper for over a year... The only "new" thing here are the nestabilities/shapeabilities used for the card shape and the butterflies... I used some Crayola glitter glue in place of Stickles, and I plunged right into my stash of rhinestones and brads... The butterflies are 2 layers, the one underneath being blue vellum, foam tape in the middle (one of the things I don't hoard, I go through a lot of this stuff! ;-))...
I challenge you to go through your stuff and re-discover hidden treasures and make a card with it (or several!) The added bonus: a cleaner craft desk... And it's almost like getting new stuff since you didn't remember you had it! LOL
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is a card I made as my 2nd entry (1st being the strawberries) to SVGCuts August Challenge. I used Fall Pop-Up cards for the card, leaves and acorn, and used the kangaroo free file (that completes the Cuddly Animals collection) that I altered into a squirrel... :-) I think he looks a bit like a angry squirrel though, I hope he doesn't have rabies! LOL... (maybe he's just a little overprotective of his acorn, after all winter is just around the corner in some other states....;-))
For the inside I cut the word Autumn a 2nd time and glued it over. I attached a little ribbon to the T and added leaves on foam tape.
My little guy is propped on foam tape, so is the acorn (run into Cuttlebug folders) and 2 of the leaves, and his paws.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
If you're a familiar from my blog (are there any of you left? LOL) you might have noticed that my sidebar with all the blogs to visit disappeared. It's because it's too hard to keep up with everyone, and since my baby was born my "blog-surfing-days" are mostly over... :-S
If you were on that list it doesn't mean I don't like what you're doing anymore or anything like that!... ;-) I miss a lot of you fellow papercrafters, but there's only so many hours in a day...
Every now and then though, I run into a blog I really want to share with others, and I will keep highlighting those in my "in the spotlight" section! :-D
Today I want to tell you about Thienly's blog: Mod Paperie. She is my "SVG/S.C.A.L/Cricut Hero"! ;-D She comes up with the most beautiful projects, always using gorgeous coordinating colors and paying special attention to details, shading, depth...
Mary and Leo were right on it and made her the 1st SVG Cuts designer! :-) You can follow her papercrafting adventures on her blog and also on the svgcuts.com blog under "Thienly's spot" in the craft zone. By the way, if you haven't visited SVG Cuts' blog yet, you don't know what you're missing!... ;-)
I am looking forward to making the whole collection of those little cuties very soon.... ;-)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
- cardstock flowers and leaves of different sizes and colors.
- ribbon (gros grain works well)
- hot glue gun
Start by inking the edges of all the cut pieces. This takes a little time but gives depth.
Using the hot glue gun, attach the flowers and leaves on the ribbon, then flip your design and do the other side. This way your project will look good from inside and outside.
Hang in front of the window and enjoy!... :-)
(As always, clicking on the pics will give you a larger version.)
For regular windows, I'd suggest cutting several lenghts of ribbon of different size/length and hanging them vertically in a random fashion.
I'm looking forward to making more of those with different themes like maybe Back to school, Halloween, Holidays, even birthday stuff, seasons...
As they are exposed to the sun they will fade out eventually, but they are so easy and fast to make that there should be another one ready to take its place in no time!... ;-)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
(We are starting a ticket/points system in our household to help with the concept of shores ;-) and also keep count on TV watching or wii playing.)
I thought the whole thing would be more fun with a cute little holder to keep earned tickets in! :-)
- strip of carstock 9 1/2" X 2 5/8"
- 3 coins envelopes no. 3 (2 1/2" X 4 1/4")
- paper trimmer/scorer
- corner rounder
- 2 magnetic strips
- 1" hole punch
- 3 tabs (I used a die by PTI to cut out mine)
- ink pad
- adhesive tape of any kind
- embellishments (& ribbon + hole punch if you wish)
Start by cutting the envelopes' top off. The 1st one at 2 1/2, the 2nd at 2 7/8 and the 3rd at 3 2/8. Then use the 1" hole punch to make a little indentation on the front of the envelopes (for easier access to the tickets).
(Obviously this can be made to whatever size, I just left a little space between each layer. I skipped that step on the one I made for myself (see further below).)
Next add the little tabs on each pocket/envelope.
Take your cardstock strip and score at 2", 2 1/4", 6", 6 1/4". Then round the 4 corners.
Run your ink pad around the edges of the cardstock and let dry...