Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Magic Of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG Attic-DCWV The Magic of Christmas blog hop! We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and DCWV. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your Christmas crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Tessa's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is what I created for the hop:
I used the gorgeous Merry Memories stack (available at Jo-Ann Fabrics) by DCWV to create my "Letters to Santa" mailbox.
The mailbox file is from SVG Attic's Love Letters set.  I had so much fun choosing what paper prints I would use where!  I added the words "Santa Claus" on the nameplate and evergreen branches from JGW Santa's Repose set on either side.
I decided to create a pretty cluster on the side with pinecones and evergreen branches from the JGW Santa's Repose set.  I added a bow of crinkle ribbon and Candy Cane Trendy Twine.
 Here is a close up of the flag on the mailbox.  I used a stamp and enamel circle overlay to create the circle.
 Here it is open with "letters" sticking out!  Those postcard papers are from DCWV's Hand-Painted Christmas stack available in Michaels stores.
This mailbox setting will be available in an upcoming set at SVG Attic.

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

2 Christmas paper stacks from DCWV

$20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

1 Christmas paper stack from DCWV

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1. Become a follower and/or email subscriber of each blog in the hop.
2. Leave some comment love at each stop. You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 29th to be eligible for the prizes.
3. If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog and/or the DCWV blog for the winners on Tuesday, December 1st.

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and DCWV Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Beth (You are here!)
Cyndy (Go here NEXT!)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop! Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Christmas inspiration. Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

SVG Attic currently has all of their files on SALE for Black Friday/Cyber Monday! Stop by their website at www.svgattic.com to purchase their SVG files at amazing prices.  Also, DCWV papers are on sale at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Michaels stores right now, so stock up so you can create all of the fun things you saw today!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Trendy Twine~Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving!  Today on the Trendy Twine blog we have a lot of Thanksgiving inspiration, so head on over there to check it all out!

Here is the project I created:
I used three beautiful fall Trendy Twines on this amazing box card.  The file for it is from SVG Attic's JGW Turkey Trot set.
I traced around the outside of the cornucopia rings with Totally Chocolate Trendy Twine.  I really like the extra dimension and texture it added.  
On the front of the card, I added a double bow of Orange Truffle Trendy Twine on the cornucopia and two tiny bows of Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine on either side of the sign.
For the finishing touch, I added three sequins from the Autumn Sequins Mix on the back panel.
The whole thing folds flat so it can be easily mailed.

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:




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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Believe Boxes and Manger

Hello friends!  Tonight I am sharing a project with you that is very meaningful, Believe blocks with a manger and Baby Jesus.  The files I used are from SVG Attic's JGW Believe set. (Those files are on sale now!)
These blocks are very large when finished and would look amazing on a mantle for the holiday season!  I used kraft cardstock for the bases on all of them from Oriental Trading.  It used 9 sheets just for the blocks!  I used white cardstock for the letters.  The patterned papers are from Ornamental Christmas and Old World Winter by The Paper Studio.  This picture below shows what it looks like without the manger in front.
For the star, I used patterned paper for the star and trimmed it with gold glitter paper from DCWV's Glitzy Glitter stack.  I added a bow of Totally Chocolate Trendy Twine.
Next is a close up of Baby Jesus in the manger. I cut all of the pieces out of solid cardstock and then stamped a woodgrain stamp from Unity on the outer brown cardstock. Jesus is wrapped in a piece of fabric which is tied with more Totally Chocolate Trendy Twine.
Here is what the manger looks like without Baby Jesus it in.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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AMAZING Silhouette Cameo Deal!

Hello all of my crafty friends!  As you know, I create a TON with my Silhouette Cameo.  I simply would go crazy if I didn't have mine.  Normally it costs around $269.  Well today ONLY it is on sale for $179.99 at Amazon!  That price is for the bundle and includes a new Silhouette CAMEO, 2 12"x12" cutting mats, 2 cutting blades, a Silhouette Pick Me Up tool, a Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen Pack, and a $25 download card for the Silhouette Design Store.  This is a way better deal than what I paid for mine two years ago.

Click HERE for this amazing deal.  Merry Christmas to you LOL!
Just remember, this price is only good until midnight tonight.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cardinal Christmas Card

DCWV has a new Christmas stack out this year that is called Merry Memories and I absolutely LOVE it!  The cardinals in this stack are so pretty :)  I created this card based off of DCWV's stackaholic sketch for November.
 I used foam tape behind the center panel as well as the cardinal circle for extra dimension.  The snowflake SVG is from SVG Attic's Winter Wonderland Wreath set.  I also used Candy Cane Trendy Twine for an embellishment.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 10 at DCWV!


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Thursday, November 19, 2015

3D Snowflake with Stand

Tomorrow is supposed to be snowy here...like winter storm warning snowy!  So in the spirit of that, I have a 3D snowflake with stand that I am sharing with you today.
 The files that I used to create this are from SVG Attic's Crystal Winter set.  All of the papers I used are from Oriental Trading.  I added lots of bling to dress it up!  The silver gems were a gift from Janis.  Thank you!
Supplies used from Oriental Trading:
DCWV Glitzy Glitter (my all time FAVORITE glitter paper!)
Solid cardstock
Winter Wonderland paper pack
Stick-Em Adhesive dots
White Satin Ribbon

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Winner of Oriental Trading's Crafty Christmas Contest week 1!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Covered Bridge Christmas Card

This is one of those cards that you simply make because you HAVE to use a certain stamp. I absolutely adore this vintage Christmas stamp from Mark's Finest Papers. It is so beautiful!
I am not an image colorer.  I simply don't do it very often, but this one definitely needed some color.  I used watercolors on it and then used some glittery stickles on the trees to mimic snow.  To embellish, I added an olive green mesh ribbon around the center and then made some circles with Holly Berry Trendy Twine behind the image.
The main image panel is popped up with foam tape and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 5 at Eureka Stamps!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Trendy Twine~Birthday Pumpkin Cupcake Card

Today my fellow Trendy Twine DT sisters and I are surprising Lesley with birthday cards that we created for her.  Happy Birthday Lesley!!  Stop by the Trendy Twine blog to see ALL of the cards we made for her.
For my card, I used a pumpkin cupcake file from Miss Kate Cuttables.  What is a birthday without some cake, right?!  I wrapped Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine and Totally Chocolate Trendy Twine around the cupcake wrapper and added a double bow as well.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Tiny Tags set.
The patterned papers I used are from DCWV's Heirloom stack.  Doesn't that little pumpkin on top look so cute?

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:


I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Trendy Twine~Falling Leaves Card

Good morning all!  Today is my day to post on the Trendy Twine blog.  I have a fun fall card to share with you using lots of products from Annie's Paper Boutique.
I started by cutting out the files for the card from SVG Attic's JGW Falling Leaves set.  I added Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine around the band at the top of the card and also wrapped it around the rake handle and tied it in a little bow.
I used Totally Chocolate Trendy Twine to line the part across the rake tines.  I love the extra texture twine adds to projects!  See all those leaves at the bottom of the card?  I used the "Hello Fall" planner stamp set to stamp them and coordinating SVG's that I designed for the stamps to create that wonderful leaf pile :)

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:




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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mittens Christmas card

I have gotten some gorgeous Christmas papers lately that really have been inspiring me to create!  I used the mitten paper at the bottom of this card for the inspiration for the whole card!
The patterned papers are from DCWV's Oh What Fun stack.  LOVE it!  The mitten stamp is from Unity and I did paper piecing on it.  The pretty twine is Candy Cane Trendy Twine.  I also added two snowflakes that I cut from SVG Attic's All The Trimmings set.  I popped the stamped layers up with foam tape.  For the finishing touches, I added two buttons, ribbon, stickles and rhinestones.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Trendy Twine~Turkey Treat Box

Good morning all!  Today is my day to post on the Trendy Twine blog.  This month the DT is showcasing the 2x2x2 Kraft Boxes and the beautiful NEW fall twines.
I used the 2x2x2 Kraft Box to create a Thanksgiving turkey treat box.  The first thing I did was wrap Spiced Pumpkin Trendy Twine around the box.  Next, I used SVG Attic's Thankful Friends SVG Collection for the turkey cuts.  Isn't he cute?  I used a Peachy Keen face stamp for his eyes.  I hand cut the sign and used Annie's Paper Boutique's "Hello Fall" planner stamp set for the sentiment.
For the tail, I used Tickled With Teal and Chocolate Truffle Trendy Twines to make the feathers look a little more realistic.   As you can see in this picture, I have the box to open up sideways so it is easy to open and doesn't interfere with the turkey cuts.

Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:

"Hello Fall" planner stamp set

 10 2x2x2 Kraft Boxes




Tickled With Teal Trendy Twine

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Selected top 3 at TTCRD!

Party pick at PDE Linky Party!

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