Monday, April 24, 2017

May Day Baskets

Hello all!  Today is my day to post on the SVG Attic blog and I am sharing the May Day baskets I created for my boys!
 These baskets were a great use of seasonal files that had nothing to do with this occasion.  The basket file is from JGW Easter Eggstraordinary and I used the smaller basket in that kit.  I omitted the liner inside the basket so it could hold more candy.  The monogram on the front was created by using the top two layers of the SDS Nested (Layered) Alphabet.  I kept the proportions of the letters and made the shadow layer 1" tall and that was the perfect size for the front of the basket.
 The final addition was a tag from JGW Made of Snow (Smooth Sledding tag) which I resized to 2.3" wide.  I cut everything using DCWV's Marquee stack.  A double bow of In The Navy Trendy Twine attached the tag to the basket.
There is one more week until May Day.  What will you create?

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

GMD Springtime Card

Hello and happy Friday!  I am back with another card that features Gina Marie Designs dies.  This time I used her gorgeous Flower Border Die.
I made the card base 5x7 since the die is 7" wide and cut it out six times using various papers from DCWV's Copper Luxury stack.  I adhered them light to dark for a gradient effect.
The stamp is a from a retired Punkin Patch stamp set.  I used Watermelon Taffy Trendy Twine and GMD Rose Garden Enamel Dots for embellishments.  I used Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Ink for both the sentiment and for distressing the card edges.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Gift Boxes and Cards

Hello all!  Today I have a teacher appreciation post filled to the brim with products from Oriental Trading.  I always love their products and fast shipping.   I decorated Bright Color Treat Boxes and filled them with educational supplies and then made cards with matching envelopes to go with the boxes using OT's craft supplies.
 I started by using Crayola watercolor pencils on DCWV's Color & Create Tags.  I used aqua brushes with the pencils and I loved how they turned out!
 I trimmed the tags using the scissors from the We R Memory Keepers mini tool kit.
Then I picked some patterned papers from the Rainbow Paper Pack that coordinated with the tags and the Bright Color Treat Boxes.  I also used strips of Black Cardstock to layer under the patterned papers.
 Here is the orange set that I created.  On the boxes I added the papers mentioned above using double sided red-backed tape to make sure it would stay adhered well.  The tag is attached with black and white bakers twine and I used Black & White Flourish Washi Tape as well as Black/White Self Adhesive Jewels on both the box and card.  I made an coordinating envelope using more of the Rainbow Paper Pack paper and my WRMK Envelope Punch Board.
This is the purple set.  I decorated each set in a similar way.  This card uses a double layered stamp set that my crafty friend, Theresa, sent to me!  

 The tag on this yellow box is my favorite!  So many bright colors on it.
 Last but not least, the green set.
And inside the boxes...there are Apple Shaped Sticky Notes, Star Stickers for Grading Papers, Black and White Pens, Animal Print Heart Erasers, and pencils, all from Oriental Trading.
 Here is a closer look at the notecards.  They are 4.25" squares.  The white layer is Canson Montval watercolor paper.  I stamped on it with Versafine Onyx Black and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
 Once again, I used Black & White Flourish Washi Tape as well as Black/White Self Adhesive Jewels on them for embellishments.
Remember to thank the teachers in your lives!  They are so important for the future of our children.  I personally loved all of the products that I received from Oriental Trading to give to my kids' teachers and I hope they love them too.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

The review of these products is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading Co. and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Purple Floral Thank You Card

Hello all!  Today I have a purple floral thank you card to share with you.  I used Victorine Originals' Floral and Sayings stamp set to create it.

I started out by die cutting Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die from white cardstock.  I stamped the large flower with versamark at the bottom of the square, making sure only the area above the top line on the stamp was on the cardstock.  I heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  Rotate paper 180 degrees and repeat the same process using the smaller flower stamp from the Floral and Sayings stamp set.
I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to blend the beautiful purple color over the top of the white embossed areas.  When done blending, use a paper towel and wipe the excess ink off of the embossing.

I heat embossed the Thank You sentiment on a vellum flag, which I attached with a staple to the card front.  I popped that panel up with Scotch foam tape for dimension.  The patterned paper is from Recollections' Modern Bouquet stack.
Here is a look at the stamps that I used:

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I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!