Monday, December 23, 2013

Poinsettia Book Gift Box PYC #11

I can't tell you how excited I am to share this project with you!  It is the perfect combination of gorgeous papers with wonderful SVG files.  Without further ado, here is my poinsettia book gift box...
 Don't you agree?  These papers were meant to be made into this book.  Honestly.  They are the from The Paper Parade and the collection is called Reflections Christmas by Echo park.  The chipboard embellishments are also part of that collection.  All of the SVG files in this project are from different collections from SVG Attic.  The book itself is from the Nevermore collection.  Yes, that is a Halloween set, but inspiration comes from all places, doesn't it?  The beautiful poinsettia is from Winter Wishes and the swirls are part of the card that is in the Mom's English Garden set.
On the poinsettia, I inked around all of the edges of the die cuts with brown chalk ink and slightly bent them in the middle to give the leaves and petals a more realistic look.  For the center I went around the outside of the circles with Platinum stickles and then added glossy accents to them.  I added self adhesive rhinestones to the swirls for a little bit of sparkle.
 To break up the binding, I used some simply red rumpled ribbon, chipboard embellishments and a key that was tied with twine.
 The best part is that the book is a gift box!  This is a view of book opened with a surprise inside!  I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did making it.

Now head on over to Parade Your Crafts challenge blog and link up your Christmas/Winter projects for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Paper Parade!  Good Luck!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering here:
Dec 23 Scrappy Moms Stamps
Dec 25 Word Art Wednesday
Dec 25 DL ART Christmas
Dec 26 MFP Inspiration challenge (I was inspired by the colors in #1 and the patterns in #3)
Dec 27 The Squirrel and the Fox
Dec 27 Little Scrap Pieces
Dec 23 Pinspirational Photo Inspired - using red, white, green, cream

Challenge winner at Chalk-Ah-Lot-Cafe

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DVD Gift Box

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I am sharing how easy it is to dress up a gift of a movie.  This Christmas, my boys are getting the movie "Planes" (Shhhh....don't tell them!).  Of course I could have just wrapped it in wrapping paper and called it good, but why settle for good when you can have great?  LOL!  I used the DVD gift box from the Stocking Stuff collection at SVG Attic.  I cut all the layers at the imported size and used Disney Cars papers for the whole project.
For the front I used the negative die cuts from the inside window but flipped one of them over to get the colors I wanted (my paper was double sided).  To get the blue to shadow the cream, I just cut the blue piece directly down the center and adhered it offset on both sides.  I inked all the edges of the cuts with brown chalk ink to add dimension.
This beautiful bow is from the Make A Wish set.  Doesn't it make the perfect bow for a package?  I also cut this at the imported size and it fit very well on this package.  Actually, this bow is one that you could make at any size and add it to add a very personal touch to your gifts even if they are wrapped with wrapping paper!
Last but not least, a peek at the details I added to the front, sequins, embroidery floss, and a tag.  This tag was from Holly's Holiday Boxes.
This week SVG Attic released a new set called Winter Fun Photo Props.  Wouldn't this be so fun at a Christmas party?!!
To get this set free, add a minimum of $9.98 to your shopping cart, then add this new set to your cart and use the coupon code FREE on step two of the checkout process!  PLUS all of their SVG's are 50% off right now!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering Here:
Dec 30 My Craft Spot
Dec 22 Eureka Stamps
Dec 22 Simon Says Monday Challenge
Dec 23 Scrappy Mom Stamps
Dec 23 Loves Rubberstamp Chat
Dec 23 TTCRD

Dec 23 Cut It Up
Dec 23 Pinspirational Photo Inspired - using red, white, green, blue and circle shapes

Challenge winner at Trendy Twine!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cinnamon Slice Bread and Gift Box

I love to give my neighbors something home-made for Christmas.  I know it is something that is very appreciated and I love making crafty things, so it is a win-win gift :)  This year I knew I wanted to make some kind of a bread to give, but couldn't decide on which one.  So I made the bread holder first using SVG Attic's Holly's Holiday Gift Boxes.  I finally decided to make Cinnamon Slice bread from the Rhodes website.  I will include the recipe below for anyone who is interested in trying it.  The bread gift box fits bread from a large 9"x5" loaf pan perfectly!
 I then made a tag using the rosette and tag layers from the gift card holder box in Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes.  I added another tag layer to the back of the rosette to write a little note on for my neighbors.  To finish it off, I wrapped the bread with rumpled ribbon, added twine to the tag and it was done!  I also used brown chalk ink to go around all of the corners and edges of the box.
Let me tell you, I made a loaf of this bread for my family as well and oh my is HEAVENLY!  I will be making it again very soon, but I'd better make more than one loaf because that was inhaled pretty fast LOL!

Here is the recipe for the bread:

Cinnamon Slice Bread  (originally from the Rhodes website)

1 loaf frozen bread dough, barely thawed
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

I just mixed milk and powdered sugar to get the consistency of glaze I wanted :)

Slice loaf into 24 thin pieces. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip each dough piece in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar. Line them up in a sprayed 9x5-inch loaf pan, each piece on it's edge, to make a loaf shape (I staggered mine from side to side so there was enough room in the pan). Cover and let double in size. Remove cover and bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon slices.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Honorable mention at 613 Avenue Create!
Challenge Winner at Die Cuttin Diva's!

Top 3 at My Craft Spot!
Entering here:
Dec 12 Cardz TV

Monday, December 09, 2013

Christmas Doily Card

I am just stopping in quick to show you a Christmas card that I made using some delicious goodies that I received recently.

The collection of paper that I used is Echo Park's Reflections Christmas from The Paper Parade and the chipboard sentiment sticker is from the same collection.  The ribbon at the top is called Ribbon Candy from 3 Girl JAM.  The doily die and the sequins are both from My Craft Spot.  I also used brown chalk around all of the edges of the kraft and patterned cardstock to add to the vintage feel of the card.
And now to share our Christmas tree with you!  My three little boys (ages 6, 3, and 16 months) helped decorate it, so it isn't "perfect" but it is just right for our family.  Plus, the ornaments have been rearranged several times already from my littlest one LOL!  Thank goodness for unbreakable ornaments!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering Here:
Dec 10 Paper Pretties
Dec 10 Inky Impressions

Dec 11 Word Art Wednesday
Dec 12 3 Girl JAM
Dec 12 Sister Act

Dec 31 Mema's Crafts
Dec 31 Chalk N Stock
Dec 31 Just Be Creative

Also entering in Docerela's Christmas tree linky party!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Christmas Projects

December is upon us!  If you are like me, you may be scrambling to try to figure out what gifts to but loved ones, how to wrap them, what cards to give out, and the list goes on!  Relax...I am here to recap a few Christmas ideas that I made earlier this year and hopefully you will gain some inspiration from them. All of these projects were made using files from SVG Attic.

To find all the details on these projects, click on the name directly under the picture and that will take you to the specific blog post.  If you would like more Christmas ideas, go to the SVG Attic Christmas  page for more inspiration!  As always, if you make something from SVG Attic files, we would love for you to share it on our Facebook page.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!