Thursday, March 27, 2014

Two Handled Easter Basket

It is once again my day to post for the SVG Attic design team!  I have been so eager for spring to be here and it finally is!  I couldn't help but make an Easter basket filled with goodies.
The file I used for the basket itself is from the Charmingly Green set and I used the shamrock bowl.  All I did was take the shamrocks out of the cutting files so the sides of my basket were blank.  I also added two handles on it simply by cutting two pieces of green cardstock at .75"x6" and adhering them to the inside of the basket.
On the sides I made a white circle that was 2.25" tall and embossed it with my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I popped those up with pop dots.  Then I used the chick and bunny peeps from the Easter Fun set and sized them to fit nicely in the circle.
I cut one chick and one bunny out of each color of cardstock, added chalk ink, doodle dots and even a white felt circle for the bunny tails :)
 Here is a close up of one of the sides.
 Last I added 5 buttons to each of the handles just to add a little more character and finished it off with a beautiful bow of rumpled ribbon and a tag with a stamped sentiment.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering Here:
March 28 The Paper Nest Dolls
March 29 Glitter N Sparkle
March 29 Little Scrap Pieces
March 29 2 Cute Ink Challenge
March 29 Pumpkin Spice
March 30 Creative Cutting Challenge
March 30 Eureka Stamps
March 30 613 Avenue Create
March 31 Craftin Desert Diva's
March 31 Kaboodle Doodle
March 31 Whoopsi Daisy
March 31 Chalk N Stock
March 31 DL.Art
March 31 Just B Creative Crazy

Monday, March 24, 2014

Feel Better Band-Aid Card

Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce that I am a guest designer for the Crafting By Designs blog this month.  They have a month long Anything Goes Challenge, so head on over and enter!
For my project, I made a get well card.  I rarely make this type of card, but when the need arises I love using bright colors that are sure to brighten anyone's spirits!  The papers I used are DCWV's Dots, Stripes and Plaids stack and also their Fiber stack.
For this card I used cutting files that are from SVG Attic's Feel Better Soon kit.  I am a nurse and that set is just totally me!  I fell in love with the band-aids that are on this card and of course, had to add that red cross.
I didn't add much dimension to this card since it is going to be sent through the mail, but I did add four colors of twine around the bottom to add texture.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 3 at Cut It Up!
Entering Here:
March 24 TTCRD
March 24 Cuttin and Stampin
March 26 Word Art Wednesday
March 28 The Paper Nest Dolls
March 29 Glitter N Sparkle
March 29 Pumpkin Spice
March 30 Eureka Stamps
March 30 Creative Cutting Challenge
March 30 613 Avenue Create
March 31 My Craft Spot
March 31 Chalk N Stock
March 31 LEJ Designs
March 31 DL.Art
March 31 Just B Creative Crazy
March 31 Crafting by Designs 
March 31 Mema's Crafts (I rotated the 2nd sketch)
April 1 Cut It Up
April 6 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SVG Attic Design Team Call!

As many of you know, I am on the SVG Attic design team.  I have so much fun with their SVG files!  If you have been looking for a great creative outlet, this may be for you!  Here is the info on applying if you are interested.

Do you like to scrapbook and craft? Do you have a blog? Like to take pictures? Do tutorials?
What we are looking for? We are looking for a creative team of individuals who want to have fun with fun designs, network with other crafters, and build and develop the SVG Attic name. Selected individual would need to make a 6 month commitment to making 2 blog posts in SVG Attic per month on a designated day of the week (1st and 3rd Wed for example). We are looking for various skill levels and areas of expertise (scrapbooking, paper crafting, cards, etc) In return you would get the chance to network and build friendships with other designers, build your resume, build your personal blog and connect with us, and of course lots of free designs to stretch your imagination. You will also have a chance to work with SVG Attic and make suggestions of other fun designs. 

If this sounds like you please send us an e-mail at by April 3. Please include a little about yourself and why you want to join the SVG Attic team. A link to your blog and 2-3 pictures of projects you are most proud of!

Thank you for your interest! We hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lucky Me Box

I wanted to share this St. Patty's Day box I made using file from SVG Attic.  I decided to go with a shabby chic feel on it.  I used the Lucky Me kit  for the Lucky Me and postage stamp cuts.  The box itself was from the Basic Deep Lid Boxes kit.  The patterned paper is from DCWV's Guy stack. 
 Here is a top view.  I added green bling, chocolate truffle trendy twine, glossy accents and white gel pen accents.  All the edges of the papers were inked with dark brown chalk ink.
I added green leaves and Washington white rumpled ribbon all around the lid and tied it in a double bow in the front.  The little glittered shamrock charm is from Snapdragon Snippets' March Charms set.  I added two layers of glossy accents to it so it really shines!
And of course, since it is a box, here it is opened!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 3 at The Kraft Journal!
Selected top 5 at Die Cuttin Divas!
Challenge winner at Mark's Finest Papers!
Selected top 3 at Cut It Up!
Featured artist at the Kraft Journal on 2-28-2014 with this box!
Selected to be in the spotlight at Red Carpet Studio!
Entering Here:
Scrappy Mom Stamps
March 14 QKR Stampede
March 14 Jo's Scrap Shack
March 15 Catch the Bug 
March 15 Little Scrap Pieces
March 16 Crafty Boots
March 16 613 Avenue Create
March 16 Come and Get It
March 17 Simon Says Monday (distressed by inking)
March 17 Creative Cutting Challenge
March 17 Cuttin and Stampin
March 17 Love to Create
March 18 Die Cuttin Divas
March 18 Crafty Sentiments
March 18 TTCRD
March 19 Decorate to Celebrate
March 19 Word Art Wednesday
March 20 Mark's Finest Papers (inspired by the 3rd cottage)
March 21 Cardz TV
March 22 Red Carpet Studio
March 21 Cut It Up
March 26 Just Keep On Creating 
March 31 Connie Can Crop
March 31 Chalk N Stock
March 31 LEJ Designs
March 31 DL.Art ~ Anything Goes Linky Party
March 31 Just B Creative Crazy ~ Anything Goes Linky Party

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Horseshoe Card

Hello!  Today I am sharing a card with you that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but could easily be used as a good luck card at any time of the year.  I used the Lucky Me kit from SVG Attic for the horseshoe postage stamp cuts.  I just love the postage stamp cuts in that kit!  The green plaid paper is from DCWV's Guy stack.  The card base is 5" square.
To embellish it, I added several faux stitching and accent pen lines in black and white.  I added green bling, chocolate truffle trendy twine and a button.  The stamped sentiment is from Cardz TV's stamp set Simply Said.  The cute little glittered shamrock charm is from Snapdragon Snippets' March Charms set.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 5 at QKR Stampede!
Selected top 5 at Die Cuttin Divas!
Entering Here:
Scrappy Mom Stamps
March 13 Cardz TV
March 13 Mark's Finest Papers (inspired by the colors in the 3rd pic)
March 14 QKR Stampede
March 14 Jo's Scrap Shack
March 15 Catch the Bug 
March 15 HIMCR
March 16 Crafty Boots
March 16 Come and Get It
March 17 Simon Says Monday (distressed by inking)
March 17 Creative Cutting Challenge
March 17 Love to Create
March 17 Cuttin and Stampin
March 18 Sweet Stamps
March 18 Crafty Sentiments
March 18 Die Cuttin Divas
March 18 Loves Rubberstamp 
March 18 TTCRD
March 19 Word Art Wednesday
March 22 Red Carpet Studio
March 23 Creative Card Crew
March 26 Just Keep On Creating 
March 31 Trendy Twine
March 31 Crafty Hazelnuts
March 31 Crafting by Designs 
March 31 Connie Can Crop
March 31 Chalk N Stock
March 31 LEJ Designs
March 31 DL.Art
March 31 Just B Creative Crazy

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Intricate Snowflake Card

SVG Attic just released a brand new SVG set called Ice Princess Party Pack a couple days ago.  It is so darling and is perfect for all the Frozen movie fans out there.  I only have boys, so I probably won't have the opportunity to use it for a birthday party, but that didn't stop me from using elements from it to make this beautiful card!  
 I fell in love with this intricate snowflake as soon as I saw it.  It really captures the beauty that can be seen in real ones.  It is from the envelope file from the kit and so is the square behind the snowflake.  I sized the snowflake at 3.75" high and cut it out of silver glitzy glitter paper by DCWV.  It truly shines in the light!  The square behind it is 4".  I created a blackout shadow of the snowflake in turquoise to help the snowflake stand out from the DP.  The gray trim at the bottom is from Erin's Scalloped Trims and I sized it at 0.5" tall then trimmed it to fit the card front.

Of course, what would a snowflake be without a little extra dazzle?  Okay, so maybe a lot of dazzle :)  I added silver rhinestones on the snowflake and in the corners of the square plus a large blue one in the center of the snowflake.  Add stamping, a bow and there you have the finished card!

Here is a look at the entire Ice Princess Party Pack.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 3 at Cut It Up!
Entering here:
March 5 Cut It Up
March 5 Word Art Wednesday
March 7 Crafts 4 Eternity
March 7 Crafty Catz
March 7 Sister Act Card Challenge
March 7 The Stamping Boutique
March 30 DL. Art
March 26 Just Keep On Creating