Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Preparing for Christmas!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I'm back with a new Design Team project using files from a fabulous collection from Birds SVGs called Christmas Toy Shop

Today I will be sharing the Gift Bag and the Gift Tag - this set also includes the Toy Shop Scene Card and Envelope.

The Christmas Toy Shop set - Birds SVGs

I chose my patterned paper from My Mind's Eye 'Holiday Cheer' paper pad that I'd purchased from Michaels. I loved the olive green colour of the floral paper and used that for the main part of the bag. 
I used a different pattern but the same olive green colour for the sides and for the outside part of the handle. I used the red version of this pattern for the shop front window.
 I used some red ribbon and attached a cute little bow, some sparkly enamel dots on the one side and gave the 'snow' a touch of clear Wink of Stella for it to glisten.
With the gift tag I matched the gift bag colours and found a dark brown piece of card from my scraps to make the outer part of the bear. I added the clear Wink of Stella to the bear and the 'snow' for some sparkle. I added some foam dots to expand the shop window. I also used the same ribbon as the bow on the gift bag and attached it to the tag.
This Christmas Toy Shop file and a lot of gorgeous Christmas FREEBIES! can be found on Birds site - it's definitely worth a visit to her store. All the files are designed with love and come with great step by step video instructions and a detailed pdf file.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!
*Vicki*

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Friday, September 16, 2016

One for the man in your life!

Hello crafty friends,
I'm back to share my latest Hybridchick post - it's a great mini album I made for my husband - originally for Father's Day but ended up giving it to him for his birthday.
I chose the gorgeous manly digital paper from SAS Designs and loved the combination of colours and elements in the kit. 

The file is a Lori Whitlock file (yes I use her files a lot - they are very easy to use). The file is called 'Hidden Binding Suitcase Mini Album' and can be found in the Silhouette Design store.
First I chose which patterns I wanted to use and laid them out on screen. I selected the print and cut feature and sent the file to my printer (I use a large format Pixma Canon iP8720).
fter the printing I cut the file out on my Silhouette Cameo machine and then also cut out the rest of the file pieces using plain brown cardstock.
I selected all my printed pattern pieces and attached them to the suitcase base and then glued and assembled the inside pieces.
After the whole suitcase file was assembled I slid in the printed inserts and decorated the handle, the front panel and completed the rest of the suitcase.
I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to give the #1 badge a raised glossy look and added some velcro to close the suitcase flap. I added sparkly white and teal enamel dots to complete the handle.
Thank you for visiting today! Please visit The Digichick for this great product, new in store products and other featured products.
Happy Crafting and have a wonderful day!
*Vicki*

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New school year!

Hi friends,

I recently won (yay!) some cutting files from The Cutting Cafe and got to chose this gorgeous file called - pencil treat cup card. My son started a new school year and we're very excited for this year in Grade 4 and I decided to make this file as a hello card for his teacher.
I did not read the instruction sheet that accompanied the file so once I started cutting the card I realised that I should have increased the size as I originally wanted a standard card size.
But it actually turned out really cute at the smaller size (and I got to save some paperclips to use for another project!). I cut out two small apples from left over scrap cardstock and added them to the card with some foam dots.
The pencil treat cup card also comes with some sentiment sayings, the #2 and pencil scribbles.

I did watch the video that is on The Cutting Cafe website to see how to create the section to get the paperclips or treats in and out the card. This is such a fun idea!

Thank you for visiting today!
*Vicki*

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Creative Team - NEW Glam Kit Project!

Dear Crafty Friends,

Today I'm EXCITED to share the latest kit from Studio IlustradoGlam Kit
I was looking forward to use this kit as there are so many beautiful paper patterns and elements to choose from. This kits' theme and variety would be fabulous for any party!

I used the following files from Studio Ilustrado to display the NEW KIT!
I created a quick 'To do list' to keep a record of what had to be done. I love the patterned paper I used on the edge of the list - the flowers are gorgeous and can also be used to make invitations to match the treat bag.
I used one of the label elements and the sparkly gold numbers and made cards for the table which can be left standing on their own or attached to a thin dowel. There are even letters so name cards could also be made.
I loved all the patterned paper so I had to use a combination of the stripes and dots to make the cute birthday cake treat boxes.
 There are so many beautiful elements in this kit (60) - I wish I could use them all - the variety of choice is excellent.

Thank you for visiting today! 
Happy Crafting!
*Vicki*

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Butterflies will fly!

Hello my crafty friends,

Today I'm sharing my latest creative team project for Studio Ilustrado. This file can be found in the Silhouette Design Store or on their website.

Butterflies Card - Studio Ilustrado
I chose my colours and patterned paper and worked on my two cards. I really loved this file as it had so much detail to cut on the butterflies as well as easy to put together.


On the blue card I decided to make the outer butterflies with vellum so you could still see the patterned paper underneath. For the pink card I kept the paper plain with the dots and added some Wink of Stella to give the card a little bit of sparkle, and added some green coloured pearls!


Please visit Studio Ilustrado for more of their great designs which include cut files, digital paper and a few freebies too!

Look for their new designs in the Silhouette Design Store:


Thank you for visiting today! 
Happy Crafting!
*Vicki*

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Exciting Design Team News!

Hello Friends,

Recently Bird from Birds SVGs put out a Design Team call and I am THRILLED to let you know that I am one of the lucky Designers to be chosen to join her team. You can meet the rest of the team up on Birds blog.

For my first project I used the following files from the Roses are Pink set. 


I decided to go with a gold, beige and brown colour palette and put my own touch to it.


I used rose patterned paper for the oval box and the 'leaves' of the card, a gold and clear acetate sheet for the card envelope and a mixture of patterned beige and brown paper for the rest of the designs. I added a bit of subtle 'bling' using some sparkly enamel dots.


And finally I was going to add some candy to the box but I ended up making some coconut sugar cookies and thought they'd be perfect to go in the box to give to my neighbour!
(We are enjoying the left over cookies too ... yum!)


I'm thinking this would be a great hostess gift for any occasion - so quick and easy to put together!

If you haven't already visited Birds site it's definitely worthwhile - she has created beautiful themed collections and also has some fabulous freebies too if you'd like to try before you buy. You can mix and match her files to suit your theme. 

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!
*Vicki*

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