Friday, 17 March 2017

Quilt Rack

I am not a quilter, in fact, I am terrible at sewing . If I can't glue it, I don't make it. My 2 daughters however, are sewing artisans. Their cosplay costumes are amazing.
How could I incorporate "sewing" into my paper art? By making paper quilts, that's how.
This is kind of exciting because I can create a quilt display for all occasions.

The 3D quilt rack was constructed from a file available from Snapdragon Snippets here. Now that I have the rack completed, I can make my paper quilts.
My first paper quilt shown below is for St. Patrick's day. The hardest part was stitching the pieces together (refer to the first sentence in this blog post hahaha).
I will show more "quilts" as I make them. See you soon.


Here's another cute project I made for the day. The card was super quick and easy to put together. I bought the file off of the Silhouette design store. This particular file is from Snapdragon Snippets.You can purchase the file here if you don't have a Silhouette account.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Top 'o the mornin' to yeh. Happy St. Patrick's day where everyone gets to be Irish for one day.
This project was absolutely inspired by Mary over at SVGCuts. When she made the beer box card in green, I HAD to make one as well.
The cut files are from the Sunday with Dad kit.
I added a shamrock circle frame resized to fit the front panel, some little tiny shamrocks die cut with gold foil paper and a couple stamps I have had in my stash for years.
The "please drink responsibly" stamp is perfect for the case of beer.
Enjoy your day!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - March

Hello everyone:
It's time for the reveal of Urban Scrapbook's kit for March. This month features beautiful and girly paper from American Crafts "Hazelwood" line. Please pop over to the link here to check out what our amazing design team is creating with this kit.
As always, it starts with a picture (based on colors pulled from the papers). This pic is of my fabulous daughter. They spend countless hours creating and sewing costumes for comic book conventions. Seriously, I don't even have a clue about some of the characters they dress up as. It's a whole other world...
I fussy cut the sheet of butterflies, and set those aside.
I knew I wanted to create a dimensional layout, so I made a simple box card. I scored and folded the paper. I took a large punch (EK) to add a little more interest to the box.
After much thought (and many cups of coffee) I figured out a way to add it to the layout.
I cut two slits the width of the box, then slid the whole thing underneath the second layer of paper.
tip: I usually put Sookwang tape on the corners and middle of the layering paper. That way, you can go back and tuck things underneath the layer.
Then it was just a process of gluing the butterflies over the page.
I added the bag of goodies (buttons, sequins etc.) afterwards to fill in some empty spots
The little eyestopper below was created by spreading liquid adhesive and pouring the sequins and pearls over the wet glue.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and remember to pick up your kit at Urban Scrapbook before they sell out! See you next time! 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - February

Good morning from Thailand!. I have a pretty great view from the deck here.
It's time to reveal this month's kit available at Urban Scrapbook. You can check out other pages here:
I made a very simple layout this month, focusing on the photo and leaving more negative space in the background.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

101 Birthday wishes

Hello again, I wanted to share the cute birthday card I made for my youngest daughter. She turned 22 the other day. But, I think that you are never too old for Disney! When Josie was little, she was absolutely dalmation crazy. We had so many stuffed dogs (not 101,but pretty close hahaha) 
Happy Birthday beautiful girl, I love you to the moon and back.

The base of the card is from SVGCuts "Christmas box cards" kit.
I searched the web for coloring pages for the dalmations and resized them in Silhouette Studio.
I ended up cutting them out by hand because I could not get my print 'n cut to work (GRRRRRRR)
I added a few little extras with stamped images and the label on the front was also a print and cut that I modified.
Here's my girl. They sew a lot of costumes for cosplay conventions. Super creative like  their mama.
Thanks for letting me share, see you soon...

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Happy Birthday

OMy daughter turned a quarter century last week. Over the past year she has gotten her EMT certification and is now working for the provincial EMS. 
I love making box cards so I decided to make a happy birthday ambulance. 
I used a cut file from the Silhouette store and turned it into a box card. I think it's a pretty good replica of our ambulances in town.

Happy birthday Shelby! So proud to be your mama.