Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Red, White and Blue Mantel

I've started decorating my mantel for Independence Day and have some pictures to share. The files I used for most of these decorations come from Snapdragon Snippet but there is one special decoration that I made last year using the file from SVG Attic. I liked the way it turned out that I included it again this year.

Here are individual pictures of the decorations with the files names and links.

3D Star and Bunting Swag Set

American Doily

American Doily

Yankee Sam Jointed Figure

SVG Attic's Vintage Nation

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. Snapdragon Snippets will make your holiday decorating easy!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Just to Say Hello

We always are sending holiday and birthday wishes but sometimes the best wish to send it a surprise wish just to say Hello. Today's card is all about that unexpected wish to send to a friend in the good ol' summertime.

What makes this card special is the summer colors and the layering I did.

The paper used is from Echo Park's 6 x 6 paper pad: For the Record 2 by Lori Whitlock

The circle cut out in the top left corner and the fancy cut out in the lower left corner were made with Cuddlebug 5 x 7 Embossing Plus-Embossed Tags folder 

Used for the touch of green on the yellow cut out was Tim Holz Ranger Distress Ink in peacock feathers.

Roses were spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist in Sunflower Sparkle 

Glue to hold it all together - Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

 Enjoy your June and I'll see you back here with some July fun for Cutters Creek On Line Store.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Father's Day Ideas from Snapdrogon Snippet and Me

You can take a simple little box and turn it into a fun surprise for Father's Day or a masculine birthday. I made this fun 3D box combining two sets of cutting files:

I had to resize the patterns from the Griller's Gear Set to make it fit on the box but it was easy to do. I have detailed pictures below to show you the steps.

 Front of box

 Back of box

Top of box

How to step by step.

 I brought the box into my program and made it the size I wanted to cut it out. The dark blue represents the sides of the box and the light blue represents the decorative panels. As you can see above, the apron pattern was too big for the decorative panel.
I centered the apron over the decorative panel on my cutting mat and I started to size it down to fit into the area of my panel. Once it was the size I wanted, I then cut and pasted the apron into a different screen. I did this with the grill on the back too. I used the side and top panels as a guide to size the shalt and pepper shakers and spatula on the top.

The above final diagram shows how all the layers will look just before cutting and the below picture shows the box with the cover off. I used pop dots to make the cutting files on the sides stick out and to stop the cover from going all the way down since I plan on putting a big bag of m & m's in here.

I also made a card to go with the box. I used a7 griller's apron card 5x7

I had some fun with this card. I used a beige for the apron but then went back with a brown chalk ink pad and inked the pocket edges and then just started dapping and streaking the rest of the apron to give it a worn look.

Below is the back of the card. The apron string wraps around the side of the card onto the back where a spatula hangs off of it. How cute is that?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Best Dad Ever card for Cutters Creek

Father's day is this coming Sunday but don't panic because there is still time to grab a cartridge and get to work on making a quick and cute card. I used the Father's Day cartridge from Provo Craft and my Cricut to cut out the car, television remote control, grill and sentiment. The things I picked from the cartridge are things that reflect the personality of my hubby.

I had trouble getting the card to stand at first but I started folding and gluing and then added the car with glue dots so it stuck out further and this was the solution to my "make the card stand" problem.

Here is a close up of the car. I used glitter on the windows and tires to give it depth.

Here is a list of products I used from Cutters Creek Store to help me build my project:

Scor Pal

Perfect Pearls on the television remote control, windshield, and red nob of bbq grill

Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive 

Glue Dots to attache the car

Have a great week and a happy Father's Day to all those wonderful fathers out there.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Using those Cartridges

I have so many svg files on my computer and I create my own so I forget about all the wonderful files on my Cricut cartridges. I started digging through my cartridges and found this cute wagon and saying and decided I needed to make a card and use it. A dear scrapping friend was in a terrible accident awhile ago and I'm hoping this card will cheer her up some.

I've decided to have some fun with those that visit my blog. If you can come up with the name of the cartridge I used to make this, post it in the comments below with your blog address and I'll use to pick a winner out of all the right answers and then send you a "cool" scrapping prize.

Thanks for stopping and playing and good luck!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chalking some Cards for Chalk N Stock Challenge

Welcome to today's post for June's Chalk N Stock Challenge. Each month Chalk N Stock offered a challenge for anyone who is in love with using chalk or chalk inks on their projects. The theme is always anything goes and one lucky winner will win 7 free digital stamps from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Here are a few cards I created this month and I used chalk in various ways on each card. All images are from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to see your project and how you used chalk. :)