Simple Stories: Summer Treasure Box

Hello, Simple Stories fans! Today I have a fun summer project you can create with your kids. I am sharing a Summer Treasure Box created with the Sunshine and Blue Skies collection. I adore the vibe of this collection! Not only is it perfect for creating seasonal summer projects, but with the palm trees and hibiscus flowers, it would be perfect for documenting your tropical vacation memories, too!
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Every year my three daughters each create a treasure box to keep their summer and vacation mementos in. As we go on our family vacation, road trips, and other summer outings my girls place trinkets they have collected along the way inside.
Some of the things they have added to their boxes have been smooth rocks and seashells from a beach trip, amusement park and movie tickets, and even business cards from restaurants and stores that they want to remember. They love going through their boxes later and reminiscing about all of the places we have been. It’s almost like their own little 3d scrapbook!
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The Sunshine and Blue Skies papers were so cute for this box! I love the popsicle pattern of the 2×2 Elements paper on the lid and the Pool Party patterned paper on the inside. I feel like those happy swimmers are beckoning me to come join them in the pool every time I open it up. Awwww, summer!
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I decorated the front of the box with the super-cute chipboard Ice Cream Truck, palm tree, and sun. I’m craving a frosty treat right now just looking at it!
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If you’re looking for a craft idea to do with the kids this summer, try making a Summer Treasure Box! Your children or grandchildren will love having a special place to store their mementos!
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SVG Cuts: Maple Manor as a Christmas House!

One of my favorite things about cut files is that you can change them up to match the season or occasion you are working on. For today’s project, I’m sharing a Halloween Haunted House made up as a beautiful Christmas house!

I used the Maple Manor cut file by SVGCuts.com to create this project. I LOVE the cut files by this company! I was on their design team several years ago, and enjoyed my time there so much! (Mary, if you ever put together a design team again … COUNT ME IN! *wink*)

Mary Bonk, owner and designer of SVGCuts.com, is a paper wizard! Her cut files are sturdy, detailed, and EASY to put together. All you need to do is cut out the pieces, and then follow the videos showing you how to assemble each project.

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I normally use lots of patterned paper in my projects, but this time I decided to use all cardstock. I added pattern and dimension to the roof and sides of the house using embossing folders instead.

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I wanted my house to have a wintry feel, so I added glue in several places, and then sprinkled it with glitter to appear as though there is snow on the roof.

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I had a lot of fun with all of the details on this house. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create Christmas lights for the roofline, and a dimensional wreath and greenery for holiday decorations.

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I used pine tree metal dies to create the Christmas trees on the front porch, and even added a cork “WELCOME” mat in front of the door.

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SVGCuts.com offers all kinds of free cut files to try out in addition to the products in their store. CLICK HERE to check them out!

Also, for a limited time you can receive the following SVG Set (pictured below) with a qualifying purchase. For more details, CLICK HERE to get the code and read about what your order needs to include. (Promotion is valid through December 25th, 2018)

Eeeek! So CUTE! I can’t wait to get mine!!!!

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Wouldn’t these be fun to make this weekend!

Thanks for coming by! See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Bewitching Halloween Home Decor

Hello!I’m back with another papercrafting project for your home! This time, we are looking forward to Halloween … my favorite!
Today I am working with the brand new Bewitched collection by Echo Park Paper. This collection features the prettiest, sweetest witch you have ever seen and I couldn’t wait to feature her in my design!
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You have probably seen the wood block decor that looks like the blocks are mounted on a candlestick with a knob adorning the top … well, I came across a cut file by MyScrapChick.com that mimics that look except every piece is made out of paper instead of wood! I couldn’t wait to give it a try!
I cut the base for each piece using Carta Bella Ebony Black Felt Designer Cardstock. After assembling, I used a white ink pad to give the edges a spooky and distressed feel.
The larger block is decorated with the adorable witch sticker from the Bewitched collection. She is flying her broomstick over a circular moon cut from the Trouble Brewing paper. I used the Happy Halloween die set to add a few bats to keep her company.
At the bottom of the witch block I added the “Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet” phrase sticker. I tucked in a floral sticker, the witch’s broom and a spooky cauldron.
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The smaller block features the witch’s best friend, a black cat! I own a black cat myself, and so I love to add black cats in my Halloween decor as much as possible! This sweet little guy is peeking out of from a friendly Jack-O-Lantern sitting next to the jar of candy. I used flower stickers and a shiny, black satin ribbon on both blocks, tying them together visually. The sides of both blocks are also both decorated with panels of Witch Hats paper.
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Do you have a favorite Halloween icon you like to add to your decor? For me, it is witches, black cats, and jack-o-lanterns … and I was so happy to be able to include all three on this project!
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Tombstone Treat Bags for Halloween

Happy weekend! Are you playing in your craft room today?

I’m back with another project using the Die Cuts with a View Premium Halloween Spirit paper pad that will be hitting the shelves this season.

Treats aren’t just for the kids at Halloween … I mean, why should they have all the fun, right?! Oh, you could definitely make these for the kids, but I think I will be giving them out to a few of my friends!

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These treat boxes open by lifting the top of the tombstone off. Inside I placed homestyle caramels in a pretty rows!

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Let’s take a closer look at each box! This one features a cut owl perched on the top of the the greeting cut-apart. A glimmering gold spiderweb sticker adds spook-night shine!

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The foiled accents of the paper and stickers from this paper pad were a bit tricky to capture with my camera, but they make these projects Oh, So Special! Both the “Boo” and the “Happy Halloween” are shiny gold foil on the box below.

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This cat is pulling his scariest face to try and keep you away from this candy haul. The ghost may be frightened, but don’t you run away … there are caramels waiting for you inside! Ha!

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The hardest part about making these cute treat boxes is going to be giving them away! They look just as cute as a Halloween decoration sitting all together in a row.

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Cut File: Tombstones by Cre8ive Cutz.com

Enjoy your weekend!

JanaBold

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