Hi Friends! Sorry, I’ve disappeared on you the last week or so. I decided to take a blogging break to enjoy the last busy week of school and the first busy week of summer … which means I haven’t been doing much scrapping. I’m sure all of you have been doing the same thing! Yay for Summer!
I do have a few Father’s Day projects that I thought I would share with you today. The first one is a gift set that I put together for BasicGrey using my Silhouette Cameo machine.
For this project I used a mixture of the BasicGrey Hey! Collections. My husband really doesn’t like when we make a fuss over him on holidays/birthdays … if he had it his way, we would all just go about like it was a normal day. And if we do give him any gifts, he prefers the practical and useful kind. Boring, right?! 🙂 Well, just because he likes practical gifts, doesn’t mean that I’m going to wrap it up in a practical way. Hehe! My kids and I still shower him with all kinds of fanfare and this trophy gift bucket will be the perfect way for us to display our affection for him. It’s roomy enough to hold several small gifts and notes, and after he goes through them, it will look great sitting up on the mantel for the remainder of Father’s Day.
I created the base of the trophy with light yellow cardstock using my Cameo and an SVG cut file by SVG Attic (“Day at the Races” set). For the top layer, I used a yellow pattern from the Hey You 12 x 12 Paper Pad. Next, I decorated the front of the trophy with an award created with my die cut machine using more papers from the Hey You collection. I placed a wooden button from the Hey Boy collection with the number one on it in the center of the award. You could even make the award removable so that he has to wear it pinned to his shirt during his Father’s Day dinner!
For the card I used more of the Hey You papers to cut out a hot air balloon image. I used the Hey Boy Printed Chipboard Alpha letters to spell “Dad” across the top and added a couple of clear blue buttons from the Hey Boy Buttons and Brads as an accent.
BasicGrey Hey You 12 x 12 Paper Pad, BasicGrey Hey Boy Printed Chipboard Alpha Letters, BasicGrey Hey Boy Buttons and Brads, Hey Boy Wooden Buttons
Kate & Co.-Oxford Lane: Bold Paper, Triples Paper, Fresh Paper, Enjoy Paper, 6 x 6 Paper Pad, 12 x 12 Sticker Accessories, 12 x 12 Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Brads, Decorative Tape, Layered Stickers, Stamps
Other: White Cardstock, Teal Spray Ink, Navy Stamping Ink, Acrylic Block, Black Distress Ink, Scissors, Trimmer, Adhesive, Foam Squares
My husband’s favorite color happens to be white, and so I decided to begin this page with a crisp white background spritzed with a few droplets of teal spray ink. I love how the colors and patterns of this collection look against that white background. I added horizontal bands of patterned paper across the top and bottom of the page to “frame” it a bit and then added some extra bits to the top for some fun. I used the decorative tape along with a layered sticker, enamel brad and a stamped flower.
I adhered the #1 Sticker to a circle punched from a smaller scale patterned paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad and then fussy-cut a few flower sprays as accents. I also stamped a few more flower shapes around this cluster.
The journaling is contained on the “Fun” chipboard journal block and accented with more stamping and fussy-cut flowers. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any fussy-cutting and I love the detail and texture it adds to a page.
I hope you are having a great summer so far. We are knee deep in swimming lessons, scout camps, popsicles, friends around the firepit, and more. I love making summertime memories! I’ll be back soon with more shares!
Hello friends! It’s been awhile. I didn’t mean to let this few-and-far-between blogging pattern take hold of me, but lately, I just haven’t been feeling very chatty. I HAVE been creating though … can’t stay away from that … so I will try and catch up and load those projects here on the ol’ blog. 🙂
I know Thanksgiving seems like old news now that Christmas is on it’s way … but I do have a couple of Thanksgiving projects to share, if that’s alright with you. 🙂
BasicGrey Serenade collection: Serenade Chemise Paper, Serenade Bustle Paper, Lucille Selvage Paper, Lucille Pin It Paper, Serenade Element Stickers, Serenade Alphabet Stickers, Serenade Printed Chipboard, Serenade Mixed Brads
I used the Serenade collection (Loooove!) to scrap some snapshots from last year’s Thanksgiving. We were actually planning on driving three hours to my sister’s home for the weekend. Before we left, I decided to cook an impromptu turkey dinner just for our little family. The kids were so excited! The girls drew a banner to hang on the mantle and my son created placecards on the computer for everyone. We had a great time cooking everything together. My husband quickly snapped these shots with his cell phone of our time together and I’m so glad he did! The next morning four of us woke up with the flu and we ended up staying home and never had an “official” Thanksgiving dinner with our extended family.
I spritzed the background paper with walnut ink and then began building my page by matting each photo on a different pattern paper. I adhered the photos side by side used the large floral sticker and layered border stickers to “connect” everything. The title was created with the chipboard letters that come with the Printed Chipboard.
I printed my journaling out on a transparency and added it to a journaling sticker. A few brads and more chipboard pieces here-and-there complete the page.
Growing up, my mom always left little treats for us kids on the kitchen counter for almost every holiday. They were so much fun to wake up to! When I saw this pilgrim hat cut on the Silhouette site, I knew it would be the perfect little container to hold a few treats for my kids. I added glittery yellow Stickles to the buckle and then created a couple of “feathers” to tuck in the hat band for additional color. The feathers were actually created from a free tropical leaf cut available on the SVGCuts.com website HERE. (On a side note, SVG Cuts has 28 pages of free designs available to download … be sure to go check them out HERE. WOW!)
I also created a pilgrim card for each of them. It was fun to write each of them a note and tell them all kinds of gushy-lovey reasons why I am thankful for them. 🙂 How cute is that pilgrim cut?! This one can be found in the Thanksgiving Harvest set at Lettering Delights. The card design was inspired by THIS CUTE HALLOWEEN CARD created by Jin of UnderACherryTree.com.
Next, I created a couple of Pie shaped gift boxes filled with candies. I took one to my parents and one to my husband’s parents to thank them for having us over for Thanksgiving Dinner at each of their houses. The pies are so much fun to make! I’m thinking I’m better at making a paper pie than a real one! LOL! You can find the file for the pie in the Fall Harvest SVG Kit at SVG Cuts.com. My girls begged me to make each of them a pie as well and they have been using them in their play kitchen, pretending to bake them in the oven. LOL!
And then finally, I used this free SVG file by Lettering Delights (find them on the blog www.underacherrytree.com HERE) to create these tiny little pumpkin purses filled with candies for a few of my gal pals at church. In addition to the SVG file you can also download a PDF for the gratitude cards. (I plan on adding one or two to a future Thanksgiving/Fall page!)
Thanks for taking a peek at my work! I’m so happy you came by today. 🙂
Can you feel it yet? Autumn is just around the corner. YAY!!! Yes, it is still crazy hot during the days, but at night there an ever-so-slight change in the “feel” of the air signaling that cooler days are ahead. I love it! I love it! I love it! I have been busy going on school-shopping dates with the kids this past week. Two and a half down (Jensyn still needs a few things), and one to go! I love school shopping! And I love the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with each of my kids. We have so much fun laughing over the quirky things that happen while we are out (like the waitress serving us our salads at lunch and asking us if we need forks for those . . . Bwaaahaaa!).
I have been using my Silhouette machine a lot lately and have a new obsession … the digital cut files at SVG Cuts. They have digital files for the most adorable boxes and cards you have ever seen! And they do a BEAUTIFUL job showcasing them and explaining how to put them together with their videos. I decided it would be fun to put together the shoolhouse boxes from the School Days SVG kit for the kids’ to take to their teachers on the first day of school filled with notecards or a notepad and a goodie or two.
These kinds of projects are perfect for making a dent in the papers I am hoarding in my stash. 😀 For this first schoolhouse set, I used the Hometown collection by Pink Paislee, with a ledger paper and plaid paper from the Old School collection.
I created the card exactly as it comes in the file, but added a band of plaid paper underneath the pencils. The cute burlap buttons are from Nikki Sivils.
I had a blast decorating the shoolhouse. The ABC and apple cuts are from SVG Cuts and are included in the School Days digital kit. The flag and owl were created with my Cricut Expression machine. The owl is from the Recess Lite cartridge (I trimmed his graduation hat off with my scissors), and the flag is from the Stand & Salute cartridge (with the flag pole trimmed a bit shorter). The little chalkboard is a Silhouette cut by Lori Whitlock. I wrote on the chalkboard with a white gel pen, and then punched tiny holes in the corners so that I could hang it by the door with a mini brad and a bit of twine. The red cardstock panel on the front of the schoolhouse was embossed with my Cuttlebug machine and the Distress Stripes embossing folder.
The letter stickers are from the Pink Paislee Old School collection. And the bushes around the sides of the schoolhouse were created with my Cricut Expression machine and the Live Simply Lite cartridge.
The roof of the schoolhouse opens up on a hinge. At the tallest point of the roof it is 6.5″ tall, so you could even put in a cute, decorated bottle of hand sanitizer if you wanted. 🙂
I didn’t have enough paper to do all of the schoolhouses the same . . . which is completely fine to me! Heck, it gives me a chance to make a dent in my stash. 😀 Here is the same schoolhouse, created in a slightly darker color scheme with all Pink Paislee Old School papers.
I added a little embossing to the pencils on this one with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder and then wrapped the pencils with some My Mind’s Eye baker’s twine.
My kids are in love with these little boxes and can’t wait to surprise their teachers with them. Hehehe! Hmmmm … maybe I will send their teachers a new goodie box every single month JUST so I can have a reason to have fun making more boxes! Ha!
Have a great week!