American Crafts: Creating Paper Cacti

This week on the American Crafts blog we are sharing Summer Home Decor ideas. I had so much fun making my project with the New Amy Tangerine Shine On collection. It makes me smile every time I look at it!
Jana Eubank American Crafts Amy Tangerine Shine On Cactus Home Decor 1 600
I’m always looking for a way to brighten up the shelves in my craft room or my kitchen window sill and this crate of paper cacti plants fit the bill perfectly!
Jana Eubank American Crafts Amy Tangerine Shine On Cactus Home Decor 3 600
I used a cactus cut file by Paper Zen/Ceclia Louie that I found on Etsy to create this colorful trio and placed all of them together in a paper crate created with a cut file from the Silhouette Design store (#57298). The base of the crate is cut from 12×12 Smooth Kraft cardstock with panels of the Planted paper. I added a border strip cut from The Good Life paper as a decorative accent, and then wrapped white twine around the box several times for a bit of texture.
The flowers on each cactus are cut from 12×12 Textured White cardstock. The Faux Suede Flowers made the perfect flower centers with a fun and textured POP of color!
Jana Eubank American Crafts Amy Tangerine Shine On Cactus Home Decor 2 600
Wouldn’t this be a fun set to gift to someone?! Add a handwritten Shine On Card and you are ready to go! Or maybe you’d like to use these for your next summer party and place a cactus on each of your place settings with the names of your guests? The flower pot on the bottom is the perfect place to add a treat.
Jana Eubank American Crafts Amy Tangerine Shine On Cactus Home Decor 5 600
Finish your project by creating plant markers using the blocks from The Good Life paper and the More of This paper. They are quick and simple to make by adhering them to skinny craft sticks.
Jana Eubank American Crafts Amy Tangerine Shine On Cactus Home Decor 4 600
These cacti have so much personality and were so much fun to make! I hope you grab yourself some of the New Amy Tangerine Shine On papers and make a set for yourself, too!

SUPPLIES:

Cactus Cut File by PaperZenShop on Etsy
Crate: 3D Paper Eggs and Holder by Jamie Cripps (Design #57298 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Crafting! 

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: “You Are PAW-some” Dog House Treat Box

Hello, friends! Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper Blog with a fun dog house-shaped treat box for the dog lover in your life. I used the adorable new A Dog’s Tail collection for this project. Check it out below!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 1 600
I used my Silhouette Cameo electronic die cutting machine to cut out the dog house using a house cut file from the Gingerbread Chalet Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com. The base of the box is cut from the Puppy Play Paper. The roof was cut from Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock and then covered with Furry Friends paper shingles (green polka dots). I created the shingles by cutting out small rectangles using my Silhouette Cameo and then adhering them one-by-one to the roof.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 4 600
Next, I added a piece of acetate over the dog house door and added some grass border die cuts (using a metal die from my stash) along the bottom of each of the four walls. I then decorated the front of the house with several stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet and a dog that I fussy-cut from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper. I die cut the heart above the door using the Postage Stamp Die Set (an older metal die set by Echo Park Paper).
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 2 600
I placed a treat inside of a cellophane bag, tied it with a bow, and then placed it inside of the gift box. I then tied everything closed with a cheery, red, plaid ribbon.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 5 600
Every gift needs a cute tag, don’t you think?! The tags in the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack make it easy! I attached one to the bow at the top of the box using a bit of white twine, and then decorated the tag with a few small die cut hearts (Flower Set #5 Die Set).
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 3 600
Now this fun little treat is ready to give to your PAW-some friend! They will be delighted to open such a fun gift!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper A Dogs Tail Dog House 6 600
I hope today’s project left you feeling inspired to create something fun for someone YOU love! See you again soon!
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OTHER SUPPLIES:
House Cut File Used for Dog House: Gingerbread Chalet Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
Postage Stamp Die Set
Flower Set #5 Die Set

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: A Very, Merry Unbirthday to You!

If you are thinking of someone and want to do something special for them “Just Because,” why not wish them a “Very, Merry Unbirthday” with the new Alice in Wonderland collection by Echo Park Paper and this tea kettle gift box?!
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Alice In Wonderland Tea Kettle 1 600
This tea kettle cut file by SVGCuts.com is such a great size! It measures 9 inches high with a circumference of 4 inches, making it perfect to tuck in a stack of homemade cookies, tea, or perhaps a bottle of lotion or body wash? Whatever you tuck inside, your friend will be excited that you thought of them.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Alice In Wonderland Tea Kettle 3 600
The top of the handle is adorned with die cut flowers created with the Flower Die Set #3. I layered together all three flower shapes, as well as the large circle. I also added in a few blue swirls from the die set for a magical feel. The die cut leaves were created using the Fall Branch Die Set. All papers for the flower cluster are from the 6×6 paper pad.
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Alice In Wonderland Tea Kettle 4 600
Alice, herself, beckons you to go on an adventure. I don’t know about you, but she makes me want to spend the afternoon reading a book in a beautiful garden. (Isn’t the artwork in this collection so adorable?!)
Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Alice In Wonderland Tea Kettle 5 600
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OTHER SUPPLIES:

Button/Twine/Purple Ric Rac Trim
Mini Brads
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Gray Distressing Ink

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: RV Gift Box

I received a fun email recently … I found out that my blog has been included on Feedspot’s Top 100 Scrapbooking blogs! Thank you to Feedspot and everyone who supports and reads my blog. That made my day!

If you are looking for more scrapbooking blogs to check out … you may want to check out their list! A lot of my favorites are on there and I’m discovering new ones, too!

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I have another papercraft for you today! An RV Gift Box created with the Echo Park Paper Good Day Sunshine collection. This is one of my favorite new collections! When I saw the RV image … you know I just couldn’t resist trying my hand at creating one with my Silhouette Cameo machine!

Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Good Day Sunshine RV Trailer Box 1 600

I found this adorable cut file by Snapdragon Snippets in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #87066). I have many fond memories camping with my family in a trailer each summer.

Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Good Day Sunshine RV Trailer Box 3 600

The colors, patterns, and embellishments were absolutely adorable for this project! I had a lot of fun decorating each side of the trailer, as you can see! I mean, really! How cute is that quilt-inspired paper?!

Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Good Day Sunshine RV Trailer Box 4 Original

The Good Day Sunshine decorative brads were perfect as hubcaps, and tail lights!

Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Good Day Sunshine RV Trailer Box 5 600

And the best part is that this darling project opens up as a box, so that you can use it as a gift box!

Jana Eubank Echo Park Paper Good Day Sunshine RV Trailer Box 6 600

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
“Camping 3D Trailer Box” cut file by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #87066 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Gray Distressing Ink
Adhesive/Foam Squares

Have you planned any fun camping trips for this coming summer?
JanaBold

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