Happy Valentine’s Day to you! It’s the day of hugs and kisses and I have a couple of lovey-dovey projects to share with you using my Silhouette Cameo machine.
This first project is just a sweet little home decor item that you can create to brighten up a corner of your home, or as a gift for a friend to display in their home.
I cut out the heart puzzle images on several 6×6 patterned papers from the Carta Bella It’s a Girl collection. I also added an offset white cardstock layer underneath to help them POP a bit. They are adhered to the background paper with thin foam squares.
I then added the script “love” word on top, and adorned the corners with a pretty floral image.
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I WHALEY LOVE YOU Gift Box & Card
Isn’t this little whale favor box adorable?!! He was pretty easy to put together. You can find him in the Silhouette Store. I added some hearts on thin wires as his water spout for a Valentine touch.
A sweet little Whale card to accompany him was the perfect touch! I cut the sentiment out of black vinyl to make adhering the sentiment easy-peasy.
He opens up so you can place a yummy treat inside!
I added glitter paper for his tale for a touch of sparkle! … Everything “holiday” looks better with a touch of sparkle, don’t ya think? *giggle*
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Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! I LOVE my readers! And LOVE this creative community! I’m so glad we have the opportunity to inspired and uplift each other this way!
Have a great day!
Happy Weekend, Friends! While I was shopping the Target Dollar spot one day, I came across some USA letters … my home was in need of a little bit more red, white, and blue, so I brought them home to liven up the place. I decided to spruce them up even more by decorating them with the Echo Park Paper Sweet Liberty Mini collection.
My favorite little icon from this collection is the paper boat sticker! How cute is that little guy?! I placed him on the letter “S” front and center! It also inspired me to die cut a little paper boat shelf-sitter to go next to my letters.
I found the paper boat in the Silhouette Design Store (Design #59900 by Sweet Afton). I used the stickers and cut-aparts from the collection to make the little flags. The pole in the center of the boat was created using a wooden caramel apple stick (found at the grocery store or in the food crafts section of craft stores).
I wanted the letters to have a bit more interest and dimension to them, so I cut strips of the red/white striped “Sweet Fireworks” paper and “Journaling Cards” paper to create rosettes for each one. I layered them up with various circle and pinked/scalloped circles from my stash and the darling stickers from this set.
I love these letters! They were the perfect project to brighten up our decor for the holiday.
For more details about this project and a few more instructions, please visit the Echo Park Paper Blog.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Happy Birthday, America!
Warmer days are ahead of us and that has me in the mood to head to the beach! Until I can get there I am going to bring the beach to me by adorning my home with this nautical banner that I’m sharing on the Carta Bella Paper blog today!
I cut the banner from various papers from the Carta Bella Paper Yacht Club 6×6 paper pad using my Cricut Expression machine and the Birthday Bash cartridge for the banner shapes. I cut the same shapes again from the Carta Bella Black Felt Designer Cardstock, and then adhered the two matching layers together to give each panel a little more weight to support the embellishments I wanted to add to it and to help it hang correctly.
The second panel is decorated with a boat sticker and a tag, topped with a sparkling decorative brad.
I love the “Seas the Day” die cut on the third panel. The play on words just makes me smile! I wanted to add a little woodgrain tape to the top of the die cut; it was a little too wide, so I simply cut it in half lengthwise. Finally, I added the flag die cuts along the top.
I had fun creating scenes on the last two panels.
For the fourth panel, I cut a dolphin from the red polka dot paper using the Sea Life Animals #2 Die Set
. I love how he looks like he is going to jump right off of the banner!
On the last panel, I created a little scene with the boat chipboard. The boat almost seems to be sailing along the banner sticker, and greets you with a friendly “Ahoy!” The enamel dots feel like bubbles or water droplets splashing up from the ocean! As a final touch, I added the Anchors Decorative Tape
across the top.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to don my boat shoes and go for a sail. I had so much fun playing with Yacht Club!
“Sea” you next week! *wink*
Sending out a big THANK YOU to all of you who took the time to take the Diamond Press Survey last week! It’s time to announce the WINNER of the Diamond Press machine!
MELISSA K. … you are the WINNER! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I will be contacting you on the email you left with your comment to get your shipping information. Woot! Woot!
For any of you who did not get a chance to take the survey and would still like to for a chance to win a $25 gift card from Diamond Press, you can find the link to the survey HERE on the Diamond Press Facebook page. Or the direct link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LR3BGVV
Also, tomorrow (March 16th) Diamond Press will be back on HSN as part of their all-day craft event. Show times will be posted on the Diamond Press Facebook page.
I have a new Echo Park Paper project using the Easter collection to share with you today!
As I started pulling out my holiday decorations this Spring I decided that my Easter collection was looking a little sad. Time to spruce things up! Like a breath of fresh air, the Easter collection came to my rescue and I used it to create these adorable altered Wood Easter Shapes that I found at Michael’s. This set was so much fun to create with the happy colors and patterns of this collection! I love the way they came together!
I hand cut the stripes for the large Easter egg shape, and then used an Echo Park Flower Silhouette Shape
to create the dimensional flowers as an accent. A few decorative brads add the perfect hint of shine.
I wanted the wood bird shape to have a little more dimension, so I decided to give her a layered wing. I cut the wing shape from this Echo Park Bird Silhouette cut file
. I cut the same shape three times and then layered them together using foam squares. A pink bow around her neck and a yellow button adorning her wing finish her off!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you feel inspired to create your own Easter decor! See you again soon!