Sunday, December 20, 2015

Season's Greetings

 Season's Greetings everyone!

Today I am sharing my cute spin on Kadoodle Bug Designs Christmas Ginger Cookies. If you are looking for a super quick assembly, this guy is the one for you.
By the way, have you seen the newest line to hit the KBD store? If not, you really should head on over there and scoop up the super cute Whimsical Inklings sets before the sale ends at the end of the year.

 Of course, where would I be if I didn't pair this super cute gingy with my Jaded Blossom dies and stamps.

The window is actually a shaker box in case you can't tell. To get the appearance of snow on my vellum I used Tim Holtz, "Falling Snow" embossing folder. The amazing thing about embossing the vellum is that it created the white snow backdrop without me having to add any inks to it. Score!

If you are looking to make a super easy, fast card, this Gingy may be the one for you.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, I hope you have a scrappy day!

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Nutcracker

Aloha all,

Thanks for stopping by. For my latest project, I want to share the cute new files that came out over at Kadoodle Bug The store is having another spectacular sale and everything is 90% off right now.

Even though I have the eBrush, I saw that crayola had their own version of an airbrush called, Crayola Marker Airbrush and thought I would much rather have my daughter use that then my eBrush to use on her various school projects.
It's a great alternative to figure out if an eBrush is for you but, the downside to Crayola is you having to keep pumping air into the chamber. The whole nature scene was shaded using the Crayola Marker Airbrush and the good thing about this airbrush is that the markers are water based and therefore can get wiped off of your craft area, table,  etc.

 As soon as I saw KBD's  Nutcracker file, I just knew that I had to recreate it.
To help me with this project I used Samantha Walker's Snowman Bendy Card Design ID #107014 from the Silhouette Online Store.

Of course you will need to edit your points to get rid of your snowman which will then leave you with the landscape scene which just by itself is so beautiful I almost didn't want to attach anything to it.
At first my Nutcracker looked so lonely on this card I decided to add in the lamppost and the little mice. Aren't the mice too darn cute?

This file can be purchased here. There are so many new cuties out your not going to want to miss this spectacular sale.

There was one small tree added to the left of the card and this too came from the Silhouette Online store, Design ID #52802.

Of course this project wouldn't be complete without my JB goodies, Christmas wishes and the candy charms and banner die.

 I hope this card inspires you to play as well and if so, please leave me a comment. I would love to come visit your creation.
Speaking of other people's creations. Amanda Jones did her own version of paper on the glass blocks and it came out super adorable. You can visit her project here.

Mahalo for visiting and wishing you and yours the Merriest Christmas!

As always, have a scrappy day!

Friday, December 11, 2015

From Our House to Yours

Aloha everyone,

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season.

 I found this lovely diorama tutorial from Mel Stampz and just knew I had to try my hand at creating my own.
This was super easy to put together with my handy dandy silhouette, dies, stamps and the super cute svg moose.

To recreate Melz diorama without using the products she used, I turned to my Silhouette and the online store.

 (Just a side note, if you have ever thought about purchasing a subscription, I highly encourage for you to get one. I joined during their Black Friday sale and am totally loving it so far.)

Next, I used some basic shapes found in the store as well to help create the inner and outer frame for my cupcake box.

 I must mention, the file that I found for the cupcake box came with handles. If you use a box with handles you will need to do some cropping to remove the handles. If you decide to keep the handles, please keep in mind that your shape's width and length may not be equal and you will need to make sure your shape is placed so that the widest part of your shape is horizontal. You don't want the shortest part horizontal because you will need width to create your scene. I hope that makes sense.

To create the red band on the outside frame you have to offset on the inside of your shape instead of the outside.

 For the inner frame (cupcake holder) release the shape it comes with and replace it with a smaller shape of your outer frame, align your new shape over the existing shape and you may also have to fiddle with the length and width of your new shape. Once you are satisfied with your new shape, remove the original shape and create a new compound path.

I used Pretty Pink Posh stitched borders #3 for the edging around my frame, and paired it with the house found on Taylored Expressions Baby, It's Cold Outside stamp.
The back of the frame was created using my Lawn Fawn snowfall die and their Christmas tree stamps.

For the end result of course I had to top it off with my Jaded Blossom Holiday dies and their tags die. The sentiment comes from Elizabeth Craft Designs Merry and Bright.

It's hard to see but I found this adorable cloud stamp by October Afternoon from the Saturday funnies series and fussycut the clouds out.
To add a little more pow to my diorama I threw in some miniature led lights and there you have it!

Hope you guys enjoyed this project and are encouraged to make your own. 

Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season and as always, have yourself a scrappy day!