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Welcome to the Summer SVG Shindig!

It’s a PAR-TAY!!!!!!

Well, people.. it’s here! The Summer SVG Shindig! I am the last stop on this party train! If you’re here from Ruthie’s Blog, than you’re in the right spot! If you happen to jump around by accident.. you might miss out on some awesome projects and blog candy, so head on back! The hop starts at Bee’s Hive o’Drama!

I was so excited to be a part of this talent filled blog hop and I can’t wait to show you my projects.. yes, that’s plural! I hope your computer doesn’t crash with all these photos goin’ on! With that said, let the party begin! (or end.. since I’m last? lol.. )

At first I was going to go ALL OUT with this. I wanted to make an actual entire party with SVG files. Then, I came back to reality and remembered I have 3 kiddos and my ‘free time’ is not so.. ‘free’. Soooo… I made a few things to inspire you to create! All my projects are perfect for a ‘summer shindig’ and I hope you like them! Yes, this is a LONG post..

So, grab your sunblock and an ice cold lemonade.. spiked or not, that’s up to you… *wink* Keep on scrollin’ through.. I’ve got some blog candy waiting for ya at the end of this post! And if you don’t like ‘candy’, just pretend it’s some fresh fruit or something.. Heehee..

**Just a warning.. these photos are icky! Lighting was awful and my new moniter is not calibrated yet.. so my color looks off and greenish… Sorry!**

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And yes, our back lawn is crappy!

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Don’t those bright colors just make you happy?..

Right now you’re probably thinking, “She had MORE planned?.. yikes”.. I know, I know.. I was thinking the same thing after I made about 3 projects and practically glued my eyelid shut! (Don’t ask..lol)

Now I will break up the projects and underneath them it will tell you cut sizes. Nothing is ‘out of this world’ difficult or anything, so I won’t bore you with ‘instructions’. 99.9% of these items are made with fabulous Lettering Delights SVG’s! Simply ah-mazing! You can still take advantage of the SUMMER SALE!!!

 

 

1). Water Bottle Wrapper

 

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Collections Used: Soak up the Sun and Something Fishy

Sizes:

  • Trim a piece of cardstock to 8.75w x 2.25h.
  • ‘Wave’ 15.svg – 8.75w
  • ‘Turtle’ 16.svg – 2.00h

 

2). Straw Slips

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Collections Used: Soak up the Sun and SVG Cuts Scalloped Shapes

Sizes:

  • ‘Oval” – m.svg at 2.50h. Layer two circles over the areas you want the straws to fit through. The circles need to be .30
  • 04.svg – 1.668h
  • 07.svg – 1.331h
  • 10.svg – 1.50w
  • 03.svg – 1.668h

 

3). Cupcake Topper and Wrappers

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Collections Used: Something Fishy, Rosettes and SVG Attic’s Summer Fun Cupcake Wrapper’s

Sizes:

  • (Wave wrapper) – Cut as sized.
  • (Rosettes) 04.svg – 1.25h cut two per topper.
  • Cut four circles at 1.60

Below are all cuts from Something Fishy:

  • 15.svg – 1.910w
  • 20.svg – .841w (cut two)
  • 07.svg – 1.487w
  • 05.svg – 1.475
  • 03.svg – 2.25h

 

4). Napkin Rings

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Collections used: SVG Cuts Rosie’s Ribbons and Eat, Drink and Be Hairy

Sizes:

  • Ribbon #4 at 1.50h. Trim to 4″ wide per ring.
  • 11.svg – 2.765h
  • 10.svg – 2.197w
  • 12.svg – 2.793h

 

5). Cup Covers

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SVG Collections Used: Soak up the Sun

Sizes:

  • 05.svg – Uncheck KEEP PROPORTIONS and size to 3.7w5 x 3.75h. Use a hole puncher to add a hole for the straw. Or, layer circles in your SVG cutting program. They will need to be sized to .30

 

6). Fishy Hanging Decoration

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Collections Used: Something Fishy

Sizes:

  • Cut THREE rectangles at 5.50h and 10.00w. Fan fold them at 1″ and then fold in half. Adhere together.
  • Cut a circle at 4.00w
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  • 11.svg – 3.00w
  • 22.svg – 1.514w

 

7). Simple Banner

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Collections Used: Summer Treats

Sizes:

  • 23.svg – 11.00w Add a backing to make the letters stand out. (Do this by breaking apart the SVG and removing the letters and just cutting the rectangle shape)
  • 02.svg – 5.00h
  • 03.svg – 5.00w
  • Popsicles – 5.50h for both

 

8). Napkin Holder

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Collection Used: Backyard Fun

Sizes:

  • I used a 4x3x4″ box
  • 15.svg – Cut as sized
  • 01.svg – 3.00h
  • 04.svg – 1.25h
  • 05.svg – 1.00h
  • 07.svg – 4.00h
  • 06.svg – 4.00h
  • 13.svg – 1.00h

 

Whew! Why do I feel like I should have offered potty breaks and snacks between those posts? Perhaps a refill on that lemonade? LOL! I know it’s a lot and I hope you all are still here, because it’s BLOG CANDY (or fresh fruit) TIME!!!

I’ve got a few things to giveaway and they are all done differently, so please pay close attention, because I will verify! :)

Yes, 3 of the 4 require a Facebook account.. I’m sorry, but it’s to help those businesses that sponsored me! MY giveaway that I am doing is right here on the blog.. All you have to do is comment! I am mentioning this because of a rude comment that was left for me on my blog this morning. Thanks for understanding!

 

Trendy Twine: I recently discovered Trendy Twine.. and I love it! The owner, Lesley, is super sweet.. so sweet that she donated a pack of the 60yd Sampler! WOW! Now, what makes this different than other twine? Cool colors AND some of them have two colors wrapped together! Very cool and unique! I LOVE her Halloween and Kraft twine!

60 Yd Trendy Twine Mini Diva Pack (Pink, Purple, Lilac, Blue, Green, Burgundy, Red, Brown) Bakers Twine

WANT TO WIN THIS?

  1. Follow MY blog (over there to the right.. sometimes it doesn’t work, so I can be forgiving with this one)
  2. ‘Like’ me on Facebook – Happy Life, Crafty Wife
  3. ‘Like’ Trendy Twine and post on the Trendy Twine wall letting her know I sent ya!
  4. ONE random winner will be chosen off of the TRENDY TWINE wall posts and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Jazzy Patterns on Etsy: Again, another recently found shop thanks to my new love, the Silhouette! Using the print and cut feature I have found that Jazzy Patterns designs work FABULOUS! You can see a card I made from one of her digital paper/clipart sets HERE  shown in her listing! Well, Tatjana, the owner/designer has offered up a digital paper pack or digital clipart/paper set of YOUR CHOICE from her shop! How awesome! Here are some samples:

Beach clipart and digital papers set for personal or commercial use Fun At The Beach (DK001)Nautical clipart and digital papers set personal or commercial use Hoist Your Sail (DK002)Afternoon Tea digital scrabooking paper pack DP074

WANT TO WIN?

  1. Follow MY blog (over there to the right.. sometimes it doesn’t work, so I can be forgiving with this one)
  2. ‘Like’ me on Facebook – Happy Life, Crafty Wife
  3. There will be a ‘share’ graphic on MY FACEBOOK PAGE! Click ‘share’ under the post with photo titled ‘Jazzy Patterns Giveaway’… or just post about the giveaway on your page/wall!! Once you have done this, reply to THAT POST and let me know! Please note, posts on my actual wall will NOT count!
  4. ONE random winner will be chosen off of the comments on the ‘share’ post and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.
  5. If you happen to order from Jazzy Patterns, please send her a message and let her know I sent ya!

 

SVG Attic: Jessica of SVG Attic is just getting started, but she has been producing some great collections! If you haven’t taken a look at her work, you must! SVG Attic has donated the Summer Fun Cupcake Wrapper Collection! Perfect for those summer shindigs!!

WANT TO WIN?

  1. ‘Like’ Jessica’s Crop Corner on Facebook and let her know I sent ya!
  2. ONE random winner will be chosen off of the comments off of her Facebook wall and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Lettering Delights: I figured since I LOVE their cute little SVG files and used them in most of my projects, that I would give away a $15.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE!! Whoo-hoo!

WANT TO WIN? 

  1. Reply to THIS POST for one entry.
  2. Follow MY blog (over there to the right.. sometimes it doesn’t work, so I can be forgiving with this one)
  3. ONE random winner will be chosen from the comments and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Whoo-hoo! So fun! I love giveaway’s! I hope you all like to goodies I have up for grabs! Please share with your crafty friends and send them my way! :) Also, for more blog candy and GREAT projects, check out the rest of the blogs in this blog hop, if you haven’t already!

1. Belinda              http://beeshiveofdrama.blogspot.com

2. Thienly               http://modpaperie.blogspot.com

3. Alyssa               http://www.mythoughtsexactly.co/

4. Bee                     http://dare2beecreative.blogspot.com/

5. Jessica               http://jessicascropcorner.blogspot.com

6. Jin                       http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com

7. Julietta                http://4goofballs.blogspot.com

8. Ruthie                 http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/

 

ENJOY!

Also, even if you don’t want the prizes, please ‘follow’ my blog and ‘like’ me on Facebook! 


I’ve got mah’ flippy floppy’s!

Well.. I’ve got ONE of ‘em! lol..

This week at Paper Dolls we are making FLIP FLOP BOXES! How fun! When I saw this file from Eleanor of SVG Shop I was so excited! I LIVE in flip flops in the summer! I’m picky though! They either have to be bright colored with big ol’ flowers on the top.. or my Reef Fannings! <~~~~ Those are what I have for this summer. I get a new pair every year! The most COMFORTABLE flip flops, ever! They hug your feet nicely and don’t really ‘flop’…. or ‘flip’.. so.. are they still ‘flip flops?… Or, are they.. SANDALS?.. lol.

*blink – blink*

Wait.. am I selling flip flops here.. or am I trying to show you my project for Paper Dolls?

(really though, check those sandals out!)

Anyhow..

Here is my take on the flip flop box! I went for a luau theme that would be GREAT for party favors! This was easy to make (for a 3D project), even better!

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And not only is the Crop-a-Dile fun to say.. it’s pretty awesome, too! Like my eyeltets?

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Wanna make one like mine?… Head on over to Tamara’s shoe factory with your best glue.. and let’s get busy!

You can download the box from the Paper Dolls Blog.. so scootch on over there and get it!

I kept my boxed as pre-sized.

To decorate my flippy floppy, I used SVG Attic’s Luau collection!

So pretty! You gotta check out her work! (Jessica of SVG Attic). She’s just getting started, but from what I have seen from her, she’s got great stuff! Her files are easy to use, too! Also, be sure to ‘like’ her Facebook, and let her know I sent ya!

Here are the sizes I used from the Luau collection:

  • Hibiscus – 1.40w
  • Lanterns – ’round:1.063w  ‘lantern: .904w   ’tall: 1.151w
  • Luau Caption – 4.542w
  • Coconut drink – 2.396w

That’s it! I didn’t want to do too much to the flip flop because I didn’t want it to be overkill. I think the little touches I added were just right for this, though!

For the off white ‘inner’ part of the sandal, I just opened up another flop flop piece.. and unchecked ‘keep proportions’ and kinda smoohed it a bit to fit how I wanted.. I used an x-acto knife to cut the spaces for the straps. Then I inked and embossed it.. love the way it came out!

I strung the lanterns with some twine and tied little bows. You could do this with someone’s name for a gift!

The ‘grass’ trim is just two strips of paper cut to 1.25″ and frayed by hand with scissors. Super easy to do!

Welp, I hope you have enjoyed this one! I will be pretty quiet this week as I finish up the stuff for the SVG Summer Shindig Blop Hop! I can’t wait!

Head on over to Paper Dolls to see our guest designers projects.. and hopefully create something to enter in our challenge!

Have a great week!

Dinner is served!

On the menu today… escargot and mushrooms!

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Yummy! :)

So, the other night I was pouting because my Silly-butt was being.. a butt! (Silly-butt is what I am calling my Silhouette.. lol) The blade went el’ crap-o on me for whatever reason. I was told it’s ‘faulty’… hmmm.. I think it’s the weight loss fairies punishing me for eating that candy bar the day before. What-ev.. so yeah, I made a card with my Cricut.. bleh! I am totally spoiled by the Silhouette’s awesome cutting ability now. You will see in my close-ups the crap job the Cricut did on my blades of grass. And before you bug lovers start going off about it doing that because it’s an SVG.. yada, yada.. nada, chicka’s… I used my Create a Critter cartridge! How’s that bowl of soup for ya?.. Hmmph! (Don’t worry.. I am a closet bug lover, too.. can’t stop buyin’ those cartridges! Ack!)

Anyhow, I got a new blade in and was practically tripping over myself getting from the mailbox to my Silhouette to toss the new blade in and fire her up! IT WORKED!!! Whew! So that’s good.. and I will be able to start sharing some more more silly-butt projects soon!

So.. without anymore rambling.. here’s my latest card! I know.. you already saw it, but in case you forgot who’s blog you’re on… ‘Happy Life.. Crafty Wife’.. which means, you get bombarded with too many pictures. You love me for it, you know it!

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OK, seriously.. how stinkin’ cute are those SVG’s…? It just makes you wanna grab a salt shaker and go at ‘em! (If you don’t know what salt does to snails.. it’s time to do a lil’ Google search…)

I know.. I’m so mean. I actually did that to a snail before…and felt totally guilty about it. I was a punk teenager, so really, I could have been out doing much worse, but instead.. I was dumping salt on snails in my free time! LOL!

I didn’t stamp anything on the sign just yet.. I’m waiting for the perfect stamp to go there ;)

Oh, yeah.. the recipe.. oy.. maybe just for this post we won’t call it a recipe…

Umm.. ok.. tutorial.. yes, the tutorial.. here ya go darlin’!

 

 

It’s pretty simple! Only one SVG collection and a step card base!

Now, go find yourself a standard step card base. SVG Cuts has theone I used.

The cute SVG’s are from the fabulous Lettering Delights <~~~~~ do not click unless you plan to empty your bank account due to overwhelming cuteness.. actually, yes.. click the darn link! I’m an affiliate! LOL! (psssst.. they have a summer sale going on for summer themed SVG’s! So check it out!) I used the No Place Like Home set! I also used one sheet of the digital paper to match HERE

Here are the sizes I cut:

  • Basic rectangle shape in SCAL or MTC sized to 1.929w x 3.738h. This is what I used the printed paper for.
  • -01.svg – 2.75h
  • -09.svg – 3.25h
  • -11.svg – 3.00h
  • -03.svg – 1.85h
  • -04.svg - 1.75h
  • -08.svg – 2.00h
  • -02.svg – 2.50h

That’s it! Grass can be used from any old grass cut. I used the Create a Critter cartridge grass at 1″ and 3/4″ tall.

I hope you like it.. if you don’t.. I will send my crazy flesh eating snail after you!

What.. you think I’m kidding?…

“Flesh eating snail, Tamara… seriously?”

Umm.. seriously!!

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What… he missed his rabies vaccination!


Paper Dolls challenge project – Dollhouse

Well, folks! It’s another week and another challenge over at Paper Dolls! This week we are using this FABULOUS dollhouse SVG file by Patricia over at A Little Hut! You can go right to the dollhouse post and download the file HERE!

You MUST check out Patricia’s site! She is so talented and her work is so clean and modern, Thienly and I just LOVE it!

For my dollhouse, I decided to go simple and vintage looking. I wanted it to look like an old dollhouse you’d find in grandma’s attic! I had plans for a porch, fence, awnings, a tree and more, but really, I simply ran out of time. We’re going to Disney again (we will actually be there on Monday when you’re seeing this!) and we decided to leave out earlier than planned, so I’ve been running around getting laundry done, packing and such. I think I will make another sometime soon and really go all out!

Anyhow, I hope you like it!

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See, told ya I went simple! LOL!

If you’d like to know how I made mine.. keep reading!

Cut all the dollhouse pieces as sized..  For the roof, I welded a rectangle with 1/2″ wide half circles. Very easy to do! Ink the edges and layer them! I added a little button and paper jewelry string to it.

I cut double windows and doors (you will need to flip one door before cutting!) so I can add them to the inside and outside!

For the bed I added a little strip of elastic lace trim to look like a little pillow.

The ‘table’ is a button glued to a mini spool! (so cute!)

To line the walls with wallpaper.. Oy, this was some work, lol. What I did was used SCAL rectangle/squares shapes and ‘trace’ them over the house where the wallpaper would fit. I then removed all the files I didn’t want to cut. Ended up with these:

 

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And then I glue ‘em in!

That’s pretty much it! Oh, and cut two of the ‘floors’ and use one on each level. I went with a wood looking paper! So fun!

Some ideas -

Add a rug, extra bed, fence, tree, garden, frames on the wall, use real fabric and make curtains, etc! SO many ideas! Have fun with it and get over to Paper Dolls and join the challenge! There are TWO prizes this week! Also, you don’t wanna miss Thienly and the guest designer’s versions!

See ya! I will be back Tuesday evening!

Teacher Book Cabinet – An SVG Cuts project!

Hey all! I wanted to share this cute little book cabinet I made! Did you know teacher appreciation week is NEXT week? All of us SVG Cuts designers made some great projects to inspire you! Now you can get busy crafting this weekend! Whoo-hoo!

I was going to keep this simple and just do books.. then, I thought a cabinet would be cute. After having it all complete (so I thought), I felt it was missing something.. so, I added a pencil holder to the side. Then… I felt the top needed something, so I threw on a lunch bag! Ta-da! I really, really loved making this and had a lot of fun with it!

OK.. now on to a pile of photos.. you know how I roll! LOL!

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Yes, I’m still going.. did your computer crash yet?.. ;)

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OK.. OK.. I will stop..

You likey? I put a lot of time into this, so if ya don’t like it.. pretend you do and leave me a comment! ;)

If you want to see how I made this and get all the juicy details (I dunno why they have to be ‘juicy’.. but it sounded good.. lol) then head on over to SVG Cuts blog – Tamara’s (<~~~~~~ That’s me!) Corner!

Also, you have go to check out the rest of the design team’s stuff! So much inspiration! These ladies are AWESOME!

Cheryl – Candybar Wrapper

Amy – Shadowbox

Thienly – Desk Giftbox/Card

Also.. if you like this, I would love if you would click the ‘like’ button below to share on Facebook! *high five*

Thanks for stopping by! I have a few more projects in the works to share soon!

Toodles chicken noodles! (don’t ask..)

 

Sharing a card.. and some NEWS!

I made this super cute card last night from SVG Cuts Breezy Backyard Lever Cards collection! It’s simple, but really cute with these great Summer Days papers from Echo Park! So cheery and fun! I think I will make another one with something else in place of the pinwheel… I am not sure why I waited so long for this set! It’s a must have!

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I know, I know..  I totally know what you’re thinking! ‘Tamara, it’s a little card.. you reeeeally do not need a billion pictures of it!’

Yes… yes, I do!

See that cute little sentiment on that cloud?

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Yeah, this one..

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See those stamps behind the card with the cute sentiment?…

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Well….. Kimberly from My Craft Spot designs ‘em… she also sells pretty little vintage bakers twine and gorgeous vintage ribbons! I posted about some I got back in the fall HERE Little did I know when I ordered the Glossy Accents and ribbon from her, that in March I would get an email from her asking me to be on her DESIGN TEAM! Pretty cool right? Umm, yeah!

Oh, and of course I said yes, I know.. I’m crazy! But my schedule has opened up some so I will have plenty of time to get all my various DT projects done! I’m actually ahead on some, so that’s even better, LOL!

I am very excited and honored to be on Kimberly’s design team! Make sure you swing on over to her blog, she is having a little giveaway to introduce the new design team! How fun!

Here are the other new design team members! Check out their blogs! :)

Ally – http://www.rockpapercricut.com/

Amy – http://www.scrappingmommy.com/

Joy – http://joy-purttypaperz.blogspot.com/

Jenny – http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/

Amber – http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Aren’t they awesome! SO many pretty things to look and and get inspired!

Don’t forget, take a look at My Craft Spot for the GIVEAWAY!

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My first DT project for MCS goes up on the 25th! Whoo-hoo!

Until next time,

Berry Sweet

I came across this pattern today after I saw someone make these for the FCCB challenge this week. Download StrawberryBoxPatternwithpicture[1] .. and HAD to make them! I edited it in Photoshop and then created an SVG for it. It worked pretty good! Sooooo….. while slackin’ on cleaning I made this:

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Isn’t it just soooo berry cute? I don’t have any candy here, but these would be great for jelly beans, Hershey Kisses, etc. A fun little gift for a friend! I had a lot of fun with these! They are really easy to put together.

You know you wanna make some too!

 

Print and cut out the template.. or, you can use this SVG file I made. It’s not perfect, the tab is a little off, but.. it still works! Download Berry1

Everything else you can get at SVG Cuts!

If you use my SVG file provided. Cut it at 5.844w. I used my swiss dot folder to emboss the berries.  You will need to poke holes or add them in SCAL. Glue your tab to form a cone.. Or.. make yourself a Madonna cone bra, whatever floats your boat! :)

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The ‘leaves’ are file 6 in the ‘extras’ folder from the 3D Flower Collection sized at 3.50w. Curl them a little bit.

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The box is from the Big Boutique Boxes Collection I used the square flat trio, small.. sized as is in SCAL. I put the sides through my Cuttlebug to emboss. They don’t fit right so I had to do them each twice and turn it around the second time.

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Assemble your box as shown in SVG Cuts.

When the berry tab is dry, you can weave your string/twine, etc. through the holes. Pull (not too tight!) and tie closed.

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Pull the leaves through. Again, add a hole in SCAL or poke your own.

 

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Add the button and the tie a bow! Ta-Da!

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Then have fun decorating your box! Add a handle, fence, some little critters… I wanted to add more to mine, but.. I already wasted enough time and my laundry was calling!

I hope you enjoyed! If you want more 3D fruit.. go bug Mary at SVG Cuts Facebook page! LOL! I ran the idea of a 3D fruit with a picnic basket to her, I am sooo hoping she makes some! *fingers crossed*

See you tomorrow for the FCCB Cricut Crawl (Blog Hop!) I created something cute and SUPER easy!

Springtime buddies.

Yes, I know I literally posted a few hours ago saying how busy I was.. but, when I get an idea in my head I have to try it right away! So.. lucky you, here is another tutorial.

I got my inspiration for these from some SVG files I saw. I decided to whip up my own little bag and use my cute critters from the always awesome Create A Critter cartridge and this was the result –

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Don’t they make you smile? I mean.. who doesn’t love decapitated critters? Ha!

Wanna make some? Do you have it in you to chop these poor critters heads off all just to make a cute bag?..

Well, if ya do.. then let’s cook up some springtime buddies!

 

Here’s whatcha need:

Create a Critter cartridge and this file created by moi! Download 1springtime_buddies_bag_HappyLifeCraftyWife This is an SVG file. Open it and just cut away! to make this to my sizing set this to cut at 5.820 HIGH. Make sure ‘Keep Proportions’ is checked.

*** If you use my SCAL file and share anything you made with my file PLEASE link back to my blog. Do not post the file on your website/blog.. simply link back to this post. Thank ya! ***

You will need to score it as shown:

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If you don’t have a paper scorer you can just fold it.. but, these are only like $8.00 – $10.00 and make life grand! No more uneven fold lines!

Glue it shut and set aside. Time to make some critters!

Make your frog 4″ high and your chick 4 1/2″ high. The grass is 2″ high. (There are several animals you can use for this!)

Glue ‘em all together and then cut their heads off!

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The chicks eyes look weird because I added Glossy Accents and it wasn’t dry yet. Ah.. who am I kidding? The poor chick is crying! I mean, wouldn’t you if your head was just chopped off?

OK, enough talking about decapitated animals.. before you all think I have issues.

What? No I didn’t just twitch.. gah! *twitch*

OK.. moving on…

Glue the body on the bag like so:

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Add a little sticky foam square to keep it shut. Glue the head onto the top flap.

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That’s it, folks!

Have fun with it! Wouldn’t these be adorable for the kiddos on Easter?

Toodles!

Ch-ch- ch-chain of heeeeearts…. ooooh..ooooh.

*I was singing to myself as I wrote my title*

Sooooo… want to make a super cute and easy Valentine’s Day decoration? (I am pretty sure I’ve mentioned in my blog a time or two that I am sick of Valentine’s Day crafts.. but.. I lied.) This is something the kiddos will totally enjoy making.. I think so anyways, lol. My girls are at school and Austin would just eat the tape, glue, and paper and then manage chop a finger off somehow… so…yeah. I had fun making this!

And the best part? Ya don’t even need a Cricut! (But, you should get one.. because it’s awesome!) You can just cut out 9″ long strips at 1/2″ wide and there ya go.

But… for my Cricut peeps that have SCAL (or something of the sort) you can get this done a lot faster! And since I should be working on my eBay auctions instead of playing with paper, I was all about getting done fast! (I eBay my kiddos small clothes twice a year.. it’s a total pain and takes forever but I like the cash when it’s all said and done).

This is how you do this in SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) Not sure if there is a way you can do this in Design Studio or not?.. Anyhoot..

Open SCAL and open a 12×12 mat. (or 6×12 if you have a smaller Cricut) and go to your shapes window (Window>Shapes) and select the rectangle. In properties uncheck ‘Keep Proportions’ and enter 9.000 wide and .500 high. Fill up your mat with as many as you can (copy paste) and then you are ready to cut!

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Cut as many colors as you’d like..

Man.. I really wish I had a Starbucks coffee right now.. random, I know.. but yikes I got a craving!.

OK, now fold your strips in half.. like so.

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(this is where I would like two extra hands to take pictures to show you all… but, I don’t.. ) You need to fold the two ends in to form a heart shape. Use glue if you want.. but it slows ya down having to hold them to dry.. or, you can whip out your hair clips like I do..

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But, even that gets irritating. Get yourself some double sided tape. Works wonders and holds it really well! :) Then get busy making your chain! If you’re like me you will forget to attach a heart or two.. or 7 *ahem* to your chain before you tape it. Then you will grumble to yourself how dumb you are and then think you can take it apart to save your paper heart.. and nope.. it rips.. then you remind yourself how dumb you are.. again.

Not saying that happened or anything.. *whistles*

 

TA-DA!!!! Are you impressed? Yes, I know you are!

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Cute.. easy… If you have your kiddos make it then it will keep them outta your hair for a good 10-15 minutes (score!) Have fun with it!

Glossy Accents.. Lovin’ it!

I bought this stuff about a month ago and just now played around with it. I really like it! I didn’t get a good photo to show it off but what it does is dries hard and glossy with a slight 3D look to it. I really like it for the eyes! Plus, it’s cheap! I think it would look great over snowflakes!

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If you like the treat box, the SVG is from HERE super cute! I need to make the other characters as well. I have been so busy all week I haven’t had much free time. Now I am not feeling well… it’s always something! LOL! Maybe later I will try to get a better photo to show the 3d gloss better..

TTYL!

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