Friday, 4 August 2017

Tiki Bar In a Box

I have a cute little box card to share with you.
This cut file is a flat print'ncut from the Silhouette Studio store, but I made it into a box card.

I printed the tiki bar 3 times, then duplicated and cut the top part off to make the sides.
Don't forget to add "hinges" to attach the box together.
I have a bunch of png images that I have purchased from thehungryjpeg.com
I scaled those to size in my work area and printed everything on 12x12 cardstock. (I have a large format printer)
Then it was just a matter of piecing every thing together to complete a fun and foldable birthday card.
thanks for stopping in to my tiki bar in a box. see you soon my friends

Monday, 24 July 2017

Gypsy Soul and the Marquee

I wanted to have a go at making my own marquee sign. It started with a very simple design. You can't get any more basic than a rectangle. Right? hmm it took waaaay longer than I thought.
At least I knew that I needed 24 holes for the lights
Thanks to the rhinestone feature in my Silhouette Studio software, it was easy enough to add the circles to the frame. It just took a little tweaking and aligning of the cuts.
I designed the picture in the software as well, using the pattern and solid fill options to get the background. The plumeria flowers were a download from the store as were the flamingos.
I printed everything but actually cut the birds and flowers out by hand. I enjoy layering the pieces together for extra dimension.
It goes back to my youth, I think, watching my mom create beautiful paper tole. She and I have spent countless hours cutting paper. xoxo
here it is all lit up. I am very happy with the final result. It's really feminine and pretty.
Thanks for looking! see you soon.

Tropical Marquee Beauty

Hi Everyone!
Mary R over at SVGCuts.com released a new kit a couple weeks ago, and I LOVE IT!
It's the Tiki Party kit

Here's my project that I made...







I wanted it to match my beach house decor, so I used subtle wood colors as the background.
I bought these awesome embossing folders a couple of months ago that really give a deep impression into the paper. I cut the pieces out in the same grey wood paper, embossed them and then highlighted the texture with Iced Spruce distress oxide ink

I cut the second layer of the petals out with a foil cardstock then tinted the pieces with alcohol ink after I embossed them with a hibiscus pattern.  Pink glitter and sticky back gems were added after I assembled the flower.

Here it is all lit up!  So pretty.
thanks for taking a look, see you soon.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly kit - July and Good-bye

Hello everyone,
I'm so sad. We have to say good-bye to the best scrapbook store I've had the ultimate pride and pleasure to be part of. The ladies at Urban Scrapbook Edmonton have been my surrogate sisters for years. With that being said, here is the last layout for the monthly kits we were given for July.

The fun paper/chipboard is from Echo Park. I started with this great photo (found on Pinterest). I totally want a beer cooler like that - so awesome.
The stencil and ink is included in the kit. I inked through the stencil to create a background and inked the edges of my 12x12 paper.
The paper flower was inked up using the Distress Oxide inks. I used the "dip" technique. You know - the one where you squish some ink on your mat, spray with water, and dip your paper in the watery inky goodness. Easy!
Well my lovelies, Let's have a great summer and remember, "don't be sad that it's over, be happy that it happened" xoxo

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tacos 2 Go

Food Trucks! This is the last project from the Pit Stop Box Cards kit
I made 2 versions of this card. This one here is the second. I used bright colored papers and some clip art to embellish the truck. I made a sign board with some of the leftover pieces
look how cute they are together...
the orange and green one was hand colored. I cut out everything in white paper. I found an old stamp set that had a southwest theme in my stash. (I literally have not used it for years and years. I'm sure I bought it almost 15 years ago)
I see a whole variety of food trucks with this one. Maybe a coffee 2 go, or burger and fries? The possibilities are endless.
Thanks to Mary for another great kit! I had a lot of fun with this one. I will definitely be making more box cards to give away from this set.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Let's Make a Pit Stop

Hello again,
I know right? another post?  I have been busy playing in my art room.
I love it when I buy a new kit from SVGCuts.com. The cute "Pit Stop Box cards" kit is really fun and easy to put together.
not much explanation needed for this one. I printed off a Starbucks logo and cut it out with a circle die that I had. I also embossed the green panels with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.
The other 2 were assembled as Mary designed them. So adorable.

See ya soon
Laurie


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Dad's Day

SVGCuts.com kits used in this post
My friend wanted me to make some Father's day cards for her using photos. Remember the Mom's Memory Card post? Well, this is part 2.
Her guy is really into hockey, so I adapted the birthday cake box card into the Stanley cup. I added a bunch of hockey logos and players to the card. I think it turned out pretty cool.
 
and here is the card to go with the other one I made. They look really cute together (the cards and her mom and dad)
Well that's it for Father's day projects.  Thanks for taking the time to visit. I will see you soon!