Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flippy Floppy Gift Box

The dolls at Paper Dolls did it again. Another great SVG file and another fun 3D challenge. This one is a Flip Flop gift box and it was super easy to make and turned out adorable. Check out their website for their weekly challenges and giveaways and see all the awesome creations they make. The file for the 3D flip flop was created by Eleanor from Stop by and see all the other great files she has.

The zebra print is from DCWV Texture and Finishes, all the other pieces were cut from black Colorbok textured cardstock. The glittery teal ribbon is Holiday Time gift wrap ribbon I picked up on clearance after Christmas at Wal Mart. I wasn't sure what I was ever going to use it for, but this was perfect. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Getting Cricky Vintage Challenge

I was watching Kristal's show on Ustream on Thursday showing off her new stamps. I actually won a set (Freedom isn't Free) and can't wait to try them out. I was checking out her blog when I saw she is having a challenge this week where anything goes as long as it's vintage. I've been doing mostly cards lately and decided to try something new.

I spent this afternoon making some tags using mostly Tim Holtz inks and stamps. I made this vintage tag that I thought would be great for the challenge. I've never done anything like this before, but I loved how it turned out. I added some charms, one I thought ended up looking like a bird house. I used four different distress inks in each corner and then edged and blended it with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I stamped with 3 different stamps. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Paper Dollhouse

I found a great new blog called Paper Dolls and this week they had a super cute dollhouse for their challenge. The dollhouse file came from Patricia at A Little Hut! Here's the link to the challenge blog Paper Dolls Challenge #2 Dollhouse I had so much fun making this dollhouse and I don't even have little kids. :)

I used part of an awning from the Peony Street Card SVG set from SVG Cuts and modified it, resized it, and welded some pieces together to make a really cool roof. Then I used the flowers and flower pot from the same file and added it to the front. I wanted the flowers to be big, but that made the pot too large, so I cut off part of the bottom of the pot and it was fine. Then I glued some white cardstock that I had marked with black and gray lines to look like a vent for the attic.
Before I cut out the dollhouse I glued the another piece of 12x12 cardstock to the back side of the cardstock I was using for the main house. That way my interior "wallpaper" would be cut at the same time and no need to try to put it together after cutting. That worked out really well. Since I used a patterned paper for my interior I cut out an extra door (mirrored) and extra window frames to use on the inside. The last modification I did was run the support piece for the second floor thru my Cuttlebug using the Textile folder. This made a cool looking textured ceiling.

I decided to make a brown house with white trim and I was really happy with it. The house was made from the DEWV immortal love cardstock stack and the roof and woodflooring was from the DCWV Textures & Finishes cardstock stack. The interior wallpaper campe from the DCWV Old World Stack. All of the white trim was made with GP 110 lb cardstock and the flowers were made from my scrap stash. Thanks for stopping by.

UPDATE 6/12/2011: Added curtains and furniture. All the paper is from K& Company Super Paper pad, except for the rug, which is from Tim Holtz cut with a Nestie and the mirror, which is from the immortal love stack and also cut with a Nestie.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog during the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. A special thank you to those of you who became followers of my blog. I hope you had fun and got tons of inspiration. I know I did. If you left me your blog address, I'll be stopping by YOUR blog soon to see what you've been creating.

Congrats to Lisa H. who wrote:

Love this card! Simple and clean, yet still elegant! The ribbon is cute and sets it off nicely!
Lisa H.

Lisa was the final commenter on my blog hop post and picked her number. Lisa, please email me your mailing address by next Wednesday, June 8th and I will get the SewEasy Stitch Piercer out in the mail to you right away. Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for becoming a follower. :)