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Black Cat Paperscape Box Card by Dreaming Tree (3D Svgs)

Today, in very little time, I made this super spooky paperscape box card by Dreaming Tree.  This was really fun to put together.  I did make a couple of changes to fit my desire to showcase some nice 2 sided paper I have by making memories.  I used the 2 sided paper as both base and panels.  In other words, I didn't cut out the panel pieces.  I did cut the fence out though, because I wanted the contrast. This is going to look great on the mantel all lit up tonight!  I'll be putting the other two together either later tonight or tomorrow!   If you are wanting an easy but mind blowing project be sure to check them out ( Click here )


Back in the spring, when Cinderella first came out, I took my grandsons and a friend to see it.  I fell in love with that version of the movie.  I had planned to make the pumpkin coach by SVG Cuts, but never got around to it.  This week, I rented it at Redbox and watchd it with my granddaughter. (She's 2 1/2).  After we watched it a few times, I knew for sure I wanted to make the coach.  So I picked out my papers and got to cutting. I have a pad of DCWV Once Upon a Time that I have been hoarding.  It was perfect for this!  I have since added a crown jewel sticker to the top that isn't shown here.  I hadn't bought them yet.   This was remarkably easy to assemble.  But the finised project is so elegant and delightful!  I think I will be making a few more in different color schemes.  If you want to try your hand at this project, just check out SVG Cuts, it's the Enchanted Autumn.

Facebook Give Away!

  This fun Stingy Jack Lantern 3 from Dreaming Tree is my Halloween give away.  Head over to my facebook page (click here)  and leave a comment on the post to be eligible.  Winner will be announced on October 15, 2015.

A Free SVG File You Don't Want to Miss!

Happy Friday! I'm finally back in my craftroom with a free SVG file to share.  If you haven't seen the new Dreaming Tree website, then I highly encourage you to check it out.  Right now they have the cutest coffin SVG to download for FREE!  Yes!  FREE!  (update there is also a free Santa Paperscape Box card  and Stingy Jack Lantern  for a limited time) Free Dreaming Tree SVG File Spooky Coffin Did I mention Free? I was able to make this coffin with one sheet of 12x12 cardstock and some scraps.  The base and lid were made from a Making Memories Toil & Trouble collection from 2010 that I have been hoarding.  It's a lovely 2 sided cardstock I bought from an online craft company that has since gone out of business.  The purple is scrap from some Halloween projects I made last year, and I always have black and yellow scraps!  I did a little inking around the edges.  This little guy is 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 inches wide at the biggest section.  It will be fun to

Dreaming Tree! Check them out!

I got an email today from a company called Dreaming Tree.  At first I hit the delete button, but as it was whisked away to my trash bin, I saw SVG in the preview line.  So I went searching for it again.  I was sad to read that this new company was due to the parting of my beloved SVG Cuts. SVG Cuts is still around, and Mary is still delivering wonderful projects, but what Leo is bringing to the world of 3D paper crafting is going to appeal to a whole new group of crafters! I am mad for the Christmas Paperscape Boxcards!  They look so cool and different! Christmas Paperscape Boxcard s He also has a more manly vibe going with the Vegas and Halloween kits.  One of the bonuses is you can buy indivdual projects, or bundle them. Be sure you check out his assembly tutorials on Youtube.   I've been avoiding my craftroom for a few months, but I'm feeling crafty again.  Stay tuned!

New Give Away on Papercre8tions Facebook page!

Good Morning!  It's time to set a new facebook goal and have a give away!  I've been sitting at 213 for some time now.  I would like to see that number grow to 250.  When we get to 250, I will have a give away!  I'm thinking the lighthouse, but I haven't made a definite decision on that. SVG Cuts Seaside Kit Whatever the give away, I know you will love it! So, be sure to visit my facebook page and give it a like!  The sooner we hit 250, the sooner we can have a winner!

Sunday is Flag Day!

June 14th is Sunday and that is Flag day.  That means you can get out all of your patriotic decor and enjoy it for almost a month!   I feel inspired to make the lighthouse from SVG Cuts.  I think that will be my project this weekend.  I have the Graphic 45 paper By the Sea, so I should put it to good use. Seaside by SVG Cuts It will be nice to get back to crafting on a more consistant schedule again! Have a great weekend!

It's Been Awhile!

It has been awhile since I've posted.  It's been awhile since I was in my craft studio.  I'm really tardy in completing the prize for the 200 page likes give away, but I finally got all the 3D pieces put together. Tea for You and Me by SVG Cuts This is the first time I've made all the 3D projects in a single kit.  It was really fun to pick a paperstack collection and work only from that stack for the decorated papers.  I also kept a common theme on the solid color paper.  I hope the winner will like the choices! I'm hoping to get into my studio and craft some more.  Since I didn't complete my 30 day challenge, so many events have kept me out of the craft room.  Hopefully, this has passed and I can get back to more crafting.  At least a few times a week! Thanks for stopping by.  I want to put the General Store from Country Market SVG kit together soon.  Be sure to check in and see how I'm doing!

30 Day Personal Challege failed.

I wasn't able to continuously craft for 30 days.  I'm very disappointed in that.  I was able to complete 14 days of crafting.  I made some great projects and learned a few things.  I haven't been totally inactive, but the amount of time I have had this last week has been minimal.  I'm going to attempt more time in my craft room.  I just don't think life will allow me to be in it every day.  I hope you will still check in and see what I am up to! Thanks for sticking with me.

Day 14 of 30 day challenge.

For day 14 I wanted to do something I have never done before.  A scrapbook page!  I found an easy layout at SVG Cuts, in the Poplar Street Tulips collection.  My pictures were going the wrong direction, so I turned things around to make it work for me.  I like it!  It was easy and quick to do!  The larger pattern paper was from making memories called dilly daly.  I got it on clearance a few years ago and I'm trying to use it up.  The rest was scraps or AC cardstock.  Had it all complete in under an hour.  I may just do some more in the future! 

Days 12, and 13 of my 30 day challenge.

Sorry!  I'm running behind on my blog posts.  But I have been in my craft room creating!  I'm a little hooked on these word albums.  There are so many possibilities!  Personal names, sports, teams, cities, events!  What a lot of fun.  The first two I did were at the requests of others.  I did the grandma album first, then had a request for a name.  The name album came out so adorable.  I used papers from DCWV Nina's kids and Kidlet collections.  Then I wanted to do one for myself and actually add embellishments.  So I picked my granddaughter Cora and made my own album. This was requested This one I did for myself! So much fun to add pictures and stickers! I have seen some really tricked out albums on Pinterest and google.  I'm not that creative!  A simple word with adorable paper and a few stickers and I'll call it good!   Both of these were made by cutting each page two times.  One cut facing correctly and the other a mirror image.  I then glue

Day 11 of my 30 Day Challenge

I spent day 11 watching a video tutorial and then designing a word mini album.  Below is a picture of my prototype. I downloaded the free font Cafe Rojo for the letters.  Watched a video by Krafting Kelly.  She uses the Silhouette Studio software, but I found it to be very similar to ecal 2.  Then made my own cut files.  I cut each letter out two times using AC cardstock.  I tried to use some chipboard I have, but it was way to thick.  I then used my Cinch to punch the holes and put in the wire binding ring.  Now it's ready to be decorated with pictures, sentiments and pretty embellishments.  And, I have learned a new and very useful skill today!  Which is what I was hoping to do during my 30 day challenge!   Thanks for stopping by and be sure to drop by again!

30 Days of crafting day 10

Today did not get the results I hoped for.  I was trying to do a scrapbook layout, but my computer and printer would not communicate.  After two hours getting pictures to print, my crafting time was over.  I hope to finish the layout and design a word album tomorrow.  Be sure to check on my progress!

Day 9 of my 30 day personal challenge

Day nine saw the successful completion of the teapot from SVG Cuts Tea for You and Me kit.  This was a great project to do.  I love how well it went together!  It looks so real and is so sturdy.  This teapot will be part of my Facebook 200 page likes give away.  I will be making the entire kit for the lucky winner!  For the base I used AC cardstock.  For the panels I used DCWV's The Butterfly Garden stack.  It has a real English teapot feel to it.  I added some little sticky pearls on the lid and lid handle, and tied a ribbon to affix to the top.  It's going to be hard to let it go! Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.  Be sure to check in again for more crafting adventures!

Day 8 was a personal challenge!

It has really been a challenge these last few days to get into my craft studio, but I have managed!  I have a teapot cut out and ready to assemble, but I got a request for a baseball cap for a high school prom.  Prom wins!  Here is what I put together.  It will carry the boutonniere for a prom date!  How exciting!  This is the baseball cap from Fun and Games by SVG Cuts.  I used AC Cardstock for the entire project.  I did a print2cut for the indian head logo from the school. (Please excuse the mess) If you haven't made the cap for yourself, it is very roomy.   Thanks again for stopping by.  Be sure to check in tomorrow for the finished teapot!

Day 7 of My Personal Challenge

First, let me start today's blog with a customer service story.  Yesterday's project didn't turn out the way I had invisioned, and I want to make another cap, correctly.  One of the problems I encoutered was the shape I wanted to cut didn't maintain the score lines when I broke it apart and copied it to a different page.  This is something that is really easy to do, if you know what you're doing.  Clearly, yesterday I did not.  I had to hand score the tabs for the front panels.  I don't enjoy scoring by hand.  I knew that what I wanted to do could be done, I just didn't know how to go about it.  So, I sent an email to SVG Cuts.  They are the designers of the file I was using.  Within 2 hours I had a response and a link to the video I needed.  2 hours!    That's just the kind of service you can always expect from SVG Cuts. Now on to todays challenge.  It was a double challenge, because my granddaughter is sick, and that always limits any time I have f

30 Day Personal Challenge Day 6

Well, today's project didn't turn out exactly as I had planned.  I'm a visual person.  So I don't alway get the end result I want, until I see what I have done wrong.  The baseball cap from Fun and Games by SVG Cuts, was going to be fashioned after the WSU Shocker mens baseball caps.  Gold on the front and black on the back and bill.  For some reason, I could only see (in my mind) that two front panels needed to be gold.  Nope, needed to be three. Oops.  I went ahead and cut a third gold panel and glued it on over the back.  I can't give this one away.  I'll have to keep it as a reminder that I need to cut three different panels.  It doesn't look terrible.  But it's not right.  I didn't measure the area for the logo very well either.  This one is a little too big!  So, today's crafting was a learning experience! I used AC Cardstock for this entire project.  I also did an internet search for the team logo and did a trace into ecal2.  I d

30 Day Challenge, Day 5 Happy Easter!

Today's post are projects I actually made last night in anticipation of not having time to craft today. I used my Sizzix eclips2 to cut vinyl for these two tumblers that are bithday gifts later this week.  Both vinyls are oracal 651 that I purchased off ebay two years ago.  I was afraid to use it until now!  After watching a few youtube videos on how to apply it I have been less hesitant.  I'm very pleased with the outcome of these tumblers.  I bought a case of double wall tumblers from Dollar Tree.  This case had the summer colors.  It has the red and blue you see and a really nice green and orange.  I found the images on the internet under free svg searches and then did a trace into ecal2.  I love the wrapper feature!  It curves the words and design so your cup looks more professional.  I have found for transferring the design from the mat to the project is really easy with some Dollar Tree Clear Magic Cover.  It's clear shelf paper that has just the

30 Day Challenge, Day 4

WARNING!  This one hits high on the cute scale! This egg from the Poplar Street Tulips by SVG Cuts is a favorite.  It always looks so good when it's finished! This egg turned out too darn adorable!  The base is pink AC Cardstock.  The top panels are by We R Memory Keepers, Cotton Tails.  I got several sheets at Hobby Lobby in a clearance pack. Love it!  The bottom panels are from First Edition Papers.  The collection is called Spring Drop.  I'm going to be looking for that stack again.  It is sooooo cute.   This egg is a hostess gift.  I was hesitant at first about the pink makng a statement, but I really do love how it turned out!  I think it will be well recieved!   Tomorrow I will have a post, but I made the project a day early.  Hope you don't mind! Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit my facebook page and give me a like!

30 Day Personal Challenge, Day 3

I'm really having fun spending evenings in my craft studio and thinking about what project to do next!  Last night I made the birdcage from Playful Parlour by SVG Cuts I used AC Carstock for the entire project.  The pieces cut out beautifully on my Sizzix eclips2.  I think this will be something I actually keep on a shelf in my livingroom.   My next project will have to be Easter related.  I want to make a hostess gift for a egg hunt party that a family member is having.  I will also have a post on Easter Sunday, but it will actually be a project I make today or tomorrw.  I'm hosting Easter dinner and doubt that crafting will be something I can do til very late on Sunday.   I'm just 3 page likes away from reaching 200 on  Facebook !  I'll be having a spring theme give away when that magic number is achieved!  

Day 2 of 30 Day Challenge

It is day 2 and I do have another project to share.  Today it's from the SVG Cuts Box Cards file . To make this card I used one full sheet of white AC Cardstock and the the rest of the single colored paper was from scraps.  The fun flower paper that is on the inside flaps is from First Edition Paper.  The pad is called Spring Drop.  It is full of bright happy cardstock!  I used two different embossing folders for the outside panels.   Making this card was a double challenge for me.  I don't really care for "fussy" projects that force me to make a lot of decisions about what papers to use.  I buy the majority of my paper in 12x12 format, so when I have to cut an entire sheet for a small project, it causes me great grief.  I thought I would branch out and buy some 6x6 pads for box cards, but the pads I got didn't fit this card.  However, I did find this card to be delightful and fun.  I'll make another box card before the month is over! Stil

Day 1 of the 30 Day Personal Challenge!

For my first day of the 30 day personal challenge I have completed the beer mug from the Feeling Lucky kit by SVG Cuts. Feeling Lucky by SVG Cuts This was suprisingly easy and very fast to put together!  Another one for my favorites list!   To put this together I used AC Cardstock for the base and The Guy Stack by DCWV for the panels.  I embossed the white panels with a Cricut Cuddlebug folder I've had for a long time.  (I will be on the lookout for a more sudsy one though!)  This is a great example of how versitile the kits are at SVG Cuts.   As I continue my challenge, I will use it as an opportunity to stockpile some gifts and cards that I will need in the very near future.  I'm terrible about starting on projects at the very last minute, or not getting them started at all.  I hope this challenge will help me do a better job of planning and executing!   While you're here, be sure to stop by my Facebook page and give it a like!  When I get 200 page li

30 day Personal Challenge starts April 1!

Tomorrow I will begin posting a new project each day of April.  Now to be honest, I don't plan on doing a project on Easter Sunday because of a family dinner I'll be hosting, so I'll do an additional project in the few days before and post it on Easter!  Be sure to check in often (or daily would be even better) to see what crafty goodness I'll be up to!  I hope to dive into svg kits that I have only dreamed of completing up to now! Fingers crossed! Be sure to check out my Facebook page.  I'll do a give away when it hits 200 page likes!

April Personal Challenge

I have been very busy since the craft show making bunnies for Easter.  The total tally is 40!  But now I'm ready to move on.  I have decided to do a 30 personal challenge.  I'm going to make a new item each day for the month of April.  I will showcase each new project here and on my facebook page.  So, be sure to check in often and see what's crafting!

First Order From Craft Show Done! Whew!

I didn't sell a lot of what I had made for the craft show on February 7, but I did get a few nice orders for bunnies.  I finished the first order today. Bunny Hop SVG file from SVG Cuts It feels great to have the first order done and behind me!  Now to the rest! Don't forget, I'm having a winner's choice give away when my Facebook page hits 100 page likes, so click on the word and you will be directed there!  Thanks for stopping by!

Quick Idea to Dress Up Applesauce for Valentine Treat

I had signed up for the healthy treat in my grandsons class.  As a last minute dress up, I decided to make a heart to put on top of the applesauce that could hold the spoon.  Here is what I ended up with.  Each 12x12 sheet will yield 16 hearts.  I taped them on in three spots and slipped the spoon handle thru the slit.  Easy peasy!  This is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with an eclips or other electonic cutter that lets you use Sure Cuts A Lot software! Don't forget to visit my Facebook page and give it a like!  When we hit 100 likes, I'll have a winners choice give away!

First Craft Show is Done!

Well,  I made it.  Got to my first craft show and actually sold a few things!  Unfortunately for the vendors and crafters,  Wichita had a February temp of high 68 so the traffic was a little light.  Most people chose to spend the day in the great outdoors on such a glorious day.  We've had some really cold temps, so I don't blame them!  I met some really nice people and bought some wonderful jams from Steve's Jams and Jellies.   I opened the Cherry Cheesecake right away to try it.  It really taste like Cherry Cheesecake! Ok, back to my experience. We could choose to set up either Friday evening, or Saturday morning.  I chose Saturday morning, so I could do a mock set up at home first.  (I also had to finish up pricing and packing my items)  I got up just before 6am, took my shower, loaded my car and drove over to pick up my niece, who was helping me.  We arrived right at 8 am and got busy setting up.  We were done by 9 and I am very pleased with how our booth turned out

The Check is in the Mail!

Well, I did it.  I committed to a craft show on February 7 at Explorer School in Goddard, KS.  I have been busy, busy, busy picking, and cutting and gluing lots of things to take with me.  I have a goal to take 100 crafty cre8tions with me to the event.  I admit, this takes a lot of planning and a person really has to dig in to get things done!  And, I'm proud to say that I'm not neglecting the rest of the house!  I have figured out that I can make 6 things each day to meet my goal.  So the most time consuming thing is picking the papers. Pricing items has me a bit puzzled.  I had pretty much decided how to price my items, but then my husband said, "you're pricing them at wholesale, and this is retail!"  So now I need to involve a third party so I don't end up taking home all my stuff! Anyway, I'm excited and glad I finally made the commitment! Stay tuned for the rest of the adventure!

Making The Commitment.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have decided I would try to sell some of my creations at a few craft shows this year in hopes that I can support my "habit" for crafting.  I want to start with smaller shows that are close to home.  I may find that it's not feasible for me to pursue the craft show business due to transportation and setup restrictions. At any rate, I have had opportunities in the past, I just wasn't ready or able to commit.  But a big issue may just be fear.  Fear that I may not sell anything.  Fear that I won't have enough stuff to sell. Fear that I am over pricing items.  Fear I'm not asking for enough. Fear of failure. I have made lots of items, and given them away.  The recipients are always in awe and thankful, but would anyone really pay me for these things?  These fears have been a little crippling up to now. I have filled out a vendor form for a craft and vendor show close to home that is being held February 7th.  I just need t

January Give Away is Live!

It's time to give something away!  Go to my Facebook page  for your chance to win a clutch purse like this one shown! Winner will be selected from the eligible entries on January 22!  You can't win if you don't enter!

Hello 2015!

A new year is here and  I plan to share more projects with you while building up an inventory to take my crafting to a few shows this year.  I hope you will follow along while I share my experiences with you. My first goal will be to create some easy to assemble items that I can make in quantities that won't take up a lot of storage, or table space.  With paper crafting, that is one of my biggest concerns; having the necessary space to display enough items to make the craft show circuit profitable, and keeping things from being crushed before they get there!  Displaying is also a concern.  Table tops alone won't allow for many items to be displayed.  I have been on a search for the folding type wire shelves that were very popular a few years ago.  I have found two so far.  I need display items that are light weight and easily portable.  I'll continue looking for the shelves while I start making a list of projects to work on. I find that taking the time to select the pap