Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween treats!

Hi Friends,

I've been so busy at home and haven't been able to post for a while but I found some time to share a quick 'Halloween treats' post with you today that I made for my son's class!

For the kids treats I used a spider and bat image from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons and a cauldron, and owl from Miss Kate Cuttables. For the teachers treat I used this file from the Silhouette Design Store which is a Lori Whitlock file and the monster title from Miss Kate Cuttables.

I also made some paper clips using jumbo clips in orange and purple and added some dotted ribbon.
I added a Halloween marshmallow chocolate bar into the envelope and sealed it with a print and cut sticker. The sticker paper I used was a very thin one from Staples.
To carry all these treats to school my son will be using his Halloween bag. I used printable transfer paper (for dark material ... seems to works better than the light version!) and used my heat press to adhere it to the bag. The image is from Studio Ilustrado and can be found in their store as well as the Silhouette Design store and is currently on SALE!
Thank you for visiting today.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Thanksgiving in Canada!

Hello Friends, 

Canada is celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend and I've been prepping some little treats for my son's class.

Studio Ilustrado had the perfect files for this project. I used the Leaf box with lid and Treat holder leaf files.
These files can also be found in the Silhouette Design Store as well as other gorgeous boxes and treat holders for every occasion designed by Studio Ilustrado.
I chose my papers from my collection and cut and glued the box and filled it with a mix of Lindt chocolate.
After completing the box I cut and folded the treat holders. I love the way my Cameo cuts the small and detailed leaves without any issues. I used double-sided tape and attached a chocolate caramel ball to the base of each holder.
I hope you enjoyed these special treats today. Please visit Studio Ilustrado on their social media links below or in the Silhouette Design store.

Thank you for visiting! 
Happy Crafting!

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Quick birthday gift card holder!

Hello Friends,

Today I'm sharing a quick birthday gift card holder I made for my sons' friends party tomorrow.

The birthday boy loves gaming so I decided to make this card from Birds SVGs and changed it into a gift card holder. This FREE card is part of one of Birds earlier file collections called Boys Cards

I also used an envelope from one of Birds other collections and resized it to fit my card.

Thank you for visiting my quick project for the day!
Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Preparing for Christmas!

Hello Crafty Friends,

I'm back with a new Design Team project using files from a fabulous collection from Birds SVGs called Christmas Toy Shop

Today I will be sharing the Gift Bag and the Gift Tag - this set also includes the Toy Shop Scene Card and Envelope.

The Christmas Toy Shop set - Birds SVGs

I chose my patterned paper from My Mind's Eye 'Holiday Cheer' paper pad that I'd purchased from Michaels. I loved the olive green colour of the floral paper and used that for the main part of the bag. 
I used a different pattern but the same olive green colour for the sides and for the outside part of the handle. I used the red version of this pattern for the shop front window.
 I used some red ribbon and attached a cute little bow, some sparkly enamel dots on the one side and gave the 'snow' a touch of clear Wink of Stella for it to glisten.
With the gift tag I matched the gift bag colours and found a dark brown piece of card from my scraps to make the outer part of the bear. I added the clear Wink of Stella to the bear and the 'snow' for some sparkle. I added some foam dots to expand the shop window. I also used the same ribbon as the bow on the gift bag and attached it to the tag.
This Christmas Toy Shop file and a lot of gorgeous Christmas FREEBIES! can be found on Birds site - it's definitely worth a visit to her store. All the files are designed with love and come with great step by step video instructions and a detailed pdf file.

Thank you for visiting today!
Happy Crafting!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

One for the man in your life!

Hello crafty friends,
I'm back to share my latest Hybridchick post - it's a great mini album I made for my husband - originally for Father's Day but ended up giving it to him for his birthday.
I chose the gorgeous manly digital paper from SAS Designs and loved the combination of colours and elements in the kit. 

The file is a Lori Whitlock file (yes I use her files a lot - they are very easy to use). The file is called 'Hidden Binding Suitcase Mini Album' and can be found in the Silhouette Design store.
First I chose which patterns I wanted to use and laid them out on screen. I selected the print and cut feature and sent the file to my printer (I use a large format Pixma Canon iP8720).
fter the printing I cut the file out on my Silhouette Cameo machine and then also cut out the rest of the file pieces using plain brown cardstock.
I selected all my printed pattern pieces and attached them to the suitcase base and then glued and assembled the inside pieces.
After the whole suitcase file was assembled I slid in the printed inserts and decorated the handle, the front panel and completed the rest of the suitcase.
I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to give the #1 badge a raised glossy look and added some velcro to close the suitcase flap. I added sparkly white and teal enamel dots to complete the handle.
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Happy Crafting and have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New school year!

Hi friends,

I recently won (yay!) some cutting files from The Cutting Cafe and got to chose this gorgeous file called - pencil treat cup card. My son started a new school year and we're very excited for this year in Grade 4 and I decided to make this file as a hello card for his teacher.
I did not read the instruction sheet that accompanied the file so once I started cutting the card I realised that I should have increased the size as I originally wanted a standard card size.
But it actually turned out really cute at the smaller size (and I got to save some paperclips to use for another project!). I cut out two small apples from left over scrap cardstock and added them to the card with some foam dots.
The pencil treat cup card also comes with some sentiment sayings, the #2 and pencil scribbles.

I did watch the video that is on The Cutting Cafe website to see how to create the section to get the paperclips or treats in and out the card. This is such a fun idea!

Thank you for visiting today!