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Scrapdaworld’s Christmas/Winter Tag Swap – My Entry

4 Dec
Tag for Scrapdaworld Christmas/Winter Theme Tag Swap

Peace Ornament Tag

My friend Tmika who is Scrapdaworld on YouTube always hosts fun swaps.  This time it was a Christmas/Winter shaped tag swap.  I had a different tag in mind but I had technical difficulties with it lol.  My Cricut Expression was just not cooperating!

So, I came up with this tag and I like it.  I glittered the tag in stages and it worked well.  I really like the white and gold.

I made a box envelope to package them…

Christmas/Winter Theme Tag Swap Packaging

Packaging

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is my video explaining everything in more detail…

Super Twisted Note Card Swap

28 Mar
Super Twisted Note Card Swap

Cards and Envelope Box

My friend Tmika host great swaps all the time on YouTube. The latest one has us using techniques and embellishments.  The 3 x 3 cards had to have a combination of four or more things going on.  I used five techniques…dry embossing, distressing, texture paste stippling, glittering the texture paste, and splattering/ misting, and four embellishments…flowers, punches, twine, and a dazzle sticker.

Here is a close up of the card…

Super Twisted Note Card Swap

Card Close Up

As always, packaging is a big part of a swap.  Here is how I packaged mine…

Here is a view of the card and the front and back of the packaging…

Super Twisted Note Card Swap

Card, Packaging Front and Back

My mom helped by picking out the doodads I gave my swap partners.  Thanks mom!  Lastly, here is my video.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

26 Mar
Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Cover

I did a one-on-one mini album swap with Sandi who is Decor8yourlife on YouTube.  She likes both vintage and shabby styles so I sort of combined the two.  Here is a series of pictures…

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Spine

Spine

Vintage Ring Bound Mini Album Back

Back

Also, here is a video showing the entire album and what products used.  Thanks for stopping by!

Flip Book Swap on Crafters with Artitude on Facebook

5 Mar
Flip Book Cover

Flip Book Cover

I made my first Flip Book!  I participated in a one-on-one swap with Kamisha who is VisionsofParis115 on YouTube through the Facebook Group Crafters with Artitute!  I had just learned about flip books when the swap went up so I thought what better way to jump in.  In a way, the flip book is the new pocket letter.

I decided that I wanted my book to be more than a pen pal letter so I went more of a photo book route with it and I hope Kamisha is ok with the direction I chose.  Here are some pictures…

My FIrst Flip Book - First Page

Inside Cover

My FIrst Flip Book - Three Page Spread

Pages Open

My FIrst Flip Book - Opened Completely

Opened Completely

My First Flip Book - Back

Back of Flip Book

I like the way it turned out.  Here is a video explaining more of the details…

And here is the video of the book Kamisha made for me…

Christmas/Winter Themed Shaped Tag Swap

24 Nov

My friend Tmika who is Scrapdaworld on YouTube hosted another great swap featuring gift tags.  I made a shaker window scene for my tag, including curtains, snow, and a deer.

Window Scene Tag

Window Scene Tag

Window Scene Tag Back

Back of tag

Basically we had to make a shaped tag using at least two embellishments and it had to have to and from on the back.  I placed my tags on a matted card.

Window Scene Tag Close Up

The deer is more visible in this picture.

Then, I bagged it in a clear bag and added a candy cane striped clothes pin with a snowflake added to it.  In the back a bag of goodies is attached.

Window Scene Tag Packaged

This is how the tags were packaged.

I really like how my tags came out and I hope the ladies in my swap group like them too.  Thanks  for stopping by.  Here’s my video giving more details…

With Gratitude Goodie Box – The Cutting Cafe Design Team Project

21 Nov
With Gratitude Goodie Box Front

With Gratitude Goodie Box Front

It is time for another design team post for The Cutting Cafe!  Make sure you stop by to visit the blog on the 7th and 21st of each month.  You will find plenty of inspiration from our team and if you leave a comment, you will be eligible to win three files of your choice in a random drawing on the next design team post!

The focus of the projects for this post is the With Gratitude Printable Stamp Set.  This file has over 70 images including many sentiments in square, round, and rectangle shapes, background images, and borders.  Some come in color as well as black and white and some come in a couple different sizes.

I also used the Large Top Box template .

I used one of the treasure word definition sentiments on the front of the box.

With Gratitude Goodie Box Front Sentiment

With Gratitude Goodie Box Front Sentiment

I wanted the box to look great from both sides so I added another sentiment on the back…

I printed the circle printable background from the file and usedit to cut out the liner pieces of the box.

With Gratitude Goodie Box Inside Liner

With Gratitude Goodie Box inside liner made from a printable background from the file.

A great thing about the Large Top Box is that it adjusts to whatever you need to go in it as it slides to fit.  Here is it with nothing in it…

With Gratitude Goodie Box Empty

With Gratitude Goodie Box Empty

When you add your goodies the top will just sit on top of your tallest item.  Here is what I put in mine…

With Gratitude Goodie Box Opened

With Gratitude Goodie Box opened showing inside liner made with the Circles Background Printable Stamp from the set.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by!  Here is a video of my project…

Sweet Treat Post Card and Dangle Swap Entry

31 Jul
Front of Post Card

Front of Post Card

I entered a swap hosted by my friend Tmika who is Scrapdaworld on YouTube.  It was the sweet treat postcard and dangle swap and we had to make a 4 x 6 postcard with a sweet treat theme and a coordinating dangle.  Here is what I came up with.

The back is done with the Post Card Printable Set from The Cutting Cafe

The back is done with the Post Card Printable Set from The Cutting Cafe.

The charm is something I have never done.  The scalloped diamond and the cake charms are made from patterned paper cut out on, my Silhouette Cameo.  I cut each twice and then cut acetate pieces to cover it an make it sturdy.

Coordinating dangle charm made with patterned paper and acetate sheets cut out on the Cameo.

Coordinating dangle charm made with patterned paper and acetate sheets cut out on the Cameo.

Sentiment

Sentiment 

I packaged it very simply…

Packaged

Packaged

Packaging Back

Packaging Back

Thanks for stopping by.  Here is my video on this project…

Teeny Tiny Embellishment Swap

3 May
y Tiny Embellishments Assortment

 Tiny Embellishments Assortment

My friend Tmika alway hosts fun swaps and this one, although challenging, was fun.  For this swap, all the embellishments had to be two inches of less.  That is kind of hard to do.  A couple of mind ended up just a little over two inches.

Car and Banner Tiny Embellishments

Car and Banner Tiny Embellishments

Dressform, Butterfly, and Tag Charm Tiny Embellishments

Dressform, Butterfly, and Tag Charm Tiny Embellishments

Every swap needs great packaging.  I found these pencil boxes on clearance for ten cents about five months ago.  When I bought them I had no use in mind.  They worked out perfectly for this swap!

Tiny Embellishment Packaging

Tiny Embellishment Packaging

The packaging opened

The packaging opened

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a video of the project to share before you go…

Monthly Friendship Swap – February

11 Mar
February Friendship Swap Items -  Round Boxes, Dress Form Screen Card, Round 3 x 3 note cards, box envelopes, and bag of goodies.

February Friendship Swap Items – Round Boxes, Dress Form Screen Card, Round 3 x 3 note cards, box envelopes, and bag of goodies.

Some of my friends Tmika, Sheryl, Shanta, and I decided to do a monthly swap.  This will help one keep in the crafting world as she has very little time, and it will help the rest of us use some of our products and maybe even try something different.  Each month one of us gets to choose what the swap will be.  The idea is to keep it small so that it won’t cost a lot to mail.

February was Tmika’s month to choose.  We were to make a card that the others can use, five 3 x 3 cards and envelopes, and include goodies worth $2.  The style was to be shabby chic.  So I made round cards, something I have not done before.

Set of 3 x 3 Cards

Set of 3 x 3 Cards

Each card has a different little sentiment on it…thanks, thank you, sorry, hugs, and love you.  Here is a close up view of one…

Close up of 3 x 3 Round Card

Close up of 3 x 3 Round Card

The dress form screen card is one that I made for a design team project for The Cutting Cafe a few weeks ago…

Dress Form Screen Card

Dress Form Screen Card

You can find more detail on it from my February 21st post.  Then, I made a round box to hold the cards.  I used the Round Box Template, also from The Cutting Cafe.

Round boxes to hold cards

Round boxes to hold cards

Round Box Top

Round Box Top

Once I receive my swaps from the ladies, I will share those.  In the meantime, here is a video to give you more details on what I made.  Thanks for stopping by and feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you have not already done so.

YouTube Favor Box/Bag Swap

4 Mar
Princess Carriage Favor Box

Princess Carriage Favor Box

I participate in a swap hosted by Live Love Scrap who is Bona on YouTube.  We were to make favor box/bag kits that featured lace, embellishments, and a sentiment.  We made one to show what it looks like, then packaged all the materials in a kit for our swap partners to put together themselves.

I found this cute carriage file at the Silhouette Online Store and knew that is what I wanted to make.

Princess Carriage Favor Box Angled View
I added lace and pearl trims to the top, and used bling flowers for three of the wheels.  On the 4th wheel, I used a stamp that I embossed and fussy cut.  The silver heart is dangling slightly inside the cut out heart.

Princess Carriage Favor Box Back

I added little bows on the sides under the heart cutouts…

Princess Carriage Favor Box Side
On the top I added a rose and some iridescent pink pearls along with a silver thanks sentiment…

Princess Carriage Favor Box Top
Of course for a swap, you need great packaging.  I used another Silhouette file to make these cute bags with a princess crown belly band…

Princess Carriage Favor Box Swap Packaging Front

 

Princess Carriage Favor Box Swap Packaging Back

Princess Carriage Favor Box Swap Packaging Back

This was a fun swap.  Thanks for stopping by and of course, here is my video…

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