Friday, August 30, 2013

Flipping for Flip Flops!!



OK... I just had to make another Flip Flop box!!  So very fun to make!!

I really just can't get enough of this one... Summer is ending for so many, but here in AZ we can wear Flip-Flops all year long... so lucky!! 



Love the paper on this one...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cutest Sneakers!!




OK... I have always had a thing for Converse shoes... I think they are so cute and fun!!  So of course, when I saw the cut file on SVGCuts, I had to buy the entire set, but secretly just wanted the Sneakers!! 
They are darling High Tops and so very fun to make!!  I made several of them, and already sent one away as a birthday gift to a friend!!  I think they would make darling gifts for anyone, any age!! 

I am going to put one on my desk at work and use as a pen holder!!  CUTE!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

VW Bus



I remember my Grandpa having a VW van.  It was blue and white and so very fun to ride in... Imagine getting to design your own VW bus... well, that is what I did with a cut I bought at SVGCuts!  This was a ton of fun to make, and I think the next go around I would buy colored velum as that would break it up a little!!  It could be an "Embellish-ers" dream to deck this ride!!!

Enjoy!!




Friday, August 23, 2013

One of those days?





Ha!!  Don't we all have them... I have a gal that works for me, and she works VERY HARD and is very good at what she does!!!  She handles issues right and left, and I am sure there are days that she would like to go home and drink the day away!!  I wouldn't blame her!!

I saw this cute file on a FB page, and thought it was perfect for her!! ( Not sure who created this adorable file...) The font was delicate, so it took forever to weed these small words... but it turned out OK...  I hope she never has to fill it to the top!!  :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beauty and the Beast

Well, my kind of Beauty and the Beast... I found this darling saying and thought how appropriate this would be on a workout shirt... After all, I know way too many that try and look CUTE while working out, and I think they miss the whole point of working hard to look CUTE after the workout!


Oh, well, I cut this out using freezer paper, and then ironed and painted it onto a cheap cotton shirt I bought and pre-washed.  I wanted to try it out and I am very happy with the results!!





Sunday, August 18, 2013

Princess Frog





Isn't she pretty??  Found her on SVGcuttingfiles, and thought she would be a fun treat box!  I cut her Prince out as well, but I forgot to emboss him, and he looked stale by the time I was done with him, so this Princess will have to wait for another Prince to come along...

I love the colors green and pink together, so this was a perfect fit!  I wished I had made her lips pink too...  the box is plenty big to fit just about any small gift you would get a Princess!!




Saturday, August 17, 2013

Picnic Baskets




I remember going on picnics when I was young... although I really don't recall my mom filling a "Picnic" basket... I think we threw stuff in the big red Coleman Cooler and took off for the mountains... but in my mind, that "big red cooler" was a pretty little basket like these...

I got this darling cut as part of a set, at SVGcuts, the set was called Picnic in the Park.  I fell in love with the basket and once I made one, I really couldn't stop making them!  They are really pretty easy to put together, yet they look like you spent hours on them... I spent more time debating what to put on the front as embellishments than actually, cutting and gluing them together!!




Who wants to go for a Picnic???

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paws-tively Cute




My neighbor had asked me to make her some wine glasses with cute little doggie paws on them.  She bought nice expensive wine glasses for me to use!!  Sweet!!




I cut out these cute little paws, but wrapping around her glasses were near impossible die to the shape of the glass...very round...so the paws buckled and puckered, and it was a disaster!!  I had some cheap dollar store wine glasses left over from a party last year, so I put them on those instead... a little less rounded middle. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cherry Picking





Awe... how cute is this file?  It was a FREEBIE at Fleurette Bloom.com.  Such a Happy Cherry!!  I removed the face and stamped my own... I am additcted to the white gel pen for some reason... Hahahahahaha

I cut the Cherry pretty big, as I didn't pay any attention to the size while cutting... so it was a little big for a card, so I thought it would look on a gift box.  I made a 3X3 box, no lid, and wrapped with some ribbon... (I really need to invest in some pretty ribbon, or maybe organize my ribbon drawer) and stuck the Cheery, Cherry on the front!  I think they turned out darling.




This FREEBIE is also part of a challenge on Fleurette's FB page... plus you get $0.99  credit just for being a part of the challenge!  Hip, Hip, Hooray!!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sock Monkey Crazy!!




Well, I don't have to tell you how much I love Sock Monkey's!!  I don't know why, but I do!!  Believe it or not, I don't even own one... I take that back... yes, I do!!

Bought all the supplies, found the socks at Hobby Lobby, and sat down and followed a YouTube video and made my very own Sock Monkey!!  Whew!!  It took me some time, as its been awhile since I sat at my sewing machine, but if I can make one, anyone can!!  He was fun to put together!



I am going to make a second one... but maybe piece at a time, I want to make one for my mom... the tail is pretty long, so I would need a pretty big box!  :)




What do you think???

I used this cute little tag ( SVGcutting files) as I plan to give this little guy away as a gift... fitting...huh?





Saturday, August 10, 2013

Can't forget the heels...

This was such a fun cut to make.  It was offered during a promotion from SVGCuts for free!!  I love the 3D look, and the possibilities of embellishment are truly endless.  This would make a wonderful place setting for a "girly themed" party!!  I will definitely make more...

Thanks for looking...


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Slice of Watermelon



I love watermelon, and I could eat it everyday.  It is a perfect recovery drink/snack after running!  I do eat a lot of it!  So delicious as juice... frozen!  Oh, my!! 

Well, this cut was a "freebie" from SVGcutting files, and I just had to make this one right away... EASY, EASY to put together... my favorite kind of project!  Just perfect for a quick summertime gift!!  Pair this with a watermelon and you have a hostess gift that will make you the hit of any Summer BBQ!! 

I made these quick bag toppers to send to my mom and sister...



What do you think?

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flip Flops




I just can't seem to get enough of these type of boxes this summer!!  I wear flip flops a lot, and when I saw this adorable SVG file for a Flip Flop box, I "flipped" especially, since it was a Freebie!  Those are the best kinds... I found it at SVGshop.  FREE!!

The first box I made was a "flop" I think I was going too fast and once I slowed down the second and third ones came out super cute!!  Actually, pretty easy to make!

The boxes are pretty deep, so I am excited to see how much I can get in there and still have the lid close!  Hahahahaha...
I stamped the corner- "Splish splash"



I added a big flower for an embellishment... I simply didn't feel like making one, but I think a "homemade" flower would have looked best!  The summer isn't over, (it's never over in AZ) so there still could be a few more to come this year!




Sunday, August 4, 2013

Koi Fun



Well, I just had to try to cut this little guy as well from the Japanese Garden Collection I won from Fleurette Bloom.  He is a Koi, and I wondered what I could do with him, and I think he turned out rather "masculine," so perfect for the top of a gift box!!

He went together very easily, as I was not familiar with the Koi itself, but all the pieces came together quickly.

He fit perfectly on a 3x3 box, added some ribbon and Voila!!
I love his "whiskers"  hahahaha


I can say, I had a lot of fun with my "FREE" collection.  I was so excited to win something, that I just had to make good use of my luck!!  I hope this little Koi, brings luck to whoever gets it!!

Thanks for looking!! I would love your feedback!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Japanese Garden Collection...




Sometimes staying up late on FB can pay off... I was on Fleurette Blooms FB page, and she was asking for guesses on what her newest cutting collection would be... I guessed Halloween and then was allowed a 2nd guess, since no one guessed first time around... so then I guessed Cosmetics...NOPE... but since no one could have guessed this gorgeous collection of hers, she did a random draw... and my name was picked!!!  OK... in the history of my life, I have never won a "random" drawing...ever!!

Look what I won...Japanese Garden

Well, I couldn't wait to make something... and I searched through some paper I had, and decided to make this adorable Japanese Fan.  So very simple to put together, the hardest part was deciding where to place the flowers...personally, I didn't think it needed anything, it was pretty as it was.  I embossed the paper, and used dimensionals so the flowers would stand out... These flowers are beautiful... I think I will make some more in tropical colors... so very pretty and again easy to cut.

I made a box out of a 12X12 piece of paper, and punched around the top, added a ribbon for more color and here you go!!  I plan to fill the box with some real "girly" items...lotions, powders, body spray, etc...



Please visit Fleurette Bloom... such beautiful collections for sale, and she gives freebies away often.  Ladies, you can't miss with this one!!

Thanks for the beautiful collection... more to come!!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Clutch handbag




Here is another Luxury clutch that I made from the free file from SVGCuts awhile back.  I am on the lookout for some really pretty paper to make some more of these darling bags.

Seriously, if it wasn't made of paper and I thought it would truly hold my iPhone... I would make one for a night out... you know, it would be adorable and what a conversation piece... I may try it and see if anyone notices that I am carrying a "paper" purse!!  Hahahahahahahaha...I'll let you know if that happens...