Monday, June 3, 2019

A Little Farming Truck

Hello my crafties!  It's my monthly turn to post a Simply Crafty SVG'S project.  I have created a farm truck from the file Christmas Tree Delivery Box Card.  Since it's almost summer here in Oregon I decided that this truck could be a farm truck.  Now we are not farmers in any way, shape or form.  Haven't had a garden in years.  Recently I saw a old Fred MacMurry movie called The Absent Minded Professor.  In the movie, he shoots clouds with flubber rays and giant vegetables turn up in the local farms.  So here is my tribute to The Absent Minded Professor.

I used scraps from my scraps file drawers.  Here is a peak...

This file drawer holds solid color scraps and 6x6 paper pads

This drawer holds printed paper scraps.

Now both file cabinet drawers are sorted by size and color in each.   Example Beige Large and Beige small. For the printed, I sorted by main color of the paper large and small.  OK lets get back to my project!  Now I used all scraps and I also used some fruit picks that I scored for .49 cents.

 Bob's farm truck could not be without flames.  I also tried to use mirrored
 paper wherever I could. 

This is the front grill of the truck.  You can also see that
this does fold down to make a box card. Well it would if
the fruit picks weren't so fluffy.

The other side of the truck.

The tailgate used mirrored silver paper with letters cut on my
Silver bullet cutter using SCAL 4.

Well it kinda collapses.

Bob's Farm Truck in all its glory.

Oh, I guess I had better mention who Bob is.  He's my hubby.  He is usually featured in cards around 
here especially masculine cards and his nickname is "The Bob."

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I will be back on July 2 with another project from Simply Crafty SVG'S.  

Bright Blessings,


Monday, May 6, 2019

A Happy Garden Gnome!

Hello everyone it's my turn to share a really fun project from Simply Crafty SVG's.  I decided to create my take on Sandy's Gnome that she designed for Christmas.  This little gnome can be decorated any way that should suit your fancy.  I decided my gnome would be a flower gardener.  So I made my little gnome first.  First try on the feet was a disaster.  I had glue on me, my crafting area and I was lucky the cat didn't get glued.  So I got out my very thin (1/8 inch) double sided tape.  BINGO we have a winner.  The tape worked great.  No process pictures this month, sorry.

Here is my Happy Garden Gnome...

Here he is.  I love how he turned out.

A side view of the sign.  That's a pop cycle stick I colored to look more like
wood.  Can you see the little bug?

A side look of the Garden Gnome.

You can see the pink rose paper now.

The hat is lime green with a white with gold spots brim. His beard is make from Vellum.
  This also shows the way the gnome opens to fill with anything your heart desires.

This is the glamour shot!
This was such a fun project.  I would say that the feet are the hardest part to put together.  But, please do give this wonderful pattern a try.  The video Sandy provides of the assembly is great and easy to follow along.  I love the pause button!

I hope to see you again very soon.  Happy Mothers Day!

Bright Blessings,

Monday, April 1, 2019

May Day Basket using Simply Crafty SVG's

Hello!  Well just a little over a month ago here in Oregon we were experiencing temps in the upper 20's and snow.  Mother nature is amazing.  Today the last day of March it was 71 and sunny.  The new bees are out and the jonquils are just about ready to bloom.  That means that May Day is just around the corner!  Do you know what May Day is all about?  Here is a great article about the origins and what May Day is now.

For this months post I am showing an example of a May Day Basket using the octagon box with handle.  Sandy Stark, the owner and the designer of Simply Crafty SVG's has designed a beautiful box pattern that is very easy to make.  It also has so many possibilities.  This is what I have created!

Here is my finished box.  I have used G45 papers exclusively for this octagon box.

Here is a close up of the tag.  All the papers and the sticker for the tag
 are in the Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Collection.

The front of the box.  I had some very cute daisy trim and bright yellow
rick rack to add to the panels.

This is the back but looks exactly like the front.

This is the inside.  I love this paper.  Double sided with bright
happy colors are a winner in my book.

This is the bottom of the box.  I love how every piece of paper matches.

I had a ball making this octagon box.  I intend to make a few more and leave them on my neighbors door step on May Day.  Just a little neighborhood relations!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  So until next time, Bright Blessings,