Monday, September 2, 2019

A birthday card for ???

Hello all my crafties!   I needed to make a birthday card for a special someone.  I try to out do myself each year.  This year I really have done it.  This is called an Square Exploding Box.  I found this SVG file from Simply Crafty SVG's.
Here is the link:  https://www.simplycraftysvgs.com/shop/3d_designs/square-explosion-box/

I have to warn you.  This post is very picture heavy. 


Just starting to cut out the file.  I use Make The Cut software and my KNK Zing.


I fell in love with this paper.  It's nice and stiff.


Here are the 4 layers to the square exploding box. 
(I decided not to use the aqua paper in the final project).


Let's Decorate!  The Square Exploding Box File has the toppers for each
layer.  I chose to double the paper so that both front and back are decorated.
The paper I have used was found at a thrift store.  50 sheets for 3 dollars. 
These papers all coordinated beautifully.  So this is the outside of the
square exploding box.


This is the Aqua middle section.




The other side of the Aqua section.


This is the 3rd layer and is light grey.


The other side of the 3rd layer.




Here is the Square Exploding Box with the top on.


Here is the completed box with the lid on.

I've taken the lid off and the box is exploding!

Now you can see the box is fully exploded.

Just a nice beauty shot of my project.


Well I finally got blogger to play nice again.  Got the pics and the captions completed.  I will have to show you the finished project next month after the special occasion.  

Until then,




Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Happy Fall Ya'all!

Yeppers.  It is just about my favorite time of year.  I am a born and raised Oregonian.  This season called spring and summer are always way to hot and sunny for me.  Give me dreary gray skies and absolute downpours of rain and I am a happy girl.  Strange huh.  Well I know that a lot of people love the summer for camping.  This is my special ode to a certain someone.

I have used the Tent Trailer Box and the Mountain Camping Box Card files provided by Simply Crafty SVG's.  Sandy has incredible files that cut and go together perfectly!  Go on over and have a look.

I have combined the Tent Trailer and the Mountain Camping files to create a Mountain Tent Trailer box card and the Tent Trailer gift box.  So here are my creations.

This is the completed Tent Trailer Box.  I thought that the
lanterns looked like the paper ones from Japan.  So of course
I had to put tassels on them.


See the lid of the tent trailer comes off and you have a little
space for treats or whatever.
Here is the back of the box.


Here is where it gets a little tricky.  I used the Mountain
Camping Box Card.  I cut the Air Stream trailer 1/2 off and
left some as a support for the tent camper.  I made just the front
of the tent trailer and then glued it onto the support.  I made the rest
of the Mountain Camping Box Card the same.

Here is the side view of the box card.

This is the back.  I reduced the mountains and cut some paper then pasted it on.
That way I can write what I want to on the back.
Here are the two projects together.


Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to visit.  I will be back again really soon.

Bright blessings,  




Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy 4th of July, Independence day!

Happy Independence Day and to my neighbors up north, Happy Canada Day!

Time for my monthly project showcasing a 3D file from Simply Crafty SVG's.  I have chosen the 4th of July Tealight Holder as my July project.  I love how this turned out.  Here is the link to the file:  4th of July Tealight Holder.  Oh did i happen to mention that the file is FREE!  Go grab it!~

Here are some pics to show this off.  You can get really creative with the file.  You are only limited by your imagination. 

Here is the beauty shot.  I have 1 battery powered tea light in each holder.
I purchased them at the Dollar Tree Store.

Just a little better exposure.

Without the tea lights on.

Just a close up.


These 2 pictures are of my mantel in the living room.  We have cathedral ceilings
(1st pic)  2nd pic is just a close up.  The 3 masted ship is the USS Constitution.
The ships wheel and bell are off an old ship.  These were given to Bob because
we have a 28 foot boat.  We have a nautical themed house.

That is it for July.  I wish everyone a very safe and happy 4th of July.  Bright blessings,