Monday, 29 June 2015

Girly Hat Gift Box

Hi again everyone,

I know, I know... it's been ages since I've posted anything, right?!  But what can I say, life just kind of got in the way of my paper crafting time and with our new addition to the family, and our house flooding in a storm, I needed a little of time just get back to "normality" - Whatever that means, lol!  

Nonetheless, I've dusted my Silhouette off and I'm back in my newly painted craft room - ready to start creating again!

So to get me back into the swing of things, I decided to make this super cute (and super easy) little hat from Fleurette Bloom's awesome new kit - Hooked on fishing.  It's such a fun kit with so many great elements for guys!  That said, I decided to girly it up a bit to show you just how versatile this kit is!

I cut and assembled the hat pieces as per instructions on the easy to follow PDF file included with the kit.   I was going for a more natural look so didn't want the edges to be perfectly straight.  So once I added the hat rim, and while the glue was still a little wet, I curled the edges between my thumb and forefingers in a few places. Once the glue dried properly, the curves were set perfectly. 
I didn't cut any of the accent pieces for the hat as I wanted to decorate it with some flowers instead.  I used the medium spiral roses from the New "Lush Flowers" 3D SVG Collection to make both the flowers.  I just scaled the one down slightly and cut them out of different coordinating papers to create some interest.

Finally, I added a couple of leaves from the same kit, some Kaisercraft pearls, and viola... it was ready to be filled with little treats.

I had a great time making this little hat and changing it up a bit.  Such a perfect little gift for any occasion.  I do hope you like  it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Buckets of Love Valentines Gift - Day 4 of the Fleurette Bloom and Trendy Twine Inspiration Party

Hi everyone, welcome to Day 4 of the Fleurette Bloom and Trendy Twine's Inspiration Party!

I created this cute treat bucket - the perfect gift for someone special this Valentine's day.  The bucket file is from Fleurette Bloom's Beach Bucket 3D SVG Project Kit, It's super easy to put together and I just love how I was able to adapt a beach bucket to a Valentine's theme!

I just couldn't find the right stamp so I made my own using sketch pens in my Silhouette Cameo. I love this technique as you can choose the colour, font, and of course - the caption, to suit any project! I completed the spade by wrapping the handle with Totally Raspberry Trendy Twine.  I just love how it turned out.  
After I cut all the pieces of the flower, I thought it looked a bit flat.  So with a bit of twisting and bending of all the pieces for the flower, it really made it come to life.  As I didn't have anything in my stash to match, I decided to make the burlap button using my I-top tool and then added a Totally Raspberry Twine bow before adhering it to the flower. 
Finally, it was time to add the treats!  You can add anything of your choice of course, but I opted for good old marshmallows!  Who doesn't like those:)  I simply placed them in a cellophane bag and dressed it up with a mix of Totally Pink and Totally Raspberry Twine.   I think it looks good enough to eat, don't you?
 Now, who would like to win some Blog Candy?!

One lucky person will win the following:
$10 Gift Certificate to Trendy Twine

$10 Gift Certificate to Fleurette Bloom

To be eligible to win, here are the guidelines:
Our crafting inspiration party goes from Sunday, January 11th, through Saturday, January 17th. You will need to comment on both the Fleurette Bloom blog and the Trendy Twine blog each day for a chance to be entered. Deadline to enter is 10:00 p.m. Central Time, Sunday, January 18th. You must also be a follower of both blogs to be eligible to win. One person will win both gift certificates. Good luck and have fun being inspired all week long!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!

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