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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pop up box cards

I am all into making pop-up box cards now a days.  These fold flat for mailing, too.

Same card as above but different papers.  Sure looks like a whole different card.

Christmas trees and ornaments.  A little train going across the front of the box card.

A snow globe box card.

And of course Santa popping out of a box.  All of these are from my favorite company.
I use a Silhouette Cameo to cut them out but any die cut machine that can cut .svg files will work.  
I left TC to look after all my crafting supplies.  Looks like he fell asleep on the job. The shirt by his paw is a birthday card for one of my sons.  

Some things made with my Silhouette Cameo. Yes I have been busy and loving every minute of it.

This is the inside of the Haunted Cottage from #SVGCuts.  I love all ghosts.

The front of the haunted cottage.  Notice the swayed roof line.

same house from the side.  Don't know what happened to the colors but the blue is actually purple that you see in the above picture.  I cut this out on my Silhouette Cameo using a .svg file from

A lighthouse and the keeper's house.  These are from #svgcuts, too.

I like the birdhouse card stock on this one.

Don't you just adore the roof line on these houses.  The roofs lift off to put a gift in or because they have vellum windows, just put a batter operated tea light in them.  The same with the haunted cottage.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

An other site I like to go to each day is

Each DAY she posts a new free cutable.  I have download quite a few cute images to cut out with my Cameo since I found her site.  Included in the files are printables that you can print and cut out with scissors, too.  Today's is
Happy Birthday Girl and Happy Birthday Boy files.  Now who couldn't use one of those?!?

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A 3-D stove from Farmhouse kitchen set

Farmhouse Kitchen set

The apron card that I made came from this same farmhouse set.
I used snaps for the knobs.  I glued the cup cake paper behind the vellum on the oven door.  
I found some shiny metal stickers for the burners.  A friend suggested to use spiral paper clips for the burners.  Hopefully I can find some in the right size and color.  I have some pink and lime greens ones that I didn't think would work with this color scheme.
Here is the side view.  Oh, did I tell you that the lid lifts off and you can put something inside the box/oven?  It is about 4" x 4 1/4" x 5" tall.  The paper pack that I used was Olivia's Sweet Shop form The Paper Studio.  I had made a mini album with all pictures of my mother with this same paper pack.  Actually I have both the 4.5x6.5" and the 12x12 packs.  

Friday, July 4, 2014

I made a mistake in the name of the file

Instead of vintage kitchen it is Farm House Kitchen.  Close but not right if you are in search of it.
This is an other card I made using the same cut file.  It comes with the mannequin cut out also.  Sure does look different with these colors.  

Christmas Card with a SVGCuts apron cut file

The little apron is from vintage kitchen file.  The shaped card is from the same file.  I fussy cut the gingerbread boys from a sheet of decorative paper that I have had in my stash.  Merry Christmas are vinyl stickers.  Using my Cameo software I postioned 16 aprons on the red and white striped paper and cut them all out at once.  Production line in progress.  :).  I did the same with the frames but could only get 4 on a page.  There are two layers to the frame and the strip going across the page.  I really like how these are turning out.
Here is my helper.  He is laying all over the papers I had just cut out.  That is all 18lbs 3 ounces of him.  He is a Maine Coon cat named TC.  TC is short for THE CAT.  

What I have made with cut files from

I have been ordering some cut files for my Cameo from and loving them.  The box card as a picnic basket with the wine has a "Who needs MILK?" stamped image on it from CTMH.  It came with a chocolate stamp set.  I used some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on the bottle and wine glasses to give them some shine.  Not sure if you can see or not, but I put some glue on some button thread, wrapped it around a skinny paint brush handle and let it dry.  When it was dry, I unwrapped it and made the grapevine twisty things that I added to the grapes on the front of the box card.  The lighthouse measures about 15 1/2" tall.  The row house measures about 14" tall and both have areas that lift off to either put a gift or battery operated tea lights in them.  The windows in both are vellum to allow the light to flicker thru.  The juke box also has vellum and a door in the back to also place a battery operated tea light.

This box can be anything you would like it to be.  A lunch box, a suitcase or an attache.  Make it as fancy or as masculine as you want to fit the person or occasion.
I used some embossing folders on some of the above items, too.