Monday, November 30, 2015

Kcup Caddy Gift Box - w/ Free SVG Template Download

Supplies Used
Winter Wonderland Double-Sided Cardstock 12"x12"- Frosty (Pebbles)
Winter Wonderland Double-Sided Cardstock 12"x12"- Toasty Warm (Pebbles)
Winter Wonderland Double-Sided Cardstock 12"x12"- Flurries (Pebbles)
Winter Wonderland Chips Die-Cut Shapes - Glitter Snowflakes(Pebbles)
Winter Wonderland Puffy Stickers- Snowflakes & Crowns (Pebbles)
Pink and White Twine (Recollections)
Enamel Dots (Virginia Turtle)
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
4 New/Unused Kcups (Any Flavor)
Electric Die Cutting Machine with SVG cutting capabilities 
Kcup Caddy Templates (For Personal Use ONLY)

First, download the Kcup Caddy Templates. Remember, these are for personal use only.
In downloading these files, you acknowledge and agree to my terms (read full terms and conditions here).

 Then using your electric Die cut machine and editing software, open the file marked kcupbox-n-handle1.

You will need a 12"x12" sheet of cardstock for this. I used this pretty paper by Pebbles Inc. called Frosty.

The template is pre-scored so all you need to do is fold on the perforations. The two holes face up. fold the sides and back flap down and glue in place. I used my Xyron Mega Runner for this part so I didn't have to wait for drying time. You will need 2 of these boxes.

Then open the files marked kcupbox-n-handle2. This will make the handle for the caddy and mat/insert. You will need to of each.

 After cutting out my handles and inserts, I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station. I attached one insert to one handle and then glued both sets back to back to make it double sided and identical on both sides.

I then used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach my boxes to my handle.

For my box panels, I used the TOP HALF of the file marked kcupbox-n-handle3. The top half of this file is for the 4 cup Kcup panels. And the BOTTOM HALF are panels to turn your caddy into a 2 cup caddy. 

To make your caddy a 2 cup caddy, skip making the handles and replace with the back panels. The 2 square panels are the side panels for the 2 cup box (1 for each side).

Since I made a 4 cup caddy, I used the bigger panels. Then ran them through my Xyron Creative Station and attached them to my box.

For decorative accents, I used Pebbles "Chips" Glittered Snowflakes and cut it onto quarters. I used my diamond glaze to attach onto my box. I repeated this step for both sides of my box. 

Then I used more Diamond Glaze... this time leaving my snowflakes whole and applying only on the bottom half of my snowflakes and attaching to each side of my caddy. I also administered a small dot of adhesive at each top point of my snowflakes, attaching to the caddy. I held a gentle pressure on the tip until the adhesive set.

Then I topped it off with some twine. And finished it with a snowflake sticker with and enamel dot center.

Here is my finished Kcup Caddy...



I hope you enjoyed my project for today. 

And, even more so, I hope you enjoy my Kcup Caddy Templates!!

I love to see your creations! So, if you decide to make this caddy please post your pics to my Facebook Fan Page HERE! I can't wait to see your creations!! While you're there don't forget to like my page!

Until next time...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

life is good ballerina

Hey, Crafty Friends!! We're having gloomy weather down here in the south. So, I am taking a short break from holiday crafting to bring you this bright and cheerful card. Hopefully, it sheds a little bit of sunshine because who couldn't use a little sunshine, right?!

For this card, I used Oak Tree Stamps' Moody Ballerina stamp set. This is such a darling set. I know it pretty much sums up all my moods! LOL

Supplies Used
Moody Ballerina (Oak Tree Stamps)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Bigz Dies Nested Hanging Stars (Sizzix)
Classic Ovals LG (Spellbinders)
Floral Ovals (Spellbinders)
Teresa Collins Pocket Die, Life is Good- Lover's Lane (Craftwell)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Pink, Orange, Brown Sharpies
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Brilliance Twilight Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper- Assorted
Colored Pencils (Spectrum Noir)
Glittered Enamel Dots (Virginia Turtle)
Pink RicRac Ribbon
Pink & White Twine (Recollections)
Blending Tortillions
Gamsol or low odor thinner
2-Way Glue Pen (Ek Success)
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Acrylic Blocks (Fiskars)

I started by stamp my little giggling ballerina with Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Spectrum Noir colored pencils to outline my ballerina. Then using my tortillion blending stumps and gamsol I blended the colors out.

I used the little star stamps that came in the Moody Ballerina set and the pink section of my Brilliance ink pad to stamp stars around my little girl.  

Then I used my Classic Ovals to die cut her out. I also die-cut a pink mat for my oval using my floral ovals set.

Then I die cut the "life is good" phrase from white cardstock. I ebrushed half my phrase using a soft baby pink sharpie.

To make sure these don't go anywhere, I ran all my pieces through my Xyron Creative Station with a 5" permanent refill cartridge. This ensures that my pieces don't go anywhere.

I created an A2 (4-1/4"x 5-1/2") sized card base from green cardstock.
 The white mat measures at 4-1/8"x 5-3/8".
Sprinkles paper measures at 4" x 5-1/4".
The star strip on the bottom measures 1-1/2"x 5-1/4".
The ricrac ribbon measure 5-1/4" long.

I ebrushed my sprinkles paper with a brown Sharpie around the edges. And ebrushed the stars paper with an orange Sharpie.

Then, I assembled my card panels using my Xyron Mega runner and attached the ricrac using Diamond Glaze.

I cut an assortment of stars from pink and blue patterned paper using my Sizzix Nested Hanging Stars die.

And used a glue pen to attach them to my card. Now I can attach my sticker I made from my ovals and phrase onto my card, layering them over my stars, then trimmed off the tips that overhung the edges of the card.

I topped my ballerina with a double loop twine bow and attached it with Diamond Glaze. Then added pink glittered enamel dot throughout my card.

And here is my finished card...

A closer view of my little ballerina

I hope you enjoyed today's card and that it brought some sunshine to your day... or, at the very least, a smile to your face.

Until next time...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Butterfly Ornament

Hello, Crafty Friends!! It the holiday season and it's time to get those crafty gifts going. Today I have a beautiful butterfly ornament to share. It doesn't only serve as tree decor but as a gorgeous keepsake too.

Supplies Used
Cut'.n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Today, Thankful (Craftwell)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Sharpie Markers- Green & Lime Greem
Spectrum Noir Markers- CG3, GB1, GB2, TN3
Acrylic Ornament
Hemp Twine
Cardstock- White & Green
PITT Artist Pen B (Faber-Castell)
Gesso (Liquitex)
3D Lacquer 
Iridescent Shreds (Optional)

I started off by using my stem and small leaf die from the Teresa Collins Thankful Pocket Die set to cut out white and green cardstock. I usually try to cut out more die cuts than I need... just in case I have an accident or two (or three). LOL

To cut wafer dies I used the following sandwich combination in my Cut'n'boss machine:

From Bottom to Top

Then I added some shading with the help of my ebrush machine and markers. With tiny pieces like these shading and coloring can be difficult. sponging and inking can run the risk of damaging your die cuts. With the ebrush the color sprays on and virtually eliminates the need for vigorous rubbing.

I ebrushed my green leaves with a lime green and regular green sharpie. And my stems in a lime green sharpie then Spectrum Noir markers in CG3 and TN3.

Then I ran my leaves and stem through my 3" Xyron Sticker Maker... turning my pieces into stickers.

Then arranged them onto my ornament... concentrating on the bottom and top of the ornament. I used 6 leaves for the entire top and 8 leaves for the entire bottom. And used 4 stems on the top and 4 stems on the bottom.

I cut out two butterflies for the Teresa Collins Today Pocket Dies set. ebrushed them in Spectrum Noir GB1 and GB2 and hand drew the details with a PITT Artist Pen (B) and used gesso and a toothpick to add the small white dots.

After they were done drying, I ran them through my 3" Xyron Sticker Maker and applied the onto each other. These butterflies are symmetrical and if flipped mirror itself perfectly. Now my butterfly is double-sided. 

I gently curl my butterfly's wing in and pass it through the hole of the ornament. Once the butterfly is inside you can open/ widen the wings by gently pushing on them with a chopstick or paintbrush. Add shreds if desired.

I wrapped twine around neck of the ornament and glued on a bow I made with even more hemp twine.

And here is my finished ornament...

I hope you enjoyed today's project.

And Happy Holiday Crafting!!


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Saturday, November 21, 2015

KaDoodle Bug Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to KaDoodle Bug Design's Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today! At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design team. 

You should be arriving from Barbara's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the KaDoodle Bug Design's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the project I created:

I decorated this cookie tin I bought at my local dollar store...

The little girl and teddy came from the KaDoodle Bug Designs file called Charmkin Cuties- Christmas Eve Bedtime.

She is the same cutie patootie that is on the Hop banner!! 

Sorry, friends... bows are not included!! They are rhinestone cabochons I glued to her pigtails!!

Both my little girl and my tag are removable! And believe it or not that cutie is a magnet too!! And the tag is also a card!!

I just loved how this cookie tin turned out and really enjoyed making it!! Hope this inspire you make some cookies... LOL... so you too can make a cookie tin!!

Now for the Blog Hop Prize! 
8 FILES, that's right every new file used in this hop today!

What do you need to do to be eligible for this amazing prize?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 22 MST to be eligible for the prizes.
3. Be sure you "Like" KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook Fanpage
4.  If you do all of the above, check back at the KBD Fanpage for the winner on Tuesday, November 24th 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

Start here KBD(Alma)
Mitsyana (You are here)

Until next time...
Happy Holiday Crafting!!
~Mitsy & Team KBD

Friday, November 20, 2015

Xyron & Faber-Castell (Design Memory Craft) Blog Hop

Hello, Crafty Friends... I am thrilled to be a part of the the Xyron/ Faber-Castell (Design-Memory-Craft) Blog Hop. Today is the last day of the hop and I'm so glad that you stopped by.
I made this vibrant canvas piece using Faber-Castell's luscious Gelatos and light and fluffy Whipped Spackle and teaming it with Xyron's awesome adhesives!!.

I started off by ripping apart a sheet of script printed cork. Cork sheets are easy to tear and there was no need for any special tools... just my two hands.

After ripping the sheet up into the sizes and shapes I wanted, I chose a few pieces and ran them through my Xyron Creative Station.

And attached the pieces onto my canvas. I also put a light coat of sealant over the top so my ends wouldn't lift off the sides.

 Then the really fun part began... I applied my Iced Coffee gelato directly onto the edges of my canvas and cork. I used my fingers to rub in and blend. I then applied my Red Cherry and Mango gelatos and blended again with my finger.

 I don't own many background stamps... but I do own dies!! I made myself a background die but using my Teresa Collins Honeycomb die... but instead of cutting paper I cut craft foam!! Then I used a piece of acrylic sheet and a 2way glue pen. rubbed it on my plastic and waited for the glue to dry... this makes the adhesive repositionable. Then I applied my homemade stamp.  I left in some of the cut out in place giving it more interest.

Then I rubbed my Iced Coffee Gelatos directly onto my foam stamp. I misted it with water. And stamped my image randomly onto my canvas. After this step, I sealed it with a spray sealant.

I didn't like the gleaming white parts peeking out from around my cork, so I used my Black Brush PITT Artist Pen to fill in the cracks. Then I used my Whipped Spackle and Polka-dot Stencil to add more texture onto my canvas making sure to get the sides as well.

Then I added a few platters of gesso across the top. 

While the spackle and gesso dried, I cut out gears and wheels from chipboard using dies. I then gessoed the chipboard pieces. Once those Pieces were dry I used my an array of Metallic Gelatos (Iced Coffee, Gold Champagne, Iced Chai, Iced Currant, Iced Rose) to age my gears. I also cut out another chipboard for keyhole piece and repeated that process... antiquing and aging my chipboard.

 I ran all my chipboard pieces through my Xyron Creative Station with the 9" Permanent Adhesive Cartridge installed.

Then peeled and stuck them onto my canvas in a staggering pattern. 

I positioned the keyhole in the center of the canvas.

And lastly, added artificial foliage around the canvas, surrounding the gears. I used a hot glue gun and glue sticks to secure the an array of ivy, berry stems and flowers. And added microbeads to the centers of my flowers using liquid adhesive.

 Here is the finished canvas...

Supplies Used

Gelatos: Metallics- Iced Coffee, Iced Chai, Gold Champagne, Iced Currant, Iced Rose; 
Brights-Red Cherry, Melon, Lemon (Faber -Castell)

Whipped Spackle (Faber-Castell)
Stencils 10 ct (Faber-Castell)
PITT Artist Pen- B (Faber-Castell)

Printed Cork Stack (DCWV)
Teresa Collins Pocket Die- Honeycomb (Craftwell) 
Gears Dies (Darice)
Nested Rectangles (Darice)
Tim Holtz Alterations Keyholes (Sizzix)
Tim Holtz Alterations Picture Wheel (Sizzix)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
7"x14" Stretched Canvas (Daler Rowney)
Mod Podge (Plaid)
Matte Finish (Krylon)
Gesso (Liquitex)
Microbeads (Buttons Galore)
Black Cardstock (Bazzill)
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks (Adtech)
Artificial leaves and flowers

I hope you like today's project and I hope you enjoyed the hop!! I want to especially thank Faber-Castell  and Xyron both for making such amazing quality products!! It was a real privilege working with two such brilliant companies!!

Until next time...