Sunday, March 23, 2014

Kawaii Card

Hello Crafty Friends! I don't know about you but I love everything Kawaii!! And it is so simple to turn almost any shape into something Kawaii. First what is Kawaii??  Well, according to Wikipedia it is: 

Kawaii (かわいい [kaw͍aiꜜi], "lovable", "cute", or "adorable" is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture. It has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.The noun is kawaisa (可愛?), literally, "lovability", "cuteness" or "adorableness".

And, it is SUPER EASY to make plain cutting files into Kawaii ones... just add over-sized gleaming eyes and pair it with your favorite smile. That's it!

My Kawaii Light Bulb Card- I love you a watt

For this card I used Design on Cloud 9's Light Up My Life cutting file and paired it with an svg  Kawaii file I created.

You can download this cute Kawaii Girl Face svg file here for FREE.

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Hope you enjoy the free file and don't forget to share any projects made with my svg! I'd love to see what others create!!

Don't forget Easter is almost here and this face would look super cute on some carrots or eggs!!

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Cupcake Box

Just as promised I'm back with another gift idea. I don't know about you but I am NUTS about sweets. I love desserts... cakepops and cuppycakes are my absolute favorites... and anyone that knows me personally can tell you first hand that I am always making both. So much so that I have been nicknamed the " Cupcake Lady" by my oldest daughter's classmates and their parents.

Aaaaannnnnd, speaking of cupcakes... How cool would it be to give some homemade love in a box as a deliciously yummy lip smackingly awesome gift?? Extremely cool, right?! Not only is it super inexpensive, it is totally customizable. 

Sweet, sweet, home-baked, goodness in the most cutest box... ever!!

But this box did not start out as a cupcake box... no, this box was originally created to house K-Cups. I used Design on Cloud 9's K-Cup Gift Box. I used my Eclips software to tweak the box masurements. You can also do the same on your prefered software. To get your box super-sized you must size each piece to the following measurements:

Bottom- W: 11.609"  H: 11.610"

 The image should take up almost the whole mat.

Lid- W: 11.437"  H: 11.439"

To get the correct sizing for the insert and flower rings you must ungroup the insert from the rings.
To do this select( just click)the picture then right click choose Ungroup. 

Select just the insert and adjust the size to:
Insert- W: 9.604"  H: 9.604"

For the flower rings... delete all but one. Select remaining flower ring and adjust size to:

Flower ring- W: 2.797"  H: 2.787"
Now copy and paste to get 4 rings.

 To make the window in the lid ...8
I inserted a shape to the center of the pattern of the lid. Cutting the the images together will cut the window out in the lid. DO NOT WELD THE IMAGES. Welding the images will make the cut lines for the second image disappear. You want both images to be cut out.

For my window shape I used DC9's More Artisan Labels.
the measurements of the window are:

Window- W: 4.580" H: 4.580"

I used a 5.75"x5.75" piece of acetate for the plastic window and hot glued it to the back side of the lid.
And TAH-DAH!!! A pretty window!

The insert is sized for the depth of k-cups... So, to make it just the right depth for cupcakes simply trim off .25" off each flap. And, for more stability I simply cut a 5.75"x 5.75" piece of chipboard and lined the bottom of the box. 

 This box will hold 4 standard sized cupcakes.

 I LOVE that this box has a cute scalloped edge.

 I decorated the corner of the box using one of Design o Cloud 9's new files called Floral Banners.

A box of cupcakes makes an awesome gift. It great for saying "Happy Birthday", "Thank You" or just "Thinking About You".

This batch is for a  family friend who has been there for me when I was in labor for all my children's birth and he (yes, I said he) turned 55 today. So this turned out to be a Birthday/ Thank You gift. I hope he enjoys them.

 So make a friend or loved one some cupcakes and show them how much you care!

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patty's Day Card - Lucky Lil Stinker

Hello Crafty Friends... Just popping in really quick to share with everyone a St. Patrick's Day card.  

All cutting files used are from Designs on Cloud 9. I used Love Stinks (for the skunk), Lucky Bears (for his clothes, hat, clover, & ladybug), and More Artisan Labels (for the ornate background shape).

The font used is called Berlin Sans FB Demi Bold. You can download it for free HERE.

Told everyone this was gonna be quick!! Thanks for looking & stop by real soon! I already have another project lined up and can't wait to show you! *Hint: It's another gift idea*

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hoppy Birthday- Froggy Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends!! Just wanted to pop in and share this a project I made for a special little boy. You may have heard about him. He is simply know as Colin but his story has gone viral across social media and he  has become internationally known.

 If you are unfamiliar with his story you can read more about it here

 Colin, since the news report, has gained over 2 million likes on his Facebook fanpage.

A few of us ladies from Design on Cloud 9 have made Colin birthday cards in celebration of his 11th birthday... which is this Sunday, March 9th. 

Here is my birthday card that I made. I hope he loves it and I hope that this will be the most unforgettable birthday this awesome little man ever has. He's a remarkable young man that has an incredible & loving family!

Happy Birthday Colin!! This is for you buddy!!