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Monday, December 15, 2014

Bags and Boxes at My Craft Spot!

Hello, sweet friends! I apologize for being unable to visit the last few days. My mom had to be hospitalized and after some horrendously scary moments, I'm happy to say she is doing better. I'll be around soon to visit you. ♥

Today begins a fun new challenge at My Craft Spot with the theme of bags and boxes! It's especially lovely giving treats and small presents in homemade gift packaging. I look forward to seeing your creations!

I made a happy little gift bag for a kiddo, along with a coordinating card. My card was playing reindeer games on me, rolling a bit for the group shot. ;)
My box was made with one of Kimberly's marvelous SVG files. This Curvy Box file comes with 3 different window options, or you can cut it solid.
The window is backed with pretty vellum, chosen as it reminds me of snowing love! :o) The festive sentiment is from the Christmas Chalkboard stamp set, which I heat-embossed in wintry blue.
The whimsical (and beautiful!) tree-shaped sentiment is from Merry & Bright, which I stamped in Cottage Ivy and Rich Cocoa Memento inks. It is stamped within a tree cut file from the Silhouette Online Store. My tag is tucked beneath Sky Blue crinkle ribbon and sweet jingly bells.
My card features one of the many fabulous sentiments from Tiny Tags Christmas, which is cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. How I adore this precious stamp set. :o) I attempted some masking to incorporate Lady Bug Red, but then didn't position it perfectly after... sigh!
For my Rudolph, I used the Floppy Reindeer cut file from Little Scraps of Heaven. The Christmas tree is from Spellbinders' Fanciful Holiday, which is accented in Recollections red rhinestones. My snowdrift was made with Marianne Design's Fancy Edge with Lattice and my papers are from Doodlebugs Frosty Friends collection.

Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see some of my teamies' sweet creations! You have two weeks for this challenge, so I hope you'll play along! :o) Thank you for visiting! Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Gift Packaging)
 *Christmas Cards All Year 'Round~ Anything but Square or Rectangle
 *Cute Card Thursday~ Bells and/or Bows
 *Love to Create~ Create a Scene
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Bling it On
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mini Christmas Cards!

Happy Tuesday, dear friends! I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, sharing tiny Christmas blessings!

Craftily speaking, are you feeling the Christmas time crunch? This past weekend was my last chance to add to my contributions for the I Feel the Love Project Christmas recipients. We have been creating for sick children (and their parents) who are spending the holiday in the hospital.

Inspired by the incredibly sweet Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set, I tapped into my simpler side to create a set of mini cards.
Tiny packages... big heart! 
All of the beautiful Tiny Tags Christmas sentiments were cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags metal dies. The precious little mittens are hanging by a bow of Chocolate traditional twine. While I always love adding ribbon to my projects, I especially love it on small cards like this where detailing will innately be minimal. I used Harvest Wine crinkle ribbon here, one of my favorite shades.
The only thing sweeter than a festive cupcake is a miniature version delivered by Santa himself! (How I adore this stamp set!) The swirled frosting is accented with garnet (not black as it appears!) and green rhinestones and topped with sparkling holly and berries. Snow White crinkle ribbon and Chocolate traditional twine are my trims.
Lastly, a happy hot cocoa bear to bring joy to a precious child's heart. The cut file is Yummy Cocoa by KaDoodle Bug Designs. Garnet rhinestones accent the dollops of whipped cream for touches of peppermint. Sky Blue crinkle ribbon serves as a fluttery wintry breeze and touches of Star Dust were added throughout.

My papers are from various Docrafts Papermania collections and my bows are centered with Star Dusted Wild Orchid Crafts roses.
Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful day. :o)

Sweet challenges entered:
 *52 Christmas Card Throwdown~ Pick a Previous Challenge (August Stash: Glitter and Bling)
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Create Your Own.. which I followed!)
 *Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes (Optional: Green)
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (Ruby, White, Forest): (Cupcake and polar bear cards)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Christmas/Holidays
 *SweetStamps~ Sparkle
 *The Ribbon Girl~ Anything Goes Card
 *Through the Purple Haze~ (Use a Sentiment)
 *Winter Wonderland~ North/South Pole (Polar bear card)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Friendship Gift Box!

Hello, crafty friends! I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today, sharing this pretty little friendship gift box! :o)

Like many of you, I am ecstatic that Kimberly is delving into SVGs! The Present Box cut file is fantastic and the options with it are endless. Ever since I made a Christmas one, I've been antsy to create a non-holiday version. One reason I love this file is that it can be used for any occasion... or just because. :o)

The purpose of this one is to celebrate friendship! I am blessed with an especially lovely friend and I used some of my favorite My Craft Spot products to design her a box of happiness. The slightly dark pictures better portrayed the paper colors, so I kept them as is.
She treasures nature, so frolicking around the box are butterflies from the Jar Full of Flowers stamp set. I colored them with Copics in blues and purples, fussy-cut them out, and sprinkled the wings with Glamour Dust.
The sweet sentiment is from Stamping All Around Spring, which I cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies metal dies and layered with one of the gorgeous Tiny Doilies 2 metal dies. The shapes in that set are so beautiful and I always enjoy an opportunity to use one. To hang it, I glued it to the bow portion of the Memory Box Precious Snowflakes set.
The big poofy bow that comes with this cut file is spectacular and I love adding a little surprise to its center. Since the theme of my project is ever-blossoming friendship, I tucked in a rose and placed the tiniest butterfly atop it. She's my special messenger to wish my friend joy every day. :o) (I truly am this sappy.)

The pretty papers are part of an early Christmas gift from my sweetheart. :o) They are from Maja Designs' Vintage Autumn Basics collection and are inked with Walnut Stain distress ink. The sweet roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Have a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Calendar)
 *Dream Valley~ True Blue
 *Live and Love Crafts~ With Love
 *Love to Create~ Get in Shape
 *Love to Scrap!~ Shape Shift
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Pile It On~ Sprinkle It (I sprinkled Glamour Dust on the four butterflies)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sentiment-Focused at My Craft Spot!

Happy December, my sweet friends! I hope you had a sparkly weekend. :o)

Today begins a fun new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week we want to see creations featuring a sentiment as the focal point. With so many gorgeous stamp sets available, the hardest part is choosing one to design around. :o)

I still have several Christmas blessings to make for charity and my loved ones, so I used this challenge to showcase one of my favorite sentiments from Kimberly's newest release. :o)
Doesn't this greeting fill the heart with joy? It is from the O Holy Night stamp set, which I adore! It so beautifully celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. ♥
I framed the heavenly words with snowflake flourishes from Kimberly's Ornate Labels- Christmas stamp set. The lovely papers are from Pion Design's Silent Night collection, which I've been saving for this perfect sentiment. The heartwarming scene is surrounded in nature's beauty, courtesy of stunning flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Pretty crinkle ribbon in Light Denim lies atop a layer of wide lace from The Ribbon Girl. The bow is centered with a Wild Orchid Crafts scalloped pearl and I tucked several Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourishes (right and left) into my flowers.
A little closer in on the bottom blue paper to better show the pretty snowflakes, which are centered with tiny pearls. The heart pearl and metal filigree corner are also from WOC, while my card base was created with Cheery Lynn's Horizon Square Boutique Stacker Frames. The central focal point is cut out with a Spellbinders Standard Circle (small) and layered upon a Picot Edge Circle.
Thank you for fluttering on by today! I wish you a day of love and joy. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Cheery Lynn Designs~ Tis the Season
 *Christmas Card Challenges~ Anything Goes
 *Moving Along with the Times~ Inspired by a Song (O Holy Night)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *SweetStamps~ Christmas Spirit
 *Through the Purple Haze~ All About Christmas

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