Friday, February 24, 2012

Wedding Anniversary Cake by Paper N SVG Crafty Me

I'm nuts about this paper Wedding Anniversary Cake that Paper N SVG Crafty Me created using out Cake Favor Box Cut It set. Check out her blog for more details here!

By the way the Cake Favor Box is available in our Big Bang Cut Its Bundle only $100 until February 28th at midnight!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday's Tip: Hand-print Leprechaun Kid's Craft

I always try to do a fun decoration with my son for each of the holidays, and when I found this idea on Pinterest I knew he'd have a blast re-creating it. Not only is it really cute, but its super easy to make!


Holiday Hats SVG
card stock
orange and peach paint
black sharpie


1. Begin by painting your child's hand, excluding the thumb, in the two colors of paint. You have to move quickly so you can get it printed before it dries. Print it onto white card stock and let dry.

2. Measure your child's palm and then re-size and cut out the leprechaun hat from the Holiday Hats SVG so that it will fit appropriately on top of the palm.

3. Using a black sharpie or marker, have your child give the little hand leprechaun a fun face.

4. I then let him add green glitter glue to the hat, because who doesn't love a hat that sparkles?!

5. Once everything is dry, assemble the hat and adhere to the top of the Hand-print leprechaun.

Hang up and enjoy!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday's Tip: Pencil and Notecard Set

This fun gift is a breeze to make and is sure to make any friend or teacher smile.

Fall Forget Me Nots Paper Pack
Fall Forget Me Nots Graphic Set
Note pad
Mod Podge
Clear Acrylic Spray

I begin by creating an 8.5" by 11" document in Photoshop (or like program) and layered my Fall Forget Me Nots Paper Pack spaced about 1 3/8"inch apart. I printed this on regular printer paper and then took outside and covered with a clear acrylic spray. Let it dry and repeat the process a couple more times. When it was completely dry I used my paper cutter to cut out the strips that were 6 3/4" long by 1 3/8" wide.

Adhere the strips to the pencils by painting a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of the strip. Lay pencil towards one end and tightly begin to roll the paper around the pencil. You may need to add more Mod Podge while doing this. Then paint one more coat of Mod Podge over the entire shaft of the pencil. Let dry.

Continue to do this until all the pencils are covered.

I found my note pad at the dollar store, and fortunately it had a cute design that actually matched, but if you can't find one that matches, no worries. Print some more coordinating paper and using the same technique for the pencil, you can cover your note pad. I went ahead and cut out and additional strip of paper to wrap around it and embellished with raffia and a tag from the Fall Forget Me Nots Graphic Set.

Once all the pencils are dry, wrap some raffia around the bundle and they are ready to be gifted!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Blog Exclusive Freebie!

First I have to apologize this didn't get posted sooner. Some computer problems prohibited me from doing so. We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day and please enjoy these candy bar wrappers on us FREE until the end of the month!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Mailbox Help

If you are looking to build our Valentine Mailbox SVG's, I've created a little guide of the essential pieces and where they adhere to. The rest of the items in the set are decorative and can be placed where ever you desire.

In a nutshell you must use a front, either piece #8 or #11. #15 Glues to front edge of #10 or #11, depending on which piece you used. #12 is your bottom. Fold #14 into a horseshoe like shape and adhere to #12. Adhere your back (#10) to the back of #14 and top of #12. Lastly, adhere whichever front you made, then add embellishments or other elements as you desire.

I hope this helps! If not check out a finished product at the amazing blog of Jin Yong at Under the Cherry Tree!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday's Tips: Valentine Disguises

Here's a fun Valentine idea that sends the kiddos home with a disguise instead of more candy. Using the Funny Faces SVGs, these Valentines are easy to make and so quick to put together.

Funny Faces SVGS
LD Brownnose
LD This and That
LD Bella
card stock
google eyes

Begin by creating a simple card in Photoshop, Illustrator or like program. I made mine 5" by 7", but you could easily do smaller for smaller kids. For my journaling, scripty font I used LD Bella, and then I used LD Brownnose on the mustache card and LD This and That on the glasses card. I printed the cards out when they were done and began to cut out my fun and essential elements, (the mustache and the heart glasses.)

To slip the glasses onto the Valentine, you will need to make two slits for the side pieces to slid through. To do this, I just laid the glasses down on top of the card and marked off the spots where I wanted to make the slit. Make sure the slit is long enough for the widest part to slide in. Also I made the slit in a place that wouldn't show under the heart frame. Lay down your card on a cutting mat and then tightly hold a ruler down on top while you slid and exacto knife across where you want the slit.

The back should look like this.

For the mustache I wanted the kids to be able to remove the mustache and actually wear it. So I secured two 3-D dots to the back of the mustache leaving the back side of the sticker covering the adhesive. Then I used my glue gun to secure the mustache to the card.

Then you have some happy kids getting some fun disguises to play with on Valentines!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Take a bite out of this...

Have you seen our new Love Bites Collection? Check out the cuteness that Jin Yong put together at Under A Cherry Tree! These snappy Valentines will deliver your message of Love, and that's no croc!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday's Tip: ABC Valentine Decoration

Express your affection to your family by making this fun and easy Valentine hanging. Homemade Valentine's decorations can add that much needed romantic and festive atmosphere to any room in the house. Not only that, my 4 year old went nuts over this one, because he knew exactly what this was. And every time he walks by he loves to tell me all the letters!


Classy Charm Alpha SVG (or if you don't want to cut it out, you can choose any favorite font)
Heart SVG (I used Cuppa Tea SVG)


I began by setting up my alphabet in Illustrator. You could also do this in Inkscape or even Photoshop. This way I was able to create my 8" by 10" frame and get the letters evenly spaced. I just used the PDF version of the file, but you could also open the SVG's. Once everything was where I wanted it, I printed out the file on white card stock. You could stop here and frame it, but if you want that extra pizazz, I continued by using my electronic cutter to cut out each of the letters and the hearts in cardstock of similar color. I attached each letter and heart to the printed alphabet with the 3D dots to give it that raised look. Once it was finished I framed and hung it!

Right now get the items used in this tutorial on sale until Saturday, February 4th at midnight, MST.