Monday, August 31, 2015

"Just about the coolest thing I've ever done"


In the spirit of trying new things, I decided to branch out as far as I could and tackle a very LARGE 3D project. After I was all done all I could say about it was "This is just about the coolest thing I've ever done." It took me about 8 hours to complete the whole project, and then about 3 hours to decorate. New Composition-7 - Copy
I got the diecut template from SVG Cuts.  I cut it out with my Cricut Explore. It is actually supposed to be a haunted mansion, but I'm not much into Halloween so I decided to make it a Christmas House. I think I am going to make a whole Christmas village eventually. New Composition-6New Composition-4New Composition-5
Since I am a stamper at heart, I couldn't just decorate with die cuts, I had to put a stamp on it somewhere. I used Tiddly Inks "Winter Wryn and Extra Snowman"  on the front of the house. I also added snow to all the roof edges. I couldn't find a template that I liked so the snow is hand cut and of course, glittered.
All in all, I still say that this just about the coolest thing I've ever done and am looking forward to doing it again soon!
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slice of Heaven- Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

I am still working on finding new inspiration. I love making cards, but I do not want to lose my zeal for card making so every so often I need to do something different. Here lately I've been trying my hand at some 3D projects. This project was inspired by the monthly challenge over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog where challenge #254 is Anything Goes with a Mo Manning Stamp and this month the optional challenge was something tasty. I tried to depict that in both the project and the image chosen. I have yet to get a ton of Mo Manning stamps, but one of the first I bought was "what's cooking". I was so glad to finally use this on a project.
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I chose to make a cupcake box that is in the shape of a cake slice. I used my Cricut Explore and the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cartridge for the template. Then I decorated with my Digital Stamp, ribbon, and flowers.
I do hope you gained a little inspiration too! Thanks for reading!
Nikki

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hedgie Slider Birthday Box

I've been on a search for some new inspiration lately. I love making cards, but I have been wanting to do something different. So I've been spending lots of time searching blogs and websites trying to find something different and fun. I stumbled across this project and couldn't wait to do it.  This project is called a sliderbox.
I got the template from Splitcoaststampers. At first I followed the directions explicitly, but when my finished project didn't turn out, I did some research and found someone in the comments that made some tweaks. I tweaked my project a bit, and it worked just fine.
I found that instead of using a strip Plastic Grocery Sack that a Satin Ribbon worked even better and was much easier to use adhesive with. I also found that making the slider card a little more narrower held the slider base in place. If none of this makes sense, read through the Splitcoaststampers tutorial, and it will.
So after I got my Sliderbox to work, I had the fun privilege to decorate it (My FAVORITE PART!!)
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The challenge over at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog is "Paws for Thought." Since I LOVE Christy's images I figured I would use one for my box anyway. I thought about using one of her super cute Doggy images, but I recently lost my sweet, 3 year old, miniature dachshund - Fudge - due to a HORRIBLE accident while we were away from home for a week, and I am struggling very much still with it all so a Doggie was too painful at this point. I chose to do something different. I used a Hedgehog.
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I thought the image called for some reds and pinks, So I thought the red an pink flower paper that I picked up from Michaels was a nice touch, and I even put a Hedgehog on the secret slider!
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And Here's the whole thing slid out. The drawer is perfect to put some goodies or a gift card.
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I hope you enjoyed my card because I sure enjoyed working on it!!! Oh, and another side note, I made a new watermark too. I thought I needed something with my website on it. Cute eh!?
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Thanks for Reading!!!
Nikki