Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Blossoms Lantern w/top

Spring Blossoms Lantern w/ Lid

As shown in earlier post below, making this design by svgcuts "Spring Blossoms"  is quick to make and you can alter it easily enough as I did above.  The original design is about 8 inches tall and no removable top.   I wanted a larger one with a removable top and was not disappointed when completed!  My lantern is 11.50 inches tall and I used the cherry tree with blossoms on the front.   I love using potpourri in my home and will add it to this lantern.  Great Mother's Day gift!!

Since I am using a flame-less 6 inch candle, I could add potpourri around the base.  I cut this using my Silver Bullet machine and a 45 degree detail blade.  Paper used is 65 weight.  I added pearls (faux) to top and rhinestones to the cherry blossoms and top of hanging lantern.  Have you seen the new video tutorial for  the tools you can use with the Silver Bullet? 

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          Thank you for stopping by my Blog and have a great week!

Judy Tesla-Stark

Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Blossoms Lattice Lantern

 Spring Blossoms Lantern

 Living in Florida and loving the weather forecast for this weekend; the low 90's.  
 POOL TIME. And what could be more perfect for the patio tables than this new design by svgcuts.  

 I added the hanging lantern and below is a picture of the pattern I made.  Feel free to use it. 

Using scissors:  Cut a rectangle 2-3 inches width and 1.5 - 2.5 in length.  Whatever size you need.  Fold in half and be sure you made a good crease for your fold.  Take a pair of scissors and cut at the folded crease/fold line but not to the edge of your rectangle.  Glue the edges together and then carefully apply pressure to the top and bottom of lantern to get the pushed out look.  Add  a ribbon or twine to top and your done.  VERY EASY!

I added a battery power tea-light inside my lantern but you could also add potpourri.   Or both? 

Hoping everyone has a great weekend and thank you for stopping by my Blog!

Judy Tesla Stark

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Card & Hat Box

  Birthday gifts and ideas get a little harder when that child is now an adult.  I liked this card file from svgcuts and decided to make it using a modern color palette.

All I needed to add to my card was some rhinestones.  Very easy card to make!  

One thing I enjoy doing is re-purposing an item.  You can find these laminated wood boxes all over in local stores or garage sales.  I have made many cardstock hat boxes but for the same price, I can buy a wooden one and decorate.  And it will last longer. :) 

First, I measured the width across of the box top.  I drew a circle that size within my software and cut it out.  I also drew a 11 inch rectangle in length, 1 inch in width and cut for my ribbon.  I used faux pearls with my ribbon.  Paper used is Graphic 45 Couture.

I covered the top of the box using a glue gun as our humidity in Florida is pretty high.  Be careful not to use a lot of hot glue as you will have chunks of glue when dried.  I use small amounts at a time and smooth flat before it dries.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Judy Tesla Stark

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Puppy Belly Box

   The Easter Bunny treats are gone now and it is time to move to Spring & Summer projects!  I made the above box using a file from "My ScrapChick."  This file was super easy and no adjustments needed.  GREAT file!  Name of file is  Dog Trio. 

  I used .022 chipboard first and cut the The puppy pieces, box and hands. I then cut the same pattern pieces in card-stock and glued to the chipboard pieces.  I assembled the main chipboard pieces using my glue gun. I want this box to be sturdy and last longer than what it would using the card-stock only.


       Perfect for gift-giving or putting dog treats into the box belly. 

Total completion time is under 30 minutes!!  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.

Judy Tesla Stark

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Bunnies and Chicks by Judy

Happy Easter 2015 !!!

  I have decided to take a break from designing files for awhile and cut out some of the fabulous files available online.  Among my favorite places are Svgcuts, My Scrapchick , PPbN by Nikki and long time fan of Kristi W, files.   If you haven't visited my store site lately:  Scrapcuts by Judy and more files at  Check these sites out!  

I LOVED making the Bunny Hatbox by ScrapChick.   I made these to give to my great neighbors for an Easter surprise filled with candy.  This file was super easy, fast and today is on sale for ONE DOLLAR!  Bird file included.  These are boxes.  ( Hat can be removed)


Another quick to make file from My ScrapChick.  Don't you like the carrot feet for this bunny belly box? 

Picnic Basket by SVGCUTS

                                                                            Another Svgcuts file which you can also fill with treats!!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Blog today.  Thank you for stopping by and leave a comment if you have time.

Judy Tesla Stark

Scrapcuts by Judy