Thursday, April 14, 2016

Birthday Cake and Trinket Boxes

March and April seem to be everyone's birthday in our family!  (including myself)
I made the above file, which I purchased from Svgcuts, "Fairy Cottage" svg kit.  It is almost 9 inches tall by 4-5 inches wide when completed.  Very easy to make if you watch the tutorial at least once.  Wouldn't it be great for a baby shower or bridal shower also? The flowers are not included in the kit.


The same kit also has a design called "Trinket Box" and boy, I love making trinket boxes! 

more casual looking one:

I hope everyone has a great week!  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Don't forget to check out some of my files at my Etsy Shop.  Scrapcuts by Judy 

Judy Tesla Stark

Monday, April 4, 2016

Working with Paper Crafts,Vinyl and a Shadow Box

  I am having such a great time using shadow boxes, svg files, cardstock & vinyl!  It takes me to an earlier time of my life, playing with a playhouse etc.  I do mean, WAY BACK!  I craft almost daily and many times I give away my completed items.  I have to or plan on the clean-up crew of the Hoarders show arriving here!  LOL  To preserve my work and enjoy it, the shadow box seems perfect!  The boxes above are 5" by 7" and 2.75" thick.  I bought these at my local Michael's store while on sale at 50% off.  Around $5.00 each and the brand is Studio -Decor.  VERY nicely made and secure.  They also include a Velcro strip to attach items inside to the back mat.  I also made one for my Grand-daughter for my G/Grandson, Liam.  (see below)
                             My Grand-daughter  can always change the items inside very easily.

The SVG Kit used is Wet & Wild designed by Svgcuts.Com  

I reduced the size of the kit files by 45% .  I imported all of the files and selected ALL in my cutting software program.  Then I reduced all of them at the same time.  After cutting everything with my Silver Bullet cutting machine, I did the assembly.  Putting the Sandcastle together was very easy to do.  after everything was finished, I added glass beads into castle for weight and around the castle.  You could also buy small shells and add those but I would recommend a larger frame.  I decided what I wanted to cut for the title in vinyl and applied "Dream" to the front glass.  

I then added a string of battery operated lights into the castle and LOVE the effect! 
To me, this would make a great gift for someone!  Housewarming?

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Have a great week!
Judy Tesla Stark