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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fire Crackers in a Box!

Hi everyone!!!
I just love the 4th of July! All the red, white and blue, in the stores is so festive! I start thinking about the 4th of July around Memorial Day, as that is around the time of my sons birth. Mark's mom was born on the 4th of July. I love the country vintage look  some of it has as well. The firecrackers I made are in that theme and I hope you enjoy them. I will share the other ideas I had for this at the bottom of this post.

I wanted my firecrackers to look at bit like the painted 4x4's that we often see about this time of year, so I started with the tall gift box from Gift Boxes SVG Kit . The first design is made using the box at the size it imports. I put sides1 on my virtual mat and made three long rectangles sized at W 0.379 x 6.406 H. To made sure they are placed properly, I made a small rectangle to fit the lid side outline then place this on the top of the sides1. This let me know how far down to place the stripes so the lid would not cover them. Draw a rectangle to fit just below the lid rectangle and then place your stripes inside larger rectangle. You can center them  inside this larger rectangle and then remove your larger rectangle once they are centered. Click on your side1 and un-group. Click on the un-grouped side1 and holding down our shift key select each "stripes". Go to the modify window and select subtract. Now you have your stripes. You will need to cut two of these sides1 out. I put vellum inside mine and you can do that as well by making the rectangle you used to center your stripes slightly smaller. Make sure you leave enough room to glue the flap to the inside. It has been my experience that the glue does not like to adhere to the vellum well, as a result I try to make the vellum slightly skinner on that side.

Now to make the trio of firecrackers you will only need to shrink them to the different sizes. I did notice that the smallest firecracker lid had covered the stripes at the top but it wasn't that much and it could be adjusted using the same method I used above. Here are the sizes for those firecracker sizes. The lid sizes were not saved but if you simply duplicate one for each firecracker and select all when you adjust each firecracker you should be good to go. The stars for the lids were added by using the stars from Stars and Stripes SVG Kit and were resized and rotated until I liked what I saw. You can either modify and subtract as you did above or simply arrange them. If you intend to move your lid at anytime make sure you group them.
Tall box side W 6.002 x 6.600 H  Vellum size for inside: Tall: W.2.141 x 5.815 H
Med box side W 6.002 x 5.622 H                                 Medium: W 2.353 x 4.705 H
Small box side W 6.002 4.643 H                                  Small: W 2.150 x 3.380 H

The Last one I designed was so I could use the battery operated single candle I found at Dollar Tree. Cut side1 is W 6.002 x 8.634 H, remember to cut two. I also designed accent pieces for the top of the lid sides, the size for those are: W 2.772 x 1.083 H. You can make accent pieces for the sides of the box were the stripes are as well by using your knife tool and cutting off the flaps then side them to W 2.568 x 5.810 H. I used overhead sheets to make the windows for this firecracker.

On all of them I used twine for the wick using hot glue to hold it into place. The stars on the twine is an extra piece of twine with stars glued back to back onto the twine. Decorate the rest with embellishment pieces you have in your stash. All firecrackers were inked with Tim Holtz gathered twigs distress ink.

This is an easy and fast project to make. My thought was you could do Happy one one side cut out vertically and then Birthday done the same on another side. You could add the bow that comes with this file,  to the top and a cute birthday tag. This could be done with Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah or anything else you could think of. Add your vellum to the inside and they will only get a peek at the gift inside.

Those are my firecrackers and I hope you like the idea. Your most welcome to post photos on my Shara's Paper Creations Facebook page if you do make one. I would love to see what wonderful ideas you came up with. Thanks yo so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a wonderful day and Happy Craftin' Ya'll!
 Blessings,Sharalyn

SVG Kits Used:
Gift Boxes SVG Kit
 Stars and Stripes SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Card Stock: Maraschino, Artic
Ruby Slipplers
American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla
My Little Yellow Bicycle, Vintage Summer Collection
Maya Road Twine
Stampin Up Card Stock Vellum
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Buttons and Wire Ribbon from Stash
Battery Operated Candle: Dollar Tree


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rustic Glory

Mornin' Y'all!
I have a confession to make, I seriously love Americana! I am drawn to the simple, country, rustic look of it.  There is something about making your home feel warm and inviting  that appeals to me. I think Americana helps to make your home warm and inviting. I made this door or wall hanger whichever you prefer to call it, to welcome the celebration of our nations birth with a bit of the country feel I love so much. I hope you enjoy this creation.

I started with the crate from Caramel Apple Pie SVG kit. I used crate_face 1 at the size it imports and used the stars_top from Stars and Stripes SVG Kit in the star box file to make the stars in the crate_face 1. I replicated the stars until I had what I liked. You could do a circle or just a few or some large, whatever you like but I ended up with 42 stars measuring W 0.321x 0.313 H. I grouped them together then drew a box just inside the score lines for the top of the box. This helps to center things when your going to do a cut out. Click on your stars holding down the shift key and select your box, then using your align window center your stars. Move the box you drew off to the side and ungroup your score lines from your crate_face 1. You will need to select release compound path first then ungroup. Try not to move anything. Now select your crate_face1 box and holding down the shift key again choose the stars. Now open the modify window and select subtract. Go back and group your score lines to your box without moving things if you can help it. If you should move something click the back arrow at the top under the help menu or undo is another name for it.
I measured the size of the tea light as that was my original thought to use that as my light source. Mine measured about 1.5 inches in width, then I drew a circle that size, using the box  I centered the hole in the back side of the crate_face1 I used the top of the firecracker from Stars and Stripes SVG Kit and sized the lid from the firecracker to W 5.153 x 2.898 H. I did not use the top for the wick. Cut it out and help it shape a curve by "curling" the paper a bit with a pencil or dowel. You will be gluing the flaps to the inside of your hole. See picture. This will hold your tea light into place by making it fit snugly. I rolled the paper and inserted it into the hole first then glued the side into place. Fold your flaps down to the inside and add a bit of glue under each. Take your time as you do want these to stay into place.

I cut a square  W 4.126 x 3.982 H of Stampin Up's Card Stock Vellum. This is my favorite vellum to work with for windows and things like this. I used vellum adhesive to glue it into the inside of the crate_face1. I almost always have a bit of trouble getting things like this not to warp when I glue them but I have found that if I glue the long part of these first taking my time and then the ends I get a lot less warp to them.

Now for the stripes I used the crate_board1 and duplicated it again. You will need  two short or at the size they import, red boards and one white short board. I used vanilla colored American Craft Card Stock but you could use white as well.  Cut one vanilla and one red board sized at W 14.195 x 3.685 H.  These are your long boards. You will have to place it diagonal on your virtual mat to get it to fit.  Assemble your boards and ink edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink.

Lay them on your work surface and decide how far you want them apart. You do not have to be precise as it adds a bit of rustic look to it. I used 2.50 inch burlap ribbon to hold the flag together by hot gluing the stripes to it first. Then I folded the one for the blue portion of my flag in half and cut a triangle out, when I opened it up it fit perfectly over the circle for the tea light. I hot glued it all into place and added a few thin lines on the sides of the stripes and pressed the blue portion together.  The striped ribbon was from stampin up but I believe it has been discontinued. Any great ribbon will work for this. I used Linen thread to make the bows tied around the strap ends. Cut three different shaped stars and use your 3/16 hole punch to tie the thread through, Frey the ends for looks. The stars are also a layer of three each and inked with vintage photo. The rusted star was one I had but have found that factorydirectcraft.com has quite a few rusted and wonderful craft supplies at a fair price.

Well that is my rustic flag and I hope you love it as much as I do. I could not get a good photo of how much the stars light in the dark, but it is quite nice.  I would love to see a picture if you decide to make one, you can post it on my  Facebook page Shara's Paper Creations. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I have more rustic Americana ideas to share with you so stay tuned, and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

SVG Kits used:
Caramel Apple Pie SVG Kit
Stars and Stripes SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Card Stock: Admiral, Ruby Slipper
American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink
Stampin Up Card Stock Vellum
Stampin Up Linen Thread
2.5 in. Burlap ribbon
Ribbon from Stash
wooden button
Rusted Star
Hot Glue
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
One Battery Operated Tea light
Silhouette Cameo

Monday, May 11, 2015

Home is where you make it...

Hi Everyone,

Our dear friends are got married last month and I made this as a wedding gift for them. They move around a lot and are nature lovers as well,  a bird house seemed just the right thing. Simply said Home is were you make it.

I cut out the spool from Sew Crafty SVG Kit and assembled the sides first. Before I did that I used Versa Mark and my wood grain background stamp from Hero Arts to make a wood grain on all the pieces. Then I glued them together. Punch a 1inch circle for  the hole in the top piece first. I used my 3/8 inch punch to make the hole for the perch.  Use a pencil to draw a lines where the top holes fit over the bottom.  Punch the your holes in the bottom piece and use a wood skewer for the perch or a toothpick will work just as well.  Cutting Size for the spool pieces are W 7.980 x 6.206 H bottom, W 8.375 x 6.064 H top. Note: do not put your perch in yet.

Use the stand from the dress form to make the stand for your birdhouse. The stand is cut at the size it imports. Once again I used one of the cardboard inserts from the glow bracelets and necklaces to made the stand sturdy. The bottom of the stand has an slightly smaller octagon cut out of chipboard with a hole in the center for my finger to hold it into place as I glued the flaps on the bottom of it. Debs Crafty side has the whole instructions to this so go check it out on her blog.  I used chipboard instead so it could be cut with my machine. Glue decorative rocks from the dollar tree around the center hole to weight  the birdhouse down. Once you have the bottom assembled then you can take the pole  and insert it into the stand. I put the pole in first and then added hot glue down the center of the tube. I have had to many times when I added the glue and then put it into the stand and it wouldn't go all the way down to the bottom of the stand before it stuck. This makes your pole lean. Use the flaps on the top of your pole to insert into the bottom of the spool. Glue the flaps into place on the inside bottom.
Put the top of the spool on and line up your holes. Take your wooden skewer and glue it into place. I cut mine off afterward as I knew the stick would be small and difficult to work with. I wrapped twine around the spool and glued the end piece at the top of the spool.
 I cut 6 needles using Crafty Mice SVG Collection and glue each of them together for a 3d look.  I threaded a piece of twine into it and inserted the end into my tag before tying a knot. After I added the note to the tag I glued the tag into place and loosely wrapped the twine around the pole adding hot glue here and there to hold it securely into place. Hot glue your needle into place as well.
I wanted the thimble to be the top of the bird house so I cut and assembled it as well and then glued to the top of the spool. The size for the thimble pieces are: Pattern W 7.879 x 2.439 H  Solid W 7.879 x 3.243 H. I added buttons and lace from my stash using hot glue to adhere them. 
The last thing I did was make the scissors for the top of the spool. I used the scissors from Dress Shop SVG Kit and sized those at W 1.082 x 1.940 H . Cut three and glue one on top of the other for thickness. A tiny brad works well to hole the scissors together.  Don't brother trying to cut the top of the scissors as it is very difficult to work with. I used Musical Notes emboss folder just on the scissors handles and darkened it with a Basic Grey ink from Stampin Up. I used Silver Fox Smooch on the blades of the scissors, then took a small scrap of ribbon and put it through the one handle. I used a stick pin from my little yellow bicycle to stick it through the top of the thimble.
Add some batting and twine strings to the inside and your done.

I know our friends will enjoy my gift  and I pray many years of happiness to come for them both. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a great day and Happy Craftin' y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Sew Crafty SVG Kit
Dress Shop SVG Kit
Crafty Mice SVG Collection

Supplies Used:
American Crafts Card Stock: Latte, Sea Foam, Concrete
Bazzill Card Stock: Cinnamon Stick, Smoky
Echo Park: Jack and Jill Colletion
Hero Arts Wood Grain Background Stamp
Versa Mark Ink
Trendy Twine : Peppermint Stick
My Little Yellow Bicycle: wooden buttons stick pins
Buttons from Stash
Lace and Ric Rac from Stash.
Hot Glue Gun
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Plant in the Spring

Mornin'Y'all,
Spring is upon us and I have been in full bloom sporting the Rudolf look and scratching my eyes! Please excuse my absence from my blog.

Any hoo the idea for this project came as I thought about those of you that were still covered in snow, in particular I was thinking of my friend Linda. I wanted to make something that would cheer her up and bring her the much needed spring even if it was only paper. Here is my Spring Planter that I called Plant in the Spring I wasn't going to enter it in the contest but when I finished it I thought I was so pretty I would try. 

I knew I wanted to make a wood look planter so I used the cornfield owl box from Acorn Autumn SVG Kit. I use Silhouette Designer Addition and it has a knife feature I like to use a lot. I cut the Cornstalks off first using this feature but you can do the same by cutting the box at W.5.974 X 3.142 H. That is the finished height after you cut the stalks off so yours will be taller if your doing it with scissors after you cut it out with your machine. I also wanted a water trough for it so I cut another box but made it much shorter. I counted up one score line from the bottom and cut across with my knife, then adjusted the node on the tab for gluing by tilting it down like Mary does. This helps the sides to fit properly. The sizes for the water trough are W 5.823 x W 1.158  and W 3.605 x 1.292 H. I made accent pieces for the planter by making  squares to fit just a little smaller than the inside of the cut lines on the cornfield owl planter box. Glue the boxes together, then glue your trough onto the bottom of your planter. I used the wood grain paper from Echo Parks Jack and Jill Collection.

I set that aside and began work on the poles for the birdhouses. I used the dress form bottom from Dress Shop SVG Kit. I cut it at the size it imports and weighted the bottom with the decorative rocks from Dollar Tree. You can glue them in place using Ranger Glossy Accents. I glued mine to the top inside of the stand as well.  I cut two of the bottom stands and while you cannot fit the stand bottoms both into the box nicely they will fit. ( I had to kinda squish one a bit) The pole part of the stand is made stronger using some cardboard inserts from the glow necklaces I bought from there for my grandchildren.( my daughter saved them for me when she saw how neat they were.. what a good daughter) The last pole is made using just two of the pole parts of the dress form and gluing those to one of the cardboard inserts. If you made three each of the two poles you could probably have the strength you would need. I have a shelf in my closet that has just that kind of thing in it. Inserts from foil toilet paper rolls and the like. Saving and reusing these is a nice way to recycle and helps the projects your making to be strong.
Wow how did I get down that rabbit hole as my pastor would say? Anyhoo, hot glue the stands and the extra pole to the inside of your planter box. I added extra hot glue and more of the rocks for weight as well. Cover the bottom with shredded paper. I used the paper from my daughters Julep boxes, yep recycled again, hey its free so I use it!
Cut and glue three extra stands to glue your bird houses on. Glue those to the top of your poles.

I made the birdhouses from Spring Birdhouses SVG Kit. These are the sizes of the tall and short houses I used. Bring all your pieces of the houses onto the mat and group them then size them to: W 10.361 x 7.011 H Tall Houses W 10.015 x 6.342 H Short Houses.  I added the score lines, holes for the boxes, and the house_front_bottom before I cut them.
 Using the circle cut out Mary made for the house_front_top as my guide I un-grouped the house_front_top and released compound path to find out what the size of the circle was then duplicated it for the box and the house_front_bottom piece and the box. Lay your house_front_bottom and house_front_top onto the box on your virtual mat to find the place your hole needs to be for the box. ( it helps to make some of these pieces a different color so you can see them better) once you have the hole lined up where you want it move your top piece out of the way and Select the box and the circles then modify and subtract so you have a cut out for the bird houses and house_front_bottom.  The size of the hole I made for the bird rest is W 0.140 x0.140 H. Group your score lines to your box before moving it. I used a wooden skewer for the bird rests glued into place. You can use hot glue or the Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.
 Cut the railing from the Seaside SVG Kit sized at W 8.207 x 1.277 H, this can be found in the lighthouse file. I used Tim Holtz Iced Spruce ink to distress the fence, stand and poles for the birdhouses before gluing the railing and houses into place. I added a bit of Spanish moss to my bird houses for looks.
The "vines" are thinly cut pieces of card stock or you can use the vines from Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit either will work. If you use the vines from Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit you will have to make them thinner. I hot glued one end of a vine to the bottom of the pole and wrapped it loosely around the poles adding touches of hot glue where I wanted it to stay. I also cut my ends at an angle to give it a more finished look.
The flowers are from Mom's Garden Gifts SVG Kit. The pansies are sized at W 2.153 x 5.966 H. I Googled pansies to get different colors as I am not a gardener. As I looked at the photos I noticed the leaves and used 3d Flowers SVG Kit to make the leaves. I sized the leaves at W 1.633 x 3.880 H. Each leaf was inked with Stampin up Old Olive and then I used G 99 Olive Copic Marker to make the vanes on the leaves.  The blossoms are from the Gift box file in this same kit. They are sized at W 2.558 x 3.482 H. I used tweezers to glue them together and hot glued them into place. Do yourself a huge favor and add the pearl centers before you hot glue them into place. I can't tell you how many fell into the shredded paper in the planter. sheesh!
 I also drew the lines for the pansies on using Copic Marker RV69 and Stampin Up Write Wisteria Wonder. I don't own a purple Copic Marker yet. Yellow brads are the centers of my Pansies. The leaves for the pansies and the pansies themselves were curled using my McGill Flower shaping tools. I hot glued the leaves in at angles and then used a thin vine bent at each end and hot glued to the center of the leaves to lift my pansies a bit as though they were really growing.
The butterfly is from Breezy Meadow Butterflies SVG Collection. I don't have the exact size but it measures about 1 3/4 inches long. My suggestion is cut a few at different sizes to see what you like best. You can put more than one that would be cute too! I backed the butterfly with light blue vellum and used my smooch that looks like nail polish bottles to add color to the butterfly body, then used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the body. the inteni is a thin strip of black paper folded and glued to the underside of the body. I spritzed the whole thing with Perfect Pearls mixed with water.

 That is what I did to make this Plant in the Sping box and entry. I hope you like it and if you feel so inclined please vote for me. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. It is wonderful to spend time with friends you care so much about and to share a bit of spring happiness with them. Have a wonderful creative day and Happy Craftin' Y'all!  Blessings, Sharalyn

Here is the link to vote for my project and Thank you so very much!
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SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Acorn Autumn SVG Kit
Dress Shop SVG Kit
Spring Birdhouses SVG Kit
Seaside SVG Kit
Mom's Graden Gifts SVG Kit
3D Flowers SVG Kit
Breezy Meadow Butterflies SVG Collection

Mentioned:
Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit

 Supplies Used:
Echo Park Jack and Jill Collection
Echo Park: This &That Graceful 6x6 Pad
 My Minds Eye: A Mother's Love 6x6 Pad
Bazzill Card Stock: Stonehenge, Rain Forest,Wild Pansy, Fairytale, Pollen, Atlantic, Passionate
American Craft Card Stock: Butterscotch, Lip Gloss, Lemon
Stampin Up Ink: Wistera Wonder Marker, Old Olive Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Iced Spruce
Copic Markers G99, RV69
Recollections: Pearls and small Yellow Brads
Recycled: card board inserts and Julep packing paper
 Dollar Tree: Decorative Rocks and Spanish Moss
Ranger Ink: Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls
Smooch: Azure, Green Apple, Pool
Clear Wink of Stella Pen
Hot Glue
Detail Glue Gun
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Cameo

Monday, March 30, 2015

No Bunny Butts about it!

Hey Y'all,
I hope your having a fantastic day! I have been seeing these bunny butts all over the internet made on cards and cookies cupcakes and the like. Adorable is all I can say. Whoever came up with the idea good for you! I had to do my own spin on it using one of Mary's files of course, plus I wanted to make something special for my grandsons that are close to me. The other two are spread afar from me and mailing a goodie is just not feasible, so this is what I came up with and I hope you like it.

Using the Strawberry from Sweets For My Sweet SVG Kit I sized the strawberry down. Here are the sizes with the file names: bottom W 4.275 x 4.551 H, bottom_panels.svg W 4.275 x 5.300 H, lid.svg W 5.656 x 2.794 H, lid_panels.svg 6.131 x 2.325 H. You are welcome to make the panels  a bit shorter if you wish this makes it a little less bulky but still works. Make the strawberry as you would normally adding your panels, turn the strawberry upside down and add a grass border if you have a notion. I do not have the size of the grass border it was cut paper I had in my stash. The file is one of Mary's files and is from Easter Morning Egg Hunt SVG Kit. You will have to size it down quite a bit. I curled it slightly with a wooden dowel to help it glue well around the egg. Another way would be to pinch it slightly at the score lines of the strawberry top.

The feet are from Bunny Hop SVG Kit. You will have to separate the pink feet from the pink.svg file and the same for the white feet from bunny1.svg file in Bunny Hop SVG Kit. The sizes of the pink feet are W 2.116 x 1.618 H. The white feet are W 1.950 x 1.750 H. Glue the pink feet to the white feet or in my case, Chocolate Bunny. ( a joke between my 11 yr old grandson and I) Glue the feet angled as you have seen in the photos onto the bottom of the upside down Strawberry. Glue a pink 1/2 inch pom to the top and your ready to fill with a treat.

I am going to make 3 more as that is how many grandsons I have here close the other two are grandsons as well. I know they will love that grandma was thinking of them. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your have a  blessed day. If you do make some of these I would love to see your take on it! Have a wonderful Easter and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
 Blessings,Sharalyn

SVG Kit's and Collections Used:
Sweets For My Sweet SVG Kit
 Easter Morning Egg Hunt SVG Kit
Bunny Hop SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Doodlebug Card Stock: Hello Sunshine Collection
Bazzill Card Stock: Mud Pie
American Craft Card Stock: Mint
1/2 inch Pom Ball
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Hot Glue
Silhouette Cameo 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bunny Come a Callin'

Hey Y'all,
I have been out of commission with my machine for a while now. I needed a new cutting strip and had to wait for it to come to cut paper again. No sense cutting something that won't cut all the way through the paper right? Anyhoo, I was online and saw a darling bunny glass where the cheeks  and the teeth are on the side of the cup and this idea popped into my head. I was dying to get it made before Easter. So here it is and it is so simple and quick you might have time to whip up a few for that surprise invite to someones house for Easter Dinner.

 I used the mason jar snowman head to make this cutie from Santa's Sweets SVG Kit.
Open the white_svg, release compound path and un-group the white_svg. Delete the slit for the nose. Now regroup, cut and assemble as you normally would. Don't put the hat on yet. Using the ears from Bunny Hop SVG Kit size the ears to W 2.600 x 3.432 H.  I only used one set of them so it would be easier to curl them a bit with the dowel. I used just the ears but it would look cute with feet or even the arms as well.  Size the inside of the ears to W 1.399 x 1.938 H. Glue the inside of the ear in place.  Cut the flaps on the white outside of the ears off with scissors. You will not need them as I glued the ears to the brim of the hat. Use a pencil or a wooden dowel to slightly curve the ears down. Finish assembling the hat as Mary instructs. I added Tim Holtz Vintage Papers ink to the edges for a weathered look. I used several paper flowers from my stash and a My Minds Eye Brad for the center.

The teeth are made using a rectangle. I double clicked on it and added an extra node in the center bottom, bring that node up to the center of the rectangle then add and extra node on either side of your center node to make it square. Add a couple of extra nodes at the bottom of each tooth so the teeth are square at the bottom as well. Glue your teeth to the top of the scoreline for the lip of the jar. Hot glue two 1 inch pom balls over the teeth and to make the cheeks. I added pearlescent chalk for some rosy cheeks. Then put a glittered Doodlebug enamel dot for the nose. The eyes are black enamel dots, then I used my Sakura Jelly roll black pen to draw on eyelashes and some eyebrows.

The ribbon is something I had in my stash but I believe it is from Stampin up. I found that glittery Rhinestone at Joann's on a shopping trip with my girlfriend.  We split the pack so I cannot tell you what the brand name was. Tie the ribbon and use a 3d zots to adhere the bow to the jar. Don't forget to do the same on the back with a 1 inch or lager pom for your tail. Fill the jar with a goodie and your done!

The perfect quick gift to take to your hostess. I hope you like this little guy, or make it a girl with more flowers and feathers or whatever you like. Mary has a free bow on the freebies page that would look darling on this jar, or use the one in Bunny Hop SVG Kit. There are also many 3d flowers from Mary's wonderful files you could use as well. Just have fun with it and let your imagination go crazy! To all my wonderful readers thank you. Have a blessed Easter and Happy Craftin' Y'all!  Blessings Sharalyn

SVG Kits Used:
Santa's Sweets SVG Kit
Bunny Hop SVG Kit

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Card Stock: Smooth White
American Craft Card Stock: Straw
Doodlebug Card Stock: Sunny Days Collection and Nifty Notions
Doodlebug Glitter Dots Spring Collection
Tim Holtz Vintage Papers Ink
Recollections Enamel Dots
Glittery Rhinestone from Joann's
Paper Flowers from Stash
Ribbon from Stash
My Minds Eye Brad from Stash
Poms from Dollar Tree
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk
Hot Glue
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Silhouette Cameo


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Easter Parade

Hey Y'all,
It is beautiful here today and very much spring! Our first tortoise got up today, one of our "little" ones. I am very much into spring and the colors of spring because of all this beautiful weather. I apologize to my friends who are still only seeing a lot of "white stuff". With Easter coming soon I am in full swing of playing with Easter ideas. While working on another recent project this idea came to mind so without further ado I bring to you Easter Parade!

 We are going to start with the bunny first as all your changing is sizes  with this one. Start with the snowman from Christmas Open House SVG Kit. Cut the snowman  body.svg at W 8.986 x 7.872 H. Cut the panels bottom.svg at W 4.895 x 4.946 H. Cut the panels_top.svg at W 4.198 x 3.260 H. Cut the hat at W 6.148 x 4.672 H. Assemble the body of the "bunny" and add your panels.

These are the measurements of the ears feet and paws of the bunny. They are from Bunny Hop SVG Kit. You will want to assemble the ears and get them ready to glue onto the side of the hat before you glue the brim into place.  Cut the pink.svg (inside ears,feet and nose) at W 2.324 x 3.133 H. The ears are cut at W 3.180 x 1.985 H. The feet are cut at W 2.130 x 1.911 H. The front paws are cut at w 2.174 x 1.988. These are refered  to in the file as bunny1.svg. You will have to separate the ears paws and feet from the bunny1.svg  to cut them separately.

Glue the side of the hat together and then decide where you want your ears to pop up. I put mine at opposite ends about 4 panels apart. Slide the brim over the ends of the hat and glue them into place, when you reach the part with the ears you will have to hold it a bit longer. Then Glue the top of the hat on. Add the ribbon to your hat first then add your other embellishments.  I added flowers from my "extras" box but any of the small flowers from Mary's files will work.  Search your printed PDF's for a good flower you want to use. The butterfly is from Garden Nouveau SVG Kit and is butterfly_top.svg. I do not have the exact size for this as it was in the box of extras I keep as well. A rough estimate of the size is about 1 inch. I cut several of these at a time as they are tough to cut that small. Slow the speed down that helps quite a bit. I wanted to really make this a very embellished hat so I added the center pieces for wedding flowers and feathers as well.  Glue your paws on and your ready to fill your bunny with a yummy treat.

For the Chick you will be using the same measurements for the body and panels but you will be taking the chick's pop out wings idea from the one piece chick box Mary made in Egg Hunt SVG Kit. I use a Silhouette Cameo so I will be explaining how to do this using this format but if your familiar with your program you should be able to do it in your program as well.  Ungroup the body.svg and  release compound path, select the two lines for the wings and group them. Make a duplicate and flip it to mirror the other lines.  Copy and paste them onto one body panel each for your chick. (hint) the small lines for the wings are the front part of the wing. Group them to your panels and cut your panels as you would. Glue them into place and cut the beak at the size it imports. I glued mine a bit crooked just for character. The hat was made a bit taller to look more like a top hat. ungroup and release compound path on the hat center. Then uncheck the lock aspect ratio and make it a bit taller mine is W 6.148 x 1.762 H. I had to duplicate the last row of score lines for the sides of the hat and move the bottom ones down. Line them up and then group them all together before you cut your hat. Assemble normally.

I added a ribbon around the hat and used one of those nifty little buckles I got from the Close to My Heart stuff I was blessed with. I hot glued the ribbon in place and added a bit of fluff from one of the feathers I cut for the bunny. I went on YouTube and learned how to tie an ascot for the front. I used ribbon from my stash for that and added a pearl  for the front. I used my Stampin Up itty bitty flower punch to make the flower for his "lapel" and snipped the sides a bit to allow the flower to bend in more. The feet are from Autumn Cuddly Friends SVG Collection . They are sized at W1.263 x 1.032 H. I curved them a bit so they looked more natural.

I hope you like my Easter Parade and I hope you will make some for someone this Easter. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. It is such a pleasure to be able to create and have you all enjoy what I have created. Have a super day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

 SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Christmas Open House SVG Kit
Bunny Hop SVG Kit
 Garden Nouveau SVG Kit
 Egg Hunt SVG Kit
Autumn Cuddly Friends SVG Collection

Supplies Used:
Echo Park Card Stock : Happy Easter Collection
Doodlebug Card Stock: Happy -go Lucky Collection
Doodlebug Card Stock: Kraft in Color 6x6 pad
American Craft Card Stock: Butter, Lavender, Bubblegum, Vanilla
Bazzill Card Stock: Smooth White, Truffle, Tropical
Ranger White Accent (bunny teeth)
Recollections Pearls
Recollections Enamel Dots
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk
Ribbon from Stash
 Close to My Heart Tiny Buckle
Sakura Black Pen
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Hot Glue
Detail Hot Glue Gun
Silhouette Cameo