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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Something to "Crow" about

Hey Y'all,
The mornings here have been cool and wonderful. It definitely feels like Autumn. Oh my very  favorite time of the year! The Season becomes alive with color and it is as if the vegetation and animals say it is time celebrate!
It is also my favorite times to craft. Although I have not yet seen a true autumn with its amazing, wonderful colors, I have seen photos. When I look at them I can smell the arid smell of the leaves hear the crunching under my feet and watch as they float delicately from the tree,a dance if you will as it falls.

Mary Rudakas has a way with making me wish I could be in Illinois where she is, just so I could see all of theses wonderful things my mind imagines. Her most recent kit,  Harvest Sunset SVG Kit sends my mind to a wonderful hometown feel, a celebration of the harvest season if you will . She has designed an amazingly real looking pumpkin and a coffee pod cart that makes you think of a cool autumn's day hay ride. If that wasn't enough there is a Pumpkin Diorama box card that folds flat only to be brought to 3d life by opening it and placing it on the counter. The sunflower wreath with all their smiling faces welcomes you at your door or take a harvest gift to a friend with the wonderful Bucket Bag.  As a free gift you can make a birch tree card to go with your bucket bag, just download it from the freebies page.  If all that doesn't make you want to go get this kit, then try adding a crow to that wonderful pumpkin because what is fall without crows, hayrides and the bountiful harvest of the season.

I started with the pumpkin but it so inspired me that I had to add a little crow. Then of course what is a pumpkin and a crow without leaves and vines coming from the pumpkin.  All of this is so easy to make because of  Mary's files from svgcuts. Are you inspired yet? well lets get going on adding a crow to your pumpkin. Join me won't you in the celebration of Harvest.

I started making this crow last year but the design just wasn't working,  so I put it in my extras box for fall. When I wanted extra vines for my pumpkin I found it in the box and well the rest is history as they say.

Start with the pumpkin from ,Harvest Sunset SVG Kit   cut and glue it together as Mary instructs in the tutorial for this kit. I inked the edges and down the center of the sides using Dusty Durango Ink from Stampin Up. The leaves for this pumpkin were inked using Always Artichoke and my Copic Marker # YG67, adding a few extra squiggly lines here and there on the top of the leaf.
When the pumpkin was all together I decided to get my extras box out and add a few extra vines. After adding some vines and flourishes that were extras in my box I happened on the crow and well you knot the rest.

To make the crow you will need to cut the Autumn Acorn SVG Kit  . Now I sized it very small and while I wish I could tell you how small I am not sure I can. You see that was on my old computer and I do not think I saved the file. I will look in the near future to see if I can find it but think really small like might fit on a 6x6 paper. Sorry that is the best I can do right now. I cut two. One for the head and one for the body.  I cut the 6 of the accent pieces using AC Melon Card stock. Before cutting those pieces I added a tear drop shape to two of the pieces as nose holes for the beak. The body was cut using Recollections ( Michaels) Black smooth cardstock as it is easier to glue and work with when making a small object.
As I was digging through the box I came a cross a center from a leaf that is in one of Mary's files. that gave me the idea to use it to make the feet. It is a bit complicated but I used leaf_2 from 
Harvest Country Home SVG Collection and released compound path and then ungroup it. This allowed me to click on the center cut out and drag it to the center of the mat to design the feet. I duplicated it and using the knife tool cut off the top two pieces of one. I cut out a section of the middle "toe" and shortened it welding it together again and then making sure that the nodes ( square grey boxes) didn't need to be deleted to straighten out the lines. On the other duplicate I cut off all the sized pieces and then welded the one straight piece to the rest of the toe again deleting nodes as needed to make it straight. Then it happened... I got an idea from God and I started giggling... the leg needed knobby knees. so I made a small sort of oval wasn't perfect and yours doesn't have to be either. I duplicated it before I welded it into place so I would have a knee cap and then using dusty Durango pen I drew lines and circles the knee cap and leg.

Set the legs on top of the pumpkin so you can decide where you want them and how you want them to look. Glue them loosely onto the pumpkin lid and the body of your crow next. I made the collar next to hold the head into place. I used a long rectangle, a small triangle to make the v in it and welded to smaller triangles to the v. Add some score lines to it and change the color of the score lines so you can tell your machine to cut it at a different depth, I use copy paper setting to cut them.
Cut it out and then glue together making a collar. Add your ribbon for the neck area and then glue your head onto that. I had already added the hat from Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit . I used two med black pearls from Recollections for the eyes and Ranger White Enamel accent to make the white dots on the eyes. I used leaves cut out of the black Recollections paper and shaped them with my Mc Gill Flower tools, then glued them into place. The tiny buttons and sunflower button are from Buttons Galore and more. The same leaves were cut much, much smaller inked with Rich Razzleberry ink and glued to the hat. I added two of the center pieces of the leaves that gave me the idea to make the legs as well. I also added a ribbon to the hat instead of the band.

Extra leaves from my box were added to the lid of the pumpkin and ALL of this was glued with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive. One thing I forgot to mention is I added rocks from the flower section of Dollar Tree,  to the stem of the inside of the pumpkin. This was to  weight the lid a bit and make the pumpkin appear a bit more squatty. This is because those are the pumpkins I like. The Rocks were hot glued into place. This was the only time I used hot glue.

This is my version of Mary's amazing Pumpkin. I hope it makes you celebrate the Harvest of the Season giving thanks to our maker for it as well. I look forward to seeing all of your pumpkins and maybe a crow or two. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

Kits and Collections From SVG Cuts
Harvest Sunset SVG Kit
Autumn Acorn SVG Kit
Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit
Pick a Pumpkin SVG Kit
Gourds Galore SVG Collection (some of the flourishes I used for the pumpkin)
Autumn Elements SVG Collection
Harvest Country Home SVG Collection

Carta Bella: Autumn Collection 6x6 pad
AC Card Stock: apricot, olive, Melon, Dandelion, Rouge, Grape
Recollections: Black Card Stock
Stampin Up Ink: Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
Stampin Up: Stamp N Write, Dusty Durango
Copic Marker: YG67
Recollections: Black Card Stock, Black Pearls
Ranger: Enamel Accents White
Buttons Galore and More: Buttons
Rocks from Dollar Tree
Ribbon from stash
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo

Thursday, July 28, 2016

An Ornament for Leo...

Mornin' Y'all,
In this humid and hot weather it is nice to think of cooler temperatures and Christmas Music! In light of that, Christmas in July is a nice break from the heat. I have been trying to design my Christmas card in my head while painting the kitchen cabinets but have not come up with a solid idea for it yet. I just know I love snowmen and that it will most likely have something to do with that.

Dreaming Tree is going to do a Christmas in July and I thought this ornament would look cute hanging in my house maybe a few of them this year. It is always good to start thinking about these things early and maybe ahead in Christmas presents while your at it. So think cool thoughts, put some Christmas music on, turn the AC up and lets get started...

I started with the Cherry Bomb design from Dreaming Tree's Stars and Stripes Forever Bundle.
Using Ruby Slipper Bazzill card stock I cut the body of the ornament. I had already decided I wanted to make this using Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Collection from last year. I cut the Blue portion out using paper from that pack. I altered the stars size a bit and will list the sizes at the bottom of this post.

To add the glitter to the paper I used Versa Mark ink, Stampin' Up heat and Stick and Art Glitter's Christmas Red ultra fine Glitter.  Take your Versa Mark Ink pad and stamp it all over the pieces you want glitter on, then sprinkle Stampin' Up Heat and Stick all over the wet Versa Mark ink. If you got it on areas you need to glue use a dry paint brush and brush off the Heat and Stick. Heat the heat and stick using your heat tool until it is shiny, then sprinkle your glitter onto the shiny portions, heat again to set the glitter. Using the same dry brush wipe off any excess glitter. Keeping the glitter off the portions you would glue helps the item hold together that much better when it is adhered.
Continue to assemble the lantern as you would normally. I did remove the hole at the top of the lantern sides so that the sides would be solid.

I used a gold pen to ink the edges of the gold paper for a more finished look. The gold at the top of the ornament was from something else I cut, but I liked the shape and added it to the top. You could make one as well by cutting with scissors. You can use glue to adhere it but Glossy accents holds a bit better. Before I adhered the liner to the top of the inside ornament, I poked a hole through the top and inserted my wire. I made a curly q and turned it sideways to lay flush with the top inside. I wrapped the wire around a dowel a few times in either direction to make an S hook and cut of the excess.

I punched small holes in the stars at opposite ends and tied twine through them to hold them together then adhered the top star and the last star to the side of the ornament adding a sparkly bow for affect. To light the ornament take a small glue dot and stick it to the bottom of a battery operated tea light. I have the color changing ones that I use at Christmas a lot. For the Photo I used one of the lights that Mary from SVG cuts used for her Eiffel tower. There you have it a Cherry Bomb turned Christmas Ornament!

I hope you enjoyed this little ornament and if you do make one I would love to see what you came up with. Stay cool and may you have all your Christmas Cards and handmade gifts done before November! Oh wouldn't that be great then all you would have to do is play with the new bundles and kits coming out around that time... awe.. so sad lol. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog and Happy Craftin' Christmas in July Y'all!
Blessings Sharalyn

From all of us on the Dreaming Tree Team, Merry Christmas in July!

Stars and Stripes Forever SVG Bundle

Bazzill Card Stock: Ruby Slipper
Simple Stories Card Stock: Cozy Christmas
Recollections: Gold Glitter Paper
Stampin' Up : Card Stock Vellum, Heat and Stick
Art Glitter: Ultra Fine Christmas Red Glitter
Versa Mark Ink
Gold Twine
Sparkly Ribbon From Stash
Red wire from Stash
Stampin up: Heat Tool
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo
Lily's Home Color changing Tea lights

Star Sizes:
W 1.620 H
W 1.377 H
W 1.252 H
It's Cold Outside SVG Bundle

Monday, July 25, 2016

Come Fly with Me, Dragonfly!

Hey y'all,
It has been quite a while since I posted anything.. I am so sorry. My life has been very crazy for quite a while. First I was very sick then we decided we would take a few days in Big Bear and our #3 grandson had his first type 1 diabetic episode.  When things had settled a tiny bit I decided I better do those cupboards in the kitchen before October came and I might need to start using my woodstove and yep painting anything would be out until next summer. Oh and mom and dad are coming for a visit in October soooo I am about half way done with the cupboards, then paint the kitchen walls and please dear Lord, let me be done!!!! Crazy Crazy Life!

I had made the dragon fly lantern before I left and the night It came out I was hoping there would be an extra dragon fly to attach to the lantern. No such luck so I made my own. Here is my Dragon fly lantern from the Summer Nights and Flights Bundle  from Dreaming Tree.

I cut the lantern using Vanilla American Craft card stock, Bazzill Pinecone card stock and  K& Company Merriweather Paper pack. I assembled it as instructed by Leo. If you watch the tutorial Leo mentions that they were tossing around ideas for a hanging top. I created my own and glued the flaps to the inside of the lid to hold it in place. Although I got busy and never took it further, I feel you could punch small holes on the top and inside of the lid and attach twine to hold the lid in place so it could be hung. I attached gemstones to the outside to add a bit of bling. The Vanilla accent pieces were embossed with cuttlebug Musical Flourishes emboss folder then inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  My dragonflies were cut using card stock vellum and their wings were bent in an upright position with the tail curled up a bit to add whimsy. Two small gem stones were added to the back of him.

This was a great design that really catches the feel of summer. I could see these on the table at a evening gathering or used to adorn the tables of a wedding then given as favors, as they often do at weddings. So many ideas come to mind and while I am still painting my kitchen creating has to wait a bit longer.
I got some fall paper in the mail the other day and oh with it so hot and humid I could do with cool evenings and more creating time. Soon I tell myself I will be able to get back to what I love doing so very much. I apologize again for my crazy life and soon I will be back to creating and sharing my crazy ideas with you all! Much love to you and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

3dsvg Bundle
Summer Nights and Flights Bundle

American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla
Bazzill Card Stock: Pinecone
K& Company Card Stock: Merriweather Pack
Stampin up: Card Stock Vellum
Cuttlebug: Musical Flourish emboss folder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Recollections: Clear Rhinestones
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition Software
Silhouette Cameo

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Morning all,
I am a little under the weather right now, it would seem I have caught a summer cold. It has been a long time since I did that. Anyhoo, I said in my last post that I would be working on some Father's Day cards and I have been. I also made a belated birthday card for my mom. Her birthday is the day after my son's and he was here when her birthday came. I still sent her a present and called but told her the card would be late. I am sorry it was this late mom.

The cards I have been making are from SVG Cuts and called box cards as they stand up like a box but fold flat. (they are supposed to fold flat but mine don't always) Mary does a great job explaining how each card is made in her tutorials but I still have trouble getting all of mine to fold flat.. I also have trouble with boxes so maybe there is a connection. OK maybe not, maybe it is just me. On to the first card!

The first card I attempted to make was the fishing tackle box from Sunday with Dad SVG Kit . I say attempted because it took a few tries and it still doesn't fold flat. That is OK because the person receiving it won't keep it flat anyway. I used eyelets for the adhesive donuts that Mary used. I did find the Queen & Co Glitter Studs Self-Adhesive, Stones, Lifesavers, on Amazon. That is the description they are under. It is a long name for them. I would like to find an alternative place to purchase them as they are really cool but the shipping was more than I like to pay.   Like Mary, I used blingy paper and added string and such to the card along with some clear Wink of Stella. It took a while to make and PLEASE watch the video first. I didn't and that was a huge mistake on my part. Mary makes this one a little different that the rest of her cards. I will make it again as the wow factor for this card is so awesome but lesson learned. Watch the video first!

The second card I made was the hamburger and it turned out really cute, at least I think so. That card is for the master burger maker in this house. They are really yummy ! I added a little juice to the cheese for affect. I like his burgers even more than In and Out. ( A west coast burger place everyone loves)

The third I made was for my dad, I made the route 66 card from Travel the World SVG Kit. There is a lot more to this kit one should really look at! A fantastic Eiffel Tower, a vintage english phone booth and much more! I added a headlamp (rhinestone) to the car. I love historic Route 66 and think dad will really like this card as well.

The fourth card I made was for my mom, the card is from World's Best Mom SVG Kit and while I wanted to make the oven for her I realized it was because I like it and mom would probably like the tea pot better. That is the card I made for her using prints instead of solids to make it and while I know that isn't quite her thing I am hoping she loves it anyway.

The fifth card I made was for my son Chris. I made the six pack box card from Sunday with Dad SVG kit. I used Echo Parks The Great Outdoors Collection for this one as he and his wife like to kayak and I thought what better than to bring a refreshment to the outing.

The last card I made was for my son-in-law Joel. Family time is often with food so I thought the grill would be perfect.  The grill is from Father's Day Box Cards SVG Kit . It also has a very neat looking golf cart card as well. There are two other cards but you will have to go look I won't spoil the surprise.

To all the men in my life I want to wish you a very happy Father's Day! Thank you for all you do!

If you haven't made your cards yet and your looking for ideas I hope you take a look at these card kits and consider them. The hardest part is choosing the papers.  I will list all the paper collections and the supplies below. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. To all of you I wish you a very Happy Father's Day and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

SVG Kits
Sunday with Dad SVG Kit
Travel the World SVG Kit
World's Best Mom SVG Kit
Father's Day Box Cards SVG Kit

Note: Bazzill Card Stock Now comes with the AC Cardstock sticker on it. I am listing what was Bazzill card stock first as a result.

American Craft Card Stock: Mud Pie, Ruby Slipper, Mocha Divine, Admiral, Stonehenge, Blush Red Dark, Great Lakes, Rainforest, Bitter Chocolate, Grapefruit, Lemon, Cricket, Carmel, Crimson, Carrot, Scarlet, Vanilla, White, Cranberry, Sky, Charcoal, Dandelion, Marine, Chestnut, Latte.
American Craft 6x6 Pad: Mayberry Collection
Graphic 45: By the Sea Collection, Sweet Sentiments Collection
Echo Park: Jack and Jill Boy Collection
Carta Bella: The Great Outdoors Collection
My Minds Eye: Market Street Collection, Cut and Paste Collection
Stampin Up: Card Stock Vellum
Recollections: Silver Shiny Paper, Silver Textured Paper, Clear Rhinestones, Solid Rhinestone Stickers
Gold and Blue Holographic Paper: Stash
Ranger Stickles: Gold
Hero Arts Metallic D├ęcor: Pewter
My Minds Eye Enamel Dots: Jack and Jill Girl Collection
Teresa Collins: Coral Sequins
Silver Eyelets: Stash
Tim Holtz Emboss Folders: Brick, Diamond Plate
Wink Of Stella: Clear, Silver
Sharpie: Gold Permanent Marker
Stampin Up Markers: Early Espresso, Taken with Turquoise
Black Gel Pen
Sakura: White Gel Pen
The Twinery:  Denim, Ocean
Zots:3d Glue Dots
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Need a box for Dad?

Happy Sunday Afternoon all,
We are about a week away from Father's Day and for those of you that are in need, I have a box for you. It is quick and easy.

Using the Peony Gift Box From Dreaming Tree, I cut the top of the box using Bazzill Mocha Divine card stock then cut the bottom of the box using American Craft Pine Card Stock. I cut the accent pieces out of Echo Park Jack and Jill, Explore collection. I made a rectangle to fit the bottom portion just inside the score lines and will list the size at the bottom of this post.

Use the ribbon to make your strip across the top and front and back. I used a short piece for the front of the box and long for the top. Glue the short pieces on the front and back then glue your octagon on top of that. Glue the long piece onto the top of the octagon. I used a dark brown ink pad to shade it.

I added Hero Arts Metallic dots  to the edges of the box lid and the clasp is from Hobby Lobby. It is a company called spare parts. I have found many really great goodies from this company I will be using them in future projects.
The bottom, though you can't see it is Cinnamon Bazzill cardstock stamped with a wood background stamp. On the back where the two "ribbon" stripes meet are four of the metallic dots from Hero Arts.

A easy box to put together and even easier to impress because of the clasp on the front. They will think you put a ton of work into it but really it was an quick box sure to make any dad  happy.

That is all I have made for Father's Day. I am working on cards myself for some of the males in my life I love very much. I wish all of you a very Happy Father's Day. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

Love You Mom SVG Bundle

Bazzill Card Stock: Mocha Divine, Cinnamon
American Craft Card Stock: Pine
Echo Park Card Stock: Explore Collection
Hero Arts: Metallic Adhesives
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Ground Expresso
Spare Parts: locking clasp
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo

Accent piece for the bottom of the box: W 2.477 x 4.032 H

Monday, June 6, 2016

Just thinking outside the Chess King Box

Afternoon All!
Take a walk down to the barber shop and get a haircut and a shave! While looking at the new kit King of the Castle I got the idea to make the Chess King Box SVG into a Barber Pole. I have another idea brewing but I won't give that one a way for a while yet! Let's get to cutting!

I cut the Chess King Box all out of white cardstock.  Using some Doodle bug paper for the 4th of July, I cut the accent pieces removing the lines and cut outs by ungrouping and deleting them. Instead of using the last patterned piece for the top outside of the box I cut another main_2_black using white cardstock and adhered that to the top of the other. I cut the octagon from the cross_white and another octagon .25 smaller than the first to put on top of the first octagon. The top of the Barber pole is made using a white pebble, a button and a spare parts knob from Hobby lobby. I adhered them to each other using Ranger Glossy Accents.
I cut the two side pieces for main_1_black out of sliver foil cardstock from Michaels and cut an extra main_2_stone out of white then embossed it with sizzix flourishes emboss folder.  The last step was to put sticky tape to a 1/4 white ribbon and adhere it around the bottom. Follow Leo's Video on how to put it all together and your all set with your barber pole.

Make this for your dad who cut your hair in the backyard or that dad who collects barber memorabilia. Either way you cut it, your going to come in looking pretty spiffy with that gift for dad and you'll be king or queen for the Day!
Happy Father's day y'all and Happy Crafting!
Blessings Sharalyn

King of the Castle SVG Bundle

American Craft Card Stock White
Doodle Bug: Stars and Stripes Collection
Recollections: Silver Card Stock
Sizzix Emboss Folder: Flourishes
Ranger Glossy Accents
Spare Parts: knob
1/4 White Ribbon
White Pebble

Note: When ever trying to match stripes or plaids allow for extra paper.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Let's Go RV to The Great Outdoors!

Afternoon Y'all!
Carta Bella came out with a collection called The Great Outdoors.
It made me think of the trips we took to Silver Lake and Sequoia National Park. I have been going to Sequoia National Park since I was knee hi to a grass hopper.  It was a joy to share the Gigantism's with my then soon to be husband. Watching him walk up to one and look up was a memory I will treasure the rest of my life. This paper makes me think of the wonderful times we have had on our vacations and our many adventures.
My mind spun is so many directions with this paper and if Mary had gotten the old truck designed it would have been even harder to make the RV  from Dreaming Tree instead of the nifty trailer she has made and a truck to pull it.  She hasn't gotten it designed yet, so I made the RV from Dreaming Tree but I was not disappointed with the way it turned out. Sometimes there is so much to play with it is hard to decide what to make first!

I cut the trailer using Bazzill and American Craft Card Stock. I purchased the stamp set and ephemera as well to use with this RV. I wanted to stamp the bear and the squirrel as if they were riding in the RV. The ephemera was so I could use it on the RV to add to the theme of going on a vacation and in this case to camp. I love the name of the camp to Runamok, so cute!
I  used various badges from one of the papers and cut the odd shaped ones out by hand. For the round badges, I used my Epiphany craft 25 circle and the bubble caps. Each badge was inked on the edges and adhered with a dimensional from Stampin' Up to the side panel of the RV.  I used the Stop and Smell the Flowers stamp on the lower part of the RV. This stamp comes with the words stacked so I carefully cut the stamp down the center to get more use from the stamp. You could cut all the words apart as well, as long as you don't cut the letters this will be fine.

I altered the awning a little by taking out the circles and using my Martha Stewart Scoreboard I make small score lines between the circles. I was not careful when I got to this point and put the awning a bit to high so my lid doesn't fit quite snug as the design was intended. There is a small score line that shows where the awning should be placed. Pay more attention to it than I did and your lid will fit better. I got distracted with my next thought. ( Opps, yeah it happens. )

I wanted small metallic adhesives for the handle on the door but I don't have any that small or sliver, so I used Ranger liquid pearls. If you put your drop of liquid pearl down then tap underneath the paper where the drop was laid, it will flatten to look like an adhesive pearl. The silver textured paper was purchased at Michaels on my recent outing with my girlfriend. That gave the trim the texture I wanted and added to the wheels as well. I had been given a ton of stuff a few yrs ago and one of them were the bubble caps that fit the hubs of the wheels perfectly. woohoo! They are from Memory craft and called page pebbles, I do not know if they still make them.The ephemera was used at the top and accented with Echo Park enamel dots. I will list the collection they came from below. (I have a huge stash of enamel dots because I love using them.)

I used a clock arrow from Spare Parts (Hobby Lobby) on the top to make the "You are Here", indicating the tent. I added the Lodge ephemera to the top and the Outdoors to the front. Moving to the back of the van I used more ephemera for the back. Before putting the little spare tire box together I glued the circle of buffalo to the back then using my "pokey tool" (my stampin up gals term) from Stampin' up I made holes to stitch the buffalo to the top of the box. The thread I used was a black hemp twine from Close to my Heart. ( some of the stuff that was given to me) I used the silver textured paper for the bumper and added red glitter enamel dots for the tail lights. I still think I should have done the ladder in the silver paper and I may change it  The lantern was made using SVG cuts Camp S'more svg kit.  I made vintage camp lantern as small as I could still see it to put it together. I tried one that would have been a better size but I couldn't see it well enough to put it together. A small silver eyelet was put into the top back of the RV lid and linen thread from Stampin up was used to tie it to the back of the RV.

For the last side I used more ephemera on the top and added tiny brads to the sides using the "pokey" tool. I wanted to continue the Native American theme so I cut the camp Runamok sign out and then took it outside. I can remember seeing my mom do this with something she was making when I was a young girl. She used a match and lit the side of the paper on fire. When it had burned to the desired look she had a damp paper towel to put out the fire. I did this around the edges then poked holes in ends and tied it to sticks. The sticks were tied together first, then the sign was attached to the sticks. I adjusting the sticks to the desired look and glued them into place. I liked the compass ephemera, so I inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo then glued it into a frame from Bead Landing and adhered a 25 bubble cap from Epiphany Crafts. The frame was attached  to the side of the RV using Ranger Glossy Accents. I used more glitter enamel dots for the front fog lights. I know we were supposed to put them in the bumper but it didn't look right to me, so I put it where I thought I had seen them.

Last and certainly not least, the fire box is from a kit called Camp Firefly svg. It is another of Mary's wonderful creations along with both kits I mentioned have such adorable stuff to go with them. You need to check them out as well. The fire box is made mini sized as well to fit the whole theme of this paper collection and RV. The bear and the raccoon were stickers I attached to cardstock then hand cut and added a stand to it so I could used them in the photos.

That is my RV from Dreaming Tree and Carta Bella, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it. I could have made so much more to go with it but you have to stop somewhere right? (like a canoe for the top)  I may have to make a trailer using this paper as well and who knows? if Mary Rudakas makes the truck that Katie Smiley and I want so bad I will just have to add that to my display in my room. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. I had a nice visit with you all.  May you have or make fond memories of a vacation gone by.  You could mark it with this RV and put photos of the people inside the windows along with signs for the outside of the places you visited. Let your imagination go wild and take you on an Adventure of making an RV from Dreaming Tree. Thanks for visitin' with me and Happy Craftin' Y'all!!!
Blessings, Sharalyn

Dreaming Tree SVG
Walt's RV SVG

SVG Cuts
Camp Firefly SVG Kit
Camp S'more SVG Kit

Carta Bella: The Great Outdoors Collection, Woodland Stamp Set
American Craft Card Stock: Aqua
Bazzill Card Stock: Turquoise Mist, Blackbird, Blush Red Dark
Recollections: Silver textured paper, Mini Metallic Brads
Stampin Up: Card Stock Vellum, Dimensional's, Linen Thread
Stampin Up Ink: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry
Tim Holtz: vintage photo
Memory Craft: Page Bubbles
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Close to my Heart: Black Hemp Thread
Echo Park: The Story of Fall Enamel Dots
My Minds Eye: Lost & Found Record it, Heirloom, Antique Enamel Dots
The Paper Studio: Spare Parts Clock hands( Hobby Lobby)
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls
Bead Store: Metal Frames (Michaels in the bead section)
Sticks from our pine trees ( it had fallen)
Kool Tak: Clear 3d Squares
Martha Stewart Scoreboard
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Silhouette Designer Addition
Silhouette Cameo