A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Helmar Makes Scrappy Life So 'Tweet'

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a fabulous week so far! I have a new post going up on the Helmar Blog today and I wanted to share my projects with you here too. If you'd like to see the post, go HERE.

For each of these projects I used my Cricut Expression die cutting machine, Sure Cuts A Lot Software, and files that I purchased at SVGCuts.com. I love their files! They are so cute and amazing to work with!

For this first project, I used the Spring Birdhouses Kit. I scored this svg for FREE when I purchased 2 other sets from their site last week! How awesome is that! It comes with 3 of the cutest little birdhouse boxes AND a bonus: 2 sizes of milk carton boxes! Gotta love that! Their files are so easy to put together. They come with full instructions and pictures! It really made my life 'tweet.'!!! This project also features a new, or new to me, product from Helmar...the Crackle Medium. I used the Crackle Medium to paint over my polka dotted paper on the birdhouse. I wish we had 'feel a vision' so you could feel the neat effect this gave my patterned paper. It cracked really nice and the texture is awesome! I think I'll add some candy to the inside and give this to a friend.

'Gourd Birdhouse Giftbox'
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries (Stickles)
Brads: The Paper Studio
Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft)
Software: Sure Cuts A Lot (Craft Edge)
SVG's: SVG Cuts
Other: Spanish Moss (stuffed inside the box)
My Helmar helped me to add several layers of dimension to this giftbox.
Second up, another project using the awesome SVG files from SVG Cuts. This is a 'lever' style card. This is new to me and I can't wait to make one of these again! How fun it was! This card is included in the Breezy Backyard Lever Cards SVG set. You get 5 different cards in the set, as well as envelopes. And so affordable! I am definitely loving this site!

"Make A Wish" Lever Card
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Designs
Rhinestones: Queen & Co
Stickers: Fancy Pants Designs
Burlap: Canvas Corp.
Ball Fringe Trim: JoAnn
Button: Chatterbox
Electronic Cutter: Cricut (Provo Craft)
Software: Sure Cuts A Lot (Craft Edge)
SVG's: SVG Cuts

Here is a view of the card from above. As you can see, as you open the card, the shape in the center of the card moves with it. It is really a neat effect.
Here is a view of the card all the way open so you can see...
That's it for me today! I hope you all have a fabulous day and a wonderful weekend! Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope to see you again soon!
Happy Scrappin'!
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Tammy E. said...

Cool card, and that birdhouse is beyond adorable! Too cute!

joeygirl86 said...

So Cute! That card is awesome with all the bling! Love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity, you rock! ;)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love love love that little box.
But, this card is amazing I have never seen one open like this and I just love how it looks.... maybe we can get you to do a tutorial on Shes A Sassy Lady on a wonderful card like this?? Maybe?

Audrey Frelx said...

Love-love the box and the card! Amazing!

Cathy said...

The gourd bird house is adorable and so is the card. wish you had a tutorial on the card. I am new at card making and also new to following your blog. I think your work is wonderful.

Kray said...

Love it, love it, love it!!! I need to get into scrapping more, so one of these days I can do a DT....but, I don't have the discipline to do the projects on time....but one of these days....you have always been my inspiration!

campbelljudy1228 said...

All your projects are beautiful and thanks for sharing them. I just love your work and it keeps me inspired!