Friday, April 24, 2015

Bird Houses

 I loved these little bird houses from the first moment I saw them and just knew that my 2.5 year old would as well! She is THRILLED. I accidentally cut one of the birds the wrong facing direction so I just added her into the inside of the top birdhouse. Sometimes your mistakes end up making your project what it is!

Tip: I used my hot glue gun to adhere all of the pieces of the bird houses together to give it extra stability. It really helps if little people are going to be playing with your project.

So most of the time I emphasize dies as the front and center of my project. This time I made them the “added bonuses”. One of the dies that I used was the Easter eggs. I glued them all together and then glued them to the inside of the bird house hole. Love it. 

I also added some of the Sweet Flower Die Set flowers to the tree branches and finished them with enamel dots.

Lastly, I thought my bird house needed a little heart so I grabbed one from the Through The Year Die Set. So cute, right? Tip: Don’t forget to add little dies to make your projects really pop!

Silhouette Cut Files
Silhouette Cameo

Hot Glue Gun


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Egg Home Decor using the Silhouette

I saw this egg with the heart center and just HAD to turn it into a home decor piece for Easter! I'm up on the Echo Park Paper blog today with a project that is really quick and easy!

I sized the egg and heart on my Silhouette for a 5x7 photo frame insert. The egg was 4.248” wide after I sized it. I cut it out of the Carta Bella cardstock and then trimmed it to a 5x7 piece with the egg centered. So before you cut it make sure that the egg is not top left of your mat so that you have enough room to center it afterwards. Cut out the heart out of the Orange/Pink cardstock. 

I then cut a bunch of .5” strips from the 6x6 paper pad to go behind the egg cut out. I added adhesive and laid them down.

Use a White Gel Pen to faux stitch around the edge of the heart and use alphas to write “Easter” on it. Pop it with foam dimensional tape and pop it in your frame! 

Now you have a super cute framed piece for Easter that took less than an hour start to finish! It also makes a great kid’s project - for them to help lay down the strips. My 2.5 year old was enthusiastic about helping!

Foam Adhesive
White Gel Pen

Tape Runner


Friday, April 3, 2015

Sunny Days Ahead

Hello out there!!! Sunny Days Ahead is an awesome collection and how fun is it that it coincides with Happy Easter?! The 6x6 pad is actually the papers from both collections!!! How cool is that?! Love it. 

Cut two A2 (8.5 x 5.5”) pieces of cardstock and score them in half making two 4.25 x 5.5” card bases.

Cut a 5.5 x 3.5” piece of ultra white felt cardstock. From the Sun Ahead paper cut the rainbow stripe out. Trim it to 5.5” long and adhere it to the cardstock base.

Cut that base in half across the rainbow stripe. Both pieces should measure 3.5”x2.75”. 

Die cut four clouds, two inner circles (for the sunshine) and two outer layers of the sunshine.

Ink the edges of the cloud that has the rain boots on it to give it a little pop. Adhere to mini card base using foam adhesive squares.

Tie a ribbon around the top of the rainbow strip.

Die cut two “sunny” phrases from the red striped paper.
Adhere sun pieces together and then pop the whole sun onto the cardstock base.

Attach “sunny” phrases using very small cut up pieces of foam adhesive.

Add the alpha stickers trimming the “a” down. Cut 2 pieces of 3 7/8 x 2 5/8” yellow cardstock to back your little card bases. Cut 2 pieces of rain boot paper at 4 x 5.25”. Cut 2 pieces of blue paper at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8”. Adhere layers together and pop the little card base onto the main card base.

Send it off for someone to enjoy! 

This is Courtney Lee signing off for today! I am looking forward to sending these out in the mail. I hope this inspired you to make something sunny of your own! :)

Chalk Ink
Foam Adhesive Squares
Tape Runner

Paper Trimmer