Dec 17, 2012
Hi there! Iâ€™m thrilled to be sharing some holiday decorating ideas with Epiphany Crafts products. I was on their blog again on Friday.
I created my own Christmas crackers and place cards with an SVG File / Silhouette Studio design file that I created for the cracker design. I tried a few others cutting files and couldnâ€™t find one that I was really happy with, so I made my own. I’m offering up this SVG / Silhouette Studio File for free on the Epiphany Blog. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to download the file:Â http://epiphanycrafts.com/santas-coming-to-epiphany-crafts/
I used Echo Parkâ€™s This & That Christmas papers along with Epiphany Craftâ€™s Round 25 and Scalloped Circle 25 tools and epoxies.
You can buy the inserts for the crackers (the sticks that make the loud cracking noise when you open them) at Michaelâ€™s. They are really easy to use. I love the idea that you can personalize everyoneâ€™s cracker with a tiny gift inside picked out just for them.
Here is a close up of the Santa on my favorite cracker. I love how this Santa looks paired with the Round 25 epoxy. I adhered the epoxy to some cardstock punched with a 1.5â€³ scalloped circle punch and added the pearls around the epoxy. I colored the pearls with a Copic marker to get a vibrant red.
The Epiphany Crafts Scalloped Circle Tool and Epoxies pair really well with the small doilies featured on the Echo Park Borders paper. I used that pairing on the â€˜Kateâ€™ place card seen here.
Thanks for dropping by!
Dec 10, 2012
Hi everyone! I’m very pleased to be a guest designer for Epiphany Crafts this week and I’m up on their Blog right now!
I found these super cute mason jar style drinking glasses and thought that they would make excellent teacher gifts. They would also make great hostess gifts for all of those holiday parties.
I put “Grinch poop”, “reindeer noses” and “snowman poop” in each of the glasses. (Don’t worry, no reindeer were hurt during the creation of this craft! It’s just pretend, ok?). Then I added Maya Road trim around the edge of each of the glasses. I left the trim on the taller glasses in their original colour. The trim on the mug was misted with Red Dylusions mist. I punched out 3 circles from Crate Paper’s Sleigh Ride collection to add to the tops of the mason jar lids. I embellished with more ribbon and Epiphany Crafts Oval 25 with metal charms and Round 25.
Here is a close up of the “Grinch poop” glass. The “Grinch poop” is actually mint chocolate balls that I got from my local bulk food store. They are so yummy! I created the Merry Christmas image myself. It’s available for download by clicking on the image at the bottom.
Here’s a close up of the ‘snowman poop’ glass. These are actually Scotch Mints. This glass has the most amount of trim on it. I used 3 different ribbons here.
Last, but not least, the “reindeer noses”. The red nose is a red gumball and the brown ones are chocolate caramel balls. The reindeer featured in the Oval 25 is from one of the papers in Crate’s Sleigh Ride Collection.
I created this free printable for the Round 25 Tool and the Oval 25 tool (for personal use only). The colours coordinate well with a lot the Christmas papers currently out. I hope that you enjoy it! Click on the image to download the file in JPG format.
I’m offering up a free download of the files that I used over on the Epiphany Blog, please stop by to download the file and to give me some love. I would be very appreciative if you did.
- Tall stemware mason jars by www.fancyrednecks.com
- Mason jar drinking glass by Libbey
- Candies from The Bulk Barn
- Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop CS5
- Ribbons and trim by Maya Road, May Arts, The Twinery, Hug Snug and Fabricland
- Patterned papers by Crate Paper
- Stickers by Crate Paper and Lily Bee Designs
- Adhesives by Helmar
Sep 20, 2012
Hi everyone! I would like to share a card that I made usingÂ Art Institute Glitter, Helmar Glue (of course) and My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing.
You may or may not know this about me, but I sometimes design my own cutting files in SVG and Silhouette format and I like to share them with my friends (that’s you!).Â There are tons of cutting files out there for chevrons, but none with a border that fits to the dimensions of an A6 card (5.5″ X 4.25″). I searched and searched and couldn’t find anything, so I made my own. Here is an image of what the cutting file looks like.
If you would like to download the cutting files for free, feel free to do so at this link: www.scrapsation.com/free-svg/Chevron-Card-Base.zip . The zip file contains one .studio file for Silhouette Studio users and one SVG file for everyone else. The only thing that I ask in return is that if you use it, please credit me for my work (ex. link back to my post in your blog post or if you get published using the file to state that the cutting file was designed by Kate Vickers). That’s it! I hope that you get some use out of it. I plan to use the file a few more times myself.
In this closeup shot, you can see the detail of the glitter that I applied to the My Mind’s Eye dimensional die cut quite well. I love how it catches the sunlight.
I would also like to share this layout that I did with the Escape Kit (September) from Scrapbooking From The Inside Out. The kit features My Mind’s Eye, Webster’s Pages and Pink Paislee. I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to create the flower out of the Maya Road trim and to adhere the butterfly to the center of the flower. I always use 450 Quick Dry when I need extra hold. I also used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to adhere my die cut hexagons and the photos to the page.
Here’s a close up of my flower embellishments. The pink one was made with the trim that comes in the kit, a butterfly cut out of a piece of Webster’s Pages paper, my sewing machine and some rhinestones. The white flower consists of two Prima flowers that I destroyed and then reassembled as one single flower with a My Mind’s Eye chipboard piece in the centre.
That’s it for today! I hope you like my projects. Enjoy the free SVG / Silhouette file! Let me know what you think of it.