Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Box Card

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing a project I did as a thank you card. The other day I had a dentist appointment and from the moment I walked in, to the time I left, everyone in the office stopped to say hello and to ask about me and my family. I have been going to this same office for years and they have always been nice, but this time I felt like I wanted to return the kindness so decided this would be the perfect card to send.

When I saw the SVG files for this, from Lori Whitlock a few weeks I knew I just had to have it. 




Almost all of the elements on this project are meant to be print and cut. That makes this project even easier. I have always envied cards like this that are stamped and hand colored, but I only own a few stamps and really do not know how to color like that. So on this project the fox, flowers, acorn, trees and thank you banner are all meant to print. 

I also decided to use some digital paper I had for the patterned paper portion. If you are not familiar with digital paper, it is basically a picture file that allows you to print out the paper on your own. The reason I really like that is because partnered with Silhouette Studio, the software I use for the files, I can import the images and then also scale the patterns to fit the project. I can also tell the software to only fill in the pattern within the design, this also ensures I am only printing the pattern onto the cut portion of the file, and do not have to print a whole page out, only to use a small section. So for this file, everything was printed and cut, except for the base of the box. For the base of the box I used a solid orange color from AC Cardstock.

On the back, I cut out a white blank sheet and then hand wrote my message to the dental office. This project then folds flat to fit into an envelope. I sure hope they enjoy receiving it. I normally only give out cards for special occasion's such as birthdays, but really think I will be starting to send out more thank you cards and possibly thinking of you, just because etc. Because who doesn't like to receive something handmade in the mail, especially with all the crazy news worthy events we have going on in this day and age. 

I really appreciate you taking a look. I hope that I inspired you to be creative.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mason Jar of Sunflowers gift card holder.


Hello,

I am still continuing with the gift card series. Today I bring you a Mason Jar filled with Sunflowers. This file is a Lori Whitlock file and purchased from Silhouette Design Store. You can also purchase this file direct from Lori Whitlock shop where you can get this as an SVG file to use in other machines.



For the jar base and flowers I used AC Card Stock. For the jar lid, I also used AC Card Stock but also used my pen tool and used a black fine tip Sharpie to make the lid markings. For the leaves of the flowers I used some scrap pieces of patterned paper from my massive amounts of saved scraps lol.


Of course this is the gift card series so I added a pocket to the back of the jar so this makes this a gift card holder/box card. For details on how I created the pocket please visit my YouTube tutorial




And here is a photo of the font as well as the back, side by side. These would really be great as a thank you for just about any occasion or to give to a teach or friend for a birthday.


I really appreciate you taking a look. I hope that I inspired you to be creative.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Beer Glass Gift Card Holder

Ok this is part 3 of the gift card series.

Today I am showing you a project I created using the Beer Glass SVG file from Simply Crafty SVG's.

Part 1 was coffee gift cards holders. Part 2 was fast food gift card holders. And now part 3 is for the adult beverage Beer Glass Holder!




What makes this a perfect gift card holder is that the foam, or lid, comes off and makes this a box so you can put a gift card inside!

So for this gift card holder, I wanted the color to represent the beer that I like. A slightly darker beer. So I used AC cardstock in the darker yellow color. For the foam I used the off white AC cardstock color.

Usually the beer I get comes with a slice of orange so I wanted to represent that on the panels. For the panels I embossed them using the embossing folder Preserves, by Provo Craft. And for the foam I used one of my favorite embossing folders that just seems to work with everything, D'vine Swirls by Cuttlebug. (When I looked to provide a link, all the sources where out of stock.) If you see one grab it!

I really appreciate you taking a look. I hope that I inspired you to be creative.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM




Saturday, August 26, 2017

French Fry Gift Card Holders

Hello,

Here is the second part to the gift card holders I am making. Today I made the Side of Fries box card from SVGCuts. The card was designed as a regular box card, but thought it would be perfect to give food related gift cards as gifts.

To do so I needed a way to be able to secure a gift card to the back of the box. I created this little pocket in Silhouette Studio. This is very basic and could be designed in various other similar design programs.

I secured that onto the back and bingo, the perfect gift card holder!



I hope you enjoyed this project. Don't forget to head on over to SVGCuts to see the entire collection, and please come back to see more of these as I finish them up! If you are interested in learning how I created the pocket, I created a YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/8RByodh5Cf8

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Coffee Gift Card Holder

When I saw this Pit Stop Box Cards SVG Kit from SVGCuts I knew exactly what I was going to use them for. They make the perfect gift card holders.

Today I am going to show you how I created the coffee box card and in later posts I will show you some more. The kit comes with the coffee box card perfect for gifting coffee gift cards, the french fry box as well as the food truck and pizza in a box, perfect for food related gift cards and an old fashion gas pump, perfect for giving gas gift cards.

For this to work I had to create a little pocket on the back to be able to hold the card. It was really simple to create. I use some digital paper I purchased to get the perfect Hanukkah papers. (It is nearly impossible to find actual Hanukkah scrapbooking paper.

I hope you enjoy this project. Don't forget to head on over to SVGCuts to see the entire collection, and please come back to see more of these as I finish them up!

Front



Back

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pumpkin Carriage


I wanted to share a recent project I completed. 

I made this file many years ago and wanted to create another one. This is the Pumpkin Carriage from SVGCuts Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit. 


The first photo is the one I created first and was one of my first 3D projects ever I assembled. The second photo was the one I created August 2017. The photos are deceiving as this project stands about 10 inches tall. You can definitely change this up for many different occasions. 





Well I just wanted to drop a quick post because I really like how this came out. The gold design on the paper is actually glitter so shines in real life, but was having a hard time capturing that on camera. Please stop by SVGCuts to check out the rest of the kit. Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit. 

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM

Friday, August 18, 2017

Simply Crafty SVG's Guest Designer Project.

Hi Friends,

I know it has been a while since I have posted. I have been making projects, I just have not been posting to the blog. But I couldn't pass up this chance as a Guest Designer for Simply Crafty SVG'shttps://www.simplycraftysvgs.com/

Since Fall is getting pretty close and one of my favorite holidays is of course Halloween, I decided to make the Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern. What's great about this lantern is it is actually a working lantern. The top comes off and you can put in an electronic battery powered tea light.



The kit comes with the different pieces so you can make one lantern with the spider panel or one with the skulls or mix and match! I opted to use the skulls pieces but I also wanted a witch. Using Silhouette Studio I removed one of the panels that had a skull and welded in the witch. (There is a link below for a tutorial on how I did that.)

I went through all of my Halloween paper and could not find anything I liked. So I decided to create my own patterned paper. I found a great pattern I liked and brought it into Silhouette and ended up doing a print and cut.

I also wanted my vellum to have an orange glow, so I brought the file into Adobe Illustrator and created a nice yellow orange gradient, in which I printed onto printable vellum that I purchased on Amazon here.  I ended up not using the smaller pieces I created.


Assembly was very easy. I put together the entire project in under 30 minutes while taking my time. Once completed I decided I wanted some more of my patterns that I had on the bottom, to carry to the top, so created additional top panels to tie into the bottom. 
I intended to add some bling and additional things, I even purchased a few but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it the way it was. 

So here is a photo with the lights on, and then the lights off with the electronic tea light on. 

 Editing SVG files in Silhouette Studio


If you are interested in learning how I changed the panel from the skull and cross bones to the Witch, using Silhouette Studio, I created a YouTube tutorial. Click here to watch the video, a new window will open. 

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making the project. Please visit Sandy over at Simply Crafty SVG's.  https://www.simplycraftysvgs.com There are a lot of amazing files there, including a free section.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Mike Fernholz
DezinesbyEM