Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Bells are Ringing!


I wanted to share with you another project for the holiday season. This was so much fun to build, and even though the picture doesn't seem like it, it it big! The church is a little over 18 inches tall!
If you haven't had the opportunity to check out SVGCUTS then you are missing out! They have such awesome SVG files, with detailed how to videos. The church is from their Silent Night kit. SVGCUTS Silent Night Kit

I also made a cute little sleigh which also came from SVGCUTS and their SVGCUTS Santa's Visit SVG Kit. Great for a table decor and to fill with goodies like CANDY of course! :)

As always, thanks for stopping by. Please tell your friends about this blog and if there is anything you want to see or have more questions about, please do not hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly!

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike


Birthday Cake Fun!


Earlier this year my Niece had her 4th Birthday. My sister asked me if I could make her decorations for her cake. Of course I would!

She was going for a Captain America theme, so wanted lots of red, white and blue's. I also thought it needed some comic book speech bubbles so created the sentiments onto those shapes. 




I used the Silhouette Designers Edition feature of print and cut. I created the shapes, selected my colors and added the wording. After that it was just a matter of printing and cutting. I then glued them to bamboo skewers.


For the main Happy Birthday greeting I wanted it to lay on the cake. But I knew paper would not be a good medium on cake/frosting. While searching my local dollar store I found these perfect red plates. They were just the right size. I created the Captain America shield and glued that onto the plate (plate upside down) and then did the same for the Happy Birthday. For the name, I cut out the blue stars and then the white letters to glue on top. 

The cake was ordered with just a plain white frosted cake, and the bakery added the red and blue trim. We added the speech bubbles and the plates and then used some red, white and blue sprinkles to sprinkle over the top. I think it turned out incredible!



For the invites I created a comic book background and used a photo of my Niece which was standing next to a movie cut out of Captain America. 


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!
Mike

Monday, November 16, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!



With Christmas coming up, I wanted to make something a little different, yet holiday-ish. I had this great file from Dreaming Tree. This is the Lucky 7's Slot Machine from the Vegas Road Trip SVG Bundle, which you can purchase here. http://www.3dsvg.com/shop/birthday-svg-files/vegas-road-trip-svg-bundle/?affiliates_svg=79

The papers I used were from Recollections, Sugar Plum. And then red cardstock from AC Cardstock,. I really like how AC cuts, just like butter. 

I created my own Christmas slot images that I printed on regular printer paper and cut out by hand. 
The slot machine is actually a box with a removal lid. There are so many gift giving ideas you can use this for, from treats to gifts. 

Hope you enjoy, I had a lot of fun making this. I plan on making more projects and displaying them here for you all to see. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Mike