Saturday, March 3, 2018

Congrats You Did it!

I love pairing my favorite craft room tools to create a card, in this case my Silhouette cameo, SRM stickers and bright enamel dots.

My nephew is graduating and such a festive and memorable occasion should be celebrated in a big way! I chose bug bold colors and bold graphics to make a happy statement.

I know papercrafting is a specialized interest,and one I share with so many other artists, and I appreciate you stopping in to see what I've been making! XOXO Shantaie

Friday, January 12, 2018

Thank you sweet friend

Hello sweet friends! I'm wrapped in a warm layer of happiness and joy these days. The first weeks of a new year are always a time of reflection for me, my home, my life, my work, and how grateful I am for the people in my world! I tend to redecorate and declutter post holidays, but this week I just want to make pretty things! I know I'm not alone!

I needed a special thank you card, and really had fun creating these bouquet clusters, I not a huge fan of masking, but in this case it was worth the effort of all that fussy cutting! I paired the SRM just believe stamp set  with hampton arts layering set  to create my floral clusters. 

I filled in with the leafy branch and that sweet little flower, and colored with my copic markers. once dry I colored a layer of shimmer on all of the flowers and leaves.

I knew I wanted a bold sentiment, so I cut three of the word friend with my silhouette cameo in black and glued them together. Little enamel dots in black on the purple flower and a few in white on the blue flowers add so much to this card!

I used a layer of foam to pop up the card front and i love the dimension it adds!! Once the sentiment was in place, I used two SRM stickers to form the phrase "thank you sweet" above friend. My favorite part of using clear stickers is that I can use them in their entirety or snip off sections I LOVE clear stickers!!  

I hope this brings a smile, I know I enjoyed taking a bit of time to color and create it!! I may have to rethink masking, the end results are pretty worth it!!

Have a great day, see you next time! XOXO Shantaie

Monday, September 25, 2017

Double Thanks

My planner is filled with things to do today, and this might surprise you, but I'm thankful for that! I have my Amazon echo playing piano pieces in the background and sipping iced coffee while I power through my list. I'm thankful for life in Florida getting back to "normal-ish" anyways, and I have some people to thank for helping me get through the storm and its after effects, so a few thank you cards were in need.

I'm not the type of maker that waits for a reason to make a card, I love having them on hand all the time, and it dawned on me as I was making these that I could in fact use them right away!

I used a cuttlebug die to make the sentiment and layered it over a tag nestled on a SRM doily and a few die cut leaves.

A bow of bakers twine in that delightful shade of teal that is becoming so infused into fall decor that it feels like it always has been a fall color! I love that splash of blue that adds such a happiness to fall.

To the sentiments and the leaves I painted on a bit of shimmer with a wink of stella pen, so easy and so pretty! I actually love how that one pen can replace some other products and be a true multitasker! In my pursuit to minimize that is a win win!

Have a great day, and be thankful for whatever your planner has on it because that means you are being productive and moving forward with your life goals.....even if reading a good book is all you have planned!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Boo Means Trick Or Treat

Hiya! Thank you for visiting me, as Halloween gets closer by the day so does my level of excitement! Around here Halloween festivities rival any other occasion for the top spot, and it is easy to get swept up in all the fun. We decorate, go to haunted houses, and anticipate the stream of "trick or treaters" knocking on the door the way some wait for the release of the next star wars movie.

In short we love this time of year.

Each year I gather up little gifts to give my lovies and make them trick or treat for them, it is a silly tradition that even as adults my girls treasure. I wanted a cute little container to fill with some pretty lip color, or something equally sweet.

I cut these adorable candy containers with my silhouette Cameo and they were surprisingly easy to assemble, and cuter in person than you can imagine!

I added these chipboard ghosts and a little sentiment from SRM Halloween stickers by the dozen along with a few little sequins. To close the ends in a way that is easy to open I added a jute twine bow in black, super cute!!!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Blessings

Last week we were all glued to the weather channel watching each mile hurricane Irma traveled, while awaiting Florida's impact I distracted myself with a bit of creating. It was calming, and did serve to pull my attention away from the news for a short time.

I stamped the Pumpkin from Verve stamps bountiful harvest set onto white cardstock in versamark ink and embossed it in gold. I then and colored it in with copics and added a reverse embossing splatter.

I used my Silhouette cameo to create the frame and the fall sentiment also embossed with gold powder. A few sequins, and a little clear sticker from SRM thanksgiving express yourself sticker sheet.

I love how crisp yet warm and "pumpkin spice" this card feels, like a hug in an envelope!
Have a great day!! XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Candy Corn and Trick or Treat

There are two kinds of people in this world, those who love candy corn and those who don't, even if you aren't part of the candy corn tribe can we all agree that it is one of the most adorable fall icons ever!? To distract me from all the hurricane Irma news, and the sound of wind, rain and branches blowing I have been spending some time with my Silhouette, and I'm testing out my new premium blade.

One sure way to test your blade is to cut glitter cardstock and so far it's still super sharp.
 Last season I fell in love with a candy corn die that lots of bloggers were using, I wanted to get my hands on that really "needed" was sold out and I didn't get one. This is why I love owning a die cutting machine for not only ease of use, but it saves space and money, I can cut almost I found a candy corn design and now I can tweak it to make shaker cards, vinyl,or anything!
This glittery card is so stinkin' cute it may even lure some of you over to the dark side and love candy corn too! ;)

silhouette cameo
Bakers twine
Sticker sentiment

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fall acorn pillow boxes

Over the years pillow boxes have been decorated, and altered into all types of animals, shapes, and even ornaments. I thought I would make acorns from my medium sized kraft SRM pillow boxes.

I started with a few leaves and an acorn top cut with my Silhouette Cameo, SRM planner stickers, and a leaf die from Richard Garay 

Trim the bottom of the pillow box into an acorn shape, I used a pencil to draw my shape and hand trimmed the boxes, then used a strong adhesive to close the bottom.

Stamp the word fall in versamark ink and emboss.

Close the top, and add the acorn top and embellish!

I inked the edges of the leaves, and used a wink of stella pen to add a bit of shimmer!

A pretty place setting, or gift card holder for someone who loves all things pumpkin spice season! :)
This was one of the most enjoyable little projects I've made in a while!