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 die...like really "needed" it.....it 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 anything...so 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! 



Monday, August 7, 2017

Fish bowl box


I'm sharing a fun packaging post I did for SRM press a little bit ago, my summer schedule is always unpredictable and totally crazy.... so I'm a bit behind on my posting! 

So I love all things gifty, like obsessively love to give themed gifts and for a fun summer treat what could be more fun than sweedish fish in a fish bowl box?!!



All the details can be found here but here is the quick rundown, I used a window box and fitted a Silhouette cut over the window, super easy and adorable!



Sweet treats, cute little favor, or an elaborate invitation, these boxes are so much fun to make and give! XOXO Shantaie

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mint, Black, And Gold


I love this color combo, it's so casual and refined at the same time!
I made this favor bag for SRM and was featured on the blog last week, as usual I'm unfashionably late to the party! LOL


These patterned bags are everywhere, and why not?! They are gorgeous!!!


I paired some stars, a few sequins, and that irresistible mint jute twine, to finish this bag of goodies, time to party!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

How to make a personalized dog bandana


Hi! Today I'm showing off my sweet little Lilly and her brand new doggie bandana. This is really a quick and easy project for anyone who has a die cut machine and an iron!

I made this for SRM and it is featured on the blog today, a full list of supplies and instructions can be found here



I have two tips to always always insure a successful heat transfer vinyl project, and that is to cut your image in reverse {mirror} and to make sure to use a pressing cloth or a flour sack towel over your ironing. this prevents scorching, and saves your iron from being exposed to anything.


Lilly loves the camera.... and it loves her, but getting a puppy to sit still is a big job y'all! I must have 20 "action" shots LOL she is such a sweetie, and I swear she pranced around for an hour showing off her new neck gear!

To order SRM heat transfer vinyl check it out here


Lilly and I had fun working together on this project, and I hope you will have fun making them for all the pet lovers you know!!!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Adding shimmer to stamped images


Good morning my sweets! Have you ever wanted just a little extra shimmer on your images?

I recently got this set from Mama Elephant  and it so cute! I love stamps that have matching dies, makes it so easy!!! I colored in the stamped images with copics and cut them with the matching dies.


I added an embossed panel and began building the card, after I had all my elements in place I grabbed a tiny paintbrush, and a bottle of seaglass glimmer mist. I "painted" on the glimmer mist rather than spray it. Open the bottle and dip your brush into the bottle and lightly sweep on the color as desired.


For a bit of magical shimmer on the unicorn I used tattered angels glimmer glam glitter paint   in chandelier. this is super easy, super shimmery, and super magical!!!

I just want to stamp unicorns all day!LOL I just love these sweet little stamps!

see you soon! XOXO Shantaie

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Trying my hand at a galaxy background card.


If you have been on pinterest lately no doubt you have been seeing galaxy everything... cakes, slime, hair, donuts, and converse....and of course galaxy card backgrounds.

My first go already has me hooked!

 I do have some "muddy" spots and decided to just roll with it, and be more aware of my color placement next time. All in all I love this card, and I will be making more.....galaxy everything!


For this version I used watercolor paper, watercolors, and brushes, stamps, versafine black ink, and glitter paper for a sparkle! I used 3 different whites, white glimmer mist, white paint, and a white gel pen. super fun and a wee bit messy, but a good happy messy!!!!!