Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thanksgiving tee pee treat box!

I'm up on the SRM blog today and my assignment was to make something for the Thanksgiving table!

I have imagined a tee pee treat container since the very first time I laid eyes on the clear triangle box and Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion for such a project. A beautiful place setting or a sweet  appetizer placed at each table setting to greet your guests. Holidays offer such wonderful opportunities to create the special touches that your family and friends will remember long after the plates are cleared and the turkey leftovers are gone.


For the Full details head over to the SRM blog and while you are there be sure to browse all the other fantastic fall goodies the team has whipped up for you!

 Happy fall y'all! Shantaie

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SRM Doily Jack-O-Lantern

I have a fun Halloween project being featured on the SRM stickers blog today showing how to make this super cute treat container using doilies. Be sure to pop on over to SRM to see the full how to tutorial.

Happy Trick -Or- Treat time y'all! Shantaie

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Pie To Go A crafty secrets linky party

This months Crafty secrets Linky party challenge is Thanksgiving or Cooking and recipes. Fun right? I don't know about you but when I think of Thanksgiving my mind automatically drifts to pumpkin pie! 
 Like most families we eat too much turkey and mashed potatoes and always have to wait a while before we can tackle the desserts.  So a to go box all dressed up is going to be the perfect way to send my guests off with a slice of their favorite part of dinner! yummmmmmmo!

I started by printing and cutting a Crafty secrets Thanksgiving  acorn and leaves image with the Silhouette.

I printed the acorns in brown and colored them with copic markers. I built the color up until it had the depth and darkness I wanted. 

I cut this cute pie shaped box with the Silhouette from kraft paper, and printed out one of my favorite Thanksgiving collection patterns for the box sides. I also printed a sweet sentiment and made a banner to adorn the box top.

I printed the leaves in orange and cut them about 1/4" along the edges. 

Trace the digital stamp design with a viva pearl pen in copper. allow to dry completely.

The pearl pen dries soft and flexible, but shimmery and gorgeous too!!

I added crtstal effects to the tops of the acorns and sprinkled them with clear coarse glitter. To embellish the pie box I added lace, ribbon, and scalloped borders along the back to resemble crust. 
  I hope you will play along for a chance to win some Crafty secrets goodies, the guidelines are simple.Click here to learn how to join the linky party.

Be sure to visit the Crafty secrets design team to get all filled up on inspiration, they have made some fantastic fall projects a veritable feast for the eyes! 

happy Cooking~ Shantaie

Friday, September 26, 2014

Copper foil leaves

 Lots of times I try out things and they don't work the way I planned or just don't work. One of those things for me was foil sheets, I tried them a long long time ago and they left a gluey mess on my paper, and a ruined card for me to cry over.  As a result I gave up on foil and I left that product on the shelf content blissfully happy using other shimmery things! 
I kept seeing beautiful projects, with satiny shine, mocking my failure! 
I had to redeem myself and try again, so I did and this time I ....read the directions....followed them and what do you know? I too can master those feathery thin foil sheets with ease! Not only did I succeed, I had fun.  The moral of the story here, is to give some of those "never again" products or techniques another chance, maybe you will open a door to a new love...or make a new mess- Heck either way it might be fun :)

I used Stampin' Up! heat and stick powder for my foil leaves, the melted powder gives a textured effect that is super shimmery! I have lots of other things I need to go back and try again how about you? What is your crafting product failure?

Keep On keepin' On~ Shantaie

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spider Eggs from Crafty Secrets

I have recently really gotten back in touch with how much I love to make cards. They are {usually} fast and even when they are challenging cards are fun! I tend to add more and more and if I didn't stop myself I would add even more! I love texture, dimension and layers, like the half back pearls at the base of the jar. This spooky and deliciously creepy image is another Crafty secrets Vintage Halloween goody that I printed and cut with The Silhouette Cameo.

All of the papers including that gorgeous lace spiderweb pattern were also printed from the Vintage Halloween collection, this pattern is so perfect for a chic and scary look! I embossed the cardstock with a fun spider and crossbones folder and added a big wispy bow of seam binding and of course a black felt rose fits right into the macabre apothecary theme. 
 I always do a twist with my Halloween decor, and I think this year I may have to go with a gore meets glamour party! That could be fun right?

XOXO Shantaie

Monday, September 22, 2014

As Seen In September

  Hi there fellow paper and crafty devotees!  The following projects were all published in last Septembers Cricut magazine, and shown for the first time here. I wish I had the actual published photos to share because I swear the photographer for Northridge publishing can make a pile of socks look like a soft cloud of glowing beauty rather than a heap of laundry!  I always feel so in awe of how she makes my projects look so glamorous! 

 I am up to my eyeballs in unpacking we have been back home from our summer in New York for a few days and it seems the unpacking is unending! Where does all this stuff come from? Just when I think I'm done, another box or container pops up and demands to be sorted!  I suppose at some point it will all be finished and life will get back to what we call "normal". So a quick pictorial post seemed a good idea, I hope you like it!

 I have also been preparing for our upcoming Stampcation  event in October. There is lots  tons to do, it is going to be such a great event! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini Birthday Party In a Box!

Have you ever wished so very much that you could be with someone to celebrate their birthday but it's just not possible? What if you could send them a mini birthday party all wrapped up from you to show them how much they mean to you?!  

Think about our Service men and women, kids who are off to college, family members who moved or are away for work, could have a festive little celebration that is sure to bring cheer and make them feel loved!  Of course each one can be customized, but here are the basics and what I used to fill my box:

Birthday candles to make that all important birthday wish, I punched two holes through the large white punched piece and tied 3 candles with green shimmer bakers twine bow from the twinery. I added a round wish sticker at the top allowing just a bit to overlap that area was used to anchor the candles near the top of the box liner I created with patterned paper.

Next is a fun party horn, you can use a blower, or any kind of little noisemaker ..try a kazoo! 

My favorite part of this little box is the bag of confetti! I punched little circles, and flower shaped confetti from patterned paper, and filled it with multicolored sequins, I folded the glassine bag over and tied a bow with green shimmer twine  and sealed it with a Bright blank label. I added the cupcake sticker to a small punched piece  and attached it with a mini clothespin. 

A party popper was given a makeover with patterned paper and sequins! Add a sentiment from we've got your sticker Happy and its ready to thrill. 

The last item in my kit is a mini banner made from the bright blank labels folded over a length of white cotton string, its quick, easy and adorable! Now fill up the box and decorate it with a bit of patterned paper, a doily , a birthday border banner sticker and a bow! 

Now it's your turn, send someone a bitty birthday party and know that a part of you is celebrating along with them!  Happy creating~Shantaie