Friday, March 9, 2018

Echo Park Happy Spring Flower Pot

Hello everyone - it's Tya here on the blog today. I don't know about you but I have a serious case of Spring Fever and the adorable Hello Spring Collection was just what I needed to get a little dose of spring in my life. I decided to create a cute flower pot that would be fun to add some seeds or other little gifts to give or for some festive home decor.

I used a SVG cut file to create this pot and it can be found here. I used my Silhouette to cut out the parts of the pot.The beautiful flowers on the blue side of the Spring Flowers paper were the perfect base of the pot. I loved the stripe on the Spring Showers paper make the cutest rim. The pot is placed on a saucer made from the pink flower side of the Happy Spring paper.

I made a tag from the Happy Spring paper using a tag punch and a scallop edge border punch. I  layered a few stickers from the Element sticker sheet on the tag with some foam tape. I tied some white ribbon to to the rim of the pot  and then added the tag to the bow with some white crochet thread. I added some foam tape behind the tag so it stays in place.

These beautiful 3D flowers were cut out from the yellow plaid side of the 4x6 Journaling Cards paper. I attatched the flowers together with some white pearl brads. I cut out a few leaves from the Yellow/Green Coordinating Solid paper in the Easter Solids papers. I added the flowers to the front of the pot with some foam tape.
This pot was very fun to put together and would make a really fun gift or home decor piece. Thank you  for stopping by today!

Products used:
Hello Spring Spring Flowers
Hello Spring Spring Showers
Hello Spring Happy Spring
Hello Spring Element Stickers
Hello Easter Yellow/Green Solids 
Tag punch
Scallop Border Punch
Foam Tape
Pearl Brads
White ribbon
White crochet thread
SVG Cuts Mom's Garden Gifts cut file
Silhouette Electronic Die Cutting Machine

Monday, February 12, 2018

So Punny | Pizza Box Valentine Class Treats

So how fun is this So Punny Collection? I adore it! It is perfect for making Valentines- especially Valentines for kids! I thought it would be fun to make a batch of Valentine class treats using the darling Pizza icons that are now an adorable cut file! Cut files are great to use when you have to make a big batch of Valentines like for a child's class or a bunch of friends.
I made the boxes from this file on my Silhouette. Super simple and quick to put together. I used some Cherry , Limeade and Lily White Gingham Linen pattern paper for the box bases.The pizzas were downloaded here over on Lori Whitlock's site. I used Pizza #1 and Pizza #2.  I downloaded these and opened them as an SVG file in my Silhouette program. I used some CherryMarigoldMaple, and Beetle Black Textured Cardstock  on the pizzas. I glued the pizzas together and  then added a few pink Sprinkle Enamel dots for the cheeks on the pizzas.

Inside the boxes I found some of these Gummy Pizzas that fit perfect inside the boxes. They are such a fun little surprise and my kids love them so hopefully other kids do to :)

Here are some close ups of the boxes. I decorated each on with some cute sentiments from the Chit Chat ephemera. The large hearts are also from the Chit Chat. The small tiny hearts are from the new Tiny Hearts Sprinkles. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hopefully I have inspired you to ditch those boring boxed store bought Valentines and make these little cuties with your kiddos today! Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Echo Park Fashionista Purse

Hi there Echo Park Fans - Tya here to share with you a fun 3D paper project. I  love making 3D paper crafts so when I got the fabulous Fashionista line to work with I knew I had to make one of these fun paper purses. The papers and icons of this collection were perfect for this project.
To make this project I turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo and found this adorable purse designed by Samantha Walker. She included a link to a very useful tutorial over on her blog to assemble this purse. I followed the cutting and assembling instructions and put the bag together.

I chose to use the Makeup Time paper as the base of my purse. The pattern reminded me of a fancy Coach or Louis Vuitton bag. I also used a piece of Dark Pink Coordinating Solid and the Gold Coordinating Solid as the other papers to make this bag. It's the perfect size to add a gift card or even cute for a party favor. (insert Tya Smith Fashionista photo 1 here)
I put the bag together using lots of strong liquid adhesive so I would be sure the curved parts of the bag would stay. I added some mini white brads to the  bag to hold the straps on. I added a little bit of Glossy Accents to the buckle die cuts to make them shine a little like real buckles. 
The "Chic Happens" tag is from the Frames and Tags Ephemera pack. I added some floral stickers from the Element Sticker sheet. I also added a few enamel dots to the tag. I also die cut a paper tassel using the 3D Tassel Die Set with some Dark Teal Coordinating Solid paper. I rolled the die into a tight circle and then used a hole punch to make a hole in the top and then added the tag and the tassel to the purse with some black crochet thread. 
I finished off the purse with another floral sticker from the Element Stickers and added it to the bottom corner with some foam tape. I added a black enamel dot to the flower center for some added bling. 
This card was super fun to make and the adorable Fashionista collection made it so much more fun! I can't wait to give this to one of my gal pals with a fun gift card in it. Hopefully I have inspired you to make one of these purses for your own! Happy Crafting!

Products Used:
Tombow Multi Liquid Glue
Scor Tape
Mini white brads
Glossy Accents
Black Crochet Thread
Hole Punch
Foam Tape

So Punny Layout - Doodlebug Design

Being a self proclaimed "Foodie", I was thrilled at all the fun food icons in the So Punny collection. I instantly fell in love with the cute toaster and Pop Tarts in the collection so I thought I would share with you today the layout I came up with highlighting my daughter and her best friend's love of Pop Tarts. When they found this giant family size package of Pop Tarts at the store we knew we had to celebrate it! Pop Tarts are a staple in any teenagers diet I think :)

To start out I chose the elements icons I wanted to use. The Toaster Time Doodle-pop was really the inspiration behind this layout - when I saw it I knew I had to use it! The background paper is one of my favorites as well. I love the colorful dots on the black background. I added a strip of adorable Waffley Cute paper and notched the ends into a banner and placed it on the far right side of the layout. I backed my photo with the red heart side of the Soy Happy paper. I added a strip of blue scalloped border sticker from the This and That sticker sheet under the photo.

To make my title I turned to the new Chit Chat die cuts and found this fun Love title. I layered some Swimming Pool Abigail letter stickers on the top and added a shiny red heart sprinkle from the Hearts Shape Sprinkles. I placed some foam tape on the title and placed it on a Ladybug Doily to pop it from the background. I added a small yellow heart from the Odds and Ends die cuts as well.

Here's a close up of that adorable Toaster Time Doodlepop . I added another small Pop Tart sprinkle from the Breakfast Buddies pack and then another red heart die cut from the Odds and Ends.

Up in the top left corner I added a few glitter sprinkles from the Valentine Assortment sheet and the "Adorable" tab sticker is found on the This and That sticker. Another die cut heart was  added here as well with  some  pop dots.

I typed up my journaling on white cardstock and mounted it onto a piece of yellow heart paper from  the B side of the Waffley Cute paper. I added a strip of My Love washi tape to the top edge, a small pink heart from the Mini Hearts Cute Clips and to finish the spot off , one more mini Pop Tart sprinkle.
This collection is seriously so fun to celebrate some of your favorite snacks and treats. It is such a versatile collection and I am glad I found this cute photo to match! So if you have any treats or foods you like to record your memories about, grab this cute collection and  make a page. These memories and little snippets of the small pleasures in life are so worth recording! Thank you for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Christmas Countdown - Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas

Hi there everyone! It's Tya, and I am so happy to be up on the blog today sharing with you my Christmas Countdown project. I had this adorable project pinned on one of my Pinterest boards for ages and thought it would be really fun to turn the calendar concept into a 12 days of Christmas type of countdown. I added a fun Christmas type activity to do each night leading up to the big day and each day the idea is to pull the card, and do the activity together as a family. (

 To start out, I made a base from a 3 1/2 x 12 inch piece of Classic Green Felt cardstock. I scored the paper every 1/2 inch and then accordion folded it.

I then turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo and cut out 12 bags from Kraft cardstock. I added a 3 x4 inch piece of various pattern papers to the front of each bag. I used double sided tape to  adhere the bags into the folds of the green cardstock.

I decorated the front of the first bag with some pattern paper, stickers, enamel dots, twine, brads and some ephemera.
I cut out 12 different cards to place in each of the bags, I decorated each  card with various stickers, chipboard, and ephemera. The cards measure 3 1/4 x 4 1/2. I cut out a label shape from white cardstock and glued that to a piece of either red or grren cardstock. I then glued both pieces to the card base. The labels measure 2 3/4 x 4. I also used the adorable Sweet Girl font found in the Silhouette store for my type on the cards. The numbers were taken from the 6x6 paper pad.  Here are just a few examples of the insides:

I had so much fun putting this little project together, and they go together so quickly, it would be really fun to make one of these for each of your children and they can have a countdown of their own to keep in their room. There are so many great ideas on what to do for the different daily activities - I just googled some ideas and came up with my favorite 12 do add to the cards. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to give this fun project a try! Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!

Products Used:
-Designer Cardstock Green Felt
-Designer Cardstock Red Felt
-Designer Cardstock Ultra White Felt
-Designer Cardstock Kraft
-A Very Merry Christmas Collection Kit
-A Very Merry Christmas 6x6 paper pad
-A Very Merry Christmas Ephemera
-A Very Merry Christmas Decorative Brads
-A Very Merry Christmas Chipboard
-A Very Merry Christmas Enamel Dots
-A Very Merry Christmas Enamel Shapes
-Sweet Girl Font (Silhouette Shape # 38462)
-Labels (Silhouette Shape #24932)
-Echo Park Labels (Silhouette Shape #38155)
-Bag with Rounded Top (Silhouette Shape #40187)
-Green Twine
-Pop Dots and Foam Tape
-Scoring Tool

Christmas Eve Layout - Echo Park A Perfect Christmas

Hello Echo Park fans! Tya here to share with you a fun and festive layout featuring the awesome "A Perfect Christmas" collection. This collection has so many fun embellishments that I decided to make a layout featuring lots of different types of embellishments.

The Focus of my layout was the obligatory photo of my kiddos on Christmas Eve in their new Christmas jammies. No matter how old they get - they will still have to pose for this photo. And we can't forget our fur babies as well. They got in on the photo fun this year.

Here are a few  close ups of the little embellishment clusters - I  used one of the circles from the Stitched Circle die cut as the base and got to decorating.
 I used the enamel shapes, the chipboard accents, the decorative rub ons, some decorative brads, some stickers and some twine. I just love this technique of adding little tidbits of lots of embellishments. It's really a lot of fun -you should give it a try!

I cut the title out on my Silhouette out of  some black felt cardstock and adhered it to my layout. I  then typed up my journaling and added a red felt cardstock banner to the bottom of the page. 
 This Jolly Santa is a chipboard piece and he just added that perfect touch to the layout. It's not Christmas Eve without the big guy right?
I added a piece of black and white stitched ribbon for some texture to the bottom of the layout. 
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to record your favorite Christmas Eve photos. The Perfect Christmas collection is well - perfect - for recording all of you memories! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-A Perfect Christmas Collection Kit
-A Perfect  Christmas Chipboard Shapes
-A Perfect Christmas Enamel Dots
-A Perfect Christmas Enamel Shapes
-A Perfect Christmas Decorative Rub Ons
-A Perfect Christmas Decorative Brads
-Ebony Black  Felt Cardstock
-Scarlet Red Felt Cardstock
-Stitched Circle Nesting Die Set
-Brown Twine
-Black and White ribbon
-Silhouette Cameo

Merry Christmas Card - Echo Park A Perfect Christmas

Hello Echo Park fans - it's Tya and I am up on the blog today sharing with you a holiday themed card featuring the amazing "A Perfect Christmas" collection. This was such a fun line to work with - I love the color palate of this line so much!
To start with  I  started with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of white cardstock for the card base. From there I cut a piece of the plaid side of the Holiday Ornaments paper for the  back ground and  started building my layers of my card from there.

Along the bottom edge of the card I added a piece of Merry Mistletoe paper. I  also added a strip of Snowflake  Swirl paper strip , a black cardstock strip that  has been punched with a decorative edge punch. I then cut a stitched circle from the Jolly Presents paper and  layered it onto a black doily. I added the Merry Christmas Chipboard title to the card front with foam dots.

To decorate the circle a little more, I added a pine tree and black snowflake sticker and placed  that behind the Merry Christmas title. I added a little more dimension and bling with an enamel dot and a tiny red enamel flower that dots the "I".

To finish off the card I added a red ribbon, and a wood button tied with black and white bakers twine. I love adding lots of texture to my cards and this ribbon and wood button were the  perfect touch I  think. 
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I have inspired you to pick up this fun and festive collection and take some time out of your busy holiday schedule to make some handmade cards of your own. Happy Crafting!

Products used:
-Red Ribbon
-Wood button
-Black and White Bakers Twine
-Foam Dots
-Decorative Edge punch