Category Archives: Project Ideas

Celtic Stencils

Good Morning Guys!

I’ve added a set of 9 Celtic themed Stencil SVGs and Storage Envelope to the Store. 5 of the designs echo the cards in the Celtic Charm Collection but there are 4 extra designs including a second Celtic Cross, a square Knotwork Frame and 2 Knotwork blocks:

Celtic-SVG-Stencil-Collection

These stencils can be cut from stencil material like Mylar or just from regular Acetate that you may already have in your stash or even plastic packaging.

I recommend using a thicker plastic for dry embossing (with your die cutting machines) or adhere 2 thinner stencils together to acheive a deeper emboss. I recommend using thinner plastics when you wish to ink through your stencil with a blending tool to acheive a crisper edge.

When you ink, paint, spray, paste or glitter through your stencil you may need to add a little repositionable adhesive to the underside of your Stencil to acheive crisp results and avoid leakage, I used Stick and Spray by Crafters Companion.

Celtic-Stencils

If you chose to cut all of your Stencils at the provided size you can store them in the Storage Envelope included in the collection:

There are so many fun and inspiring stencil techniques on the internet which I encourage you to take a look at but I thought I’d share a few of my favourites:

Stencil-Technique-Cards

The Celtic Stencil SVG Collection will be on Special for the first week of sale at $1.99/£1.38, you can find it in my SVG Store here: Celtic Stencil SVG Collection

Doily Sewing Machine Card

Good Afternoon!

Q: What do you get when you cross this card from the For My Mum Collection…

Mum-Doily-Edge-Card

with this card from the Seamstress Collection?

The Sewing Machine Stand Card

A: This card…

DoilySewingMachineCard

This is a card I made for my Mum but I wanted to share it with you and encourage you to play around with my files.

Change up the colours and Swap elements of one project in a collection with other elements in the same collection, with elements from other collections altogether (as I have done here with a little re-sizing) or even with files from my freebie archive, then bring them together to make your projects work for you!

It makes me so happy to see what you all make with my files so if you’re on facebook do feel free to share your creations, I would love to see them :)

DoilySewingCatBomb

…the photo bomber is back!

3D Swirly Christmas Tree

Hiyah!

Today I’ve made an easy Christmas Centerpiece using a few of my existing Free SVGs, it consists of a 3D Swirly Christmas Tree and some little present boxes beneath. The files I’ve used in this project have now been moved from my blog archives over to the store in bundles, you can find the links below.

Swirly-Tree-Centerpiece

To make my 3D Tree, I wanted to make the best use of my 12″ x 12″ sheets of cream cardstock so I managed to place 2 trees of 11.5″ tall on each sheet (by flipping one upside down). I cut 6 sheets, giving me 12 trees in all. I scored down the middle of each tree and folded them in half then glued my trees together side by side to form a circle.

To make my presents, I used both box files as I didn’t want my presents to look too uniform. I chose some 8″ x 8″ patterned papers which co-ordinated with my tree and cut my boxes out at approx 7.5″. After I assembled my boxes, I added some cream organza and satin ribbon to make them look like little presents.

Swirly-Christmas-Trees     Box-Bundle

You can find the Swirly Christmas Tree Bundle here

…and you can find the Box Bundle here