Thursday, February 28, 2013

Quick Gift...not a card, but cash!

I like to have a few gift card boxes on hand since it is such an easy gift, and my girls always seem to have a party to go to...
 This really cute gift box is great for gift cards, and the slot raises the card and makes a nice presentation. But sometimes you want to give cash....
So, I was able to fold a 20$ bill into a cute origami dollar sign. I have a book that diagrams all these cute folds but it was Youtube to the rescue after all. There are so many ways to present money I can't wait to try it again! They make removable/temporary glue dots which worked great to secure this to the card I made so it will lift up as the box opens.

If you'd like to make this gift box, the file is available at where they have some great packaging SVG files. I added a half circle cut out for a finger cut out but it is basically their file....The tag was a simple design I made using Make The Cut software and cut it all with the Zing (as usual)

Thanks for stopping by, have fun with your crafty endeavors....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Mine-craft Valentines

The Minecraft craze has hit my daughters elementary school and my girls all play the "creative mode" using the iPad, so this idea was the perfect fit. Which is good since the treat my daughter picked to hand out, didn't fit into the goodie bag we originally planned!

If you have a "minecraft" fan you know this will be a hit since it is sort of addicting. As a result, there are lots of sites already out there with ideas for papercrafting minecraft items. Lucky for me, I have a machine that can take the PDF's and other images and create a cutting file to make these fast and easy. In fact I have a mini paper set of a "creepers" and other things thanks to these sites. :) I am sorry to say I can't give credit for this since image since I had never intended to post this and don't have the info. I will try to figure it out and update. Lesson learned. *the images were downloaded from this site. Now for the funny is associated with seller of the digi paper I bought and they referred me there in the download email. LOL.*

OK back to the Valentine...I downloaded and used a template for the coloring but since the trace was so jagged on the edge I just eyeballed it and created another shape on top of the image. This was pretty easy since I already had a cube design made in anticipation that I would be getting a set of papers to use instead of this download. I had ordered(too late) a set of digital papers for minecraft from an Etsy store but didn't get it in time(no fault of the store I have to add). I am actually excited to get it and hope to create mire cutting files once I do....but this Valentine came out pretty good too.

I used print and then didn't get the registration marks to fit on the mat but because the ZIng uses a laser light and lets the user set the starting point of the paper, I was able to get the cut nearly perfect to the image by setting it very my Zing!
Not the best picture but my G finished putting stickers on this AM and it was off to school early so she could also go t the school store.
 The stickers on the sides are "puny." Best things about Valentines day is that your actually supposed to use puns. Love that! For these I used a minecraft font found at the FontMeme.  Then created a shadow and used the print and cut feature of MTC software using my Zing. Easy! I have to say I had a bit of trouble cutting the sticker paper without going through so I suggest very little blade (near 0) and minimum force of about 30 maybe?

Hope you can make one for your Minecraft fan!Oh, I forgot the most important part of this post...
When my G got out of the car, she actually skipped up to the door this AM! That's why I do this. The skip, and the smile. :)

Have a great Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day...

The paper is still flying here and only the littlest, B has had her Valentine celebration. So the girls will get their surprises from me tomorrow morning, and I will be finishing up my middle one, G's Valentines for her class party ASAP. Sorta hard to do since her treat she picked out won't fit very neatly in the cute project she picked out. We'll figure it out today, and I'll get no sleep tonight!

In the meantime, check out how cute these "Animal bags and boxes" from a Lettering Delights file came out.
Super cute huh? But in order to put two of the bags on one 12X12, they come out pretty small. The back has a fun pun printed out onto a card so that B could write her name before I attached it.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Valentines Day is super!

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