Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Blog Hop: Kelleigh's Seed Packet Card

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!!! Today I'm taking part in the Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Seed Packet Card blog hop. If you are coming from Rachel's blog, you are in the right place.  If you've just stumbled upon my post, then I'd love it if you'd start at the beginning, HERE.

This blog hop features a sneak peek at one of Kelleigh's new paper craft templates. You can enjoy a great line up with some amazingly talented ladies and the AWESOME designs of this new file in the hop, then you can go create your own project and post it on facebook. The file can be purchased here. This card is so versatile and easy to assemble and can be used for any occasion. Here's my card and the supplies I used to create this card:

Used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the template:

Print and cut in Silhouette Cameo:
Front of card:

Inside of card:

- Template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff Seed Packet Card
- Patterned Paper: Trim Craft (First Edition New Leaf)
- Chipboard Butterflies: Scrapbook King
- Digital stamp: Tiddly Inks (Wryn Spring Bling)
- Alcohol ink markers: Spectrum Noir
- Doily: Doily lace by Jamie Koay - Silhouette Online Store
- Paint: Making Memories
- Cardstock: Bazzil Basics
- Glue: Heritage Scrapbook Glue

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates to Kelleigh's store. Become a follower of my blog and please leave me a comment with your e-mail address and if you have a blog, include your blog address in the comment. I'd love to visit and become a follower of you, too! 

Alright, it's time for you to head over to Donna's blog to see what she created. Remember: the more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning. The deadline for comments is Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 9pm Eastern Time.

Here's the blog hop lineup, just in case you get lost along the way: 
Kelleigh Ratzlaff -
The Hybrid Chick/Pattie -
Ria -
Nikki -
Andrea -
Rabogner -
Roelien - You are here
Donna - Next stop
Cathy -
Elise -
Ceci V -
Michelle P -
Joana -

Thanks so much for taking the time to hop with me today!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Boys and their Toys

I'm back with another project using Kelleigh Ratzlaff's templates and I actually used more than one template this time. The most challenging part was making something for the boys this time around.

I started off by selecting the mini mailbox template and asked myself what can I make with this shape. And the most obvious choice was either a train or a tractor. I opted for the tractor project. I used the following templates from Kelleigh's designs:

1. Mailbox:
I imported the svg file into my Silhouette Designer Edition software and ungrouped all the shapes in this file. I deleted all the other shapes and only cut the box part of the template.

I glued the box together and set this aside for the front part of the tractor.

2. Tall box
I Once again imported the svg file into my software and resized it to match the size of the mailbox that I cut in the previous step.

I cut windows on each side of the box to resemble the shape of windows of a tractor. I glued the pieces together and this formed the back part of the tractor.

3. Wheels
For the wheels, I used the pumpkin cutting file. I imported the svg into my software and cut two sets to form the back wheels - which was larger than the front wheels. 

I resized the svg to cut smaller wheels for the front. 

4. Assemble
Once I cut all the pieces and assembled them, I then started assembling the tractor by glueing all the pieces together. I then added the finishing touches by creating a spoiler and yellow round lights for the front, a steering wheel, two rear view mirrors, a seat and stairs for the side of the tractor.

Once again, this project was proof that Kelleigh's templates are so versatile and can be used to create ANYTHING. The only limitation is your imagination!!!! 

Have a blessed week!

Happy crafting!!!