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You Color My World Greeting Card

For this month’s post, I made a card from the Happy Easter Collection.  When I saw the brush and the paint drip I knew I wanted to make an art related card.

I took the egg on the front and transformed it into a paint palette by adding different size circles and joining them to the original egg using Make The Cut.  


I cut everything on my Cricut, including the watercolor paper so I could drop some watercolor and acrylic paint on the panel as well as the color wells.

On the inside of the card I followed the same theme using card stock with color drips and smears.


I stamped “You Color My World” with a Unity Stamp I just received in the mail yesterday.  Perfect timing, Unity!!


There is a tutorial to put this card together on the Kneedles and Knowledge blog for your convenience.  

This file also comes with a matching envelope.  I used the same color of cards stock as the front panel and the designer paper on inside panels for the envelope.




 Well, my friends, sad to say this is my last post as a Design Team member.  I want to personally thank Beth Fiscus for having faith in me and choosing me to be a member of the team for the six month duration.  I enjoyed using SVG Attic files and modifying them into different projects.  I will miss the excitement  of the blog hops for sure, but especially the camaraderie with all the people associated with SVG Attic!

I turned down the request to continue as a member because my husband and I will be traveling in the summer and, of course, I’ll be away from my computer!

 I hope I will be able to contribute in the future if there are other opportunities to join the team again!

Keep on crafting, I know I will!!


Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

Welcome to the SVG AtticSnapDragon Snippets Spring
Has Sprung blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!
At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the
creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and Snapdragon Snippets. You are
sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting
You should be arriving from Beth‘s blog.  If you happened across this post
out of order, please head to the 
Attic blog
 to start
at the beginning of the hop.
Here are the projects I created for this hop:
I’ve been experimenting with Dylussions Inks Sprays on watercolor paper so I used the watercolor paper to create the following cards.
The first card is from the Welcome Spring SVG Collection.  I cut out plain watercolor paper using my Cricut and then sprayed Heidi Swapp ink sprays on the base of the flower and the cut out flower shape, then I used the prepared watercolor paper to cut out the bird two times using my Cricut Expressions electronic cutter.  I then added molding paste plus a small amount of black distress ink and applied it through Martha Stewart’s Angle Wings Stencil.  This made the feathers on the bird appear more realistic, then on top of the feathers I added Heidi Swapp’s Tinsel ink spray with the sprayer.  The eye is a mat pearl.  The “Thinking of You – please know i care -” is a new sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.
For the second 6×6 card I used elements from the Give A Hoot SVG Collection.    I created the background by using an embossing pen to outline the branches and leaves on the designer card stock, then I added white embossing powder, heated it with the heat gun and when dry, I added green and yellow Gelatos, followed by spraying water and blending the colors together.  I used the prepared watercolor paper and cut out the owl and the heart tree.  The branch is cut out of a DCWV card stock.  I also colored the leaves with Gelatos.
Then I stamped “miss you” with a $1 stamp I bought at Michael’s.
Here you can see the watercolor paper with the Dylussions in spray, I love the rich colors they produce.
Now how about some blog hop prizes??
$15 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic


$15 Gift Certificate to SnapDragon Snippets


What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop, if you aren’t
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.
3.  If you do both of the above, check back here at the SVG
Attic blog
the SnapDragon Snippets
 for the winners on Monday, March 16th!  You have all day
today and tomorrow to hop. 
We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG
 and SnapDragon Snippets’ Facebook
pages and give us a “Like”!
Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
 Carmen (you are here)
Jodi (go here next)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop!  Be sure to
head on over to the other stops for more spring and Easter inspiration, comment
and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!
 Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

It’s Always Tea Time

I got my inspiration for today’s post from Alice.  Alice in Wonderland that is.  I bought a gigantic coloring book with Alice In Wonderland illustrations and then I remember there was a file in the SVG Attic shop with all the elements I needed to make a 12×12 mixed media canvas.

The file I used, Mad Hatter Tea Party currently being remade to be compatible with all cutting machines and you can check the store at a later time for it if you don’t already have it.

I started out by applying Mod Podge and pretty napkins to the bottom layer.  Then I found more Alice in Wonderland images on Google and printed those because I wasn’t about to cut up my fabulous coloring book.


After the first layer was dry, I added a couple of vintage doilies, and the Alice and the Mad Hatter to the middle right corner.  On top of that layer, I added Dye-Na-Flo fabric paints which are translucent, but permanent after drying them with the heat gun or ironing on fabric with a hot iron.

AliceAndHatter WM

I downloaded the Alice in Wonderland free font and welded the title “It’s Always Tea Time!”  as well as the “Drink Me tag.”

clock WM

I also used a stencil and black distress paint for the clock and.  The Mad Hatter’s hat has the tag with 10/6 on it.  If you look closely at the bottom of the canvas you can also see the Queen of Hearts, The White Rabbit, and The Knave of Hearts.  I also added stamps, rub-ons and stencils

All the elements were cut with my Cricut using DCWV paper.

This is going in my kitchen because we love tea and it will remind us that we can drink it any time we want.

Thanks for coming over and happy crafting!!

Carmen Lucero

Thank a Techie Today

Have you had your computer break down and a nice Techie friend fixed it for you?  Now you can thank him or her with a card make especially for him/her!

I used the SVG Love Letters Circuitry Valentine card and modified it to a “Thanks” card using a free font and my Make The Cut Program.

I used glimmer cardstock for the background and it makes the word “thanks” pop!  I especially like the USB flashdrive that is included.  It looks so realistic!


I hope you get many ideas to use this card.  It was a blast creating it and it will come in handy when I need to thank my techie friend, again.

Thanks for stopping by to visit and have fun creating!!

Carmen Lucero

A Mailbox for your Wedding Guest Cards

Hello my crafty friends.  For today’s post I made this 3D Mailbox from theLove Letters SVG File  Isn’t this cute!!  It’s the exact replica of a real mailbox.  It’s very study and comes with a flag, front and back rims, and handle.


I used these colors because my niece chose them for her wedding and I really loved the combination
I also used the Full Split Monogram File for the letter L for the front of the mailbox as well as the inside.  You can purchase the whole alphabet set, or buy the letters individually.  For the LUCERO I used the free font Typography Times Regular.
Here you can see the mailbox opened with the wedding guest cards inside.
The opening will accept card envelopes up to 5×7 inches


I also added the Mr. and Mrs. cut from the Mr and Mrs. Page Kit
On the flag I stamped “Thank You” on both sides.


Be sure you account for the flag on the side panel when you add your own words, otherwise the flag will obstruct the Mr and Mrs, as in my case, but I also added it to the other side as you can see here:


For the name marquee, I cut out the 2015 using the same free font and added it to both sides as well.
Or you can add “Established” and the “Date” of the wedding.
And finally the back of the mailbox.  Isn’t this fun?  It has the same openings as a real mailbox.  I added the a ribbon since the ribbon cannot be added to the front because of the handle.
I used the Spellbinders Mini Blooms and leaves to cut out the flowers and I attached them to the front and back rims.
So there you have it a 3D mailbox that can be used for many occasions – just let your imagination run wild.
This is where you can find the Tutorial for this mailbox.
Until next time; happy craftying!!

Coffee and Love

For today’s project I created a 12×12 mixed media canvas


Since love is on every one’s mind these days.  I thought I would combine coffee and love.  I collaged papers that had coffee related words as well as some pink dots and cupcakes.  I also used acrylic paints, glass bead paste, stamps, stencils, washi tape and glossy accents on the heart.
The SVG file I used was All I Need.  The description says “vinyl design perfect for your wall or to mount on a board, tile, or mirror.”  It was intended to be cut out of vinyl, but I used paper in different colors instead
I modified the file by adding the word LOVE to the bottom from
This is a closeup of the top


This is a closeup of the bottom


There are so many ways to use these files, I hope I have given an idea so you can create something new today.
Thanks for coming by.
Go create something awesome!!

Winter Wonderland Wreaths

To get you in the mood for Winter, I created this burlap wreath using The Ice Princess Party Kit snowflakes.  I really like the snowflakes in this kit, so I’ve been using them to make different projects in different colors of cardstock.  For this wreath I used light blue and dark blue glitter cardstock.


I added the birds nest and the birds because my aunt likes birds so I’ll be giving this to her to hang in her window.


 This is the very first wreath I’ve ever done, so I decided to make another one, but instead of birds, I used the snowman from the Build a Snowman Kit and cut out the snowflakes in gold and silver glitter cardstock using the The Ice Princess Party Kit.


I used white and gold tulle for the scarf and the hat and used small glitter beads for the eyes and the buttons on the body.


Winter still hasn’t arrived in El Paso,Texas yet, but the weatherman says we’ll have some snow flurries on Sunday so I’m ready whenever it wants to get here.

 Happy creating!!

Pumpkin Stacker Countdown

Yes, my friends, I took the Pumpkin Stacker and turned it into a Baby Keepsake Stacker!

Front View

Back View

I had so much fun making this project. I really didn’t know for sure if it would work out, but after looking through my stash, I found some packs of paper I bought years ago, and it was perfect!!

This really takes time and you need to be patient to put all the pieces together.  It takes quite a lot of paper, so be prepared to buy a whole pack of the color you want – (at least 25 pieces) you don’t want to run out in the middle of the project.  

The time and effort I put into this project was well worth it because I know it will last for years to come.  For complete details on how to put it together, go here:  3D Pumpkin Stacker

To make it more girly, I added Prima flowers, and different color of buttons to go along with the colors of “knobs” for the drawers.

Thanks for visiting today, and happy crafting!

Fall Center Piece

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather.  I know in some part of the country winter has already arrived, but here in El Paso, Texas, we are still having very nice days, a little bit of rain, and awesome sunsets.

 For this post, I created a fall center piece using Canning Essentials Svg Kit.  I got the inspiration from a project by Tammy Tutterow, but instead of using real glass, I used overhead transparencies.  The paper I used was from the Paper Company.  It was a gold embossed cardstock.  To make the tall jar look vintage, I applied alcohol inks in Ginger, Caramel, and Butterscotch plus Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint to the transparency.  I added an electronic candle in the middle and dried vegetables to make it sturdy.  The addition of the light makes the “glass” glittery!

I cut out the leaves and acorns from the Harvest Blessings Card Kit.  To the ribbon I added the same colors but with the Distress Stains to match the colors on the glass.  I used fall colors of Distress Paints on the Leaves.  These are from the Fall Ensemble Kit.  The other leaves I die cut with three different Provo Craft dies.  I also added two push pins, a peacock feather and small white pearls.  The branches are also a Tim Holtz die cut.

The other two jars were made with transparencies and regular cardstock, one in brown and the other in a rust color.  I cut out the decorative toppers from fabric “cardstock” I had in my stash and natural twine.

So there you have it, a fall center piece to enjoy over and over again throughout the years.

Happy crafting!