Design Team Call Sep 2018 – Feb 2019

Design Team Call Sep 2018 – Feb 2019

We are looking for 4 creative designers for the Simply Crafty SVGs Design Team, to add to our existing team of 4 designers and Design Team Coordinator. If you enjoy making boxes, 3D paper creations or cards with your die cutting machine, this could be the design team for you. Check out our design selection in our store. We are looking for all styles of design to help us showcase the designs. If you are interested, see requirements below.

Design Team Requirements:

  • 6 Month Term (Sept 2018 – Feb 2019)
  • Complete one or two project per month with one of our SVG designs.
  • Must have an active blog and post your project monthly to your blog with details and pictures related to the completed project, with link back to the SVG design used. If you do not have a blog must have a Facebook page and post on various groups.
  • Participate in one Blog Hop.
  • Must have a Facebook Account – This is where all the information for the DT will be located. We have a Design Team group to communicate and collaborate.
  • Must share projects/blog links to social media via Facebook Groups and/or Instagram.

Benefits:

  • Be a part of a great, fun loving, friendly, and supportive group!
  • Receive Monthly Project SVG Design + Monthly Store Credit ( if just Facebook, then you will just receive the SVG file, but no monthly store credit)
  • More visits to your blog

To apply, send an e-mail to our Design Team Coordinator Debs at fudowpugs@hotmail.com and include the following:

  • Name
  • Country
  • Brief bit about yourself and why you would like to be a part of the design team
  • Blog link
  • 2-3 of your favorite projects with photos
  • Die cutting machine you use

The Design Team call will be open until all openings are filled. I cannot wait to hear from you! Happy Crafting!

Orchid Card by DT Janet Packer

Orchid Card by DT Janet Packer

Orchid Card using Simply Crafty SVGs Orchid Box Card SVG.

Hello, Janet here with a new folding box card. It was a treat to make this SVG file for the Orchid Box Card from Simply Crafty SVGS.

This is a quick and easy card to cut and assemble.  Sandy’s version is beautiful in purple, but I made just a few little changes to make it more like the lovely white orchids that I have flowing on my window sill today!

Materials I Used:
White Extra Heavyweight Parchment Vellum 220 gsm (about 150 lb.)
Silver Metallic Card
Heavyweight White Glimmer Card
Copic /Alcohol Markers
Geometric Embossing Folder and Embossing Machine
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive
Dimensional Adhesive Pads
Tonic Ball Embossing Tools

Print & Cut

I used the Print & Cut facility on my Silhouette Cameo to make green coloured stems, leaves and buds, and cut them from thick parchment vellum (less translucent than regular vellum).  The secret to perfect print and cut is to add a non-cut margin of colour around the printed shapes, printer’s call this a bleed. You’ll find more Print & Cut projects here.

 

Adding Dimension to Leaves and Stems

I shaped the buds with a ball embossing tool and layered them onto the stem using a triangular-shaped piece of dimensional foam between.  I blended some green alcohol marker around the edges of the leaves and added some stripes along the length before attaching to the base with more dimensional foam to open the slit in each leaf.

Colouring and Shaping Orchid Flowers

The flower parts were also cut from parchment vellum with no colour added (they fit on the same sheet as the Print & Cut stems and leaves). The orchid flower centres were coloured with the Copic marker colours shown in the photo. A Google image search on orchid flowers will provide a host of colouring guides.

 

The petals, sepals and centres were shaped with the ball tools on a soft surface (I used an old fabric mouse mat).

 

The individual flowers were assembled from the back forward using strong liquid adhesive. I used the ball tool to hold the parts together until the adhesive had stuck.

 

Card Assembly

The card base pieces were cut from white cardstock and the pot and panels from metallic silver card. The pot and panels were embossed using an embossing folder. The card assembly was very straightforward, following the PDF instructions included with the SVG file.

The finished card will fold flat to fit into regular envelope. It makes a lovely card suitable for so many different occasions.

Bye for now,
Janet, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGS

Blog: https://craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craftingquine

Simply Crafty SVG Files:
Orchid Box Card

 

Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern by Guest Designer Mike Fernholz

Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern by Guest Designer Mike Fernholz

Today, we have Mike from DeZinesbyEM, who is our guest designer this week!  He created the Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern.The top comes off and you can put in an electronic battery powered tea light. If you go to his blog, he kindly created a video showing how he customized the lantern in Silhouette Studio, as he added a witch to a panel  And he printed his own color vellum. Click here to read more on his blog!

Spider and Skulls Halloween Lantern

Mike Fernholz , Guest Designer for Simply Crafty SVGs
DezinesbyEM Blog: https://dezinesbyem.blogspot.ca/2017/08/simply-crafty-svgs-guest-designer.html
DezinesbyEM Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dezinesbyem
DezinesbyEM YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/unclemike92508

Tiered Cake Box Card by DT Kimberly Sisco

Tiered Cake Box Card by DT Kimberly Sisco

Simply Crafty SVGs Tiered Cake Box Card

Hello Crafters! It is my pleasure to share my Simply Crafty SVGS Design Team project with you. I chose the Tiered Cake Box Card because I absolutely love creating cards. This box card is versatile and could be used for many occasions, such as, birthdays, weddings, and baby showers. I will be using mine as a birthday card. You can find the SVG here: I followed the instructions for this project which are included with all the Simply Crafty SVGS and the instructions come as a PDF format which can be printed. This box card came together rather quickly.

Below the pictures is an assembly process video where I show how I assembled my project.  I used Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore to cut out my images.

I took full advantage of the print then cut feature in Cricut Design Space for all my patterned images. I inked the edges of all the images with Distress Ink Vintage Photo to create more texture and depth.

If you have any questions, please, let me know. And be sure to visit Simply Crafty SVGS for innovative designs.

Watch the Assembly Process Video Below or Here on YouTube:

Kimberly Michelle, DT Team Simply Crafty SVGs
Blog: https://kimberlymichelledesigns.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Michelle Designs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyMichelleDesigns/
Kimberly Michelle Designs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCngF9lrEBPNbcedErvNxuiQ

Terrier Pin Cushion by DT Janet Packer

Terrier Pin Cushion by DT Janet Packer

Terrier Pin Cushion using Simply Crafty SVGs Dog Box Set

Hiya, Today I have a wacky 3D project for you using the fantastic Dog Box Set from Simply Crafty SVGs.

The file makes a fabulous lidded box with Chihuahua and Terrier variations. I fell in love with the terrier version, but thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to make it look a bit more like my own pet, a feisty Lucas Terrier. Now comes the wacky part – with a few simple design changes I adapted the design to become a pin cushion and needle case with a small storage compartment for sewing accessories.

The file is designed to be cut from cardstock, but I made my box from felt-covered chipboard with some additional felt elements.  I’ve included details on the adaptations I made, but this is one of those projects that you can truly make your own.  I used my Silhouette Cameo® 3, but of course the SVG files can be used with other desktop die cutting machines (details here).

Materials Used:

Silhouette Chipboard (light-weight grey board)
Coloured Felt/Flannel 12″ x 12″ Squares in blue (1) & beige (2)
Black felt scraps or Flocked Heat Transfer Material
Heat N Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive, or similar
12″ x 10mm/0.75″ Tartan Ribbon
Snap Fastener
Card Scraps
Toy Stuffing & Wadding
Beacon 3-in-1 Glue
Silhouette Cameo

Select and Cut the Pattern Pieces

Cut all pieces from the Box1 file, and the leg reinforcement pieces from the Box 2 file in Silhouette Chipboard. Cut selected pieces from the Terrier file (I cut the head twice, and one set of those fabulous eyebrows).

Covering the Pieces in Felt

Apply the iron-on adhesive to the back of a beige square of felt using a domestic iron following the manufacturers instructions. Draw around the board pieces shown on the adhesive side of the felt, cut them apart then trim and apply felt to the board pieces. Re trim the more intricate parts.

Ordinarily, I cut the felt on the Silhouette, but because only selected parts of these pieces need to be covered, it is quicker and easier to cut them with scissors using the Silhouette-cut board pieces as guides rather than edit all the pattern pieces in the software.

Strengthening the box

Design and add a leg at each corner to be partially hidden by the leg parts of the original box sides (all the parts are labelled in the PDF Instructions which accompany the file).  Adhere the legs once the box sides and re-enforcing pieces have been assembled. The box bottom needed to be trimmed before fitting. I just did this by eye with scissors

Terrier Customisation

Cut and apply features from felt/heat transfer, adapting them if you wish.

I changed ear and eye shape, and added a mouth and card eye detail.

I made a ‘neck’ with a stack of board circles covered in beige felt which sat between the head and the body. The head and neck were adhered at a slight angle as that is how our terrier often stands.

The chest piece is an enlarged snout piece and the tail is an enlarged eyebrow!

The Pin Cushion

Make a sausage of stuffing wrapped in wadding and wrap a piece of blue felt around it. Secure along the length and at the ends with liquid adhesive. Cut a rectangle of board to fit the dog’s back and cover in blue felt, securing with glue. (Optional) Trap some thin ribbon to form a handle between rectangle and ‘sausage’.

Adhere the ‘sausage’ to the rectangle leaving it to dry under a heavy weight (I left mine in a cold heat press overnight).

The Needle Holder/Dog Coat

Add a shaped piece of blue felt folded over the side of the box (I used a bracket shaped square). Adhere it to the inside of the box only, leaving the outer part free. Add a smaller beige felt shape folded in half to serve as a needle holder. Adhere only on the folded edge. repeat on the other side.

Adhere ribbon to a narrow strip of felt, cut into two pieces, one longer than the other and attach a snap fastener to each end.

Adhere these straps to the blue squares so that one piece passes under the box so the fastener meets at one side.

The Storage Compartment

Line the compartment with a blue felt scrap, trimmed to fit.

… and that completes the terrier pin cushion.

Have you used your pets for crafty inspiration? I recommend it – it’s a lot of fun!

Bye for now,
Janet, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGS

Blog: https://CraftingQuine.blogspot.co.uk
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craftingquine

Simply Crafty SVG Files:
Dog Box Set

Tent Trailer Box Glamper by DT Kimberly Sisco

Tent Trailer Box Glamper by DT Kimberly Sisco

Simply Crafty SVGS Tent Trailer Box Project

Hello Everyone! It is my pleasure to share another Simply Crafty SVGS design team project with you. As you tell from all my post that I am a cardmaker but I was ready to step outside my comfort zone and tackle a 3D project. When I saw this Tent Trailer Box I knew this was the project for me and I wanted to make a little Glamper for my craft room.

The Tent Trailer Box measures 6″ wide x 4.5″ tall x 3.5 depth and the top comes off so you could make this a gift box. This came together rather quickly and was much easier to do then I anticipated because a step by step instructions are included. I used Cricut Design Space to cut my SVGS; you could also use a Brother Scan-n-Cut or a Silhouette. Here are some steps and techniques I used to bring my Glamper to life.

Bunk or Trailer Top
Trailer Bottom
Hitch

These are the bones of the project. I used American Craft cardstock because it is a nice strong cardstock. When you import your SVGS you have the option to use the dashed score lines or the solid score lines. I chose to used the dashed score lines (which are tiny dash cuts) because there is a lot of folding in this project and the dashed score lines make folding a dream. Remember in Cricut Design Space you will need to attach the lines to the images before cutting (tip of the day).

 

I love inking the edges on my images I use because it creates more depth and texture. Above you can see which inks I used. It is subtle but when you put it all together you will be able to tell the difference and your project won’t look flat.

Next I added the trim and screens all around the trailer top. And you be able to see the inking against the white.

After adding my screens and the door top I added the roof. I love this polka dot paper!

Then I added my tires, panels, door bottom, and hitch. I just love this mix of patterns.

Finally, I added the lanterns and curtains for a finishing touch along with a little flower bling. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my design team project with you. If you have any questions, please, leave me a comment and I would love your thoughts on my Glamper.

Be sure to stop by Simply Crafty SVGS and check out the awesome projects you can make.

Happy Crafting!

Kimberly Michelle, DT Team Simply Crafty SVGs
Blog: https://kimberlymichelledesigns.blogspot.com/