Garden Gnome by DT Jana

Garden Gnome by DT Jana

I love all the different gnomes that have been designed by all the talented crafters out there with our 3D Gnome SVG design. This one is no exceptions. Here is Jana’s Garden Gnome Click here to read all about it on her blog.

Jana Forrest, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGs

Outhouse by DT Els Schutte

Outhouse by DT Els Schutte

This Wonderful Outhouse was created by our DT member Els!!  Use the Outhouse SVG File to make a fun and unique gift and box.  The outhouse door open to reveal an optional toilet bench insert with toilet lid and roll of toilet paper.  Use it any time. This would be a great box to make for an outdoors man, hunter or camper.

Happy crafting!

Else Schutte, DT Team Simply Crafty SVGs
Blog: http://www.elsschutte.blogspot.com/

Canadian Box and Lantern by DT Debs Smith

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!  Can you believe next weekend Canada celebrates 150 years old.  Simply Crafty SVGs has these great boxes, Canada Day Box and Lantern and they are so easy to make   I embossed the leaves and added Inca gold to make it pop.  For  the candy box I used transparent plastic, you could also use Vellum,  that way when the candy is gone it can double as a lantern ( designed to be a lantern).  These will be a great addition for every Canada Day Party!

Canadian Box and Lantern

Canadian Box and Lantern

Have a great week creating!

Debs Smith, DT Coordinator Simply Crafty SVGs
Blog: http://dragonpassiondesigns.blogspot.ca/

Sewing Box using Vanity Case SVG by DT Deb Rauch

Sewing Box using Vanity Case SVG by DT Deb Rauch

Hi there!  I’m back today with my version of Simply Crafty SVGs Vintage Vanity Case.  When I saw the Vanity Case file, the first thing that popped into my head was a little sewing box.  I did made some modifications to this file to meet my needs.  The first thing I did was cut out the bottom pieces.  I knew I wanted the top to overlap the bottom so I enlarged the top pieces just a tinch.  For the inside tray, I decreased the top piece a small bit, but it actually took about 3 tries to get it right.  With trial and error, I got all the pieces cut, put together, and they fit like a glove!  It’s a good thing I have patience haha.



Now that I have all the pieces sized correctly, I wanted some color on the inside.  I sprayed the inside of all the pieces with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Turquoise Blue.  I just love using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists as they give good coverage with a nice sparkly sheen.

Next up was the covering for the box.  I had chosen two different sheets of paper by 7 Gypsies.  On the bottom and the top side I used Gypsy Seamstress 12 x 12 Buttons.  For the very top of the box, I used a coordinating piece of 7 Gypsies paper, Gypsy Seamstress 12×12 Patterns.  I used my electronic cutter to cut out the top and bottom pieces, making sure to make the top piece a tiny bit larger so that it fits over top of the bottom.  This paper is very thick so you have to set it to Cardstock 120 lb. to get a good cut.

At this point, I felt like the cover pieces needed a little color and texture.  I got out my Dylusions Basic Background Stamps and chose the diamond stamp, and for color, I used Tattered Angels High Impact Turquoise Paint.  I used a small dauber and applied the paint to the stamp and just stamped randomly on the outside pieces of the box.


 
 

I then glued all the cover pieces onto the box.  For the pull-out tray, I cut the small pieces for the top and applied them inside the tray piece.  I also added a very heavy piece of chipboard to make a separation in the tray.  For the tabs to hold the tray in place, I used the same heavy chipboard, cut a small square, and folded it in half.  I glued one half to the side of the box. To make the tab stand up, I added quite a bit of hot glue underneath the “tab” portion that sticks out.

So that’s it!  I hope you like my version of Simply Crafty SVGs Vintage Vanity Box.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time!!

Deb, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGS
Blog: http://mytherapeuticcreativity.blogspot.com/

Vacation Countdown by DT Debs Smith

Vacation Countdown by DT Debs Smith

The other day I posted the Perpetual Calendar SVG Design and promised you a different spin on the file.  My family and I are heading to Walt Disney World in September so what a better way than having a countdown clock that can be used time and again.  You can make it to cater to your vacation.

I cut out two 2 inches circles for the ears  and used my silhouette Cameo and that Waltograph font for the writing and offset it .  Colours are of course Mickey mouse. I did have to make an extra block and cut out more numbers since the countdown started at 99 days.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

Debs Smith, DT Coordinator Simply Crafty SVGs
Blog: http://dragonpassiondesigns.blogspot.ca/

Insider Look – Our 3D Box and Papercrafting Design Process

Insider Look – Our 3D Box and Papercrafting Design Process

If you ever wondered what my design process, here is a insider glimpse into how my SVG design evolves.  Below outlines the design evolution from start to finish, from idea, sketch, svg creation, and then the final paper creation.  You will see elements of the process for the following SVG Designs:  Tool Chest Box, the Dog Box Set, and the newest Frankenstein Head Box.

Sketch the Idea/Design

I normally start with a rough pencil sketch.  I was not formally trained as an artist, but I always loved doodling and I am a lover of all things made by paper.

Tool Chest Sketch

Sketch for Tool Chest Box

Dog Box Sketch

Sketch of Dog Box Set

Make a Paper Model

With most of my designs, as these, I will make a smaller version by cutting out a model manually.  It is not pretty but it helps me with final the final design process.  Most times, it looks quite different from initial model to end and it obviously goes through many modifications.  You can see the progression below from the first paper model on the left to the final design on the right.

Tool Chest Box Paper Model

Dog Box Paper Model

Frankenstein Box Paper Model

Create and Fine Tune Design

The first paper model is usually manually cut with scissors, but after the first, all the rest is done on the computer.  I use Adobe Illustrator and a few other applications in my computer design process.  As I go through the process, I will cut a few more files from my die cutter (usually Cricut Explore or Silhouette Cameo) to make sure everything fits together and in a matter that is easy for those using my files.  Once satisfied with all the changes, I save the files into their respective SVG files when I am satisfied how everything comes together.

That is it!  I am not saying that is all it takes to publish it, as there are many other hours spent creating assembly documentation, taking pictures for the documentation, etc.

I hope you enjoyed the little insider look into my crazy design process.  If you liked this, please like my Facebook page (link on right) or share with your crafty friends.

Sandy