Sunday, April 9, 2017

Picture Perfect Frames & Shadow Boxes & Lilac Cricut Explore Air 2

This is my NEW Lilac Cricut Explore Air 2!!
Isn't it soooo pretty and it cuts like a dream.
I got it on HSN and I still think it's still available if anyone is interested.

Click on the link to get the Holographic vinyl
I just had to add a little sparkle on my New machine with the Holographic vinyl's that is
on SALE on the Cricut website.

I used the Opal and blue. The one in the middle looks like red but it's not,
it's rose pink. It's sooo pretty in person and is
easy to cut and apply to most anything, including glass or cards.
The best part is that it's removable, so if you need to change it you can.
Even though it's Cricut brand, you can use this in any cutting machine.
I have the Eclips machine also and it cuts beautifully.

It's really hard to take a good picture because of it being Holographic but
it's just gorgeous. You can see how it changes color.

Here's another close up of the blue. Soooo pretty!

This is the Dust cover that I made for my machine. I love butterflies
and just happened to have this in my stash. Yes, from years ago! lol
Oh, did I mention that I knew I would need this someday. haha
It was perfect for this project.
But wait until I tell you a little story
about my sewing adventure.

Yep, that's my first dust cover with all the bumble bee's on it.

Well, when I was in school and a lot younger, I took a class in sewing.
We were going to make an apron with a bib.
Not sure if they even have those anymore. haha
We had a full class and the teacher was busy helping others.
I didn't want to be late for my next class, so I delved right in and
started cutting it out. make a long story short, my
apron did NOT have a BIB. I can't remember now, but I must
have cut it without folding it or something.

So, when I wanted to make my Cricut dust cover, I just delved right in again.
This is the first one that I made and I didn't even noticed that it was extra long.
Yep, I sewed it all up and then looked at it and said, hmmmm what happened. 
Deja Vu! lol

Well, maybe Cricut will make a LONGER machine someday to fit it.
The bumble bee material is pretty with the black ends. Could I cut it in half??
I think I'll wait on that! lol

This picture perfect collection is another fine addition to Birds store.
I found the perfect frames for my next project. My daughter just came
back from her business trip through Amsterdam, Greece and I wanted
to showcase her pictures for her office wall.
The 6 x 6 shadow box flower frame were the perfect frame!

This is the set of three that I made for her.  Since she loves
browns and blacks, I thought I would use the paper pack from Craft Smith
called Typecraft. It was the perfect papers with the words and designs
along the edges.

First up is the Symi island and ancient ruins. I just tacked it lightly
so she can add her own picture in it. For the brads in the flowers, I used
Tim Holtz travel brads.

Up next is another one in the Symi Islands. Again, I just tacked the
picture in. I love how easy these shadow boxes were to assemble with
Birds video tutorial. Very quick to make. I did want to mention that the
flower buds are so cute and look so real. You can't see them much
in mine, but you can check them out in Birds original ones.

Up last is Amsterdam and I'm sure she will want me to make her
lots and lots of frames. :)

Happy with how they all turned out and can't wait for my daughter
to see them all. I know she will love them!!

This is a must have collection of beautiful frames and shadow boxes.
And it's on sale for a limited time.

click below to get this beautiful frame collection.
Picture Perfect Frame Collection

How about a Freebie from Dreaming Tree!
I think Spring is in the air in Apple Valley for sure. It's been in
the high 90's and all the fruit trees are smiling.
Love this set!
Click on the link below for this set.

Check out Dreaming Trees New Spring kit below.
Gorgeous Spring collection!

Well folks, that's it for another fine day.
I hope that I've inspired you with all the lovely picture shadow boxes
and my funny story.
Have a wonderful week!


Ldybg93 said...

Omigosh, I love the sewing story. Honestly, it sounds like something I would do!! I get by okay with a sewing machine, but will stick to papercrafting for the most part. In my first sewing class, we made a pair of shorts, but mine came out looking like an undergarment! I've still never figured out what the heck went wrong, but have avoided sewing garments since. The picture frames for your daughter are such a great idea. I'm sure she's going to love them!! The papers/color scheme you used is great! ~ Lee

Unknown said...

You know I have 2 sewing machines and all I've ever used them on is card, at least yours has been introduced to material!
Your Shadow Boxes are great! I hope your Daughter loved them too :)
Thanks ever so much Misty
- Bird

BeverlyW said...

I love your shadow boxes!! I bought this kit a while back. You have inspired me to get busy and make some! Great job!!