Monday, May 17, 2010

My Scrap Chick Gift Sets and Handmade Flowers

Hello Friends!! Hey. . .I haven't posted for two days! Sorry about that but I was busy. . . .doing what you ask? Well, first of all I cleaned up my craft room a little. Nothing major but it was such a mess that it was sucking up my creative mojo. I, initially, was going to do a complete overhaul of my room but decided against it. I've done an overhaul three times already and with time it just returns back to where I started before I overhauled it. It's a losing battle! LOL! So. . .what I'm going to do is organize one section at a time.

Okay. . .I have a lot of projects to talk about so let me get started!! First of all. . .all the cutting files for the cards, gift bag and box, and flowers were all created using files. For those who are not familiar with, they sell cutting files for various machines (Cricut, Craft Robo, etc.) such as SVG, DSD, AI, KNK, etc. . For those who don't have a cutting machine, templates are provided in PDF so you won't be left out in all the fun. . :)

Each Friday, sends out a newsletter via email and if you sign up, each week they give out free files so hey, I would sign up if I were you. . .:) They also have a Facebook Fan Page. . .become a fan and share your projects with others.
The two boxes I created that coordinate with my card were created using the "Bigger Bags" file. The files allow you to cut on two sheets of card stock or designer paper so that you can create a bigger bag then you normally can if you were to cut on one sheet. My cards measure 5.25 x 5.25" and if you look at the photo, my card is much smaller than the bag and box. You can fit a nice gift in the bags. There are 12 different patterns of bags/boxes you can create and I'll be creating a bunch of them this week to share with you. My card above was created using the "30 Boxes and More" file set. . .this set is awesome because there's so many files in this set that you can create a variety of box shapes, card shapes, and different frames that go along with them. The variety is endless.

The flowers on my card and boxes were created using the "$1 Cut Flower" File. I made a whole bunch of different flowers using a "handmade flower" technique. If I can find the time, I'm hoping to create a tutorial on how to create the flowers this week.

I created 2 sentiments for my cards/bags. If you want to use them for your projects, you can download it by clicking on the photo. Don't "save image" by right clicking on the image because the size will be too small and the when you try to make it bigger when printing, it will appear fuzzy looking so click on the photo and go through the download process from the download.

To download the jpeg file, click on the image
To download the png file, click here

Here is another gift set I created using the same files for my first gift set. I also used the "$1 Floral Frames" file to create the floral label on my card and box.

I created a sentiment for my card and box. The sentiments are lyrics from one of my favorite Christian song "Open Hands" by Matt Papa. Because I'm planning to donate the gift sets to my church, I wanted to add sentiments that would have a worship meaning to them.

Again, to download the sentiment, click on the image and download the sentiment from rather than right clicking and saving the image.

To download the jpeg file, click on the image
To download the png file, click here

Here are all the different flowers I created using the different flower files from I'll see if I can create the tutorial on how to create these pretty handmade flowers.

Okay. . .this post is way long so I'll end it here! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!


Jaime Benavides said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Maria! I finally took the plunge and bought SCAL 2.0 for Mother's Day (a little "To Me, From Me" gift) since it was on sale for less than $60. Now, I need to go to and splurge on those great bag & box files. Thanks for the constant inspiration! ;)

Anke said...

Absotuley stunning Maria.


Joan Ottevanger said...

Hi Maria.
These are wonderful boxes and cards I missed you last Saturday.The flowers are also beautiful.

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Maria,what a beautiful creations,i love your papers and your flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

America said...

Holy smokews GF - these flowers are incredible. Love your fabulous creations that are super gorgeous with those Dps and colors and Marias signature touches!!! :)

donna porter said...

You have blessed me with your wonderful ideas and talent!! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Alpha(s),Word Art(s), Word Book(s) post on May. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

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