Sunday, November 11, 2018

Make a 3D Truck without Dies Video + Smile!

Hi, there!  I've had a great weekend with Louisa here.  It's been getting colder, so we stayed in most of the weekend playing with buttons and paintbrushes.  Who knew it could be so much fun to pretend to paint pictures on a bedroom door?!

When we were outside, the wind would gust and blow leaves off the trees and Louisa would say, "What is that?"  She asked me about ten times and the thought still makes me smile!

This adorable image makes me smile, too!  I had so much fun coloring it.  It reminds me of Louisa pulling leaves off the tree to help them out!

I really wanted to make some 3D trucks for Thanksgiving.  I thought a truck would be so cute with pumpkins and a small bag of pumpkin shaped candy in the back.

I was a little sticker shocked when I saw the price of the 3D truck dies.  So, I kept thinking surely I could figure out how to make one without dies.  First, I looked through my stamps and I didn't have a truck stamp big enough. 

So then I looked through clip art on Etsy.  Found a watercolor truck set that I really really liked.  Thought about how it might work and decided to buy the file.  It was a little more than I usually spend on digital files, but I thought even if it didn't work out for a 3D truck, I might use it for something else.  It has a cute car and other pretty elements, as well.  Besides, $7.99 is waaay, less than $48.00!  

Then I set out to figure out how to put a 3D truck together.  Turns out, once I figured it out, it was really easy to do.

I put a video together to show you just how to make your own 3D truck.  Check it out:

I may even put some trucks together for Christmas - that would be fun!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Fall Scarecrow and Vintage Wishbone Kids

I love fall and Thanksgiving!   The cool weather, the colors and the Thanksgiving dinner.  

This will be the first year since Louisa was born that they've lived close enough to come for Thanksgiving.  Can't wait to have them and get back to fixing our traditional goodies.  Pecan Pie, anyone?

Scarecrows are perfect for fall, of course.  I've had this one for a year and finally had time to create a card.  I've combined images from several stamp sets to create the scene.

Had so much fun coloring all these sweet images!

Speaking of sweet, aren't these kids adorable?  Love the huge wishbone.  I created a Z-fold card that when opened reveals more of the image and that cute turkey. 

A band of vellum keeps it closed.

You can download the kids below.  The download also includes the Make A Wish (slightly off the edge), so that if you want to make a card like this one, all you have to do is cut off the top portion of the paper and a little bit off the right side, then fold.

Download Wishbone Kids HERE.

Are you like Louisa and her mommy and daddy planning to travel for Thanksgiving?  Or are you like me, cooking with everyone coming to you?

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