Retirement sale ends 4/18/17

 Finally took the plunge and did another video. (see below) 
A start to what I hope to what would be more videos for you to come.  
I think I enjoy talking to myself so perhaps this is easier than I thought lol 

I think I drove home the message in this video. Sale ends tomorrow. 
Did I mention that the items being discounted are 50 cents each
when you add 5 or more items to your cart? OH and that the
sale ends TOMORROW!! lol 

Hope you enjoy my babble! :) Hugs, Kristi


 My Scrap Chick


 

Explosion Boxes Become Treat Holders

 When we first began seeing explosion boxes for paper crafting several years ago they were used mainly as photo albums for the table top. Our designers however have found they make great treat boxes as well. Take a look....
 
 
 

From Paper Tree

Sarah's Easter Box is exploding with all around cuteness.I love her addition of the round beaded feet to the box bottom.

 
The box holds chocolate Easter eggs. You could also personalize this box by adding special photos, quotes or embellishments to the inner side panels. 
 
MyScrapChick files used:
Explosion Box
 
 
 
 
 

From Parties 'n Cards

Ninotchka turned her Explosion Box into a cupcake holder for a birthday celebration. And even better, the cupcake is one she created and handstitched from felt.
 
 
 Ninotchka does amazing felt projects that you will love. You'll be seeing more of her handstitched items here. Or you can visit her facebook page and look thru her photos.


MyScrapChick files used:
Explosion Box
 
 
If you love these projects please let our designers know
we welcome your comments.


Birds on the Fridge and Owls on the Wall.

 
It's springtime and the birds are showing up at MyScrapChick...
 
 

All Things Pretty *Mel

 Mel made up these whimsical birds and turned them into refrigerator magnets that her kids LOVE!
 
 
 Svg cutting files used:
 
Blues Bird: click to enlarge  Belle Bird: click to enlarge



Hooo doesn't love a fun Owl wall hanging??

Julie at Ready, Set, Stamp

 Julie received a wooden owl from her Secret Santa and found this fun way to decorate it using the Wise Night Owl.

Watch her video and you can also see it on her blog.
 
 Svg cutting files used:
 
Wise Night Owl: click to enlarge    Flower Combo: click to enlarge


We're so blessed to have such an amazing and talented Design Team. Their ideas and creativity never cease to amaze and delight.

 Be sure to pay their blogs and youtube channels a visit and leave a comment. Thank you.






 

4 Easter Treat Boxes You'll Love

http://scrappysamdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/03/easter-milk-carton-caddy.html

From Scrappy Sam Designs


Shirley's Easter Milk Carton Caddy is done in beautiful spring colors. She's planning to give this caddy as an Easter gift to a family of 4, one milk carton filled with chocolaty treats for each person. If you are wondering how she put this all together you'll find her instructions on her blog.
 
MyScrapChick Svg cutting files used:
#10 from Caddy Essentials


 

From Idea Closet

Tracy's Easter Gift Box design is a great combination cut files
and papers for a girl teen or adult.
 
MyScrapChick svg cutting files used:
 
 
 
 
 

From Teachdanz

Nicole plans to use her Carrot Patch Treat Boxes for a table top display. What a great idea! 2 or 3 of these would be wonderful as centerpieces at the Easter dinner table too. Might even be able to fill them with some goodies for guests to take home if you don't mind parting with such cute decor.
 
MyScrapChick svg cutting files used:
 
 




 

From the Paper Tree

Sarah's did up the Carrot Treat box, choosing pastel Easter papers instead of the standard orange. After putting it together she found the box was tall enough not only for all the chocolaty goodies but would also fit pencils and stationery, post-its, stickers - the ideas are endless!
 
MyScrapChick svg cutting files used:






Old -fashioned Sweet Sugar Egg with Paper Becomes a New Keepsake.

Many of us have fond memories of those beautiful sugar eggs at Easter. This sweet tradition continues with these delicately decorated eggs now done with paper.
 

From The Art of Els Schutte 

 
Els created this keepsake Sugar Egg using
the
Sweet Sugar Egg from myscrapchick
 
 
After cutting and assembling the paper egg and it's delicate flowered frame Els continued decorating with more mini white paper flowers and paper leaves. She added lace trim behind the frame to create an even more fanciful touch.
 
 
 The scene inside the egg was cut and layered using a vintage print of this rabbit.
 
 
 

Els then added a spray of paper flowers to the front and top along with a blue silky ribbon all tied up in a bow. Her sweet sugar egg is so reminiscent of the old fashioned eggs from long ago. But we think hers is even more beautiful than the ones we remember.

 
Sweet Sugar Egg: click to enlarge
Sweet Sugar Egg at MyScrapChick
 
 
 

Els Beautiful Paper Succulents

Paper succulents are all the rage right now. When I saw these beauties from Els I thought they were real. It took me a few moments to realize these were actually paper! I was thrilled.
 
 

 From the Art of Els Schutte

  Els used the flower petals from Cut Flowers and the new Flower of Hope to create her arrangement.
 
 
 
The petals can be enlarged or reduced to create a variety of sizes for a natural look. I'm loving Els' arrangement. It works with a wide range of color choices in greens, blues, cinnamon and plum.

 
You could add these paper succulents to small terra cotta pots or old wood boxes. Actually almost any container would work. Maybe even create a summer wreath for your front door.
 
 
 This would look so beautiful on my coffee table. I'm also thinking I will add a pot of succulents to my computer desk.
 
 
These are the Flower Cutting Files Els Used....
Flower of Hope Svg cutting files Cut Flowers SVG Cutting Files 
 
 
The Poinsettias can be used for the tall slender leaf succulent...
Svg cutting file for paper succulents 
 
See all the flower cut files that can be used for your paper succulents...
 
Daisy Garden Svg cutting files  Svg cutting files for paper succulents.  paper succulents svgcut files
 
 
 Have you tried making your own paper succulents yet? We would love to hear what you think about this latest trend in paper flowers in the comments below.


6 Fun to Fancy Easter Card Ideas

 Sharing 6 card designs to make and share this Easter.


Sarah at Paper Tree

 
Sarah happily discovered the Easter clipart on myscrapchick. "They are absolutely gorgeous, full of colour and print beautifully in any size that you need. "  Sarah shares a lot more details on her blog. Hop on over there for more.
 Svg cutting files and clipart: Easter Chicks -  Easter Bunnies - Trifold Cards 
 
 
 
 

Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff

"I used Kraft cardstock from Michael's for my bunnies...adding a little brown chalk around the edges and then dressing them in their Easter finery." 
Svg cutting files:  Bunny Rabbits Easel Card


 

Onesie Gift Boxes and Baby Shower Cards

 
  A Onsie Giftbox becomes a cute way to present a gift.
Later it can be used to store little keepsakes for the new baby.

 
Our design team got very creative with these onesies. Check it out.
 
 
Sue created a Onesie Gift Box above and the Onesie Easel Card below as a welcome gift for a new family member. By adding camo paper she felt confidant the new Dad would love this set.
 

 



 Julie at Ready, Set, Stamp
 The little layer of tulle around the skirt of the tutu card is so adorable
and oh so girly girl for this baby card.
 

 

Bunny Rabbit Easel Card and Tutorial

 Have fun creating these cheerful, slightly silly Bunny Rabbits for your Easter cards. They're all decked out with colorful bow ties and the guy in back has on his spiffy Easter vest with a button. Check out the tutorial below to see how quick and easy these go together.
 

 

Assembling Front of Bunny Rabbits Easel Card

 
 You will notice small dash lines on the face of each bunny. These are guides for placing the eyes and nose on each. It also makes it much easier for adding cheek blush and shading around the eyes and nose before actually gluing them on.

Bunnies are created as individuals. Glue on their eyes, noses, inner ears along with bow ties and vest. Add a real button to the vest or cut the one provided. Bows are 3 layers for 3D effect.
 
 
 
Once each bunny is assembled add them to the card front layer starting with the middle bunny. You will notice there is a slightly larger outline around the characters, but the bottoms line up flush with each other.


Then add the bunny on left and lastly  the one on right.
Add pop dots to back of 2 front bunnies for added dimension.
 

Assembling inside layers


Glue lining to inside of card leaving a slight border.
Then glue message layers together.

Add pop dots to back of message panel and attach to inside of card.


How to fold base of card and attach front layer.

Fold card base along score lines. Both lines will fold forward.
Add glue to bottom 1/4 of card as shown then

attach the card front, lining up along edges.

Photos above show what the easel card will look like from the side and back when slightly opened.
 
Easel cards fold flat for mailing. When opened the card is folded forward and the bottom edge tucked behind the message panel.
 



Bunny Rabbits Easel Card: click to enlarge 
If you like the Bunny Rabbit Easel Card you may like the
Snowman Trio too.
Happy Snowmen Group of 3, Easelcard: click to enlarge 

Card in a Box Made Easy

I don't care what the weather man says,
we're starting our spring crafting.

 
 
Cyndy already has spring flowers in her garden to use as this colorful backdrop on her Easter Chick card. Cyndy used the Box in a Card set along with the Easter Chicks to make this cheery little spring card. 


 
 
 You can personalize any Box in Card  with your own embellishments, stickers, paper flowers or paper piecing characters.  This is half the fun, so go wild, or not....it’s up to you.  Boxes fold flat for mailing or for storing. Each box set includes 3 different flap styles.
 
 
 
Sarah and Ninotchka used the Box in a Card for Valentines.
 
Sarah shares some wonderful quick tips and tricks to create this sweet box on her blog post
Cute Little Valentines by Sarah 
 
 
Ninotchka made a Sweet Valentine Box filled with hearts and kisses. She makes the cutest little felt embellishments too, like the heart on the front of the box.
 
 
The Box in a Card designs come in 3 different size sets. A2, 5" square and 5x7. Each set includes 3 flap styles as shown. You will find a tutorial in the PDF included with the cutting files.
 
Enjoy and HAPPY SPRING!! Hope your local weather man is forecasting warmer weather your way.
 
:)