15 Jan 2018

Little Wooden Boxes made with Wood Effect Vinyl

Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



Hiya, I have new post over on the Silhouette UK Blog today using Silhouette's new Wood Effect Vinyl. Today's project uses this new product to decorate some of Lori Whitlock's new Polygon boxes.


Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



These boxes are made in dark brown cardstock and decorated with panels cut from wood effect vinyl in maple and walnut. Additional images in contrasting vinyl are applied on top (stag, tree, camp).


Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



The boxes would make great little gift boxes for rustic jewellery and small crafts, but larger versions would be pretty enough to be displayed in their own right.


Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.



You can get great results by adding vinyl to cardboard. The wood effect vinyl gives a great wood look finish, and intricate decorative designs are easier to cut from vinyl than from cardstock. I hope you'll try it.

Rustic wood effect gift boxes made with Silhouette Wood Effect Vinyl. Designer Janet Packer (Crafting Quine) for Silhouette UK. Polygon boxes by Lori Whitlock.


My post on the Silhouette UK Blog gives details of the product, how to cut it, and how to apply it to the cardstock boxes.

13 Jan 2018

Monkey Puzzle Card with Valentine Monkey from Sanqunetti design


Monkey Puzzle Card by janet Packer (Craftingquine.blogspot.co.uk), subtracting a puzzle piece from the card blank. SVG designs by Lori Whitlock and Sanqunetti Design.

There are several new SVG cutting file release this week from Sanqunetti Design.  I picked this cheeky Valentine Monkey SVG file.



Card Base

Initially I made the 6" x 6" card base adding the Square Puzzle by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette Design Store. This file splits into all the individual puzzle pieces and I cut two sets of puzzles, one in red and one in duck egg cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. I then subtracted one piece from the top right of the card base before mounting the coloured pieces using the colours alternately.  


The Monkey

I made the monkey up into a card topper omitting the heart. All the remaining pieces were cut from coloured cardstock except the whites in the monkey's eyes which were drawn in with a white gel pen.  I took a copy of the cut away puzzle piece and shrank it, subtracting the shape of the monkey's paw.  This was cut from red cardstock and added to the monkey with a dimensional foam pad.


I love changing up files like this.  The monkey could hold any small item and be used for all kinds of occasions - not just for Valentine's.





This card has been entered in the following Challenges:

Papercraft Business Challenge #2