Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Guest Designer Project for Samantha Walker

Hey Crafty Friends-

I am THRILLED to be guest designer this month for Samantha Walker. Let me introduce myself to all the new friends that may be visiting the blog today. My name is Kerri Smith. My little blog is Craft Time and Cupcakes. I am wife to my retired Air Force husband and mommy to two beautiful princesses, ages 4 and 5. I am a Southern California girl living the Vegas life and I love it! I have always been a creative person. I love every type of craft imaginable. I am a scrapbooker, baker, party planner, and I'm beginning to work more with fabric too. I would say my crafting style is a little bit country, a little bit cutesy, and a lot of fun. I believe projects should be quick, simple, and stunning.  I was so happy working on my project for let's get to it!

 I'm sure that many of you with a Silhouette love to shop Samantha's cutting files as much as I do. For today's project I decided to do something that sticks with the theme of my blog.......A cupcake box!

I used the Cupcake Scalloped Box cutting file. I cut the pieces from craft cardstock and a blue and red floral cardstock.

I folded all of the perforated lines then glued the tab of the craft cardstock piece to the floral cardstock to merge the top and bottom of the box together. I then glued all the remaining tabs to complete the box.

Once it was all together I jazzed things up a bit by inking up the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Festive Berries.

I then placed the circle insert inside the box and added my yummy cupcake.

The final touch to my project was a red gingham ribbon tied around the box to hold it all together.

I couldn't be happier with how this project turned out. The file was so easy to cut and put together. I can see making these boxes for every holiday, teachers gifts, birthday parties. They will put a smile on any one's face when they receive this special little gift.

I want to say a special thank you to Samantha Walker Designs for letting me guest design this month. For more inspiration please follow my blog at You can also follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.

Have a great crafty day!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Denami Design - Krazy for Kraft Blog Hop

Hey Crafty Friends-

Are you as Krazy for Kraft as I am? I love it. Kraft cardstock is my go to product. I stamp on it all the time so I was very excited to be a part of this fun hop. Look what I made!

I am a fall fanatic so I couldn't resist using the Wheat Stalks stamp in great fall colors. Here are all the crafty details:

1. I started with a kraft base measuring 10" x 4" and folded it in half. The edges are inked in brown ink.
2. The orange patterned paper is cut at 4.5" x 3.5". The edges are inked in brown and it was glued to the        base.
3. I stamped 3 of the wheat stalks one each in green, orange, and brown on kraft cardstock. I used a postage stamp punch to punch all of them out then inked the edges in brown. They were adhered to the card using foam tape to pop them up.
4. I cut a strip of kraft cardstock measuring 4" x .5" and stamped my sentiment. The ends were "V" cut and the edges inked in brown.
5. Last but not least is a raffia bow to finish the card.

I think it turned out so pretty. I hope you like it too. Now on to the hop!

  1. Deb Fischer
  2. Kerri Smith   <---------- YOU ARE HERE
  3. Emily Daniels
Your next stop is Emily Daniels blog. Click the link above and you'll be on your way. If you need to start from the beginning go to the Denami Design blog by clicking HERE. Make sure you complete the hop and leave comments on all the blogs so you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Denami Design website. You have until September 9, 2013, 11:59 pm PST to get your comments in.

Thank you so much for hopping by today. Follow me and check back soon for more crafty inspiration!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Friendly Reminder

Hey Crafty Friends-

Just a note to remind you to join me for the Denami Design, Krazy for Kraft blog hop this Sunday September 8th! My project is done, The hop line-up is complete, and I can't wait to show you what I created. So please hop along with might even win a prize! See  yo back here Sunday.

Have a great crafty day!