Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Samantha Walker March Blog Hop & Giveaway!

You should have arrived here from Diana Fisher's blog!

This month one lucky winner will receive the fabulous

AND be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:
To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during March 13th through March 17th. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, March 18th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog 

3. Follow her on Facebook

4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

WOW, that is 15 chances to win!


For this month's Blog Hop the new Creative Team is working with an Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and Luck theme and you are going to love the projects from the team!  They are all so amazing!

I am sharing two projects today!
My first project is gift box for St. Patrick's Day!

 Samantha Walker Supplies:
Silhouette Cuts: Kissably IrishLucky Card (for the Shamrock cuts)
and 3D Tool Box
Papers: Traditions Collection (Carta Bella)

Other supplies:
Cardstock, Prism and Creative Memories


1.  Cut the 3D Tool Box in a dark green cardstock.  Fold on the score lines.
2.  Pull one of the sides up and then tuck in the tabs in the corresponding slots on the scored tabs.
3.  Repeat step #2 for the other end.
4.  Cut the handle rectangle piece in light green cardstock.  Place adhesive tape on one edge.
5.  Remove the adhesive backing then flip the paper over and place another piece of adhesive tape on the other end (opposite side).  Place a marker in the paper and roll.
6.  Place the handle through the holes of the tool box.
7.  Size the Kissably Irish sentiment to fit the front of your box and cut in light green cardstock and adhere as shown.
8.  Use the Shamrock shape from the Lucky Card to cut three large shamrocks in dark green and three slightly smaller shamrocks in a light green.  Adhere the center of smaller on to the larger shamrocks.
9.  Place the shamrocks are shown on the handle.

This next project is one of my new favorites from Samantha!  This is her Easter Basket Card Silhouette cut and it is amazing!  The amount of detail that this card has is just fabulous...have a look!
 Samantha Walker Supplies:
Silhouette Cuts: Easter Basket Card

Other supplies:
Cardstock, Prism, The Paper Studio, and American Crafts
Fringe Scissors, Martha Stewart

 1.  Cut the pieces out for the Easter Basket Card. Fold on the score lines for the card base.
 2.  I ungrouped the egg pieces then removed the highlighting area cut then cut the three whole eggs in a light cream cardstock.  I use these behind my colored eggs.

 3.  We will start with the basket for the card front.  Take your card base and then weave in the basket piece as shown.
 4-6.  I weaved several pieces to start then pushed them over to the right.  Then I weave a couple more strips and then finally the last strip.  Once you have them weaved, you can easily slide the strips around within the card slots to space them out.
 7.  Adhere your colored eggs over the whole cream eggs.
 8.  Place foam adhesive on the card base eggs to give more dimension.
 9.  Adhere your eggs onto the card base.
10. Adhere the center of the small bow on to the center of the large bow.  Fold the small bow up slightly as shown.
11. Place a small adhesive square in the center of the bows then apply the "knot" to the center.
12. Slide the handle piece down over the bow as shown.
13. This is the back of the handle/bow piece just so you can see how it fits.
14. Adhere the basket/card mat on your card base leaving a slight border.
15. Adhere the bow/handle piece to the basket as shown.
16. Tie a small string around the tag then slide the knot behind the tag.  Embellish as desired.
17. Place the string around the bow knot.
18-19. With dark green cardstock, use fringe scissor to cut blades of grass.
20. Fold the blades in "v" shapes and tuck them into the basket.
21. Your finished basket should look similar to this image!

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Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful projects the box is Awesome. I love the Easter Card love the Details in both. thanks for sharing

Crafting Newbie said...

Wow! I love your St Patrick's day tool box. I am just going to finish the blog hop then I am off to make one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Guiseppa said...

You rocked these projects cute!

margret said...

Both of these projects are very nice and intricate.

Scrapper64 said...

Thanks for showing the step-by-step pics! Both ideas are so cute! Love the basket texture!

Jingle said...

This is so totally adorable!!!

Kris Dietz said...

Both of your projects are wonderful! Thank you so much for posting tutorials too. I had liked the Easter Basket when I first saw it but thought it was going to be so much work -- thanks to your tutorial, I see I was wrong and I am going to have to get that file. Thank you again for sharing these projects with us.

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Kim Fruitheads said...

Adorable!- Kim Fruitheads from

heidiscoll said...

Super great projects! Great instructions as well! :)

Shelley C said...

Loved your tutorial. I wish I had read it before I tried putting mine together from the Silhouette store. It will be much easier the next one I make.

Linda Kaiser said...

Your projects are amazing! I love your tutorials too!!

lisa808 said...

Love the St. Patrick's Day tool box! Thanks for the details tutorial on the cut Easter basket card.

Trisha said...

Love both of your projects. Great job. The Irish gift container is awesome.

quilt4fun2 said...

Both are wonderful projects. The tool box is smaller than I first thought...a perfect size. I had no idea you weave the basket for the card...thanks for showing this.
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Yarnovah said...

Thank you for the tutorials. I need to Pin this, so I can find it again!

Sheila_G said...

Love your projects Jamie!

Torrie said...

Wow-you are ambitious, both projects are great.

Angi Barrs said...

What a super fun hop! Love that adorable box!!!!

stamper said...

The card is so very cute! The paper tool box is so 'Irish'.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love your card and tool box, it just amazes me what we can make with paper nowadays!

Gail said...

Fabulous projects!
Love the basket on the card!

wustaz said...

wow. that's amazing

Suzanne said...

These projects are adorable! So creative.

Tanyaec said...

Love the Easter card!!! sooo cute~

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