My oldest son, Jake, moved out of our home, relocated to Southern California, and began his college career. He has some short-term and long-term goals he wants to accomplish in his life. We couldn’t be prouder of him and we wish him the best-est of luck! We miss him terribly but we are all looking forward to him living the life he has imagined. He deserves the best life has to offer him.
With Jake moving out, this opened up a room for his younger brother, Raiden, who had been sharing a room with his sister, Gwen. Since, then I’ve been trying to make the both of them more comfortable in their rooms. Papercrafting can add little personal touches to a child’s room in an affordable way.
For example, the little box pictured above will hold little treasures on my daughter’s dresser. It’s 5-1/2-inches tall and 3-inches wide. It’s a cut file I purchased for 99 cents at the Silhouette Online Store called 4 stack drawers by SnapDragon Snippets LLC. The flower at the top of the set is a 3D Peony which was the Free Shape of the Week from the Silhouette Online Store a few weeks back. This flower is my favorite 3D flower right now.
Since owning my Silhouette Portrait, I am pleasantly surprised every Tuesday by the free shape offered. The FREE cut files are always something I WANT to use coupled with a project using it on their blog—pretty COOL! Sometimes they also post instructions on how they used it in the software and the final results. This information is very helpful for new users and I suggest you check it out from time to time. Here’s a link to their blog: http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/
To make this cut file more sophisticated, I used American Crafts Botanique (Full Collection) from AC Digitals.com. It was just the right mix of graphic papers with pretty garden images to complete the look of this little box.
Click on the above collection image to be taken directly to the product pages at AC Digitals.
Here’s the description from AC Digitals:
Botanique is a sophisticated collection with an English garden touch, featuring a soft color palette and plenty of beauty.
Buy the full collection and save 20%! The Botanique Full Collection includes the following individual kits:
- Botanique Element Pack #1 - includes 56 elements in PNG format
- Botanique Element Pack #2 - includes 56 elements in PNG format
- Botanique Paper Pack #1 - includes 10 12x12 papers in JPEG format
- Botanique Paper Pack #2 - includes 10 12x12 papers in JPEG format