My First Wreath

Hello and thanks for joining me once again on the blog this week 🙂

I have always been intimidated by wreaths. The idea of having to decorate it yourself like a flower arrangement, is just a no-go for me. I’m terrible at arranging flowers and the like.

But then I discovered the Folded Star Sprigs 3D Wreath from the JGW Colonial Christmas kit and I jumped to the challenge.

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I used AC Cardstock in Spinach for the ring and the outside sprigs and Spinach, Leaf and Moss for the filler sprigs. I made more than shown in the tutorial to make the wreath look a bit fuller.

I didn’t make the stars like Jodi did, because they are very similar to some folded stars that are traditional here in Denmark and that I have tons of since my mom and Mother-in-Law folded or actually braided lots for me (I just can’t seem to get the hang of it ) The only difference between my stars and Jodis is that mine are double sided as to Jodis being one-sided (and proberbly a lot easier to glue down) I used hot glue to glue down the stars and the small silver baubles.

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All in all this wreath was very easy to assemble. The only difficulty I had, was gluing the ring together but it doesn’t have to be perfect since it’s going to be covered with sprigs anyways.

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Bling Bling Pictures

Happy Wednesday  – I so happy to see you 🙂

Ever since I discovered Bird’s beautiful cards from the Festive Gems Collection, I’ve been wanting to make them. But since Christmas cards are a thing of the past here in Denmark due to overpriced postage and poor postal service, I thought it had to be something different than cards.

Adding two and two together (oh yes I’m so NOT a math genius) I decided to make them as small pictures to hang in my living room for Christmas. That’s where the Square Shadow Box Flower Frame from the Picture Perfect Collection come in the “picture.”

So here is the Rhinestone Snowflake Picture:

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All the frames are made in AC Cardstock in White and decorated with Maja Design Patterned paper “Vintage Frost”

I discovered that I once had bought a Rhinestone Setter Tool from Silhouette and boy did this come in handy for these pictures 😀

These stones are clear and the slightly larger gems are Goosebumps from Queen & Co.

I also added some Prima holly and some snowflakes I found in my stash.

Next is the Rhinestone Christmas Tree Picture:

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For this one I used two different sizes Silhouette Gems in green and some larger gems from MME. They are a bit different in color but that just adds to the beauty of the picture.

Here I added a Prima Poinsettia and some Prima leaves along with a gold gem from the Scandinavian company Vivi Gade.

Then there’s the Rhinestone Bauble Picture:

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This cutie features two different size Silhouette gems in red and some larger gems from Vivi Gade.

For the bauble top I used Gold Stickles and I also added a Prima Poinsettia on some gold and green Prima leaves. The flower center is a large gold gem from Vivi Gade.

Last but not least I made the Rhinestone Wreath Picture:

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For this picture I used two different size Silhouette Gems and some larger gems from Vivi Gade in red.

The bow is from DIY AC and this pictures has also a Prima Poinsettia with Holly and a gem from Vivi Gade.

This was a fun but a bit time consuming project – but hey….I now have a gorgeous collection of small Christmas pictures to hand on my wall this Christmas and many to come.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you found some inspiration in my projects and that you get a lot of Christmas crafting done ❤

Realistic Pine Cone

Hello – Thanks for joining me again today.

This time I want to show you the amazing and very realistic Pine Cone I made from the new kit from SVG Attic called JGW Christmas Botanica.

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For this rather large but absolutely delicious Pine Cone, I used 10 sheets of AC Cardstock Chocolate.

It is so easy to assemble and you can find the tutorial right here

I also made two Pine Sprigs from the Pine Sprigs A7 Card also to be found in the new kit.

They are made of two or in my case three layers and I used AC Cardstock in Forest and Pine.

Finally I tied a red ribbon onto it and ta daaa….all done.

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Santas Boots

Hello and happy 1st. Sunday of Advent 🙂

Gosh! I’ve been waiting for this month all year – I just love Christmas and all the fantastic paper projects you can make this time of year.

For starters I want to show you this pair of boots I made from the JGW Santas Repose kit.

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The boots are made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal, Black and White and the pine sprigs are also made in AC Cardstock in Forest and Spinach.

I decorated two of the sprigs with some green/gold shimmery paper and the panels for the shoelaces are DCWV Silver Mercury Glass Cardstock.

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I also added a small bell on each boot along with some snowflakes from my stash.

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These boots are awesome as they are but I chose to use them as decoration with some candy canes.

Thanks for joining me today – I’ll be back later with some more Christmas projekts.

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