Tropical Paradise

……is where I just returned from two days ago.

Hello to you and Happy Sunday. I’m trying to rest from our fabulous Summer Vacation to the Balearic Islands in Spain – more specific Mallorca. Ahhhh it was fun and HOT.

I’ve tried to recreate the feeling in this project I’m about to show you. I’m starting to long back just looking at it – sigh.

First I made the Pineapple Box from SVGAttic’s JGW Tropical Haven kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Lemon, Canary, Squash, Moss, Leaf and Pine and inked all the edges with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink. I also used 72 mini glitter brads for the scales.

Such a fun project but time consuming due to the scales on the Pineapple.

The Pineapple is a box and the lid lifts off and then…..

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…..it doubles as a drink – Mmmmmm Piña Colada.

The Parasol Straw Slider is part of the cute JGW Tiki Luau kit from SVGAttic and features two more cute sliders…..

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……the Sun and the Sea Turtle Straw Sliders. Cute aren’t they?

The 3D Coconut Drink is made from the same file as the Pineapple but I left out the top and the scales. Instead I embossed the panels with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and inked all with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks. The cardstock is AC in Cheastnut for coconut and Lemon, Goldfish, Moss and Leaf for the sliders. Both straws are from AC.

Next I made a pair of Flip-flops also from the JGW Tropical Haven kit:

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These are made from AC Cardstock in Fireberry, Goldfish, Moss and Lemon and decorated with patterned paper from Carta Bella “Summer Splash”.

All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks and the two red brads are from my ever growing stash.

The Flip-flops are also boxes so treats or gift cards can be placed inside. They are very easy to make.

No tropical paradise without flowers……

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……so I made the Lei from the JGW Tiki Luau kit.

I wanted it to be very colorful to match the awesome paper from Carta Bella, so I used AC Cardstock in Fireberry, Pool, Blossom, Lemon and Moss for it. I found some metallic colored beads in my stash to use as spacers.

This was the easiest of the all – just make the flowers and leaves and tread them onto the string – voila! Cool children’s project I would think.

Finally I made a card to go with rest of the things:

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This Stay Cool Tropical Box Card is also from the JGW Tropical Haven kit and is made from AC Cardstock in the same colors as the rest of the project and decorated with the patterned paper from Carta Bella.

I get so many withdrawals just looking at it.

And here you have the whole set:

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Yes – I cheated and made the whole thing in advance – come on…..nobody makes this much in two days. Ehm…..almost nobody…..hmmmm I kinda did. Oh well…..I’m a nut 😉

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I did and that you got a bit of a feel of Tropical Paradise.

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Be a Unicorn

I am ashamed! Very ashamed of myself. Because I didn’t send a good friend of mine something for her Birthday last week. It was in my calendar but I’ve been so busy getting ready to go on vacation, that I didn’t have time to make her anything and of that I am ashamed.

So better late than never, I’m going to send her this Unicorn Rainbow 3D Box Card….

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….cause I know she loves unicorns as much as I do and this will put a smile on her face and maybe….just maybe….she’ll forgive me for being so late.

I made the darling card with AC Cardstock in various colors to match the Graphic 45 paper (Fairy Dust) that I used and then I sprinkled some fairy dust in dots here and there for magic and good luck.

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The sentiment says Congratulations in Danish and it’s written on the Magical Layered Banner

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It’s a very fun card to make and it won’t be my last 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today – please feel free to leave a comment to yell at me or just to tell me if you like the card 😉

The Wild West

We all know that finding something to make for a guy’s Birthday is tough. Usually most of the kits and files out there are cute, feminin or for kids. But Mary from SVGCuts just made it a whole lot easier crafting something cool for a man – with the amazing Wildflower Saloon Kit. I couldn’t keep myself from making most of the parts of the kit because it is just da bomb!!!

So first I made the Whiskey Barrel:

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I made mine in AC Cardstock in Caramel and Black and embossed all the panels with Darice Woodgrain Embossing folder. Then I inked all with different shades of brown ink pads from Prima Ingvild Bolme. On the rings I have rubbed Prima Metallique Wax in Rich Copper, Brushed Iron and Aged Brass and added some Tim Holtz brads.

Don’t be intimidated by the barrel – it is very easy to make!

Next I made the Cowboy Hat:

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This is downsized to 75% in order to keep the size ratio with the barrel. I made mine from AC Cardstock in Chestnut and tied some hemp cord around the top.

This is actually a box and it is so easy to make. I had it done in no time 🙂

Then there’s the Rustic Lantern:

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This amazing design is also downsized to 75% and is made from AC Cardstock in Coffee and some Vellum. All of the pieces are rubbed with Prima Metallique Wax in Bronze Age, Rich Copper and Aged Brass.

I can’t get the Darice light here in Denmark, so I put in a 20 piece LED sting of lights inside instead. Works just as well 🙂

This one is a bit more challenging to make (especially if you downsize it) but it’s nothing you can’t handle 🙂 Just takes a bit more time and Mary has a wonderful tutorial video for you to follow 🙂

Next I made a pair of Cowboy Boots – these are NOT from the Wildflower Saloon Kit but from an older kit called Happy Trails:

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The boots are also downsized to 75% and I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut and Coffee along with some silver pearl paper. I used a Damask patterned embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the panels and a Leopard Print embossing folder, also from Cuttlebug, on the inside panels. Then I used some Tim Holtz brads on the backstraps and top straps and inked the embossing with some dark brown Prima chalk ink.

Finally I made the adorable Trunk of Wildflowers Box Card:

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For the card I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut, Mint, Oregano, Moss, Rosebud, Vanilla, Melon, and Canary along with patterned paper from Graphic45s French Country. I also used some copper colored pearl paper for the hardware. On the handles I used Tim Holtz brads and on the hardware I used some copper colored brads I found in my stash.

I also decorated the flowers with different pearls and gems from my stash and inked all the edges with Prima Chalk ink (Ingvild Bolme).

This card looks difficult but it isn’t. Just follow the instructions on the PDF or watch Marys tutorial.

And here it is – in all its glory 😀 Yee Haw!

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I want to thank you for joining me today – it was so much fun to put these things together and I really hope you’ll make some of your own ❤

Yuletide Greetings

 

Hello again 🙂 So nice of you to come back again 🙂

Today I’m going to show you the cards I made for the gift bags and presents I made for my girlfriends.

Really I had stopped making Christmas cards since it’s so difficult to send and waaay to expensive, but since I gave the bags away last Friday at my Birthday party, I thought it only fitting to have a card along with the presents.

And I just had to make these cards! I’m talking about SVGCuts’ Yuletide Box Cards. I fell in love with these instantly and how awesome is it that they are so easy and fast to make.

First of the Star Box Card:

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It’s made from White AC Cardstock and decorated with White Glitter cardstock from Best Creation and Gold Foil. I simply added a small star gem in the middle – it really didn’t need anything else.

Then there’s the Nativity Box Card:

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This is made from White AC Cardstock and decorated with gold foil and gold glitter paper along with patterned paper from Dovecraft “Time to Sparkle”

On to the Gingerbread House Box Card:

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This cutie is made from AC Cardstock in Chocolate and decorated with White Glitter Paper from Best Creation and different dots the colored ones from Doodlebug Design. Oh it’s so yummy 😛

Next is the Rooftops Box Card:

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This card is made from White, Black and Banana AC Cardstock and decorated with patterned paper from Dovecraft “Time to Sparkle” I also painted on some Stickles Glitter glue to make it look frosty 🙂

Finally I made the Amaryllis Box Card (my favorite)

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This card is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Rouge, Crimson, Pine and Spinach and decorated with patterned paper from Dovecraft “Time to Sparkle” and gold foil. I added some small dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

I really hope the girls are happy with the small gift I made for them. I just didn’t feel like leaving them out of the joy of giving ❤

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you too enjoyed the projects I made and that it gave you some inspiration for making your own presents.

Come Rain or Come Shine……

…..from the Soundtrack of the Danish Summer. It has pretty much been the crappiest summer in history, but as I see it, not everything has been bad. The temperature has been very pleasant with a minimum of hot humid days and the sun has been know to shine on occasion 😀

This weather inspired me to make this Birthday card to a girlfriend of mine whose Birthday is here in August. It could easily have been made for a spring Birthday but that’s just my point – we have practically no seasons anymore. It’s either Spring or Fall – no more Summer or Winter.

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The cute card is designed by Cyndy Gustashaw and is part of her Box Cards 2 Kit.

I used AC Cardstock in Lipgloss, Cricket, Robin’s Egg, Melon, Daffodil, Chestnut, Black and Bayou along with patterned paper from Doodlebug Design – Spring Time and Wood Grain patterned paper also from AC.

I inked all the edges with inkpads from Prima and used a white Silhouette Sketch Pen to write the sentiment (it says Congratulations in Danish) on the sign post.

Thanks for stopping by – hope you love the card as much as I do 🙂

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Fathers Day…..

….it’s today here in Denmark and usually I would have made or bought a special gift for my “hubby” from his boys but this year I didn’t! I think it’s only fair, since all I got for Mothers Day was a cup of coffee on board a ferry going home from a wedding. So I made him this:

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This To-Go-Coffee Box Card is part of an all new kit from SVGCuts: Pit Shop Box Cards and it features 5 new box cards just right for Fathers Day.

For the Coffee card I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Latté and Coffee along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Enchanted Forest. The logo on the front is found here (I used only the logo) The steam is made from vellum and I used some small wooden dots as embellishment.

So now he’s gotten the same thing in return – a cuppa coffee LOL…. I don’t get mad….I get even 😀

I also made the Side of Fries Box Card:

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For this I used AC Cardstock in Crimson, Sunflower, White and Black and inked the edges of the fries with an orange ink pad for dimension. I also pinched the fries a bit. On the label it reads: “Congratulations” –  in case I use it for a birthday instead and I used some small dots from Simple Stories as embellishment. A very easy card to make but lots of fun.

Then I made the Pizza Box Card:

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This too is very easy to assemble and I used Kraft Cardstock along with AC Cardstock in Butter, Cranberry, Oregano, Latte and Chestnut. I also used some patterned Graphic 45 paper from “On the Boardwalk” and dotted the pepperoni with a white sharpie. The banner reads “Congratulations” since it would work perfectly for a male birthday 😉

Moving on to one of the more difficult cards in the kit – The Vintage Gas Pump Box Card:

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For this card I used AC Cardstock in Oregano, Cranberry, White, Vanilla and black along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman” and “Mercury Glass Cardstock” from DCWV.  I embossed the side panels with a folder from Sizzix and made two embellishments with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool – the small one I glued into a small Vintage Trinket from Prima. I also added a small green pearl brad and a small Game-Spinner from Idea-ology. Then I made the hose from a length of cotton ribbon from my stash. The label reads: Happy Fathers Day 🙂

This card was so much fun to make and to search for embellishments and paper to use ❤

Finally I made the Taco Truck Box Card:

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This is also a little more tricky card to make – I have some pieces left over and I know I made some mistakes here and there but all in all I’m cool with it.

For this card I used AC Cardstock in Oregano, Apricot, Scarlet, Black, Dandelion, Cranberry, Limeanade, Vanilla and Chestnut along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Bohemian Bazaar.” I also used silver foiled paper and vellum and dotted the small taco with a thin black liner. The labels I made from print and cut and files found in the Silhouette Design Store here and here. Last but not least I used some small dots from Simple Stories as tomatoes in the taco and as tail- and headlights on the truck.

All in all this was so much fun to put together – took me little over a day to make all the cards and I got to use some of my old but cherished paper. Now I have cards ready for lots of occasions like Fathers Day and male (or female) celebrations.

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Here’s to love…..

….a quick little post to show you the darling Wedding Card I made for my Brother-in-Law for his wedding yesterday – The Oversized Floral Box Card from the Brunch Party kit by SVGCuts:

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I used AC Cardstock in Ocean, Vanilla and Moss along with papers from Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily Collection. I also used some black glitter paper for the couple in the center ❤ Finally I used Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops in Honey Gold as flower centers.

I also made the handy box for the card:

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It just fitted perfectly for the gift card and still it wasn’t just another envelope 🙂 The couple really liked it 🙂

Needless to say we had a great rainbow-colored party and I’m so thrilled my Brother-in-Law finally got the man of his dreams ❤

Congrats Claus and Dennis – Love you ❤

Garden Party

….it’s almost time! Time for sun, warmth, relaxation and those loooong evenings on the porch  – Man! I just can’t wait.

To endure the waiting time, Mary from SVGCuts made us some darling Box Cards to keep busy and dreaming on – Garden Party Box Cards

First of I made the Adirondack Chair Box Card:

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This design is just ingenious! Folds flat for sending and pop’s out to unfold the cutest little chair with a pillow and a little flower. Gotta love it! I made this from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Sunflower and Moss and Graphic 45’s “Nature’s Sketchbook” paper 🙂

She even thought of making the back side fun:

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Look at that little towel 😀

Next I made the Teacup Box Card:

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I just love how the flowers fill the Teacup ❤ I used AC Cardstock in Latte, Sunflower, Moss and Vanilla and “Nature’s Sketchbook” again 😉 I cut out a small corner to put on the tag instead of a sentiment.

Then I made the Triple-layer Cake Box Card:

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Ok so I got all crazy with the colors for the frosting but hey! – Art has no rules! 😀 I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Orange, Sunflower and Moss and again “Nature’s Sketchbook” 🙂 The flower centers for all the box cards are made from Enamel Accents by Ranger.

Following is the Birdhouse Box Card:

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Come on! How adorable is this one???? It even has it’s own key ❤ For this darling I used AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Rust, Latte, Ash, Sunflower and Moss and of course also the adorable “Nature’s Sketchbook” paper 🙂 Gosh what I wouldn’t give to pick Mary’s brain once in a while 😀

Finally I made the Lantern Box Card:

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I wanted an natural look for this baby so I used the “Snap Basic’s” 6×6 paper pad from Simple Stories. Love that wood paper 😉 I also used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Bubblegum, White and Moss and for the tag I used an old AC rub-on.

These cuties are just so adorable and useable and I bet I’m going to be making more of them. No problem cause they are so easy to assemble I did it without the tutorial video 😉

And All Together Now:

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Winter is coming…..

…but not quite yet….I hope 😀 Anyway, Dreaming Tree has, with the new bundle It’s Cold Outside, anticipated the forthcoming season. What gorgeous cards!!! Ron has done it yet again! WOW.

Since I fell and hurt my knee in Italy, I can’t go on my daily walks (at least not until I have a talk with my doctor), so I have had LOTS of time to craft. So I made all three cards yesterday (I even had time for Candy Crush and Pokémon Go too 😉 )

First of the Christmas Village Cascade Card:

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I didn’t want to alter these cards so I just used a bit different colors. For this I used AC cardstock in Ocean, Grape, Pine, Moss, Crimson and Tangerine. I also used AC glitter paper in White and Silver and decorated the tree with different dots and jewels from my stash. The sentiment is an oldie from a AC Minimarks Rub-on Transfers book.

Next is Peppy Penguins Cascade Card:

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So much fun making this one with the adorable penguins. I used AC cardstock in Robbin’s Egg, Sky, White, Grape, Melon and Lavender and AC glitter paper in White, Black and Blue. The pearls and gems are from my stash (I forget where all these are from :-O ) The sentiment is from the AC Minimarks book

Finally I made the Winter Wonderland Paperscape Box Card:

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This is such a beautiful card and all the “men” in my house were in awe!!! For this I used AC cardstock in Peacock, Sky, Cabbage, White, Storm and Lavender and AC glitterpaper in White. For the front panel I used a patterned paper from BoBunny’s Altitude Collection. The purple gems on this one are from Doodlebug Design. The sentiment (reads: Merry Christmas in Danish) I made with sketch-pens from Silhouette. Need I mention how wonderful this card looks with a color-changing LED light in the middle????

Hope you like my slightly different cards 🙂 Thanks for visiting and remember to leave a small comment ❤

Confirmation cards

It is that time of year again. Time for Confirmations (affirmation of baptism) and lots of cards are needed for this occasion – Yay 😀 So here are some cards I made for a female Comfirmation.

First of is the Garden Shadow Box Folded Card

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This card is designed by Carina Gardner. I used Kraft cardstock for the card and the colored items are made from AC Cardstock. I used double sided foam tape to create the shadow box effect and that’s that….A cute, simple and easy card for the special girl on her special day 🙂

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This card is actually a box designed by Carina Gardner but I altered it into a box card with the help of the Strawberry Basket Box Card from SVGCuts’ kit Box Cards SVG Kit. I used the box and panels from SVGCut’ card and the inserts from the box. I had to cut of the top of the inserts to the box to make it fit and then I just placed the flowers like I wanted to – Easy Peasy! I used Kraft Cardstock and AC Cardstock for the card and small adhesive rhinestones as flower centers. The panels are embossed with a Sizzix Embossing folder called Lovely Lace.

Last I made one of the gorgeous new Cascade Cards from Dreaming Tree – Daisy Cascade Card SVG

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This one is a lot more easy to make that it looks. The card is cut in AC Cardstock and the glitter paper is also from AC. I used some white organza ribbon to tread the card and a green glittery Silhouette Sketch Pen to write the sentiment. The flower centers are Prima “Say it with Crystals” gems. The panels are embossed with a folder from Craft Concepts called “Tuscan Tiles”.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. Would love to read if you liked the cards or not 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend ❤