Tiki Party Fun

Slowly but sure…..Spring is turning into Summer and before we know it, we’ll be having BBQ’s, Pool Parties or Beach fun again….YAY! Can’t wait. Long for that hot summer sun, blue skies and cool breeze while I sip my Mojito on the porch 😛

I really need to have a Summer Party and especially a Tiki Party and even though I haven’t planned one yet, I made decorations 😀 That is so me! Maybe I have to settle with having these to decorate my house instead 😉

To start with I made the cute and fun Tropical Banner from SVGCut’s Tiki Party kit:

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I made it out of AC Cardstock in Oregano, Olive, Key Lime, Scarlet and Melon. The ink I used is Ingvild Bolme from Prima and the small dots are from Doodlebug Design.

This one is downsized by 50% to match the size ratio of the rest of the things I made 🙂

Next is the Tiki Bar from Simply Crafty SVGs:

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This fun and very cool bar is made from AC Cardstock in Chestnut, Brown Sugar, Melon, Scarlet, Rouge, Oregano, Peacock, Vanilla, Rain, and Coffee along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Safari Adventure”

I inked all the edges with Ingvild Bolme Ink pads and used a couple of Palm Leaves (Design ID #1696) and Hibiscus (Design ID #62344) from the Silhouette Design Store to decorate the Tiki Bar Sign.

Then I added a LED Color shifting Tea Light inside but that is not that visible in daylight.

Then I made a couple of 3D Tiki Torches from SnapDragon Snippets:

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These I downsized by 50% but they are still rather large compared to the bar 😀

They are made from AC Cardstock in Black and Brown Sugar along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Safari Adventure” and some gold Pearl Paper. I made both sizes that comes with the file.

And there is more……

Here it’s the Palm Tree 3d Nut Cup Place Card also from SnapDragon Snippets:

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This one is made from AC Cardstock in Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Chestnut, Oregano and Keylime along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Safari Adventure”. I also used Ingvild Bolme Ink pads on this one.

I made it as large as possible on the mat but kept the size of the hole for the treat cup.

To make it look like a pool, I made some Blue Jell-o in the treat cup and added a little ….Ehm….surprise….

Finally I made a Tiki Shaker Bag from the Tiki Card and Hibiscus Gift Bag from Bird’s Club Tropicana Collection:

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I adore this Tiki ❤

The bag is made from patterned paper by Graphic 45 “Safari Adventure” and the flower and Tiki are made from AC Cardstock in Chestnut, Rouge, Scarlet and Melon.

Then I filled some glitter and confetti into the shaker in green and gold colors and used some raffia as handles.

The bag and Tiki are sized down by 50%

Isn’t he fun?

Here is the whole lot together:

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Thanks for joining me today – I really hope you’re as excited for Summer as I am and maybe you want to have a go at some of these cuties for your Tiki/Summer/Pool/Beach party this year 😀 Let me know in a comment!

Oh…..the surprise?…..Here it is:

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Don’t want to find that guy in my pool!!!!

Floral Therapy

Hello again and welcome back 🙂

Yes! I finished my Floral Arrangement from the amazing bundle Alluring Florals by Dreaming Tree.

It did take me some time – partly because I was a bit intimidated by it and partly because life happened 😉 I’m not good with flowers – I usually leave that to my sister with the green fingers and an amazing eye for arranging flowers, but I want to learn. I’m the kind of “if-you’re-not-good-at-it-get-better”-type of person 😀

So I took my time and made the arrangement. And yes…..it is therapy. All the inking and shaping – it takes time but is very relaxing and meditative 🙂

And this is how it came out:

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For the planter I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Spinach along with patterned paper from Graphic 45s “Floral Shoppe” – I’m crazy about that quote: “The Earth laughs in Flowers” 🙂

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For the Fantasy Flowers I used AC Cardstock in Mint and Orchid and inked the edges with VersaMagic Multi-Surface Chalk Ink in Purple Hydrangea.

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For the Mum I used AC Cardstock in Cantaloupe, Bubblegum and Spinach and inked all the edges with matching chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme.

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The Iris is made from AC Cardstock in Pansy, Cantaloupe and Mint and chalked with VersaMagic Multi-Surface Chalk Ink in “Pretty Petunia” and Chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme in matching colors.

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The rose is made from AC Cardstock in Peach, Banana and Spinach and is inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk ink in matching colors.

I couldn’t find the right paper wrapped floral stems, so I made my own from paper wrapped 18 gauge floral stems for sugar flowers and 4 pieces of Wine Twist Tie and then wrapped them in floral tape. Works just fine 🙂

I would love to be able to just arrange the flowers in some kind of wild arrangement but I simply followed Leo’s directions in the tutorial just to be safe 😀 and added Artificial Baby’s Breath where I liked it to be.

So now that that is finished, I’m moving on to the Gardenias and hope that my idea for them works out – more on that in a later post.

Thanks for joining me today – I really appreciate when you write me a small comment to let me know if you liked what I made or if you have any questions to the projects or just want to say hi ❤

 

Tiny Freebies 2.0

I am amazed of how many cute freebies are out there – just for the taking. I mean – the designer put in a lot of effort in it, just to give it away. If that isn’t generosity, I don’t know what is.

Now go grab a cuppa – this is a bit long 😀

Today I want to show some more tiny and not so tiny freebies I found and made and I want to start off with the not so tiny freebies 😀

This one has a bit of a story to it as my neighbors – the kindest, nicest people ever – has a bit funny last name and going through an add for a supermarket yesterday, I found a red wine with …. well their last name on it. So I just had to buy it and give it to them….because of the name 😀

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Their last name is Barfod (Barefoot) and it means the same – naked foot 🙂 So it couldn’t be anymore perfect 🙂

So here is where the freebie comes into the picture; I made the Elegant Grapes Gift Tag freebie from SVGCuts to tie onto the bottle. The tag is enlarged somewhat to fit the bottle.

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I made it from AC Cardstock in Leaf, Olive, Wine, Eggplant, Pansy and Plum and I doodled some reflections onto the grapes with a white Sharpie. Then I tied it onto the bottle with some raffia and it’s ready to go next door 🙂

Next I made a Spring Picture using the Tulip with Frame freebie (found under square frames) and Label 8 freebie (found under Labels) from Bird’s Cards:

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This made from AC Cardstock in Banana, Spinach, Peacock and Turf along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Fairie Dust” collection and some purple pearl paper.

I made the Tulip frame larger to fit into the shadow box (from IKEA) and enlarged the label as well to fix the scale.

I added pop dots to the tulips flower head for dimension and to the top layer of the tag as well.

The quote is written with a Silhouette Sketch pen – the text is tripled and placed side to side very close to make it more visible.

Finally I added a small bird into the shadowbox frame along with the picture and it is so cute.

And now to the tiny freebies 🙂

Let’s start of with the Cozy Socks Gift Box freebie from SVGCuts

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I downsized it by 50% and since socks doesn’t fit into a box this small, I used some Werther’s Original candies instead. After I had put in the acetate window, I realized it could also be used for small paper tissues 😀

I used AC Cardstock in Black along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Artisan Style” collection and a small piece of acetate for the window.

A cute, simple and very easy box to make – especially if you’re making lots.

Then I made the very cute Tote Bag freebie from Bird’s Cards:

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This one is downsized by 25% and is made of AC Cardstock in Wave along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Sun Kissed” collection.

I chose to make panels for the inside of the bag too and tied two small sea shell charms onto the bag with a ball chain.

Just perfect for a gift card or maybe for the kids’ beach keepsakes 😉

I also made the same bag downsized by 50%:

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This one is pretty small and I thought it would be awesome as a place card for the Summer party or Confirmation.

It’s made of AC Cardstock in Wave and patterned paper also from Graphic 45’s “Sun Kissed” collection.

I fussy cut the sea turtle and pop dotted him onto the bag.

The tag is actually also a freebie from Bird and I used a sketch pen to write the name onto it and some twine to tie it to the bag handle with a pop dot on the back 😉

The next freebie has kinda the same theme going on:

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This is the Clamshell Box freebie from Simply Crafty Svgs and this is the original size!

I used AC Cardstock in Grape Fruit along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “By the Sea” collection. The small gem is from Prima.

A very cute and useful freebie that can also be used for sea shells or maybe some other beach treasures.

Finally I made the gorgeous Night & Day Trinket Box freebie from Dreaming Tree:

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This was the perfect design to used with the Graphic 45 “Midnight Masquerade” collection paper along with glitter paper in Teal and Gold.

The box is downsized to 75% of the original size

A very easy box to make and what a cutie!!!

Well….that was it for today.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the freebies or actually….. I hope you WILL enjoy the freebies as I have and please don’t forget to leave me a small comment when you leave ❤

 

Tiny Freebies

I really enjoy all the amazing SVG Companies out there – what would I do without them? And I find it especially awesome that they release so many cute freebies to play with or to try on before buying a new kit or bundle from a company that you haven’t tried before.

I decided to play a bit with some of these freebies – a fragment of what I’ve downloaded so far, but if I made them all, this post would never be over 😉

As much as I love to play and create, I can’t find much storage space anymore, so I downsized them all by 50%

For starters I made the cute Tulip Bag from SVGCuts:

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I used AC Cardstock in Banana and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo. Then I folded it at the score lines and tied some thin wire onto it as a handle….So adorable. Pop in a few candies and use it as a place card or table decor.

Then I moved onto the Window Pane Gift Box also from SVGCuts:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and used Graphic 45’s “Cafe Parisian” for the panels that I made. All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink pads.

I also decided to move the small flower on the lid onto the panel to make it more visible.

A cute tiny hostess gift that still after being downsized, holds pretty much candy 😉

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This collection is totally free and includes cards and tags too.

I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Bayou, Mint and Lavender along with Cream colored Pearl Paper. The original file only has the swirly layer for the front of the house, but I cut out the bottom of it and repeated two times to get the layer for the sides as well. A little bit tricky with some adjustments here and there 😉

It’s so easy to make and assemble and so cute with a LED tea light inside….the cute birdie that lives inside looks kinda freaky on this picture 😀 LOL.

Finally I made the darling Sunflower Treat Basket from Dreaming Tree – made up as a Daisy 😉

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I used AC Cardstock in Pine, White, Banana and Mustard and decorated with Graphic 45s “Little Women” patterned paper.

I made my own panel for the handle by offsetting the handle internally and attached it to the basket with two small yellow brads.

So easy to make it more spring-y with the daisy instead of the fall like Sunflower – just change the colors.

These were the few freebies I wanted to show you today – there might be a part two 😉

Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a small comment on your way out – thanks ❤

 

Chocolate Favors…..and a Card.

Mmmmmm don’t you just love chocolates? I do and I also love giving it away – mostly so I won’t get any fatter from eating it 😀

Nahhhh…….in reality it’s because I think sweet people deserve something sweet and scrumptious once in a while and these cute Nugget Sleeves from Tracy Moon Rushton of Idea Closet are so darn clever and perfect for giving away such sweets.

Now living in Denmark makes it a bit difficult getting the exact same chocolates – the Hershey’s Nuggets – but I found an alternative that almost fit the same size: Anthon Berg Mini Marzipan Bars 😛

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Just think of the possibilities in making these sleeves….They are endless! This is just one suggestion but I see packets with baby pictures or company names on it!

I made it from AC Cardstock in white and Basic Grey patterned paper “Lemonade” (Really old collection) The flowers are from Prima and the small dots are from Doodlebug Design 🙂

This is the tag to fit the sleeve:

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I also made the darling A2 Layered Roses Card from Idea Closet:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Pool, Grapefruit, Peach, Banana and Robin’s Egg along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Cafe Parisian”

I used my Epiphany Shape tool 1/2″ round to make the three small epoxy charms in the top of the card and used Doodlebug dots for the flower centers. All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink pads from Prima.

To match the card I also made a small sleeve for three bars:

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Made in AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with “Cafe Parisian” paper it matches perfectly.

The butterflies are cut out of the same paper and so is the tag that reads: “Au Chocolat” (made of chocolate)

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For both tags, I used the Silhouette Sketch pens and sketch feature to write the sentiment as my own handwriting is awful (should have been a doctor…..)

Thanks for joining me today – I really hope you enjoyed the pictures…..please let me know ❤

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 ❤

Colors of the Rainbow

Hello – so happy you joined me today 🙂

This time it’s not going to be about Easter :-O

If you have followed my blog for some time, you know that I’m crazy about color and this next project is no exception.

These delightful and cute Single Test Tube Holders from Paper Closet Designs – all designed by the very talented Tracy Moon Rushton, can be decorated and used in endless ways and this is just one idea that I’m about to show you 🙂

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Putting candy in a test tube and displaying it in a cute holder, is just sheer genius to me. I know lots of kids who love to have these to share with their buddies or classmates. So great for theme Birthdays and even for adults too 😉

So I made these in the colors of the rainbow with a big help from Doodlebug Design Papers and the first one is Red:

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Red is made from AC Cardstock in Black and patterned paper from the “Back to School” collection. I found the apple and the other Doddlebug Shapes in the Silhouette Design Store but you can also get these from Lori Whitlock. I glued the cut out the black cut out circle onto the lid and decorated with 3 Doodlebug Sprinkles in red colors.

Next is Pink:

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I know! I cheated a bit with this one as it’s not a rainbow color but the cute fish-bone paper from the “Kitten Smitten” collection spoke to me and so did the cute kitten. The holder it-self is made from AC Cardstock in Bubblegum.

Then we have Orange:

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I had a bit more difficulty choosing the paper for this one but ended up with a patterned paper from the “Anchors Aweigh” collection and a little boat. The cardstock is AC in the color Apricot.

Now it’s Yellow:

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For this one I used AC Cardstock in Robin’s Egg and patterned paper from the “Spring Things” Collection. That bee is just so darn cute!

Then we have Green:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Cheastnut and patterned paper from the “At the Zoo” collection and I decorated with the cutest Mama and baby girafs.

After Green comes Blue:

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For this one I chose AC Cardstock in Grass and patterned paper from the “Dragon Tail” collection. I just love this fire blowing dragon.

Last but not least there is Purple:

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This cutie is made from AC Cardstock in white and decorated with patterned paper from the “Fairy Tales” collection. Tell me – which girl can stand for this adorable little unicorn?

There you have them all! For all the little decorations, I’ve used the Print and Cut option on my Silhouette Cameo. Even though there are 7 holders, it didn’t take me long to have them all cut and assembled. A super easy project – luckily if you’re going to make them as party favors or for an entire school class 🙂

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Thanks for joining me today and please remember to leave me a small comment so I know if you liked this project ❤

Tick Tock…..

I am finally getting into the game again. Being sick is just horrible for someone like me. Someone who always has to have something to make….to create….to play with. Being forced to lay in bed for a week is torture not to mention one more week of endless coughing, sneezing and a brain that’s just gone completely blank. URG!

Well finally there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and I managed to stay up and do a bit of crafting. And I threw myself at Dreaming Tree’s cute little Dogwood Mantel Clock:

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I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut to make the clock along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 “Rare Oddities” and some wood patterned paper from Kaisercraft. I also used some gold pearl paper for some of the clock detail and more pearl paper in mint, purple and light purple for the flowers. Finally I found some large jewels in my stash for the center of the flowers.

The only thing I thought that was missing for this clock, was the ability to light it up from the inside, so I made it possible by cutting the clock face through all the front layers and added some vellum behind the clock face.

Now I can tell time in the dark too 😉

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This was such a nice little rebound project for me and I feel somewhat like my old self again – about time!!!

Thanks for joining me – please remember to leave a small comment if you liked my little project.

 

Pucker Up

Believe me!…..this is very unusual for me 😀 Here is a Valentines Day post from me 😀

I could swear that I would never post anything pink, red and gooey but I just got a new toy: The Cricut Maker. So naturally I had to play.

I know absolutely nothing about the Design Space – the Maker’s software, so I had to find things to play with to learn and this cute Lips Gift Box from Bird’s SVGs was just perfect.

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I made the box from AC Cardstock in Rouge and red pearl paper. It is really really easy to make and assemble.

Then I filled it with chocolates:

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Now ready for someone 😀 LOL

Making this really teached me a thing or two about the Maker and love a lot of the features…..I’ll keep playing 🙂

Happy Valentines Day to all of you ❤

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Hello and Happy Sunday!

Welcoming February and hoping it will bring some snow. Oh I miss snow! Winter in Denmark is not what it once was. Back in the ’80ties we had some huge snowstorms….and a couple in the ’90ties too but now it’s just rain, wind and a whole lot of grey 😦

Maybe my need for snow is what gave me this idea for the Wardrobe 3D Box Decor (this file comes in two parts) from Snapdragon Snippets

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Remember the tale of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and how the kids went to a magical land inside the wardrobe? – There was snow!!!

I just knew that was what I was going to make of the wardrobe.

I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut  and wood patterned paper to make the wardrobe and I found some hinges from Tim Holtz, a lock also from Tim Holtz, a drawer handle and some metal ornaments to decorate with.

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I also made a little sign to point to the direction of Narnia – the Magical land inside the Wardrobe

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The handle on the door is made from a metal ornament on which I glued a black resin flower.

Finally I decorated  the top of the drawer with a ornament frame in metal with a picture of Aslan – “the Great Lion of Narnia” as another clue to my wardrobe.

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Now my only wish is to be able to disappear into the wardrobe to experience the gorgeous wintery forrest that hides behind the door.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope to see lots of other versions of this wonderful Wardrobe box that Jodi G. Warner made and please remember to let me know what you think of this project.