Time for Celebrating

Honestly – I had another plan for this blog post today – as it’s April Fools Day but it didn’t work out as planned and I don’t think anybody is really in the mood for pranks this year. So I made some pretty projects instead 🙂

April has always been a busy month in my family when it comes Birthdays or other celebrations so it’s always nice to have some cards ready.

I used to be very productive when it came to cards – always knowing a few days ahead who had a Birthday coming up, so I could mail a card but since the Postal system here in Denmark got screwed up, the postage is so high, that I can’t afford to do this anymore. It doesn’t matter cause nobody can be sure to get the card on time anyways.

So now I only make cards to accompany gifts and I like to personalize them, but it’s also great to have a few quick and easy cards ready….especially when you tend to forget the Birthdays now 😉

So I made some of Simply Crafty SVGs freebie cards to have on hand.

First of is the Layered Bunny Card:

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This is such a cute card and very easy to make. I added a few extra layers as I wanted to make it in colors of the rainbow – but in pastels to fit the season.

I used AC Cardstock and a piece of black shiny paper for the face.

I accented the eyes and eggs with a white Sharpie Pen, wrote the sentiment with Sketch Pen and used a few Pop Dots on the label.

I used the cut out bunnies to make a matching Gift tag and added eyes, nose and a burlap butterfly.

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Next is the Layered Cross Card: (freebie through April 5th.)

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This one will be brilliant for the upcoming Confirmations – though they seem to be held in Autumn this year to the Covid-19 Virus.

I used AC Cardstock i different shades of blue and for the top layer, I used an Embossed piece of Paper from DCWVs Stack Embossed White and inked the edges slightly.

Then I added the sentiment, which I wrote with a Sketch Pen, using Pop Dots for dimension.

I also made a Gift Tag from the cut out crosses and added some enamel dots, stickles and Glossy Accent for added interest.

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Finally I made the Pitcher of Flowers Card:

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This isn’t a freebie but if you hurry, it’s still on sale

I really love this card. It’s so beautiful with the beautiful flowers and leaves and the possibilities are endless when it comes to picking colors and papers.

I chose the gorgeous patterned paper from Graphic45s Nature Sketchbook and matching AC Cardstock.

I couldn’t find a red to match that of G45, so luckily I had the extra Pattern and Solids Pad that I used for one of the flowers.

I also added a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to some of the berries.

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As flower center I used some wooden dots from my stash. As you can see on the picture below, I only glued down the stem of the leaves in order for the leaves to be more dimensional.

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Now I know this one is going to be a huge success and won’t be the last one I make for sure.

Now I’m a bit more prepared to the upcoming Celebrations here in April – I really hope I don’t forget them 😀

Thanks for joining me today – please, as always, leave a comment below.

Love Monsters

Today it’s my turn to show a little DT project for the Coffee Beans Design Team and the Love Monsters digi stamp I’ve used is sponored by:

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This time I made a Flip Flap Card that I found in the Silhouette Design Store ID #136973 by Lori Whitlock and I used the cute Love Monsters digi Stamp.

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I got the idea of the little monsters being caught inside the jar, ready to be given to someone special either as a Mother’s Day card or maybe (in these crazy times) as Get Better Card. No matter the occasion, these darlings are sure to bring the message of love 🙂

I used AC Cardstock, pattern paper from Doodlebug Design’s Fairytales Collection and a piece of Acetate (doesn’t show at all on this picture). The lid is made from Bazzill Bling Cardstock.

I colored in the stamp with Promarkers.

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Now it’s ready to be shipped of to someone special.

Thanks for joining me today – please leave a comment below if you like this card.

Flower Gift Bag

In these crazy Corona/Covid-19 virus times, most of us are “forced” to stay at home and this can certainly be a challenge for some. Not for me. This is just what I usually do. I’m not a social butterfly irl but I love to socialize online though 😉

The trick for me to be able to stay at home without going more mental than I already am, is crafting and these days it seems like it more legit to do so. I don’t have to go to bed early so I can get the kids to school in the morning and I can’t go to the Gym (not my favorite thing in the world but somethings are just a necessity). Luckily I’m a craft supply hoarder so I got everything I need at hand. Yay.

It can be difficult to decide on what to make next but the last couple of months it hasn’t been a problem for me due to Design Team projects, favors, gifts etc. Also I like to participate in Challenges. To test myself and to get better at what I do.

Yesterday I posted the latest challenge I entered – the “Stack-a-holic Challenge” on DCWV’s Facebook Page. Today I want to show you my entry in their “Quick-Challenge” on Instagram.

The assignment was to make any flower-themed project made mostly with DCWV products. I used some time to think about what to make but fairly quickly I settled on the cute and pretty Framed Panels Bag from SVGCuts’ Bunny Trail Bags.

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This gift bag is great for many occasions mainly because you can decorate it with different images on the front – like these cut-outs I did or maybe you could use pictures of the recipient.

I used the “Watering Can” stack from DCWV and used the sentiment cards in the stack for the front panel.

As the theme was flowers I chose to cut out some Asters from the Harvest Mail kit also from SVGCuts. They match the flower on the patterned paper perfectly. I dotted the flower center with Gold Stickles.

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I used the same stack for all sides of the bag….

…..the sides:

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and the back:

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Finally I used some Tim Holtz boxwood wire as a handle and I was done.

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Now it’s ready to be used for the next perfect occasion….that is when this virus nightmare is over….but it’s always nice to have stuff on hand.

I would really love it if you would go here on Instagram and vote for my entry in the Challenge. You vote by clicking YES to my picture. You need to click on the DCWV story/logo to find my picture to vote. Just click YES 🙂

I really want to win (duh who doesn’t) as the prize is a new DCWV stack and these are not accessible in Europe….yet anyways.

Thank you so much for visiting today and thanks for voting. Join me again soon as I have a DT project for the Coffee Beans Design Team coming up next week 🙂

Snowdrop Box Card

Here in Denmark, the first bringers of Spring is among Eranthis and Crocus the Snowdrop.

This little white bulb flower usually pops up from the dirt when the sun melts the snow (IF there’s been snow that is) like the other early Spring flowers, but this one really looks like a fairy dress to me. So delicate and beautiful – clearly my favorite!

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As I was considering making the Orchid Box Card from Simply Crafty Svgs, I loaded the files into my Silhouette Software and started to organize the parts – as I usually do when starting a new project. That’s when I discovered it.

I noticed that I could bend one of the crown leaves of the Orchid and make it look like a Snowdrop and from there on my mind did it’s thing.

I started pulling on some of the edit point on the leaf to make the two outer parts a bit longer and more pointy. I also edited the small flower buds a bit to make the round end a bit more wavy. Finally I edited the flower stem + the one on the insert to remove the leaves.

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The leaves are also edited to be slimmer and longer as Snowdrop leaves are 🙂

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It makes more sense looking at the picture 😀

Adorable right? I doubled the stems – one of each side of the insert and doubled the flower as well to make it look more dimensional.

Then I just added the leaves to the insert and there it was 🙂

I used AC Cardstock and DCWV patterned paper from the Samantha Rose Stack. I really love the way the foiled paper looks like snow melting on dirt. For the edges I used Distress Ink. The sentiment on the card reads “Congratulations” and is made with the Print and Cut option.

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So now I have two options when making the Orchid/Snowdrop Box Card 🙂

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Let me know what you think in a comment below – I would really love to hear some opinions.

Thanks for dropping by today ❤

One Thing Led To Another…..

Having an idea of making one thing, very often leads me to other ideas.

It’s just how my brain works. Filled with thoughts, ideas, music, talk….etc. Most people know this from themselves but sometimes mine spins a whole lot faster and I really need to grab those ideas when they’re there – otherwise they diminish into oblivion forever. The big black hole as I call it 😉

This time I had set out to make an Iglo as I noticed Simply Crafty SVGs didn’t have one yet.

Not being the great math genius, I figured that a few files had to be combined for this to happen so I started searching the site and settled on elements from the Dog Dish and the Leprechaun Hat.

I took the bottom piece from the Dog Dish and the top part from the Hat and glued them together……only to discover that they did NOT make a Iglo shape.

But looking at this odd thing I had made, sent my head in a spin of ideas and here’s a few of them:

Bucket Hat or Cloche Hat:

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It’s going to be to difficult to explain exactly what I did to get to this but as mentioned before I glued the two shapes from the files together and then I added panels.

These were also made from the same two files – simply by using the welding tool in the Silhouette Studio software.

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A little tweaking with the edit points and voila….perfect panel.

I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper that I printed from the Silhouette Design Studio (ID #255448 by Miss Kate Cuttables). I also added Glossy Accent from Ranger to the dots of the flowers in the paper.

Then I tied a ribbon around the hat and added a few flowers. It’s cute right?

The little Groovy sentiment/tag is from the Silhouette Design Store ID#13856 and I added a group of flowers matching the paper from Miss Kate Cuttables also from the Store ID#251605.

Next idea was given to me by a friend that saw this shape as a Blue Bell Flower:

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I downsized all by 50% and changed the panels slightly to have a curvy bottom (no pun intended)

Again I played with the different tools in Silhouette Studio:

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To get the curve, I used one of the flowers from the Hollow Easter Egg and then I welded this cut-off piece onto the panel I made before:

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And ta’ daaa….now the panel works as a flower petal 🙂

Further more I made the top leaf out of one of the roof pieces from Spring Egg-Centric House:

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This was done by pulling and pushing on the edit points. Amazing how it can go from one shape to another 🙂

I glued that on top of the flower and cut a small slit into it to fit a name tag and now it’s a place card.

I really like this one ❤

Well…..I could go on with ideas for this shape like a Storm Trooper Helmet. But I didn’t have the patience to make that one 😉

Instead I pursued my original idea and made an Iglo but this time with the top part of the Sailor Hat:

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I used a shape tool to make the entry way but other than that it’s the same.

I used AC Cardstock and Best Creation Glitter Paper which I embossed with a brick patterned embossing folder. Not exactly the right folder, but that was what I had at hand.

I’m not going to go into details on how I struggled to make a bottom for this Iglo (and realizing that a such already existed o.O) but I’m not entirely satisfied with this Iglo. I will keep at it until I make one just right unless Sandy does the work for me 😉

Thanks for taking the wacky journey with me today. Phew….It’s kinda exhausting having this nut of a brain but also a lot of fun 🙂

Hope you’ll join me again soon ❤

Easter Basket

Each year – or almost each year 😉 – I make some small Easter treat holders for my nephews and niece. This year will be no different.

I seek out something I haven’t made before and this year I’m making the adorable Easter Basket from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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This basket can be made by anyone (with a digital cutting machine of course) – it is so easy to assemble. The hardest part is choosing the paper 😉

I made it from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Sweet Sentiments.” All edges are inked with a light brown Distress Ink pad.

I also found some small flowers in matching colors in my stash…..

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…..and added a little cute picture inside the basket, that shows when the eggs are eaten.

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Luckily I was able to find chocolate/marzipan eggs in matching colors too 😀

I hope this year’s treat with bring joy as the others did – this crazy aunt just loves to spoil those kids….Ehm…young adults 😉

Here’s a 360 view:

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂 I really hope you’ll leave a little comment below and that you’ll visit soon again. I’m just getting started 😉

 

Fabulous at 50

Thursday my friend turned 50 and tonight we’re celebrating her. Wow – 50 already! 😮 (I’m naturally YEARS away from that – still a kitten of 29 😉 )

This fabulous lady loves her shoes, bags and (like me) Rock Music 🙂 So how to combine these into a present?

First I found the items I wanted to make. SVGCuts is one of my favorite go-to places and she didn’t disapoint 🙂 Then I found the paper – all perfect together. And what more perfect than a 50’s theme for at 50th Birthday????

Ok – first of is the Stylish Handbag from the  Brunch Party SVG Kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Black and Robin’s Egg and decorated with papers from Authentique’s “Fabulous” Collection along with glitter paper in teal, glossy paper in black and gold foiled cardstock.

I inked all the edges with Distress Ink in matching colors and added a few cut outs from the paper kit to the tags, that I attached with a ball chain and decorated with an fluffy embellishment from my stash.

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I made the bag in 75% and it’s perfect for holding my gift for my friend.

I also made her a card and my choice fell on the “Party Card – 33” and the sleeve from the “Happy Birthday Card – 45” from the Rockin and Rollin SVG Kit:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Black and Vanilla and decorated with the same papers as the bag except the sleeve which is made from paper from the “Dapper” Collection also by Authentique.

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I decorated the sleeve with a few stickers from the kit and some flowers from Prima plus a few coordinating enamel dots.

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The Envelope is made from the “Fabulous” paper.

Now I’m really excited to see her reaction to this present – I mean – that is one bag she doesn’t have in her HUGE collection 😉

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Thanks for joining me today – please remember to leave me a small comment below and have an awesome and crafty weekend ❤

 

Fit For A Princess

Let me brighten up your Monday today, with a little cute project I made last week. (before the Flu/Snot Monster came and claimed my soul)

For a while I’ve been secretly in love with the cute Vintage Vanity Case from Simply Crafty SVGs and combined with my favorite paper brand – Graphic 45 – what can go wrong?

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I chose the Princess collection for the case – rather fitting, don’t you think? The main case is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla.

It’s very easy to make – even in this downsized version (75%) and would make a lovely gift for a little girl or maybe a not-so-little-girl 😉

I decorated the case with Rose Gold Metallic paper from Tim Holtz and added small dots of  Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops as “nails”.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) from Tim Holtz.

Finally I added some small Prima roses on the lid along with a few leaves and a tiny metal key and called it a day. Pretty cute if I may say so myself.

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But what do you think? Please let me know in a small comment below and have a great Monday – yes they do exist 😉

Thank you for joining me today

 

Coffee…Coffee…COFFEE!!!

Ever felt that craving, the need – the MUST HAVE?

For coffee that is 😉 Oh dearies – I feel it everyday! And I especially felt it when seeing that awesome Percolator that Sandy of Simply Crafty SVGs put in her store last fall.

I have seen many editions of the Percolator made and each and everyone made me thirst for my favorite drink. So I decided that while sipping a Café Latte, I would make my own.

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I chose to make it realistic but tiny (due to lack of storage space). So it’s downsized to 50% of the original.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal and Black and decorated with Silhouette Printable Foil in Silver.

And it’s very tiny – only a bit taller than a Stickles glue 😉

I found the tag in a 6×6 paper pad from Echo Park – “Coffee” Collection – it just fit so well. Another could be: I’ll take my coffee black as my soul 😀

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So easy and fun to make – still thinking of other ways to make it and might be doing so in the future. I’m a coffee addict – there I said it!

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know what you think of this tiny Percolator in a comment below and until next time: Happy Crafting ❤

Steampunk Teapot Luminary

Hello – so glad you have time to visit me today.

I want to show you the project I just entered in Dreaming Tree Summer Challenge – the Steampunk Teapot Luminary:

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For this project I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut, Peacock, Peach, Grapefruit, Black and Grass along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 “Imagine”, gold vellum, gold pearl paper and printable vellum.

The project consists of several Dreaming Tree files.

The Teapot itself is from the Cozy Kitchen SVG Bundle. I removed the patterned on the front of the pot and added the clock and gears instead using several techniques on my Silhouette Cameo like (un)grouping, welding etc.

The top and bottom in Peacock are embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder with cogs and gears and then I rubbed some Opal Magic Wax in Turquoise Satin from Prima on them.

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The Clock is from Dogwood Mantle Clock from the Making Time SVG Bundle. I used only the clock itself and added some gold vellum behind it. As my clock work is too large to be hidden behind the black clock face, I decided to put in a piece of cardstock to block the light from within in the middle to make it look a lot better. The light still shines through the outer golden rim.

On the back of the teapot, I put in the hatch from the clock for easy access to the light source and to change the battery in the clock.

The cogs and gears are from the Tick Tock Clock from the Making Time SVG Bundle and I used only these. They are made larger or smaller to fit my needs and I put gold vellum underneath where I’d made holes for the light to shine through.

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The Butterfly is from the Butterfly Paper Sculpture from the Paper Sculptures SVG Bundle and I switched out the flowers on the wings with cogs and used a piece of printable vellum to add a transparent ombre color scheme.

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Finally I made lots of small and larger roses from the Floral Arrangement from the Alluring Florals SVG Bundle. I rubbed the edges of the ones in cardstock with Aged Brass Metallique Wax from Prima and added gold glitter to all of them including some on the leaves as well – oh and on the butterfly too 😉

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Lastly I decorated the whole project with different cogs and gears from Tim Holtz along with several trinkets from my stash.

This was such a fun project to make – from getting the idea (I was inspired of the darling teapot clock on the Graphic 45 paper) to finally executing the whole thing. I just love when an idea succeeds 🙂

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Now wish me luck – there are a lot of awesome entries in the challenge…oh and please leave me a small comment if you like my entry.