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 🙂

Challenge Card

Just popping in to show the card I made for the March Stack-a-holic challenge from DCWV.

I really like a good challenge to push myself further, cross boundaries and use new or old techniques so these monthly challenges are very welcomed 🙂

Usually these Stack-a-holic challenges have a sketch for you to follow – this is this month’s sketch:

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I try to follow the sketch as much as possible but at the same time I like to think outside the box.

Here’s my entry:

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The card base, one flag and the shaker box frame is made from AC Cardstock. The rest is patterned paper from the Preserved Papers Stack by DCWV.

I distressed the edges of all the panels and fussy cut the butterflies.

I added some glitter and gold music notes to the shaker and places a few resin roses and enamels dots here and there.

The rose leaves are from the Silhouette Design Store design ID #200492 by Alaa’ K and I cut them in green pearl paper.

I hope you like this card and I would really love if you would go here and cast you vote on my card simply by liking it. The prize is a new stack from DCWV and since the new ones aren’t available here in Denmark or Europe, I would really love to win one.

Thank you so much ❤ and remember to stay safe 🙂

At the End of the Rainbow…..

….is a pot of gold 🙂

This I’ve been told a million times as a kid and I’ve re-told this legend to my own kids (they’re not as gullible as their Mom 😉 )

This tale of gold is the same whether you’re from Denmark, Ireland or the USA etc. The symbol of luck – the four leaf clover – is also a international symbol.

We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Denmark (unless you’re of Irish decent) but I still found it fun to make this pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – to pay some tribute to the Irish 🙂

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For this project I used the Witch’s Cauldron from Simply Crafty Svgs. It’s made from AC Cardstock in Black and Shamrock along with Green Glitter paper. I left out the handles on the cauldron as it’s a pot 😉

I used the Shamrock from the Leprechaun Hat Treat Box as embellishment and the rainbow is a file from Miss Kate Cuttables that I modified a bit.

I used my Cricut Maker for this project and it was because I wanted to use my new Debossing Tool. I did not over do it 😀 – just a horse shoe here and a shamrock there just to try it out. This is cool….already thinking up new projects to use it for 🙂

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Now I just waiting for the boys to come home and be the Leprechauns they usually are, stealing all the gold from the pot 😀

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I want to wish a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you that celebrate.

Thanks for joining me today. It’s crazy times right now. Countries are shutting down, schools are closed and I think most people are pretty scared right now. Luckily we can’t get infected online, so it’s still safe to visit each other here 🙂 Stay safe out in the real world ❤

Coffee and Cake on the Go

A little while ago, Sandy, from Simply Crafty Svgs, designed two sizes of Takeout Coffee Cups and you know me…..I love everything Coffee ❤ so of course I had to make them…or one of them 😉

I went with the large cup:

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I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper and some chipboard stickers from the Doodlebug Collection “Creme and Sugar.”

All edges are inked with distress ink for more dimension and I added a straw from American Crafts, as my cup contains Latté ;-)……

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….well not quite really – it’s Coffee Bon Bons 😉

Coffee can be served alone but sometimes we do want a bit of sweet with the coffee (especially a sugar junkie like me) so I made a little Cupcake too:

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Well it’s supposed to be a cupcake but it could look like a Soft Ice in a container too 😉

This one is made from the Milkshake file and the Leprechaun Hat Treat Box.

I simply resized the files to fit together and added some real sprinkles on top.

I didn’t glue it shut but left it open so that when you lift the Milkshake and Cream part up….

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….it can be used to hide treats or a little present inside 🙂

This one is also made from AC Cardstock and Doodlebug paper + stickers.

Here’s the pair together – a cute and easy gift box set:

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They are adorable right? I know quite a few people whom these would be perfect for 🙂

Thanks for visiting today – did you like the projects? Would you have done them differently? What are your thoughts? Please let me know in a comment below.

Thank you ❤

Bunny on Cloud Nine

I’ve been looking forward to today as I can now reveal that I’m a new member on the Coffee Beans Design Team. I am very excited to be here and hope to bring something new and fresh to the team if possible.

Today I want to start out with not one…..not two…..but three projects I made with the darling digi stamp Easter Bunny Hot Air Balloon from Bugaboo Stamps.proud sponsorBugaboo

For all three projects I used the trace and the offset options in my Silhouette Studio software and print and cut the images. Then I colored them in by hand.

First of is a cute 3D picture:

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This cute picture is one I found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #141563 (by Daniela Moscone) and it’s made from AC Cardstock.
I simply switched out the ballon with the digi stamp that I’ve colored in with Promarkers.

The frame is given extra dimension by using foam tape and the bunny plus the little piece of cloud is secured with 3D dots.

Next is an Easel Card:

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This card is also one I found in the Silhouette Design Store Design ID #57245 (by Lori Whitlock) and it’s also made from AC Cardstock.

The background is a print and cut that fits so well with the stamp.

I colored in the stamp with Sharpies and pop-dotted a small cloud on the right.

A very easy and fun little card for someone special.

Finally I made a Gift Card Gift Bag:

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This is also a Silhouette Design Store fil – Design ID #162508 (by Lori Whitlock) and this too is made from AC Cardstock + some acetate.

This little bag is also dimensional as the bunny kinda floats inside in a little scene. Candy can be put in there too for more fun. Behind the bunny is a little insert/pocket for a gift card. The little cloud on the outside of the bag, is adhered with a pop-dot.

This time I also used Promarkers to color in the bunny and I do find these easier to work with.

So these are my three projects using the same digi stamp.

This is deff.  some what out of my usual way of paper crafting but I do love a challenge. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Thank you so much for joining me today – hope to see you again tomorrow ❤

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 ❤

The Latest Buzz

The Sun has been out most of the day today but I’ve been a buzzzzy bee 😉

Last week, Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs, released a new darling collection with a Bee theme and I just had to make some of the items from it 🙂

Bees are darn right cute and adorable – especially the cartoony ones 😉 They are also extremely important for our environment. Sadly they are about to go extinct due to poisons released by humans on crops. But that is a whole other story….not a pleasant one 😦

Let’s stick to the adorable cute bees, buzzing happily around from flower to flower, gathering pollen to make yummy Honey.

First of is the darling Bee Hive:

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This Royal Bee home is made from AC Cardstock in Butter, Coffee, Blush, Spearmint, Melon and Chestnut.

I used a Sizzix Honeycomb embossing folder on the panels and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV Samantha Rose. I also used some Rose Gold Glitter paper for the flower stamens as well as the little crown (found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #10713 by Alaa’K) on the bee’s head. All edges are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors as well as highlighting the Honeycomb pattern.

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Furthermore I used some wood patterned paper from the same DCWV stack on the base of the Hive.

Now to wait for darkness so I can see it lit up by a LED candle 🙂

It’s a bit of a time consuming project but it’s so worth it and if you’re making more than one, you’ll get the hang of it and be done a lot quicker. Especially the little bee takes some time but GOSH she is so adorable ❤

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I used ordinary vellum for the wings and embossed them with a Cuttlebug Twig patterned embossing folder and for her eyes I used some tiny black enamel dots from my stash.

Next up is the Honey Jar:

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Following the same colors as before, this is made in AC Cardstock Butter, Spearmint and Latte.

I decorated with the same DCWV stack – Samantha Rose – and used the same embossing folder on the yellow panels as well as the same Distress Ink.

Furthermore I used my Foil Quill to write “Honey” on the label using Rose Gold Foil from Couture Creations and tied a hemp cord around the jar.

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Finally I added three tiny enamel dots on the lid.

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This one is a lot faster to make and is very easy – and what a pretty jar to give away as a hostess gift or as gift wrapping 🙂

Here’s the Hive and Jar together:

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That was it for me today – now to relax a tiny bit before bedtime – I’ve have been quite buzy 😉

Thanks for visiting. I do hope you’ll leave me a small comment below – I really love the feedback ❤

 

Eggs-Quisite Eggs

Last year, I went crazy around Easter and made SO much Easter decor that not a single place in my house is vacant – so this year I thought I’d cool it a bit 😉

Didn’t really plan on making anything BUT then one after another started popping up – gorgeous, darling and delicious Easter Eggs. So I thought: What the heck – I can always give them away…..that is if I can part with them.

So I made 4 different Easter Eggs. This might just take a while – so go get a nice cuppa, maybe a cookie or a biscuit and get comfy 😉

I usually stay pretty loyal to a paper pack when making a project like this but this time is going to be different. I want to flaunt some of the amazing papers outthere 🙂

Starting with the cute and somewhat different Hollow Easter Egg from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with Bloom patterned paper from Graphic 45.

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I found a vine in the Silhouette Design Store design #26976 (designed by Jennifer Wambach) and added several Prima flowers and some gems onto the egg as well.

Then I raided my stash for something cute to put inside on the ledge and found several Tim Holtz items that does the trick – gives it a spring-y and natural feel to it.

I also played a bit with the egg design and made another version without the ledge:

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This is also made from Vanilla Cardstock and Bloom papers.

The vine around the hole is made from design #126611 (designed by Sophie Gallo) in the Silhouette Design Store and the vine inside the egg is design #7320 (designed by Samantha Walker) from the same store.

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Then I embellished with several Prima flowers, a few gems and a LED light – Voila!

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Find the tutorial to the egg here.

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Next is the Gouden Ei (Golden Egg) from Creatieve Papier Uitspattigen:

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This is made from White AC Cardstock and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV’s Unicorns & Rainbows collection + gold glitter paper from Vivi Gade.

This is one of their easier designs and it goes together perfectly and easily but with help from the Video Tutorial.

I added pieces of a rhinestone chain, from my stash, onto the egg with hot glue and embellished with a Prima butterfly.

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This is a box and opens up by lifting the egg shell – room for lots of chocolates 😀

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Then I made the Egg 3D Form Multi Diamonds from Jodi Warner/Snapdragon Snippets found the Silhouette Design Store design #291232:

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This is a closed egg and is designed to either stand alone or be made with a small stub so it’ll fit in the candle stands that Jodi also designed – I decided that I wanted it to stand alone. Find the tutorial here.

I used AC Cardstock in White for the egg itself and decorated with glitter paper in various colors for a kind of Harlekin effect.

I also added some small and large rhinestones as embellishments and topped it all of with a Prima butterfly.

I regretted that I hadn’t made it with the stub, so I might make three new eggs like this and decorate my candle stands.

Finally I made the Eggs-Quisite Gift Box from Dreaming Tree:

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This elegant gift box is part of a bundle – Easter Time – with several adorable Easter projects. Find the tutorial for the egg here.

I used AC Cardstock in White, Rosebud, Olive, Scarlet, Peach and Plum along with patterned paper from Prima’s Lavender Frost Collection, Rose Gold Mercury Glass Paper from DCWV and Rose Gold glitter paper from DCWV.

I found some bling-y ribbon/chain and added it with hot glue and topped it all of with a pearl embellishment from a Hat Pin.

This one will also hold an insane amount of chocolate so you might want to fill it with a bit of tissue paper before filling it 😉

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So that is what I made for Easter this year – don’t really know if I can part with them….we’ll see 😀

Thanks for sticking with me through this rather long post (so sorry) and please remember how excited I get when reading your lovely comments below 😉

Happy Easter ❤

 

 

 

Little Red Easter Wagon

Hello and Happy Monday…..Happy Spring and Happy Easter 🙂

Today I want to show you a small and very easy but adorable project I made using the Little Wagon file from Simply Crafty Svgs.

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Crimson, Black and White and I decorated the wheels with small red dots from Simple Stories.

It’s unbelievable easy to assemble and it even has it’s own tutorial video.

I decorated mine for Easter with some chocolate eggs and flowers from my stash but I can imagine lots of other purposes for this cutie – like a place card for a kid’s Birthday (downsized to 75% or 50%) or maybe for Halloween with a skull or a pumpkin in it.

Thanks for joining me today. I really appreciate you stopping by and would love it if you would leave me small comment below – maybe with more fun ideas on how to use the file?

Happy Easter ❤