Birthday Cake

In April through September, there’s usually a lot of Birthdays…..more than in the rest of the months of the year. Why that is….well….you can figure out for yourself 😉

It’s no different in my Family so deciding on making the adorable Birthday Cake from Simply Crafty SVGs was a very easy choice.

The hardest was picking out paper – it always is 😀 This time I picked some Stacks from DCWV – “Watercolor Ombre” and “Unicorns and Rainbows.”

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The bottom piece is made from Tonic Studios “Holo Waves” and the cake is decorated with several Prima Flowers.

This first one I made didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted it to, so I made it into a hat instead 😉

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I glued the lid shut so it doesn’t fall of when wearing it and used some clear elastic thread so it will stay in place on top of your head – my head in this case 😉

The next cake was more to my satisfaction and I decorated it with lots of small Prima roses and made the Display Stand also from Simply Crafty SVGs, for it to stand on.

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Mmmmmm good enough to eat. And yes it is a box but I didn’t have any yummys to put inside this time (I properbly ate them) 😀

Here’s a close-up

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This will be perfect to give away, hiding a gift to some of all those who’s Birthday is soon coming up.

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Thank you so much for joining me today – let me know what you think of these girly cakes in a comment below.

Hope to see you again soon

 

 

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 🙂

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 ❤

Fruit Salad

A while back I found a new source of SVG files…..YAY! I am a great lover of new files and new ideas or new ways to make existing ideas…..

So this new (to me at least) place is called Thaty Garcia and is from Brazill. She has loads of fun and easy-to-make files and I’m deff. going back for more, as I have my eye set on several of her files.

This time I chose to make a whole bowl of fruit salad 😉 I know that some of the fruits have been made by several other designers before but there are also some that I haven’t seen made before.

For this project I used AC Cardstock and patterned papers from the DCWV Inc. stacks: (shown below to give you an idea which goes to what) 🙂

Chateau Lavender:

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Painted Petals:

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Joie De Vivre:

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Preserved Paper:

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and Tutti Frutti:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors.

The hardest part with these cuties, was finding something to put inside. Had to mix candies with dried fruit and tea 😉

Here goes – lots of pictures 😉 so grab a smoothie or a cuppa and put your feet up:

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In case you’re wondering – it’s apple chips inside. These are so delish 😛

Pear: Caixa Pera

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Feel the need to explain the content again 😀 It’s not what it looks like but dried pear and these are also very delicious 😛

Orange: Caixa Laranja

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For this one I made panels by using my Studio Software – just to get a more rounded shape and then I used a Swiss Dot Embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the panels but to make holes instead of dots – to get that orange peel feel 😉

Pineapple: Caixa Abacaxi

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This one I accidently made wrong or I closed it wrong. You’re supposed to open and close in the botton – I have my in the top instead. I also made panels for this one but only for texture which is really hard to see in the picture (it’s striped paper). Yummy dried pineapple wrapped up inside 😛

Watermelon: Caixa Melancia

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This one comes with accent pieces on one side – I made for both sides by duplicating and flip in my software.

Banana: Caixa Banana

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First time I’ve seen a banana box 🙂 How cute is that? I did make a few more brown panels for the tip than was in the file…..sorry….I’m such a perfectionist 😀

I can easy imagine this being made into a banana boat. Maybe by me?????

Strawberry: Caxia Morango

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For this darling strawberry I added some panels to get a bit more rounded finish and to be able to use this gorgeous paper…..yeah yeah I know strawberries aren’t pink….duh! 😀

Coconut Drink: Caixa Coco

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I added panels as well on this one and embossed them with a woodgrain patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion. Inside are roasted coconut chips 😛 The straw is from American Crafts and is cut in half.

The following are Cut Fruit – as if cut down the middle: Caixa Frutas 3 em 1

Lemon:

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For all of these I made panels for a more rounded finish and added some seeds from another fruit a bit further down 😉

Lime:

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Same principal as above just different colors and paper 🙂

Kiwi:

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For the panels that I added, I used an embossing folder from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and distressed both the embossing and the edges. I added a bit of yellow onto the embossing – all to get a kiwi texture (isn’t easy you know? ) This is also the fruit from which I borrowed some seeds for the Lemon and the Lime and also for this next one….

Apple:

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These seeds are simply just enlarged and glued onto the top. This box isn’t in the original file but is very easily made with a bit of imagination 🙂

Aaaaand you made it all the way through! Hope your beverage lasted all the way through ha ha 😀

Here’s a group shot to finish it all off:

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Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you made it this far and you liked what you saw aaalllll the way to here 😉 Please let me know in a comment below ❤

Join me again soon – we’ll have a cup of coffee 😉

 

 

 

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 ❤

Summer is gone…..

….but that doesn’t prevent me from making something Summery 🙂

I came across this cool design from Ezansa Cutting Files on Etsy. It’s called Bungalow Stilt Box and it sure is Summery:

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It really reminds me of some of all the Bungalows/Mobile Homes we have been living in on our Summer Vacations through the years and that Dock is so perfect. I only regret not having made a small boat for it too.

I made mine in 50% of the original as usual 😉 but it still works as a small gift box.

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I used AC Cardstock along with patterned papers from DCWVs Coastal Stack. That gorgeous shimmer on the roof panels is incredible ❤

I inked all edges with Distress Ink in matching colors and decorated with Prima Flowers, a woodchip embellishment I found in my stash and two starfish also from my stash

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I rubbed some greenish ink onto the bottom of the pillars to resemble algee but it doesn’t show much in the bright sunlight 😉

I’m definitely going to check out more of her files on Etsy and I think you should too. She just started her business I’m told so I bet there’s going to be much more to play with soon.

Thanks for joining me today. It’s a really beautiful day here in Randers, so I’m going to go outside on my pattio and enjoy the sun. Maybe Summer isn’t gone just yet 😉

 

Can……Canoe……?

It happens to me so often. I see some new SVG files and ….BAM…. my mind starts to think up ideas on how to use them. Sometimes alternative, sometimes weird and sometimes downright crazy.

This time…..well you be the judge:

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This 8″ x 8″ picture or plaque is made with two new and amazing files from Simply Crafty Svg’s – namely the Soda Can and the Canoe from the Canoe Gift Box. And yes this is exactly what I imagined when I saw them.

The plaque itself is from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #295470) and that goes for the “splash” (design ID #76959), and the puddle (design ID #48220)

I used AC Cardstock for the Can and Canoe + Bazzill Bling Cardstock for the Can. All edges are inked with Distress Ink.

The plaque is made from AC Poster Board with Wood pattern.

For the splash and puddle I used pearl paper/Majestic paper.

Finally I added a silver enamel dot on the top of the Can, a few Rocks along the lake shore and made some drops here and there with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I downsized the Can to 75% and the Canoe to 25% That is very small! The rocks on the shore are granite chippings from my drive way. Almost too small to assemble with my fat fingers 😀

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I found the Quote online and made it with the Print ‘n Cut function on my Silhouette and last but not least the label on the Can is also made with Print ‘n Cut and the file is also from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #20891)

Well – that’s it. So now you get to tell me if I’m artsy or just plain crazy…. 😀 – just in a comment below ❤

Thanks for visiting – be back soon I hope. I’m moving very very soon but the first thing to get unpacked and ready is my craft space 😀

 

I wish…..

Ahhhh nothing like waking up in the morning, all is quiet and calm and after a few stretches, you quietly get out of bed – feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new and exciting day. It’s Summer….the Sun is shining from a cloudless blue sky and the birds are singing…..<3

BUT…..is this really happening?

Not in my house! Usually I wake and feel every tiny cell of my body aching and I’m as tired as an old Sloth (and moving at about the same pace as such). The house is in ruins after the kids stayed up late yet again during this Summer holiday and the kitchen is filled with dirty plates etc.

The only solution: Coffee and crafting and this happens:

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This awesome Latte Box Card from Simply Crafty Svgs, is the perfect way to craft your way out of the Summer Holiday blues.

Made with AC Cardstock in Latte, Caramel and Coffee (duh) and decorated with a coffee bean patterned paper + a sentiment made with the WRMK Foil Quill.

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I also used the quill on the coffee steam and finally I changed the pattern on the panels with coffee beans that I found in the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #55733 by Jennifer Wambach)

The envelop is made with a single sheet of the coffee patterned paper to match.

Thanks for joining me today – I bet a lot of you know what I’m talking about – let me know in a comment below.

I still wish this coffee was as big as my butt…..*SIGH*

 

Summer Party

With Summer’s lovely warm weather, comes the time for garden or pool parties. It’s so much fun to make decorations for such – coming up with new ways to set the table etc.

So I thought that the fun and cute little boxes from Simply Crafty Svgs‘ Surf ‘n Swim Box Set would be perfect decorations on the table and as they are tall, they’re perfects for cutlery:

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Fun fact: When wanting to find cutlery for this picture, I used half a day to search for wooden cutlery as they are more eco-friendly than the plastic ones. And what do I do? Spoil all the eco-friendly-ness by decorating with plastic straws – so sorry for that 😀

Let’s start off with the Swim Suit Box:

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I used AC Cardstock in Black, Taffy, Apricot, Lemon, Goldfish and Moss along with patterned paper from DCWV’s “Electric Jungle” Stack.

The cute Hibiscus flowers is found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #62344 (by Amy Robison) and the leaves are design ID #1696 (by Silhouette)

And voila – one box down 🙂 (and the Tucan looks like he flew away or lost his colors – darn shiny paper)

Next is the Board Shorts Box:

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Here I used AC Cardstock in Taffy, Lemon, White and Moss and the patterned paper is from the same DCWV Stack.

Cute right? And so easy!

Finally the Surf Board Box:

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This is properbly the most tricky one of the three even though none of them are hard to make.

I used AC Cardstock in White, Apricot, Surf and Turf. The patterned paper is still the same from DCWV 😉 but I also used some sand patterned paper from another DCWV Stack – Coastal.

I also used an Embossing folder with a rind pattern. Not sure what brand it is – sorry.

Now these are just waiting for the party to begin 🙂

Are you having an outdoor party this summer? If so – what theme? Tell me all about it in a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by ❤