Shining Topiary

….another wacky idea of mine came true 😀 It was the first thing I thought of when I saw Jodi G. Warner’s Flower Ball Topiary Tree (found here or as design #200021+#200024 in the Silhouette Design Store) I need to put some lights into this! But how?

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First of I found the instructions here and here. This is not a project if you’re a newbie in paper crafting! It’s a bit tricky getting everything to fit together and it’s VERY important that you follow the instructions (oops 😉 )

I used various papers from Graphic 45 for the Flower Ball and also for the pot and AC Cardstock in Kraft, Chestnut and Cranberry. I filled the pot with small bags of glas pearls and moss and then to the lights…..

Boy did they give me trouble 😀 I used a small battery operated string of LED lights (you can get them anywhere) with 20 lights and put a light into all the flowers (during construction of the ball) except the bottom one. Then I used the rest of the string to wrap around the stem and hid the battery case in the pot underneath the moss. I chose to leave the lights in the flowers and let the light shine through the small hole in the embellish-flower (did widen the hole in it a bit)

After a bit of cursing and yelling I got it done 😀 My poor family….I tell you!!!! LOL But I’m so happy with the result and the lights shine exactly how I want them to – YAY!!!

 

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Colorful-lei…….

 

….sorry! Couldn’t come up with a better name 🙂

As I was playing with SVGCuts Tropical Party Kit (see previous post), I remembered that I hadn’t made Bird’s gorgeous Lei from the Club Tropicana Collection. So I got out some bright colored cardstock from AC and started cutting out all the flowers. I didn’t make the spacers cause I borrowed the idea from SVGCuts to use straws as spacers and in practically no time I had my fantastic Lei:

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All ready for summer parties or pride 😉

The only thing I regret is that it doesn’t match the rest of the projects I made from Bird’s beautiful collection last year:

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Tropical Paradise

…..that’s where I’ve been for 14 days and I got to prolonge my tropical feeling when I returned home with heavy crafting withdrawals, cause Mary of SVGCuts made our dreams come true with this gorgeous new kit Tiki Party:

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This new kit contains 8 projects of which I made 6 and to start it off here’s the Lantern Trio:

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I made these from AC Cardstock in Pacific, Key Lime and Lipgloss and decorated with patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs “Fun in the Sun” collection. I also used some small gems from Queen and Co. in yellow. I filled in some moss into the lanterns to give it a little extra natural feel and the flowers are inked with ink pads from Prima. 🙂

Next is the Palm Tree and Flamingo Straws:

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For these two projects I used AC Cardstock in Moss, Chocolate, Lipgloss and Melon and colored in the tip of the beak with a black sharpie. The straws are from AC and yes….of course it is Mojito in the glas jar. 😛

Then I made the Tiki Bag and Palm Leaf:

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I downsized the bag and leaf  to 50 % and added a small color shifting LED light. I used AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Clay, Pacific and Key Lime for the Tiki Bag and Key Lime and Moss for the Palm Leaf. Then I found a small jewelry ring-thingy to put in Tiki’s nose and added a small paper flower made from Prima flowers. I embossed the side panels of the bag with an embossing folder from Darice with a basket weave pattern.

Last but not least I made the Tropical Bucket:

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For this cutie, I used AC Cardstock in Pacific, Key Lime and Sunflower and decorated with Doodlebug paper. I found some tiny gems in yellow in my stash for the center stem and inked the flowers with inkpads from Prima. I also put in a small LED light and embossed the flowers with a wood patterned embossing folder from Sizzix.

Oooooo I totally forgot about the Lei that you can see in the top picture. I used 6 colors (Pacific, Key Lime, Lipgloss, Melon, Sunflower and Lavender) of AC Cardstock, about 60″ of twine and 6 limecolored paper straws also from AC. So glad I made it in 6 colors….It’s gorgeous!!!!

Aaaahhh…..It felt sooooo good getting the creative juices flowing again and what a treat to do it with a kit that lets you stay in tropical paradise for a few days more. 🙂

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Now on to more projects……………

I’m baaaack…….

…..from a nice Summer Vacation in Barcelona, Spain. It was HOT!

But that’s not what I’m about to show you 🙂 During my vaca, my youngest nephew graduated from Business School and I had made a present and card for him before leaving for Spain.

The card I made is designed by Lori Whitlock and found here or here. It’s called an Insta-Cube Card and it really fun both to assemble but also to receive:

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It is a very clever design that folds into the flat “envelope-type-box” but pops instantly into a box when pulled out of the envelope. I altered the embellishments on mine to make it fit the occasion of graduation and in the right colors as well. I used AC Cardstock in Crimson, Storm and White along with Carta Bella Gold Foiled Dotted paper and MMEs On Trend paper. The sentiments reads “Congratulations”

You’ll find the tutorial for the card here

For the present I made the Lucky Coin Box from Dreaming Tree:

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I made mine a bit different from the original to make it fit the present inside: A whole bunch of coins (10 kroners Danish currency) So I made the top of the lid a bit like the design on the coins (with the Queen and all) and made a graduation hat out of the Police Hat from the  Police Gift Box and the lid from the Octopus Cookie Box both from Dreaming Tree.

I used AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Black, White and Wave along with Gold foiled paper and a small red glittery dot as embellishment.

Here’s another pic of the box:

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I was so pleased when my nephew wrote me to thank for the gift and told me how much he liked it 🙂 Mission accomplished !!!

Ok….so now I go unpack from my travel……Nahhhhh!!!! I want to spend the entire weekend crafting cause I’m FAAAAR behind on new bundles and kits from my favorite SVG pushers and I need to get rid of my heavy crafting withdrawals.

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Sleeping Beauties

……Fantasy Foals….. or just plainly Unicorns 🙂 Would have called this blog post “Horny Horses” but I bet lots of readers would choke on their morning coffee while reading this so I thought it best to find a more sober headline 😀

I spend most of a day to make these next projects from Bird’s SVGs newest and absolutely cute collection Fantasy Foals. I just LOVE unicorns! They are adorable, fun, colorful, sweet, cute – well simply amazing and I wish they were real. The world would be a better place if there were unicorns and fairies I think! 🙂

So first of I made the Unicorn Face Mask:DSC_0003

I was a bit intimidated by this but once I got it all cut out, I quickly learned that it was a very easy project. I have never had much succes with rolled flowers but just look at these! Wooohooo I did it! And the mask itself is easy peasy….

I made it out of AC Cardstock in white, black, Scarlet, Cascade and Cricket along with glittery paper in pink and gold. I sprayed the roses with Glimmer Mist “Iridescent Gold” and added some small rhinestones onto each eyelash. Finally I tied some elastic band onto it. Love it to pieces!

Here’s a picture of my kid wearing the mask:

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Next I made the Unicorn Easel Card:

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This card would go for both kids and grown-ups….Love the colors ❤

I used AC Cardstock in White and black along with glittery paper and some gold foiled cardstock for the horn. That I embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Then I made the small Unicorn Gift Tag:

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For this I used AC Cardstock in Cotton Candy and White along with glittery paper in gold and shimmering paper in purple. I also tied some Organza ribbon onto it. Voila….a very easy little tag.

Finally I made the Unicorn Gift Bag:

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This was the most difficult piece in the collection but not more difficult than most projects and I really love how it turned out.

I used AC Cardstock in White and Black along with glittery paper and gold foiled cardstock. I used swirly embossing folder from Sizzix and braided 3 different colors of Tinsel Twine from Idea-ology for the handle. Now I only need some cute little girl to give this to or maybe one of my many Unicorn-loving girlfriends 😉

This lovely collection is so very easy to make and I know there are lots of girls (and maybe a few boys) that would love to receive gifts with these Horny Horses 😀

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Fathers Day…..

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

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

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

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

I also made the Side of Fries Box Card:

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

Then I made the Pizza Box Card:

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

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

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

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

Finally I made the Taco Truck Box Card:

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

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

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

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