Happy Snowman

The calendar says Winter and Winter equals snow…..at least in some places. We have only had a few flakes hit the ground but it sure has gotten cold enough for the white gold to make it’s glorious entry. Yeah it’s hard being a winter/snow lover in Denmark these days.

While still eagerly awaiting some heavier snowfall, I made this tiny cute Smiling Snowman from Simply Crafty SVGs.

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He is made from AC Cardstock in White, Chestnut, Black and Melon and decorated with Best Creation White Glitter paper and AC POW Glitter paper in Purple and Teal.

I downsized him to 50% of the original and that only made him cuter 🙂

I also made him a tiny lantern to keep him cozy in those looooong cold winter nights. It’s made from the Mini Hanging Lantern (freebie) and the Square Classic Lantern (the one with the cross windows).

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I simply added the cross windows to the Mini Hanging Lantern and then I shrunk it down a lot to make it fit in size for the tiny snowman. I also added a tiny LED light inside it.

Now he can keep me company while waiting for a Winter Miracle in the form of snow.

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3 X 3 = Hygge

What is “Hygge”?

Hygge is a Danish word for coziness – for snuggling under a blanket, being with friends or Family or maybe just being yourself watching your favorite series in candle light, cuddled up in a warm blanket ❤

Hygge is definitely what comes to my mind when I see candles – being real or LED – and that is exactly what I’ve been working on for the last week. Not just one but 3 😉

Not just candles – they have to have something to stand on, so I made 3 candlesticks too.

Not just candles and candlesticks – I added a ring of leaves – or should I say 3.

Enough yapping – here they are:

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Candle 3D Chunky with Drips rests nicely on the Candle Stand 3D for Display with a alternated Candle Ring 3D Evergreens sandwiched between.

Let me start with the candle ring, as I made it somewhat different than the original.

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Leaf and Kale.

I used my Silhouette software to remove the Evergreen sprigs from the ring and add Leafy Sprigs instead as I wanted a more Springy feel to the project. It’s all about daring to use different features in the Silhouette Software (I bet lots of other cutting software offers features like this) like Make or Release “Compound path”, Welding or editing Points. All in all just play around – you can’t fail cause you can always go back.

Then I made the Candle in AC Cardstock Caramel and inked the edges with Distress Ink in a light brown shade. The candle sure is easy to make! You just have to have your pieces organized.

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Finally I made the Candle Stand or Stick in AC Cardstock Vanilla and inked the edges with the same Distress Ink. This is also very easy to make and it is so sturdy!

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That’s it – times 3. Ready for Spring, Easter and Summer. You could add flowers to the rings for more decoration – I just like them the way they are.

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know what you think of this project in a comment below and have a super cozy Sunday.

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Let it Snow

Ahhhh January! Once a season full of snow and ice but now……grey, dull, warm and rainy. Uggg!

I really miss snow – sooo much. Knowing that a lot of people hate it because it makes everything slippery and cold, I still love how it lights up everything and dimming down all noise and sounds. I love the sound it makes when walking in it and I love the different beautiful shapes of snowflakes.

So with hope still intact, I made two snowflake projects I want to show you.

First of is the new gorgeous Snowflake Slot Form Swirls 3D Ornament:

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I made it in 75% of the original and used AC Cardstock in White and white glitter paper from Best Creation.

It is incredible easy to cut and assemble – just takes a few hours from start to finish and it looks so much like a wood ornament.

I do like to dab a little glue here and there so nothing accidentally moves and it remains super sturdy.

Next I made the 3D Snowflake Northern Cross Star from the JGW Snowflake Stars kit:

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I made this in it’s original size and it do require a lot of paper – but the result is just amazing!!!

I made it from AC Cardstock in White and Charcoal and decorated with white glitter paper from Best Creation and Silver Metallic paper from Tim Holtz.

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Seems like I want to light up everything, so I added holes in the different layers in the lid of the box plus one hole on the side of the box through both lid and base for the string of LED lights to come through.

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I also added panels of Silver Metallic paper on the inside of the base for the lights to reflect on, hoping for a greater light effect.

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Now I hope for some snow to match my new pretty snowflakes – if you have any to spare – just send it my way please.

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see you again next time.

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Under Lock and Key

New Year is a time for resolutions. For promises we have a really hard time keeping 😉 and one of these resolutions are usually the promise of loosing weight or eating more healthy.

I too try to make this promise – every year! And every year, I fail!

It might have something to do with making the promise to hard to keep – setting the goal too high.

So this year, I’ve decided to use a humoristic approach instead and throw in a little Valentines Day into it as well, even though I usually do not do Valentines Day.

I started of with the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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I used AC Cardstock in Olive and decorated with patterned paper from Imaginisce “Perfectly Posh”, Bling Cardstock in a light grey from Bazzill and Silver Metallic Cardstock from Tim Holtz.

I cut the key 4 times for dimension and sturdiness and found the quote in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #275125 which I made using the Print and Cut feature in the Software.

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But this wasn’t my main idea, so I made the box from the Tire Box also from Simply Crafty Svgs and left out all the decorations.

Then I made a slit for the handle from the previous box to go in and…..ta daaaaa…..A new Lock Box:

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I used AC Dark Kraft Cardstock for the box and decorated with Bazzill Bling Cardstock and Tim Holtz Metallic Cardstock.

I made a panel for the key, which I also had altered a bit in the Silhouette Software, by making an internal offset of the shape. Then I embossed both panel and keyhole panel with a Diamond Plate embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I sanded the embossed panels a little bit and added a chain for the key.

I made the label in the Silhouette Software by layering design ID #2948 and my own text and used the Print and Cut feature.

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A “nice” reminder to myself NOT to go in the Fridge for snacks or munchies. I did make it as a open lock, since the rest of the family should be able to go into the fridge 😀

Thanks for joining me today – I really hope 2019 is going to bring even more creativity to us all and that we find the time to use it. 🙂

 

Good Night Santa

As I promised, here is my last Christmas post this year and I need to do this a little quick, because I need to finish making tomorrow’s dessert today.

Ok….I made one of the older files this time, namely Santa’s Arm Chair Box from the JGW Santas Repose kit:

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I simply couldn’t shake the vision of Santa coming home after a busy night delivering presents and being exhausted, just wanting some quiet time in his chair in front of the fireplace.

The chair is made from AC Cardstock in Pomegranate, Cranberry and Vanilla along with several pieces of patterned paper from “St. Nicholas” by Graphic45 and two shades of green Pearl paper.

I used two ball chains to hang the Santa sign onto the chair.

I wanted to make a footstool too but ran out of time – but I imagined making one with the Candle 3D Stand 3 Inch Pillar just downsized and maybe altered a bit – oh well some other time.

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Santa’s hat is from the Santa Clause 3D Canister in the JGW Winter Friends Canister kit and the stocking I snatched from the Stocking Trio A6 Card that I found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #88698. I just added some Stickles Burgundy glitter glue to the top and bottom for a little extra detail.

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They are made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and various patterned papers from the “St. Nicholas” Collection.

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There….I kept it short for once 😀 Now it’s dessert making time and then onto wrapping the last gifts – then I’m all set for celebrating Christmas tomorrow night (we do the whole eating and gift giving on the eve of the 24th. here in Denmark)

Happy Holidays to all of you – whatever you’re celebrating and I hope you’ll have wonderful couple of days of rest, relaxation and maybe…..just maybe….a little time to sneak of and craft a little 😉

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Christmas Season

Hello and welcome to my blog – welcome again if you’ve been here before 😉

This Christmas I’ve been very busy making paper projects for DT blog posts, so there haven’t been much time to make anything else.

But I made time! This post is about some of the things I just had to make for myself.

I do have a HUGE stash of Christmas paper but I seriously fell in love with one particular series this year: Christmas Season from Maja Design. So that is what I’ve been using for all of the following things I made and with coordinating colors of AC Cardstock.

To kick this off, I made the seriously adorable Gnome from Simply Crafty SVGs….or rather Gnomes:

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These are downsized to 75% and they are to go on my Christmas Dinner Table this year. They are just so darn cute!

I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the hat brim and some tiny pom-poms on the top of the Hat.

Here a better look at the paper on the body/booty 😉 :

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Next I made the freebie Victorian Treat Cone from Dreaming Tree:

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For the handle I used Pine Twine from Tim Holtz Ideaology and tree small holly leaves from Prima. Then I decorated with some red gems from my stash.

It’s kinda hard to see, but I made a little change on the curved part of the cone as I took the snowflake and stars from the Let it Snow Pop Up Card from the Tis the Season Pop Up Card Bundle also from Dreaming Tree and added it to the cone. I properbly should have added some contrasting paper behind to make it more visual.

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Then I made the gorgeous Snowflake Bag from the Toy Land SVG Kit from SVG Cuts:

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The bag is downsized by 50% and is still pretty large so just imagine what a large gift you can put inside if you make it in the original size!

The center snowflake is made from White Glitter Paper from Best Creation and the handle is Red Tinsel Twine from Tim Holtz.

It might look difficult to make but boy was it easy ❤

Finally I made the stunning Toy Soldier also from the Toy Land SVG Kit:

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This handsome fellow is also downsized by 50% and that makes it a bit more challenging to make. There are a few oopsies here and there but nothing too grave and I think I hid it quite well.

I used Scrapper’s Floss for the boots and a red gem from my stash for the hat ornament.

I didn’t only make one Soldier – I made two and they are also going on the dinner table for Christmas Eve.

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See it’s not indifferent how you place the arm on the Soldier – it kinda has a large impact on the whole project. Oh well – they don’t get to stand next to each other anyways 😉

I had a lot of fun with these projects and now the table is set for Monday the 24th. 🙂 I only have one more Christmas project to show you this Sunday and then it’s time to turn the attention to something else. Taking a rest is not an option for me LOL 😀

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see you Sunday ❤ and please leave me a comment below.

 

 

 

Going Out with a Bang

Hiya! I’m so glad you’re joining me today. This is my last blog post for Simply Crafty SVGs this year and I’m going out with a bang…..so to speak 😀

I decided that event though New Years Eve is still some time away, I wanted to show you the cute little lanterns I made for the occasion.

First of is the Rockets Bursting Tealight Holder:

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Designed for the 4th. of July, I decided to make it for New Years because here in Denmark we celebrate the new year with lots of fireworks. Every home with respect for itself, buys a ton of rockets and fireworks and shoots off the the New Year at midnight. So what more fitting than some sparkly decor with rockets and stars?

I downsized the holder by 50% and used AC Cardstock in White along with AC POW Glitter paper in Black, Silver and Gold. I also added some vellum behind the rockets.

Since it’s small, I left out the insert and placed to LED tealights inside and just look at that glow!

I also made the freebie 4th of July Tealight Holder:

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This one is also downsized by 50% and I also used AC Cardstock in White along with AC POW Glitter paper in Black and Silver.

I did use some of the left over stars + a few that I made to decorate the side with the star burst and added vellum behind the cutouts. Isn’t it darling?

Here’s the entire project:

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Yes I so ready for New Years – usually such a fun night 🙂

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ll have a very Merry Christmas and a lucky and happy New Year. See you in 2019 ❤

Christmas Time

I want to show you what I’ve been up to this past week. It involves these:

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I fell in love with them instantly and knew exactly what I wanted to used them for.

Christmas Tags for this years presents!

I used the Tag Thanks Latte and stripped away everything but the scalloped base and the inside circle.

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I didn’t feel like making a very detailed tag because I felt the dome, the glitter and the small image inside the dome was details enough.

I used DCWV “Christmas Plaid” paper and Tim Holtz Ideaology Gold Kraft-Stock for the tag.

Inside the dome is a print and cut motive of pinecones with branches from Carta Bella’s “Let it Snow” collection along with Diamond Sugar Dust from Craft Décor.

I embossed and sanded the gold paper for effect and used gold twine to tie it unto the presents.

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And I didn’t stop here…..

I was on a roll with these domes and decided to use them for this years place cards for the Christmas Table:

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The place cards are the JGW Snowflake Placecards.

They are made from Kraft Cardstock, Ideaology Gold Paper, white pearl paper and Best Creation White Glitter Paper.

Inside the dome is a print and cut from Carta Bella’s “Christmas Delivery” collection and Diamond Sugar Dust from Craft Décor. I also wrote “Merry Christmas” in Danish.

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Instead of using a candy inside the tag, I used snowflake printed vellum to write the names and decorated with a border of a snowflake circle (design ID #34350) I found in the Silhouette Design Store.

Then, for a fun detail, I placed a small led light inside the tag:

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It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but it really lights up the name nicely.

As a final detail, I tied some gold tinsel on top of the place card.

And there….I’m all set for Christmas now.

Thanks for joining me today. I’m back again next Sunday for a final Christmas project.

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Bells Will Be Ringing

Last Sunday I showed you some 3D Christmas ornaments I’d made and that kinda kick-started my brain to come up with some more.

I really enjoy making ornaments because I get to play with all my Christmas papers, get glitter all over the place and get to watch the beautiful ornament that I made on our Christmas Tree.

This Spring, SVG Attic released a kit called Liberty Lane and in this kit, you will find a 3D Liberty Bell Box that is perfect for 4th. of July but also for Christmas.

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To make it into a Christmas Bell, I omitted the Yoke and used the panels without the crack.

I made two bells and they are downsized by 50%. I used the Bow 3D for Large Package that I also downsized by 50 % and the Sprigs from the Pine Sprigs Window A7 Card (also downsized but only slightly)

The Bells are hot glued together at an angle. I tied some gold twine onto the middle of the Bow and then added the Bow and Sprigs also with hot glue.

The Bells are made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Gold Glitter paper from Artemio. The Bow is made from patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “St. Nicholas” and the Sprigs are made from green pearl paper.

Finally I also added two small gold Jingle bells at the bottom of the bells.

A very cute addition to my ornaments if I may say so myself 😉

Thanks for joining me on this 2nd. Sunday of Advent. I hope the rest of your day is filled with Christmas “hygge” ❤

Happy Birthday Jodi

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Star Shine

Winter is coming…or already here. This means it’s dark in the morning and dark early in the afternoon – at least here in Scandinavia.

It’s also Christmas time and the old pagan Winter Solstice feast, that celebrates the Midwinter and the returning of the light.

No matter what you believe in, it’s time to break out the candles and get cozy with their beautiful light. In my house, we don’t use candles of stearin as much anymore. We use a lot of LED candles instead that are better for your health and don’t pose a fire hazard. They are also great to use in homemade lanterns of paper and it just so happens I made such a one to show you today 😉

My choice fell on the 3D Star Lantern from Simply Crafty SVGs:

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This was originally made for the 4th. of July but it can just as well be used for Christmas.

I downsized it by 50% and changed the small firework burst on the sides with a snow flake.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV’s “Christmas Plaid” and gold glitter paper from Artemio. I used vellum behind the star cut outs and tied a length of Boxwood Twine from Tim Holtz Ideaology.

It’s perfect for a normal sized LED tealight and it would look awesome if you made several of them and decorated your Christmas table with them – maybe one for each guest kinda like a place card. 🙂

Thanks for dropping by today – please leave a little love in a comment below.

See you again soon I hope.