Pucker Up

Believe me!…..this is very unusual for me 😀 Here is a Valentines Day post from me 😀

I could swear that I would never post anything pink, red and gooey but I just got a new toy: The Cricut Maker. So naturally I had to play.

I know absolutely nothing about the Design Space – the Maker’s software, so I had to find things to play with to learn and this cute Lips Gift Box from Bird’s SVGs was just perfect.

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I made the box from AC Cardstock in Rouge and red pearl paper. It is really really easy to make and assemble.

Then I filled it with chocolates:

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Now ready for someone 😀 LOL

Making this really teached me a thing or two about the Maker and love a lot of the features…..I’ll keep playing 🙂

Happy Valentines Day to all of you ❤

Moroccan Lantern

What is more fun, that being able to make something your own. To be able to alter one design into something more you or something that speaks to you more. How ever you want to put it….it’s fun and challenging 🙂

I got the opportunity, when Bird released her new collection Truly, Madly, Deeply . And it was indeed a challenge! I used most of day and a night to figure out how to change the pattern in the Heart Shaped Lantern and I think I pulled it off rather nicely:

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Now this is not for newbies! You have to use several features in the Silhouette software like release compound path, cropping and welding and eventually you end up with something you like 😀 The only thing I’m not satisfied with, is that I would like to have the main patterned be an offset of the panel pattern – like Birds lantern – but I simply couldn’t make that happen. The pattern I’m using is Moroccan Background by Ginny Nilson design ID #11449 in the Silhouette Design Store but you can use lots of other backgrounds or patterns. Just play around with it.

I used AC Cardstock in Grape along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade and vellum in Teal to make the lantern.

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I decorated it with a butterfly from Prima and flowers also from Prima.

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I definitely had fun with this one and love that Bird’s files are so versatile and can be altered into something different. Give it a shot!!!!

And how about this night shot:

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Gorgeous isn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by and please remember to leave comment ❤

 

Star Presents

Hello again 🙂 So happy you’re here today

I promised I would let you see the presents inside the giftbags I showed you Saturday and here they are:

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The Star Gift Box is from Bird’s SVGs You’re a Star SVG Collection and the Poinsettia is the one from Bird’s White Christmas SVG Collection.

I downsized the box to 75% and made the Poinsettia to fit. I used AC Cardstock in White for the box and some of the Poinsettia and AC Cardstock in Spinach for the Poinsettia leaves. Then I decorated the box with papers from Maja Design and Riddersholm Design to match the giftbags and added a small Vivi Gade jewel in the flower center. I used Best Creation Glitter paper for the smallest flower and I also used Stickles Holly Glitter Glue on the Poinsettia leaves. What I put inside the boxes is a secret 😉

Here are some close-ups of the boxes:

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Thanks for stopping by today – Tomorrow I’ll show you the cards that went along with the gifts 🙂

 

Flaky Gifts

 

Hello – so nice of you to drop in 🙂

Today I want to show you some giftbags I made for my girlfriends. We usually give each other Christmas presents, but this year is different due to different circumstances, so most of them are skipping it this year. Well that doesn’t stop me from giving something to them! So I made the following giftbags:

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This giftbag is the one from Bird’s SVGs Home for Christmas SVG Collection. I used Maja patterned paper “I wish”, “Joyous Winterdays” and “Vintage Frost Basics” and Best Creation Glitter cardstock in white. For the handle I used a thick hemp cord.

The following bags are the same giftbag but I changed the snowflake in the middle. I used the freebie snowflakes and simply made an offset of the flake and welded it to a circle. Might take a bit of trying but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. I use Silhouette Cameo for cutting.

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This bag is made from Danish Riddersholm patterned paper “The Day Before” and some shimmery paper from my stash.

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This bag is also made from Riddersholm paper and shimmery paper 🙂 I also want to mention that I altered the snowflake a tiny bit by adding some circles.

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This bag is made from Maja “Vintage Frost Basic” paper and glitter POW paper from AC.

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The same goes for this beautiful bag 🙂

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Finally for this bag I used “Joyous Winterdays” from Maja Design and the snowflake is made from self-adhesive glitter paper from Artemio.

These bags are so awesome for gift giving but can also be used as luminaries 🙂

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That’s it for today 🙂 Stay tuned for the gift inside the bags coming up early next week 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of the bags ❤

 

 

 

Hanging Poinsettia

Hello and thanks for stopping by 🙂

Today I want to show you a hanging decoration I made using the beautiful poinsettia from Bird’s SVGs White Christmas Collection:

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I made the same Poinsettia with holly and pine as the 5″ by 7″ card but enlarged it to fit the 12″x12″ cutting mat. So it’s pretty big 🙂

I also made it double sided so it can hang in a window and be seen from both sides. This makes it pretty thick and sturdy as well.

I used AC Cardstock in Pine, Crimson, Forrest and Rouge along with some patterned cardstock in a lighter green. I also used White Best Creation Glitter Cardstock and some self-adhesive glitter cardstock from Artemio in green.

Finally I simply punched a hole in a top berry to thread my string and voila! It’s ready to hang.

Thanks for stopping by today – be sure to visit soon as I’m showing more Christmas projects in the following days 🙂 Oh and please leave a small comment for me 😉

 

Bling Bling Pictures

Happy Wednesday  – I so happy to see you 🙂

Ever since I discovered Bird’s beautiful cards from the Festive Gems Collection, I’ve been wanting to make them. But since Christmas cards are a thing of the past here in Denmark due to overpriced postage and poor postal service, I thought it had to be something different than cards.

Adding two and two together (oh yes I’m so NOT a math genius) I decided to make them as small pictures to hang in my living room for Christmas. That’s where the Square Shadow Box Flower Frame from the Picture Perfect Collection come in the “picture.”

So here is the Rhinestone Snowflake Picture:

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All the frames are made in AC Cardstock in White and decorated with Maja Design Patterned paper “Vintage Frost”

I discovered that I once had bought a Rhinestone Setter Tool from Silhouette and boy did this come in handy for these pictures 😀

These stones are clear and the slightly larger gems are Goosebumps from Queen & Co.

I also added some Prima holly and some snowflakes I found in my stash.

Next is the Rhinestone Christmas Tree Picture:

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For this one I used two different sizes Silhouette Gems in green and some larger gems from MME. They are a bit different in color but that just adds to the beauty of the picture.

Here I added a Prima Poinsettia and some Prima leaves along with a gold gem from the Scandinavian company Vivi Gade.

Then there’s the Rhinestone Bauble Picture:

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This cutie features two different size Silhouette gems in red and some larger gems from Vivi Gade.

For the bauble top I used Gold Stickles and I also added a Prima Poinsettia on some gold and green Prima leaves. The flower center is a large gold gem from Vivi Gade.

Last but not least I made the Rhinestone Wreath Picture:

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For this picture I used two different size Silhouette Gems and some larger gems from Vivi Gade in red.

The bow is from DIY AC and this pictures has also a Prima Poinsettia with Holly and a gem from Vivi Gade.

This was a fun but a bit time consuming project – but hey….I now have a gorgeous collection of small Christmas pictures to hand on my wall this Christmas and many to come.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you found some inspiration in my projects and that you get a lot of Christmas crafting done ❤

Snowy Swirls

Sometimes I just can’t believe how alike some of us think. Like this project I’m about to show you.

I made mine a while back and really thought “Hey! This is an awesome idea nobody before me has thought of”……until Lee Cox released her blog post with the gorgeous Gingerbread House Clock she made in red, white and brown (check it out here)

Yup great minds think alike (ha ha ha or just crazy minds) and she had made one just like it too. I’m talking about the 3D Swirly Christmas Tree (a freebie found here)

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She too had made it into a 3D creation by gluing six trees together. I just added a second layer of Best Creation White Glitter paper. This was made by making an internal offset of the tree – mine is 1 cm (0.039″)

Such an easy project that looks beautiful during the day and at night…….

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…it’s gorgeous!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and please remember to leave me a small greeting 🙂

Time for Christmas

It’s getting closer and closer 🙂 And I for one am like a child – I can’t wait.

Talking about Christmas in all it’s glory, glitter and coziness ❤

One of my new Christmas decorations is the Gingerbread House Clock from Bird’s Christmastime SVG Collection:

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The house itself is made from AC Cardstock in Caramel and decorated with White Glitter Paper from Best Creation and pink/rose colored POW Glitter paper from AC. The base is made from White AC Cardstock and the panels are patterned paper from My Minds Eye “Colorful Christmas”. The vellum is from a local craft store and is patterned with white swirls.

I embellished with different sizes of white glitter domes and painted the second hand with a white sharpie and rose colored Stickles glue.

As I was thinking it would be awesome to tell time at night also, I cut out the numbers on the watch through all the layers and added some vellum behind – works like a charm 😉

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Love this Gingerbread House Clock. It’s tick tock’ing away in my living room and is a gorgeous addition to all my other luminary Christmas Decorations.

Thanks for stopping by today – I’ll be back soon with another Christmas project 😉

 

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus…..

….this is definitely one tune that a lot of kiddos can sing this Christmas 😉 Especially since Bird of Bird’s SVGs made a gorgeous Mistletoe in her newest collection Christmastime.

I made mine with nine layers to make it a bit more fluffy and full. I used AC Cardstock in Spinach and White and it’s hard to see but I did add some glitter to the berries as frost. Now I expect LOTS of kisses from Santa 😉

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I tried sneaking a couple of kisses out of my eldest boy as I explained what the tradition with the Mistletoe is – but heck no!!!! When you’re 13 you just don’t kiss your Mommy anymore – only (if you’re ever so lucky) a peck on the cheek. *SIGH* Just have to rely on my youngest boy now and of course my “hubby”/Santa.

That’s all I wanted to show you today…..Happy Friyay, hoping you’ll have a great weekend ❤

 

Snowy Trees

Hello! 🙂 Just a small post to show you the two different trees I made out of Bird’s Snowflake Tree from her newest and absolutely gorgeous collection Christmastime.

First I made the tree the way Bird intended it to be:

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I made it out of White AC Cardstock and the star is made from DCWV’s Mercury Glass Collection.

Here seen from above:

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As you can see it’s very symmetrical ❤

Then I tried to mess things up and make a tree that is asymmetrical:

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This tree is also made from White AC Cardstock but the star is made from Gold Pearl Paper. This tree is a bit fuller but still gorgeous. All I did was turn the center hole 45 degrees in every other snowflake.

Here’s a top view:

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I can’t decided which I love the most and I really dig the idea of how you can play around with this tree any way you want. You can even make it rainbow colored ❤

Thanks for stopping by today – I hope you can use my little idea and please comment on it below ❤ Time for playing with the rest of the kit 😉