Advent Gift Box

Most of us know and love the Christmas Countdown Calendar. The exiting and magical feeling when opening a new door every day and unwrapping the gift or piece of candy inside. Yes, I still do that 😉

In Denmark we also count the 4 Sundays before Christmas – Sunday in Advent and for some this is when they get their present. In my home my kids get to chose if they want a small thing every day until Christmas or something larger every Sunday. They’ve gone with the latter 😉

I thought that when bringing a hostess gift along when visiting friends or Family this November, it could be a Advent Gift Box and I found just the things for it at Simply Crafty Svgs.

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This is the Square Candy Box. Just the perfect size for my idea 🙂

I made it with AC Cardstock in Slate, White and Shrimp along with patterned paper from DCWVs Merry and Bright stack.

I needed inserts to divide it into four, so I simply adjusted the inserts and added two more to put my small Curved Treat Boxes (freebie) in.

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I used the Foil Quill and cobber foil for the numbers (Silhouette Design Store ID #105652 by Sarah Hurley) and tied them onto the small boxes (downsized to 70% to fit all 4 on one piece of cardstock)

Inside the treat boxes I hid the treats 😉 Yummy chocolate from Danish Royal Court Supplier Anton Berg.

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The last thing I want to mention is the twine used to wrap around the box and the small tag that I cut out of the DCWV stack.

This surely is a bold color for Christmas but I love it and I bet whom ever gets this box is going to love it too.

I’m so sorry for the quality of the pictures but it’s practically impossible to get good lighting here in my new townhouse this time of year and I still have to get myself some professional lights – when that million bucks lands in my mailbox 😉

Thanks for joining me today. So much fun to begin the Christmas crafting. I have soooo much I wanna make and soooo little time 😀 How about you? Have you begun your Christmas crafting yet?

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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.

 

 

 

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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Dimensional Ornaments

Happy 2nd December – YAY…..we’re officially in the month of Christmas and counting down to the big day/night. And on top of that – it’s 1st Sunday in Advent. Lighting the first candle today 😀

Yeah – I’m still like a kid (in oh so many ways 😉 ) that gets all excited about Christmas. My decorations were up by mid November, we’ve startet on our Advent Calendars (me and the kids) and today is present day. The kids get a present each in their “Stocking” – usually money cause that’s all they want (yes I have big kids now 😀 ).

I have been busy all week making myself some new Christmas Ornaments from SVG Attic and as I’m a nut for Graphic 45 paper, I found all the Christmas collections I had in store and chose out some patterns that would work for this project.

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All of these ornaments are made double sided so it can be seen from all sides.

Ok – let’s get started! First one is the Patchwork 3D Star Ornament from the Just Be Claus kit:

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For this I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and several patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “St. Nicholas” Then I inked the edges with Distress Ink.

I also downsized the ornament to 75% of the original so it won’t be too big for our tree.

Then I made the Snowflake 3D Six Point Star Ornament from the Winter illuminations kit:

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I also used AC Cardstock for this one in Cranberry and patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Winter Wonderland.” This too is inked with Distress Ink and downsized to 75%

Next is the Poinsettia 3D Slice Form Ornament:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Tim Holtz Metallic Paper in Gold, White Glitter paper from Best Creation and patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “A Christmas Carol”

This is downsized by 50% and inked with Distress Ink. I also added a gem to the flower center on both sides.

Then I made the 3D Snowflake with Triangle Points:

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I used AC Cardstock in White and White Glitter Paper from Best Creation.

I then added two glass snowflakes from my stash and glued two snowflake sequins onto those for a little extra.

This one is made in the original size.

Finally I made the Snowflake 3D Slot Form also from the Winter Illuminations kit:

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It is, like the previous ornament, made from AC Cardstock in White and White Glitter paper from Best Creation.

This one is also downsized to 75%

Wow – that was a bit long – sorry about that. Hope you like them despite this and if you do, please leave a little love in a comment below.

Until next time – have a wonderful 1st Sunday in Advent ❤

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A good oldfashioned Floral Christmas Decoration

Hiya! So great of you to visit today.

Are you ready for Christmas? Have you decorated your house yet? Yup….I’m all done but I also got amazing help from Hubby even thought he detests Christmas. All decorations are up, all the lights are up and I’ve got all my favorite Christmas figures and paper projects out. And HEY! – it’s not even December yet!

We have an old tradition of making Floral Christmas Decorations here in Denmark. Usually we make one with a candle that counts down to Christmas Eve and we burn down a little every day. Others make these decorations with ordinary candles as well or maybe tealight candles. We use all kinds of greenery, moss, twigs and berries from nature and organize it to our likings. My Sister is a regular Goddess when it comes to making floral arrangements and Christmas Decorations. Me – not so much. I have my things with paper.

So I asked Jodi if she could make something like these decorations in paper – and YAY! – she did.

And here is my go at the Centerpiece Tray with Candles and Greenery Kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Evergreen, Pine, Forest, Olive and Latte and decorated the tray with patterned paper from Maja Design “Christmas Season”

I simply followed the instructions on Jodi’s page (found herehere and here) She explains it so much better than me.

I didn’t alter anything this time but made just the same – because it’s so like the “real” decorations. I did add some berries, small toad stools and twigs and lots of glitter.

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Let me just say – this is not something you make in a couple of hours. It’s pretty time consuming with all the making of the sprigs and leaves but it’s soooo worth it.

So now I can check of the Christmas Table Centerpiece as well and I really hope to see your version too.

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Royal Guard Nutcracker

Recently a new movie, based on the ballet The Nutcracker, released and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to get to make the awesome Nutcracker 3D Figure from the JGW Nutcracker Patrol kit.

As I sat down to decide colors and patterns of paper to use for him, I got the idea of making him in the image of the Danish Royal Guards. I also decided not to use patterned paper this time to make him as realistic as possible.

This is what I was somewhat going for:

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And this is what I ended up with:

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The Nutcracker is made from AC Cardstock in Rouge, Sapphire, Black and White and decorated with gold glitter paper and gold foil.

I used a bit of chenille on his hat, cut pieces of long haired faux fur for hair and beard and tied black scrap floss in his boots.

I added an extra ribbon to match the Royal Guard uniforms and added the small crown (found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #9172 by Hero Arts) to establish the Royal connection.

And what is a soldier/guard without his sword?

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Finally I added a tiny pop dot behind his nose for dimension.

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I also made the Drummer Boy 3D Box from the same kit but altered it slightly:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Rouge, Latte and White and decorated with gold foil cardstock, blue and white twine along with a poinsettia flower from Prima.

I changed the panels to triangles to make it look more Danish and as a final touch…..

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….I placed a Danish Flag on top (it’s not glued down – it’s one of many that my Mom made to sprinkle on a Birthday party table)

Now my first Christmas project is ready and just waiting to join the rest of the decorations, once I get it down from the attic and placed around the house – hoping for this weekend!

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Christmas Centerpiece

 

Merry Christmas and happy 4th Sunday of Advent.

Today I want to show you the centerpiece I made for tonights Christmas Eve Table. The amazing Corn Husk Candle Ring from the JGW Autumn Aire kit.

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I made it with Crepe paper in Gold instead of the corn husks (these are not available in Denmark) and AC Cardstock in Caramel.

It is so easy to make and with the crepe paper its so fast too. All you have to do with the paper is to curl it and glue it onto the ring.

Then I added a LED candle in the middle and decorated it with some hemp and rhinestone-look-alike ribbon. That’s it.

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Now it matches the rest of the table that I’ve chosen to keep in gold this year.

So now I’m off to celebrate Christmas Eve with my Family and I want to wish each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas and hope all your wishes comes true. It has been a fabulous dec. with lots of beautiful craft projects and I hope you got to make all of yours as I did mine. See you on the other side for New Years.

Update: Here’s a few pictures of how the table settings looked last night 🙂

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Yuletide Greetings

 

Hello again 🙂 So nice of you to come back again 🙂

Today I’m going to show you the cards I made for the gift bags and presents I made for my girlfriends.

Really I had stopped making Christmas cards since it’s so difficult to send and waaay to expensive, but since I gave the bags away last Friday at my Birthday party, I thought it only fitting to have a card along with the presents.

And I just had to make these cards! I’m talking about SVGCuts’ Yuletide Box Cards. I fell in love with these instantly and how awesome is it that they are so easy and fast to make.

First of the Star Box Card:

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It’s made from White AC Cardstock and decorated with White Glitter cardstock from Best Creation and Gold Foil. I simply added a small star gem in the middle – it really didn’t need anything else.

Then there’s the Nativity Box Card:

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This is made from White AC Cardstock and decorated with gold foil and gold glitter paper along with patterned paper from Dovecraft “Time to Sparkle”

On to the Gingerbread House Box Card:

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This cutie is made from AC Cardstock in Chocolate and decorated with White Glitter Paper from Best Creation and different dots the colored ones from Doodlebug Design. Oh it’s so yummy 😛

Next is the Rooftops Box Card:

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This card is made from White, Black and Banana AC Cardstock and decorated with patterned paper from Dovecraft “Time to Sparkle” I also painted on some Stickles Glitter glue to make it look frosty 🙂

Finally I made the Amaryllis Box Card (my favorite)

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This card is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Rouge, Crimson, Pine and Spinach and decorated with patterned paper from Dovecraft “Time to Sparkle” and gold foil. I added some small dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centers.

I really hope the girls are happy with the small gift I made for them. I just didn’t feel like leaving them out of the joy of giving ❤

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you too enjoyed the projects I made and that it gave you some inspiration for making your own presents.

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 😉