Time for Celebrating

Honestly – I had another plan for this blog post today – as it’s April Fools Day but it didn’t work out as planned and I don’t think anybody is really in the mood for pranks this year. So I made some pretty projects instead 🙂

April has always been a busy month in my family when it comes Birthdays or other celebrations so it’s always nice to have some cards ready.

I used to be very productive when it came to cards – always knowing a few days ahead who had a Birthday coming up, so I could mail a card but since the Postal system here in Denmark got screwed up, the postage is so high, that I can’t afford to do this anymore. It doesn’t matter cause nobody can be sure to get the card on time anyways.

So now I only make cards to accompany gifts and I like to personalize them, but it’s also great to have a few quick and easy cards ready….especially when you tend to forget the Birthdays now 😉

So I made some of Simply Crafty SVGs freebie cards to have on hand.

First of is the Layered Bunny Card:

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This is such a cute card and very easy to make. I added a few extra layers as I wanted to make it in colors of the rainbow – but in pastels to fit the season.

I used AC Cardstock and a piece of black shiny paper for the face.

I accented the eyes and eggs with a white Sharpie Pen, wrote the sentiment with Sketch Pen and used a few Pop Dots on the label.

I used the cut out bunnies to make a matching Gift tag and added eyes, nose and a burlap butterfly.

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Next is the Layered Cross Card: (freebie through April 5th.)

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This one will be brilliant for the upcoming Confirmations – though they seem to be held in Autumn this year to the Covid-19 Virus.

I used AC Cardstock i different shades of blue and for the top layer, I used an Embossed piece of Paper from DCWVs Stack Embossed White and inked the edges slightly.

Then I added the sentiment, which I wrote with a Sketch Pen, using Pop Dots for dimension.

I also made a Gift Tag from the cut out crosses and added some enamel dots, stickles and Glossy Accent for added interest.

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Finally I made the Pitcher of Flowers Card:

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This isn’t a freebie but if you hurry, it’s still on sale

I really love this card. It’s so beautiful with the beautiful flowers and leaves and the possibilities are endless when it comes to picking colors and papers.

I chose the gorgeous patterned paper from Graphic45s Nature Sketchbook and matching AC Cardstock.

I couldn’t find a red to match that of G45, so luckily I had the extra Pattern and Solids Pad that I used for one of the flowers.

I also added a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to some of the berries.

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As flower center I used some wooden dots from my stash. As you can see on the picture below, I only glued down the stem of the leaves in order for the leaves to be more dimensional.

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Now I know this one is going to be a huge success and won’t be the last one I make for sure.

Now I’m a bit more prepared to the upcoming Celebrations here in April – I really hope I don’t forget them 😀

Thanks for joining me today – please, as always, leave a comment below.

Halloween Freebies

We’re getting very close to the big day (for some of us the best day of the year), Halloween.

I’ve been very busy making decorations for this spooky event, but I didn’t pay mush attention to making treat boxes and such, so I decided to look around and see if I could find some fun Halloween Freebies to use – and boy was I in luck.

Follow along……

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This fun and festive Halloween Card is a freebie from Dreaming Tree and awesome for both kids and adults.

I made it with AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Curiosities” (the stocking) and a piece of Black gloss paper from DCWVs “Black, White, Cream” stack (dress and heal of boot).

I don’t have any stamps to add a sentiment to the card so I just left it empty. It gives me the opportunity to use it for a birthday  instead.

I really love the matching envelope too made in AC Cardstock.

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This next freebie is also from Dreaming Tree. 

The Witch Hat Treat Cone is a genius little treat holder/decoration and I made it with AC Cardstock and DCWVs “Witches Brew” stack paper. The buckle is made from Tim Holtz’ Metallic Kraft paper in gold.

Unfortunately I did not have any string with wire in it, so I use a piece of Ideaology tinsel ribbon for the handle.

Adorable, right?

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This spooky freebie is from Simply Crafty Svgs.

The Gravestone Treat Box could also double as decoration and is very easy to make.

I used Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and DCWVs “Ghost Stories” paper along with two tiny red gems for the spiders eyes.

I also used Distress ink for all edges and a distress tool for the panel edges for a more sinister look.

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These two Creepy Coffin Boxes are also from Simply Crafty Svgs and they are in the same freebie file. It’s simply just a matter of switching out the front panel of the box.

One is with a spiderweb  and this is made from AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Curiosities” along with black pearl paper for the spider.

I also used a black Prima Gem for the spiders butt and Prima White Chalk ink for all the edges.

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The box with the cross is made from AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Ghost Stories” stack.

I also used a cross shapes rhinestone figure from my humongous stash and inked all edges with the same white Prima Chalk Ink.

Both front panels are attached with 3D glue Dots to give some more dimension.

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This spooky Black Cat Treat Box is, like the two previous freebies, from Simply Crafty Svgs and what a charmer!

I made it with AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Curiosities” stack.

I used a white Sharpie to highlight the nose, ears and eyes and used some floss for the whiskers.

I used Distress Ink and Chalk Ink for the edges.

I thought I was being a genius and use acetate for the mouth opening…..that is until I saw that Sandy from Simply Crafty Svgs already did that with hers 😀 So much for being brilliant LOL!

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….in orange 😀

As Mary from SVG Cuts, the designer of this adorable little Pumpkin Box, explains on her blog, this box (originally made in a teal color) lets people know that you have non-food treats to give to Trick or Treaters. What a great idea! No questions on whether you are allergic or sensitive to sugar….and believe me….those kiddos get more that enough sugar for a lifetime on a Halloween night 😀

I made mine in orange AC Cardstock and teal vellum. All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used a tiny piece of ribbon to tie it together on top.

I will use mine as a little luminary but small treats – non-food or otherwise – are perfect inside too.

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This rather simple Spiderweb Doily is actually very usable. Used in the original size it’s a great place mat and decoration for the wall. If you downsize it, you can use it for coasters or for a Halloween card.

I chose to use it as a place mat and I cut it out of AC Cardstock and inked it with Chalk Ink.

Imagine a dining table with these and lots of creepy food – perfect!

(the Pumpkin Spice Latté was very delicious 😉 )

Thanks for joining me today. I really hope I inspired you to find and make some of these great Halloween freebies. Please let me know in a comment below.

They are all very easy to make and they are the perfect occasion to use up some of all your Halloween paper scraps.

So this is the end of my Halloween makings for this year – but you know that I never miss the chance to Halloweenify anything so one may never know 😉