Perfect Hostess Gifts

Hi – so good of you to visit this fine november Wednesday – I’ve got a lot to show you, so you might wanna grab a cuppa coffee or maybe some delicious hot chocolate for this.

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I recently found these yummy chocolate balls in a Coffee Shop called Kama Kaffe in my home town and these are perfect for hostess gifts. They are made by Grenaa Chokolade.

They look like ordinary huge chocolate balls but in fact they are a scrumptious package of hot chocolate. Put this one in your mug, pour some hot milk over it and stir – Delicious perfection!

Instead of just handing out the cellophane with the ball inside (BORRING), I decided to make some small boxes for them and the Round Ball Ornament Box 2.5 inches from Simply Crafty SVGs were just the thing!

So I made a bunch of them! Here we go:

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This first box is made from AC Cardstock in Wine and decorated with patterned paper from Recollections’ “Autumn Dream”.

I also found some Prima leaves in matching colors and a beautiful Prima flower.

I also decorated with different gems from Prima.

This box I altered a bit – from a round hole to a leaf shaped one by using my Silhouette Studio Software and the Release/Make Compound Path function. The leaf is one I found among many in the Silhouette Design Store.

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For this next box, I used AC Cardstock in Rose bud and Prima patterned Paper “Lavender Frost”

The leaves and flowers are also from Prima as is the gems.

The cut out is among the choices that comes with the box file.

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The final fall inspired box is made from AC Cardstock in Robin’s Egg and Prima patterned paper “Flirty Fleur”

Again I used Prima flowers, leaves and gems.

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I also made some of the boxes with a Winter/Christmas theme – this one in made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and patterned paper from DCWV’s “Luxe Lodge” Stack.

The flowers and leaves are from Prima.

This has a real cozy feel to it – don’t you think?

The star cut out is also from the Silhouette Design Store and not part of the box file.

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Here’s a Christmas inspired box for which I used AC Cardstock in Mulberry and Prima’s “Santa Baby” patterned paper.

Flower, leaves and gems are from Prima and I also used three tiny pom poms as Marshmellows.

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The final box is made from AC Cardstock in White and patterned paper from DCWV’s “Christmas Plaid” stack.

Flowers and leaves are from Prima and the tiny pine twigs are Tim Holtz pine twine that I cut in small lengths and stuck in here and there.

So now I’m ready come the Fall and Christmas visits to friends and family – I really hope they like the boxes – the chocolate I know they will love 😀

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see you again very soon ❤

 

Tombstone Treat Boxes

Hello 🙂

Just popping in today to show these adorable and …. yes….cute….Halloween Tombstone Boxes from PaperClosetDesigns. So great for the kiddos Halloween party or as fun treat give-aways at school. Or how about making a bunch of them and hand them out to all the Trick or Treaters?

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As you can see, they come in three sizes and for this project I sized them down by 50%.

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For the smallest box, I used AC Cardstock in Charcoal and Black along with Doodlebug patterned paper – “Pumpkin Party”.

I found the Doodlebug sentiment in the Silhouette Design Store: Design ID #225981 and used the Print and Cut feature in the Silhouette software.

Finally I decorated it a bit with some Star Sprinkles also from Doodlebug Design.

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The medium box is made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal and Black along with Doodlebug Design paper – same as above.

I also used the Print and Cut feature with the Spooky sentiment: Design ID #154771 and decorated with two black dots for eyes.

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The large box is, as the two others, made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal and Black and decorated with Doodlebug Design Paper.

The print and cut Trick or Treat sentiment is also from the Silhouette Design Store: Design ID #229094

All three are very easy and simple to make and assemble so it’s a breeze making lots of them.

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know in a comment if you find these as cute as I do. ❤

Mad Hatter’s Mourner’s Hat with a Twist?

Hello – I’m back again this Sunday with more Halloween spookiness. This time from SVG Attic.

I really can’t decided whether it’s a Mad Hatter’s Hat or a Mourner’s Hat. It’s definitely a hat!

I wanted to make the Mourner’s Hat from the JGW Raven Quest kit this Halloween but as I progressed, the project changed due to my hyperactive brain. “I wonder if this can be done…..?” “Hmmmm can I do this…..?”

The answer: Yes! I did it. Presenting the Halloween Mad Hatter’s Mourner’s Hat with a twist:DSC_0006

The hat is made from AC Cardstock in Black and Charcoal and inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink in White.

I made the panels and the little shelves myself with the Silhouette Software. The Panels are embossed with a Bark patterned embossing folder from Darice.

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I made small holes in the back of each shelf for the light to shine through.

I added a scratch mark in one of the panels and backed it with vellum – also for light to shine through. I found it in the Silhouette Design Store Design ID #118964 by Sophie Gallo.

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Then I got busy decorating the hat with all sorts of nick nack Halloween style I could find in my stash.

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The flowers are from Prima, several of the decor pieces are from Ideaology  and the gem swirls are from BoBunny.

I wrapped “Mummy Cloth” around the hat as a band and also around the bow.

One of the most awesome feature, is the Zombie Hand that holds the lantern. It’s also from Ideaology and I love it to bits….It’s so cool.

It’s pretty creepy in the dark:

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How about a video??? :-O

…..and a night shot….. :-O

 

So what do you think? Let me know in a comment below and I’ll see you soon – thanks for joining me today.

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Steampunk Teapot Luminary

Hello – so glad you have time to visit me today.

I want to show you the project I just entered in Dreaming Tree Summer Challenge – the Steampunk Teapot Luminary:

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For this project I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut, Peacock, Peach, Grapefruit, Black and Grass along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 “Imagine”, gold vellum, gold pearl paper and printable vellum.

The project consists of several Dreaming Tree files.

The Teapot itself is from the Cozy Kitchen SVG Bundle. I removed the patterned on the front of the pot and added the clock and gears instead using several techniques on my Silhouette Cameo like (un)grouping, welding etc.

The top and bottom in Peacock are embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder with cogs and gears and then I rubbed some Opal Magic Wax in Turquoise Satin from Prima on them.

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The Clock is from Dogwood Mantle Clock from the Making Time SVG Bundle. I used only the clock itself and added some gold vellum behind it. As my clock work is too large to be hidden behind the black clock face, I decided to put in a piece of cardstock to block the light from within in the middle to make it look a lot better. The light still shines through the outer golden rim.

On the back of the teapot, I put in the hatch from the clock for easy access to the light source and to change the battery in the clock.

The cogs and gears are from the Tick Tock Clock from the Making Time SVG Bundle and I used only these. They are made larger or smaller to fit my needs and I put gold vellum underneath where I’d made holes for the light to shine through.

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The Butterfly is from the Butterfly Paper Sculpture from the Paper Sculptures SVG Bundle and I switched out the flowers on the wings with cogs and used a piece of printable vellum to add a transparent ombre color scheme.

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Finally I made lots of small and larger roses from the Floral Arrangement from the Alluring Florals SVG Bundle. I rubbed the edges of the ones in cardstock with Aged Brass Metallique Wax from Prima and added gold glitter to all of them including some on the leaves as well – oh and on the butterfly too 😉

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Lastly I decorated the whole project with different cogs and gears from Tim Holtz along with several trinkets from my stash.

This was such a fun project to make – from getting the idea (I was inspired of the darling teapot clock on the Graphic 45 paper) to finally executing the whole thing. I just love when an idea succeeds 🙂

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Now wish me luck – there are a lot of awesome entries in the challenge…oh and please leave me a small comment if you like my entry.

 

50 shades of …..

RUST 😉

Hello – so glad you chose to visit my blog today 🙂

Just popping in with a small post, to show you the cute, fun and awesome not to mention vintage Pickup Truck from Simply Crafty Svgs, I made last night:

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This adorable pile of rust is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Black and White and decorated with Silver Mercury Glass Cardstock from DCWV.

The headlights are two large gems from my stash that just fitted perfectly and the license plate is made using the Silhouette Sketch pen function with my Silhouette Cameo.

Here’s a rear view:

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The tail lights are also two gems from my stash. The back end is decorated with a panel embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.

And a sideview:

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To achieve the rusty look, I rubbed some Copper Metallique Wax on all edges and smudged on here and there too.

This truck is surprisingly easy to make – just follow along the great tutorial video Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs made.

Such a truck needs loads of gas, so I had to make the  Vintage Gas Pump from Cre8tive Cutz too:

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For this I used AC Cardstock in Pomegranate, Black and Vanilla along with a dark grey Bling Cardstock from Bazzill. This too was smudged in Metallique Wax

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The hose is a piece of Hemp cord from my stash – I just love these small awesome details on the pump ❤

And here they are together:

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This was a really fun and easy project to make. The truck was a bit time consuming but it has the coolest details and I really encourage you to have a go! So much more easy than it looks. Just imagine this one for Autumn with pumpkins in the back or for Christmas – driving home with the tree 😉

Thanks for stopping by today – hope you enjoyed the pictures and that you are inspired to go make your own now 🙂

 

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 ❤

 

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 ❤

Too Cute To Spook

Hello and happy Sunday 🙂

Today I want to show you the cute Halloween Lanterns I made from the SDS Glowing Halloween kit

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I wanted them to be cute and not too scary as I am giving them to a special Family School that I attend with my youngest son who has ADHD. This school only has about 8 families at a time – mostly Mother and child and is a place where children who has difficulties being in their own school/class can come and get help with these difficulties.

So I made the lanterns with AC Cardstock in Black, Cricket, Blossom, White and Squash along with patterned paper from Doodlebug’s “Boos and Brews” and “BooVille” – these papers are just perfect for this project…..don’t you think?

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As I know that the lights in  these lanterns will be turned on and off every day and this might cause the bottom contraption to tear,  I adjusted the bottom slightly to make an easier access for the candle.

Here’s how and what I did on my Silhouette Cameo:

1. I placed the shape (for keeping the candle in place) on top of the bottom shape and chose “release compound path.”

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2. Then I removed the square and left the circle in the bottom shape.

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3. I then chose “release compound path” on the bottom shape.

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4. I removed the square from the bottom shape and chose “make compound path” on the remaining shapes.

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5. This is what it should look like.

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6. I finally cut out the piece along with 4-5 shapes for the candle-holding.

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This way the candle rests on the table and is easily accessible to turn on and off. Should you want to hang the lantern instead, do not use this method as nothing is holding the candle.

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I really can’t wait to see the kids reaction to these cute colorful lanterns. Halloween is still a pretty new thing here in Denmark but its becoming more and more normal year after year. Still there is a HUGE lack of Halloween decor and I’ve taken it on as my personal mission to make and bring in more of it everywhere I go 😀

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SHRIEK!!!!!

Looking to scare som guests at your next Halloween party or do you just (like me) enjoy some spooky horrifying decorations?

Look no further – The Coffin Luminary is here fresh from Bird’s Creak ‘n’ Shriek SVG Collection

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I made this from AC Cardstock in Black and White along with patterned paper from Carta Bella “Trick or Treat.” I inked all the edges with white chalk ink from Prima, added two gems to the “RIP” sign and put in some color-changing LED lights.

This rather large decoration looks a bit spooky in daylight but watch what happens when nighttime comes…..

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SHRIEK!!!!!

Can you tell I’m loving this? 😀

– to be continued –

Spooky Light Box

This weekend the magnificent Bird released a fantastic new Halloween Collection – The Creak ‘n’ Shriek SVG Collection from where you’ll find several fun and spooky projects for your Halloween party or decorations.

I threw myself at the Spooky Light Box

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I wanted it to match some of my other Halloween decorations, so I made it in Black, Ash, Stone and Squash AC Cardstock – still pretty spooky in daylight but life really comes into it at night with at light behind….

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I really love these Light Boxes. They are so easy to make and assemble and they are so amazing to look at both during the day but especially at night

Thanks for yet another great design Bird!

Now onto more fun from this great collection………………

– To be continued –