Acorn House

Gone is Summer. Gone is Halloween. Soon Fall turns into Winter and before we know it, it’s Christmas.

I’ve packed away my Halloween decor to make room for Christmas and soon I will pack away my Fall decor too – but only because I haven’t got room for it. Lots of the Fall decorations can easily be used for Christmas. This cute decoration I just made definitely can!

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This adorable Acorn House from Simply Crafty Svgs, is one of the easiest houses I’ve ever made and still is darn cute.

I made it in the original size – very unlikely of me 😉 It’s cut on my Silhouette Cameo and I used the Solid Scorelines option. I’ve started doing that most of the time unless it’s something very small. Then it can be a pain to fold 😀

I used AC Cardstock in Coffee and Chocolate along with patterned paper from DCWVs “Cider Woods.” It’s difficult to see but the paper for the bottom is copper foiled acorns 😉 So I took a close up:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz and I used gold Vellum behind the windows and door.

The door knob is a copper colored enamel dot and I tied some raffia around the stem and added the cut-out leaves plus some small berries from my stash of nature materials.

Lastly I added a string of Fairy lights inside – the glow is fantastic ❤

Oh how I love acorns – and I usually use them to decorate for Christmas too along with pine cones and pine branches.

Well that was that – now it’s time to concentrate on Christmas 🙂 I have a lot of things I want to make and I bet I can’t fit them all inside my house 😀

Thanks for joining me today – have you started your Christmas decorating yet? Let me know in a comment below

 

 

 

Feed Me, Seymour,

Feed me all night long
That’s right, boy!
You can do it!
Feed me, Seymour
Feed me all night long
‘Cause if you feed me, Seymour
I can grow up big and strong!

Remember these lyrics? If you do, you’ve definitely seen the Musical “Little Shop of Horrors” starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Bill Murray. By far one of my favorite Musicals 😀

So you can imagine when I saw the awesome creation of Audrey II by Jan Hunter – I just had to scrap lift it and Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs made it very easy.

Presenting: Audrey II (Venus Flytrap SVG File):

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I had so much fun making the murderous little plant. I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWV Stacks Curiosities and Ghost Stories.

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The leaves and the tongue are embossed with Embossing folder from Crafters Companion and Sizzix and all edges plus teeth and embossing are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors.

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The plant sign is from American Crafts and I used vinyl for the text….it even has the bloody fingerprint from Seymour 😮

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Finally I filled in some Spanish Moss in the pot and ….TA DAAAA…..Two-y was born (again)

This might be my only Halloween decor this year…let’s see if I have time to make some more and find the space for it.

I’ve seen several Audrey’s made lately – all look fantastic ❤

Thanks for joining me today….I think I’ll take some off from my chores and watch “Little Shop of Horrors” for the 50th time 😀

 

Can……Canoe……?

It happens to me so often. I see some new SVG files and ….BAM…. my mind starts to think up ideas on how to use them. Sometimes alternative, sometimes weird and sometimes downright crazy.

This time…..well you be the judge:

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This 8″ x 8″ picture or plaque is made with two new and amazing files from Simply Crafty Svg’s – namely the Soda Can and the Canoe from the Canoe Gift Box. And yes this is exactly what I imagined when I saw them.

The plaque itself is from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #295470) and that goes for the “splash” (design ID #76959), and the puddle (design ID #48220)

I used AC Cardstock for the Can and Canoe + Bazzill Bling Cardstock for the Can. All edges are inked with Distress Ink.

The plaque is made from AC Poster Board with Wood pattern.

For the splash and puddle I used pearl paper/Majestic paper.

Finally I added a silver enamel dot on the top of the Can, a few Rocks along the lake shore and made some drops here and there with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I downsized the Can to 75% and the Canoe to 25% That is very small! The rocks on the shore are granite chippings from my drive way. Almost too small to assemble with my fat fingers 😀

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I found the Quote online and made it with the Print ‘n Cut function on my Silhouette and last but not least the label on the Can is also made with Print ‘n Cut and the file is also from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #20891)

Well – that’s it. So now you get to tell me if I’m artsy or just plain crazy…. 😀 – just in a comment below ❤

Thanks for visiting – be back soon I hope. I’m moving very very soon but the first thing to get unpacked and ready is my craft space 😀

 

The Latest Buzz

The Sun has been out most of the day today but I’ve been a buzzzzy bee 😉

Last week, Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs, released a new darling collection with a Bee theme and I just had to make some of the items from it 🙂

Bees are darn right cute and adorable – especially the cartoony ones 😉 They are also extremely important for our environment. Sadly they are about to go extinct due to poisons released by humans on crops. But that is a whole other story….not a pleasant one 😦

Let’s stick to the adorable cute bees, buzzing happily around from flower to flower, gathering pollen to make yummy Honey.

First of is the darling Bee Hive:

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This Royal Bee home is made from AC Cardstock in Butter, Coffee, Blush, Spearmint, Melon and Chestnut.

I used a Sizzix Honeycomb embossing folder on the panels and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV Samantha Rose. I also used some Rose Gold Glitter paper for the flower stamens as well as the little crown (found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #10713 by Alaa’K) on the bee’s head. All edges are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors as well as highlighting the Honeycomb pattern.

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Furthermore I used some wood patterned paper from the same DCWV stack on the base of the Hive.

Now to wait for darkness so I can see it lit up by a LED candle 🙂

It’s a bit of a time consuming project but it’s so worth it and if you’re making more than one, you’ll get the hang of it and be done a lot quicker. Especially the little bee takes some time but GOSH she is so adorable ❤

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I used ordinary vellum for the wings and embossed them with a Cuttlebug Twig patterned embossing folder and for her eyes I used some tiny black enamel dots from my stash.

Next up is the Honey Jar:

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Following the same colors as before, this is made in AC Cardstock Butter, Spearmint and Latte.

I decorated with the same DCWV stack – Samantha Rose – and used the same embossing folder on the yellow panels as well as the same Distress Ink.

Furthermore I used my Foil Quill to write “Honey” on the label using Rose Gold Foil from Couture Creations and tied a hemp cord around the jar.

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Finally I added three tiny enamel dots on the lid.

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This one is a lot faster to make and is very easy – and what a pretty jar to give away as a hostess gift or as gift wrapping 🙂

Here’s the Hive and Jar together:

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That was it for me today – now to relax a tiny bit before bedtime – I’ve have been quite buzy 😉

Thanks for visiting. I do hope you’ll leave me a small comment below – I really love the feedback ❤

 

From the Sea

It’s been a rainy day today. All day. Hasn’t stopped yet.

I don’t mind because that means I don’t have to feel guilty to lock myself in my craft room and do what I enjoy the most…..paper crafting.

I made something I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time and I had just the perfect paper for it.

This Sailboat – Zeilboot is from the Dutch webshop Creatieve Papier Uitspattigen and is not only a boat but also a box.

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It’s very easy to make (there’s a picture tutorial enclosed in the file), weighs practically nothing and isn’t too large.

I made mine from AC Cardstock in Turf and White along with patterned paper from DCWV “Costal” and some pearl paper. I inked the edges with Distress Ink in a brown color.

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I decorated with a few Prima flowers and some Prima gems + pearls.

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She is a thing of beauty and is ready to sail out into the world – wonder where she’ll go?

When deciding on which of the papers in the stack I would use, I was inspired by one of the pictures on the front of the stack – had to do this!

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This is the Crate from the Caramel Apple Pie kit by SVG Cuts. Just perfect for all those beach tresures you find in Summer.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in White and more papers from the “Costal” stack.

I inked all edges with Distress ink in a brown nuance and embossed the rectangular side panels with a wood grain embossing folder from Darice.

I also cut out some words from the stack and adhered them onto the front with pop dots.

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Finally I decorated the crate with a few flowers and gems from Prima and added some small “nail heads” to the side planks and the wording.

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Although you can’t really tell from the picture, this gorgeous beach themed paper from DCWV has several sheets with pearl accents and it’s so beautiful. Used some on the sides of the crate and also on the inside front and back pieces.

It’s still raining outside – will properbly continue all night. I didn’t get my steps in either. I don’t care. I spent my day making a Summery project so I had lots of sunshine in my room 🙂 Don’t they just look perfect together?

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Thanks for joining me today – I hope it was worth you time. I’d really love if you’d leave a comment below – let’s me know that YOU visited me today ❤

 

 

Fabulous at 50

Thursday my friend turned 50 and tonight we’re celebrating her. Wow – 50 already! 😮 (I’m naturally YEARS away from that – still a kitten of 29 😉 )

This fabulous lady loves her shoes, bags and (like me) Rock Music 🙂 So how to combine these into a present?

First I found the items I wanted to make. SVGCuts is one of my favorite go-to places and she didn’t disapoint 🙂 Then I found the paper – all perfect together. And what more perfect than a 50’s theme for at 50th Birthday????

Ok – first of is the Stylish Handbag from the  Brunch Party SVG Kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Black and Robin’s Egg and decorated with papers from Authentique’s “Fabulous” Collection along with glitter paper in teal, glossy paper in black and gold foiled cardstock.

I inked all the edges with Distress Ink in matching colors and added a few cut outs from the paper kit to the tags, that I attached with a ball chain and decorated with an fluffy embellishment from my stash.

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I made the bag in 75% and it’s perfect for holding my gift for my friend.

I also made her a card and my choice fell on the “Party Card – 33” and the sleeve from the “Happy Birthday Card – 45” from the Rockin and Rollin SVG Kit:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Black and Vanilla and decorated with the same papers as the bag except the sleeve which is made from paper from the “Dapper” Collection also by Authentique.

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I decorated the sleeve with a few stickers from the kit and some flowers from Prima plus a few coordinating enamel dots.

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The Envelope is made from the “Fabulous” paper.

Now I’m really excited to see her reaction to this present – I mean – that is one bag she doesn’t have in her HUGE collection 😉

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Thanks for joining me today – please remember to leave me a small comment below and have an awesome and crafty weekend ❤

 

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. 🙂

 

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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