Mom’s Le Chef

One thing I didn’t sign up for when becoming a mom, was the constant questions: What’s for dinner? When’s dinner? Or having to cook more than more meal cause the kids can’t eat the same food – *SIGH* Bet I’m not the only one.

It doesn’t help when cooking is my least favorite thing to do. I really wish I could hire someone to do it for me 😀 Like my sister for instance. She used to be a Chef and is making the most delicious and healthy food.

This dilemma is what inspired this Simply Crafty SVGs project – the Chef Hat:

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This hat is actually a box and I did make it as such. It will come in handy if I give it away. Right now it’s sitting on a kitchen shelf for a bit of amusement 😉

I made it from AC Cardstock and used the Print and Cut feature in my Silhouette software to make the text on the panel. This is one I found in the Silhouette Design Store ID #139760 by Sophie Gallo.

I bet we’re going to get a kick out of it 😀

Thanks for joining me today 🙂 What do think of this project? Let me know in a comment below and remember to come back real soon!

Bunny on Cloud Nine

I’ve been looking forward to today as I can now reveal that I’m a new member on the Coffee Beans Design Team. I am very excited to be here and hope to bring something new and fresh to the team if possible.

Today I want to start out with not one…..not two…..but three projects I made with the darling digi stamp Easter Bunny Hot Air Balloon from Bugaboo Stamps.proud sponsorBugaboo

For all three projects I used the trace and the offset options in my Silhouette Studio software and print and cut the images. Then I colored them in by hand.

First of is a cute 3D picture:

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This cute picture is one I found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #141563 (by Daniela Moscone) and it’s made from AC Cardstock.
I simply switched out the ballon with the digi stamp that I’ve colored in with Promarkers.

The frame is given extra dimension by using foam tape and the bunny plus the little piece of cloud is secured with 3D dots.

Next is an Easel Card:

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This card is also one I found in the Silhouette Design Store Design ID #57245 (by Lori Whitlock) and it’s also made from AC Cardstock.

The background is a print and cut that fits so well with the stamp.

I colored in the stamp with Sharpies and pop-dotted a small cloud on the right.

A very easy and fun little card for someone special.

Finally I made a Gift Card Gift Bag:

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This is also a Silhouette Design Store fil – Design ID #162508 (by Lori Whitlock) and this too is made from AC Cardstock + some acetate.

This little bag is also dimensional as the bunny kinda floats inside in a little scene. Candy can be put in there too for more fun. Behind the bunny is a little insert/pocket for a gift card. The little cloud on the outside of the bag, is adhered with a pop-dot.

This time I also used Promarkers to color in the bunny and I do find these easier to work with.

So these are my three projects using the same digi stamp.

This is deff.  some what out of my usual way of paper crafting but I do love a challenge. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Thank you so much for joining me today – hope to see you again tomorrow ❤

Snowdrop Box Card

Here in Denmark, the first bringers of Spring is among Eranthis and Crocus the Snowdrop.

This little white bulb flower usually pops up from the dirt when the sun melts the snow (IF there’s been snow that is) like the other early Spring flowers, but this one really looks like a fairy dress to me. So delicate and beautiful – clearly my favorite!

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As I was considering making the Orchid Box Card from Simply Crafty Svgs, I loaded the files into my Silhouette Software and started to organize the parts – as I usually do when starting a new project. That’s when I discovered it.

I noticed that I could bend one of the crown leaves of the Orchid and make it look like a Snowdrop and from there on my mind did it’s thing.

I started pulling on some of the edit point on the leaf to make the two outer parts a bit longer and more pointy. I also edited the small flower buds a bit to make the round end a bit more wavy. Finally I edited the flower stem + the one on the insert to remove the leaves.

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The leaves are also edited to be slimmer and longer as Snowdrop leaves are 🙂

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It makes more sense looking at the picture 😀

Adorable right? I doubled the stems – one of each side of the insert and doubled the flower as well to make it look more dimensional.

Then I just added the leaves to the insert and there it was 🙂

I used AC Cardstock and DCWV patterned paper from the Samantha Rose Stack. I really love the way the foiled paper looks like snow melting on dirt. For the edges I used Distress Ink. The sentiment on the card reads “Congratulations” and is made with the Print and Cut option.

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So now I have two options when making the Orchid/Snowdrop Box Card 🙂

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Let me know what you think in a comment below – I would really love to hear some opinions.

Thanks for dropping by today ❤

One Thing Led To Another…..

Having an idea of making one thing, very often leads me to other ideas.

It’s just how my brain works. Filled with thoughts, ideas, music, talk….etc. Most people know this from themselves but sometimes mine spins a whole lot faster and I really need to grab those ideas when they’re there – otherwise they diminish into oblivion forever. The big black hole as I call it 😉

This time I had set out to make an Iglo as I noticed Simply Crafty SVGs didn’t have one yet.

Not being the great math genius, I figured that a few files had to be combined for this to happen so I started searching the site and settled on elements from the Dog Dish and the Leprechaun Hat.

I took the bottom piece from the Dog Dish and the top part from the Hat and glued them together……only to discover that they did NOT make a Iglo shape.

But looking at this odd thing I had made, sent my head in a spin of ideas and here’s a few of them:

Bucket Hat or Cloche Hat:

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It’s going to be to difficult to explain exactly what I did to get to this but as mentioned before I glued the two shapes from the files together and then I added panels.

These were also made from the same two files – simply by using the welding tool in the Silhouette Studio software.

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A little tweaking with the edit points and voila….perfect panel.

I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper that I printed from the Silhouette Design Studio (ID #255448 by Miss Kate Cuttables). I also added Glossy Accent from Ranger to the dots of the flowers in the paper.

Then I tied a ribbon around the hat and added a few flowers. It’s cute right?

The little Groovy sentiment/tag is from the Silhouette Design Store ID#13856 and I added a group of flowers matching the paper from Miss Kate Cuttables also from the Store ID#251605.

Next idea was given to me by a friend that saw this shape as a Blue Bell Flower:

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I downsized all by 50% and changed the panels slightly to have a curvy bottom (no pun intended)

Again I played with the different tools in Silhouette Studio:

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To get the curve, I used one of the flowers from the Hollow Easter Egg and then I welded this cut-off piece onto the panel I made before:

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And ta’ daaa….now the panel works as a flower petal 🙂

Further more I made the top leaf out of one of the roof pieces from Spring Egg-Centric House:

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This was done by pulling and pushing on the edit points. Amazing how it can go from one shape to another 🙂

I glued that on top of the flower and cut a small slit into it to fit a name tag and now it’s a place card.

I really like this one ❤

Well…..I could go on with ideas for this shape like a Storm Trooper Helmet. But I didn’t have the patience to make that one 😉

Instead I pursued my original idea and made an Iglo but this time with the top part of the Sailor Hat:

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I used a shape tool to make the entry way but other than that it’s the same.

I used AC Cardstock and Best Creation Glitter Paper which I embossed with a brick patterned embossing folder. Not exactly the right folder, but that was what I had at hand.

I’m not going to go into details on how I struggled to make a bottom for this Iglo (and realizing that a such already existed o.O) but I’m not entirely satisfied with this Iglo. I will keep at it until I make one just right unless Sandy does the work for me 😉

Thanks for taking the wacky journey with me today. Phew….It’s kinda exhausting having this nut of a brain but also a lot of fun 🙂

Hope you’ll join me again soon ❤

3 X 3 = Hygge

What is “Hygge”?

Hygge is a Danish word for coziness – for snuggling under a blanket, being with friends or Family or maybe just being yourself watching your favorite series in candle light, cuddled up in a warm blanket ❤

Hygge is definitely what comes to my mind when I see candles – being real or LED – and that is exactly what I’ve been working on for the last week. Not just one but 3 😉

Not just candles – they have to have something to stand on, so I made 3 candlesticks too.

Not just candles and candlesticks – I added a ring of leaves – or should I say 3.

Enough yapping – here they are:

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Candle 3D Chunky with Drips rests nicely on the Candle Stand 3D for Display with a alternated Candle Ring 3D Evergreens sandwiched between.

Let me start with the candle ring, as I made it somewhat different than the original.

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Leaf and Kale.

I used my Silhouette software to remove the Evergreen sprigs from the ring and add Leafy Sprigs instead as I wanted a more Springy feel to the project. It’s all about daring to use different features in the Silhouette Software (I bet lots of other cutting software offers features like this) like Make or Release “Compound path”, Welding or editing Points. All in all just play around – you can’t fail cause you can always go back.

Then I made the Candle in AC Cardstock Caramel and inked the edges with Distress Ink in a light brown shade. The candle sure is easy to make! You just have to have your pieces organized.

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Finally I made the Candle Stand or Stick in AC Cardstock Vanilla and inked the edges with the same Distress Ink. This is also very easy to make and it is so sturdy!

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That’s it – times 3. Ready for Spring, Easter and Summer. You could add flowers to the rings for more decoration – I just like them the way they are.

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know what you think of this project in a comment below and have a super cozy Sunday.

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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 ❤