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. 🙂

 

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.

 

 

 

Going Out with a Bang

Hiya! I’m so glad you’re joining me today. This is my last blog post for Simply Crafty SVGs this year and I’m going out with a bang…..so to speak 😀

I decided that event though New Years Eve is still some time away, I wanted to show you the cute little lanterns I made for the occasion.

First of is the Rockets Bursting Tealight Holder:

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Designed for the 4th. of July, I decided to make it for New Years because here in Denmark we celebrate the new year with lots of fireworks. Every home with respect for itself, buys a ton of rockets and fireworks and shoots off the the New Year at midnight. So what more fitting than some sparkly decor with rockets and stars?

I downsized the holder by 50% and used AC Cardstock in White along with AC POW Glitter paper in Black, Silver and Gold. I also added some vellum behind the rockets.

Since it’s small, I left out the insert and placed to LED tealights inside and just look at that glow!

I also made the freebie 4th of July Tealight Holder:

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This one is also downsized by 50% and I also used AC Cardstock in White along with AC POW Glitter paper in Black and Silver.

I did use some of the left over stars + a few that I made to decorate the side with the star burst and added vellum behind the cutouts. Isn’t it darling?

Here’s the entire project:

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Yes I so ready for New Years – usually such a fun night 🙂

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ll have a very Merry Christmas and a lucky and happy New Year. See you in 2019 ❤

Star Shine

Winter is coming…or already here. This means it’s dark in the morning and dark early in the afternoon – at least here in Scandinavia.

It’s also Christmas time and the old pagan Winter Solstice feast, that celebrates the Midwinter and the returning of the light.

No matter what you believe in, it’s time to break out the candles and get cozy with their beautiful light. In my house, we don’t use candles of stearin as much anymore. We use a lot of LED candles instead that are better for your health and don’t pose a fire hazard. They are also great to use in homemade lanterns of paper and it just so happens I made such a one to show you today 😉

My choice fell on the 3D Star Lantern from Simply Crafty SVGs:

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This was originally made for the 4th. of July but it can just as well be used for Christmas.

I downsized it by 50% and changed the small firework burst on the sides with a snow flake.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV’s “Christmas Plaid” and gold glitter paper from Artemio. I used vellum behind the star cut outs and tied a length of Boxwood Twine from Tim Holtz Ideaology.

It’s perfect for a normal sized LED tealight and it would look awesome if you made several of them and decorated your Christmas table with them – maybe one for each guest kinda like a place card. 🙂

Thanks for dropping by today – please leave a little love in a comment below.

See you again soon I hope.

Elegant Pumpkin Luminaries

Hello – so glad you are joining me today 🙂

I have something really pretty to show you. I know I said that I would do Christmas from now on BUT…..Simply Crafty SVGs just released this gorgeous, beautiful Fall Pumpkin Luminary and I just had to make it and this just in time for Thanksgiving (for all my US friends and family).

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Of course I couldn’t just make one – I made three 😀 Then I got to play a little more with some of my fantastic fall papers 😉

First is the one in the Original size:

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I made this from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Chestnut and Coffee along with Mercury Glass Paper from DCWV.  The stem is embossed with a script patterned embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

Then I made one downscaled to 75%:

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This is made also from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Coffee and Leaf and with patterned paper from DCWV’s stack “Copper Luxe”. I embossed the stem with a crack-patterned embossing folder from Darice.

The third one is downscaled by 50%:

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This is again made with AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Coffee and Cranberry and decorated with Copper Glitter Paper from Artemio. The stem is embossed with an embossing folder from Cuttlebug with a Swiss dot pattern.

Wow – so easy to assemble … you can make lots of these in no time! They will look so awesome as table centerpiece or, as I intend to, use them as pretty fall decorations.

They look so beautiful at night too:

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Thanks for joining me today and to all of you that celebrate:

Happy Thanksgiving ❤

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 ❤

 

Luminary Skull

Hello – yes it’s me again.

Gosh I love this time of year!!! I get to use my wicked twisted brain to come up with some diabolic, evil looking projects.

Yes, I believe that Halloween should be scary and not cutesy. Not that there is anything wrong in cutesy projects for the kiddos, but when they reach a certain age (like me…29 😉 ) cutesy just isn’t fun anymore.

I always look for ways to make projects look creepy – the creepier the better 😀

That’s what I did to this awesome Skull Head Candle Holder from Simply Crafty SVGs – just added a bit more scary than was already there to begin with.

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For this I used AC Cardstock in Black, White, Rouge and Chocolate along with patterned paper from Tim Holtz and some Grey Bling Cardstock from Bazzill.

I embossed the Skull panels with an Embossing folder from Sizzix (also a Tim Holtz I think) and inked all the edges with Distress Ink. I also added some black gems onto the skull layer on the bottom.

I added vellum behind the openings in the Skull and made the blood dripping down or Stearin drips myself. All I did was enlarge the dripping portion of the candle, cut away the top and some of the tabs and cut the pieces out (using scissors) a the scor lines. Then I glued the pieces onto the top of the skull using the top tab and voila!

I made the Bloody Hatchet in 50% of the original size and cut a small slit in the vellum behind the cracked panel on the Skull, so it could fit in there. I haven’t glued it down.

I know the skull isn’t too scary in the daylight but at night…….

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…..Woah!!! :-O

Here’s a little fun video I made:

 

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you like my version of the Skull Head – tell me in a comment below please ❤

Horrible Cake

Halloween is sneaking up on us and will arrive before we know it…..so it’s best to be prepared and get those decorations done.

It’s my favorite time of year – Honestly – I think Halloween all year long. When I see a new kit or file, my first thought is: Can this be Halloweenified?

The files I’m using for the project I’m about to show you, could!

Imagine Morticia Adams in the kitchen, baking a Birthday cake. Wouldn’t be just any normal cake now, would it? Nahhhh I imagine it something like this:

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A moldy cake with bloody filling topped with spiderwebs and naturally an axe to chop it up into fitting pieces. Served on a creepy stand with blood dripping down over the edge.

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I know I have a vivid imagination, but I couldn’t help myself (again)

I used several Simply Crafty SVGs files for this one – namely the Cake Slice Box (downsized by 50%) , the Bloody Hatchet (downsized by 25%) and the all new Cake Plate/Display Stand (Made a bit bigger to fit the scale)

I used AC Cardstock in Black, Rouge, Chocolate, Melon and Leaf along with patterned paper from Authentique’s “Tricky” Collection and some grey Bling Bazzill Cardstock.

I also used a Swirly Embossing folder from Sizzix to emboss the panels on the foot of the stand.

The blood splatter on the stand is a design from the Silhouette Design Store (Design ID #97008) by Sophie Gallo.

The cake slices (I made 8 for a whole cake) opens up so you can put some treats inside. I was thinking about using this as place cards, where people just find their own name and sit where ever they want to 😉

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All of this is so easy to make and decorate – just let your imagination run wild!

That was what I wanted to share with you today – stay tuned for more creepy, bloody Halloween decor as we get closer and closer to the scary but awesome Halloween.

You Trick, I Treat!

Hello – so happy that you decided to visit my blog today 🙂

I have some fun projects to show you – Halloween of course 😉

Very recently Sandy of Simply Crafty SVGs released a series of K Cup Holders and instantly I started wondering about how to make something else with these. We don’t have K Cups in Denmark (all kinds of other Coffee Capsules though) so what could I put in these awesome holders?

Well change the size of the holes in them and they will fit perfectly for Ferrero Rocher chocolates!

And dress them in Halloween papers – then Voila! Ready to go! Perfect for Trick or Treaters or maybe as a hostess gift.

First of is the K Cup Holder (2 Cup) :

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I made this funny and kid-friendly….kind of 😉

I used AC Cardstock in Black, Chocolate, Latte and Melon, red and white pearl paper and decorated with Doodlebug Paper “BooVille” and some Doodlebug Sprinkles that matched.

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The little owl whoooo(‘s) missing his eyes, is from the Silhouette Design Store Design ID #31986 (designed by Susie Hildebrandt)

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I found the tag and text in the Silhouette Design Store too – Tag: Design ID #31986 (designed by Sweet Afton) and text: Design ID #66686 (designed by Sandi Idleman) I used a white sketchpen to draw on the tag.

I used some red/white twine to tied the tag onto the holder.

Cute right? 🙂

Next I made a little more adult holder:

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This is the same holder as before and for this one I used AC Cardstock in Black and Melon, Bazzill Swiss Dot Paper in Green and decorated with Bobunny paper “Wonderfully Wicked” and white and green pearl paper.

The Toads I found in the Cricut design Store (from the Potions and Spells Cartridge)

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The label – Wart of Toad – I found online. There are thousands so take your pick! It’s a print and cut label.

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I decided to keep using the tag and text from before – just seems so fitting. This one is decorated with some Doodlebug Sprinkles in Matte and matching colors. I used green and white twine for tying the label onto the holder.

Finally I made the Triangles K Cup Holder:

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This one is also a bit more adult and so much fun due to the shape 🙂

I used AC Cardstock in Black for this one, white and copper colored pearl paper and patterned paper from Making Memories – “Spellbound” (very old collection)

This holder was of course a bit more challenging to assemble but not hard at all.

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This label is also one I found online – those chocolates could look like brains especially without the paper 😀

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Of course I used the same tag again and the tiny spider is from Doodlebug. It’s tied with white and black twine.

So I had fun with these K Cup Holders and found another use for them. I can’t wait to see what YOU come up with!

Thanks for visiting today – more Halloween coming up soon 😀

These little lights of mine…..

…..I’m definitely gonna let them shine! 😉

Hi 🙂 So glad to see you and thank you for joining me today.

It’s really fun when one thing can turn into three – H.C. Andersen did write that one feather turned into five hens but in this case, one lantern turns into three 😉 I used the Square Classic Lantern SVG from Simply Crafty SVGs.

All of these lanterns are downsized by 50%. Both for the fun of it (the challenge) and for storage 😉 I recently cleaned out old projects to give away because I simply do not have room for them anymore. Kinda hard to part with them though!

The first lantern or set of lanterns, I made with a fall-theme:

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I used AC Cardstock in Leaf along with patterned paper from BoBunny’s old collection “Apple Cider” and some patterned vellum from my stash. I also added a bit of raffia to the top of the lanterns.

They are very easy to make and I really love those cross patterned windows. Very cute don’t you think?

Next I made a set with a Halloween theme:

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I used AC Cardstock in Black along with patterned paper from BoBunny’s collection “Wonderfully Wicked” and some printable Vellum on which I printed a spider web pattern. I added some color changing LED lights and they are perfect for a small window in my kitchen 🙂

Finally I made a set with art:

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For these I used AC Cardstock in White along with Mercury Glass Paper from DCWV and printable vellum on which I printed paintings of Monet, Dali, Van Gogh and Picasso.

They look so awesome in a window with the light shining through but also incredible at night with the LED light on.

So these are the three variations you get in the one file and the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating. Just think Holidays, seasons etc.

Thanks for joining me today and remember to come back soon for more fun projects 🙂