Explosion of Impressions

Last month my Mom turned 70 and as you can guess I wanted to make something special for her.

What do you make for a 70-year-old that doesn’t take up space (as she recently moved to a small apartment) but is still something that she can remember getting on this special day?

I decided on the Hexagon Explosion Box from Simply Crafty SVGs:

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First of I want to say, that if I have to go into details, this post is going to be waaaay to long, so I put a video at the end of the post so you can see all the goodies.

The box is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Cranberry, Leaf, Kraft and Wave and decorated with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Times Nouveau” Collection.

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I decorated the lid with several Prima flowers, Vinyl, enamel dots and different trinkets from my stash.

Taking the lid of reveals the Explosion of Impressions:

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All the layers are decorated inside and outside and the follow pictures show a bit of it:

I made some of the panels into small pockets for the tags to fit in and wrote some details about my Mom on them. I also used the Silhouette Sketch pens to draw parts of lacing patterns on the tags as it’s on of her favorite crafts.

On the pockets I also drew crafting motifs all found in the Silhouette Design Store.

On the largest layer, I added some quotes and saying that I found in the Silhouette Design Store – all about crafting. Well the box theme is crafting actually 😀

On the smallest layer I added small labels on which I wrote a greeting from me, my Sister and the rest of our families.

I put the present inside the box in the middle and decorated the lid with knitting needles and a piece of knit also from the Silhouette Design Store. I also decorated with more vinyl lacing pattern and some gems.

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This was a little bit about the Explosion Box – please have a look see at the video below to see more and thank you so much for visiting today – see you soon ❤

 

 

Fit For A Princess

Let me brighten up your Monday today, with a little cute project I made last week. (before the Flu/Snot Monster came and claimed my soul)

For a while I’ve been secretly in love with the cute Vintage Vanity Case from Simply Crafty SVGs and combined with my favorite paper brand – Graphic 45 – what can go wrong?

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I chose the Princess collection for the case – rather fitting, don’t you think? The main case is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla.

It’s very easy to make – even in this downsized version (75%) and would make a lovely gift for a little girl or maybe a not-so-little-girl 😉

I decorated the case with Rose Gold Metallic paper from Tim Holtz and added small dots of  Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops as “nails”.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) from Tim Holtz.

Finally I added some small Prima roses on the lid along with a few leaves and a tiny metal key and called it a day. Pretty cute if I may say so myself.

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But what do you think? Please let me know in a small comment below and have a great Monday – yes they do exist 😉

Thank you for joining me today

 

Coffee…Coffee…COFFEE!!!

Ever felt that craving, the need – the MUST HAVE?

For coffee that is 😉 Oh dearies – I feel it everyday! And I especially felt it when seeing that awesome Percolator that Sandy of Simply Crafty SVGs put in her store last fall.

I have seen many editions of the Percolator made and each and everyone made me thirst for my favorite drink. So I decided that while sipping a Café Latte, I would make my own.

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I chose to make it realistic but tiny (due to lack of storage space). So it’s downsized to 50% of the original.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal and Black and decorated with Silhouette Printable Foil in Silver.

And it’s very tiny – only a bit taller than a Stickles glue 😉

I found the tag in a 6×6 paper pad from Echo Park – “Coffee” Collection – it just fit so well. Another could be: I’ll take my coffee black as my soul 😀

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So easy and fun to make – still thinking of other ways to make it and might be doing so in the future. I’m a coffee addict – there I said it!

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know what you think of this tiny Percolator in a comment below and until next time: Happy Crafting ❤

Happy Snowman

The calendar says Winter and Winter equals snow…..at least in some places. We have only had a few flakes hit the ground but it sure has gotten cold enough for the white gold to make it’s glorious entry. Yeah it’s hard being a winter/snow lover in Denmark these days.

While still eagerly awaiting some heavier snowfall, I made this tiny cute Smiling Snowman from Simply Crafty SVGs.

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He is made from AC Cardstock in White, Chestnut, Black and Melon and decorated with Best Creation White Glitter paper and AC POW Glitter paper in Purple and Teal.

I downsized him to 50% of the original and that only made him cuter 🙂

I also made him a tiny lantern to keep him cozy in those looooong cold winter nights. It’s made from the Mini Hanging Lantern (freebie) and the Square Classic Lantern (the one with the cross windows).

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I simply added the cross windows to the Mini Hanging Lantern and then I shrunk it down a lot to make it fit in size for the tiny snowman. I also added a tiny LED light inside it.

Now he can keep me company while waiting for a Winter Miracle in the form of snow.

Thanks for stopping by – please come back soon  and also please leave me a comment below.

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 ❤