Mother’s Day in the Garden

Hello, happy Sunday and happy Mother’s Day.

There wasn’t a shadow of a doubt about what I wanted to show you today as it is Mother’s Day. The only thing that teased me, was what to choose as SVGAttic and SnapDragon Snippets has so many wonderful Mother’s Day files to choose from.

Not that my own Mother doesn’t enjoy the garden, she just has lots of other hobbies but I know a lot of Mothers out there thrive in the green and loves to get dirt under their nails, so I went with a garden theme.

And this is what I came up with:

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First of is the 3D Garden Hat that I made from AC Cardstock in Brown Sugar and Straw along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Botanical Tea” collection and two small silver colored eyelets.

I also decorated it with some Prima flowers from my stash in coordinating colors and a butterfly also from Prima.

This hat is very easy to make so it’s perfect for everybody both beginner paper crafters and the more advanced.

Next is the 3D Garden Spade:

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This one is also very easy to make and it’s so realistic,  I fear somebody’s going to bring it into the garden for shoveling 😀

I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Botanical Tea” collection.

I also tied some pink twine on the handle.

Then I made a flower in a pot:

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This is a somewhat fantasy kind of a flower inspired by Hydrangeas.

For the flower itself I used ½ styrofoam ball on which I pinned several small flowers from the Flower Five Petal Leaf Cluster cut out in Graphic 45 patterned paper (Botanical Tea) As flower center I added small sequins.

The ball is then glued or pop-dotted onto a large flower from the SDS 3D Cake Box Kit (without the candle) cut in AC Cardstock in Bubblegum. Then I cut out some leaves from the Flower Five Petal Leaf Cluster in Cricket AC Cardstock and glued them underneath the flower and placed it onto the pot.

The Flower Ball Topiary 3D Pot is made from Vanilla AC Cardstock and decorated with “Botanical Tea” paper. For filler I used some Spanish Moss. Isn’t it cute?

This project is for the bit more advanced crafters but I really encourage everyone to try it 🙂

Last but not least I made the adorable Tea Cup 3D Container also from SnapDragon Snippets:

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The cup is cut from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with Graphic 45 patterned paper “Botanical Tea”. The Tea Bag Tag is the small in the set and is cut from Graphic 45’s paper and decorated with a small chipboard tag from Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” collection and tied onto the cup with a length of scrap floss. Finally I added a Prima butterfly and filled the cup with sweets (chocolate covered roasted almonds)

This cup is rather large so if you’re not into spending a fortune on candy (like I did), you can fill some tissue paper into the cup first for filler 😉

And all together now 😉 :

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So what do you think of this project? Let me know in a comment 🙂

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Flowers for the Birthday Girl

I always try to remember to bring a little something for the hostess when going to a Birthday party. It could be flowers or chocolates or this:

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This is the Box Hex Med with Lid from SnapDragon Snippets (also available in the Silhouette Design Store) that I downsized by 50%.

I made this for my niece who invited us over for her Birthday last Sunday and it was instead of a flower.

It is made from AC Cardstock in Black and Peacock and decorated with Graphic 45s “Floral Shoppe” patterned paper. I used a little resin rose in black as the handle on top of the lid.

In this box I put some Ricola Original Swiss Herb Bon Bons because it matched so well with the floral paper 😉

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I do hope she likes these candies (I do 😉 )

I also made her a card to match:

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This adorable Bloom Flowers 5×7 Card is also from SnapDragon Snippets but can also be found in the Silhouette Design Store.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Banana, Vanilla, Oregano, Peacock, Rosebud, Cranberry, Mustard, Leaf, White and Kraft Wood patterned cardstock also from AC.

All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Pads and the two small wooden dots are from My Minds Eye.

The sentiment say “Congratulations” in Danish and is written with the sketch pen option in the Silhouette Software.

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She got a Birthday gift as well 🙂 I love my niece – nothing is too good for her 🙂

Thanks for joining me today and please feel free to leave me a small comment on your way out ❤

More Spring projects to come soon – so stay tuned 😉

Springtime in the Netherlands

…..I can only imagine it. All those tulips! And windmills….and water channels. I was lucky to visit close to Amsterdam this winter but I would really love to go now to see all of the gorgeous signs of Spring.

Well….I can’t go because I can’t afford it but I can bring a little bit of the Netherlands into my living room with this next project I made from SnapDragon Snippets. The files are also available in the Silhouette Design Store.

Wooden Shoe 3D Container with Cubic 3D Tulips (just used the tulips and leaves)

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This cutie is made from AC Cardstock in Caramel, Cotton Candy, Banana, Rosebud, Apricot, Vanilla, Cranberry, Mulberry, Boysenberry, Lemon, Olive, Spinach and Mustard. It is decorated with wood patterned cardstock in Kraft also from AC and Graphic 45s Floral Shoppe.

The shoe I kept in the original size but the tulips are downsized by 50%.

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I used wooden skewers as stems and attached the flower heads and the leaves with floral tape. Then I added some flower foam and Spanish Moss into the shoe and stuck in the tulips and the leaves.

It is so easy to make – a bit time consuming with all the tulips, but it’s really not that bad.

All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Pads from Prima.

I am so pleased with how this turned out 🙂

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I hope you like it too – tell me in a comment please and thanks for joining me today 🙂

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Hello Spring

Hello to Spring…..Hello to you and Happy Sunday!

Today I want to show some Easter and Spring projects that I made this last week. Who isn’t dying to get out all their Easter and Spring decor right about now and start decorating? I know I’m soooo ready for Spring and Easter always marks the transition from Winter to Spring for me. So I’ve been busy creating.

First of I want to show the cute Spring Wreath from SnapDragon Snippets that I made using the Flat 3D Daisy instead of the original flower – just to make it more dimensional.

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I used AC Cardstock in Lollypop, Cotton Candy, Grass, Oregano, Melon and Sunflower and inked all the edges with Prima Ingvild Bloome Chalk ink pads. Then I used a black Sharpie to draw the small dot on the centers of the flowers. Finally I tied a pink dottet ribbon on top and that’s it. Very very easy to make – and it’s so Spring-y.

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Next I made the small and adorable 3D Chick Box that I found in the Silhouette Design Store (it is a SVG Attic file though)

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Isn’t he cute?

I used AC Cardstock in Canary, Dandelion, Caramel, Chocolate and Black and for the wings I used Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock in a light yellow.

I inked all the edges with Ingvild Bloome Chalk ink pads and mounted the wings with yellow heart shaped eyelets. Finally I dotted the little eye with a white Sharpie.

Love this little fellow to bits – and it’s a box that you can put treats in!

Last but not least I made an Easter Card:

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This adorable and fun card is the Bunny Shaker Window Card from SnapDragon Snippets (also available in the Silhouette Design Store Design ID #189097)

For this baby I used AC Cardstock in White, Black, Carrot, Sunflower, Grass, Oregano and Peony and inked all the edges with Ingvild Bloome Chalk Ink Pads. I used a piece of Acetate from Crafter’s Companion as window and filled it with Skittles. Now who wouldn’t love to get a card like this one?

And there you have it – the Easter/Spring projects I’ve been fiddling with this last week and believe me – I ain’t done yet!

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see lots of Easter and Spring crafting goodies from you guys!

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Bunny Garden

Hello – so glad you want to join me today.

I’m sneaking in to show you a “little” project I made this week. You know when the idea hits, you just gotta go with it – so I did.

I’ve set my mind to changing up the Carrot 4 pnl 3d Box Fence from SnapDragon Snippets and I thought of changing the carrots to bunnies.

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So I grabbed the nose and whiskers from the Bunny Shaker Window Card, the ears from the Bunny 3D Spheres Figure and the eyes from the Bunny Tummy Lip Balm Standing Card and started my project.

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I made the Bunnies in White AC Cardstock with ears and nose in Cotton Candy and the eyes and whiskers in black pearl paper. I dotted the eyes and nose with a white Sharpie and inked the edges with a Ingvild Bloome Chalk Ink pad in Pastel Brown.

The ears are made as I would for the 3D Spheres Figure, but I cut the bottom of and glued it onto the top of the front segment, filled it with candy and then I closed the box by tying a ribbon around the top segments and made a bow. I did this for all three bunnies.

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Then onto the box itself….

It’s made from green Bazzill Swiss Dot cardstock and White AC Cardstock and all edges are inked with Ingvild Bloome Chalk Ink Pads in Pastel Brown and Garden Grass. Then all I had to do was follow the instructions from Jodi G. Warners tutorial.

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Last but not least I added some Prima flowers onto the fence for that Spring feel.

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Hippity Hoppity Easter Time

Happy Sunday 🙂

While snow finally covers the ground here in Denmark, there is no denying that Spring is on the way. Yes we got our portion of snow really late this year – but we got it so I’m happy 🙂

We are now in the month of March and this year that means the Easter month. I guess that is why this little fella decided to move in with us – Bunny 3D Spheres Figure from SnapDragon Snippets.

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He is made from AC Cardstock in Chocolate and Black along with glitter paper in Pink and Doodlebug Design paper ” Easter Parade”. The small jewel is from my stash and I dotted his eyes with a white Sharpie. You can find the tutorial for him here

He is so ready to meet all the other Easter creatures around the house and I bet there is going to be some new additions this year too.

Thanks for joining me today – hope your weekend is awesome and that you get a lot of spring crafting done. 🙂

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My Punny Valentine

Happy Sunday and YAY! – We almost made it through January (for me one of the longest months of the year)

Today I want to share with you a little something I brewed together last night. Just something that hopped into my head as I was trying to find new projects to make.

As I’ve said before – I’m soooo not into Valentines Day. And I still ain’t but……I just couldn’t help myself on this little fellow:

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The 3D To-Go-Coffee Cup is from SDS Coffee Break.

I made it from AC Cardstock in White and Chestnut and decorated it with a sleeve I made from Doodlebug Design Paper Cream & Sugar.

I also decorated the cup with some hearts – one is the Heart Zipper Ornament from SnapDragon Snippets that I made from AC Cardstock in Latte and decorated with Doodlebug Design Paper also from Cream & Sugar and used some grey and black shiny paper from the zipper. I just left out the back piece with the hole for hanging.

The other heart is just a duplicate of the Latte heart from above, where I wrote the sentiment with a Silhouette Sketch Pen in brown.

Now to hide it from that special someone who is going to receive this on Feb. 14th., because I love him as much as I do coffee. 😀

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Valentines Day to all of you who celebrate this day. 🙂

The Post-Christmas-blues…..

….yup! There is such a thing. I suffer from it BIG time! That creative void or vaccum where you don’t know what to make or create. Seems like you been totally busy and now….it’s quiet. Totally blank.

I sat down last night – tired from being up way too late New Years Eve and really really lazy. I started going through different projects I could create (I do that sometimes – kinda planning ahead) and there it was!

The cute 3D Snow Globe Box from the JGW Snow Flurries kit (also found here in the Silhouette Design Store) and I decided to make my own version of it 😉

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All I really did was make an octagon-shaped hole in the middle and layer it with some vellum so light can shine through. Then I too one of the snow flakes from the Snow Flake Hanging Card from the SDS Ornament kit (or design #22717 in the Silhouette Design Store) and cut out 4 of them and then glued them side to side to make a 3D snow flake to hang in the middle of the Snow Globe.

Finally I put in a color shifting LED light into the box and voila!

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I do think it’s fun when imagination runs wild and you can come up with new ways to make things 🙂

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you came into 2018 with happiness and a big bang 😀 and look forward to showing you lots of new projects 🙂

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New Years Eve Decorations

Hello again and Happy Sunday.

It’s New Years Eve tonight (Yay) and that is a special occasion around my house. My hubby and two boys are more excited for this evening than for their Birthday or even for Christmas. So naturally we make a big deal out of it – even if we’re only 4 or 5 people around to celebrate it.

Every year I make decorations for New Years Eve and some is kept for next year and some don’t survive (yes it gets pretty wild around here)

This year I set my eyes on the new Candles in Three Sizes for LED Tea Lights from an upcoming kit from SVG Attic. Watch for it in a set next summer for early Christmas crafting. You can also find the Candles in the Snapdragon Snippets store or in the Silhouette Design Store.

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These are very easy to make and I made all three in a jiffy. I decided, that since they are meant as decor for New Years Eve, I not only wanted them to be candles but to look like small crackers/fireworks as well. The little “fuse” or paper flame is included with the candles and is simply assembled by rolling it on a pencil or something similar and gluing the tube together. Then curl the long strips. I just put it over the LED flame but you can also glue it inside the candle hole.

I made the candles in AC Cardstock in Black and decorated them with AC POW glitter paper with a chevron pattern in silver.

And what is New Years Eve without  Champagne or Champagne glasses?

So I made two 3D Champagne Glasses from the JGW New Years Celebration kit

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I didn’t use acetate on mine or decorated them with gems or stones but kept them in the same color scheme as the rest of my decorations: Black, White and Silver. I don’t plan for using them for candy but I might use them as candle holders – a LED Tea Light fits perfectly in them.

I used AC Cardstock in White for the glasses and decorated them with AC POW glitter paper in Silver and Black. On the top of the glasses I put some glitter washi tape from my stash.

I must say that these were also very easy to make. The trick is to use a pencil or wooden dowel inside the stem as it helps to hold the top onto the stem and makes it more sturdy.

But wait…..there is more 😀

Next is the Rocket Lantern from Dreaming Tree.

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This was very easy to make and I didn’t change much except the colors, left out the pipe cleaners and added some extra stars.

It is made from AC Cardstock in Black and decorated with AC POW glitter paper in Silver. I added a color shifting LED light into the rocket and it’s ready to fly 😉

Then I made a banner:

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This one I found in the Silhouette Design Store (design #64583) and it’s designed by Lori Whitlock. I just love the intricate design – almost looks like lace and I found it perfect for my New Years Eve decor. It’s written in Danish and says “Happy New Year” 🙂

I made it in Black AC Cardstock and backed it with silver glitter paper – don’t you think it’s unbelievably beautiful? This one can last some years as I didn’t write any numbers on it 😉

Instead I made those numbers  – 2018 – from Lori’s 3D Simple Numbers that also found in the Silhouette Design Store (#125495)

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I stayed true to my color scheme and made them in AC Cardstock in Black and White along with POW Silver glitter paper. My intention is to let a LED Light String run through the letters for some extra attention 😉 I also think I might have to use a pop dot to hold them upright through out the night 😉

I also made a bottle tag 😀

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This one can also be found in the Silhouette Design Store (design #239620), is designed by Daniela Moscone and is very straightforward to make. I used pop dots on the 1 and the 0 for some effect.

It’s made of AC Cardstock in White and Black along with POW glitter paper in Silver and Black.

Finally I made place cards and these I also found in the Design Store (design #238336) and they are designed by Studio Ilustrado.

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I altered them a bit by removing the clock and making the zero in several layers to make a shaker card effect and used some black glitter along with silver stars inside. The card itself is also made from AC Cardstock in Black and White with POW Silver glitter paper.

I hope I can show you some before and after shots of the table and the decor (so you can see the mayhem and destruction 😀 )

Well that was what I had to show you today. I wish a Happy New Year to all of you and hope to see you a lot more in 2018

Update:

The promised before and after shot:

A Toast To Your New Year

Hello and thanks for joining me today.

I just want to show you the card I made for my friends Birthday (it’s today: Happy Birthday Sys!)

Usually I don’t want to make Christmas themed cards for people who has Birthday around Christmas or New Year themed cards for those, who’s Birthday is close to the New Year, because I think it important that their Birthday be celebrated like everyone else’s. But in this case I made an exception.

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This card is from the JGW New Years Celebration kit and I saw two meanings in the sentiment – One for toasting in the New Year and one for toasting in somebody’s new year…..a Happy Birthday.

I made the card in Black and White AC Cardstock along with gold pearl paper, gold and silver AC POW glitter paper and gold and silver adhesive foil from Silhouette. Then I simply added some small bubble gems from Queen & Co. and Voila!

 I gave my friend this card along with a bottle of bubbly Asti Spumante so she has something to toast in the New Year and her new year 🙂

Thanks for joining me today – please come back tomorrow where I’ll show you some of my New Years Eve decorations I just made. Oh and please don’t forget to write me a little comment 😉

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