Time for Celebrating

Honestly – I had another plan for this blog post today – as it’s April Fools Day but it didn’t work out as planned and I don’t think anybody is really in the mood for pranks this year. So I made some pretty projects instead 🙂

April has always been a busy month in my family when it comes Birthdays or other celebrations so it’s always nice to have some cards ready.

I used to be very productive when it came to cards – always knowing a few days ahead who had a Birthday coming up, so I could mail a card but since the Postal system here in Denmark got screwed up, the postage is so high, that I can’t afford to do this anymore. It doesn’t matter cause nobody can be sure to get the card on time anyways.

So now I only make cards to accompany gifts and I like to personalize them, but it’s also great to have a few quick and easy cards ready….especially when you tend to forget the Birthdays now 😉

So I made some of Simply Crafty SVGs freebie cards to have on hand.

First of is the Layered Bunny Card:

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This is such a cute card and very easy to make. I added a few extra layers as I wanted to make it in colors of the rainbow – but in pastels to fit the season.

I used AC Cardstock and a piece of black shiny paper for the face.

I accented the eyes and eggs with a white Sharpie Pen, wrote the sentiment with Sketch Pen and used a few Pop Dots on the label.

I used the cut out bunnies to make a matching Gift tag and added eyes, nose and a burlap butterfly.

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Next is the Layered Cross Card: (freebie through April 5th.)

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This one will be brilliant for the upcoming Confirmations – though they seem to be held in Autumn this year to the Covid-19 Virus.

I used AC Cardstock i different shades of blue and for the top layer, I used an Embossed piece of Paper from DCWVs Stack Embossed White and inked the edges slightly.

Then I added the sentiment, which I wrote with a Sketch Pen, using Pop Dots for dimension.

I also made a Gift Tag from the cut out crosses and added some enamel dots, stickles and Glossy Accent for added interest.

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Finally I made the Pitcher of Flowers Card:

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This isn’t a freebie but if you hurry, it’s still on sale

I really love this card. It’s so beautiful with the beautiful flowers and leaves and the possibilities are endless when it comes to picking colors and papers.

I chose the gorgeous patterned paper from Graphic45s Nature Sketchbook and matching AC Cardstock.

I couldn’t find a red to match that of G45, so luckily I had the extra Pattern and Solids Pad that I used for one of the flowers.

I also added a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to some of the berries.

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As flower center I used some wooden dots from my stash. As you can see on the picture below, I only glued down the stem of the leaves in order for the leaves to be more dimensional.

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Now I know this one is going to be a huge success and won’t be the last one I make for sure.

Now I’m a bit more prepared to the upcoming Celebrations here in April – I really hope I don’t forget them 😀

Thanks for joining me today – please, as always, leave a comment below.

Love Monsters

Today it’s my turn to show a little DT project for the Coffee Beans Design Team and the Love Monsters digi stamp I’ve used is sponored by:

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This time I made a Flip Flap Card that I found in the Silhouette Design Store ID #136973 by Lori Whitlock and I used the cute Love Monsters digi Stamp.

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I got the idea of the little monsters being caught inside the jar, ready to be given to someone special either as a Mother’s Day card or maybe (in these crazy times) as Get Better Card. No matter the occasion, these darlings are sure to bring the message of love 🙂

I used AC Cardstock, pattern paper from Doodlebug Design’s Fairytales Collection and a piece of Acetate (doesn’t show at all on this picture). The lid is made from Bazzill Bling Cardstock.

I colored in the stamp with Promarkers.

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Now it’s ready to be shipped of to someone special.

Thanks for joining me today – please leave a comment below if you like this card.

Flower Gift Bag

In these crazy Corona/Covid-19 virus times, most of us are “forced” to stay at home and this can certainly be a challenge for some. Not for me. This is just what I usually do. I’m not a social butterfly irl but I love to socialize online though 😉

The trick for me to be able to stay at home without going more mental than I already am, is crafting and these days it seems like it more legit to do so. I don’t have to go to bed early so I can get the kids to school in the morning and I can’t go to the Gym (not my favorite thing in the world but somethings are just a necessity). Luckily I’m a craft supply hoarder so I got everything I need at hand. Yay.

It can be difficult to decide on what to make next but the last couple of months it hasn’t been a problem for me due to Design Team projects, favors, gifts etc. Also I like to participate in Challenges. To test myself and to get better at what I do.

Yesterday I posted the latest challenge I entered – the “Stack-a-holic Challenge” on DCWV’s Facebook Page. Today I want to show you my entry in their “Quick-Challenge” on Instagram.

The assignment was to make any flower-themed project made mostly with DCWV products. I used some time to think about what to make but fairly quickly I settled on the cute and pretty Framed Panels Bag from SVGCuts’ Bunny Trail Bags.

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This gift bag is great for many occasions mainly because you can decorate it with different images on the front – like these cut-outs I did or maybe you could use pictures of the recipient.

I used the “Watering Can” stack from DCWV and used the sentiment cards in the stack for the front panel.

As the theme was flowers I chose to cut out some Asters from the Harvest Mail kit also from SVGCuts. They match the flower on the patterned paper perfectly. I dotted the flower center with Gold Stickles.

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I used the same stack for all sides of the bag….

…..the sides:

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and the back:

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Finally I used some Tim Holtz boxwood wire as a handle and I was done.

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Now it’s ready to be used for the next perfect occasion….that is when this virus nightmare is over….but it’s always nice to have stuff on hand.

I would really love it if you would go here on Instagram and vote for my entry in the Challenge. You vote by clicking YES to my picture. You need to click on the DCWV story/logo to find my picture to vote. Just click YES 🙂

I really want to win (duh who doesn’t) as the prize is a new DCWV stack and these are not accessible in Europe….yet anyways.

Thank you so much for visiting today and thanks for voting. Join me again soon as I have a DT project for the Coffee Beans Design Team coming up next week 🙂

Challenge Card

Just popping in to show the card I made for the March Stack-a-holic challenge from DCWV.

I really like a good challenge to push myself further, cross boundaries and use new or old techniques so these monthly challenges are very welcomed 🙂

Usually these Stack-a-holic challenges have a sketch for you to follow – this is this month’s sketch:

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I try to follow the sketch as much as possible but at the same time I like to think outside the box.

Here’s my entry:

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The card base, one flag and the shaker box frame is made from AC Cardstock. The rest is patterned paper from the Preserved Papers Stack by DCWV.

I distressed the edges of all the panels and fussy cut the butterflies.

I added some glitter and gold music notes to the shaker and places a few resin roses and enamels dots here and there.

The rose leaves are from the Silhouette Design Store design ID #200492 by Alaa’ K and I cut them in green pearl paper.

I hope you like this card and I would really love if you would go here and cast you vote on my card simply by liking it. The prize is a new stack from DCWV and since the new ones aren’t available here in Denmark or Europe, I would really love to win one.

Thank you so much ❤ and remember to stay safe 🙂

At the End of the Rainbow…..

….is a pot of gold 🙂

This I’ve been told a million times as a kid and I’ve re-told this legend to my own kids (they’re not as gullible as their Mom 😉 )

This tale of gold is the same whether you’re from Denmark, Ireland or the USA etc. The symbol of luck – the four leaf clover – is also a international symbol.

We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Denmark (unless you’re of Irish decent) but I still found it fun to make this pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – to pay some tribute to the Irish 🙂

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For this project I used the Witch’s Cauldron from Simply Crafty Svgs. It’s made from AC Cardstock in Black and Shamrock along with Green Glitter paper. I left out the handles on the cauldron as it’s a pot 😉

I used the Shamrock from the Leprechaun Hat Treat Box as embellishment and the rainbow is a file from Miss Kate Cuttables that I modified a bit.

I used my Cricut Maker for this project and it was because I wanted to use my new Debossing Tool. I did not over do it 😀 – just a horse shoe here and a shamrock there just to try it out. This is cool….already thinking up new projects to use it for 🙂

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Now I just waiting for the boys to come home and be the Leprechauns they usually are, stealing all the gold from the pot 😀

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I want to wish a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you that celebrate.

Thanks for joining me today. It’s crazy times right now. Countries are shutting down, schools are closed and I think most people are pretty scared right now. Luckily we can’t get infected online, so it’s still safe to visit each other here 🙂 Stay safe out in the real world ❤

Coffee and Cake on the Go

A little while ago, Sandy, from Simply Crafty Svgs, designed two sizes of Takeout Coffee Cups and you know me…..I love everything Coffee ❤ so of course I had to make them…or one of them 😉

I went with the large cup:

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I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper and some chipboard stickers from the Doodlebug Collection “Creme and Sugar.”

All edges are inked with distress ink for more dimension and I added a straw from American Crafts, as my cup contains Latté ;-)……

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….well not quite really – it’s Coffee Bon Bons 😉

Coffee can be served alone but sometimes we do want a bit of sweet with the coffee (especially a sugar junkie like me) so I made a little Cupcake too:

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Well it’s supposed to be a cupcake but it could look like a Soft Ice in a container too 😉

This one is made from the Milkshake file and the Leprechaun Hat Treat Box.

I simply resized the files to fit together and added some real sprinkles on top.

I didn’t glue it shut but left it open so that when you lift the Milkshake and Cream part up….

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….it can be used to hide treats or a little present inside 🙂

This one is also made from AC Cardstock and Doodlebug paper + stickers.

Here’s the pair together – a cute and easy gift box set:

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They are adorable right? I know quite a few people whom these would be perfect for 🙂

Thanks for visiting today – did you like the projects? Would you have done them differently? What are your thoughts? Please let me know in a comment below.

Thank you ❤

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 ❤

Fruit Salad

A while back I found a new source of SVG files…..YAY! I am a great lover of new files and new ideas or new ways to make existing ideas…..

So this new (to me at least) place is called Thaty Garcia and is from Brazill. She has loads of fun and easy-to-make files and I’m deff. going back for more, as I have my eye set on several of her files.

This time I chose to make a whole bowl of fruit salad 😉 I know that some of the fruits have been made by several other designers before but there are also some that I haven’t seen made before.

For this project I used AC Cardstock and patterned papers from the DCWV Inc. stacks: (shown below to give you an idea which goes to what) 🙂

Chateau Lavender:

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Painted Petals:

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Joie De Vivre:

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Preserved Paper:

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and Tutti Frutti:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors.

The hardest part with these cuties, was finding something to put inside. Had to mix candies with dried fruit and tea 😉

Here goes – lots of pictures 😉 so grab a smoothie or a cuppa and put your feet up:

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In case you’re wondering – it’s apple chips inside. These are so delish 😛

Pear: Caixa Pera

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Feel the need to explain the content again 😀 It’s not what it looks like but dried pear and these are also very delicious 😛

Orange: Caixa Laranja

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For this one I made panels by using my Studio Software – just to get a more rounded shape and then I used a Swiss Dot Embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the panels but to make holes instead of dots – to get that orange peel feel 😉

Pineapple: Caixa Abacaxi

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This one I accidently made wrong or I closed it wrong. You’re supposed to open and close in the botton – I have my in the top instead. I also made panels for this one but only for texture which is really hard to see in the picture (it’s striped paper). Yummy dried pineapple wrapped up inside 😛

Watermelon: Caixa Melancia

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This one comes with accent pieces on one side – I made for both sides by duplicating and flip in my software.

Banana: Caixa Banana

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First time I’ve seen a banana box 🙂 How cute is that? I did make a few more brown panels for the tip than was in the file…..sorry….I’m such a perfectionist 😀

I can easy imagine this being made into a banana boat. Maybe by me?????

Strawberry: Caxia Morango

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For this darling strawberry I added some panels to get a bit more rounded finish and to be able to use this gorgeous paper…..yeah yeah I know strawberries aren’t pink….duh! 😀

Coconut Drink: Caixa Coco

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I added panels as well on this one and embossed them with a woodgrain patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion. Inside are roasted coconut chips 😛 The straw is from American Crafts and is cut in half.

The following are Cut Fruit – as if cut down the middle: Caixa Frutas 3 em 1

Lemon:

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For all of these I made panels for a more rounded finish and added some seeds from another fruit a bit further down 😉

Lime:

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Same principal as above just different colors and paper 🙂

Kiwi:

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For the panels that I added, I used an embossing folder from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and distressed both the embossing and the edges. I added a bit of yellow onto the embossing – all to get a kiwi texture (isn’t easy you know? ) This is also the fruit from which I borrowed some seeds for the Lemon and the Lime and also for this next one….

Apple:

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These seeds are simply just enlarged and glued onto the top. This box isn’t in the original file but is very easily made with a bit of imagination 🙂

Aaaaand you made it all the way through! Hope your beverage lasted all the way through ha ha 😀

Here’s a group shot to finish it all off:

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Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you made it this far and you liked what you saw aaalllll the way to here 😉 Please let me know in a comment below ❤

Join me again soon – we’ll have a cup of coffee 😉

 

 

 

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 ❤