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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Bells Will Be Ringing

Last Sunday I showed you some 3D Christmas ornaments I'd made and that kinda kick-started my brain to come up with some more.

I really enjoy making ornaments because I get to play with all my Christmas papers, get glitter all over the place and get to watch the beautiful ornament that I made on our Christmas Tree.

This Spring, SVG Attic released a kit called Liberty Lane and in this kit, you will find a 3D Liberty Bell Box that is perfect for 4th. of July but also for Christmas.


To make it into a Christmas Bell, I omitted the Yoke and used the panels without the crack.

I made two bells and they are downsized by 50%. I used the Bow 3D for Large Package that I also downsized by 50 % and the Sprigs from the Pine Sprigs Window A7 Card (also downsized but only slightly)

The Bells are hot glued together at an angle. I tied some gold twine onto the middle of the Bow and then added the Bow and Sprigs also with hot glue.

The Bells are made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Gold Glitter paper from Artemio. The Bow is made from patterned paper from Graphic 45's "St. Nicholas" and the Sprigs are made from green pearl paper.

Finally I also added two small gold Jinglebells at the bottom of the bells.

A very cute addition to my ornaments if I may say so myself.

Thanks for joining me on this 2nd. Sunday of Advent. I hope the rest of your day is filled with Christmas "hygge"

Happy Birthday Jodi!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Sleigh Bells


Hello and welcome, everyone! 

Lisa from The Relativity of Paper bringing you another Christmas project. I've paired two amazing sets to create my project for today and I'm so excited to share it with you all. 

I paired the sleigh from CG Nutcracker Dream Set with the candles and greenery from the Centerpiece Tray with Candles and Greenery Set



 I used 12 x 12 Kraft cardstock, lined it with Alexandra Renke Washi Tape for the sleigh accent pieces while the Silhouette cut the sleigh. I repeated the process for the candles. I let the greenery cut while I started assembling the sleigh. Once the greenery was cut and assembled, I used floral wire to create two bunches one larger than the other to arrange around the candles. 

 I used the Silhouette to sketch the sheet music and title, then rolled and hot glued into place. 

 The red berries are from Christmas picks I had in my craft room. 
I'm sure a few are wondering why the silver and gold sleigh bell. It's a little nod to my dad. Every year when Burl Ives comes on the radio singing Silver and Gold my dad belts out the lyrics, "Silver and gold, silver and gold".  Memories that I cherish. 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa Wood Block- Made From Paper


Tracy here from Idea Closet and today I am sharing a new project with SVG Attic.
I love wood blocks but they can be heavy and hard to store.  

SVG Attic has this super cute Santa Wood Block kit, but the secret is it is 100% made from paper!

The file is part of the Just Be Claus Kit collection from SVG Attic.



To give my block a real wood feel,  I inked the edges of the box and the paper with a dark brown stamp pad and made it look like it had been stained. 

The hat cuff is cut from a printed paper with a wood look to it.

The beard and mustache were run through my Big Shot with a Snowflake embossing folder.


For even more details, I created some "sprigs" to place with the holly.
To make the sprigs, I used the head of the reindeer from the reindeer pillow box, also included in the collection. 

I also cut 3 berries to cover up the base of my new "sprigs".

For the eyes, I had some black epoxy dots.

The project is pretty straight forward, however if you get stuck, Jodi has great instructions here.

I am so happy with my paper-wooden block.

Thank you for joining me today.




Monday, December 3, 2018

Laurel Wreath Impossible Card with Beth

Good morning to all my crafty friends!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  I am sharing my version of the SVG Attic Laurel Wreath Impossible Card.
These cards are quite simple to make, once you realize how they are made!  Jodi has a great tutorial HERE if you get stuck.  I used patterned papers from DCWV's Red & White Christmas stack and solid papers from DCWV's Flipside Christmas stack.  The leaves are inked with dark green chalk ink and the embellishments include an organza bow and red Stickles.  I used Scotch tacky glue to assemble the card.
 I added a stamped sentiment from the APB Merry Christmas stamp set.  Now it is ready to send to someone special for Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dimensional Ornaments

Happy 2nd December - YAY.....we're officially in the month of Christmas and counting down to the big day/night. And on top of that - it's 1st Sunday in Advent. Lighting the first candle today.

Yeah - I'm still like a kid (in oh so many ways) that gets all excited about Christmas. My decorations were up by mid November, we've startet on our Advent Calendars (me and the kids) and today is present day. The kids get a present each in their "Stocking" - usually money cause that's all they want (yes I have big kids now).

I have been busy all week making myself some new Christmas Ornaments from SVG Attic and as I'm a nut for Graphic 45 paper, I found all the Christmas collections I had in store and chose out some patterns that would work for this project.


All of these ornaments are made double sided so it can be seen from all sides.

Ok - let's get started! First one is the Patchwork 3D Star Ornament from the Just Be Claus kit:


For this I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and several patterned paper from Graphic 45's "St. Nicholas" Then I inked the edges with Distress Ink.

I also downsized the ornament to 75% of the original so it won't be too big for our tree.

Then I made the Snowflake 3D Six Point Star Ornament from the Winter illuminations kit:


I also used AC Cardstock for this one in Cranberry and patterned paper from Graphic 45's "Winter Wonderland." This too is inked with Distress Ink and downsized to 75%

This is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Tim Holtz Metallic Paper in Gold, White Glitter paper from Best Creation and patterned paper from Graphic 45's "A Christmas Carol"

This is downsized by 50% and inked with Distress Ink. I also added a gem to the flower center on both sides.

I used AC Cardstock in White and White Glitter Paper from Best Creation.

I then added two glass snowflakes from my stash and glued two snowflake sequins onto those for a little extra.

This one is made in the original size.

Finally I made the Snowflake 3D Slot Form also from the Winter Illuminations kit:


It is, like the previous ornament, made from AC Cardstock in White and White Glitter paper from Best Creation.

This one is also downsized to 75%

Wow - that was a bit long - sorry about that. Hope you like them despite this and if you do, please leave a little love in a comment below.

Until next time - have a wonderful 1st Sunday in Advent.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Santa Countdown ~ with Cyndy G

Good morning, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I always enjoy spending the day with my family.  I can't believe Christmas is just four weeks away.  If you enjoy doing an advent calendar then now is the time to get it out.  Today I am sharing the Santa Star Pockets Countdown, the file does have two parts so make sure you pick up both parts.

 Santa Advent Calendar

I shrunk my Santa.  I cut him at 58% and as you can see it is still pretty big.  Mine came out to be about 24" long and 7" wide.  I used one sheet of Graphic 45 for the pockets and the rest is just some heavy cardstock.

Santa Advent Calendar

This project was easy to put together but except to spend the better part of a day to finish this project as there are a lot of little pockets to put on.  Thank you for stopping by today.


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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas Dress

Hello all. Sonja with Sugar Bean Cards here with my latest project. Now one thing I find myself doing is taking two or more files and mashing them together to see what I can create. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have stopped trying to figure out how or why my brain works this way, but here we go.......

I took the newest Centerpiece Tray with Candles and Greenery Kit file and mixed it up with the Dressmakers 3D Mannequin file.



I had a very specific 'dress' design in mind so I modified the top of the dress to fit what I was thinking I wanted, a sweetheart neckline. 
Before I started to assemble the top, I ran the pieces through my Sizzix Big Shot to emboss some swirls on it just for fun.
Next I took some small rosettes and rolled them with my quill set.
I also used my longer quilling tool to roll the greens. The kit has middles that you can do this without a quilling tool, but it was quicker and easier for me to do it this way without the stem piece.
Next I assembled the greens on the skirt portion, starting from the bottom to top. 
I glued the rosettes to some twine I wrapped around the skirt and top just for a little decoration before assembling the side decoration piece which is downsized considerably.
 Final Project: 




Materials Used: 


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Sunday, November 25, 2018

A good oldfashioned Floral Christmas Decoration

Hiya! So great of you to visit us today.

Are you ready for Christmas? Have you decorated your house yet? Yup….I'm all done but I also got amazing help from Hubby even thought he detests Christmas. All decorations are up, all the lights are up and I've got all my favorite Christmas figures and paper projects out. And HEY! - it's not even December yet!

We have an old tradition of making Floral Christmas Decorations here in Denmark. Usually we make one with a candle that counts down to Christmas Eve and we burn down a little every day. Others make these decorations with ordinary candles as well or maybe tealight candles. We use all kinds of greenery, moss, twigs and berries from nature and organize it to our likings. My Sister is a regular Goddess when it comes to making floral arrangements and Christmas Decorations. Me - not so much. I have my things with paper.

So I asked Jodi if she could make something like these decorations in paper - and YAY! - she did.



I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Evergreen, Pine, Forest, Olive and Latte and decorated the tray with patterned paper from Maya Design "Christmas Season"

I simply followed the instructions on Jodi's page (found herehere and here) She explains it so much better than me.

I didn't alter anything this time but made just the same - because it's so like the "real" decorations. I did add some berries, small toad stools and twigs and lots of glitter.



Let me just say - this is not something you make in a couple of hours. It's pretty time consuming with all the making of the sprigs and leaves but it's soooo worth it.

So now I can check of the Christmas Table Centerpiece as well and I really hope to see your version too.

Thanks for joining me today and please leave a few thoughts below

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Merry & Bright


Happy Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday and hopefully, you survived the craziness if you ventured out for Black Friday sales. 

Lisa here from The Relativity of Paper and since we are officially in the holiday season I thought I would decorate my craft room with a few things by SVG Attic. 


My color inspiration came from the felt garland. 
I started with the Banner from the Sweet Shop Party. This is one of my favorite sets from SVG Attic. The banner is easily customized just by adding your own text to it. 



Using Blu Raspberry, Red Hot, and Green Apple cardstock to cut the top overlay banner with the sentiment then cut a solid banner using Madero Beach cardstock, adhered the two together. Using a red and white bakers twine to hang the banner. 


The 3D Tree Hex Base is so fast to cut and assemble. These would be so cute on a mantel, centerpiece, any time of year. I used DCWV Favor Boxes Stack to create the green and red tree, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for the smaller tree. I was going for a retro feel so I added the Pom Pom Fringe around the base of each tree with quick dry adhesive. 

To create balance I added Snapdragon Snippets snowflakes, design #22595.  


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Centerpiece


Tracy here from the Idea Closet and today  I am excited to share my centerpiece for our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.

I used the 3 Narrow Candles with tea lights. 
The candles can be used separately  or in the Centerpiece Tray.


They come in three sizes and are easy to assemble.


For my candles, I wrapped  burlap ribbon around the middle; use glue dots to hold it in place.
The pumpkin tag is from the JGW Thanksgiving Ornaments Tree.
Shrink down the pumpkin to fit the candles, then tie it on with twine  and wrap it around the burlap.



The candles can hold tea lights purchased from the dollar store.
Turn the lights on and set in the middle of your table.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.




Monday, November 19, 2018

Tiny Treat Boxes with Beth

Hello everyone!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  I created these tiny treat boxes using SVG Attic's Mini Treat Place Card file.
The original file creates a box that is only 1.25" tall, but I enlarged these just a bit so they could hold a little more.  The papers I used are all from DCWV's Red & White Christmas stack.  The design is super simple to assemble, but directions can be found HERE if you need them!
The tags are included with this file and I stamped them with VersaMark ink and sentiments from APB Merry & Bright stamp set.  I heat embossed them with silver glitter embossing powder for a bit of sparkle and shine.  I then tied them to the wrap around the box with Peppermint Stick and Stormy Trendy Twines.  Inside the boxes I added money and Hershey's Kisses.  These will make great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Royal Guard Nutcracker

Recently a new movie, based on the ballet The Nutcracker, released and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to get to make the awesome Nutcracker 3D Figure from the Nutcracker Patrol kit.

As I sat down to decide colors and patterns of paper to use for him, I got the idea of making him in the image of the Danish Royal Guards. I also decided not to use patterned paper this time to make him as realistic as possible.

This is what I was somewhat going for:


And this is what I ended up with:


The Nutcracker is made from AC Cardstock in Rouge, Sapphire, Black and White and decorated with gold glitter paper and gold foil.

I used a bit of chenille on his hat, cut pieces of long haired faux fur for hair and beard and tied black scrap floss in his boots.

I added an extra ribbon to match the Royal Guard uniforms and added the small crown (found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #9172 by Hero Arts) to establish the Royal connection.

And what is a soldier/guard without his sword?



Finally I added a tiny pop dot behind his nose for dimension.



I also made the Drummer Boy 3D Box from the same kit but altered it slightly:


This is made from AC Cardstock in Rouge, Latte and White and decorated with gold foil cardstock, blue and white twine along with a poinsettia flower from Prima.

I changed the panels to triangles to make it look more Danish and as a final touch.....


….I placed a Danish Flag on top (it's not glued down - it's one of many that my Mom made to sprinkle on a Birthday party table)

Now my first Christmas project is ready and just waiting to join the rest of the decorations, once I get it down from the attic and placed around the house - hoping for this weekend!

Thanks for joining me today - I hope you liked my version of the Nutcracker and drum - please let me know in a comment below.

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