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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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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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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Pumpkin Place Cards

Hello everyone. Sonja with Sugar Bean Cards here to show you my latest take on the new file, Pumpkin Place Cards.

This file can be used with candy or simply by itself and it would still bring festivity to your Thanksgiving table!

To start with, I grabbed a sharpie pen and inked out the names onto the tags
 Then I cut out all the elements from the DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack
Once everything was assembled, I popped some candies in there and now we are ready!
Luckily my kids will not feel like a left out child never finding their name personalized on anything. I can remedy that for them!

Thank you for joining us today! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Autumn

Happy Sunday to you and thank you so much for joining me today.

For the final Autumn projects this year I chose to make the cute 3D Owl from the JGW Autumn Aire kit:


I used AC Cardstock in Coffee, Chocolate, Caramel, Rust and Latte along with patterned paper from Echo Park's "A Perfect Autumn" and woodgrain patterned paper from Simple Stories.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used some hemp cord to tie around the belly of the Owl.

I also doodled some highlights in his eyes with a white Sharpie.

He is quite large and sooooooo adorable not to mention very easy to make.

I also made the Oak Leaf Wreath:


I used AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Latte, Pomegranate, Leaf, Apricot, Mustard, Goldfish, Plum, Rouge and Wine for this.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and the leaves and the berries are embossed with different embossing folders from Darice and Sizzix.

I also used pop dots to add the leaves to give it more dimension.

This one is going to live with my mother, who recently moved from her house into a small apartment with a front door that has a window in it. This will be perfect to hang there and spred a little Autumn happiness.

Thanks for joining me today - now it's time for Christmas!

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Thankful with Lisa



Happy Friday and welcome back! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper and I have three cards I created using Wheat Stems Thankful, Flourished Acorn Tile, and the Pilgrim Suit a6 files. 


Wheat Stems Thankful is an a7 card that is so easy to cut and assemble. I used Echo Park plaid paper and Tonic Studios Specialty Champagne Harlequin paper. 


Using the Flourished Acorn Tile sized down to fit a 5 x 5 navy card base and created a shaker card. I used the Tonic Studios Specialty Champagne Harlequin paper. 


This a6 is so adorable and so easy to assemble. This is a perfect card for kids to help with. I used the Tonic Studios Champagne Harlequin paper for the buckle, with gray, white, black cardstock and a kraft card base. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
You can find all the details on my blog



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