Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Joy of Giving

Hello and happy 2nd Sunday of Advent
Today I want to show you a beautiful gift box I made from the new kit from SVG Attic. It's called JGW Christmas Botanica

The Poinsettia 3D Flower Topped Box is perfect for a small hostess gift or even a Christmas gift.
I made the box in AC Cardstock in Rouge, Crimson, Olive and White and decorated it with patterned paper from Swedish Maja Design Paper "I Wish" and Best Creation White Glitter Paper.

I inked all the edges with chalk ink from Prima and sprinkled some Glass Glitter Gold Rush from Finnabair onto the flower center. Finally I added some gold glitter dots to the snowflake.

I can't wait to be giving this one away.....
Thanks for joining me today - I still have lots of projects to show you so don't stray too far ;-)

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Sleigh Full of Goodies with Lisa

Happy Friday, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper taking over the blog today with a modern take on the Sleigh from the SVGA Holiday Cheer Gift Boxes Collection.

The sleigh is a great way to gift money or gift card with a box beneath the sleigh. Adding the recipient's favorite holiday candy is an added bonus. I used My Mind's Eye Joyful Collection and Mixed Bag (ephemera) to decorate it. The sleigh is so easy to assemble, perfect make a head hostess gifts, the unexpected +1 guest and teachers gifts.

I used the easel card from the JGW Halloween Soiree Collection to create a matching card.

Here's to a wonderful Holiday Season! 

As always, thanks for joining us today!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

My First Wreath

Hello and thanks for joining me once again on the blog this week :-)
Just a quick post to show you my first ever wreath.
I have always been intimidated by wreaths. The idea of having to decorate it yourself like a flower arrangement, is just a no-go for me. I'm terrible at arranging flowers and the like.
But then I discovered the Folded Star Sprigs 3D Wreath from the JGW Colonial Christmas kit and I jumped to the challenge.

I used AC Cardstock in Spinach for the ring and the outside sprigs and Spinach, Leaf and Moss for the filler sprigs. I made more than shown in the tutorial to make the wreath look a bit fuller.
I didn't make the stars like Jodi did, because they are very similar to some folded stars that are traditional here in Denmark and that I have tons of since my mom and Mother-in-Law folded or actually braided lots for me (I just can't seem to get the hang of it ) The only difference between my stars and Jodis is that mine are double sided as to Jodis being one-sided (and proberbly a lot easier to glue down) I used hot glue to glue down the stars and the small silver baubles.
All in all this wreath was very easy to assemble. The only difficulty I had, was gluing the ring together but it doesn't have to be perfect since it's going to be covered with sprigs anyways.
Thanks for joining me today - stay tuned for more Christmas projects soon.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Santa Boxes, Turned Gift Boxes

Tracy from the Idea Closet today and I am sharing some fun new ways to give gifts.  
I love these Santa boxes from SVG Attic but they are even more fun when used as gift boxes!
You can also really dress them up by using printed paper.  
To enhance the image, run all the white/cream pieces through an embossing folder.

The first box is the Triangle 3D box from JGW Santa Can wait Collection

JGW Santa Cant Wait Christmas

Origanally designed as a Home Decor piece, I think he is the perfect size for giving a small and thoughtful gift.

The small Santa box is from tthe JGW Ho HO Holiday collection

JGW Ho Ho Holiday

This little box is so fun and easy to make, but I love all the details on it.

Place the mustache on the box with foam pop dots, this will really make it stand out!

The medium box is the same file, I just increased the size by 20%.
I also cut two of the fig branches instead of just one.
These little boxes can be hung on a tree when you add twine or a ribbon.

The back also has an opening, to make filling the boxes a snap!

If you are looking for a great way to share a little gift or treat, I hope you will try one of these Santa Boxes.

Thank you for following along today. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Realistic Pine Cone

Hello - Thanks for joining me again today.
This time I want to show you the amazing and very realistic Pine Cone I made from a new kit from SVG Attic called JGW Christmas Botanica

For this rather large but absolutely delicious Pine Cone, I used 10 sheets of AC Cardstock Chocolate.
It is so easy to assemble and you can find the tutorial right here
I also made two Pine Sprigs from the Pine Sprigs A7 Card also to be found in the new kit.
They are made of two or in my case three layers and I used AC Cardstock in Forest and Pine.
Finally I tied a red ribbon onto it and ta daaa....all done.
Thanks for joining me today.
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Santas Boots

Hello and happy 1st. Sunday of Advent :-)

Gosh! I've been waiting for this month all year - I just love Christmas and all the fantastic paper projects you can make this time of year.

For starters I want to show you this pair of boots I made from the JGW Santas Repose kit.

The boots are made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal, Black and White and the pine sprigs are also made in AC Cardstock in Forest and Spinach.
I decorated two of the sprigs with some green/gold shimmery paper and the panels for the shoelaces are DCWV Silver Mercury Glass Cardstock.

I also added a small bell on each boot along with some snowflakes from my stash.

These boots are awesome as they are but I chose to use them as decoration with some candy canes.

Thanks for joining me today - I'll be back later with some more Christmas projekts
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Friday, December 1, 2017

Three Wise Men ~ with Cyndy G

Hello today I am sharing a project I made using files from SVG Attic.  I made the Three Wise Men cracker boxes that can be found in the JGW Gifts for the King kit.  These went together very quickly and I think they look wonderful.  I like the way they fit in the tray that is included in the file.

Wise men cracker boxes

I love the rich look of the paper.  It is Graphic 45 - Midnight Masquerade.

Wise man cracker box - orangeWise man cracker box - purple

I also added some Self-Adhesive Pearl Jewels from Oriental Trading.  This would be a good project to do with the kids.  I think I am going to use mine as teacher gifts.

Wise man cracker box - Green

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Do what inspires you,
Cyndy G.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas Advent Calendar Tree

Phew that title is a mouth full! Hello all. I-team member Sonja here with my take on the newest JGW Christmas Ornament Tree (currently on sale). Now I wanted to do an advent calendar for my kids because like many of you, mine are driving me nuts asking me when Christmas is! Once I saw this new set in the store, I knew it would be perfect to make it into an advent calendar.
JGW Christmas Ornament Tree
I put in a little extra work as everything from the tree topper, stand arms, and the ornaments are double sided to accommodate the numbers for our countdown.

To bring extra highlights to my pieces, I grabbed my Craftwell eBrush and some Sharpie markers to bring some color to the edges. 
My 5-year-old came over while I was doing this and asked "whoa is that magic". Yes, yes it is! 
Other than using the Cameo 3 and the eBrush, I didn't add any other fancy machinery to this project. I wanted to focus on the project itself.
The front of my tree has numbers 1-12
 I have to say the poinsettia ornament was my favorite out of all of them.

 Flip the tree around and there are numbers 13-24 to finish off the tree

Materials Used: 

DCWVinc. Christmas Flip/Side 12 x 12 in stack and Very Merry 12 x 12 in stack

SVG Attic JGW Christmas Ornament Tree file
Silhouette Cameo 3
Silhouette Studio~Designer Edition
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers, greens, red, and brown
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Recollections Gold Brads

Monday, November 27, 2017

Snowflake Star

This was really such an easy project. I will for sure be making more of these.  This is from JGW Snowflake Star collection.  I'm in love with it!

I used DCWV Mercury Glass Stack. I used a light gold and a silver color

Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Colorful Christmas

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving :-) I hope everything went according to plan and all are happy and full.
Today I want to show a small project I've been meaning to make for quite some time now. I admit I was a bit intimidated by it, but lately some of my projects have been rather challenging so I looked at it again and thought: Naaahhhh you can do it!
I'm talking about the cute Candy Cane Box from the JGW Santas Repose kit 

It's made from Rouge AC Cardstock and the stripes are some thin washi tape I found in my stash. Made it very easy to wrap.
The pinecone is made from Chestnut AC Cardstock and decorated with two types of glitter so it looked frosted.
Finally the holly is made from Pine and Spinach AC Cardstock and decorated with Cricket POW Glitter paper from AC.
I am really surprised how easy everything was to make and assemble - what was I fearing???? Sometimes you just have to tell that head of yours to be quiet and dive in!
I stuffed this baby full of red, green and purple Skittles and it's all ready as gift for a lucky someone.
Thanks for stopping by today - ahead is a full month of Christmas with lots of creative projects, yummy treats and lots of cozy moments with friends and family.....Oooooooh I'm so excited!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tis The Season with Lisa

Happy Friday, everyone! Lisa from The Relativity of Paper taking over the blog today with my first Christmas Project. It's been two years since I've used the Mourner's Hat from the JGW Raven Quest Kit to create a Christmas Top Hat. 

I originally made this hat for my Mother and she used it for two years. And then I said "Mom, it's time to let it go", it was becoming a little worn. She insisted that I make another one to replace it, I agreed and here we are.  I used DCWV Merry Memories Stack and the embellishments are repurposed from an old "designer" tree she had. 

And here's the original hat from two years ago and a link to that post, The Magic of Christmas. 

Here's to a wonderful Holiday Season! 

As always, thanks for joining us today!