Wednesday, October 18, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 6 - Quest Advent Calendar

This unusual Advent Calendar consists of tiny envelopes. Instead of just unpacking a little gift every day you have to open an envelope and read where the gift is hidden today.

Besides, I made an extended version of the calendar to make it last for the whole month of December right until the New Year's day. So the recipient will have to fulfill 31 tasks to find his gifts :)

And this is what it looks like! I hope you will give this fun Advent Calendar a try!






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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Foggy Night

This Halloween shadow box cards has lots of layers. 
Watch the video to learn how to create a layered scene, use a fun technique to make the Moon, adapt your dies to your project and hide the layers of foam visible from the side of the card!





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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Pillow Boxes

This year I have decided to give my daughter some black cat gel pens (see the product list below). It is such a great alternative to candies. So I thought why not make a matching gift box for them? 

I used black and white pastel paper, a couple of dies by Poppystamps and a white steel chain for jewelry making. Oh yes - and some silver embossing powder too! And here is what I came up with - just scroll down for the video!






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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 5 - 3D Holiday Tag

Today I have a special project to present - a 3D tag. To create this little home scene I have re-purposed some of the dies that basically are not Holiday dies:

I used an Oven die set to make a fireplace and a wall clock, a Snowflake can be turned into a wreath and a decorative scribble circle makes a great pile of firewood!

It's the wonderful papers by Maja Design that fill it all with Holiday spririt!

Check out the photos and a video tutorial below to see how it was done:





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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - DAY 4 - Santa's Mailbox

Hi and welcome back to the DAY 4 of my 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS tutorial series!

Did you know that there are less than 90 days left until Christmas?

I have a super fun pre-Holiday project to make - Santa's Mailbox. It can be hung on a wall or a door at the beginning of December, or even earlier for all the children and adults to leave their letters to Santa.

By the way, those tiny envelopes I used to decorate the front of the box are also perfect for making lunchbox notes!

All the instructions on how to create this mailbox can be found in the video below:






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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Halloween Cards for Mass Production

These cards might look intricate but in fact they are very easy to reproduce and mass produce! 

I have used several dies from the latest Fall and Halloween release by Poppystamps and some note cards by Memory Box.

The whole creative process is revealed in the video tutorial down below: 






GIVEAWAY ALERT!

I am giving away the Leafy Wreath Collage on Poppystamps blog. For a chance to win it just leave a comment on THIS POST on Poppy blog by September 29.


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 - DAY 3 - Strawberry Advent Calendar

Hi there crafty friends and welcome back to my
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2017 tutorial series!

The project I am sharing today is a Strawberry Advent Calendar. I made it for my 7 year old daughter who loves everything about strawberries.

The little gifts inside are mostly strawberry flavoured sweets, but also some strawberry themed stationery, jewellery and even strawberry socks. :)

In the video below I am demonstrating several ways of gift packaging. The heart of this calendar is several little strawberry shaped boxes. Other types of boxes are embellished to coordinate with them.

I will also show you how I arranged all the assorted bags and boxes into a calendar - look at the photos and a video below!








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