Biking on a sunny afternoon…lalala….

This is the last round of my recent tags mini production. Some are already gone making friends happy. People indeed see them as little gifts. Maybe I ashould make a collage sheet from some of the Lola figures.

For these I used my new bicycle die from die-versions. They make beautiful designs and I love the quality of the american made steel dies.

Have fun with these fresh green summer tags!

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christmas tags – snowy winter landscapes and a letter to Santa

its been a while, but I was just too busy creating some collage sheets and basic tags for your christmas crafts, gift wrapping, well and most of all just having fun.
I have of course used my favorite tool, the blending edge tool and distress ink by Ranger to color the edges, some glossy accents (on the lamplights and to make some black parts more dark black) and as hangers I just used classical red, black and green bakers twine.

You can buy it both, basic tags and embellishments as printable collage sheets here:
“A letter to Santa” on Etsy

or as ready printed and cut embellishments and tags

A letter to santa Embellishments on Etsy

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Fall wedding cake DIY printable gift box craft project – step by step tutorial

Today I released part 2 of my fall wedding cake paper gift box DIY printable craft project with autumn leaves, chestnuts and a bridal pair dancing on a pumpkin.

Pheeewww….this was my attempt for google search optimization….lol…having all important keywords in the title AND in the top of the description, sorry to the readers.

So this is the step by step tutorial for this advanced but fun little project, that hopefully will bring you a couple of relaxing hours incl. the walk for some natural decoration and a lot of ah’s and oh’s when given away (guarantied!).

The printable files you’ll get here from my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/160216656/fall-wedding-cake-favor-box-diy

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1. Print all 3 sheets, No. 1 has to be printed twice, so you got 4 pages
First cut the straight side wall parts of the box except the zigzag lines.

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2. Crease the lines between the zigzag lines and the visible side walls with a ruler and a pointy tool and fold them.
It is urgent, that you do this before cutting the zigzags. Later it is much more difficult to fold them properly.

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2. Cut or punch the circles. I used my Sizzix Big Shot and the Sizzix framelits here.

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3. Now cut the zigzag lines. I used my die cutting machine here, too with the Tapered Fringe die by Tim Holtz. This works great and is a big time safer.

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4. Fix double sided tape to close the side walls. You can do this with liquid glue, too.

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5. Now close the side walls. The biggest ring for the bottom is made from 2 parts!
Before you close the inside walls check the size, that they fit into the bigger outside easily. The white little ring on the pic below is orange for you! I changed this afterwards, much better now…

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6. Add liquid glue on two of the little circles, the printed top and the one with the rings.
Fix the little top ring inside and outside with the two circles. The inside circle gives the ring its precise shape.

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7. Add glue on the third little circle and on the printed middle top inside the thin line.
Then add the little ring on the middle part and slide the little white circle inside the ring and press until it is well fixed.

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8. Build the bottom box and the bottom lid in the same way with the biggest parts.

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9. Now add glue to the middle sized circles and fix the top box part onto the middle ring with sliding a white circle inside to strengthen the shape.

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10. Add glue to the fringes of the middle box part and press it carefully onto the bottom box.
Make sure all is well fixed and dry when you release it. You can put something round and not too heavy on top for a while to press the whole construction together. I put a little tin under the lid for drying, so there is not too much pressure on the side walls and a little tin on the top.

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11. Now cut the embellishments

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12. For the bridal pair you first fold the black block behind the silhouette, glue it, have it dried and then cut it.
There are two little “feet” on the bottom. You can make a slit into the tope of the box and slide them in, so the figures are standing upright.

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At last you fix all the embellishment to your liking.
I used a black and an orange brown felt marker and drew around the edges where they did not look clean or too white from the paper.
But I have made some little changes on the product, too while working, so your result should be better than mine 🙂

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 I hope you had fun and maybe a beautiful gift box now and that you will come back soon!

Back to crafting – Mixed Media Doll House

I made some tries in mixed media lately and I don’t remember anymore how I was inspired, but I ended up with these two matching wall decor projects. I called them Empty Room and you can buy the printable supplies in my online shops.

I recorded some steps, so here is also a kind of tutorial how I did it for those, who are not such experienced crafters. One big advantage of printables is: if you mess something, don’t worry, just print it again!
And another advantage: you can start directly. The only thing you need is some glossy photo paper, a color printer, a scissors and some glue.

You can also get creative with filling the rooms just to your liking with all you got around you. Have fun!

I am wishing you a great Sunday!

Downloadable crafting kits available here:

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Mixed Media Kit EmptyRoom 2 Dress Me!

Mixed Media Kit EmptyRoom 2 Dress Me!

Mixed Media Kit EmptyRoom 2 Dress Me!

Mixed Media Kit EmptyRoom 2 Dress Me!

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A pretty healthy fancy fashion set to keep you warm in winter

Who likes back ache, huh, it is so badly hurting. With warmth you can go against it and with this beautiful cacheur sash, that looks like a wide chic belt you got the perfect gift for friends, moms, aunts or yourself. Best it goes with the matching arm warmers and that funny cap. Have fun and keep yourself warm!

Back warmer, nierenwärmer, rückenwärmer, winter mode accessories

Light blue beanie cap winter fashion

Light blue and black wrist warmers from cotton with a small fur edge, arm cuffs, arm warmers

A lovely little book for creatives and other artists

Just back from some days spending in Amsterdam where a fun little book jumped right into my pocket….

Its a fantastic little motivation helper for artists in a work crisis and creatives, who do not dare yet to start to be an artist from several reasons.
Image linked to amazon.com where you also can look inside. Have fun!

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