Burlesque Gift Tags

Yesterday I made a series of embellishments from my little digital doll “Lola”. I have created / illustrated the little figure in various situations and styles years ago.
Printed on glossy photo paper with a white edge the intricate parts were able to be cut even in a small size, which is the most cute.

I started to use them for gift hangers. As backgrounds I used my own printed gelli prints and solid color embossed tags, paper lace and a piece of antique lace.

These funny gift tags are perfect for delicate gifts like lingerie, vintage lace or chocolate packed in a classical chocolate box. I can’t wait to find the perfect recipiants to give them away.

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Part 2 of my shadow box experiment

And this is the other one I made:
An elegant black golden winter fashion shadow box. It is more or less made like the previous one. I used a stencil to add the fantastic golden modeling paste, that makes a cool elegant and precious effect.

The Elegance Boutique collage sheet you’ll find here:

on Etsy

Have fun!!!

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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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More advent calendar ideas

I am still busy to get to know my new cutting machine better, so making an advent calendar with many boxes was the perfect project to practice. You can buy the numbers and templates as .pdf in my Etsy shop if you’d like to make one for yourself or your beloved ones.

I have already put an eye on a model air plane construction kit in 70 pieces as a filling, super easy, big fun and much more healthy than candy.

Templates colored version
templates black and white version

red numbers
white numbers

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and more 4th of July crafting…stars and stripes box tutorial

Have fun to build this lovely 4th of July Independence Day gift box. You can get the template in my Etsy shop (it is just $3.50) or you are inspired enough to construct something similiar yourself.

4th of July stars and stripes DIY printable gift box

This is what you need:
3 printed sheets (I used heavy glossy photo paper)
scissors, ruler
something to crease edges ( I use a knitting needle, but there are cool tools available in craft shops, too)
liquid glue, double sided tape

Take care that you print all sheets on the same size. It just happens that the printer settings are changing from one to the other…techniques!
Then you roughly cut the parts and sort it.

Gift box tutorial stars and stripes

Then crease the edges of the side parts between the rectangle and the zigzag lines urgently before cutting! This makes it much easier to fold the parts later.

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Next you cut the circles and zigazg lines. I am die cutting this with my sizzix big shot. The biggest circle of the sizzix framelits is perfect and the Tapered Fringe by Tim Holtz goes well for the zigzag lines.
But you cut it easily by hand, too.

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Close the side parts with double sided tape

Add the circles on top and bottom of the box lid, the fringes have to be between the circles. Then try the inner parts, while it is not yet fixed to see if it fits and if necessary adjust before closing the round.

Independence Day Party Favor

Independence Day Party Favor

Take the figure and fold along the dashed line in the middle of front and back figure. Add some double sided tape to glue it against each other. Then cut the figure carefully leaving a bigger white rectangle on the bottom to make her stand. With making a slit into the surface where you want her and pushing the ends under it you can make her stand.

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I love those striped sticks. They are so versatile and always perfect to pimp up something, that looks a bit boring. You just fix a stripe of double sided tape on one side, then roll it up from the other side over a knitting needle, so easy!

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The stars you can make 3-dimensional by folding them up on the long and down on the short edges. First crease all the edges, then fold into shape. This is much easier than you might think!

Gift box tutorial stars and stripes

At last you assemble all the parts and fix it with tape, glue or best with a hot glue pistol.
Don’t worry if some parts are not looking 100% proper and clean. With the worn and stamped looking print this doesn’t matter at all.

Have a great 4th of July!

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Quick greeting card

Last week I needed a quick greeting card for a new born baby. I used some of my embossing experiments: the basic card, a square element of the same pattern and one of my new grungy paper labels fixed with a pin and decorated with a box and two fluffy balls from the craft shop.

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grunge labels paper notes

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International Scrapbooking Day – Mini Blog Train and huge savings

There are huge savings on Digiscrapstation!

We are having a mini blog train with freebies matching my birthday box give-away. Happy crafting!

Throwing some scraps around

Made by Keuntje

The Brown Owl

Happy Scrappin’ Gail

I am finished with my downloads, sorting, printing and I can say you, this will be a gorgeous Sunday!!!
I am going to show you tomorrow what I did with all those goodies.

See you, Freda

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