Mother’s Day spinner card – project share

Today I’ve got a little project for you to share:

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A Mother’s Day spinner card in a y shape. I love it, because it is interactive and my Mum will be able to display it.

In Germany, compared to the UK, we celebrate Mother’s Day on the 2nd Sunday in May just as in the USA and Canada.

I’ve just sent it out to my lovely Mum and I hope that she will like it.

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I found a tutorial on YouTube by Die Papiertante and it was very easy to follow and didn’t take long at all.

I used a paper pack I bought for £1 at Poundland for the patterned paper, my circle and scalloped heart dies by x cut and a “Mum” and small heart dies by Trimcraft.

I hope you got inspired and maybe you want to try it yourself for a Mother’s Day card or any other occasion.

Until the next time!

Love from Lizi unboxing May 2017

Hello,

Today I’ve got an unboxing for you.

I’ve ordered the Love from Lizi May Card Kit and a couple of other things I would like to show you.

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Unfortunately, the May Card Kit has sold out already, but the other things are still in stock, and I will leave the direct links here in the blog post for you.

First I got 3 packs of different dies, a pair of feathers, 2 butterflies and a Happy Birthday sign, which will be great for card making and other projects:

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Then I got the Seaside Days paperpack, which contains 16 sheets of 8×8″ paper, I would have loved to get the Seaside Days Megapack, but this item is out of stock, so I am happy, that I got at least the paper pack.

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The next item I want to show you is the Vinatage Blooms Mega Pack which contains 24 8×8″ patterned papers in 12 designs, 2 sheets of gold mirror card, 6 dies, 2 sets of clear stamps and an embossing folder.

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And last but not least, there is the May Card Kit, which has a masculine vibe to it and has a lot vibrant colors, such as orange, blue and green.

I have to admit, that at first, when Lizi showed sneak peaks on Instagram, I wasn’t to intrigued to get that card kit, but after seeing the full unboxing on her YouTube Channel, I totally fell in love, especially with the foil vellum and the blue foil to create unique designs on your cards and projects.

This set is surely out of my comfort zone as I usually love pastels and feminine prints as well as glitter, so I am excited to try something new and I can’t wait to share my projects with you.

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Happy Valentine’s – Day 2 milk carton gift box tutorial

Hi there,

I’m back with another Valentine’s post.

This time I’ll show you how to make little milk carton boxes with an aperture to put your Valentine’s candy in.

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You will need: 

-Card stock or scrapbook paper in

10 1/2 x 6″

-Patterned paper for decorating; 4 pieces in 2 1/4 x 2 1/4″ and 2 pieces in 2 1/4 x 1 1/4″

-Actetate about 2 x 2″

-Paper trimmer and score board

-Circle die about 1 1/2″ and die cutting machine

-Bone folder

-Strong double sided tape

-Paper embellishments and sequins to decorate or whatever you prefer

-Clip to close the box at the top

I always make a little sketch before I start so I know where to score the paper and what measurements my paper needs to have:

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Step 1: Scoring

Score the card stock on the long side at

2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 10″

Score on the shorter 6″ side at

1 1/2, 4, 5 1/2″

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To score the sides of the traditional milk carton box score on the long side at 3 3/4 and 8 3/4″ only for 1/2″ until you meet the first score line of the shorter side.

Then you have to score diagonally from the just scored line to the next scoring line of the shorter side as you can see on the picture:

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Step 2: Folding

Use your bonefolder to crease the scored lines properly, folding the diagonal lines and the small scored line in the opposite direction as the other ones:img_20170202_133136

Step 3: Aperture

Use your cutting die to cut out an aperture in one of the sides, in this case you want to use the side between the two milk carton sides, so you’ll have the glue line on the back and a pretty front side

Or in other words the 3rd 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″ square from the left.

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Adhere the piece of acetate on the back of the card stock

Step 4: patterned paper and cutting

Attach the patterned paper pieces with double sided tape on the card stock (see picture)

For the bottom of the box, cut the scoring lines of the long side at the bottom till you get to the first scoring line of the smaller side.

I also cut the piece on the right side at the bottom as seen on the picture.

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Step 5: Finishing the box

Apply strong double sided tape on the small 1/2″ part of the small side and and attach it to the other side of the paper, so you’ll end up with a tube:

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For the bottom you want to fold in the 2 side flaps first, then add strong double sided tape to the back and front flap, folding in the back flap and then the front one to give it a clean and tidy look

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To finish of fold the top part again:

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Decorate the box if you’d like to and fill it with your favorite sweets. I filled mine with Lindt Lindor truffles. Close your box with a paper clip or punch a whole at the top and thread some ribbon through it.

You can even make the box bigger or smaller if you would like to.

The following box has sides that are 3 x 4″ size and could be used to gift a small present such as a  tealightholder

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Love from Lizi February card kit – 1 kit 10 cards

Hi there,

I’ve recently showed you the unboxing of the February card kit by Love from Lizi. Unfortunately this month’s kit is out of stock, but Lizi has various other things in her shop, just have a look!

So today I want to show you 10 cards, I created with the set and I had so much fun, I made them all in one day and I have loads of supplies left, to make more cards with the set.

In general, it is a great stash builder because there are the stamps and the ink pad, the Nuvo drops and washi tape which will last you for quite a long time.

To make the card bases I cut the card stock lengthwise in half to create 10 top folding Din A6 cards.

Card 1

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For this card I’ve used the turquoise paper on the whole card base.

I die cut a ring out of the purple glitter paper, using 2 circle dies and putting the heat embossed stamped image of the bird with Nuvo embossing powder in cool jade (which I’ve ordered in addition to the kit) in the middle.

I’ve also put 3 of the enamel dots to the bottom right and used some of the ribbon behind the stamped image.

Card 2

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I didn’t know at first, how to use the washi tape, which came in the kit and so I’ve tried something different.

Using a small stripe of patterned paper and putting the washi to the left and the right.

I used water colors to color the three wooden butterflies, that came in the kit, in matching colors and arranged them on the card.

Card 3

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As Lizi put a bag of sequins in the kit, it was very easy to create a shaker card with it.

I used 2 circle dies to cut a ring out of patterned paper and fun foam, using the bigger circle die to cut a circle out of acetate and the same patterned paper. I’ve glued the acetate backwards on the ring and then the foam circle to have enough space for the sequins. I placed some of the sequins in the middle of the paper circle and glued the foam-acetate-paper ring piece on.

I covered the card base in patterned paper and added some of the vine stickers at the top and bottom.

With the purple ink, I stamped one of the sentiments and applied the shaker element in the top part.

The 2 silver hearts are scraps from one of the key dies I’ve used on another card (card 4).

Card 4

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I used the graph patterned paper to cover the whole card.

I used the mirror cardstock to cut out 2 keys, facing each other, meaning that you would have turned the paper around in your die cutting machine, and to cut a strip a bit wider than the ribbon I would use and about the same length as the card. And glued it onto the card

The circle was a scrap from another card (card 1) which I attached to the card using foam tape to give it more dimension.

I finished with threading the organza ribbon through the loops of the keys and tying it in bow, attaching it to the card with a glue dot and secured the keys’ ends with glue as well. And adding 3 enamel dots to the corner bottom right.

Card 5

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For the 5th card I used a couple of paper scraps which I didn’t use in previous cards and glued it on the base as youcan see above.

Again I used some peel off stickers as a border.

I threaded some leftover organza ribbon through one of the matching tags and added it with foam tape to the card.

Finished with Nuvo drops and sequins.

Card 6

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As soon as I saw the keys in Elizabeth’s unboxing I knew I wanted to create a spinner card with it.

So I cut some patterned paper just a bit smaller than the card base, so it would leave a border.

I used some washi to keep it in place on the card and cut out a circle with my die cutting machine. I also cut out 2 keys out of the silver card stock, which mirror each other to have the shiny side on both ends.

I glued some thread between them and attached the thread with double sided tape between card base and patterned paper to hide it.

I finished using some sequins all over the paper and the vine peel offs around the circle/spinner element.

Card 7

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I cut a piece of patterned paper in the size of the card and then I cut it diagonally and a stripe out of it so I would see the card base beyond. Using once again the peel off stickers as borders.

I cut out a circle of the silver mirror card and a smaller one out of the graph paper.

I colored one of the wooden embellishments with my water colors and added it onto the circles.

I stamped one of the sentiments in purple ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Card 8

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For card number 8 I die cut 2 scalloped hearts out of patterned paper and mirror cardstock, putting them together with foam tape.

I cut a piece out of graph paper a bit wider than the ribbon I used and attached the ribbon with double sided tape at the back. And then glueing it on the card base.

I finished with attaching the hearts, adding some of the Nuvo drops and a sentiment at the bottom right.

Card 9

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For card 9 I cut a piece of patterned paper a bit smaller than the card base and cut one of the kraft tags apart.

I stamped the bird image with the purple ink and heat embossed it with clear powder to be able to color it with my water colors, finishing this step with die cutting a circle.

I’ve put a small part of organza ribbon at the top of the tag and attached the pieces at the top and bottom of the circle.

Card 10

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For the last card I cut a piece of patterned paper as big as the the card base, then I die cut a scalloped heart in it and placed the peacock patterned paper behind it, keeping them apart with foam tape.

I finished with a couple of sequins, Nuvo drops and a sentiment

What I have left over from the kit:

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As you can see after 10 cards, there are still so many things left to create even more cards and use the things with other projects, such as scrapbooking or project life or creative journaling; the possibilities are e

Apart from the kit I used a couple of other things such as my circle and scalloped hearts dies and my big shot, acetate and fun foam, clear and Nuvo cool jade embossing powder, my heat gun, liquid glue, foam tape and double sided tape, black thread, my Gansai Tambi water colors.

I can’t wait for the sneak peaks of the next kit, which I’m hopefully able to get, as well!

Love from Lizi card kit February 2017 -unboxing


Hello there!

I’m super excited, I finally got my hands on one of Lizi’s monthly card kits; they always sell out super fast so this time I made sure to get one in time.

Elizabeth sells her fabulous monthly kits on Love from Lizi  and you get so many things for the amount you pay for. The kit is £25 plus shipping and Lizi also offers a supscription for the box if you are interested in that.

Let me show you know, what came in the February kit:

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5x A4 card stock, 2 in kraft, 3 in white

A silver mirror card sheet and a sparkly purple glitter card stock

12x patterned paper sheets in 8×8″

Nuvo drops in Rhubarb crumble

5x ribbon in purple hues

8x tags matching the patterned paper

Pigment ink in berry purple, which stamps beautifully

12x wooden embellishments

2x key dies

Stamp set with a beautiful bird and sentiments; you can see in the photos how nicely it stamps

Washi tape in yellow

A bag of mixed sequins, the colours match beautifully with the papers

Enamel dots in different sizes in 2 purple shades

1 sheet of silver peel off stickers

I ordered some nuvo embossing powder in cool jade in addition to that and the embossing is so pretty! The colour matches nicely with the card kit.

I am so pleased with this set and I can’t wait to get crafty.

I attempt to do a 10 cards 1 kit on my blog as you usually see them on YouTube, will be a lot of fun, I think!

Happy Valentine’s – Day 1 shaker card

As Valentine’s Day is upcoming next month I’ve decided to show you a couple of ideas for easy handmade Valentine’s Cards.

The first one is a little shaker card in red hues.

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I simply love the combination of reds and pinks, glitter and hearts.

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Materials I’ve used:

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I’ve used patterned paper from the XOXO collection by Dovecraft/Trimcraft, as well as the matching “be mine” die (comes in a set with sentiments and hearts) and the heart embellishments.

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For the shaker element I used:

-Circle dies in two sizes

-Acetate

-Fun foam

-Sequins in red, transparent and gold

-Red glitter paper

-White card as base

How to assemble:

Use the bigger circle die to cut out a white card base and the acetate. Stack a smaller circle die in the other one, use some washi to hold it in place. Then cut out a ring out of the glitter paper and fun foam.

Use liquid glue to stick acetate on the back of the glitter paper, then adhere the tape ring to it.

Put some sequins in the middle of the white circle, and glue the glitter-acetate-foam-piece onto.

Decorate with embellishments or die cut pieces.

Furthermore I used a kraft card base, matching scraps for the banner and of course double sided tape, glue, my paper trimmer and my sizzix big shot.

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You can even decorate the inside matching your card front, just use scraps and leftovers from the project.

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Shaker cards are such a fun way to create interactive cards. Maybe you’ll give it a try yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So this is it…

… let’s do this!

Welcome to my new blog!

I’ve finally come to the realization, that I would love to share more about the things, which bring me joy and make my soul happy.

This is my little crafty creative space full of artsy stuff, favorite baking recipes paper crafts and journaling.

A place where I can be myself, not trying to be someone else, a place where I can express myself freely and where I’m able to show all the fun things I’m currently doing and enjoying.

I’m a planner, a crafter, a thinker, a dreamer, a photographer, a baker, a journaler, a traveler.