Butterflies make everything beautiful!

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I think butterflies are really beautiful and I asked myself, “Why is that?” I think it is because butterflies are so symmetrical and people are generally attracted to things that are symmetrical. But I’m also a very analytical and have a scientific mind set.

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The technique for today is “die cut monoprint”. Using this technique, I created two cards witht he butterfly monoprints, but you can also use the prints for a scrapbook or art journal. This easy technique takes about 15-20 minutes and the two cards took over an hour to make. Continue reading “Butterflies make everything beautiful!”

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Look for a Star – Miniature music dome

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Another miniature for you to look at… and perhaps inspire! Last time I made a little house in a tin box. This time it is a music dome with a café and appartment.

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The finished product, without the dome over it.

This was super fun to do and I didn’t do anything too special. I followed about 98% of the instructions because I find it relaxing to just follow the kit’s instructions and not need to think too much. From start to finish, this kit took 4 days to finish. It was also a bit more difficult than my last miniature kit, but not by a lot. Continue reading “Look for a Star – Miniature music dome”

Shining flowers

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It is now the 6th month of 2019, time flies, doesn’t it? Stencils are a crafting supply that can be used with many techniques. They are also inexpensive or you could make them yourself! Today I will let you see one of the many techniques you can use with stencils. Let’s check out the card.

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The yellow background is made with a stencil. The card took about an hour to make and it is pretty easy to do. Continue reading “Shining flowers”

A felt baby book

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Hello my dear crafters! How are you doing? Last week on May 10th is my wedding anniversary! We had a really nice evening going out to eat at a super-classy restaurant. It was a surprise for my husband!

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This is a baby book on shapes that I made from felt. I thought it was not difficult to make, but it is a lot of work. It took a few hours, and that does not include a night for the glue to dry. Continue reading “A felt baby book”

Pop-up Cake Card!

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Spring is my favorite season! Mother nature is awake and making herself beautiful. Today I made a spring cake for you all!

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Did you think I made a real cake? Haha, I’m not really good at baking, so nope! So today is actually a pop-up card with small daisies on a grassy green paper cake. This card was not difficult to make since my Cricut did most of the work and I had very clear video instructions on putting the cake together. You can also use other cutting machines other than the Cricut, but even without a machine, you can print out this pattern and cut it out by hand. The total time to make this card was a little under one hour. Continue reading “Pop-up Cake Card!”

Cute Bunny Easter card

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This year, Easter falls on April 21st. So I made an Easter card since it is also my task for Hobby Alternatief for today. But I don’t have anyone to give this card to, but would like to. Would you be interested in receiving this card? Then please look near the end to see how you can apply for a chance to get this card!

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I felt this card was easy to make, but perhaps the small details make it a bit difficult too.  How easy or difficult a card is depends more on what you like or don’t like. I’m crazy about small details, that’s why I thought this card was easy to make. But because of the small details, it takes a lot of time to make a card for me, and this card took several hours to make. Continue reading “Cute Bunny Easter card”

A ‘Royal Crown’ for Willie!

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Hello crafters!  As part of the Hobby Alternatief (Alternative) design team, our focus is often about doing hobbies in alternative ways, ranging from using items for a different purpose to just different types of hobbies other than cardmaking. I also love to crochet, and this is something I taught myself. So today’s post is something I crocheted for you all to see!

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This project took almost 3 hours to crochet, and another day for it to stiffen up with sugar water. The difficulty level is about medium, so it’s not for beginners. Continue reading “A ‘Royal Crown’ for Willie!”

Yamaguchi Dahlia

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It’s march and it is getting warmer.  the earth is beginning to bloom, it’s almost spring, and therefore I start to think about flowers! Today I have something nice for you to make that you can use to decorate your house with or just to play around.

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This is a paper dahlia and it took about 2 hours to make. However, I made a lot of flower petals, so a simpler version with less petals will take about 30 minutes.  There are also 2 versions and I worked with the version that contained more folds too. Continue reading “Yamaguchi Dahlia”