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Getting ready for Christmas

So – I’ve been absent from the blog for a while but I need to get back to posting my projects regularly. And since Christmas is fast approaching it feels like the right time to get a jump start on blogging again.

Today, I’ve got a little Christmas bag to share with you. It was made using the new Big Shot Plus machine and the new Sizzix Thinlits Plus Bag, Tall set. The body of the bag is one die and the pattern I’ve used is a seperate die. That means that you can make bag with or without patterns (there are two pattern dies contained in the die set). I lined the bag with a glittery wrapping paper so that the pattern would stand out and because you can never have too much glitter for Christmas.

When choosing to make a pattern in the bag you’ll be faced with the task of removing a lot of little diecut pieces. To that end Sizzix has made a new tool that actually does make the process less frustrating: Die Brush & Foam Pad. This is simply a coarse brush that you roll over that diecut area to release all the little pieces. Clever and functional.

I chose to punch holes through that top of the bag because I wanted to be able to tie it closed using ribbon. You can use coordinating dies to make a paper closing if you want to but I like the extra dimension that the ribbon adds.

For the tag on the bag I used a Christmas tag set released last year especially with Christmas tags in mind. I tied it to the ribbon using some silver and white twine and decorated the diecut heart with a single piece of bling.

Also: Don’t forget that there’s still time to participate in the Sizzix blogger competition for a chance to win the new Big Shot Starter Kit.



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Diecut birthday

This card was made for Online Card Classes’ Stretch Your Dies class earlier this year. I diecut multiple “birthdays” using Papertrey Ink’s Wonderful Words: Birthday Die in the same white as my card base. I then adhered all of the birthdays directly onto the card base.

Because the background got to be somewhat busy I decided to keep the decorations to a minmum: A diecut banner with an embossed sentiment and a few sequins in a matching colour and that was it. KIIS!


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Ett Trykk: Get well card


In the August edition of Ett Trykk we had a get well theme and I created this card for that theme. In Danish the word “monster” can be used to denominate something huge but also something that is really really good. And I used it in that sense here to wish for the reciepient of the card that he would feel much much better.


I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Milo alphabet which has become one of my stable go-to sets when I want to create unique sentiments. I alligned the sentiment towards the top of the white cardstock so that I could make room for two rows of grass beneath the sentiment.


My monsters need to have googly eyes! It is as simple as that. They are cute to begin with but once you add googly eyes they are simply perfect. This time around I even managed to use one of my googly eyes with eyebrows because the yellow matched my monster perfectly. How lucky was that?!



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Line had a request for me to do a birthday card for Thor when he turned two in June. Since Thor’s parents (and thus Thor, I guess) are very into cars – especially those that can drive fast – I decided to do a card with a racer car. When googling racer car card (or something to that effect) I found this card and decided to do my very own take on this card. I made the scene behind the race car much more elaborate than it is on the original card by using distress inks to create a sky and some soft green hills and adding a piece of black cardstock decorated with white gel pen to serve as the road the car drives along.

Since birth Thor’s colours have been lime, blue and white and of course his racer card had to sport these colours too. Thankfully, the car was simple to paper piece and I could use circle dies for the wheels since hand cutting circles is almost impossible. Since Thor turned two the car number was of course 2.

I suspended the banner from two pieces of paper straw and in order for the car to sit at the right height, I used extra pieces of the straw instead of foam adhesive. This means the card probably wouldn’t have fared well if it had gone in the mail – but thankfully it didn’t have to.



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