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Masculine chocolate bar box

Hi and welcome to my blog!
I don't make lots of masculine cards, boxes etc. Not because of a particulair reason, I just like the girly papers and embellishments more.
But today I'm sharing a chocolate gift box made for a guy (boys like chocolate too).

There is an tutorial on the Lemoncraft blog on how to make a chocolate bar box. You can find it here, but you can also buy them premade, for example at 14 craft bar.

I decorated my box with paper from Kaisercraft called "scrap yard collection" and distressed the edges of the box. I love that paper, it's very grunge and bold.
For embellishments I used wood elements but also metal elements.

To give the elements a rusty effect I covered them with rust effect paste from Prima Marketing.
This gives a kind of steampunk look.
I also used rusty elements on the inside of the card and placed a big piece of dark chocolate inside.

To close the box I used a piece of necklace chain.

I'm entering this masculine chocolate bar box in the following challenges:



Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs, Henriette.

Tag with Mintay papers

Hi, I recently discovered Mintay papers and it was love at first sight.
Beautiful, beautiful scrapbooking and cardmaking papers they make and I ordered the "birdsong" 6x6 paperpad at Noor Designs UK.
Today I made this shabby chic tag with the Mintay papers.

Besides the papers I used oasis sisal, lace, wood veneer, and paper flowers.

How adorable are the tiny gypsophilia? I bought them also at Noor! design.
The brown flowers are from Lemoncraft.

I think I'm gonna buy more Mintay Paper pads in the near future.

I'm entering this tag in challenge:

http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.nl/2018/02/challenge-91-tag-youre-it.html Metal die used is stitched scallop die at bottom of the tag.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Hugs, Henriette.

Just because

Last week I ordered a surprise paper pack with all kinds of different scrapbooking papers and part of this pack were some sheets of the Kaisercraft Fly free Collection.

With these papers and cut outs I made this colorful card.

For the flowers and leaves I used the patterned paper and all kinds of dies I have in my stash.

The sentiment and butterfly are also part of the fly free collection.

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:


Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Hugs, Henriette.

Shabby chic birdhouses

Hi, crafty friends.
One of the challenge at lemoncraft at this moment is: "make a pink project with lemoncraft papers".
I have a few gorgeous Lemon craft paperpads and one is them is Just-love-me.
With these papers I wanted to make something.

A few weeks ago I bought Deco time make your own birdhouse string light diy kit and I used 3 of the cute little birdhouses for my project. The houses are 4x5 cm.

First I pushed out the different parts of the bird houses and glued them together.

Then I covered the houses with white gesso.

Using the just love me paperpad I cut out the shapes of the houses and with a die I cut out the little hearts in the middle. I glued the paper on the houses.

Now it was time to decorate the little houses. I used all kinds of materials and items from my stash like little flowers, lace, pearls etc.

For the gluing I used my hot glue gun and bison strong adhesive.
I do like the shabby chic look nowadays and these houses turned out very cute.

I do hope you like them to. 

I'm entering this pink project in the lemoncraft very inspirational post challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriette.

Morning dreams

Hi, 14 craft bar has some new paper collections available in the webshop and one of these papers is "morning dreams". They are available in these sizes: 6x6, 12x12 and 6x12 (with extra elements to cut).

I've made a card with these beautiful papers and tried to make matching foamiran flowers.

I studied the flowers on the patterned paper and used my rosy dot dies to make the foamiran flowers.

All the items I used (dies, paper, stamens, chord and oil pastels) are available at 14 craftbar.
For the flowers I used white foamiran and made them in the right color with oil pastels. For the black centre I used styrofoam balls (cut in half) and black foamiran to cover the ball.

The tag, label and birdcage are part of the 6x12 paper pack. The matching chord is also available at 14 craft bar. The sentiment stamp is from an Itsy Bitsy stamp set.

This card makes me long for spring even more, but it's to early.

I would like to enter this card in this challenge:


Thanks so much for visiting.

Hugs, Henriette.