Monday, July 16, 2018

Day 1 LLC Retreat - Rose Hat Marci Fold Flat Box

Another great retreat project: Stripe paper used for this project had been supplied at the 2017 La-la Land Crafts Retreat.  Original design by Martha Tucker  - her blog here. This project used a turquoise card stock as the base which was changed to a Red card stock (Recollections). Stamp used is Rose Hat Marci (smaller version). Finished box size 4" x 4" x 1". La-la Land Crafts Dies used: Stitched Circles, Vintage Type Writer, Book Tab and labels, Vintage Telephone, Steam Punk Corner. All dies can be found here.  All stripe designer paper edges have been distressed,
Rose Hat Marci Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Rose, Hairband, Sweater, Shoes: R00, R14, R27
Dress, Hat: R20, R81
Leaf: YG93, YG99
Box Back:
To achieve this effect, die cut the pieces, then use Ranger's Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink to "smear" across the pieces. Finishing touch: add flat back black pearls.
Box front has a die cut white typewriter under the vellum paper.
Box flattened:
 Thank you for stopping by today to visit.  Stay tuned for more 2017 Retreat projects!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Day 1 LLC Retreat - Winter MArci Noel Book Card

All papers used for this project had been supplied at the 2017 La-la Land Craft Retreat.  Original design by Elizabeth Elton from the November 2017 LLC Retreat.  Her blog can be found here.  Original design for this project is using Winter Baby Luka and Winter Baby Marci rubber stamps. My version is using Winter Marci and Polar Bear rubber stamps.Finished size: 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 1"La-la Land Crafts Winter Marci and Polar Bears Stamps used. La-la Land Crafts dies used: Die, Mittens Die, Spiral Christmas Tree Die, Postage Stamp Die, and Stitched Bracket Border Die.  All these dies and stamps can be found here.
Winter Marci Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11
Fur and Dress: W2, W4, W5
Gloves, Cape, Hat, Boots: RV91, RV93, RV95, and a White Gel Pen
Open Book view showing spine and back:
The Spiral Christmas Tree sits on the top right corner and is lightly sponged using Vintage Photo ink.  See the paper doilie peeking out under the tree?
The die cut Noel Word is lightly sponged using Vintage Photo ink - it sits on top of fancy lace.
In the top left corner, die cut Mittens cut twice to achieve this effect. Lightly sponge the edges with Vintage Photo ink.
Overhead view:
Book opened:
Polar Bears rubber stamp Copic colors:
Bear: W0, W1, W3 
Bear Paws: W3, W5, W7, W9
Cheek and Inside Ear: RV00
Hat, Scarf: RV91, RV93, RV95, White Gel Pen
Snowballs: W2, W4, W5
Right side "book" - LOVE the die cut Stitched Bracket Border die used to frame the opening.  Edges are lightly sponged using Vintage Photo ink.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. More 2017 Retreat projects will be posted soon!
  

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Day 1 LLC Retreat - Flapper Molli Easel Card

All papers used for this project had been supplied at the Retreat.  Original design by Mindy Beverly from the November 2017 LLC Retreat - her blog here is a four drawer easel card. I decided to utilize this design for a easel card without the drawers. La-la land Crafts products found here used:  Flapper Molli Stamp. Dies used for this project can be found here: Cameo Frame, Peacock Feather, Art Deco Border, Vintage Typewriter, Flamingo, Rolled Rose Large, Palm Leaf, Postage Stamps.  Finished card size: 5-1/4" x 5-1/2"
Flapper Molli Copic colors:  
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E02, R11, R20, R21
Dress, Flower, Shoes: RV000, RV04, RV10, RV2
Headband: G17, BG13, BG23, G02, YG14,White Gel Pen
Gloves, Necklace: W0, W2, W4
Flapper Molli is popped with foam squares. 
Cameo Frame inside negative die cut is sponged using Ranger's Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.
Popped up easel:
Side view:
Top right corner: die cut Postage Stamp with message
I n the top left corner the lamingo is die cut using withe card stock. Then it is sponged using Ranger's Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. A Black gel pen used for his eye.
Bottom right corner: Rolled Roses are die cut in white card stock, the sponged using Ranger's Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Palm Leaves are sponged using Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Bottom  left corner:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tun ed for more projects from the retreat that will be posted.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

July 4th Celebrate Star Treat Box

Made these 4th of July treat boxes for special Zumba instructors who are working on the holiday. These boxes are quick and easy to make using the Silhouette to cut the SVG cut file from Cre8ivecutz.com. File is called Celebrate Star Box. Assembly instructions were included in the download. Finished size is 5" x 5" x 2-7/8". Decorative papers used are from American Crafts. Solid paper used is Core-dinations.
 Here's the individual Star Box:
 Side view of  box: Word "celebrate" is popped with foam.
 Box back:

Hope you all had a great holiday. Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Have a crafty day.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Day 1 LLC Hinged Holiday Box

Finally posting the first of 22 projects from the 2017 Retreat.  All projects from the retreat are now completed.  Original Design by Irina Blount as a Hinged Pineapple Box. My version of this project is a Hinged Holiday Box using Holiday papers from my stash. No stamps were used for this project.

La-la Land Crafts dies used: Stitched Gift Card Slots, Deco Border, Deco Corner Stitched Nested Circles Double Stitched Nested Circles, and Pine Bough die (used for the top of the box).  All dies can be found in the on line crafts tore found here. Finished project size: 7" x 7" x 4".
Here's the lid: the Deco Corner dies blend perfectly by using the same card stock. The Stitched Gift Card Slots make a great embellishment accent.
A closer look at the center of the lid.  Use Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the Pine Bough. Pop two of the pine cones with foam squares. This center square is popped with foam squares.
A closer look at the Deco Corners:
On the lid bottom, the Decor Border die used as an accent along with a metal trim and gold adhesive dot.
Box front: A trio of circles and the Deco Border die with another metal  trim and adhesive gold dot.
Side view of the lid: the green card stock layer is popped with foam squares. A layer of wood grain paper, solid green card stock, and wrapped black card stock over shipboard make the lid sturdy.
Side of box has a trio of circles and a metal pull.
Metal feet at each box corner.
Open the lid to reveal vintage paper covering the inside lid and box.
Here's a closer look at lid metal hinge:
This was a great project to adapt to using papers from my stash.  Hope this will inspire you to make something similar.