Monday, September 26, 2016

Asian Milestone 99th Birthday

How does one celebrate a milestone like 99 years old?  Goodness - a special time to celebrate. Of course a special card needs to be presented.  Box card design by Debbie Pamment - her blog here. This card style was taught at one of the annual La-la Land Retreat sessions. A 3rd strip to hold another image was added. Paper: Recollections Black Card Stock, DCWV The Far East Stack paper. Various basic punches used: EK Success 2" Punch, EK Success 1-3/4" Punch, EK Success 1-1/2" Punch, EK Success 1-1/4" Punch. Back panel top edge, flaps, and top inside strips are using EK Success Loops border Punch. Finished box card size: 6-1/2" x 5-1/2".

A note about those randomly placed golden fire crackers: use scraps of gold card stock about 1" wide x 3" long - adhere a gold cord, then roll up and adhere closed. Also add Gold Stickles on the ends of the cord.
Wiki C.A.P.S. Good Luck Die used on the front panel.  Ellentina Cutting Dies TSD009 used on the second panel.  The year 99 was a Silhouette cut using Black card stock, mat with decorative paper punched, then mat with black card stock, then gold card stock.
Free Font: printed Chow Fun used for the message.  Punch it using EK Success 1-1/4" Circle Punched, then mat it with a 1-1/2" punch in Black card stock, and finally a 1-3/4" Gold card stock circle. Pop with foam squares. Add two golden fire crackers.
Cuttlebug Asia Embossing Folder Set used on the bottom panels.
Side view:
Card Back: Cut a Gold card stock mat on top of a white card stock. Add the Asian character "Shou" which means "long life".  This Asian character was cut using my Silhouette and the character was found on line.
Box card flat ready to place in an envelope.
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Marci with Lantern Birthday Card

Retreat Project from November 2015 Celebrate Winter with Chickadee Marci posted here (on February 19, 2016). Card design by Debbie Pamment: her blog here.
Decorative paper used is 2014 Graphic 45 retired Bird Song Collection. Recollections
Black and Ivory card stock.  Burgundy card stock from Core-dinations.  La-la Land Craft Dies: Lattice Bracket Die used on the front and Cherry Blossom Branch used on the card front and inside panel can be found here.  EK Success Brick Border Punch used on the edge.  Finished card size: 5-1/2 " x 5-1/2".

La-la Land Crafts Marci with Lantern Stamp can be found here
Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E11, E00, E01, E000, R11, R20, R21
Dress trim: R56, R89, Paper Pieced
Lantern: Paper pieced
My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Oval Die used behind Marci. Marci is popped with foam squares.
Ellentina Cutting Die #TSD009 (only part of the die is used) is adhered on top of My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Oval Die. Character meaning is Happy Birthday in the Chinese Language.
Viva Pearl Gold Pen used in the centers of the Cherry Blossom Branch. 
Overhead view:
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Work Out Girl Birthday Box Card

Box card design by Debbie Pamment - her blog here. This card style was taught at one of the annual La-la Land Retreat sessions. A 3rd panel to hold the image was added in the inside. This is a late birthday card for a workout gal. Paper is from my stash.  Finished card is 5-1/2" x 6" when flat.
SVG Cutting file:  Chibi Work Out Girl found here. Her hair is cut out in white, then Copic Pens used to color her hair to resemble the work out girl.  Add a little blush to her cheeks! Her top is also cut out in white, then colored using Copic Pens.
Cottage Cutz Gift Tag Topper, EK Success 1" Circle Punch used. EK Success Zig Zag Punch used on the flaps.
Martha Stewart Presents Boarder Punch used for one of the panels. Punch them out in various colors and use whatever color that works. Impression Obsession Cake Die #DIE069-J used on the back panel.
La-la Land Crafts Heart Banner Die, Scallop Banner Die on the back. 
Creative Time Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die added the back above the personalized name cut using the computer font cut using the Silhouette:
Card folded flat ready for the envelope:
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Asian Screen Swap

Made this special card for a swap: Finished card 8-3/4" x 10-7/8". There is a 1-3/4" Rust color strip of Washi Paper across front 3-1/2" from top of screen panel. Washi paper  for the front and back used is from Hanko Designs. All their paper can be found here. Paper Shaper Tab Punch used twice to make Asian "feet" at the bottom of the screen.
Back of screen:  6-3/4" x 3" Washi panels in back
Stampin-Up retired Asian stamps used for each panel. Stamped in Black, Gold and Really Rust Inks.  Each stamped panel is 3-1/4" x 3" with a Recollection Rust color card stock mat
Die used for the screen top edge is from Savvy Dies #10005 ( 5/8" edge exposed - die is 1-1/4" wide
Wiki Caps Good Luck die for the character "luck" cut in Rust card stock, 1-1/4" circle punched in Black behind the character sitting on top of Penny Black Creative Dies "geometrics" #51-130 cut in Black card stock
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Santa's Sleigh Holiday Card

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Craft hosted her annual 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas. The workshop had 12 projects.  Dies used for this card can be found here.  All papers used to make this card was supplied and cut at the 2 day workshop. This is the last of the 12 projects from the workshop

Finished card size: 6" X 6".  Card stock used is a combination of Cream and Brushed Gold - elegant and festive!  Lots of matting on this card:
Adhesive pearls on the Hanging Snowflakes:

Santa Sleigh is die cut using light weight chipboard, the Cream card stock is adhered on top.
Three Christmas Trees is die cut using light weight chipboard, the Cream card stock is adhered on top.
Tie a natural twine through the holes in the Ornate Scroll Flourish. Note: the Ornate Scroll Flourish is folded back behind the front panel.

Card inside: "negative" of the die cut hill from the front cover is utilized here.
Dies used: Three Christmas Trees, Santa Sleigh Die, Stitched Nested Circle Die, Hanging Snowflakes Die, Icicles Border Die, Ornate Scroll Flourish Die, Stitched Hill Die, Stitched Nested Circle Die.

Thank you for stopping by today - hope you enjoyed the journey from this 2 day workshop.