Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Marci in Wonderland Small Trinket Box

At the recent Pleasanton (in California)Scrapbook Expo, there was a fabulous FREE Make & Take at the Scrap-Mart booth featuring La-la Land Crafts  and of course I was going to be sure to wait in line for this since I knew the project would not fall short of spectacular. The project featured a smaller version of the Hinged Trinket Box.  So cute!!! This box will be available soon (and I was able to grab a couple kits hot off their initial production). The larger version (Sitting Princess Marci Fancy Trinket Box) was originally posted here on March 10. This trinket box measures 5-1/2" x 4" x 1-1/4".  Dies used for this project: Open Leaf Flourish die, Heart Key and Lock die, Book Tab and Labels die, Large Flourish die, and the Heart Fence die which all can be found here. Edges are slightly sponged with brown ink. The scallop oval has dots of Viva Pearl Pen around on the scallops.
                         
Use a small pencil or end of a brush to wrap and curl the stems of the flowers. Then add some Diamond Stickles to the top of the flowers for some shine.
In the right corner, I chose a soft lavender button positioned on top of the off white bow. The Open Leaf Flourish (die) is positioned underneath the Heart Key (die).
On the side of the box, the die used is the Book Tab and Labels die that wraps around to the front of the box. I used a Viva Pearl Pen on the Book Tab. The lock from the Heart Key and Lock die is attached to the front with foam squares.
See how high I piled up the top layers with foam squares?  Wowsa!!!!
Open the lid to reveal the hinge and the inside:
Like the flat back pearls used for feet?

Thank you for stopping by today and hopefully you will also be able to get your hands on one of these boxes soon to make a cute gift for someone.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Asian Box Card with G45 Papers

Well, I am happy to have finally made one of those Box Cards that have been popping up all over the blogs. For a video tutorial, go to Splitcoast Stampers - link here.  I really wanted to make an Asian themed Box Card using the Graphic 45 Bird Song 8x8 pack papers. Recollection Black Card Stock was used for the base. Embellishments used are Metal Coins and Luck Medallion.  The metal fan is from Hanko Designs and their on line store can be found here. In the front of the box, The stamped and Gold embossed words are from Waltzing Mouse Asian Gardens Stamp Set  - Use a Tab Punch to make the words peek out of the edge.
Here is a closer look at the dies used from Tattered Lace Dies (www.tatteredlace.co.uk) cut using Recollections Kraft paper.  The Bamboo is a SVG cut file from Lettering Delights Asia. That metal Luck Medallion is from my stash. 
The back of the box is embellished with one of the Graphic 45 Bird Song 8x8 paper pack scroll paintings which fit perfectly in this spot.
 This is the card completely folded to fit into an A2 envelope:
Thank you for stopping by today to see what was made................hope you enjoyed it and are inspired to make one, too.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Birthday Cake Treat Box

For a special birthday, a small cake was what I had in mind to give as a gift. I used the cut file from SVGcutting.com called Icing Tiered Cake Box found here. The paper used is from my stash. I found some really bright and happy colors for this cake. In the treat bags contained a plastic jar of bubbles, small noise maker (Clapper), spinner, and a wind up bear with cymbals.
Here's the cake top - it's a party hat and in the back is a chipboard star from my stash.  To make the ruffles around the hat, just run a needle with thread around the bottom of 1/2" soft white ribbon. Add a small pom-pom to finish it off. "Party" is printed from my computer.
Glasses are a die from Impression Obsession  -  4 layers are cut and glued together to make it sturdy enough to stand up on the cake layer.  The "Happy Birthday" strip is computer generated and goes around both cake layers. Yellow Stickles is added around the rim of the icing and the "dripping".
Remove the cake to reveal treats inside:
Stamped candy treats are from Jaded Blossom Stamps - this is the Birthday Candy Message found here: These all all festive colors that match the cake paper.
For feet, I dug around for some beads - worked fine!!!
I love how this cake turned out. I hope you also enjoyed it and was an inspiration to you.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Leprechaun Lucky Treats

By the way, for St. Patrick's Day, I made these cute treat toppers using the SVGcutting.com cut file is called Leprechauns found here. The papers used are from my own stash. They were mostly scraps used since these small pieces did not require much paper.
Stamped message is from Jaded Blossom Stamps which was a FREE stamp set during a promotion. There are other candy treat messages that can be used for candies on their web site store found here.
Yellow Stickles used on the hat buckle.  The Leprechaun image is sponged all over using brown ink.
White Gel pen used along with some Yellow Stickles on the Pot of Gold
Copic colors used: YG09, Y19, Y13, YR27, W2, W4, W6 along with a 3/4" EK Success punch, adhere to the bottoms of the candies.
These were fun and easy to make and also fun to give out............................

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Travel 8x8 Scrap Page

Can you believe I made a scrapbook page?  It certaily has been a loooong time.  This one is 8" x 8"  and is for someone who is leaving for Romania for a while.  Paper used : Stampin Up Cranberry Cobbler, Recollections Black, Teresa Collins Far Away Paper. The stamp used is from My Favorite Things Going Places stamp set using Momento Ink on Neenah White Card Stock. The Airplane image is from the Silhouette Store, Page title is cut using FREE Freight Sans Black font on my Silhouette.
Here's a closer look at the stamp used is from My Favorite Things Going Places. Copic colors: E11, E000, RV69, R39, R46, W1, W2, W4, W8
The Romania map is from the Internet.
This stamped message is very appropriate for this scrapbook page.
I like how this page turned out as a gift.................don't you?