Friday, October 24, 2014

La-la Land Marci Charm Bracelets

Are you ready for this?  These are very special "thank you" gifts for the teachers and Irina (owner of La-la Land Crafts).  The logo is from the 2013 Craft Retreat.  These were given to them on October 24th at the 2014 Craft Retreat. They are decorated Altoid tins.  The template to decorate these tins are from the on line Silhouette Store. Makes it soooo easy to assemble. The colors are from the Goody Bag received from the 2013 Craft Retreat.............it really looks great even though I had to take a photo of the bag front.
 Here's a side view of the decorated tin:
 I decided to "print and cut" the teacher's names for the inside cover using the font on my computer and the Silhouette. The inside bottom and sides of the tin are also covered using card stock.  Shown in the photo is tissue because there is a surprise inside...........
Revealing the contents once the tissue is unwrapped is......................
 A charm bracelet: this specific charm bracelet is for Irina (owner of La-la Land Crafts) which has twelve charms.  It is a combination of images from each of the teachers own bracelets along with a couple of her favorite images and early designed images. For each teacher (La-la Land Design Team Leaders), the question was asked what images are the top eight from La-la Land Crafts so that means, their bracelets have their favorite images which they had shown, at one time, on their blog. Design Team Leaders and their blog sites are:
Debbie: http://www.debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/
Sue: http://sue-myinnerreflection.blogspot.com/
Sandie: http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Here's a closer look at the charms:  The Silver coated bracelet and components can be purchased from Craft Fantastic which can be found here.  The "trays" that hold the images are 1" in square and round shapes. The domes are made of glass which is great so they will not turn yellow (like plastic) over time.  The images were copied from the blog site and pasted onto a word document, re sized, printed, then placed into the trays.
 Here are more images of the charms:
I really enjoyed making this project knowing it was personalized for each teacher.  Note these type of bracelets can be made using family photos, best friends photos, pets etc........so many possibilities.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Asian Cork Crane Card

What a delight to receive this wonderful card from my blog friend Jan -she has a blog here.  This A2 size card is so cool. Background stamped using Judikins #33423 Chinese Clouds using light blue ink, then edged with blue metallic chisel pen (of course, how suble and wonderful is that?). The metallic pen makes such a fine faux mat. More details below:
Like the close-up of this Bamboo? It is a die from Joy Crafts  (die #60020230) using Green "silk" paper, then highlighted with shades of Copic markers. The crane is a die  called Oriental Crane Die (set #TL-ACD150) made by Tattered Lace cut in thin cork paper. Crane is popped up with foam squares.  Add a small adhesive blue rhinestone for the eye and it is perfect!
Water is using Hanko Cloud Die (#DD004) found here which is popped up found here using metallic paper and edged with blue metallic chisel pen. I love this look.
Card inside:
Love this detail on the inside: a small cork flourish
Thank you for stopping by today - try some die cutting using thin cork sheets. The results are pretty nice. Thank you, Jan for always being such an inspiration.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hello Kitty Skeleton Thank You

This is a quick A2 size Thank You card using the SVG Cut File from one of the SVGcutting first Hello Kitty Blog Hop (August  2013).  She is cut 3-1/2" high.  Background paper is from a Cloud 9 Photo Mat pack. Card base is using Recollections Black.
Add a wobble for that fun action:
The Wink of Stella Clear is used on her Orange Bow (sorry photo doesn't show it at all). 
Merci  is cut using my Silhouette - it is a easy to create these words on the Silhouette program and also make an offset background mat.
Card inside with a Orange card stock and White card stock mat:
Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Mini Star Book

I made this fun project for a birthday gift.  My first Star Book. The star book style is a combination of a gift I received from Gene (a larger one posted here on my blog August 29, 2014) and Gina (a 3 x 3 one which provided the inspiration - her blog here).  This is the box which holds the Star Book.  The box measures 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/4" .  The Paper used is from K & Company Spooktacular Designer Paper although any type of Halloween paper will work, too. The image on the front was one of their daily FREE SVG cut files from Miss Kate Cuttables. See that cute ghost?  You will see it again inside but larger. The entire house is popped with foam squares.  There is a separate roof that is cut separately, then  adhered to the house. The moon in the back is cut using my Silhouette, too - I love how I can customize the circle size to fit the image.
Side view of the box:
Here's what is inside: a surprise..............
Open the box to reveal:
Front of Book with a popped up ghost that was enlarged using my Silhouette, the orange circle was cut using a 1-3/4" punch. Googlie eyes are used for some fun. White Organdy ribbon is used to secure the book closed. Cover is made from Chipboard 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" covered using the same paper as the box.
Overview of book: spines are white, then orange, with black card stock mats. Paper from Recollections.  To make the pages: these are the measurements used:
(6) Designer paper: 3" x 4", fold in half ot get 3" x 2", apply sticky tape to the 3" side
(6) Black card stock: 3" x 5", fold in half to get 3" x 2-1/2", apply sticky tape to the 3" side, these pages will be "floating".
(6) Orange card stock: 3" x  6", fold in half to get 3" x 3", apply sticky tape to all sides of 3 pages because the pages will be glued together
(6) White card stock : 2" x 3", score on the 2": 1/2", 1" 1-1/2", apply sticky tape to 3 of the 4 sections. Stick the center ones together, adhere the outer 1/2" sections to the orange card stock.
>when using the punched strips, they were made 1/2" shorter so they would be away from the page: 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" would work depending on the punch used, adhere using a glue dot.
>basic star book instructions apply to the compile the rest of this book. More pages can also be added as desired for your book
Star book opened:
All he paper used for the book and inside is from K & Company Spooktacular Designer Paper.  Some ghost greet you when book is opened: there are two pages in the book with these ghosts. Note all pages are 3" x 3".
A strip of running punched mice at the bottom of this page: there are two pages in the book using these papers and punched strip of mice. All the punches used in this book are from EK Success Martha Stewart.
The center of the book has both a punch dripping blood and bat fence: photos can be slipped behind the fence.
This page has punched strip of a grave yard at the bottom
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this cute little book.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Disney Maleficent Scrapbook Page

This is a 8x8 two page scrap book page.  The page base is using Recollections Black card stock.  Then there are 2 mats: the bottom mat is using Recollection Purple card stock, top mat is Anna Griffin acetate with black print. I love this acetate printed sheet because any color can be used behind it to customize the page. 
Here is the (cute?) Maleficent character.  She was a FREE SVG cut file from SVGcutting/Jaded Blossom when they had their Villains Blog Hop back in November 2013. I love her look. Again, I cut her using my Silhouette.
On the page is a strip of Recollections Metallic Black card stock. The crow on the branch against the Moon backdrop was a daily FREE SVG cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables.
This Spindle and page title is one of the PPBN (A SVG company) monthly club images. I did a print and cut using my Silhouette. On the bottom of the page is a strip of Recollections Metallic Black card stock.
Coventry Garden Font used for the scrap book page title: Maleficent. Dark Grey bottom mat, then a Black mat, top mat is white. This title was made using my Silhouette.
Thank you for stopping by today.