Friday, August 26, 2016

Asian Marci Chipboard Album

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a 2 day annual workshop event recently in Milpitas. The workshop had 12 projects. Stamp and Dies used for this album can be found herePaper and Card Stock Stickers used from my stash.  Used My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection pattern paper (unfortunately this collection is no longer in available).  Solid paper card stock used is Recollections Brown and Bazzil Textured Pink. Making this album from scratch, finished album size: 7" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/2".  Finished chipboard pages 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

What do I love about this album?  Everyone knows the brads included in the binder ring are not secure enough to hold the spine - they wiggle way too much.  The hitch screws used to anchor the binder ring are a great solution to provide the security needed for album rings.  The hitch extension does not get in the way of the pages.  The outside screws look way more professional (even though this album is covered with decorative paper).
Kimono Marci with fan Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E11, E01, E00, E000, R11, R21
Dress and Fan: Paper Pieced using My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection, Gold Smooch, R81, R83, R85
Outside Spine and back cover:
Inside front cover: Photo mat can be removed.  Scroll Corner holds the photo mat in place. Chipboard sticker at the bottom of the phot mat.
Original project did not include inside pages. I added 5 chipboard pages and embellished them.  Edges of the chipboard pages are inked using Brown ink. On the first page: the Scroll Bracket fir perfectly on this fold out page. Paper Shaper Tab punched in the same paper is used on the pull out. Asian Doll chipboard sticker from MY Little Shoebox collection.
Open page one to reveal a photo mat with cherry blossom chipboard stickers. A photo journaling card is on the inside  pull out page.
Pages 2 and 3: More photo mat cut outs from the My Little Shoebox Collection.  The LLC Pagodas are die cut both in card stock as well as light weight chipboard to hold the photo mats in place.  Add the Small Scallop boarder from Papertrey Ink to the bottom of the page to finish the embellishing.
Pages 4 and 5: Side pockets using the Small Scallop Boarder Papertrey Ink die to decorate the edges. LLC Lantern dies embellish the pockets, finished off with a gold adhesive pearl.  Inside the pockets are photo mats made using the LLC Pierced Stitched Circles and Spellbinder Standard Large Circles.  Finish embellishing the photo mat with fan chipboard stickers from My Little Shoebox.  In the center of this spread is a cherry blossom tree chipboard sticker cut in half for each page also from My Little Shoebox.
Pages 6 and 7: Double matted hills using the Simon Says Stitched Slope Hills to hold the photo and journaling mats from My Little Shoebox.
Pages 8 and 9: Photo mats on opposite sides are fold outs.  LLC Grass Boarder on the page bottom and LLC Lantern Boarder at the top embellish this page.
Fold out inside:
Page 10: same as page 1 with a different Asian Doll:
Open the page to reveal photo mats:
This is the original project design:
Details: LLC StampKimono Marci with Fan
LLC Dies used:   Grass Border, Pierced Stitched Scalloped Circles, Lanterns, Pagoda, Scroll Bracket, Scroll Corner, Lanterns Border, Cherry Blossoms, Branch, Two Leaves, Stitched Sun and Clouds, Bridge.
Other dies:  Papertrey Ink Small Scallop Border, Spellbinder Standard Large Circles, Simon Says Stitched Slopes and Hills.
Paper Shapers Tab Punch
Thank you for stopping by today to visit and be inspired with this project.  Stay tuned for more projects from the workshop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hula Marci n Ukulele Luka Tiki House

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a annual 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas.  This is one of the 12 projects.  Dies used for this project are from La-la Land Crafts and can be found here.  Corrugated paper used for the roof was in my stash. House paper is from my stash.  Paper Pizazz Pool Water paper used along with Recollections Kraft (for sand).  All other solid papers used are from Recollections. Edges of papers are inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo ink.
Project finished size: 6" x 7-1/2"
Door: 1-1/4" x 2-1/2" finished with a dark drown card stock mat in back of the corrugated card stock (used also on the roof). Larger size Antique Brass brad used for the door knob.
Roof: 4-3/8" x 6-1/2", scored in half (3-1/4")
Acetate used to pop-up stamped figures -see end of blog post for measurements.

House back: here there are windows in the back and sides made using my Silhouette to customize the 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" size. The punched grass is around the bottom of the house.
Drawer does pull out: die cut the  Heart Handles using the water paper, too.  Add antique brass brads for the finishing touch. Die cut Palm Tree is on the front and back of the house.
House side view: Clearing seen is the sand - made using Recollections Kraft card stock around the house and on the drawers. Die cut using the Jaded Blossom Tropical die, then stamped with Ranger Vintage Photo ink using Stampin-Up's Itty Bitty Background stamp.
A top the door are assorted color punched flowers with adhesive pearls (using Copic Y38 to color white adhesive pearls) and a stamped and foam popped "Mahalo" (part of the Hula Marci stamp set) sign to welcome all. Ink the edges of the sign with some Ranger Vintage Photo.
Copic colors used for Hula Marci:
Face, skin, hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, E0000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20
Grass skirt: YG91, YG95, YG99
Flowers: Y19, Y38, R81, R85
Top: R81, R85
Copic colors used for Ukulele Luka:
Face, skin, hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, E0000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20
Shirt: YG91, YG95, YG99
Pants: E30, E34, E55
Ukulele: E0000, E11, E43
Beads: E30, E31
Turtle: YG91, YG95, YG99, E35, E37, E39
Tiki Mask: E13, E53 (teeth), E99
Life the right side of the roof to reveal Hershey kisses with a Hawaiian themed punched cut outs (they stamp images are from Jaded Blossom Tropical Candies)
Rock pattern paper (by Paper Pizazz Beach pebbles) for the underside of the box with black wooden feet.
Original designed house with a Dog theme:
As you can see, this design can work for many fun let the creativity begin! 
La-la Land Craft dies used: Heart Handles Die, Palm Tree Die
Jaded Blossom Tropical Die found here

Stampin-Up Itty Bitty Backgrounds retired stamp
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Grass Edge Punch
Stampin-Up 3 Flower Punch (made by Paper Shapers)
Recollections Adhesive Pearls using Copic Y38 to color

Cutting information to make acetate "pop-up":
Hula Marci score: 1-1/4" x 8", score 1/2", 3-3/4", 4-1/4", 7-1/2, 8, attach with sticky tape
Ukulele Luka: 1-3/4" x 6-1/2", score 1/2", 3", 3-1/2", 6", attach with sticky tape
Turtle: 1/2" x 2-1/2", score every 1/2", attach with sticky tape
Mask: 1/2" x 3", score 1/2", 1, 1-1/2", 2-1/2", attach with sticky tape
Palm Tree: 1-1/2" x 8", score 1/2", 3-3/4", 4-1/4, 7-1/2, 8, attach with sticky tape

Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tuned for more projects from the workshop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kimono Marci Trinket Box

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a annual 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas.   All dies used for this card can be found here.  All papers used to make this card were supplied and cut at the 2 day workshop.

Project details:
Finished size:  6-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/2" (excluding wood feet)
Stamp: Kimono Marci (with Accessories)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Asian Folder Set
Dies used:  Lantern Border, Build-a frame Fancy Large Die, Build-a Frame Stitched Large Die, Koi Circle Die, Two Leaves Die, Cherry Blossom Branch Die, Filigree Elements Border Set  Die, Stitched Nested Circles, Pierced Scallop Circles.

So here is the project - can you believe this was made entirely from paper card stock? We got a sneak peek of this project and I couldn't wait to tackle making it. I was able to purchase another kit to make a different version - see the bottom of this post.
Front view of the project:
Copics colors:
Hair: W8, W6, W4, W2
Face: E11, E01, E000, E0000, R11, R20, R21
Umbrella, Shoes, and Dress trim: E31, E35, R12, R22, R30
Dress and Hair Bands: Paper pieced using Graphic 45 Bird Song paper.
Paper flowers on each bottom corner  positioned on top of the die cut Cherry Blossom Branch die cut in gold card stock and Two Leaves die cut in a shimmery green card stock.
Lantern Die is using gold card stock, cut in half to be positioned on top right and left side. Here you can see the Cuttlebug embossing folder more clearly.
Front view: Layers of Filigree Ornament are die cut and used to anchor the pull. 
Right side view (left side is the same):  again, layers of the Filigree Ornament is embellished here, too.
Back view: see the metal hinges in between the two layers?
Front metal closure: metal pull on top of a metal filigree
Open the project to reveal:
Inside top: triple matted to include the "negative of the Koi Circle die cut from the front top cover. Layer card stock using the Stitched Nested Circles and Pierced Scallop Circles dies. Then add the Koi fish popped with foam squares.
Inside Bottom: Simple triple matted interior
Side inside view to show the hinge top and bottom which is hidden using the Build-a frame Fancy Large Die and Build-a Frame Stitched Large Die
Here's a closer look at the Build-a Frame Stitched Large Die layered on top of the Build-a Frame Fancy Large Die
A closer look at the inside top:
Underside of the project:
Version #2: in my stash, I had this Asian Resin Character (the meaning is Luck") which fit perfectly on top of the center front.
Here's a closer look at the front:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.......stay tuned for more fun projects from this 2 day workshop.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Stacked Tea Cup Card

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a 2 day workshop in Milpitas.  It is a annual event.  The workshop had 12 projects during the 2 day event.  All 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 finished card size: 4-1/2" x 8-1/2".  Ink used: Ranger's Vintage Photo lightly used around all the edges.  

Dies used to make this card: Ornate Border (Small), Double Stitched Hills Border Set, Sea Weed Die, Tea Cups Die, Filigree Elements Border Set, Flower Elements Border Set, Ornate Scroll Flourish.
 The Small Ornate Border die cut adds a feminine touch to this card:
A closer look at the tea cups: note: they are die cut out using a 12x12 printed sheet of paper with cut a-part tags.  Simply position the die onto the printed cut a-parts to get the special tea cup "tops" shown here.
 Here is a side view to show how the tea cups are curved out away from, the front of the card.
See here how the "doily" was made layering the Ornate Scroll Flourish, Filigree Ornaments Border, Flower Elements Border die sets.
Card inside: use the negative cut scrap from the "hill" used for the front of the card here at the bottom.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit - stay tuned for more projects to be posted.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Reindeer Holiday Card

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas.  It is a annual event.  The workshop had 12 projects during the 2 day event. Many projects used new dies and stamps so these projects will be posted as the releases are made by La-la Land Crafts. Check out the new Christmas in July release today here on the blog. All other 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.

Finished card size: 7" x 6" (including the fancy border).  Card stock used is a combination of Cream and  Brushed Gold color - elegant and festive. Reindeer 1 and Reindeer 2 are first die cut using light weight chipboard, then adhered to the die cut Brushed Gold card stock.
A closer look at the front detail: Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder used on the behind the circle. 
Ornate Boarder (Small) die cut in Cream card stock and positioned along the side of the card. A small adhesive pearl is adhered to the Ornate Scroll Flourish Die on the top right side.
Winter Flowers die cut in white and brushed Gold card stock are positioned on the left side. White and Brushed Gold Winter Branches peek out from under the Winter Flowers.
Card inside: die cut Christmas Tree sits on top of a Stitched Circle.
Dies used:  Three Christmas Tree Die, Winter Branches Die, Winter Flowers Die, Ornate Flourish Die, Stitched Nested Circle Die, Ornate Boarder (Small) Die, Christmas Tree Die, Build-a-Frame Die, Reindeer 1, Reindeer 2.