Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year

A quick post: This year we celebrate the Year of the Rooster - it will be a year of work and lots of it.  My project consists of a pre-made clear plastic take out box.  Inside contains a Mandarin Orange along with some Gold Chocolate Coins that are embossed with Kanji characters. 
The Rooster image is cut using the Silhouette on a brushed gold card stock.  The FREE SVG cut file is from SVGcutting .com and can be found here. "Happy New Year" is gold embossed using a stamp from Mama Elephant - Lunar Extras.
Here's a better look at the coin "chain" purchased from one of the Asian markets. Loop it onto the metal handle for more decoration.
Side view of the container shows the orange inside
Thank you for stopping by to see what I have been up to .............happy crafting to you!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Marci with Lantern LED Pagoda Card

After all these years, I thought maybe Blogger would be more user friendly. I had made notes on this scheduled blog with detail how this card was created it but for some reason, the information became lost and my memory will have to suffice.

The La-la Land Crafts Marci with Lantern Digital Image found here. She is printed and cut to 3-1/2" size. Finished card size is 6" x 6-1/2". The cut file Soring Blossoms from was used to create the front of the pagoda.  The  original cut file and video can be found here. To make this card, the cut file was altered.  Added is the circle "door way" with a brown card stock offset. The front fence was adjusted to fit the width of the card.  The "second level with windows" was also eliminated in the file. The top roof simply sits on the larger roof but is still 3D as the original card. Paper used is from Crate Paper, their Pink Plum Collection (retired), Brown and Pink card stock is from Bazzil.
A closer look at Marci with Lantern:
Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E000, E00, E01, R11, R20
Lantern: 2 shades of yellow
Dress, Shoes: Scanned and cut out.
And, here is a look at that fence:
The lantern has a LED Light behind it. Researching on You Tube for the instructions was quite a change. The LED Light can be purchased on line. I did not use the copper tape as many recommended. Instead, regular household aluminum foil cut and adhered to the card stock using sticky tape worked fine. The technique to do this is quite tricky but result are great!  So please try it. 
Here is the roof detail:
Card inside: created using the internal offset button twice on the Silhouette. One offset was cut using Brown Card Stock and the second one is using white card stock.
The custom made envelope: The "E" is die cut using the Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Die. Add a strip of decorative paper at the bottom of the envelope.
Envelope back: close using a sticker from the Crate Paper Pink Plum Paper Collection
The underside of the flap is decorated, too.  Card inside is encased with vellum to protect it.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Have a crafty day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Birthday Cake Marci Mini Album

Here's another mini book using the same album format as the one posted on November 16, 2016 Marci with Camera Project (a monthly kit) and post on November 28, 2016 Marci with Camera 16th Birthday Album. Instructions for this album were part of the monthly kit.
Unfortunately, complete kits which included designer paper are no longer available but you can still purchase the monthly kits with a few options - see this link here.

This was a special album made for a birthday.  Image is from La-la Land Designs Birthday Cake Marci stamp found here. Paper bag is purchased and decorated with some of the paper used for the album.  The "M" is die cut using a Sizzix Bigz Alphabet die. Tie a White ribbon around the handle to finish embellishing the bag.
Front cover: Name is cut using my Silhouette: Arial font. Various papers used for this project are from my stash. Birthday Cake Marci is popped with foam squares.
Copic colors used:
Hair: C2, C4. C6, C8, C10
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20,R21
All Turquoise: BG000, BG01, BG45, BG49
Cake: E23, E29, R81, R83, R85, W0, W2, W4 and Clear Wink of Stella on Frosting
Socks: W0, W1
Album side and back view:
Inside cover with a pocket. There is a pullout booklet inside the pocket. There are a total of eight pages to hold lots of photos.
Decorated pages:
Back inside cover also has a pocket with removable booklet.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. have a crafty day.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Tea Cup Marci Triangle Favor Box

Love this project because it can be customized to fit any small gift and easily decorated.  This is a FREE SVG cut file from Dreaming Tree found hereFinished size to holder is 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" To open the box: flaps on each side can be released. Decorative Papers are from DCWV The Crafty Christmas Le Noel Artisanal Stack. Papers are printed on heavy weight Kraft which make sturdy projects. 5/8" wide satin red or moss ribbon wrapped around the box.
This is the red tea cup/Green ribbon version:
La-la Land Crafts Tea Cup Marci Digital Image found here. Print image 3-1/2" tall, color, then pop with foam squares.
Copic colors used:
Hair: C2, C4, C6, C8
Face: R11, R20, R21, E13, E11, E01, E00, E000
Leaves: YG03, YG67
Roses: R21, R24, R46
Headband, Dress Top, Apron Stripe: R21, R24, R46, R59
Skirt: YG03, YG17, YG97
Cup and Saucer: G000, YG67, YG97
Ruffles, Apron: C00, C2, C4
Boot: C2, C4, C6
Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sails Mini Doily Die cut using regular printing paper for an authentic Doily look. Then add the Papertrey Ink Tea Pot die used which is popped with foam squares. Stampin-Up Fabulous Phrases Stamp used on the Tea Pot
This is the Green Tea Pot/Red ribbon version:
Thank you for stopping by to visit. Have a crafty day.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cookie Exchange Recipe Card

Our annual cookie exchange happened last year.  I made special file folder holders for the recipe card.  Not sure where I got these file folders but it seems I have had them for a while so decided to make use of them.  They are a heavy weight clear coated printed card stock.
File folder finished size is 6" wide x 4-1/4". The label made on the file is computer generated, printed with red ink.
Digital stamp used is from La-la land Crafts: Heart Cookies Luka and can be found here.  He is 3" tall. Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E00, E01, E11
Hat, Apron, Socks, Cookie Tray: W0,W2, W4, W6
Cookies: E55, E59
Shirt, Oven Mitt: R24, R27, R35, R39 and White Gel pen on oven mitt
Pants, Shoe: E51, E53, E55, E59
Silver Mixer is from Spellbinders What's Cookin'. Ric Rac is from Papertrey Ink.
And, here are the cookies: They were so yummy.
Here is the 5-1/4" x 4-1/4" recipe card :
The Cup is a Papertrey Ink die and the steam is a stamp from Lawn Fawn called Love You Latte. Punch a small heart using silver card stock.
In the back of the recipe is a stamp from Lawn Fawn called Just for You:
Thank you for stopping by today. Have a crafty day.