Friday, February 12, 2016

LLC Retreat: Cupcake Princess Marci Album Box

Day 2: Project #15  Cupcake Princess Marci Album Box designed by Irina Blount  (Owner and Queen Designer) of La-la Land Crafts.  See the LLC Blog here with lots of inspiration and ideas. This is an album with two drawers attached to the back cover.  Album pages are Kraft card stock base.  Project size finishes 8-3/4" x 6-1/2" x 2-7/8".  There are lots of die cut embellishment on the cover and spine.  Note the metal embellishment on the top right and right bottom corners.  Lots of photos below with details of the dies used. And, I mean there are lots!!!!
Here's a side view showing the spine: a row of decorative paper, a row of lace then on top a row of sheer roses. Oh yes, a couple die cut Stitched Circles and Stitched Scallop Boarder on each side of the lace with a metal embellishment secured by brads.  the metal embellishment needed to be cup to fit across the spine.
On the front,  two die Teacups: adhere one to light weight chipboard on top of a white doily. Use a bone folder to shape the cup so it is no longer flat, then secure to the front. You can see the Stitched Scallop Border on both Teacup Edges. A few paper roses/calla lilies and die cut paper Rolled Roses  further embellish the larger Teacup. The second teacup sits on top of the larger one. Die cut Fancy Butterfly sits on top of a die cut Fancy Butterfly in pink vellum card stock on the smaller Teacup - then add adhesive pearls as a finishing touch.
On the right front is a faux closure: metal embellishment secured with brads and a metal ring handle.  This sits on top of the die cut Stitched Circles which wrap around to the inside front cover.
On the top left side is a metal Tea- spoon wrapped with a crumpled seam binding and a twine bow : a perfect embellishment for this album box.  Notice the smaller sizes Stitched Circles position here, too?  They also wrap around to the inside cover.
Cupcake Princess Marci is popped with foam squares.  She sits on top of the die cut Diamond Doily Border, Heart Fence and Grass.
Copic original colors used changed to the following:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Dress and shoes: R01, R32, R35, R37, R39
Crown, and Scepter: Y21, Y24
Cupcake: R11, R20, R32, R35, E13, E17, E51 and Sakura White Gel Pen
Cup: R35, R37, R39, G07, Yr 21, YR24, YR31
Stardust Stickles added to flowers, crown, cupcake liner, lace on her dress, and scepter.
Overhead view of the album box:
Front view of the album box:
One of the drawers pulled out: LOVE the metal pulls
The following photos are the pages in the album box: inside front cover is a pocket

The punched circle cupcakes for tabs:
randomly sizes album pages:
Pocket with pull outs:
Even some printed acetate pages:
A flip out and flip up page:
Back inside cover:
Back album box cover:
Details: All stamps and dies can be purchased on the LLC site here.
Stamps used: Cupcake Princess Marci
Dies used: Stitched Circles, Heart Fence, Grass, Diamond Doily Border, Rolled Rose (medium), Teacups (set of 2)

Thank you for stopping by today to visit............stay tuned for Project #16 from Day 2 of the LLC 3rd Annual Retreat.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

LLC Retreat: Sitting Mermaid Marci Pop-Up Card

Day 2: Project #14 Sitting Mermaid Marci Pop-Up Card designed by Sue Kohler. Her blog is called My Inner reflection and can be found here. This card has a LOT going on - lots to see and it was lots to make, too.  Finished card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" excluding the lattice Doily Border (which adds 1-7/8" to the height of this card).  Card base is using white card stock. This oceanic scenery card shown is opened:
Sitting Mermaid Marci is double popped with foam squares.  She has turquoise adhesive rhinestones on her hair band. Original image had brownish color hair. I like the ombre "sea" hair coloring using Copic pens which incorporates the turquoise and brown shades.
Love the colors used in her hair which incorporates the turquoise and brown colors:
More detail on the hair:
On the bottom part of the opened card:  The Stitched Circle is adhered first. Then, Double Stitched Hills Border along with various colors of die cut Seaweed flank each side.  Popped Sea Horse, stamped and die cut Fish, and Starfish are randomly placed amongst the various colors of Seaweed. Add adhesive rhinestones to the Sea Horse and Star Fish.This is the bottom right side.
This is the bottom left side.
Popped out center section of the card:
There are two colors of the die cut Grass Boarder. Then a popped Koi circle with a Stitched Nested Circle, along with various colors of Seaweed scattered on each side of Sitting Mermaid Marci.  Adhesive rhinestones on the Sea Horse and Star Fish are used. The Anchor is located on the left side and embellished with a turquoise and white twine around it.
The stamped and die cut fish, Sea Horse, and Star Fish are popped with foam squares on the right side.
Side view: here's how the card was made to "pop".  There are three sections of squares that are adhered to the center and back panel...simple, eh?
Back panel: More dies used on this panel.  The back die is the Lattice Doily Border, then the Heart Doily Border, followed by die cutting two Suns (from the Sun and Cloud die).   Adhere the sun in the center and arrange the "rays" so they are forward. The clouds are all  popped with foam squares.  The Birds are also popped with foam squares.
This is actually the card front: Love this Stitched Nested Circle (a port hole) showing popped up stamped and die cut fishes swimming by. Die cut Seaweed are attached to the right and left side of the port hole underneath the Stitched Ribbon. 
A closer look at the popped up fish:

Details: All stamps and dies can be purchased on the LLC site here.
Stamps used: Sitting Mermaid Marci , Shell and Rocks
Dies used: Koi Circle, Stitched Nested Circles, Stitched Sun and Clouds, Stitched Ribbon, Birds, Double Stitched Hills Border, Lattice Doily Border, Seaweed, Under the Sea Set, Wheel and Anchor, Heart Doily Border, Grass Border.

Thank you for stopping by today to visit............stay tuned for Project #15 from Day 2 of the LLC 3rd Annual Retreat.

Monday, February 8, 2016

LLC Retreat: Paper Doll Marci Slider card

Day 2: Project #13 Paper Doll Marci Slider Card designed by Debbie Pamment. Her blog is called Debbie P's Place and can be found here.  Finished card size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" - tag is 5/8" beyond the card base. This fun slider card has a tag "pull up". In the center are the Stitched Nested Circles, then added are the Lantern Banner on the left side. This is how the card looks when it is flat.
Pull the tag in the back to reveal a place for a note or stamped message:
Side view:
Closer look at Paper Doll Marci (Kimono):  Copic colors used were given to us at the retreat. And, don't you just love that row of rhinestones at the bottom of her feet?
Paper Doll Marci's earrings have adhesive turquoise, green and purple rhinestones.
Popped up fish (from the Koi Circle die) are positioned on each bottom corner on top of the Stitched Zigzag.
Die cut white Scroll Corner is embellished with adhesive Turquoise rhinestones.
Details: All stamps and dies can be purchased on the LLC site here.
Stamps used: Paper Doll Marci (Kimono)
Dies used: Cherry Blossom Flowers, Lantern Banner, Scroll Corner, Stitched Nested Circles, Stitched Zigzag, Koi Circle

Thank you for stopping by today to visit............stay tuned for Project #14 from Day 2 of the LLC 3rd Annual Retreat.

Friday, February 5, 2016

LLC Retreat: Kimono Marci with Lantern Screen Card

Day 2: Project #12 Kimono Marci with Lantern Screen Card designed by Irina Blount (Owner and Queen Designer) of La-la Land Crafts.  See the LLC Blog here with lots of inspiration and ideas.  Card base is Black color.  Actual card size is 5-1/4" x 6".  With all the die cut embellishments the finished card size:  6" x 5-1/4" x 3/8". This card will stand up on it's own on a table.
Opened card reveals on the left side:
Popped inner mat which has a  Koi Circle, Stitched Circle, and two die cut Bridges glued together. Adhere a die cut Gold Gold shimmer Cherry Blossom Branch under Kimono Marci.  On the right and left side of Kimono Marci are die cut Cherry Blossom Flowers using red vellum card stock. Add adhesive Gold Pearls to the centers of the Cherry Blossom Flowers.
Kimono Marci was fun to color with Copic markers.  We were given colors to be used to create the flowers in her dress - yup, it 's not paper piecing - it is hand flower coloring! In addition, using a Sakura White Gel pen for some highlights and outlining made the dress a bit more 3-D. The only color I swapped out was the pink colors for shades of red.
Here's a closer look at the details of her dress:
Her hair bows were also Copic colored using the Sakura White Gel pen for some highlights and outlining.
On the right side: Popped inner mat which has a  cut apart Koi Circle, Stitched Circle, and two die cut Bridges glued together. Adhere a die cut Gold shimmer Cherry Blossom Branch, Cherry Blossom flowers and popped fishes which are part of the Koi Circle die.
Here's a closer look at the die cut Cherry Blossom branch:
The  popped up Koi Fish:
Don't you love all those red vellum double layered die cut Cherry Blossom Flowers with gold adhesive pearls?
This is the actual card front: three of the four corners are embellished with the die cut Scroll Bracket.  The Lanterns Banner is used on the top right corner. 2 Stitched Nested Circles sit on top of the Koi Circle, then is popped with foam squares. Happiness and Asian character are cut using the Silhouette machine - cut file is from Lettering Delight Japanese Yorokobi Cut Set. On top are two layers of the Scroll Corners glued together for stability.  There are two Scroll Brackets glued to the back of the card and two Scroll Brackets glued to the front which means a total of four brackets to create a chipboard-like piece.
A closer look at the cut Asian Character:
Card back: The embellishments used are the same used for the front side of the card but without the Silhouette cut sentiment.
Card open showing front and back:
Details: All stamps and dies can be purchased on the LLC site here.
Stamps used: Kimono Marci with Lantern
Dies used: Bridge, Koi Circle, Booktab and Labels, Cherry Blossom Branch, Cherry Blossom Flowers, Lanterns Banner, Scroll Bracket, Scroll Corners, Stitched Nested Circles.

Thank you for stopping by today to visit............stay tuned for Project #13 from Day 2 of the LLC 3rd Annual Retreat.