Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Birthday Piano Box Card

This is a birthday card for someone who gave has a love for the piano - how perfect is this?  This is a SVG cut file from my favorite on line store:  The piano is only part of their collection called Summer Box Cards found here. It is such a cute card. I  love the piano keys - they are so easy to assemble onto the keyboard. base paper is Recollections Black card stock. Contrast Paper used is Core-dinations Gemstone Black Tie (it has a metallic sheen to it) and can be purchased at Joann's Fabric Store. All other papers are from my stash.
Here are the flowers on top of the piano. Adhesive pearls are applied along with some Wink of Stella Clear on he flowers itself.
Overhead view to show the inside:
Side view:
The piano bench and the adhesive pearls are colored using a Black Copic pen.
The decorative note is the negative from the inside panel - it looks good here on top of the stamped message,  Stamped message is from Stampin Up On Your Birthday.
Here is the card flat ready to mail - Oh yes, the cut file also includes an envelope, too.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Graphic 45 Bird Song Waterfall Folio

UPDATE: link to the Waterfall Folio You Tube Video tutorial is here.

Have you seen the You Tube video for this Waterfall Folio created by Ginger who has a blog You will find this and many other versions of this waterfall folio. Her video is easy to follow so I really recommend you get on over there. Measurements and all other details are on her video so I will not duplicate this info here (she does a better job). For my folio, I chose to use the Graphic 45 Bird Song papers.The chipboard folio cover is using the Enlightenment paper. 
A Chipboard mat from Graphic 45 Bird Song collection is attached on top of the Tranquility scene from the Graphic 45 Bird Song 8x8 assorted paper pack.
A chipboard tag is attached to the front bottom (and top right) frame with a glittered brad and foam squares.
Overhead view:
Folio open: Enlightment used for the inside folio.  Black card stock used as the base for the waterfall.  Alternating Graphic 45 Bird Song Enlightenment and Cherry Blossoms used for the mats.
Inside pocket has a Graphic 45 Bird Song chipboard tag with a metallic brad.
This are the items in the pocket: three tags and a booklet.
Tags are  made from the 12x12 Graphic 45 Bird Song Tranquility paper, mat in Black card stock. Crop-o-dile Scallop Corner Chomper used for the corners.  We R Memory Keepers keyhole punch used to thread the crumpled black rayon seam binding.
Here's the folio: Black card stock is used for the base. Graphic 45 Bird Song Cherry Blossom mat, then the scene from the 8x8 assorted paper pack: Jasmine Dream. Inside is using the Cherry Blossom mat. Use a 1/4" corner rounder on the corners.
Here are more photos of the waterfall:
Hope you enjoyed this version of Ginger's Waterfall folio and try one, too.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grahic 45 Heritage Mini Books with Drawer

Something for me!!!! YAY, I finally got around to finishing this cute little box which will hold some precious photos and details about my family when they first got here from China.  It took me a while to figure out what papers to use but I am always steered toward the Graphic 45 Bird Song papers, especially for this project. The case is 4-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 6" (including feet). The Mini Album Display Case is manufactured by Gina's Designs and can be purchased here.  Graphic 45 Bird Song papers used: 12x12 Jasmine Dream, 12x12 Good Fortune, 8x8 Tranquility, 8x8 Joy Luck
LOVE the pull out drawer to hold some family treasures. Drawer is 4-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" and don't you love the paper used inside the drawer, too?
2-3/4" Resin Ornament and metal coin on top of the box is from my stash. Fabric-tac is used to attach these embellishments
Details on the trinkets used for the book spine:
Blue Moon Trinket Shoppe BM20131 Metal Asian Charm
Blue Moon Orient Express BM19717 Charm Metal Lantern
Rayon cord used to attach the charms
A  7 Gypsies Pewter Book Knob Red - use some Ranger alcohol ink to make it gold color.
Each pull out book measures 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" x 1-1/8" with five (5) pages to adhere photos and journaling.
When the book is opened, it will reveal who this book is about. In this book, my Dad's 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" photo here when he was young.
Turning the page reveals an even younger 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" photo of him with the facing page 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" showing the computer details. Edges of the facing page are lightly inked in Brown for that aged look.  The rest of the pages have photos of my Dad as he has grown through the years with some information details to pass onto the next generation.
As a final finish, wooden feet from your local hardware store. Paint them black with acrylic paint.
I love how this project turned out. It will be kept for many years and displayed along with some of my few treasured photos I have.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Uptown Girl Audrey 8x8 Scrap Page

This 8 x 8 contributing scrap book page was made for a friend moving onto a new adventure in her life. Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Audrey Loves Her Make-up stamp set used.  The inspiration for his page is from Debby "A  Scrap Journey". You can find her blog here.  "Good Luck" is cut using my Silhouette cutter, font style from my library called Segoe Script. Paper used:  Recollections Black and Gold Foil paper.  DCWV Bella Armoire Stack Pattern paper.
Some adhesive black rhinestone swirl pattern for the corner. These adhesive rhinestones can be found at any local craft store:
 Here's the stamped message (which came with the stamp set):
Here's a closer look at Audrey: she is stamped on Neenah White card stock, then cut out, adhered to the decorative paper.
Copic colors used:
Bows, Shoes: R83, R29, R11
Skin:E11, E00, R20
Hat, Gloves: W2, W4, W6
Gold Smooch used for pearls, purse handle, and lipstick holder.
Removable Oval mat  for a photo is cut using my Silhouette.
 Die-namics Solid Skyline die can be found at
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Kimono Marci Birthday Easel Card

A special card for a special person. For this birthday card, I used Kimono Marci stamp from La-la Land Crafts found here. In addition, the following dies used on this card: Heart Doily Die, Cherry Blossoms Die, and Cherry Blossom Branch Die from La-la Land Crafts found here. Solid color card stock is Recollections paper. Japanese Yuzen paper from Ichi Ban Kan which is a local Japanese store in San Francisco Bay Area.
Wink of Stella Clear applied around the Japanese Yuzen paper on the easel and card base, on the Cherry Blossom die, on the Cherry Blossom Branch, around the happy birthday mat, on Kimono Marci's dress and fan.
Easel card style from My Scrap Chick found here.  Side view of the easel:
Copic Colors used for Marci: W2, W4, W6, W8, E11, E00, E000, R20, B05, BG01, B000, RV000 RV21
 Adhesive pearls on the center of the cherry blossom branch flowers. The Clear Wink of Stella still doesn't show up here in the photo.....darn!
A closer look at the Cherry blossom flowers with Pearl Dew Drops by Robins Nest on center of the cherry blossoms.  Use a flower tool to curl up those flowers and a Copic pen for the pink veins. Then apply Clear Wink of Stella which still doesn't show up here in the photo.....darn! apply with
Chinacat Font used to cut the "happy birthday". The negative was used so the Turquoise card stock would show through. Pop it up with foam square to hold up the easel part of the card.
See the back of the card showing two cut dies on top of each other form the half circle:
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