Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mary Engelbreit Trinket Box

Ola -are you ready for a cute project?  This one is a cute 4" x 4" Trinket Box from La-la Land Crafts found here. The SVG cut image for Mary Engelbreit is from My Scrap Chick and the Scottie Dog Design ID #42390 is from the on line Silhouette Store. I added the posie (from My Scrap Chick) to the bow on the Scottie Dog. paper used is mostly from my stash which consist of Recollections assorted paper packs and Stampin-Up.
Here's a better look at M.E.: You can't miss those unmistakeably red eye glasses (I LOVE them) and that blonde short hair.  I used the Stampin-Up Basket weave embossing folder to add some texture to the hat.  The brim of the hat, her face, her hair, and collar are popped with foam squares.   She has a slight blush on her cheeks made using chalk.
But wait, M.E. is not just on top of the box, she is an easel top with a computer printed message. the sentiment is part of the SVG file from My Scrap, eh? I learned how to make one of these type of easel 3D Trinket Boxes from the La-la Land Craft 3 day retreat last year - previous post for a similar project found here. Use the Making Memories 1/4" Corner Punch as shown.
Side easel view:
M.E.'s hat has assorted flowers, edges inked, popped with foam squares on top of the black rim. The cherries used a white gel pen for "shine".  Hat, flower center, and hair are lightly inked using Stampin-Up Dusty Durango.  All other images are dusted using brown ink.
Here's a closer look at the embellishing on the trinket box sides: the box to reveal........................
Fully open the box to see the inside cover is decorated with the signature flower and a punched zig zag (EK Success Zig Zag punch):
There are a total of 6 note cards and envelopes. Each of the messages are part of the SVG cut file that can be printed.
Here are the note card details:
The Scottie Dog is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" which is the perfect A2 card size. Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder used on the dog, then popped with foam squares.
Inside is a stamped message. Stamp used is from Hero Arts Decorate Your Own Cake. I did end up coloring the posie after I took the photo.
Lastly, The bottom side of the box has 4 painted wooden plugs used for feet.

 Thank you for stopping by today to visit.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Asian La-la Land Trinket Box

I was lucky enough to snatch up a couple of the smaller sized specially shaped 3D Trinket boxes at a recent Scrapbook Expo  (these boxes are being released for purchase at the end of April 2014)- I had to finish up my other projects in order to work on this project. Of course, I made it using La-la Land Crafts Kimono Marci with Fan found here in their store. La-la Land Crafts dies used:Rolled Roses die, Large Rolled Rose die,  Large Flourish die, Bridge Die all found here. All die cut pieces are lightly sponged with brown ink. Decorative paper is from My Little Shoebox - Cherry delight/SerenadeSolid Brown paper is Bazzil and Kraft paper is Recollections. Copic E27 used to color the box front edge. Finished project measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" x 2-1/4" high.
Copic colors: E11, E00, E000, R20, W2, W4, W6, W8, E27, E23 , R81, R83, R85
A Pearl Viva Pen is used on the fan and around the scallop. EK Success Butterfly triple stacking punch used with a natural color button from my stash with some natural twine.
Diamond Stickles are dusted on the rolled roses. Wood background stamp using brown ink on the Bridge die.  3 layers of the bridge are die cut, then attached together so it is quite sturdy and thick.  Two layers of the Large Flourish die are die cut, then attached together, edges inked, so they are also quite sturdy.
Box top images are popped with foam squares.  A Pearl Viva Pen is used on the hinge. This hinge was left over from another project. Hearts were hand cut.  Hinged used Copic E27 to color.
Trinket Box inside:
I am lucky to have a handy man around: those feet are from a 1/2" wide dowel, cut 3/8" high, painted in acrylic brown, then attached using Beacons's Fabric-Tac.
Thank you for coming by to visit today and I hope you enjoyed this project.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Another Asian Birthday Card

A quick and easy card today.  Another Asian themed birthday card...........yup...........another milestone birthday to celebrate, too. This one is what I call a typical Asian Birthday card. Mari and Me Long Life Stamp  is the first thing to note. Hanko Designs Long Life Stamp using Momento Lux Black ink is behind the Long Life mat. Real Red Stampin-Up card stock, Kelly Paper Gold card stock, Black Recollections card stock. This is a A2 size card.
On the Recollections Black card stock, the Mari and Me Long Life Stamp is used using Versamark Ink with Gold embossing powder.  Then pop it up with foam squares.
 Darice Bamboo embossing folder is used for the larger mat. Finish it off with a single knot 5/8" Gold Organdy Ribbon.
 Card inside is stamped using Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #13 Stamp Set.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Asian Birthday Box Card

Here's a Box Card with an Asian theme.  This was made for a milestone birthday (91 years old).  Paper used: Stampin-Up Cherry Cobbler card stock, Recollections Black.
Each of the flaps are stamped and have the EK Success Modern Cube Slim Punch embellished on the bottom.The Kanji words (which say Happy Birthday in Chinese) is from Mark Richards Peel Off's Outline Stickers #3498 Gold. A 1" Circle Punch in Stampin-Up Cherry Cobbler is adhered on top of a 1 -1/16" Circle Punch in Recollections Black card stock. Adhere the words on top a strip of acetate with mini glue dots in the back of each word and then attach with a mini glue dot to the back (1st of three) floating strip.  Fortune cookies are stamped and cut out for additional embellishments.  In addition, firecrackers were made using card stock and twine - roll and then decorate using splatters of Gold Smooch. Arrange and adhere to clear acetate strips with mini glue dots.  Love that this card folds flat - Finished 6" x 5".
Overhead view: three sections of 2-7/8" lengths across the box
Side view:
Another side view:

Momento Lux Tuxedo Black Ink  used on the Hanko Designs Long Life Stamp for all flapsThe "Happy Birthday" is from Mark Richards Peel Off's Outline Stickers #3498 Gold.
Tattered Lace Oriental Embellishments Die Set has this medallion which was cut in Kelly Paper Gold card stock.  Momento Lux Tuxedo Black Ink used to stamp the message on Stampin-Up Natural's Ivory card stock.
Fold flat the box card shown here.  Cuttlebug Roman Bath Embossing Folder used for mats on top of the card box base.
To make this box card, a 6" x 11" cut card stock was used. Then score 2-7/8" each section + 1/2" is for the sticky tape to make the box. Rotate the card stock and score 2-1/2" for the flaps. Cut three strips 3/4" x 3-7/8" long for the strips, scoring 1/2" on each end.
Hope you enjoyed this box card and am inspired to make your own, too.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Treats

Did everyone have a good Easter celebration?  I made these cute little Treat totes.  They are a SVG cut file from  The file is called Mini Spring Basket Animals which can be found here. I don't know which one I like better: Duck, Bunny, or Chick............wait 'til you see the back...............These cuties measure about 3" x 3" x 2".  Each animal has been sponged lightly with some brown ink on the edges.  Original tote size was wider, holding more candy - I made it narrower using the SCAL program. They are filled with an assortment of sweets.
 Here's the Chick:
 The back of the Chick: Love the tail and the feet!
 The Bunny:
 The back of the Bunny:
 The Duck:
The back:
Aren't these the cutest?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dress Form Treat Box

Here's another project made from my very favorite SVG company: The collection is called Dress Shop which can be found here. This finished Dress Form project finishes 11-1/2" tall. The base is 3-1/2".Dress form base is Recollection Kraft paper.  The papers used to cover the dress form is from Graphic 45 - their Kraft Collection. All the cut pieces have been sponged with brown ink. I added some beans to the bottom of the stand for stability before closing it up.
 Side View:
 Back view:
 Even that flower is included in the collection to be cut perfectly with your Silhouette.
 On the waist, a Black rayon seam binding belt wrapped around on top of the Black netting skirt. The skirt is 6-1/2" long.
 Remove the top half of the dress form to reveal it is a treat container.
 Inside are 15 candy covered Birthday greeting gems.  The stamps can be found from Jaded Blossom called Birthday Candies found here.
This project is going to be part of a birthday present - glad I was able to make it now.