Monday, June 29, 2015

Dancing in the Rain Marci Card

A 2 day workshop hosted by La-la Land Crafts/Irina was held early June.  This annual event has never fell short of expectations. There are 11 extreme projects within the 2 day workshop held at the Beverly Heritage in Milpitas, California.  This was so much fun to attend and experience with old friends and some new ones, too.  Completed projects are not listed in any order – hope you will find them as breath taking and enjoyable as I had making them.  So here goes with the first project:

Original intended image for this card is using the recent release Baby Luka stamp. Changed the image to use the Dancing in the Rain Marci only from Club La-la Land March 2015 Project Kit. This project: a large special shaped card with a lot of interesting embellishments using La-la Land Crafts dies. There are lots of shaped layers. Note there is a doily underneath the popped Stitched Circle die.  Finished card size: 7-1/2” x 7”.
Dies used: (Most are newly released, too)
Open Hearts Doily Border
Heart Fan
Flag banner
Stitched Cloud and Sun
Moon and Stars Banner
Stitched Circles
Hanging Hearts
All these dies can be found here in the La-la Land Crafts shop found here.
Copic colors:
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Head band: Y000, Y17, Y24, BG00, B91, B93
Boots: Y000,Y17, YR24
Umbrella, Socks, and Jumper: BG000, BG00, B91, B93, E18, E21, E23
Note the Open Hearts Doily Border is on three sides of the card. To achieve the look: be sure to cut two doilies (that six doilies total for this project) to ensure it is sturdy.  Adhere 2 layers of the Doily  together, then press the Doily onto Versamark Ink, sprinkle some Stampendous Glitter mix – them shoot it with a heat gun.
 The banner is cut twice:: offset it to show, then curl it to reveal the underside. 
 Love the double layer Stitched Clouds (and Sun) die:
 Cute bow with a nice blue button and twine tie:
At the bottom of the card: the Moon and Stars Banner is cut apart – aligned at the bottom.  Effect is made the same as the Open Hearts Doily Border.
Note the Heart Fan is cut twice: used on each side of Marci.  
Card inside:
Five layers of the special shape with a heart (it’s from the Open Hearts Doily Border).
Card back:  Stitched Circle Die used for the back as a nice finishing touch
 Card back a nice finishing touch with the Stitched Circles:
Thank you for stopping by today.  Stay tuned for 10 more projects from this workshop.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chip & Dale's Turkey Leg Girlfriend Card

This 6" x 6" size easel card is the perfect size for Chip and Dale.  Chip and Dale are a FREE SVG cut file from one of the SVGcutting Best Friends Blog Hops last year.  Card base is Rust from Bazzil, then a Recollections Ivory mat, along with some diagonal stripe pattern paper I found in my stash which worked really well for these images.  Some gold and clear Dew Drops are randomly positioned, then adhered using Ranger's Glossy Accents. EK Success Zig Zag punched strip at the bottom of the card.  "YUMMY" words are made using the Silhouette cutting program with an Rust card stock off set behind. Turkey Leg is a FREE SVG cut file also from SVGcutting Best Friends Blog Hops last year.
Computer generated message revealed on the easel along with a SVG cut Turkey Leg and punched zig zag strip.
So cute:  I think this one is Chip: Shimmer paper used for contrast on the brown card stock. Edges are light sponged using brown ink. The Turkey Leg is inked using Stampin-Up Beyond the Basics (retired) stamp set using brown ink. Use a Black Copic .25 pen for the bone detail.
This one must be Dale: made the same way as Chip but using a light brown card stock for contrast.
Side view of the images:
A closer look at the inside message:
Back card view:
Thank you for stopping by today.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Celebrate Marci Birthday Box Card

I love this slightly larger size box card from Debbie  Pamment - her blog site found  here. The original card from the 2014 La-la Land Annual Retreat posted on February 12, 2015 found here. Another card using this larger box card size was posted on May 4, 2015 Cherry Delight Asian Birthday Box card, too. This type of card accommodates all the elements for a great birthday card greeting. And, I really thank Debbie for coming up with the measurements.

Celebrate You Marci Stamp from La-la Land Crafts May 2015 Project Kit as well as all the dies used for this card.  Multi stripe paper from my stash. Various paper pieced items are scraps from my stash. On the front flaps, the paper pieced presents are popped with foam squares.  "Celebrate you" and the streamers are many dies that came with the May 2015 Project Kit - how perfect timing was this?
Copic Colors used:
Face/skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hat: BG11, BG15, Y04, Y17, RV10, RV34
Hair E23, E31, E33, E35, E41
Dress: paper pieced from Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Dawn Collection.
Banner: paper pieced from Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine Dawn Collection.
Shoe: Y02, Y17, Y26
Socks: W0, W1
Cake: Y02. Y04, Y17, YR65, RV10, RV34
Present Bows: RV34, Y17
Clear Wink of Stella used on Hat, Hair Bows, Candle, Cake tops, Banner, Socks
White Gel pen used for the balloons, Yellow layer of the cake.
Back panel: balloons and streamers: 
Side view: die cut streamers and popped up paper pieced present.
Another side view: die cut streamers and popped up paper pieced present.
Card Back:
Overhead view:
Card flat: finished size is 7" x 7" (because the balloons ans streamers extend beyond the card).
Thank you for coming by to visit today.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Best Wishes Doily Birthday Card

A quick birthday card: Cottage Cutz Birthday Wishes Doily Die (3-1/2" diameter) used for the focus. A 3-3/8" Recollections yellow card stock circle for the backing of the die easily made using the Silhouette.Card base is Orange from Recollections.  Decorative paper is from DCWV Birthday Wishes 6 x 6 Paper Pack. Inside stamped message is from the Hero Arts Decorate Your own Cake Stamp set. Finish the corners using We r Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Chomper 1/4". Finished card size is A2
 A closer look at the Birthday Wishes:'s very detailed and needed to be shimmed in the center so it would cut out for me...........using my Cuttlebug.
 The pre-made tag: original yarn replaced with co-ordinating orange ribbon for the tag.
 Here's that pre-made party hat embellishment:
 Side view: Birthday Wishes and card mat are popped with foam squares.
 Card inside:
 Here's a closer look at the stamped message:
Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Beach Themed Birthday Box Card

Inspiration for this card is from Lexa Levana from the Lawnscapping Challenge back in January 2015.  Thank you Lexa!  This card base using white card stock.  Decorative Paper used is Doodlebug 6 x 6 Paper pad: Sunkissed. Stamps: Lawn Fawn Life is Good Stamp set and matching die. All the images are inked using Momento Lux Tuxedo Black Die Ink, then embossed with Clear powder. This gives the images a bit more POP.  Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You Stamp set for the happy Birthday message on the flap. The Sun and Clouds are a SVG cut file from My Scrap Chick.  The Sand is a die from Jaded Blossom Tropical Dies. Clear and blue Dew Drops are randomly placed among the side and front flaps using Ranger's Glossy Accents. Finished card size 5" x 6" (only because the sun and palm trees extend beyond the card)
Side view:
Another side view:
Copic colors used:
Conch: E93, E23, E29
Starfish: Y19, YR15, YR68
Clam Shell: C1, C3, C5
Sand Dollar: E42, E43
Sand Pail: E27, E34, Y17, YR16, YR18, B00, B02, B16
Palm Tree: E27, E30, E34, G07, YG03, YG23
Sand Castle:  E27, E30, E34, C1, C3
Crab: R22, R29, R32
Black Multi Liner .25 Pen for all the detailing on the images.
First panel: Crab, sand dollar, and sand pail. Stampin-Up Beyond the Basics background stamp used with Versamark ink for the sand and water (all the blue papers)
Second panel: Sand castle and palm tree
Back panel: Palm trees, waves, clouds and sun
Back view:
Overhead view:
Card flat:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hello Kitty Thank You Card

I was gifted some Hello Kitty fabric recently so wondered how could I make a thank you card. Each fabric had a "scene" that could be used so this is what was made using the fabric. Finished card size is A2.  A Red card stock base with a white mat, then a small pink decorative pattern mat used for the card. Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die used for the small pink decorative mat.
1-1/2" chipboard squares are used for each "scene".  Since these were fabric, Beacon's Fabric Tac adhesive used to adhere them onto the white card base.
"Thanks" die cut twice, with the white card stock off set.
Side view of card:
Here's how the squares were made: cut the 1-1/2" chipboard square.  Cut the fabric slightly larger.
Add sticky tape around the fabric edges:
Remove sticky tape, clip the corner to avoid the bulkiness of the fabric:
Here's the result:
Thank you for visiting today.