Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birthday Cake Marci MIni Album

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a annual 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas.   All dies used for this card can be found hereAll papers used to make this card were supplied and cut at the 2 day workshop except album cover and page mats. Finished album size: 6-5/8" x 6-3/4" x 1-7/8".
Other paper info:
Bazzill Textured Brown Card Stock, Pink card stock from my stash.
Kaisercraft Hopscotch Collection, Snap Carpe Diem Bits and Pieces card stock die cuts provided at the 2 day workshop. Birthday Cake Marci stamp used for the front cover.
LLC Dies used: Lattice Bracket Die, Heart Banner, Scallop Banner Trim,  Grass Border, Celebrate You, Fancy Numbers, Fancy Label.
Copic colors:
Hair: W4, W4, W6, W8
Face: E13, E11, E00, E01, E000, R22, R20, R21
Dress headband, and Shoes: RV02, RV25, RV29, W4, W2, W0
Cake:  W0,W2, W4, E35, E39, RV02, RV25, RV29, Wink of Stella Clear
Tags created by using left over paper scraps - Hand held Crop-o-dile Corner Chomper Scallop used to make the tag corners. Pages are cut and not embellished with the die cuts yet.  Lots of flip up and flip outs in this album. Style for this album is called "Stack the deck" - originally designed by Laura Denison. This album lies completely flat when it is opened.....pretty cool. So sit back to see all the pages in this album:
Back page with pocket and tags:
Outside view of the spine, front, back cover:
These are the embellishments supplied to complete this project:
Original cover design for this project:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tuned for more projects from the workshop.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Asian Marci Chipboard Album

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a 2 day annual workshop event recently in Milpitas. The workshop had 12 projects. Stamp and Dies used for this album can be found herePaper and Card Stock Stickers used from my stash.  Used My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection pattern paper (unfortunately this collection is no longer in available).  Solid paper card stock used is Recollections Brown and Bazzil Textured Pink. Making this album from scratch, finished album size: 7" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/2".  Finished chipboard pages 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

What do I love about this album?  Everyone knows the brads included in the binder ring are not secure enough to hold the spine - they wiggle way too much.  The hitch screws used to anchor the binder ring are a great solution to provide the security needed for album rings.  The hitch extension does not get in the way of the pages.  The outside screws look way more professional (even though this album is covered with decorative paper).
Kimono Marci with fan Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E11, E01, E00, E000, R11, R21
Dress and Fan: Paper Pieced using My Little Shoebox Cherry Delight Collection, Gold Smooch, R81, R83, R85
Outside Spine and back cover:
Inside front cover: Photo mat can be removed.  Scroll Corner holds the photo mat in place. Chipboard sticker at the bottom of the phot mat.
Original project did not include inside pages. I added 5 chipboard pages and embellished them.  Edges of the chipboard pages are inked using Brown ink. On the first page: the Scroll Bracket fir perfectly on this fold out page. Paper Shaper Tab punched in the same paper is used on the pull out. Asian Doll chipboard sticker from MY Little Shoebox collection.
Open page one to reveal a photo mat with cherry blossom chipboard stickers. A photo journaling card is on the inside  pull out page.
Pages 2 and 3: More photo mat cut outs from the My Little Shoebox Collection.  The LLC Pagodas are die cut both in card stock as well as light weight chipboard to hold the photo mats in place.  Add the Small Scallop boarder from Papertrey Ink to the bottom of the page to finish the embellishing.
Pages 4 and 5: Side pockets using the Small Scallop Boarder Papertrey Ink die to decorate the edges. LLC Lantern dies embellish the pockets, finished off with a gold adhesive pearl.  Inside the pockets are photo mats made using the LLC Pierced Stitched Circles and Spellbinder Standard Large Circles.  Finish embellishing the photo mat with fan chipboard stickers from My Little Shoebox.  In the center of this spread is a cherry blossom tree chipboard sticker cut in half for each page also from My Little Shoebox.
Pages 6 and 7: Double matted hills using the Simon Says Stitched Slope Hills to hold the photo and journaling mats from My Little Shoebox.
Pages 8 and 9: Photo mats on opposite sides are fold outs.  LLC Grass Boarder on the page bottom and LLC Lantern Boarder at the top embellish this page.
Fold out inside:
Page 10: same as page 1 with a different Asian Doll:
Open the page to reveal photo mats:
This is the original project design:
Details: LLC StampKimono Marci with Fan
LLC Dies used:   Grass Border, Pierced Stitched Scalloped Circles, Lanterns, Pagoda, Scroll Bracket, Scroll Corner, Lanterns Border, Cherry Blossoms, Branch, Two Leaves, Stitched Sun and Clouds, Bridge.
Other dies:  Papertrey Ink Small Scallop Border, Spellbinder Standard Large Circles, Simon Says Stitched Slopes and Hills.
Paper Shapers Tab Punch
Thank you for stopping by today to visit and be inspired with this project.  Stay tuned for more projects from the workshop.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hula Marci n Ukulele Luka Tiki House

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a annual 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas.  This is one of the 12 projects.  Dies used for this project are from La-la Land Crafts and can be found here.  Corrugated paper used for the roof was in my stash. House paper is from my stash.  Paper Pizazz Pool Water paper used along with Recollections Kraft (for sand).  All other solid papers used are from Recollections. Edges of papers are inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo ink.
Project finished size: 6" x 7-1/2"
Door: 1-1/4" x 2-1/2" finished with a dark drown card stock mat in back of the corrugated card stock (used also on the roof). Larger size Antique Brass brad used for the door knob.
Roof: 4-3/8" x 6-1/2", scored in half (3-1/4")
Acetate used to pop-up stamped figures -see end of blog post for measurements.

House back: here there are windows in the back and sides made using my Silhouette to customize the 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" size. The punched grass is around the bottom of the house.
Drawer does pull out: die cut the  Heart Handles using the water paper, too.  Add antique brass brads for the finishing touch. Die cut Palm Tree is on the front and back of the house.
House side view: Clearing seen is the sand - made using Recollections Kraft card stock around the house and on the drawers. Die cut using the Jaded Blossom Tropical die, then stamped with Ranger Vintage Photo ink using Stampin-Up's Itty Bitty Background stamp.
A top the door are assorted color punched flowers with adhesive pearls (using Copic Y38 to color white adhesive pearls) and a stamped and foam popped "Mahalo" (part of the Hula Marci stamp set) sign to welcome all. Ink the edges of the sign with some Ranger Vintage Photo.
Copic colors used for Hula Marci:
Face, skin, hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, E0000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20
Grass skirt: YG91, YG95, YG99
Flowers: Y19, Y38, R81, R85
Top: R81, R85
Copic colors used for Ukulele Luka:
Face, skin, hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, E0000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20
Shirt: YG91, YG95, YG99
Pants: E30, E34, E55
Ukulele: E0000, E11, E43
Beads: E30, E31
Turtle: YG91, YG95, YG99, E35, E37, E39
Tiki Mask: E13, E53 (teeth), E99
Life the right side of the roof to reveal Hershey kisses with a Hawaiian themed punched cut outs (they stamp images are from Jaded Blossom Tropical Candies)
Rock pattern paper (by Paper Pizazz Beach pebbles) for the underside of the box with black wooden feet.
Original designed house with a Dog theme:
As you can see, this design can work for many fun let the creativity begin! 
La-la Land Craft dies used: Heart Handles Die, Palm Tree Die
Jaded Blossom Tropical Die found here

Stampin-Up Itty Bitty Backgrounds retired stamp
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Grass Edge Punch
Stampin-Up 3 Flower Punch (made by Paper Shapers)
Recollections Adhesive Pearls using Copic Y38 to color

Cutting information to make acetate "pop-up":
Hula Marci score: 1-1/4" x 8", score 1/2", 3-3/4", 4-1/4", 7-1/2, 8, attach with sticky tape
Ukulele Luka: 1-3/4" x 6-1/2", score 1/2", 3", 3-1/2", 6", attach with sticky tape
Turtle: 1/2" x 2-1/2", score every 1/2", attach with sticky tape
Mask: 1/2" x 3", score 1/2", 1, 1-1/2", 2-1/2", attach with sticky tape
Palm Tree: 1-1/2" x 8", score 1/2", 3-3/4", 4-1/4, 7-1/2, 8, attach with sticky tape

Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tuned for more projects from the workshop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kimono Marci Trinket Box

Irina (owner and Grand Princess Designer) of La-la Land Crafts hosted a annual 2 day workshop recently in Milpitas.   All dies used for this card can be found here.  All papers used to make this card were supplied and cut at the 2 day workshop.

Project details:
Finished size:  6-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/2" (excluding wood feet)
Stamp: Kimono Marci (with Accessories)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Asian Folder Set
Dies used:  Lantern Border, Build-a frame Fancy Large Die, Build-a Frame Stitched Large Die, Koi Circle Die, Two Leaves Die, Cherry Blossom Branch Die, Filigree Elements Border Set  Die, Stitched Nested Circles, Pierced Scallop Circles.

So here is the project - can you believe this was made entirely from paper card stock? We got a sneak peek of this project and I couldn't wait to tackle making it. I was able to purchase another kit to make a different version - see the bottom of this post.
Front view of the project:
Copics colors:
Hair: W8, W6, W4, W2
Face: E11, E01, E000, E0000, R11, R20, R21
Umbrella, Shoes, and Dress trim: E31, E35, R12, R22, R30
Dress and Hair Bands: Paper pieced using Graphic 45 Bird Song paper.
Paper flowers on each bottom corner  positioned on top of the die cut Cherry Blossom Branch die cut in gold card stock and Two Leaves die cut in a shimmery green card stock.
Lantern Die is using gold card stock, cut in half to be positioned on top right and left side. Here you can see the Cuttlebug embossing folder more clearly.
Front view: Layers of Filigree Ornament are die cut and used to anchor the pull. 
Right side view (left side is the same):  again, layers of the Filigree Ornament is embellished here, too.
Back view: see the metal hinges in between the two layers?
Front metal closure: metal pull on top of a metal filigree
Open the project to reveal:
Inside top: triple matted to include the "negative of the Koi Circle die cut from the front top cover. Layer card stock using the Stitched Nested Circles and Pierced Scallop Circles dies. Then add the Koi fish popped with foam squares.
Inside Bottom: Simple triple matted interior
Side inside view to show the hinge top and bottom which is hidden using the Build-a frame Fancy Large Die and Build-a Frame Stitched Large Die
Here's a closer look at the Build-a Frame Stitched Large Die layered on top of the Build-a Frame Fancy Large Die
A closer look at the inside top:
Underside of the project:
Version #2: in my stash, I had this Asian Resin Character (the meaning is Luck") which fit perfectly on top of the center front.
Here's a closer look at the front:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.......stay tuned for more fun projects from this 2 day workshop.