Monday, April 24, 2017

Robot Friend Birthday Surprise

Guy birthdays always present a little challenge. A while back, I found this cute printed paper Robot to make for a friend.  Using masculine colors for the gift bag and card worked out great.

Robot (photo of the robot further down in this post) is a printable from Rommy found here. There are several other designs in this site. The designs are free downloads with easy clear assembly instructions.  All that is needed are patience, scissors, and wet adhesive.

Stampin-Up On Your Birthday (retired) Stamp Set and Stampin-Up Small Scallop Punch used for both the bag and gift card holder. Card stock is Authentic Loyal Collection Durable Designer Paper

Here's the small bag made to fit the Robot.  White satin ribbon worked out well for the handles.
Remove the tissue carefully:
to reveal a new friend (glasses were added to the robot): Note this robot co-ordinates with the paper used for the bag and gift card. OMG - he is adorable!
When this robot is sitting on a desk, he is looking up with those big eyes!
Back:
Hope you will try making one of these robots. Have a crafty day.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt Mickey Mini Album

I still have a stash of Stampin-Up Bitty Books so decided to make these cute memorable albums for the annual Disneyland Egg Hunt Event.  The books are 5" x 4" x 1-1/4". Love they have the chipboard sleeve and chipboard album with clear inserts that will hold 3" x3" photos.  For the Album front, Mickey was altered to have Rabbit ears head band and Rabbit feet. Details as well as SVG files used is detailed below at the end of this post. 
 Here's the front: Image is popped with foam squares
 Yay - the insert is removeable and can be replaced with a photo.
 Album case back with assorted eggs behind punched grass:
 Side view:
 Another side view:
 Album pulled out: 
 Album front has the traditional Disney colors:
 Album back:
 Inside cover and additional card stock page:
This photo shows the photo sleeves and the additional card stock pages with various Disney characters.  The photo sleeves have punched Mickey silhouettes that can be used on the photo or omitted.
Details to make this album:
Paper Shaper Mickey Mouse Punch
Stampin-Up Bitty Book Kit (retired)
Stampin-Up 3/4" x 15" x 15/16 Oval Punch for eggs
Frantic Stamper Helium Balloons (FRA-DIE-09186) Die
Frantic Stamper Princess Castle (FRA_DIE-09185) Die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Friends Die
Jaded Blossom Film Dies
Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch
Core-dinations Red Small Dot paper can be found at Joann's
Bunny Ears from the Silhouette On Line Store (Easter Props)
Bunny Feet created using the Silhouette Drawing Tools
Mickey altered from Paper Piecing Pals Magical Ornaments SVG Cut file











Monday, March 27, 2017

Masculine 75th Birthday Box Card

Here's another milestone birthday box card. This is using blue and brown tones to create a masculine feeling.  Recollections Kraft card stock used for the base.  Stampin-Up Brilliant Blue and Ballet Blue card stock used as the accent colors.  Recollections Designer Paper used for the back panel, box, and flaps. Edges are inked using brown ink. Finished card size (flat) is 6" x 6-1/2".
 Side view:
 Left and right flaps: La-la Land Crafts Balloon die found here:
Front flap uses the La-la Land Crafts Balloon Die streamers cut in Recollections Kraft card stock and Stampin-Up Ballet Blue card stock. Cottage Cutz Birthday Tag Topper Die is popped after paper pieces the various colors. Add Gold Stickles to the candle flame. Punch a 1-1/2" circle for the Tag Topper backing in Kraft card stock. "Chuck" is cut using my Silhouette Ariel Font, then popped with foam squares.
 Back panel is embellished using the La-la Land Crafts Balloon Die.
 2nd panel is die cut using Echo Park Birthday Cake die:  the cake is adhered to a clear piece of acetate.
 The "75" is cut using Papertrey Ink By the Numbers Die found here:.  It is adhered to a piece of clear acetate.
 Card flat ready for mailing:
 Back panel die cut message from Papertrey Ink Text Block Message Die found here:
 Inside the box is stamped using Lawn Fawn Just for You stamp set:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit - have a crafty day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

90Th Birthday Asian Box Card

Here's another box card for a milestone birthday.  Details are below. Red Cardstock is used as the base for this card. Mats are Washi Paper and Brushed Gold card stock from Hanko Designs found here. The Asian Tassel Die can be found here on Ali Express.  Finished card size 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" (flat).
Side view:
Front flap: Gold plastic coins are adhered using adhesive foam.  Tassel has a black card stock mat and popped with foam squares.  Tie a single knot gold cord bow on top of the tassel for further embellishment.  Name is cut using Silhouette Ariel font
Frantic Stamper Cherry Branch Fan Die used on the right and left flaps which can be purchased from Hanko Designs found here. Fan  is popped with foam squares and topped with a single knot gold cord bow. The small gold plastic coin is popped with foam squares, too
  Ellentina Cutting Die TSD009 Happy Birthday Die is on the back panel, popped with foam squares
Echo Park Birthday Cake Die used along with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder used on the cake. A clear acetate panelis used to prop the cake up.
 Papertrey Ink By the Numbers Die found here. Die cut the numbers twice: Offset using the Black card stock. A clear acetate panel is used to prop up the numbers.
 Back panel: Hero Arts Today and Always CG281 Stamp Set used for the back message.
Frantic Stamper Cherry Branch Fan Die adhered to the top of the back panel (Die can be purchased from Hanko Designs found here.)
 Here is the box card flat for mailing:
 Of course, a special envelope made using my Silhouette to cut:
 In the underside of the box card, a special stamped note from Lawn Fawn Just for You Stamp Set
Thank you for stopping by today - have a great crafty day!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Year of the Rooster

Another quick post:  I received this so cute treat box and had to share.  The box is 3 x 3-1/2 x 2. The card front finishes 2-7/8 x 4-1/8. It is Brushed Gold and a lovely Red shimmer card stock.  The stamped images are from Mama Elephant - Lunar series stamps
Here you can see one of the lanterns are popped with foam squares. The Kanji is stamped and embossed with gold glitter. Rooster is also popped with a foam square. Love the lucky envelope the Rooster is holding (yes, it is part of the Lunar stamp set from Mama Elephant). Of course, no need to fussy cut these images since there are also dies that accompany the stamps.
There is a bag of treats inside:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit..................have a crafty day.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year

A quick post: This year we celebrate the Year of the Rooster - it will be a year of work and lots of it.  My project consists of a pre-made clear plastic take out box.  Inside contains a Mandarin Orange along with some Gold Chocolate Coins that are embossed with Kanji characters. 
The Rooster image is cut using the Silhouette on a brushed gold card stock.  The FREE SVG cut file is from SVGcutting .com and can be found here. "Happy New Year" is gold embossed using a stamp from Mama Elephant - Lunar Extras.
Here's a better look at the coin "chain" purchased from one of the Asian markets. Loop it onto the metal handle for more decoration.
Side view of the container shows the orange inside
Thank you for stopping by to see what I have been up to .............happy crafting to you!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Marci with Lantern LED Pagoda Card

After all these years, I thought maybe Blogger would be more user friendly. I had made notes on this scheduled blog with detail how this card was created it but for some reason, the information became lost and my memory will have to suffice.

The La-la Land Crafts Marci with Lantern Digital Image found here. She is printed and cut to 3-1/2" size. Finished card size is 6" x 6-1/2". The cut file Soring Blossoms from SVGcuts.com was used to create the front of the pagoda.  The  original cut file and video can be found here. To make this card, the cut file was altered.  Added is the circle "door way" with a brown card stock offset. The front fence was adjusted to fit the width of the card.  The "second level with windows" was also eliminated in the file. The top roof simply sits on the larger roof but is still 3D as the original card. Paper used is from Crate Paper, their Pink Plum Collection (retired), Brown and Pink card stock is from Bazzil.
A closer look at Marci with Lantern:
Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E000, E00, E01, R11, R20
Lantern: 2 shades of yellow
Dress, Shoes: Scanned and cut out.
And, here is a look at that fence:
The lantern has a LED Light behind it. Researching on You Tube for the instructions was quite a change. The LED Light can be purchased on line. I did not use the copper tape as many recommended. Instead, regular household aluminum foil cut and adhered to the card stock using sticky tape worked fine. The technique to do this is quite tricky but result are great!  So please try it. 
Here is the roof detail:
Card inside: created using the internal offset button twice on the Silhouette. One offset was cut using Brown Card Stock and the second one is using white card stock.
                         
The custom made envelope: The "E" is die cut using the Sizzix Bigz Alphabet Die. Add a strip of decorative paper at the bottom of the envelope.
Envelope back: close using a sticker from the Crate Paper Pink Plum Paper Collection
The underside of the flap is decorated, too.  Card inside is encased with vellum to protect it.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Have a crafty day.