Monday, August 14, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 1 - Skater Marci on a Tube With Drawer

Project #2 
This project is quite unique.  It is using a chipboard tube cut 2" high. Original design made by Tamara (her blog found here) had Penguins decorated on the lid.  All papers used supplied at the retreat. The small size skater from Winter Fun stamp set is used here. La-la Land Crafts dies used for this project: Three Christmas Trees, Pierced Scallops, Double Stitched Circles, Double Stitched Hill Border, Stitched Elements, and Small Snowflakes which all can be found here.
Here's a closer look at the top: Clear Wink of Stella is added to the tree tips and top of the hillside. The top and bottom of the "box" is using the Pierced Circle and Double Stitched Circles dies.
 Stamp is called Winter Fun from La-la Land Crafts and can be found here.
Copic colors used:
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20, R21
Hair: W1, W3, W5, W7
Hat, Scarf, Mittens:
Dress: BG000, BG02, BG05, B00, Clear Wink of Stella
Socks: BG000
Boots: W1, W3, W7, Silver Smooch on skate blades
 The banner (from Stitched Elements die) is cut twice: one in Kraft and the other with the stamped "Winter Fun", then popped with foam squares.  
 The drawer: White acrylic paint is used for the top of the tube front.  The actual drawer itself is made using the white card stock. The paper is wrapped around the front to back for a clean finish. The drawer opening is also wrapped to the inside as well. 
 Here's a side view:
 The drawer pull: Note the circle is die cut from the Double Stitched Circle die.
Thank you for stopping by today. Stay tuned for retreat project #3...............

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 1 - Fabulous Marci Closet Card

Project #1:
This card is a gate fold style card with a closet of dresses inside. The La-la Land Craft
Fabulous Marci Stamp used in front. La-la Land Craft Dies used: Fabulous Die, Dress Die, Stiletto Die, Purse Die, Postage Stamp Die, Stitched Circle Die, Book Tab and Labels Die, Pierced Scalloped Circles Die, and Filigree Elements Border Die Set. All papers were supplied at the retreat event.  Oh, by the way,  we got this Fabulous Marci Stamp at retreat in our goodie bag!!! Whoo-hoo!!!  Finished card 6" 6-7/8". Stamp and dies can be purchased from the La-la Land Crafts store found here.
Fabulous Marci  is popped with foam squares.
Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
Face: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20, R21
Dress, Shoes, and Headband: R81, R83, R85, Clear Wink of Stella
 Book tab die cut is cut in half for each side of the card. Addan adhesive flat back pearl.
Open the card to reveal a closet.  Shoe and purses on the left side and a mirroe with a dresser on the right side. 
 Here's a closer look at the left side:
 Purses have the die cut chain detail and a finishing touch with a adhesive flat back pearl.
Center panel: A Filigree Elements on top to decorate the edge. The Fabulous word and on e of the dresses are die cut in pink glitter paper. Add metal wire hangers from my stash for the dresses.

 Here's a closer look:
Right side: a dresser created with some rectangles and flat back adhesive pearls for dresser handles.  Die cut the Postage Stamp die using Silver paper for the mirror.
Love this card! It can be made for other clothing themes..........anything is possible.  Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by today. Am finally posting the completed projects from last years retreat There are a total of 23 projects from the 2016 Retreat, so stay tuned for the posts forth coming.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Beautiful Life Asian Marci Twist Card

For my Niece's birthday, I wanted to make a special card. Inspiration and card tutorial from Jennifer D - her blog post here. Stamps and dies used are  ONLY available from being a monthly subscriber of La-la Land Crafts. Shimmer card base is using Core-dinations lavender. Decorative Washi paper can be purchased from Hanko Designs found here. All other papers from Recollections.
La-la Land Crafts Stamps used:
Happy Critters (La-la Land Crafts Add-on July Kit) for inside message.
Beautiful Life Marci (July Kit)
La-la Land Craft Dies: Cherry Blossom Branch, Cherry Blossom Fan (July Kit), Cherry Blossom Border (July Kit), Temple (July Kit), Mini Cherry Blossom (July Add-on Kit).
Other Dies used:
Jaded Blossom Stitched Circles
Die-namics (My Favorite Things) Stitched Circle Stax

 Copic colors for Marci:
Face: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20, R21
Hair: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
Obi: V20, V25, V99
Dress: V17, V20, V25, V99, R81, Clear Wink of Stella
Fan: R00, R81, V25, V20, V99, Clear Wink of Stella
Crown: W0, W2, Clear Wink of Stella
 Put the die cut Cherry Blossom Fan around the circle to create this border:
Die cut and pop Cherry Blossom Branch with foam squares, then adhere paper flowers using a hot glue gun.  Use Copic V20 to color two of the flowers. Finally brush Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. 
 Temple die is popped.  Add some die cut Mini Cherry Blossoms (from the July Add-on Kit) to the Temple. Pearl Viva Pen is used for the flower centers.
 Crown, Hair sticks, and flower centers have been brushed with Clear Wink of Stella.
 Use a White Gel pen on the fan and dress. Dot the fan with Clear Wink of Stella.
 Here is the front edge view:
 Slowly open the card to reveal:
 A four panel animal reveal:
 Top inside card has a die cut Cherry Blossom Branch and Temple
 Copic colors for Pig: R0000, R00, R01, R02
Animal Copic Clothing colors: V20, V17, V25, R81, RV11
 Copic colors for Panda: W0, W2, R11, R20
 Copic colors for Rabbit: W3, W7, R11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E55
 Copic colors for Cat: R11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E55
Happy Critters (La-la Land Crafts Add-on July Kit) used for this inside message. Inside bottom is a Cherry Blossom Border die  along with the scattered Mini Cherry Blossoms.
 This is what the card looks like from the side with the mechanism:
Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Monstera Pillar Candle Wrap and Cake Topper

This is the last Hawaiian Wedding post.  The center pieces are glass with Monstera leaves made from card stock wrapped around.  This was a cut file found in the Silhouette Store. Inside the glass cylinder is a timed LED candle.  Height is approximately 11-1/2" tall.
Here's the cylinder on the guest tables:
As a surprise to the bride, this cake topper was custom made (it matched the Sandcastle previously posted).  All images were using the Silhouette. So cute!!!  The "Mr. & Mrs." are made using gold card stock, adhered to a smaller leaf, then attached on the jute string with mini clothes pins.  Each of the images are secured with wooden skewers.
A simple wedding cake with the cake topper.
Another surprise for the bride: the cake stand rim is decorated with linked Monstera leaves.
Thank you so much for reading through all these Wedding projects. It was quite a delightful memory to be had.  I loved being part of this special moment and enjoyed the challenge to create the decor for the special wedding and the special couple.  I hope you will be inspired to create something special for your someone sometime, too.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hawaiian Wedding Utensil and Dessert Labels

Another project made for the June Hawaiian Wedding:  instead of individual name cards, there was "open" seating.  However, to customized this wedding, utensil holders were made using Recollections Kraft card stock.  Edges are sponged with dark brown ink.  These holders were placed at the table.
Here's a closer look at the holder. The pineapple is die cut with edges sponged and stippled with dark brown ink. Die is from Carta Bella Pineapple. Pineapple is held with a natural jute string.  Words are computer generated using Sweet Pea Font.
Another look:
Here is the labels for the dessert table:
Here's a closer look at the individual dessert label with the baker:
At the wedding, the following photos show some the labels positioned as follows (yum):
Left over deserts were bagged by guests to take home in Kraft bags:
Here's a closer look at the label made for the bag:
Thank you for stopping by today. There will b e one more post from this Hawaiian Wedding. Stay tuned.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monstera Table Labels

Today's post continues with some of the June wedding projects. These are escort cards made for the main table and special guest table.
This reserved table signage is approximately, 5-1/2" x 7". Names are printed using the Sweet Pea Font with Dark Green Ink, then mounted on Recollections Kraft card stock. Edges are sponged with dark brown ink.  The Monstera Leaf is cut using the Silhouette machine.
Here's the individual escort card:  Size is the typical table size.
At the wedding, the names were inserted into a slice piece of wood:
Here are the appetizer labels which are the same size as the escort cards:
The main buffet labels: These were positioned on the right and left side of each item.
A closer look at the individual buffet label:
That's all for today.............a bit more of the Wedding projects to be posted soon.
Thank you for stopping by.