Saturday, February 24, 2018

Beautiful Life Marci Asian Loaded Envelope

This project was inspired by the recent trend to make loaded envelopes to swap. Tutorial to make this style of expanded envelope is by Michelle Rudolph - her You Tube Channel link found here. A similar loaded envelope was made at the 2017 La-la Land Crafts Annual Retreat which has been previously posted here. Papers used for this project: Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection - Joy Luck (retired), Recollections Red, Black card stock, Kelly Papers Gold card stock, Core-dinations White Gemstone card stock. The recipient of this loaded envelope swap can utilize many of the items to create something special. 
 Here are my 6 packaged loaded envelopes ready for the swap: My swap needed to be packaged so the contents would not fall out.
 The Year of the Dog Lottery Ticket used as a tag made the perfect finishing touch.
 Front Envelope Face:
 La-la Land Crafts Beautiful Life Marci Stamp, Koi Circle Die, Cherry Blossom Flowers Die
 Viva Pearl Pen: Gold, Cream. Finished envelope size 6" x 9". Beautiful Life Marci is popped with foam squares.
Beautiful Life Marci Copic Colors:Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8 
Face: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20
Cherry Blossoms in Hair: R14, R27, R89
Fan: Gold Smooch, R27
Dress: R14, R27, R89. Gold Smooch
Back Envelope Contents:
Year of the Dog Lollipop (see details below)

Purchased Daiso Fan and Cherry Blossom silk branches
Assorted Metal Brass Asian coins in a clear packet
Your Next Die: 3 Take Out Box die cuts, Love Stickers from my stash
Aliexpress Topper Die
Dollar Tree: Gold, Red Metallic stems that have been curled
A sheets of Gold Asian Stickers
Purchased Hanging Asian Decoration
Lollipop front:
Recollections 4" red paper Doilies
Dandelion Designs MC-64 Year of the Dog Stamp
Aliexpress: Cloud die
La-la Land Crafts Mini Cherry Blossoms, Temple Die, Double Stitched Circles
Viva Pearl Pen: Gold
EK Success 2-1/4", 2-1/2" Circle Punches
Stampin-Up Gold Embossing Powder
Aliexpress Gold Straw
 Lollipop back:
Middle Envelope Contents
3 Tags made using: My Favorite Things MFT-375 Tags Stax Die, La-la Land Stitched Tags Die, Xcut Docrafts Chinese New Year Die Set Asian characters
Panda Express Take Out Box Gift Card
3 Joanna Sheen Kyoto Skyscape Die cuts
2 Oriental Trading packaged Chinese New Year Pencils
3 Assorted Gold card stock embossed card fronts using Cuttlebug Roman Bath Embossing Folder, Darice Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder, Couture Creations Oriental Sunshade Embossing Folder
Dandelion Designs MC-64 Stamp used for 3 packaged note cards with envelopes
Aliexpress Topper Die
3 Aliexpress Double Happiness Character die cuts in a metallic paper clipped envelope 
Front Envelope Contents:3 Lucky Envelopes made from Mama Elephant Envelope Die with Gold Aliexpress Asian "Luck" character glued to the front
3 Aliexpress: Asian Character Die cuts in a clear cello bag
La-la Land Crafts Thoughtful Critters stamp (inside Lucky envelopes)
3 each of Aliexpress: Bamboo Die cuts, Lattice Border Die cuts
Assorted Red card stock embossed card fronts using Couture Creations Asian Wave Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Asian embossing Folder, Spellbinders M-Possibilities Awesome Blossoms Embossing Folder.
3 Tessler Crafts TSD009 Circle Happy Birthday Die cuts
Red Mini Glitter Clips using Red Stickles
3 Magic Fish favor from Oriental Trading
 Lucky envelope with stamped Thoughtful Critters note cards inside:

Whew, that's really a loaded envelope!Thank you for stopping by today to visit . Have a really crafty day!