Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wish Upon A Star Folder - A Midori Style Folder

Hello dear all!

I have a project share, which features a variation of my previously posted tutorial for creating this folder

The paper that I've used for putting another folder together is from Echo Park and the collection is called "A Wish Upon A Star". As the collection includes traveler's notebook inserts, I had an idea to incorporate them in a midori-style folder.
Have a look at how it turned out, hope you will like it and it will give you more ideas about the way of constructing/changing the construction of the "Floral Shoppe Folder":

I've used a die from La-La Land Crafts for creating a slot for the ephemera cards and tags:

On the inside of the front flaps there are acetate pockets for smaller tickets etc:

Here you can have a closer look at the stitched slot that is easily created for the cards and tags with the help of that wonder die:

On one of the pages of the folder there is an expandable pocket with an acetate window:

And room for a couple more pictures:

Love the look of the traveler's notebook inserts:

The back is plain and looks like this:

I have a video overview of the folder too, in case you wanna have a closer look at it:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed - A Shaker Window Box

Hello everyone!

Today my last inspirational post for the Graphic 45 design team is featured on the blog.

How fast the time went by! It has been amazing two years on the truly inspiring team ever and I am so glad that I won a chance to gain this experience and to fulfill part of my creative dreams.
Thank you so much Graphic 45 for such a journey!

Today’s farewell project showcases a gorgeous summer Sun Kissed collection. I hope you have already grabbed some of these papers and have plans to create with them.
I've put together a box, with a shaker window on the lid. The shaker is deep enough to hold tiny shells, decorative stones, beads, sequins and some other small things. The rattling sound of all of it together is mesmerizing :) Sun Kissed is by now one of my favorite G45 collections!

There will be a free video tutorial on my You Tube channel for creating this box from start to finish. It has been filmed and just need to be edited, so bare with me and watch for the channel updates if you don't want to miss it.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your encouraging ans warm words about my work! Sending hugs to you all!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cross-Stitching Is My New Passion

Hello there!

If I already found time to sit on the computer, I will use it to the maximum and will share with you something other than paper projects.

On a few of the recent makes you might have already seen the cross-stitched embellishments (1 and 2). Cross stitching has been so fun and unusual for me, that I've decided to keep on going and finished several more pieces that I would like to show you today.

The first is this little elephant and his friend ( the pattern by Svetlana Nemiritzkaya). I've bought a shadow box from IKEA and framed the project. Now it is hanging on the wall in one of my daughters' rooms. 

The second was a little pattern from the Korean brand - Soda Stitch. The whole pattern included more ballerina girls, but I cross stitched only one of them, and made a key chain pillow with it.

I have two more stitched patterns, but haven't used them for anything yet. 
Here is a bunny (again by Svetlana Nemiritzkaya):

And one more from the SODA Stitch, which is called Please Be My Love:

Aren't these adorable!!?? Can't wait to complete more!
What kids of crafts do you do, expect for paper?

Graphic 45 "Cafe Parisian" - An Up-cycled Plastic Box


And yet I am here with another project that I haven't had a chance to share on the blog, it was created for the Graphic 45 design team and has been featured on the official G45 blog here.

I took a plastic cheese box and turned it into a decor piece, with the help of some embellishments and of course the beautiful paper from the "Cafe Parisian" collection.

Besides different yummy elements that I’ve cut out from the paper sheets, I’ve added a little metal spoon and a tiny macaroon, which was handmade {by yours truly} out of air dry clay. I’ve used distress inks for coloring the white clay into the tone that I needed for my project.

I love the Cafe Parisian line for being so versatile and matching any theme or occasion.

The design team term is almost over, but I will be making more project with the beautiful papers, so don't worry and stop by from time to time to check the new posts here and on my Instagram :)

Have a great day!

La-La Land Crafts Monday Inspiration

Hello dear people!

Life has been really crazy lately and although I do find time to create here and there, I cannot always get to a computer and write a up a post on the blog or on Facebook, in order to share my makes :)

Anyway, here is a gift card box that was created with the La-La Land Crafts stamps and dies (you will find the list of the supplies below).


I used a clear embossing powder together with the wood planks stamp to create a background in the window opening in the center of the box:

The little chicks were colored with Copics:
Y28, Y26, Y23 + Y02

YR09, YR12

The gift card is held inside the box in the dedicated slot, which was truly easy to create with the Stitched Slots Die.

I will also share another card which has been made earlier, featuring one of the newest photo polymer stamp sets.

Here id the list of the stamps and dies that I used:
From the Heard
Wood Rings
Nested Frames Large
Nested Frames Small
Stitched Sun and Clouds
Broken Fence
Autumn Leaves

I think it was my first ever stamp colored in the "no lines" technique.

I've used these Copics to color the little goat:
E57, E55, E53, E51
W6, W4, W2
R22, R21

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice week!