Monday, January 13, 2020

ATC-size CAS card - La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

I want to start this week with a little ATC-size card for the La-La Land Crafts team. 

Below you can find a list of the LLLC products that I used for creating this ATC:
Traveling Cats Clear Stamp Set
Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pack
Postage Stamps Die
Small Hot Air Balloon Die
Small Half Doily Die
Long Flags Die
Nested Frames Small Die
Nested Frames Large Die
Stitched Elements Die

The stamped images was colored with Copics:
Cat’s Body: E99, YR02, YR00, E50, Y21
                    W6, E55, E53, E51
Cap: T6, T4, T2
Train: R59, R37, R24
          G99, YG17, YG03

Monday, January 6, 2020

New Year Inspiration with La-La Land Crafts DT

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope you had a lovely time with your friends and family during the holiday season {I know I did}. The celebrations ended in a blink of an eyes and now it's time to get back to the daily routines, including some crafting too!

Today I want to share a one-page-mini-album, which was created with the La-La Land Crafts products (the links may be found below):

My daughter had a New Year Party with her friends from Gymnastics Program (which she has been attending for a year now). The girls had a Secret Santa gift exchange. To top off the gift that we prepared for our gift buddy, I included this little album too. 

Since the year of 2020 is a year of a rat, this clear stamp set from La-La Land Crafts couldn't suit the occasion better. All of the little mice are taken from the "Caroling We Go" set. 

The construction of the album is based on a really old tutorialwhich (I bet) lots of you must have already seen and been familiar with. 

Once you flip the closure with a skating mouse to the top, there are snowy hills and stitched trees which can be seen on the front cover:

Inside the album, there are three sections:

The central section flips to the bottom ,revealing a place for a picture:

There is a belly band with a couple of post cards too. To create them I used the stamp set called "Christmas Postcard":

Inside the pocket on the right of the album, I added two Luggage Tags:

I am still in love with the Half Doily die from the November 2019 Release:

Besides the numerous dies which can still be found at the La-La Land Crafts online store, I used some of the older dies as well. For example, this funky Christmas tree and  a filigree snowflake on the left flap of the album:

LLLC Products:

For coloring the cute mice, I used the Copic colors listed below:
Greys: C6, C4, C2, C0
Reds: T6, E09, E07, R24
Blues: B39, B37, B34
Mice Noses: R85, R00

Thank you guys for sticking around! 
I wish all of you a great year of success, creativity, love and health! Sending warm hugs to all of you!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

18 Days of Christmas Projects - La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

My today's post is for the "18 Days of Christmas Projects" over the La-La Land Crafts blog.

I'd like to share an explosion drawer box with you. The box can easily serve as a nice decoration piece too, in addition to it's main dedication - holding sweet treats.

First, let me show you the box in more details and then take you through the main construction steps that will help you make a similar box.

Below you can find the list and the links to the LLLC products that I used for creating this project:
Blue Christmas Paper Pack
Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set
Christmas Postcard Stamp Set
Vintage Window Die
Stitched Trees Die
Pretty Poinsettia Die
Icicles Border Die
Double Stitched Squares Die

**For creating the shaker snow globe inside the box I used an old “Snow Globe” die. It is not available in the LLLC store anymore, but I am sure a lot of you own it and will be happy to use it for this project.

Each of the four sides of the box looks different and features either a colored image of a bunny (from the Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set) or a few die cut elements:

The bottom section of the box has a little pull-out drawer (in my case, for the treats):

The sides of the top section are kept closed with the help of the little square paper "lock", which slides on top of the pyramid. Once removed, the sides of the pyramid unfold and reveal a shaker decoration inside the box:

The shaker is glued down to the bottom of the pyramid and is supported with the paper flowers on the sides. 

At the next picture you can have a closer look at the top of the box and at the square "locks":

I hope you like the looks of this easy to create project and will give it a go, using the instructions below.

I started with a paper piece measuring 8.5 " X 8.5". You will score it at 3/4", 1.5" & 2 1/4" on each of the four sides:

Now let's cut off the corner sections to get the shape shown below:

This is the base of the drawer. Start assembling the drawer by gluing down the tiny flaps.

Keep on assembling the drawer applying glue to side flaps, one at a time:

And folding them in like so:

This is how the assembled drawer will look like:

You can now measure the panels that you wish to decorate with the designer paper and glue the paper pieces down to the drawer.

Next let's create 4 triangular sections of the pyramid. For each one of the four, you will need a paper piece measuring 5.5" X 4", scored at 5" on the long side:

Unfortunately the above picture turned out a bit blurry, but I hope you can see that I drew the guide lines prior to cutting the shape I needed, starting from the 2" mark at the top, and going down up to the score line.

We need to get 4 pieces which look like this:

 At the picture above you can see the drawn lines, about 1/8" away from the triangle borders - this is the template size of the patterned paper pieces that you will have to create, in order to decorate the pyramid. You will need 4 pc of the patterned triangles for the outside and 4 pc for the inside.

Next, let's create the drawer housing. We will need a piece of paper, measuring 4" X 10.5" and we will score it on the long side at 3.4", 4 7/8", 5 5/8" & 9 3/4":

Assemble the housing as follows:

I would suggest that you decorate the triangular pieces with the designer paper on both sides first, and then glue them down to the housing while it's flat and can be easily maneuvered the way you need:

Once all the four panels are attached to the base and everything is decorated with paper, you can keep on adding more decorative elements to your box, embellishing it with flowers, die cuts and colored images according to you taste and wishes.

For the feet of the box, I just tightly rolled 5 strips of paper. The fifth leg was glued down in the center, to provide an additional support to the drawer, once the sweets are places inside. 

May all of you have a happy holiday season!

Let me know what you think and share your project with the La-La Land Crafts fans in the group on Facebook!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 3

Hello again!

We keep on showcasing the great November 2019 Release from La-La Land Crafts and I am happy to share with your my third card, featuring the stamp called "Cookies For Santa Luka":

The card is simple with a little fun detail - the door opens and there is one more character behind it - a singing mouse from the set "A Caroling We Go":

I like the bright colors of the paper from one of the new paper pads which La-La Land Crafts released this month.

Here is a list of the LLLC products that I used for creating this card:

Love how dimensional can be a wreath created with the help of the Wreath With Bow Die.

Luka was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E13, E00, E000
Sweater and Hat: R59, R46, R24, R22
                            W3, E42, E41, E40 + E50
Hair: E27, E25, E23
Shoes: E59, E57, E55
Pants: BG49, BG45, BG10 + T6
Cookies: E79, E77, E71


The new half doily die is my personal favorite from the release, and having it in both smaller and larger sizes is even better!

You can have a look at the cards by the rest of the design team here.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 2

Hello everyone!

Today is the second day of the November 2019 Release showcase from La-La Land Crafts. If you want to have a look at the products from the release, please visit my yesterday's post.

I have created a card with the sweet Snow Day Marci:

I like the new winter theme dies and the rubber stamp set with a postcard. The frame behind Marci on this card was created using that exact postcard stamp:

Here is the list of the products that I used today:
Blue Christmas Paper Pad
Little Merry Christmas Paper Pad
Christmas Postcard Background Stamp Set
Snowy Hills Layering stencils
Snow Day Marci Rubber Stamp
Stitched Trees Die
Half Doily Die
Wreath Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E13, E00, E000
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Outfit: B79, B66, B63
            E44, E43, E42, E41
            BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11
            W4, W2, W0 + B00

Make sure to stop by our FaceBook Group for daily inspiration. We will be happy to see your makes, so don't forget to share your projects with the La-La Land Crafts products.

Thanks for stopping by!