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Monday, September 1, 2014

Slumber Party Dena - Mo Manning

Hello everybody!

Today, on Monday, I'm ready with a new card for Mo Manning Dream Team. I colored the cute "Slumber Party Dena":





The image is colored with these Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, RV21
HAir: E35, E37, E39, E47, E49
Sweater: T5, E09, E07, R24, R22, R21
Blanket: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
Dress: V09, V06, V04, V01
Boots: N9, N7, N5, N3
Leggings: YG97, YG95, YG00



Have a nice week!


Hugs,
Alexandra

Friday, August 29, 2014

Back to school - Backpack Marci

Hello everybody!

This Friday's inspiration theme at the La-La Land Crafts blog was "Back To School". For my project I used a Backpack Marci stamp and a template of a pencil from the "My Time Made Easy" online shop:



Marci is colored with these Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, RV21
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E27
Apple Shoes Headband: R59, R37, R35, R32
Leggings Shirt: V99, V95, V93, V91
Skirt: W7, W5, W3, W1
Backpack: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
                  V09, V06, V04, V01

And here are the dies I used to embellish the box:

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Hugs,
Alexandra




Graphic 45 Bird Song - Flip Book

Hello crafters!

Not long ago I've shared a tutorial on making a flip book, and as far as I already made several of them, all that is left to do now is to embellish them and share the results.

Today I'm posting the pictures of the 4.5" X 4.5" flip book I made using "Bird Song" papers by Graphic 45. Instead of making a flip mechanism only on one side of the book, I decided to make it from both sides. I"m quite happy with the outcome.

The flip mechanism works like the one in this video.

You can find the tutorial on making a 6" X 6" flip book in this post.


I made my best making the front cover look as 3d as possible. I made a frame with the transparent sheet and placed several cutout lights inside. I also cut out the birds, a few flowers and added a couple of chipboard elements:


To make the embellishment on the spine, I used a chipboard key and flowers from the collection, embossed the back side of them with a black embossing powder and the front side with a clear one. Added eyelets and hung them to the chains:


The paper is so colorful and beautiful! I love it!


The flip pages are on the both sides of the book:



A closeup of the charms on the spine:




Let me know if you need the measurements for cutting the papers in this book, and I'll be happy to help.

I hope like my today's project!


Hugs,
Alexandra

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Create an Interactive Flip Book - Tutorial

Hello dear friends and visitors!


Quite a while ago I purchased (completely by accident) a flip book by Teresa Collins. And just out of utter interest I wanted to know how new this product is, so I checked online and found out that it was presented to the public at the CHA 2014 exhibition. I was really surprised that not a lot of people know about it or use it in their projects.

The fip books are wonderful for gifts, I'm telling you! Fun and original! You can find one of the additional examples here. Once you know how to make them, you will not be able to stop.

I already made one (of the smaller size) with the La-La Land Crafts Mermaid Marci from the Exclusive Club Kit and prepared 3 empty flip books for future of the 6"X6" size.


Here's another example of the flip book I've made:


In the current post I want to show how you can make the exact same flip book by your own. Those who may find it in their local craft store are welcome to buy a ready-made one (the price is really very cheap), but those who like to make things by their own hands, can use my tutorial.

The first thing you'll need is a chipboard for the cover of the following size:


To wrap the cover, you'll need to pieces of cardstock of the following size:


Apply a strip of score tape to the back side if one of the pieces and connect the two together (here I'm using a 1/4" score tape):


Now you have a whole piece:


Draw two guide lines 1" from the edge of the wrapping paper (they will help you to position the chipboard pieces in a straight way):


Take off the score tape from the chipboard and apply wet glue in the center of each of the 6" x 6 1/4" pieces. Attach one by one to the cardstock, using the guidelines and leaving a 1/8" space between. Miter the corners of the cardstock and apply score tape as shown at the picture below:


After wrapping the edges (I would recommend to start wrapping the longer sides first), your cover will be ready and will look like this:


The next thing you will need is a strip of cardstock paper measuring 1 1/4" X 12" and another one measuring 1 1/4" X 6". Score the longer strip at 3" and 9 1/4":


Apply glue to the flips of the longer strip and cover with the shorter strip as shown below:



Cut another cardstock measuring 6" X 11 1/4". Score it on the longer side at 3 1/8", 3 5/8", 4 1/8", 4 5/8", 5 1/8", 5 5/8":


Prepare another piece of cardstock measuring 6" X 8 3/8", score at 6 3/4":


Slide the 6" X 8 3/8" cardstock through the band you've made before. Flip the paper to the back side and apply wet glue next to the scored guide line as shown below:


Now move the band to the side so that it covers the glue and is right along the scored guide line. Press to glue down the band:


Now apply score tape along the edges of the cardstock with the band (on its back side, of course) and put it aside:


Cut 5 pieces of cardstock of the following sizes:
- 6" X 5 5/8"
- 6" X 5 1/8"
- 6" X 4 5/8"
- 6" X 4 1/8"
- 6" X 3 5/8"


Back to the cover, apply a piece of 0.5" score tape to the spine:


Remove the score tape backing from the 6" X 8 3/8" cardstock and add wet glue in its central area:


Now attach this piece closet to the rights side of the cover, try to center it from top and bottom though. After gluing down the cardstock, find the folding lines using your bone folder:


Apply score tape as shown below between the score lines of the 6" X 11 1/4" cardstock. Pay attection that the score tape is next to the score line, but is not overlapping it:


Fold and burnish all the score lines of this piece and then adhere the parts you've prepared before (starting from the smaller one and moving to the finishing 6" X 5 5/8" piece (which will finally cover all the rest):


This is how it should look like from the side:


Slide the flip book through the band inside the cover, apply wet glue to the band (you can already adhere the pulling tab to your flip book):


Close the flip book itself (without closing the cover) while centering it inside the cover and press with you fingers on top, so that it will stick good to the band:


Well, everything is done and ready to be embellished:



You can create so many interesting and easy projects with this flip book! I made a a very easy album for my friend for her daughter's 1 birthday:




I hope you find this tutorial useful and will create one of the flip books on you own. I will be very happy if you share your makes with me in comments.

Thanks for viewing and have a nice day!


Hugs,
Alexandra

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

La-La Land Crafts Exclusive August Kit Club

Hello dear readers!



I'm here today to share with you a project created with the La-La Land Crafts August Kit Club.
It's a flip book (that works like the one in this video, but is smaller in size - 4.5" X 4.5").

My tutorial for making the flip book you can find in this post.



Photos are waiting to be placed inside the waterfall flip book:


The details:





Sitting Mermaid Marci is colored with the following Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000 + R20
Hair: E44, E43, E53, E50
          BG78, BG49, BG13, G00
          YG0000 
Tail: G99, G94, YG03, YG11
         BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
         V09, V06, V04, V01
Fish: V09, V06, V04, V01
          BG78, BG75, BG72, BG11
         Y38
Shell: W5, W3, W1
          V99, V95, V93, V91

The dies (Seaweed Border and Under the Sea set ) are from the Club Kit.


Have a look at the other projects which were made using the same kit, and if you want to get one for yourself next month, read about the options here.

Thanks for watching!!


Hugs,
Alexandra.