Thursday, August 29, 2019

Interactive Mini Album For Beginners - Tutorial


It's been a while since I posted a tutorial on my YouTube channel or here on the blog, but today it's going to change. After a long brake I honestly feel that making a tutorial in the video format would take me too much time, that's why we will be going back to when only picture tutorials were available.

In a very detailed way, I will teach you how to make a mini album with a couple of interactive elements and will include pictures for every step of the process. 

The tutorial is created for the La-La Land Crafts and will feature some of the amazing products of the brand:
Summer is Here Collection Rubber Stamp
Celebrate Collection Rubber Stamp (some of the sentiments are from this set)
Summer Dress Marci Rubber Stamp (full size version of the stamp)
Simple Joys Background Stamp
Curved Pocket Die
Filigree Flowers Die

Last year at the La-La Palooza Retreat I taught a class on this album, although the cover and he papers were different back then. A dear friend of mine, Patti, owns this album now :) Hi Patti!!

Let's begin!

Creating the Cover

First, we will need 3 pieces of medium weight chipboard measuring 6 1/4" X 6 1/4" (2 pc), 6 1/4" X 1 1/4" (1 pc). These will form our album cover.

For wrapping the cover we will need two pieces of cardstock measuring 11" X 7 1/4" & 4 1/4" X 7 1/4". I am using the 8.5" X 11" paper, hence the measurements. If you are using the 12"X12" cardstock, please figure out the measurements based on the pictures that you see below. We need a continuous piece of paper, which will be enough to wrap the chipboard pieces.

I added a strip of score tape to the long side of the smaller paper piece and drew guidelines 0.5" away from the left and bottom edge of the larger paper piece, as well as 0.5" away from the bottom of the smaller paper piece. See the picture below for the reference.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Treat Box with the La-La Land Crafts Products

Hello everyone!

How is everyone doing? I am here today with a little treat box which was created for the La-La Land Crafts design team using some of their products.

Although the box is super small (3 3/4" X 2.5" X 2 1/4"), I managed to accommodate quite a lot of die cut pieces on it. Below you can find the full list of the stamps and dies which have been used:

Best of Cluck Clear Stamp Set
Filler Words - Print Clear Stamp Set

Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Small Stars Die
Double Stitched Stars Die
Large Stitched Tags Die
Nested Frames Small Die
Nested Frames Large Die
Stitched Elements Die
Stitched Pennants Die

The box is expanding once opened, for making it easy taking the sweets or other treats out of it.

The stamped image was colored with Copics:
YR18, Y38, Y35, Y15
YR18, YR14

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit Reveal

Hello everyone!

Today Club La-La Land Crafts is celebrating the 5th Birthday and you are the ones who's going to get some wonderful prizes for this occasion. 

If you have never heard about the Club and want to know more details, you can find all the related information and subscribe here. Note that project tutorials are now included in your subscription!

This month's Product Kit values at $71.99. The "Thank You" Gift (Balloon Numbers Die and the Coaster Tag) are valued at $24.99
If you are ready to subscribe and wanna get the August kit, the deadline would be August 29th.

The design team is showcasing their projects created with the Birthday Kit and I am happy to share what I have made:

My eldest daughter is turning 6 in a few weeks and this is a wall hanging that I'll put in her room as one of the birthday decorations. 

I really like the sweet "Birthday Present Marci". I colored her with Copics:
Skin: E11, E04, E00, E000
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Dress: R89, R85, R83, R81
Boots: E57, E55, E53
Box: W5, W1, E71, E70
Ribbon: R59, RV06, RV04

The "Birthday" and "Happy Present" dies can be used on your birthday card over and over again. I don't know what about you, but I am constantly making birthday cards and these dies will come very handy.

My personal favorite from the kit is the "Balloon Numbers" die. They are great size and look like thick chipboard stickers if you glue a couple of them together and seal the top layer with Glossy Accents.

At the picture above you can see how the number six looks like, done in this technique and glued on top of the "Balloon" die cut piece.

Besides the products from the kit, I've used additional dies by La-La Land Crafts:
Mandala Doily
Filigree Flowers
Double Stitched Ovals
Scalloped Ovals

By the way, with the August kit, each subscriber will get this adorable coaster/tag:

My second project is the card below, with a fun bunch of different characters from several previous Club Kits:

They can all be found now in one big red rubber stamp which is a part of the August Kit - 
"From All of Us":

Here is a list of the Copic color that I used for coloring each one of the little friends.
Bear: E79, E77, E74, E71
          E57, E55, E53
          T7, T5
Hippo: C6, C4, C2
            T6, T4, T2
            R89, R85, R83
Poddle: W5, W3, W1
              R89, R85, R83
              N4, N2, N1
Moose: E27, E25, E23, E55
             W6, W4, W2
             RV99, RV95, RV93
Hamster: YR09, R99, R97
Panda: W8, W6, W4, W2, W00
Chihuahua: E37, E35, E34, E31
                    R20 + W4

If you already got your monthly kit, please share your projects with us on Instagram or Facebook and tag them #clublllcturns5.

And now is the time to announce that {!of course!} there's a giveaway sponsored by La-La Land Crafts. For a chance to win $25 from me to the LLLC store, please make sure to follow the guidelines below:

1. Follow La-La Land Crafts on instagram @lalalandcrafts
2. Join "Club La-La Land Crafts" Facebook Group 
3. Tag a friend in the giveaway post on LLLC instagram

Winners will be picked on August 18th. Winners will need to have an LLLC account for the credit to be added.

May all of you have fun creating with the August Kit and see you all back on Aug 18 :)

Monday, July 22, 2019

A couple of new cards for La-La Land Crafts

Hi everyone!

I have a couple of new cards to share with you today, both were created using the La-La Land Crafts products which will be listed below.

The first is a tag with the cute Marci paper doll from the rubber stamp set of the La-La Land minis. She is also available as a stand alone rubber stamp here

Here is the list of the dies that I used for creating the tag:

The stamped image is colored with the Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair: E39, E7, E35
Shirt: C4, C2, C0

Pants + Shoes: R89, R85, R83, R81

And here is a spinner card that I created last week and forgot to post on the blog:

When you open the card, the center circle is spinning:

The stamped image was colored with the Copics markers:
Skin: E11, E04, E00, E000
Hair: E59, E37, E35
Dress: BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70 + BG000

Here is the list of the LLLC products that I used for creating this card:
Love to Garden Clear Stamp Set
Oopsie Daisy
Simple Joys
Leafy Vine Die
Flower Elements Border Set Die
Mandala Doily Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Pointy Flowers Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Circles Die

Thanks for stopping by and have an inspirational week!

Monday, July 8, 2019

A Card with the Tropical Marci

Hello everyone!

A new card is ready to be shared. As usual you can find a list of the featured La-La Land Crafts products in this post below:

Love the detailed die cut turtle and the shells:

Hibiscus flowers were a treat to color and I think they add quite a lot of charm to this card:

Products Used:

Marci was handcolored with Copics of the following colors:
Hair: E18, E15, E11
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20
Dress: R22, R21, R20, R00
Hibiscus Flowers: R22, R20, R00 + Y38
Coconut: E59, E57, E55

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, June 24, 2019

June 2019 Stamp Sets from La-La Land Crafts

Hi guys!

I think the characters from the new stamp sets by La-La Land Crafts are so cute! Here is a card that I made using the "Best of Cluck" clear stamp set:

Other products that were used while putting this card together include the following:

The chicks were colored with Copics:
Yellows: E35, Y38, Y35, Y13
Oranges: YR18, YR15
Eggshell: C3, C1, C0
Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Here is closer view of the "leafy vine die" and the "garden fence":

Last week I did not share one more card with the adorable piggy from the set called "In Hog Heaven":

The list of the products that I used is below:
In Hog Heaven Clear Stamp Set
Garden Trellis Die
Leafy Vine Die
Mandala Doily Die
Lacy Heart Die
Double Stitched Circles Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Stitched Sun And Clouds Die


The piggy was colored with Copics:
R42, R32, R20, R01
R85, R83, R81
T4, T2, T0

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

June Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 3


Today is the last day of the new release showcase from La-La Land Crafts and here is my third card, featuring one of the new stamps - Barefoot Mollie.

Here is the full list of the products used for creating this card:

Mollie was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair: E77, E74, E71
Dress: G99, G94, G24, G21, YG21
Hat: E55, YR65, YR61, YR31

I really like the new background stamp sets. Do you?

I plan to take a week off work by the end of June and spend some time crafting. Fingers crossed I will stick to that plan :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 2

Hi everyone!

After posting my first card created with the June Release from La-La Land Crafts, I am really excited to share a second one. 

I am in LOVE with the new piggies sets! I mean just look at them!!!

There are two sets with these characters available now - This Little Piggy & In Hog Heaven:


 You can view the rest of the products from the release here.

Here is the list of the products that were used for creating this card:
This Little Piggy Clear Stamp Set
Daisies On My Mind Layering Stencil
Oopsie Daisy Background Stamp
Simple Joys Background Stamp
Garden Trellis Die
Leafy Vine Die
Garden Fence Die
Grass Patches Die
Flower Bunch Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Scroll Banner Die

The stamped image was colored with Copic markers:
Piggies: R02, R01, R00
              R32, R30
              W5, W3, W1
Flower: E35, Y17, Y13
              G99, G24, YG03

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the day!