Monday, January 23, 2023

3D Inspiration Monday - La-La Land Crafts

Hello and welcome!

 This Monday the design team members over the La-La Land Crafts team were asked to create 3D projects. Here is an easy gift box with a shaker lid, that I have put together:

Marci is placed in the little chamber on the lid of the box and is behind a piece of acetate, which allows to add sequins inside the lid:

For embellishments, I used the die cut flowers using a few La-La Land Crafts dies:

Below you can find the links to the products that I used:

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Shirt: W5, W3, W1, W00
Shoes and Head Band: T6, E09, E07, R17
Skirt  + Shirt: W5, YR82, R12, R11
Roses: YG99, YG95 + R29, R05

Thanks for watching and have a lovely week!

Monday, January 16, 2023

Monday Inspiration - La-La Land Crafts - Happy Birthday

Hello and happy Monday!

Like every other Monday, this one is not an exclusion and I have a little card inspiration for you with the La-La Land Crafts products. This week our theme is "Happy Birthday".

I made a simple but sweet card with a mouse from the "Smarty Plants" stamp set and a few floral dies which will be linked below:

I like the Daisy dies!! They come in two sets - 1 & 2:

I used Copics for coloring the mouse:
Body: N6, N4, N2, N0 + R20
Nose and Watering Can: R59, R46, R43
Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG21
Flower: YR24, Y17

Here are the links to all of the LLLC products that I used for my today's make:

Thanks for stopping by and please come back soon!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

A Slide Box and a Freebie


I've wanted to make a slotted box with a bunch of slides, and I think it worked well!

Now, I am thinking of making a pretty little filmoscope. The "films" can actually be taken out of each frame and replaced/rotated. 

A die that I used for making the slides is the one by Tim Holtz from the set called "Specimen" (#665930).  For creating 20 slides, I needed 60 slide halves with the window.

The box was made with the medium weight chipboard.

Here are the measurements for the box's parts:
The base: 
2 3/8" X 4 5/8" (2 pc)
2 3/8" X 2 1/4" (2 pc)
2 1/4" X 4 3/4" (1 pc)
The lid:
2 3/8" X 4 7/8 (1 pc)
2 3/8" X 1.5" (2 pc)
5" X 1.5" (2 pc)

I have also created a journal that you can see on the pictures below. I haven't taken any photos of the inside pages yet, but I will do it later :)

I don't think that there will be a tutorial on creating the box, cutting tiny 1/8" X 2 1/4" pieces of chipboard for the slots was quite a tedious task and I am not sure that anyone will want to repeat that. There are 44 of them in the box. Phew!!!

If you want to create the slides though, and you'd like to use the images of the "films" and the side labels, like the ones that I have, you are welcome to use a freebie that I have for you. In this blog post you can only find a preview of them, but a hi-res download is available in my Ko-Fi here. You can find my previous freebies there as well. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Inspiration Monday - Heart/Valentine - La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone and another happy Monday to all!

Our current inspiration theme for the week over the La-La Land Crafts blog is Valentine's/Hearts

I am happy to share a card that I made for the theme with the cute Ladybug Marci Rubber Stamp.

I have wanted to color this image for a while, but didn't have either time or a reason to do it. For the Valentine's Day though, I think it suits perfect! Red will always be one of my favorite colors :)

After I made fabric poinsettias using the Layered Poinsettia Die, I decided to try out some other floral dies, too. The red flowers on my card have been created with the help of the Daisy Die. I still need to keep experimenting and getting a better shaped flowers, but for now I was pleased with how they fit 
on a card. Here is a picture of the WIP:

Among other dies, I used the Rose Bouquet Die. It is awesome! Airy and delicate!

I like how it looks in combination with other die cuts:

You will be able to find the list of the products that I used right below this picture:

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Reds: T6, E09, E07, R17
Blacks: W8, W6, W4

I want to wish all of you a great week and talk to you soon!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Inspiration Monday - La-La Land Crafts - Get Organized

Hello and welcome to the first post in 2023!

This week our theme over the La-La Land Crafts blog is "Get Organized". I decided to create a January calendar-card, which can be put on a table and not only remind me what day of the week it is today, but also inspire.

The Notebook Pages Die and the Notepad Die perfectly link my card to the theme. I adore the clip die so much, it look very real!

I also used the layered poinsettia flower and the pine cone branches created a bit earlier in December for a tutorial that you can watch here:

Below are the links to all of the LLLC products that I used for my today's card:

Tiny Tigers were colored with Copics:
Tigers' Bodies: YR18, YR68, YR04
                T3, T2, T1, T0 + R20
Blue Hat + Scarf: B99, B97, B95, B91
Red Hat and Ribbon: T7, E08, R24 + T1
Box: Y19, Y15, Y06

Please stop by the LLLC FaceBook Group for more Inspiration, and also share YOUR creations with the LLLC products YOU use there!

Thank you very much for watching and have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New 2023 Year!

Hello everyone!

The year of 2022 is almost over and we are all looking forward to the coming 2023. 
We all have our dreams, our hopes and plans... I wish each and everyone of you only the best! 

May this year bring peace to Ukraine!  

I truly hope that people can be kinder to each other, less hostile, more willing to help the ones in need. 
I wish all of you good health, lots of love from family and friends and endless inspiration to each crafter who is reading this.

Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me with your warm comments and likes either on my You Tube channel or here. It means the world to me! Cheers to 2023!!!

Here are some cards that I created for my friends. I used the digital papers from the Love Junk Journals on Etsy, as well as some of the dies from Tim Holtz and La-La Land Crafts. My absolute favorite die of the season was Layered Poinsettia Die. The fabric flowers on my cards were handmade using this stunning die.

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Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Christmas Tutorial - A Window Gift Box

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a  project that was created for the La-La Land Crafts design team and their annal "24 Days of Christmas Tutorials" event. Today is already DAY 21! 

You can find all the previous tutorials on the La-La Land Crafts You Tube channel (from 1 t o13), and also on their blog (from 14 to 24). 

I made a window gift box and embellished it with poinsettias and pine branches as well as other elements, all created with the help of the LLLC dies. I really like how it turned out!!

Here are the links to the products that I used:
Here Comes Santa Paper Pack
Warm Holidays Clear Stamp Set
Double Stitched Circles Die
Stitched Nested Circles Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Pine Needles Die
Layered Pinecone Die
Berry Branch Die
Layered Poinsettia Die
Three Snowflakes Die

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And now to the video tutorial! Click the link below to watch it on You Tube, or copy and paste this link into your browser -

Thank you so much for stopping by! Take care and happy holidays!