Thursday, October 21, 2021

Herb Garden Box Tutorial for Vectoria Designs

Hello everyone!

I am very happy to finally share with you a project that I have been on working on for quite some time. It is another collaboration with Vectoria Designs, and it is a botanical themed one! Yey!! 

The new collection that I want to get you familiar with is called "Herb Garden Box" and of course I had to use it for creating a suitcase, which stores a couple of different things in it, including a mini journal:


You can purchase and download the digital paper pack here - http://pix.vectoriadesigns.com/inf0118.

The suitcase (when closed) looks like this:





There is a pull out compartment in the lid of the case, which allows you to store either a larger size journal or journalling cards or anything else. I put in there two cards and an ephemera holder to store leftover cutouts from the paper collection:








I have added decorative chipboard from Leo Mammy to both of the cards:




The main compartment of the suitcase hold a mini journal and 3 matchbox style boxes with the seed envelopes:





Let's have a quick look at the journal:













The video tutorial for creating this project comes in two parts. 

In Part 1 (https://youtu.be/fd9H_3gdork) we will create a suitcase and the seed envelope boxes:


In Part 2 (https://youtu.be/86MihhDSDfQ) we will work on creating a journal and a window frame for the suitcase lid:


You can watch the overview (https://youtu.be/AYSAOelNpNM) of the whole project here:


Now, let's get to the measurements of the chipboard pieces that you will need to prepare for this project:
The top and the bottom of the case:
9 5/8" X 6 3/4" (24.4 cm X 17.2 cm) - 2 pc
6 3/4" X 2" (17.2 cm X 5.1 cm) - 4 pc
9 3/4" X 2" (24.8 cm X 5.1 cm) - 4 pc

Divider for the bottom of the case:
6 5/8" X 2 3/8" (16.8 cm X 6 cm) - 1 pc

The "lip" parts for the bottom of the case:
5.5" X 2 3/8" (14 cm X 6 cm) - 2 pc
9.5" X 2 3/8" (24.1 cm X 6 cm) - 1 pc

The pull-out compartment:
9 3/8" X 6.5" (23.8 cm X 16.5 cm) - 1 pc
9.5" X 1.5" (24.1 cm X 3.8 cm) - 2 pc
6.5" X 1.5" (16.5 cm X 3.8 cm) - 2 pc

Chipboard piece for the window frame:
3 1/4" X 4 1/4" (8.3 cm X 10.8 cm) - 1 pc

Journal covers:
4.5" X 5 3/4" (11.4 cm X 14.6 cm) - 2 pc

Below you can find a picture of the matchbox drawer cutting outline:


Next, I have consolidated the links to the metal hardware that I used in this project. Hopefully, all the links will be active for a long time. If some of them are not working, please try to find alternatives.


Here is the link to the Gift Bag Die, which I used for creating the quarter circle corners both on the suitcase and on the cover of the journal.


Thanks for your attention and visit!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Halloween Card with a Sitting Witch Marci

Hello and a happy Monday to you all!!

La-La Land Crafts design team has been showcasing the new products from the recent October release and today I have a new card with the gorgeous stamp design of the Sitting Witch Marci. She is just beautiful!


You acn find the products that I used in the list below:

I have taken some pictures of the details if you want to have a closer look (click each picture to enlarge):

 


Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20 (blush)
Eyes: YG99, YG97, YG91
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Hat + Boots: W10, W8, W6, W4
Cape: BV08, RV66, RV63, BV13, BV11
Dress: E08, YR18, YR14, Y18
Owl: E59, E57, E55
Green Stocking's Stripes: YR99, YG97, YG95, YG91

I haven't created a multi layered card in a while, really enjoyed putting this one together. I hope you like it and fell inspired to create a card of your own :)


Thanks for stopping by and see you soon! 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Vintage Style Card

Happy Sunday y'all!

This weekend I told my husband that I am so tired that I am physically unable to go out anywhere and entertain the kids. Of course, staying in for the whole weekend was like a dream (at least for me), but the kids wanted to do something (who doubted, right?!), so yesterday (on Saturday) we didn't have a choice but to take them out somewhere... Today, on the other hand, I insisted on not going out anywhere and had a relaxing day in my studio, just sorting through some of the supplies, scheduling a couple future posts on the blog, watching videos on You Tube and also having fun putting together a simple card in a vintage style.


Sweet Stella from Leo Mammy sent me some gorgeous chipboard and I was very itchy to use it on my projects. I have an additional post already scheduled for October 21, where I will share a couple more cards with the stunning botanical chipboard designs by the Leo Mammy brand, so stay tuned :)


Although there are so many ways in which you can alter the decorative chipboard, I tend to be a fan of a more "natural" look. For that reason I decided to color the chipboard pieces with the Vintage Photo Distress Stain and add some gilding wax along the edges. I think it tured out quite nice!


I also like the look of the label on the card; it is attached to the muslin ruffle with the help of the bulb pin:


The papers and the cutout elements that I used for creating this card are from the digital kits that I buy quite often these days and use them for making journals. Vintage style has always been my favorite. 


That's all from me for today. I hope you have had a nice Sunday too. Talk to you again tomorrow :)



Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hexagon Autumn Themed Box - La-La Land Crafts October 2021 Release

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you one of the projects that I taught during the La-La Palooza Craft Retreat this year - a hexagon autumn themed box, which was created using some of the products from the La-La Land Crafts October release


The box is easy to make, and having so many autumn themed die cut elements on hand makes it even easier to embellish. I made a bunch of such boxes which I plan to give away to my daughters' teachers at school. Depending on the way you choose to embellish the boxes, they can be used either for Halloween or Thanksgiving.


The new large Pumpkin Die is fun to create with, since at can be used not only as a diecut flat element, but also die cut several times, separated to sections/slices and layered one on top of the other for extra dimension:


I love the acorn die and the leaves from the new Autumn Things Die. The papers that I used for embellishing my box are from the new Happy Fall Y'all Paper Pack.


Just in case you need a full list of the LLLC products that I used for my today's project, you can find it below:
Happy Fall Y'all Paper Pack
Double Stitched Hexagon Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Circles Die
Pumpkin Die
Autumn Things Die
Happy Fall* Rubber Stamp

I hope this gives you an idea for creating Halloween or Thanksgiving treat boxes of your own. Thank you so much for stopping by!