Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Journalling cards in pockets, with wax seal embellishments - Tutorial

Hi friends!

If you like to create journals and look for another idea of journalling cards, my today's post is for you. New ideas are always welcome, aren't they? 

Let's use some of our favorite papers and wax seals for putting together the below window pockets with tabbed cards inside:

Even though the cards look great as they are, I wanted to make them even better and added wax seal charms at the bottom. Now they look just right!

The paper that I used was from the digital kit "Vintage Birds" by Vectoria Designs and the beautiful wax seal was from Craspire

I showed 5 of my newest Craspire stamps in the video and the links to them, in case you'd like to check them out, are below:

Monday, January 3, 2022

Anything Goes - La-La Land Crafts


We are starting off this year with the "Anything Goes" inspirational theme at the La-La Land Crafts blog.

I made a cute gift box with "Marci with Sled" (again), but had to cut the sled off, since it didn't fit to the box's top. I think Marci is still adorable, I really like this stamp.

The box is made out of medium weight chipboard, completely from scratch. It is not the first box of this type that I make, and I think it is perfect not only for gifting sweet treats, but also for putting a handmade card inside or other little items. Whatever one is going to store inside the box, it will be secure there. The box is sturdy and holds its shape. 

Below you can find the list of the LLLC supplies that I used:

I love the little houses die. I used it to the maximum during this holiday season! Just the perfect size for any make!

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E13, E21, E00, E000 + R20 
Hair: E27, E25, E23, E21 
Hat+Mittens+Boots: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91 
Coat: B99, B06, B04, B02, B01 
Fur Trim: W5, W2, W1 

I hope you have had a wonderful peaceful first Monday in the year of 2022. See you soon!
Thanks for visitng!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Da Vinci Journal Tutorial for Vectoria Designs

Hello everyone!

Just before the year ends, I want to share the last tutorial for 2021 and it will be for Vectoria Designs, featuring one of their wonderfully designed collections - Da Vinci.

Digital papers are becoming more and more popular and Vectoria Designs is right here for you, having a huge variety of digital papers for any themes you could have thought about. Make sure to check out their Etsy store.

The Da Vinci Pack particularly is available here

The journal that I am sharing with you today, has a fabric cover, painted with acrylic paint. It also has a decorative chain stitching on the spine and a bunch of cut out pieces from the collection on the journal cover. I am very pleased with how everything turned out, although I must admit, I struggled with the idea for this journal at first. 

The pages in the Da Vinci pack are full of beauty!

Let me shnow you some more pictures of my journal now:

And here are some close-ups of the stitching on the spine. I hope you like it!

In the tutorial I mention a template that I used for preparing the holes for the stitching, Here it is:

You can always use the techniques that I am sharing in my tutorials for creating something of your own, not necessarily with the papers that I use. And if you do create a project following one of my tutorials, I would love for you to share the results with me. You can tag me on Instagram (@clayguana) or on FaceBook (Alexandra Morein). 

You can watch the flip through and the tutorial on my You Tube channel, just click the link below -

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Suitcase and a Tiny Album with a Drawer


If I decided to catch up on posting the projects that I have completed in 2021, I cannot leave out a G45 "Floral Shoppe" suitcase.

Once the Floral Shoppe collection was released, I knew I MUST have it! I stocked up on a few sets and I am very glad I did, I LOVE these papers!

In 2018 I filmed two tutorials and projects showcasing the "Floral Shoppe".

The suitcase that I am sharing with you today has a few items inside:
- a mini album with a drawer in the spine
- a few tags bound on a ring
- and a notebook (with plain pages for writing).

Let's have another look at the suitcase though:

Now let's open the suitcase and peek inside:

Here are the items that the suitcase holds:

The notebook:

The tags:

And the tiny album, with a drawer in the spine:

Remember this project? With a drawer attached to the back of the album? This time I wanted to try placing a drawer somewhere else :)

The pages in the album are simple frames for the pictures and pockets for more pictures/notes:

If you want to create a similar suitcase, don't forget that I have a tutorial on my channel:

Thanks for your company today!