Monday, June 14, 2021

With Love - Fun and Easy Mini Album for La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

I wish all of you a great week and am thankful for your stopping by this Monday post on my blog. 

The poroject that I' d like to share with you today goes back to November 2020, when we had a fun virtual event - La-La Palooza Craft Retreat. It wasn't supposed to be virtual, but had to become an online event, instead of the in-person one. 

One of the projects that I created for the reatreat was the below gatefold mini album, featuring numerous La-La Land Crafts dies, the sweet Marci with Pen stamp on the cover and adorable piggies on the inside pages of the album:

A belly bend kept the album closed:

The bottom of the album was sturdy because all the pages were bound there. To provide more stability to the top part of it and prevent it from squishing, I decided to add a layer of acetate there. It serves as a clear page protector. 

I loved adding piggies, busy with writing or delivering letters, to different pages of the album. 

The album measures 4X6" and has 3/4" deep spines:

Here is a full product list for this project:
Love You More Paper Pack
Marci with Pen Rubber Stamp
Happy Mail Clear Stamp Set
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
With Love Label Die
Bookmark Die
Ink With Pen Die
Three Roses Die
Small Envelope Die
Envelopes Border Die
Mailbox Die
Horizontal Pocket Die
Left Pocket Die
Right Pocket Die
Large Stitched Tags Die
Small Photo Die

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Outfit: BV29, B37, B66, B63
             R89, R85, R83, R81
             YR24, Y08, Y06, Y02
Paper Pad: W7, W5, W3, W1

You can find more inspiration and have a look at the rest of the projects by the design team in the La-La Land Crafs blog post here.

Thanks for visitng!

Monday, June 7, 2021

La-La Land Crafts Cards

Hello everyone!

How are you doing this Monday? I hope everybody is well and enjoying sunny summer days. Kids are off school and as much as it is awesome to have them around, it might be hard to find time for crafting or even writing posts on the blog, right? :))

That's why today I have a number of cards to share, that I have created throughout the previous weeks and couldn't get to posting them here.

First of all, our inspiration theme for this week over the La-La Land Crafts blog is "For the Boys". I made a birthday card with an adorable rhino from the Hippo Birdie Clear Stamp Set:

I did not use any patterened paper on this card and decided to utilize the stencils from the 'Celebration Layering Stencil Set' instead. The confetti stencil was used with the Distress Ink, and the stars were embossed with the glittery gold embossing powder. It looks awesome in real life, so shiny!

To create a section for the shaker in the balloon die, I simply cut out through several layers of paper using my craft knife. The shape was not fancy, it was easy to cut it out. 

I used part of the 'Birthday Die' and small word stamps from the 'Happy Birthday Stamp Set' to complete my card. One last thing that I added though was the decrative triangle piece from the 'Shadow Box Die' set. 

Here is the list of the products that I used for creating this card:
Hippo Birdie Clear Stamp Set
Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Celebration Layering Stencil Set
Balloon Die
Birthday Die
Shadow Box Die
Stitched Nested Circles Die

The cute rhino was colored with Copics:
Rhino's Body: T7, T5, T3, T1 + R20
Horn: W5, W2
Present: E57, YR24, Y38, Y17, Y15
Ribbon: B04, B02, B00
Bow:YG97, YG95, YG93, YG21

And to the card that I created during the past week... The first is this one with the adorable bear from the 'Honey Bear Clear Stamp Set'. I love him so much! 

There is a 3D looking frame on this card, but you can actually collapse it flat and put in an envelope. I used this tutorial as a base for creating my card, the ideas was really awesome!

Here is the list of the products which were used for creating the 'bear' card:

I used Copic markers to color the bear:
Bear: E44, E43, E42, E41 + R20
Pot: RV99, V95, RV93, RV91
Honey: YR24, Y17, Y06

The last card that I wanted to share with you also features one of the beards from the 'Honey Bear Clear Stamp Set':

Here is a full list of the LLLC products which I used for this card:

My pink bear was colored with Copics.
Bear: RV55, RV34, RV32, RV11, RV42, RV10
          W5, W2, W1
Flowers: R59, R46, R43
               G99, G94, YG25
               E57, E55, E53

This would be all from me for today! I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Inspiration Monday - La-La Land Crafts - Flowers

Happy Monday, everyone!

I have a CAS card with a bird and flowers to share with you today. It has a tulle opening in the center, through which  you can see the sentiment stamped on the inside of the card. 

I die cut some flowers and layered them in pairs to create more dimension on the front of the card:

I like the flower branches and leaves which are part of the Large Birdhouse Die:

I had a matching envelope for my card and at the picture below I placed it so that you can see that the tulle window can be seen through :)

The birds are colored with Copics:
RV99, V95, RV93, RV91
E25, E23, E21

I wish you all a quiet peaceful week!

Monday, May 10, 2021

La-La Land Crafts Monday - Anything Goes

Hello and another happy Monday to you all!

Mondays are for posting La-La Land Crafts projects and my today's card is about 'tweet' birds from the new Tweet Tweet Clear Stamp Set:

There are 5 birds in the set altogether, but today I chose to use only two of them and I think they are so adorable.

As usual, here is the list of the LLLC products taht I used for my today's project:

The birds were colored with Copics:
RV99, V95, RV93, RV91
E25, E23, E21

You can find all the new products as well as subscribe to the LLLC Club Kits from the La-La Land Crafts official site.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Create a Shadow Box Using a Die - Video Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I am a bit late posting this, but here is my Tutorial Thursday for La-La Land Crafts. 

In the recent {April} release there was this awesome die, that lets you create shadow boxes in no time.
My video tutorial will feature the die and hopefully give you ideas on using it more often in your makes.

Here is the list of the products that I used:

And now to the tutorial itself - (you can watch it on YT here -

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 26, 2021

A 'Thank You' Tag with the LLLC Bees

Hello dear all and happy Monday!

I hope you week is off to a great start and your morning is full of sunshine. I am stopping by the blog today to share a tag that I made with the sweet bees from the Just Bee-Cause Clear Stamp Set by La-La Land Crafts. Seems like they are so inspiring, that a lot of the design team members created their projects with the same stamp set :))

Here is the list of the LLLC products that I used for my tag:
Awakening Paper Pack
Just Bee-Cause Clear Stamp Set
Large Birdhouse Die
Double Stitched Hexagon Die
Scalloped Hexagon Die
Linked Squares Die
Large Stitched Tags Die

I have colored the bees with Copic markers:
Yellow: E57, Y38, Y18
Black: T9, T7, T5, T3
Grey: W5, W1, W0
Green: G29, G09, G05 + YG23

 May all of you 'BEE' happy and have fun crafting :))

Friday, April 23, 2021

La-La Land Crafts - April Release - Day 3

Hello dear all!

For the DAY 3 new release showcase over the La-La Land Crafts blog I have made a card with two cute birds from the "A Little Note" Clear Stamp Set. What is also super exciting is that for the first time, La-La Land Crafts has a matching die set, to cut the stamped birds out. So awesome and easy!!

For creating the background all I use is a new "Daffodils" stencil set:

Once you stamp the birds with any colors of the inks you like, you use a die to cut them out:

Previously I have already used the smaller dies from the 'Large Birdhouse Die', but on this card (of course) the birdhouse itself had to appear too. I must say that the blossoming branch and the leaves of 3 different sizes are great and I think I will use them a lot!

Here is a recap of the products that I used for putting this card together:
Daffodils Layering Stencil Set
A Little Note Clear Stamp Set

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

La-La Land Crafts - April Release - Day 2


Welcome to the DAY 2 showcase of the new release from La-La Land Crafts. You can have a look at the projects by the design team over the blog here

Since there is an absolutely fantastic die in the release, which allows to create shadow box card easily, I decided to go ahead and use it for my today's creation. along with the new stamp of Free Spirit Marci:

Behind the acetate inside the shadow box opening there are a few layeres of cardstock, to which I attached the die cut leaves on the left and righthand side, to create even more depth. I like a lot how it turned out.

The products that I used for putting this shadow box card together are all listed below:
Awakening Paper Pack
Free Spirit Marci Rubber Stamp
Shadow Box die
Large Birdhouse Die
Bird Nest Die

Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair: E59, E57, E55
Shirt: R39, R37, R35, R32
Skirt: R85, R83, R81
          E57, Y38, Y18
         YG67, YG63, YG61
Boots: R85, R83, R81 + E59

I hope you already have ideas on how to use some of the new dies and stamps from the release. Have fun creating and see you tomorrow for the DAY 3 showcase.