Saturday, December 15, 2018

I Am Roses Holiday Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!

Every time at the end of the year I Am Roses give crafters a chance to participate in a fun holiday blog hop and to win awesome prizes. This year is not an exclusion, so let's get to it!!

My blog would be your first stop in the following line-up:

Alexandra Morein (you are here)

For the hop I created a seasonal card using the  I Am Roses flowers and the Graphic 45 "Christmas Magic" papers:

Finding the perfect flowers for your projects is so easy with the I Am Roses flowers - any styles, any sizes, any colors!

The candy holders that you see in the background are the ones that I created a year ago (here is a tutorial). 

I like how the Filigree Candy Cane and the little Bow die cuts look on this card.

So..... Here is how to play:

  • Hop along to each of the Designers’ blogs and be sure to comment on their individual "IAR Holiday” Blog Post
  • There are 3 HIDDEN BLOG CANDY PRIZES up for grabs spread throughout our Designers’ blogs!
  • Be sure to Subscribe/Follow the I Am Roses Challenge Blog
  • Commenting along the way highly increases your chance of winning a Prize Voucher.
  • Comments will be CLOSED on 11:59pm PST on Saturday December 22nd (This blog hop has a duration of one week)
  • We will be randomly selecting 3 winners from the comments made on our Designers' blogs and will announce the winners here on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog on January 1st!

Thanks for stopping by and may your holidays be merry and bright!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Deck the Palms - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Hello dear all!

We begin a new inspirational week over the La-La Land Crafts Blog and the theme this time is "Non-Traditional Christmas Colors".

My card is in the pink-teal color scheme and you can find it below, as well as the links to the products which I used for creating it:

The inside of the card is embellished too:

La-La Land Crafts Products Used:

The funny Santa was colored with the Copics listed below:
Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000
Pinks: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91
Teals: BG18, BG15, BG13
Beard: T5, T3, T1
Coconut: E59, E57, E55

We will be happy to see your creations with the LLLC products. You can upload them on Facebook in the La-La Land Crafts Fan Group

Have a great week!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

La-La Land Crafts November 2018 Release

Hello everyone!

I am super late sharing my cards created with the products from the November release by La-La Land Crafts.

Products used:
Marci With Lantern
New! Happiest of Holidays Clear Stamps
New! Sweater Weather Background Stamp
New! Jingle Bells Wreath
New! Curved Pocket
New! Large Stitched Tags
Stitched Elements Die

Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Beret And Shawl: B99, B97, B95, B91
Sweater: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Shoes: E57, E55, E53
Lantern: C6, C4, C2 + E23, Y38, Y18

Products used:

The Santa is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000
Beard: W5, W3, W1
Reds: T06, E09, E07, R14
Teals: BG09, BG49, BG45, BG11 + YG01
Browns: E59, E57, E55

Products used:
New! Cozy Christmas Clear Stamps
New! It's Snowing Layering Stencil
New! Jingle Bells Wreath
New! Curved Pocket
New! Pinecone Bough
New! Large Stitched Tags
Stitched Elements Die
Winter Hill Border

The Fox and the bunny are colored with Copics:
Bunny: C6, C4, C2, C0 + R20
Fox: W5, W3, W1 + E57, E99, E97, E95, E93
Reds: T6, E09, E07, R17
Greens: YG99, YG7, YG95, YG91
Blues: B39, B37, B34

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Jolly Elf and a Candy Cane

Hello everyone!

Here is a quick share of a card I made for the La-La Land Crafts. Slowly starting to make seasonal card, as soon I will need quite a bunch of them.

Pine Bough (November 2017 Club Kit)

The jolly Elf is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00
Red: T6, T09, T07, R17
Grey: W5, W3, W1
Green: YG 97, YG95, YG93, YG91 + YG0000
Yellow: E57, Y17, Y13

You can view the post with the cards b other "Team Monday" girls here.

I wish all of you a great week!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

I Am Roses Inspiration

Hello dear friends!

I have not been an often visitor on the blog. There have been so many things happening here, family duties, some health issues, but positive things too - like my trip to  San Fransisco for a La-La Palooza Craft Retreat and then coming back home and starting a new job (after not having worked for almost 6 years)... Well.... Yep, now I am a working mom/wife/crafter :)

I hope each one of you is doing fine! I am grateful that you visit me from time to time, it means a lot and I appreciate all of you from the bottom of my heart!

I have a card which I made for the I Am Roses design team, using their flowers and the paper by Graphic 45 (Christmas Magic):

I really like how it turned out.

The links to the flowers that I've used are below:

How many Christmas/Winter/New Year cards have you made so far?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

An interactive Pull Out Message Tab - Tutorial

Hello dear friends!

Today is my turn to post a tutorial over the La-La Land crafts blog

I wanted to give you an idea about an alternative way of adding an interactive pull-out message tab to your cards. 

Of course, it is always possible to stamp a sentiment on a tag and then tuck it behind the layers of the card... But.... I noticed that many times the receivers of the card, pull the tag out and then do not understand how to put it back, they don't get between which layers exactly the tag was originally placed, and this results eventually in losing it.

To prevent that from happening, I will show you how to create a tab which will be permanently held inside the card, and still will be able to move in and out :)

Once you get the idea, you can of course play with the measurements and adjust them to each one of the specific projects that you are working on.

Let's start with a base for our card. In my case it is a white card stock and it measures 5.5" X 11", and it is scored at 5.5" on the long side:

We will need one more piece of the white card stock, measuring 5 3/8" X 5 3/8". Once you have it ready, let's draw a few guidelines on it.

You'll begin with the 4 guidelines standing 3/4" away from each one of the card stock's sides. 

Next, on the right hand side of the piece you will draw 2 short horizontal guidelines, standing 0.5" away from the top and the bottom 3/4" lines.

Then, on the left hand side, you will draw two short vertical guidelines, standing 0.5" from the left 3/4" line. They will have to be 5/8" in length.

Finally, let's draw 2 more horizontal lines at the top and at the bottom, standing 5/8" away from the top and bottom 3/4" guidelines. 

You can view the image below and get a better idea about how it should look like at this stage.

Let's cut the tab out and create a "housing" for it, based on the guidelines which we drew just now. I've rounded the corners of the tab on one side:

This is how the whole construction works, when you move the tab to the right hand side. The tab stays in place and cannot be pulled out completely due to the "stoppers" that we created for it:

Prepare a piece of the designer paper of your choice, measuring 5 3/8" X 5 3/8". Put the tab aside, and let's work now on two of the following pieces:

Apply glue to the white frame and glue the designer paper on top of it, making sure that you align everything straight.

This is what we have right now:

Now let's get back to the tab. Cut a piece of the designer paper, measuring 4" X 2.5". Round the corners of this piece. (I have a single sided designer paper):

Stamp a sentiment of your choice onto the designer paper. Glue it down to the white tab base. Add a decorative pull tab on the right hand side.

Flip the designer paper piece (which has a frame attached to it) to the back side and apply glue as shown below:

Flip the message tab to the back side and position it in place, making sure that it doesn't touch the glue on the frame. Hold everything together with your fingers and flip to the front side. Glue the whole construction down to the card base, leaving a 1/8" border on all of the 4 sides.

This is what you will have so far:

Check that the interactive tab is not stuck in between the paper layers and can be pulled out:

Continue to embellish the card with the stamped images and die cut elements of your choice:

The LLLC products used for creating the card above:

The image is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000
Dress + Hat: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91
Hair, Shoes and Hat Belt: N10, N8, N6, N4
Bottle: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG91
Pockets + Bottle Label: RV69, RV66, RV63

Have fun creating and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Another Card for the I Am Roses DT

Hello dear friends!

I am here with one more card that I made for the I Am Roses design team.

I like how a card (or any other creative projects) gets alive once you add flowers to it! I also like how versatile the colors of the I Am Roses flowers are - so easy to match any possible color scheme.

Here are the flowers that I used for completing this card:

The stamp that I used is by My Favorite Things, from the set called "Somebunny". The dies are a mix of Spellbinders, Magnolia, Fantasy, La-La Land Crafts and a few unbranded ones from AliExpress.

Please do join our monthly Anything Goes Challenge and see you soon!