Tuesday, December 3, 2019

18 Days of Christmas Projects - La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

My today's post is for the "18 Days of Christmas Projects" over the La-La Land Crafts blog.

I'd like to share an explosion drawer box with you. The box can easily serve as a nice decoration piece too, in addition to it's main dedication - holding sweet treats.

First, let me show you the box in more details and then take you through the main construction steps that will help you make a similar box.

Below you can find the list and the links to the LLLC products that I used for creating this project:
Blue Christmas Paper Pack
Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set
Christmas Postcard Stamp Set
Vintage Window Die
Stitched Trees Die
Pretty Poinsettia Die
Icicles Border Die
Double Stitched Squares Die

**For creating the shaker snow globe inside the box I used an old “Snow Globe” die. It is not available in the LLLC store anymore, but I am sure a lot of you own it and will be happy to use it for this project.

Each of the four sides of the box looks different and features either a colored image of a bunny (from the Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set) or a few die cut elements:

The bottom section of the box has a little pull-out drawer (in my case, for the treats):

The sides of the top section are kept closed with the help of the little square paper "lock", which slides on top of the pyramid. Once removed, the sides of the pyramid unfold and reveal a shaker decoration inside the box:

The shaker is glued down to the bottom of the pyramid and is supported with the paper flowers on the sides. 

At the next picture you can have a closer look at the top of the box and at the square "locks":

I hope you like the looks of this easy to create project and will give it a go, using the instructions below.

I started with a paper piece measuring 8.5 " X 8.5". You will score it at 3/4", 1.5" & 2 1/4" on each of the four sides:

Now let's cut off the corner sections to get the shape shown below:

This is the base of the drawer. Start assembling the drawer by gluing down the tiny flaps.

Keep on assembling the drawer applying glue to side flaps, one at a time:

And folding them in like so:

This is how the assembled drawer will look like:

You can now measure the panels that you wish to decorate with the designer paper and glue the paper pieces down to the drawer.

Next let's create 4 triangular sections of the pyramid. For each one of the four, you will need a paper piece measuring 5.5" X 4", scored at 5" on the long side:

Unfortunately the above picture turned out a bit blurry, but I hope you can see that I drew the guide lines prior to cutting the shape I needed, starting from the 2" mark at the top, and going down up to the score line.

We need to get 4 pieces which look like this:

 At the picture above you can see the drawn lines, about 1/8" away from the triangle borders - this is the template size of the patterned paper pieces that you will have to create, in order to decorate the pyramid. You will need 4 pc of the patterned triangles for the outside and 4 pc for the inside.

Next, let's create the drawer housing. We will need a piece of paper, measuring 4" X 10.5" and we will score it on the long side at 3.4", 4 7/8", 5 5/8" & 9 3/4":

Assemble the housing as follows:

I would suggest that you decorate the triangular pieces with the designer paper on both sides first, and then glue them down to the housing while it's flat and can be easily maneuvered the way you need:

Once all the four panels are attached to the base and everything is decorated with paper, you can keep on adding more decorative elements to your box, embellishing it with flowers, die cuts and colored images according to you taste and wishes.

For the feet of the box, I just tightly rolled 5 strips of paper. The fifth leg was glued down in the center, to provide an additional support to the drawer, once the sweets are places inside. 

May all of you have a happy holiday season!

Let me know what you think and share your project with the La-La Land Crafts fans in the group on Facebook!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

November Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 3

Hello again!

We keep on showcasing the great November 2019 Release from La-La Land Crafts and I am happy to share with your my third card, featuring the stamp called "Cookies For Santa Luka":

The card is simple with a little fun detail - the door opens and there is one more character behind it - a singing mouse from the set "A Caroling We Go":

I like the bright colors of the paper from one of the new paper pads which La-La Land Crafts released this month.

Here is a list of the LLLC products that I used for creating this card:

Love how dimensional can be a wreath created with the help of the Wreath With Bow Die.

Luka was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E13, E00, E000
Sweater and Hat: R59, R46, R24, R22
                            W3, E42, E41, E40 + E50
Hair: E27, E25, E23
Shoes: E59, E57, E55
Pants: BG49, BG45, BG10 + T6
Cookies: E79, E77, E71


The new half doily die is my personal favorite from the release, and having it in both smaller and larger sizes is even better!

You can have a look at the cards by the rest of the design team here.

Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 2

Hello everyone!

Today is the second day of the November 2019 Release showcase from La-La Land Crafts. If you want to have a look at the products from the release, please visit my yesterday's post.

I have created a card with the sweet Snow Day Marci:

I like the new winter theme dies and the rubber stamp set with a postcard. The frame behind Marci on this card was created using that exact postcard stamp:

Here is the list of the products that I used today:
Blue Christmas Paper Pad
Little Merry Christmas Paper Pad
Christmas Postcard Background Stamp Set
Snowy Hills Layering stencils
Snow Day Marci Rubber Stamp
Stitched Trees Die
Half Doily Die
Wreath Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E13, E00, E000
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Outfit: B79, B66, B63
            E44, E43, E42, E41
            BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11
            W4, W2, W0 + B00

Make sure to stop by our FaceBook Group for daily inspiration. We will be happy to see your makes, so don't forget to share your projects with the La-La Land Crafts products.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 11, 2019

November Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 1

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting!

There is a happy day today as numerous new products are being released today by La-La Land Crafts and we are excited to share them with you, as well as the projects which the design team has created.

Let's take a closer look at what's included in this Release:


And here is my card for the DAY 1 of the release, featuring Santa Mona:

I paper pieced Mona's dress using the papers from one of the new pads. You can find a direct link to the paper pad  below:

Featured LLLC products:
Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pad
Christmas Postcard Stamp Set
Snowy Hills layering stencils
Santa Mona Rubber Stamp
Stitched Trees Die
Large Half Doily Die
Three Presents Die

The rest of the stamped image was colored with the below Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00
Hair: E59, E57, E55, E53
White/Grey Tones: N4, N2, N0

I hope you like the release and will find some products that you'll wish to own.

Thanks for your attention and please come back tomorrow for another card.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Halloween Tag - La-La Land Crafts

Hi there!

Now when the house is decorated for Halloween, it's right about time to create a few cards and tags for friends.

The below tag is featuring a number of products from La-La Land Crafts

A little pumpkin fairy is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Pumpkin: E18, E15, YR68, YR65
Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG25

Here are the links to the products that I used. Hope you check them out!

Have fun preparing for Halloween and enjoy the rest of your day!