Thursday, August 29, 2019

Interactive Mini Album For Beginners - Tutorial


It's been a while since I posted a tutorial on my YouTube channel or here on the blog, but today it's going to change. After a long brake I honestly feel that making a tutorial in the video format would take me too much time, that's why we will be going back to when only picture tutorials were available.

In a very detailed way, I will teach you how to make a mini album with a couple of interactive elements and will include pictures for every step of the process. 

The tutorial is created for the La-La Land Crafts and will feature some of the amazing products of the brand:
Summer is Here Collection Rubber Stamp
Celebrate Collection Rubber Stamp (some of the sentiments are from this set)
Summer Dress Marci Rubber Stamp (full size version of the stamp)
Simple Joys Background Stamp
Curved Pocket Die
Filigree Flowers Die

Last year at the La-La Palooza Retreat I taught a class on this album, although the cover and he papers were different back then. A dear friend of mine, Patti, owns this album now :) Hi Patti!!

Let's begin!

Creating the Cover

First, we will need 3 pieces of medium weight chipboard measuring 6 1/4" X 6 1/4" (2 pc), 6 1/4" X 1 1/4" (1 pc). These will form our album cover.

For wrapping the cover we will need two pieces of cardstock measuring 11" X 7 1/4" & 4 1/4" X 7 1/4". I am using the 8.5" X 11" paper, hence the measurements. If you are using the 12"X12" cardstock, please figure out the measurements based on the pictures that you see below. We need a continuous piece of paper, which will be enough to wrap the chipboard pieces.

I added a strip of score tape to the long side of the smaller paper piece and drew guidelines 0.5" away from the left and bottom edge of the larger paper piece, as well as 0.5" away from the bottom of the smaller paper piece. See the picture below for the reference.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Treat Box using the La-La Land Crafts Products

Hello everyone!

How is everyone doing? I am here today with a little treat box which was created for the La-La Land Crafts design team using some of their products.

Although the box is super small (3 3/4" X 2.5" X 2 1/4"), I managed to accommodate quite a lot of die cut pieces on it. Below you can find the full list of the stamps and dies which have been used:

Best of Cluck Clear Stamp Set
Filler Words - Print Clear Stamp Set

Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Small Stars Die
Double Stitched Stars Die
Large Stitched Tags Die
Nested Frames Small Die
Nested Frames Large Die
Stitched Elements Die
Stitched Pennants Die

The box is expanding once opened, for making it easy taking the sweets or other treats out of it.

The stamped image was colored with Copics:
YR18, Y38, Y35, Y15
YR18, YR14

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 2019 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit Reveal

Hello everyone!

Today Club La-La Land Crafts is celebrating the 5th Birthday and you are the ones who's going to get some wonderful prizes for this occasion. 

If you have never heard about the Club and want to know more details, you can find all the related information and subscribe here. Note that project tutorials are now included in your subscription!

This month's Product Kit values at $71.99. The "Thank You" Gift (Balloon Numbers Die and the Coaster Tag) are valued at $24.99
If you are ready to subscribe and wanna get the August kit, the deadline would be August 29th.

The design team is showcasing their projects created with the Birthday Kit and I am happy to share what I have made:

My eldest daughter is turning 6 in a few weeks and this is a wall hanging that I'll put in her room as one of the birthday decorations. 

I really like the sweet "Birthday Present Marci". I colored her with Copics:
Skin: E11, E04, E00, E000
Hair: E18, E15, E13
Dress: R89, R85, R83, R81
Boots: E57, E55, E53
Box: W5, W1, E71, E70
Ribbon: R59, RV06, RV04

The "Birthday" and "Happy Present" dies can be used on your birthday card over and over again. I don't know what about you, but I am constantly making birthday cards and these dies will come very handy.

My personal favorite from the kit is the "Balloon Numbers" die. They are great size and look like thick chipboard stickers if you glue a couple of them together and seal the top layer with Glossy Accents.

At the picture above you can see how the number six looks like, done in this technique and glued on top of the "Balloon" die cut piece.

Besides the products from the kit, I've used additional dies by La-La Land Crafts:
Mandala Doily
Filigree Flowers
Double Stitched Ovals
Scalloped Ovals

By the way, with the August kit, each subscriber will get this adorable coaster/tag:

My second project is the card below, with a fun bunch of different characters from several previous Club Kits:

They can all be found now in one big red rubber stamp which is a part of the August Kit - 
"From All of Us":

Here is a list of the Copic color that I used for coloring each one of the little friends.
Bear: E79, E77, E74, E71
          E57, E55, E53
          T7, T5
Hippo: C6, C4, C2
            T6, T4, T2
            R89, R85, R83
Poddle: W5, W3, W1
              R89, R85, R83
              N4, N2, N1
Moose: E27, E25, E23, E55
             W6, W4, W2
             RV99, RV95, RV93
Hamster: YR09, R99, R97
Panda: W8, W6, W4, W2, W00
Chihuahua: E37, E35, E34, E31
                    R20 + W4

If you already got your monthly kit, please share your projects with us on Instagram or Facebook and tag them #clublllcturns5.

And now is the time to announce that {!of course!} there's a giveaway sponsored by La-La Land Crafts. For a chance to win $25 from me to the LLLC store, please make sure to follow the guidelines below:

1. Follow La-La Land Crafts on instagram @lalalandcrafts

2. Join "Club La-La Land Crafts" Facebook Group 
3. Tag a friend in the giveaway post on LLLC instagram

Winners will be picked on August 18th. Winners will need to have an LLLC account for the credit to be added.

May all of you have fun creating with the August Kit and see you all back on Aug 18 :)