Monday, June 28, 2021

Tropical Card for La-La Land Crafts - Inspiration Monday

Hello and happy Monday to all!

In addition to another project that I shared earlier today, I would also love to share with you a card created for the La-La Land Crafts design team for a "Tropical" inspiration theme of the week.

I decided to use one of the fun birds from the Birds of a Feather Clear Stamp Set:

I must admit that I am in love with the hibiscus die and the tropical leaves and I must use them more often (especially for making summer cards). It is so easy to make any card look even prettier with those flowers! Love them!

For easy creation of the backgrounds, stencils come to rescue! Look how great looks the cloudy background behind the parrot. Of course, I had to use the stitched son and the flamingos too! I think they are just in their place on this card.

I used a whole bunch of the La-La Land Crafts dies for creating this card:
Birds of a Feather Clear Stamp Set
Endless Summer Paper Pack
Asian Flair Layering Stencil Set
Nested Frames Large Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Palm Leaves Die
Tropical Leaves Die
Hibiscus Die
Flamingo 1 Die
Flamingo 2 Die
Stitched Sun and Clouds Die

The parrot was colored with Copics:
Parrot's Body: N4, N2, N0
Wings and Tail: G28, G09, G05, G14
Beak + Feet: E37, Y38, Y17, Y15
Drink: BG49, BG45, BG34, BG11
            RV69, RV19, RV17, RV14

If you are a fan of La-La Land Crafts, don't forget to join the Facebook group, where you can find daily inspiration and share your creations with the rest of the LLLC fans out there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Desk Organiser and Journal - Vintage Library PP by Vectoria Designs

Hello everyone!

I have a new tutorial up on my YouTube channel and I hope you'll be able to visit me there. What we will be creatng together this time is the desk organizer and a matching journal, using one of the new project packs from Vectoria Designs which is called 'Vintage Library'. As soon as I saw the preview of the graphics I fell in love with this pack. I hope it will inspire you as much as it inspired me :)

The project pack contains 24 journal pages, 8 background paper designs and 6 sheets of printable ephemera. If you like the papers and look for an idea what to create with them, I am happy to help! 

The tutorial comes in two parts. In the Part 1 i show you how to create the stand/organizer from scratch using medium weight chipboard:

In the Part 2, we are going to finish embellishing the stand and get to creating the Journal.

Although I did not film how to create a folio and an accordion ephemera holder, I provide some of the measurements which will help you easily replicate them. 

What do you say? Will you create the stand and the journal together with me? 
Let's begin!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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.