Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Picture Wheel Freebie


This is a super quick post to share a fun freebie that I have created. I was inspired by a few crafters in the "Foxy Crafters" Facebook group and made these picture wheels, using an old bigs die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix (SIZ658558) that has been collecting dust on my shelf :)

I have had the die for some time, but only now when I am able to design my own printables in the shape and size that I need for a certain project, the die came very handy.

You can download the JPEG high res freebie from my Ko-Fi page:

You can also download a PDF, if you want to print the images in their "Actual Size".

Please note:
The printable was created for those, who own a retired Sizzix bigs die - Picture Wheel. 
Unfortunately, I don't know where you can purchase it today. 
I saw some sellers on EBay, but the price was really high. 

You can print the images on acetate or vellum, cut them out with a circle die or by hand and layer the circle with the images between two picture wheel  paper die cuts.

The openings in the die cuts should match the images on the printable. Glue down all the pieces together and add a brad or an eyelet for a more unique look. Embellish with some labels or stamping. 

Have fun crafting!!

May 2023 Club Kit From La-La Land Crafts


Today I have 2 cards which I made using the May Club Kit from La-La Land Crafts. It is perfect for summer projects, as it is picnic themed. Besides the cute stamps, I especially like the "Picnic Elements" Die. The little pieces there are so fun to create with! Look at the bottles - they can be die cut from acetate (which is exactly what I did) and colored with alcohol inks for a more realistic look, or simply colored with markers if die cut from paper. 

Then, all the little picnic items can be put inside the 'Picnic Basket'. I die cut the basket twice and created sort of a pocket from both layers, which allowed me to pack the picnic equipment into it, with an option of taking everything out again and either rearranging or just "playing" with the elements and taking a closer look at them. 

Here is the first card:

You can take the bottles and the baguette out of the basket. And you can also take the basket off the card, as it is attached to the card base with the help of a Velcro dot: 

Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20
Hair: T7, T5, T3, T1
Hat + Sneakers: W5, W3, W1, W00
Jeans Overall: B39, B37, B34, B32

And here is the second card with the cats on a picnic:

They have their basket stuffed with yummy goodies, which can be taken out and put back into the in another way :)

I think the cats finished the wine bottles during their picnic. I cannot find them any more :)

The paper that I used came from the 'Life Documented Paper Pack'.

Cute cats were colored with Copics:
Grey Cat:
Body - N7, N5, N3,N1
Nose - RV34, R20 + W0
Watermelon Slice: E08, R14 + YG97, G05
Brown Cat:
Body - E37, E35, E34, E30 + R20
Nose - RV34, R20 + W0
Cup: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG21

Below you can find more information about the club kit and purchase options, if you'd like to subscribe:

- Hey Girl Marci Rubber Stamp
- Thank Mew Rubber Stamp
- Picnic Table Die
- Picnic Basket Die
- Picnic Elements

- this kit is VALUED at $82.99 -


 $39.99 - locks in the lowest price!

$62.25 - 25% SAVINGS
*no subscription - one-time purchase!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, May 29, 2023

La-La Land Crafts - Hey Chum


Are you getting ready for summer?  For my today's card I used a stamp set which is perfect for summer -  Hey Chum Clear Stamp Set

If you need to create a super quick card and don't feel like coloring (yep, anything can happen 🙂), then you should pair this set with another one - Sea Life Clear Stamp Set, and use your ink pads only for coloring in the sweet sea critters.

I stamped each one of the characters with black ink first, and then used the color inks and different stamps from the  Sea Life Set to color in parts of the critters, like back or belly on the whale.
I used the Distress Ink 'Saltwater Taffy' to stamp the body of the crab, and then added the details with the Memento 'Rhubarb Stalk'. I was very impressed with the result and also with the speed at which you can get "colored" to perfection images. So cool!!! 
Note: If you own a stamping platform, it could come handy for this technique. 

For you reference, here are again the links to the LLLC products that I used for my today's card:
The critters were stamp-colored with the below ink pads:
Whale: Mememto 'Bahama Blue', Mememto 'Summer Sky'
Crab: Memento 'Rhubarb Stalk', Distress Ink 'Saltwater Taffy'

Thanks for stopping by and take care. Hope to see you back soon :)

Monday, May 22, 2023

You Are Sweet - La-La Land Crafts Monday

Hello and happy Monday y'all!

Our inspirational theme over the La-La Land Crafts blog for this week is "Sweets". For my card I used the adorable hippos from the set which is called "Sweet Wishes":

Below you can find the links to the LLLC products, which helped ]to complete my today's card:

Here is the list of the Copic colors I used:
Hippos' Bodies: C5, C3, C1, C0, C00 + R20
Pink Cup and Wrapper: RV17, RV14, RV13, R000
Chocolate: E57, E55

Have a great week and take care!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Getting Ready for Father's Day - La-La Land Crafts


We have just celebrated Mother's Day, and not it's time to think about cards for Father's Day.
Our weekly inspiration over the La-La Land Crafts blog is dedicated to that.

My card is very simple, but I like how the colors of the patterned striped paper go together with the red, black and gold foiled cardstock. A cute puppy is a cherry on top.

LLLC products are linked below:

Corgi puppy was colored with Copics:
Orange: E39, E37, E97, YR15
Nose: N6, N4
Grey: W5, W3, W1

Please, take care and have a wonderful week!

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Junk Journaling Station - Early Birds Journal and Ephemera Holder


Back in March I posted a tutorial for making a Junk Journaling Station. The first paper collection that we used for our project was "Butterfly Beauty" from Vectoria Designs

Today I am ready to share more tutorials, this time using the next paper collection - "Early Birds". We are going to create the second journal for our "station" and an ephemera holder, to store in one of the drawers.

Below you can find the pictures of the finished books, and at the end - the links to the overview and the video tutorials. I hope you enjoy! (**click on each picture to enlarge)














You can watch all the videos on my You Tube channel:

Part 1 - Making a Journal -

Part 2 - Making an Ephemera Holder -

Thanks for stopping by!!