Monday, May 14, 2018

Mia's Baby Bitty Album

Made this baby album for a newborn girl. The base of this project kit is from Stampin-Up. Many years ago this chipboard album kit was available to assemble and decorate. Kits have been retired for a while.  My own stash has now whittled down to a few kits left to make for special occasions.  Packaged with a clear cello bag and tied with a baby tag (from my stash) makes it a pretty gift for the parents.
Finished album size is 5" x 4-1/8" x 1-1/4".  Darice ABC's Embossing folder used for the front shape.  Both nesting shapes were cut using images from the Silhouette on line store. Stampin-Up and Word Window Punch used for the spinner "track".
See the pacifier roll toward the left when the album box is tilted? It used by adhering two pennies along with foam squares to help it roll. 
Side view of album with Charms hanging from 1/8" White Satin Ribbon.
On the cover the Onesies were cut using the Silhouette, then popped with foam squares.  Name "Mia" is cut using the Silhouette computer program, then popped with foam squares.
A closer look at the rattle:
A closer look at the charms, all from my stash:
Remove the album to reveal:
Album Cover and album:
Album cover with Silhouette cut diaper pins. Announcement received is cut and matted to finish embellishing the cover.
Album inside with pages:
Inside front and back cover decorated with pre-cut strips of paper flowers from my stash.
 Inside the ring style album are 10 clear 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" photo pages with cut designer paper as mats ready for photos.
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Have a crafty day.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Brett and Brenda Wedding Book Card

This original design is by Elizabeth Elton, Design Member for La-la Land Crafts. Instructions and measurements to make this project given at the annual La-la Land Crafts November Retreat. This special book card was made for a lovely couple who recently got married.

Card base is using Recollections Kraft card stock. Bazzil String of Pearls (pearled cream color) card stock Mat, Cut up a purchased file folder used for the decorative mat. Mr. and Mrs. designer paper from Craft Smith Love Story paper pack. Simple adhesive flat back pearls are on each corner of the mat.  Mr and Mrs Mat is popped with foam squares.  White satin ribbon keeps the wedding book closed.  Project finished size is 6"X6"X1".

Stamped image is from Stamping Bella: Uptown Couple Brett and Brenda get Married and Uptown Girl Brigitte the Bride (card inside). Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6
Face: E00, E01, E02
Dress: W0, W2
Suit: W0, W2, W4
Bouquet: YG09, G12, R22, R29
 Wedding Ring die from Aliexpress. Die cut using metallic silver card stock along with Glitter card stock for the "diamond".
Outside card view. Back of card is solid Kraft while spine is decorated with
Bazzil String of Pearls (pearled cream color) Mat and cut up file folder decorative mat.
Box Card left inside has a pocket holding a customized Double Happiness Envelope along with a stamped post card message.  The right side is a accordion folded frame that will hold a photo. The photo can be slipped into the bottom layer of the accordion frame.
Here's a closer look at the right side pocket flap without the card and envelope. Flat back adhesive pearl embellish the pocket flap.
 La-la Land Craft die: Scalloped Border die is used to make the decorative frame.
 The envelope made for this wedding book card:  "L" is die cut using Sizzix Alphabet Die
Here are the stamped card message (stamp from my stash) and customized lucky money envelope that were in the right inside pocket.
That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by and have a great crafty day.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Robot Twist Birthday Card

Made this quick card for a male birthday. The inspiration and card tutorial from Jennifer D - her blog post here. Bella Blvd Science Fair designer paper.  All solid paper from my stash. 
Spellbinder  Nestibilities Small and Large dies used. Aliexpress dies: Clouds, Space Ships, Robots, Happy Birthday.  Other details below.  Finished card size 5-1/2" x 5-1/2.
 Action Wobble under the front circle.
Front Robot sits on Darice Steampunk Embossing Folder circle. Robot is holding a banner with the recipients name. Name is made using Momenta Art C Stamp and Cut alphabets.
 Front top right corner die cut Happy Birthday sitting on the cloud:
 Front bottom left corner spaceship sitting on a cloud:
 Slowly open card to reveal the inside:
 Card inside almost fully revealed:
 Card inside: fully opened:
Your Next Die Celebrate word die on inside top, along with die cut space ship and sprockets for embellishing and embossed panel.
 Each panel is embellished with sprockets and a different robot: here is the left panel.
 Another panel:
 Far right panel:
 Papertrey Ink Numbers die used:
 Papertrey Ink Tucked in Birthday Stamp Set used. Add sprocket embellishments.
 Specially made envelope with decorated sprockets:
 A single sprocket at the envelope flap:
 Thank you for stopping by today to visit. have a crafty day.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Beautiful Life Marci Asian Loaded Envelope

This project was inspired by the recent trend to make loaded envelopes to swap. Tutorial to make this style of expanded envelope is by Michelle Rudolph - her You Tube Channel link found here. A similar loaded envelope was made at the 2017 La-la Land Crafts Annual Retreat which has been previously posted here. Papers used for this project: Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection - Joy Luck (retired), Recollections Red, Black card stock, Kelly Papers Gold card stock, Core-dinations White Gemstone card stock. The recipient of this loaded envelope swap can utilize many of the items to create something special. 
 Here are my 6 packaged loaded envelopes ready for the swap: My swap needed to be packaged so the contents would not fall out.
 The Year of the Dog Lottery Ticket used as a tag made the perfect finishing touch.
 Front Envelope Face:
 La-la Land Crafts Beautiful Life Marci Stamp, Koi Circle Die, Cherry Blossom Flowers Die
 Viva Pearl Pen: Gold, Cream. Finished envelope size 6" x 9". Beautiful Life Marci is popped with foam squares.
Beautiful Life Marci Copic Colors:Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8 
Face: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20
Cherry Blossoms in Hair: R14, R27, R89
Fan: Gold Smooch, R27
Dress: R14, R27, R89. Gold Smooch
Back Envelope Contents:
Year of the Dog Lollipop (see details below)

Purchased Daiso Fan and Cherry Blossom silk branches
Assorted Metal Brass Asian coins in a clear packet
Your Next Die: 3 Take Out Box die cuts, Love Stickers from my stash
Aliexpress Topper Die
Dollar Tree: Gold, Red Metallic stems that have been curled
A sheets of Gold Asian Stickers
Purchased Hanging Asian Decoration
Lollipop front:
Recollections 4" red paper Doilies
Dandelion Designs MC-64 Year of the Dog Stamp
Aliexpress: Cloud die
La-la Land Crafts Mini Cherry Blossoms, Temple Die, Double Stitched Circles
Viva Pearl Pen: Gold
EK Success 2-1/4", 2-1/2" Circle Punches
Stampin-Up Gold Embossing Powder
Aliexpress Gold Straw
 Lollipop back:
Middle Envelope Contents
3 Tags made using: My Favorite Things MFT-375 Tags Stax Die, La-la Land Stitched Tags Die, Xcut Docrafts Chinese New Year Die Set Asian characters
Panda Express Take Out Box Gift Card
3 Joanna Sheen Kyoto Skyscape Die cuts
2 Oriental Trading packaged Chinese New Year Pencils
3 Assorted Gold card stock embossed card fronts using Cuttlebug Roman Bath Embossing Folder, Darice Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder, Couture Creations Oriental Sunshade Embossing Folder
Dandelion Designs MC-64 Stamp used for 3 packaged note cards with envelopes
Aliexpress Topper Die
3 Aliexpress Double Happiness Character die cuts in a metallic paper clipped envelope 
Front Envelope Contents:3 Lucky Envelopes made from Mama Elephant Envelope Die with Gold Aliexpress Asian "Luck" character glued to the front
3 Aliexpress: Asian Character Die cuts in a clear cello bag
La-la Land Crafts Thoughtful Critters stamp (inside Lucky envelopes)
3 each of Aliexpress: Bamboo Die cuts, Lattice Border Die cuts
Assorted Red card stock embossed card fronts using Couture Creations Asian Wave Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Asian embossing Folder, Spellbinders M-Possibilities Awesome Blossoms Embossing Folder.
3 Tessler Crafts TSD009 Circle Happy Birthday Die cuts
Red Mini Glitter Clips using Red Stickles
3 Magic Fish favor from Oriental Trading
 Lucky envelope with stamped Thoughtful Critters note cards inside:

Whew, that's really a loaded envelope!Thank you for stopping by today to visit . Have a really crafty day!