Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 1 - Fabulous Mollie Clutch Box

Project #4
This project can hold cards or it can be a gift box for anything tucked inside. The shape is like a clutch.  Solid paper supplied at retreat.  Decorative paper is from my stash.  WE got this newly released Fabulous Mollie stamp at the retreat in our goodie bag! La-la Land Crafts dies used for this project are Dress, Filigree Hanger, Purse, Double Stitched Circles, Double Stitched Squares, Pierced Stitched Circles, Fancy Doily Border, and Flower Border Elements.  All dies can be found here. Finished project size: 5-3/4" x 4-7/8" x 1-1/2".  Note the white card stock in the back of Fabulous Mollie is scored 1/4" apart for some texture, then a black mat (popped with foam squares) behind it is adhered to the box.  
Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
Skin : E000, E00, E21, E13
Dress and Roses on Shoe:  R81, R83
Ruffles on Dress: E70, E85, E89
Headband, Shoes, and Dress Band: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18
After coloring, trim and pop with foam squares.
 "Be fabulous, Be you" stamped message on the Double Stitched Circles die.
 Love this dress.
 Side view: Spine top is scored 1/8" apart (does not show up in the photo). 
 Clutch box opened: This clutch has a magnetic closure.
 Side view:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit. Stay tuned for retreat project #5.

Friday, August 18, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 1 - Winter Luka Window Card

Project #3:  
A very adorable holiday card to send with the Winter Luka Rubber Stamp which can be found hereLa-la Land Crafts Dies can be found here: Double Stitched Hills Border Set, Arched Window Die, Three Christmas Trees Die, Castle Border Die.  All papers were supplied at the retreat. Card base is Kraft card stock, then a vanilla mat, then decorative paper.  Finished size: 6" x 6"
Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6
Skin: E000, E00, E13, E21, R20
Sweater: B91, B93, B95, B97
Scarf and Hat: R22, R24, R29, R39
Pants: E40, E41, E43, E44
Cuffs, Shoes, Lantern: W1, W3, W5, W7, Gold Smooch
Coat: BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99
Flame in Lantern: Y11, Y17, White Gel Pen
After coloring, trim, and pop with foam squares.
Stamped message: hand trim the flag ends.
Here is a closer look at the scene outside the window:  Use a white gel pen to make some snow on the Kraft card stock skyline. 
Card inside: 
Thank you for stopping by today. Stay tuned for retreat project #4.

Monday, August 14, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 1 - Skater Marci on a Tube With Drawer

Project #2 
This project is quite unique.  It is using a chipboard tube cut 2" high. Original design made by Tamara (her blog found here) had Penguins decorated on the lid.  All papers used supplied at the retreat. The small size skater from Winter Fun stamp set is used here. La-la Land Crafts dies used for this project: Three Christmas Trees, Pierced Scallops, Double Stitched Circles, Double Stitched Hill Border, Stitched Elements, and Small Snowflakes which all can be found here.
Here's a closer look at the top: Clear Wink of Stella is added to the tree tips and top of the hillside. The top and bottom of the "box" is using the Pierced Circle and Double Stitched Circles dies.
 Stamp is called Winter Fun from La-la Land Crafts and can be found here.
Copic colors used:
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20, R21
Hair: W1, W3, W5, W7
Hat, Scarf, Mittens:
Dress: BG000, BG02, BG05, B00, Clear Wink of Stella
Socks: BG000
Boots: W1, W3, W7, Silver Smooch on skate blades
 The banner (from Stitched Elements die) is cut twice: one in Kraft and the other with the stamped "Winter Fun", then popped with foam squares.  
 The drawer: White acrylic paint is used for the top of the tube front.  The actual drawer itself is made using the white card stock. The paper is wrapped around the front to back for a clean finish. The drawer opening is also wrapped to the inside as well. 
 Here's a side view:
 The drawer pull: Note the circle is die cut from the Double Stitched Circle die.
Thank you for stopping by today. Stay tuned for retreat project #3...............

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LLC Retreat Day 1 - Fabulous Marci Closet Card

Project #1:
This card is a gate fold style card with a closet of dresses inside. The La-la Land Craft
Fabulous Marci Stamp used in front. La-la Land Craft Dies used: Fabulous Die, Dress Die, Stiletto Die, Purse Die, Postage Stamp Die, Stitched Circle Die, Book Tab and Labels Die, Pierced Scalloped Circles Die, and Filigree Elements Border Die Set. All papers were supplied at the retreat event.  Oh, by the way,  we got this Fabulous Marci Stamp at retreat in our goodie bag!!! Whoo-hoo!!!  Finished card 6" 6-7/8". Stamp and dies can be purchased from the La-la Land Crafts store found here.
Fabulous Marci  is popped with foam squares.
Copic colors:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8, W10
Face: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20, R21
Dress, Shoes, and Headband: R81, R83, R85, Clear Wink of Stella
 Book tab die cut is cut in half for each side of the card. Addan adhesive flat back pearl.
Open the card to reveal a closet.  Shoe and purses on the left side and a mirroe with a dresser on the right side. 
 Here's a closer look at the left side:
 Purses have the die cut chain detail and a finishing touch with a adhesive flat back pearl.
Center panel: A Filigree Elements on top to decorate the edge. The Fabulous word and on e of the dresses are die cut in pink glitter paper. Add metal wire hangers from my stash for the dresses.

 Here's a closer look:
Right side: a dresser created with some rectangles and flat back adhesive pearls for dresser handles.  Die cut the Postage Stamp die using Silver paper for the mirror.
Love this card! It can be made for other clothing themes..........anything is possible.  Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by today. Am finally posting the completed projects from last years retreat There are a total of 23 projects from the 2016 Retreat, so stay tuned for the posts forth coming.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Beautiful Life Asian Marci Twist Card

For my Niece's birthday, I wanted to make a special card. Inspiration and card tutorial from Jennifer D - her blog post here. Stamps and dies used are  ONLY available from being a monthly subscriber of La-la Land Crafts. Shimmer card base is using Core-dinations lavender. Decorative Washi paper can be purchased from Hanko Designs found here. All other papers from Recollections.
La-la Land Crafts Stamps used:
Happy Critters (La-la Land Crafts Add-on July Kit) for inside message.
Beautiful Life Marci (July Kit)
La-la Land Craft Dies: Cherry Blossom Branch, Cherry Blossom Fan (July Kit), Cherry Blossom Border (July Kit), Temple (July Kit), Mini Cherry Blossom (July Add-on Kit).
Other Dies used:
Jaded Blossom Stitched Circles
Die-namics (My Favorite Things) Stitched Circle Stax

 Copic colors for Marci:
Face: E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, R11, R20, R21
Hair: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9
Obi: V20, V25, V99
Dress: V17, V20, V25, V99, R81, Clear Wink of Stella
Fan: R00, R81, V25, V20, V99, Clear Wink of Stella
Crown: W0, W2, Clear Wink of Stella
 Put the die cut Cherry Blossom Fan around the circle to create this border:
Die cut and pop Cherry Blossom Branch with foam squares, then adhere paper flowers using a hot glue gun.  Use Copic V20 to color two of the flowers. Finally brush Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. 
 Temple die is popped.  Add some die cut Mini Cherry Blossoms (from the July Add-on Kit) to the Temple. Pearl Viva Pen is used for the flower centers.
 Crown, Hair sticks, and flower centers have been brushed with Clear Wink of Stella.
 Use a White Gel pen on the fan and dress. Dot the fan with Clear Wink of Stella.
 Here is the front edge view:
 Slowly open the card to reveal:
 A four panel animal reveal:
 Top inside card has a die cut Cherry Blossom Branch and Temple
 Copic colors for Pig: R0000, R00, R01, R02
Animal Copic Clothing colors: V20, V17, V25, R81, RV11
 Copic colors for Panda: W0, W2, R11, R20
 Copic colors for Rabbit: W3, W7, R11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E55
 Copic colors for Cat: R11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E55
Happy Critters (La-la Land Crafts Add-on July Kit) used for this inside message. Inside bottom is a Cherry Blossom Border die  along with the scattered Mini Cherry Blossoms.
 This is what the card looks like from the side with the mechanism:
Thank you for stopping by today.