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!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Celebrate You Marci Belated Birthday Box Card

Made this quick box card for a belated friend's birthday. It is using the Celebrate You Marci Stamp from La-La Land Crafts  found here.  Other fun projects using this stamp previously posted here on November 21, 2016. Designer papers used are from my Stash. Solid card stock (Purple, Lavender, Black, and White) is from Recollections.   Finished size flat: 7" x 7".
Various dies used:
Cottage Cutz Birthday Wishes Doily, Party Hats
Spellbinder Circle Nestibilities
Frantic Stamper Celebrate Two ways
Echo Park Birthday Cake
La-La Land Crafts Banner 
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder used for the box base contrast card stock and cake.
Celebrate You Marci is colored using Copic pens. Colors were original used from the project kit.
Front Flap: is using three dies shown here.
Left and right side flaps have a party hat die and a banner die
Love this cake die. To hold the cake upright, adhere a piece of clear acetate on the panel. Entire cake is die cut using a light weight chipboard, then card stock is adhered.
This Birthday Wishes Doily is die cut first in solid purple card stock, then die cut the same die using black for the contrast.  Use a nesting circle die to mat the back in order to show off the words "Birthday Wishes".
Here's a side view:
Here's the overhead view:
Box card Flat:
Card back with stamped message:
A closer look at the stamped message:
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Friday, December 29, 2017

Day 3 LLC Nov Retreat - Beautiful LIke Marci Asian Loaded Envelope

This project is part of the LLC November 2017 Retreat - designed by Design Team member Mindy Beverly. Her blog can be found here. Yay - it's a Asian loaded envelope - the craze everywhere for so many crafters. Envelope project here has not been embellished.  This is just the start of the project to hold so many "goodies" to share with friends who also craft.
Stamp: Beautiful Life Marci (available July 2018). Stamp is from the July Monthly stamp/Die kit. Original project is using a white card stock base.  Black card stock is used here. Finished project size: 5-3/4" x 9-1/2"
La-la Land Crafts Dies used can be found here:
Koi Circle, Lanterns Border, Lanterns, Stitched Elements, Cherry Blossoms Flower, Stitched Tags, Art Deco Border, Filigree Elements Border Set
Copic colors used:
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Face: E000, E00, E01, E11, R11, R20, R21
Head Decoration: Gold Smooch
Flowers in Hair and Fan: RV29, R22, RV42, White Gel Pen
Kimono: RV29, R22, RV42, Y06, Y17, W1, W3, YG61, YG99, E37, E43, White Gel Pen
Here's a closer look at those cherry blossoms: edges with Abandoned Coral Oxide Ink, Copic R29 Flower center, Black Gel pen dot, White Gel pen around the center of flower. The branch is die cut using the LLC Chipboard, inked with Vintage Photo.
Koi Fish die cut using Gold card stock, then inked with Abandoned Coral Oxide ink.
Lower pocket section shown here:
Front of lower pocket section: Stitched Oval is inked using Abandoned Coral Oxide inks and Mustard Seed Distressed inks. Stamped message is from the July Monthly Kit: A Beautiful Like Marci, inked edges using Vintage Photo Distress ink and popped with foam squares.
Cherry Blossom created the same manner as the top section of the loaded envelope:
Top loaded envelope has two separate compartments: one is the length of the envelope and the other is shorter.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Bell Marci Gift Tag

Made this tag to be attached to a Holiday gift. Inspiration for this tag is from the recent LLC November 2017 Retreat.  Tag was changed not to hold a gift card. Stamp: Christmas Bell Marci used.  Papers used are from my stash. Finished tag size is 3-1/2" x 5".  Dies used from La-la Land CraftsStitched Tag, Double Stitched Circles, Pretty Poinsettias,  and Joy.  A white paper doilie is sandwiched in between the die cut tags.
La-la Land Crafts Christmas Bell Marci stamp used (found here), popped with foam squares.
Copic colors used: 
Hair: T2, T4, T6, T8
Face: E000, E00, E01, R20, R21
Bell: Y13, Y15, Y17
Coat and Hat: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Hat, Mittens, Bow: R22, R59, R89
Fur: T2, T4, T6, and Clear Wink of Stella
Crystal Effects dropped into the center of the poinsettia.
Back of tag:
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Minnie Mouse Gift Card Holder

Made this gift card holder for a birthday. Inspiration for this tag is from the recent LLC November 2017 Retreat.    Papers used are from my stash. Finished tag size is 4" x 5"  A white paper doilie is sandwiched in between the die cut tags. Papers used are from my stash.
3/4" Red Sheer Ribbon, 1/8" Black satin ribbon is through the die cut.  Die-namics Circle Dies and LLC Stitched Tags, and Gift Card Holder Die Set used for the gift card insert.
Minnie Mouse stamp is All Night Media (very Old) Disney Scrapbooking using Copic coloring pens along with Clear Wink of Stella.
Sizzix Celebrate Thinlits - cut 3 times and glued together to create a raised embellishment.
Tag back:
EK Success Star Punches, add Clear Wink of Stella
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