Happiness is a CUPCAKE

Good morning!

It’s new release time again at C.C. Designs, and oh my goodness…cuteness overload!!!  This darling girl is from the Cupcake Swissie Clear Stamp Set.

Who wouldn’t be happy surrounded by so many cupcakes!

Happiness is a cupcake

I stamped this little cupcake cutie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E04/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30
Hair:  E59/57/55/99/YR21
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00/000-BV20
Aquas:  BG49/45/23/11/10/000
Yellows:  Y15/11/00-YR23
Grays:  C6/4/3/1/0/00
Cupcake Wrapper:  E55/53/51

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The dies are from Mama Elephant, Gummiapan, and Cottage Cutz.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Happy Easter ~ La-La Land Crafts

Happy Friday!

It’s Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts and the theme this week is Easter.  I paired the adorable Marci with Tulips Rubber Stamp with the cute little bunnies from the Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp for my card today.

The bunnies that have been hopping around my flower beds have no clue Easter is on it’s way, but these cute little bun-buns do!

Happy Easter

I stamped Marci and the Bunnies on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Hair:  E57/55/99/51/YR21
Dress & Hatband:  BG13/11/10/0000/70
Hat, Shoes, Ribbon:  R32/30/00/000
Soles on Shoes:  C4/2/00
Tulips:  R35/32/30-Y15/11/00-YG17/03
Bunnies:  E43/42/41/40-C2/0

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The white stitched oval was die cut and then embossed with the So Many Dots Layering Stencil to add just a hint of texture.  It’s hard to see in the photographs but it is there.  Most of the layers were adhered with double sided foam tape to add depth to the card.

La-La Land Crafts products used on my card:
Marci with Tulips Rubber Stamp
Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp
Little Chick Baby Luka Rubber Stamp
Love You More Paper Pack
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die
Leafy Vine Die
Grass Patches Die
Stitched Sun and Clouds Die
So Many Dots Layering Stencils

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Thank you for being my umbrella

Hello everyone!

Are you ready for some serious cuteness this month at C.C. Designs?  These Swiss Pixies just melt my heart!

I ran across this adorable SVG file and thought it would be absolutely perfect for this little cutie. I of course had to play around with it a little so that the layers were matted with white…lol

Thank you for being my umbrella

I stamped this adorable little sweetie on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E04/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30
Hair:  E55/35/51/Y15
Greens:  YG17/03/01/00/0000
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00/000-BV20
Grays:  C9/7/6/5/3/1/0/00

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The dies are from La-La Land Crafts and Magnolia Stamps.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Bunny Hugs ~ La-La Land Crafts Tutorial

Happy Thursday everyone!

I’m so excited to share a cute tutorial for an adorable Easter basket featuring the super  sweet Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp from La-La Land Crafts.  There are a few steps, but once you get the hang of how to put it together it goes pretty quick.

Bunny Hugs Tutorial

To make this little basket you will need:

Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp
Love You More Paper Pad
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Circles Die
Grass Patches Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Pink Ribbon for Bow
Scoring Board and Bone Folder
Double Sided Foam Tape
Scor-tape – 1/8″ and 1/4″
Exacto Knife, Ruler, and Pencil
Removeable Tape
Green Paper Easter Grass and Easter Candy

Preparing the basket pieces:

  1. Stamp two bunnies on X-Press It Blending Card.
  2. Die cut two of the largest and two of the medium size grass patches from the Grass Patches Die set out of X-Press It Blending Card.
  3. Choose a piece of 6″ x 6″ double sided paper for the basket- mine is from the Love You More Paper Pad.
  4. Cut one piece 1/4″ x 6″ strip of coordinating double sided paper for the center of the basket handle.
  5. Cut one piece of white cardstock 3/4″ x 7″ for the handle.
  6. Cut two white scalloped circles (2nd to smallest) from the Pierced Scalloped Circles Die set.
  7. Cut four white double stitched white circles (2nd to smallest) from the Double Stitched Circles Die set.

Color your pieces and set aside.  Bunnies need to be fussy cut before final assembly.

~Copics~
Bunnies:  E55, E53, E51, E50, R02, R01, R00, R000
Grass:  YG17, YG03, YG11

Basket

Using your score board, score at 1 7/8″ and 4 1/8″, turn your paper and score using the same measurements.  Your piece should look like this.

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Using the following diagram I drew lines on my cardstock with a pencil and carefully cut on the lines.  The cutting lines are at 5/8″, 1 1/4″, 4 3/4″, and 5 3/8″.  You will need to mark the center line (3″) on the top and bottom.

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I found the lines were straighter cutting on drawn lines instead of scored lines.

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It should look like this once all the lines are cut.  I took a white eraser and gently erased any remaining pencil marks.

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Fold and crease all of the fold lines, making sure the flaps are straight with the side edges.  Using 1/8″ scor-tape I started with adhering the basket sides together, starting with the top flaps.

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Creating the handle

With the 3/4″ x 7″ piece of white cardstock and the largest die from the Scalloped Rectangles Die, die cut using the following diagrams.  Note that you will need to stop and reverse your diecutting before you reach the end of the die.  You will then need to move your die down, turn it around so the top of the die is now the bottom and partially die cut again.  I placed my paper up against the edge of my paper cutter and taped the die to the paper using removeable tape.

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Make sure the die is fully seated in place from the first time through.  This will ensure the die will turn out as if the die was longer.

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Once this is complete, adhere the 1/4″ x 6″ coordinating print centering it between the stitched lines.  Note that this will be 1″ shorter than the white piece.  Gently curl the handle with your bone folder before attaching to the basket.

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Preparing and attaching the handles to your basket.

Using two of the stitched circle die cuts, score and fold these in half.  I took a ruler and drew a line in pencil where I wanted to cut an opening that the handles could be inserted into.  I then took an Exacto type knife and cut an opening approximately 5/8′ long.  This side will be on the inside of your basket.  I inserted the handle from the top (the fold is the top) making sure that the outside of the handle faced the outside of the basket as shown.  This was attached using 1/4″ scor-tape.

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Attach the handle to the basket as shown.  I used liquid adhesive so that I had a little longer to get placement correct.

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Assemble the outer embellishment as shown, you will have two – one for both sides of the basket.  I used double sided foam tape to adhere the bunny  to the circle and then to adhere the completed piece to both sides of the basket.

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Attach a tied bow to the handle, fill with paper Easter grass and candy.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance like no one’s watching

Good morning!

Dancing is a great form of exercise…so I say rock it out and dance like no one’s watching!!

This adorable dancing unicorn is from C.C. Designs new release called ‘Funny Unicorn Clear Stamp Set‘.  This whole set brings a smile to my face…utterly adorable!!

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I stamped this cutie patootie on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White paper with C.C. Designs Black Olive Ink and colored her with the following Prismacolor Pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Greys:  PC1054/PC1053/PC1052/PC1050/PC938
Pinks:  PC993/PC928/PC1014

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The paper is from the Hearts and Pink Paper Pad.  The dies are from Lawn Fawn and La-La Land Crafts.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

 

 

 

Hello ~ La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

It’s Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts once again and this week the theme is ‘Green and Gold’.

Since we all have to practice social distancing…Telephone Marci is busy saying hello to all her family and friends via her cute little phone.  She can’t wait to catch up on all the latest gossip.

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Marci is stamped on X-Press It Blending card and then colored with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Lips: E04, R32, R30
Hair: E37, E35, E99, YR23, YR21, E30
Skirt, Bow, Boots: YR24, Y15, YR31, YR30
Green Phone: YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00, C6, C4, C2, C00
Shirt: C2, C00, Y15, YR24, YG03, White Gel Pen
Letters: YG03, YG01, YG00
Phone Die: YR24, Y15, YR31, YR30, C2, C0, C00
Phone Cords: C4, C3, C2, C0, C00

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The polka dot background was created with the ‘So Many Dots Layering Stencil‘ and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink.  The scalloped square was carefully cut using the ‘Scalloped Rectangles Die‘ with partial die cutting from both sides, moving the die during the process.  The center circle was created using one die from the ‘Pierced Scalloped Circles Die‘ and one from the ‘Double Stitched Circles Die‘, taping them together before die cutting.

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La-La Land products used on my card:
Telephone Marci Rubber Stamp
Retro Telephone Die
Telephone Coil Die
Stitched Hello Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Circles Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
So Many Dots Layering Stencils
Gold Cardstock

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Tiny Easter ~ Treat Holder Tutorial

Hello everyone!

It’s time for another tutorial for C.C. Designs,  and I’ve got a cute little treat holder to share with you all.  For this project I used the super adorable Llama from the Tiny Easter Clear Stamp Set.  This little guy is so stinkin’ cute!!

Llama Treat Holder Photo 1

Supplies Needed to construct the treat holder:

C.C. Designs Tiny Easter Clear Stamp Set
C.C. Designs Tiny Easter Outline Metal Dies

White Card Stock:
(1) cut to 2 ¼” x 9 ½” – scored at ½”, 1 ½”, 2 ½”, 3”, 6”, and 6 ½”
(2) cut to 2 1/8” x 2 7/8”
(2) cut to 2 1/8” x 3/8”
(2) cut to 2 1/8” x 7/8”

From C.C. Designs Easter Paper Pack:
(2) cut to 2 ¾” x 2”
(2) cut to 2” x ¾”
(2) cut to 2” x ¼”

10” of double sided ribbon
Strong double sided tape – I use Scor-tape
Double sided foam tape
Bone folder
Scoring platform
Scalloped Circle Dies
Small die of your choice – used to make hole for the candy treat
Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel Bunnies

  • Score the White Cardstock (2 ¼” x 9 ½”) as shown (Do not fold yet)
    at 1/2″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 3″, 6″, and 6-1/2″

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Before you fold your piece on the score lines you will need to cut out the opening for the candy to sit in.  Die cut from the right (front) side of your paper.

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Flip the paper over and place Scor-tape to the top ½” (above the treat opening).

Adhere the plaid paper to all the white pieces with adhesive of choice, and attach the Llama to the white circle with double sided foam tape.

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Adhere the layered pieces to the large white base as shown.  The ribbon will need to be adhered before the layered piece can be attached in that section.

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Fold and crease all the score lines, the top score line will fold to the front and all the rest will fold to the back.

Remove the backing to the tape from the back and attach it 5/8” down from the fold line.  Adhere the last remaining layered piece on top of it.

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Insert the candy (Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel Bunnies), close and tie bow.  Make sure you tie it loose enough that the cover can slide in and out.

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To decorate I colored the adorable little Llama from the Tiny Easter Stamp Set and cut her out with the coordinating cut it out dies.

~Copics~
Llama:  E43/42/41/40
Aquas:  BG13/11/10
Pinks:  R32/30/00
Yellow:  Y13

I cut out a scalloped circle of white, cut out the Llama with the Tiny Easter Outline Metal Die.  I then attached the Llama to the scalloped circle with double sided foam tape.  This was attached to the front of the treat holder with Scor-tape.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today!

Crafty Hugs,

am

 

A Friend like you

Happy Friday everyone!

It’s Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts once again and this week the theme is ‘Anything Goes’.

In Style Marci‘ was such a perfect stamp for me to work with for this week.  My Mom taught me how to sew at the age of 5, and with 3 daughters I have sewn many dresses throughout the years.  I often find a tape measure draped around my neck as I am busy stitching away.

A Friend like you

I stamped this darling little Marci on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers

~Copics~
Skin: E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Lips: R43/00/E04
Hair: E31/50/55-YR21/20
Top, Headband, & Shoes: BG13/11/10-BV20
Pants, Glasses, Wrist Pin Cushion: R35/32/30-R27/24/22/20
Scissors: R27/24/22/20-BG13/11/10-C3/1/00
Tape Measure: Y15/11/00-YR23
Tutu & Pin Cushion: RV02/00/000-R000/0000-C3/1/00
White Gel Pen & Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Glitter Gloss

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I love ribbon and lace so I knew I had to include them in my design.  The lace was quite wide and a bit had to be cut off.  From what I cut off I gathered with needle and thread and attached it to the bottom of the tutu with very sticky tape from the backside.  I attached little colored gems to the pin cushion for a little sparkle.

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I added tiny white dots to her glasses and pants with a white gel pen.  Nuvo Aqua Shimmer in Glitter Gloss was added to the scissors and to her glasses for some added sparkle.

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La-La Land products used on my card:
In Style Marci Rubber Stamp
Hello Life Paper Pack
Tutu Die
Dress Form with Dress Die
Pin Cushion & Scissors Die
Vintage Sewing Machine Die

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Wishing you a day that SPARKLES

Hello and welcome!

Oh my goodness…these adorable little Pixies are just the cutest little things!!

It is day 2 of the new release at C.C. Designs and this little sweetie is from the Unicorn & Rainbow Clear Stamp Set.  I couldn’t resist making her into a shaker card full of all her sparkly wishes.

Wishing you a day that sparkles

I stamped this adorable little Pixie on X-Press It Blending Card with Black Olive Ink and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Hair:  E57/55/99/51/YR21
Yellows:  Y15/11/00/YR23
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00
Blues:  B97/95/93/91/000-BG05/02
Rainbow:  RV55/02/10-Y15/11/YR23-YR16/15/Y38-YG17/03/01-BG05/02/0000

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The paper is from the new Rainbow Paper Pad.  The heart die is from La-Land Crafts.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

Bunny Wishes to You

Hello everyone!

It’s so hard to believe Easter is right around the corner!  This adorable little bunny is sending you lots of Easter Wishes to you and your family!

It’s the first day of C.C. Designs March new release and I am so excited to share this little cutie from the Tiny Easter Stamp Set.  The cute pink and white gingham paper in the background is also part of the new release and is from the Easter Paper Pack.

Bunny Wishes to You

I stamped this little bunny on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Grays:  C3/2/1/0/00
Inside of Ears:  R30/00/000/RV42
Pinks:  RV55/02/10/00
Yellows:  Y15/11/00
Basket:  E35/34/31/30
Grass:  YG67/61

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The dies are from DoCrafts X-Cut, La-La Land Crafts, and Hero Arts.

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As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx