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!

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.

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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

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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.

Hello

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

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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!

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!

Bloom ~ La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

It’s Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts and this weeks theme is ‘Spring’!  I instantly knew that I needed to do a flower garden themed card.  As soon as the snow melts that is exactly where you will find me most days.  I LOVE working in my flower beds.

This gorgeous little girl is called ‘In the Garden Marci‘ and she is out in her garden admiring all her beautiful flowers that she nurtured.  She even put out a garden sign to let her flowers know that they need to bloom…lol

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I stamped In the Garden Marci on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with the following Copic Markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E13/11/00/000/0000 – R20/30/00
Lips: R32/00 – E04
Hair: E53/51/50/31
Shoes: E44/43/42/41
Top: C2/1/0/00 – R35/32/30/00/0000/YG03/White Gel Pen
Scarf and Pants: R32/30/00/0000/White Gel Pen
Flowers: Y15/11/00 – R35/32/00/C2/CB
Sun: Y15/11/00/000
Tree: E29/25/23 – YG17/03/01
Vine, Grass, Flower Stems: YG17/03/01
Birdhouse: E59/57/55/31/30
Fence: E42/41/40/CB
Sign: E31/30 – Stake: E57

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My card base is 5.5 inches square.  This time I colored all of the elements by hand.  The background is ink blended with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron.  Marci and all of the dies are colored with Copic Markers.

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La-La Land products used on my card:
In the Garden Marci Rubber Stamp
Blooming Marci Rubber Stamp
Spring Tree Die
Mushroom and Grass Border Die
Tall Birdhouses Die
Stitched Sun and Clouds Die
Garden Fence Die
Spring Blossoms Small Die
Leafy Vine Die
Flower Bunch 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Marci in Paris ~ La-La Land Crafts

Happy Friday!!

I have always wanted to go to Paris…so jealous these little cuties got to go without me!!  Hopefully someday I will get to go, but for now I all I can do is dream about it.

My card for Inspiration Friday features the super sweet Marci in Paris Rubber Stamp and 3 of the most adorable little Poodles from the Poodles of Love Clear Stamp Set.

Marci in Paris

I started by stamping all these little cuties on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them all with the following Copic Markers.

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Poodles
W3/2/1/0/00/Colorless Blender and a White Gel Pen
RV14/13/11
BG05/02/01/000

Marci
Skin:  E13/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Lips:  RV14/11/E04
Hair:  E55/53/51/50/YR21
Shirt:  RV14/13/11/000/White Gel Pen
Skirt, Hat, Shoes:  BG05/02/01/000/0000/White Gel Pen
Socks:  W2/1/00

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The tag was made with the largest two dies from the Large Stitched Tags Die set.  I added three little pieces from the Harlequin Plate Die to the upper left and inserted a trio of flowers cut from the Rose Bouquet Die to the right side.

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The tag can be removed from the pocket.  A secret little message could be added to the back of the tag as well.

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La-La Land Crafts products used on this card:

Marci in Paris Rubber Stamp
Poodles of Love Clear Stamp Set
Love You More Paper Pack
Hello Life Paper Pack
Everything is Rosy Layering Stencil
Horizontal Pocket Die
Paris Die
Rose Bouquet Die
Harlequin Plate Die
Large Stitched Tags Die
Mandala Doily 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Always in my Heart

Happy Friday everyone!

Today’s project for La-La Land Crafts is all about the gorgeous Heart Locket Marci Rubber Stamp from this month’s new release.  This little sweetie is so incredibly adorable!  Love her to pieces!!

This new release is so full of fun products!

Always in my Heart

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

~Copics~
Skin:  E13/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Lips:  E04/RV14/R30
Hair:  E57/55/99/53/51
Shoes:  C6/4/3/1/0
Top:  C3/2/1/0/00-White Gel Pen
Skirt, Headband, Locket: RV14/13/11/BV23-White Gel Pen

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I started with a card base 5×6 and added layers on top of layers.  The pink chevron paper is from the gorgeous Love You More Paper Pack.  To this I added a border using the Stitched Ribbon Die and the Small Scallops Border Die.  I used the black Scalloped Rectangles Die for the base of the center element.  To make this fit my card I shortened it a little bit. The layers were assembled with double sided tape and double sided foam tape.

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La-La Land products used on my card:

Heart Locket Marci Rubber Stamp
Happy Heart Background Stamp Set
Love You More Paper Pack
Heart Locket Die
Heart Key Die
Telephone Coil Die
Stitched Ribbon Die
Mandala Doily Die
Scalloped Rectangles Die
Small Scallops Border 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!

 

 

Love You More

Good morning everyone!

Today’s project for La-La Land Crafts features the gorgeous Bride Mona Rubber Stamp and the Love You More Die from this month’s new release along with lots of other products.

There is so much to love in this new release!

Love You More

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

~Copics~
Skin:  E13/11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Hair:  E55/53/51
Dress:  C1/0/00-Clear Sparkle Gel Pen and White Gel Pen
Dress Band & Bow:  R85/83/81-RV00/000
Leaves:  YG17/03/01
Flowers:  R89/37/35/RV25/Y11

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To make the embossed flowered background behind the Love You More Die, I very lightly blended a piece of white card stock with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distressed Oxide Ink and then used the Rose Bouquet Die to cut several shapes.  I glued these onto a plain piece of white card stock and the cut the layered piece out with the largest Double Stitched Ovals Die.  I ran it through my die cutting machine to make sure it cut through all the layers.

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La-La Land Products used on my card
Bride Mona Rubber Stamp
Love You more Paper Pack
Love You More Die
Rose Bouquet Die
Heart Locket Die
Shabby Flourishes Die
Small Lacy Border Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals 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

I Love You

Good morning everyone!

I am SO excited to share with you that I will be guest designing with La-La Land Crafts for a couple of months.  How incredibly exciting…I am SO very honored to be given this opportunity.

This weeks theme for Team Friday is Love.  Today’s card features the gorgeous stamp called ‘Heart Hands Molli‘.  The message of “I Love You’ is for all those special people in my life that I love dearly!

I Love You

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

~Copics~
Skin:  E13/11/21/00/000/0000 – R20/30/00
Lips:  R32/30/E04
Hair:  E55/53/30
Blouse:  C3/1-BG13/11/10/0000-R85/81-YG67/23-White Gel Pen
Skirt and Shoes:  C3/1-BG13/11/10/0000
Butterflies:  BG18/13/11/10/0000/RV0000

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To create the heart background I used the heart stencil from the Hearts & Harlequin Layering Stencils.  I blended Distress Oxide-Spun Sugar very lightly on first.  Once dry I added  Nuvo Glimmer Paste-Moonstone over the top.

I lightly brushed the Rolled Roses with the same Spun Sugar ink before rolling and gluing them into shape.

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Links to the La-La Land products used on my card:

Heart Hands MolliHeart Hands Molli Rubber Stamp
Scalloped Rectangle Dies
Scalloped Rectangles Die

Mini Butterflies Dies
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Lacy Heart Die
Lacy Heart Die

Stitched Ribbon Die
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Shabby Flourishes Die
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Rolled Rose Small & Medium Die
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Hearts Forever Background Stamp Set – (Sentiment Only)
Hearts Forever Background Stamp Set

Hearts & Harlequin Layering Stencils
Hearts & Harlequin Layering Stencils

Endless Summer Paper Pack
Endless Summer Paper Pack

Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pack
Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pack

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

 

Keep Cozy

Hi All!

Hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

I am sharing a project created just for fun today.  This little cutie is from La-La Land Crafts and is called Cozy Molli.  I had so much fun adding texture to her gorgeous outfit.

Keep Cozy

I stamped Cozy Molli on X-Press It Blending card with Black Olive ink from CC Designs, and then colored her with the following Copic Markers.

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Skin:  E11/21/00/000/0000-R20/30/00
Lips:  E04/R32/R30
Eyes:  B14/12/000
Hair:  E55/31/30/50
Peachy Pink:  RV23/21/11/R000
Greens:  YG95/93/91
Grays:  C5/4/2/1/0/00
White Gel Pen

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I started with a 5×5 card base for this adorable shaker card and added lots of layers.  The dies used on this card are all from La-La Land Crafts.  I used the Double Stitched Squares Die,  Spoon & Napkin Die, Winter Hill Border Die, Large Nested Frames Die, Wreath with Bow Die, and the Mandala Doily Die.  The paper is from the Christmas Hodgepodge Paper Pack.

I used tulle to create my shaker with to give my card a little more texture and less glare.

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I fussy cut out the image by hand, popping her up on the side of the frame with double sided foam tape.  A couple adhesive back rhinestones were all that was needed to finish the card.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam