Saturday, July 30, 2016

Anything Goes IAR Challenge Reminder

Hello everyone!

Here is a quick reminder post for the "Anything Goes" challenge at the I Am Roses!!! Come on guys, drop by and link your creation to win wonderful flowers from Thailand!!! So easy!

My inspiration card with the links to the flowers which I used follows:


Mixed Pastel Lily Paper Flowers
Mixed Rainbow Pastel Color Paper Roses



Challenge rules:

Challenge runs July 15th - Aug 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
Theme: "Anything Goes"
Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
One project submission per participant
One winner will be chosen
Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “July IAR Challenge”
Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th

Thanks for stopping by and happy paper crafting to all of you!


Hugs,
Alexandra

Friday, July 29, 2016

La-La Land Craft July 2016 Release - Winter Luka

Hello again!

As I promised yesterday, today there is another (and the last) day of the New Release Showcase from La-La Land Crafts.

I have a card with Winter Luka and these dies:


Luka is colored with Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E00, E0000
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Outfit: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91 + YG00
             T6, T3, T0 + C00
             R59, R46, R43
             E57, E55, E53, E51
             N6, N4, N2
Lantern: N6, N4, N2
                Y17, Y13, Y11


You can view the cards by the rest of the team in the post over the La-La Land Crafts blog.


The whole new release is already available for purchase:



I hope you like my simple card and thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Alexandra

Thursday, July 28, 2016

La-La Land Craft July 2016 Release - Winter Coat Molli

Hello!

There is a new release of dies and stamps from La-La Land Crafts and the design team have been showcasing their cards with the new products since the beginning of the week.

My today's card features the following new stamp and dies:

Stamp:
Winter Coat Molli

Dies:
New:
Winter Flowers
Ornate Border Small
Three Christmas Trees
Lamp Post
North Pole
Icicles Border
Old: 
Double Stitched Circles
Pierced Scalloped Circles


Molli is colored with the following Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E57, E55, E53
Outfit: B26, B24, B23, B21
             E74, E71, E70
             W5, W1, W0
             BG06, BG04, BG02, BG01


Here are closer looks at the details:



Here is the pictures of the whole new release which is available for purchase from the La-La Land Crafts Internet store:



Thanks for stopping by and see you again tomorrow for another day of the new release showcase.



Hugs,
Alexandra

"Magnolia Sky" Sliding Mini Album in a Case

Hello and great to see you here!

Many of you like the sliding mini album in a case which I created some time ago using the Graphic45 "Safari Adventure" paper. I got a lot of requests for making a tutorial on that project, so here is another version of the case, in pastel colors, with another sliding mini album inside.

I used the paper from the Ukrainian company - "Fabrika Dekoru". The collection is called "Magnolia Sky". It is available in several sizes: 6"X6, 8"X8, 12X12". For my project I used the 8X8 and the 12X12, as well as the cutting sheet and the ATC cards.

This is how everything turned out:


The tutorial for creating this suitcase and an album cover with the sliding mechanism is available for purchase for 15$. It is a video tutorial, which includes 4 parts. I am also providing the link to AliExpress where you can purchase the metal hardware for this project.

Since the structure and the embellishing of the pages depend a lot on the paper, I'm not covering in the tutorial the way of embellishing the album's pages. I have an explanation on the page construction only. There is also a video of  the album's cover  embellishing .





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** The links to the video tutorial will be e-mailed to your registered PayPal address within 12 hours from the purchase **
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One more thing - if you are USA based, you can get the kit for creating this project from the Photographs and Memories store. The kit includes the tutorial as well.

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Let's have a look at the rest of the pictures:



















Here are both of the suitcases side by side:



You can find the video overview here:


I hope you like both of the project and thanks so much for visiting.


Hugs,
Alexandra

Friday, July 22, 2016

CD Player and Case - Mini Album using Graphic 45 Cityscapes

Hello everyone!

My today's project is for the Graphic 45 Design Team, where I was given an assignment to create an easy travel themed mini album.
So... Thanks to the nature of the Cityscapes collection which I used, it is indeed a travel mini, but also a music related one because of the headphones and the design - I created a music player with a CD holder (Mini Album).


The album was created to fit into the 5” X 5” Black MixedMedia Box.
The base of the discs were cut from the Photo Mats, which came with the box.

The perfectly sized die for cutting the base of the disks was the largest from the Double Stitched Circle dies by La-La Land Crafts:
The perfectly sized die for cutting the mats of the disks out of patterned paper was the largest from the Stitched Nested Circles  by La-La Land Crafts, while the center of the disk was cut with the smallest of the Stitched Nested Circles .
To punch out the foiled disk centers I've used the circle punches of the 0.5" and 3/4" size.

The opening for taking out the disk was created on the tracing paper with the help of the Bandaid Die from the February 2016 Club Kit by La-La Land Crafts.

Here are the additional pictures of the player and the mini album:













The pictures below will give you an idea about the inside photo mats:













If you want to create a similar project by yourself, you could find useful the following measurements:

Chipboard for the album:
Covers – 4.5” X 4.5” (x2)
Spine – 4.5” x 1 3/4"


Hidden Hinge Binding for 6 pages:
4 1/8” X 8 3/4"
On the long side score at:
1.5” > 1 7/8” >2 1/4" > 2.5” > 2 7/8” > 3 1/4" > 3.5” 
> 3 7/8” > 4 1/4" > 4.5” > 4 7/8” > 5 1/4" > 5.5 
> 5 7/8” > 6 1/4" > 6.5 > 6 7/8” > 7 1/4"

Black cardstock for the pages:
8 7/8” X 4 1/4" 
On the long side score at: 4 1/4” > 8.5”
Black cardstock for the mats:
4 X 7.5”
On the long side score at 3 3/4"

Tracing paper for the CD pockets:
4 1/8” x 4 1/8”





There is a video for creating the headphones at the bottom of this post. It is not a tutorial, but it can give you an idea about putting them together.

The list of the supplies:
Dies:
Double Stitched Circle dies by La-La Land Crafts
Stitched Nested Circles by La-La Land Crafts
Bandaid Die from the February 2016 Club Kit by La-La Land Crafts
Circles Movers and Shapers Die by Tim Holtz (for creating the headphones)
Punches:
0.5” Circle Punch
3/4" Circle Punch
Embellishments:
Wooden Spools, Metal D-Rings, Glass Cabochons
Mediums:
Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Inka Gold Iceblue Paint

The video overview of this project and the tutorial can be viewed on YouTube:


And here is the video process of creating the headphones:



I hope you find this useful and inspiring.

Thanks for stopping by.



Hugs,
Alexnadra