Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Last Post of the 2016 - Inspiration for the I Am Roses


The 2016 is almost over and in my today's post I want to wish to everyone of you, my dear readers, all the best in the coming 2017. I wish you new goals, including creative goals of course, new experiences and new positive emotions, a lot of love and appreciation from those who are dear to your heart, less stress and failures, a lot of health and mental peace.

My last card of this year is for the I Am Roses team, and of course it is made in the winter spirit :)



I've used the following IAR flowers:
Mixed Silver Gold Paper Roses Crafts Flowers


I want to thank you dear friends for your support and sweet comments, for your feedbacks and messages. I am looking forward to start the 2017 which will bring more projects and challenges for different design teams, including a few new ones.
Stay tuned :)


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Steampunk Style Box - Tutorial

Hello dear readers!

Today I am popping in to share a steampunk style box and a tutorial for creating it. The project was made for the Fantasy Hobby Shop, so I used the following dies from this brand:
Стрекоза - перо
Составная лампочка

Here is the final result:




A list of the needed tools and supplies:
12"х 12" medium weight chipboard (1 pc)
12"х 12" black cardstock (2 pc)
12"х 12" craft cardstock (2 pc)
scor-tape
hot glue
scissors
ruler
wet glue of your choice
poking tool
Duck Tape
Distress Stain (Vintage Photo)
Distress Ink (Walnut Stain)
Distress Crackle Paint
embossing powders (Black and Copper)
steampunk stamps
metal closures
metal cogs
brads





The box measures 4.5" X 4.5" and is 2" deep.




Here is another close-up of the cover:


The pictures don't show the real pretty look of the box, so only if you follow the tutorial and will create one for yourself, you will be able to understand and see how great it is :))


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Thursday, December 22, 2016

What is love...

Hello dear friends!


Today I am here with an inspiration for the Fantasy hobby shop and I would like to share a little album which has 6 shaker pocket pages. inside each page there are cards with the definitions of LOVE by different famous people.  


To embellish the album, I've used the following "Fantasy" dies:
"Жемчужные нити и тычинки для цветов"
"Лисичкин хвост "
"Веточка смородинка"
лист "Розы 3"

The album is completely not functional and I created it mostly for fun. It measures 3" X 4", the spine is 1 3/4". It is covered with fabric and has a moving spine, which is attached only to the back cover. A ribbon holds the album closed. 




The paper is from an old Bo Bunny stack - "Love Letters". The flowers are from I Am Roses



Here are the definitions which I found and put together in one file ready for printing, you are welcome to use them if you wish.



That's all from me for today. Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop

Hello everyone!

Are you ready for the holidays?
Do you need some last minute gift ideas?
We invite you to join the Last Minute Gift Ideas blog hop with a great group of talented designers. Hop from blog to blog and find easy, fast and amazing last minute gift ideas!
You can also win a great prize! Visit all the blogs participating in the hop, leave a comment and you can win a $100 Visa gift card!



You have plenty of chances to enter to win $100 Visa gift card each day of the hop, on any of the participating blogs. Everyone is eligible to win, whether you’re in the U.S. or international.

The winner of the $100 Visa gift card will be announced on einatkessler.com on Sunday, Dec 25th.

Here is the hop order:

Alexandra Morein (you are here)


In order to win leave a comment answering the question – “What is your favorite “can’t live without” craft supply or tool?”

Here’s the prize drawing widget:


Each of the blog hop participants is ready to share with you an idea for a project, which is both simple and yet effective.

My contribution and suggestion is creating an interactive flip book. 



The flip book that you see at the picture above was created not so long ago and (for a change) I decided to make it with a fabric cover. You can view the post with more pictures here.


There were several versions of Flip Books which I created before. You can make them either single or double, embellish the front cover to your liking and give away to the friends and the close people. I am sure they will like it, and you will have a ton of fun making them. 

A few examples for you to see...
Here is the double flip book which was created with the Bird Song papers by Graphic 45. 
It is 4.5 X 4.5":


Here is one more, using the Authentique "Durable" paper collection:


You can find a video tutorial for creating this book on my You Tube Channel:



Once you understand the way of constructing the 4.5 X 4.5" book, you can use my picture tutorial and to create a larger (6X6") flip book, using the measurements from that post.


Have fun hopping and good luck in the prize winning!!!


Friday, December 16, 2016

Kaisercraft Yuletide FlipBook - Fantasy DT Inspiration

Hello everyone!


My today's post is for the Fantasy Hobby Shop Design Team. And I would like to share a flip book, like the ones which I created before (here, here and here). But this time I covered the cover with fabric and made an elastic band closure. The papers which I used are by Kaisercraft "Yuletide", they are the leftovers from this album :)


I've used the following dies from the Fantasy Hobby Shop:
"Фонари чудес и волшебства"
"Свеча желаний"




Here are some close-ups:





A round card is attached with magnets to the inside of the front cover and can be dismantled when flipping the pages. 




You can view here how the flip mechanism works:



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Heart-Shaped Mini Album for the Anything Goes December Challenge @ IAR

Hello dear friends!

Today starts the last for this year "Anything Goes" Challenge at the I Am Roses blog
To inspire you to participate in it, I created a little heart shaped mini album. The album has a fabric cover and the pages are bound using two ribbons. I've added the third ribbon on the side for more stability, as it keeps the album closed together.


I've used the following flowers from IAR:
Mixed Rainbow Color Paper Roses
Red Medium Hydrangea Scrapbooking



Here are some close-ups of the details on the cover:



Here are the inside pages:











The back cover is also covered with fabric:


Here are the rules of the challenge:
Contest runs Dec 15th - Jan 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 “Dec 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

See you on the IAR blog and thanks for stopping by!