Thursday, November 15, 2018

Self Closing Bag Tutorial



Hello friends! Today is Thursday, which means it's time for a tutorial! I am going to show you how to make a Self Closing Bag. 

First you will need to gather the following supplies...

Score Board
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Wet Adhesive
Tape Adhesive
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Cheese Cloth
White Cardstock
Designer Cardstock
Solid Cardstock
Coloring medium
Candy
Paint Brush

Ok, lets get started! Cut a piece of solid cardstock down to 8 1/2 x 6 inches.

Score at 4 inches and 8 inches. Rotate cardstock, score at 1 inch and 5 inches, rotate cardstock again (putting the thinnest score line on the left) score at 2 inches and 6 inches from the top of the cardstock to the 1 inch score line, as shown below. 


Next, you will score from the bottom score line to the short 2 inch score line as shown below. Repeat the same steps for the other side as indicated in the picture below. 


 Cut all the short score lines as shown below. 


Your cardstock will now look like this...


Snip the corners off of the tab to look like the picture below.


You will need two pieces of designer cardstock cut at 3 & 3/4 inches x 3 & 3/4 inches. Cut the cardstock to match the score lines on the solid cardstock. 


Adhere the pieces to the solid colored cardstock as shown below. 


Fold the cardstock along the score lines. Place tape adhesive along the tab as shown below. 



The bottom of the bag has four tabs.


Fold them like you would a cardboard box. 


Hot glue the bottom closed. 

Stamp 2 elves from the Jolly Elves Clear Stamp SetOne on white cardstock and one on designer cardstock. Color the elf on the white cardstock with your choice of  coloring medium. (you can skip coloring the main part of the hat and the shirt.


Fussy cut the colored elf and the main part of the hat and the shirt out of the designer cardstock. Adhere the pieces of the designer cardstock to the colored elf. 

Cut one strand of Christmas Lights , one Filigree Christmas Tree and one Pretty Poinsettia set out of white cardstock. Cut an extra large Poinsettia leaf out white cardstock and one out of tan cardstock. 

Using the end of the paint brush and a craft pad, work the paper to make the flower petals curl up just a bit. Hot glue all the pieces together. Use hot glue to create texture in the center of the flower. 


Color the light bulbs on the strand of lights. 

 

Cut a small piece of cheese cloth and adhere (with hot glue) to the bottom of the bag to resemble snow. 

Then add your die cuts and colored elf as shown. 

Fill your bag full of yummy treats for a friend. 




Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have been inspired to create! 
Hugs,
         Tina
    

La-La Land Crafts November 2018 Club Kit Release

Good morning everyone! It's the 15th of the month, which means it's release day for the new La-La Land Crafts Monthly Club Kit. We have a "Rockin" theme this month! That's right...Rock 'N Roll! 

The first project I made with the November Club Kit is a tag. I don’t usually make tags, but I am in a swap and my partner wanted a tag. So I Obliged. 


When I saw Marci, she screamed late 80’s early 90’s. So I colored her in flourescent colors. That was stepping out of my comfort zone with the Copics. I had never tried flourescent colors and wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I have to say, I am pretty happy with the outcome. Maybe next time I will go for some hot pink hair 😂

The patterned paper that I used on my projects is a digital paper that I found on Etsy. I love being able to look for what I need and print it out. Cuz we all know that the two shelves that I have of designer card stock just isn’t enough! 

I used the So Many Dots Layering Stencil to create a background that looks like lights being shined on a stage. In my head, more of the yellow spots were showing on the card. Oh well...still looks cool. 
Copic markers used...

Marci
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 blush
Hair: E49, E25, E11
Vest, Pants and Shoes: 110, C8, C6, C4
Skirt and Headband: RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21
Shirt: FYG1, YG01, YG03M FYG2
Giutar: V09, V05, V04, V01, V00
Gloves: Y17, Y15, Y11, Y2

Hippo - C5, C3, C1, C00, 
Mic - 110, C3, C1, C00
Shirt: BG09, BG57, BG53, BG11, Y11, Y15, Y17

Here’s a list of the other La-La Land Craft does that I used for my tag...


Now on to my second project. A box card. 


The little hippos have made their way back and I am loving them! I am having a hard time deciding which one is my favorite. 

Copic markers -

Giutar Player - C5, C3, C1, C00
Giutar- 110, C8, R89, R46, R24

Drummer - C5, C3, C1, C000, Y17, Y11
Drums - B39, B39, B24, E35, Y28, Y26, E53, E 51, R46

Singer - C5, C3, C1, C00 R20 blush
Mic - 110, C3, C1, C00
Shirt: R89, R46, R24, Y17, Y11

La-La Land Crafts Dies



There are three different subscriptions to the Club Kit

PRODUCT KIT $39.99
- 1 (one) exclusive Marci cling mount rubber stamp
- 1 (one) exclusive coordinating cling mount rubber stamp
- a set of exclusive coordinating steel dies

STAMP KIT $19.99
- 1 (one) exclusive Marci cling mount rubber stamp
- 1 (one) exclusive coordinating cling mount rubber stamp

DIES Only KIT $29.99
- a set of exclusive coordinating steel dies in the theme of the month
You have a few days to decide which subscription you would like and still get this months kit. After the 18th, you will receive the December Club Kit. Which is sure to be just as awesome! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a craftastic day!

Hugs,
         Tina

Friday, November 9, 2018

Thank You Cards with La-La Land Crafts

Good morning! I always love when I get to post La-La Land Crafts. Why? Because that means it's FRIDAY!! Our weeks seem to be so busy. I cherish the weekends where I have a chance to slow down a bit and breathe.


I love Cowbow Boots Marci! I have colored her before. This time, as I sat staring at her, I thought her dress would look adorable if it were like a red bandana. Very countryish, right?!? I colored the dress and then added the design with a black sharpie and a white gel pen. I love how it turned out! 


I used three of the La-La Land Crafts background stamps to create the background papers. 

Stamps:

Dies:

Copic markers
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: Y21, YR23, E33, E35
Dress: R89, R29, R24, R05
Boots: E29, E25, E33

I'd better run for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a craftastic weekend! 

Hugs, 
        Tina

Monday, November 5, 2018

Reneabouquets Mixed Media Mini Canvas

Hello! Hello! 

I am super excited about today's project. It's a mini mixed media canvas. It's what I made to replace the Pegacorn mini canvas that I made last month. The one that Echo just had to have =). 


This is my favorite piece of mixed media that I have ever created. 


I used lots of products from Reneabouquets. I have left a list of each product and the link to it below. 


I even did a full video! I am still working on perfecting videos. The more I do, the more comfortable I feel. 


I had fun creating the different textures. Doing mixed media is a little like playing in the mud. A huge mess, but oh so much fun! 


I hope you have enjoyed my project! 


Thank you for stopping by. If you have time, pop on over to my youtube channel and watch the video!


Beautiful Board Ivy Heart Frame Set

Beautiful Board Small Brick Elements

Beautiful Board Hardware Gears

Beautiful Board Ornament Gears Set

Doily Lace Black

Black Microbeads 

Silver Mirobeads

Dark Teal Wild Roses and Leaves

Winter White Curly Roses

Tiny Treasures to the Uranusi and Back Glitter Glass Dragaonflies

Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste

Tim Holtz Ranger Vintage Photo Ink Pad

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Ink Pad 

You can find Reneabouquets here...

Reneabouquets

Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Friday, November 2, 2018

Interactive Cards with La-La Land Crafts

Hey guys! We have a fun theme this week at La-La Land Crafts! We all made interactive cards. I chose to make a spinner card. I had never made one before. 


Oh my gosh! Spinner cards are soooooo simple and so cute! I used the Double Stitched Hills Border Die and cut along the stitches to open a space big enough for the foam circles. If you have never made a slider before, here is a easy to follow tutorial.

I used the Candy Cane Die as a little sleigh for the Hippo. No it looks like he is sledding across the card! I love it!


The snowy background was some patterned paper that I found in my stash. Perfect for the sledding Hippo

La-La Land Crafts items used...

Stamp Set: 

Dies:
 Stitched Trees October 2018 Club Kit

Copic markers used...

Hippo and whites: C3, C1, C00, Cheeks: R20
Sarf and Hat R89, R46

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a craftastic weekend! 

Hugs, 
        Tina

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reneabouquets Fall Fairy Card and New Mood Board Challenge with Give Away

Hello everyone! I am a little behind posting the new mood board challenge for Reneabouquets. It's been a crazy couple weeks. Of course it's only going to get crazier until the holidays are over. 

Anyway, the mood board for this month is Give Thanks. Perfect for November. 

The card I made is inspired by the colors of the mood board. 


The Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Tree Frame has been in my stash for awhile. I have been waiting and looking at this gorgeous frame for some time. Waiting for inspiration to hit me. Well, I finally remembered a project I saw on a blog a long time ago. Unfortunately, I cannot remember which blog, but she used a cool technique to make tree bark. I had to give it a try for the Tree Frame. I did a short video for you! 





I colored the leaves with distress oxide inks. Dried Marigold and Scattered Straw. Then I dabbed each leaf with Mod Podge and sprinkled it with glitter glass. I am in love with the texture and sparkles of this tree! 


I backed the frame with cardstock from Blue Fern Studios Amber Apricot Collection. The colors of this collection are perfect for Fall projects. It even had a little hut for the fairy =)


On to the mood board for the month! 



Challenge Rules

1. Create a NEW project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the Reneabouquets.com store or the Renebouquets Etsy Shop 

2. Your project can be any style. 

3. Add your project to the Reneqbouquets Artist with an Edge November Mood Board 2018 Facebook challenge event by 12:00 am Nov. 28th, 2018. Check back on the 30th to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on an unedited video to ensure fairness) 

4. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International

5. Have fun!

My favorite part of this post...sharing the BEAUTIFUL prize package! This month the prize package is all about Christmas!



Below is a list of all the Reneabouquets items that I used for my card...



Toffee Flatback Pearls

Beautiful Board Medium Tree Frame

Blue Fern Studios Amber Apricot Collection

Sweet Garden Butterfly Fairy

Yellow Glitter Glass 

You can find Reneabouquets here...

Reneabouquets

Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

La-La Land Crafts Monthly Club Kit October 2018

 Hi everyone! Fall is over here in Alaska. It started snowing on Sunday and hasn't stopped yet. It's Monday night and we already have 11 inches! I love the snow. It's so beautiful. 

My projects today totally fit my snowy mood. I made them with the October 2018 La-La Land Crafts Monthly Club Kit.  


I love the little snow bunnies that come in this kit. They are adorable! 

Here's a list of the dies that I used on this card...

Stitched Trees Die (from kit)
Horse Sleigh Die (from kit)

I colored the snow bunnies with Copic markers. 

Bunny: E50, E31, R20
Hat and scarf: G99, G94, YG, 23
Snowball: B60, BV20

Take a look at the entire kit! 


It is too late in the month to get the October Club Kit, but you can sign up to get Novembers Club Kit. Which is sure to be amazing! I mean, every month I am in love. 

 Here is the second card that I made today. I have to say that I am in love with the red and white. 


I had the perfect snowflake ribbon in my stash to complete this snowy winter wonderland card. 

List of dies used...
Vintage Window Die (club kit die)
Stitched Trees Die (club kit die)

Copic markers used...
Bunny: C3, C1, C00, E93
Scarf: W5, R29, R24, R05

In just two weeks the November Club Kit will be released. Stay tuned for some major awesomeness! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a craftastic day! 

Hugs, 
        Tina

Friday, October 26, 2018

La-La Land Crafts Black and Turquoise Card

 Hi everyone!  How are you?!? I am happy it's Friday! So far this weekend holds no plans. Of course that will probably change, but for now, I am planning on some major craft time. 

This week the La-La Land Crafts team is creating with black and turquoise. I love this color combo! 


I knew what image I wanted to use as soon as I saw the theme. Darling Molli was perfect. I colored her with Copics. You will find the color combinations that I used below. 


I used the So Many Dots Layering Stencil along with Tim Holtz Oxide Inks to create the background paper. 

I filled the shaker with microbeads. Microbeads are my favorite for shakers. They are so tiny and roll so easy. I had forgotten how fun shakers are to play with! Hahaha! I must have sat there playing with the card for 5 minutes. 

La-La Land Crafts items used...

So Many Dots Layering Stencil
https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/So-Many-Dots-Layering-Stencils_p_915.html?AffId=4

Darling Molli Rubber Stamp
https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/Darling-Molli-Rubber-Stamp_p_408.html?AffId=4

Dies...
Stitched Nested Circles Die
https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/Stitched-Nested-Circles-Die_p_793.html?AffId=4

Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/Pierced-Scalloped-Circles-Die_p_789.html?AffId=4

Vintage Phone Die
https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/Vintage-Phone-Die_p_680.html?AffId=4

Wood Planks Backgound Stamp Set (sentiment)
https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/Wood-Planks_p_845.html?AffId=4

https://www.lalalandcrafts.com/?AffId=4

Copic markers
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000, blush E93 lips E04, R81
Hair: E25, E11
Dress: N5, BG18, BG13, BG11, BG10

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a craftastic weekend! 

Hugs, 
         Tina

Monday, October 22, 2018

Reneabouquets Pegacorn Mini Canvas

Good morning! I hope your Monday is off to a good start. I know Monday's can be hard. My day is going to be a happy one. My husband comes back from his hunting trip. Him and some boys from work flew to Kodiak to hunt deer and goats. They've been gone since last Monday. The girls and I are all anxiously awaiting his return. 

The swap for this month in the Reneabouquets Artists With An Edge Facebook Group was a mini canvas. I was super excited to participate in this. 

 I already had the Beautiful Board Pegacorn, so I got started right away.  


I covered the Pegacorn in Ranger Ink clear Embossing Ink and then sprinkled white embossing powder on it. (My white embossing powder has gold sprinkles) After using the heat tool to set the powder, I set the Pegacorn aside. 

I started making my canvas and Echo started falling in love. She kept telling me how beautiful it was and how badly she wanted it to hang in her bedroom. 


I coated the mini canvas with gesso, dried it with my heat tool, put Tim Holtz Crackle Texture paste on with a heart stencil, dried it again, cut out a couple La-La Land Crafts Cloud Die cuts, and then used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the cloud die cuts to make clouds on the canvas. 

To finish the canvas off, I added mulberry flowers, glass beautiful beads, lace, beautiful board leaf skeleton, and beautiful beads. You will find links to all of the Reneabouquet products that I used below.

Echo liked the canvas so much that I decided to give it to her and make another one for my swap partner =)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a great week!
Hugs,
          Tina

Beautiful Board Pegacorn 

Mini Pin Lemonade Mulberry Roses

Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Texture Paste

Glass Beautiful Beads

Rose Gold Beautiful Beads

Peach Lace

Ranger Clear Emboss it Ink Dabber 

Friday, October 19, 2018

In the Pumpkin Patch with La-La Land Crafts

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I am a movin' and a shakin' today. Starting out with sharing this La-La Land Crafts Friday inspiration with you. 


Our theme this week is In the Pumpkin Patch. Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch? In Washington, growing up, our family went to the pumpkin patch every year to pick out our pumpkins. It was so much fun. They had hay bail rides, games, animals a corn maze and snack. 

Here in Alaska, there's a you pick farm which is kind of like the pumpkin patch, but very different. We have to pick the pumpkins early (usually) due to the freezing weather. We do go to their Fall Harvest party though. The kids have lots of fun. 


I gave the plaid another try! I am loving how this turned out. I colored the jacket a light orange and then added the brown and orange stripes. Then I used the colorless blender marker to make stripes. I love how the colorless blender makes lighter tones of the colors I had used. 

I am going to continue working on doing plaid and other clothing patterns. I usually turn to Pinterest to find clothes that inspire me. 

For the curly ques on the pumpkins, I used the Balloons Die. I love how that turned out! 

La-La Land Crafts products used... 

Stamps:

Dies:


Copic markers

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E00, E000, E0000 Lips: R46, R24 Blush: R20, R30
Hair: E49, E29, E21
Jacket: YR09, YR04, YR15, E25 and Colorless Blender 
Skirt: B99, B97, B95, B93
Shirt: E31, E51, E50
Leggings: R46, YR09, YR04
Boots: E49, E29, E25, E33, E31
Pumpkins: R39, YR09, YR04, YR15

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a craftastic weekend! 
Hugs, 
        Tina