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
Wet Adhesive
Tape Adhesive
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Cheese Cloth
White Cardstock
Designer Cardstock
Solid Cardstock
Coloring medium
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! 

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...

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

- 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!


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. 



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! 


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 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: 

 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! 


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 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 Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page