Monday, July 30, 2012

Asian Doll Thank You

Here's a Thank You card that rocks!!!! I cased the layout from Jin. The Asian Doll is part of the Happily Ever After SVG cut file from Lettering Delights. I used my SCAL computer program and my Silhouette to cut this cutie. The Kanji characters are a free SVG cut file from Jin Yong (Under the Cherry Tree) found here. Patterned paper is from My Little Shoebox (from 2010 so not sure if it is still available or not) called Harmony - Tranquility. Card base is SU Old Olive, mat is DCVW's Summer Dream mat stack pack. Finish off the card with some pink grosgrain ribbon.
A closer look at the Kanji Characters cut using Black card stock, adhered using a Quickie Glue Pen: Clouds are punched using the Fiskars Large cloud punch and embossed with Cuttlebug Dot embossing folder.
The Asian Doll: adhesive rhinestones in her hair, adhesive pearls for her earrings, and of course she is holding  a antique coin. Her dress is a Cuttlebug Asian embossing folder. She is popped with dimensionals. She is about 3-1/4" high. Isn't she just the cutest?
Card inside:
Hope you all liked this card.  Enjoy yourself and have a great crafting day....................

Friday, July 27, 2012

Paradise Woodie Album

It's Summer (still) and this album sure makes the Summer even more fun. This was a Pine Cone Press kit which came with everything to complete this Paradise Woody Album.  You can purchase the kit here. Finished size is 12" x 6".  Don't you just love that Red Woodie.  The panels are really cut wood which was sponged with SU Chocolate Chip ink.  And, Like the silver trim on the Woodie?  It's a clear wire adhered with some wet glue.  Those tires are really large buttons. You will notice the photo mats have been positioned with removable tape until the photos can be permanently placed.
The Woodie is opened to reveal the following pages which are self explanatory:
Did you just love this album.  I am sure it will be a very memorable keepsake.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tropical Drink Pocket Cards

How about a Tropical Drink as pocket card for a special message?  You've seen those potted flower pots that have a pull out here's one that is cute from My Scrap Chick. The cut file is called Luau Pocket Card and can be found here. Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder used for the "glasses".  All edges were lightly sponged using brown ink.
Here's the tall pocket card (finished length 7-1/2" high x 3-1/4" wide: which was a paper piecing Tropical Drink.  It was easily converted into a tall pocket card (just like the shorter one). Front view:
Insert removed:
Back view:
And this shorter drink card is the Luau Pocket card 5-1/2" high x 3" wide; just a shorter version of the above but with the same cuteness.
Card insert removed:
Back of card:
Hope you enjoyed this different pocket card and make some for yourself to give.............enjoy your crafting day.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Miyoko Double Slider Match Box

This is the third and last image from Sister Stamps Release #8: Miyoko. It's time I made something in red so I used some SU retired designer paper that I have been hoarding.  This is a double slider matchbox treat holder.  The SU exclusive Sizzix Matchbox die was used for this project.  There is a video tutorial on the Split Coast Stampers site here. That Lacy Oval is actually a FREE SVG cut file from (posted on 4-25-11). The shape is easily re-sized using my SCAL computer program for this project.  I love that!!! There are four Hershey nuggets inside............yummy.
Copic Colors used for Miyoko:
Hair: W10, W8, W7, W5, W4
Cupcake: E71
Dress/Hair: R46, RV10, R81
Pull the decorative knot to reveal:
The knot tie is from my stash. These can be possibly purchased from a local Asian Store or even a Asian Stationary store may have them. Attach to end of matchbox through a pierced hole. Then secure ends either by gluing them down or really sticky tape.
The stamped message is actually from SU On Your Birthday. I cut off the other words "it's your day" to get this snipped message. You can see part of the "slider - 1-1/4" square punch used for the clear plastic mechanism slider.
Back of the Matchbox: nice and clean.
Hope you enjoy this post...............have yourself a very crafty day.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Round Side Step Mariko

Sister Stamps release #8 includes Mariko holding a gift - perfect for those birthdays.  I made a round side step card, a little different from those rectangular or square ones. In fact, I was able to easily create this using my Silhouette Program and cut out using my Silhouette. SCAL users: this can also be created in SCAL because it is a simple 4-1/4" circle, just put a few fold lines and you are done.  Original tutorial (and a template) can be found from Norma's blog: From My Craft Room posted 3-22-12. I love how this card rocks back and forth.  Adhesive pearls make the perfect finishing touch..
The note card is removable for a hand written personalized message..............
Side views:
To make this card:
(1) 4-1/4" Circle Card Stock, using the template info in this blog post.
(1) 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" Washi Paper
(1) 2-1/4' x 2-1/4" White Card Stock
(1) Cut shaped Washi
(1) 2-3/8" x 3-3/4" Card Stock, punch presents at the top
Separate punched presents with backed purple card stock paper.
Fold the circle as shown, attach shaped Washi:

And here's how to create those gift packages. Use the Martha Stewart punch on the edge, then cut each package with different colors.
And oh yes, Copic colors used on Mariko:
Hair: W10, W4, W5, W7
Face: E21, R20
Clothing: BV00, V17, RV10, R81, Gold Jell pen for package tie and dress accents
And Yes, for one of the packages, I did punch it out in Neenah White Card Stock, then used Copic BV00 to color it so it would match the gift package Mariko is carrying............instead of looking through my scraps for something that would match.
Have yourself a great crafting day......................

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Flip Flops Spinning

Here's a creative card made by my gal pal Gail. Don't you just love this card?  Gail used the Papertrey Ink's Flipping Out Stamp Set found here and the die (found here).  We both love this set and I am soooo happy to receive a card made from it.  And, don't you love that spinner channel?   It's also a die from Papertrey Ink.and can be found here. Love t he Kraft CS and SU Real Red CS used (may fav combination............) Love the glitter hearts for the flip flop decoration, too.
Here's a couple more photos with the flip flops spinning around from one end to the other.
And the stamped message: I love those real shells from Hawaii on each end:
No gift from Gail is complete without yet another surprise: the rage of Washi Tape in a range of the rainbow colors for every, eh?  These will be so useful as accents. Along with a pair of red socks with pandas on them. I even love the way she packed everything in a red shortie bag with ties.
Thank you, Gail for such a great card, Panda socks, and the Washi Tape goodies.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Shadow Box Birthday Card

OMG - are you all going to be soooo jealous or WHAT?  Well, I would be if I saw this somewhere.  These from the well known and creative Eunice who has a blog:  A Star for Chiemi. You've got to check out her blog for such creative projects that will just amaze you enough to fall off your chair!!!  There are far more details on her blog today.  I got all these in the mail for my birthday: Washi.......ooooh! Love them. A handmade gift box with a Washi Lid. And, of course a fabulous gift purse with a 3D Panda!!!
Here's a closer look at the Japanese Gold Mizuhki Cord decoration on top of the gotta learn how to make these.
The fabulous gift purse: inside some Hawaiian Crispi............yummy.
And here is the handmade box: inside: wow - a handmade punch card so I know what small punches I have .......too professional!!!!
 See the punches all tucked into a perfectly made container!

Now there's  one more surprise: a card. And, don't you just love the packaging, too? The card is inside a handmade envelope.  Vellum Card Stock protects the card. I love the belly band with the punched decoration.
Here's detail of the cut Gold Red Phoenix: how did she even do that?
I absolutely LOVED EVERYTHING I got - now wouldn't you? I can't thank Eunice enough for making my day extremely enjoyable last week.