Monday, June 19, 2017

2017 Graduation Box Card and Lei

Had two graduations this year. This graduation is for school colors Orange and Black. Graduation box card works best.  In addition, a ribbon lei was made to accompany this card (it was sent to the East Coast: New Jersey).  Recollections Black and White card stock used for this card.  Doodlebug Cap and Gown decorative paper (used on the back). 
My Momenta Star Dies cut using Orange card stock, then randomly positioned on the card.
Flap sentiments were computer generated.  Box card finished size: 6-3/4" x 6" (flat).
Here's a closer look at the card:
Side view of card:
Card Back: stamped using Hero Arts CL336 Clear Graduation Stamps, black ink. Creative Time Stitched Gift Card Pocket Die is at the bottom holding the Michael's Gift Card.
Computer generated words used on the flaps and on the inside back panel. 
"2017" was generated using my Silhouette Computer program. Graduation hat is a dimensional sticker left over from my stash. Ovals were also computer generated, cut using the Silhouette.
Right side flap:
Impression Obsession DIE296-T cut using orange card stock, off set with black card stock.  "Hana" is also cut using the Silhouette.
Here is the card flat, ready to be placed in an envelope:
The ribbon lei:
All ribbons were purchased from Hawaii (a store called U'l Mau a Mau LLC 808-888-9487) . Length of lei is 42" long.  In order for this lei not to look like it is Halloween, only 1/8" black with gold edges were used for the subtle "spikes" along with green "spikes".  The Orange Satin Organdy with Gold(outer petal) makes the lei softer in feel and appearance. Orange flowers are a double petal: inside petal is solid satin Orange ribbon.
Here's how the lei looks in a row.
Thanks for stopping by today..............have a crafty day~!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Yumi with Fan Double Diamond Fold Birthday Card

For a special friend's birthday, a double diamond fold card and a paper treasure box (filled with coffee candies).  Inspiration for the diamond fold card is from Collette Mitrega. She has a You Tube Instruction Video on how to make this Double Diamond Fold Card found here.  My card to finish 6" by 6" instead of 6"  x 7".
 This is the card standing up:
 On the left "diamond": a die cut cloud, fans, metal coins, paper flowers, and a metal fan. 
Center section stamp used is from Yumi and Fumi. She is popped with foam squares. Die cut Asian clouds, 1-1/2" circle punch for the Sun with a die cut Pagoda.
Copic colors used to color this Yumi with Fan image:
Hair: W10, W8, W6, W4, W2, R39
Face: E13, E11, E
Dress: R59, R56, R01, Gold Smooch, Decorative Paper Piecing from Graphic 45 Bird Song.
Fan: Gold Smooch
Here's a closer look at the die cut flying cranes. Note they are cut twice: pop one layer for this look.
 Right side: die cut cloud, die cut fans, metal coins, and paper cut flowers.
 Double diamond fold flat:
 Front view of treasure box.  This box was one of the many projects made at a annual La-la Land Retreat.  All papers and metals used for this projects supplied at the retreat.  Dies used to make this box are all from La-la Land Crafts and can be found on their on line store here. Finished box size: 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 2-1/2". Asian resin embellishment is from my stash.  Those "yellow" portions are actually brushed gold card stock.
 Top view:
 Front view showing metal handle to open box: see the triple matting on all the panels.
 Side view:
 Metal hinge shown here:
 Treasure box opened:

 Lots of coffee candy:
 Underneath the candy is a sicley decorative lining:
 Underside of the box: painted wooden feet
Card details: Yumi and Fumi Yumi with Fan (retired)
Happy Birthday from Avery Elle Fan Fare Stamp Set
Stitched Oval die from Jaded Blossom
Hero Arts Little Clings Today and Always Stamp

1-1/2" Circle EK Success Punch
Designer paper from Graphic 45: Bird Song (retired)

Frantic Stampers FRA-DIE-10054 Cherry Branch Fan
Frantic Stampers FRA-DIE- 10064 Flying Cranes
Asian Cloud Die: AliExpress
DoCrafts XCut A5 Die Set Chinese New Year (pagoda)

Thank you for stopping by today. Have yourself a crafty day.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017 Graduation Box Card

Made this generic graduation card for a friend.  Since I was not aware of the school colors, I stuck to using basic Black, White, Grey and Silver colors. A box card was the perfect way to present a congratulatory message. 
 Side view:
 Back: Thank you Starbucks for having the perfect gift card
 Front back inside panel: Popped dimensional stickers and popped die cut stars:
Back panel has die cut graduation students throwing their cap in the air.  The die had been cut three times to provide stability.
 Personalized name is on the front panel.  Letters are cut using my Silhouette and Ariel Font.  Adhere a medium size brushed Silver card stock behind the name.
 A closer look at the front flap.  Brushed Silver card stock stars are popped with foam squares.  Add a silver dimensional sticker.
 Right side flap with small popped stars and another dimensional sticker.
Left side flap:
A closer look at the back:  "Best Day Ever" is die cut in black card stock and off set with Brushed Silver card stock.
 Back bottom has a gift card holder. The stickers are left over from my stash.
Card with custom made envelope.  Letters made using Silhouette to cut Ariel Font letters.  Cap Sticker from my stash.
 finished size 7-1/4" x 6-1/2" flat.
Details of card:

Momenta Star Die
Impression Obsession Best Day Ever DIE300-L die
Impression Obsession Graduation Silhouette DIE296-T die
Creative Time Gift Card Holder MCT-D65 die

Brushed Silver card stock from my stash
Recollections Black and White card stock
Doodlebug Cap and Gown decorative paper (used on the back)
Scrapbook Customs Happy Graduation DS#37546b (used for inside back)
Scrapbook Customs In-Between Year 2017b #25343 (used on the flaps)
Decorative Stripe Paper  is left over from my stash
Stickers are left over from my stash

Thank you for stopping by today.............have a great crafty day.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Robot Friend Birthday Surprise

Guy birthdays always present a little challenge. A while back, I found this cute printed paper Robot to make for a friend.  Using masculine colors for the gift bag and card worked out great.

Robot (photo of the robot further down in this post) is a printable from Rommy found here. There are several other designs in this site. The designs are free downloads with easy clear assembly instructions.  All that is needed are patience, scissors, and wet adhesive.

Stampin-Up On Your Birthday (retired) Stamp Set and Stampin-Up Small Scallop Punch used for both the bag and gift card holder. Card stock is Authentic Loyal Collection Durable Designer Paper

Here's the small bag made to fit the Robot.  White satin ribbon worked out well for the handles.
Remove the tissue carefully:
to reveal a new friend (glasses were added to the robot): Note this robot co-ordinates with the paper used for the bag and gift card. OMG - he is adorable!
When this robot is sitting on a desk, he is looking up with those big eyes!
Hope you will try making one of these robots. Have a crafty day.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt Mickey Mini Album

I still have a stash of Stampin-Up Bitty Books so decided to make these cute memorable albums for the annual Disneyland Egg Hunt Event.  The books are 5" x 4" x 1-1/4". Love they have the chipboard sleeve and chipboard album with clear inserts that will hold 3" x3" photos.  For the Album front, Mickey was altered to have Rabbit ears head band and Rabbit feet. Details as well as SVG files used is detailed below at the end of this post. 
 Here's the front: Image is popped with foam squares
 Yay - the insert is removeable and can be replaced with a photo.
 Album case back with assorted eggs behind punched grass:
 Side view:
 Another side view:
 Album pulled out: 
 Album front has the traditional Disney colors:
 Album back:
 Inside cover and additional card stock page:
This photo shows the photo sleeves and the additional card stock pages with various Disney characters.  The photo sleeves have punched Mickey silhouettes that can be used on the photo or omitted.
Details to make this album:
Paper Shaper Mickey Mouse Punch
Stampin-Up Bitty Book Kit (retired)
Stampin-Up 3/4" x 15" x 15/16 Oval Punch for eggs
Frantic Stamper Helium Balloons (FRA-DIE-09186) Die
Frantic Stamper Princess Castle (FRA_DIE-09185) Die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Friends Die
Jaded Blossom Film Dies
Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch
Core-dinations Red Small Dot paper can be found at Joann's
Bunny Ears from the Silhouette On Line Store (Easter Props)
Bunny Feet created using the Silhouette Drawing Tools
Mickey altered from Paper Piecing Pals Magical Ornaments SVG Cut file