Friday, April 3, 2020

~ I'm all Ears - La-La Land Crafts ~

Hello My Crafty Peeps!

Today's Inspiration Friday challenge over at La-La Land Crafts is EASTER.  This challenge is one of my favorite themes of the year.  Easter is my very favorite holiday!  What's not to love about bunnies, chickies, baskets, pastel, colors, dying Easter eggs, Easter egg hunts and the best part, sweet treats....yummmmm!  



If you are a regular follower of mine, you know how much I love to create fun little scenes!  So I couldn't resist having a little fun with one of the cute pups from the Pardon My Frenchie Clear Stamp Set.  I used the ears, whiskers and tail from one of the bunnies in the Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp Set to create a whole new breed of bun bun.



Squeeeeee...Isn't he the cutest bun bun you've ever scene?!  His mutton chops just crack me up! LOL



I just adore the Dog House Die Set and thought it would make the cutest little bunny den.  Adding a carrot above the doorway was the perfect touch.  The carrot is from one of the winter bunny images from the Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set.  To create a whole carrot, I first had to stamp the part of the image that had the carrot onto a Post-It Note to create a mask.  I then trim around the bunnies arm to create the mask.  Because the bunnies arm was so small, I actually had to use a piece of tape to adhere the arm to the stamp so that it would create a hinge and stay in place when I stamped the actual image onto a piece of cardstock.  When inking up the image, I first pulled back the arm mask without removing from the stamp, inked up the carrot and with my finger  I quickly wiped a little bit of the ink away from the bunnies arm to make it even less messy.  I laid the mask back down and stamp onto white cardstock.  With a 0.3 Multiliner I drew in lines to finish creating the carrot where the arm of the bunny would have been.  I added in a few extra lines to make the carrot look more realistic.



This bun bun is extra hungry, so I added some carrots inside the wheelbarrow from the This Little Piggy Clear Stamp Set.  We can't have a hungry bun bun now can we?! (hehe)



What's Easter without an Easter egg hunt?  I took the leftover diecuts from the toe pads of the Paw Scalloped Border Die and made Easter eggs.  These paw paws make the cutest itsy-bitsy teeny-tiny Easter Eggs.  I'm totally in love with them!

~ La-La Land Crafts ~
Pardon My Frenchie Clear Stamp Set
Snow Amazing Clear Stamp Set

This Little Piggy Clear Stamp Set
Bunny Hugs Rubber Stamp

Love You More Paper Pack

Hello Life Paper Pack

Snowy Hills Layering Stencil

~ Copics ~
Fur -W00 W0 W1 W3 W4
Ears/Snout - R0000 R000 R00 R01 R02
 Eyes -B91 B93
Carrots - Y02 Y08 Y35 Y38 YR04 YR09 
Greens - YG0000 YG21 YG01 YG23 YG25
Wheelbarrow - E21 E93 YG91 E08 E09 E97 E37 E79/W4W5W7W9
Easter Eggs - Y11 Y13/YR61 YR65/R20 R22/YG01 YG03/BG10 BG11 BG13
Blender Solution/Texture Rag
Multiliner - 0.3

~ Misc. ~
White Gelly Roll Pen #08

**I participate in La-La Land Craft's affiliate program.  That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here on my blog. (At NO additional cost to you).  This allows me to be able to make more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your support!!!

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~

Friday, March 27, 2020

~ Love Is All You Need Card In A Box - La-La Land Crafts ~

Hello everyone and welcome!

Today's Inspiration Friday challenge over at La-La Land Crafts is to make a 3D PROJECT.  I decided to really challenge myself and make something I had never made before, a card in a box.  Boy, was it fun to create and it is so stinkin' cute!


My project centers around the sentiment, love is all you need.  When I saw the sentiment and the piggies holding hands in the Hogs And Kisses Clear Stamp Set, it reminded me of the Michael Jackson/Lionel Richie song, We Are the World.  The COVID-19 is not just affecting us here in the USA but the entire world.  We all need to work together to do our part to get rid of this terrible virus.  Staying home and making handmade kindness may seem to be a small effort in helping to eradicate the virus but it can truly help change someones life by letting them know they are thought of, cared for, and loved in these uncertain times.

WE ARE THE WORLD

There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on
Pretending day-by-day
That someone, somewhere soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know, love is all we need

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

Oh, send them your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving
Oh, there's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well let us realize
Oh, that a change can only come
When we stand together as one, yeah, yeah, yeah...


These piggies are so cute and so much fun to color.  I love their little bellies!  I always have to give them a sweet little belly button...lol


In order to fit all four piggies across, I had to make a horizontal style card in a box.  Here is a quick little tutorial on how to make this fun little project.

INSTRUCTIONS
- You will need to cut a piece of white cardstock to 11" x 4 1/4" for the base of your box.
- Along the long edge, score at 3 3/4", 5 1/4", 9 and 10 1/2".
- Rotate and score at 2 1/8".
- Cut down the horizontal score lines to the center. Remove the top half of the 1/2" tab.
- Trim down the front and side flaps to 1 1/2" leaving the back flap at 2 1/8".
- Cut designer paper layers to decorate your box and adhere.
- Fold box along score lines and adhere 1/2" tab to the inside of box.
- Cut (2) 2" x 4 1/2" pieces of cardstock for your inserts.  Score at 3/8" and 4 1/8".  Cut in half to create two 1" pieces for a total of 4 inserts.
- Adhere diecuts to inserts and adhere to the inside of your box.
- Color piggies and adhere to hill diecut using dimensional foam tape.


Hogs and Kisses Clear Stamp Set


~ Copics ~
Pigs - R0000 R000 R00 R11 R20
Hooves - W0 W1 W3 W5 W7

~ Misc. ~
Pink Rhinestones

**I participate in La-La Land Craft's affiliate program.  That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here on my blog. (At NO additional cost to you).  This allows me to be able to make more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your support!!!

Stay safe, craft on and send a little handmade kindness!

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~






Friday, March 20, 2020

~ I Believe In You - La-La Land Crafts ~

Hello my friends!

Welcome to my Inspiration Friday project where GREEN and GOLD is the theme for this week's challenge.  Now I know St. Patrick's Day has past by by a few days, so I tweaked my project to be more versatile just by changing the sentiment.  Not only can you use this card for St. Patty's Day but it could be used to wish someone luck, congratulations, being Irish (*wink, *wink), etc.  The possibilities are endless!



My vision was to create a window card that you could actually see a portion of the inside of the card and when you opened it up...Wa-Lah!  A magical Pandachaun finding a hidden pot of gold is hiding inside.  I do believe in Pandachauns...don't you?  LOL


When I look at the scene I have created, the words to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" pop into my head.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

When all the world is a hopeless jumble
And the raindrops tumble all around
Heaven opens a magic lane

When all the clouds darken up the skyway
There's a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your windowpane

To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are
Far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh, why can't I?

If happy little birds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I?

 The song is about hope, that the bad times we are experiencing right now will one day be over.  It is this feeling of hope within the song that we can all relate and need to hang on to.


I created the clovers by using mini heart diecuts from the Hearts Flurry Die and adhering them to diecuts cut from the Flower Bunch Die.  There are a total of 96 diecut and colored mini hearts that make up a total of 15 clovers.  As you can see, when you open up the card, the clovers in the window box are actually double sided.





There was a lot of love and time spent coloring up and creating these clovers but when I look at them sitting there in the window box, well, they just make me happy.  I remember spending countless hours rummaging through clover patches as a child looking for that one lucky 4-leaf clover.  Oh, the thrill I felt when I actually found one!




I created the pot of gold by using the witches brew pot diecut from the Halloween House Add-On Die Set and adhering gold sequins together in a tiered fashion using a strong quick drying tacky glue for the gold coins.  The sequins are actually very shiny and sparkly but I had a hard time getting a good photo showing this very lucky Pandachauns's shiny treasure.


Flower Bunch Die

~ Copics ~
Panda Cheeks - R000 R00 R01
Panda Mouth - R30 R20 R22
Greens - YG0000 YG01 YG21 YG03 YG25
Yellows - Y11 Y02 Y06 Y08 Y15 Y19
Oranges - Y35 Y38 YR04 YR09
Reds - R20 R22 R35 R59
Blues - B32 B24 B28 B39
Violets - V12 V15 V17
0 Blender
Cast Shadow - BV20
Blending Solution/Texture Rag

~ Misc. ~
Broken China Distress Ink Pad
Dandelion Memento Ink Pad
Silver Rhinestones
Lime Rhinestones
Gold Sequins

**I participate in La-La Land Craft's affiliate program.  That means I receive a commission when products are purchased through links here on my blog. (At NO additional cost to you).  This allows me to be able to make more projects to share and hopefully inspire you!  From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your support!!!

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette ~
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