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Teddy in hot air balloon

Do you remember the tag I shared on Monday? The La-La Land Crafts one? Well, the kid liked it and wanted one to use as a bookmark. I couldn’t say no to that, so I made it in the requested purples and pinks. I won’t show the background, as it has the kid’s name embedded, but basically it has the same bottom border die and the quote “a book is like a garden carried in the pocket“. Links to products and list of Copics below the photo.

Stamp:
Sending Smiles

Dies:
Hello Tag
Winter Hill Border

Copics used: (purple) V12, V15, V17, V09, (pink) RV52, RV55, RV66, (teddy) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, (background) BV00

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Sending smiles tag

It is Monday again so we’re due another La-La Land Crafts post. This time the theme is anything goes so I decided to make a tag! LLLC is having a sale until tomorrow night as well. Check out the info at the bottom of this post.

The adorable teddy bear in the hot air balloon is called Sending Smiles. Isn’t it adorable? I coloured it up with Copics and played around with various combinations of colours which I rarely use together. It is fun to play around with new combination, I think.

I think the tag itself is absolutely gorgeous. What I did was that I cut it out twice and glued the sides together so I’d get the same background front and back. then I cut out some various bits in various colours to make it even more colourful. It was such a fun tag to make and there will be plenty more of those from me for sure!

Stamp:
Sending Smiles (sentiment also from there)

Dies:
Hello tag (both the tag shape and the hi in the heart)
Happy Birthday
Pierced Scalloped Circles

Copics used: (purple) BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, (red) R11, R12, R22, (green) Y000, G40, YG61, YG63, (teddy) E70, E71, E74, E77, (yellow) Y11, Y17

And guess what? La-La Land is having another sale! A QUICK 2-Day SALE in fact while they work on adding all of their inventory to their new website. Today and tomorrow get 20% OFF with coupon code QUICK20 on all in-stock products at lalalandcrafts.com! No minimum purchase required!

*valid April 2nd and April 3rd only
*valid on in-stock items only
*not valid on previous purchases
*not valid on classes and events
*not valid on Club La-La Land Crafts subscriptions
*not valid on wholesale orders
*cannot be combined with other offers

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Superhero box card

So, I got a request to make something. A box card, for a young lad. Considering I hardly every make anything for boys, and never had made this type of box before, of course I had to say yes! Haha.

I followed a great tutorial by Jenny at LaLa Land Crafts. It was very easy to follow and my box looks just like it should!

The products I’ve used are two stamps by Tiddly Inks, My Batty Hero and My Super Boy. They have been coloured in with Copic and then cut out by hand. The stars are by Papirdesign, the Happy, cloud and scalloped circle dies are from La La Land Crafts. Let’s look at the box!

Here you can see the box directly from the front:

From the left side you can see how the images pop up. The boy’s first name has been left on the photos as per the recipient’s request.

And from the right side you can see the bit behind them quite well with the English birthday greeting and die:

Here is a close-up view of the bottom of the box:

See how nicely it folds down? That made it easy to send it by post!

Superman: (skin) E000, E00, E13, E04, (hair) E71, E74, E77, E79, E49, (outfit) B32, B34, B37, B39, R22, R24, R27, R29, R89, Y13, Y19, W5, W7, W9

Batman: (skin) E000, E00, E04, (hair) E71, E74, E77, E79, E49, (outfit) B28, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, Y13, Y19

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Box for a small gift

So here is something that doesn’t happen very often, a non-card project and no colouring! I made this box by request from a co-worker. She really likes the colour blue so I wanted to make it in that colour for her. It was to be given to a couple who were both celebrating their 50th birthday.

I used various blue papers and made a sentiment myself. I cut a paper straw in half and died some twine around it. A bit of cheesecloth, chipboard and blue distress ink helped make up the rest of the box.

Here you can see the side and front of the box at the same time:

The box is easy to open. Just untie it!

As you can see, I added the number 50 to each side. One for each of the two people celebrating their birthday.

Would you like to try to make one? I’ve added a template here.

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Beary sweet bookmark

It is no secret that I love to read. I don’t read a large amount of books a year or anything, but I do try to get through one or two a month. So far this year I have finished four. One, potentially bad, habit I have is to read several books at the same time. Generally they are very different kinds of books, and I prefer to have one in Norwegian and one in English at least. I am currently reading three. This means I require a few bookmarks, and as I couldn’t find two of them when I started on my most recent book I decided it was time to make the bookmark I’d said I would make to match the one I made for the kid in January. Obviously mine had to be in a blue/teal kind of colour!

I decided to use the same stamp, as I think she’d like that. It is Beary Sweet from Tiddly Inks and I’ve coloured it in with Copics before I cut it out by hand. I adore Wryn wearing her panda hat! The tag was made using Silhouette Portrait 2. (I really don’t like that machine, but I’m finally finding something where it is semi-useful and cuts where I want (ish!).) All the papers are from Bazzill (plain) and Maja Design (patterned). I’ve used dies by Memory Box and candi by Craftwork Cards, and some random ribbon I had laying about which colour fit perfectly! I love it when that happens!

I decided to use another of the stamps in that set on the back side of the bookmark. It took a moment to find a quote I liked that I could have on the back as well, and I chose this one by C. S. Lewis. I absolutely loved watching Narnia every Easter and Christmas when I grew up. It was the old BBC series and it was worth getting up to watch it every morning for sure. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was my favourite, and as I still enjoy that story, I thought the quote was perfect! To make sure everybody knows that it’s my bookmark, I added a my name behind the quote.

Here you can see the front and back together in one photo.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, (hair) E41, E42, E43, E44, (dress) BG49, BG53, BG57, BG78, G00, (white) C1, C3, (black) C7, C9,