Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tutorial Thursday- Halloween Critters Treat Bags

Hello Everyone! Mindy here with you today to show you how to create these super Adorable Halloween Treat Bags just in time for Halloween using the Super Cute Halloween Critters, and Halloween dies from La-La Land Crafts.

Here is what you will need...


Score Board
Bone Folder
Fine Mist Spray Bottle
Blending Sponges
Foam Tape
Double Sided Tape
Precision Tip Glue
Distress Inks in: Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, and Spiced Marmalade
White, Black, and Orange Cardstock
Patterned Papers from the September 2017 Card/ Project Kit


Step 1: First cut treat bag base sections to the following measurements:

Plain cardstock in either black or orange- 6"h x 5"w (cut 2 per bag)

On the 5"wide side score at: 3"and 4 1/2", then score at 3 3/4" only scoring 2/3 the way down as illustrated below.

On the 6" high side score at: 1 1/2"
Step 2: Trim the shaded sections as illustrated above from each treat bag base to create your bag tabs. Then use a bone folder to fold all the score lines. Next use a scoring tool to connect your 2/3 section score line to each bottom corner as illustrated in green in the diagram below.

Step 3: After that cut your pattern paper accent panels (cut 2 per treat bag) at 4 1/4" h x 2 3/4" w illustrated in the diagram below. For my treat bags I used the Spiderweb and Ghost pattern papers from the September 2017 Card/ Project kit. 
Step 4: Cut 2 Pumpkin Borders with the Pumpkins Border Die in the same color cardstock as your treat bag base.

Step 5: Trim off the far left pumpkin from the Pumpkins Border and glue the border onto the top of each treat bag base section as illustrated below.

Step 6: Glue both of the bottom panel sections together and then add double sided tape to the remaining tabs as shown below. Fold in the tabs and adhere to finish assembling the treat bag base.

Step 7: Using the medium Postage Stamp die cut 2 per treat bag. The first from plain white cardstock and the second from black cardstock. Then position the Haunted Hill Die over the black postage stamp die cut,  secure it with washi tape, and then run it through your die cut machine.

Step 8: Next die cut 2 Ghosts (2 per treat bag) from plain white cardstock with the Ghosts die. You should now have your treat bag bases assembled and your dies cut just like the photo below.

Step 9: On the two plain white postage stamp die cuts blend distress inks in the same colors and order as shown in the photo below to create your Halloween background skies. Once you are done blending the colors together, use a fine misting spray bottle to lightly mist over the inks to create some variety and texture.

Distress Inks used:
Blue Tone Sky- Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Purple Orange Sky- Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade

Step 10: Decorate the treat bags with the die cuts and mats as shown below.

Step 11: I then stamped the Adorable Halloween Critters onto 110 lb plain white card stock and colored them in with Copic markers. Once I was done coloring them, I fussy cut them out and attached them to my treat bags with foam tape.

Copic markers used:
Dog in Pumpkin Costume: E35, E31, E41, E0000, 0, YR07, YR04, R02, G17, YG09, YG06, C5, C3, C1, RV21, RV000
Franken Bear: YR07, YR04, R02, 0, G17, YG09, YG06, YG11, 100, C5, C3, C1, E37, E35, E43, E41, Y00, RV21, RV000

These Halloween treat bags are so fun and easy to make, and are the perfect treat for all of your extra special trick-or-treaters.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that my Halloween treat bags have inspired you to try out your own creations using La-La Land Crafts Amazing stamps and dies!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Club La-La Land Crafts October 2017 Kit Showcase


Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription
for EXCLUSIVE KITS from La-La Land Crafts!

Each month you will receive a package with an EXCLUSIVE Kit based on your subscription!
It will be automatically shipped to you by the end of each month.

At this time we offer 3 Subscription Plans:
   $39.99* Product Kit (Stamps and Dies)
$29.99* Dies ONLY Kit 
$19.99* Stamps ONLY Kit   
*plus shipping

If you've missed a deadline for this month's Kit you can still sign up today to start your subscription with the November 2017 Kit! 

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OCTOBER 2017 PRODUCT KIT includes:
- Autumn Marci
- Happy Fall
- Maple Leaf
- Oak Leaf
- Maple Leaves Confetti
- Oak Leaves Confetti
- Twigs
(valued at $85.75 )

OCTOBER 2017 STAMP Kit includes:
- Autumn Marci
- Happy Fall
(valued at $24) 

OCTOBER 2017 DIES KIT includes:
- Maple Leaf
- Oak Leaf
- Maple Leaves Confetti
- Oak Leaves Confetti
- Twigs
(valued at $61.75 )

••• Inspiration from our Design Team •••

*See Mindy's blog for more information
Copic Markers:
Skin: E04, E21, E11, E00, E000, E0000, RV21, RV10
Hair: E31, E35, Y00, E18
Outfit: R59, R35, R22, RV42, E29, E37, E35, E02, E41, E08, YR07, YR04, YR02
Boots: E37, E35, E31, E41
Hedgehogs: E33, E43, E41, 0, E00, E18, E11, RV21, RV000

Copic Markers:
Skin: E04, E21, E11, E00, E000, E0000, RV21, RV000
Hair: E29, E35, E31, 0
Shirt and Skirt: YR07, Y17, Y06, Y00, 0, E08, YR04, R02
Jacket and Boots: E37, E35, E33, E43, E41
Hedgehogs: E33, E43, E41, 0, E00, E18, E11, RV21, RV000

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Inspiration Monday

Hi crafty friends, 

Elizabeth here to share this weeks inspiration from team Monday. 
We are showcasing shaped cards this week, anything but a square.

Here's what team Monday has made to inspire you this week: 
Card by Henryka 
* See Henryka 's blog for more information.
Products used: 
Stamp: Winter Molli
Dies: Poinsettia WreathStockings BannerSnowflake Pocket
Copic Markers:
skin: E0000, E000, E00, E04, E11, R00, R20, R21
hair: E13, E15, E18
outfit: B91, B93, B95, B97, C0, C1, C3, C5,W1, W3, W5, W7

Card by 
*See Jennifer's blog for more information.
Products used:
Stamp: Marci with Books 
Dies: Double Stitched Square and Fancy Numbers
Face - E0000, E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Hair - V01, V04, V05, V06, V09, V15
Bag - RV00, RV04, RV06, RV09
Top, Shoes - BG10, BG11, BG13
Socks, Book - B01, B02, B05
Books, Souls of Shoe - YR23, E31, E33

*See Irene's Blog for more information.

Hope you enjoyed these gorgeous projects! 
Please share your own creations with us on social media, we want to see! 

Have a creative week!
hugs, Elizabeth and team Monday

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Inspiration Friday- Clean & Simple

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday!
Mindy here with you today sharing the Amazing projects that Team Friday has created as inspiration for you!

Today our theme is
 Clean and Simple

Here are the Wonderful DT creations

Card by: Celine
* See Celine's blog for more information

Polar Bears
Three Christmas Trees
Winter Hill Border

Copic markers used:
Bears: C2, C1, 0, R20, R00, 100, C8, C7
Clothes: R56, R46, R29, R27, R24, YG17, YG25, YG13, YG03
Snow: W3, W2, W1, 0

Card by: Tamara
* See Tamara's blog for more information.


Distress Ink Pads used:
Fox: Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Ground Espresso
Bunny: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Broken China, Aged Mahogany

Card by: Barbara
*See Barbara's blog for more information

Distress Inks used:
Skin: Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
Cheeks: Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Clothes: Hickory Smoke, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose
Boots: Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose

I hope that you are inspired to try out your own creations with these Amazing stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts!
and Team Friday
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tutorial Thursday - Word Shaker Card

Hi it's Jennifer here with a shaker Word Tutorial.

These are the Dies I used

First of all I cut out a rectangle using the
Double Stitched Square I cut a piece of card stock
4 inches x 5 1/2 inches.  I then placed the plates not over the end
 of the square die in the centre and ran it through my Big Shot
as in the picture below. Sorry very well used plates 😊

You will find it didn't cut the center. I then placed the square on
the opposite end doing the same but this time make sure you
 feel the die slot into the die cut stitching first. This will give you
 even stitching and straight cutting. place the plate the same
 as before as in the picture below,

You will now have the perfect rectangle to work with.
I then used the Stitched Merry Die to cut out your
 word where you want.

I then cut a piece of acetate or clear plastic the size of your rectangle
 and taped it on the back.

 I am using the piece in the picture
from under the cut out letters.

I glued it on the front of the acetate and I also glued in all the 
centers of the letters   

On the back I used 3M Scotch tape to get thickness up for your
shakers I use one thickness but you can do two if you like.
 I placed it around the word making sure each piece touches so
you can keep the sequins  sealed in.

I popped sequins in the sealed bit where the word is.
I also cut backing paper the same size as the rectangle.

I cut layers of paper to create my card starting at the shaker
 I cut each layer 3/16's bigger than the last except for the strippy
aqua that I did 3/8's bigger so I could see the stripes better.

Here it is all layered up.

I then added my coloured up Molli and used the Christmas
from the Merry Christmas Die. I cut and layered it 3 times
 from cardstock with 1 layer of matching foil. I also glued
a few sprinkled around sequins.

This is a card I did the other day with the word die Stitched Happy.
There is a whole range of dies in the collection you can do them with.
We would love to see which ones you use and what you create.

Well I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and have
a Great Crafting Week.


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