Showing posts from September, 2022

Happy OWLoween!

This week at La-La Land Crafts, our design team created with the theme:   HALLOWEEN (or shall I say... OWL-oween! 🤣)  I have to admit, I was stumped!  I don't have Halloween stamps, so I got creative with stencils & dies.  I had this really cool  Cave Die ,  and I thought what a  hoot  it would be to use the   Owl Builder Die  and create kindof a spooky sky background!  Then... (and this is the cool part)... I thought I would make the owl swing from the top!!  I got that idea from recently seeing Sam Calcott's video  here .  I did make some adjustments - I did not use her die set, I just hand cut & punched my own for the mechanism, but it's so easy and totally works!  Swings pretty well too, I might add!  Design Steps: 1.  I started with a black Top folding square card base that is 5-1/2".   I then die cut the largest die from the  Cave Die  set from the card front. 2.  I decided to add a lil stenciling on the front so I used white craft (Pigment) ink and the

STAMPtember Exclusive

It's STAMPtember's 13th Anniversary!!    I'm here today to reveal a LIMITED EDITION exclusive stamp set collab between Simon Says Stamp and La-La Land Crafts and it's a cute Christmas set called Fabulous Holiday which you can get just the stamp set, or the stamps & dies -- but these sets sell out incredibly fast, so you must act fast!! The  STAMPS & DIES SET   has s old out, but the stamp set is still available!! Get the STAMP SET Remember:   Once this set is gone, it is gone for good - never to be released again!  Need some inspiration?  :)  I've created 2 cards. A Shaker Easel Card This is actually a stamp of one caroling ostrich but I did mirror stamping to get the reversed 2nd one 🥰 Additional PRODUCTS: Starry Night Paper Pack Forest Die Lamp Post Die Three Snowflakes Die Wreath with Bow Die Scalloped Sentiment Labels Die My 2nd card is a A Twisted Gate Fold Card Additional PRODUCTS: Merry & Bright Paper Pack  Snowflake Edge Die Large Stitche

Halloween Release

Happy Monday, crafty friends!  This is a super easy-to-make "Inside Pop Up Card" featuring dies from CottageCutz new  Halloween Release ! Here's the inside of my card... And here's the front... There are 21 dies in this release and they're currently on sale with a  50%  discount on the entire bundle or  30%  off individual dies for a limited time ~ so hurry over to the online store to make your selections!! I used the  Spooky Halloween Castle , the  Spooky Kitties ,  Spooky Fence Mini , the  Web  and  Graveyard  for the inside of my card - and for the front, I also used  Trick or Treat Phrase , and  Spooky Truck  (just the spider).  As always, you can click on the pictures to see them larger. ☺ Design Steps: I started with a piece of white cardstock cut at 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" .   From a piece of scrap cardstock, I made a circle stencil by die cutting the 4th largest of the Pierced Circle set   from the middle of my paper.    I alternated the positive and neg

Simple Nativity Duo

Hello on this sweet Sunday!    Today I have some super easy-to-make Christmas cards using the beautiful new nativity dies from The Scrapping Cottage's  CHRISTMAS 1 RELEASE .   Using the same dies and switching up the colors, you can achieve different looks - the lovely dies do all the work!   The strip of striped paper is from the Merry & Bright Paper Pack from La-La Land Crafts.  I made the sentiments on my computer.  PRODUCTS I USED:                See the whole  CHRISTMAS RELEASE #1! Happy INKing!

Hedgehug in a Mug

Hello crafty friends!  I am loving these adorable hedgehogs at La-La Land Crafts!  This week, we were given the theme: CARDS WITH POCKETS PRODUCTS: Holiday Smiles Clear Stamp Set Note to Self Paper Pack Christmas Cheer Paper Pack Autumn Things Die Left Pocket Die Birch Trees Die Stump with Twig Die COPICS MARKERS: Hedgie:  E40, 41, 43, 33, 51, R20, 11 Mug:  G93, 95 Hat:  E40, 43, Y13, 19, YR36, G93, 95 Hop on over to the  La-La Land Crafts BLOG  or our   FB Fan Group   for more inspiration! Happy Inking!  ♥ ♥ ♥ *Affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. 

4-Drawer Christmas Easel

Happy Monday friends!    It's been a li'l while since I've made one of these 4-drawer easel cards so I thought I would make one using the NEW CHRISTMAS RELEASE   at The Scrapping Cottage!   These are perfect for gifting li'l treasures or small wrapped candies etc!  Although the top card folds down, the boxes underneath do not, so this is one of those gifts that's perfect for giving in person ... or displaying on your entryway table for your holiday guests! I've used the new    Snowman with Tree and the Happy Reindeer & Snowman   today, but ALL the individual dies in this release are  30% off for a limited time!! I created my own version of the 4-drawer easel back in 2010 by using a simple origami fold for the drawers and then I came up with the measurements for the drawer casings.  You can of course just make 4 simple boxes from cardstock, but I think it's pretty to have them made inside and out from patterned paper - lightweight scrapbook paper is ke