Paper Arts by The Leaf Studio

"Creating Fond Memories on Paper"

We specialize in Scrapbook Pre-Designed Layouts & Albums, Mini-Albums, Altered Albums & Books, Hand-made Journals, Embellishments and more...

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

ECC Jan 2017 - Valentine's Day Tags

Looking for Valentine's Day Tags ideas to make with your kids? Or let them make it by themselves?
Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a project:

My 4 year-old son actually made the pink tag (mostly) by himself!
Here's the video:

1. Paint Lace-Ups: Tags, Small, Arched with white acrylic paint, let dry and repeat on the other side. 
2. Then, paint it with Pearlescent Pink acrylic paint, let dry and paint the other side.
3. Stamp small heart on white cardstock in purple and cut it out.
4. Stamp scribble heart on red cardstock in black and cut it out.
5. Adhere the scribble heart on tag using double-sided tape.
6. Adhere smaller heart with foam tape on top of the other heart.
7. Add ribbon on top.
8. Optional: Add doodles and "Happy Valentine's Day" (on the back), using a black permanent marker. Color doodle hearts with a pink marker.

Here's a close-up:

And this is my version:

Follow all the steps...except I painted it pearlescent blue...

...and I stamped my heart in blue, and added some silver dots with a Silver Paint Pen:

Here's a closer look:

We hung them up on the silver Christmas Tree ('s still up!) for, I guess you could also use them as ornaments! =)

Thanks for stopping by!

White Acrylic Paint
Pearlescent Pink (and Blue) Acrylic Paints
Memento Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies and Danube Blue ink pads (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)
Red and White Cardstock
double-sided tape
foam tape
Slick Pen - Black Broad Tip (American Crafts) and Fabrico Cherry Pink Marker (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts): for the pink tag
Silver Paint Pen (Club Scrap - for the blue tag)

ECC Feb 2017 - Totem Snail Side Step Card

Have you tried a Side Step Card before? How about trying a Totem Snail Side Step Card?
Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a fun card:

Spring is almost here!!!
Time to put some plant pots outside! I hope I don't forget to water them! =)

How-To Snail:
1. Take the pieces off the carrier.
2. Use Gel Sticks to color the Totem Snail.
3. Assemble the Totem Snail, using Mini Brads.

How-To Card:
1. Use a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of cardstock for the card base (I followed the tutorial from HERE to trim and score the card).
2. I trimmed printed paper to decorate the side panel and the steps.
3. I layered digital stamps, printed and cut them out (optional: use rubber and/or clear stamps + ink pads if digital isn't your thing!).
4. Color the images with alcohol-based markers and adhere them on the steps.
5. Adhere the Totem Snail on the panel.


ECC Bee Flower Wreath/ Corset

How-To Totem Bee:

How-To Flower Wreath:
I used my Cricut die-cutting machine and Flower Market cartridge (from Close To My Heart) for this project...
1. Cut 2 different wreaths for the cartridge, using 2 shades of green cardstock. Adhere the leafy wreath on top.
2. Cut different flowers (about 2.75" to 3" inches), using different colored papers. Assemble the flowers, following the directions from the cartridge's booklet.
3. Shape the flowers and adhere them on the wreath.
4. Tie a ribbon on the wreath.
5. Adhere the Totem Bee on one of the flowers.

Mini Brads
Cricut die-cutting machine
Flower Market cartridge (from Close To My Heart)
cardstock: Green, Light Green, Light Blue, Light Pink, Pink, Light Purple, Yellow