Alice in Wonderland themed LE for a swap – Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! I recently participated in a loaded envelope (LE) swap coordinated by a facebook group (Loaded Envelope Galore). The criteria/requirements were pretty simple: The envelope had to be 4″ x 6″ with a minimum of 2 pockets, a large tag to fit the largest/main pocket, 1 envelope with tags, stickers, or other goodies that fit in it, 1 altered paper clip, 1 wand, at least 5 embellishments, at least 2 Alice in Wonderland inspired images, and 5 die cut outs.

This is the first LE I’ve ever made and I even got to use tons of awesome Creative Embellishments goodies on it! I had so much fun creating this project for my swap partner, Raquel, and hope to participate in more swaps in the future! Here’s how it looks fully assembled and stuffed:

 

For the back, I added an additional gusseted pocket with reinforced slits to threat the lace tie through. The pocket drops open when the ribbon is untied, allowing it to hold more than a flat pocket would allow. I added an octagon shaped folded note with a quote from the book printed onto it. I wrote my partner a note inside:

 

Here’s the pocket emptied out, shown here with the 2 large tags I created for it and the front of the wand:

 

Close up 1: Features a CE Butterfly Flair button.

 

Close up 2: The tag on the left features a book stack wood veneer piece from the Graduation Set, an adorable wood veneer Bunny, chipboard playing cards from the Family Game Night set, an adorable little door piece from the Fairy Door Set 1, and 1 Steampunk Timepiece. The tag on the right has a Mini Pocket Watch tucked behind the little Webster’s Pages baggie and the altered Julie Nutting doll. I couldn’t find a JN doll that quite matched what I had in mind, so I used the Candie design, trimmed the short hair off of the sides of her head and drew in long hair. I then sketched out an apron to layer over Candie’s dress, along with the collar, to make her look more like the Alice character.

 

Close up 3: To make this piece, cut 2 strips of patterned cardstock, punched one edge on each piece, then accordian folded them to create 2 separate rosettes. I adhered 1 on each side of a 3.5″ doily. I set that part aside and got the toppers ready by layering a die cut stickers over punched, scalloped circles, which I then adhered onto 2.5″ doilies. From there, I added the paper straw handle by inserting it between 2 folds on one of the rosettes. Next, I added some string and glued the toppers onto the rosettes to create the double sided wand. To finish it up, I added 2 different laces to the handle.

 

Close up 4: The back of the wand.

 

Some of the die cuts and embellishments I created and included. The bundle on the left is a stack of 3 die cut envelopes. The Webster’s Pages baggie on the right contains 4 diecut doilies and several gold accented stickers that I felt went with the Alice in Wonderland theme. 🙂

 

Close up 1: I used a CE Square Mini Frame to create a mirror embellishment with some foil tape (bought at a hardware store).

 

Close up 2: A little shaker box embellishment with an image of the caterpillar character inside. The sequins were actually left over from the product swap we had with SpiegleMom Scraps back in March.

 

These are the altered paperclips I created for Raquel. The center piece at the top features 2 wood veneer Mushrooms from the CE store, the center one at the bottom includes an outlined Rose from set 2, and the one on the right has an altered Butterfly from a set of 5:

 

Image from the side showing the 3 gusseted pockets:

I hope Raquel liked what I created for her! On her youtube channel, you can check out her video tour of the incredibly generous package she sent me. She sent me sooo many awesome goodies that it’s actually split into 2 parts! She also has a separate video of her opening this LE that I sent her. 🙂

Part 1 of Raquel’s LE that I received: Raquel’s project part 1

Part 2 of the LE Raquel created for me PLUS the adorable mini she also included!!! Raquel’s project part 2

The super sweet video she made of her opening the LE I sent: Raquel opening the package I sent her

You can also check out her blog here: https://paintsandglitter.blogspot.com/

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Back to School – dt Layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday again, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a page I created based on the September My Mind’s Eye sketch and some fabulous Creative Embellishments Wood Cuts! Though I’ve created several pages using the awesome CE chippies, this was the first time I got to play with some of the wood pieces…and I AM IN LOVE! They are so adorable, detailed, resilient and oh-so-fun to alter!

Now that September is coming to a close and I am finally getting around to scrapping photos of my son, Alex’s, first day of school…from last year. lol But, thanks to all that procrastinating, I got to use these fun pieces on my page. 😀 Here’s what I created:

Back to School

This close up shows the details on that cutie worm in the apple:

Back to School detail 1

Check out how intricate, yet sturdy this bus piece is:

back to school detail 2

I was sooo pleased to see how clear the etching is in the pencil and ruler. AMAZING!

back to school detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments School Set of wood cuts
MME papers, enamel dots and brad
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Pitt Big Brush Markers and pens
Signo pen

The fabulous MME sketch I worked with:

Sept MME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFL!

Blog Candy – Giveaway

To celebrate the grand opening of Creative Embellishments and my new position designing for them, I’ve decided to host a little giveaway of my own! I’m up on their blog every Thursday with a project to share, so I would LOVE if you’d stop by and leave me a comment. 😀

So…in order to win this prize:

Simply head over to my Thursday post on the CE blog and leave me a comment. If you’d like to follow their blog while you’re there, that would be even better! 😀


Prize contents:


Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers
Tim Holtz Chitchat Verbages
Tim Holtz Reinforcers
1 pack of 3 Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Vintage Phote, Clear Rock Candy, Black Soot
Teresa Collins Blingage Gentry’s Glitter
Teresa Collins Blingage Seth’s Fleur de Lis
1 pack of 3 Prima Butterflies
6×6 Lily Bee Harvest Market Tiny Tablet
6×6 MME Stella & Rose Hazel paper pad
6×6 MME Stella & Rose Hattie paper pad
MME Stella & Rose Hazel “Memories” acrylic stamps
3 Jenni Bowlin sticker sheets
2 Faber Castell Design Memory Works Pitt big brush markers
3 FC DMW metallic artist pens
3 FC DMW gelatos


I will select 1 random winner from all the comments left on my Thursday post on the CE blog. The comment must be made before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 11th to qualify. I will post the winner of my blog candy here on my personal blog on Thursday Sept 12th. The winner must then email or PM me on facebook with the correct mailing addy for me to send their prize. Good Luck! 😀

Alphabet Love – MME June sketch entry

It’s been quite a while since I played along with the fabulous challenges over on the My Mind’s Eye blog and when I saw this month’s sketch, I couldn’t resist. I had these pics of Christian I’ve been wanting to scrap and knew the MME sketch would be perfect for them!

Christian has been obsessed with the letters of the alphabet since shortly after his first birthday. Singing the alphabet, playing with foam letter shaped pieces, watching The Letter Factory by leapfrog and signing the letters with his tiny hands. He loved and still loves anything to do with letters. These pics were taken when he was 1 year and 4 months old, happily munching on Cheerios while he played with an alphabet toy. 😀

Here’s what I came up with for the MME challenge:

This is the fantastic sketch I worked with:

Materials:

MME Follow Your Heart “Be Amazing” papers, layered stickers, decorative buttons, paper clip and brads
MME Lost and Found II brad
Tim Holtz tissue tape
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush
acrylic paint

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG

Helmar 450 quick dry

TFL! If you’d like to play along with the MME challenges or check out the other entries, CLICK HERE!

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