Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ruffles Marci Stationary/Trinket Box

Wow, wow, wow!!  I hadn't made any projects since our last CHA in July!!!  FINALLY here is a NEW one!!  

And I got to play with the NEW Marci stamp too!!  This is Ruffles Marci!!  This stamp is not even released yet, so consider this to be a sneak peek ;-)  

I created a Stationary/Trinket Box to showcase our new Marci.  I created my own template for the box and the lid.  The box is pretty big, it measures 6" x 6" x 2".  Inside dimensions are 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" with a divider.  The way I positioned my divider my box will fit regular size cards and postage stamps, pens, etc. - making it a Stationary Box.  However, this box can be used for pretty much anything if you move divider, make two or even four slots there to create a trinket box.  Or, you can leave one big space and store whatever your heart desires in it!!

This is one of the projects for my SEPTEMBER Workshop

SEPTEMBER Workshop is scheduled for:
Sunday, September 25th
10 am to 6 pm
at Scrapbook Island in San Jose, CA

This Workshop is by invitation only.  If you would like to attend but did not receive an Evite invitation from me, please email me at and I will add you onto the list.

I've seen other crafters making the images look like 3D without using pop dots but instead shaping the elements on the image.   This is my first time giving an image some dimension this way.  I really, really, really love how my Marci has turned out!!  I took quite a few pictures to show you so hopefully photos do it the justice. 
Oh, and those dots on Marci's hair band - they are not a part of a stamp, I drew them with my Memento Marker.  I thought it was a nice touch :-)

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Ruffles Marci by La-La Land Crafts (available late September), Post Card by Whimsy Stamps, Tickets by Tim Holtz

Papers: Craft Cardstock by Bazzill, Pink Paisley DP
Tools: Scor-Pal, TH Clock, Spellbinders Rose Creation, EK Success Border Punch
Other: Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Crystal Stickles, Viva Pearl Pen

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair - YR20, E11, E13, E17, E18
Blouse - Y32, Y35, Y38, YR16, YR18
Skirt and Shoes - C00, C1, C3, C5, C7


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  1. Wow, stunning Irina. Your colouring is just amazing and I adore all the pretty details of this box. Such a shame I can't attend the workshop ! Would love to go.


    Jo x

  2. Det er bare en rigtig sød æske... superfin.

  3. Your colouring is fantastic and until you told us I did't realize that you hadn't used pop dots. Thanks for sharing!

  4. She is so cute, and your coloring is fabulous. LOVE the clock in the background.

  5. Hi Irina!!!

    WOW! This is gorgeous!!! I wish I could attend your workshop. Too bad Cali. is so far from Michigan :-(


  6. Stunning project! Love the new Marci!

  7. I wished I lived in the Bay Area. I would definitely love to attend one of your workshop. This project is just amazing.


  8. OH HOLY MOLIE Irina!! This is fabulous ta-boot!! loving the dimension you gave her... but am confused about how you did it? What exactly is "shaping the elements on the image"??? It looks pop-dotted??? Anyways, she is A♥D♥O♥R♥A♥B♥L♥E!!!