Thursday, July 22, 2021




Hello everyone! Welcome to Tutorial Thursday!

MEG here with you today to share a tutorial with you!


I really love this technique and use it a lot in my projects. This is an easy way to add visual interest, color, and pattern to your designs, and produces a stunning result.

I've chosen an easy pattern to introduce you to this technique, but you can do this with any die in your collection, not just those with geometric or inter-locking shapes.

Here is a picture of today's finished project:

skin - E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30
hair - YR27, YR24, Y26, Y23
pink - R85, R83, R81
white - W3, W1
green - G28, G46
wings - B00, Y11

white card base - 11 x 4.25", score and fold in half
pink layer - 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
plum layer - 1 diecut from Scalloped Rectangles Die, the largest rectangle
cream layer - 4-7/8" x 3-3/4", round the corners if desired
2 - flower branches from the Large Birdhouse Die
1 - small brown tag from the Luggage Tag Die (for sentiment)
10 - white jars from the Honey Jar Die
10 - yellow tops from the Honey Jar Die
~ now for the tutorial you have been waiting for ~ 

(1) Cut out all the pieces for your base and get ready to create!

(2) Working with the cream layer and starting in the center, lay out your dies and glue down. You want each die to cover about half of your paper from top to bottom. You can use a ruler if you want to be precise, but I usually just eyeball it!

(3) Stagger the next row of die cuts, to create the pattern shown below, and glue those pieces down. You want to cover the entire paper with your pattern. Don't worry about the parts coming off the edges of the cream paper.

(4) Keep going with your pattern, and glue everything down really well. Here is another progress picture.

(5) After you've covered the entire cream paper and the glue has dried, flip your paper over and trim off the parts that overhang the cream background.

(6) Here is what your paper will look like now - starting to look good!

(7) Glue the pieces of your card base down in this order: pink attached to card base. Then plum scallops attached to pink. Then, cream honey jar paper attached to plum scallops. I used dimensional foam to prop up the honey jar layer.

(8) Now it's time to finish off your card. Adhere Marci to the card front using dimensional foam, and glue your flowers to the front as shown. Make sure you emboss the sentiment onto your tag with white powder, and then attach as shown. And, you're done!

We hope that you are inspired to try out your own creation with the amazing stamps and dies from La-La Land Crafts! 

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