Friday, December 17, 2021

Christmas Advent - 24 Days of Tutorials - Day 17


Hello everyone! Welcome to day 17 of La-La Land Crafts Christmas Advent 24 days of tutorials!
Vic here with you today to share a fun tutorial with you.

Today's tutorial is:  How to Hot Foil using Normal Dies

I wanted to share with you how I hot foil my La-La Land Dies using a hot foiling machine. 

I have a fun video tutorial showing you different projects using the hot foil machine and lots of dies. I've made four projects showing you different effects you can do.


Gingerbread: E21, E23, E17, E44, E27, BG00, YG67, G82, G85, E25
Hedgehog: BG32, E21, E23, R20, R22,
E13, E18, E74, E79, E49,
R24, R27, E41, E42, G85, E13
Bear: E40, E41, E43, RV10, R20, E53, E55, BG11, BG32, BG01, BG000

Card size 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches

For this card I show you how I created a hot foiled background using the trees from the Snow Globe Die and I used the smaller snowflake from the Three Snowflakes Die.
I used the Deer Builder Die and I also used papers from the Merry & Bright Paper Pack for his scarf and hat. 

This card I made a hot foiled background using the Autumn Things Die and the Stump with Twig* Die. I show you how you can colour your hot foiled images too add some extra fun to your backgrounds. 

In the video I try hot foiling onto Vellum. This was a really nice effect and I added a white tag underneath the vellum tag to make this stand out a little more. I used the Owl Builder Die along with the Bear Builder Die. I think these critters look so cute on your cards and tags. I die cut the scarf and hat using the Christmas Cheer Paper Pack. I love how the pink and cream look on the bear.

This is one of the tags I made using the Poinsettia Die. I think this is so pretty and would make any gift extra special. I love how the foiling looks on darker card too. 

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  1. Wow, some awesome effects with the hot foiling - I may have to look at that tool for my next new toy!!

  2. I am very sorry to hear about your mother passing. Sad news :( Thank you for the tutorial. Very nice tutorial. <3

  3. What adorable cards & tags! Thanks for sharing how you hot foiled
    with regular dies!

  4. Vicki thank you so much for this tutorial!! I just recently purchased the hot foil machine and only have a few glimmer dies, love that I can use my regular dies, especially that poinsettia die!!! Merry Christmas!

  5. A beautiful tutorial, I love how the hot foiling makes the backgrounds special,I might need to add a hot foiling machine to my wishlist

  6. Adorable projects and I love the hot foiling

  7. Oh, these are so cute. I especially love the pastels/neutrals you chose for the owl and bear card. But they are all just wonderful! I have really enjoyed seeing how you put your dies to work. The backgrounds add so much interest to the main focus, it's amazing.

  8. ooooh, great tutorial on how to do gold foiling. I alwys wondered how to do that. Thank you for sharing n the tags are so inspirational, too..

  9. I love the effect of the foiled designs! Awesome technique! The card with the deer is just adorable!

  10. I love the foil I'm going to have to get me one of those and very good tutorial thank you!

  11. Learn how to foil. I really like it. Wonderful tutorial.

  12. Those are beautiful cards with the hot foil! Especially the gold on dark blue, so elegant, I haven’t used hot foil before, looks pretty easy and the effects are so cool! Thanks for sharing the video with us!

  13. Great projects! Love that you used the hot foil on the regular dies. I forget that I can do that. I love your card and tags. The reindeer cracks me up for some reason, love him.

  14. Wow. You've been busy. All so cute.

  15. Cute projects - very informative video. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Great tutorial. I have been on the fence about one of these machines. I think I will need to aquire one. Thank you.

  17. Such cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Super cute and love this tutorial. Cannot wait to get me those gingerbread men.

  19. Awesome tutorial!!! I need to try this technique!!

  20. Thank you!! Very good video and instructions. Love this technique and the pastel tag!!

  21. Loved your video. I guess we have to have this machine in order to get the same effect with the foiling? Probably can’t do that with a laminator. Haha. That’s how I do the rest of my foiling. Thank you for sharing.

  22. This is a tutorial I will watch again and again for inspiration thanks for sharing.

  23. Love your projects. Thanks for giving us ideas for using dies we already have for hot foiling.

  24. Love all your ideas. I wanted to do the foiling, but when I bought the machine, it was broken and I had to return it. Didn't want to take the chance on another.

  25. Thank you! I’ve always wanted to learn this.

  26. I always wanted to do foiling and this looks so much fun. I want to try it now.

  27. I wish I had a hot foiling machine to try this. The poinsettia is particularly gorgeous

  28. Adorable what's not to love, so many ideas.

  29. Thank you for the lesson. I need to use my hot foil machine more. It makes everything sparkle just a bit more.

  30. I learned something completely new today!! Hot foil... who knew?! lol! Looks like I need to add a hot foil machine to my list of supplies to get in the near future. Good tutorial!!

  31. I am so sorry for your loss, sending comforting {{{ HUGS }}} your way.

    ... it feels wrong commenting on your tutorial but I do have to say THANK YOU for sharing your creative inspiration and top tips, your foiling, colouring and critters are delightful. I've not used foils with dies before and they sure add a luscious touch, your colouring with them looks lovely too!