Archive for the month “October, 2012”

Mustache Lightbulb

So my mom’s kitchen theme is “British Pub“. We’ve added stuff from various places in London, like flags, pub towels, pub signs etc. We’ve also bought a lamp shaped like a bowler hat, but we wanted to improve it a bit, so the big lightbulb wouldn’t outshine the lamp itself. We decided to add a mustache to the lightbulb, so now it kinda looks like an english lamp-man :p As to how we did it, I cut a mustache shape in some black duct tape with my Silhouette Cameo, and voilà !

What do you think ? You could also do it with orange duct tape to make a redhead ! (cause redheads are awesome)(says the redheaded girl)

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Chinatown

Hello ! Today is about Chinatown ! I’m going to show you two projects related to two different Chinatowns, in Washington DC and London (UK). You’ll find that I absolutely adore my Silhouette Cameo, and that I created two files, one for each layout. You will find links to download them at the end of tis post.

First, the American Chinatown. I didn’t have much time to visit Chinatown, most of my time was taken by the museum of the area, especially the Smithsonian, although my favorite one was the Crime & Punishment Museum ♥. But I took pictures ! For this layout, I used part of Graphic 45 beautiful asian collection “Bird Song”. It’s very detailed and you can see there is great thought behind the design. I ordered the papers specifically for these two layouts (I don’t know what else I could do with asian stuff anyway  :p )

Graphic 45 “Bird Song” Paper /DCWV “Old World”/Stickles Gold, Black Diamond, Ruby Slippers /EK Success Stickers/Bo Bunny “Serenity”/DCWV “Performance”.
Now this is a the british Chinatown in London. I had the chance to go back there last september, and this time  I took pictures of the Chinatown 😉

Graphic 45 “Bird Song”/DCWV Café Mediterranean/ DCWV Linen Closet/Prima flowers/Kaisercraft Rhinestones/Pebbles flower brad/Liquid Pearls/Stickles Eucalyptus/Bo Bunny Serenity

You can download the two Pagoda-like shapes on this page.

Harry Potter Gift Pack

So a while back, I had to prepare a gift for my friend’s birthday. At first, I was only planning on giving her stuff related to London, in preparation of our trip later that year. Then I stumbled upon a very good tutorial on how to make your own Hogwarts acceptance letter. Then I remembered the mold I bought a few months ago, and it all clicked into place 🙂 My friend was very happy to open her “HP Pack”, so here are the content list, some pics and links to help you make your own 🙂

Harry Potter Gift Pack (back to school theme)

Hogwarts acceptance letter, complete with school supplies list and letter from Percy Weasley [here]
– A box of ChocoFrogs : you can make the box yourself, there are a lot of printable ones on the internet.
– A personnalized “Famous Wizard Card” (I made one with a picture of my friend and a made up biography on the back)
– Pins related to HP. I don’t have pictures, but I used a machine to make Prefect, WWW and other kinds of pins.
Bertie Botts Beans : you can either get the official ones from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Florida) or use basic candy beans.

So, in this precise case, my frog mold was designed to make big frogs, the exact same size as the ones sold in Florida. So when I put together the chocofrog box, it was to small to receive more than one frog. So I put the pins in the box instead, and created a new box for the frogs. I bought a golden chocolate box, put my six frogs (3 milk chocolate, 3 white chocolate) and then decorated the box with a HoneyDukes gift tag and some pink and green ribbon.

The custom “Famous Wizard Card” (my friend and I study anthropology, hence the weird biography on the back :p).

Et voilà ! Please send me pics of your cards and frogs 🙂

Wicked Mini Album

Hello everyone ! Here’s my latest project, a Wicked mini album. I’ve always wanted to try and make a mini album, but I couldn’t figure out a theme. I recently went to London for a short vacation, and I got to see Wicked the Musical for the second time 🙂 It’s my favorite musical ever, and since I was able to take a few pics at the stage door, it was perfect for a mini album !

This is what the album looks like when closed. I used cereal boxes for the “hard” part and then covered each page with papers and embellishments. For the letters, I used my Silhouette Cameo, which is perfect for cutting that kind of slim cardstock.

Here are the other pages, with a descriptions of the products I used. It was my first time using a glue gun, and I found it was really useful when I needed to glue ribbons and other fabrics/thick stuff.

Front Cover :Graphic45 “The Magic of Oz” – Parcel Post, Emerald City / Distress Ink Weathered Wood
Page 1 : DCWV “Mariposa”, Black Mesh from Hobby Lobby.

Page 2 : Graphic45 “The Magic of Oz” – Wicked!, Journey to Oz/Stickles : Grape, Patina/Distress Ink : Weathered Wood, Chipped Saphire


Page3 : DCWV Stardust Collection/Graphic45 The Magic of Oz : Journey to Oz/DCWV Linen Closet/Stickles : Silver Ice/Distress Ink : Chipped Sapphire

Page 4 : Graphic45 The Magic of Oz : There’s no place like home/ Alpha: Studio112/ Stickles : Ruby Slippers/ Petaloo It’s Magic/DCWV Cafe Mediterranean/ Colorbox Chalk ink : Bisque

Page 5 : Graphic45 The Magic of Oz :Scatter Brained Scarecrow, Emerald City/DCWV Latte/Distress Ink : Weathered Wood/Prima miniroses/Doodlebug Design jems Tuxedo assortment/ Alpha: Studio112

Page 6 : Graphic45 The Magic of Oz : Scatter Brained Scarecrow, Journey to Oz/DCWV Latte/ Stickles : Gold Ice, Patina/Distress Ink: Weathered Wood/ Prima Flower Almanac/ Prima miniroses

Page 7 : DCWV Stardust/Stickles Silver Ice, Waterfall/Dovecraft flower/ DCWV Linen Closet/Distress Ink : Chipped Sapphire

Page 8 : DCWV Glitter Stack/DCWV Nana’s Nursery Baby Girl/Colorbok Alpha/Alpha : Sticko Carnival/Stickles Thistle, Tropical Tangerine/Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Banner Delights / Prima Flowers/ Prima Charlotte Coral Ice/ Distress Ink : Victorian Velvet

Page 9 : Graphic45 The Magic of Oz : Emerald City, Parcel Post/October Afternoon Alpha 9 to 5 Olive and Cream/ Petaloo It’s Magic/ Stickles Patina, Black Diamond/ DCWV Mariposa/ DCWV Cafe Mediterranean/ Pebbles Glitter Dots/ Prima Flowers/ Broom from a miniature shop/ Distress Ink : Weathered Wood/Doodlebug Design Spooky Town Rhinestones

Page 10 : Graphic45 The Magic of Oz : Parcel Post, Emeral City, Journey to Oz/ Stickles Gold Ice, Black Diamond/ Petaloo It’s Magic/ DCWV Cafe Mediterranean/ Alpha: American Craft Eclair Cucumber/ Prima Flowers/Distress Ink : Weathered Wood

This is it ! Please tell me what you think 🙂 Don’t hesitate to ask for details on the products or pages of the album.

New Blog !

Hello guys ! Welcome to my first scrapbooking blog ever !

Just so you know, I’m from Paris, France, so trying out blogging in English is quite a challenge. As to why I’ve decided to dismiss my own language, I have to say that, sadly, scrapbooking isn’t that much popular out here. But I’m taking this as an opportunity to improve my English and make new friends, while sharing my scrap stuff and other crafts projects with you all 🙂 I may even share some tutorials and .studio files I’ve made for my *awesome* Silhouette Cameo… who knows ? 😉

That’s all for today, enjoy your visit,

Lizzie.

PS : As you can guess, my name’s not Lizzie nor Elisabeth, but I figure it would be a bit hard to pronounce properly, so here I go, steeling one of my favorite characters’ name 😉

PPS : (I love PPSing ahah) Feel free to correct me if I make big mistakes, I don’t  mind ^^

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