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Lace-Ups: Celebration, Bulbs and Stars – Gift Toppers


Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here…it’s my turn to share a project today! Do you like wrapping gifts?

I do! So here’s what I made…Gift Toppers:


1. (optional) Apply white gesso on Lace-Up: Celebration, Bulbs and let dry

You can skip this step if you’re using regular glitter. I used Holographic glitter and they are a little see-through…I didn’t want a “brown-ish” color, so that’s why the gesso…

2. Apply Dimensional Magic on the bulb part

3. Sprinkle glitter of your choice and let dry

4. Apply Dimensional Magic on the remaining “screw” area, sprinkle glitter color of choice (I used yellow) and let dry

Repeat with Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars…I didn’t gesso the stars because I used a brilliant or regular glitter.

5. Use die cuts (or cut them with an electronic machine – I used my Cricut E2 and some cartridges) for the base. I layered different shapes.

6. Tie ribbons on the Lace-Ups

7. Adhere the shapes on the bases with foam tape

8. Add Gift Toppers to your packages!


Lace-Up: Celebration, Bulbs

Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars





Dimensional Magic (or other adhesive)


Die Cuts or Machine-Cut Shapes

Foam Tape


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Winter Mandala/Spiderwebs Scrapbook Page


Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page…

I used Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Medium and Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Small:

I took them off the carrier and used the negative space as stencils. I sprayed a metallic ink (Color Shine) in turquoise. They look like snowflakes to me!

I also used Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Medium and Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Small as masks and sprayed some more ink…bonus part is that they come out shiny, too!

I let it dry and added the torn paper, photo mat, embellishments and title. I also added some snowflake stickers on the stenciled “snowflakes”.

Finally, I adhered Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Medium and Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Small on with some glitter glue:



Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Medium

Lace-Up Mandala/SpiderWeb Small

Black Cardstock

Color Shine Spray (Heidi Swapp)

Club ScrapShades of Winter Collection (Printed Paper, Snowflakes Stickers, Embellishments)

3-D and Letter Glitter Stickers

Glitter Glue


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Totem Cat Purr-fect Halloween Card

Halloween is almost here!!! I have a purr-fect card using Totem Cats

Hello, dear friends!

Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a fun card…we don’t really celebrate Halloween, but the kids still go out trick-or-treating…sometimes, they dress up a bit, if they feel like it! =)


1. Leave pieces on carrier and paint them with Black Acrylic Paint. Let it dry.

2. Remove pieces from the carrier and assemble them using Black Mini-Brads (I used mini White ones for demonstration purposes, then I colored them with a black Sharpie marker):

Here’s the finished movable Totem Cat:

3. Die cut a rectangle and stamp (Purr-fect Halloween stamp set) the background with brown ink. Adhere it on card base. Stamp the sentiment, using purple ink, on white cardstock, trim one end and adhere it on card. Die cut a circle and add washi tape on the bottom, before adhering it to card:

4. Finally, adhere Totem Cat on the circle with foam tape! That way is easier to move the pieces:


Totem Cats

Black Acrylic Paint

Black Mini-Brads (I used mini White ones for demonstration purposes, then I colored them with a black Sharpie marker)

Purr-fect Halloween (Close To My Heart) stamp set

Cardstock (White and Kraft)

Ink pads (brown and purple)

Washi Tape

Die Cuts (Stitched Circles and Stitched Rectangles – ODBD)

Cuttlebug Machine

Foam Tape


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The Itsy Bitsy Spider Card

Hello, dear friends!

Today is the first day of Autumn!!!

Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a fun card…using Totem Spider:


Here’s a video tutorial:

And here’s a photo with flash to show off the glitter from the Glitter Brush Pen:



Totem Spider

Sharpie Marker Black

Mini-Brads (I used white ones, but you can find the black ones HERE)

Glitter Brush Pen Clear (Spectrum Noir)

White and Orange Cardstock

Sequined Embroidery Thread in Black

Foam Tape

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Up-Cycled Chipboard Moon Belated Birthday Card


Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a quick project…

Did you see the Solar Eclipse on Monday? Pretty cool, right?

Look what you can make, using the carrier from the Lace-Up Moon and Stars:

I was working on another project (click HERE to see) and couldn’t throw the carrier away…

So after I took all the chipboard shapes off, I inked the carrier with VersaMark ink pad and heat embossed it in Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel in Gold (you can embossed it a couple of times)…

Then, I die cut a yellow paper and adhered it on card.

I stamped a sentiment on white paper, using Memento Paris Dusk ink pad, trimmed it out and adhered it on card:

Finally, I adhered the embossed carrier on the card:

Other idea is to use the carriers as templates for your kids to draw on paper, cut out and assemble the shapes!



Lace-Up Moon and Stars carrier

Rectangular Stitched Die Cut (ODBD – Our Daily Bread Designs)


Sentiment Stamp (Club Scrap Lagoon Colllection)

White and Yellow papers

Memento Paris Dusk (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)





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Hello Baby – Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars – Card

Hello, dear friends!

Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here today to share a cute Baby Card, using Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars

Heat embossing is my favorite technique to color the chipboard shapes!

I inked the Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars with VersaMark and sprinkled some neon yellow embossing powder on (I use a piece of scrap paper for this):

Put the excess powder back in the container and use a heat gun to melt the powder.

I repeat the process a couple of times, for a smoother look.

I die cut a piece of patterned paper and adhered it on the white card base:

String some yarn through Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars and add some foam tape on the back:

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper, tore the sides and inked the edges. Add the strip and the Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars on the card:


Lace-Up: Celebration, Stars

VersaMark ink pad (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)

Embossing Powder (American Crafts)

Heat Embossing Gun


Foam Tape

Patterned Paper

Dotted Rectangles Die Cut (Sizzix)

Cuttlebug die cut machine

Blue, Green and Yellow ink pads

Baby Stamps (Close To My Heart)

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Kid-Friendly Critters – Frog/Toad and Lizard

Hello, dear friends!

Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here…it’s my turn to post today!!!

Summer is officially here and so is Summer Break! What do you do when your kids are out of school?

I asked my kids if they wanted to paint and they said “yes”! So, they “helped” me with my project! =)

They chose Totem Lizard and Totem Frog/Toad to work with:

They started by painting the Totem Poppets pieces with white acrylic paint:

After it dried, they chose their own colors to paint (you can remove the pieces from the carrier before you paint, but I thought it would be easier for them…not to loose the smaller pieces):

My oldest son (6) decide to paint the Sun, sky, grass and a flower on his Totem Frog/Toad. He was also able to assemble (most of) his own Totem Poppet by himself, using Mini-Brads Assorted Greens. Using mini-brads, the Totem Poppets remain movable:

And…ready to play:

Here’s the finished Totem Frog/Toad:

And the finished Totem Lizard (I helped my youngest with the dots on the tail…but he painted the rest):

They were so happy that they could play with these movable Totem Poppets!


Totem Frog/Toad

Totem Lizard

Mini-Brads Assorted Greens

White and Blue Acrylic Paints

Pearlescent Paints in different colors


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Lace-Up Moon and Stars: Love You…Altered House


Lilian (The Leaf Studio) here to share a project using Lace-Up Moon and Stars:

How-To (Lace-Up Moon and Stars):

1. Remove Moon from the carrier and ink it with VersaMark (and no, that hand is not mine! My son B was helping me, so I could take the pictures):

2. Sprinkle Platinum UTEE (Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel) and heat emboss. Let it cool down and repeat a second time (Steps 1-2).

3. Loop some sequined embroidery thread through the holes and set aside

4. Without removing the stars from the carrier, ink them with VersaMark .

5. Sprinkle Gold UTEE and heat emboss. Let it cool down and repeat.

6. Remove stars from the carrier.

7. Thread one end through one star and tie a knot (using both ends) at the desired height.

How-To (Wooden House):

1. I purchased these wooden houses at my local craft store a while ago and let my kids paint them. I altered one of them by adding some Pearlescent Purple paint on the “green” house.

2. After it dried, I added some Pearlescent Blue diluted with water. Let it dry.

3. Finally, I added some diluted Pearlescent Black (except on the back side) and let dry.

4. On the back side, I painted a rectangle in light blue and let dry.

5. Then, with a black Sharpie, I wrote the quote and doodled the hearts (I must say the regular Sharpie wasn’t working so well, but it was all I had that would work…so, if I try it again, I would use paint markers instead or apply a thin layer of Mod Podge before writing).

6. Adhere Lace-Up Moon and Stars on the front.


Lace-Up Moon and Stars

VersaMark ink pad (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)

Platinum and Gold UTEE (Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel/Ranger)

Sequined Embroidery Thread


Wooden House

Pearlescent Purple, Blue & Black paints

Light Blue Acrylic Paint (Liquitex)


Black and Red Sharpie markers

Adhesive (I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic)

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Mother’s Day Corset Flower Tutu Card

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching…I (Lilian/The Leaf Studio) thought I would make a card, featuring the Lace-Up Corset, Large in a flower tutu dress style card:

How-To Lace-Up Corset, Large:

1. Apply white gesso on (I usually leave the die cut shape on the carrier for this step). Let dry.

2. Ink your rubber stamp in pink and stamp on the Lace-Up Corset, Large.

If the stamp is not big enough to cover the entire Corset, just ink and stamp the uncovered areas.

3. Remove the shapes off the carrier.

4. Use ribbon of choice to lace the Corset together.

5. Tie a bow on the top.


How-To Card:

1. Trim purple cardstock for the 5″ x 7″ card base.

2. Layer patterned paper and a silver paper on.

3. Adhere the Corset on.

4. Use a die-cutting machine to cut flower shapes out of pearlescent red paper (or color of your choice). You could use punches, instead.

5. Assemble the flowers and add a silver pearl in the centers.

6. Adhere the flowers at the bottom of the Corset.


Lace-Up Corset, Large

White Gesso (Faber-Castell)


Chocolate Grosgain Ribbon (Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Collection)

Rubber Stamp (Northwoods)

Memento Rose Bud  ink pad (Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts)

Purple and Pearlescent Cherry Cardstock, Printed Paper and Silver Paper (Club Scrap Cherry Blossoms Collection)

Flower Market Cricut CTMH Cartridge

Cricut Expression 2 machine

Adhesive Silver Pearls