About Me

My name is Daniela Costa and I am a Scrapbook Designer and Educator. I am currently a Design Team member for Authentique Paper, Alpha Stamps and Lynda Kanase Designs. I do guest spots and special events for lots of fun companies! I provide Scrapbooking and Mixed Media classes in the Northern California Bay Area. I do commission and private classes as well. Just contact me

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Nature's Love Letters - Alpha Stamps Projects

This month my Alpha Stamps projects are packed with beautiful colors and papers!  I was lucky enough to receive both the Tall Accordion Book and the Wide Accordion Book.  I have two projects to share with you today using both Books! 
This first Project "Nature's Letter Wall" is using the Tall Accordion Book.  I wanted to use it in a non-conventional way.  I turned it into a Wall Hanging.  I first covered them with black cardstock and placed them all down in a row. I then punched holes on both sides and used red twine to tie them all together.  The collage sheet I used English-fairy-garden-collage-sheet is one of the most beautiful sheets I've ever seen.  I knew I had to show off all the gorgeous butterflies, mushrooms, and all kinds of creatures.   

You can find all the supplies for this darling project on the Alpha Stamps Website HERE

My second project "Nature's Love Letters" uses the Wide Accordion Book and Wide Accordion Box Book.

For this beautiful project, I used the Wide Letter Box and Wide Accordion Box Book. Using the gorgeous Butterfly Garden papers along with collage sheets, seam binding and Metal Butterflies. 
First I covered the pieces with cardstock and got it assembled, really easy!  

On the top of the box, I've fussy cut all the butterflies and only adhered the middle down so that the wings would be able to be lifted up.  

Opening the box, you can see the little accordion book that pulls out.    
For the inside of the album I've decorated with all the Butterfly Garden papers.  I've made tags, pockets, and slides to be able to put little notes.   

You can find my supply list and links to them all HERE on the Alpha Stamps website.  I hope you've enjoyed my take on all the wonderful things Alpha Stamps have available.  

Friday, June 7, 2019

"Parade Ready" made with Tiny Nature by Lynda Kanase

Hello Friends!  I'm here today showing off Lynda Kanase's "Tiny Nature" Die.  This die is so cute!  It has lots of little layering pieces as you can see above.  There are delicate little wings to layer on each of the butterflies, dragonflies and even a BEE!  There are so many options with this die.  

I've also used the Dress Box die to make this into a super cute dress!  
All of Lynda's dies are so easy to use and spark your creative mind!  

Make sure you follow along the other designers and take a look at 
Lynda Kanase Blog to see all the wonderful makes with this darling die!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Snarky Art Coins with Alpha Stamps!

I'm so excited to share with you one of the most fun I've had with a kit!  Alpha Stamps is soooo generous and good to me!  
Have you wanted to try Art Coins but didn't know where to start?  The May Kit will give you enough product to get you completely addicted!  I made so many things... Lets start with project 1...
Project #1 - "Marie is Drunk"  Art Coins - and Simple Pockets Album

           I am a lover of anything Marie Antoinette themed, so this was a really fun month for me.  I love snarky comments as well, so put this all together and you have Marie is Drunk... Art Coins.  You know its a great kit when the word collage sheet is called "Bitchy Words".  I think I've used almost all of the sheet, I love it so much.. I need to order more!  "Be a sweetie and fix Mommy another Martini" and "I'm the person your mother warned you about".  Making the Art coins is so much fun.  Find beautiful background paper and cover your coins.  Sand all your edges, then either ink them or use wet glue and glitter.  Cut out collage images, and flowers, etc, decorating each coin.  Find snarky comment you love, cut, ink and adhere to coins!  The coins are in the 4" Simple Pockets, and I've used some beautiful Blue Fern Paper from the site.  A complete supply list for this project can be found HERE. Isn't the Alpha Stamps team AWESOME??? You have a complete list to purchase everything!  WEEHOO!

Project 2 - "Marie's BFF Gift" Snarky Coins - 
I absolutely LOVE this saying.. I would love a T Shirt just like this! For this little project I've used the 4.5" Simple Folder along with various collage sheets, beautiful dresden and flower dresden to make this little lovely gift.  You can find the supply list HERE. These are just so much fun to make...  

3rd Project Coaster Art Coin with Marie

For this project I've used 4.5 Inch Dimensional Coaster Folder.  You can find the complete supply list HERE.  I loved making this one.  I've made my own little cabachon with an image from the collage sheet and placed it on the end of my ribbon and used it to wrap my little folder together.  Cutting out these big dresden flowers for my cover makes it pop!  I've also painted a little frame kit you can get on the site.  Super cute right!?

I can't wait to show you even more of what I made with all the supplies they sent me this month.  I'm saving some for later!  I hope you've enjoyed my take on the Art Coins!  Lets get together and make some soon.  

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Lynda Kanase Flower Basket

Hello Friends!  Welcome to my Flower Basket Card for the Lynda Kanase Design Team post for Mothers Day!  I wanted to use a beautiful floral line that I could give either my Mom or my Mother in Law.  I had this beautiful paper from Graphic 45 that fit the bill perfectly!  This die is so much fun to put together.  Its super simple and there are tons of ways you could put this together as shown by my other design team mates!  The way I like to work with dies like this is, put together the base and set aside.  Run all of your bits and pieces you might have in the collection and have a good handful of each of the pieces in different patterned papers.  

Then sit on down with your inking tool, a little foam and wet adhesive and put together all your flower clusters.  Attach stems to each of them. The just randomly start placing each of your individual stems and before you  know it you have a masterpiece!  To finish it off I added a tiny bling onto each of the middle of the flowers.  Using pop foam in between layers of the flowers also adds that special pop to the project!  You can find the die HERE and its even on sale!

Happy Mothers Day, and don't forget to go visit each of my fellow DT members to see their incredibly creative designs! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Alpha Stamps May Kit is LIVE!

Wow, I'm already having so much fun playing with all the goodies in the MAY Alpha Stamps Kit.  You can get it HERE!   This is just a sneaky peek of what I'm making... can't wait to share it all!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Spring Things Tags for Lynda Kanase Designs

I am soooo excited to announce I am now on the Lynda Kanase Design Team!  This is a fabulous group of women that I can't wait to share inspiration with.  Please follow us along showing off our own unique take on Spring Things!

Amanda Stevens

For these darling tags, I've used the Authentique Paper "Dreamy" It's so perfect for anything springy! 
Using the Spring Things die I just cut out all the dies in about 4 different patterned paper.  I then just started assembling little fun bundles of cute goodness.  There are so many little elements and they layer all together just beautifully.   Lynda has a way of designing, thinking of multiple uses and themes.  I've also chosen to use her Spring Phrases for each tag.  


I hope you've enjoyed my take on Spring Things!  Follow along and see what my other teammates have in store for you! 
Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Authentique Paper "Ingredient" Recipe Notebook Folio

Hello Friends, Daniela here, sharing with you a Recipe Folio Notebook.  I've used the adorable Ingredient line which is a little vintage, a little kitch, and oh so colorful and just makes me happy.  I followed along a video by Country Craft Creations Tamra Kilgore -Merrill.  I used her tutorial video to get the base down and then ran with my imagination on it.  This was a ton of fun to put together.  I can't wait to make more!

With this folio, I really just ran with it and added a few things that I wanted.  I added an envelope on the front that features a magnet closure to hold my business cards (or anything I need quickly).  Using cutouts and stickers from the Ingredient collection, so stinkin' cute!  

This is the first flap opening, it features a post it note holder, and I've printed off this darling Meal Planner List from Live Laugh Rowe.  I sized it down so I could fit 2 to a printable page and used a binder clip to place them on.  How cute are these stickers from the collection!? I love the vibrant colors.  My favorite paper in the line is the Chicken/Egg paper.  I love it...
Below is a close up of the post-it note holder I added to my notebook.

The little noteholders are super easy to make and there are a ton of free tutorials on Pinterest.  

Here is a full photo of the pages all the way opened up. On the far left I've added a little slide pocket on the edge.  I've made little Recipe Cards that have the Recipe on one side and a place for a photo on the back.  The middle of the Notebook is a large pocket.  I've just tucked one of my menu planners in there for now, but recipes from magazines, etc. can be put here.

Lastly, the page that holds your standard notepad, with another Recipe Card attached.

Another view of the entire Notebook Folio open.

I had seen this video on Facebook and had it in the back of my mind that I really wanted to make one!  I made sure I had all my supplies on hand to make just the base of the project.  Decorating came later at my own pace, also adding additional elements I wanted for my notebook.  Tamra's video's are fantastic, she does the weekly videos for Authentique every week, along with her own for her shop.  Go give her a visit!  Thanks so much for the inspiration Tamra, and I can't WAIT to make these in every theme out there.

Have a great week friends, 

Daniela Costa