Friday, August 31, 2012

Order Placed !

Ive spent this morning placing the first of many orders from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue.  Today is the first day of the Autumn / Winter catalogue.
I'm hoping that the order is waiting for me when I get back from holiday.

Cant wait !

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Box

Last Saturday I went to a class held by Sara, Jan and Hazel. One of the projects was to make an envelope box using the simply scored board. I've avoided making envelopes for the last twelve years but the board makes it so easy. Thanks ladies!

Start with a 12 x 12 sheet of card on the diagonal board. Score at 4 1/2 and 6 inches as shown below. 

Turn the card by 90 degrees and score again. Repeat until all four sides are scored. It should look like this.

I've shaded the areas that need to be cut and removed. I've highlighted in pink where you need to cut along two of the lines.

It should now look like this.

I've written on the picture below but its a bit small to see so I will try to explain. The pointed bit at the top is going to be the top flap of your envelope box. The pointed bit at the bottom is going to be the bottom flap. I have marked two of the sides at the top edge with cross hatchings. This is to remove a 1/4 of an inch so the back of the box is a bit lower. You may wish to trim a bit more off but try taking this amount off first.

Crease along all the scored lines with a bone folder. You are now ready to start folding the box. Bring the side flaps in and fold the tabs in, as shown below.

Now fold the bottom flap up. I prefer to stick using wet glue so you have chance to get it all straight. Sorry about the print on the card but I've used the backing card from a pack of designer paper. Your box is now ready to decorate.

I hope the instructions are easy to follow. Please leave me feedback and let me know if I have made any mistakes. Its also nice to know I'm not talking to myself too - lol

Folding Card

A few weeks ago my crafting friends Chris and Kate took me to a SU class run by Julie Kettlewell. Julie credited the design to Chris Chamberlain. Thanks ladies!

I made another version and took this along to our team meeting. I had a lot of requests to show how it was made. First, here's the box and the card.  I will show you how to make the flower later on.

To make the card I am using the Simply scored board and scoring tool. Take a 12 x 12 inch (30cm) paper and mark both sides 3 inches in from the edge.

Turn it through 90 degrees and score again so you have scored all four sides 3 inches from the edge.

Put the diagonal scoring plate on the simply scored board. Score diagonally from centre to centre of each side as shown below. 

When you have finished it should look like this.

Now score a diagonal line on each of the four corner squares as shown below.

When you have scored all four outer squares it should look like this.

Fold along each scored line backwards and forwards using a bone folder. You should now be able to fold your card to look like this.

To decorate the inside cut two 10 x 10 cm squares diagonally. Cut eight 7 x 7 cm squares diagonally. I have used contrasting papers from the same designer paper series. Decorate the centre panel as desired.

Turn the card over to decorate the reverse. Cut two 10 x 10 cm squares.

To make the belly band cut a piece of card 30.5 cm x 4 cm. Decorate and adhere a 20cm length of ribbon to each end.

I will put instruction on how to make the box later.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Another Tri Shutter Card

I seem to be addicted to making these cards

Flower is from build a blossom and paper is attic boutique

Butterflies are from the butterfly embosslet die