Monday, 26 August 2019

Gift box tutorial

Video linked below

You will need 1 peice of 12 x12 card which you score at 1 7/8", 3 3/4", 8 1/4", 10 1/8" then rotate your card to the right and repeat.
Fold and burnish your score lines,you will now be able to see the beginnings of a grid.
Looking at the bottom right corner of the card stock you will see a square which is 2 squares across and 2 square up. Cut up the center score line of this square to the second scoreline, next repeat this step on the scoreline to the right of the one you just cut.
Place the cardstock in front of you, looking at the square you have just been cutting, completely remove the first 2 squares nearest the righthand edge of the cardstock. This leaves you with 1 strip, cut away the bottom square on this strip. Repeat this step around the card.
For ease of folding you also need to remove small slithers off the side of each tab as it is done including the longer oblong sections that will appear.
Put double sided tape on the single squares then flip your template over and put double sided tape on the oblong sections.
Remove the release papers and start folding in your single square tabs ensuring the corners are flush before sticking in place. Lastly remove the release papers on the oblong sections and fold over so they adhere to the inside wall of the box. This is now a reinforced box.

For the lid you need a peice of cardstock measuring 7 5/8" x 7 5/8". Score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 6 1/8" and 6 7/8" then repeat the process you used to make the main box and you will end up with a lid for the box.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

It's Snome Time by Helz Cuppleditch and Craft Consortium

Today I recieved the 12 x 12 paper pad, decoupage papers and stamps.

I am a huge fan of Helz Cuppleditch, I adore her images and ranges as they are always so cute! I was very excited to delve straight in and explore my purchase and get playing. A video is linked below that shows the papers etc in more detail.

12 x 12 paper pad - First impressions of this pad is it is multi functional, not just for Christmas and fantastic quality. The papers are double sided and you get 4 of each design. The normal papers are 200gsm and the pearlescent papers are 150gsm

3D Decoupage papers - There are 5 designs but you only get 2 sheets of each. Absolutely stunning artwork. One of the 5 designs is actually toppers (and is marked accordingly) It's a real shame you only get 2 of each (10 sheets total) though.

Stamps- There are 3 stamp sets in this range and they are HUGE!! One of the stamps measures 7cm. There is only 1 sentiment stamp (It's Snome Time) but you get a generous number of stamps per set. They look brilliant for colouring and a good size for projects. They should be very easy to fussy cut or mask as well.

Other items in the range include charms and enamel dots.
I got 2 different bundle deals from Craft Stash (linked below) but they are also available direct from Craft Consortium 

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Joy fold card

A video tutorial is linked below.

You will need:
A piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 6"
A piece of cardstock measuring 9" x 5"

Matt layers measuring:

5.75" x 5.75"
3.75" x 5.75"
4.25" x 4.75"


Take the 10" x 6" piece of card and with the 10" side at the top score at 4". Fold on the score line and burnish.

Take the 9" x 5" piece of card and with the 9" side at the top score at 4.5". Fold on the scoreline and burnish.

The 5.75" x 5.75" matt adheres to the inside of the 6" card base leaving a small boarder round the edges.

The 3.75" x 5.75" matt goes on the front of the 4" flap on the card base leaving a small boarder round the edges.

The 9" x 4" card should open to the right and has the 4.25" x 4.75" matt adhered to the top of it, leaving a small boarder round the edges.

The 9" peice of card is now adhered to the matted later that measured 5.25" ensuring that it is able to open to the right and an equal boarder is created.
Decorate to finnish