Since returning to crafting i suddenly realised that i was so out of date with stamps !
particually magnolias which i love ! Fortunatly some of my crafty friends are not and have a few more up to date ones - so we are having a mini image swap.
I made the easel card above to send my images in - it has a pocket and is perfect for a special crafter that i have been friends with for a long time !
Now i dont know about you ... but i struggle to find and envelope for these easel cards - i rummaged through all my crafty stash and did i have one ???????? hmmmmm ? No i did not ....... so i decided to make one and share it with you.
Id like to enter this card and box for the Spoonful of sugar challenge - lots of layers !
and The Charisma Cardz Challenge - Any thing new - which is my new lace that ive used
I have to say i love the faux leather tabs ... these where made form thick cardstock , embossed with a cuttlebug folder and then i used a nestibility for the tab shape. To get them looking slightly worn i brushed over it lightly with a cream ink .
The flowers were inked on the petal edges and some were coloured using copics.
Image was also coloured with copics.
Box Tutorial to fit bulky 6 x 6 cards .
This is a very easy tutorial , and once you get the hang of them you will be churning them out!
Now ive done this in cm - as doing it in inches i find going into 16ths and 8ths just confusing !
So ive made it as simple as possible.
I used linen cardstock from the Paper mill for mine.
Cut your cardstock 20 cm x 20 cm - you will need two of these.
Using only one of your 20cm x 20cm cardstock
Score your card at 2cm and 18 cm - make sure your right on the measurement line.. Turn your cardstock round and do the same on the otherside , so you now have the same as in the picture.
Cut up one side of each corner , then fold all your score lines on your side panels. Attach doublesided tape to each end square and fold inside the folded end panels. It should now look box shaped.
The box lid
Using the 2nd piece of 20cm x 20cm cardstock , score at 1mm under 2cm and 1mm over 18cm .. turn the cardstock and do the same to the other side. This creates an extra 4mm around the score line to fit over the bottom box.
Before folding and attaching sides , use a circle punch to punch out half a circle on two opposite sides - this helps to lift the lid off the box
Decorate the front of the box before folding and glueing the sides.
would love to see any creations you make , so please drop me a line and send me the link !