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Friday, 31 July 2009

live crafting

We have had another evening of live crafting on the crafters companion forum, this is the card we have made
Craft knife
12x12 card for base
Contrasting card if you are going to mat your pattern paper
2 A4 pattern papers

Step 1
Cut your mat or 1st pattern paper if not mating to 3 3/4 inches x 5 1/4 inches, make two, also cut a strip 1 ¾ x5 ¼ inches
Step 2
Cut second pattern paper to 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches.
Then cut 6 pieces measuring 1 ¾ x 1 ¼,
Then 1 more at 1 ¾ x 2 ¼
Card Base
Step 1
Take your 12x12 card and cut it so that it is 12 x 5 ½ wide.
Take your ruler and make small marks in pencil at both top and bottom of this strip at 4 inches 8 inches and 10 inches, score down these lines, so that it looks like this

Step 2
On the first score line (4 inch line) make a small mark at 1 ½ inches from the top, also at 1 ½ inches from the bottom, them go to the last score line (10 inch line) and do the same here.
Cut with a craft knife, join using these marks as guides on the long side from 4 inch score to 10 inch score, at the top and bottom
See photo

Step 3
So again take your ruler and make small marks at the top and bottom at 6 inches.
Now we are going to make more score marks but only on the top and bottom 1½-inch margins at 6 inches, so score from your small mark to the cut line on the top then again on the bottom

Step 4
Crease the folds so that the card look like this, it is a bit fiddly so look at photos

Step 5
Taking pattern paper 1 stick the one of the large pattern papers to the front, and the second large one to the inside
Take the last of paper 1 and stick on other end. As in photos

Step 6
Take all your pattern papers 2 and stick them to the centre panels of the card.
Like this
This is the base card finished, sorry for all the cutting out but worth it I think.Now go and play, add your topper and embellishments, and see you later when you post your finished card
Here is mine finished
And open
papers..bearly mine designs, designer extreme Vol2
image.. charmed cards digi download
flowers.. fred she said

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

My New toy

Well here is a photo of whats come to live at my house, ordered it yesterday and came this afternoon, great service
So having a few hours getting it all set up to use Sure Cuts a Lot , i have managed to have a play. the first thing was the little bow and tag that you can see on the edge of the cutting mat in this photo then I got the hang of it, and just had to do the baby's name for a scrapbook page that I am doing
didn't show up to well in first photo on the cutting mat, so put some white card behind it.

love this Cricut and love the sure cuts a lot program, its very easy to use.
Thanks Christine for giving me lots of advice

Saturday, 25 July 2009

scrap blog

I have added another scrapbook layout of baby keaton to my scrapbook blog.
you can see it here

My sketch challenge

Here is this weeks sketch, please join in all welcome, please leave a link to your blog so that I can come see your work For my card this week I have used one of my new tilda stamp that came yesterday, Swirls were cut on my cuttlebug. papers and inside insert came from Bearly Mine Designs CD designer exreme 2 and Designer inserts exreme. love all the great inserts on this cd lots of scrummy colours to choose from

Here you can see that I have taken the front paper and added one of the inserts, they come in 6 inch square, so had to streach this one a bit to fit an A5 card
papers..Bearly Mine Designs
Sizzex die

Friday, 24 July 2009

lIve crafting 2

We had another evening of live crafting on crafters companion forum, here is what we made and instructions

Tag card

Some extra info
For my base card I have taken A4 pearlescent card and put it through the printer, I have printed pale pink onto one side and pale pink with white spots onto the other, you don’t have to do this, a plain base card look just as good

Step 1
We are going to make a 5inch square card, but don’t do any folding yet
Take your A4 base card and cut down length ways at 5 inches, so that you have a 2 long pieces of card.
See photo Keep both pieces

Step 2
Take the 5 inch wide bit of card and score at the A4 half fold, flip it over onto the other side and score at 5 inch square fold, keep this side facing turn the card around so the other end is butted up and score at the 5 inch square fold again.
You will have three score lines like this
Step 3
Fold the centre line, them the outer two lines back on to it crease well, so you’re inside card look like this.

Step 4
If you are matting your pattern paper then cut the contrasting card to the given size and then your pp a ¼ inch smaller
Take your pattern paper and cut to two 4 x 4 pieces, add one this to the front

Step 5
Take the left over strip from the A4 card that we cut in step 1
And cut two pieces 2 inches wide off this strip, then take your scissors and cut like this, we are making little tags, you might want to punch a hole or add a brad its up to you.

Step 6
Take your first tag add some double sided tape to the uncut edge then stick to the inside top of the fold like picture 1
Then take the second tag and stick to the bottom like picture 2 you will have a tag on each side.
So when the card is open it looks like picture 3

Step 7
Add the second piece of pp to the inside of the card.

Step 8
The fun bit, you have your base sections now add the image to the front mat then decorate as you choose.

papers .. Pink petticats
image.. sugar nellie
flowers.. fred she said