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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ruck-Sack Mini Scrapbook..

Hope you like my Rucksack Style Mini Album.

It is very easy to make and you need the following to make one.

2 A4 sheet of card. White
3 A4 Sheets of Patterned Paper.

Score the White cardstock at
Fold cardstock in half or Score at 5 3/4"
 Then Score at 5" and  6 1/2" .
This gives you an M shape.

Now turn card and score at
3 3/4 and 7 1/2" Which leaves you about 3/4" for a Tab.
Crease the card along all the lines.

Fold the tab inside and glue to make a long pocket..
You can punch the half circles if you want, at each end.

To make the top flap,
Cut a piece of  White cardstock 3 3/4" by 5 1/2"
Add 3 1/2" by 5" patterned paper to decorate.
Score this at 2 1/2" and 3".

Glue one of the 2 1/2" flaps to the top of one pocket.
You can add a hook and loop circle under this to keep it closed.

To make the Bottom pocket.

Take a Piece of patterned paper 6 1/2" by 6"
Score this at the 3 and 6" mark to leave a 1/2" tab.
Turn and score at 3" .
Fold the tab inside and glue to make a long pocket.
You can punch the half circles if you want, at each end.

To make the top flap. For the bottom pocket.
3" by 3 1/4" white cardstock.
Then Score at 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" .

Glue one of the 1 1/2" flaps to the top of one pocket.
Glue this to the front of the Rucksack at the bottom.
You can add a hook and loop circle under this to keep it closed.

This picture shows the M fold.

You make the 2 patterned pockets for inside
 the same way.

Fold cardstock in half or Score at 5 3/4"
Then Score at 5" and 6 1/2" .

Turn score at 3 1/2 and 7".
There will be about 1 1/4" left as a tab.
Fold the tab inside and glue to make a long pocket.

Place it inside as in the photo.
You may need to trim a small amount of each end to get a better fit.
You can punch the half circles if you want,
at each end.
 Glue the pocket inside.
By adding glue along the center fold only.

Finish by adding some ribbon as a handle.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bags for treats.

Not sure if you can see these bags, they were made to put party gifts in, I got the cardstock from the West~Point Show in Exeter, and it was so pretty I liked it just as it was.

I used a  to whole A4 sheet to make it.
Score at 4.5cm, 14cm, 18.5cm and 28cm.
Turn the card round and score at 4.5cm and 19cm.

Crease all the lines. Then cut the red lines.

It should look like this, the red box is removed.

You then add glue to the top fold and glue it down.
This gives you a nice top to the bag.

Add glue to outside of the flap on the left hand side.
And fold together to make the bag.
Fold in the base and glue down.

To get the folded in look, just squeeze the corners gently and they fold in by themselves.

If you want to make it in inches, I used this size.
1 1/2 ", 5 1/2",  7", 11".

Base and Top 1 1/2" and 7".

Once you make one it becomes easy to do.
Just remember to make the base the same size as smallest sides or it won't fold.

The top you can either make bigger or just forget about, I do it because it adds strength.
This is a link to one, made the same way just a different size. 
Oh and she doesn't add a top fold.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I was messing around with a Free Serif Program.
Under the shapes is a rectangle.
If you add one it has nodes for the corners that you can change.
So I made a sheet of Stub Ticket Blanks for sharing.
Just right click on the picture and print it.
Hope you can all use it.
Think I may add one with Christmas Wording inside.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Acetate cover mini.

This little mini was from an idea I saw on another blog. Marion at "A piece of crafts" on her Ustream.

Too make this you need:
1 Piece of 12 by 12 Scrapbook Paper
2 Sheets A4 White Card
1 Sheet Acetate. Mine had flowers on.

I only had to use one sheet of scrapbook paper,
which I got in a swap from Ukscrappers.

 Pocket Page.....
You cut the paper at 7" tall and 6 3/4" wide.
Score the paper at 3 3/8"  or just fold it in half...
Next score at 5" and fold at the bottom 2" to make a flap, you can have this on the inside or the outside.
Mine is on the inside, the bit in the second photo with the leaf and the branch on.
I glued just the edge to make a pocket.

Inside page 2...
There is a piece of scrapbook paper left,
 that is 12" by 5" in length.
I cut this at 6 1/2" scored it at 3 1/4". Fold.
This is the bit you can see between my fingers..

The bit of card stock left is 5" by 5 1/2".
Yes you guessed I cut this too.
5" by 3 1/2" it makes you another page you can add into the album

Out of the last large piece of scrapbook paper that remains. It measures 5 1/4" by 7"

You can either make a folded page by cutting it at
5" by 6 3/4" and folding it in half.
Or cut two more 3 1/2" by  5".

I always use my off-cuts to decorate with.
It's amazing what a tiny strip of 1/4"
scrapbook paper adds to a page.

White Pocket...
I took a piece of A4 card stock in White Hammered.
and cut it at the 6 3/4" mark.
This was scored once more at the 5" mark and folded in half  and glued to make a deeper pocket.
Make 2...

Inside page 1...
The bit I had left was with was just under 5" wide, so I cut it at 6 1/2" and just scored it at 3 1/4".
This is the inside page on the second photo.
Just to the outside of my fingers.
It has the stub book corners.

I also cut the last piece of card stock into pages too, they are just under 5" by 3 1/4.

Last I cut some Acetate covers.
These measure 5" tall by 3 1/2" wide.

Once you have made all your pages.
Use the cinch to cut all your holes,
Mine has 9 holes but you can use as many as you like.

 Mine is  layered like this, with each open.

Pocket Page..
Inside Page 1..
Inside Page 2..

Fold closed. To make my center..

So my final layers are..

An Acetate cover.
A white page.
A scrapbook page.
A White Pocket.
The Folded Pocket Centre.
A White Pocket.
A scrapbook page.
A white page
An Acetate Cover.

Then I just Cinched it all together.

I love Acetate for covers because I can just add a hole and lace the ribbon through it.
Well now I've made this one I should be able to read this an remeber next time...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stamp storage. Mini style...

Ok, now this is my idea, suddenly reallised how I could store and use up some of the cardboard boxes that I seem to collect by the handful.

I cut open a Coco-Pop Box, and made an envelope form it. I added 1/2 " to the width of my stamps, to make a nice fit, then added about 1" for each flap of the envelope.

I also added an extra inch to the depth of the envelope so I could cinch some holes, which I am going to add my binding to, I want to use to rings that open and close so I can add more envelopes as I make them.

Here's the sealed envelope.
With my stamp sheet inside.
I've left the outside blank but intend too label it with what is inside, also thought I could stamp images when I take them out to use next time.

Yet another album this one is A5 in size,
I folded over an A4 to make it.
The Wedding theme was from a pack of die-cuts.
Gold card was used for the layers, with the stub ticket chomper for the corners.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finished Easy scrapbook..part 2

I decorated the front of the one I showed you yesterday, and along side is one I made with more binder holes.

I really want to make a bigger one next, as I have some baby bits I want to make into a scrapbook.
I have been trying to use up the bits in my bit box.
Once a month I sort them into colours and try to use up all the tiny bits to make cards or scrapbooks.
Otherwise I end up with a massive box on the table full of odds and ends.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Easy Scrapbook or Notebook..

Ok, bad picture but you can see my basic design.

I take A4 paper or thin card for the inside and cut it into A6 size.
So I get four sheets from each original sheet.
I then take an A5 card and just fold it in half to make my covers. But you could just cut a A4 in half.
I punch my insides with the cinch.

Making the cover into a pocket.
Take the folded A5 card and add glue in a thin line at the bottom, punch a half circle at the top of the card going through both layers.
Then punch holes in the side that doesn't have the fold with the cinch.
This way you don't need to add glue and once bound it will form the pocket.

Once the book has been cinched, I add an insert that is 1cm thinner and shorter that the cover size, this way it slides inside easily.

I must admit I have been letting the kids use these as notebooks. So far this week we have made 6.
They have used what ever odds and ends they could find to decorate the covers, both back and front, as with kids more is always more...

My Daughter has even made one for the Teacher, who loved it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Grab your kids old thick book.. and make this

This was made from a kids boot I found at a bootsale.
It's one of the thick page ones, all I did was grab the edge of the page a the plastic page peeled off.
So ~I was left with a chipboard blank boot for 25p~

I used a 99p birthday scrapbook kit from the Range, it had stickers, 6 sheets of paper and a sheet each of
 die cuts and stickers.
I added some white card stock that has a linen finish and used a cropperdile corner rounder.
I also used up an old brown ink pad to ink all the edges. It measures 18.5 cm square, about 7".

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

What an you do with Toilet Rolls? Make a Mini Scrapbook...

What would you do with a load of these?
Well I made one of these....
First you ink all the edges, and then you measure the size of the tube.
Mine was 11cm by 7.5cm.
So my paper was
10.5cm by 7cm.
This gave me a bit of the inked edge showing.
This is the pink version I made at the same time.
You will need to measure each tube as they all seem to differ in size.
Then I just punched the edge with 2 holes,
I used my cinch but the kids hole punch is easier as the holes are always the same distance apart.
I added some fibres to use as binding.
Also a set of Paris cardstock stickers.
I got them in a swap that arrived this morning.
It's a great kids project as they can just paint the tubes, and add decorations.
Mine have tags inside, I made them the same size as the tubes, but some needed to be trimmed to fit, the corners are the cloud on the Chomper.