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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Xmas bookmarks.


These are my xmas ones, using gift tags for toppers.
Amazing what a Chomper can do to change a pattern.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fanciful Album,

Xmas Album.

This is made with the Sizzix Fanciful Die.

I saw it and wanted it, only it was out of shock.
thanks Netty who had one in her cupboard.

I really loved that it had the flower shapes and a label shape included even the heart is used as a leaf.

Mini Card.

Just love the way you get a pretty edge.
The stamp was a gift in a swap.
I have loads of the envelopes.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quick Mini Books.

I need to use up some Papers and Stickers.

Yes the cheap ones I got.

You will need:
1 Sheet of 12 by 12 thick Scrapbook Patterned Paper.

3 Sheets A4 200gms Paper.

Cut from the A4 Paper
6 pieces of 5 1/2" by 8"
Score it at 4" so it folds in half.

From the pattern paper,
Cut a strip 5 1/2" by 12".
Cut into 6 strips  5 1/2" by 2"
Score at 1" and fold in half.
Add glue to the back of this strip,
Holding two of the plain paper together and add the patterned strip to the join.
Making a 5 1/2" by 16",

Continue holding another of the plain paper and joining till all 6 pieces have been joined together.

Leave to dry.

Once dry reverse the folds so the patterened paper is in the valley of the folds.
Add glue to the bottom inside of each of the pages and join together to make 6 pockets.

Leave to dry once more.

From the remaining piece of scrapbook paper
you need to cut the cover.

6" by 12".

Score at  1 1/4, 5 3/4" , 6 1/4" and 10 3/4".

Fold the 1 1/4 inch at each edge inwards, add glue underneath and seal down on both sides.

Add glue to the front and back of the book and fold the cover over so the book sits inside.


Now just decorate.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pocket Pages for Maddie.

My mother got me some of the 5 for £2 craft packs from C & C.

Maddie decided she wanted to use some on a book as I had been making them earlier in the day.

Not sure what your kids are like but mine
know what they want so gave up and let her raid the stash.

We took a A4 piece of card,
Scored it at 4", 8" and I just left the rest as my tab.

Then I scored at 7" to make my pocket at the bottom of the page.

Fold this up and it makes a pocket at the bottom of my page.

I folded the 4" section over.

As the bottom of the page pocket was not closed I simply cut a piece patterned paper 1 1/2" by 1 1/2".
Fold this in half point to point to make a triangle.
Glue this to the bottom of each side the page pocket.
It also adds decoration to the page.

This now gives you a pocket with a tab on the side.
A pocket on each page and a pocket at the top.
I mitered my edges and glued the flap to the next pocket page.
I made 5 in total and glued them all togehter..

As I wanted to stick mine into covers.
I made a tab for the other side too,
7" by  7"

Score at 3 1/2" miter the corners and add to the 1st pocket, this then glues onto the cover.

I still have to cover this but have give you a photo so you can see what I did.

My cover was worked out by doing this.

Page size. 4" by 7".

Add 1/2" for top.
Add 1/2" for bottom.
Depth of cover 8".

Add 1/2" for border .
Page Size 4"
Width of cover 4 1/2"
Add 1/2" for spine.
Double page size. 9".
Size needed 9 1/2"

Cover size if doing as one piece.
9 1/2" by 8".

So I scored it at 4 1/2" and at 5".
I just glued the book in at the scored lines.
Making sure it was equal top and bottom from edge.

I wanted to use some board inside my covers to make it stronger.

So I added and extra 2" to each measurement

Cover size if doing as one piece.
11 1/2" by 10".

 So I scored it at 1", 5 1/2" 6" and at 10 1/2".
Then at 1" and 9".

I used some board cut at 
4 1/2" by 8".
Added some glue to this and laid it between the scored lines.
Then add glue to the borders.
I folded the four corners in.
Then folded the sides down.
Then glued my book into the middle.

I will add some patterned paper to cover the
inside front and back to tidy it up.
7 1/2" by 4 1/4".

Look up a video on utube if you have never done this before as it can be confusing.

Hope you like it.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Variation on Pocket page.

I know this looks like the same thing but...
I realised I could cut it from a sheet of 12" by 12"
and have each side of the pocket and the flap any colours I wanted.
It also means you can use normal not double sided paper.

Cut your paper at 5 1/2"
Which leaves you a 6 1/2" piece.

You can have any size pocket width you like this way.
I cut one piece at 8" so when folded my pocket will still be
5 1/2" but 4".

I then cut a 4" by 6 1/2"
From this cut a 4 " by 4" square.
The piece that is left will be the bottom pocket.
Mine is  1 1/2"  by 4"
but you can use the whole bit left to create a deeper pocket seam.

Score all the pieced so they fold in half.
The bit at the top right is my fan fold.

Add glue to the side edges of your pocket seam or you won't be able to tuck a tag inside.
You don't need to glue the triangle flap as it will have the holes punched through and will stay put.

See looks rather like the post before.
Only the green was no the reverse of the double sided paper.

This next bit is a bit more complicated, but means you can have the flaps moving and they wouldn't have to be triangles.

You take your fan folded but of card.
As you look at it you need to cut 1 cm from the edge on the center two fold sections of the fan.

I then butted my cardstock so it covered the 4th section of the fan and glued the top and bottom section  1cm of the 3rd section to the cardstock.

Fold the middle section of the fan down and add glue between the cuts as in the photo.

You will find the cardstock won't open.
What sticks out is the back and front of the fan.
Add glue to these so it looks like my photo.

 The just add the folded triangle over the top so it covers the cardstock.
It means the whole of the triangle flap can lift up on the hinge you have made.

Once more added a seam pocket to the bottom to stop my tags falling out.
I know it looks fiddley to do but it does mean you can use all the inside of the pocket, but you can also glue it onto a scrapbook page and it would give you a pocket and the back to scrapbook on 

Friday, November 04, 2011

Pocket Page. Mini Book.

I was using some 6" by 12" double sides paper,

Which I had scored at 2", 6" and 10"
Then at 5 1/2".

I had folded the 1/2" up to make so it made a pretty border.
I had folded the side outside bits, but had left it like this on the table. 

I had left it on the side when my crafty little daughter who was watching me, decided to fold all the end corners down to be helpful as she thought I was making an envelope.

Not wanting to waste what looked pretty good.

I added glue to the corners and glued it down.

It was still flapping so I added a tiny dot of glue in the bottom at the fold, cinched the holes, and added glue to the bottom inside bottom, to turn it into a pocket.

Also realised if I had not glued it could have just folded it the other way round to make great pages in a book.

Think I owe someone a treat.

Tags will be 3 1/2" by 6" for inside pocket.
3 1/2" by 4 1/2" for the outside.

And I made 6 pockets from 3 double sided sheets.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Origami Box with Lid, made out of one piece of cardstock

Have you ever been asked 2 years after you make something, How did you do that?

Well this is one of those times.

Take a 9" by 12" piece of scrapbook paper.
It needs to be a decent weight or it won't hold.

Score at 3" 6" and 9"
turn 90'.
Score at 1 1/2". 4 1/2", 7 1/2" and 10 1/"2.

Now using your cutter cut a tiny bit of each side of you paper on the 9" it really is like 1/16".
Your card is now 8 7/8" by 12".
It has to be a bit of each side as this makes the box lid fit over the sides of the box and stops you having to fiddle with odd measurements.

All the folds are folded like valley folds,
This means wrong side to wrong side.
If you do this and crease them all you will find the design makes it self once you do the 8 cuts you need to finish.. 

The next bit sounds odd but is very important.
Measure along the top of the 12"
and mark 2 1/2" and 9 1/2" mark top and bottom.

Now draw a line to make these points meet.
You will be cutting this line.

You cut down  to the  1st score line
stop turn the card stock round
and cut  to the other score line.

You cut four times in all.

If you look at the picture it may explain this better, what you want to do is cut the score line you meet
 to make a T shaped cut.

Your lid will be like on a pizza box.

I did mine first and used wet glue to stick them down as  in the photo.

When you lift the remaining sections it
gives you the sides of your boxes.
The sides will over lap and you just glue them together to give you a little box in the center.

The lids then life up to meet in the center.

This can then be decorated any how you like.

So I decorated mine.
The inside of the lids is 3" by 3".

4 lots of 3" by 3" for inside the box as well,
you may need to take a bit off so it fits snug.

The outside bits of the lids are both 2 7/8" by 2 7/8".
The side panels are 2 7/8 " by 1 3/8"
You need 6 in all.
Then just add ribbon to close.

UK Scrappers One Stamp Swap.

Well this is my take on the one stamp.
They are all sat waiting to finish drying, as I used Glitter Glue for the lips and eyelids, it seems to take for ages to dry been out for 4 hours and still wet.
Think it may be an over night job to be sure.

I made a little 16 page book as I will be getting loads back stuck inside my book.
These are really easy and look great.