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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Free Standing Pop Up Tutorial

Hi all,

Back today with another tutorial, I did squeeze you an extra one in this Tue (easter treat bag) but for some reason it didnt publish. Never mind if you scroll down you can see the tutorial under this one, so you have 2 to choose from today.

Todays tutorial is a Free Standing Pop Up Card, they look fabulous and the best thing is they do fold flat for posting.

12 x 12 Card Stock
A4 Patterned Paper
3 Lrg Size Nesties
Die Cut Butterfly
Die Cut Sentiment

Step 1, Trim a piece of card to 28cm x 14.5cm

Step 2, Score your card at 2.5cm, 7cm, 9.5cm, 14cm, 18.5cm, 21cm & 25.5cm

Step 3, Along the centre (14cm) score line measure a point  in 2cm from either side of the card.

Step 4, Trim a slit out of the centre of the card between the 2cm points.

Step 5, Trim 2 peices of paper to 14cm x 2cm.

Step 6, Turn the card over to the good side and attach paper in the 2.5cm wide panels as shown.

Step 7, Using 3 Nesties Die Cut 2 pieces of card and 1 piece of patterned paper, layer together as shown.

Step 8, Wrap ribbon round one of the 4.5cm middle panels and tie a knot/bow

Step 9, Turning your card over so the back is facing you. Fold one of the 2.5cm flaps in, take your layered center piece, push through the slot and attach to the flap.

Step 10, Fold the card over and bring the two 2.5cm flaps together, folding them together inside the card.

Your card should look like this when standing up.

Step 11, Add a Die Cut butterfly and sentiment to finish.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, do let us know if you make a card using this tutorial we would love to come and have a nosey.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Easter Gift Bag Tutorial

** Edited to add - sorry for some reason this post did not publish as it should have on Tue so you have 2 tutorials today instead**

Hi all,

Being as its been a while since I posted a tutorial I am going to squeeze an extra one in this week, so you will have one today and another on Thursday.
I have decided to squeeze this extra one in today to give you time to make a last mintue easter gift, I taught this to my ladies in class last week and it went down a treat.

Easter Treat Bag

1 x 6" Square Card Blank
6"sq Patterned Paper
6"sq Coloured Card
Border Punch/Decorative Scissors
A6 Clear Cello Bag
2 x Nesties plain/scalloped
Mini Eggs

Step 1, Score a line 2cm either side of the orignal score line

Step 2, Score a line 3cm in from the LH edge, mark a line 3cm in from the RH edge

Step 3, Trim off the 3cm from the RH egde

Step 4, Punch a border along the 3cm flap

Step 5, Trim a piece of paper to 9cm x 14cm, attach to the panel opposite the punched flap (make sure the pattern is facing the right way up)

Step 6, Die cut an aperture in the panel

This is what your bag should now look like

Step 7, Using a plain and scalloped nestie together die cut a frame from coloured card.


Step 8, Attach the fame to the bag using foam pads

Step 9, Place your eggs in a clear Cello Bag, fold the top over and attach to the back panel of the bag

Step 10, Place foam pads along the edge of the punched flap

Step 11, Fold over the flap and secure with the pads to create your bag.

Step 12, Add any addtional embellishments as required for decoration.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, do pop back on Thursday for our scheduled tutorial.

Lyndsey xx