Friday, 31 July 2015

Fancy Fold Friday - Tutorial for Swing Easel Card

 Remember this Timeless Elegance card shared a couple of weeks ago. 
Well a remake was in order for this week's classes using the Pretty Petals papers (which - did I tell you - are on Bonus Deals this week - just over £5 for 48 sheets!! Nice papers... Nice price!!)
And it went down very well.... apart from me not saying LIFT loud enough!!! Oops...but we got there in the end....

Couple of closed views

And here you go - a cut and score tutorial to make one of these for yourself from 12 x 12 card... Please feel free to share any make using this tutorial with me - you can decide whether you would like me to feature here on The Craft Spa blog!! Or not!

Supplies Needed
12x12 Cardstock  Calypso Coral - 12" x 6"
Paper 5 3/4" Square x 2 patterns
Cardstock Old Olive 3 3/4" Square
Cardstock Very Vanilla 3 1/2" Square
Scallop Square Framelits die

1. Die cut Scallop Square aperture out of centre of 1 piece of paper ( I eyeball but you can draw diagonals on back to make eyeballing MUCH easier!)
2. Score LANDSCAPE Calypso Coral panel in half at 6"
3. Bone Fold (mountain fold)
4. With card blank in tent fold direction ( ie centre fold at top) adhere die cut paper to card blank

5. Place card blank LANDSCAPE on trimmer with papers to right hand side
6. LANDSCAPE. Line up on Top Bar at 7", cut 1" to 5" (2.5 to 12.7 cm)
7. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 11", cut 1" to 5" (2.5 to 12.7 cm)

8. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 8 3/4", score 0 to 1", LIFT, score 5" to 6" (score 0 to 2.5, LIFT,score 12.7 to 15.2cm)
9. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 9 1/4", score 0 to 1", LIFT, score 5" to 6" (score 0 to 2.5, LIFT,score 12.7 to 15.2cm)
10. LANDSCAPE. Line up at 9 3/4", score 0 to 1", LIFT, score 5" to 6" (score 0 to 2.5, LIFT,score 12.7 to 15.2cm)

11. Place card blank PORTRAIT on trimmer with papers/cut sections to top.
12. PORTRAIT. Line up at 1". Cut 1" to 2 3/4", LIFT, cut 3 1/4" to 5" (cut 2.5 to 7cm, LIFT, cut 8.2 to 12.7cm)
13. PORTRAIT. Line up at 5". Cut 1" to 2 3/4", LIFT, cut 3 1/4" to 5" (cut 2.5 to 7cm, LIFT, cut 8.2 to 12.7cm)

14. With mountain centre fold, fold outer scorelines as muntain fold, valley fold , mountain fold
15. Decorate as you desire.

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Pretty Petals Card Trio

Here are a few more cards made with the Pretty Petals papers that are on Bonus Deals this week.
Get these papers at this reduced price whilst you can! 48 sheet pack for just a few pennies over £5.... That is for 4 each of 12 double sided papers - so yes 24 paper patterns for you...really great selection...
You may think that these cards seem familiar....
They are a remake of a card in Calypso Coral we made at Quarterly Training which was in turn CASEd from the Annual Catalogue. 
I liked it so much I had to make 2 more!! 

Both a change in card blank colour and the black card carrying a butterfly too....

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Pretty Petals papers & Weekly Deals

Woo Hoo! Pretty Petals paper stack on Weekly Deals - so a quick round up of Pretty Petals projects for today - with a promise - some more coming very guess what we are using in this week's classes! Just click on the photos to go straight to the original blog post.... 

Oh and Weekly Deals summary shot at the end of this post - some great items on there this week...

So here are this week's Weekly Deals.... click on the picture for more details... 

Some great buys this week and an order going in next Tuesday.... Lots of ribbon, some great papers and Work of Art (wood). Oh and go here for a round up of Work of Art projects....

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Small Narrow Shadow Box Frame Card!

Just completing my quick round up of cards over the past few days... as you read this post I will be back from a few days away - so normal service should resume shortly!
This is a smaller Shadowbox Frame card...
It started of as a 21cm square cut from a piece of A4 card... and then it as this tutorial here... apart from the score-lines are at 1,2,3 and 4 cm on all 4 sides.

Edited to Add - due to the popularity of this card format and the making some other variants .... I wrote up the full tutorials for you... Imperial (inches) and an alternative doubled version here ( with link to Metric too). Or straight to Metric here.
Ends up as a 13cm Square - or 5 1/4" Square - card. Has a totally different look with the narrower frame section at the front. 

I personally still prefer the wider frame for a card - but this had to be done! 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Typeset Box Frame Card

Last of the large Box Frame cards I made last week... yes I did make quite a few!
Again with the fabulous Butterfly Basics stamps ... have to admit that I am actually struggling not to use this set!! Time to move on....
Oh Shadowbox Frame Tutorial here for you...
Though I must let you into a little secret... I now have about 10 of the Box Frame Cards made decoration.. just the basic card... I will decorate as and when more not sending a friend a card as I don't have a spare hour or two to make something special for them..... and with nothing suitable in my Card Sale Box either!