Sunday, 31 July 2011

Making Envelopes

Hi Crafter's,

What a beautiful day it has been today. The sun is shining here on little old Heanor.

 Well I don't have a card for you but I do have a little tutorial.
From time to time we need to make an envelope for a card that dose not fit a regular sized, ready made envelope.  Unless you are good at guessing what size paper you need to make the envelope it can be a bit of a hit and miss affair and a waste of paper if you get it wrong. So I have come up with a formula to work out the size of paper needed for the card.

 So here goes..........
This tut is for a square card

1) Cut a piece of scrap paper or card to the size of the card you need to make the envelope for.

2) Draw lines from corner to corner as shown in the above diagram.

3) Measure the distance between point "A" and point "B" add 1cm then times by 2, this figure will then give you the size of the paper square that needs to be cut for your envelope.

So for instance if your card is 12cm square the measurement between point "A" and point "B" would be 8.5cm + 1cm = 9.5cm x 2 = 19cm.
This formula works for any size square.

To make the envelope for the size shown above cut the paper 19cm square.

Place card on your paper as shown in diagram above.
Score paper about 3mm from the card on all four sides as shown in blue.
Then fold your envelope on the score lines.

I hope you understand this tut and is of use to you.
I will in my next post show how to work out an envelope for a rectangle card.

Thank you for visiting and I will see you again very soon.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Another Commission

Hi Crafter's,

Just a quick post to show you  another card I was asked to make.

Thank you for stopping by see you again soon.

Monday, 18 July 2011

A couple of commissions

Hi Crafter's

This is my last post today.
I just want to show you a couple of commissions I had recently.

This card I made using my Pazzles Inspirations cutter.

I was asked for a card for a little girl for her second birthday,  also for it to be pink and as simple as possible.

A friend of mine asked me to make this card for the caretaker at our local school. It was for his retirement. The image of the caretaker on the card was drawn by my friend I thought it was so good I just had to use it.

Well that's all for to day. Thank you for a paying my little blog a visit. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my work, please let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you. See you again soon.

Double cascade cards

Hi Crafter's

Another little post while my tea is cooking.
The inspiration for these cards came from  a card I saw on one of my many travels around the internet ( I do a lot of blog hopping ) . The cards I saw were made with digital down loads using A4 card, designed by a lady called Carol Dunne at CraftUprint. I loved what she had done but I have made my cards using  double sided 12" x 12" card stock instead.  
So here is my take on the double cascade card.
I used a Marriann design tree die embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder then decorated with a few gems. A dramatic looking card with little effort. They are surprisingly easy and a joy to make.

 And a side view of the cards.

I now have a little tutorial for these card folds HERE is the link   Have fun.

Here is a double tri-fold cascade card.

 And now the side view....

Thank you for visiting. 


Hi Crafter's

I'm playing catch up, and this is my third post of the day

Any way I have a twisted easel card for you.

The Stamps I used in this card are new from Kan Ban. The detail in them is just beautiful. 
Stamped on cream card stock with Memento rich coco.

Rose Creations

Hi Crafter's
This is my second post on this wet miserable Monday. At least it's warm and dry in doors.

The roses on the three cards in this post are made using Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. The stamps are Clarity stamps.

Thank you again for paying my little blog a visit. Please feel free to leave a comment. I do love hearing from you and what you think of my work.

My Big Bruvver

Hi Crafter's
Here is a card I made for my big buvver.
The sentiment is computer generated. The image is stamped and kept simple. I coloured the bike with the same ink I stamped it with, which was Memento rich coco.

Thank you for visiting see you again with another card soon.