Friday, December 28, 2012

Tutorial for the baby onesie

Tutorial for the baby onesie handmade baby shower invitation  

onesie card tutorialThe first step is to cut a piece of cardstock in half long way.  The cardstock should measure 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Fold it in half.






onesie card tutorial step two
You want to use a 1 3/8″ circle punch (item #119860) to cut the neck out of the folded end of the cardstock.  Cut just a half circle.








onesie tutorialUse that same circle punch to punch out the leg holes (bottom corners of the card).









handmade card tutorialFor the arms, measure down from the fold approx. 1 1/4″ and cut straight into the card about an inch.  Be sure you are cutting through both the top and bottom of the card.  From there, cut diagonally down to the corner where you punched the leg hole.  For the second arm I like to take the piece cut away from the first side and trace it on the second side to make sure they are the same size.


onesie laceTo make the lace around the arm and leg holes you’ll need to once again use that circle punch.  Punch a circle out of the white cardstock making sure there is plenty of cardstock on all sides of the hole.




scallop laceForget about the circle you punched out, you need the cardstock that you punched the circle out of.  Turn your 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle punch (item #119854) upside down so you can position the circle in the middle of the scallop and punch.




lace on the onesie card
Position the lace around the neck and leg holes and adhere.  For the arms you can use the Scallop edge punch (item #119882) on some white cardstock and glue to the arms.  Stamp and decorate your card as you like.
I hope this has helped you.  If you have questions please feel free to leave them under the comments and I will answer them ASAP.  Thank you Kim for asking – I’m happy to be able to help you out!
You can purchase any of the punches, cardstock or accessories needed for these onesies online at Shop.StampThat.com or you can purchase ready made Handmade Onesie Shaped Baby Inivtation Cards in my Etsy Store.
I wish I could give credit to the person who originally came up with this idea but I’m afraid I don’t know who that was as there are many variations out there.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Valentine's Day! Card Holder

Tin Box Organizer
WOW is wright, I love it, this will be a perfect gift to give to someone for Valentine's Day!

Free Pleated Dress Pattren

Dress Pattern

Easy Math for Artsies!

 For anyone who likes creating things with paper, this is one of the best measurement shortcuts I’ve ever seen. I learned it in a bookbinding workshop led by Cherryl Moote. If you need to divide a rectangular sheet of paper into equal pieces, lay a ruler with the zero on one edge of the page. Slide the ruler down until a number divisible by the number of sections you need appears on the other edge of the paper. For example, I want to divide my 8.5 x 11″ sheet into 5 equal sections. I slide the ruler down until the 10 meets the opposite edge, 10 divided by 5 = 2. Mark off 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″ points. You can then use a set square to mark the divisions, or repeat the steps from any point on the side you started on. This creates two points you can line your ruler up to for scoring, marking or cutting.

Easy Math for Artsies! 
For anyone who likes creating things with paper, this is one of the best measurement shortcuts I’ve ever seen. I learned it in a bookbinding workshop led by Cherryl Moote. If you need to divide a rectangular sheet of paper into equal pieces, lay a ruler with the zero on one edge of the page. Slide the ruler down until a number divisible by the number of sections you need appears on the other edge of the paper. For example, I want to divide my 8.5 x 11″ sheet into 5 equal sections. I slide the ru
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For some great bookbinding projects check out Cherryl’s books here at The Paper Place, or visit her website www.mootepoints.com.

Demonstrator

 Hello, I do hope that everyone had a wonderful, Christmas, I am sure you have. but today
As a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator, I am one of those rare people who love  l what they do and get to share what they love. And I love stamping!

If you would like more information about a Stampin'Up! workshop or would like to be part of my team please contact me. Or click on "Join Now" symbol above. I would love to talk to you about Stampin'Up!

Best wishes, Denise.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Heart Box

Heart Box

 

Create a heart shaped box out of coasters and patterned paper

Supplies

  • Classic Heart and Scalloped Heart dies
  • Thin coaster or thin cardboard
  • White cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Xyron or other strong adhesive
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Scissors
  • Crocheted lace, or ribbon

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut two thin coasters and three pieces of white cardstock with the largest scalloped heart die. Cut two coasters and two pieces of patterned paper with the second largest Classic heart die. Cut and emboss one piece of patterned paper with the largest classic heart die.
  2. Step 2 (Optional)

    Sand the patterned paper pieces and adhere the big patterned paper heart to one of the scalloped cardstock hearts.
  3. Step 3

    Run all your hearts except for the scalloped coaster hearts through your Xyron machine, or use other strong adhesive.
  4. Step 4

    Adhere one of the scalloped cardstock hearts to the front and back of one of the scalloped coaster hearts. This will be your box top.

    Adhere the remaining cardstock scalloped heart to the other scalloped coaster heart.
  5. Step 5

    Adhere one of the smaller coaster hearts to the center of the plain scalloped heart. This will be your box bottom.
  6. Step 6

    If you are using a 6" x 6" patterned paper pad, cut two 2" wide strips.
  7. Adhere the strips to one long 11 7/8" strip.
  8. Step 7

    Score the long side of the strip at 3/8".
  9. Step 8

    Add adhesive to the score line on both sides.

  10. Step 9

    Cut the glue tab every 1/4".
  11. Step 10

    Fold the end of the strip 1/4" over and cut the last glue tab piece off on both sides. Peel off the liner of the adhesive strips on both sides.
  12. Step 11

    Start at the point of the heart and tape the paper strip along the edge of the coaster heart.

  13. Step 12

    Add adhesive to the folded over piece of cardstock and adhere heart walls together.

    Hint:
    If the paper strip is too long, cut the overhanging piece off or adhere to the wall.

  14. Step 13

    Adhered your patterned paper heart to the inside of your box.
  15. Step 14

    Adhered two strips of crocheted lace to the back of the heart box cover.
  16. Step 15

    Adhere the patterned paper covered coaster heart in the center of the back of the heart box cover. Cut the lace down and add adhesive to the end of the lace.
  17. Step 16

    Place the top on the box bottom and adhere the lace to the box walls.

    Hint:
    Leave a little slack so the box top will open all the way.
  18. Step 17

    Adhere a lace strip on top the box wall. It will hide your lace "hinges".
  19. Step 18

    Decorate the box top
  20. and fill your box.

Genie Bags

Genie Bags

Supplies

  • Paper Cutter
  • Cardstock
  • Adhesive
  • Small Craft Sack
  • Other paper and embellishments to design your bag
  • Tissue paper

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut 2 sheets of cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". These will be the bases to the sides of your bag.
  2. Step 2

    Decorate one sheet as you would a card. Although not shown, you make decorate both sheets of cardstock.
  3. Step 3

    Cut craft sack in about half and apply adhesive to sack on both sides. Adhere 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheets of cardstock to the sack.
  4. **Note** Since the cardstock is larger than the bag, it is wise to put the adhesive on the sack to avoid exposed adhesive.
  5. Step 4

    Put on the finishing touches by stuffing with tissue paper and goodies.

Gable Box

Gable Box

Supplies

  • One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Cardstock
  • Paper Cutter with scoring tool
  • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Punches
  • Corner Rounder
  • Crop-a-Dile™
  • Embellishments

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score 11” side of cardstock at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4".
  2. Step 2

    Score the 8 1/2” side at 3" and 6 1/2".
  3. Step 3

    Fold the bottom of the card stock (the portion with the short scored sections) under and stamp across the exposed area of card stock.
  4. Step 4

    Cut each score line up to the intersecting score line to create flaps as shown.
  5. Step 5

    On one edge of the card stock, you’ll have 1/2” flaps.

    Cut off the two 1/2" flaps on the ends, leaving the center flap.
  6. Step 6

    Place Sticky Strip™ on the 1/2" flap.

    Be sure to place the adhesive strip on the front (stamped) side. Leave the liner on the adhesive.
  7. Step 7

    Place Sticky Strip™ on the other flaps as shown to createl interior sections of the box.

    Leave the liner on the adhesive.
  8. Step 8

    Center punch over panel and push the cardstock all the way into the Wide Oval punch to create handles for the box.
  9. Step 9

    Use the corner rounder on the corners of the handles.
  10. Step 10

    Peel the liner from the 1/2" flap on the side of the box (mid section).

    Fold the box into shape so that the ends meet the adhesive. If necessary, fold the flaps out of your way.
  11. Step 11

    Peel the liner from the side flaps and adhere them to the interior sides of the box for added stability.
  12. Step 12

    Remove the liner from the bottom flaps.

    Fold in the two smaller flaps and then adhere one of the longer flaps to the smaller flaps.

    I fold in the flap that’s on the side where the seam is so the front of the box will be seamless.

    Fold the remaining flap into place.
  13. Step 13

    Decorate the front of the box. Use the Crop-a-Dile™ to punch holes for the ribbon closure.