Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
I have a tutorial for you on how to put together the Blossom Box Die. It's a little tricky but once you get the hang of it it's really simple and goes quickly. This is a long tutorial there's lots of steps. Someday, when I catch up with the 21 century, I'll get myself a video camera that works well, unlike my current one. But until then it's a tutorial with step by step pictures.
First you'll need to cut 2 pieces from the die. Make sure you run them through separately, you want to make sure your score lines are nice and pretty. I've traced over all the score lines on my box so you can see all that you'll have to fold. Then cut the tabs off of one side only, doesn't matter which side.
Line your box up and make sure that all the angles are pointing in the same direction. In this case the angles are all going in a clockwise direction. They can also go counter clockwise, just make sure both pieces are going in the same direction.
I've numbered the score lines and now that I'm seeing it on the screen it's a little small. You should be able to click the picture and make it bigger. All lines with a #1 on it will be a mountain fold. The #2's will be valley folds.
You'll do all the mountain folds first. The first folds you want to make are the 2 circles. Pinch them, then use your bone folder to make really good creases.
Next will be all the straight lines that go from the niches around the edge of the box to the bottom half circle. Again pinch then use your bone folder. The better your creases are the easier this box will go together.
For the valley folds, you'll fold all the angle the opposite direction. Make sure these are really creased well, these tiny little corners are usually the reason your box isn't going together right.
Once all your folding is done, fold everything up, just like a fan (one in, one out, one in, one out...) At this point you should see half your box formed. If it's not coming together go back to all your score lines, make sure they're folded well and check those tiny corners. It's easier to fix it at this stage then later when it's all put together. Once you have a nice half box do your other piece the same way.
Once they're both well folded, you'll put sticky strip on the side with the tabs on the tabs.
When you stick them together make sure you circle line up exactly and double check your angles make sure they're going in the same direction. Remember you're using sticky strip so you really have to get it right the first time.
Then the box will fold up easily, you'll need to start it like you did with the half boxes, one in, one out.......but at this point it should go together easily. You'll need to help it around the edges with the sticky strip.
Once it's together correctly I like to open and close it a couple times. The more it's opened and closed the easier it is to re close it. So if you open it and close it a couple times when you give it to the lucky recipient and they try to close it, it'll go together easily.
Here's another one all jazzed up with ribbon and a tag. I hope this tutorial was helpful. I know I sure love this box.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I'm so excited about this class. This one will be so much fun! I can't wait!!! I've turned into a My Digital Studio junkie. This class will be a Hybrid Card Stamp a Stack. All the cards will be pre printed through Stampin' Up! before the class. At the class you'll finish the cards with Stampin' Up! supplies; ribbons, brads, punches etc... You'll leave with 8 hybird My Digital Studio Cards. You'll want to make sure you're on time for the class. I'll be demonstrating on My Digital Studio how I made one of the cards. Then you'll finish the cards. There will be time for a Q and A on My Digital Studio at the class as well. This class will be so much fun. Also for guests at the class My Digital Studio will be discounted 15% the day of the class only!!! The rest of the detail are below. Because I'll be pre printing the supplies for this class the RSVP date is in only a couple of weeks so you don't have too much time to sign up. This class you must also pre pay for. I only ask for prepayment for stamp camps and stamp a stacks, just to make sure my supply costs are covered. I hope you can come, this class promises to be loads of fun and I'm so excited for it!!! The picture is a sample of the cards we'll be making. The card in the back is the printed version from Stampin' Up! and the card in the front is the hybrid verson that you'll make at the class! Super Cool!!!!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Stamp Camp was Saturday and it was so much fun! All the guests at stamp camp got to make 10 cards. All the demonstrators participating designed a card. Here's the cards they got to make.
Kay designed this one. She used the new Flirtatious DSP on the side with some ribbon on it. Cute!
This one is Corrina's. This is one of the new hostess sets and I can't tell you how much I love that scalloped ribbon!!!
Malinda did this card. It's a matchbook card and it uses another hostess set. It's so cute in person.
This was the card that I designed. I just love this hostess set and I think Wisteria Wonder is my favorite new incolor!
Amber did this one. It's the same hostess set that Corrina used. Amber also used the new Island Indigo in color. So pretty.
Kathy did this card. I love the cherries in this set and there's lots of new incolors used on this card.
Kim R did this card. A fun Christmas in July card. The snowman set is new as well as the border punch next to the snowman. I just love that punch.
I love this card. This is Michelle's card. It's so cute and so simple. I LOVE IT!!!
This was Carmelita's card. This doily set is just so pretty. I love the extra butterfly on it too. So pretty.
Last but not least this is Angela's card. I love this card. It uses lots of new incolors. I love the look of it.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!