Sunday, 13 May 2012

Tutorial for exploding box

I did promise to post the exploding box tutorial on here today, so if you make one, please post and i can see it :-)

Take one sheet of 12 x 12', i used portabella road.
Mark it into 9 equal squares with a pencil each one will be 4" square. like a grid.
cut out the four corner squares carefully and retain, it will now look like the  cross shape below.
turn this over and then stick the retained cut off squares on the four edge squares , they will fit spot on !
i then put a red check  square to fit and cover the centre.

the next sheet i cut to   10.5" square and you need to divide it into equal squares as the first one you did , these are  3.5 each
Then cutting out and retaining  the edge squares as before , turning the whole thing over and sticking the cut out bits onto the
edge squares to decorate as before, add the red checked square in the centre too.

do exactly the same on a third sheet, this time its a 9" square and the penciled squares will be 3" each
sticking the cut out squares on the other side as illustrated.
as the paper was plainer on this one - i  also embossed the cut out squares with the buttons tri boss folder before sticking them down and also ran a red ink pad softly over the surface to just distress a little bit.

i inked all the edges in red ink and then put silicone glue onto the biggest cross centre red check square,  stuck the middle cross onto it and then do the same with the smallest cross too.
it will look like this image below.

I then inked all edges in red and added photos and embelishments to each inside flap. i used some of the glittered portabella road designer die cuts under the photos. I used buttons and tiny bows also from the porabella road range .
finally adding a small die cut from the 6 x6 " portabella road paper pack & to this i added tiny gold letters to say Queen Elizabeth diamond jubilee and 60

For the lid, i used some complementary blue card measuring 5.25" square, score an inch all around the edges. fold and snip the corners stick down to form a box lid. I used the large die cut from the 12 x 12 " portabella road paper pack to stick centrally on the box lid adding large bloomer flowers with edges inked and glittered. fixed with a red brad . i stuck red ribbon around the sides of the lid with double sided tape, tying up in a little knot at the edge.
I hope you like it and will have a go, much easier than it seems.

The lid also has Eden and Isaac, the names of my daughters twins, born this Jubilee year and 2012

Friday, 11 May 2012

Had to get ready for a couple of demo's and just back from a week in Cornwall. nice scrapbook pictures ! watch this space !
Decided to do a feature with the Portabella road papers as its so on-trend.
using the Queens Jubilee year and the twins birth year as the theme i made an exploding box.
let me know what you think ?

Friday, 4 May 2012

Its me again ! i was happily telling someone about one of my favourite scrapbook pages on here. and now i cant find it ?? so i am going to post it again.
apologies to those who have already seen it.
and for those people who dont know ( maybe ones who live on Mars maybe) my daughter had a baby boy and a baby girl. isnt she clever !
Having a lovely time in Cornwall, managed to get very chilled in a short time.
just now thinking about getting ready for my next demo at the art of craft in North camp on May 12th.
this is an address book i copied from Becky James. easy to do and very cute in the wellington papers

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Birthday Book

I love being in Cornwall as i can visit Scrapbook Magic a lovely shop in Mullion meadows , margaret does regular classes and i was going to make a nice little Birthday book today, got the time wrong and got there 3hrs too late !! anyway luckily Margaret saved me the kit and i have a bind it all at home so i can finish it later. this is what it is meant to look like :-)
ps Scrapbook Magic has a new order on line website too now.