Today I have a simple and easy card tutorial. This is a very cute and fun to make card, I have made a step by step post with a lot of pictures especially for scrapbooking beginners and non-crafters using basic and affordable craft supplies.
Eno greetings Romantic paper pack
Double-sided adhesive tape
Clear acetate / OHP sheet
Smooth white cardstock
The measurements given below are according to the scoreboard for scoring,( if you don’t have a scoreboard then use a ruler and score with a small round ball embossing stylus or with the point of your scissor or even a pen with empty refill will work and convert the measurements into centimetres)
First, take cut a piece of cardstock 7 ” long and 8 7/8” wide for your card base and score at 4” and 4 3/4”. For the strap take another piece of cardstock 1” long and 2 3/4” wide and score at 1” and 1 3/4”.
Now for the large pockets cut two pieces of cardstock 7 1/2” wide and 4” long and keeping it horizontally score at 3/8”, 1/2”, 7 1/8” and 7 1/4” now keep it vertically and score at 3 1/2” and 3 5/8” and sniff the corners like I have in the picture below .
Before covering everything with pattern paper place the magnets and stick them on the base and the strap, now stick the pattern paper on both sides of the strap and the stick one end of the strap on the backside.
Cover the base and the pockets with pattern papers that is 1/8” smaller than the cardstock base on all sides and score again.
I have made three sets of small pockets and stuck one vertically and two horizontally on the other side.
The vertical pocket is slightly bigger than the other two, to make this pocket cut a piece of pattern paper 11” long and 3” wide and score at 3 1/2”, 5 7/8”, 8 1/4”, 9 5/8”.
For the horizontal pockets cut two pieces of pattern paper measuring 10 1/2” long and 3” wide and score at 3 1/8”, 5 1/2”, 7 7/8”, 9 1/2”.
Make the hinges and stick them as shown in the picture below.
I made some tags to insert in the pockets and a small photo frame. The total size of the frame is 2 1/2” long and 3 1/4” wide with the frame size of 3/8” and stick a piece of clear OHP sheet inside, attach the hinges on three sides keeping one side open to insert the picture.
I also added some clear glitter on the borders of my tags.
This is what the card looks like after adhering everything. First, I adhered the large pockets on the card base and then adhered the small pockets on them.
I finished the card by drawing the stitches on the borders, I drew the stitches with a white gel pen.. easy isn’t it?
The finished card looks like this. I have kept the decoration very clean and simple, you can decorate it however you like, I have decorated it with some foam and fabric flowers, fabric lace doily and some pearls.
You can add more tags, pictures, personal note, money, gift vouchers etc inside the large pockets.
I hope I was clear in explaining everything, if you have any questions leave them in the comments section down below.
I hope you like it and give it a try, Thank you for visiting!
Hello Everyone, Hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the rains! Today I have a shadowbox card to share, I made this for my guest post on the papericious blog. It is a wedding card and as everything about weddings is soo elegant, classy and chic, I tried to add that wedding elegance and vintage look to the card.
I’m sure you’ll like it! So head over to the papericious blog for more details and instruction.
Firstly Eid Mubarak to all the muslims all over the world may you have the most joyous eid day. Today i have two eid cards to share, i wanted to post this sooner but my blog was down for the past few days for some technical reason. I’m also putting this up for the mudra stamps june challenge and according to the challenge rule i tried this technique called triple time stamping, i had soo much fun making these cards. Continue reading →
Today I have two mixed media tags to share using Bob n Betty papers. I have been obsessed with glitters lately and I have been using them a lot on my projects, glitters just add a little extra something to your project and make them look livelier. Tags come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they are fun, quick and easy to create and are a great alternative to cards. On to my first tag…
I am back again with a new explosion box if you are a follower of my blog then you already know how much I love making explosion boxes, I just love the idea of a card in a box form. Baking and cake decorating are another passion of mine and today I have a birthday explosion box with a cute cupcake center made out of paper.
Today I have two beautiful tags to share with you. I have kept it very clean and simple with minimal decoration. Hope you like it!
The tags measure 6″ by 3/1.8″. The papers I have used are from papericious vintage rosewood and floral seasons paper collection. On the top, I have added texture paste using a stencil and added clear glitter on the wet texture paste. I have used my handmade paper flowers and some mulberry flowers.
For the first tag, I have made an accordion fold paper doily, the borders are punched using Martha Stewart doily lace punch. I have fussy cut the flowers from the floral seasons paper pack. I have added glitter to the edge of the outer circle center, I have coloured the inner circle center softly with a purple distress ink. The two big purple curly roses are from Mulberry rest all the flowers are handmade.
For the center of this tag, I have used a heart die cut and fabric lace on the edges. I have also added a thin line of glitter on the edge of the heart. I have fussy cut the flowers from the vintage rosewood paper pack and added glitter on the edges.
Today I’m sharing a baby girl explosion box, it’s a congratulation card. I have an explosion box for every occasion and I love making them with little surprises inside this one has a baby carriage and a shaker lid.
The box measures 9 by 9 cms. I have made a shaker lid for this box, I have used a mixture of clear, white and pink sequins. The pink textured sequins are from papericious. The small baby shoes are hand cut.
This is a two layer explosion box, the inner layer measures 8.5 by 8.5 cms. The papers used are from papericious It’s peach time premium collection. Inside the box, I have placed a baby carriage, everything is hand cut and assembled. For decorating, I have used my handmade mini paper roses, lacy fabric, pearls and doily lace punch from Martha Stewart.
For the sides, I have hand cut some scallop circles. Everything in this box is hand cut I have not used any dies or templates. I made the small shaker toy using a chipboard element from the papericious theme chipboard- Ohh baby! and filled it with some pink glitter sand. I have also fussy cut the clock and the baby dresses. I have used ivory jute cord from papericious to stick the baby dresses.
On the outer layer, I made pockets on all the sides to insert some baby pictures.
Today I have a spring card to share. Spring time is filled with creative inspirations for artists and crafters and I am one such crafter inspired by nature and botanical art. Here is my spring inspired card hope you like it!
The top fold card measures 20 cms by 15cms and the yellow panel measures 15.5 cms by 12 cms. The card base is made with smooth white card stock. For the yellow panel, I have cut a piece of cardstock slightly smaller than its base and scored it multiple times throughout then for the pale distress look I used the ink pad and added some ink on my craft mat and sprayed water and then pressed the cardstock on it, I did this for a couple of times and in between each addition drying my cardstock using a heat gun.
The paper used is from the papericious floral season premium collection I love this paper collection it has some gorgeous pattern papers. I have used a lace die cut out( don’t remember the name of the die) and I have used the same pattern paper for its base and I have adhered all the panels to my base card.
To decorate the card I made these blooming roses along with some mini roses and tiny punched filler flowers the leaves are from mulberry. The large flowers are made using sigma cardstock from papericious , I have coloured the petals with soft pastels and distress ink. Other materials used are ivory jute cord from papericious, pollens and fake dry grass.
Thank You for stopping by, Happy Spring and Happy crafting!
Today I have a special explosion box to share that I made for my mum. I know it’s not mother’s day or her birthday, but hey, do we have to wait for a special day to make our mothers feel loved and appreciated, we don’t because every day is mother’s day. I was initially going to make a pop out kitchen card and Pinterest has soo many inspirations for kitchen cards then I saw a kitchen explosion box from Stampin up and I decided to make this. This is a very fun explosion box with a lot of miniature crafting.Continue reading →
Today I have a simple window frame gatefold style card embellished with my handmade flowers. I chose warm colours for this card, although it’s spring time. I always gravitate more towards the warmer shades. Now onto the card…
The card base is made of smooth white cardstock, the card measures 14cms by 18 1/2 cms, I tried to cut the top curve of the card as evenly as possible.The paper used is from the paper pack by enogreetings elegant flower set collection. I have made the window frame using file card paper( you could also use brown cardstock) and spread some texture paste unevenly to give the rustic look.
The hello die cut is from penny black I added some glitter onto it. The larger flowers are hand cut and embossed I shaded them using soft pastels, I also punched some leaves and sakura flowers and shaded them using steadler water colour pencils
On the inside of the card, I stamped some mini rosettes all over the card using a clear stamp and distress ink in the shade vintage photo. For the center, I have cut a piece of the same pattern paper and a piece of cardstock slightly smaller to it and distressed the edges using the same ink pad and glued the cardstock on the pattern paper and then stuck the pattern paper on the base using a double sided tape on three sides leaving the top part open to inserts a pull out card. The pullout card is made from another piece of cardstock cut properly to fit inside, I have distressed the edges on both the pieces of cardstock and painted the corners using a paint brush with some distress ink and water, after drying I stamped it improperly for the vintage effect using a stamp from the same stamp set.