Thursday, June 9, 2011

Squash Card Tutorial

 So...I received a couple of emails and comments asking for a tutorial on the squash card.

It's a simple but cool card to give.

What you'll need to start is 3 pieces of cardstock 8 1/2" square. can start with any size square....mine is 81/2" which folds down to 4 1/4".

Start by scoring in half (4 1/4") on one side, turn 1/4 turn and score in half again (4 1/4"), then score from corner to one direction only.

It should look like this:

 Fold your score lines so that the diagonal line folds in one direction and your cross lines fold the other. Repeat this for all three pieces. 

To assemble, Take the middle piece and place it with the diagonal score line facing down and the point facing up then add adhesive on unscored sections of your cardstock.

 Connect the pieces together by overlapping the unscored sections, adding the front and back with the diagonal score line facing up and the point facing down, while the middle is still facing up. 

 Finally...Decorate and enjoy.

All stamps used for this project are from The Rubber Cafe.  On the front I've used 2 stamps from the Vintage Treasures, the time piece and the word background.  The dragonfly is from the Asian Floral set and if you look closely the teal paper behind the dragonfly is stamped with a stamp from the Background Basics 1 set.  The dragonfly is colored in with you're so fine glitter...a teal for the center and a translucent white to finish it off.

The inside uses the same decorative cardstock.  Three panels are left unfinished, I'm going to add pictures to those later.  The last panel uses the sentiment "you make me smile" from the Fabulous Phrases set.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Please leave a comment letting me know what you think.  


Tiny Tutorial

I had been checking out other blogs here and there and came across this box (can't recall where). I went searching for directions only to find out that it had been cut from some sort of online template. I'm not really into buying templates. I'm more into buying stamps. I went to work figuring out how to make it without a template the spirit of saving you a little money...I've created this little tutorial.

What you'll need:
*Cardstock 6" x 8 1/2"
*Stamps and embellishments for decorating
*Adhesive (only for decorating your box)
*Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy


Line your cardstock up against your Scor-Pal or Scor-Buddy and score at 2, 4, 6, & 8.

Turn your paper a 1/4 turn lining up the short scored edge to the top and score at 1 1/2 just to the second score line, 2 & 4 all the way down, and again at 4 1/2 to the second score line. This will be the top of the box.

flip your paper over and line a bottom corner (not having extra scor lines) into the 6" line. Score corner to corner in the first square and skipping the second square score again corner to corner in the third square. Turn 1/4 turn staying at the bottom and repeate the score again lining it up at the 6" score line.

Cut the top 3 corners off as shown. Cutting all the red lines and cutting off the X'd boxes.

Fold all your score lines, folding all the corners inward.

Close the box by sliding the tabs on the top of the box into the base of the box and it will stay shut.

You're ready to decorate.  Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know what you think.  Enjoy...thanks for stopping by.