Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Graduation Slider Gift Box with Hidden Card

This is a cute and simple project but it is oh so fun to giveaway. Put candy in the box and make them think that is all they are getting, and when they slide the box out to see, presto you have a card slide out the other end.

So easy and fun for graduation gifts.

The tutorial is uploading now and here are the written measurements and links to supplies I used.

Cardstock 8x8 inches
Use your envelope punch board and punch and score at these measurements
2 5/8" punch & score, turn
3 3/8" punch & score, turn
2 5/8" punch & score, turn
3 3/8" punch & score, turn

Then go back to the score lines that are beside the punch outs and place the little point of the envelope punch board on that score line, punching again and scoring. This score line should come out right in the middle of the side punch you made prior. Do this all the way around. 

Now you need to cut some tabs, take the two larger points and cut the score line to the side of the large points just up to the first score line, this creates 4 tabs to glue the box together. 

Now we need to do a little more folding. Take one of the tabs and fold it over at the first score line, then fold it over again, causing the end of the tab to score along with the second score line. These parts will glue down to the inside of the box creating stronger sides. 

Bottom of the box cut at 4 1/8"x3 1/8" - this piece will go in the bottom of the box when you have glued all the sides down to the inside. Just as another extra support. 

Slider card holder- cut at 4 1/4"x7 1/8" score on the long side at 3/4, 7/8, 4 1/8 and 4 1/4. Fold and burnish well. 

Slots for the plastic slider. On the bottom of the piece you just created come in 1/4" from the last score line and make a small mark, do this on both sides and on both ends. Then take you ruler and join these 1/8" from edge of paper. You are cutting out a 1/8" slot. 

Plastic slider: I used a sandwich bag, it is better to use a larger plastic bag that does not have any side edges on it. The smother the better.  Cut this piece 2 3/4"x8 3/4" fold around keeping it in the slots and glue the ends together. Be careful not to get glue on the box, just glue the plastic together so it will slide around. I used score tape. 

The Hidden card piece: cut at 4 1/8"x3 1/8" - put glue just on one of the short end of this piece, not all over. If you have a side that you want up when you slide it out make sure to put the adhesive on that side. You will then place it on the plastic inside the flaps and center and glue. Then glue the flaps together trapping the card inside. 

Take the box you made and put adhesive just on one end, on the other end put a piece of ribbon in the center for a pull tab, gluing it to the bottom of the box. Make sure to just glue the box to the  plastic only. Glue  the box on the opposite end as you did the slider card. You want them to slide out on opposite ends. Press it down in the center. 

Wrap Around: Cardstock 4 1/4"x10 1/2" score on the long side at 2, 3 5/8, 6 7/8, 8 1/2.  Wrap this piece around the box and slider piece and glue to the bottom of slider piece only. 

Now you are ready to decorate:

Mats are cut at 3x4 inches and 3 3/4x2 3/4 inches. 

Cap is cut at 2x2

Link to the video tutorial:

Products I used: 

Bone Folder:
Die Release Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:

Cruise, Craft and Create!

We will be creating this beautiful Faux Leather Travel Folio on our cruise retreat in September! This is made from a Faux leather material from Cricut and very durable. Holds lots of documents, credit cards, money and more. Plus we are making a removable notebook to take notes, to do list etc.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Travel Folio and Huge Announcement

Today we made a travel folio to keep those receipts, documents, or just memorabilia in when you are traveling. I love making these little folios, so easy and simple, but look so nice. And of course we went with a beach theme since I love the beach and wish I was there now lol. All the links to the products I used are below and the link to the full tutorial as well.

2 pieces of Chipboard cut at 4'x7'
Book Spine heavy card-stock cut at 3"x7"
Score the spine piece at 3/4" on each end of the long side, then score at every 1/8" between those two score lines, creating the spine fold. 

2 pieces of card-stock for the cover cut at 9'x5' inches
Place on outside starting at where the chipboard meets the spine, leaving about the same amount of overhang on all three sides.

Flip over cut out your corners and fold excess over creating your book cover. 

Inside cover piece, cut at  3 7/8'x 6 7/8' inches. You will need 2 of these. 

Glue these on the inside covering the raw edges of the outer paper. 

2 pcs of card-stock cut at 4x4.5, score at every 1/2" on the 4.5" side.
Accordion fold this

5 sheets of paper for the folio pockets cut at 6 3/4x3/78"

These will glue on the mountain folds of the accordion pcs, use a strong glue.

Pockets: 2 cut at 4 1/5x5 score at 1/2" on two long sides and one short side. Put scor tape on these folds cutting out the corners and glue on the right side. 

Decorate as desired

Beach Paper:
Bone Folder:
Die Release Tool:
Art Glitter Glue:

YouTube Tutorial:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Melina's Birthday Swiper Card

This is a quick and easy card but very, very cute. Below are the measurements and you will find the full tutorial on the YouTube link below. 

You will need: 

2 pieces of card stock 4 1/4x6 3/4 inches
On the long side score at 1", and 1 3/4" on both pieces

Mats solid white cut at 4 1/8x4 7/8 inches
Designer Paper mat cut at 4x 4 3/4"

Side panel mat: solid white cut at 4 1/8"x7/8" 
Designer paper mat cut at 3/4x4 inches

The Swiper part is cut at 2x2 3/4 inches

Score on one of the points just 3/4" in from point making sure you keep it straight across. 

You will fold the score lines on the two card stock pieces like a "Z"

On the card stock piece you are using for the front, measure down on the first score line from to 
1 3/4" and make a pencil mark. 

At this point is where you will glue the part on your swiper that you just scored and folded. Gluing the long part straight up the score line. 

For the tiny envelope I cut this at 3x3 and scored in from each point 1 1/8". You can always put balloons or other things on here doesn't have to be an envelope. Just glue the envelope on the swiper about half way down. 

Hope this make sense, this one is not so easy to write up. Maybe by watching the tutorial you can get the jest of it all. Have fun and any questions let me know.

YouTube Video Link:

Our Store: 

Links to products we used: 

American Craft cardstock packs:
Tim Holtz Oxide Inks:
Martha Stewart Score Board:
Art Glitter Glue:
Scollop dies: