Friday, May 25, 2018

Open Front Panel Card

Open Front Panel Card

Today we did an open front panel card, and it was so easy and fun. I love the outcome hope you enjoy it too. Below are the measurements. Please share with us if you create this.

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YouTube tutorial: 

Supplies used: 

Nuvo Pens:        
E’s Destash Album:
Nuvo Drops:
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Art Glitter Glue:
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Mono Sand Eraser:
Neenah Cardstock:
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Card base should be 5 1/2x 4 1/4 to use the same measurements I did.

Measure down from the top of the folded card base 1 3/4" and mark, measure up from bottom 2" and mark.  Cut this portion out.

Mats are cut at 2 1/2x4, 1 3/4x4 for top, 1 3/4x4 for bottom.

I double matted mine but you can if you want or just do the one mat.

Stamp your sentiments, put the cards together and you are finished.

I told you quick and easy.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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We are also giving away two sets of these to two lucky winners. All you need to do is watch the video and then leave a comment under the video on how you would use these to have some fun. We will have the drawing on a video on Memorial day at 6pm CST.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Cup For Dad

Cup For Dad

This is a quick and easy project and is wonderful for Father's Day to include those gift cards, money, candy, pens etc. It is quick and easy, no special tools needed.

Video Tutorial:

Cardstock 7 1/2"x11 1/2"
On long side score every 1 1/2" to the end. You will be left with a 1" piece at the end.
Turn one turn and score at 2" and 5 1/2"

Fold and bunish your score lines. Cut up on all the score marks on each side just to the vertical score lines. One side of these flaps that you just cut apart will fold into the cup to make the top edge finished, the other flaps will create the bottom closure.

Fold over the flaps for the top leaving the one at the end closest to the 1" score line, do not glue this one yet.

On the 1" panel you have you will need to cut off the two end pieces just leaving the center piece to glue the cup together.

Mats are cut at 3 1/4"x 1 1/4", glue these on before you put the cut together this is easier to do now.

Now put adhesive on the 1" flap and glue the cup together. Glue the bottom flaps together making sure to check the shape of the cut as you glue. Glue flaps from opposite sides together, wet glue is easier here, so you can move around to keep the shape.

Handle is cut at 1 1/2x6 invhrd. score on the short side down the middle at 3/4" glue together  and shape for the handle. Fold back 1/2" on each end to glue to the cup side. Glue the handle on the side with the 1/2" flaps.

Decorate and fill and the cup is finished.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Gift

We are in the crunch to get teacher appreciation gifts done, why do I wait until the last minute lol. But  here is the first of three I need to get completed this weekend. The video tutorial is uploading and the link is below. All the measurements are listed. Have fun with this one I really did. Oh and I just used a dollar tree note pad to put inside, and it can be replaced when she uses this one up.

YouTube Tutorial:

Cardstock 12"x9 1/2" inches, score on long side at 3", 3 1/2", 7 1/2", 8"
Fold and burnish score lines, then round the corners of the side nearest the 3" score line, this will be the outside flap.

If you are using magnets or elastic band then put these on now before you put the mats down.

Mats for front cover and inside of front cover are 9 1/4" x 2 3/4" round corners to match the cover base.

You will need 3 mats cut at 3 3/4"x9 1/4" these will be the other outside cover and the two inside middle and left side.

The middle pocket is cut at 5 1/2" x 3", score at 1/2", 3/4" on two short sides and one long side.
Mat for this is 2"x3 3/4"
Cut out the corner blocks and use score tape or a good adhesive to put these together to form your pocket as shown in the video.

The pockets on the left flap are cut at 5"x5" you will need (1), and Cut (2) at 4"x5" you will score at 1/2" on three sides. On the 4"x5" inch ones score on two short and one long side.

Mats for these are cut at 3 3/4" x 4 1/4" for the 5"x5" pocket and 3 3/4" x3 1/4" for the 4" x 5" pockets.

Mark down 1 1/2" from top and make a mark to place the top of your first pocket. Mat this one before putting the second pocket on. You will need to mat each pocket before placing the next pocket on.

For the second pocket measure down 3 3/4" and make a mark to start the top of the second pocket. Attach the third pocket to even with the bottom.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you watch the video and look at these measurements this will make more sense.

Let me know if you make these. We hope you will share on our Facebook group, click HERE to join,

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Tomorrow we will have the full tutorial up on how this beautiful teacher appreciation project is made. We will also have a blog post showing all the measurements and specific photos of inside and out. Don’t forget to join us on our YouTube channel, become a subscriber and click the notification bell so you will be notified when we put up a new video. 



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Made It Con Class #4 details!

This is one of the classes that we will be teaching in Pigeon Forge, TN at the Made It Con in September of 2018. I can't wait for this class. By taking a piece of chipboard some paper and embellishments we will create this beautiful Light Up Fireplace. It comes together quick and is a beautiful home decor piece when finished. It measures about 7x8x1 1/2 inches therefore you can turn it on and sit it anywhere. I love how the faux light in the "wood box" makes it look like there is a fire burning. And the micro lights around the mantel is fantastic with the garland.

All supplies will be furnighed for this class as well as a reusable template and SVG file. We will also have lots of great giveaways and doorprizes.

To sign up for this class just click HERE, remember space is limited so make sure to grab your ticket soon.

Graduation Card and Gift Box in One

This is a quick and easy granduation gift card and box all in one. Decorate in your school colors and it is beautiful. Below is the link to the full video tutorial and all the measurements.

Video Tutorial:

Inside box, cardstock 7x9 inches. Score on all four sides at 1/2" and 1 1/2". Cut away the 3 outside tabs leaving only the large square to attach. Attach together as shown on the video.

Ourside cover cardstock 9 1/2x6 1/2 inches, on the 9 1/2" side start scoring at 4 1/8" and score every 1/8" all the way to 5 3/8". This creates your spine. Fold around something round to make it bend.

Place the box on the cover back glugin down, then close with magnets, velcro or ribbon. decorate front cover and you are finished.

Graduation Book Box and Card In One

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Window Pop-Out Card

Window Pop-Out Card

Today we have made a card that is a little different. It is a pop-out or pop-up card that you can put a scene behind. I have used a die I got a few years ago and cut that out to create a siliouette. The border punch is an old Martha Stewart, and the other dies are a variety of Tim Holtz and spellbinders. I have linked most of these below the video. Here are the measurements and the link to the video tutorial.

Card base is 10"x7" on the 10" side score at 5"
The inside card is 9 3/4"x6 3/4" score on the long side at 2 1/2, 4 7/8 and then turn and score at 2 1/2 on the other end. Use a die or a square to cut out the small opening in the center of the inside card. Decorate the card as you wish. This is quick and easy and can be used for so many different occasions. 

Video Tutorial:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Made It Con Box Card Class

So in this class we will be teaching the art of pop-up box card making. These are not complicated at all and they are so beautiful. We will make 3 box cards or at least have the materials to make three. All three will each be different styles. Below you can see some examples of what we will create, though the papers and pop-ups may differ. In this class you will receive an SVG file as well as written instructions and a reusable template.

Friday 14th,  1:00 pm

All supplies to create these cards will be furnished. You will just need to bring your make it kit and your score board.

Click here to purchase your tickets and remember space is limited. 

We will play a few games for prizes, give away a large door prize and some other items.

Hope to see you there, E

Thursday, May 10, 2018

One Sheet Mini For Mom

One Sheet Mini For Mom

This is a quick and easy mini alum that is wonderful for a gift and holds lots of photos or gift cards.
Below you will find the link to the full video tutorial and all the measurements.

Enjoy, E

Sheet of cardstock 12x12
Score at 4, 4 1/4, 8, 8 1/4 inches
Turn one turn and score at 4 3/4, 9 1/2 inches

Cut the small score lines out 

Round your corners, curve them or just leave as is.

You will need 12 mats cut at 4 1/2"x3 1/2"

6 mats at 3 1/2"x 2 1/4"

Mat, decorate and you are finished! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fancy Fold Box Stepper Card

This fancy fold box stepper card is easy to make just takes time if you stamp. Below are the measurements and the link to the full YouTube tutorial.

YouTube Tutorial:

10x7 inch card stock, score on the 10" side at 3, 4 1/2, 6, 7 1/2

Fold on the 6" score mark and place back on your score board. Mark on the fold at 3/4", 2 1/4",
2 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4" and 6 1/4". Connect these marks to the 7 1/2"  score line vertically. This will be your cut lines. Cut each one of these lines with the card still folded. This will create your boxes.
Now it is just a matter of folding them in the right directions to create the steps.

Mats are cut at 2 7/8 x 6 7/8 & 2 3/4 x 6 3/4"
Mat 1 3/8 x 6 3/8 and 1 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
Mat 2 3/8 x 6 7/8 and 2 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches

Mats for steps are cut at 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches

Just put the card together and you are finished.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Double Diamond Fold Card

Double Diamond Fold Card

Here is the dimensions for the double diamond fold card. The link below is for the full tutorial on how this card is made and put together. Hope you enjoy.

YouTube Tutorial:

Card stock 12x7 inches
score on the long side at 3, 4 1/2, 7 1/2, 9
Make a mark with your pencil or styles at 1 1/2 inches and at 10 1/2 inches
Turn and do the same on the opposite side.

Then turn to the 7" side and mark at 3 1/2 inches on both ends.

Now you will join the "tic" marks together creating a diamond on each end. So join the 10 1/2" to the side one that is at 3 1/2" and so forth. 

Now you want to mark the first score line at the 3 1/2" as well so that you can create a half diamond for folding. As shown in the video. So join the end of the second score line to the 3 1/2" mark down on the first score line. As shown in the photo below and the videos. 

For your mats I follow the same instructions as above with my designer paper and then trim 1/8" off to create my mats, you could cut them one by one if different colors if you want. 

That is all there is to this card quick and easy, the cutting takes the longest. But how beautiful is it!! 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Made It Con Tennessee Class Info #2 

Fancy Fold Card Three Ways-Thursday 1:00pm

This class is going to be super fun we are going to learn three different folding techniques to create beautiful cards. Each card will be completely different and will come with a template, written instructions and SVG file just in case you want to create more of these without doing all the measuring lol. Each student will also receive a link to our video tutorial of these three fancy folds. 

All supplies for this class will be furnished and will include: card stock, designer paper, magnets, ribbon, die cuts, glitter paper, embellishments, E-bling, and envelopes. You will receive enough product to do 6 cards. 

We will have a CRAFT BINGO game for some great prizes. 

We will be using a variety of papers for these classes. Make sure to bring a large score board a bone folder and scissors along with you Make It Kit. 

Make sure to sign up before it is all sold out. There are only a few seats left. 

Click HERE to purchase. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Made It Con, Tennessee Class Info Waterfall Mini

We are so excited to be an instructor at the Made It Con In Pigeon Forge, TN, Sept 13-15. We will be sharing some info on each of our classes so you will know what to expect in each class. 

Thank to all of you who have signed up today and remember the classes fill up fast so make sure to purchase yours early. 

The first class we want to introduce is the Waterfall mini Album, (to purchase this class click here). Class date is Thursday at 6:00pm CST. 

This class is going to be so exciting and believe it or not it comes together fast. We will use a combination of medium weight chipboard, paper, a special heavy weight craft card stock, magnets, twine, E-bling, charms and ink. We will also be using scor tape and art glitter glue as our adhesives. The paper line we have chosen for this mini is the beautiful Moments In Time from Photoplay. We will also be using the lovely sticker sheet from the same collection. The charms are small metal charms from my hoard fault. The twine, bling and other accessories also come from our store. All these supplies and more will be furnished as well as a FREE reusable template and PDF. Then after the class you will have access to a full video tutorial, in case you want to make more or just have a question on how to do something but just can’t remember. 

We will use a variety of different techniques that I know you will enjoy learning. 

Here is the beautiful finished project. I love mine and plan on keeping my grands pictures in it and carrying it in my handbag. 

Please make sure to bring your scoring board as well as a bone folder. And your Make It Kit. 

Can’t wait to see all of you there. 


Shaker Birthday Card For My Daughter

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tuxedo Fold Pop-up Card

This is a quick and easy card. Comes together very quick but looks like you spent hours on it. Below are the measurements and the full tutorial.

Cardstock 8 1/4x11 1/2 inches. Score on long side at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11.
Turn to short side and score at 2 3/4 just down to the score line past the 1/2" one.
Make a mark at 5 1/2 inches
Turn 160 degrees and make a mark at the 2 3/4 and score down to first score line at 5 1/2 inches.

Panels you glue inside are cut at 3/4x 3 3/4" and scored at 1/2" on each end.

Mats are 2 1/2"x5 1/4" come down on long side 2 1/2 inches and make a mark cut away from mark to opposite corner. creating a triangle. Do this to both pieces, making sure you cut the other side opposite so you can lay on each side.

Outside mats are the same as above and cut the same. Use the triangle you cut away for the lapels.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Swing Panel Card Easy Tutorial

We created this swing panel card using just a few pieces of paper and a die we have in the store. If you don't have this die you can still make the card with no problem. Below are all the measurements. Enjoy and let me know if you plan on making this.

YouTube tutorial:

Cardstock: 8 1/5x5 1/2" On long side score in the middle at 4 1/4 inches.
Inside cardstock: 8x5 inches. on long side score at 1/2", 3", 5 1/2

Glue the piece with the 1/2" score line to the card base leaving the other panels unattached.

Mats are cut at 2 1/4x 4 3/4 inches

Front swing panel is cut at 3 3/8x3 3/8 inches. Then glue just the one side inside to the panel. Then glue the two 1/2" scored pieces just at the ends.  This panel should swing through the opening.

Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Center Stepper Card

Hello, today we are thinking out of the box and making our first center stepper card. This card came together very quick after I got all the measurements down pat. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and all the measurements are below.

Video tutorial: 

Cardstock 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Put the card-stock in your trimmer with the 8 1/2" side at the top and on the 2" mark. Bring your knife blade down to the 2 1/8" mark and start cutting from there down to the 7 1/2" mark. Take the card-stock out of the trimmer flip it over and do the same to the other side. Making two exact cut lines on both sides.

Take this piece to your score board and start scoring just from cut line to cut line at the 2 1/8" mark (make sure you put the card-stock in where the 2 1/8" cut line is on the left side, where you need to start scoring.) Then score all the way across the card at the 4 1/4" mark. Score at 5 3/8" just from cut line to cut line, score at 6 1/2" from cut line to cut line. Score at 7 1/2" from cut line to cut line.

Take out of your score board and fold, making sure to fold the steps in the center as such, back, forward, back, forward.

Mats are cut at the following:

Sides: 2 @ 1 3/4x4 inches
           2 @ 1 1/2x3 3/4 inches

Bottom: 1@ 3/4x3 1/2inches
              1@ 1/2x3 1/4 inches

First step: 1 @ 1 1/4x3 1/2 inches
                 1 @ 1 x 3 1/4 inches

Second step: 1 @ 3 1/2x4 inches
                     1@ 3 1/4x 3 3/4 inches

That is it, all your measurements and now just to embellish. Have fun these are addictive.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Diamond Fold Card

To make this diamond fold card following the tutorial below. Also all the measurements are listed for your convenience. If you do make these please share on our Facebook page that link is below as well.

Cardstock/pattern paper 4x12 inches score at 2" and 10"

Mark at center and then bring sides up and fold over/down using a ruler to make the creasing easier. (as shown in the video)

Turn and do the same again. Fold in the sides forming your diamond in the center. Mat embellish any way you wish.

Video Tutorial:

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Waterfall Explosion Box

Today we are working on a waterfall explosion box that is so simple you will wonder why you didn't make this a while ago. Great for gifts and we have Mothers day and Fathers Day coming up you know. Below are the measurements. If you make this project we would love to have you share it on our Facebook page this link is below.

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YouTube tutorial:

Start with a 12x12 piece of cardstock score at 4, 8 and turn one turn and score at 4,8.

Mats for these pieces are 3 3/4x 3 3/4 inches you will need 4 for each side. So 8 total.

Waterfall pieces are cut at 3 1/2x4 score on the long side at 3 1/2 inches.

Mats for waterfall pieces are cut at 3 1/4x3 1/4 inches, you will need 8 of these.

Start the waterfall pieces 1/4" from top and sides of the flap. Then every 1/4" from there on down.

Top is a 6x6 piece of cardstock. Pull out from the edge of the score board a little bit maybe 1/16" of an inch and score at 1" all the way around.  Mat for top is cut at 3 3/4"x3 3/4" and the small mats for the sides is cut at 3/4"x3 3/4".

Cut up on the score lines at the edges to for the small flaps and wedge a small bit and you are finished.  Put glue on the flaps and you are finished.

Decorate as you wish.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Beautiful Trinket Box

Below are the measurements for the trinket box. Click the video for the full tutorial.

You will need three pieces of cardstock 6x6 inches. You will score at 1" and 2" on all four sides. Do this to all three. Cut away the three outer squares in each corner and cut up on the last one also wedging. Glue the boxes together with the taps and then fold over the top parts reinforcing the boxes.

For the cover you will need a piece of cardstock cut at 5 5/8x6 7/8 put in your score board with the short side at the top and score at 2 1/4 and 3 1/4.

Designer paper to go in the bottom of boxes is cut at 1 7/8x1 7/8 inches

Reinforce panels is cut at 2"x6 1/2"
Mats for these pieces is cut at 1 7/8x6 3/8"

Attach one to the bottom of inside, one to top of inside.

Ribbon about 8 inches you will need 2 pcs. Glue one on the front in the center and the other on the back center, this will be used to tie the box together. Then cover the front and back with  your paper.

Attach boxes to the inside bottom leaving a small gab as show in the photo.

That is it really easy to make.