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I like to share details here for the DT projects I create and also some of my own tutorials.
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Thanks for stopping by! Ni :) x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Box Pop-Up / Trophy Card Tutorial

Good (but a very dark and rainy!) afternoon.
I'm posting today the previously mentioned tutorial for a box pop up/trophy style card.

This is a relatively new style of card to me but I can already see it becoming useful for displaying very detailed images in an effective way, such as the new Docrafts, Michael Powell scene stamps. Here is a sample from my first demo this month. This image is the exclusive stamp from the new March goody bag that I have coloured in with Zig Kurecolor twins and Promarkers. The border strip was made using the doily dots border punch and the sentiment is from a sheet of Michael Powell die-cut toppers.

Ok, here come the instructions.....

Box Pop up Card
(From a 12” x 12” sheet of card)

1. First cut a strip 11cm in width. This will be your card base.
2. From the remaining card cut a strip 9cm in width off the shorter side. This will become your pop up section.
3. Lay the base strip horizontally and score down the short side at lines 1, 3,4 and 6 on the Xcut board.
4. Fold the card on the line 6 score and trim off the narrow strip of excess card. Unfold.
4. Rotate the card and repeat the scoring starting from the other short side (score lines 6 will overlap each other).
5. Flip the card over to the reverse and find the line 6, center score. Cut a narrow aperture 1cm in from each edge and a few millimeters in width.
6. Still working on the back of the card. Fold in one of the edge tabs and apply tape to the tab.
7. Slide your pop up section through the aperture and stick it to the tape on the folded tab.
8. Fold the other end of the scored strip over and stick the other tab to the back of the pop up section to complete your card.

*** To make on a score board with measurements. ***
Keep your card at 30cm in length by 11cm width. Score at 2.5cm, 7.5cm, 10cm and 15cm.

There is an exclusive video of this style of card being made in the Docrafts Creativity Club and im sure there are other videos on the internet somewhere that are similar too; or if you are near to one of my demonstrations in the next 2 months I shall be doing frequent demo's of this so you can come along and see it being made in person!
Thanks for stopping by, Ni. :) x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

New Docrafts Demo's

Wow here we are in March already which means it is now time for a new product release from Docrafts. Yay! :)

For the last week I have been shut away in my craft room (whenever I was not at work of course!) busily prepping for my first demo which was yesterday and at another new shop to me, Capture the Magic in Soham. I had a great day in this aladin's cave of crafting goodies (I spent a few pennies too at the end of the day of course!) and met some lovely ladies and really enjoyed demoing the new products.

There are a few new ranges this loop,

* Micheal Powell. Gorgeous scene stamps that work well with promarkrs and watercolours alike.
* Enchanted Fairies. Another collection of the fairies which were previously released in a christmas theme.
* Heartwarmers. A huge collection of fabulous greetings toppers.
*Bookprint. Travel themed urban stamps and matching image papers.
...and of course, the new star...
* Boofle! A wide collection of products featuring the knitted dog. The new Docrafts magazine has a free Boofle clear stamp set!

Over my next few posts I will be sharing some of my demo cards from each range and my new tutorial for this loop a pop up box card/trophy card. Back soon, Ni. :) x