Monday, 24 December 2012

Journal Easel Card Tutorial

 Hi all it's been a while, so here goes.
I kept seeing these lovely easel cards with post-it notes in them, but no tutorial, knowing me I was looking in the wrong place. So me being me rather than ask or look harder I decided to just do it.

To start I cut a piece of lightweight cardstock 6" x 3" (15.2 cm x 7.6 cm) and scored a half inch (1.3 cm) in on all the sides, I then cut a slit in each corner (see picture).

Then I went on to cut a piece of 12 x 12 light weight cardstock on half and scored at 3", 5.5", 6.5" (7.6cm, 14cm, 16.5cm) this will form the base card with a lid and a spine so it stays flat when closed. 

Once you have taped the flaps on the box corners and folded your pre scored lines, this is what you are left with nothing fancy as yet but, its how you decide to decorate it that makes it special.               

To decorate I added purple striped paper to the top, inside base of the card and the edges of the journal card box. I then added a nice topper from papermania, the frame was decoupaged (sort of)  the sentiment came from the same sheet all pre glittered. The butterflies where punched from some floral velum that had pinks, purples and blues. As a finishing touch I put some grossgrain ribbon through the sentiment as it had some pre punched holes which made it look like a buckle, the bow was tied from a separate piece of the same ribbon with a rose cabochon added. 

Just to finish it off I printed some narrow lined note paper on some lightweight card stock and alternated pink then purple as I stacked them inside the box.

This is the finished product closed, to keep it shut I punched a hole in the lid and the base and put some ribbon that matched the main card embellishments and tied a bow.

I really hope this tutorial was helpful and easy to find. 
           Enjoy your crafting and having fun with colour combinations I will be making more of these if you keep an eye in the Gallery page you can use this link or find it in the right handside tollbar with all my other pages.  Cat xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Kanban Steampunk

Hi all, I made this card for my husband as it was our Anniversary on 13Th Dec  I used Kanban stamps and promarkers for the main image. the 'frame' of cogs and clocks where also Kanban and I just layered them up. Keep your eyes peeled fora tutorial on this fold and some others that are similar.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Shona-Rose and Katherine made Christmas hats for the school party Katherine doesn't go yet but I couldnt leave her out of the hat making xxx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

We  had a family trip to the Range for crafting supplies of course, but as soon as we seen silly hats we had to make my lovely husband Steve try them on. This was the funniest one we made him wear. Shona has so much fun making him try them on and joining in, Katherine does also but was laughing so hard in the trolly that she couldn't join in with the photograph 

Arched Window Christmas Scene Card.

For this card I used the arched window embossing folder on my ultimate pro. I embossed on right next to the other, to form the main card and one with the smaller frame on the inside cut out for the window effect inside.F

For the scene looking into the window I thought a pyramage would look nice, as it gives dimension. The image of a little angel trimming the tree just seemed lovely to me. I added glitter to the pyramage image to give the snow effect, I then added a bow and holly with red gems for embellishments, and a bookmark as a Christmas keepsake.

Christmas Rose Card.

A elegant grown up Christmas card. Ideal for grandparents, I would say but of course you could give it to anybody really. After matting and layering the background I used a clear ink and a rose stamp at random points around the edge then heat embossed with a red glitter embossing powder, and for that distressed look on the music sheet all I had done was run the back of my craft knife along the edges and created small tears before crumpling as gently as crumpling can be done.

Christmas card.

This in my opinion is just  so cute. I was thinking mostly of the 'tweens' with this one, a little more grown up than a great big teddy bear card but pink enough to still be a suitable for a young girl. Although you cant see it in the picture the backing paper has been de-bossed with a snowflake embossing folder.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Another Christmas card using this lovely topper set and paper ribbon from Kanban Crafts and backing paper  from MyPaperStash. 

Sunday, 2 December 2012


Hi, I have updated my free images and added a new folder for sentiments so why not head over and check it out. Also more demos and finished products will be coming soon xx

Black and white Christmas

A simple Christmas card, the embossed Christmas tree just sets it off nicely.