Monday, November 15, 2010

Break-a-way card Tutorial

Here little Tilda is -- sitting proudly and on display!!

Hi there stampers, I’m going to share a tutorial on how to construct a “Break-a-way card”. This is my very first tutorial, so I hope you can follow along comfortably.  If the pictures appear too small or too dark, click on the image and it will double in size.

4 – 4 ½” x 2 ¾” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
1 - 5” x 3 ¼” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
1 - 5 ¼” x 2” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
4 – 1” circles ( I used flowers) punched from C/S
2 – 2 1/4” x 3 ¾” Designer paper (Bo Bunny)
1 - 4 ¾” x 3” Designer Paper (Bo Bunny)


Step 1

Other Materials: 
SU Word Window Punch
SU Up Corner Punch
1” Flower Punch ( 1” Circle punch would work)
SU Dimensionals
3-D foam tape
Glue dots (no larger than your punched circles or flowers).
1  – matted image of your choice (approximately 2” x 3”)
Step 1: Cut all pieces of Cardstock and Designer Paper. Punch 4 - 1” circles (I used 1” flower punch)

Step 2: If desired, at this point you can punch the corners, stamp and distress your Designer Paper pieces.
Step 2
I used Tim Holtz (Brushed Corduroy) Distress ink (available here at OneCrazyStamper) here after I punched the corners. The Snow Bracket stamp is a Stampendous stamp also available at OneCrazyStamper.

Step 3: Attach your Designer paper to the corresponding pieces of cardstock. Set aside.
Step 4
Step 4: Take the 5 ¼” x 2” piece of cardstock and lightly draw a pencil line ¼” from each end and at the 1” mark down the center.
Step 5

Step 6

Step 5: Line the Word Window punch up with the ¼” mark, centered with the pencil line in the middle. Punch a slot at each end.

Step 6: Place a dimensional in the center of 2 of the 4 circles, or flowers ,you have punched.
Step 7

Step 7: Position each of the flowers behind the horizontal slots you punched, lining them up so the dimensional fits through the slot. Peel off the backing and top with the other two – sandwiching the dimensional. Check to make sure it will slide smoothly in the slot.

Step 8

Step 8: Put dimensional at each corner and at the center, top and bottom.

Step 9
Step 9: Place the matted sentiment face down (base) on the cutting mat, using the grid to align your center points on all sides. A small piece of tape or some repositionable tape will hold it in place.)
Step 10

Step 10: Peel the backs from the dimensionals and center the piece on top of the base.
Press to adhere.
Step 11
Step 11: Make sure the circles (flowers) are pushed to the end of the slots on the inside. Place a large glue dot onto each circle (flower).

Step 12: Using repositionable tape to keep it in place again, line up the two back pieces (4 ¼” x 2 ¾”) for the card (no Designer paper) onto the mat. Press the glue dots to adhere.

Here is how it will look when you flip it over.

Step 12 & 13

Step 13: Cut 4 strips of 3D foam tape to 2 ½”. Place alongside the Top and bottom of the card. Snug them up to the sentiment base. Too tight will prevent the slider from working smoothly. Test before you proceed to the next step.
Step 14

Step 14: Peel the back off the 3D foam tape. Carefully place the two matted designer papers on top, lining them up with the sides of the pieces at the back. Press down to adhere.

Step 15

Step 15: Test the sliding mechanism of the card and embellish as desired.

Because I like the recipient to be able to display my cards, I cut two pieces of cardstock 2” x 2”, scored one edge at ¼” and applied adhesive to the 1/4”. I then adhered the pieces on the back, flush with the bottom of the card on each side.

Rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Here little Tilda is -- sitting proudly and on display!!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial – if there are any questions, please feel free to email me at .

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Roll Tilda

 As soon as I saw the challenge of shaker cards, hosted this month by the uber-talented Barb Hardeman on the  Magnolia-licioushighlights challenge blog,  I thought of Tilda with Autumn Leaves rolling in the leaves and having a giggling good time.   Then the idea to make her roll and move came into play with a spinner card with Tilda.  I had so much fun coloring this little Tilda - just the look on her face is enough to make me giggle. Diana at Magnolia-licious has her in stock only a mouse click away.

I used a discontinued color of SU to make the background (Marigold Morning), punched the borders using EK Success English Ivy border punch and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany.  The Ribbon is from my stash and is absolutely gorgeous because the leaves are actually outlined in gold, the wired edge of the ribbon is copper. I cut some of the leaves out to embellish the paper.  The shaker box is filled with punched tiny  leaves that I colored and distressed with Distress Inks.

I've had this card made for about a week, but my PC was in ICU and my Laptop has an issue with blogger for some reason. So, it has been sitting on my desk shaking to get out of the

I'm really pleased with the outcome of the spinner / shaker card. It is a little larger (5 1/2" x 6"), but I will make a custom envelope for her and send her on her way.  I will post a picture of the inside later as we have an appointment in a few minutes.......see you then.

Remember,  Stamp up a Storm - Ink up a Wish, and send it on to make someone's day!

rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833