Friday, September 26, 2014

Photo Tutorial for Different Size Trees with Tree Punch

I've had some requests for directions on how to make the different size trees on this card, so I put together a photo tutorial on how I did it.

I made this card for a Pals Paper Arts Challenge and it was a PPA Pick!  Woo Hoo!

You create the different size trees using the same Tree Punch!

  1. Stamp the tree images and punch them out.
  2.  Put small amount of adhesive on the back of the tree image and temporarily adhere it to a piece of copy paper.

3.  Line up the punch and punch a smaller size tree.


It’s that easy!

Now, aren’t you ready to create some trees of your own?  You can stamp images and punch them out or even just punch out trees from designer series paper.  You can make a forest of trees from the DSP trees for another wonderful card.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tutorial for Card Folio

Here are the directions for the Card Folio I featured during the PALS Blog Hop yesterday.  I had this post completed and had a technical glitch so this is late getting posted because I had to re-do the entire blog post.  Accept my apologies if you have visited more than once looking for the directions.

I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to create the card folio.  Pictured below you can see the score lines if you look closely.

Here you can see the score lines outlined in black so you can see them better.  I started with an 8-1/2" X 11" piece of cardstock.  With the 11" side across the top, I scored at 3/8",5-1/8", 5-7/8", and 10-5/8".  Then I turned the cardstock and scored at 2" and 2-3/8". 

You can use your Bone Folder to make sure you get crisp, clean folds at your score lines.

I also made a small score line at 4-3/8" on each side so that I knew easily where to cut off the tabs.

In the picture below you can see the tabs that I cut out.  (In the picture above, you can see that my hand slipped when I was outlining in black.  HA! )

I also snipped in the little score lines to create a tab which you can see below.

I like to decorate the box when it is laying flat.

Put sticky strip on one of the long tabs on each side and fold to form the pocket of the folio.  The sticky strip ensures that the project will hold together.  Below is the completed folio as seen in my post yesterday.

Here is a folio I made with the Bright Blossoms stamp set and retired DSP.  I gave this out as a door prize at my card classes this month.

Here is another folio that I made using the Warmth and Wonder Hostess stamp set to make a
Christmas folio.

I think these will make great gifts for friends and family when they are filled with cards.  You can decorate them for any occasion and fill them will all-occasion cards.  Sure to be a hit with any recipient.

If you need supplies for making you card folios, you can shop on-line with me 24/7 here. The Simply Scored Scoring Tool (item # 122334) is pictured below, along with the Simply Scored Borders Plate (item # 126192) and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (item # 125586).
Simply ScoredBorders Scoring Plate Simply ScoredSimply Scored Diagonal Plate
The Simply Scored Scoring Tool makes creating 3D projects and boxes a breeze!