Thursday, 16 June 2022

Double Display Card | Stamping Bella

Hi All!! I'm back today with a step by step on how to make this altered version of a Double Display Card featuring Edna Loves the Ocean. This card design is stunning on display and it folds up to a 4" x 6" for easy mailing. It can be adapted for any occasion. 

Nautical themed designer paper (used - Echo Park: Ahoy There)
Scoring board, bone folder, pencil, ruler, eraser
Stitched Circle and Stitched Rectangle Dies
Selection of die cuts for embellishing. 

How to:
Stamp Edna Loves the Ocean onto white card. Colour using your preferred medium, and fussy cut around the outline. Set aside to work on the card. 

For the card base, cut one piece of card measuring 6" x 12". On the long side, score at 2", 4", 8", and 10"

Again on the long side, score down from the top to the 1" mark at 1", 5", 7", and 11". Also score up 1"  from the bottom at 1", 5", 7", and 11".

Turn the card to the back and draw a line from the end (at the 1" mark) of the 1" score line to the 5" score line, and from the 7" to the 11" score line. Repeat on the opposite side. 

Using craft knife, cut across the pencil lines.  

Gently folding the score lines  - mountain, valley, mountain, valley fold 1" sections. Mountain, valley fold the larger sections. Repeat on the opposite side. 

Cut two pieces of card measuring 3" x 6".

Apply adhesive to the end section as shown, and adhere the 3" x 6" piece of card to it. Repeat on the opposite end. 

For the layering panels: 
Front x2 - 
Navy card 2-7/8" x 5-7/8"
Turquoise card - 2.75" x 5.75"
Paper - 2-5/8" x 5-5/8"

Inside centre -
Navy card - 3-7/8" square
Turquoise card - 3.75" square
Paper - 3-5/8" square

Inside sides x2- 
Navy card - 3-7/8" x 1-7/8"
Turquoise card - 3.75" x 1.75"
Paper - 3-5/8" x 1-5/8"

Long top and bottom x4 - 
Navy card - 7/8" x 1-7/8"
Turquoise card - 0.75" x 1.75"
Paper - 5/8" x 1-5/8"

Small top and bottom - x8 - 
Navy card - 7/8" x 7/8"
Turquoise card - 0.75" x 0.75"
Paper - 5/8" x 5/8"

Once all the layers are adhered, cut a selection of nautical themed die cuts for embellishment. Stamp the sentiment onto white card and cut out using a stitched rectangle die. 

Cut one 3.5" stitched circle from navy card and one 3.5" stitched circle from paper. Adhere them together, then decorate before adhering Edna using foam tape/dots. Adhere the circle panel to the centre section of the card. 

Decorate the front. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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Thursday, 9 June 2022

Mini Oddball Superhero Double Diamond Fold Card

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing how to make this Mini Oddball Superhero Double Diamond Fold Card. Such a cute little card and it fits into a standard A2 size envelope. 

Designer Paper - Piatek Trzynastego: Happy Birthday
Scoring board and bone folder
Pencil and eraser
Adhesive and foam tape/dots

How to:
Stamp Mini Oddball Superhero onto white card and colour using your preferred medium. Fussy cut around the outline and set aside. 

To make the card base, cut a piece of card measuring 4" x 10". On the 4" side, score at 2". 

Turn 90 degrees and score on the long side at 2" and 8". 

Make a notch with your stylus, or pencil, at  4" and 6", top and bottom. 

Measure along the centre score line and mark with a pencil or stylus at 3" and 7" 

Score from the 4" and 6" marks to the 3" and 7" marks top and bottom, as shown. 

Fold and burnish the outer score lines. 

Carefully fold the diagonal lines. 

With the outer sections folded back, squeeze inwards to create the diamond fold. 

For the layers, cut card - 
(1x) 2.75" square
(2x) 2-5/8" squares
(4x) 1.75" squares  

Cut paper -
(1) 2.5" square
(4x) 1-5/8" squares  

Adhere a 2-5/8" square to either side of the largest square. Then adhere the paper to the front side. Adhere the small square paper pieces to the small square card pieces. 

Apply foam tape/dots to the lower half of the back of the largest square, on the diagonal.

Adhere to the centre section of the card base, lining up the points so that they are at the score line. 

Adhere the four smaller panels on the front and back of the outside of the card. 

Adhere Mini Oddball Superhero to the diamond using foam tape/dots.

Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of white card and then, using the back section of the diamond as a guide, cut out into a triangle a little smaller than the card layers. 

Decorate as desired. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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Thursday, 19 May 2022

Shutter Flap Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all :) Today I'm sharing how I made this Shutter Flap Card. With Father's Day coming up soon I took the plunge into a male themed card. This could also be used for a birthday card. It's no secret that I adore Stamping Bella's Oddball collection and I just can't get enough of the Oddball family characters. So versatile and fun to work with. 

Designer paper
Scoring board, bone folder, pencil, ruler, eraser
Crop-a-dile, grommet, twine
Rectangle Die

How to:
Stamp all five images from the Oddball Mom and Dad and the Oddball Siblings stamp sets. 

Stamp the sentiment from Down on the Farm beneath the baby and cut out in a 1.5"x 3.5" rectangle. Cut the dad image in a 1.25" x 2-5/8" rectangle. Fussy cut around the outline of the other images. Set aside. 

For the card, cut card- 
Base: 7" x 10"
Inside and front layer - (2x) 6-3/8"x 4.5"

Shutter mechanism:
Base and front frame - (3x) 5-7/8" x 4-1/8" 
Shutters - (3x) 4-1/8" x 2-1/8" 

Cut paper layers - 
Shutters - (6x) 2.75" x 1-3/8", using contrasting colours/design for inside and outside.
Base - (2x) 4" x 1.5", and one each of 2" x 4" and 0.5" x 4" 
Front frame -  5-7/8" x 4-1/8

Score and fold the card base at 5" on the 10" side. Adhere one of the 6-3/8"x 4.5" pieces of card inside. Set aside. 

Apply adhesive around the edges of one of the 5-7/8" x 4-1/8" pieces of card. Adhere a second one of the same size to it, then adhere the 5-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of paper to the card pieces. 

On the back, measure and mark at 5/8" on all four sides, drawing guide lines as shown. 

Using a craft knife, cut along the lines to remove the centre piece. 

Turn over to the paper side and flatten the raised cut edges with a bone folder. 

Take the 4-1/8" x 2-1/8" pieces of card and score each one at 5/8" on both short sides and one long side. On the remaining long side, score at 5/8" each side of the intersecting score line. 

On the side with the long score line, cut up on each 5/8" line until you meet the horizontal line. then cut across the score line to remove the centre piece. 

On the opposite side, cut on each side the score lines up to the horizontal lines and remove the little sliver of card. 

Fold all four tabs on the score lines, ensuring the angles are square, and burnish well with the bone folder. Repeat these steps for all 3 pieces of card. 

Turn the shutters so that the side with removed middle section is on the left. This is the front of the shutters. Adhere the paper layers. 

Turn over each piece and adhere the contrasting paper to the back side. 

With the front of the shutter facing upwards, fold back the two outer tabs and apply wet glue 

Adhere the tabs to left side corners of the remaining 5-7/8" x 4-1/8" piece of card, ensuring there is no over hang around the edges. Fold up the tabs on the other side of the shutter, as shown. 

To add the second shutter, apply adhesive to the tabs as for the first one, line up the shutters so that there is just a tiny gap between them, then fold down the tabs and adhere, again ensuring they are lined up  with the edge of the base piece. 

Repeat for the third shutter. 

Note: If you would prefer to adhere the paper layers and add any images/embellishments to the base piece before adding the front frame, skip the next two steps and come back to them once the layers/embellishments have been added. 

Fold back all of the remaining tabs and apply wet glue. 

Adhere the frame  to the tabs, lining it up with the edges of the base piece. 

Adhere the (2x) 4" x 1.5" pieces to the centre sections, the 2" x 4" to the end section, and the 0.5" x 4" piece to the smallest section of the base. 

Using foam tape/dots, adhere the dad image to the centre front shutter. 

Adhere the baby image to the base piece. 

Pull open the shutters and adhere the remaining images to the inside of the shutters, trimming the Mom to size. 

Decorate the front of the frame and shutters. 

Retrieve the card base and adhere the remaining 6-3/8"x 4.5" piece of card to the front. 

Apply wet glue to the back of the shutter base, then adhere to the front of the card base. 

Punch a hole on the left side of the frame, adding a grommet. 

Thread some twine though the grommet as a pull mechanism to open the shutters.  

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

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