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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Bookworm Squidgy 3D Book Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all! Today I'm sharing my take on this 3D Book Card featuring Bookworm Squidgy and and extra sentiment from Reading Gnome. I came across this card on YouTube and adapted it to inches, and to the size I wanted. The card when closed, is 6" x 6". 



Supplies:
Card
Designer paper (used: Carta Bella, Flower Garden)
Ruler, pencil and scissors
Scoring board and bone folder
Adhesive
Stitched and Scalloped circle dies
Rectangle dies

How to:
Stamp Bookworm Squidgy onto white card and colour using your preferred medium. 



Cut out using a stitched circle die. Before removing the die, ink around the image using a stencil and distress oxide inks. 



Cut a larger scalloped circle and mat behind the image circle. 
Set aside to work on the card. 


For the card, cut one each of:
6" x 12" - score at 6" on the long side
5" x 11.25" - score at 5-5/8" on the long side
5" x 10.5" - score at 5.25" on the long side
5" x 9.75" - score at 4-7/8" on the long side

Fold all the card pieces in half and crease the score lines. 


For the patterned paper layers, cut 2 each of:
5-7/8" x 5-7/8"
4-7/8" x 5-3/8"
4-7/8" x 5-1/8"
4-7/8" x 4.75"

Adhere the paper to the inside of each layer. 


For the 3D mechanism, cut 2 each of:
1" x 5" card - score at 1", 2.5", and 4"
7/8" x 2-7/8" patterned paper 

Repeat these steps for both pieces. 


Adhere patterned paper between the 1" and 4" score lines. Fold on the 2.5" score line and burnish with a bone folder. 


From the 1" score line, mark with a pencil at 0.25", 0.5", and 0.75"


Measure up 0.5" and draw a line. 


Cut on the 0.25", 0.5", and 0.75" marks, cut up to the 0.5" horizontal line. Trim the edge of each cut line to  make approx. 1/8" slit. This will allow the layers to move smoothly. 


Apply adhesive to the outside of the 1" sections on each end. Adhere at the top of the 6" square card base as shown. Fold over the front of the card base and press down firmly to secure the mechanism. 



Open the card base up and you should have a triangle shape. 


Insert the layers into the slits, starting with the largest at the bottom and working to the smallest at the top. 



Take the other mechanism, slide the layers into it and then adhere the 1" sections to each side of the score line. 


Open the book card up and adhere Bookworm Squidgy on one side. Adhere the sentiment from Reading Gnome on the other side. 


*Optional, as this card is displayed open* 
Decorate the front with some paper and the sentiment from Bookworm Squidgy 


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Thursday, 14 October 2021

Oddball Snow Queen Double Four Fold Card | Stamping Bella

Hi! I'm back with another step by step today, a Double 4 Fold Flap Card featuring Oddball Snow Queen. This is a fun card to make and could easily be used as a mini album of sorts. There are a few options for the closure of this card but I've chosen to use a belly band. I was going to use magnets to keep the side panels closed but like the idea of the belly band better. 

The papers I've used on the this card are Sugar and Spice from P13. On the back of each sheet there are loads of different elements you can cut out to use as embellishments, frames, etc. They are also my favourite colours!




Supplies:
Oddball Snow Queen rubber stamp (includes sentiment)
Card
Designer Paper 
Scoring board and bone folder
Adhesive and foam tape/dots
Stitched circle dies
Embellishments

How to:
Cut white card - 
One each of 5.5" x 5.5", 5" x 5" and 4.5" x 4.5"
Two each of 3" x 6"
Four each of 2.75" x 3.25" and 2.5" x 2.75"
Designer paper - 
One each of 5-3/8" x 5-3/8", 4-7/8" x 4-7/8" and 4-3/8" x 4-3/8"
Two each of 5-3/8" x 2-7/8"
Eight each of 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" and 2-3/8" x 2-3/8"


Adhere the large square pieces of paper to the large square pieces of card. Set them aside. 

Take all the 2.75" x 3.25" and 2.5" x 2.75" pieces of white card and score each on their long side at 0.5". Fold and burnish the score lines with a bone folder. 


Adhere all the small square designer paper pieces to the card pieces. If your paper is directional, you can move this step to after you adhere the card pieces to the base. 


Apply adhesive to the inside 0.5" section of the card piece and adhere under the top left corner of the  5.5" piece of card, on the left hand side. 



Adhere the rest of the pieces as shown here. 


Repeat for the 5" x 5" base piece using the picture below as a guide. Once all the small pieces have been adhered, apply adhesive to the back of the 5" x 5" piece and position in the centre of the 5.5" x 5.5" piece. Set this aside to work on the image. 




Stamp Oddball Snow Queen onto white card, colour using your preferred medium, and then fussy cut around the outline. 




Take both 3" x 6" pieces of card and score each at 0.25" and 5.75". Fold and crease the score lines then adhere the 0.25" sections of each piece together to make a belly band. 



Ensure the belly band is loose enough to slip over the card but also tight enough to stay in place. 


Adhere the 5-3/8" x 2-7/8" paper pieces back and front


Create a winter scene on the 4.5" panel


Adhere the panel to the belly band - ensuring to apply adhesive only where the panel meets the belly band. 


Stamp the sentiment onto white card and cut out using a stitched die. Adhere Oddball Snow Queen and the sentiment to the panel.


Using cut outs from the designer papers decorate the inside, adding some card circles for personal messages. 



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