Thursday, 29 April 2021

Double Pop-Up Surprise Card | Stamping Bella Tutorial

Hi everyone! I'm back after a very hectic few weeks of study and final exams and today I have a card featuring Curvy Girl Boy Mom from the latest Stamping Bella release. There are some amazing new stamps in the release for Mother's Day. 

This is just a short video showing how the inner cards pop up when the card is opened. 

Black card
White card
Patterned paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Selection of decorative dies. 

How to:
Cut black card:
Base - 6" x 9". Folded in half on the 9" side
Inner cards (2) - 2.75" x 5.5". Both folded in half to make 2.75" square card bases
Pop up mechanisms (4) 2" x 1.5"

Score the mechanism on the 1.5" side at 0.75". 
On the 2" side, mark with a pencil or stylus at 0.75" and 1.25". Make a small mark on the centre score line at 1.25". Score as shown. 

At the back section, valley fold the centre score line and mountain fold the diagonal score lines. 

On the opposite end, fold upward on the diagonal lines

Repeat for all 4 pieces

For the layers
White card: 
3 pieces measuring 5 7/8" x 4 3/8" 
2 pieces measuring 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
3 pieces measuring 5.75" x 4.25" (extra for layering more on the front optional)
2 pieces measuring 2.5" x 2.5"

Adhere the paper to the white card and then adhere the inside panels on both the card base an the inner cards. 

Apply adhesive to the end section of the mechanism 

Place the creased edge of the inner card into the end of the mechanism and press firmly to secure. There are 2 mechanisms for each inner card (positioned as shown below) 

Ensure the folds on the end of the mechanism are pointing up for the bottom lower card, and pointing down for the upper one and they need to pop out in opposite directions. 

Place the inner card on the side back of the card base, with the mechanisms just touching the centre crease. Apply adhesive to the ends as shown. Fold the top of the card over and press firmly. 

Open up the card and apply adhesive to the other side of the mechanisms. Close the card up and press firmly on both sides until the glue has dried. 

Pull open the card and the smaller cards should pop up and out. 

Decorate the front of the card base. 

Stamp Curvy Girl Boy Mom onto white card and colour using your preferred medium 

Cut a scalloped rectangle approx 5.25" x 3.25" and trim the image to fit. 

Apply foam tape to the back of the image and adhere the card front. 

Decorate the inside cards using both sentiments from Curvy Girl Boy Mom and diecuts. 

Add some die cut hearts and enamel dots to 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, 25 March 2021

Dandy Lion Split Gift Box | Stamping Bella Tutorial

Hi everyone! I have another Stamping Bella Thursday Tutorial for you and today I am sharing this Dandy Lion Gift Box. With Mother's Day coming up for my Stateside friends (We celebrate Mother's Day in March) I thought this would make a fabulous and unusual gift box to present a little gift, or chocolates. 

The image I used is one of the BRAND NEW Dandy Lion stamps. I can't get enough of this guy. 

Patterned paper
Scoring board and bone folder
Circle, scalloped circle, and pennant dies
Twine or ribbon

To make the split box cut 2 pieces of card measuring 8" x 5" and repeat the following steps on both pieces. 

Score on the 8" side at 3" and 5"

Turn the card and score on the 5" side at 2"

With the 2" section at the top, score from the outer corner of the 2" line diagonally to the inside corner of that 3" square, on both sides. 

Again on the 2" section, cut the 3" and 5" score lines down to the intersecting score line, 

Shorten the centre section to about half the size. 

Fold the outer triangles of the 3" squares inwards and crease with a bone folder. Trim a little if necessary. Once you're happy with the fit, apply adhesive and stick them down. 

Apply adhesive to the inside of the tab you shortened. 

Fold up the left side to make the triangle shape, and adhere the tab. 

Apply adhesive to the 2" section, fold up and adhere over the shortened tab. 

For the decorative layers, cut:
White card -
2x  2.75" square, cut diagonally to make 4 triangles. 
4x  2-7/8" x 1-7/8" pieces
Paper - 
2x  2.5" square, cut diagonally to make 4 triangles. 
4x  2.75" x 1.75" pieces

Adhere all the paper pieces to the white card pieces and adhere them to the top, bottom, and sides of the box. 

For the inner box cut one piece of card measuring 6.75"x 6.75". 
Score at 1-7/8" on all four sides. 

Cut along the outer score lines and taper the edges of the outer sides as shown

Cut the tabs to about half their length. 

Apply adhesive to the tabs and fold up the to make the box. 

Ensure the box fits in the outer casing. 

Cut some decorative borders for the box. 
Stamp the sentiment and cut out using a pennant die. 

Stamp and colour Dandy Lion Loves You
Cut out using a stitched circle die. 

Cut a scalloped die a little larger than the image and adhere them together. 

Assemble the box and use twine to hold it together. Apply foam tape on one side of the box

Adhere the image to the foam tape. 

Adhere the sentiment to the front of the box and decorate with some glitter dots. 

Fill the box with chocolates, a gift card, or other small gift. 

Other products used:

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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