Thursday 24 February 2022

Smoochie Squidgy Easel Drawer Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all! Today I am sharing how I made an Easel Drawer Card featuring Smoochie Squidgy It's been a while since I coloured up on the Squidgies, so I dusted off this cutie. 

Smoochie Squidgy rubber stamp set. 
White card
Designer Paper (used - P13 Hello Beautiful)
Scalloped and Stitched circle dies. 
Rectangle dies
Drawer handle
Scoring board and bone folder
Corner rounder

How to:
Stamp the large Smoochie Squidgy and the sentiment onto pieces of white card. Colour the image and fussy cut around the outline. Set aside to work on the box card. 

Cut card:
9.25" x 9.25"
4.25" 11.75"
4.25" x 8.5"
4.25" x 4.25"
4-1/8" x 4-1/8" (x2)
1-1/8" x 4-1/8" (x6)

Designer paper:
4" x 4" (x2)
1" x 4" (x6)
2" x 4-1/8" (x2)
2-1/8" x 4-1/8" (4)

For the drawer wrap, take the piece of card measuring 4.5" x 11.75". Score at 1-5/16", 5-5/8", 6-6/15" and 11.25"

For the drawer insert, take the piece of card measuring 9.25" square and score at 1.25" and 2.5" on all four sides. 

For the easel score the piece of card measuring 4.25" x 8.5" at 4.25" and 6-3/8"

On the 9.5" square piece, cut away the outer three 1.25" sections and cut upward on the remaining one to make tabs. Take a small wedge from each side of them. 

Appy adhesive to the outside of the tabs and then adhere them to the inside of the adjacent sides. 

Apply adhesive to the inside of the outer large tabs and fold into the box. Use a bone folder to burnish well. 

Apply adhesive to the 0.5" end of the 4.5" x 11.75" piece of card and adhere to the opposite end. 

Ensure the box fits inside. It will be a little loose as the decorative layer haven't been added yet. 

Adhere the small strips of paper to the small strips of card and adhere four of them to the sides of the drawer. 

Apply adhesive to the 4.25" section of the easel and adhere to the top of the drawer wrap. 

Adhere the final two strips or card/paper to the sides of the drawer wrap. 

Round the corners of  the bottom top section of the easel and one of the 4-1/8" squares 

Fold the top of the easel on the 6-3/8" score line and apply adhesive only to the bottom 2-1/8" section

Adhere the 4-1/8" piece of card to it. 

Round the corners on the long side one 2" x 4-1/8" piece of paper. Adhere both pieces inside the easel. 

Adhere one of the 4" square pieces of paper to one of the 4-1/8" square pieces of card and adhere to the large section of the easel/drawer wrap.

In the centre of the drawer front (5/8" down and 2-1/8" across) make a small + with a craft knife. Insert the handle 

Adhere the 2-1/8" x 4-1/8" pieces of paper inside the drawer. 

Round the corners on the remaining 4-1/8" square card and 4" square paper, adhere them together and then adhere them to the front of the easel. 

Cut a 4" scalloped circle and a 3.75" stitched circle. Adhere them together and, using foam tape, stick it to the easel front. 

Cut the sentiment using a stitched rectangle die, then ink while the die is in place. Apply foam tape to the back. Push the easel into place then adhere the sentiment in front of it. This will be the stopper for holding the easel open. 

Adhere Smoochie Squidgy to the circle panel, again using foam tape/dots. Add some glitter dots to embellish. 

Fill the drawer with chocolates or a small gift. 

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Thursday 17 February 2022

Tiny Townie Astrology Chart Lollipop Card | Stamping Bella

Hi All. Today I'm sharing my Tiny Townie Astrology Chart Lollipop Card. 
It's been a long time since I made one of these cards and I had forgotten how much I love making them. 

Designer paper
Circle and scalloped circle dies
Shaker mix
Foam tape
Distress Oxide Inks and blending brushes

How to:
Stamp both the Tiny Townie and the Astrology Chart onto white card/colouring  paper. 

Colour Tiny Townie and fussy cut around the outline. 
Set the image aside. 

Cut two 12" x 1.75" strips of designer paper. Score each one at 0.5", 1.5", 2.5", etc up to 11.5". Then turn it over to the back and score at 1", 2", 3", etc up to 11". 

Alternate mountain/valley fold on each score line. 

Apply adhesive to the end of one piece of paper, and adhere to the other piece to make one long strip. 

Adhere the other ends together 

Cut two scalloped frames by placing a smaller circle inside the scalloped circle and running it through a die cutting machine. Keep one of the centre circles for the rosette. 

Apply a thin strip of foam tape around the edge of the scalloped frame. Remove the backing from the tape and apply another layer for more depth. 

Ink the Astrology Chart using distress oxide inks. Sprinkle water on it and blot with a tissue. 

Sprinkle some shaker mix onto the astrology chart, then adhere the scalloped frame over it. 

Apply adhesive to one of the circles. Push in the centre of the paper to create a rosette shape. Adhere to the circle. 

Apply adhesive to the straw, slide under one of the mountain folds and secure with tape or more adhesive. 

Apply adhesive to the back of the astrology chart, adhere to the front of the rosette, and then adhere the image down using foam tape/dots. 

Tie some ribbon around the straw, just underneath the rosette. Decorate with some glittered dots. 

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