Thursday 15 September 2022

Thanksgiving Oddball | Stamping Bella

Hi all. Today I'm sharing how I made this Triple Tier Slider Card featuring Thanksgiving Oddball. It's hard to believe we're into September and thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas already. The summer months just flew by. I am welcoming cooler temperatures and amazing autumnal colours but the darker mornings and evenings are not something I am fond of. 

The papers I used on this card are Carta Bella's Homemade with Love. They are quite old at this point, but I recently found them online and bought them again. I love them for all things food related.  

Papers (used -  Carta Bella)
Scoring board and bone folder
Pencil, ruler, eraser
Dies used - Postage Stamp, Pierced Oval, Pierced Rectangle. 

How to:
Stamp Thanksgiving Oddball onto blending card, colour and fussy cut around the outline. Use a craft knife to cut pieces the pieces the scissors can't reach. Set aside to work on the card. 

White card:
Tiers: 4.5" x 11-3/8", 3-1/8" x 10.25", and 3" x 3"

Large tier:  4-3/8" x 3.75"
Middle tier: 3.25" x 3"
Small tier: 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"
Slider mechanisms (x2): 0.5" x 4" 

Score the 4.5" x 11-3/8" piece at 3-7/8" and 7.75"

Score the 3-1/8" x 10.25" piece at 3-3/8" and 6.75"

Fold in the right side on the score line, then fold the left side on top. Crease well with a bone folder. 

Open out the card pieces. On the inside right section of the larger piece, measure in 1" from the 7.75" score line, and the outside edge. At the 1" marks, measure down 0.75" from the top and draw a line down to 3.5" 

On the smaller piece, repeat the step above, measuring in 1" from the score line and outside edge, but measure down from the top and draw a line from 0.25" to 2.5"

Use a craft knife to cut each side of the lines, making slits approx. 1/16" wide. 

Fold up the pieces again and adhere the paper layers to the front of all three layers

Take the two 0.5" x 4" pieces of paper 

Slide the pieces through the slits 

Fold around the card between the slits, not too tightly, and glue the ends together to make the sliding mechanisms. Push the sliding mechanism of the middle tier down to the bottom and apply adhesive to it. 

Take the smallest tier and centre it horizontally, adhering it so that approx 1/8" protrudes at the top. 

Apply adhesive to the inside of the left side, fold in the right side, and then fold the left side down on top of it. 

Repeat the sliding mechanism steps with the large tier, adhering the middle tier to the mechanism but keeping the top flush with the top of the large tier. 

Fold up the  large tier to complete the card base. 

Create a front panel using a postage stamp and rectangle die. 

Stamp the sentiment onto white card and cut out with an oval die. While the die is still in place ink with Antique Linen distress oxide ink. 

Adhere both Thanksgiving Oddball and the sentiment oval to the front panel using foam tape/dots. 

Punch a 1.5" circle from designer paper. Fold in half and cut across the crease line. 

Adhere the half circles each side of the top tier to create a pull tab. 

Decorate the tiers, adding a place to write a personal message on the middle tier. A gift card can be added to the top tier. 

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 8 September 2022

Curvy Girl is Busy Folio Card | Stamping Bella

Hi all, Today I am sharing how I made this Back to School Folio Card featuring Curvy Girl is Busy. This folio card is a great teacher's gift or even a keepsake for yourself. It is a 5" x 7" size, and not too bulky, so it's great for mailing too. 

The papers used are Piatek Trzynastego (P13) Hello Autumn. I just love the colours. 

Designer papers
Black card
Scoring board, bone folder.
Pencil, ruler, eraser
School themed stickers
Enamel dots

How to:
Stamp Curvy Girl is Busy onto white blending card and colour using your preferred medium. 

Fussy cut around the outline and set aside. 

Black card:
10" x 7" (base)
5" x 7" (front flap)
2" x 5.25" (small inside pocket)
8.5" x 4"  & 7.75" x 3.5" (booklet pages)
5" x 5" (large inside pocket)

(4x) 6.75" x 4.75" (base)
(2x) 6.75" x 3.75" (front flap)
1.75" x 4.5" (small inside pocket)
(3x) 4" x 3.75", (2x) 3-5/8" x 3.25" and (2x) 3-3/8" x 3.25" (booklet pages)
4-3/8" x 4.25" (large inside pocket)

To make the front flap, score the 5" x 7" piece of card at 1" on the short side 

On the larger side, make a notch at 3.5" along the 7" side

Turn and make a notch at 1" on the short side - top and bottom

Cut from the 3.5" notch to the 1" notch on the outer edges. Fold in the 1" score line and burnish well. 

Fold the 10" x 7" piece in half on the long side to create a 5" x 7" card base. 

Slide the card base into the flap and adhere the 1" section of the flap to the back of the card. Open up the card and adhere two of the 6.75" x 4.75" pieces of paper. 

Take the 5.25" x 2" piece of card and score at 0.25" on each of the short sides and one of the long sides. 

Cut away the corners. 

Fold in both side and burnish well, then apply a little dot of glue to the bottom 0.25" section and fold up. 

Apply adhesive to the sides and adhere the pocket at the bottom of the inside left page.

To make the booklet, fold the 8.5" x 4"  & 7.75" x 3.5" pieces of card in half. Round the outer edges. 

Apply adhesive to the back of the larger pages and adhere down on the inside left, leaving approx 0.75" gap between it and the pocket at the bottom of the page. Adhere the paper layers to the inside and outside. 

Score the smaller pages approx 0.25" from the centre fold line. 

Apply adhesive ONLY to the 0.25" section

Adhere down on top of the other pages, lining it up to the score line. 

Adhere the paper layers 

Take the 5"x 5" piece of card and score at 0.25" on three sides. 

Measure down 2" on the left side and cut diagonally from the top right corner to the 2" mark. 

Cut away the corners as before. 

Taper down the right 0.25" section so that it is not visible when folded in. 

Adhere the pocket to the inside right page. 

Use the pocket to mark the angle for the paper. 

Place the 6.75" x 3,.75" piece of paper on the inside of the front flap. Using a pencil, mark the centre top and approx 1/8" down on each side. Cut diagonally from the centre pencil mark down to the outside pencil marks. Repeat on the outside piece. 

Before adhering the paper to the inside of the front flap, adhere one side of the magnet down.

Adhere the paper down and then put the other side of the magnet on top. Apply some glue. 

Fold down the flap, let it dry for a few minutes and then lift up the flap. This should leave the 2nd magnet piece stuck to the front of the card. Adhere the front paper layer over the magnet. 

Cut two stitched pennants approx 6.5" long and 2.25" wide. Cut inside the stitches on the paper pennant, and adhere to the black card pennant. 

Adhere to the front flap. 

Retrieve Curvy Girl is Busy and adhere to the pennants using foam tape/dots. 

Use a circle punch and some paper offcuts to add some paper elements. 

Embellish the inside using stickers and die cuts. As the card needs to fold up the inside elements need to be kept flat. 

Finally, add some enamel dots to finish off. 

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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