Friday, 9 May 2014

Botanical Tea Folding Card Tutorial

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16
When the card is all folded up, it fits perfectly in a standard envelope!

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16
Botanical Tea Folding Card Tutorial
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 1

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 1

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 1

Trim your chosen Cor’dinations cardstock to 11 ½” x 8 ½”. With the long edge at the top of your score board score at 2 ¾”, 5 ½” 8 ¼” and 11”. Turn 90 degrees to the left and score at 4”. Fold all score lines. 

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 4
Cut along each of the 4” score lines to the centre fold. Trim off the 4” x ½” tab.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 5
If you want to add texture to the lower section of your card, chose a mask, place it under your card stock and sand lightly over the top with a sanding block. Place double-sided tape on the ½” tab.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 6

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 6
To cover the lower flaps of your card cut three 3 7/8” x 2 5/8” mats from cream patterns and solids paper. Ink the edges. Punch ribbon slots along the bottom edge of each. Cut three 3” lengths of the fine pink border from 8 x 8 Couture paper and thread through the slots. Fold edges under cream mats and stick. Put double-sided tape around the edges of each mat and stick down to three of thefour lower flaps on your card. cut a piece of 12 x 12 Herbal Infusion paper 8 3/8” x 2 5/8”. Fold the fourth of the lower flaps upwards and stick this larger mat in place. This is the back of your card.
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Now join the two side edges of your card together.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 9

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 9
From left over cardstock cut three strips ¾” wide x 3 ¼”. Score each one ¼” in from each end. Crease the score lines and stick these strips inside your card about 1/8” from top edge.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 12
Cut out your chosen flowers, leaves, birds, tea pot and tea cup from the papers. Punch out three cardstock circles.
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Chose a cut part for the back of your card, trim to fit and stick into place on the back section of your card. Cut out a sentiment and mount. I used a 1 ½” round punch and slightly larger scalloped die for mine. To give the sentiment some height cut a ½” x 4” strip of cardstock as a mount. Assemble the sentiment as shown and add flower spray to the stem.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 13

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 13

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 13
Attach the tea pot to the back section of your card and then working from back to front and using the cardstock circles as mounts, and sticking them to the slats in your card build up your arrangement with the pieces you’ve cut out.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16

Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 16
Continue to build up the layers of your card until you’re happy with how it looks. Add some detail to the two side flaps of your card to finish.
Botanical Tea Folding Card Clare Charvill Pic 19
Fold flat to send through the post. 
Supply List

8 x 8 Botanical Tea papers 
12 x 12 Herbal Infusion
6 x 6 patterns and Solids 
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die
Ribbon punch
Core’Dinations cardstock
Scorpal & sanding block
1 1/2” round punch
Double sided tape/Tacky Glue
Brick Wall Mask
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Fun cracker makes

Heres a quick and easy tutorial on how to make crackers using the Envelope Punch Board.  A great way to use those papers in your stash.


Have fun if you make some yourself :-)

Monday, 28 April 2014

By the Sea Book in a Box




A fun little book in a box made from card stock and and 8 x 8 paper pad.  


Friday, 21 March 2014

Say it with flowers - pop up card



Here's a quick video on how I make them

A Mothers Day gift idea


There's a project to go with tis altered box if you'd like to make it yourself over in our shop.  Click here to go tot he shop and then click the on line workshop link at the top of the page. 

Botanical Tea Card


click here for the instructions for this card

Good ol Sport Card

Just click here for the instructions on how to put this card together

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

How to Make A Boxed Candle Christmas Gift

Here's a short video tutorial on how to make my candle gift box. I used the Twelve Days of Christmas papers by G45 but these could be changed to suit your own style and taste. 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Thanksgiving Wreath



I love the colours we see around us at this time of year and they inspired me to make this seasonal thanksgiving wreath as one of my G45 design team projects last month.  Its an inexpensive project and can be made from all those papers you have tucked away in your stash.  If you'd like to make one yourself click the link here to go over to the post on the Graphic 45 blog.  Details of what you need are there too. 

Happy crafting and thanks for calling by....... :-) C

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Have fun making hand made gift bags


We all buy gift bags for the gift we give, but why not make your own and use your favourite papers to cover them with for that extra personal touch.  They're easy to make and only take a couple of sheets of card.

Click here to go over to the G45 blog and the instructions on how to make one yourself.

Happy crafting and thanks for calling by :-)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Bright and cheery storage ideas

Mother Goose handy caddy 
This striking hold every thing caddy could be given as a gift packed full of goodies or made o sit in your craft room to hold all those thing that clutter up our surfaces :-) 
It was a DT project for G45 with instructions. Just click the link below to go to the blog post and the video link for instructions on how to make one yourself. 



Happy crafting everyone:-)

A little bit of Art Deco


I loved designing this card and used the Sizzix Art Deco frame to showcase the gorgeous daisy cut a parts. 

It featured on the G45 blog along with instructions on how to put it together a while ago.  The link below will take yo to the blog post if you'd like to make one yourself. 

Happy Crafting everyone :-)

From chipboard came pencil case




This was a fun project to make.  I took two sheets of chipboard, cut it into shape and viola!  in a couple of hours had a neat pencil case in front of me.  This was a G45 DT project in September 2013.  

For more info on how to make one yourself click the permalink below to the G45 blog post. 

Secret Garden Card - How to make



Secret Garden Card
I must have been going through a purple phase when I made this card as a G45 DT project. Having made a few samples from the same collection for Create and Craft TV I seemed to have no lavender/purple papers left and lots of projects that were all the same colour!! 

If you'd like to make the card click on the link below to visit the blog post on the G45 blog. 


Monday, 1 April 2013

Stamped backgrounds for Cards

Here's a short video showing you how I created the backgrounds for three cards using distress inks and stamps. 



Bw C

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Lets Make Series 11 - A Birthday Book



Place in Time birthday book - Graphic 45 
If you're like me and keep birthday dates in your head, sending cards last minute or after the event then here's a project that can help you keep track of those all important dates.  for you.  Make your self a handy birthday book out of the Place in time paper collection by Graphic 45.  The video below takes you on a step by step journey from cover to cover with all the info and techniques you need to put the project together. 




Have fun if you get crafting :-) 

Monday, 4 February 2013

"Lets Make" Series 10 - How to make a Zig Zag album

Here s a short tutorial on how to make my Zig Zag memory book


Happy crafting everyone:-) 

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Some of my glittering techniques

I thought I'd share a few of my glittering techniques and show you how I add a bit of sparkle to my projects.



Have fun and happy crafting :-)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

How to cover rounded album corners

Just a short little video to show you how easy it is to cover rounded album corners and get a really professional finish. 

Happy paper crafting everyone.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

How to use Indigo Blu Amazing Mega Flakes

The effects from these Mega Flakes is truly amazing.  The flitter glue can also be used to add glitter to the stamped image too.

Since I made this video Kaye at IndigoBlu has brought out a tabby new eraser, powered by batteries to get rid of overstamped mega flakes.  It works a treat and is well worth investing in.  Here's the link this handy little helper

Happy crafting everyone:-) 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Lets Make Series 9 - How to add stitched pages to an album

Just a short video showing you how I stitched the page sets into my Ladies Diary 
Video 1 of 1 

Happy paper crafting everyone 

Lets Make Series 8 - A Halloween Tag

Its a little early for halloween preparations but this series (2 videos) focuses on fussy cutting, inking and layering to build up a spooky tag from the Happy Hauntings paper collection by Graphic 45.
Video 1
Video 2

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

"Lets Make" Series 6 - A Collection of Tags



Here's a taster of the latest series going live on my You Tube channel shortly.  Inspired by Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas, I set myself the challenge of using three core products on each of the 12 tags, and along with supplies I already had complete my this unique collection. 
Core products were: 
1: Cream heavy weight card 
2.  Tim Holtz distress inks
3.  UTEE
For step by step instruction on each tag please visit my You Tube channel by clicking on the link to the left of this post.  

"Lets Make" Series 5 - Noel Christmas Album


Friday, 30 September 2011

How I cover the pages in my chipboard albums

How I make my Tim holtz "tattered florals"

How to get the best from the on the edge dies

How to make the binder from my "Magic of Oz" album

Vid 2. How to make the pages from my "Haunted" album

Vid 1. How to make the pages from my "Hunted" album

How to make an envelope pocket album

How to make a large wallet album

How to make a flip up photo page

How to make my "Happy Days" album