Tuesday 29 April 2014

Mini Album Using Envelope Punch Board

Good morning every one.... Tejal here today. Its a picture tutorial from me today.....I am sharing how to make a mini album using your Envelope punch board. Yep you heard me right....Mini album using envelope punch board.

6 envelopes and 6 inserts will give you around 30 photo spaces!! Yep!! Totally!!

Lets get started!!!

I'm not giving you specifics of what size to use. I'm just showing you the general using the WRMK Envelope punch board you can make any size album.  I'm making a 6x6 square size.

1. So following measurements on the board....Make 6 envelopes in your desired size. All lets assemble the album.  I've used 200 gsm CS to make my that my pages will be sturdy.

2.  Lay two envelopes side by side...and just glue the flaps (bottom 1/2 inch) of it...and cut the top off. Refer to the image above. Now to create openings for our inserts.. 

3. After you've done this step... your envelopes should look like this. I use Red sticky tape to glue everything down. 

And on both the closed ends of each envelope...cut off a sliver of 1/8th or 1/16th inch...just so you can open up the envelope.
Like so. Now to the next piece of our Unit.

4.  Take one more envelope. And glue the flap down. In essence you are closing the envelope from all sides.

5. This is a little tricky but not impossible!!! You need to cut off a sliver (less than1/8th inch) from both sides of the closed envelope. Click on the pictures to see them bigg and better
(I'm just saving you from scrolling like mad!! :p) Using a trimmer would be the best to get such a thin slice...

This is what you should get. A Envelope that is open on both ends.

6. Now using our two joined envelopes and one open envelope, We make one unit of the album. I hope you are with me so far.

 Apply sticky strip to the 1/2 inch hinge that we have....and glue the open envelope on it. So using 3 envelopes we have one unit. With open ends for inserts on all 3 pages.

Follow the same steps to create as many Units as you want.

 I'm using two units that gives me 6 pages with 6 Envelopes. 

7. These are my two units Side by side. Now to glue them together. I use a nifty piece of cleverness to bind them!! The non tear-able visiting cards. yup!! Since they are non tear-able... the hinge will not tear easily. But do not use glue. Use sticky strip to glue them down. Since they are plastic...glue will just peel off.

This is my binding between two units.
And the same way....I used cereal box as my cover and visiting card as my hinge to bind it to the first envelope.
Attach your pattern papers and decorate as desired! You Mini is ready.  P.s I'm not done yet.

When you attach your pattern papers... you will come to these open envelopes.... Do not attach glue to the triangle part. Only to the  left edge of it .  To keep your pocket. If you glue it down, you will lose your pocket. ( I do hope it made sense)

I probably needed another picture to show where to add the glue.

To make your Tabbed insert. 
1. Measure your pocket size and add 1/2 inch to the length of it. This is where we shall make the tab.
Accurate measurements are not each pocket will have a different size. Make one and you will know what I'm talking about!  :D
 Put your paper just in the center of the punch. Just like I've shown above. And punch it.

 You will get this sloping edge to it. Depending on the size of tab you want...move your paper to the left. I like the 2 inch I will move my paper to 2 inch mark and punch again.
And this is what I shall get.

 Cut away the bottom part and you have a tabbed insert ready to go in! You can make them one side, or stagger them as I've done.

I have my tabs staggered from top midde and bottom...and then repeat for the next 3 pages.

So finally I'm done!! Hope you enjoyed this rather long tutorial. I am sorry about not having a video..but here's a small one showing how the whole album looks...and of course you can see the amazing paper that I've used here!!

List of products Used

WRMK Envelope Punch Board
Red sticky Tape
Tim holtz Scissor
Red Spatula (Believe me when I say this tool is a must to make sure you have no air bubbles while adhering  your pattern papers...Its indispensable according to me!)
Kaisercraft Bubblegum hills pattern paper ( I love that its 6.5x6.5 in size!!)
Paisley round frame Resin
Yellow and White Mulberry flowers
Antique Engravings Butterfly
Floral Ovals

As always, feel free to email me or leave a comment for any questions ... I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Sunday 27 April 2014

Easy Peasy Gift Box Pictorial Right from Scratch !

Hello Crafty People! It's me Riti Poddar here today with a Tutorial for you all !!
 How have you all been ? Enjoying the Summers ?
It's Sunday Today & Well it's best to stay in your craft rooms & create !! After all who wants to step out in this heat ?!!
C'mon gather your supplies, grab your favourite Shake or Smoothie & get started with me !!

Today, I'm here with a Fun little Gift Box !!
Yes... You can now make a Gift Box right from scratch in no time at all for your loved ones.
All you need is this awesome pawsome WRMK Gift Box Punch Board ! Available at an awesome price at Crafters Corner Store ! Get yours fast before it's over !!
Apart from Gift Box Punch Boards, we have Gift Bags, Candy Box, Pillow Box, Envelope Punch boards as well. These can make your crafting super Fast...super Easy & Fun... we have them all in our store ! Check them out..

Have to gift someone special ?? Need Ideas ??
Here's what you can do..

It's a Long Picture Heavy Tutorial so please bear with me !

Stick these stamped labels/tags on each side of the box, and embellish it further as you want !!

Here's How the Finished Gift Box looks like !!!
I have embellished it using my favorite Mulberry Flowers, Die cuts & Punches !

This is the Top of the Box !

This is what it looks when opened !!

Well this is all for this month from Me !
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial & will be inspired to make your own Gift Boxes !
Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions.. & Don't forget to leave Loads of Love here.

I hope by now you all must have taken our Current Challenge - "Go 3D"..if you still haven't then make this fun Gift Box for your loved one & Enter our Challenge !! Only 2 More days to go !! So HURRY UP & Enter and get a chance to win a Beautiful Background Stamp Set by Justrite !

Now for the Long List of Supplies that have been used :

Gift Box Punch Board by WRMK 
Justrite Stamps - Rose Garden
                           Rose Vintage Labels Seven
                           Fleur de lis Labels Twenty   
                           For All You Do Vintage Labels Three
                           Celebrations Label One & Bracket Borders One

Spellbinder Dies : Vintage Labels Seven (Justrite)
                               Label Twenty
                               Majestic Elements Marvelous Squares
                               Opulent Ovals
                               Small Ovals

Cheery Lynn Dies : Fanciful Flourish

Distress Inks :Tumbled Glass
                        Salty Ocean
                        Spun Sugar
                        Worn Lipstick
                        Festive Berries
                        Pine Needles
                        Peeled Paint

Distress Ink Blending Tool
Distress Ink Blending Foam

Martha Stewart - 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Versafine - Onyx Black
Zing! Clear Embossing Powder
Good Bye Static : Anti- static Pad
Tombow - Mono Glue
Koi Water Brushes (Medium)
Rangers Craft Sheet
Cutting Mat - A2 Size
Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Modge Podge Finger Caps
Scotch Pink Advance Tape Glider
Terrifically Tacky Tape
Big Shot Machine 

Mulberry FlowersTwo Layer Retro Flowers (Lemon Yellow)
                               Gardenia Petals (Red)

Phew......that was quite a Long List of Supplies !!
And all that and much much more supplies available on Crafters Corner Store...
Everyday NEW STOCK is arriving...
So keep checking the store site for the New Arrivals..& fill up your carts before they are ALL GONE !
I'm already stocking up my Fav. Supplies !!

Catch you all in the next Month with some more exciting Projects & Tutes !
Till Then Happy Crafting.....Beat the Heat with some online Shopping at Crafters Corner !!

Loads of Love & Hugs,
Happy Sunday !
Riti :0)

Friday 25 April 2014

Party favours and Invite!!!

Hi crafty people,
This is Arjita and it's my time to share an inspirational post with all of you...
This post is very special to me because I designed these party favors for my daughter's birthday.
I wanted to keep it very girly so sticked  to her favourite colour .......yes you got it right .....its a PINK.
I created the candy box with the amazing WRMK candy box punch board and trust me guys it was so easy and quick.
The uniformity and the professional finish can only be achieved by this punch board. 
I made two sizes one for the candies and the other for holding few adorable stationary for the kids.

I used patterned papers by DCWV and some bakers twine to tie the box and loads of embellishments to jazz up the project. Can u see the mini Tilda and the tiny hidden butterfly ? The Tilda was coated with crackle accents to create that distressed look. ... Isn't it cute ?
A closer look for u ...

I filled in some wooden balls for photography purposes so that you can see the window I created using some thick acetate.

For this box I created a wreath around the hero arts stamped image and added a butterfly also from hero arts.

 I wanted a matching invite so I decided to used this absolutely gorgeous die from joy craft to create the frame for the Tilda to fit in. The mulberry flowers, charm and pearls make everything so adorable ...

I just layered the similar pp on a black card stock and used few pop dots to create a dimension finally glued the leaves, flowers and other emblliez.

And the final pic for this post ....

The supplies I used are :
Mini Tilda stamp
Copic markers

Gosh !!!! They were quite a few tools here and I am so happy to tell you that our store is loaded with all these amazing stuff ...that's why I always say Crafterscorner is a paradise for all the people who wanna tickle their desires of crafting.

At this point I  want to remind you once again to participate in our challenge #15-
GO 3D hosted by me. Guys u still have 4 more days and I will b super happy to see your amazing entries.

signing off for now…….
Hope u liked my post for today and will give it a try soon.
Lots of love 

Saturday 19 April 2014

die cut, stencil and mask!

Hello dear friends!

Good morning! Sindhu here. Hope you are all doing well.

Today I have three cards to share with you that showcase one of my favorite Memory Box dies- 'Honey blossom Spring'.

Here is how it looks..

image source- internet

For the first card, I used the die cuts in a conventional way. Cut a couple of pretty die cuts, colored them and finished the card with a sentiment.

For the next card I used the negative of the die cut.Using it as a stencil, I sponged distress inks and stuck the panel on the card stock base.

For my last card, I masked a piece of white card stock with with the die cut, sponged distress ink all over it. Since I didn't like too much contrast of the white masked image on teal background, I  added the sponged die cut too to achieve a more tone on tone look. The white masked image peeking beneath the die cut looks pretty, doesn't it? :)

Hope I've inspired you enough to use your dies more than for just die cutting.

Here is the list of supplies used that are all available in our wonderful store.
Memory Box dies- 'Honey blossom Spring'.
Distress inks: Peacock feathers, Moweds Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Barndoor, Black soot, Weathered wood, Dusty concord
Distress ink blending foam
Distress ink blending tool
Sakura Koi water brush
Zing white opaque embossing powder
Versamark watermark ink
Ranger 'Heat it' tool
Tombow mono multi liquid glue
Cardstock, Sentiments stamps- stash

Have you played along the challenge yet? HERE are all the details.

That is all from me for now. See you!

P.S. Have you seen the 'New Arrival' section on the store? Well... if you LOVE Hero Arts like I do, you wouldn't want to miss visiting the store once! Don't blame me later if you end up broke! ;)