Monday, 18 August 2014

"An Eerie Tale" Trinket box

G'day everyone.  Sooooo, who's up for another tutorial???? Lol after last weeks efforts I wouldn't blame you, if you all turned tail and ran for the hills.  This week I am sharing my Mad About Scrappin Monday project.  My design kit this month was jam packed with some awesome goodies that included two Graphic 45 pads. Now I am not really a halloween type person and it isn't a holiday we Aussies generally celebrate, but the "An Eerie Tale" collection are so gorgeous and the prints are very versatile.  I decided to try my hand at creating a small trinket type box. 
This was my inspiration...

and this is what I created.  

Now mine is much smaller than the original, but really quite simple to make and here is how I did it.

I have used some light to medium weight chipboard.  Actually guys it was the back off an old 12x12 paper pad.  I have cut it to measure 4¼ inches wide.

Each of my box sections measure:-
  • base:-   4 ¼  by 3 ¼
  • back/spine:-  4¼ by 2 inches
  • Lid top 4¼ by 2¾ inches
  • small little flap for closure:- 4¼" x 1"

inner box pieces measure:- 
  • sides:- 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 ...cut two of these
  • front panel:- 4" x 1 7/8

I then cut some black card stock pieces to hinge my box pieces together. 

 They measured 1¼inch wide by 4¼ long. I scored these at ½ inch and 5/8.   I inked up all my raw edges with some Stazon - Jet Black and then adhered my hinges to my chipboard pieces - making sure I was just under the score line. 

 This gives enough space to fold the box pieces without tearing or ripping the card stock.  

After hinging all my pieces together I them mat both sides of the raw chipboard and created a small hole to house my magnet.

With these outer sections done,  I moved onto creating the inner box sections.
  I cut some more black card stock to cover my inner box pieces.  It measures 
4" x 11¾". 
I have used my Tim holtz ruler as a guide for the placement of these pieces.  I have left 1/8th of an inch gap between each piece and have pre- cut some mats to cover the inside panels with.  
  Once the glue has dried I have very scored my edges and very gently worked these folds so that I could wrap my panels with out my cardstock ripping.
 I have also cut away some of  my cardstock so that when I fold my panels these pieces will be less bulky when it comes to gluing to the base of my box.
 I then gently worked the folds between each panel.
  I have folded and glued the top down. 
Once I had glued my tabs in place and formed the sides of my box. 
 I then used white glue to adhere them to that out base and spine of the box.
    I have also attached my other magnet piece for the closure.  
Once all the glue is dry the box is ready for covering and decorating.

I love how this cute little box turned out :)  As you can see by the photo's below it is quite small.
.....and as usual, here are her glamour shots....
 Doesn't she look so cute!!!
These gorgeous paper flowers that I have used on the lid can be found here. 

I want send Leanne a big THANK YOU for adding these gorgeous papers in my kit.  I have just loved working with them.  I have a few leftover to create a little mini album.  I am thinking a cute little pocket and tag style mini would be just the thing.  Come back next week guys to see how it turned out!!
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Well everyone, that is it from me for this week.  It was another long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :) and that these instructions were a little easier to follow.  If you would rather video tutorials...could you leave a comment below?
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Mini Album Tutorial

Hi all, I am back with my mini album tutorial and the finished mini!!  Today I am going to do my best to share with you how to make this cute little mini.

You are going to need lots of this  or beverage of your choice :)

So guys, here goes.  Now I am sure you all know that I am never that great at explaining myself or how I made please bear with me!!

Step 1:  Take two pieces of card stock and cut them in half.

Step 2: Score two of these horizontally at: ¼ ; 4¾;  5; 9½ then rotate and score vertically at ¼.

Step 3:  Trim away from the 4 3/4 inch score line...trim the bottom 1/4 inch away so that it now looks like this....

also trim this little corner away. 
Now to do the folds....starting from the right hand side fold your little tabs up. Fold the rest of your score lines so that they look like the pics below and they fold like this.  This piece will become the front page of your book

For your second piece of card stock fold your score lines so that they look like the pics below. and they fold in this direction.  This will become the back page of the book. You will attach it to your chipboard cover with the little flap.

Taking your last two pieces of card stock cut one (cardstock piece A) so that it measures 6" wide by 9¾.
Score ¼ ; 4¾;  5; 9½.  Trim away a ¼ inch from the bottom so that it now looks like this.  

Cut you second piece of cardstock at 5¾" wide by 
and score this piece at ¼ ; 4¾;  5; 9½.  
Card stock Piece B
Then using your double sided adhesive tape  glue all your sections together to form a concertina style book, with pockets.

Your mini should look something like this....

and it will fold out like this

 and also like this

To create the cover I have used some thick white chipboard and the last two pieces of 12x12 cardstock.  

My chipboard pieces measure:-
  • The back is 5”x 6 ¼
  • The Right hand side front panel 4”x 6 ¼ 
  • The left hand side front panel 2”x 6 ¼
  • Both spine pieces are 1¼ ”x 6 ¼
I have cut my two pieces of 12"x12" card stock to measure 8¼"x 9"..... and overlapped them by about a ¼ inch on the back panel.  You won't see this once you start covering .  I left a small gap between each of my pieces.  

OOOPs!!! wait!!!!...before you go any further!! I forgot to tell you about the magnets!!  I have used 4 extra strong magnets to keep my mini closed.  I placed them in the corners of my front cover.  I cut holes that were roughly the same size and "countersunk" them.  I think that would be the right word to use.  This way there are no lumpy bits!!  You can see mine in the pic below .... they are temporarily attached using some masking tape.

So guys how are you going? 

Do you need more of this yet (coffee pic).... I do!! I will be back in 5 minutes!!

Ok, I'm back .... now where was I? oh yes the cover.  Once you have covered all your chipboard. Hopefully it will look something like this!

Now you are ready to scrap your mini....

Here are my glamour pics!! I just love how this turned out.  I reckon this would make a great baby brag book!! or a mini for a gift!! It holds over 12 photo's....depends on how many photo mats or tags you make.

I have used a lot of the tags and cut outs that came in the 8"x8" paper pad and quite a few single layer mulberry paper flowers.  My card stock was "Coffee Bean" from Kaisercraft.  

The cute little velum pocket that you can see in the above is from Mad About Scrappin Store.  You can find these under them here.

                     Each of my pockets contain a double sided photo mat that measure 4¼" x 5½".

The papers, flowers and vintage laces were part of my Mad About Scrappin creative team kit that I received this month.  Have you been to the store lately?  There is lots new stock coming in and a new challenge for you all too.  Please stop by .......

Well everyone, that is it from me for this week.  It was a rather long post this week, hope you all made it to the end :)

Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Much Love ♥~ღ.✿