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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Easel Card with Drawer Tutorial




Hi, Nancy Hill and excited to share my tutorial on how I make my Easel Cards with Drawers.  I have been putting photos, chocolates and other gifts inside these cards with drawers.  I highly recommend heavy card stock and if the pattern paper isn't heavy, just use heavy card stock for the frame and glue the pattern paper on it.  

I really love Heartfelt Creation coordinating papers, dies and stamps.  I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper, dies and stamps for this card above and stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the drawer besides the Happy Birthday sentiment on top.  

Below is my measurements and I wrote my instructions as well as show you the visuals to help you through this process. Once you have done one of these cards/drawers, it will be easier to make the others.  

Instructions

Top and Bottom For Drawer

This is the bottom drawer and cut a 7 3/8" x 8 1/2 using heavy cardstock.  Score 1 1/4" on the three sides with one of the long sides not scored.  Fold the score lines.   As shown on the photo, cut along the score line of each side of the corners.  You will add double-sided self adhesive tape and tape the tabs to this box (see photo below).  I like using 1" Scor-Tape which is very adhesives and wonderful for heavy cardstock.  See below.  





Cut the top drawer at 7 5/16" x 8 7/16" and score 1 1/4" on the three sides with one of the long sides not scored.  Follow the same instruction above for the drawer.  Afterwards, add double-sided self adhesive tape on the outside of this drawer on three sides and adhere to the bottom drawer.



This is the bottom drawer and cut a 7 3/8" x 8 1/2 using heavy cardstock.  Score 1 1/4" on the three sides with one of the long sides not scored.  Fold the score lines.   As shown on the photo, cut along the score line of each side of the corners.  You will add double-sided self adhesive tape and tape the tabs to this box (see photo below).  I like using 1" Scor-Tape which is very adhesives and wonderful for heavy cardstock.  See below.




This is the drawer that will pull out.  Using heavy weight cardstock, cut 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" and score 1 1/8" on all four sides and fold.  Cut the top and bottom of each fold like in the corners as shown above.  Using double-sided self adhesive tape, tape the box.    














Saturday, October 21, 2017

SunFlower Card with Drawer


I created a tutorial for you on how to make my easel cards with a drawer.  Click HERE to view the tutorial.    For this easel card, I am using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower collection of coordinating paper, dies and stamps and other craft supplies from The Rubber Buggy on-line store.   I advise watching the Heartfelt Creation U-Tube video about making these sunflowers but I also added the additional petals in the center with the Prills.  I sponged on the Lawn Fawn Sunflower ink on the petals after stamping the sunflowers with a rust colored ink before die cutting the flowers.   I added the leaf cut from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose die set.  The patterned paper and butterfly was cut out from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper pad.  I glue the bow and large sunflowers on the card with a hot glue gun.  



US Artquest Mini Prills - Go Man Go Prills 3 oz


I can't wait to see the possibilities that you will create making an easel card with the drawer.  I really encourage you to purchase the entire coordinating Heartfelt Creations Pampered Pooch collections from The Rubber Buggy.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
The Rubber Buggy Design Team





Friday, October 20, 2017

Frantic Stamper Hot Cocoa Pocket Holders


I had so much fun making this pocket holder for hot chocolate.  The size is 5" x 5" and I used the gorgeous stamps and dies below.  The plaid paper was made using the
Frantic Stamper Plaid Maker #2 stamp set also with the Misti My Petunia stamp tool. If you don't have a stamp tool, I would high recommend having one and Misti My Petunia is what my friends and I use ALL THE TIME! I adhere the front to the back and popped in a cocoa bag.

I used one stamp at a time and embossed it on gold metallic cardstock.  I cut out the snowflakes from the Frantic Stamper Snowflake Border and adhere a 3 mm rhinestone in the center of each snowflake.  I cut out 1" x 5" red cardstock and adhered it to the front of the pocket and stamped the hot chocolate sentiment with the Frantic Stamper Hot Cocoa stamp set.

I just love this Frantic Stamper Cup Of Cocoa die set with the cup, snowflake, whip cream and
 marshmellows in this die set.  I colored some of the whip cream and marshmellows with a light brown Copic maker pen.

I adhere the front to the back and popped in a cocoa bag and used double-sided tape for ribbon for the front and back of the pocket.

Now, I can hang these on my Christmas tree to hand out for visitors or Christmas eve guests that come to our house.



Frantic Stamper Cup of Cocoa die set, FRA-DIE-10321
Frantic Stamper Plaid Maker #2 - FRA-CLG-B032
Frantic Stamper Hot Cocoa Stamp Set FRA-CL-084

Frantic Stamper Snowflake Border 10335
Now is your turn to use your imagination and creativity to design your own pocket holder using the coordinating dies and stamps from Frantic Stamper on-line store and have fun personalizing it and putting some goodies in the mug for that special person. 






Enjoy and Happy Crafting!


Nancy Hill
 Frantic Stamper Design Team





Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tutorial on Easel Card with Drawer




Hi, Nancy Hill and excited to share my tutorial on how I make my fun Easel Cards with Drawers.  I used other tutorials but modified the measurements and instructions to work for me.

I put photos, chocolates and other gifts inside the drawers besides an additional stamped sentiment.  




I really love Heartfelt Creation coordinating papers, dies and stamps.  I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower paper, dies and stamps for this card above and stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the drawer besides the Happy Birthday sentiment on top.  

I wrote my instructions in addition to the photos to make it more helpful.  Once you have made one of these cards/drawers, it will be easier and much more fun to make the others easel cards with drawers.  

Instructions

Top and Bottom For Drawer

I highly recommend heavy card stock and if the pattern paper isn't heavy, just use heavy card stock for the frame and glue the pattern paper on it.  

This is the bottom for drawer.  Cut a 7 3/8" x 8 1/2 using heavy cardstock.  Score 1 1/4" on the three sides with one of the long sides not scored.  Fold the score lines.   As shown on the photo below, cut along the score line of the corners.  You will add double-sided self adhesive tape and tape the tabs to this box (see photo below).  I like using 1" Scor-Tape which is very adhesives and wonderful for heavy cardstock.  See below.  




Cut the top for drawer at 7 5/16" x 8 7/16" and score 1 1/4" on the three sides with one of the long sides not scored.  Follow the same instruction above for the drawer.  Afterwards, add double-sided self adhesive tape on the outside of this drawer on three sides and adhere to the bottom drawer.





Drawer
This is the drawer that will pull out.  Using heavy weight cardstock, cut 8 1/8" x 8 1/8" and score 1 1/8" on all four sides and fold.  Cut the top and bottom of each fold like in the corners as shown above.  Using double-sided self adhesive tape, tape the box.    

Easel Card to Attach to Drawer

Make sure to use heavy cardstock or one solid cardstock and at patterned paper adhere to the cardstock.  I found that if you don't do this and add flowers, the easel part of the card will droop due to the weight.  



Cut a 6" x 12" cardstock and score at 3" and 6" and fold the score lines.  This is what it may look like gluing or using 1" double-sided adhesive tape of the easel card to the drawer. 



I liked adding my flowers and finishing the easel card  before adhering this to the drawer.  Cut a 6" x 6" square and add your flower, etc. and adhere from the 3" fold to the bottom.  



Cut another 6" x 6" square for the inside of the easel card and adhere. Add your sentiment on a decorative frame and use 3D foam tape or dots to give the height that the part of the easel card with slide on when the easel card is opened.  
Options are to add embellishments or a bow as a handle to pull out the drawer. I have even used a circle punch and cut out a half circle to the drawer for fingers to pull the drawer out.  (See photo below for drawer). 

Other option is to add additional stamped sentiment on the inside of the drawer.  (See Photo Below)



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and had fun making an easel card with a drawer.  If any questions or you want to share a photo of your easel card with me, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at lehill@mtida.net.  

Happy Crafting 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stockings Full of Cheers


Nancy Hill for the Frantic Stamper Design Team and I want to share with you three Christmas stockings using the new Frantic Stamper Winter dies and stamp sets along with a few other Frantic Stamper dies and stamps.  

Don't you love the coordinating dies and stamp sets from Frantic Stamper.  What beautiful collections for all of your Christmas paper projects for this 2017 year.

I used a stocking template and used a variety of Frantic Stamper dies and stamps sets in the winter and Christmas 2017 collections to make these stocking pocket holders for gift cards, jewelry or treats like this hot chocolate package.  I will hang these stockings on my Christmas tree and give them to guest and family on Christmas eve and morning.

I used the Frantic Stamper Pinprick Snow Flake Background die on the metallic cardstock on each stocking before adding the embellishments, dies and stamps.  I used a light brown Copic marker for parts of the Frantic Stamper Cup of Cocoa die set of marsh mellows and the whip cream on the hot cocoa cup to bring out the gorgeous die cut.  I also colored the adorable Frantic Stamper Sweet Holly Snowman with Copic markers and added a plaid ribbon behind the scarf.  

Two of the stockings, I cut out the Frantic Stamper Snowflake Border, added a rhinestone to the center of each snowflake and adhered it to the stocking.  On one stocking, the sentiment was stamped on the gorgeous Frantic Stamper Elemental Petal #19 die.  



FRA-DIE-10335
Frantic Stamper Snowflake Border



Now is your turn to use your imagination and creativity to design your own Christmas stocking pocket holders using the coordinating dies and stamps from Frantic Stamper on-line store and have fun personalizing it and putting some goodies in the mug for that special person. 




Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
 Frantic Stamper Design Team