Tutorial corner catcher bookmark

The Impressions magazine that we get as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator has a rather cute corner catcher (or bookmark!) and I thought I’d have a go myself at making one.  I’ve done instructions so you can have a play as well…

I have used a 4″ piece of square cardstock as the base for mine.  Mark it up at 2″ on the top and then the left and right sides.  Score and fold.


Next, trim a piece of DSP measuring 2″ x 4″ and trim it down as this gets stuck onto the back.


Turn over and then decorate the front.  I drew around a piece of DSP and then trimmed it down that way.


And there you go, one corner catcher.  Have fun!  {You might want it a bit smaller so you might find making it a 3″ square is better but I wanted mine big!}



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Tutorial Origami kusudama flowers

Time to make some great origami flowers. I’ve just made a couple of flowers and each one is made up of 5 pieces of paper trimmed down to 10cm x 10cm square.  The bigger your square of paper the bigger your flower will end up. You need a good glue for this and some paperclips come in handy.

I’m doing some step by step photos for you and rather than using the patterned paper have used a plain piece of cardstock as I think that makes it easier to see the steps:

1 – fold your piece of paper in half – I’m using a bone folder so that the folds get a firm crease.







2 – fold one diagonal into the centre and repeat with the other side.

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 3 – next, and I hope that isn’t too hard to follow, you need to fold back the top layer outwards on both sides.
4 – open up the  triangles you have just made and now flatten them out and then the outside pointy bits, you need to tuck those into themselves.
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5.  Nearly there, now fold the outside edges in half again, so you should have something that resembles the picture below.

6 – stick the outside flaps and then bring the edges together, and all being well, you end up with the same thing as in the second picture, one ‘petal’.

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I have used five petals to make a flower, you can make them tighter and use six (and if you like folding!).  As the glue ‘sets’ I use some paperclips to hold the folds and petals together.  A glue gun comes in handy for this.


And here you have it, the final result of 5 petals all glued together.  You can turn them into a flower bauble and to do this you will need around 12 flowers and some ribbon. 20120928_215318

And here’s one I made a while ago…


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Tutorial make a mini book album

Time to get out your scroreboard and have some fun making a mini book/album.

I Thought I’d have a go at making a little mini book that I scribbled down the instructions for ages ago that I found when I was doing some blog hopping.  It’s really easy to make, a bit of trimming down of some A4 cardstock, scoring, folding and hey presto. I quite like brown and greens together and so used this for the main part of the book.

This is the end result, a little according mini book that measures 4″ x 3.5″.

I trimmed down two pieces of (green) cardstock (8.5 x 11) to the width that I wanted my mini book to be and then scored each piece at 3, 6 and 9 inches.


Then glue the green cardstock together – one end is shorter than the rest and you can see where you need to glue so that your pieces of cardstock are all the same size.  You then have some little pages inside that you can decorate for your own use or even make this as a gift for someone.

For the cover (the brown cardstock), fold at the at 3 1/2″ line and move the cardstock down on your scoring tool. Score again on the next 3″ and 3 1/2″.  I’m not sure if you can see on the picture above where the score lines are are but you end up with a ‘spine’ effect.

I then trimmed down and scored some designer series paper to cover the outside and as you see in the main picture.
I then used some ribbon around the little book to make a little tie.  There you go, one mini book 🙂


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