Tutorial creating a cascading card

I have trawled and found a video on how to make a cascading card, the one I found is done by Chris at Calla Lily Studio, you can go check it out here

In the meantime, I’ve had another go from the one I made earlier and created a step by step tutorial on what I have done!  All you need is one sheet of 12×12 cardstock.

Mark  5 1/2″ down on the left hand side and 2 1/2″ on the right hand side, you can work from the top or the bottom for this, it doesn’t matter.

 

Draw a light line to connect the marks and then you trim the cardstock down.

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On the piece of cardstock that is left, trim it at 4″ so you have a (rectangle), the piece on the right of the picture forms the other half of your cascading card.

You should end up with two pieces like so
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Now you are going to have to draw a line on each piece of card, at the taller edge you need a mark that is 2 3/4″ up and the right a mark that is 1 1/4″ up.  Draw a feint line to join these marks – you can rub them out later.
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Next, Using your scoring board, score at 2″, 4″ 8″ and 10″ at the 6″ mark rather than scoring, draw a line in pencil at this point.  Do this on each half.  Next you are going to do some cutting.  Taking one piece, cut up from the 2″ score to the centre line, and do the same at the 10″ score.

At the 6″ mark on this piece, cut down to the centre line.

On the other piece, you are going to cut the opposite side to what you have just done at the centre line the 2″ and 10″ scores so you can slot the pieces together.

Erase your pencil lines, and slot the pieces together.  Before I did that, I punched the top edge with the scallop trim border punch.  Then just decorate away.

Enjoy

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Tutorial 3D decorative hanging ornament

On the front of the Stampin’ Up! 2012-2103 autumn/winter catalogue is a fantastic decoration. The stamp set and coordinating dies have since retired, although you can still find them now and then popping up on the usual selling websites.  The full list of ingredients that I have used is at the bottom of the post.  You can of course change the colours and, for example, make this a piece of home decor for all year.

Step 1.

Using two stamps from the Ornament Keepsakes bundle I have stamped 20 of the baubles using gumball green ink and 20 of the smaller ornament using raspberry ripple ink on to some very vanilla cardstock.

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Step 2.  Using the coordinating holiday ornaments framelits, die cut the stamped images. 20121006_113414 20121006_115841

Step 3:
Score 15 of the baubles and 15 of the other ornament in half.  I used my scoreboard for ease to do this.  Then glue together three of the folded ornaments so that you have 5 sets of each decoration.

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Step 4: Attaching time.  Using one of the ornaments that you haven’t folded, place this stamped image face down, then stick one of the folded baubles on top, do this for all of the baubles.

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Step 5: Layering up.  I punched a circle using the 1 3/4″ circle punch using a piece of the very vanilla cardstock and then glued around the edge and started with the green bauble, popped them on the circle.
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Step 6: Time to add some tulle.  I have used the cherry cobbler in the autumn/winter catalogue to do this.  I have cut 5 pieces of tulle and I have got my hot glue gun out for this next bit.   I ‘squished’ the tulle and then hot glued it into the spaces between the green ornaments.
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Step 7: Next come the red ornaments.  I stayed with the hot glue gun for this so that I can have these ornaments slightly raised.  If you have a silicone glue this should work just as well or even some glue dot
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Step 8: Decoration.  I have used some linen thread which I have doubled over which goes ‘inside’ the green ornament.  I used the hot glue gun again to stick this down.

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Step 9: Rosette.  I cut a strip of designer paper (from the snow festival set) measuring 12″ x 1″ and using the scoreboard, scored it at equal intervals (1/4″) and made it into a rosette.  On my list is the new rosette die which will make this a bit easier!  I usually stick the rosette down onto a small circle but as this rosette needs some flexibility as it is going into the centre, I just used some wet glue to get into shape.  Then a used a big dollop of glue in the centre of the decoration to stick the rosette down.
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Step 10: Hanging up & finishing.  I simply decided which way I wanted it to hang and then popped a hole in the top of one of the green baubles and threaded through some ribbon and on the back, to cover the circle, I used a stamp from the chock-full of cheer stamp set using the midnight muse ink pad.
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Stamps: Ornament keepsakes (clear) 129950

Ink pads (new 2012-2014 In Colour):
Raspberry ripple 126859
Gumball green 126861
Midnight muse 126860

Cardstock
Very vanilla 106549  (pack of 40 sheets)
Whisper white 106550  (pack of 40 sheets)

Ribbons & thread
Cherry cobbler tulle ribbon 127841
Linen thread 104199

Tools:
1.75″ Circle punch 119850
Holiday ornaments framelits 127816

Also available:
Designer rosette bigz xl die 125594
Liquid glue 110755
Big shot 113439
Simply scored scoring board 122334

Plus, hot glue gun, button and gem, ribbon.

Enjoy!

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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″.
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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.

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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.
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I then used some ribbon around the little book to make a little tie.  There you go, one mini book 🙂

Enjoy!

(¯`’•.¸(¯`’•.¸ Sarah ¸.•’´¯)¸.•’´¯)
May the Crafting Mojo be with you! 

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