Thursday, 23 April 2015

Table name card. A babies cot


You will need:-

Glue and a glue gun if you have one

Card stock plain and patterned



Circle dies ( unless you can cut your own free hand )

Patterned dies for the edge of the cot

Decoration of Your Choice


Now let's get started

You need to cut a piece of plain card stock  4.1/4 x 6.1/4
  and score 7/8 of an inch on each edge
One inch has 8 . 8ths. Count 7 from the first mark and you will have Your 7/8 of an inch. It's the bar before the one inch mark as shown in the photo above.
 Clip  each corner to make your box. Glue together making sure that this time your flaps are on the outside of the box as in the photograph below.
Here you can now see that the inside of your box has no joints because the flaps are on the outside

Now cut your plain card stock 5 x 4.1/4 inches and score in at 1.1/4 inches as shown in the photo below.
Now bend you edges as shown in the photograph below. This now makes the frame for your cot.
Take a die and cut two strips of plain card stock measuring 4.1/4 inches long. The height is up to you, mine was cut at 1 inch high as shown in the photo below.
Now glue your cot sides to your frame making sure you glue them on the inside of the frame and low enough down so when you glue the cot bade inside this frame you will not see the bottom edge of the shown in the photographs below.

Now take you cot base and frame and glue them together as shown in the photographs below.
Please note you have to glue the cot sides to the base.

Now it's time to make the headboard and the baseboard. To do this first you will need 4 circles for each headboard.  Cut two circles from plain card stock. Mine measured 4 x 4 inches and 2.7/8 inches x 2.2/ inches. As shown in the photograph below.
Cut two  slightly smaller circles in patterned card Stock and cut two circles just a little bit larger than the circles you have already cut ( mine are in white ). Now you should glue all Your circles together as shown in the photographs below. The single white circle is in the middle, then the plain blue card Stock is stuck to that on both sides and then the patterned card stock is on glued on one side

The above headboards show the outside this is up to you on how you decorate them. On the smaller of the two circles I printed the guests name and on the outside of the larger one I glued a decoration. You can decorate the outside circles now or wait to the end it's up to you.
I Attached the circles by using the magnetic plate to the big shot to give me the correct height, but you can use a book. Making sure that you circle is straight and flush against the cot glue the circle to your cot

Now to make Your quilt. cut a plain piece of card stock  5 x 3.1/2 inches and round the corners.
TIPS:- fold the card in half and round all the corners at the same time that when it looks much nicer when you open your book.
Cut 4 pieces of patterned card a little smaller and glue them to each panel. Then it's time to decorate your little book as shown in the photographs below.


Inside the cot I have printed out some Words and used foam pads to stick them down

Now to make your pillow cut 2 pieces of patterned card stock 2 inches x 1. 1/2 inches and round all the corners. Then glue your ribbon inside one piece and using foam pads stick the two pieces of card together.
In order for the pillow to stand right against the headboard you need to cut a small piece of card and fold it into an 3 sided shape and stick one end to the back of the pillow  and underneath add a foam pad and then glue it to the headboard as shown in the photographs below.

So the quilt sits up high enough you will need to make a triangle from  card stock.  Glue it to the back of your quilt book. The higher up you glue your triangle the higher of an angel your quilt will sit.
Now you can finish decorating your cot


If you use a glue gun it will save you lots of time in decorating your cot. If you have never used a glue gun before be very careful that you don't burn yourself as the glue can become very hot. you have to work very quickly as the glue cools down very fast and then it will just go hard and will not stick.
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