Thursday, 30 April 2015
It's my daughters turn to play with paper. She showed me what she had made and I was very very impressed. I couldn't believe my eyes my 9 year old daughter had just made this Mathematical shape. Her old brother is a School teacher in Bergen and he asked how Ingrid made it. So here is the video. of course she is talking Norwegian but the video shows very clearly how to make the Wheel.
Items you need:-
8 sheets of A6 paper in different colours
When you open your pattern you should do so from the centre and NOT from the edge.. As you open use both hands at the same time.
Here are the different stages as you open or close your wheel
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 frame.as 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.
Here is a gift for the baby
you can buy the tutorial from
Friday, 17 April 2015
Thursday, 16 April 2015
GIFT CARD BOX
This makes a nice gift box to put a gift card inside.
You will need
2 card stock and patterned paper of your choice.
42cm long ribbon
Label dies ( cut Your own if you don't have dies )
Decoration of your Choice.
First cut your card stock 12 x 14 cm
Using your scorpal score at 2cm for each side then clip out a small piece as shown in the photograph shown below
Fold the edges of your score lines and glue together as shown in the photograph below.
In the same card stock cut out one piece of 12 x 7, 75 cm
Score at 2cm on just one side as shown in the photograph below.
Now put this last piece into your box and glue the fold into the edge of the Box. This will make a flap as shown in the photograph below. Don't worry that your lid doesn't cover the edges of the box this will be sorted in the next stage
Now cut out a piece of card stock measuring 8,5 x 10,5 and glue this to the flap of the box so you end up with a larger lid so when closed it will cover the box as shown in the photograph below.
Now cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 8 x 10 cm and glue this to the top of your lid as shown in the photograph below
from the patterned paper cut 2 strips measuring 1,5 x 7,5 cm
and 2 strips measuring 1,5 x 9,5 cm.
Glue these strips to the sides of your box..
Out of your card stock cut a piece measuring 25 x 9cm.
Now score the card at 11 cm from the left hand side and 11 cm from the right hand side. This will give you a little panel in the centre. Now cut your ribbon in half and glue each piece to the side of your card stock as shown in the photograph below.
In the patterned paper cut out 4 pieces measuring 8,5 x 10,5 cm and
2 pieces measuring 8,5 x 2,5 cm. Now glue this to your card as shown in the photograph below.
Now you can glue your box to your card as shown in the photograph below.
Now your box is ready to decorate.
This box is much more fun to give as a present than just putting a gift card in an envelope.
If you want to layer your panels with other card stock I suggest you cut your paper 0,5cm Shorter on all sides so that you leave a small edge around all the sides..