Showing posts with label My Minds Eye; trinket box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My Minds Eye; trinket box. Show all posts

Friday, 26 April 2013

Joy Fold Card Tutorial

Hello and a very Happy Friday to you!
It's Jenny here today  with a tutorial to show you how to make a Joy Fold card.
This is a great design when you want to make a special card for someone or something a little different!

To start off with you will need 2 different sizes of card blanks.

  I've used a 135mm square and a 96 mm square card blank.
Take your biggest card and cut half of the front piece off. 
This is shown on the bottom card in the photo below.

Next you need to pretty up your card blanks I've used papers from My Minds Eye - Collectable - Memorable 6 x 6 pad. You will need to cover the fronts as well as the insides of both card blanks. You can create a small border if you wish by matting and layering.

Now position the smaller card blank on top of the larger one as above and stick down.
The front of the biggest card blank (the piece you cut in half earlier) closes over the back of the smaller card blank as shown below.

Next you will need to attach something to the front which will act as a catch to hold the front of the smaller card shut. I've used a sentiment to hold mine closed but you could use some other kind of embellishment. I've raised my sentiment up on foam pads to allow room for the front to slide under it.

Here's my card closed up ready to decorate. I have used some Penny Black Stickers on the front and again on the inside. The only other thing I added to mine was some self adhesive pearls.

I hope you might have a go at  makingthis style of card ... if you do I would love to see it. Why not leave a link in your comment to your card made following this tutorial so we can pop by and see it!
The S J Crafts Design Team have all been busy making samples for our Brand New Sketch Challenge which is coming very soon .... and there's a prize for one lucky sketch challenge entry! So keep an eye out for that!
Have a wonderful day!
Jenny x
See more of Jenny's crafting over on her blog : Dragonllew's Spot

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Miss Caroline Trinket Box

It's Mothers Day soon, so today we would like to show you an idea for a very special hand made gift!

DT member, Jennifer has made this fabulous Trinket box!

Jennifer explains how ....

I love the Miss Caroline 'Day Worn' paper with the woodgrain and doilies effect, and wanted to use it to make something special

I began by painting the inside rims of the box, as I knew I wouldn't want to cover these with paper. Once that was dry, I measured the box lid and sides, cut the 'Day Worn' paper to match (also cutting notches into the back pieces for the hinges), and adhering them on with matt Mod-Podge. I put a layer of Mod-Podge onto both the box and the back of the paper, so that there was a nice layer to make sure the glue went into any cracks on the box surface. You can use watered down PVA glue instead of Mod-Podge, but be aware that PVA may yellow over time.

Once this first layer was dry, I then painted another coat of Mod-Podge over the whole box - working it into any joins to make sure they were sealed, and to give protection to the paper. I repeated this process to line the box with the 'Day Butterflies' paper, it's a nice suprise when you open the box!

To decorate the lid, I used Mod-Podge again to attach some lace, and then stamped the line of flowers from the Miss Caorline stamps, using Staz-On ink. The Glitz Alphas were used on a MME label sticker to spell the word 'trinkets', and this is adhered to the box using foam tape. I cut a flower from a scrap of 'living blooms' paper and placed a brad in the centre, then glued this on with a hot glue gun. I also used wire cutters to cut the backs off a couple more brads from the set, and adhered these with hot glue too. Finally I used thick foam dots to attach the butterfly which comes with the Miss Caroline brads, and also stuck on a couple of yellow prima pearls.
Now the box is all ready to store some lovely items!

Dolled Up 'Day Worn' and 'Day Butterflies' paper, 'Cute' brads, Favourite sticker accessories, Favourite clear stamps, scrap of living blooms paper for flower - All from MME Miss Caroline collection

Glitz teeny alpha stickers, Black Staz on Ink Pad, mod podge, Prima e. pearls and crystals , white acrylic paint, lace (similar to this) and mounting foam tape.