I decided to use a piece of pattern paper to create my box, which is from the Hugs and Kisses paper pad. Grab two pieces of paper and run them each through a die cut machine using the box die.
Fold on appropriate scored lines.
It should look something like this:
Now begin assembling the box! But before I started, I decided to ink the edges with Cherry Blossomink first!
Attach the two die-cut box pieces together, by adding adhesive to the pattern side of the end tabs.
I circled the flap in the photo above to show where the tape goes, as it may be hard to tell in the photo. Each end tab needs adhesive added to it to put the box together.
Then connect one adhesive tab to the other die cut piece, to look like this…
Then fold around the box and add the other flap to the inside, to complete the box…
Now to enclose the bottom!!
For the bottom, add adhesive to the pattern side of two of the flaps across from each other and then to the non-pattern side of the opposite two!
As the photo shows, the adhesive pattern side is down already and the box is in a square shape. Adhere them to each other where they overlap and then fold the other two down.
Set the box on your table and reach inside to push the flaps together more, if you like.
Oh so fun!!
Now to die cut the butterfly!!! Like the other box I created previously, I decided to grab some glittery paper!! As I love glitter!!
Die cut each butterfly piece once!
Use your scissors to slightly cut the slit open on each butterfly.
Add glue to the glittery side (the pretty side) of the rounded part of the die-cut butterfly. Adhere it to the inside of the box flap, lining it up so the slit is just above the top of the flap.
Do the same to the second wing, attaching it to the flap across from the flap the first butterfly is adhered to.
Hold the box so the front is facing you. Then carefully run the back and front flaps (the ones without butterflies) in your fingers to give them a slight rounded bend, being careful not to crease the paper.
Then fold in the rounded back flap first, then the front.
Piece together the butterfly flaps, by bringing the left wing/flap above the right wing/flap and sliding the two slits into each other.
The finished top:
So fun! So glittery!! I love it!!
The box is perfect just the way it is, but if you’d like, you can add embellishments, images and/or sentiments to it!
This is where the tutorial slightly changes from the Flip-It, when you place your cardstock in your die cutting machine, place the die just over the marks you created, with the circle facing to the right!
Run the die through your machine.
Once you take it out, fold the left side over to the right on the score line, like a normal card.
The you will fold along the score lines the die created, folding the piece so that is folds inside. So that the circle will “stand up”! Like this….
Now you are ready to decorate your fun card!!
Here is my finished card:
I used the super adorable new Christmas Delivery stamp for my main image!! I just love this sweet image!
I added some Gumdrops to the “inside” of the card, so that it would help keep the “stand-up” portion up.
I stamped the “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to the inside of my card, which is part of the Santa’s Magical Sleigh stamp set!
So super fun and easy to create! Something a little different then the traditional card!
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In my opinion this is a must have die! It really creates a fun card!
It may look a little intimidating at first! Which is why I have created a tutorial for you to make it easy!
Just to let you know, I am also working on a second part to this series!! First I wanted to share how to create a Flip-It card! My next tutorial I am going to share another fun card design to change it up a little! Another use out of this awesome die!!
Here is a look at a few supplies I quickly grabbed to get me started:
Start by creating a A2 Card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″), scored at 4 1/4″.
Lay down card base and find the center of the left half of the card base, which is 2 1/8″.
Place the card base and die in your die cutting machine. Place the die just over the marks you created, with the circle facing to the left. Position the die evenly from top to bottom as well, unless you want the circle position more to the top or bottom. I am trying to make it as centered as possible. Feel free to use a little painter’s tape or post-it note to keep the die in place. I have magnetic platforms, so I normally don’t use them unless I think I need to.
You are then ready to run in through your machine. So exciting!!
It will look like this:
Now fold along the center score line, just like it was a normal card.
Lastly carefully fold the right most section over to the left along the score lines the die created! Should look like this:
YAY!! You just created a Flip-It Card base! How exciting and so much fun!
To get the striped piece of paper, I simple ran the die through my die cutting machine on the pattern paper, I then trimmed three of the edges slightly (but did not trim anything on the right side)!
Here’s a glance at my in process work of creating the clouds on my die cut!
I used the Puffy Cloud Border Die Set and die cut one of the clouds to use as a mask. I then used the Blueberry Breeze to add ink to the circle in circular motions. I moved the mask a few times. I really like how it turned out!!
Posted by: Julie Elak on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:00 am
Hi Everyone, it’s Faye Wynn-Joneshere and I am delighted to be posting at Your Next Stamp today.
I thought I’d share a little cheat I mess around with from time to time…
It all started with clouds. I love clouds. But, they are something I have to really think about colouring to get right. And sometimes, I just want quick clouds! I also like looking at techniques that have been done with other mediums and working out how I can achieve the same thing with my Copic supplies.
So, clouds. What do we need?
Cardstock trimmed down to the size you want to cover (mine measures 11cm square)
Make Up Sponge
Suitably sky coloured Copic Re-Inker (I used BG70)
Copic Marker in the same colour as above
Die Cut Clouds (mine are done on scrap card)
Place a small amount of Re-Inker on the craft mat and dab the make up sponge onto it, to pick it up. You do need to work fast here, as the ink dries fairly quickly on the sponge. I also only place a small amount of ink at a time on the Craft Mat, for the same reason.
Starting at the top of your square of card, place your die cut where you want it and dab the make up sponge along the edge of the die cut. The first time you do it, you will have more ink on your sponge, so press gently! You will need to apply more pressure as the ink starts to dry.
Work your way down your piece of cardstock, moving the die cut clouds around and switching between the two sizes. I left a rough, small circle area clear, in the bottom left of my card to stamp my toadstool in. I was happy to do this by eye, but you could stamp the toadstool first and mask it.
When I have finished dabbing my clouds on, I go back into some of the cloud creases and add a little extra colour with my Marker. I dot the colour in with a fairly light touch, and return to add more if I want to increase the colour even more.
Now it’s time to stamp and colour the toadstool. I used the following Markers…
Toadstool Stalk; E41, E42, E43, W3, W5
Ground; E41, E31, E33, E43, W3, W5
Wood; E31, E33, W3, W5
Window Panes; BG70, B91
White; C0, C1, C3
Yellow; Y13, Y17
Grey; C3, C5, C7
Red; R14, R24, R29, E09
And finally, the card. I die cut a cloud for the corner, (attached with foam pads) and some grass, which I coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, YG63 and YG67. I stamped a sentiment and some little hearts and doodled a border.
Posted by: Julie Elak on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 12:00 am
We are getting the week off to an inspiring start with a special coloring post featuring the work of Sandy Allnock!
Sandy is an artist with amazing coloring skills, who also teaches. Her creations and tutorials can be found on her blog – Sandy Allnock, You Tube channeland through her classes, which are offered both online and in person.
Sandy worked some of her coloring magic using the stamp set Just Plane Amazingand created a card she has named “Fizzy Flight”. We are thrilled that she also created a video to give you more insight in how to go about creating your own fizzy flight bubble effect.
Posted by: Thanh Vo on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 12:01 am
G’day, friends! I hope that you had a great weekend. We have a very special guest joining us on the blog today all the way from Australia! Kathy Tanner sure has a treat for you today with her post about sewing on cards. I just adore her sweet flowers that she sewed on her cards. I’ll let her take it away:
I am very excited to be a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamp this month. I love their cute and quirky designs, they just make me smile. They are celebrating their 6th Birthday and I get to join in the fun! Yay!
I made the Jessica with her Kitty card for my daughter’s birthday and you can probably tell that she is a “purple-loving girl”. She loves it when I do a bit of stitching on cards too and I thought Jessica would look great walking through a field of flowers.
It’s so nice to do some sewing on a card, it really adds an extra little something in my opinion and I think the receiver can see the love that’s gone into the making of it.
I decided I would try giving Phoebe some flowers too. I just did the stems slightly differently and used brighter colours this time.
So I thought I would try to show you how I made the flowers on these cards. If you’re like me, you’ve tried lots of different crafts before getting totally obsessed with card makingl! Cross-stitch was one of my previous loves and I have LOTS of embroidery cotton sitting around.
I’ve used 1 strand of green for the stems and 2 strands of a colour to make the flowers.
I’ve also used an embroidery needle, some white card and a small foam mat.
You could get very precise and measure the stems so they are all even, all the same height, etc, but I haven’t bothered to do that with these cards – it is all done by freehand.
I pierce 2 holes with my needle for the stem, thread it with 1 strand of green cotton and start from the back coming to the front and tape the end to the back of the card. Complete a simple straight stitch. You could do it without pushing the needle into the card on the foam mat, but I find the card gets bent that way.
Then take the needle out and thread with 2 strands of colours for the flower. Now you are going to sew a French Knot. You might already know how to make one, as they are used in some cross-stitch and embroidery work. They are easy when you know how.
You come from the back of your work again. Come up through the hole which is the top of the stem you made. Leave a little thread at back and tape down.
Pull thread through to the front.
Hold the thread tightly in your left hand and wrap the thread over and around the needle.
I did 3 wraps for the flowers in the middle and 2 wraps for the outside flowers. The more wraps you do, the bigger the flowers are.
Still holding the thread tightly in your left hand, you turn the needle down and into the same hole that it came up from. Pull slightly on the thread in your left hand to tighten the “wraps” a little.
Slowly push the needle through to the back of the card, while holding your left thumb on the thread and keeping it taut, keep pulling the thread all the way through and you should have a beautiful little French Knot Flower.
I just use double sided tape to adhere all the threads to the back of the card.
As I use a fairly large needle, it leaves quite a largish hole in the card. The top hole is covered by the French Knot, but I like to cover up the lower hole by using patterned paper as “grass”.
For the Jessica and her Kitty card I had the 3 flower stems coming from the same starting hole. But with the second card, I did all the flowers separately.
I hope you’ll give embroidery on your cards a try!
Thanks for joining me today on the YNS Blog and you can learn more about me on my blog at Stamping Still. For more YNS inspiration, you can head over to the YNS Pinterest page.
Hey everyone! Peggy here for the final installment of our series on getting the most out of our dies, we really hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!
This week I am using the negative space from the dies to create a quick and simple card that is easy to mass produce and can be used for many different occasions just by changing up the die or sentiment used.