Welcome to my Wednesday Tutorial. Each Wednesday, the Bugaboo DT share tutorials over at the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog and today is my turn. I was playing about with a strip of card. I always cut up a 12 by 12 piece to craete my card blanks - 4" wide. Makes scoring and mats and layers easy to measure. Anyway, was playing with my scoreboard and a spare piece and came up with this. It's not a new concept but a bit different to what I've seen.
I love the Stella and Gus digis and I know a lot of you do too. They come with the BEST sentiments ever. Make sure you head on over to the BUGABOO SHOP to see the entire collection - there's loads o amazing images there - fantastic characters (Stella, Gus, Dottie, JJ), cute animals, storybook characters, floral designs - you name, Bugaboo has it
And a side view of the card. As you can see, it's free standing and pretty sturdy. It will also fold flat to go into an envelope.
So what will you need to make one? Here's the list:
4" by 12" piece of cardstock
Scoreboard (not essential as it only involves 3 easy score lines)
Double Sided Tape
A Nestability which is 4" wide or slightly larger
(you could just cut out a rectangle of card though)
Cardstock the size of the Nestie
Items for decoration
Ink which is in this pic is optional
Score the cardstock at 5", 6" and 7" (such easy measurement). If you want to create a square version, score at 4, 6, 8.
Fold as shown:
Next, cut out your nestability shape or cut a rectangle from the cardstockk. I've embossed it and inked it before taking it out of the nesties do add some definition and interest.
Fold it in half.
Attach it to the top of the cardstock as shown. The light green card will act as an insert. It measures 4.5" by 3.5". The sentiment says:
We're one of those retired couples that never argue...
because neither of us can hear what the other is saying
Decorate the front (the green panel is the same size as the inside one)
Now add a panel using 3D foam so that the top of the image overlaps the nestie. This will act as your closure. The nestie tucks behind the panel. I've used Gus and Stella on my panel but it could be anything!
Hope you like this tutorial and give the card a go. If you do, share the results with me so I can see the results.
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Open Theme
Scrap Creations ~ Digital Image
Ladybug Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Friendship
(I think the image and sentiment epitomise lifelong friendship)
Make It Monday ~ Anything Goes
Nettie G ~ Favourite Digi
(I just love Stella and Gus right now)
Squigglefly ~ How do you like to use your digi?
Crafty Hos ~ Digi plus Clear Stamp
(PTI stamps used for the Star background)
Kenny K ~ Anything Goes
Stampin Sisters ~ Tone on Tone
(Green Stars stamped on Green background)
Drunken Stampers ~ Tools That Don't Use Electricity