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Thursday, July 20, 2017

DIY Envelopes ~ No Punch Board Needed!

Hey Crafters! You have asked for it and here it is ... 
How to create an envelope WITHOUT a punch board! 
It is quick and easier than you might think.

Check out the full video on YouTube HERE,
Supplies and instructions are listed below. 

Supplies: 
Bone Folder optional
Stamps & Ink or Markers to decorate your envelope as desired


Instructions:
TIPS ~ 
Please note that this project calls for paper rather than cardstock. Copy paper is appropriate and perfect for making a digital print or otherwise decorating to match your card. 
For a standard, rectangle shape card, measure diagonally and add 1 inch to that measurement. Then create a square of that size in paper. *For A2 size card you will need a 8 inch square paper.  
For a square card, measure diagonally and add 2 inches. create a square of that size of paper.
For a round or odd shaped card, begin with a 12 x 12 sheet of paper and trim as appropriate. 

Step 1 - Place the square paper you created from your measurements as a diamond shape in front of you with your card in the center of the paper.

Step 2 - Lift the bottom of the paper and fold it, keeping the card as your guide. Fold both the sides in making sure the bottom edges line up and the points meet in the middle.
Lastly bring the top down so that the envelope can close.

Step 3 - Once done folding all the sides, open them and remove the card. You will see small triangles formed on all four sides, cut them out to remove bulk. Score all your folds once again folding the sides in before the bottom.

Step 4 - Now add liquid glue (your favorite) to both side flaps and attach the bottom part. Viola!  Your envelope is ready to decorate or embellish as you like.  Simply add your card and glue the top down when you are ready to ail or hand deliver.
**NOTE ~ USPS charges extra for oversized or odd shaped envelopes that cannot go through the standard sorting machine. 


See YouTube Video HERE
for different sizes and shapes of cards.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pinwheel Card ~ No Fancy Tools Required!


Hey Crafters! Welcome to a quick and 
easy PINWHEEL Card tutorial. 

This card looks tricky but it isn't and you 
don't need any fancy tools to create it.

Click HERE to watch the tutorial on YouTube. 
Scroll down for the supply list and instructions.

Supplies: 
Ruler
Pen/Pencil
Scissors
Card stock





Start with 6 x 6 inch cardstock
Line your ruler at one edge of
Mark it of at 2 1/4" and 3 3/4"
Repeat on all three sides.



Turn the cardstock to look like a diamond with one of the pointed edges towards you.

Connect the two dots that are furthest in, give it a score.

Do this all the way around the card.






You will be able to see the four small triangles that have been made on the card stock.  

Trim those areas off. 



<<<------- You will end up with something like this. Turn the cardstock sideways, so that one of the straight sides of the cardstock is towards you (not the pointy edge).





Mark the bottom of the cardstock from the outside at 3/4" using your ruler. Repeat for all four corners.
Connect the tip of the small triangle and the mark just created, make score marks using ruler or bone folder.

Repeat the above for all four sides.


Fold all the score lines and you will have something like this.  

(Refer to the picture)
------->>>> 





Now flip the card and close it. 
Close each flap one by one, covering the corner edges with the next flap.

















When you have closed three flaps and you reach the fourth one, just tuck that corner edge into the flaps closed to secure it and make sure it doesn't open.





This is what you get once you have followed all the above instructions carefully. This pinwheel card looks even  better when you use double sided pattern paper to make it. 
 

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XOXO Jen






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When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. 
I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. 
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Thank you!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Design Team Spotlight ~ Jennifer Marker



Hey Crafters! 
KoalaTCrafts has a great Design Team working to
inspire you with the monthly challenge themes.



 Jennifer Marker jenmarker




Jennifer Marker is on the team and has created this adorable A2 sized card featuring Red, Blue and Stars from our July themes, along with a Twinkle Toes Troll digi from our Sponsor, Sherri Baldy My Besties.







Jen chose this adorable troll digi for her main image and gave her a sunflower inspired dress. Visit her blog post HERE.

Click the link below and join the fun! Enter your creation in the July challenge for your chance to win a digi from My Besties. July KoalaTCrafts Creative Challenge

Visit our sponsor www.mybestiesshop.com during JULY and save 50% off most items with coupon code YOURSPECIAL50 




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"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO Jen





AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. 
I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. 
I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. 
Thank you!



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Kitty Card Fun!!

Hey Crafters! 
We're making this kitty card today. It's super simple and fun to make. Best of all, it's ADORABLE!!


 VellumFlower Tutorial found HERE
Vellum Flower Tutorial found HERE





https://youtu.be/lrpwTkTp2kE
Scroll down for Instructions.
  Click  HERE to see the process on YouTube. 

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Supplies:
1 -  8-1/2 X 11 Piece of Kraft Card Stock
3 - CUTTLEBUG EMBOSSER - http://amzn.to/2qGgbre
( 3 Different  designs)

Embossing Machine - http://amzn.to/2the3sr
TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS INKS - http://amzn.to/2pXJWog  in Tea Dye & Walnut Stain
Faber Castell Black Pitt Pen -  http://amzn.to/2tuNr2D
White Gel Pen -  http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/c5/Tools_.html
To write your Sentiment http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/p29/Signo_Uniball_White_Gel_Pen_.html
Various Pieces of scrap paper - Small White, Black, Pink
1/4"Punch - http://amzn.to/2th3DJi

Basic Card Making Supplies 
PAPER TRIMMERhttp://amzn.to/2tgicMQ 
FISKARS TRIMMERhttp://amzn.to/2q53bsc
ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE  http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu 
GLUE BOTTLES -https://goo.gl/kUyE6r 
SCOTCH ATG GUNhttp://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG TAPEhttps://goo.gl/kUyE6r 
Bone Folder - https://goo.gl/w3cR2m

Optional - Supplies:
TINY GEMS - http://amzn.to/2uyfXFf
GOOGLY EYES - http://amzn.to/2vrHmVR
SPECTRUM NOIR - http://amzn.to/2rDtmHA for coloring gems if you only have clear.


Instructions: 
This is so simple. First, start by cutting your card base from the kraft card stock. A2 size 41/4" X 51/2". Fold in half, set aside. From the remaining card stock cut 3 pieces - 2 of them measuring 11/2" x 33/4" and 1 measuring 11/4" x 41/4". Now, take those 3 pieces of card stock and run them through the embossing folder. Next, cut the 3 pieces in a fishtail banner. Then, ink the edges of all 3 banner shapes and the card base. These will become your cats.

Now, you care ready to make your card. Adhere foam tape to the back of the cats -(fishtail banners); place them on the card base. With 2 of the cats ears pointing up, one on each end of your card base. 1 of the cats ears pointing down. - Tip: make sure to leave a little space between the cats).
Time to make the cat faces, Cut a triangle from pink card stock for the nose. adhere that to the cats. Then using a black pen draw the whiskers coming from the nose out. - See photo above Next, Punch the eyes using your 1/4" Circle punch from white card stock 6 times. - Tip: (you can use googly eye instead) Adhere them to the cats. Now, with a black marker do the center of the eyes. Then add your sentiment to the front of your card.

Your card is now Finished.  However, if you would like to decorate it further you can add stitching around each cat and the card front. You can add little bow ties to 2 of the cats, or gems to your sentiment. Glossy accents to your cats eyes. It's totally up to you. I can't wait to see your Purr-fect cards in the Facebook Group.



Thanks for stopping by today!






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When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. 
I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. 
I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. 
Thank you!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Watercolor Vellum Card Tutorial

Hey Crafters! 
Today we are creating a Watercolor Vellum Card. 
I saw a version of this card by Graciellie Design and I knew I had to share it with you.

This stunning card is surprisingly easy to put together with just a few supplies. 
Check out the process on YouTube HERE.
Scroll down for supplies and project overview! 

Supplies:
Watercolor Paper or
   Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Watercolor  paints
PaintBrush
Water 
Vellum
ATG Tool 
Maymay Made It Stamp - Healer
Versa mark Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder
Heat ToolSequins 
Foam Tape 



Instructions:
Start with 5 1/4" by 4 inch piece of cardstock or watercolor paper.  Choose any two favorite colors from your watercolor set. I'm using Peerless Watercolor in Turquoise Blue, Daffodil Yellow for the first card. I used red and blue from an inexpensive watercolor set from the Dollar Store in the second card and it works just as well. 


Start by wetting your paper with a brush, concentrating on the top Left and Bottom Right corners and working in to the venter. Load some color on your brush and tap along the top corner. If the paper is too wet, blot with cloth or towel or whatever you have handy. Repeat in with second color in bottom corner. TIP! Tap your brush instead of really painting to get a patch like effect with lighter and darker spots of color. You can control the color by adding more or less water. You can even add more color by drying and applying another layer. 
Add some drops of color randomly by tapping the brush loaded with color, over the cardstock and your background is ready.

Trim the vellum to desired size leaving it long enough to wrap around the card.  I trimmed it to 3 x 5 inches wide.  Make sure the vellum is straight on the front. Use adhesive on the back to secure.


Lets heat emboss the sentiment! Use versamark clear embossing ink to stamp your sentiment and cover with black embossing powder. Use the heat tool to set it.  I love to watch the magic happen as the powder turns shiny!

Now that your panel is all ready, attach it to a A2 size white card base (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") using foam tape. For a nice finishing touch, add a few sequins with liquid glue and your card is complete. 

Visit Graciellie Designs HERE

DIY Brushos would be another option for this card. You can find that video HERE.

Share your Watercolor Vellum Cards with the KoalaTCrafts community on Facebook. It's a fun group 
of crafters offering support and inspiration in a no commitment, no drama atmosphere.  

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"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO Jen






AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. 
I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. 
I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. 
Thank you!