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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Double Gate Fold Card / Flip Fold Gate Card


Hey Crafters!
Welcome to the DOUBLE GATE FOLD card TUTORIAL!
We are so glad you could make it. 
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miss another video release
with blog details and measurements!



There are NO SPECIAL TOOLS required to 
make this card, but a score board makes it quicker!

(To view the process video, click on the camera!)
DIRECTIONS STEP BY STEP:

1. Lay your 12 x 5 1/5 sheet of double sided pattern paper length wise on your score board.
2. Score at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches (Think skip counting and just skip the 6!)
3. Next mark each 5 1/2 inch side at 2 3/4 inches
4. Line up the 2 3/4 inch with the second score line and cut off the top right and top left triangles. (SAVE THEM!)
5. Fold your sides both in and then back out, accordion style
6. Open the card and place the two triangles inside on the bottom of each flap, lining up the score lines and glue or tape in place. 

Viola! The rest is yours to decorate as you please
using your STASH!

There are many different embellishments you could add:
Brads
Butterflies
Flowers
More stamping
etc..

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR THIS CARD:
FLIP FOLD GATE CARD / DOUBLE GATE FOLD CARD
Neenah White Cardstock - http://amzn.to/2vsAWWs
Glue Bottles -https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
Aleene's Tacky Glue - http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
Bone Folder - https://goo.gl/w3cR2m
Spectrum Noir - http://amzn.to/2tfFZJI
Paper Trimmer - http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
6x6 Pattern Paper -  http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Solid color paper -  https://goo.gl/TusuRU
JUST SAYIN STAMP SET - https://goo.gl/wGXE6J


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

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Discount adhesives and other supplies available




Sunday, August 13, 2017

PAPER BAG MINI TUTORIAL


Hey Crafters! Lets make a Mini Album

A Paper Bag Mini Album! It's super easy and fun to make; you'll enjoy giving these as gifts or keeping it for yourself to hold little uplifting quotes that you can give to friends, family and co-workers.




Brown paper lunch bag = super fun gift-able mini album!
Join me while I walk you through creating this easy project. Once you get the base made, you can make it uniquely your own by adding embellishments from your crafty stash! 




Scroll down for Supplies & Instructions.
  Click  HERE to see the process on YouTube. 

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Supplies list
PAPER BAG MINI ALBUM
Paper Lunch Bag - 
http://amzn.to/2uCsEi6
6x6 Pattern Paper - 
http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Magnets - 
http://amzn.to/2fCJ9Vt
Flower digi stamp - 
https://goo.gl/mG332s
Washi tape - 
http://amzn.to/2vuSVhX
ATG tape - 
https://goo.gl/Nr7N1S
Aleene's Tacky Glue - 
http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
Border punch - 
http://amzn.to/2hVJDXv (Flourish Scroll ek)
Velcro - 
http://amzn.to/2hWmxQp

(Basic Tools)
**Basic Card Making Supplies**
PAPER TRIMMER - 
http://amzn.to/2tgicMQ
FISKARS TRIMMER - 
http://amzn.to/2q53bsc
SCISSORS - 
http://amzn.to/2shwqw3
ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE 
http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
GLUE BOTTLES -
https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
SCOTCH ATG GUN - 
http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG TAPE - 
https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
FOAM TAPE - 
http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/p26...




Instructions: 

First, you will need 1 brown paper bag - lunch sack size.


You need to fold your bag in half. Use your bone folder to get a nice crease. Next, you will need the 4 - pattern papers measuring 5-3/8" X 5". Now, adhere you pattern paper to the folded bag. One paper on each side. Tip: if you want to cut the notch of the bag out for easy access to the tag you are placing in the opening. Then you can use a 1" circle punch. Don't have one - then just use your scissors.

I created a smaller pocket on one of my inside pages by cutting 1 of my papers to 3-1/8" x 5". Adhering the leftover piece of paper first to the bag. Then, taking the 3-1/8" X 5" paper and putting adhesive only on three sides in a U shape. Placing it on top of the paper you just glued down. Now, you have a pocket to place tags, pictures anything you would like. 


I put a magnet on my album for a nice closure. To do this I adhered the small magnet to the top right hand corner of my album. Then, I put foam tape all around the magnet so it doesn't move. I then cover the magnet with my embellishment. I repeat the process on the next page. Tip: To get the perfect lined up placement, first put the second magnet on the back of the first page (i.e. cover) then, using a black marker, color the magnet. While it's still wet, press the album closed, pushing on the magnet area. When you open it up - there will be a black mark so you know exactly where to place the 2nd magnet.

I put some velcro as a closure to one of my pockets to have a little place to keep extra cards, tags etc. I also put some adhesive along the side of the bag (top and bottom, where it pleats) to make it sturdier, and so that the opening wouldn't be so big.

I punched little cards from my scraps and adhered them with washi tape to my album. I plan on using my little cards to hold uplifting quotes or notes. The washi tape makes it super easy to place it on a door, desk etc.  

               Front                                         Back

 



Your album is now complete!


 You can further embellish it to make it uniquely your own!
 I can't wait to see your albums! 
Please share them with us on our 
Facebook Group HERE

Go to "photos", then "albums" and put them in the 
Paper Bag Mini Ablum-Album! lol


Join me LIVE on YouTube!
Thursdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm 
Central Standard Time 

Tutorials begin at 5 minutes after the hour with lots of tips & tricks and KoalaTCrafting Fun! 



Share your projects with the KoalaTCrafts community on  FACEBOOK   
It is a fun group of crafters offering support and inspiration in a 
no commitment, no drama atmosphere. 



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FACEBOOK - facebook.com/koalatcraft 
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    PATREON - Patreon.com/koalatcrafts 

Discount adhesives and other supplies available


"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!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to School limited time CODE!

Hey Crafters! 
it's 
BACK TO SCHOOL
time!!

 


There are 2 bonus sets in this release!
1. Apple pieces
and
2. School tools



Even though they
have more than
one image, 
they are still only
$1.99!



Bundles are always the best deal!
All 18 images for just $10.00 

If you purchase them early...
HURRY! Deadline is Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
You can get them for just
$7.00!

Use the coupon code:  BTS3
(for $3 off the bundle price!)

So many fun ways to use these images
ALL YEAR LONG! 


Don't forget your teachers during the holidays!
Not just back to school :)
Thank you cards
Programs, recitals, special events...


Digis can be found in the Koala T Crafts store



Want to know when the releases come out and get in on the special price codes before everyone else?! Sign up on the "notify me" contact area on the store page linked above!

"Can't wait to see you next video!"
xoxo
Jen



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Step Card *LIVE* Tutorial! (if you missed us!)

Hey Crafters!
If you missed us live,
or you've come for the measurements,
welcome!
The base of the card is:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
On your score board, put your ruler at either
2 in. for a right side step card
or
3 1/2 in. for a left side step card

At this point, the score marks are the same:

1 inch, 2 inches, 3 1/8 inches, 4 1/4 in., 6 3/8 in.

(The 4 1/4 is the only score that goes all the way across the card!)
You should end up with a base much
like this. This is the right sided step card!
Now..
My measurements for the decorations are as follows, but you could make one completely uniquely your own. I'm giving measurements for those who want/need them, but by no means do they need to be followed exactly!
Have fun with your crafts!

If you've reached the blog but not sure where to find the video, just CLICK HERE TO WATCH!


(Decoration Measurements)
Left side of card - 4 1/4 x 2 (4 x 1 3/4 for layer)
Steps:
Bottom front - 7/8 x 3 1/4
Middle - 1 x 3 1/4
Back - 2 x 3 1/4

TOOLS FROM THE VIDEO
(Supplies list)
STEP CARD
Neenah White Cardstock - http://amzn.to/2vsAWWs
6x6 Pattern Paper -  http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Flower Punch - http://amzn.to/2vfXzPh
Paper Trimmer - http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
Bling (Rhinestone Flower Centers) - http://amzn.to/2ujwUns
Ribbon / Trim -  http://amzn.to/2hEozEU
5 Blade Scissors - http://amzn.to/2uDpUB5



(Oopsie Daisy Punches)
Fiskars Lg. daisy punch - http://amzn.to/2hOsJtY
Fiskars XLg daisy punch - http://amzn.to/2vre9eY

I hope you had a great time creating today and don't forget, there are new ideas and inspiration on my channel:
"Jen Evers" CLICK HERE!
Every Thursday 6-7 pm CST
Every Sunday 2-3 pm CST
Every Wednesday 5 pm cst (10 min. card)
**CENTRAL TIME**

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


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TWITTER - twitter.com/koalatcrafts
FACEBOOK - facebook.com/koalatcraft 
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    PATREON - Patreon.com/koalatcrafts 

Discount adhesives, a **NEW** line of digis and more
can be found at my store here:
www.koalatcrafts.com


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!







Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Back to school DIGI Release on Friday!!

Hey Crafters! 

This Friday is our next DIGI release
August 11, 2017
Check them out at the store that morning HERE
or
in the Koala T Crafts FaceBook group HERE



"BACK TO SCHOOL"

Here are a couple of TEASERS or SNEAK PEEKS!


There are 10 images in all and of course we'll have a
specially priced BUNDLE in the store if you're
a fan who needs them ALL!

Be back on Friday with the whole 10 and some extra special
looks at them as they're used in projects by my
YouTube Design Team!

Design Team members: 

Erin Reed : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_X...

Diane Warme : https://www.youtube.com/user/MsDidedi

Sheila Walsh: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuPf...

Sandy Bell Hentzel : https://www.youtube.com/user/amomsjoy3 

Neha Tulsyan : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpN...

Easther Luka : https://www.youtube.com/user/MegaVolney

Sherry Wolfe : https://www.youtube.com/user/SherryWolfe


"I can't WAIT to see you in the next video!"



Monday, August 7, 2017

Design Team Spotlight ~ Sharon Cameron


Piece-ofHeart


Hey Crafters! 
KoalaTCrafts has a fantastic Design Team working to
inspire you with the monthly challenge themes.  I just love this fun card with lots of dimension by created by Sharon, One Crafty Mrs, over at Piece-Of Heart.


Sharon Cameron piece-ofheart
Sharon Cameron created this A2 sized card featuring Turquoise from the August themes along with a yummy cupcake dig and sentiments from our Sponsor, Graciellie Design. 







Sharon's special birthday themed card was created using Copic markers, check out her blog post HERE for the colors used. 

She also did a DIY post on creating the pink dots used on her card. The easy to follow instructions make this one you will surely enjoy, DIY Dimensional Dots.


Click THIS LINK and join the fun! Enter your creation in the August challenge for your chance to win a digi from Graciellie Design.  






Graciellie Design  Use Code SUMMER 2017
for 40% off most items! 

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

Discount adhesives and other supplies available at www.koalatcrafts.com/store

 ***VISIT ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!*** 
    PATREON - Patreon.com/koalatcrafts 




"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, August 6, 2017

Tulle Shaker Card TUTORIAL!

Hey Crafters! Lets make another shaker.
This card uses tulle and comes together quick. 
I'll walk you through 2 ways to make it, one with a full back
and one with a see through window! 
Find a cute robot stamp set HERE






Scroll down for Supplies & Instructions.
  Click  HERE to see the process on YouTube. 

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SUPPLIES:
6x6 Pattern Paper - http://amzn.to/2u170QM -  (any)
Neenah White Cardstock - http://amzn.to/2vsAWWs
Black Permanent Marker - http://amzn.to/2ujQfUA
Atyou Spica (Copic Glitter Pen) - http://amzn.to/2uoLHM8
Spectrum Noir Markers - http://amzn.to/2tTsIJ1
Ohuhu Alcohol Markers - http://amzn.to/2uAUFWX


Basic Card Making Supplies 
PAPER TRIMMER - http://amzn.to/2tgicMQ 
FISKARS TRIMMER - http://amzn.to/2q53bsc
SCISSORS - http://amzn.to/2shwqw3
ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE  http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu 
GLUE BOTTLES -https://goo.gl/kUyE6r 
SCOTCH ATG GUN - http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG TAPE - https://goo.gl/kUyE6r 
FOAM TAPE - Double_sided_FOAM_tape.html



Instructions: 




First, you will need 2 pieces of card stock, one for your card base A2 size (41/4" X 51/2 ),  and another piece for the inside backer, just slightly smaller, so about 4" x 51/4".  Next, You can trace and cut your shape on one side of your card base. This will create a window for your shaker. You can use an electronic die cutting machine, dies and machine, punch, or simply a straight edge and cutting knife.   If you have any wobbly edges you can use die cuts, stickers, stamped images, or even better, my new digital images, now available in the store, to cover up any imperfections!

Now, after cutting your window out, fold your card and place your backer piece of card stock in the card base. Tip: you can use some washi tape to hold it in place - be sure to remove some of the extra sticky from you tape by placing it on your clothes or backside of your hand. You are ready to stamp your image/sentiment. Stamp it through the window so you know it is aligned. After, stamping the image/sentiment you can remove the backer card stock and set it aside.  Then, open you card base on the inside of the window put adhesive - making sure to go around the entire window. Next, put a layer of tulle pressing it into the adhesive. Tip: if you have extra tulle - cut it off. you want it to stay inside the  layers. Add more adhesive, sequins and another layer of tulle - again making sure to press your tulle into the adhesive. Now, add adhesive to the backer card stock and place onto the window making sure that your image is aligned in the center of your window. 


Your card is now complete!


It's YOUR TURN to make this project uniquely 
your own by decorating using options in your stash!

For our second quick card or topper.




You will need 2 - 4" x 4" pieces of card stock.
A Punch - Shape is your choice
A stamped image (or digi from my store *wink*) 
Ink or any color medium you prefer.
Tulle
Sequins

Instructions:

First, on one of the pieces of card stock punch a shape. You are ready to stamp your image/sentiment. Stamp it through the window so you know it is aligned. After, stamping the image/sentiment you can remove the backer card stock and set it aside. Place adhesive on one side of the card stock then put a layer (one layer) of tulle - pressing it into the adhesive. Add sequins. Next, add adhesive to the backer card stock and place onto the window making sure that your image is aligned in the center of your window. 


Your card is now complete. you can further embellish it. 
I can't wait to see your cards. Please share them with us on our Facebook Group - http://facebook.com/koalatcraft






Join me LIVE on YouTube!
Thursdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm 
Central Standard Time 

Tutorials begin at 5 after the hour with lots of tips & tricks and KoalaTCrafting Fun! 



Share your Tulle Shaker Cards with the KoalaTCrafts community on  FACEBOOK   
It is a fun group of crafters offering support and inspiration in a 
no commitment, no drama atmosphere. 



 ***VISIT ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!*** 

PINTEREST - pinterest.com/koalatcrafts

TWITTER - twitter.com/koalatcrafts
FACEBOOK - facebook.com/koalatcraft 
  INSTAGRAM - instagram.com/koalatcrafts
    PATREON - Patreon.com/koalatcrafts 

Discount adhesives and other supplies available


"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!