Cardmaking 101 – how to cut a card-base

cardmaking 101

Cardmaking class UK free

Today marks the start of my completely free weekly card-making class here at StampinByHannah. This class has been in the planning for ages and I am so pleased I am finally ready to share it with you.

Each week, on a Sunday, a new tutorial will be released focusing on card making basics; hints and tips, tools, techniques and useful information to help you to make amazing projects. I am so excited! shall we begin?

cardmaking 101 - how to cut a card base

This week I thought we would start at the beginning; how to cut yourself a card base. I know that not everyone will cut there own card bases, but I think its a useful thing to know, particularly as then your not stuck with white or cream cards all the time – lets get some colour in here!

How to:

I use A4 card stock, I know that these measurements will not be useful for everyone, particularly those who use 8.5×11″ however, I live in the UK and A4 is all we have

There are two ways to cut a card base, depending on the style of card you wish to create. I frequently use tent fold cards and so cut my A4 length ways at 10.5 cm to create two long skinny pieces of card stock, I don’t tend to score in the middle for these and find that folding them in half and burnishing with my bone folder is enough

The other common card base is a ‘book style’ card, and for these I cut my A4 width-ways at 14.8 cm, scoring them in half at 10.5 cm and folding to create my card

These two methods create the same size card; 14.8 x 10.5 cm

To create a layer for the front of your card, take an A4 piece of Whisper White and cut at 10 cm, and 14.2 cm to create a slightly smaller piece that will fit beautifully on the front of the card base you have already created.

To create further layers reduce the size of your card stock by 0.5 cm each time, the next layer would therefore be 9.5 x 13.8 cm, the next 9 x 13.2 cm, and the next 8.5 x 12.8

 

I hope this has been useful, if you have any card making questions or queries please let me know and I will endeavour to answer your questions in later editions of Cardmaking 101



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Freshly Made Sketches #187 – Just For You!

Hello!

I am so sorry I missed my challenge Saturday last week, but I was at Stampin’ Up! Regional Training (having heaps of fun!) and in my excitement I completely forgot! Shocking I know, But I am back this week playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #187, and this fabulous sketch:

FMS Final 187-001

 

I love this sketch, it really pushed me. I’ve been stuck in a bit of a craft rut recently, or, as my darling mother said the other day “your cards are always muted!” (thanks mother!), and so I grabbed for a set of super bright colours; the new In Colours Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush!

I will admit to being a little scared of the brightness of these two; Watermelon Wonder is an almost Neon Corally Orange, while Cucumber Crush is a vivid green, definitely not colours I would have chosen of my own accord, but absolutely one of the reasons I love Stampin’ Up! and playing along with challenges, so….

The Card!

Stampin' Up! UK Freshly Made Sketches Cherries on top

I decided seeing as I was using new colours, I might as well go the whole hog and use new stamps and Designer Series Paper too!

The Designer Series Paper is Cherry on Top; and is a fabulous mix of bright colours and birthday prints, paired with the coordinating Washi Tape. While the stamp set is called You’re So Sweet – I love this set, its great for adding a special something to a present, or using as a card accent, and it coordinates (and is available bundled with….) the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies! Awesome!

The heart is punched from Watermelon Wonder card stock and adhered with half a dimensional before I covered it in Crystal Effects for a super shiny look.

All these products will be available to purchase from the 2nd June (or now if you choose to become a demonstrator!). I will be sending catalogues this coming week, to get your FREE copy (UK only – sorry) fill in this form!

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May Technique Class

Hey Folks! Its that time again!

If you follow me on Social Media you will already know about my May Technique Class.

Stampin' Up! UK Technique class painted petals

This month we are going to have heaps of fun with ink and water! along with Painted Petals to create 3 beautiful Thank You cards.

As always there are several different options, including my special Party Workshop – where I come to your house and create the cards with you and your friends!

Class costs £10 per person for either the live class on 12th May or the virtual class, OR £28 with the stamps included.

Payment accepted in cash, cheque or Paypal to stampinbyhannah (at) outlook.com BEFORE 27th April 2015. Message me for booking and payment.


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A Polar Pool Party…..

I love making Christmas cards, I take a heap of time over them every year. Most years I have made 50+ of the same card, this year, my first Christmas as a Stampin’ Up! UK demonstrator, I have made so many Christmas cards as samples, I don’t have to stand at my desk for hours over a weekend making all my cards! This is super exciting! I know it’s a small thing, but it just reminds me of the many reasons why being a Stampin’ Up! UK demonstrator is just the most awesome thing I have ever done!

Stampin' Up! UK White Christmas Pool PartySo, this is another one of my many Christmas cards!

I cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock in half, and folded it in half to create this side folding, but wide card. I stamped the trees from White Christmas in Pool party ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock, before adding the ‘Merry Christmas’ banner and polar bear in Smokey Slate. I added the Very Vanilla stamped piece onto the card base, but there was something missing.

I cut a lot of my cardstock down a little when making card bases (I just find it easier when doing ‘layer maths’) and so have a stack of strips of cardstock left over, which of course I keep! I added one of these cardstock strips in Smokey Slate to the top of the card, and added some of the ‘snow’ stamps from White Christmas.

Thats another Christmas card made, all ready for my family, friends or customers!

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Fancy Fold Friday – Halloween Card in a Box!

Happy Halloween!

and Happy Fancy Fold Friday!

This week I thought I would knock things up a gear and give you a card in a box!

I love these cards! When I’ve made them for people, everyone is always stunned by them!

Stampin' Up! UK Card in a Box Halloween

Isnt it fab!

Ok, So the measurements for this fab project:

Cardstock = 9 x 5 inches (23 x 13 cm) and two pieces measuring 3 x 2″ (8 x 5cm)

DSP = 4 3/4 x 1 7/8″ (12 x 4 1/2cm), 4 pieces that measure 2 x 2 1/8″ (5 x 5.2cm) and 3 pieces that measure 2 x 2 5/8″ (5 x 6.5cm)

Score the Cardstock on the short edge at 2 3/4″ (7cm) and on the long side at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″, 6 3/8″ and 8 1/2″ (thats every 5.2cm!)

I’ve used Tangelo Twist (I LOVE that orange!) and Flashback DSP for this box, and have fussy cut the images from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set for the embellishments! (how cute are those bats!) All the stamping is done using Staz-on Ink

Check the video for full instructions!

 

DISCLAIMER – I work in Inches, all metric measurements are approximate!

The sentiment used on this card is from Good Greetings – which is still available for FREE with an qualifying order placed before the end of October!

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Halloween Cards and Box Project

So, its nearly Halloween, as I have previously mentioned, its not really something I celebrate – but these papers and stamps were just so adorable I had to make a project with them!

The Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue for this year has a few Halloween themed stamp sets, including ones with matching framelits as well as really cute monsters, but I’m sucker for a sweet witch (I think its got something to do with my favourite book as a child – the worst witch!) so these cards feature Tee-Hee-Hee. The Motley Monsters DSP features Basic Black, Burmuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White – for a super bright and fun colour pallet that I am so going to re-visit time and again and again.

Stampin Up UK Motley Monsters Halloween

 

I made 4 cards, all in 4×4 inch size, using Tangerine Tango as the card base, and a 3.75 x 3.75″ piece of Motley Monsters DSP as the card front.

Stampin Up UK Motley Monsters Halloween

Each of the cards is subtly different, using a different piece of the paper, a different stamp, or embellishment.

Stampin Up UK Motley Monsters Halloween

I love wooden elements! These leaves are so super cute! I used two of the Autumn Wooden Elements here, colouring the outline element with my Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker

Stampin Up UK Motley Monsters Halloween All the cards use the same sentiment from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set, and all the stamped images are fussy cut (such a shame there arent any framelits for this stamp set 🙁 )

I also used the same cardstock and DSP to create a box to gift these cards and their envelope together

I loved making this project, you never know, maybe I’ll do some more Halloween crafting next year!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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World Card Making Day 2014 – So Thankful for You!

Thank you continuing to read on, on this wonder World Card Making Day 2014!

This is my final card!

Stampin' Up! UK I Like You Elegant Butterfly

This simple card uses two punches (a bit like THIS card from earlier today!). First punch the Elegant Butterfly and then punch the Decorative Label around it!  I then added a stamped butterfly to the cardbase, and added the punched piece around it.

The sentiment is simply stamped from the I Like You hostess set underneath.

 

To receive one of the 12 cards I have made today, simply place an order HERE in the month of October

 

Check out all the products used in my World Card Making Day 2014 project HERE!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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World Card Making Day 2014 – Lovely Letterpress

Stampin' Up! UK Letterpress Lovely Lace

This card was such a mess to make! LetterPress is one of the ‘hot topics’ in the crafty world at the moment! I had to have a go!

I grabbed my Lovely Lace embossing folder, and Melon Mambo ink. To get this look, where the ink is on the ‘flat’ part of the design, with the white embossing sticking up through it, you need to add ink directly to the embossing folder. I add my ink to the side with the Sizzix / Stampin’ Up! logos on. Be carefully not to get ink down into the design of the folder, or you will end up with ink on the embossed elements – which we want to stay white. Then, lay the cardstock in the embossing folder, closing the folder carefully so not to move the card and smudge the ink. The run this embossing folder / ink / cardstock sandwich through your Big Shot.

The next trick is to remove the cardstock from the folder without smudging the ink! I would suggest that you leave this to dry for a little while, the card will be very wet! and clean the embossing folder quickly – I made this card a couple of days ago (yes, I’m naughty, this is the power of the blog – I’m actually at work right now!), and I still have bright pink inky fingers!

But the result is so pretty!

I finished this card with a simple sentiment from I Like You!

 

Check out all the products used in my World Card Making Day 2014 project HERE!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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World Card Making Day 2014 – Crushed Flowers

Stampin' Up! UK Crushed Curry I Like You

This gorgeous card is Crushed Curry with a Very Vanilla panel, the floral images are stamped from the lovely I Like You Stamp set. The focus of this card though is that lovely ribbon across the middle!

Here I’ve used the White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon. White, white! yes, White! but I’ve changed the colour with the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker. I love this, particularlly with with the Crushed Curry marker, as the ribbon takes on this gorgeous deep gold tone. It is so lovely! This card is finished by popping that Very Vanilla panel up on dimensionals to attach it to the Crushed Curry cardbase.

 

Check out all the products used in my World Card Making Day 2014 project HERE!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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World Card Making Day 2014 – Rosey Papillon

As we continue our journey through 12 cards in 12 hours for World Card Making Day 2014, I thought I would just remind you that all the products used for all the cards cost less than £130, and so could form your Stampin’ Up! Started Kit! message me HERE for more information about joining Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! UK Rose Red Papillon Potpourri

This card uses not only that gorgeous Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and a piece of DSP!

The butterflies are mutli-colour stamped using the Stampin’ Write Markers! (I love these. Not only are they great for journalling, but the brush tip allows you to colour your stamps, meaning that you can create multi-coloured stamped images like these butterflies!)

The cardbase is Rose Red, and the DSP is Blushing Bride from the Subtles DSP stack!

 

Check out all the products used in my World Card Making Day 2014 project HERE!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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