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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Weekly Deals, Joining Offers, Classes and Workshops…..and more!

Stampin' Up! UK Free Stamps

I have a heap of things to tell you about today! Yesterday was the launch of the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue! Yay! I am still sending catalogues out for free (provided you are in the UK) just complete this form for a copy, or there is a digital PDF download version available in the sidebar. My monthly newsletter is due to hit your inboxes today (or tomorrow depending on some external factors – like how fast YouTube is feeling today!), you can subscribe at any time by using the link found at the end of all of my blog posts.

Stampin' Up! UK Weekly dealsThis weeks deal selection is great! I always love a good embossing folder – this week we have two! You guys already know what a fan of tag topper punches I am, this ornate one is carrying over from the Spring/Summer catalogue, and is a great addition to your punch collection. The handpicked framelits dies are also a carry over item, and coordinate with two of the brand new stamp sets in the new Annual Catalogue! And who can live without some gold sequins!

Stampin' Up! UK Free Stamps

In addition to the new catalogue, yesterday we also launched a brand new Joining offer!

If you decide to join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will get to choose TWO free stamp sets in your Starter kit – that’t any two stamp sets in the annual catalogue, for FREE! Awesome right! I have waffled and waffled about the joys of being part of Stampin’ Up! I have a heap of information about joining on my Join My Team page. And I am available by email and phone if you have any questions.

I also have my own joining offer this month, and all new team members will receive and extra special goody bag! (but I’m not telling you what’s in it! stay tuned for more information on that one!)

Stampin' Up! UK Teesside Classes and Workshops Cardmaking

I have updated the Classes and Workshops page. You can now see a full list of Classes, Workshops, and events through until the end of the year. If you live locally to me and have ordered a catalogue, this timetable was also included.

I have changed my classes slightly this time, and will be holding a Techniques Class each month, with Kit classes and Stamp-a-Stack events in some months. Unfortunately there will be no classes or events in August as I get married and go on honeymoon, the blog will still be updated regularly during this time.

Check out my classes and workshops using the link at the top of the page.


I think that’s probably enough information to bombard you with today, I’m working this morning, but am looking forward to a girly lunch and shopping afternoon, followed by a gym session with James. I have recently challenged him – he thinks he can get me to run 5K by the time we get married, for all I’m the one doing the training, I’m not sure!

Have a great day, speak to you all again soon

x



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Online Workshop! and Give-away!

Stampin' Up! UK Free online workshop giveaway painted petals

So, as you may already be able to tell, its a bit day here at StampinByHannah – this is the 3rd blog post! and I think this is one of the most exciting posts of the day! my FREE online workshop!

For more information about joining Stampin’ Up! check out my FAQ or drop me a message.

Project Measurements:

Card box –  Cardstock = 20.5 x 16 cm (8 x 6 1/4″), Designer Series Paper = 18.7 x 14.2 cm (7 5/16 x 5 9 /16″)

Score the cardstock at 2 cm (3/4″) on all four sides to form the base

Score the Designer Series paper at 1 cm (3/8″) on all four sides to form the lid


 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

To enter post a comment either here or in the YouTube comments of the Online Workshop before midnight UTC on 5th May 2015. I will post the winner on my blog and facebook page at midday on 6th May 2015 – it is up to the winner to contact me, giving me your posting address.

This giveaway is not associated in any way with Stampin’ Up!, YouTube, Google, or Facebook.



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Please support StampinByHannah by using the Hostess code featured in the top right hand of my blog. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

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April Techniques Class 2015

Just wanted to pop a quick post in today, I know, I don’t normally post on a Wednesday, but this is why!

Its almost time for my April Techniques Class! I’m calling it April, but actually its the 31st of March! As always I will be offering this as a live class on that date, but also I am offering it as  Virtual Class for the whole of April, as well as you being able to select this class as a private class or party in your own home!

So, what are we making?

Stampin' Up! UK Cardmaking class April 2015

Featuring the Regarding Dahila’s Stamp set we will be making 3 cards with 3 different techniques, and hopefully getting nice and inky in process!

Class includes all cardstock and DSP required to make the cards, as well as full written and video instructions to make all 3 cards.

Class costs £10, or £20 with the stamp set -payable via PayPal to stampinbyhannah@outlook.com (please select gift / friends, otherwise I am charged 4%!)



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March Technique Class!

Right, so there are only a few days left before booking for my March Technique Class closes!

This month we are using the Flower Patch stamp set and die bundle, to make 2 lovely cards and a gift box!

Stampin' Up! UK Flower Patch

As always all materials are provided, including adhesives. All classes take place within my home (unless you choose the virtual option!) and private classes are also available.
Stampin' Up! UK Flower Patch Cardmaking classes

Each month we make a series of cards, and I always include a 3D project; either a fancy fold card, or a box of some form. This month the boxes we are using are from Stampin’ Up! but we are going to make them look fabulous!

Check out my Facebook events for all my classes, or my Stampin’ Up! page for full details of all StampinByHannah events!
Stampin' Up! UK Flower Patch Craft Classes on TeessideMy classes are available either in person or virtually, and are available with or without the Stamp set.

Class only – £10

Class with Stamp set – £28

Class with Stamp and die bundle – £45

Message me for payment information

 

 


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)

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

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February Technique Class!

Hey Folks!

I just wanted to pop up today to let you know about my February Technique Class.

Stampin' Up! UK February Technique Class Slider Card Valentines

I hold monthly classes from my home at the beginning of every month, and this month (seeing as its almost Valentines day!) I thought we would make some love themed cards.

This class uses the You Plus Me Stamp and Designer Series Paper Stack Bundle (found on page 5 of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue). I love this stamp set, it features a number of cute little images as well as larger sentiments, and the DSP stack is super cute!

As part of the class we will be making 3 cards, including one special fancy fold card! as well as a sweet little gift bag perfect for gift cards or small chocolates, using lots of techniques including heat embossing!

The cost of the class is £10, or £28 if you want the stamps and DSP, and is available either in person or virtually. Everyone will get access to both written and video instructions of all the cards and projects for the month too!

Booking for this class closes on the 26th of January 2015 at midnight for those attending in person, and on the 31st of January for those attending virtually, so grab your place today!

Class Only – Attend in Person – £10DSP paper shares

 

Class With Stamp Set – Attend in Person – £28DSP paper shares

 

 

 

Class Only – Virtual option – £10DSP paper shares

 

 

Class With Stamp Set – Virtual Option – £28DSP paper shares

 

 

For more information about my classes check out my Classes and Workshops page!