Friday, 24 June 2011

A Quick Tip

Hi all,

I thought I'd share a quick tip with you all. Today I'm making bookmarks with the children at the school I work at. Normally I would use my Gypsy and Expression to cut some bookmarks out, but I thought they may take a little time, sizing and making sure I had enough white 12 x12 card. I had my Tim Holtz tag die and thought this would make a great bookmark.

Over here in the U.K we size our card / paper by calling it A1, A2, A3 and so on. The larger the number the smaller the piece of paper. I used A4 card (11 6/8 inches by 8 5/16 inches). I know I can get three tags out of one piece of card. But instead of cutting the card down so I cut one at a time. I folded it so I could cut three out at the same time. I scored the card at 3 1/2 inches, 7 inches and 10 1/2 inches. I then did a concentina fold. I then placed it on the die and cut through all three layers.

As it's a die designed to cut chipboard I thought it would be able to do this.
I hope this tip is useful to you. Sorry I haven't posted a project but I will be next time. I'm in the process of making something and I didn't get it finished in time for this post. I don't know where the time has gone.
Thanks Sheila for having me today.

Kelly x

Friday, 10 June 2011


Hi all,
Today I thought I would introduce you to stampbord. I made a wall hanging with it and thought you may like to see how I did it. Thanks to Pam at for having me today.

Stampbord comes in all different sizes. It's white on one side which is the surface you stamp on.

When i'm making a hanging. I choose which bords I'm using and how many I need. I turn them over in the configuration I wanted and fix them with masking tape. This is just to make sure that when I stamp an image they don't move.

I then stamped the image. As you can see to the right I've caught the edge of the stamp. But that doesn't matter as this is what's fab about Stampbord.

I took this tool. I can't remember what it's called but you can get them in the scratch kits for children.

I then scraped the top surface off where the black line was. The bord has lots of layers so if you make a mistake you can erase it. I then coloured the image in with my promarkers. I then used my bigbite to punch holes in the corners. I attached it with jump rings and put some ribbon in the bottom corners.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and will have a try on the stampbord. You can use all sorts of mediums on it.

Thanks for looking.

Kelly x