Tissue Box

Hello crafters!

We have received a lot requests for instructions for the Tissue Box, so here it is!

This lovely project uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamp Collection, Distress Oxides and Sue Wilson Double Pierced Oval Dies.

The Full Project

Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below:

  • For the Lid
    • 16.5cm x 15cm – large oval cut into middle to make aperture
    • 11cm x 9.5cm – small oval cut into middle to make aperture (stamped)
    • Oval frame to site over aperture (inked)
  • Sides
    • x2 pieces 22.5cm x 12.3cm (inked)
  •  Panels for sides and lid – all stamped
    • 9.5 x 9 – x 2 for end panels
    • 11cm x 9 – x 2 for front and back panels
    • 9.5cm x 2cm – x 2 for lid end panels
    • 11cm x 2cm – x2 for lid front and back panels
  • x4 small ovals to decorate the sides if desired

Stage 2 – Using the 16.5cm x 15cm, score a line 2.5cm all the way round. to create the lid. Cut into 1 score line at each corner so you can fold this tab in and glue to make the box lid later on.

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Stage 3 – Using the x2 22.5cm x 12.3cm pieces for the sides, score lines at 10cm and 21.5cm.  This should leave a 1cm tab to enable the box to be glued together later on.

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Stage 4 – Colour these x3 pieces of card with 1 or 2 oxide inks. Colour the oval frame and emboss with clear embossing powder.  (This strengthens this a little as it’s where you pull the tissues out!)

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Stage 5 – Add stamped images to all the panels for the side and lid. (You should have x9 pieces)

TIP – to speed this process duplicate your design on the sides and front panels.  Don’t forget when you stamp the lid panel to think about which way the Tissue Box will face!

Stage 6 – Add images or words to the x4 small ovals

Stage 7 – Working with the two side pieces and box lid staying flat on your craft mat,  glue the stamped panels in place.

Stage 8 – Glue the box lid together at the sides.  Glue the side panels together, working around the Tissue Box.

TIP – you will find it easier to glue one of the tabs to the other side piece on your craft mat and then glue the second tab whilst the sides are wrapped around the Tissue Box.

Stage 9 – Glue the lid to the base and add the x 4 ovals if used. Add glitter to the small ovals if desired.

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Mosaic Background Card

Hello crafters!

Here is our latest blog post.

It’s based on a card that our good mate Julia Watts showed us at our recent Craftathon in Nottingham.

It uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamps and Distress Oxides to create the background layers. The die used are Sue Wilson Caroline Frame and Tag, Orange Blossom Leaves and Petite Vinery Leaves.

The Full Card 

Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac

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Stage 1 – cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as below.

  • Base Card is 17cm x 17cm
  • Layer 1 – 16.5cm x 16.5cm (inked)
  • Layer 2 – 16cm x 16cm (eventually)
    • x3 A5 pieces of card (trim to 14cm wide)
  • Die Cuts
    • Caroline Die (solid frame, lacy frame and topper)
    • Orange Blossom Flowers x 5 (plus small stamens if you wish)
    • Petite Vinery Leaves x 1
  • x2 sheets of A4 paper

Stage 2 – the first stage is to create the x3 background pieces that are used to make the mosaic layer.  To do this you need to do different things to each piece of card.

  • Piece 1 – simply wipe over the two ink pads onto the card to create a dragged effect

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  • Piece 2 – pat out the two inks onto a blending mat, spritz with water enough to see water droplets. Gently press the card piece into the lighter colour first picking up sections of ink colour. Then do the same with the darker ink, but don’t pic up as much colour.  This should create a splattered effect

 

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  • Piece 3 – create the splattered effect again, but when fully dry stamp images all over the piece using the two ink colours. Cover quite a lot of the card otherwise you will not see the images when it is cut up. Keep the card portrait style

 

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Stage 3 – Ink the background piece of the die cut topper and colour your flowers.  Ink the edge of the plain square layer

Stage 4 – Stamp your sentiment on the small topper with ink or embossing powder

Stage 5 – to create the mosaic background, cut the A5 pieces into 2cm strips length ways (keep portrait style).  You should end up with 3 piles of card in 2cm strips (dragged, splattered and splattered/stamped)

Stage 5 – using a piece of A4 paper in landscape style glue each strip in order from left to right trying to keep the strips straight and butting up to each other.   Set aside to dry fully.

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Stage 6 – working in portrait style cut the sheet into 2 cm strips lengthways to make a big pile the same

Stage 7 – using another piece of A4 paper in landscape style stick the first strip across the top of the sheet end to end.  Stick the next strip one square in (it will hang one square off at the end).  Stick the next strip another square in (it will hang off two squares at the end).  Then start the process again from the end of the paper, moving 1 square then another square.  Keep going until the sheet is filled.  Set aside to dry fully.

Stage 8 – when the mosaic sheet is dry trim to 16cm x 16cm.  Glue this layer flat to the inked square and then to the base card.

Stage 9 – shape your flowers and assemble your card. Use glitter and pearls if you wish!

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Essential Montage Gatefold Card

Hello crafters!

We have received so many requests to share this lovely gatefold card with you.

This card uses Phill’s Essential Montage Stamp Collection, Distress Oxide Inks, Double Pierced Circles and Succulent Garden Dies.

As an added finishing touch we have also decorated the envelope to create a pretty, coordinated look.

The Full Card

 

Stage 1 – Cut out all the layers and die cuts needed as follows:

  • Base Card – x2 15cm x 15cm card blanks
  • Front panels – x2 14.5cm x 7cm (use the card blanks as these need the fronts cutting in half to create the gatefold.
  • Inside – x1 14.5cm x 14.5cm
  • Dies:
    • Double Pierced Circles x3 full circles and x1 thin circle from two dies
    • Succulent Garden star flowers x 8

Stage 2 – Cut the front of each card blank in half to create to the two panels.  Using one of the Essential Montage Corner Stamp sets, stamp the two front panels in your chosen inks. We have used Chipped Sapphire and Weathered Wood on the sample card.  We have also added clear embossing powder to make our image glossy.

TIP – make sure the stamp hangs over the edges of the panel layers when you stamp so there are no white gaps.

Stage 3 – Stamp the inside of the card using the smaller montage stamps

Stage 4 – Stamp the smallest circle with a sentiment and fill in the edges with the montage stamps.

Stage 5 – Decorate your envelope! You can use the corner stamps or montage stamps and create strips.

Stage 6 – Ink the thin circle with the two inks and cover with clear embossing powder. Ink the edges of all the stamped layers and colour the largest full circle. Colour the flowers if you wish.

TIP- the middle sized full circle stays plain so we can add glitter!

Stage 7 – Stick down the front panels and inside layer. Glue the sentiment circle flat to the plain circle and then lift both with foam tape onto the full colour circle.

Stage 8 – Stick down one half of the full sentiment topper to one half of the front panels.  The thin circle is then stuck down on the opposite side, again just half!

Stage 9 – Add your flowers and add glitter if you wish!

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We hope you enjoy making this card!

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