September 17, 2010

It's embarrassing how far behind on scrapbooking I am....

Yes, it's true.  I am so super far behind on scrapbooking that it isn't even funny!  And you'll see just how far behind I am in a few.

First, I wanted to say how lucky I was to be one of the first members of the new Club Ruby.  It is really exciting to get a kit in the mail at the beginning of each month and I have promised myself that I will use this kit to help catch up on my scrapbooking!  Many times I buy material and end up only making cards or other projects and never create a single layout.

The kit from August included paper from Sassafrass Lass and it was very summery! Not that that is even a word, but oh well.  I created this layout to put on some of my summery pictures on :)

yep, that says 2004....six more years of layouts to go!

September 1, 2010

I am excited to once again be the guest designer on The Bug Bytes!  I realize that the cartridge of the month is Robotz, however, I don't own that cartridge so I chose to do use the August cartridge, Just Because Cards. I love making cards and I love giving sets of cards to people. When this cartridge came out I just had to have it and I got it! Here are the cards I made from the cartridge:

In a Pickle?, You Take the Cake, You are my Sunshine, and Apple of my Eye. These are just cards I made up to use when I needed something fast. All four cards were made in a little over an hour. Most of the paper was from my stash of My Mind's Eye and DCWV. I kept them really simple because I wanted to make a box to put them in. Card sets are so cute and this cartridge is great for making sets.

I saw a tutorial on you tube for a box and it was so easy! The best thing about it is that I didn't have to buy clear boxes to put my card sets in anymore. Here is how you make it. You will need a sheet of cardstock, something to score the cardstock, scissors, bone folder, adhesive, and corner rounder.

You start with an 8.5x11 sheet of need a sturdy kind because it will be a box :)
Put the cardstock portrait, and score it at 1", 1.75", and 7.75". Then turn it landscape and score it at .75", 5.25", 6" and 10.5". After that, fold on all the score lines. It should look like this.

Next you will place the sheet portrait with the double score line on the left. Cut out the bottom left two tabs. Then also cut out the top four tabs. See picture. It's a little hard to explain.

Then cut out the bottom right tab, and make slits only down the rest of the right side.

Place adhesive on the back of the top right tab, and the back of the small tab on the right in the middle. Then place adhesive on the front bottom tab, and the bottom right.

Peel off the backing and stick the box together.

To make it fit together more easily, the opening tab at the top should be rounded. This will make it much easier to open and close.

When you are done you can decorate it any way you choose. For my box, I chose some scraps that were left from making my cards. Since these are "Just Because" cards, I decided to make a label that is "just bee cause" and put a little bee on it. The background and the bee and the ink are from Clear Dollar Stamps. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The box will hold at least 6 cards and envelopes depending on how many embellishments you have on them.
I hope you've enjoyed this project. If I make it to 100 followers I'm going to do a giveaway!
Happy Crafting!
Amanda :)