Sunday, August 24, 2008

Accordian Album Class with Kim

(please note these photos are samples of the girl album-the boy album will feature the same papers and design, but the embellishments will be stars)(there are 7 chipboard pages to this album)

Saturday, September 6, Accordian Album with Kim
10 am- 1 pm $18
In this class we will be making a chipboard mini album with Bo-Bunny papers. The album comes with its own box and measures about 5 x 7. You will be able to choose if you want to make a boy or girl album. Please specify when signing up for the class.
Please bring your favorite adhesive and photos that can be cropped or small photos.

If you are interested in taking this class, please call the store to sign up at (218) 624-4722 or email .

Making Mini Notecards with Spellbinders Nestabilties

Using any of your dies, you can make small notecards.

Cut and score a piece of cardstock to be slightly larger than your die.
Place the SCORED edge of your card just below the edge of the die.
(if you place the score OVER the edge, it will cut the card in half, or if you place the card just on the edge, the pattern will impress into your card slightly.)
A plate, C plate (you are Cutting), die (rough-side up), card, B Plate.
Run it through the machine.
Here it is:

Creating a Medallion for a Focal Image with Spellbinders Nestabilities

This technique creates a unique place to put an image on a card.
Because you are only embossing, it is acceptable to place one die rough-side up and the other die rough-side down.
This placement will create a large inside edge:
(A plate, B plate, dies, your card, 3 sheets of cardstock, tan embossing mat, B plate)
Large inside edge:
This placement will create a large outside edge:
(A plate, B plate, dies, your card, 3 sheets cardstock, tan embossing mat, B plate)
Large outside edge:
Circles are fabulous for this technique also.

Making Window Cards and Embossed Window Cards with your Spellbinders Nestabilities

Making A Window Card:
To make a window card, I always start by scoring my card, to allow the die to be placed in the location I desire.
For this card, I am going to use an oval die.
Place the die on your card and then hold it in place with a piece of low-tack tape, or just put a little lint from your pants on a piece of double-sided tape. A small piece is enough to hold it securely.
REMEMBER: You MUST cut rough-side up with your dies. Not doing that can ruin your Cuttlebug, its plates, and your Nesties.
Top with your B plate, run it through, and here it is:

Embossing the Window Edge:
If you would like, you can also emboss the edge around your window.
Place a scallop that fits around the window and secure with a small piece of low-tack tape.
Remember, the die has to be rough-side up!
Top with 3 sheets of cardstock, the tan embossing mat, and a B plate.
Run it through the machine.
Here is what it looks like:

If you want to just emboss shapes into your card, follow these same steps. Do each shape one at a time, using a small piece of low-tack tape to secure the die.

Cutting and Embossing with Spellbinders Nestabilities

Cutting and embossing are two separate steps with the Nestabilities. I will be showing you how cut and emboss with the Cuttlebug.

With the Cuttlebug, you start with the A plate, then the C plate (C for Cutting).
You place the die rough side up. The ridge is the what will cut the paper. The inside edge is what will emboss.
Then cover with your paper and a B plate.
Run it through the machine. And this is what it will look like, after you remove the excess paper. There you have a shape. Use it as-is, or follow the next steps to emboss.

As you remove the B plate and the paper, make sure and leave the paper inside the die. You can take it out, but it can be tricky to place perfectly into the die again for an even embossing edge.

You will need to change your plates to emboss. Start with the A plate, then a B plate (emBoss).

The key to embossing is the Tan Embossing Mat. In the Cuttlebug, you will need to use 3 sheets of cardstock and the tan embossing mat.
Place the die rough-side up. Top with 3 sheets of cardstock. Make sure that when you place the Tan Embossing Mat next, that it is over the die. Top with a B plate.
Run it through the machine. Here is what the embossed edge looks like: