Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Waterfall Folio Album tutorial by GDT Karthikha

Hello Crafty Folks,


This is Karthikha here at RCS and today I'm sharing with you a tutorial on how to make a waterfall folio album. Sit back and enjoy the long post :)


Want a sneak peek?




Step 1: To start with, you will need 2 chipboard pieces, each measuring 8 ½ x 4 ½ inches. For the spine, take a chipboard piece measuring 8 ½ x ¾ inches. I’ve used 950gsm chipboard, but you can go with a lighter one as well




Step 2: Choose your favourite patterned paper for the outside of the album and trim it down to 10 ½ x 12 inches. I’ve used the floral papers from Papericious – Perfect Affair paper pack. Score this sheet at 1 inch on all the sides.



Step 3: Apply tacky tape on the edges and inside of the chipboards and place them as shown in the pic. Align the bigger pieces along with the score line on the patterned paper and stick them. Then place the center piece with some gap between the 2 bigger pieces and stick. 

Tip: This gap should be double the width of your chipboard and it allows the album to be folded.




Step 4: Once the chipboards are in place, cut along the corners and fold the patterned paper around the pieces along the scored lines, to form the hardcover of the album. Make sure to press the corners inside to get a neat finish. Apply tacky tape to the edges of the chipboard and the edges of the patterned paper. Fold along the creases and bind them together. Fold and fix the top and bottom first, before the side flaps.





Step 5: Cover the inner layer with a patterned paper measuring 8 ⅛ x 9 ⅝ inches. Score along the gaps in between the chipboard and fold them to form the album cover.




Step 6: For the waterfall folios, start with a base cardstock of size 7 ¾ x 4 inches. I’ve chosen iris cardstock 230gsm. Use a large corner round punch to give the base a rounded corner. Attach it to the right side of the album, eyeballing it in the middle.



Step 7: For the flaps, take 7 pieces of cardstock (iris used here) measuring 4 x 4 ½ inches. Score them at 4 inches on the wider side and fold the ½ inch flap. The flap will be glued, so punch rounded corners on the other side, that becomes the bottom of the flap in the waterfall folio.




Step 8: Apply tacky tape/glue on the ½ inch flap and align them along the top base of the album. Start from the top and proceed by adhering one flap below the other.




Once all the 7 flaps are attached, it should look like this.



Step 9: For matting the flaps, take 15 pieces of patterned paper, each measuring 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches.

Round the corners and attach them to each of the flaps – front and back. The last one will have only the front side.



Step 10: To cover up the small spaces in between flaps, take 7 pieces of patterned paper of size 3 ¾ x ⅜ inches and glue them. The waterfall folio is complete.


Step 11: For the left side, I decided to keep a pocket, but wanted it to be transparent. So I have diecut a frame using Gina Marie scallop stitched nested rectangles from the same paper pack, and attached acetate on the inside. Apply glue on the edges on 3 sides and attach to the left of the album, leaving the top side open for the pocket. I created 2 simple tags for the pockets from the same pp.



Step 12: Now for the closure mechanism, I used a cardstock measuring 3 ¾ x 1 inches, and matted with a patterned paper of size 3 ⅝ x ⅞ inches. Roll this flap around a bottle, I used my spritzer, to get the curved shape.



Step 13: Attach tacky tape to one end of the flap, and a magnet to the other end. The tacky tape part will be adhered to the backside of the album and magnet on the front.




Step 14: Measure the center of the album, and attach the closure flap carefully. Mark the position of the magnet in the flap on the front side and attach another magnet on the top of the album front. Take care to check the poles and they are the attractive sides.


I decorated the front of the album, in a way the magnet is covered. I’ve used a scallop circle diecut from Gina Marie scallop stitched nested circles dies, attached a doily distressed with Picked Raspberry, and used flowers for the central part. In order to cover the magnetic flap, I’ve used another flower that also serves to hold the flap and open easily. I’ve used corner charms for the opposite corners to complete the album.


And now here are the final pics! :)

















And a video as well :)


video


Materials Used:

Chipboard 950gsm

Papericious – Perfect Affair pack

Tacky tape

Iris cardstock – 230gsm

Gina Marie scallop stitched nested rectangles die

Gina Marie scallop stitched nested circles die

Acetate sheet

Satin ribbon

Magnets

Doily

Picked Raspberry distress ink

Flowers

Corner charms

Scissors


I hope you like my creation and find the tutorial useful! Do give a try and share your work :)

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.


Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the Current challenge "The Blooms Magic". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Warm Regards
Karthikha
My blog link - http://loveforkrafts.blogspot.in/
My fb page link - https://www.facebook.com/KsKardsAndKrafts

Saturday, 6 May 2017

RCS April Challenge Winners

Hello everyone,

This is Nikkita Here, Today we're here to announce the winners of the April Challenge Exploding Surprise.
But before that did you have a look at our ongoing challenge?


Blooms Magic

Blooms Magic

The top three for our last challenge are:


Saba Noor



Riddhi



Grishma shah



And time to announce our two winners, Here we go:


Our First Winner is:


Second Winner is:
Radhika
Radhika Hobby Crafts

 

Congratulations everyone! Grab the top three badges here and winner please email us at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com with the subject "RCS April Challenge - Exploding Surprise Winner" to collect your prizes.

Looking forward to the entries for the upcoming challenge and don't forget, this time onje winner will get Rs 500/- Gift Voucher

Regards
Nikkita Sethi

Friday, 5 May 2017

Altered Tin Can with Thank You Tag by GDT Anila Dikay

Hello Crafters!


Today at the Rainbow Craftykari blog, I am here to inspire you for the new challenge for the month of May. 

The theme for this challenge is "The Blooms Magic". Checkout the details here.


As an inspiration post, I have two projects here today where I have used the flowers made by me. 

(Please do bear with me as this is a very picture heavy post. But as I wanted to cover each and every side/angle of the project I could not skip adding any of these pictures...Not to mention some close-ups of my blooms.... ;-))




Let's begin with the first one!!!


Project 1 - Altered Tin Can


You can make blooms by taking a square paper and fold it into half and again into half. Now in this folded conical portion cut a heart shape. When the paper unfolds a flower is formed. Make three more such flowers with little varying sizes. Now to assemble the flowers together. Pinch and fold each and every petal of all the four flowers into half. This forms creased effect. Don't be very perfect, The imperfections give it a more natural look. After pinching all the flowers arrange them one over the other in descending form. Lastly add pearls / beads in the center to form the core.

 


I covered the can with a corrugated sheet I received as a packing material. Stuck a white laced burlap ribbon at the bottom and a crochet lace at the top of the can. I made 3 bright colored blooms for this project and covered the center of the blooms with tiny white pearls. Arranged and stuck the blooms on the can and added few leaf die-cuts. Lastly tied a twine around the can and attached a ready tag with a wooden clothespin.

Few more pictures






 My second project is a "Thank you Tag"



I began with stenciling the card with texture paste and covered it all with white gesso. Next, I used color splash and heat set it. I made 3 blooms again for this project (same blooms). This time I covered the center of the blooms with black beads. Added leaf die-cuts and a butterfly. Adhered a heat-embossed sentiment with foam adhesive. Tied two ribbons at the top. Lastly, to cover up the empty spaces I doodled the texture with a black gel pen.

 Few more pictures





I had great fun making these blooms. I hope you too enjoyed my post.


Hoping to see you participate in the challenge and also looking forward to what flowers you all make.


Thank you for dropping by. Do leave your valuable comments below.

Love,

Anila

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Accordion Mini Album with Vellum Hinge by GDT Mounika K

Hello Everyone


Mounika Here Again, So much excited for my inspirational post on Rainbow Craftykari blog. Today I'm going to pump up your creativity. Have made Accordion mini album which would be great way to give as a gift to your loved ones and beautiful way to store your memories. It's simple and cute to make. So I've made one for my husband with me and my son's pictures.


Let's get started!!


To start with i cut down 4*4 size Papericous sigma cardstock, I must say it's an amazing cardstock for colors and stamping and randomly colored it with different distress inks and some photo transperent inks. 

 




While assembling i used vellum as hinge between two pages ,took hinge of 2"×1.5" vellum before sticking panels together placed velum and stuck. Finally for embellishment i stamped Mudra butterfly stamp with different colors distress inks and cut down some frame from Papericous often paper collection and assembled my mini album

 

 

Some close ups of mini album

 







Hope my project inspires you....


Materials used


Papericous sigma cardstock

Papericous often paper collection

Vellum sheets

Ribbon

Mudra Butterfly stamp

Distress inks

Phototransperent inks

Foam tape


All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

 

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the Current challenge "The Blooms Magic". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!


Warm Regards

Mounika K

My blog link - http://craftdrama19.blogspot.in/

My fb page - https://www.facebook.com/McCrafts/