Thursday, 27 December 2012
Ahoy Shelf Card
I have enjoyed some time in my craft room today – I did a project I have been longing to do but had so many other things that took priority and I didn't want to try rushing so left it until I knew I could devote some real craft time...its not quite finished so will hang on with it for now.
Its our youngest grandson's 3rd birthday on 10th January so I decided I would make his card today – I began the search through the 100's – well almost close to 1000 kits I think in search of something nice and different.
My first choice – and I did print it all out – was a fab blue elephant fancy folded card but Pete said it was far too babyish...so have that printed for another time.
In the end I opted for a kit called AHOY SHELF CARD designed by Crafty Gals Designs and bought from www.cardmakingdownloads.com
I am sharing it but if anyone has done this kit or something like it and can help me out I would be grateful...before I bin it!!!!!!!!!!!
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
The printed sheets, 6 which includes 2 sheets for envelope
Baby blue A4 card
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from www.dimensionstamps.com
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card …
I roughly cut out the main base sheet and the shelf sections then sprayed them all with Crafters Companion Stick & Stay and pressed onto lovely pale blue card stock.
These and all the decoupage were then carefully cut out, and the dashed lines all scored and creased sharply.
The decoupage was easy to cut out and I built it up with small sticky pads.
The main base had the large centre panel cut away then scored on the folds to create the basic tent/shelf card.
And then I hit the blank wall!
How on earth does this thing go together?
The instructions with the kit are a waste of paper – and although there are 2 colour sheets of the kit and finished card neither show just how it went together
I have tried several different ways but I am worried now that if I don't go careful I will damage it and it will have to be binned.
I thought it would have just folded flat to go in the envelope but it doesn't – which leads me to think there should be another score line somewhere that itsn't actually marked on....so if you can help please email, reply on her or ring/text me
And then we have the envelope – so far its just printed and scored then folded but not stuck together – I wanted to point out how poor the designer has been in checking this kit prior to putting out for sale – one of the sides has a clear line down it and the pattern does not line up in any way!!! And the other thing I am annoyed about is the top and bottom sheets of the envelope are different shades of blue – I have printed them both twice and its the same result both times!!!
Right then – I await all you crafty folk contacting me to help solve the shelf card problem
In the mean time I will spend a little more time on my other special project and it may well be ready to share tomorrow
But first I want to have a nosey at some new cds I had arrive today, watch this space as you may well see something from them in the next few days or so too!
Bye for now