Sunday, April 7, 2013

REMINDER: Challenge #13 Case'ing Eva (ME!) Plus a Tutorial!

Hello!  Did everyone enjoy the awesomely cute Peek-a-Boo Spring Release??  Do you have a favorite?  If you can't decide, you can pick them all up at a special bundle price but only til Monday, April 8th at 5 PM PST.  Check them out at the Yumi and Fumi Handmade store!

Well, we also currently have a challenge going on.  It's case'ing the little post it easel card that I made below.

Now you don't have to make one of these exactly to enter the challenge.  Use whatever elements inspire you, the layout, colors, Asian theme, flowers, etc.  Don't forget to also use a qualifying stamp -- Yumi & Fumi Handmade, The Greeting Farm, Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts, and now Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps too!  But if you do use a Yumi & Fumi Handmade stamp, you'll get another entry into the challenge. 

I love Kim's pretty and scenic version!  Please visit her blog for the details!

This is also a Post-It Easel Card and I thought I'd share a quick tutorial for it just in case you do want to make something like this for the challenge.

Gather your basic materials:  
 11 x 5.25 inch cardstock
5.25 x 5.25 inch cardstock (front of your easel card that you can decorate)
4 x 4 inch cardstock (box for Post-It pad)
3 x 3 inch Post-It note pad

 Score your long cardstock at 5.25 inches, 5.75 inches and 8.25 inches.

After you fold them at the score lines, it should look like this.  Place on the side.  Don't mind all the messy stuff on my table!
Next, get your 4 x 4 inch piece and score a half inch on all sides.  Then punch a little semi circle on one of the sides.  You can use a small circle die to make a partial cut too.

Fold at the creases, then cut the little corners to make into a box.

It should look like this.  Fit your Post-It pad into it.  It will be snug.  You can adjust the measurements a little bit if it's too snug for you.  I kind of like it that way so it doesn't fall out.

 When you lay out all the pieces together, it should generally look like this.

Be sure to tape just the half as in the photo to attach the front of the easel card.

 All done!  Hope this tutorial helps!

You can link up your creations on the original Challenge #13 post HERE.  While you are there, check out the awesome prize package that is up for grabs!  You have unitl Friday, April 12th to link up your creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Eva & Kim

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Ai-ya!! Sooo cute ladies!! Thank you for this awesome tutorial Eva!! I always forget that the cover flap needs to be longer! Great details!! Can't wait to give this a go again.