Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My first "tutorial"

Ok, be patient with me, this here is my first go at a "tutorial." I don't claim to be all high-tech and be very good at it...but I'm trying ok!:) This first photo is the template, you will need a 10 1/2 x12" piece of cardstock. You might want to cover it with a patterned paper--but to be strong enough, you need to use cardstock.
  • with the paper 10 1/2" wide, you are going to score it at 4 1/2" and 6"**Edited to correct this measurement! I originally put down score at 4 and 6", but Tara was correct, score at 4 1/2& 6! Thanks Tara!!
  • turn the paper to 12" wide, and score at 6" and 10 1/2"
  • for the diagonal measurements, starting at the 6" line, go up 2 1/2" on each side and mark, then to to the top of the template and mark 3/4" on either side of the center 1 1/2" and draw your diagonal and cut on that line.
  • cut all the red lines, and score the green lines.
  • for the green lines in the middle of the 4 1/2" line, just simply cut the lines and then bring the outside egdges into the scored 1 1/2" line, and give yourself a nice strong fold

Once you have cut and scored, this is what your paper will look like.
Add your adhesive(I'd recommend sticky strip/tacky tape or something strong like that), at the edges of the 4 1/2" cut marks. Then fold the bottom 1 1/2" up and attach the long right and left rectangular side pieces, one side a time to the inside 1/2 of the square--then once you've attached it, you'll fold the the rest of the square over, and your middle score line will be a lovely clean edge. Then do the same on the other side. So, after you've finished that step your box should look like this.
Now, take a piece of cardstock, about 1x4", and score it at 1 1/2 and 3", just making a piece to put on the front of your box. With the paper being 12", the front is about 1" shorter than I wanted it to be, so I just added a contrasting strip of paper, to make it the height I wanted.
Now, put your adhesive on the back portion that you'll be folding over to make the holder. You'll want to put it a strip on the outermost edge, maybe one in the center, and then one right on either side of the middle 1 1/2" scored lines. Now add you patterned paper and decorate or just leave plain cardstock!

Ok, so I'm not the best tutorial maker..I am fully aware!! But hey, thanks for being patient!! I'd be happy to answer any questions!! And please let's see some of the holders you come up with! I think I'll do a little "blog candy"....how about this....link your magazine holder here by midnight Friday, and we'll do a drawing for a prize!? How about that!? I love prizes!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Ifat Art said...

Jen, you did great!

That's an awesome tutorial!

I'll try and make that folder in a few days!

Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Way too cool, Jen.
Way to go on your first tutorial ;)

Mama said...

You are DANG ingenious!!!! I Loved it!!!! FFxoxoxo Mom

Tara said...

Thank you very much for making the great tutorial... I made it today. I so appreciate people like you sharing these because I SO cannot do 3D things on my own! I will be sharing this with my stampers and giving you the credit!

I was just wondering about one of the instructions though - where you first say to score at 4 & 6... I believe it is 4.5 and 6"?

Allison said...

These are so great - thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to give this a try!

Anonymous said...

This idea is super fun! Thanks for taking the time to present this tutorial! Love it... Michelle :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Here's my take: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1067454?cat=500&ppuser=16062

I wanted to enter the Kitchen Sink contest and this was a great way! THANKS!!

Unknown said...

This is such a great idea. Thank you for posting the instructions for "real" card sizes. I can't wait to try this!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful directions, thanks. Great for placing card sets in for gifts too.

Unknown said...

Thanks. This is a great tutorial! Love it.

(PS. you did a great job - you'd never know it was your first!)

Kafran said...


tchris said...

This may have been your first, but i was like you are a pro! Very good tutorial! Thanks for sharing your talent! :-)

Anonymous said...

Jen I know you did this way back in Sept but I just ran across it. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have seen other stampers make these but they did not share the details. Thank you!
You SCS gallery is absolutely wonderful. Come visit me sometime.
I would love to meet another fellow stamper!

Diane (djuseless) said...

Thanks for this tutorial. I needed a better way to organize and store my 4x6 clear stamp sets. I think this will work out great!