Happy New Year to all,
I'm back with a lot of news.
Here's my recent haul from a local Archivers scrapbooking store that, I'm sad to say, is closing next month.
I just got a rush commission late last week for a set of invitations - carte blanche to design, print and assemble, stuff envelopes, address and mail. When I get a rush job like this, I charge the client a 'rush' fee in addition to the project fee...
- Chopping mat (dollar store - set of 2 in package)
- Scoring Board (I used Martha Stewart)
- Bone Folder (included with M.S. Scoring Board)
- Craft knife (I used Exacto)
- Cutting mat (I used Fiskars Rotary Cutting mat)
- Ruler (prefer metal edge)
- Rubber bands - thin (office supply)
- Scissors (I used Tim Holtz Tonic scissors)
- Place chopping mat, frosted/matte side up (that is, shiny side down), on cutting mat.
- Using craft knife and ruler, cut a square or rectangle 2" larger than the size tray you want (most of mine were cut 5" square for final size of 3" square).
- Place square or rectangle on scoring board, and using bone folder, score 1" on each of the four sides.
- Using Tonic scissors, cut a 45degree angle into each corner from outside edge to scored edge.
- Using Bone Folder, lightly fold and burnish lightly each side towards center.
- Using Bone Folder, heavily fold and burnish each angle cut towards it's corner.
- Cut a small triangle into the center of each of the folded cut 45degree angle corners. (This is the notch where the rubber band will secure the closed tray)
- attach the rubber band in sequence around the outside of tray by sliding it into each notch. (I also tried an experiment with elastics (from a scrapbooking website) but the elastics were too 'fiddly' . The rubber bands worked quicker to setup the trays)