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Friday, September 8, 2017

Win Digis! Join the September Challenge

Hey Crafters! 
MyBestiesShop
Jens KoalaTCrafts hosts a monthly Design Challenge for paper crafters to win didi prizes for personal use.   The September sponsor is one of my favorites, Sherri Baldy My Besties. 2 winners will be chosen at random from entries to receive 2 My Besties images on October 1st. 

Entering the challenge is easy and you may submit 3 projects for extra chances to win! Create something that has one of the themes:
Orange OR Purple OR Creatures



Have a look at these projects created by the KoalaTCrafts Design Team for a little inspiration. 




 Alina ~ AlliellaCraft



Alex ~ LittleHouseOfCards 

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"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO Jen

Thursday, September 7, 2017

12 x 12 One Page Mini Album!

Easy to make one sheet mini album! The gussets are built right in, so all you have to do is decorate and enjoy! Super easy and it only takes one piece of 12 x 12 cardstock! Give it a try today! 


Largest panels (below) measure  3 3/4 by 5 3/8 inches


First, start off with a 12 x 12 piece of paper (I used white)
Score one side at  4 1/2 and 10 inches
Turn 90 degrees
Score the next side at 3 7/8, 4 1/8, 7 7/8 and 8 1/8
Cut the gussets up to the first score line from the top down and bottom going up, leaving the middle 1/4 gussets in tact.


THEN DECORATE!!
Measurements on decorative pieces are below!


Inside bottom panels (below) measure 3 3/4 by 4 3/8 inches


Small flaps (below left side) measure 3 5/8 x 1 7/8 inches



**12 x 12 One Sheet Mini Album**
(SUGGESTED SUPPLIES)
12 x 12 inch double sided paper (or solid color) - https://goo.gl/L9y8XY
Scoring board - https://goo.gl/Pdknb6
Double sided sticky tape (my store) - https://goo.gl/mBHXe9
Aleene's Tacky Glue - http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
6x6 paper pad for decorating (or paper from your stash) - https://goo.gl/CWHjUK


VISUAL LEARNER?

If you liked this project, here are a couple more you might enjoy watching as well! 

Youtube Mini Pocketbook -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW-pKDKWUCA
Youtube Mini Pocketbook Embellished - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0PzXtea-dc


THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!



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"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO Jen







AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!










Sunday, September 3, 2017

Cards that fit inside the 12 x 12 (one sheet) box!

I am so happy to see you!
Thursday August 31st, we made the 
12 x 12 one sheet Box

Due to popular demand during our community live stream
I've created a tutorial to fill the little box with
hand made tiny cards!

You can view the video here:

Or stick around while I describe the steps below!
(along with the dimensions)
Here's what we're shooting for!!


Cards for 12 x 12 sheet Pattern Paper Box
(VIDEOS THAT RELATE TO THIS PROJECT!)
YouTube DIY Envelope video link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66VCTHiks0s
YouTube One 12x12 sheet Gift Box - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXcixrz_Oq0
YouTube One 12 x 12 sheet Purse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFs-yhxbiIs

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:

12 x 12 pattern paper (double sided is best)- https://goo.gl/L9y8XY
Neenah White Cardstock - http://amzn.to/2vsAWWs
Envelope Punch Board - http://amzn.to/2iSHeNB
Koala image - https://goo.gl/kdC5Pb
Aleene's Tacky Glue - http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
Silhouette  Cameo - http://amzn.to/2vUUkLx
Paper Trimmer - http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
Double sided Foam Tape - https://goo.gl/4jzxMd
Cuttlebug - http://amzn.to/2eyDkse
Bee Embossing Folder - http://amzn.to/2iRDCvC
Flower Embossing Folder - http://amzn.to/2euwssa
Acrylic Stamp Block - http://amzn.to/2st2FG2
Hampton Art Great Day Stamp Set - https://goo.gl/CTXcLJ
Jute - http://amzn.to/2wvLIi6 


 Bases are 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches
White inserts for your message - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
 Red box on top of the Koala card - 2 x 2
 Stamp, color and cut out images of  your choice



1. Cut your bases, inserts and squares for the background out of the paper of your choice
2. Fold each base in half
3. Glue the white inserts on the inside right of each base
4. Glue the 2 x 2 background piece (if desired) on the outside of the cards
5. Place double sided foam adhesive on your images
6. Stick images down

Have fun making these cards uniquely your own
for whatever occasion you would need
them for!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!



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"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO Jen







AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!


Friday, September 1, 2017

September Challenge!

Welcome to the KoalaTCrafts September Design Challenge!
Ahh, September ... the special month that transitions much of the US from Summer to Fall with back to school activities, changing weather and pumpkin spice everything popping up wherever you look. 


Saba Noor - Yellow
First Things First!  August Challenge Winners ...  




Kelly Leese - Turquoise



Kelly Leese 
and 
Saba Noor






Congratulations crafters! Please contact Michelle Calvert MSCalvertelectric@gmail.com 
for your digis courtesy of our August Sponsor, Graciellie Design 


Honorable Mention 
goes to 
Donna R - Balloons


KoalaTCrafts will post a new challenge every month.  We are primarily a card making blog, but if you wish to make another item that's great too. We welcome every type of paper crafting at KoalaTCrafts; 
scrapbooking, mixed media, altering, tags and more! We would like you to stick to one of the the 
theme choices listed, but otherwise it's anything goes! We want you to have fun creating!


September Theme Choices: 
Orange OR Purple OR Creatures


* CHALLENGE R U L E S *   
  1. Be a follower of this blog Jen's Koala T Crafts
  2. Follow Sherri Baldy My Besties
  3. Create any project using any one, or all, of the monthly themes
  4. Post a direct permalink URL using our Mr. Linky Magical Widget
  5. NEW projects only please, no back linking
  6. Limit 3 entries per person


Challenge runs September 1-30, 2017
a) Winners will receive Digital Images for personal use only. 
b) Winners chosen at random on the last day of the month.
c) 1 winner chosen from current Patron entries and 1 winner from ALL entries.
d) Winners announced on October 1st.
e) 1 Honorable Mention to be picked by Design Team will be featured on the blog.



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THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MONTH!



AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Gift box using just a 12 x 12 sheet of paper TUTORIAL!

Welcome Crafters!
We're making a fabulous gift box today
and you only need one sheet
of either double sided card stock, or 
pattern paper!

You can also create a belly band to keep it closed since you'll probably be hiding chocolate, or something fantastic
inside for your recipient!

Think:
Thank You
Birthday
Anniversary
Christmas
Sympathy
etc..

SUGGESTED SUPPLIES:
12x12 sheet pattern paper BOX
12 x 12 pattern paper (double sided is best)- https://goo.gl/L9y8XY
Scoring board - https://goo.gl/Pdknb6
Paper Trimmer - http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
Aleene's Tacky Glue - http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu

Here's how you make them!
1. Score your 12 x 12 paper at these marks
(1 1/2, 3, 3 3/4, 8 1/4, 9, and 10 1/2)
turn 90 degrees and score these marks
(3, 4 1/2, 7 1/2, and 9)

2. Burnish all score lines and this is where things get tricky! 

3. Fold all 4 corners to the 2nd score line

4. Fold each of the sides (with the most score lines) in to meet the middle

5. Fold those back out and push in each triangle to create a rectangle on each end

6. Then fold them back to center

7.  Bend each of the box sides up, leaving a lip on each side of the wall

8. On one end, push in the two triangle tabs until they meet in the middle while pulling the box upright to crease the last fold

9. Don't forget the other side! 

10.  Fold down both of the last score lines to create two flaps that will now be the covers to the box! 

CLEAR AS MUD RIGHT?!
If not, as I suspect...   you can watch the video HERE!



Cut a strip of 12 x 1 1/2 and wrap it around to create a belly band to hold your box shut. You can also add glue to the inside flaps to keep the inner portion of the box stable if you like too!

Add your own touch, or make it in white card stock
that you've hand stamped yourself! 
You could even personalize it using a set of alphabet
stamps and stamp the recipient's name all over it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Share your projects with the KoalaTCrafts community on FACEBOOK   
It is a fun group of crafters offering support and inspiration in a 
no commitment, no drama atmosphere.  

 ***VISIT ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!*** 

PINTEREST - pinterest.com/koalatcrafts

TWITTER - twitter.com/koalatcrafts
FACEBOOK - facebook.com/koalatcraft 
  INSTAGRAM - instagram.com/koalatcrafts
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Discount adhesives and other supplies available


"I can't wait to see you next video!"
XOXO Jen







AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE:
When I need certain supplies I turn to Amazon because they have a great range of supplies, in one place, that's easy to navigate, and I am able to find what I need with ease. I am part of various affiliate programs including Amazon – when you click on an affiliate link and then go on to make a purchase, at no cost to you, I receive a small commission. I use the money raised towards the cost of running this blog. I hope if you like the content of my blog, you will support me by clicking through these links to make your purchases. Thank you!