Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Kraft Matchbox Tutorial

Hi Everyone

Today we have added two new products to our website to share with you. We've made some brown kraft matchboxes, added our new ribbon tags, and decorated them with some fabulous Jane Means Ribbon, follow this simple tutorial to find out how to make them.

We have two sizes of matchboxes, the mini matchbox is shown above, and decorated here:

Perfect for little wedding favours filled with chocolate beans or confetti, or for holding all those little loose buttons that you find in your kitchen drawers.

 Here's how easy they are to make:

For each box, there are two pieces, the part that forms the main box; and the part that forms the sleeve.

The sleeve and the box are both pre- scored ready for you to assemble. Simply bend the score lines, and add a strip of double sided tape to the flap like this.

The main box part looks a little tricky at first with all the flaps, but trust me, it's really easy!

Fold all the pre scored flaps inwards, this will make the next step a little easier.

There's no glue needed for the main box part, all you need to do is fold and tuck the flaps under each other, so there are no flaps left. The 4 little side flap need to tuck and fold under the 4 side folds - (hope that makes sense? )See my photo above.

Slide the outer cover over to box, and then you are ready to decorate your lovely matchboxes.

You can add a little crochet ribbon with a luggage tag, perfect for wedding  gifts or favours, or for little birthday / Mothers day gifts. 

The large boxes would be great to use if you have some earrings or a necklace to give as a gift, and not quite sure how to wrap them.  Simply wrap them in tissue paper, pop them in the matchbox and decorate with your favourite ribbon.

We simply love the bubble gum pink and brown polka dot ribbon from Jane Means, which threads perfectly through our personalised ribbon tags.

How will you decorate yours?

Where to buy:

Matchbox kits : here 
Personalised ribbon tags : here 
Jane Means Polka Dot Ribbon : here

Happy Crafting folks!

Friday, 23 May 2014

Pocketfold Wallet with lace Tutorial

Pocketfold Wallet With 
Wide Lace Tutorial

Hi Everyone! 

We have had masses of enquiries asking how to decorate our popular pocketfold wallets, and therefore this little tutorial is for you all x

Our square pocketfold wallets come flat, unassembled and ready to decorate. They are really popular at the moment when decorated with white wide lace, burlap and little tags.

Our pocketfold wallets are pre creased and flat, so in order to assemble, follow these simple steps:

Fold the two little flaps in and rub over the crease lines to fold. You need to add thin strips of double sided tape on the top part of the flap ( not on the bottom otherwise your 'pocket' won't stick to the rest of the wallet!). 

Lift and press to adhere like this:

That's your wallet made, now it's time to decorate, please pay close attention to the next steps to get the result looking really good!

Add a thin layer of double sided tape all round the front and the back of the wallet, this will help keep the lace in place, and prevent it from sliding up and down the wallet. We recommend our stix 2 double sided tape pens for all card assembling and not glue, most glues are too runny and may crinkle or ripple the card!

Cut a strip of wide lace, we used our Rose wide lace, available from our shop. Try and cut the lace so it meets at the back, it doesn't have to look great, or be cut straight, you will find out why shortly...

Check the front of the wallet to make sure the ribbon is central on the card fold and straight!

Do the same process again by adding double sided tape on top of the wide lace, try and make sure when adding the burlap ribbon, it is central with the wide ribbon. 

Third layer, repeat steps 1 and 2 with thin white satin ribbon.

Here's the bit to really pay attention to...  When you have added all the ribbon, burlap and lace, it all looks messy doesn't it? Even though it's the back of the front flap, people will still see it when they open the wallet. If you cut a piece of brown kraft card that measures 145mm x 145mm, and add some more double sided tape to the back of the card piece, all round the sides and a bit in the middle, and place it on top of the messy ribbon, it will hide all those ugly pieces of cut ribbon. 

If you don't feel comfortable cutting the card, simply purchase our pocketfold insert cards, they're the exact size needed for the actual invite, etc. You can buy them from us blank or printed with your wedding details - the choice is yours.

We tied a little bow and added to the front of the wallet, and added one of our rectangular personalised tags to complete.

Simply Beautiful !

All items are available on our website, www.razzledazzlerose.co.uk

If you have any further questions still - please ask...


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

NEW ! Recycled Greeting Card Kits

Tutorial for Laser Cut Recycled Kraft Card Kits

We have launched our new range of recycled kraft cards kits on our website.

Here’s a simple tutorial of how to make these gorgeous cards. With a few easy steps, our recycled card kits can be recreated within minutes.

In your recycled kraft card kit, you will find all the items required to make 16 greeting cards.

The card kits comprise of folded cards and envelopes, laser cut toppers, backing paper, foam pads, greeting tags and embellishments. 

Please note: The embellishments, backing paper and laser toppers vary depending on which kit pack you purchase.

Take one of the laser cut toppers with the shapes already cut out, we have chosen the daisy cut topper from the assorted greeting card pack.

Choose one of the coloured backing papers,  this is to be adhered to the back of the topper card.  The backing papers are already cut to size for you.  Add strips of double sided tape to the front patterned side of the backing paper, and place on the back of the topper card. This allows the coloured card to show through the laser cut designed topper.  

Next, add the foam square pads all around the edge of the back of the topper card. This will give height and dimension to your card. 

Place the topper card on top of your 6 x 6 folded blank card from the kit, ensuring you leave space for your tag and embellishment.   

Add your chosen greeting tag from the selection in the kit, using the foam pads again to add dimension. 

The paper flowers in the kit add a great finishing tough to the greetings card. Simply start from the end, and gently roll the petal on the flower until your reach the middle.

Once you have reached rolling to the end of the paper flower, add a little double sided tape to the bottom part of the flower.

To finish, make little bow from the twine in the kit, add to the folded card, then place the flower on top of the bow to complete.

You'll need:
both available from www.razledazzlerose.co.uk

The full range of Recycled greeting card kits are :

Assorted Greeting card kit
Mens Range
Christmas Range
Baby Announcement (girls and boys kits available)

Happy Crafting!!