I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.

please get in touch if you would like more information.

Many thanks

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Friday, January 29, 2016

Altared Pin Cushion,

Pin Cushion
This little pin cushion was made from one of my favourite vases
which had fallen and got a clip knocked out of the rim.
I use to use if for tiny bouquets of freesia or bud roses. and couldn't bear to throw it away.

So I filled it with scraps of wadding.
and made a ball of wadding, which I wrapped with a small piece of scrap white lining,
I then over-layed a pretty piece of scrap lace, and secured the ball with fine florist wire.
I added hot glue to the rim, and pushed the ball into the neck of the vase, (wired side down)

I them gathered the pretty Guipure lace on to fine florist wire
and brought it around the narrow part of the vase neck.
and twisted the wire to secure in place
I then added a ribbon collar.
and a organza bow to cover any of the wire showing
and added a little cameo to the center of bow.

Over view of pin cushion

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Half Gate Fold Card, Spring Theme with lace overhang

Half  Gate Fold Card
This card has a lace overhang edge 
with a lovely spring colour scheme
in lilac and mint green.

Full measurements for each panel on this photo
Click to enlarge.

Half Gate Fold Tutorial
Design and Instructions by Yvonne Tune

Products used to make this card
1 x A4 white Card
2 x A4 lilac Cards
3 x A4 Mint green card
2 x White oval die cuts
3 x Die-cut swirls in white
I x Decoupage sheet
2 x Threaded Gems on lilac organza
Self adhesive gems and pearls
1 x Lilac bow
I x Mint green bow
I x Die-cut Chip board phrase
1 x Printed greeting
1 x Printed poem

this card fits a 22cm Sq envelope
simply reduce the measurements to fit a smaller envelope.

1. Cut a sheet of A4 card 20 cm by 29 ½ cm, and score it at 20cm
This is will give you a 10cm front gate fold

Using a Fiskar Cut and score trimmer, score the card at 20cm, 
or draw a line at 20cm and score with a bone folder.

                        Give the score line a nice tight crease with a bone folder  Stick the poem or greeting inside the gate fold.

Cut a Strip of acetate 19cm by 6 cm, and stick a Strip of lace down the left side, (this will support the lace,)

Trim around the design of the lace on the left hand side

 And stick the acetate panel to the front of your card, with the lace butted to the left hand edge.

Stick another strip of different lace down the left hand side.

Mat and layer the front panels, you can now add some detail with ribbon and beads, make sure they are securely stuck at the back, and then re-tape all four side to stick to the card front.

Stick the Ribbon tails to the back of your card
 and secure with extra tape, so they wont come undone.

Stick tape on all sides and stick this panel to the front gatefold.

Mat and layer the inside wall panels, and stick to the inside wall.
Stick the Oval Die-Cut to the center of the panels inside the card.

 You now need to overlay the 2nd Oval Die-cut ( by sticking it to the front gate-fold) try to line the 2 ovals up, before sticking.
Stick the main Decoupage image to the front oval.
Cut out and shape the 3 decoupage layers and
Build up the decoupage layers, with foam pads or silicone. 

 And add some self adhesive gems and pearls, to each of the scallops.

Add some finish to the side of the inside back wall. (I have used some die-cut swirls, and gems and pearls.)  and added a wood chip die-cut phrase.

Stick the poem or greeting inside the gate fold.

 Hope you enjoyed the tutorial
Many thanks
You can find more tutorials on my blog
with a full list of tutorials on my main page in the right hand column.