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, August 11, 2017

Paper Weave Turorial

Tutorial for Craft for the Craic Blog
Paper Ribbon Weaving
By Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole. 
At the end of the day, I always have scraps, some big enough to join together to make patchwork backgrounds,
 but sometimes just narrow strips.
like the ones in picture below.

A great way to use these strips up, is to weave them into a panel, 
to create a background.

1, Take 7 or 8 x 2 cm strips of card by 25 cm minimum lenght 
I used a poly bag which was on my table, to secure the strips too. 
but you could use a craft mat, and low tac tape, 
to secure the strips at the top,
try to keep them evenly spaced to create a neat finish.

2. Start weaving different coloured strips
under and over the strips you have stuck down,
the next row will weave in the opposite direction.  

3. Continuing weaving the panel.

4. Until to get to the end.

5. As you can see all the strips were different sizes.
Once you get to the end, turn the panel over, 
and secure the sides with a strip of double-side tape.

6. Stick double-sided tape to all the weaves
Be careful not to expose the double-sided tape,
on the cross over, as there may be a slight gap.

7. Cut out a panel of plain card,
this one was for a 20cm Sq scalloped card
so my woven panel size is 17cm Sq
( there is some waste at the end, but it won't go to waste.)

8. Cut around your 17cm Sq white panel to neaten the edges.
you may need to add a touch of wet glue 
to the outside strips to secure every strip in place.

9. I then matted the panel on to an 18cm Sq White panel
and then onto a 19cm Sq pink panel
to finish off my matting layers.

10. I turned the smaller piece of waste woven panel
into a panel to use down the side of a card.

Finished card
using a craftsuprint decoupage download.

Here the narrow woven panel
used on a finished card.
the Decoupage is also from craftsuprint.

I have a tutorial for using scraps of paper and card up here, 

Check out the other Tutorials on Craft for the Craic Blog HERE
And they are on Facebook  HERE

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Exploding Box Tutorial

Exploding Box Tutorial

For Craft for the Craic
You can find their blog HERE
And their Face Book page HERE
Using a crafters companion Top Score Board.
This box is made from 2 sheets of A4 card.

I have used gold and cream card to decorate, and embossed the outside panels
Box Lid

Box opened
This one is ready to add messages or images.
and has a handmade white satin and organza ribbon rose in the center,

Picture 3

Picture 4

Exploding box Tutorial Instructions 
by Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole

1.   Cut an A4 sheet of card 10 cm by 30 cm  x 2 panels.

2.   Score each panel on the Tri-fold line, turn card and score again on the Tri-fold line, do this for both panels.

3.   Stick the 2 panels to create a cross shape, (see picture 3) and then fold the score lines, creasing each fold inward, to make the box shape.(see image 3)

4.   Decorate each panel, with the matting layers,
You need 5 embossed cream panels 8cm Sq (for outside of box) 6 plain cream panels 8cm Sq (5 for inside and 1 for outside base) and 11 gold panels 9 cm Sq

5.   Mat and layer all cream and gold panels, and stick 5 of the plain panels inside the box, and 4 of the embossed panels to the outside walls,

6.   Stick the long piece of ribbon to the outside base of your card, and secure the ribbon with the last plain panel.

7.   To create the lid, cut a panel 16 1/2 cm Sq, and score it on the 2nd line of the LID side of box side of a crafters companion board, or at 3cm. 

8.   Fold all the scored lines, and trim a snip away from each corner, (see image 4) and fold in the corners and stick with hot glue or Hi-tac tape, Decorate the lid with the last embossed panel.

9.   Decorate the inside of box with the large fabric rose

10.  Stick the butterflies to the acetate and cut out, folding the wings either side of the body, to allow the butterfly wings to stand up. and stick inside the box.

11.  You can add sentiments or images to each of the inside panels.

To make a Triple exploding box
you need 3 different size boxes

Small box.  Cut 2 panels 24cm long by 8cm wide and score at 8cm, and 16cm 

Medium Box. Cut 2 x panels 27cm long by 9cm wide and score at 9cm and 18cm

Largest box .  Cut 2 x panels 30cm long by 10cm wide and score at 10cm and 20cm


Each matting layer should be 1 cm smaller than the panels.

Small box.  Gold layer 7cm Sq, Cream layer 6cm Sq

Medium box Gold layer 8cm Sq, Cream layer 7cm Sq

Largest Box Gold layer 9cm Sq, Cream layer 8cm Sq

Stick the 3 decorated boxes together.

Taller Box
Roberta asked me to give measurements to make the box taller
this one measures 12cm high and 10cm Sq wide

Cut 4 panels 22cm by 10cm and score all 4 on the A4 tri-fold line,
over lay each 10cm panel to make the base.

you need 8 gold panels 11cm by 9cm 
and 8 cream panel 10cm by 8 cm
these are for the walls 
and 3 gold panels 9cm Sq and 3 cream panels 8cm Sq, these are for the Lid, Base, and inside floor of the box.

The lid for the 10cm Sq box fits this box.

Below is a Flower fairy box 
I made about 2 years ago. 
this would be lovely with Foamiran flowers, 
see Last months Foamiran flower tutorial below.

Exploding box
With a fairy theme.
The little fairy was printed twice once as a mirror image, I have slipped acetate between the layers and and uses the ends of the acetate to form a stand. so the fairy sticks upright. the flowers hid the acetate.

The outside had  a selection of beautiful 
fairy poems

The lid was finished with lace, a fairy tag, 
bow and rose.

                          Over view of the box.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

All White Wedding Card with Foamiran Roses

This Tutorial is for Craft for the Craic
It's been ages since I did a tutorial, and with Foamiran, been so popular, Here is a Tutorial for a rose and rose buds I designed.


 8 by 8 inch All White Wedding Card 
 with Plaited Ribbon detail, and beautiful Foam Roses.
Leaves have been die cut on my Cricut, using the Cindy Loo Cartridge. the silver rose leaves, are die-cut from a die I got from Joanna Sheen item number SDOO4 you can find it here.  http://www.joannasheen.com/craft-supplies/signature-dies-rose-leaves-sd004/
You can find a Video Tutorial on Youtube for the Plaited ribbon here,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR63I-vyls0
Design and instructions by Yvonne Tune Card Art Kilcoole
1.    Stick the two 19cm Sq printed insert panels inside the card.
2.    Embossed two 18cm Square white card panels with different embossing folders. Put one on top of the other, and draw a wavy line from about 6cm top of left side to 8cm bottom right and cut through both embossed layers.

Stick the 2 different embossed panels together,
(don’t worry if they are not perfectly joined together as your plaited ribbon will hide this) 
And stick them to the 19cm Sq silver panel and stick to card front.
3. Stick the plaited ribbon across the join with Hi-tac tape, and tuck in the raw ends, with hot glue.(the flowers will hide the raw ends)
4. Stick the 2 die-cut hearts together silver at the back slightly peeking  out.
5. Mat and layer the greeting on to silver card. And stick it centrally to  the bottom panel.
6. Arrange the leaves to the top left hand side of the card, hold some leaves back to tuck under the flowers.
7. Stick the tiny pearls to the heart swirls.
8. Stick the mulberry Bride and Groom to the lower right hand side of the heart. Raised on foam tape.
9. You can find a video tutorial on youtube for the plaited Ribbon  here,  

Foam flowers
There are so many ladies teaching foam flower workshops
And each lady will teach different styles and techniques
This is my take on the foamiram product.
And as you will see, the foam works exactly the same as crepe paper or the non woven fabric, I have thought in the past.
But with the foam you need to heat it slightly on a medium warm iron.
Holding the foam against the heat with a long nose tweezers or wooden skewer.
Hold foam against the heated iron for about 4/5 seconds.
Let it fall away (or flick it away) and pick up immediately and gather the petals and twist into shape.
Depending on the flower you are making. Will decide how you will tease the twisted petals open.
There are loads of video tutorials on youtube, and once you make the first few flowers, you’ll be hooked.

Cutting the petals
You can use Dies to cut petals out
There are loads of them available
Wish.com is the cheapest but take up to 60 days to arrive.

Or you can use templates
Loads of printable ones available on pinterest.

I have made a template from a Punch to make 6 petal flowers

Foamiran does not punch well, as the punches tends to chew up the edges, but you can still heat the punched petals, and you really wouldn’t notice.
I would punch your templates in card, then fold the strip of foamiran concertina style, as you can cut up to 6 layers with a sharp scissors.
You can use pigment Inks and Chalks to add colour
And add sparkle with very fine glitter,
Deco Art Glamour dust would be best

But experiment with stickles and other brands.

To make a rose
You will need 6 x 2 inch 6 petals layers
Snip the 1st petal in half, than snip 1 petal off one half
Do this twice

Roll the first single petal tightly and glue
Wrap the 2nd single petal in the opposite direction.
Now take the 2 petal piece and wrap in the opposite direction, and repeat with 2nd 2 petal piece, ( you must glue each end.) in between each layer. This creates the buds for the centre of the rose, or the buds like one in photo below
The bud will be too long, so trim about 1/3 from the bottom

Heat the next 4 layers on the iron (1 at a time) and twist each layer tightly.
Open each layer out, and slightly tease them open, take care as foamiran is delicate. Don’t panic if the foam tears, you can still use the petals, but will need a bit more glue, you need to continue to wrap  the layers until you are happy with the size of the center bud.

To assemble the rose.
Stick the 4 base layers together starting at the back, add a tiny drop of glue to the centre , and place 2nd layer on top, pressing the layers together in the centre with a plastic ball tool. ( a metal ball tool reacts with the heat and discolour the foam.) add the 3rd and 4th layer the same way. When you open out the twisted petals, you will see how different each one looks; choose the most open flattest one for the back. with the smallest looking one last. Lastly place the bud in the center with glue. and tease into shape.
To make a tighter rose, continue adding  layers to the bud, gluing as you go.