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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Quick and easy purse from just one 12 x 12 piece of cardstock!

WELCOME 
TO THE
KOALA T CRAFTS 
BLOG!


Did you see these cute purses all over the internet?!
Ever wonder how they are made? 

They look complicated don't they?
BUT
They're not!!

You can view the video HERE, but I'll also include the 
measurements just below for your convenience!


Here are the measurements all in one tidy photo!


Using one 12 x 12 double sided sheet of card stock,

Score one side at 2 1/2 and 9 1/2 
(turn 90 degrees)
Score 1/2, 5, 7, and 11 1/2

Crease all your score lines for the rest of the card
to come together easily.

THE TRICKY PART: (you might want to watch the video for this)
You're going to need to fold the 5 and 7 inch scores down to meet the 2 1/2 and 9 1/2 in score lines to create the 
diagonal creases shown in the diagram above.

ONE 12x12 SHEET PURSE
(RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES LIST)
Double Sided 12x12 Patterned Paper -https://goo.gl/oSa7bi
12x12 Cardstock - https://goo.gl/mDgXsW
Paper Trimmer -  http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
Bone folder - https://goo.gl/w3cR2m
Double Sided Sticky Tape - https://goo.gl/DJiJvP
Scotch ATG Gun - http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG Refills - https://goo.gl/CuFxBo
Stickles (in place of embossing liquid) - http://amzn.to/2x3glJY
Aleene’s magnetic tacky sheets - http://amzn.to/2fWFj9L
Flower punch (Tim Holtz tattered flower) - http://amzn.to/2x3i41S
1 ½ in. circle punch - http://amzn.to/2we0TNE
Border Punch - http://amzn.to/2fXOpmE

After that, you just put tape on the funky shapes marked "tape" and glue those down. With just a push out on the flaps created, your purse should just pop together!



In the video I show several ways to alter this purse as a:
CLUTCH
HANDBAG
PURSE
MAGNETIC CLOSURE (2 KINDS)
AND
VELCRO CLOSURE
OR
HANDLES!


There are SO many more tutorials for your convenience on the "Jen Evers" channel, please stop by and browse today!

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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 17, 2017

Double Gate Fold Card / Flip Fold Gate Card


Hey Crafters!
Welcome to the DOUBLE GATE FOLD card TUTORIAL!
We are so glad you could make it. 
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miss another video release
with blog details and measurements!



There are NO SPECIAL TOOLS required to 
make this card, but a score board makes it quicker!

(To view the process video, click on the camera!)
DIRECTIONS STEP BY STEP:

1. Lay your 12 x 5 1/5 sheet of double sided pattern paper length wise on your score board.
2. Score at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches (Think skip counting and just skip the 6!)
3. Next mark each 5 1/2 inch side at 2 3/4 inches
4. Line up the 2 3/4 inch with the second score line and cut off the top right and top left triangles. (SAVE THEM!)
5. Fold your sides both in and then back out, accordion style
6. Open the card and place the two triangles inside on the bottom of each flap, lining up the score lines and glue or tape in place. 

Viola! The rest is yours to decorate as you please
using your STASH!

There are many different embellishments you could add:
Brads
Butterflies
Flowers
More stamping
etc..

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR THIS CARD:
FLIP FOLD GATE CARD / DOUBLE GATE FOLD CARD
Neenah White Cardstock - http://amzn.to/2vsAWWs
Glue Bottles -https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
Aleene's Tacky Glue - http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
Bone Folder - https://goo.gl/w3cR2m
Spectrum Noir - http://amzn.to/2tfFZJI
Paper Trimmer - http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
6x6 Pattern Paper -  http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Solid color paper -  https://goo.gl/TusuRU
JUST SAYIN STAMP SET - https://goo.gl/wGXE6J


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

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. 

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Discount adhesives and other supplies available












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, August 13, 2017

PAPER BAG MINI TUTORIAL


Hey Crafters! Lets make a Mini Album

A Paper Bag Mini Album! It's super easy and fun to make; you'll enjoy giving these as gifts or keeping it for yourself to hold little uplifting quotes that you can give to friends, family and co-workers.




Brown paper lunch bag = super fun gift-able mini album!
Join me while I walk you through creating this easy project. Once you get the base made, you can make it uniquely your own by adding embellishments from your crafty stash! 




Scroll down for Supplies & Instructions.
  Click  HERE to see the process on YouTube. 

___________________________________



Supplies list
PAPER BAG MINI ALBUM
Paper Lunch Bag - 
http://amzn.to/2uCsEi6
6x6 Pattern Paper - 
http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Magnets - 
http://amzn.to/2fCJ9Vt
Flower digi stamp - 
https://goo.gl/mG332s
Washi tape - 
http://amzn.to/2vuSVhX
ATG tape - 
https://goo.gl/Nr7N1S
Aleene's Tacky Glue - 
http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
Border punch - 
http://amzn.to/2hVJDXv (Flourish Scroll ek)
Velcro - 
http://amzn.to/2hWmxQp

(Basic Tools)
**Basic Card Making Supplies**
PAPER TRIMMER - 
http://amzn.to/2tgicMQ
FISKARS TRIMMER - 
http://amzn.to/2q53bsc
SCISSORS - 
http://amzn.to/2shwqw3
ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE 
http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
GLUE BOTTLES -
https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
SCOTCH ATG GUN - 
http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG TAPE - 
https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
FOAM TAPE - 
http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/p26...




Instructions: 

First, you will need 1 brown paper bag - lunch sack size.


You need to fold your bag in half. Use your bone folder to get a nice crease. Next, you will need the 4 - pattern papers measuring 5-3/8" X 5". Now, adhere you pattern paper to the folded bag. One paper on each side. Tip: if you want to cut the notch of the bag out for easy access to the tag you are placing in the opening. Then you can use a 1" circle punch. Don't have one - then just use your scissors.

I created a smaller pocket on one of my inside pages by cutting 1 of my papers to 3-1/8" x 5". Adhering the leftover piece of paper first to the bag. Then, taking the 3-1/8" X 5" paper and putting adhesive only on three sides in a U shape. Placing it on top of the paper you just glued down. Now, you have a pocket to place tags, pictures anything you would like. 


I put a magnet on my album for a nice closure. To do this I adhered the small magnet to the top right hand corner of my album. Then, I put foam tape all around the magnet so it doesn't move. I then cover the magnet with my embellishment. I repeat the process on the next page. Tip: To get the perfect lined up placement, first put the second magnet on the back of the first page (i.e. cover) then, using a black marker, color the magnet. While it's still wet, press the album closed, pushing on the magnet area. When you open it up - there will be a black mark so you know exactly where to place the 2nd magnet.

I put some velcro as a closure to one of my pockets to have a little place to keep extra cards, tags etc. I also put some adhesive along the side of the bag (top and bottom, where it pleats) to make it sturdier, and so that the opening wouldn't be so big.

I punched little cards from my scraps and adhered them with washi tape to my album. I plan on using my little cards to hold uplifting quotes or notes. The washi tape makes it super easy to place it on a door, desk etc.  

               Front                                         Back

 



Your album is now complete!


 You can further embellish it to make it uniquely your own!
 I can't wait to see your albums! 
Please share them with us on our 
Facebook Group HERE

Go to "photos", then "albums" and put them in the 
Paper Bag Mini Ablum-Album! lol


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Thursdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm 
Central Standard Time 

Tutorials begin at 5 minutes after the hour with lots of tips & tricks and KoalaTCrafting Fun! 



Share your projects with the KoalaTCrafts community on  FACEBOOK   
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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!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to School limited time CODE!

Hey Crafters! 
it's 
BACK TO SCHOOL
time!!

 


There are 2 bonus sets in this release!
1. Apple pieces
and
2. School tools



Even though they
have more than
one image, 
they are still only
$1.99!



Bundles are always the best deal!
All 18 images for just $10.00 

If you purchase them early...
HURRY! Deadline is Sunday Aug. 13, 2017
You can get them for just
$7.00!

Use the coupon code:  BTS3
(for $3 off the bundle price!)

So many fun ways to use these images
ALL YEAR LONG! 


Don't forget your teachers during the holidays!
Not just back to school :)
Thank you cards
Programs, recitals, special events...


Digis can be found in the Koala T Crafts store



Want to know when the releases come out and get in on the special price codes before everyone else?! Sign up on the "notify me" contact area on the store page linked above!

"Can't wait to see you next video!"
xoxo
Jen



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Step Card *LIVE* Tutorial! (if you missed us!)

Hey Crafters!
If you missed us live,
or you've come for the measurements,
welcome!
The base of the card is:
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
On your score board, put your ruler at either
2 in. for a right side step card
or
3 1/2 in. for a left side step card

At this point, the score marks are the same:

1 inch, 2 inches, 3 1/8 inches, 4 1/4 in., 6 3/8 in.

(The 4 1/4 is the only score that goes all the way across the card!)
You should end up with a base much
like this. This is the right sided step card!
Now..
My measurements for the decorations are as follows, but you could make one completely uniquely your own. I'm giving measurements for those who want/need them, but by no means do they need to be followed exactly!
Have fun with your crafts!

If you've reached the blog but not sure where to find the video, just CLICK HERE TO WATCH!


(Decoration Measurements)
Left side of card - 4 1/4 x 2 (4 x 1 3/4 for layer)
Steps:
Bottom front - 7/8 x 3 1/4
Middle - 1 x 3 1/4
Back - 2 x 3 1/4

TOOLS FROM THE VIDEO
(Supplies list)
STEP CARD
Neenah White Cardstock - http://amzn.to/2vsAWWs
6x6 Pattern Paper -  http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Flower Punch - http://amzn.to/2vfXzPh
Paper Trimmer - http://amzn.to/2urX4jh
Bling (Rhinestone Flower Centers) - http://amzn.to/2ujwUns
Ribbon / Trim -  http://amzn.to/2hEozEU
5 Blade Scissors - http://amzn.to/2uDpUB5



(Oopsie Daisy Punches)
Fiskars Lg. daisy punch - http://amzn.to/2hOsJtY
Fiskars XLg daisy punch - http://amzn.to/2vre9eY

I hope you had a great time creating today and don't forget, there are new ideas and inspiration on my channel:
"Jen Evers" CLICK HERE!
Every Thursday 6-7 pm CST
Every Sunday 2-3 pm CST
Every Wednesday 5 pm cst (10 min. card)
**CENTRAL TIME**

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


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Discount adhesives, a **NEW** line of digis and more
can be found at my store here:
www.koalatcrafts.com


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!