Sunday, 18 November 2012

A Tutorial for you................

Hey there,

Recently I ran a workshop at some paper craft shows across the country for Oysterstamps. In these workshops the attendees would learn how to make this card using the Martha Stewart Score Board and Memory Box Dies.

Box Frame card.

Please be gentle with me, as this is the first time I have written a Tutorial for my Blog; I do hope you enjoy it.

 So if you did not get to attend this particular workshop, or indeed would like to  know how to create this card , scroll on down................

OK here goes, take an 8x 8 square of card stock, I used white for my example here, but you can use patterned card if you wish.

Now you need to score on all four sides of your square on the following measurements, I used a Martha Stewart Score Board.

3/8" inch, 3/4" inch 1 5/8" and 2" inches

Score Lines

Once you have scored on all four sides, remove the four outer corners ( marked with pink dashes) then cut along the centre cross ( Marked with pink dashes)

This is what you should have now.

If you wish to add colour or stamped images to the frame, now is the time to do this.

Time to Assemble!

Fold along the scored lines. As per the picture below.

Now staple the four corners together, this forms a lip in which you will be able to adhere the frame to a card blank later on. I used the Tim Holtz tiny attacher to staple mine together as it fits into the folds really nicely.

Stapled corner

This is what you should have now.

Staple or DST the triangles to the lip.

Now turn the frame over so the remaining corners are flat on a cutting surface, and trim these off.

In order to finish this card off, you can cut a piece of card just slightly smaller than the frame and adhere this to the back and make a stand for it. Alternatively you can adhere the frame to a card blank. 

Here are a couple more examples for you.

This frame has had some die cuts glued onto of the frame after scoring, then Metal tape was applied over the top. I then burnished around the Die Cuts to make them look embossed. 

Once I had completed the burnishing, I applied some Acrylic Paint, and wiped some of it off before it dried completely and sprayed it with some Ranger Perfect pearls spray and left to dry.

I then assembled the frame, stamped and inked the back panel and adhered this to a card blank. I added some die cut rolled roses, these were cut with Ten Second Studio metal sheets and some Branches (Martha Stewart Branch punch was used here)

Rolled Roses and Scroll

This card I used a sturdy patterned Cardstock, I made my frame and adhered a stamped, coloured image on to the back panel (whimsy). I then made a  Poinsettia with the Spellbinders Die and cut a couple of Holly Flourishes ( Cheery Lynn) in Gold Mirri Card.

Poinsettia and Holly Flourish.
I do hope you can follow this tutorial, If you have any questions, you can e-mail me using the button at the top of my blog.

Happy crafting

Barbara xx                                           


  1. Barbara the frame is gorgeous and your tutorial was very easy to follow, very well explained not just in word's but in pictures. Thank you for this fantastic tut. Caroline xxx

  2. fab tutorial very well explained. will be saving this to try later
    thank you

  3. Hi Barbara

    I remember doing this card/box at the NEC in March, really enjoyed doing it and thank you for the Box card you did at the November nec fair. I have already made another 3 of them to give to close family. Plus did you ever get a date with Simon (lol)

    Thanks Again


  4. Superb tutorial, fabulous frames TFS

  5. Fabulous projects, your tutorial is great, easy to follow and with detailed step by step photos. Great job x

  6. This is a wonderful tutorial, very clear and easy to follow.
    Thanks for sharing


  7. Great tutorial, and a lovely card too. When they put an extra day in the week I may get around to it lolx

  8. great tutorial - thanks for sharing!!!
    kathleen mc xx

  9. btw - not sure if you are aware, but you have word verfiication enabled on your comments. if you want to turn it off, you just need to click on 'design' and then settings and then posts and comments. scroll down til you see 'word verification' and select 'no'.
    hth x

    1. Hi Kathleen,

      Thanks you I have now (I hope ) turn the verification off.


  10. Your frame projects are so gorgeous, with lovely stamped images on them - so pretty and heart-captivating.

  11. Beautiful and a super tutorial - I love all the metal work on the middle one too...I think I need a scoreboard now :)

  12. This is fab, love the frame - the tutorial is really easy to follow too.

  13. Super project and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Just lovely and a great tutorial, too.
    Sue x

  15. I was lucky enough to attend one of your free workshops at a show,i really found your teaching techniques very easy to follow.I have made this frame card over and over again and shown lots of people how to make it thank you xx

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