Showing posts with label Tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tutorial. Show all posts

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Photofolio Tutorial by DT Mounika

Hello Everyone,

Mounika Here, I'm here to share a tutorial on my latest creation a Photofolio. Photofolio is a great way store many photos together .

So let's start....

1.To make the cover of the album, cut three pieces of 7"*7" & two pieces of 1"*7" black chipboard.


2. Cut a coloured cardstock measuring 25"*9 1/4". Arrange the black chipboard pieces as shown in the picture below on the cardstock. Adjust and stick them. Cut the corner and fold the flaps inside, crease and fold the album.


3. For the inner flaps on the left side, take two 6.5'*6.5" black cardstock & two pieces of 6 3/4 "*6 3/4 " and on the 6 3/4" pieces score at 1/8"one larger and one shorter end & fold the scored 1\8th side and apply glue. Stick 6.5"cardstock on top of the scored and folded side of 6 3\4" cardstock to form a pocket insert.



4. For the hinge of the album, take  2.5"*6 3/4" strip and on 2' side score at 3\4 and 1 1\4  in the middle and fold. Add the pocket flaps to this hinge using glue.


5. To make the insert on the right side of the album, take a cardstock sized 5.5"*12", score at 5 1/4" & 6 1/4" and fold on scored lines. Apply glue on the hinge formed in the middle of the cardstock and stick directly to hinge on album.


6. For the side pocket on right flap of album, cut cardstock measuring 5"*12", on the 12" side score at 1.5" & 6" respectively and fold. Cut a small notch on 1.5" strip, apply glue and stick at the edge of the flap.


7. To make a diagonal insert on left flap of the album, cut 5"*6" cardstock and cut diagonally , score 1/8" on both sides and fold and glue. Note: Before glueing,  stick desired pattern paper on background.


8. For the middle flap of the album cut two piece of 5"*6.5", score at 6" on the longer side on one piece & fold. On another piece score1/4" on three sides, fold and glue.


9. Before starting with pattern paper  choose how you want to close your album you can use ribbons to tie or a magnetic closure .


10. For inserts in the pocket envelopes cut two pieces of black cardstock measuring 6"*6" & one piece of each 5"*5",6"*5.5",6"*4".


11. Finally, decorate the folio with your chosen pattern papers, die cuts, sentiments and embellishments.


12. For the cover of the album, I choose two pattern papers one of size 7"*7" & another of 6.5"*6.5". I layered one on top of the other. I then coloured my Chipboard sentiment with blue chalk paint and distressed with picked raspberry distress ink. I added some glitter. Finally, I added some flowers  to complete the look.

Materials used

  • Black cardstock
  • Black chipboard
  • Eno greetings pattern papers
  • Mdf chipboard embellishments
  • Mulberry flowers
  • Coloured cardstock
  • White glue
  • Rainbowcraftykari neodymium magnets
  • Diecuts and embellishments

All the above-mentioned products are available at the rainbowcraftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an e-mail at

Hope you all like my project


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Vintage Desk Organiser Tutorial by DT Khushboo

Good morning everyone! I'm Khushboo Gandhi and I'm back this week with my new tutorial post. It's called the 'Desk Organizer' and I've added the vintage theme to it! Our latest challenge is a lot of fun! Create something vintage-y with an old book paper and add flowers too! Fun, yeah!

Since this tutorial could get a little complicated, I've added my finished project here (as you can see below) - to give you an understanding of how my steps led up to this gorgeous organizer!

Now let's get on with the tutorial! And let me know if you need any help with any of the steps.

Note: Extremely pic-heavy post.

Step 1: 

Cut your chipboard in the following sizes: 

  • 1 piece - 12x6.5 inches (for the main back board - with an angular cut at 7 inches on the longer sides and 3.5 inches on the shorter side - so that it gives you an angle as shown in the pic below) 
  • 2 pieces - 3.5x2 inches (for the sides) 
  • 2 pieces - 12x2 inches (one for the base and one to create the 4th side of the pocket) 

  • 1 piece - 6.5x2 inches (for the division in between)

Step 2: 

You will need to cut the following sizes for your structure/construction strips:

  • 5 pieces - 12x1 inches 
  • 15 pieces - 2x1 inches 
  • 3 pieces - 6.5x1 inches 
  • 6 pieces - 3.5x1 inches 
  • 1 piece - 7x1 inches 
  • 1 piece - 5.75x1 inches 
  • 1 piece - 3x1 inches

You will also need the following (for your straps):

  • 1 piece - 7.25x1 1/8th inches 
  • 1 piece - 6x1 1/8th inches

Step 3: 

Score all your strips at 0.5 inches. Add double-sided tape on the back side as shown in the pic below; and miter the edges (the way you would do for your albums). 

Step 4: 

Take your chipboard pieces - base piece (12x2 inches), side pieces (3.5x2 inches) and start joining them with the help of your construction strips (12x1 + 3.5x1) - as shown in the pic below. Always remember to leave 1/8th inches space between two chipboard pieces.

Note: These 3 construction strips are the only ones you need to remove your double-sided tape for and stick both the sides. All the remaining ones henceforth only need to be stuck on one side. The other 0.5 inches will need to be stuck later on when we start sticking everything to make chipboard pocket out of it. 

Back side

Front side 

Step 5: 

Now add your construction strips (3.5x1 + 2x1) to the side chipboard pieces as shown below. You need to add these to the inner side of the pieces.

Reminder: Only remove your double-sided tape on the ONE 0.5 inch of your construction strip. Below pic will help you understand better.

                            Left side                                      Right side


Step 6: 

Now add the 2x1 inches construction strips to the outer sides of the base chipboard.

                 Left side                                          Right side

Step 7: 

Moving on to the inner side again, add the 12x1 inches construction strip to the base of your biggest chipboard piece (12x6.5 inches). This we will need to attach to the base chipboard (12x2 inches) when we try to make a box out of it.

Step 8: 

Take your second 12x2 inches chipboard piece and stick all the related construction strips - 2 pieces 12x1 inches + 2 pieces 2x1 inches, as shown below.

Step 9: 

Let's move on to our divider portion now. Stick your two 6.5x1 inches construction strip on either side of your 6.x5x2 inches chipboard piece. Next, stick your 2x1 inches strip on top (stick both the sides onto the chipboard) + two 2x1 inches strip at the bottom as shown below.

Step 10: 

Now, remove the backing on your tapes on the lose 0.5 inch of the strips (both horizontal and vertical strips), and stick them to the big base (12x6.5 inches) and the bottom chipboard piece (12x2 inches piece) as shown below.

Step 11: 

Now start sticking all the other pieces together as shown in the below pics. 

Step 12: 

It's now time to stick the second 12x2 inches chipboard piece to seal the 4th side of your pocket. Stick one side of your strip to the bottom of the base and the sides of the strip to the side chipboard pieces. The concept is similar to making a box.

Don't forget to add your 2x1 inches strips vertically to the bottom of your divider portion (as shown in the pic below). When you remove the backing of the tape and close your pocket flap (the 4th side - 12x2 inches piece), this will get attached to it and make sure it's secured into a strong pocket.

Step 13: 

Your base of the organizer is ready. Start covering the remaining sides with the remaining construction strips. After you are done with adding your pattern paper, you will need to add your flaps (in case you want to). For this, take your 7.25x1 1/8th inches + 6x1 1/8th inches strips. Score them equally at every 3rd indentation as shown below.

Step 14: 

Add double-sided tapes to two sides, and fold them in to create a single strip as shown below.

Step 15: 

Score the strip at 1 inches and 1 1/8th inches.

Step 16:

Fold it a little and staple it to the back of your organiser. 

For my piece, I've not added a lock to the strip. I simply let my drawer handle hold the end of the strip.

Voila! Check out some more of my finished project pictures!

Materials used:

  1. Chipboard 900 gsm
  2. Black cardstock
  3. Glue
  4. Double-sided tape
  5. Old book
  6. Flowers
  7. Metal embellishments
  8. Metal corners
  9. Stapler
  10. Tim Holtz Distress ink (Walnut Stain)
  11. Paper Trimmer
  12. Score Board

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at
That's it from me, folks!

Signing out,
Khushboo R. Gandhi