Saturday, January 24, 2009

My First Tutorial - I Weave, You Weave!!!

A few weeks ago, I was putting away a pile of Cardstock Scraps (I never throw scraps away).
I was thinking, there has to be something I can do with these long strips of Cardstock. Then, I remembered a fun little craft project my class had done way back when I was in elementary school. Weaved Place mats! Remember, those? I am sure we all made one at some point!!! Excited with my idea (this may have already been done, but I haven't seen it) I got right to work and Voila!! This was the outcome of what I thought was one of my grandest of grand ideas!!
Hee Hee~!

A Weave Card
After Maggie from Cuttlebug Challenge saw the card on my blog, she asked if I would mind doing a tutorial on how I made it. Without Thinking it over or considering the fact that I have never done this before, I agreed, silly me, which brings us to where we are now!!! Hope you all like it!

A Weave Card Tutorial by LORi BOYD

Supplies you will need:
Provo Craft Cuttlebug Machine
1 to 2 Cuttlebug Folders
of your choice
Card stock or Designer Paper
Colors of your choice. Length depends on the size of card you want.
Quality is important to me so I use Stampin' Up!

Paper Cutter
For nice long neat, even cuts
Scotch Tape
Snail Adhesive
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sizzix Bigz Top Note Die

(or any other tool that would allow you to make a frame for your woven art)

Stamp Set or Embellishments
of your choice

Start your weave by lining up all the strips of one color of card stock or designer paper.

Next, alternate colors and weave. Up and over, down and under.

Keep going...

Until it is as big as you want it to be. Push the strips of paper together as tight as you desire, then place a few pieces of scotch tape on the back to hold in place.
Then, Cut off the excess with your paper cutter.

Neat, huh!?!?!
Now, it's ready to emboss, using the Cuttlebug Folder of your choice.
Simply run through your Cuttlebug machine.

Now, you are ready to assemble your card.

I used Sizzix Bigz Top Note from Stampin' Up! for my frame.
And YES!! These do work with the Cuttlebug!! Yipee!
Here is the sandwich you will need: Plate B, Die(facing upwards), Card Stock & Plate B
Works Perfectly!!!
Using your Snail Adhesive, adhere your woven art piece to a pre-cut and pre-folded piece of card stock(your card base). Then, affix your frame (can be a circle, scallop, square, etc) with Stampin' Dimensionals over the edges to hide the mess! And you are now ready to embellish!!!

Tah-Dah!!! I decided to embellish my card using the Dreams de Jour Stamp Set from SU!
I heat embossed the sentiment and the butterflies with black embossing powder, then adhered them using Stampin' Dimensionals. And topped it all off with a little loose sponging effect.
I hope you like it!!


Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Hi Lori,

I love the card picture and the idea (I'm a spinner and weaver after all :D). However I can't get the pictures to show up when I check out the tutorial. Just a bunch of boxes with red x's in the corner. I've tried clicking on the boxes and the x's as sometimes that works. No joy this time.

Any ideas?

Thanks for sharing the inspiration - Jean

Jennifer said...

Hi Lori. What a beautiful card!! I would love to learn how to do it. However, for some reason, I can't get your pictures to load on your tutorial. Is there any chance you could send it to me by email?


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the weave card with us directions and all, it is gorgeous, I just love it and I will make it,,,Maggy