Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Printable Craft Shop - Shelf Card - not a shelf card..... with Sympathy

Hello all,

I have been using The Printable Craft Shops shelf cards, to make a standard card - when is a shelf card not a shelf card - when it is a made into something else ;-)

I have taken all the elements from The Printable Craft Shop Shelf Cards, and have chosen the "with sympathy" card, which is absolutely beautiful.  The link for the Printable Craft Shop is below, they have some wonderful items on their site, have a browse whilst you are there.  www.printable-craftshop.com
The link for the shelf cards is:

Start by printing out all 4 pages of the shelf card.

 Cut out all elements from the pages.

Take a piece of card and make an A5 card, I have used black card for my base card.

Using the main card image, I have cut this down to matt on to my base card.  Do not worry about the white sections, they will be covered up.

I have cut into the shelf elements and cut out the sections I want to use, e.g. the heart,

 The bow,
 The scalloped semi-circle,
 I have coloured the white sections on the semi circle with Spectrum Noir pens, TB2 and TB3, you may not have to do this as you may not see the white bits when you have layered up all elements.
 The flowers,
 I have added a piece of lace around the bottom section of the card, covering the bottom white section.
 I have them stuck the scalloped semi-circle to the right side of the card down the length and tucked the end under the lace.
 Using the heart elements, I have added one to the top left of the card and one to the right top of the card.
 Using the full flowers, I have layered this up over the centre of the card.
 Then cut in to the next layer to form a decoupage topper.
The finally placed the single flower on top but have twisted this slightly so it is not exactly over the petals below.

Finally I have added the sentiment over the last border.   Then I have added glitter to the card, flowers

This makes a beautiful 3D card, and so pretty.

When you purchase the shelf card, you also get a box envelope for this, simply cut out each image, and score on the blue lines, and fold.  Stick the back to the front and slide your card inside your matching envelope.  Please see previous blog post for pictures on how to put the envelope together if you need instructions.

Happy Crafting, TTFN.

Debs x

The Printable Craft Shop - Shelf Card - how to make it.

Hello all,

I am glad you can join me, I am making a wonderful card from The Printable Craft Shop - A shelf card, it does look amazing, but may look hard to make.  I will break it down for you in stages to show how easy it actually is to make.

Firstly you need to visit The Printable Craft Shop to purchase and down load your chosen card.  Be warned, there are loads of beautiful cards on their site it will be very hard to choose just 1.  The link to their store is:   www.printable-craftshop.com

The link for the actual shelf cards is:


To start, print out all elements you need for your card.  For the shelf card, you will need to print 2 sheets for the envelope, and 4 sheets for the actual card.  I recommend you print on 300 gsm card stock for stability as it is a moveable card and you want it to be sturdy.  If you cannot print above 200 gsm (some printers won't take more gsm than this, then print on 160 or 200 gsm and back on to another piece of card of the same gsm).

Cut out all red cut lines and score all dashed/dotted red lines.

Printed sheets for cards.  On the main card section you will see white slots, these need cutting out, I found a craft knife and ruler best to cut this out with.  You will also have to cut out slots on the shelf element of the card aslo.

Once cut out and scored (red dashed/dotted lines are score lines - red solid lines are cut lines), you have all the elements ready to start putting the card together.

Starting with the main card, fold in half (forming a tent card).

Taking the shelf elements, slide this through the front slot and through the back slot - you will need to fold in the tabs on the shelf before sliding through the slots, then open out once through both slots - this will hold the shelf in place.

Take the element with the ambulance and decoupage it up, folding in the side tabs slide this element into the slot nearest the centre of the card on the shelf and open the side tabs, this will now stand up.

Take the element with with the medicine bag and decoupage up, fold in the side tabs and slide this down the centre of the main card in to the slot in the centre of the shelf and open up the tabs to allow it to stand upright.

Finally, take the last element with the pill on it, choose which sentiment you would like and decoupage up.  You can stamp on the blank one if you wish with your own sentiment.  Slide this in to the front slot on the shelf.

 You have now finished the card.

To fold the card flat for posting simply open out all the flaps and it will close flat.  To stand up re-position the flaps again.

These cards are so unique and look wonderful - and as you now know, they are easy to make.

To make the envelope, cut out both sheets and score on the solid red lines, this forms a box style envelope - you will have a 1/2 cm depth to the envelope to allow you to put  more 3D style projects in the envelope, this is the finished envelope with the card inside.
 Print out the front and back of the envelope.

 and cut out and score the lines.

 once cut out and scored, add tape to the back part of the envelope where indicated to enable you to stick the envelope together.

 Once stuck together you get an envelope with a 1/2 depth.

 Finished envelope with card.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my project made for The Printable Craft Shop.

Until next time. TTFN, happy crafting.

Debs x