Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Little Hybrid How-To

Hello Readers!
It's been a while, but I'm back to bring you a cute little hybrid project using Laura's latest kit, Holiday Magic. For this project, I'm using a template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff, and you can grab that over at The DigiChick. The first thing you'll want to do is open up the template in your scrapping program. I clipped the papers I wanted to use to the parts of the template, and then grabbed some elements from the kit and placed and sized them the way I wanted them. For this project, I wanted to cut out and place the elements, so I hid those layers when I was printing the main template, and then went back and printed the elements separately.

After printing all of my parts, I start cutting them out. I like to cut out all of my pieces before I start assembling, that way once I start with glue and tape, I don't have to go back to the scissors.

After I have all the pieces cut out, take your scoring tool (in my case the back of an old butter knife) and score all the places marked on the template for scoring. For this project, the bottom of the canister had to be scored, along with the sides and top of the canister.

Once all of the fold lines are scored, fold and crease the top of the canister, and gently fold the sides of the canister so that you have a curved piece of cardstock. You don't want to actually crease these folds, just fold them so that you can form a circle. I'm using double sided tape for this project, and I went ahead and placed my tape on the flaps of the canister.

Next I removed the backing from the tape, and carefully lined up the edges of the flap and the other end of the canister, to form a loose circle.

Next I fold in all the tabs at the top of the canister, pushing them down as I go, to close the top of the canister.

Next I took the bottom of the canister, and folded and creased the scored lines. I placed tape on the inside of each of the "petals" formed from the fold.

Then I start with one petal, and remove the backing from the tape, adhering each petal to the corresponding side of the canister. When that's done, I attached a bow to the top of the canister, and added my elements where I wanted them.

And there you have it! A cute little canister to hold Santa's cookies on Christmas Eve! Hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial, I'll be back next month with something new for you!
Merry Christmas!!



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