I wanted to share a few tips on how I pick out and cut the paper for these as quickly as possible.
Item # CK124
Seasonal Cubes Tutorial
First, I paint the edges of the blocks (I use black paint)
Then I sort through my mounds of scrapbook paper and divide them into four piles…
1. St. Patrick’s Day
4. Won’t work for any of the above piles
(below is a picture of my Spring pile)
Next I decide what 6 papers I want to use for the Spring Side
(then repeat this for the St. Patrick’s side and the Easter side)
below is a picture of the 6 papers I choose to use for the Spring side
Then I pull out my little paper trimmer. I run a strip of tape on the surface of this the cutter. It is taped off so each square of paper I cut will be 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″.
(Don’t pay attention to the second strip of tape on the cutter…it was from a different project)
Then I line my paper up the the edge of the tape and cut. When you cut your piece of paper use the manufactured edge as a straight line and line it up along the grid of your cutter. This will help ensure you end up with a perfect square.
Then I turn the paper and cut again.
Do you see how this leaves a small reveal all the way around the block. I do that for two reasons…
1. I like how it looks…and
2. Wood tends to warp and twist a little bit, and this helps to mask that problem.
Then just repeat the cutting steps until you have 6 pieces of paper for all three layouts (18 squares of paper total)
These craft kits include 3 unfinished wooden blocks and vinyl for three holiday/seasons that you pick!
(you use all 6 sides of each block to make all three different layouts)