Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Bin there..done that!

 Now, I know you are going to be thinking why a wheelie bin?  Well, it is a card for our Brother-in Law, he has a company called "Love you Bin". AJ thought it appropriate that we make him one.  Before you go rushing on out to make this, be warned this is a technical card and AJ did all the technical stuff as well as coming up with this design(I told you he is better at making cards than me!)
Firstly make your self a template and cut out two bin shapes, cut a flap on the long straight edges so that you can join the sides together, lids cut separately but with a bulbous bit at the back for the "hinge" part. On photoshop make yourself your greeting template, its about a quarter of a circle with an arc cut out slightly so that it will move freely when inside the bin, plus alow a small flap so that it can sandwich in between the lids plus a little nitch top and bottom to make "stops" so that it doesn't pull out of the bin.  This was tricky to get right so print out in draft first before using the good cardstock.  Are you following me so far? If you are using a bin tag logo, like we did then again use Photoshop and cut out and resize, and print. On this one we printed the greeting on the reverse, so design it next to the logo and fold in half once printed.  The wheels are cut using Stampin UP punches 1" and 0.5" with a gold brad through, both front and back. Cut a green strip and two little flanges to give dimension to the bin for the lip and supports.  Before adhereing to the main body of the bin, ink up, paying attention to the edges. The last piece to cut is the backstand, cut a triangle and fold in half.  Now for the assembly. Your inner greeting arc, sandwich the top flange in between the two bin lids, insert the greeting into the bin and insert brad through lid and bin body making the hinge so that when the bin lid is lifted the greeting pops out. Now adhere the straight sides of the bin, I used the redline tape. Attach the two support struts and the lip of the bin, I used foam pads on the lip of the bin for shadow and depth. Now add the backstand on the back of the card so that it will stand up independantly. Almost forgot to mention that you can cut the house number to make it even more personal, this was cut using the London die. Attach your bin tag and "voila".  Your very own wheelie bin with moving greeting. Complicated but cool! x

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