Sunday, 6 November 2011

My DT project for OSAAT challenge 87

Here is my project for our challenge over at One Stitch at a time this week. Our theme is Use a Digi so why not hop over and join in our challenge HERE

The digital image I have used is called Happy new year by Stitchy and is available HERE. I have coloured this image with Copics and then cut out the image with my labels 10 nesties.

I have made this wine bottle cover using a piece of card 27cms by 27.5cms. I started trying to explain in writing how I did this but felt it might make more sense with this visual template, please note this is not to scale but just to give you an idea of how I made it. It is a jpeg but if you would prefer a PDF please email me and I will email it to you as I cannot add the PDF file to blogger.

First of all I put the shorter side of the card across the top of my score board and then scored a line 3.5cm in from both edges of the card, then turned the card so the longer edge is now along the top and I scored lines at 4.2cm intervals which will give you 6 score lines and leave a small piece of card left over. You need to snip off the shaded area above and below that small piece that is left as that will be your tab to glue the hexagon shape together.

I then measured the middle point of each 3.5 x 4.2cm box (2.1cm) and cut away the shaded areas, leaving 6 triangles above and below the main 6 panels.

I printed two backing papers from The Wine Buffs craft cd and cut 3 pieces of 19.5 x 4 from each sheet of paper before putting some gold peel offs round the edges and then added alternately to each of the 6 panels of the cover.I then stuck double sided tape on the tab and stuck the bottle cover into the hexagon shape.

I got a bottle of wine and put it through the hexagon panels so the bottom triangles were underneath the bottle. I then just used a pencil to draw around the bottom to make a base for the bottle cover. I added 0.5cm to each line to make the hexagon base. I turned the bottle in the carrier upside down, put wet glue on the bottom of the triangles and stuck to the base with the wine bottle still in the cover so it would glue the triangles in the right place and hold them down until the glue set.

I then added some green and red paper to the triangles at the top of the cover and then set an eyelet in each triangle, got some ribbon and threaded through the eyelets and added a corkscrew silver charm before tying into a bow.

I hope that makes sense to everyone who would like to try this, if not please contact me and I will try to help.

I am entering this project into the following challenges

2 Sisters Ribbon
Allsorts Anything but square
Catch the bug Anything goes
Crazy 4 challenges Wrap it up
Dis digi designs Ribbons and bows
Our creative corner Masculine project
Crafty Catz Anything goes
Inspire me fridays Anything goes
Poodle parlour Lets hear it for the boys
4 crafty chicks Die cuts
Art impressions Fun and funky folds
Moving along with the times Food and drink
Papercrafting Journey Use a digi
Cooking it up with Katie Anything but a card
Freshly brewed Anything goes
Little darlings Not square
The paper variety Humourous
Bearly mine Anything but a card
Crafty Sentiments More than one fold
Papertake weekly Anything goes
Ribbon carousel Anything goes
Pollycraft Anything goes
Stamps r us Masculine

Thanks for looking x


  1. WOW! fabulous, great gift and love the papers

  2. Great project and it looks great. Hazel x

  3. This is Brilliant!!! I love it and thank you for the template. I thinks I will be using it for may father inlaw's gift this year!!! Hugs


  4. This is such a fabulous idea! Beautiful too!

  5. Just awesome!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
    Hugs, Marit.

  6. Clever project! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R us!

  7. This is awesome Julie! Thanks for the directions...will have to give it a go.

    xoxo Marjo

  8. What a brilliant gift holder, especially at this time of year, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  9. Wow what a wonderful project!!!!!Love the image too!!!!!! Great job on this!!!!!

  10. Stunning project and thanks for the template

    Choccy xx

  11. Wonderful bottle cover! Thanks for playing along at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  12. This is fabulous Julie!
    Lovely design and great image to go with it!
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Anything but square challenge and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs, Jill

  13. Super clever! This came out great! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

  14. Hi Julie! This fabulous project made me smile!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
    Warm Hugs,

  15. Wow ... a fabulous project ... I love your creativity here and just perfect for our masculine challenge ... thanks for the inspiration and template!
    And, thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

  16. Hi Julie
    A fabulous idea thankyou for sharing this with us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  17. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly! xxx

  18. absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly hugs Jill xx

  19. What a great idea. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  20. Great project, very different, I love the idea.
    Thanks for playing along and sharing the humour at TPV this week :)

  21. Fab project - perfect image and papers

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  22. such a gorgeous card, sorry I have not been on your blog for a while, life just has been so busy.

  23. Super creative gift box! Very unique and attractive. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  24. Hi Jules, this is so fun, what a fab idea, so creative I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx

  25. Very cool gift bag, and what a funny image. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  26. Hi Julie!
    WOW! This is just adorable, great idea :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at LD Challenges this fortnight. Welcome back :)


  27. Cute project!! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  28. Awesome project. I love how you used the die cut on it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  29. Great bottle cover Julie with a fab image and beautiful design!
    Thanks for entering our 'Anything but Square' challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  30. Thanks for the laugh! That image is too funny.

    Thanks for sharing in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs! :) Gale

    (Come to my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories suite 2' by Polaroid. )

  31. What a fantastic box for a bottle! Wonderful tutorial too, this makes a fab gift.

  32. What a COOL wine box!! Thanks so much for sharing how to make one of my own! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  33. This is such a fabulous bottle cover! Thank you for joining in Di's DigiDesigns Challenge.

  34. Great idea for a christmas gift, thank you for the template Julie :)

    Love Mandy xxx


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