Thursday, 8 May 2014

Tutorial–Lego Bricks

OK housework done so now time to catch up on all those things I have been meaning to do for the last two weeks.

The first is this tutorial on making Lego Bricks for your cards and layouts (you can see mine HERE) I saw this idea in Simply Cards and Papercraft with written instructions only so I thought I’d have a go. The following tutorial is based on my experience.

You actually need very little to make these. My bricks measures 1 1/4” x 1 1/4” and “ 1 1/2” x 1 1/4”.

I used a small Xcut circle punch which does not have a size on it but I think it is the smallest one they do.

Black Soot ink pad, a piece of Cut N Dry and three different bright cardstock scraps.

1mm sticky foam pads and a white gel pen (not shown in photo)


To begin cut out several squares or rectangles using the measurements above. You will also need to punch out 4 circles per 1 1/4” square.


Using the Cut N Dry distress the edges of all the circles


and the squares/rectangles.


Once you have done this your selection should look something like this


Add one 1mm sticky foam pad to each circle and stick in place.



When making the larger block I found I got hung up on making everything straight so the way to get around this is to lay the rectangle in front of you and then cover one end with a 1 1/4” square


Now add your first four circles


Move the square to cover the finished side


and stick the remaining circles in place  NO PEEKING. When they are all stuck down remove the square and the block will look just right.


You can now make more in different colours


And they look good don’t they, but there is still one more thing to do and that is to make a little back to front “C” at the top right of each circle.


You now have everything you need to make that layout for the kids (or the big kids)

Would love to see finished projects if you use this technique. Feel free to leave a link to your project in the comment section. Have fun xx


Jeannie said...

Great tutorial Julie - your nails look great too xx

Julie xx said...

Thanks Jeannie. They won't stay like it for long especially if I keep using ink.