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)

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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.

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

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and the squares/rectangles.

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

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

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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

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Now add your first four circles

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Move the square to cover the finished side

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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.

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You can now make more in different colours

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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.

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

2 comments:

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.