JustRite Freestanding Peony Mason Jar

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional peony filled jar using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.

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Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease and the jar is stood on a covered MDF bauble using the Craft Consortium Oakwood paper.

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This shot just shows the dimension the peonies give to the project.

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The project would be a nice give along side this other peony jar project

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

Creative Expressions MDF Baubles : CEMDFBAUBLE

Oakwood Decoupage Papers : CCDECP084

& Full Range of Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE

 Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Gilding Wax : CSPMGWTEAL

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL,

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Aqua Collection Dazzlers : DAZMIXAQUA

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional freestanding peonies in a mason jar. The products needed are the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die and the dimensional jar is sat on a Creative Expressions MDF Baubles covered with the Craft Consortium oakwood decoupage papers.

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Step 2. Place the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp on an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink, if this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one. Place the chosen sentiment in the gap of the jar so both images are stamped at the same time for a neater finish.

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Step 3. Take a piece of the Foundations coconut card and draw a line the depth of the ruler across the bottom of the card.

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Step 4. Ink the stamp again using the Ranger archival black ink.

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Step 5. Stamp the mason jar on the line of the prepared Foundations coconut card.

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Step 6. Ink the stamp up again and then stamp the mason jar next to the one just stamped and again using the base pencil line as a guide. As it`s a clear stamp you`ll be able to line up the edges of the mason jar easily.

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Step 7. Ink the stamp again before stamping the 3rd and final mason jar in the same fashion.

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Step 8. Draw a line 1cm away from the last jar and then add a diagonal line at the top and bottom of the mason jar to create a tab effect. Please note that you should also do this on the bottom edge as well as this will give the tabs for a triangle to be placed later on.

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Step 9. Another piece of card can be added under the mason jars and then cut into tabs so all is not lost if you didn`t add the tabs now. I`m just explaining as a few of the photos will show the jars without the bottom tabs. This is the joy of designing as I can spot where something might be missing and make it easier for you to do the workshop from the start!!!

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Step 10. Cut around the outside edge of the joined mason jars and the tabs making sure you leave a small amount of white card to each left hand side of the top sides of the jars. ( Make sure you keep the mason jars joined in the strip).

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Step 11. Place the cut out mason jars onto a score board and with the Spellbinder tool in one and the ball tool attachment on score down the sides of the mason jar including the tab too.

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Step 12. Place the small piece of white card that was left on the side of the jar tops and score on the black ink edge of the jar. If you have cut this area off not to worry as you could add a folded piece of card to the reverse of the bottle to make a tab to glue the sides together.

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Step 13. Just ease the scoring down to create a small lip on the jar side.

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Step 14. Score around the bottom of the jar to ease the bottom tabs into place.

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Step 15. Fold back all of the scored lines ready for the jar to be made dimensional.

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Step 16. This is just a photo to show you how the jar will be glued later on but it is easier to colour and work on the jar when it is flat.

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Step 17. Add some of the Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink from either the distress pen or the mini ink pad onto an acrylic block. Use a water brush to pick up the ink and just highlight around the edges of the mason jar. Ink a wider amount down one side to create a shadow effect as this will add a realistic feel to the piece.

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Step 18. Stamp out 3 of the jar / sentiment images and the string image using the black archival ink and then cut the images out using the small curved rectangle as well as the string tie around the neck of the mason jar. Set aside the pieces for a later step.

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Step 19. Once all 3 of the sentiments have been cut out and the string bows colour in the edges of the mason jar sentiments using the Victorian velvet on a smoothie to add a light pink border on the sentiment panel.

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Step 20.  Attach the sentiments to the jars using some foam tape for depth. Add some glossy accents to the mason jar area leaving the label plain and bow area clear. This will give a lovely feel and dimension to the finished piece. Leave the scored lines free of the glossy accents but it doesn`t matter if it does spread slightly into crease , just don`t overload the area.

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Step 21. Set aside the worked piece whilst you continue making the peonies.

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Step 22. Stamp out 9 of one style of the peony and 6 of the other style. This will allow you to cut the smaller peony decoupage style pieces out for the front and back of the 5 main peonies.

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Step 23. Place the corresponding dies from the JustRite peonies & mason jar die set over the stamped images and cut the shapes out. Also cut the smaller area of the peony flower to be used as a decoupage piece later on. Remember for each peony you will need 2 decoupage peony pieces . As the flowers can`t be stamped in the reverse as the leaf shape is different, then …….

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Step 24. …. Ink up the peony stamp.

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Step 25. and press the main flower area over the plain reverse of the peony die shape.

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Step 26. This will give you a nice coverage of the flower with just a small area of white to cover up.

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Step 27. Take the small peony stamp from the set and use the leaf to stamp onto the white leaf area. This step is optional and I’ll show you later how you can just leave the back clear and use distress inks to colour the leaves in if you would prefer that way.

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Step 28. The peony dies are wonderful for decoupaging the flower as all the hard work of cutting the peony is taken away by using the die.

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Step 29. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet ink pad and then ink the petals of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area with less ink on to add depth to the flower. Remember you can use the tip of the smoothie to get into the fine area of the flower.

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Step 30. Now use Tim Holtz peeled paint ink pad on the Creative Expressions smoothie and add the ink directly onto the petals of the cut peonies.

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Step 31. Go back in with the Victorian velvet ink and add a bit more ink to the side of the peony for added depth. This is the reverse of the peony which had the leaf stamped on the corner and as it won`t be directly seen at the front of the jar it won`t matter being stamped and inked in the way.

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Step 32. If you want to leave the back plain then just use the peeled paint ink to colour the leaf shapes and then add 2 of the pink decoupage flowers at an angle to help cover the back and so they are not seem from the front of the flower.

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Next Friday will see the completion of this project so please come back and see how the finished project is made.

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Just Because Paper Pad Lattice Card

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This workshop shows how to make this framed embossed card using the Sue Wilson shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frame along with the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die as well as the Creative Expression large blossom embossing folder.

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The fronds die & flower die have been used with some vellum to create the delicate leaves and flowers. The some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue added to the centre of the flowers create a faux pearl effect in the centre of the flower.

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Some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond frost has been used behind the `Just Because ` sentiment to give a sparkle look and to finish off the project.

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Just Because Paper Pad Lattice Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions Spring Shades Collection by John Lockwood Paper Pad : JLPP002

Sentimentally Yours Blossom 8″ x 8″ Paper Pad : SYBPPC

Sue Wilson Shadow Boxes Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame :  CED9303

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Die : CED4307

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches ~ Olive Branch Die : CED1460

Sue Wilson Ornate Frame ~ Just Because Frame Die CED5421

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost ~ Frosty Dawn : CSDFFROSTY

Spellbinders D-Lites Peony Die : WIZS2-165

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder : EF-026

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Foundations Rich Plum Card: 41021 & Foundations Vellum : 40024

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink Pad : DPDUSTYCONC

Creative Expressions Natural Jute Twine : CETWINEJUTE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Orchid Satin Ribbon  : CESRORCHID

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

   Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows you how to make the lattice panel card using the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad and the Sentimentally Yours blossom 8″ x 8″ paper pad along with the Sue Wilson shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frame dies. Also needed for the project are the Sue Wilson delicate fronds die, the Noble double pierced rectangle dies, the delicate garden die , the olive branch die and the ornate frame ~ just because frame die.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations rich plum card and also a sheet of dark purple from the Sentimentally Yours blossom 8″ x 8″ paper pad along and a patterned and co-ordinating paper from the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad. All these papers and card blend perfectly together and make it easy to put together a colour palette to suit your project.

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Step 3. Add the 2 outer stitched dies from the Sue Wilson shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frame dies onto the darker plain paper from the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad. Then add the lattice die and the next size up frame onto the lighter shade paper from the same pad. Cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 4. Now cut another frame in the darker paper using the outer stitched die and the 3rd size down die to make a thicker frame. Retain the solid inner shapes for another project.

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Step 5. Cut a large pierced frame in the light patterned paper using the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle die. Lay the 2 frames on a piece of the rich plum card leaving a border all the way around the edge of the paper. Now score down the edge of the card and add another piece of card to the tab and before trimming off the excess to make the larger base card suitable for this project.

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Step 6. Use some of the Tim Holtz dusty concord ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie and just distress the edges of the patterned paper.

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Step 7. Use some foam tape to attach the pierced rectangle patterned paper to the base card. Either use the frames as is or take the frames and …….

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Step 8. …….run them through the die cutting machine using the Creative Expressions large rambling blossoms embossing folder. Repeat the process on the smaller frame too.

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Step 9. Add some of the Tim Holtz dusty concord ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie and distress the edges and embossed areas of the frames.

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Step 10. Add some foam tape on the reverse of the frame and add the frames onto the base card. Use foam tape on each layer of paper and on the frames for added dimension. Place the wider embossed frame down onto the patterned panel before adding the thinner frame over the top.

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Step 11. Here you have a nice layered look to the card.

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Step 12. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the reverse of the lattice panel.

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Step 13. Before placing the lattice frame into the embossed frame position.

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Step 14. Select the delicate fronds die, the delicate garden die, the olive branch die and the ornate frame ~ just because frame die. Please note the far right die was not used in this project as the photo suggests.

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Step 15. Here a piece of self adhesive sheet has been added on the reverse of a piece of vellum and then run through the die cutting machine. This will need maybe 3 runs through to get the needed cut but it`s worth it as it`s not something that could be cut by hand.

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Step 16. Remove the backing from the reverse of the die cut panel and stick the frame over the lattice frame and onto the paper. Press firmly down onto the vellum to ensure the frame is stuck in place.

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Step 17. Cut the fronds leaves and the small flowers from the delicate garden frame set in some vellum. Also cut the `just because` sentiment and the solid die from the matching die set with some self adhesive sheet behind the solid frame shape of vellum.

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Step 18. Repeat the cutting in the vellum on the frond dies and the small flower dies too. Why not fold the vellum in half so you get twice as many die cut shapes as the vellum cuts with ease.

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Step 19. Place the flower on the back of a piece of cut`n`dry foam or in the palm of your hand and use a ball tool to roll in a circular motion around the centre of the flowers as this will shape the flower nicely.

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Step 20. Now select the largest and next size down flowers and add some of the gold Adirondack dabber around the edges of the flower.

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Step 21. Add a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect.

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Step 22. Make 3 loops in the Creative Expressions light orchid satin ribbon and then tie a knot in the centre to make the bow. Also make a bow in the light natural twine.

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Step 23. Place the vellum fronds behind the twine and bow using a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Let the leaves fall loosely at the end of the leaves as this adds a softness to the end result.

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Step 24. Remove the backing off the rectangle vellum piece and place some Cosmic Shimmer diamond frost ~ frosty dawn over the sticky area. Press the particles into the adhesive sheet and tap away the excess back into the tray.

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Step 25. Swipe some purple ink over the `Just Because ` sentiment piece (a promarker works well) before adding some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the back of the sentiment piece.

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Step 26. Press the sentiment piece onto the diamond frost panel and use some solid objects to press down firmly over the sentiment as it will help the piece take to the rough area below.

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Step 27. Quickly you will be left with a soft sentiment panel with matching colours to fit in with the project.

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Step 28. Add some leaves cut from the Spellbinders peony die set and then arrange the small vellum flowers over the knot of the bow.

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Step 29. Here is the finished project with the soft vellum accents to carry the theme through the project.

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Step 30. The sparkle from the diamond frost just allows the sentiment to be caught with your eye.

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Step 31. Just another angle of the flower and bow cluster set on the lattice frame.

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 Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Belgian Collection Frame Card

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This workshop shows how to make this Sue Wilson Belgian Collection frame card.

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The new Cosmic Shimmer peacock green and golden mint pixie powders are used to compliment the aqua theme which is finished off with the Creative Expressions Aqua crushed silky ribbon and the Craft Consortium always & forever resin duck egg flowers.

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Use some frosted lace stickles around the edge of the frame for extra texture or use some Cosmic Shimmer glue and some diamond frost over the top.

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Sue Wilson Belgian Collection Frame Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Brussels Die : CED9204

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Tag Die : CED8202

Craft Consortium Always & Forever Resin Flowers ~ Duck Egg : AFRFLR006

Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder ~ Peacock GreenCSPPPEACOCK &

Golden Mint : CSPPGOLD

Creative Expressions Aqua Crushed Silky Ribbon : UK1-5-04

Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Ink Pad : DPPISTAC

Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE ,

Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Highlighter : CSGLUEHIGH

& Silicone Glue

   Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Optional Frosted Lace Stickles  : STKFRLACE

or CS Glue & CS Diamond Frost : Frosty Dawn : CSDFFROSTY

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1.This workshop will show you how to make this free standing frame card using the Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Brussels die & the New Zealand Collection ~ tag die as the main focus. The new Cosmic Shimmer peacock green and golden mint pixie powders are used to compliment the aqua theme which is finished off with the Creative Expressions Aqua crushed silky ribbon and the Craft Consortium always & forever resin duck egg flowers.

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Step 2. Place the 2 outer Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Brussels dies onto a piece of Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 3. Cut and then emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 4. Take the Spellbinders Tool in One and run it over the die with the card still in place as this will help to release the intricate pieces in the die. Then remove the die from the card and use the tool to remove the excess card that is left still in the die.

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Step 5. Repeat the process until you have 4 of the cut out frames making sure you have the pieces the same so it will ensure the frame sits perfectly when the pieces are glued together.

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Step 6. Place Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ tag die onto a piece of coconut card and cut and emboss 4 tags.

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Step 7. Use the adhesive eraser to remove any sticky residue made from the low tack tape.

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Step 8. Place the centre of the frame on a score board and gently score down the centre of the frame. Repeat this on the other 3 frames.

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Step 9. Cut a piece of the Foundations antique gold card so it measures 5 ½ cms wide by ……….

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Step 10. ……. 20 ½ cms. Score the card at ½ cm, 5 ½ cms, 10 ½ cms, 15 ½ cms and finishing at 20 ½ cms. Set aside for a later step.

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Step 11. Fold the frames on the just scored line, pinching the edges of the frame together for a perfect uniformed finish to the piece. Make sure the embossed finish side is on the inside of the frame.

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Step 12. Now crease on the scored line to sharpen the finish of the frame.

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Step 13. Repeat on the other 3 frames. All frames need the embossed finish on the inside.

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Step 14. With the frame still folded apply some of the Cosmic Shimmer highlighter glue on the intricate areas of the frame.

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Step 15. Press another one of the prepared frames on top of the glued frame pressing firmly whilst the glue takes.

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Step 16. Now add another layer of glue on the next piece before sticking that on top of the glue.

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Step 17. Open up the stuck frames…..

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Step 18. ….so you now have the 2 backs of the frames facing the top. Add some more of the glue over the 2 remaining backs of the frames.

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Step 19. Before adding the final frame over the glued area, all the while making sure the design marries up with the frame underneath.

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Step 20. Fold the frame backwards and press firmly onto the glued frames.

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Step 21. Open up the frame to reveal the 4 glued panels as this sets out the finished base shape of the project.

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Step 22. Snip a small amount off the centre bottom of the frame so that the frame will now stand freely once it`s opened.

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Step 23. Now go back to the antique gold card and crease all the scored lines on the antique gold card.

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Step 24. Apply a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue along the ½ cm tab. Dab your finger over the glue to work it smoothly along the card tab and so it won`t seep out when it`s stuck down.

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Step 25. You will have a 5cm square shape ready for the tags to be added onto once it`s placed into the frame.

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Step 26. As the tube is the same width on each side just press the tube flat and pass it the frame from right to left.

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Step 27. Now open up the tube making sure each side has passed over the small hook in the inner frame design. This will also make sure the tube stays in place. Open the tube up to make the full open shape again and it will also open the frames.

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Step 28. Here is an ariel shot of the design.

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Step 29. This step could be done prior to placing the tube in the card or it can be taken out to add the gold Adirondack paint dabber on the edges of the tube before placing the tube back in.

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Step 30. When making up a workshop, extra design steps will often appear in a workshop as it helps you see how you could use other dies from the Sue Wilson collection and this step is one of those. Just check the tag will fit through the slight gap in the frame and the depth of the tag works perfectly with the height of the inner tube. It`s a factor worth looking out for if using a different die.

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Step 31. Add some of the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio ink pad onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and then add the ink to the edges of the New Zealand tags.

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Step 32. Place a foam pad on the reverse of the tag and also add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the pad as this will give you a bit of time to get the tag in place correctly.

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Step 33. Pass the prepared tag through the frame and make sure it`s central on the gold tube behind.

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Step 34. Place the 2nd tag through the next frame before adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the tips of the tag and stick the tags edges together. Continue to repeat this process until all 4 tags are on the frame tube.

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Step 35. Make a bow using the Creative Expressions aqua crushed silky ribbon and place it on the top crossover section of the frame.

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Step 36. Add a blob of silicone glue on the knot of the bow and then place one of the Craft Consortium Always & Forever resin duck egg flowers onto the glue.

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Step 37. Place another one of the resin flowers on the back on the ribbon so that the card frame design can be seen from all angles.

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Step 38. Add either die cut flowers or as here I am continuing to use the lovely resin flowers and attaching one to each end of the tag. Go ahead and add another on the reverse of the tag to complete the look.

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Step 39. Spritz the coconut card with some water. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder towards the tip of the bottle before removing the lid whilst it is upright. Gently tap the end of the bottle so the powder lightly lands on the watered card or be more heavy handed and you`ll achieve the effect in the centre of the card as shown here. Cosmic Shimmer peacock green and golden mint pixie powders are added to get this look and the go back in and spritz the powder and watch the powders work together. Allow the card / powders to dry or use a heat tool to dry the piece.

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Step 40. Use the small inner circle die from the New Zealand tag die and cut 4 circles from the pixie powder card. Use different areas for a lovely effect to the project.

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Step 41. Slip the disc through the frame and place it in the centre of the tag without any glue on the tag. It`s a tight fit and the glue could seep onto the tags.

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Step 42. Lift the edge of the circle up and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the pixie powder disc. Repeat the process on the other 3 circles around the frame.

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Step 43. Here is the completed project. Simple yet effective and easy when using the frames as all the hard work is done for you.

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Step 44. Make a nice box to add the project into, there has been a lovely background die size box made before so check out the weekly workshop site for ideas.

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Step 45. Why not add some frosted lace stickles around the edge of the frame or use some Cosmic Shimmer glue and some diamond frost over the top.

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 Happy Crafting

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Rich Plum & Blue Poppy Card

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This workshop shows how to make this vibrant card using the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powders along with the Sue Wilson Laurel dies & co-ordinating Laurel stamp.

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Here is a close up of the die cut stamped frame and the other intricate die cuts.

The rich plum and blue poppies just frame the project.

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Rich Plum & Blue Poppy Card

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Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Lauren Die : CED4314         

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Zoe Die : CED4310

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches ~ Olive Branch Die : CED1460

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ Exquisite Poppy : CED1458

 Sue Wilson Stamps to Die for …. Laurel Flourish : UMS688

Sue Wilson Striplet Meadow Floral : CED1605

Sue Wilson Gemini Collection ~ Phoenix Die : CED4401

Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder ~ Plum Twist : CSPPPLUM

& Aqua Lagoon : CSPPAQUA

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

 Foundations A4 240gsm Card ~ Coconut : 40980

Rich Plum : 41021  & Vintage Gold : VINTGOLDCARD

    Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

   Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Clear & Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD 

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD

Creative Expressions Decadent Teal Gilding Wax : CSPMGWTEAL

Vintage Ivory Ribbon : VRIVO

 Scotch Removeable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how colour the exquisite poppy flowers with the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder and also make a background sheet with the excess powder. The products needed from the Sue Wilson die range are the frames & tags ~ laurel die, the Zoe die, the olive branch die, the exquisite poppy die, the striplet meadow floral die along with the phoenix die. The Sue Wilson stamps to die for …. Laurel flourish stamp co-ordinates with the laurel die and the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder ~ plum twist and aqua lagoon are used for the colour theme of the card.

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Step 2. Place the laurel stamp on an acrylic block and ink it up using some clear & resist ink pad. Have the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder with the lid open and a piece of Foundations coconut card on the Creative Expressions stamping mat.

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Step 3. Stamp the image onto a sheet of the Foundations coconut card.

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Step 4. Then cover the inky image with the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder. Tip the excess off onto a scrap piece of paper.

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Step 5. Now heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

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Step 6. Place the outer Sue Wilson laurel die over the stamped image and also use the smaller oval and the inner tag detail dies. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut and then emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 7. Remove the low tack tape from the die cut pieces.

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Step 8. Use the Creative Expressions adhesive eraser to remove the excess sticky marks from the die cut pieces. It`s an amazing tool to have.

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Step 9. Place the 2 outer dies from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Zoe die set onto a piece of Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 10. Cut & then emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 11. Repeat the process in stamping and then embossing the laurel stamp onto the coconut card and then cut the image out using the laurel die. Now turn the image 90 degrees to change the look slightly and to create a square feel to the piece. You can see there is some excess embossed card under the oval once the card has been turned so …..

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Step 12. …. place the oval die under oval aperture.

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Step 13. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape and remove the top worked piece.

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Step 14. Cut the piece through the Grand Calibur machine and you`ll be left with the die cut piece now in 2 pieces.

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Step 15. Lay the pieces under the complete laurel piece so the oval edges marrying under the oval shape.

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Step 16. The Zoe white die cut piece will be placed over the laurel stamped pieces to give extra detail to the finished piece.

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Step 17. Lay the olive branch dies and the exquisite poppy dies onto a piece of coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape. This will ensure the small dies do not move once they are cut. Now cut & emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 18. Remove the die shapes from the dies and place them onto a non stick craft mat. Spritz the card with some water.

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Step 19. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder towards the tip of the bottle before removing the lid whilst it is upright.

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Step 20. Gently tap the end of the bottle so the powder lightly lands on the watered card. Here the plum twist Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder has been used.

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Step 21. Now tap some of the aqua lagoon Cosmic Shimmer pixie powder over the die cut flowers & plum twist pixie powder.

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Step 22. Go back in and spritz the powder and watch the powders work together.

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Step 23. Don`t worry about the excess pixie powder / wet ink on the craft mat as this is going to be used for a backing paper. Just go back in and add some more of the pixie powder if you want a larger area and then spritz the excess powder again.

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Step 24. Place a piece of the Foundations coconut card over the powders and press down onto the card.

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Step 25. Lift the card to reveal a yummy backing paper which is basically made from the excess ink that was left over from colouring the flowers. If there are any patches then just dab the white area over the wet pixie powder on the craft mat. Set aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process.

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Step 26. Two of the same size petals will be needed to be off set under each other and this will make the larger petal shapes.

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Step 27. Just curve the edge of the petals with the edge of a pair of decoupage snips or a scissor blade.

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Step 28. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue in the centre of the base petal.

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Step 29. Place the next same size petal over the glue and press firmly down with a pokey tool as the glue takes. This will be seconds but making sure each layer is set just helps when you play and curve the petals later on.

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Step 30. Keep building up the flowers using both sets of the same petal shapes as you go and then finish with the small centre die shape or a tiny petal piece.

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Step 31. Make up 2 large flowers and 1 smaller flower and then add a dot of the pearl Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue in the centre of the flower. Please note that the glue then took on the mica as the glue was wet but this adds to the end result so what a happy accident !!!!

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Step 32. Here an old rich plum piece was found in my crafty stash and the colours were perfect so i`m using this piece as part of my design. It`s made using the 2 cuts of the striplet meadow floral die along with the edging of the phoenix die. Alternatively you could use an embossed panel instead. The piece works well with the pixie powder background card underneath.

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Step 33. Cut the pixie powder card to 170mm x 170mm and the striplet panel finishes off at 158mm x 145mm. Now mat the pixie powder backing card onto a piece of the Foundations vintage gold card leaving a 3mm border all around the edge of the piece.

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Step 34. Make a base card by joining 2 sheets of Foundations rich plum card and finish the size to 210mm x 210mm square. Add a two lined embossed border around the edge of the card or even pierce an edge for added detail.

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Step 35. Mat a 190mm x 190mm coconut card panel onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension. Add the prepared pixie panel onto the card again using foam tape. Now apply some 3d glue behind the flowers if the striplet die shapes…..

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Step 36. ….. and add this over the pixie powder panel. Make sure you keep the panel raised to add to the effect of the colours underneath.

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Step 37. Use some Creative Expressions decadent teal gilding wax on the edges of the laurel stamped die cut pieces.

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Step 38. Attach the pieces onto the back of the whole laurel die piece using foam tape and then add some more foam tape on the back of the whole piece.

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Step 39. Add the laurel piece onto the rich plum striplet die cut panel and then add the Zoë die cut piece using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 40. Add 3 pieces of foam tape stacked on top of each other to build the small tag up before adding to the centre of the Zoe oval space.

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Step 41. Use some 3d glue to add the double ivory vintage ribbon bow onto the corner of the laurel die cut panels. Now arrange the flowers over the knot of the bow. Place the olive branch sprigs under the flowers using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to finish of the design.

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Step 42. Here is the completed project mainly made up by the use of the Cosmic Shimmer pixie powders. Why not try different colours from the pixie powder range.

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Step 43. The dimension is easily seen from the side view. The white card just breaks up the brightness from the plum & blue tones.

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 Happy Crafting x

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Pink Peony Jar Card

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional peony card using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.

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Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die : CED4307

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

Spellbinders D-Lites Peony Die : WIZS2-165

Craft Consortium Beautiful Bloom 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad : CCPPAD002

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Spring Shades Collection Paper Pad : JLPP002

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL,

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Mustard Seed : DMMUST, Stormy Sky : DMSSTORM

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional peony in a mason jar card using the peony die set and clear stamps for a uniformed feature to your work. The products needed are the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die, the Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies, the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. Also needed are the Craft Consortium beautiful bloom 12″ x 12“ paper pad and the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad.

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Step 2. Place the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp on an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink, if this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one. Place the chosen sentiment in the gap of the jar so both images are stamped at the same time for a neater finish.

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Step 3. Ink the stamp up again and stamp it onto a sheet of the Foundations coconut card. Then stamp out the peony flowers and an additional mason jar image.

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Step 4. Place the corresponding dies from the JustRite peonies & mason jar die set over the stamped images and cut the shapes out. Also cut the smaller area of the peony flower to be used as a decoupage piece later on. The sentiment is cut out in the small curved rectangle as well as the string tie around the neck of the mason jar. Set aside the pieces for a later step.

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Step 5. I also cut out the peony petals from the Spellbinders d-lites peony die set as I was going to use this flower to embellish the card later on but I found the flower to big. I have kept the steps in the workshop as I found it hard to work out how to make the flower up. If you want to make the peony then cut

11 of the largest peony leaves,

7 of the 2nd largest leaf,

3 of each of the 2 smaller size leaves.

1 centre piece, 1 of each of the flower like shapes.

4 leaf dies. Set aside for later.

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Step 6. I have made up my own colour palette / tray by adding a piece of white card in the middle of one of the Sue Wilsons die packets. It makes a perfect palette to add inks onto and then use a water brush to pick up the inks. So scribble some of the Tim Holtz peeled paint & shabby shutters distress ink onto the pallet.

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Step 7. Pick up the ink on the water brush and start to colour in the leaves and stems on the peony die cut shapes. Add the darker ink on the tips of the leaves for a nice shaded effect and build up your colours. The coconut card will take a fair bit of the water but don`t try to overload the card as it will start to break down. Alternatively use some watercolour card.

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Step 8. Here some of the Victorian velvet mini ink pad has been used on the white pallet and then used to add colour to the peony flower.

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Step 9. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the ink pad and then ink the edges of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area untouched to add depth to the flower.

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Step 10. Colour in the edges of the mason jar using the tumbled glass distress ink and then add some of the Victorian velvet which is still on the smoothie to add a light pink border on the sentiment panel.

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Step 11. Curve the petals and leaves on the peony flowers. I like to curve the leaves one way and then curve another one in a different direction as this will give a lovely flow to the finished dimension of the flower. Now colour the smaller cut flower heads up and glue them onto the peony shapes with some foam tape or some 3d glue.

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Step 12. Place the mason jar die cut shape on a cutting mat and slit a line along the front of the jar top leaving the edges of the jar still attached.

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Step 13. Place the cut peonies through the hole to give a life like finish to the piece.

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Step 14. Add the 3 smaller peonies so they cascades down the side of the mason jar. Colour the string bow in a brown distress ink.

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Step 15. Now back to making the peony flower up. Colour in the petals both front and back using the Victorian velvet ink pad for the petals and the shabby shutters for the leaves. The mustard seed pen has been used to colour in the inner stamen section of the die shape.

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Step 16. Curve the 2 flower like shapes up at the edges and then roll the yellow stamen middle up gluing the piece as you go or just glue at the end if needs be. Fan the die pieces out on the yellow piece.

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Step 17. Add the yellow centre to the middle of the 5 petal more open flower shape using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 18. Add the largest petals on the underneath of the centre petal using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 19. Then apply more dots of glue to add another round of the large petals but this time make sure the petals fall so they overlap the design underneath.

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Step 20. Continue to build the flower petals as you work your way up the middle of the peony. Once the flower comes to the middle section then add a good amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the centre of the flower…..

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Step 21. ….. and then add the final worked flower section onto the glue.

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Step 22. Bend the petals back and forth until you are happy with the flower. Make sure you wait until the glue is set first before you move the petals about.

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Step 23. Cut a frame in the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die using the coconut card and also cut some of the small flowers and 2 of the half butterflies in the card too.

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Step 24. Make a base card by joining to pieces of foundations card stock together ~ here I used some light grey as I had more of it and I knew I was going to ink over it. Trim the card to 18½ cms x 21cms before using the Victorian velvet on a smoothie to colour just the outer border of the card. Now use the

2nd largest noble rectangle pierced die to cut the coconut card panel, the

3rd largest die to cut the plain pink colour cloud sheet from the John                                  Lockwood paper pad, then use the

4th largest die to cut the delicate leaf design from the craft consortium paper   pad and finally use

7th from largest die to cut a coconut card panel to go underneath the   delicate garden frame.

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Step 25. Mount the pierced panels onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension. PLEASE NOTE the largest coconut panel will need to be added at this stage as it`s not seen on this photo and it makes a big difference if it`s missed out!!! Use the Victorian velvet inked smoothie to add an oval like border around the smallest coconut card panel as this will highlight the delicate garden frame which has been added above the panel with some 3d glue under the flower sections of the frame.

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Step 26. Use some cellotape to secure the 2 largest stems of the peonies to the reverse of the jar once they are correctly in place.

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Step 27. Use some 3d glue on the reverse of the jar and the peonies before adding the prepared piece to the card. Arrange and stick the 3 smaller peonies so they cascade down the side of the jar (and so they disguise an inky finger mark!!!) although I have to say I prefer the flowers this way so it was a happy accident !!!!

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Step 28. Here you can see the large peony has been added over a double bow made out of the reversible pink and brown ribbon. I felt the peony was a bit to large for this project so I will keep it for another project. But it was fun making it so nothing lost.

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Step 29. Press a ball tool in the centre of the little flowers from the delicate garden frame die set. Add the flower heads onto the delicate solid flower areas.

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Step 30. Add a big dollop of 3d glue to the knot of the bow.

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Step 31. Arrange the flowers over the glue to make a hydrangea flower effect then add some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to make faux pearls in the centre of the flowers.

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Step 32. Add some glossy accents to the mason jar area leaving the label plain. This will give a lovely feel and dimension to the finished piece.

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Step 33. Here is the completed look. A quick note to mention is depending on the ink used to colour the tie on the jar in, the glossy accents may bleed so just add another tie over the top.

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Especially for You Lily of the Valley Card

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This project shows how to make the soft chic moss and white tones on the lily of the valley sentiment card.

It is suitable for many occasions as well as the sympathy cards that might be asked for from time to time.

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The white embossing is enhanced by adding the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud over the top.

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Here the Sue Wilson peonies and the fronds dies are used to cover the knot of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Creative Expressions Spring Shades Collection by John Lockwood Paper Pad : JLPP002

Creative Expressions Spring Trail Background Stamp : UMS706

Creative Expressions Everyday Sentiment Clear Stamp Set : CEC752

Creative Expressions Lily Lattice Pre Cut Stamp : UMS701

Creative Expressions Stamping Mat : CESTAMPMAT

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Pearl Corners Set 2 : SASCW2

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Perfect Medium Ink Pad or Clear & Resist Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Silver Lustre PVA Glue : CSGSILVER

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to this useful card using the delicate white stamped images with die cuts and the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud. The products needed are the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the finishing touches petite peony cluster die & delicate fronds die. The Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad is teamed up with the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin colour cloud ~ chic moss. The new and very useful Creative Expressions stamping mat helps to create a lovely stamped image when using the Creative Expressions Creative Expressions spring trail background stamp , the everyday sentiment clear stamp set and the lily lattice pre cut stamp set.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations coconut card and lay in a landscape position on the Creative Expressions stamping mat. Ink up the Creative Expressions Creative Expressions spring trail background stamp with the Prefect Medium ink pad & then stamp in the top right hand corner of the card. Make sure you leave a small border around the edge of the stamped image to create a nice feature to the finished card. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the ink and then heat set the image using a heat tool.

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Step 3. Repeat the process under the just stamped image again leaving a small border around the edges. The bottom edge will have a larger border left over but this will be trimmed off later.

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Step 4. Lay the card on a score board or just use a ruler and measure at the 8 inch point from the left hand side and score a line downwards. This will give you a 8 “ card shape and also the stamped detail will wrap itself around the spine of the card for a lovely feature to the finished card.

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Step 5. Crease down the scored line to create a left hand side flap to the card and burnish the line carefully with a bone folder making sure you go gently as you have the embossed image on the edge of the card.

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Step 6. Place the card in a guillotine and trim a small amount off the bottom edge so that the design has a lovely spacing all around the edge of the stamped image.

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Step 7. Here is the basic shape of the card you are left with.

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Step 8. Take a sheet from the Creative Expressions spring shades collection by John Lockwood paper pad ( please be mindful I have change the colour of the paper in step 12 !!! ) and place it in the inner back panel of the card. Snip a mark where the paper needs to be cut making sure it leaves a small white border all around the edge. Now trim the excess paper away.

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Step 9. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin colour cloud ~ chic moss onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and dab the ink onto the edges of the cut paper panel.

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Step 10. Swipe the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud inked smoothie over the side panel with the white embossed spring trail design on it. Using the smoothie on the foundation card will ensure a lovely smooth chic moss inked finish to the card.

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Step 11. Here you can see the 2 greens don`t tone perfectly as I was using the wrong colour cloud tone, so I’ve chosen a different colour as I wanted to chic moss to blend with the lily of the valley theme.

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Step 12. The beige sprig design has now been cut to go in the back of the card and the paper has been edged with the chic moss colour cloud.

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Step 13. Place the 2 outer dies from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die set and secure the die in place with some low tack tape on a piece of Foundations coconut card. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the piece and the emboss the card for added detail.

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Step 14. Stamp and emboss one of the sentiments from the Creative Expressions everyday sentiment clear stamp set using some Perfect Medium ink and then the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder. I`ve used the `Especially for You` sentiment. Then use the circle from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die set to cut out the sentiment. It makes this die set perfect as it cuts out the sentiments with the inner die.

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Step 15. Use the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud ~ chic moss inked smoothie to add the same tone of colour to the sentiment piece.

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Step 16. Use the Creative Expressions adhesive eraser to remove the sticky excess that the low tack tape sometimes leaves by gently rubbing it across the sticky area.

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Step 17. Stamp and emboss the Creative Expressions everyday lily lattice pre cut stamp set using the Perfect Medium ink and then place some Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder. 2 of the lattice circles will be needed for this project. Once they are embossed cut out around the edge of the design using a small pair of scissors as this will aid with the circle shape.

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Step 18. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud on a dry water brush to add the colour to the leaves in the design. This will be very subtle but it will bring in the colours nicely through out the project.

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Step 19. Place the solid lily of the valley stamp from the Creative Expressions lily of the valley everyday sentiment clear stamp plate curving it so it will fit in the solid circle that has been cut from the Maggie die in the coconut card. 2 circles will be needed and use the chic moss colour cloud to add ink onto a smoothie before stamping on the prepared stamp. 2 of the lilies will fit perfectly on the circle if the stamp has been curved correctly. Repeat this on a 2nd circle of card.

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Step 20. Add some foam tape to the reverse of the lily lattice circles and add them onto the beige paper backing. Here you can see there is a slight lap over but this will be covered with the Maggie die later on. It`s more important to leave a small border at the top and bottom of the circles.

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Step 21. Add some more of the foam tape on the smaller stamped circles and add them in the centre of the lily lattice circles.

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Step 22. Add a line of foam tape down just the centre of the Maggie die cut piece and then add an additional foam pad on just the centre pad as the centre is where the lowest point of the card pieces and it will even out the levels.

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Step 23. Place the Maggie die piece in the middle of the lily lattice panels.

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Step 24. Straighten a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches off white satin ribbon. Here I have used a cheap pair of hair straighteners which are prefect for this job. My Daughter even calls them my ribbon straighteners now. Make a double bow with tails in this ribbon.

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Step 25. Add finishing touches such as adding 3 peonies & some fronds from the Sue Wilson dies to cover the knot of the bow. Use the C/E pearl corners on the chic moss panel & then add some faux pearls to the edge of the paper backing using the Cosmic Shimmer silver lustre PVA glue. This completes the project.

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Step 26. Here is a close up of the embossed die cut and the lovely lily themed stamps by John Lockwood.

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Step 27. The peonies and the frond in the coconut card just add detail to the side of the card and helps to blend in the white embossing and soft tones throughout.

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Happy Crafting

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Craft Consortium Bloom Beautiful Pop Up / Spring Card

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This project is pop up card using the Craft Consortium beautiful bloom papers and will show you a trick with the Sue Wilson Noble pierced rectangle dies.

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There is a wonderful card pull out section with lots of tags and images which can be used to embellish your project

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The Creative Expressions ~ Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish is used to highlight the edges of the papers for a lovely hint of colour.

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The Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish have a wonderful handle on the top of the bottle which is used as the applicator to apply the polish to your work.

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Craft Consortium Spring Pop Up Card

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Craft Consortium Bloom Beautiful 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad : CCPPAD002

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Creative Expressions Scrabble Small Clear Stamp Set : CEC769

Creative Expressions MDF Scrabble Tile ~ Small : CEMDFSCRABSML

CEC769 CEMDFSCRABSML

Sue Wilson Noble Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

CED5508

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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Creative Expressions Spacer ~ 6.5mm  : CEPSPACERLRG

& 4mm Spacer : CEPSPACERS

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Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Satin Off White Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

& Silver Ribbon : CESRSILVER

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    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

CSWHGLUECSPEAWHGLU

Other Products

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1.This workshop will show you how to make this Craft Consortium spring pop up card. The main products used are the Sue Wilson Noble pierced rectangle dies but in this project they are used to create the pierced look on a triangle !!! also needed is the Craft Consortium bloom beautiful 12″ x 12“ paper pad. The Creative Expressions MDF scrabble small tiles and the Creative Expressions scrabble small clear stamp set are used to create an embellishment to the card. The new Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish ~ silver dream & ocean teal add a wonderful shimmer to the yummy papers.

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Step 2. Open up the front cover of the Craft Consortium bloom beautiful 12″ x 12“ paper pad to reveal lots of additional images and tags which will be used in this project.

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Step 3. Cut out the birds, feathers, roses and a tag from the card inner cover and then cut out each image leaving a small white border all around the edge of the image. Retain for later.

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Step 4. Place a sheet of the feather pearl paper from the Craft Consortium bloom beautiful 12″ x 12“ paper pad on a score board and score down the centre of the paper at the 6” point. This can just be done by a ruler and embossing tool. Be careful not to press to hard as this is paper rather than card which you are scoring. Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at the 6” central point. This will give you 4 ~ 6” squares.

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Step 5. Turn the paper so you have the centre crossover point on the 6” line on the score board feeling your way into the groove.

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Step 6. Place the tip of the paper at the 6” marking and draw a score line up from the centre point. This will give you a diagonal score line to the centre point and to the tip of the paper. This will become the top right hand square as only 2 diagonal scorings are needed on the finished piece.

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Step 7. Repeat the process on the bottom left hand square making sure the other 2 squares are left unscored. So now you will have a continuous diagonal scoreline from the top right hand point of the paper down to the tip of the bottom left hand side of the paper. This is all the main scoring of folds needed for the base card shape ~ well one more is needed for the flap but that will come later.

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Step 8. Place the paper back in a square position and fold the paper in half using the edge of the score board to help you get the paper exactly in half. Press lightly on the score line to make sure the crease is in the paper nicely. Turn the paper and do the same down the other up and down score line.

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Step 9. Turn the paper over and place the score lines on the 2 diagonally scored lines. This will place the folds in the opposite direction with the squares are in a valley fold and the diagonals are in a mountain fold on the finished piece.

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Step 10. Open the paper up to see the basic shape of the card before closing the paper by easing the diagonals so the close inwards.

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Step 11. As the card closes the 2 diagonal will close up and create a whole square in the middle of the square outer panel.

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Step 12. Make sure all the creased lines are correct and that the finished square is all lined up with the edges of the paper.

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Step 13. Just for a twist take a ruler and score a line about 1cm higher than the centre diagonal point from left to right.

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Step 14. Ease the paper over the ruler and crease the paper down to show off the lovely feather deign on the reverse of the paper. The 2 points of the diagonal folds inside will now be seem and act as a feature to the project.

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Step 15. Changing which way you score the paper will determine the finished look to the project, I`m going with the lighter feather design as the main feature.

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Step 16. To make a feature of the front flap the Sue Wilson noble pierced rectangle die will be used to add a pierced feature to the paper. A Sue Wilson pierced square die could also be used but I don`t have that so making other products work for me is in order !!!

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Step 17. Place the Sue Wilson noble pierced rectangle die over the bird and flower section of another design sheet from the Craft Consortium paper pad. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 18. Loosely cut around the paper the other side of the die so that the die and the paper will fit in the Grand Calibur machine. Cut and emboss the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 19. Place the triangle on the flap of the card leaving a small border around the edge of the design. Mark a line along the top not pierced area of the triangle .

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Step 20. Secure the long pierced rectangle edge of the die along that line making sure the cut edge will be on that line and that the other sides of the die don`t touch the other triangular piece of paper. Now run the piece the Grand Calibur to cut it and then emboss the paper afterwards.

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Step 21. Now you will have a pierced triangle panel of card which will add detail to the project.

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Step 22. To add some shimmer to the panel the Cosmic Shimmer silver metallic gilding polish will be used. When you first use this product remove the plastic seal ~ which I did by easing the point of my scissors underneath to release the plastic ( I only did this to save my nails as they are prone to break !!! ) but be carefully if you are using the scissors in this way and always point the blades downwards and away from you.

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Step 23. Remove the foam applicator and follow the instructions that are on the handle. Wash the foam with some soapy water prior to using it and remove the excess water from the foam.

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Step 24. Dab the foam into the Cosmic Shimmer silver metallic gilding polish and scoop the polish up as you move the foam up and across the edge of the glass pot. This will prime the foam up with the polish.

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Step 25. Dab it over the edges of the pierced triangle piece to add a lovely shimmer to the panel.

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Step 26. Select the Creative Expressions MDF scrabble small tiles and the Creative Expressions scrabble small clear stamp set to create an embellishment for the card. Add a layer of the Cosmic Shimmer teal metallic gilding polish over the MDF tile.

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Step 27. Attach the small acrylic scrabble stamp onto an acrylic block before applying some Adirondack black ink to the stamp. Stamp each tile and in this case I’ve stamped the letters for M U M.

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Step 28. Making sure your hands are free of the gilding polish apply some of the silver gilding polish around the edges of the stamped tiles.

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Step 29. Add the MDF tiles to the flap front of the card using some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath each tile.

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Step 30. So the tiles don`t move whilst the glue sets, place the acrylic block over the tiles and gently press down over the MDF tiles. The glue will go off quickly and it will just make sure the tile embellishments are stuck in a prefect position.

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Step 31. Gently pull on the card flap with your hand on the back tip of the card as this will open the card up.

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Step 32. When the card is open you will see what other areas there are to decorate.

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Step 33. Cut a pierced square to fit in the main inner back panel. I have used the same technique as I did with the triangle but something is telling me I need the pierced square dies !!!

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Step 34. Edge the square panel with some of the Cosmic Shimmer teal gilding polish.

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Step 35. Attach a length of the Creative Expressions finishing touches silver satin ribbon on the reverse tip of the square. The area which will be pointing at the top of the card. Try and make sure the fold over piece of the ribbon will fall on the natural fold on the ribbon as it comes off the ribbon pack card. Secure the ribbon down with some cellotape and then add a layer of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the ribbon.

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Step 36. Fold the ribbon over at the fold and place the end over the already laid down ribbon / glue. Add some more cellotape over the ribbon if you wish.

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Step 37. Use some foam tape to attach the square to the card. Try and keep your fingers free of the polish when adding to the edges of the panel as I got a couple of marks on the panel. But no worries as you can cut out a small rose or more feathers to add to the panel and no one will ever know !!!

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Step 38. With the card shape open add some of the teal polish on the seen edges of the paper.

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Step 39. Lay an off cut of the paper on the inner triangle of the card and cut out another triangular shape.

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Step 40. You can swipe the teal gilding polish over the panel for a lovely solid shimmer coverage.

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Step 41. You could also cut another bird from a paper sheet making the triangle face upwards this time. Add some of the teal gilding polish to the edges to co-ordinate the project colour throughout.

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Step 42. Select the cut out pieces that were cut earlier. Here you can see the bottom 2 roses ~ 1 was cut out fully which left it very delicate and the other with a more solid white edging. So all of the pieces were cut with the white edge.

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Step 43. Loop a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches off white satin ribbon through the hole that has been made on the card tag. Now push the ribbon tails through the loop and pull the ribbon tight.

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Step 44. Make a small bow and add both the tag and the bow to the inner back panel of the card. Add one of the small Creative Expressions spacer beads or the larger spacer bead on the knot of the bow.

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Step 45. Now add a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue into the centre of the bead and let the glue dry before adding another small drop of the glue over the just laid glue. This is done as the first lot of glue will sink into the hole and create a base for the next drop to be added onto.

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Step 46. Attach the card embellishments to the inner panels making sure you work on the design as if it was closed to get the positioning right.

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Step 47. The feathers are grouped on one side and the bird and roses on the other. Another bird is placed on the back inner panel.

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Step 48. Having worked on the card when it was closed will help to achieve the embellishments in a prominent position on the folded up card.

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Step 49. Hold the back ribbon and pull on the front flap down to allow the card to open in a pop up fashion. Have fun with lots of different paper choices and enjoy your crafting times.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Wellington Gift Bag

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This project shows how to make a small gift bag perfect for some jewellery,  a gift card or for giving money.

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The features of the die are used to add the Creative Expressions natural jute through and the delicate fronds / peonies are used to embellish the front of the bag.

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Here is the reverse of the bag with the matching Wellington die shape over the Creative Expressions micro bead panel.

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Sue Wilson Wellington Gift Bag

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 , Foundations Sky Blue Card : 40081

 & Foundations Baby Blue Card : 41012

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD & Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  

Creative Expressions Natural Jute Twine : CETWINEJUTE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this elegant small blue and white (Wedgewood inspired) gift bag. The main products used are the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington die, the frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the Sue Wilson finishing touches petite peony cluster die along with the delicate fronds die. Foundations coconut, sky blue & baby blue card are used along with the Creative Expression micro beads to create this soft finish to the project.

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Step 2. To show how the project is designed from scratch the solid outer Wellington die is placed on a landscape piece of Foundations coconut card. This will show you the measurement of the width of the die and will allow you to decide on the depth of the bag. Just make sure you have 2 widths of the die shape and 2 sides which will need to have the same measurement along the base of the card and then just a ½ cm tab is needed.

Score at ½ cm ~ 2½ cm ~ 14 ½ cm ~ 16 ½ cm and finish at 29cm. Trim off the excess.

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Step 3. Turn the card to a portrait position and score down the card at 2cm and whatever the length of the box you require. This will be shown in a few steps time.

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Step 4. This photo just shows how the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die is a perfect width for the bag as it mirrors the same width as the Wellington die.

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Step 5. I ended up with 12cm depth on the box so I scored at 14cm after the 2cm score line rather than the 16cm shown here. Originally I scored a line at 16cm but I later trimmed the box down.

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Step 6. Fold the card along one of the score lines so the card fits in the A5 guillotine and trim off the excess card at the just scored 14cm point.

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Step 7. Now the side of the box needs to have a score line added approximately half way down the middle of the 2cm area. Make sure you leave the ½ cm tab out of the measurement. I have added a pencil line to help you see this scoring. Repeat the scoring on the other 2cm side tab.

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Step 8. Now all the score lines will be in place.

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Step 9. Crease the score lines downwards leaving the inner side score lines alone for the moment.

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Step 10. Crease the ½ cm side tab downwards.

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Step 11. Fold the short inner scoreline by pinching it down to the half way end point. This needs to be a valley fold as it`s called so it`s the opposite to the mountain fold tab scoring. It`s a lot easier than it sounds.

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Step 12. Add a line of strong tape on the ½ cm tab or use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 13. Remove the tape carrier sheet and fold the tab backwards. Fold the other end of the box over onto the tab so it closes the bag shape up and you are left with the 2 creased in side panels.

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Step 14. To help press the side down it`s worth placing a ruler through the bag as it`s open ended at this stage and press the card onto the glued / tape area. This will give the box a lovely crisp finish.

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Step 15. Now the box is closed up ready for the next stages.

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Step 16. Snip up to the 2cm score line on both side panels. You may want to remove the ½ cm tab which will be on this bottom area as it will make the base not so bulky.

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Step 17. Fold the side tabs in and place some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the outside of the tabs.

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Step 18. Then put some more glue on the base flap of the box and close the flaps onto the glued tabs. Press a ruler down the middle of the box to add some pressure whilst the glue sets.

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Step 19. Now you will have a neat finish to the gift bag.

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Step 20. Add a piece of self adhesive sheet onto a small piece of the Foundations sky blue card and cut the solid Sue Wilson Wellington die out of this piece. Once complete cut a 2nd panel.

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Step 21. Place the 2 outer Sue Wilson Wellington dies and the 2 outer Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die and then the lattice inner circle onto a piece of the Foundations card. Secure all the dies in place with some low tack tape before cut and then embossing the dies out in the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 22. Cut another Wellington die set so you have 2 delicate frames, 2 solid blue sticky sheets and the intricate Maggie die shape.

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Step 23. Remove the backing from the card and place the panel in a lid before adding some Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky panel.

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Step 24. Press the beads into the panel to make sure the all the micro beads all stick firmly down.

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Step 25. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the delicate frame and attach it over the micro bead solid blue base. You may wish to off set the card slightly so a little bit of the blue is seen on the side and top edge of the card. Repeat this technique on the 2nd panel.

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Step 26. Add the worked panels onto the front and back of the bag using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 27. Cut 1 solid blue and 1 with a sticky over the blue sheet. Score down the centre of the Maggie blue die piece. The design itself will help you see where half way is.

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Step 28. Apply some of the Creative Expressions micro beads onto the Maggie die shape. Score a line down the centre of the piece making sure you have the longest area pointing downwards. The micro beads will fall away as you score down but you want this so that the scored area will crease easily.

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Step 29. Score down the centre of the Maggie die shape so the longest points are right to left this time being careful as you go as the die shape is delicate.

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Step 30. Now you will have a delicate white frame, a micro bead frame along with a sky blue plain frame which will be used to hide the ribbon handle.

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Step 31. Lay the delicate white card over the micro bead panel. As the pieces were scored in different ways it makes a nice feature for the lid and will allow the heart to become a place to add the Creative Expressions natural jute through later on.

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Step 32. Cut a small inverted `v` into the micro bead panel as the card will move slightly when it`s closed and you want this hole to remain under the heart.

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Step 33. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the delicate piece leaving the small scalloped areas free of glue as there will be no blue card underneath.

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Step 34. Add the white piece over the micro bead card. Remember the card will want to raise when it`s folded so make sure the folds are aligned together.

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Step 35. Press the 2 panels down firmly. Here I have added the piece under my guillotine and pressed down firmly whilst the glue takes. The strong Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue is needed for the piece is being stuck onto micro beads.

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Step 36. Poke 2 small holes in the scored blue panel with the white panel over the top. The piece on the left hand side of the photo as the right hand side will indeed be the inner panel to cover the ribbon up. Place some of the Creative Expressions finishing touches off white satin ribbon through the holes. Cut a length of the Creative Expressions natural jute twine double it up and pass the loop through the heart shape and then pass it back under the loop and pull tight.

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Step 37. The Creative Expressions jute comes in different colours should you wish to use a darker colour or even use the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud to change the colour of the jute. Just make sure you dry the jute completely before adding it over the card as any colour which hasn`t dried will seep into the card stock.

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Step 38. Make sure the fold of the ribbon is at the top of the handle and pull the ribbon down to the next fold in the ribbon.

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Step 39. Secure the ends of the ribbon in place with some cellotape and make sure they are not long as it will make the lid bulky.

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Step 40. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the sky blue die shape on the reverse of the lid so it covers the ribbon tails up.

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Step 41. Press down firmly until the glue grabs.

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Step 42. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on just the back of the lid making sure the jute side is facing the front of the bag. Press down firmly to attach the lid over the top of the gift bag.

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Step 43. Hold it in place whilst the glue takes which is only a few minutes.

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Step 44. Cut 2 of the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches fronds die shapes in the coconut card and also cut 6 single flowers in the coconut card using the small petite peony cluster die. Pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine to cut and then emboss them. Press the centre of the solid peony flower shapes with a ball tool to raise the leaves up. Now to add a faux pearl look in the centre of the flower by using 1 drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue. Let the glue dry before moving the flowers about.

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Step 45. Add some micro beads to a large inner rectangle shape and place it on the front of the bag using foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 46. Add some cut off fronds leaves down either side of the micro bead panel so the centre of the panel is kept clear. This will become clear so the Creative Expressions natural jute twine can added.

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Step 47. Pull the attached jute down and around the back of the bag and up to the lidded area.

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Step 48. Pass it through the top ribbon handle. Now feed each end under the jute / heart section and tie it off in a bow.

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Step 49. This will give you an opening which can be used time and time again and it completes the project.

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Step 50. Here is the bow which lays nicely over the centre of the panel.

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Step. 51 As the jute is so fine it will look lovely on the reverse of the bag as the design follows onto the back of the bag.

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Happy Crafting

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Creative Expressions Black / Gold Foil Tri Fold Card

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This project is  a Tri Fold ~ Just Because card. It uses the Engravers Art gold card for a quick non messy result. The intricate Sue Wilson Wellington die are used

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along with the ornate `Just Because` die and the flowers from the delicate garden die set.

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Here is a ariel view of the card

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and the aqua bow just completes the project perfectly.

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Black & Gold Just Because Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Engraving Art Gold Foil : GOLF-810, Foundations Black Card : 40071

& a few scraps of white card : 40980

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Ornate Frame ~ Just Because Die : CED5421

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

 Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink : DSSPISTAC

Cosmic Shimmer Gold Mica Powder : CSMPPALGOLD

Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber : DABGOLD

Creative Expressions Phill Martin Chic Moss Gilding Wax : CSPMGWMOSS

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl ~ Pearl PVA Glue : CSGGOLPEA 

Creative Expressions Silky Crush Aqua Ribbon : UK1-5-04

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make the black and gold tri fold card using the Engravers Art gold card for an easy effect. For the project you will need the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington die along with the Sue Wilson ornate frame `Just Because` sentiment die. The Engravers Art gold card is used along with some Foundations black card. The project is completed with some Sue Wilson delicate garden frame flowers coloured using the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio distress stain and some Cosmic Shimmer gold mica powder.

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Step 2. Place the 3 outer Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington dies on an angle and close to the edge on the Engravers Art gold card. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 3. I have cut around the outer edge of the Engravers Art card as this will help when cutting the card out and it will also ensure that the excess card doesn`t get marked when passed through the die cutting machine. Secure the dies with some low tack tape. Cut & then emboss the piece using the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 4. Here is the first pass through the die cutting machine. Most of the card has cut but as you will feel the Engravers Art card is very thick, so just turn the card with the die still in place so the uncut edge turns to the left hand side of the board.

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Step 5. Run the die back through the die cutting machine. Here is how it will look after just 2 cuts ~ amazing for the thickness of card.

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Step 6. Take the Spellbinders Tool in One and run it over the die with the card still in place as this will help to release the intricate pieces in the die. Then remove the low tack tape and ease away the card from the die.

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Step 7. There might be a few pieces still in the card where the low tack tape has been so just use the Spellbinders pokey tool end to poke these pieces out. Not one piece was caught on the card which just shows the quality of the Sue Wilson die and the Engravers Art Card too.

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Step 8. Take a sanding block and run it over the embossed areas on the die shape to reveal the gold underneath core. Leave the other not embossed areas with the black still on.

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Step 9. Use a Grime Boss to pick up the very fine particles that were sanded off the die shape so they contaminate your work.

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Step 10. Now place the 3 outer Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington dies on corner of the Engravers Art gold card as they will fit in well in this space. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape. Cut, emboss and sand the die using the some technique as in the previous steps.

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Step 11. Here is the excess Engravers Art card which is not enough to cut the 3rd die shape but you`ll be left with nice big pieces which can be used when cutting the sentiment die out later on. Go ahead and cut & emboss 1 last die shape so you have 3 Wellington die shapes in the Engravers Art card ~ also go ahead and the 2 extra sand back to the gold.

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Step 12. Place the 2 largest outer Wellington dies and the 4th largest frame die on some Foundations black card and cut and emboss 3 black card panels.

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Step 13. Now you will have 3 black / gold Engravers Art embossed panels, 3 black frame panels, 3 larger rectangle black / gold shapes and 3 small rectangle black card shapes.

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Step 14. Lay the black frames on the reverse of the black and gold frames to show the inner smaller frame piece that will be seem through the card. It`s up to you if you have the embossed inner side on the reverse debossed side showing. Here you can see both embossed (right) or debossed (left) ways.

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Step 15. Add a small amount of the Creative Expressions Phill Martin chic moss gilding wax on your finger and add it in random places on the embossed edge of the black / gold frame.

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Step 16. Buff the wax up slightly being careful as you do it as the wax is on the shiny gold surface and being to heavy handed could remove all of the wax.

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Step 17. Fold a piece of the heat embossing acetate in half so it comes up to the solid inner frame edge. This will help the acetate to be disguised. Place the acetate under the Wellington die shape and cut around the curve of the die shape on the acetate. Repeat this on the other end of the acetate.

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Step 18. Cut a 2nd acetate panel so it mirrors the piece you have just cut.

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Step 19. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse solid areas of the die cut panel. Make sure you only glue where the acetate will be placed.

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Step 20. Stick the glued die cut shape onto the folded acetate leaving the folded edge on the edge of the die shape so it creates a hinge for the next die shape to be added.

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Step 21. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the die cut piece, again in just the border area and make sure the rectangle inner frame is facing in the same direction when placing the glue down. Attach the frame to the hinged acetate using the die shape underneath as a guide to having the piece straight.

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Step 22. Once the glue is set, open the panels up and cut away the excess acetate around the corner section. Do the same with the card folded and cut the small area either side of the centre panel so the acetate still reminds folded and attached / hinged.

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Step 23. If the acetate has been missed with some glue, just lift the acetate up and place some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the acetate and stick it back in place.

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Step 24. Lay the 3rd panel down on the work surface, again making sure the inner rectangle is facing in the right direction and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on both ends of the die shape.

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Step 25. Add the acetate onto the glue and press down firmly.

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Step 26. Now add the final panel over the closed acetate and once the glue is dry repeat the process and cut off any seen acetate remembering to leave the fold still in place.

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Step 27. Snip just a fraction off the curve of the Foundations black card die side panel as this will help when it`s added on the inside of the frame, ie. with the folding on the acetate as the card folds.

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Step 28. Add some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the whole reverse of the card panels.

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Step 29. Attach the Foundation black card panel over the glue and press down firmly.

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Step 30. Remove any excess acetate that may be seen in the frame area of the project.

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Step 31. Repeat the process and add the final 2 black panels on the back of the frames. This will complete the basic shape of the tri fold card.

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Step 32. As the Wellington frame has a sturdy outer edge with the more intricate detail within, it makes it perfect for adding ribbon to make the closure for the frames. So select a length of the Creative Expressions aqua silky crush ribbon and also needed with be the Sue Wilson ornate frame `Just Because` sentiment die.

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Step 33. Pass the length of the ribbon through the centre hole on both sides of the frame. You can leave the ribbon length uncut until you know how much ribbon you will require.

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Step 34. Pull both of the frames together with the ribbon pulled tight.

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Step 35. Make a bow with the ribbon. As you pull the loops of the ribbon up place 2 fingers in the loops of the ribbon and pull in the ends of the ribbon downwards as you tighten the bow so you get 2 nice puffy bow loops and the ends will lay nicely and in the right place too.

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Step 36. Fold the ribbon tail in half and cut up in a diagonal angle to the fold of the ribbon as this will create a fish tail effect. Repeat this on the other tail making sure you hold the scissors correctly and cut a pointed tail again.

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Step 37. Place the Sue Wilson ornate frame `Just Because` sentiment die on a piece of Foundations black card and also add the inner solid frame which isn`t pictured here. Secure the dies in place with some low take tape before cutting and then embossing the sentiment through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 38. Cut 3 of just the largest solid frames in the black / gold Engravers Art card. Sand back the embossed edge.

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Step 39. Then sand some of the middle section of the card. As the end of the die shape will be going under the bow and the panel is slightly to long then cut off the pointy tip of the card in a rounded motion to blend the design in…..

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Step 40. ……. this will allow the frame to be curved when glue is added under each end of the frame. To help this curve the black outer frame before adding the glue to just the ends of the frame and sticking onto the black and gold sanded panel. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue the reverse of the sentiment and place it in the gold centre of the piece.

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Step 41. As the back of the Engravers Art card is white you can either use some Cosmic Shimmer midnight chalk paint or black soot distress ink / archival ink to cover the white back up or just cut 3 solid frames in the Foundations black card and mount the black / gold card onto the black frame. It`s not so messy !!! and the way I have covered the back on this project.

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Step 42. Place some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on either side of the frame so the sentiment will lay sideways. PLEASE NOTE THIS FRAME HAS BEEN TURNED for a solid a base SO DON`T ADD THE GLUE ON THE TOP & BOTTOM OF THE FRAME. Now add the frames to each of the frame panels in a landscape position. Cut just 2 sentiments out and add these on the other 2 frame panels and just have the one sentiment with a curved frame on it.

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Step 43. Place some off cut of Foundations coconut card on a non stick craft mat and spritz them with the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio distress stain.

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Step 44. Whilst the ink is still wet flick some Cosmic Shimmer gold mica powder over the ink so it dries in with the ink. Either heat set or leave this to dry naturally as this will be used to die cut some flowers.

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Step 45. Add the small cluster of flowers from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die set and cut and emboss a few times using the inked mica pieces of card.

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Step 46. Place the flowers on the back of a piece of cut`n`dry foam or in the palm of your hand and use a ball tool to roll in a circular motion around the centre of the flower as this will shape the flower nicely. Now select the largest and next size down flowers and add some of the Adirondack gold dabber around the edges of the flower.

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Step 47. Add a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer golden pearl PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect.

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Step 48. Once the glue is dry add 3 flowers to the side of the sentiment frame to bring in the aqua colour to the project.

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Step 49. Here is the completed project complete which is made very easier using the engravers Art card. It also comes in black / copper & black / silver ~ so why not try out different combinations.

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Step 50. Here is an ariel view of the card.

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Step. 51 Here is just the sentiment on one of the other side panels but you may want to add your our sentiment / hand written message.

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Happy Crafting

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Creative Expressions Tri Fold card with a Difference

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This project is part 1 of a `Tri Fold with a Difference Card`. This is a new style card made with the intricate Sue Wilson dies in mind.

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The apertures allow the peonies to be seen through the design.

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Here is a close up of the Creative Expressions dazzle feet that shine through the Sue Wilson Wellington die base.

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A Creative Expression satin ribbon is used to keep the design folded up for maximum impact.

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Tri Fold Card with a Difference ~ Complete Project

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4   & Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM

Creative Expressions Pk of 8 Large 25mm Dazzlers : DAZLGSQUARE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber : DABGOLD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl ~ Pearl PVA Glue : CSGGOLPEA 

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Double White : SAPSDW

Creative Expressions Ribbon Collection

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will start with part 1 of this tri fold card with a difference project. The main products used are the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington die, the Sue Wilson finishing touches petite peony cluster die along with the delicate fronds die. The detailed intricate die speaks for itself and it is showcased well in this new style card. I needed some feet for the project and I didn`t have any to hand so I made my own !!! ~ for this the 8 Creative Expressions 25mm dazzlers are needed as well as the self adhesive pearls.

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Step 2. Place the 2 outer Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington dies onto a piece of Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut & then emboss the piece using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Use a long strip of the tape so it goes all the way over the dies as this will help with a step later on and it allows helps the dies from touching each other whilst they are cut.

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Step 3. Repeat the process and cut a 2nd piece in the same card.

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Step 4. Now place the next size down die which is the curved corner rectangle shape and secure it in place on the low tack tape. As the tape was left as a long strip it makes it easy to attach this inner die.

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Step 5. Go ahead and cut 4 of these die shapes using the Foundations coconut card.

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Step 6. Cut 2 solid panels in the self adhesive sheet using just the outer die, you may want to keep the inner die in place and cut out the aperture at this point rather than later on. IT MAKES IT EASIER AS I FOUND OUT !!! Also use the smaller frame to cut the slightly larger frame card that came out of the previously cut frames. Just 1 frame will be used as a mat later on.

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Step 7. Fold a piece of the heat embossing acetate in half so it comes up to the solid inner frame edge. This will help the acetate to be disguised. My finished acetate measured 22mm x 70mm when folded over so a 44mm x 70mm piece of acetate would be needed x 2 as it will be needed for to joins. You can have a longer piece and just complete the next step. Other thin acetates can be used but I`ve found the Creative Expressions one the right thickness and it`s handy to have in your crafty stash to use for heat emboss projects too.

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Step 8. Place the acetate under the Wellington die shape and cut around the curve of the die shape on the acetate. Repeat this on the other end of the acetate.

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Step 9. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse solid areas of the die cut panel. Make sure you only glue where the acetate will be placed.

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Step 10. Stick the glued die cut shape on the inside of the folded acetate as this will be the base of the card and the fold is needed to come from underneath the die shape to create the hinge for the next die shape to be added.

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Step 11. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the die cut piece ( please use the die shape with the aperture cut out of the centre and not the solid one shown here !!! ) again in just the border area.

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Step 12. Stick this piece onto the top of the folded acetate making sure the die cut shape marries up with the die shape underneath.

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Step 13. Place the self adhesive sheet onto the reverse of aperture frame. Again use the sheet with the aperture already cut out in the sticky sheet. It`s not a problem of you haven`t cut the inner section out as it can be cut like I did in step 15.

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Step 14. Keep the backing on the sticky sheet and just use the sticky area which will come through the delicate die shape. Place the panel in a craft lid and tip the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels over the sticky area.

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Step 15. As a solid shape was added onto the acetate rather than an aperture shape then this step just cuts the centre out of the card. Just omit this step if an aperture card shape was added to the acetate hinge. The joys of making a new style card up as you find out the easier ways, but it`s good to show both ways as it will help when designing different projects. This solid shape was meant for the base reverse of the project.

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Step 16. Add the other acetate folded strip behind the frame. This time it can be attached directly onto the sticky sheet.

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Step 17. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of another aperture frame at place this onto the acetate tab that was just put in place.

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Step 18. Press firmly onto the acetate for 20/30 seconds until the glue sticks. Again marry up the die shape with the cut out underneath.

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Step 19. Now all 3 die shapes are attached to the 2 acetate hinges and you will have 2 apertures and 1 sold base shape.

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Step 20.  Place the sticky sheets on the reverse of the die cut shapes with the APERTURES ONLY. Cut the aperture shapes out of the sticky if you haven`t already done so in the first few steps of the workshop.

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Step 21. Repeat on the other panel and place the sticky frame on the inside of the frame.

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Step 22. Remove the backing on all of the sticky sheets and place the panels in the lid and sprinkle with the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels over the sticky. Press the fine glitter into all the detailed areas of the dies cut out shapes.

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Step 23. Dot small amounts of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of one of the remaining aperture pieces…..

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Step 24. …. and place it over the diamond snow glittered panel matching up with the die panel below. Repeat this on the other last remaining panel.

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Step 25. Now you will have a double sided joined frame design.

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Step 26. To make the feet for this project take 2 of the Creative Expressions 25mm dazzlers and stick them together using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or some 3d glue. Repeat this on 3 more sets so you have 4 feet for the base of the card.

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Step 27. Take the Creative Expressions double row self adhesive pearls and cut down the centre of the strip.

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Step 28. Add a line of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the join of the dazzlers.

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Step 29. Stick the pearls over the glue and then snip off the last pearl when you reach the full square of pearls. I know they are self adhesive pearls but this added glue is needed because the dazzlers are of a different material than there usual use.

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Step 30. This is how the dazzler feet will shine through delicate corners of the base of the tri fold card later on.

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Step 31. Apply some self adhesive sheet over the die shape and add some diamond snow over the shape before adding some of the Adirondack gold paint dabber around the edges of the piece.

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Step 32. Add a foam pads on the reverse of the smaller die topper and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue as you are fixing it to a rough surface. Now stick the topper down on top.

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Step 33. Use another foam pad to add the 2 joined die pieces to the base solid card surface.

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Step 34. Cut 2 of the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches fronds die shapes in the coconut card. Cut 8 single flowers in the vintage gold card using the small petite peony cluster die. Pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine to cut and then emboss them.

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Step 35. Press the centre of the solid peony flower shapes with a ball tool to raise the leaves up. Now to add a faux pearl look in the centre of the flower by using 1 drop of the Cosmic Shimmer golden pearl ~ pearl PVA glue. Let the glue dry before moving the flowers about.

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Step 36. Snip sections of the fronds leaves to make smaller leaves for the rectangle panel on the card.

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Step 37. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the leaves and then add them onto the raised rectangle panel.

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Step 38. Now add the peony flowers over the leaves. Here I found forming the flowers in a circle helped rather than a cluster for this style card.

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Step 39. Turn the base of the card over so you work reverse of the solid base. Use some 3d glue or the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and add the prepared dazzler feet on the corner of the base of the card. There is a nice solid spot in the corner to add the glue on.

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Step 40. Continue to add the other feet to the other corners of the card.

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Step 41. As the flowers are freshly glued use a handy post or the low tack tape to place either side of the base card to allow all of the glue to set as there are the peony flowers below.

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Step 42. Take a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches thin satin ribbon, here I have used a pale pink but off white would work well. Hold the Adirondack gold paint dabber over the ribbon and with a piece of scrap card or better still on a craft mat drag the ribbon through the end of the dabber. Apply a slight amount of pressure on the bottle. If there are any patches in the ribbon just go back over the ribbon but I found I only had to do one small patch along the whole length. Set the ribbon a side to dry or place it on a radiator.

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Step 43. Turn the base back over to reveal the lovely effect of the dazzler feet showing through.

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Step 44. Crease the acetate folds up on the 2 aperture panels so they are firmly back in place after pulling the tri fold shape about. Fold the 1st panel down over the 2nd panel.

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Step 45. Then fold them both onto the base of the card. The central flower panel will be revealed through the aperture and it also shows how nice a small the design can be in the once folded. You will have the thickness of the dazzler feet but this card will look nice if it`s placed in a small box which can be made and decorated using the Wellington die.

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Step 46. Open the card back up and once the ribbon is dry make a double bow with tails and place it right on the centre edge of the base panel (the panel with the dazzler feet on).

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Step 47. Add 2 of the peony flowers so they cover the knot of the ribbon.

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Step 48. Place a Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewel pot on the aperture panels to make sure they don`t fold back up touch the ribbon bow whilst the glue sets.

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Step 49. Once the bow is set firmly in place add the aperture panels behind the flowers and bow. This will act as the stopper similar to a easel card stopper.

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Step 50. Snip the small excess acetate that is seen at the top of the design making sure you leave some of the acetate folded under the Wellington die shape.

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Step 51. This photo just shows the slight difference the removing of the acetate makes as seen behind the blue squares.

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Step 52. Here is a straight view of the tri fold card…..

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Step 53. …. and a side view. The lovely flowers can be clearly seen from all angles thanks to the apertures in this design.

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Step 54. You may want to try different flowers in the centre or use different colours. This project just shows a new style card which could be used with lots of the other intricate Sue Wilson dies. Just have fun experimenting.

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Step 55. This photo shows the inside of the project along with the pretty dazzler feet which finish off the design perfectly.

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Step 56. Use a piece of ribbon to tie around the folded design and just mention to the person that receives the card that it will fold in a tent position once the ribbon has been removed. You could draw a diagram of how to assemble the card on a sentiment panel and tuck it in the box if it`s sent in the post. I think it just makes a lovely special occasion card. Happy Crafting.

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Happy Crafting

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Creative Expressions Tri Fold card with a Difference ~ Part 1

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This project is part 1 of a `Tri Fold with a Difference Card`. This is a new style card made with the intricate Sue Wilson dies in mind.

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The apertures allow the peonies to be seen through the design.

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Here is a close up of the Creative Expressions dazzle feet that shine through the Sue Wilson Wellington die base.

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A Creative Expression satin ribbon is used to keep the design folded up for maximum impact.

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Tri Fold Card with a Difference ~ Part 1

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4   & Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM

Creative Expressions Pk of 8 Large 25mm Dazzlers : DAZLGSQUARE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber : DABGOLD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl ~ Pearl PVA Glue : CSGGOLPEA 

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Double White : SAPSDW

Creative Expressions Ribbon Collection

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will start with part 1 of this tri fold card with a difference project. The main products used are the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington die, the Sue Wilson finishing touches petite peony cluster die along with the delicate fronds die. The detailed intricate die speaks for itself and it is showcased well in this new style card. I needed some feet for the project and I didn`t have any to hand so I made my own !!! ~ for this the 8 Creative Expressions 25mm dazzlers are needed as well as the self adhesive pearls.

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Step 2. Place the 2 outer Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington dies onto a piece of Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut & then emboss the piece using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Use a long strip of the tape so it goes all the way over the dies as this will help with a step later on and it allows helps the dies from touching each other whilst they are cut.

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Step 3. Repeat the process and cut a 2nd piece in the same card.

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Step 4. Now place the next size down die which is the curved corner rectangle shape and secure it in place on the low tack tape. As the tape was left as a long strip it makes it easy to attach this inner die.

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Step 5. Go ahead and cut 4 of these die shapes using the Foundations coconut card.

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Step 6. Cut 2 solid panels in the self adhesive sheet using just the outer die, you may want to keep the inner die in place and cut out the aperture at this point rather than later on. IT MAKES IT EASIER AS I FOUND OUT !!! Also use the smaller frame to cut the slightly larger frame card that came out of the previously cut frames. Just 1 frame will be used as a mat later on.

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Step 7. Fold a piece of the heat embossing acetate in half so it comes up to the solid inner frame edge. This will help the acetate to be disguised. My finished acetate measured 22mm x 70mm when folded over so a 44mm x 70mm piece of acetate would be needed x 2 as it will be needed for to joins. You can have a longer piece and just complete the next step. Other thin acetates can be used but I`ve found the Creative Expressions one the right thickness and it`s handy to have in your crafty stash to use for heat emboss projects too.

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Step 8. Place the acetate under the Wellington die shape and cut around the curve of the die shape on the acetate. Repeat this on the other end of the acetate.

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Step 9. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse solid areas of the die cut panel. Make sure you only glue where the acetate will be placed.

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Step 10. Stick the glued die cut shape on the inside of the folded acetate as this will be the base of the card and the fold is needed to come from underneath the die shape to create the hinge for the next die shape to be added.

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Step 11. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the die cut piece ( please use the die shape with the aperture cut out of the centre and not the solid one shown here !!! ) again in just the border area.

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Step 12. Stick this piece onto the top of the folded acetate making sure the die cut shape marries up with the die shape underneath.

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Step 13. Place the self adhesive sheet onto the reverse of aperture frame. Again use the sheet with the aperture already cut out in the sticky sheet. It`s not a problem of you haven`t cut the inner section out as it can be cut like I did in step 15.

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Step 14. Keep the backing on the sticky sheet and just use the sticky area which will come through the delicate die shape. Place the panel in a craft lid and tip the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels over the sticky area.

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Step 15. As a solid shape was added onto the acetate rather than an aperture shape then this step just cuts the centre out of the card. Just omit this step if an aperture card shape was added to the acetate hinge. The joys of making a new style card up as you find out the easier ways, but it`s good to show both ways as it will help when designing different projects. This solid shape was meant for the base reverse of the project.

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Step 16. Add the other acetate folded strip behind the frame. This time it can be attached directly onto the sticky sheet.

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Step 17. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of another aperture frame at place this onto the acetate tab that was just put in place.

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Step 18. Press firmly onto the acetate for 20/30 seconds until the glue sticks. Again marry up the die shape with the cut out underneath.

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Step 19. Now all 3 die shapes are attached to the 2 acetate hinges and you will have 2 apertures and 1 sold base shape.

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Step 20.  Place the sticky sheets on the reverse of the die cut shapes with the APERTURES ONLY. Cut the aperture shapes out of the sticky if you haven`t already done so in the first few steps of the workshop.

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Step 21. Repeat on the other panel and place the sticky frame on the inside of the frame.

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Step 22. Remove the backing on all of the sticky sheets and place the panels in the lid and sprinkle with the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels over the sticky. Press the fine glitter into all the detailed areas of the dies cut out shapes.

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Step 23. Dot small amounts of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of one of the remaining aperture pieces…..

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Step 24. …. and place it over the diamond snow glittered panel matching up with the die panel below. Repeat this on the other last remaining panel.

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Step 25. Now you will have a double sided joined frame design.

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Step 26. To make the feet for this project take 2 of the Creative Expressions 25mm dazzlers and stick them together using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or some 3d glue. Repeat this on 3 more sets so you have 4 feet for the base of the card.

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Step 27. Take the Creative Expressions double row self adhesive pearls and cut down the centre of the strip.

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next week…. and this will show you how to complete this project as well as finishing off the dazzler feet that go under the tri fold card.

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The finished piece can be folded down and placed in a co-ordinating box for ease of giving and it will also give that wow factor when it`s assembled.

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Here is the completed project….. see you next week where the complete project will be published.

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Happy Crafting

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Creative Expressions Lily Box Frame Card

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This project will show you how to make the box frame card using the Creative Expressions corner lily stamp along with the co-ordinating Sue Wilson New Zealand ~ Wellington die set.

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The lilies have been decoupaged and coloured in using the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow watercolour paints.

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The Sue Wilson frames & tag ~  Maggie die is used to create this intricate stand.

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Creative Expressions Pink Lily Box Frame Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

 Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For … Floral Oasis : UMS700

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For …… Lily Corner : UMS699

Both to co-ordinate with the Wellington Die Set CED8205

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink ~Chic Moss : CSCCMOSS

Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad : DPVICTORIAN

 Perfect Medium Ink Pad or Clear & Resist Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

  Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH 

 Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Water Colour Paints

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lemon PVA Glue : CSGPASLEM

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

 Creative Expressions Self Adhesive 8mm Pearl : SAP8WHITE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely delicate lily box frame using the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die as the main feature die shape. The Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die (not pictured here) are used to create the delicate frame stand on the reverse of the card. The Creative Expressions floral oasis and lily corner stamps to die for … sets both co-ordinate with the Wellington die set and just finish off the project perfectly. The Foundations coconut card , some Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow watercolour paint, true white embossing powder and the chic moss colour cloud blending ink are used to achieve the soft effect on the finished card.

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Step 2. Take Creative Expressions lily corner stamps to die for … set and place it on an acrylic block. Ink the stamp with some Perfect Medium and stamp the image onto a piece of Foundations coconut card. Sprinkle the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the clear ink. Now heat set the image using a heat tool.

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Step 3. Repeat the process as above but this time use the Creative Expressions floral oasis stamps to die for … set. Heat set this image too.

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Step 4. Secure the outer Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die over the lily corner stamped image using low tack tape.

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Step 5. Run the card / die through the Grand Calibur machine using the   base plate & cutting plate. Also emboss this shape using the pink plate and the tan embossing mat and base plate after cutting.

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Step 6. Measure cms along the top of the card. Here it is cms in from the deepest outline curve, measure the same cms down the right hand side again cms in from the furthest outer curve and then just join up a short line to the edge of the lilies on the bottom edge and left hand side of the image. Lightly use the pencil so it`s easily rubbed out afterwards.

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Step 7. With the card on a craft mat use a craft knife along with the Creative Expressions piercing ruler (as it has a metal edge) to cut along the pencil marks on the lily frame.

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Step 8. Lift the cut edges up to ensure the card is cut fully through and so it helps with the next stage.

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Step 9. Cut around the embossed white edge of the lilies starting from the cut pencil markings and finishing at the other cut marking. It`s always best to cut a fraction past the embossed line so it doesn`t crack the embossed image. The water colouring will cover the excess white card area.

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Step 10. Here is a useful tip, you can have the stamped floral oasis image so it`s just peeping out under the frame or ……

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Step 11. …… move the image across and have it just showing out of the 2 full sides of the frame as it will make a fuller image underneath.

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Step 12. Measure the main width on the reverse of the cut out frame. Here there is a maximum of cms staying within the white area of the frame. I`m just saying this so you can use this idea on different stamp sizes or dies shapes as it`s a useful card style to have.

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Step 13. Cut a piece of coconut card to 11½ cms x 11½ cms and score at 1cm, cms, 9 cms, 10½ cms & 11½ cms. Turn the card and repeat the same measurements down the card to create the complete scored box frame shape. Here all the hard work of the measuring has been done to fit the box frame behind the lily corner stamp.

This will give a main body of 6½ cms with a 1½ cms depth and a 1cm lip area either side.

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Step 14. Turn the cut lily corner frame over and place the inner cut edge onto a score board and run an embossed line down the inner edge of the frame. Repeat down all of the 4 cut lines to create a lovely detail to the inner frame. You may wish to pierce this edge which can be done using the Creative Expressions piercing ruler.

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Step 15. Cut away all of the 1cm edge in the bottom 2 box corners only. Cut a straight line up to the 2nd scoreline before cutting a diagonal line up to the same point to make the tab notch.

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Step 16. Trim off the bottom 1cm square to make the basic shape for the box frame.

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Step 17. Repeat this process on all 4 corners. It may sound complicated but believe me once you have done all 4 corners next time you use this technique you`ll do it much quicker and it`s a useful technique to know when making a lined box lid.

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Step 18. Crease the 4 outer flaps upwards.

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Step 19. Now crease all the other fold lines downwards including the corner tabs inwards.

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Step 20. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inside of the 4 corner tabs.

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Step 21. Place the glued tab on the outer of the box shape to give you the box depth and a nice clear inner frame area. Make sure all 4 corners are glued in place.

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Step 22. You will have the 1cm lip area which will be used to glue the frame to the back of the lily corner frame. Place some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the 1cm tabs shown here.

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Step 23. Add the lily frame over the glued box frame base so that the scored edging lays on the box edge area.

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Step 24. Turn the card over and press the tabs firmly onto the back of the frame once you have the frame in the correct position as seen from the front.

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Step 25. Measure 6.4cms x 6.4cms down the right hand side and the top edge of the floral oasis stamped image and then cut the piece out as a square so that you have just the 2 embossed edges on the card.

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Step 26. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud blending ink onto a Creative Expressions smoothie before adding the ink to the edges of the floral oasis stamped panel.

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Step 27. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the panel before dropping the worked piece into the box frame.

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Step 28. Use the Creative Expressions smoothie which will still have some ink on the smoothie and just distress the edge the embossed edge with the ink making sure you colour the area from the stamped white frame to the edge of the card.

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Step 29. Now add some of the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet distress ink onto another smoothie but this time just ink the edge of the die shape frame as this will give a delicate soft feel to the frame and will marry the green and pink themed colours up perfectly.

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Step 30. Stamp another 2 lily corner images out on coconut card or even vellum and cut out the main lily and all the other small lily buds etc before curving the flowers with a pair of decoupage snips.

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Step 31. Spritz some water to activate the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow water colour paint and then use a water brush to apply the colour within the white embossed lines of the lily. The water colour will repel off the white lines which makes it nice and easy when colouring in the flower. Add some green Cosmic Shimmer water colour to the leaves of the lily to complete the finished look of the flower.

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Step 32. Now add the decoupage lily pieces onto the dry lily using some 3d glue for a dimensional feel. Then colour in the raised pieces. Colouring the flower underneath just means the flower will flow nicely when it`s seen from different angles.

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Step 33. Add a small dot of the Cosmic Shimmer pastel lemon PVA glue to the small embossed stamen areas of the lily making sure the glue doesn`t touch either other as the glue will form a larger dot.

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Step 34. Cut 2 of the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die shapes in the coconut card.

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Step 35. Turn just one of the die shapes side wards and draw an embossed line so it just touches the solid top of the inner circle as shown.

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Step 36. Crease that fold line being careful on the filigree area. Place the scored / folded area over the back of the box frame and then crease over the small amount of the die shape that falls further than the 1cm depth of the box frame.

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Step 37. You will then be left with the shape looking like this.

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Step 38. Turn the other Maggie die shape over so you work using the reverse side. Make sure the heart or pattern lays in the same corner. This just depends on which side you scored the first embossed line on. Trim across the top line at the same measurement as the scored line. Stick the 2 pieces together using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. This will make sure the stand doesn`t have a bulky area when gluing the stand in place.

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Step 39. Now use some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the folded area of the stand onto the top of the box frame depth.

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Step 40. Once the glue is dry the card will have the lovely delicate frame stand perfect for the card style.

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Step 41. Add some small and micro dots at random of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue around the edge of the lily frame to add detail to the finished look.

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Step 42. Place a small double Creative Expression finishing touches satin ribbon bow at the base of the lily and then add a 8mm white self adhesive pearl over the knot of the bow to complete the look.

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Step 43. The lily gives a lovely glisten as the card is turned because of the Cosmic Shimmer water colour paints and this photo shows the completed project.

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Step 44. The small bow and pearl just adds to the faux pearl detail around the edge of the box frame.

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Step 45. Here is a close up of the white stamped images along with the faux pearl detail.

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 Happy Crafting

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Creative Expressions White Lily `You are a Treasured Friend` Card

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This project shows how to make the textured white toned lily card.

It is suitable for many occasions as well as the sympathy cards that might be asked for from time to time.

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The card is created using Foundations vellum, coconut card and snow fibre paper along with embossing folders for added texture to the project,

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White Lily Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For … Lily Corner Stamp : UMS699

to co-ordinate with the Wellington Die Set CED8205

Sue Wilson Noble Classic Adorned Design Die : CED5505

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Dainty Rectangular Frame Die : CED4301

Creative Expressions Textures Linen 8″ x 8″ Embossing Folder : EF-030

Creative Expressions 5.75 ” x 7.5 ” Floral Stripes : EF-033

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set : CEC702

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Perfect Medium Ink Pad or Clear & Resist Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 , Snow Fibre Paper : FIBPAPER-001 ,

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  & Foundations Vellum : 40024

Vintage Ribbon ~ Chalk White or Silver Grey : VRSILV

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Double White : SAPSDW

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this delicate and textured card using the following key products. The Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … lily corner stamp to co-ordinate with the Wellington die set, the noble classic adorned design die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. The frames & tags dainty rectangular frame die is used with the Creative Expressions amazing sentiment stamp set to create the wording panel in the design. Foundations vellum, coconut card have been used along with Creative Expressions embossing folders for added texture.

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Step 2. Take a piece of the foundations vellum and swipe the anti static bag over the vellum. Ink up the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … lily corner stamp that co-ordinates with the Wellington die set with some Perfect Medium or Clear & resist ink. Open the pot of Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder.

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Step 3. Stamp the image onto the vellum and then tip over the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder.

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Step 4. Repeat the process but this time just stamp the lily area of the stamp onto the vellum before heat setting the embossing powder with a heat tool.

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Step 5. Place the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die over the stamped lily image and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 6. As you are only cutting vellum I find it useful to add a piece of 160gsm paper over the image as this will protect the vellum as well as giving the sandwich a thicker amount when it`s passed through the die cutting machine. Now cut and the emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 7. Take the just cut vellum piece and lightly add some of the Perfect Medium over the edges of the vellum.

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Step 8. Once all the sides are completed add some of the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder over the ink.

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Step 9. Then heat set the embossing powder to reveal a distressed fine border to the lily panel. This will also give the appearance of another layer on the finished card.

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Step 10. Cut the larger lily design and also some smaller sections of the lily.

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Step 11. Add them onto a piece of Creative Expressions self adhesive sheet and place a piece of vellum on the backing of the self adhesive sheet.

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Step 12. Cut out the main lily and all the other small lily buds etc before curving the flowers with a pair of decoupage snips.

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Step 13. Cut and then emboss 2 pieces of coconut card using the 2 outer Sue Wilson Noble classic adorned design dies. Again secure in place with some low tack tape before cutting the shapes out.

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Step 14. Once the die shapes have been embossed turn one of the die shapes into a landscape position and place behind the other die shape as this will give a lovely background to the vellum lily panel.

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Step 15. To save on your card it is often a good idea to place the die cut shapes back over the card which it`s just been cut out of, as it saves on waste when cutting another mat. This card will have some embossed snow fibre paper added over it later on.

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Step 16. Place a piece of snow fibre paper which will need the finishing measurement to 16 ½cm wide x 18cm length into the Creative Expressions 5.75″ x 7.5“ floral stripes embossing folder. It`s always best to have a larger piece of paper and then trim it down. The embossing will need to be moved across and embossed for a 2nd time to get the required width of the paper.

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Step 17. Add the embossed snow fibre panel onto the die cut out piece of coconut card and just have a small white border cut down the left and right hand side of the embossed stripes. Trim the panel straight across the bottom so there is no white border as this will help the panel sit into the finished base card.

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Step 18. I had an embossed textured panel in my craft left over pile. To achieve this swipe a clear ink pad over the flat side of the Creative Expressions textures linen 8″ x 8″ embossing folder. Place a piece of white card in the folder making sure you don`t move it about and then emboss the card. Sprinkle some Cosmic Shimmer lapis pearl embossing powder over the ink before heat setting it with a heat tool. Cut the panel to 20cm x 20cm and then add line of the self adhesive pearls which were split down the centre of the double row strip to make the pearls go further. Lay all the prepared pieces together to start to see how the end design will come together.

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Step 19. Here is a close up of the textured linen embossed panel along with the pearl border. Please note your piece won`t have the pierced rectangle taken out although there is nothing stopping you doing this as the inner area will be covered up and it`s a way of making your card go further.

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Step 20. Make a card base out of 2 folded pieces of the coconut card by joining them with an 8cm folded tab down one side, add the 2nd piece of card onto the tab before trimming the excess card to make a 21cm x 21cm card.

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Step 21. Add all the prepared layers using foam tape on each layer for added dimension. Remember to turn the noble rectangle die panels when sticking it in place.

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Step 22. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the shaded dotted area on the reverse of the lily vellum panel and also behind the lily area.

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Step 23. Place the panel onto the noble rectangle die shape and then add the pre cut large lily piece over the vellum topper using some 3d glue.

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Step 24. Now add the smaller lily pieces again using 3d glue. Curving the petals really does help shape and give the depth to the end result so just build up the lily design.

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Step 25. Also add the lily buds for that added lift to the image.

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Step 26. Make a shabby ribbon by wrapping the vintage ribbon twice around your hand and leave the tails of the ribbon so you get a lovely bow once it`s knotted. Place the bow onto the bottom of the lily topper and then cover the bow knot with 3 small peony flowers made from the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. Add a small faux pearl by adding a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue into the centre of the peony flower.

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Step 27. This is how the design is building up so far and it just needs a sentiment added to it.

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Step 28. Select the Creative Expressions amazing sentiment stamp set and the Sue Wilson frames & tags dainty rectangular frame die. Stamp the `You are a Treasured Friend `image onto a piece of vellum and emboss with the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder. Cut the sentiment out with the smallest frame and then back the vellum onto a scrap piece of coconut card leaving the decorative side edge without any card under it.

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Step 29. Add the sentiment onto the card to finish the project off nicely.

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Step 30. This card could be used for an Easter card, a sympathy card, birthday card or a just because card. Just change the sentiment for whichever card you want at the time. It makes this stamp and die set so very useful as you never know when you will need a sympathy card.

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Step 31.  This image just shows how all the different textures as well as the white, vellum and coconut card just add detail to the design. The dimension also gives a lovely feel too.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Wellington Die Easter Egg Gift Box

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This project is a fun way to make a gift look so expense but is made with just 2 1/2 pieces of A4 card.

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The die cut shapes and co-ordinating stamps make a unique feature for the gathered cellophane area.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die For … Floral Oasis : UMS700

to co-ordinate with the Wellington Die Set CED8205

Stamps to Die for…  Damask Delight : UMS687

with co-ordinates wit the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags  Maggie Die : CED4315

 Spellbinders Tool : WIZTOOL

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink ~ Jade Forest : CSCCJADE

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Chic Moss Embossing Powder : CSPMEPMOSS

Perfect Medium Ink Pad or Clear & Resist Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

  Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH 

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Natural Jute Twine : CETWINEJUTE

 Creative Expressions Finishing Touches ~ Pearl Sprays :

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Cellophane & Foil Easter Eggs 

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this useful open box using the following main products…… the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the finishing touches petite peony cluster die along with the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … floral oasis stamp with co-ordinates with the Wellington Die Set and the stamps to die for… Damask delight with co-ordinates wit the Sue Wilson frames & tags Maggie die.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay the card in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 13cms, 26cms & 27cms.

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Step 3. Turn the back into a portrait position score at 13cms.

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Step 4. Trim away the excess card after the 27cm score line. Repeat the process on a 2nd sheet of coconut card.

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Step 5. Cut an inverted `V` notch on just the middle score line up until the main panel score line. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom corner of the tabbed area.

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Step 6. Later on the 2 panels will be joined together but for now keep the panels separate.

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Step 7. Choose which die you would like for the box. I went with the Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die featured on the left as I wanted to use the co-ordinating stamp to die for….. Maggie stamp.

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Step 8. Place the outer die, the intricate floral section die along with the shaped rectangle inner die in the centre of the scored panel. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Make sure you use enough tape so the dies don`t move when they are being cut.

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Step 9. Run the prepared card though the Grand Calibur to cut the card shapes out.

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Step 10. Remove the outer solid cut card from the more intricate inner dies as these will need just one more pass.

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Step 11. Place the dies back on the cutting plate and also cut the inner die if you want that piece (I didn`t need it in the end). Run the pieces back through the GC and then emboss the dies / card.

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Step 12. Use the Spellbinders Tool`n`One to remove the excess waste from the die.

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Step 13. Repeat the process to the other panel on the same piece of card making sure you line the base of the dies up with the bottom of the already cut piece.

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Step 14. Place the card through the GC machine making sure the scoreline of the 1st panel ends up at the edge of the cutting / base plate so the 2 plates don`t mark the 1st panel. Repeat the process of removing the outer card and then cut & emboss the detailed die piece.

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Step 15. Now do the same on the 2nd card panel and lay the 1st panel side by side so you see where to place the dies. Remember to remove the 1st panel before you resume the cut and embossing process again.

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Step 16. Carry on until you have all 4 panels cut and you have the intricate inner panels too ( the small die shapes in this photo will not be used but are set a side for another project).

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Step 17. To co-ordinate the ribbon to the project a piece of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon has been held over the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin jaded frost colour cloud pot and the Creative Expression smoothie has been held firmly in the pot and over the ribbon as the it`s pulled through the ink. Putting different pressure on the smoothie will give you different depths of colour on the ribbon. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool or I placed it on the top of my radiator whilst I did the following steps of the project.

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Step 18. Now you have a lovely coloured ribbon. Always keep marked ribbons as you can use this technique to bring the ribbon back to life.

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Step 19. Select the stamps to die for damask delight with co-ordinates with the Sue Wilson Maggie die. Ink the stamp up with some Perfect Medium or Clear & Resist ink pad and stamp this image onto a piece of coconut card. Add some Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss embossing powder over the ink before heat setting with a heat tool.

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Step 20. Repeat the process but this time stamp 4 of the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … floral oasis stamp with co-ordinates with the Wellington Die Set on a large enough piece of coconut card so it can be trimmed later to the maximum of 13cms x 13cms.

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Step 21. When the embossing is cooled swipe a piece of kitchen roll or soft cloth over the image so it wipes away the excess mica left on the white not embossed areas of the card.

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Step 22. Now go back to the damask delight stamped image & place the outer Sue Wilson Maggie die over the stamped image and also use the inner circle to cut out the centre of the piece. Secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 23. Once cut try and keep the low take tape on the outer and inner dies and transfer the dies onto another piece of card and then cut with the same dies but this time just on a plain piece of card as the stamping won`t been seen underneath.

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Step 24. This will allow the plain shape to be turned and the stamped die piece can go on top to make a more square finished shape.

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Step 25. Now add the Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington outer die and the intricate floral section along with the inner circle from the Sue Wilson frames and tags Maggie die. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut and emboss the card out.

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Step 26. Place the just cut shape under the previously made stamped die shapes to complete the square shape. This set will be for the feature on the cellophane later on.

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Step 27. Here the Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die shapes will be turned to enhance the look and it will also reveal more of the delicate design underneath.

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Step 28. Crease up the score lines of the 2 cut panels.

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Step 29. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the 1cm tab and stick the tab on the reverse of the 2nd panel.

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Step 30. Trim the stamped panels to 12cms x 12cms or a maximum of 12.8cms x 12.8cms so it fits in the 13cms panel but sits inside the scored sides. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on reverse of the aperture making sure you glue closely around the inner frame.

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Step 31. Hold the aperture over the stamped panel so you know you have the design in the correct place and then flatten the panel down on top.

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Step 32. Repeat this on all 4 of the panels before gluing the intricate frames over the card and on an angle. Again do this on all 4 panels.

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Step 33. Once the panels are dry add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the remaining 1cm tab and then fold the panels over to place onto the tab and this will close the box up.

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Step 34. Stick the 2 end bases together with some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Make sure it`s the 2 pieces with the notches cut out that are glued on just the ends of the tabs else the glue would be sticky on the inside of the tube box. Then add glue to the other tabs and stick them onto the just glued tabs.

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Step 35. Cut 2 pieces of coconut card to 13cms x 13cms and place them in a Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder. Run the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine using the Spellbinders raspberry plate & the base plate.

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Step 36. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to glue the 3 prepared cut pieces together so the box cellophane section is created for later on. This will just give a fresh decorative idea to the cellophane gathering point and it will give you space to embellish it further.

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Step 37. Add the Sue Wilson small petite peony cluster dies on some coconut card and pass all the die through the Grand Calibur machine. Press them into a clear and resist ink pad.

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Step 38. Turn the flowers over with a pair of long ended tweezers to retain as much ink as possible and then tip the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss embossing powder over flowers.

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Step 39. Use the tweezers to remove the flowers from the powder.

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Step 40. Heat set the flowers with a heat tool and then pinch the flowers up to add some shape to the petals.

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Step 41. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the centres of the peonies to make a faux pearl effect and set aside to dry.

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Step 42. Curve some of the Creative Expression finishing touches pearl sprays and place them on the inner area of the box panel. Add some silicone glue under the wire ends and place the pearl sprays over the top.

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Step 43. Repeat the process and then add the embossed peonies in the centre of the pearl sprays to complete the look. You may want to add a small dot of glue under the tip of the pearl spray.

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Step 44. Add a large square of cellophane into the box.

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Step 45. Place a piece of coloured tissue paper so it co-ordinates with whatever theme you are making the gift for. Here i`m making it into an Easter gift so yellow is perfect for this. Place some Easter eggs into the box / cellophane.

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Step 46. Cut some Creative Expressions natural jute to length so it`s at hand for tying the cellophane up..

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Step 47. Lift the shorter sides of the cellophane rather than the pointy edges first and once you have these lifted gather up the pointy edges too.

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Step 48. Tie a piece of the Creative Expressions jute so it holds the cellophane nicely above the box level.

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Step 49. Take the prepared stamped / die cut piece.

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Step 50. Squash the cellophane into a tube effect so you can pass the stamped piece over the cellophane and the jute twine. This will just give extra interest to the finished look.

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Step 51. Add the coloured and now dry ribbon to the cellophane as a prepared separate bow before adding a single peony and pearl spray to cover the knot of the ribbon up.

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Step 52. As the cellophane is released you can just ease it back in place and ever trim areas if they are to long. It`s easier to work with to much cellophane than not enough. You may want the gift a be a complete surprise, so use just tissue paper or cover the gift completely under the cellophane.

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Step 53. This photo shows the unique cellophane lid / panel.

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Step 54. Here is the completed project.

You may want to add a tag to the box which can easily be made to co-ordinate with the box.You could add a glue dot if the cellophane lifts to much from the box but with the eggs it hasn`t been needed.

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Creative Expressions Tall Pop Up Inner Panel Section & Background Box

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This workshop continues with the pop up lid theme with the main focus on making a large background box and a column pull up panel for the striplet box. The column is for the striplet box that co-ordinates with the dusky pink rose & fronds card.

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Here is a close up of the pull up column feature which sits perfectly in the centre of the box.

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Here is the original chocolate box which inspired me to make the pop up lid work along side the Sue Wilson corner, striplet and background dies.

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Tall Pop Up Box Inset Column & Background Die Box

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Dusky Pink Rose & Fronds Tube Gift Box

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Products for the Background Pop Up Lid Box & Striplet Inner Panel Piece

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background Die : CED2201

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Baby Blue Card : 41012

Other Products that relate to the selection of Sue Wilson Die Range used in the 3 styles of boxes ~ Corner Cube Box , Striplet Box & Inner Panel and the Background Die Pop Up Lid Boxes

Products for the Cube Box Pop Up Lid Box.

Sue Wilson Configurations Elegant Lace Edger Die : CED6401

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Self Adhesive Film Double Sided Sheet : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Vellum : 40024

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Products for the Striplet Pop Up Lid Box

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER &

Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop continues to work on the pop up lid theme showing how you can extend the idea to use the Sue Wilson background dies and there is also a neat striplet column pull up idea which is perfect to add jewellery or even a gift card / cash onto. The additional products needed are the background box are the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die along with some Foundations baby blue card.

So Take a piece of Foundations coconut card or use baby blue card for a Wedgewood feel to the project. Lay it in a portrait position on a score board. Score down at 1cm, 14cms & 15cms in from the left hand side of the card. Later on will explain that 2 of the 4 panels can be scored at 13cms and the 1cm tabs need not be added. But the other 2 panels need the 1cm, 14cms & 15cms as in this step.

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Step 2. Turn the card into a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6 ½ cms & 24½ cms.

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Step 3. Turn the back into a portrait position and place the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die in the centre of the scored lines so there is the same border around the edge of the die. Secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 4. Trim away the excess card after the 15cm score line. Repeat the process and cut 3 more panels in the same manner. You`ll see later on that 2 panels will not need the 1cm tab down each edge of the background die so it`s up to you if you leave off that 1cm and the other 15cm measurement ~ I found it easier to emboss all 4 panels the same and remove the excess tab later on, if not just trim away the card away after the 13cm point on 2 of the panels.

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Step 5. Place the prepared die and card through the Grand Calibur and cut the design out.

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Step 6. Now repeat the process but this time using the embossing plates and tan mat. The beauty of the making the larger box in this manner means you can emboss each panel as you go along where as the smaller boxes the embossing would get squashed each time it was re cut.

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Step 7. Cut & emboss all 4 panels.

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Step 8. You could use other Sue Wilson dies for different effects such as an embossed only die and the detailed inner cut die for a more closed up feel to the end result.

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Step 9. Cut a piece of thick card to 6½cms x 13cms (or 7cms x 13cms depending on the closed lid effect which is featured later on). This will be used as the template for the pop up lid.

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Step 10. Find and measure the centre of the card, which will be 6½cms.

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Step 11. Place the oval grand die from the just measured centre of the card down to the bottom left hand corner of the card. Be mindful that the deeper the curve the more strain it will put on the finished look so maybe use a round dinner plate instead as this curve was the maximum you would want using the side of this die.

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Step 12. Repeat the curve on the other side of the card and trim along the 2 lines leaving the centre piece just holding itself together with the smallest amount of join. Add some cellotape on the back before cutting to add strength to the join.

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Step 13. Use some low tack tape to secure the template in the top same size panel on the reverse of the worked card.

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Step 14. Turn the card over and emboss around the edge of the template. Make sure you do this in one nice sweep so you don`t get any excess embossed lines on the finished piece. Work from the centre point as you know the template will start there or from the bottom corner.

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Step 15. Repeat on the other 3 panels.

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Step 16. Like in the smaller/taller box projects the pop up sections can be coloured in using the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud inks or why not use the Tim Holtz distress inks. Now place the waste template onto the card to mask off the underneath.

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Step 17. Add some Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie and apply the ink in a dabbing position. Repeat the process on the other 3 panels.

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Step 18. Add a small hole on just 2 of the panels.

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Step 19. Crease up all of the scored lines.

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Step 20. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the 1cm tab.

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Step 21. This is where the tab issue was noticed as 2 panels are not needed to have the 1cm tabs either side so please remove both tabs on 2 of the panels or just use the 13cm panels if you didn`t score the tabs in. Add the just cut panel or tabless panel onto the glued tab from the previous step.

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Step 22. Now add the same glue on another tab and stick this under the panel with no tabs on. Repeat the process until all the panels are added. You will be left with one tab on the end which will be used in step 24 to close the box up with.

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Step 23. Cut an inverted `V` notches on the bottom tab sections. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom corner of the tab area.

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Step 24. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the final tab.

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Step 25. Fold the last panel on top of the tab to close the box shape up.

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Step 26. Turn the box up so the bottom tabs all fold down onto themselves. There will be a small centre of the base which isn`t closed as that`s just so the box was made to fit the background dies from A4 sheets of card and bases can easily be created to fit.

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Step 27. Place 2 squares of 13cms x 13cms coconut card into the Creative Expressions rambling blossom embossing folder and run it through the Grand Calibur using the base plate and the Spellbinders raspberry plate sandwich. Please check which embossing plates are needed in your selected machines.

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Step 28. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add an embossed panel on the base of the box.

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Step 29. Now repeat the process and glue a panel on the inside of the box. This box is nice and open so tissue paper can be used to add a gift inside or it can be used as more of a display box ??

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Step 30. Here is how the base of the box will look with the embossed panel.

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Step 31. Cut small little `v` shapes on each of the embossed points around the top edge of the box. So this is the middle sections as well as the centre measurements where the inked area is. Pass the ribbon through the holes as featured in the other pop up lid box workshops.

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Step 32. Ease around the pop up lid areas before pressing in the centre fold of each of the distressed curved shapes to close the lid with ease. Using these measurements will leave a small gap in the centre of the pop up lid middle but a lovely die cut flower would embellish this area perfectly.

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Step 33. Why not use Foundations baby blue card and coconut embossed card for a Wedgewood feel to the project. Embossed pieces of card have been used instead of ink in the pop up area for another different idea for this style lid. Just use your crafty imagination and have fun designing your own boxes using the many different Sue Wilson corner, striplet & background dies.

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Step 34. For a more closed centre of the lid depending on the angle of the curve then you can use a 7cms & 25cms measurement rather than the 6 ½cms & 24 ½ cms and just adjust the template panel to 7cms rather that a depth of 6½cms.

This ends the large background die project.

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Step 35. For a inner striplet column for the lattice rose and frond workshop here are the instructions needed for that. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card & lay it in a portrait position on a score board and score down at 6cms & 13½cms in from the left hand side of the card.

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Step 36. Turn the card into a landscape position on a score board and score down at 16cms, 19.2cms & 25½ cms. To get the .2 measurement the card is just moved across a little to the next score groove and then scored.

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Step 37. Cut down the card at the 6½cms point and after the 13cms mark to get 2 long panels. Add the detailed larger die along with the inner cut frame from the Sue Wilson Striplet collection lattice window die set in the middle of the top panel of the card. Secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 38. Run the prepare piece through the Grand Calibur and repeat the process on the other panel.

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Step 39. Crease up the bottom 2 score lines so they mirror the photo. You need the right embossed sides facing outwards on both pieces.

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Step 40. Add some Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie and apply the ink over a piece of white card that measures 156cms x 6.4cms. Also add ink on the back of the card before cutting another piece of card to cms x 6½ cms.

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Step 41. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the reverse side of the cut out column.

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Step 42. Add the inked card over the glue and make sure the card falls within the scored base and the outside edge of the card.

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Step 43. Repeat the process by adding the CS glue to the other cut out piece, again on the reverse and then add the glued panel over the base of the inked card and so the creased bases both fall at the bottom of the card.

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Step 44. You will now have 2 half scored panels at the base of the card just add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to this area.

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Step 45. Fold the 1st flap back onto the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and stick it down firmly.

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Step 46. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the just stuck down flap before folding the other flap onto the glue.

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Step 47. This will give a lovely firm base to the striplet column especially when the glue sets.

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Step 48. The base will fit perfectly into the striplet pop up lid box.

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Step 49. The striplet panel will stand firmly upright when dry.

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Step 50. Take a small piece of Creative Expressions 2 tone ribbon and curve the ribbon over and back down before adding a spot of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the in between area of the ribbon. Add a small peony flower with a faux pearl in the centre of the flower to cover the base of the ribbon.

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Step 51. Add a small dot of Creative Expressions dries clear glue on the centre of the striplet column and then add the prepared flower over the glue.

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Step 52. Place the striplet column into the pop up lid section of the box. This will take a little bit of pushing but that`s a good thing as later it will hold the piece in the box.

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Step 53. Push the column down to the bottom of the striplet box and have the panel standing straight up in the centre of the box.

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Step 54. Now pull the ribbon panel up and the base will stop when it nears the top of the box giving it an unique feature to the box.

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Step 55. Why not add 2 holes to the column and add some earrings through the holes or cut slits over the top to hang a necklace down the panel. The column could have a gift card or cash tied with ribbon added to it for a special gift idea.

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Step 56. So here are the 3 different styles of pop up lid boxes using the Sue Wilson corner, striplet and background dies. There are many different designs in the range so happy crafting whichever one you choose.

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Step 57. The pop up lid style is great for adding colour and adding some small die cut flowers / embellishments onto.

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Step 58. Here is the original chocolate gift box that inspired the corner box and the I’ve adapted the sizing to the Sue Wilson corner, striplet and background die range.

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Sue Wilson Lattice Window Fronds Tall Pop Up Lid & Corner Cube Box Complete Project

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This workshop will show you how to make the small cube pop up box .

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The lid is perfect for adding a contrast colour in and the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud inks are perfect for lots of different colour tones.

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Next week will continue with part 2 of the workshop and also share how the tall striplet pop up box is created.

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Sue Wilson Lattice Window Fronds Tall Pop Up Lid Box & Corner Cube Box ~ Complete Project

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Configurations Elegant Lace Edger Die : CED6401

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Self Adhesive Film Double Sided Sheet : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Vellum : 40024

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Products for the Striplet box featured in part 2

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER &

Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make the small cube pop up box . It`s decorated using the Sue Wilson configurations elegant lace edger die along with some Creative Expressions micro beads behind the panel for a soft feel to the finished project. The pop up section allows an accent colour to highlight the curved shape. The Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud has been used on this section along with the corners and to colour the white ribbon. The project comes in 2 parts as it is so detailed and it will also feature how the striplet box is created.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay it in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms, 26cms and 27cms.

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Step 3. Turn the card and then score down the full length of the portrait card at 3 ½ cms, 10cms & 16 ½cms in from the left hand side of the card.

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Step 4. Turn the card back to the landscape position and trim away the excess after the 1cm tab.

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Step 5. Fold the card after the 2nd 6.5cm panel and turn the card back into a landscape position so you are left with the 3 ½ cms, 10cms & 16 ½cms measurement on the card and trim away the card after the 16 ½ cm point.

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Step 6. Cut inverted `V` notches on the 6 ½cm tab sections. Make sure you read step 7 before cutting !!!. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom of the tab area.

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Step 7. LEAVE the last square with just straight up cut lines as this will give a flat base finish when the box is closed later on.

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Step 8. Take the top 3 ½cm depth x 6 ½cm wide panel along the top and measure half way in each section, ie. 3 ¼cms. Mark the spot with a pencil mark.

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Step 9. Take a curved object, here I have used a large Spellbinders oval die. Place the curve on the 3 ¼cm mark and on the other edge of the 3 ½cm depth score line. Draw around the curved shape to join these 2 points together. This step will give you a guide to where the score line will be placed. The next step will make the required template needed for the project.

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Step 10. Cut a piece of thick card to 3 ½cm x 6 ½cm and repeat the centre measurement making the first curve line again, flip the die and pencil in the same marking down the opposite side. Place a piece of cellotape along the top reverse of the card & trim along the pencil line leaving the smallest of join at the top of the piece. Try keep the waste as a whole piece as this will act as a mask later on. Don`t worry if not as you can cut another one out. The most important this is the shape of the curve is kept.

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Step 11. Secure the template piece on the reverse of the scored panel coconut card using some low tack tape. This will fit perfectly in the 3 ½cm depth x 6 ½cm wide panel. Making sure the just made curved template is secured down is a key part of making the pop up lid mechanism work and lay properly.

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Step 12. Turn the card over and run a score line around the edge of the template. It is best to start at the bottom corner or top middle and then let the embossing tool glide around the curve.

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Step 13. Lift the template up and move it to the next top panel and repeat the scoring process. Continue along until all 4 panels are embossed.

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Step 14. Now make small upturned semi circles on each of the scored panels and at the tip point of the embossed cures. This will remove the excess card that would be in the way when folding the lid up later on.

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Step 15. Trim away the small just made semi circles using a small pair of scissors.

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Step 16. Now the box shape is all scored, cut and complete you can move onto the decorating part. Take the Sue Wilson configurations elegant lace edger die and secure it towards the top left hand edge of the central row of untouched squares. Make sure there is a small border of white card on the top and side edge of the die piece. Use low take tape to make sure it`s kept in place when cutting the die out.

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Step 17. Pass the die through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. It`s optional if you want to emboss the piece. If you do I advise you just to emboss the small corner die not the box blank as this is going to be passed through the Grand Calibur 7 more times so the embossing will flatten as you work the piece.

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Step 18. Use the Spellbinders Tool`n`One to remove the excess waste from the die.

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Step 19. Poke through one of the small holes in the front to release the edge of the corner die and then gently ease the card from the die.

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Step 20. Place the corner die back onto the card square but this time in the bottom right hand corner of the card. Again leave a small border of card around the edge of the die.

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Step 21. Place through the Grand Calibur machine and repeat the process along the other 3 panels on the card.

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Step 22. Crease all the scored line excluding the top curved lines.

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Step 23. Make sure you handle the side of the box panels carefully as the corner cut outs will need to be scored in with care.

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Step 24. As the 1cm tab will fall under the cut out of the next corner panel then take the corner die and secure it on the edge of the tab making sure you leave a small border to the right of the die. Add some low take tape so the die doesn`t slip and ruin all your preparation so far.

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Step 25. Place the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to achieve a matching pattern on the tab section.

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Step 26. Now check to make sure the panel and cut tab will marry up.

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Step 27. Don`t add any Cosmic Shimmer dries glue yet as the micro beads need to be added whilst the box is flat.

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Step 28. Take the previously use template and this time use the waste piece. If it wasn`t cut away in a whole piece then use the template to cut another and trim away the curved areas.

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Step 29. Secure the waste over same shape panel on the top pop up sections of the box. Use some low tack tape to cover the other curve on the box. It`s important to mask these areas so the ink doesn`t bleed under the tape. Just use your finger to hold down the template in the middle as you can`t mask the top area.

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Step 30. Take the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud and add some of the ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie or use the larger smoothie.

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Step 31. Dab the ink up and down over the pop up card section which isn`t masked off.

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Step 32. Lift the mask and as long as it`s clean underneath move it to the 3rd panel. Again mask the either side with low tack tape and continue adding the chic moss ink onto the card.

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Step 33. Set aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process.

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Step 34. Place the cut corners onto a non stick mat and dab the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud smoothie over the shapes.

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Step 35. For a bit of depth some Tim Holtz peeled paint ink has been dabbed onto just parts of the corners.

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Step 36. This will just add some shade to the corners. Either heat set or dry the corners naturally.

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Step 37. To coordinate the ribbon in this project, a piece of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon has been held over the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud pot and the Creative Expression smoothie has been held firmly in the pot and over the ribbon as the it`s pulled through the ink. Putting different pressure on the smoothie will give you different depths of colour on the ribbon. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool or I placed mine on the top of my radiator whilst I did the next few sections of the project.

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Step 38. Cut 4 panels of 6.3cms x 6.3cms in both the Foundations vellum and some Creative Expressions self adhesive film.

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Step 39. Remove the self adhesive backing on just one side and place it on the reverse of the card panel so it covers the corner cut outs. MAKE SURE the card isn`t placed on some card / paper etc as it will then stick to the cut out part of the front of the card.

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Step 40. With the card in a box lid tip some of the Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky corner cut out area.

ALTERNATIVELY place the chic moss corners back into the card before adding the micro beads to save you gluing the corners on in a later step. I like the small lift that is achieved when adding them later on but it`s up to you how you add yours.

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Step 41. Press the micro beads firmly into the self adhesive sheet to ensure all the sticky is covered.

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Step 42. Remove the sticky backing from the reverse of the card and then add the prepared vellum square over the sticky sheet.

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Step 43. Now ease the curved scored lines in place by nipping the curve in between your finger and thumb.

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Step 44. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue along the cut out tab.

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Step 45. Now fold the other end of the box onto the glued tab to close the box shape up.

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Step 46. Fold down each of the notched base flaps gluing each one as you go. Then add the final full square flap last to give a nice neat finish to the box. It`s worth folding them in place first to see you have the correct tabs in place before gluing.

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Step 47. Now you will have the lovely shape of the box with the coloured pop up areas of the lid ready to be closed.

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Step 48. Press in the centre fold of each of the chic moss curved shapes to close the lid with ease.

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Step 49. The wonderful soft chic moss colour will show through the lovely shape made with this fold. A small flower or clear seal could be used to close the box completely but I have to say the lid becomes very firm with this style so I have just used ribbon to create a handle.

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Step 50. For this you`ll just need to punch a hole through the white section of the lid and then another on the opposite side.

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Step 51. Now to add the corners to the box, this can be done by adding some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto a small piece of cut`n`dry foam and then working it over the surface of the foam.

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Step 52. Place the corners on a piece of cellophane or a craft mat. Dab the foam pad over the reverse of the corners to add the glue evenly.

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Step 53. Apply the corners over the micro bead panels. Silicone glue could be added for a more raised feel.

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Step 54. Here is a close look at the holes that were made a few steps ago, sorry I digressed with the glue pad !!!

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Step 55. Once the ribbon is dry poke one end through the box starting from the outside and poking it through to the inside of the box.

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Step 56. Tie a knot at the end of the ribbon and trim off the excess ribbon after the knot.

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Step 57. Repeat the process on the other hole making sure you have looped the ribbon over to make the handle shape.

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Step 58. Add the Sue Wilson small petite peony cluster dies on some vellum and pass all the die through the Grand Calibur machine. Then emboss the flowers. It`s easy to double the vellum up to make more flowers at one time.

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Step 59. Use the Adirondack gold dabber to add some gold to the edges of the embossed flowers.

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Step 60. Place the small peony die shapes onto an embossing mat or the reverse of a cut`n`dry piece of foam and use the Spellbinders tool`n`one to press down on the centre of the flowers.

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Step 61. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the peony flowers for a lovely soft feel to the finished look.

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Step 62. Once the glue has dried add 3 peonies onto each triangle section of the lid.

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Step 63. Here is just a different angle of the lid.

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Step 64. With the coloured chic moss area it`s so easily opened to create a different style box lid.

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Step 65. To make the tall striplet tall pop up lidded box take a piece of white card. This time try and use a 160gsm paper to a max. 220gsm card as the die will be left in the card but there are ways of turning the piece in the die cutting machine mentioned later on.

Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay it in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms, 26cms and 27cms. Turn the card to a portrait position and score down at 3½cms and 20cms. This will leave a 1cm tab along the bottom of the card.

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Step 66. Repeat the process of cutting the bottom tabs with a `V` notch and also making the curved scored sections along the top of the card and the small cut curves as in the corner cube box workshop in the project sheet. Now lay the Sue Wilson lattice window delicate frame dies onto the 1st section of the card , the 2nd largest die and the lattice emboss die have been used and secured in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 67. Place the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the intricate design out. Here you can see the full design didn`t cut down the middle as the die was passed through in a landscape position.

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Step 68. To help this fold along one of the scored panel , place the card preferably onto a Spellbinders junior cut and base plate.

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Step 69. Pass the plates through the Grand Calibur in a portrait position.

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Step 70. Having the die pass through in a lengthways position means the die piece will cut crisply and with this die first time.

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Step 71. Lay a ruler up against the score fold and crease the panel upwards to achieve a lovely crisp finish to the delicate cut panel.

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Step 72. Place the same dies on the other end of the card and use the same technique by passing the card through the Grand Calibur having one panel folded. Please note your die will be on the reverse side of the card but I’ve just shown it in this manner so you can see the die positioning. Cut all 4 panels out making sure the folded piece never falls under the dies as it will also get cut.

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Step 73. Add some sticky sheet on the reverse of the panels and then add some Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes over the front of the card. Press the flakes in firmly and remove any loose flakes.

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Step 74. Glue the side of the box together along with the 4 base tabs. As the length was needed for the striplet deign on a A4 sheet of card then a small 1cm tab is all that remained. Just go ahead and cut a 6.5cms x 6.5cms square white card panel and stick it the base tabs to complete the tall box.

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Step 75. Here is the finished project. I hope this has given you some ideas when using the STUNNING Sue Wilson corner and striplet dies. I feel a workshop using the large background designs will be needed too and also a nifty inner gift column for an earring set or a gift card !!! So watch this space.

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Step 76. The pop up lids are perfect to add the small Sue Wilson peonies onto.

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Here is the finished project along with the tall striplet box which ~ full printable workshops are produced with all of these workshops featured in this style.

The Tall Tube Box, The Fronds & Rose Card and the Hexagon Shorter Tube Box.

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Sue Wilson Lattice Window Fronds Tall Pop Up Lid Box & Corner Cube Box ~ Part 1

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This workshop will show you how to make the small cube pop up box .

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The lid is perfect for adding a contrast colour in and the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud inks are perfect for lots of different colour tones.

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Next week will continue with part 2 of the workshop and also share how the tall striplet pop up box is created.

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Sue Wilson Lattice Window Fronds Tall Pop Up Lid Box & Corner Cube Box ~ Part 1

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Configurations Elegant Lace Edger Die : CED6401

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon ~ CESROFFWHT

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Self Adhesive Film Double Sided Sheet : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Vellum : 40024

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Products for the Striplet box featured in part 2

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER &

Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make the small cube pop up box . It`s decorated using the Sue Wilson configurations elegant lace edger die along with some Creative Expressions micro beads behind the panel for a soft feel to the finished project. The pop up section allows an accent colour to highlight the curved shape. The Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud has been used on this section along with the corners and to colour the white ribbon. The project comes in 2 parts as it is so detailed and it will also feature how the striplet box is created.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay it in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms, 26cms and 27cms.

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Step 3. Turn the card and then score down the full length of the portrait card at 3 ½ cms, 10cms & 16 ½cms in from the left hand side of the card.

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Step 4. Turn the card back to the landscape position and trim away the excess after the 1cm tab.

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Step 5. Fold the card after the 2nd 6.5cm panel and turn the card back into a landscape position so you are left with the 3 ½ cms, 10cms & 16 ½cms measurement on the card and trim away the card after the 16 ½ cm point.

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Step 6. Cut inverted `V` notches on the 6 ½cm tab sections. Make sure you read step 7 before cutting !!!. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom of the tab area.

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Step 7. LEAVE the last square with just straight up cut lines as this will give a flat base finish when the box is closed later on.

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Step 8. Take the top 3 ½cm depth x 6 ½cm wide panel along the top and measure half way in each section, ie. 3 ¼cms. Mark the spot with a pencil mark.

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Step 9. Take a curved object, here I have used a large Spellbinders oval die. Place the curve on the 3 ¼cm mark and on the other edge of the 3 ½cm depth score line. Draw around the curved shape to join these 2 points together. This step will give you a guide to where the score line will be placed. The next step will make the required template needed for the project.

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Step 10. Cut a piece of thick card to 3 ½cm x 6 ½cm and repeat the centre measurement making the first curve line again, flip the die and pencil in the same marking down the opposite side. Place a piece of cellotape along the top reverse of the card & trim along the pencil line leaving the smallest of join at the top of the piece. Try keep the waste as a whole piece as this will act as a mask later on. Don`t worry if not as you can cut another one out. The most important this is the shape of the curve is kept.

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Step 11. Secure the template piece on the reverse of the scored panel coconut card using some low tack tape. This will fit perfectly in the 3 ½cm depth x 6 ½cm wide panel. Making sure the just made curved template is secured down is a key part of making the pop up lid mechanism work and lay properly.

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Step 12. Turn the card over and run a score line around the edge of the template. It is best to start at the bottom corner or top middle and then let the embossing tool glide around the curve.

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Step 13. Lift the template up and move it to the next top panel and repeat the scoring process. Continue along until all 4 panels are embossed.

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Step 14. Now make small upturned semi circles on each of the scored panels and at the tip point of the embossed cures. This will remove the excess card that would be in the way when folding the lid up later on.

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Step 15. Trim away the small just made semi circles using a small pair of scissors.

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Step 16. Now the box shape is all scored, cut and complete you can move onto the decorating part. Take the Sue Wilson configurations elegant lace edger die and secure it towards the top left hand edge of the central row of untouched squares. Make sure there is a small border of white card on the top and side edge of the die piece. Use low take tape to make sure it`s kept in place when cutting the die out.

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Step 17. Pass the die through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. It`s optional if you want to emboss the piece. If you do I advise you just to emboss the small corner die not the box blank as this is going to be passed through the Grand Calibur 7 more times so the embossing will flatten as you work the piece.

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Step 18. Use the Spellbinders Tool`n`One to remove the excess waste from the die.

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Step 19. Poke through one of the small holes in the front to release the edge of the corner die and then gently ease the card from the die.

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Step 20. Place the corner die back onto the card square but this time in the bottom right hand corner of the card. Again leave a small border of card around the edge of the die.

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Step 21. Place through the Grand Calibur machine and repeat the process along the other 3 panels on the card.

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Step 22. Crease all the scored line excluding the top curved lines.

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Step 23. Make sure you handle the side of the box panels carefully as the corner cut outs will need to be scored in with care.

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Step 24. As the 1cm tab will fall under the cut out of the next corner panel then take the corner die and secure it on the edge of the tab making sure you leave a small border to the right of the die. Add some low take tape so the die doesn`t slip and ruin all your preparation so far.

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Step 25. Place the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to achieve a matching pattern on the tab section.

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Step 26. Now check to make sure the panel and cut tab will marry up.

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Step 27. Don`t add any Cosmic Shimmer dries glue yet as the micro beads need to be added whilst the box is flat.

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Step 28. Take the previously use template and this time use the waste piece. If it wasn`t cut away in a whole piece then use the template to cut another and trim away the curved areas.

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Step 29. Secure the waste over same shape panel on the top pop up sections of the box. Use some low tack tape to cover the other curve on the box. It`s important to mask these areas so the ink doesn`t bleed under the tape. Just use your finger to hold down the template in the middle as you can`t mask the top area.

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Step 30. Take the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud and add some of the ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie or use the larger smoothie.

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Step 31. Dab the ink up and down over the pop up card section which isn`t masked off.

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Step 32. Lift the mask and as long as it`s clean underneath move it to the 3rd panel. Again mask the either side with low tack tape and continue adding the chic moss ink onto the card.

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Step 33. Set aside to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process.

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Step 34. Place the cut corners onto a non stick mat and dab the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud smoothie over the shapes.

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Step 35. For a bit of depth some Tim Holtz peeled paint ink has been dabbed onto just parts of the corners.

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Step 36. This will just add some shade to the corners. Either heat set or dry the corners naturally.

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Step 37. To coordinate the ribbon in this project, a piece of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon has been held over the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss colour cloud pot and the Creative Expression smoothie has been held firmly in the pot and over the ribbon as the it`s pulled through the ink. Putting different pressure on the smoothie will give you different depths of colour on the ribbon. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool or I placed mine on the top of my radiator whilst I did the next few sections of the project.

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Step 38. Cut 4 panels of 6.3cms x 6.3cms in both the Foundations vellum and some Creative Expressions self adhesive film.

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Step 39. Remove the self adhesive backing on just one side and place it on the reverse of the card panel so it covers the corner cut outs. MAKE SURE the card isn`t placed on some card / paper etc as it will then stick to the cut out part of the front of the card.

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Step 40. With the card in a box lid tip some of the Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky corner cut out area.

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Here is the finished project along with the tall striplet box which will be featured in part 2 of this workshop ~ full printable workshops are produced with these workshops

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Sue Wilson Dainty Rectangle Shorter Tube Gift Box

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This tube box has been designed using the tube box technique which was used when making the taller boxes, but this one uses just 2 sheets of rich plum foundations card for the main base and lid of the box and just 1 sheet of gold card for the inner tube lip.

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The delicate peonies are added to the lid to decorate it further.

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Sue Wilson Hexagon Shorter Tube Box

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Dainty Rectangle Die : CED4301

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Spellbinders Tool`n`One : WIZTOOL

 Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder : EF-026

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Light Orchid Satin Ribbon : CESRORCHID

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Rich Plum Card : 41021

Foundations Vellum : 40024

Adirondack Metallic Paint Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will continue with the tube box theme but it`s been made by splitting an A4 sheet of card to give the depth of the box base and lid, so just 2 sheets are needed when making the hexagon shape box. There is a triangle box, pentagon box & a hexagon box lid & base template with I produced in a printable template sheet to use when making up the this size box or for the striplet size boxes as they are all 6.5cm panels on each side. This workshop uses the Sue Wilson dainty rectangle die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die . The Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder creates the pattern on the lid of the box.

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Step 2. Print off the template sheet so you can use it to create the base and lid shapes for the tube boxes. The tube box has been designed in the same way as the tall tube boxes and as the sides are 6.5cms the same template is used for the base & lid of the box. Cut the 3 template shapes out and the square one would just be 6.4cms square piece of card so not a template on the sheet but you can make one up for ease for another project. Place the template on a piece of thick grey card often found in card packs when posting. Draw around the shape and then cut 2 thick bases out & 3 rich plum bases out. The thicker card is used to strengthen the base of the tube box & lid.

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Step 3. Place a piece of rich plum card in a portrait position on a score board and score at 3cms, 14cm, 18cms and the end measurement would finish at the edge of the card at 21cms. Score 21cms if you are not using a UK A4 sheet of card. Score 2 sheets of rich plum card with the same measurements as these will be joined later on to make the hexagon box.

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Step 4. Turn the card and score in a landscape position at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19cms and finish with a 1.5cm tab. Trim both pieces of card after the 1.5cm tab as the side excess is not required.

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Step 5. Turn the card back to the what was portrait position and cut down the 18cm score line. This will create the 11cm depth of the box base with the 3cm base tabs and a 4cm depth lid with 3cm lid tabs. Again cut the same measurement on the 2nd piece of plum card.

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Step 6. Now start by joining the 2 base wider sections together by gluing the 1.5cm tab with some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 7. Place it behind the 6.5cm panel on the next sheet of card.

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Step 8. Now to start work on the lid of the base by using placing one of the lid sections and a lid hexagon in the Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder. Run the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine using the Spellbinders raspberry plate & the base plate. Repeat on the 2 set of the same pieces.

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Step 9. Glue the 1.5cm tab onto the back of the lid 6.5cm panel like you did on the base box card. Now you have the components for an embossed lid.

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Step 10. Crease along all of the score lines and tabs. The embossed lid panels will be harder to find but they can be folded into place. Cut inverted `V` notches on the 3cm tab sections and remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom of the tab area.

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Step 11. The following step can be done before or after adding the inner tube card which is needed to house the lid onto. So see the previous tall workshop for the before way or use this way to add the tube as a whole section afterwards, both end up with the same result.

Glue the 1.5cm tabs and glue to the back of the 6.5cm other end of the card to create the separate box base and lid pieces.

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Step 12. To create the inner tube score a piece of gold vintage foundations card a with 3 x 6.3cm panels in a landscape position and then a 1cm tab. Turn the card and score the card in half at 10.5cms. This means you get the inner tube out of 1 piece of card. Cut away after the 1cm tab and down the 10.5cm central line to make to pieces of card.

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Step 13. Join the pieces together using the tab, crease all the score lines and then join the last tab to make the full hexagon shape inner tube. Set a side to dry.

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Step 14. Open the bottom tabs flat and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto each tab.

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Step 15. Close the flaps back down.

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Step 16. Add the thick card hexagon piece into the box so it drops down onto the glued area of the tube.

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Step 17. Add some more glue to the outer tabs of the hexagon box and on the grey card that is showing.

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Step 18. Stick the other rich plum card plain hexagon panel which was made using the template earlier.

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Step 19. Cut at least a 20cm piece of Creative Expressions finishing touches light orchid ribbon making sure you have 3 of the folds in the ribbon ( these appear naturally on the ribbon packaging) and at least a small tab either side of the fold. Create a small slit no wider than width of the ribbon on one of the hexagon edges of the lid and marry it up with another cut on the opposite side of the lid. It is better to be slightly smaller than the ribbon as it stops it sliding about.

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Step 20. Poke the ribbon through the slits so that it stops at the fold point either side and there is a fold on the top of the ribbon loop.

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Step 21. Secure the ends of the ribbon on the inside of the lid using some tape.

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Step 22. Place the embossed hexagon over the ribbon to cover the inside of the lid nicely.

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Step 23. Add the Sue Wilson dainty rectangle die and the small petite peony cluster dies on some rich plum card and pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine & then emboss the flowers too. Now cut the same dies in some foundations vellum.

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Step 24. Use the Adirondack gold dabber to add some gold to the edges of the embossed flowers.

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Step 25. Repeat the process on the dainty rectangles frames. For this project you can either cut 6 frames out or do 3 frames and have alternate panels with frames on.

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Step 26. Now the glue is set on the inner tube place it in the tube base but leave some of the gold card proud of the box as this acts as the lip of the box and it will hold the lid of the box. Once you are happy with the depth, glue the inner tube in place making sure no glue goes on the exposed lip of the box.

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Step 27. This is how the inner tube section will look.

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Step 28. Place the small peony die shapes onto an embossing mat or the reverse of a cut`n`dry piece of foam and use the Spellbinders tool`n`one to press down on the centre of the flowers. Retain 6 plum flowers to be placed under the vellum peony cluster.

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Step 29. This technique will raise the petals of the flowers up as you can see on the right hand plum flower. Repeat on all the required flowers.

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Step 30. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the peony flowers for a lovely soft feel to the finished look.

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Step 31. Add the plum flat peony flowers under the vellum cluster and the add the cluster onto the box lid where the ribbon section isn`t laying. Now add the prepared flowers over the top.

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Step 32. Add some more of the peonies over the lid and ribbon handle to cover the slit made.

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Step 33. Add the dainty rectangle panels onto the base panels of the box to finish the box off perfectly. There are other small dies in the Sue Wilson collection that would fit on the panels or even cut a striplet die down or maybe use 2 corner dies turned to make a square. Just have fun playing and snipping bits off die shapes and making your own design up.

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Step 34. The ribbon is for decorative reasons so tell people not to lift the box by the handle as it won`t carry the weight!!!

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Check out the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog for the square tube box workshops & the template page.

Sue Wilson Delicate Lattice Frame Tube Gift Box Templates-page-001

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Sue Wilson Lattice Window Tube Box Collection

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This workshop shows how to make this 3 different sided tall tube boxes using the delicate wild rose and lattice frame card and square tall box idea as inspiration

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The larger pentagon and hexagon boxes make a lovely size for larger gifts.

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This workshop will show you mainly the triangle box but the 5 & 6 sided boxes are shown how to join the panels together meaning the boxes are only made from A4 card stock.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will continue with the tube box theme. It will show you how to make 3 other tall tube boxes to co-ordinate with the dusky pink rose & fronds card and square tube box made in previous workshops. There is a triangle box, pentagon box & a hexagon box with I have produced a printable template sheet to use when making up the striplet size boxes.

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Step 2. Print off the template sheet so you can use it to create the base and lid shapes for the tube boxes. The tube box has been designed to co-ordinate with the dusky pink rose & fronds card and you can find the full workshop and printable sheets on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog.

Cut the 3 template shapes out and the square one would just be 6.4cms square piece of card so no template on the sheet but you can make one up for ease for another project.

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Step 3. Place the template on a piece of thick grey card often found in card packs when posting. Draw around the shape and then cut them out. The thicker card is used for strength on the base of the tube box.

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Step 4. Also cut 2 sets of the shapes in foundations coconut card. Just cut the required shape if you just want the triangle tube box. But for this workshop I will show you how to make all 3 sizes of tubes boxes.

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Step 5. To make the larger boxes place a piece of Foundations coconut card onto a score board in a landscape position and score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms & 26cms. Turn the card and then score down the full length of the portrait card at 4cms in from the left hand side of the card. For a Hexagon box you need to join another 2 ~ 6.5cms panels and with a 1cm tab. For the Pentagon you`ll need 5 ~ 6.5cms panels so you will need to add a 6.5cm panel with a 1cm tab. There are tips on how to do the larger boxes in this workshop in step 7.

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Step 6. For the triangle box which will be shown on this workshop will need cut 3 ~ 6.5cm panels and a 1cm tab.

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Step 7. When making the larger boxes score another piece of card in a landscape position at 6.5cms & 13cms. Then score another 1cm, 1cm ( 14 cms & 15cms ) and then at 21.5cms ( that is just another 6.5cms on the end of the card) trim away the excess card. Turn the card and score a 4cm depth line across what would be the bottom of the card but will now be down the side as the card has been turned.

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Step 8. Trim down the 1cm and 6.5cm and turn the card over and score the lines back in place as you need the card to be turned so the tab is on the right hand side of the panel. This technique just allows you to make the pentagon and hexagon larger boxes using 2 fully scored pieces of card and the 2 and 1 ~ 6.5cm panels on this part of the scored card.

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Step 9. Add one panel on the back of the 6.5cm panel on the previously made 4 ~ 6.5cm panel card to create the pentagon box & add the 2 ~ 6.5cm panels onto the other 4 ~ 6.5cm panel card to create the a hexagon box.

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Step 10. To make the triangle just have a piece of coconut card with 3 ~ 6.5cm panels and a 1cm tab down the side edge of the card. Create the usual 4cm measurement across the bottom of the card as this will make the correct depth needed for the Sue Wilson striplet dies to be housed on the panel of the card.

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Step 11.Score a line at 2.5cms in from the side edge so it creates a 1.5cm tab next to the 4cm line just made. This is just needed as the triangle box only needs a small tab on the base and lid of the box.

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Step 12. Cut inverted `V` notches along the tab base and remove the corner piece on the 1cm tab right hand side of the card.

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Step 13. Crease up all the score lines including the bottom and side tabs.

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Step 14. Now lay a piece of kraft card onto the score board in a landscape position and move the card slightly in from the left hand side of the board by 2mm and score at 6.5cms. Repeat the process on each of the 6.5cms so each measurement will be 6.3cms each time, carry on until all 3 score lines are complete and finish the card with a 0.5cm tab measurement down the side. Trim away the excess card not needed by laying the white card onto the kraft card and seeing where you want the inner kraft card to sit on the finished box. This gives you the control to lengthen the box.

IT`S IMPORTANT to make sure there is a overhang of the kraft card above the white card as this creates the lip for the lid to be placed onto.

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Step 15. Glue the triangle kraft card triangle down the small side tab and stick on the inside of the 6.5cm panel to make the kraft card inner tube. Run a line of red line strong tape on the white outer card tab.

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Step 16. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the inside panels of the white card making sure there is no glue on the bottom tabs.

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Step 17. Stick one side of the kraft card so it lines up along the top of the tabbed score line and then stick the side tab onto the next 6.5cm panel of the triangle. Turn the card and keep adding each kraft card side to the white panel as the card is wrapped around. Remove the red line tape carrier backing before sticking the final 6.5cm panel over the tab.

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Step 18. Open the bottom tabs flat and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto each tab.

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Step 19. Close the flaps back down.

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Step 20. Add the triangle kraft card into the box so it drops down onto the glued area of the tube.

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Step 21. Add some more glue to the outer tabs of the triangle box and on the grey card that is showing.

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Step 22. Stick the other white card triangle that was made using the template earlier.

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Step 23. Rather than making a square box lid like in the previous workshop the 3, 5 & 6 sided boxes need to have the lid made like the base of the tube box but just shorter. You could have a long lid if your gift needed it and you would just make the base as you have just made but without the inner tube. Then place over the kraft card lip of the box. For a shorter lid use the same measurements for the base ie. 6.5cms, 13cms & 19.5cms and then the 1cm tab but cut the card at 6cms deep from the tab score line to make the depth of the lid. Adjust this figure if you would rather a shallower or deeper lid.

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Step 24. Place the score lid & triangle into the rambling blossom embossing folder and pass it through the Grand Calibur using the base plate & the Spellbinders raspberry plate.

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Step 25. Crease the triangle lid in place, gluing the side tab together before sticking the tabs down.

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Step 26. As it`s an awkward shape to hold the tabs down turn the lid and press the tabs together from the inside as the Cosmic Shimmer glue will stick very quickly.

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Step 27. Now add the embossed triangle onto the tabs to finish the lid off nicely. You can add another triangle on the inside of the lid to cover the tabs. This would be recommended if you had a longer lid.

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Step 28. Place the lid over the kraft card lip of the box to complete the basic shape of the triangle tube box.

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Step 29. It`s now ready for you to decorate using the Sue Wilson striplet dies. There are many dies in the striplet series and if you want to use the mini striplet dies the just use a smaller width measurement than the 6.5cms used for this larger die. These workshops were created to show you to basic needs when creating a tube box so have fun, decorate and design as you so wish.

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Step 30. Remember to add a 6.5cm panel for the larger boxes and when making the lid if you make 2 ~ 6 panel sheets up you can trim one of the panels off and cut the card in half from side to side to make 2 lids from the one piece of card. Just use the same technique for making the lids up.

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Step 31. Here are the pentagon & hexagon tube boxes ready to be decorated using the delicate lattice die along with the rose & fronds die shapes.

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Step 32. Check out the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog for the panelled card and the square tube box workshops.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Lattice Frame Tube Gift Box Templates-page-00134 Here is the full collection of the main card and the triangle, square , pentagon & hexagon tall tube boxes.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Lattice Frame Tall Gift Box

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This tube box has been designed to co-ordinate with the dusky pink rose & fronds card.

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The delicate fronds have a couple of peonies added to the centre of the cluster tie in the 2 projects together.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder : EF-026

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Kraft Card  : KRAFTCARD

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a tall tube box to co-ordinate with the dusky pink rose & fronds card made in a previous workshop.. For the project you will need the Sue Wilson lattice window striplet die, along with the wild rose, petite peony cluster die & delicate fronds finishing touches dies. Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes, Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink pad and the Creative Expressions smoothies mini`s are used to create the soft pastel tones in the project.

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Step 2. The tube box has been designed to co-ordinate with the dusky pink rose & fronds card and you can find the full workshop and printable sheet on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog. Click here for the link.

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Step 3. This workshop will show you how to create the 4 sided tube box and as the design works so well with the Sue Wilson striplet dies I will be creating details for a triangle box and a 6 sided box too. It will just show the basics of how the die works so well for multiple projects.

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Step 4. For this project you`ll need 4 of the frames in white card and 4 solid frames cut with white card with self adhesive sheet over the top to add the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes onto. Cut 4 Sue Wilson Finishing Touches roses & use the small petite peony cluster dies on some white card and pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine so you fill the cutting mat up. Also needed are the Sue Wilson fronds leaves in white card.

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Step 5. To create the frames place the Sue Wilson lattice window striplet die onto some Foundations coconut card securing the dies in place with some low tack tape so the 2 dies do not move whilst they are being cut. These dies can cut into each other through the pressure of the machine so using the tape is very important. Cut 4 frames and set aside the lattice inner piece for another project.

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Step 6. Remove the carrier sheet off the solid frame card and place some of the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes over the sticky piece. Make sure you have the frames in a box lid or something to catch the mica flakes in.

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Step 7. Be sure to press the mica flakes firmly into the sticky sheet and rub away any excess flakes.

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Step 8. Place a piece of Foundations coconut card onto a score board in a landscape position and score down at 6.5cms, 13cms, 19.5cms & 26cms.

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Step 9. Turn the card and then score down the full length of the portrait card at 4cms in from the left hand side of the card.

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Step 10. Now lay a piece of kraft card onto the score board in a landscape position and move the card slightly in from the left hand side of the board by 2mm and score at 6.5cms. Repeat the process on each of the 6.5cms so each measurement will be 6.3cms each time, carry on until all 4 score lines are complete and finish the card with a 0.5cm tab measurement down the side. Trim away the excess card.

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Step 11. Turn the card and score a 4cms line along the bottom edge but make sure this line is not creased. Crease all the 6.3cms score lines. This card is the inner card piece for the tube box and will act to line and strengthen the box and will give the box the important rim for the lid to sit on.

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Step 12. Emboss a piece of card so you have 3 squares of 6.5cms along the top and down the side. Cut off the excess card as this square will make the lid for the tube box. The great thing about the tube box is that the lid and the box are the same measurements and the inner section just needs to be 2mms smaller to create the rim of the box.

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Step 13. Cut the bottom corner off on the white main box piece of card. This will be in the tab side area of the card.

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Step 14. Cut a straight line up on each of the 4cm deep base sections. Trim at an angle on the 2nd and 4th panel to allow the box base to have a nice finish on the finished piece.

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Step 15. Here is the finished look of the tube box outer card. Crease up all the score lines.

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Step 16. Cut up on each of the bottom right hand boxes on the lid corner sections of the lid and make a `V` cut on edge tab. The easiest way to do this is to turn the card as each section is done. This will insure the card is folded with 2 pieces of card on each edge.

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Step 17. Run a line of the 3mm red line tape along the thin 5mm edge of the kraft card tab.

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Step 18. Stick the other end of the card onto the tab to create the inner box shape for the tube box.

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Step 19. It creates a lovely effect to the end result and this could be done in the vintage gold card or even a dusky pink coloured card to match the finished look.

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Step 20. Take the kraft card tube and lay it on the inside of the white card open box card.

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Step 21. Make sure the tube stops at the 4cm box base flaps and the top of the box will fall on the 4cm scored line. That marking was just put in place to aid this process.

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Step 22. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inner small tab area of the white card.

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Step 23. Glue this firmly onto one side of the kraft card tube.

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Step 24. Now add some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the other 3 panels.

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Step 25. Roll the card around the kraft card making sure the card stays in the correct line.

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Step 26. Stick the final side down to complete the tube effect.

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Step 27. Now stick the 2 end bases together with some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue . Make sure it`s the 2 pieces with the notches cut out are glued on just the ends of the tabs else the glue would be sticky on the inside of the tube box. Then add glue to the other tabs and stick them onto the just glued tabs.

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Step 28. Place the cut out lid into a Creative Expressions rambling blossom embossing folder and run it through the Grand Calibur using the base plate and the Spellbinders raspberry plate sandwich. Please check which embossing plates are needed in your selected machines.

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Step 29. Now you will have a wonderful textured lid for the box. Crease each of the score lines back in place.

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Step 30. Fold the sides of the lid up onto the next flap to see how the finished lid will look before the gluing starts.

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Step 31. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto each of the corner outside sections.

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Step 32. Start to lift up each glued piece and place it onto the next inside solid square and continue until all 4 tabs are completed .

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Step 33. Place the lid onto the base of the tube box to see how great the lid fits onto the base. This allows long bottles to be added to a box. Here a coulis is used so it can be given as a thank you gift.

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Step 34. The kraft card can be seen more if the lid is required to be lifted up within the 4cm height.

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Step 35. Once the white frames are added to the mica flake panels then add some foam tape the reverse of the panels.

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Step 36. Add the frames onto each of the 4 sides of the box.

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Step 37. Now glue 2 of the white roses onto the bottom of the mica flake panel.

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Step 38. Add some of the fronds over the stems. Trim some of the leaves to create a soft feel to the foliage spray.

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Step 39. Use the solid peony flowers which were coloured using some of the Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink and a faux pearl in the centre is created by using some of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue.

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Step 40. Add a small cluster of flowers to the top corner of the lid on the box. Also add a glossy accent coloured rose to decoupage the flower head using the same technique as in the dusky pink rose and fronds card workshop.

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Step 41. Just one side of the box needs to be decorated and would make a lovely addition when given as a gift along with the card for a special occasion.

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Step 42. The bottle fits perfectly in the box and you could add a lovely bottle of olive oil as a gift or other thin items.

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Step 43. Here is a close up of the delicate roses and fronds / peony design.

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Step 44. Please check out the Creative Expressions weekly workshops for the matching card workshop.

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Step 45. Here is the finished project.

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Sue Wilson Lattice Window Fronds Wild Rose Card

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This workshop shows how to make this delicate wild rose and lattice frame card.

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The wild roses are coloured with milled lavender and then glossy accents has been used to add a lovely sheen to the flowers.

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The delicate fronds have a couple of peonies added to the centre of the cluster and a thin Creative Expressions satin ribbon has been used to add a double bow under the flowers.

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Dusky Pink Rose & Fronds Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Lattice Window Die : CED1615

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die : CED1451

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Marshmallow Mica Flakes : CSMFMARSH

Tim Holtz Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad : DPMILLDLAVENDER

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a simple yet striking card using the Sue Wilson lattice window die and the wild rose die as the main focus. For the project you will need the Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle dies, the lattice window striplet die, along with the wild rose, petite peony cluster die & delicate fronds finishing touches dies. Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes, Tim Holtz milled lavender distress ink pad and the Creative Expressions smoothies mini`s are used to create the soft pastel tones in the project and different colours ways can be achieved by using the various different Creative Expressions / Cosmic Shimmer products in the vast range.

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Step 2. Place the Sue Wilson lattice window striplet die onto some Foundations coconut card securing the dies in place with some low tack tape so the 2 dies do not move whilst they are being cut. These dies can cut into each other through the pressure of the machine so using the tape is very important.

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Step 3. Place the card and die through the Grand Calibur using the junior plates and with the dies faced in a portrait position on the left hand side of the cutting plates.

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Step 4. This will make sure the die cuts through the foundations card in just one pass which is amazing as it`s an intricate die.

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Step 5. Now use the embossing plate and tan mat over the die on the base plate to emboss the panel.

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Step 6. Repeat the process and cut 2 more die panels out so you have the 3 sets of frames needed for the project. The inner lattice panels can be set aside for another project.

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Step 7. Place a piece of self adhesive sheet over a piece of white card and then secure just the outer solid frame die onto the prepared card.

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Step 8. Cut a solid shape and also place the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches rose die & the small petite peony cluster dies onto some white card and pass all the die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine so you fill the cutting mat up. Continue to cut 2 more solid pieces along with more of the roses & peonies.

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Step 9. Make sure you have 6 roses and also cut about 6 of the Sue Wilson delicate fronds die shapes out as well as the solid peony flowers.

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Step 10. Remove the carrier sheet off the solid frame card and place some of the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes over the sticky piece. Make sure you have the frames in a box lid or something to catch the mica flakes in.

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Step 11. Be sure to press the mica flakes firmly into the sticky sheet and rub away any excess flakes.

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Step 12. Repeat the process on the other 2 frames and then lay the white outer frames over the mica flakes to see how the design is building. Here is a useful photo to show how the card size is determined by laying the pierced rectangle die over the 3 mica flakes cut shapes.

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Step 13. Cut a white card panel using the 2nd from largest pierced rectangle die shape out and then a vintage gold frame using the largest pierced die. Once they are cut and embossed then make up a base card by joining 2 pieces of white card together and cut so it`s just a bit bigger than the vintage gold panel.

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Step 14. Take the small white pierced card and add some of the Tim Holtz milled lavender onto a mini smoothie and just ink around the edges of the panel for a soft completely blended feel to the piece.

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Step 15. Use some double sided foam tape to add the vintage gold panel onto the base card and then repeat the same when applying the just inked panel onto the gold card. Add 2 strips of the foam tape onto each of the frame panels and then lay them into position so they are evenly spaced out.

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Step 16. Add the top and bottom panel first onto the inked panel. Now ink the inner card panel to carry the milled lavender feel to the card before adding the final panel onto the card. By adding the top and bottom frame first it will give you a more even spacing when adding the final middle panel.

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Step 17. Add the frames over the mica flakes using a 3d glue for added dimension.

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Step 18. Complete this on all 3 of the frames for a lovely raised feel to the piece.

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Step 19. Lay the 3 cut roses and the delicate fronds onto the card base to get an idea of how you want the end result of the flowers and foliage to look.

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Step 20. The open peonies and lattice sections on the top of the photo won`t be needed in this project so just place them in you craft box of bits.

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Step 21. Use the ends of a pair of decoupage snips or a pokey tool to curve the heads of the roses as this will add dimension to the finished look.

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Step 22. Leave the flowers and fronds in place and just lift each flower one at a time when using some 3d glue to fix the flowers onto the mica flakes.

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Step 23. Continue to do this with the fronds and cut pieces off the fronds to curve them around the sides of the card. Use some of the Tim Holtz milled lavender to ink up the 3 rose heads and add them onto the white roses.

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Step 24. Place the small peony die shapes onto an embossing mat or the reverse of a cut`n`dry piece of foam and use the all in one tool to emboss each petal.

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Step 25. Turn the flower over and emboss the centre of the flower to raise the outer petals up nicely.

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Step 26. Add the flowers onto the corners of the card and also add some of the rose leaves or fronds around the peony flowers.

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Step 27. Add some of the glossy accents to enhance the rose heads.

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Step 28. Push the edges of the rose heads up so the glossy accents doesn`t fall off the edge of the roses.

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Step 29. You can also add a small scrap of card under the flower to allow the excess liquid to fall onto. You may wish to place the glossy accents onto the rose heads before they are glued onto the white roses and just add the flowers back on once the glossy accents is dry.

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Step 30. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centres of the peony flowers for a lovely soft feel to the card.

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Step 31. Here is the finished look of the project.

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Step 32. The glossy accents give a nice texture to the finished project and mirror the colours in the mica flakes.

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Step 33. Place 2 peonies in the centre of the fronds spray as this will cover up the centre of the stems.

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Step 34. Here is the small peony corner of flowers with pearl centres in the flowers.

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Bird Divided Tool Caddy Box Complete Project

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This workshop shows how to cover and make up the tool caddy and continues with part 2 from step 31. This will provide the know how on how to make some dividing panels for the Creative Expressions MDF tool caddy.

The workshop has now been set up as a complete workshop should you wish to print it off.

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Here are the moveable section panels which are ideal for adding in and taking out as and when you need to.

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Bird Divided Carry Box Complete Project

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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions MDF Tool Caddy : CEMDFTOOLCAD

Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers ~ Oakwood : CCDECP084

& Birds & Butterflies : CCDECP142

Cosmic Shimmer Gloss Glue, Seal & Glaze :  CSGLOSGLUE or

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE

Flat Paint Brush Section 

Sanding Block : CO723060

Creative Expressions Tags & Frames ~ Zoe Die Set : CED4310

Phill Martin Chic Moss Gilding Wax : CSPMGWMOSS

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Ink Pad : DPTATTROSE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches White Pearl Corners ~ Design 2 : SASCW2

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows how to cover and make up the tool caddy and part 2 will provide the know how on how to make some dividing panels for the Creative Expressions MDF tool caddy. For the project you will need the following key products. The Creative Expressions MDF tool caddy , the Craft Consortium decoupage papers ~ oakwood & birds and butterflies adhered using the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze. The tag has been created using the Creative Expressions tags & frames ~ Zoe die set.

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Step 2. Shake the glue / glaze bottle well and here I have got an empty embossing powder pot ready ~ so never throw them away as they are so useful for glue pots or mixing embossing powders and micas in.

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Step 3. Pour some of the glue / glaze into an empty pot.

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Step 4. Select the Craft Consortium decoupage papers ~ oakwood & birds and butterflies. The oakwood paper will give a nice back drop to showcase the birds and butterflies paper on the rest of the tool caddy. It will also mean you can get the whole caddy decorated in one pack of the birds and butterflies and use 1 sheet of the oakwood decoupage papers.

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Step 5. Tear the oakwood decoupage so it is just a bit bigger than the central tool caddy MDF piece as this will make it easier to handle when gluing down. Make your mind up which direction you wish the wood effect to fall, I prefer the upward position.

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Step 6. Brush the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze over both the main central panel of the tool caddy making sure you go right up to the edge of the MDF. Use the glue sparingly as over loading will make the thin decoupage paper crinkle up more.

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Step 7. Place the oakwood decoupage paper down onto the glued MDF panel.

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Step 8. Sweep the oakwood decoupage paper down smoothly as you go. If there is a ruffle then lift the paper and ease it back down so it eliminates the air bubbles or issues in the paper.

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Step 9. Cut a slit in the decoupage paper which falls in the handle part of the tool caddy. Now the paper can be moulded in place over the edges of the handle ready to be sanded.

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Step 10. Take the sanding block and hold it at a 45 degree angle & sand downwards over the edge of the MDF to create the smooth finish. You will need to work around the notches and a great tip for the small areas is to use a emery board nail file (not a metal one) or a loose piece of sandpaper folded in half.

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Step 11. You will be left with a lovely smooth covered MDF panel. Repeat the process and cover the reverse of the piece.

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Step 12. Put together the pieces of the tool caddy MDF set together omitting the central just covered piece. You will see when doing this there is a correct way the pieces should go with the long rectangle pieces.

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Step 13. For ease of covering the caddy and so that the full decoupage sheets are placed on the outside, place a mark on each of the outside panels, a`*` works well.

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Step 14. Take all the pieces apart and lay all the `*` marked sides upright on the craft table.

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Step 15. Lay 2 sheets of the birds and butterflies decoupage sheets over the larger side panels so that one sheet is on top of the other. Cut the sheet so that there is just a small excess of the decoupage paper all around the edge of the MDF panels.

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Step 16. Repeat the process of covering the panel using the glue/glaze and the sanding technique as you have done on the central MDF panel.

REMEMBER if you want a completely covered side piece only sand down the inner slot and retain the outer decoupage paper to cover the slots up nicely when the caddy is all put together later on.

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Step 17. Lay the top area of the birds and butterflies decoupage paper which was left over and place it over the rectangle front & back `*` panel of MDF and cover using the glue/glaze technique.

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Step 18. Use the large off cuts to cover the inner top of the base MDF panel as you can run a line of the glue/glaze over the edge of the decoupage papers and then stick the other piece of paper over the glued area. As it`s the inside of the tool caddy it doesn`t matter so much as you will find it hard to know it`s got a join if you keep the birds all in the same line.

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Step 19. Poke the paper through on all the slots of the domed panel and use the paper nail file if you are not retaining one side covered in the decoupage paper.

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Step 20. This will burnish the edges of the paper onto the glue and seals the edges down smoothly.

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Step 21. Complete all of the slots on both panels.

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Step 22. Once the 2 fronts are done now cover the reverse of the panels.

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Step 23. As there is no pieces of the paper left which will cover the inside of the domed MDF piece then take a strip of the paper and glue in down the edge of the piece and lay some glue over the top of the paper on the left hand side of the paper. Then use the other larger piece of paper to cover the area.

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Step 24. Continue to work through the MDF pieces and cover the panels as needed. I haven`t covered the underneath of the tool caddy as it won`t be seen and it will save on the decoupage papers !!!

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Step 25. Lay the end panel down on the work surface and place the base panel on before adding the 2 shorter panels. You can use glue but I like to add the pieces in place first.

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Step 26. Now place the centre oakwood piece in the slots.

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Step 27. Before adding the other side panel to complete the basic shape of the caddy.

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Step 28. As mentioned before you can leave one side with the paper covering the slots as this would be the look if not. I like this feel as it matches the oakwood paper.

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Step 29. If you don`t then place a small amount to the glue/ glaze and add a piece of the decoupage paper over the slot.

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Step 30. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or as here the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to run a line along the front edge of the tool caddy as they will strengthen the piece together. Part 2 of the workshop will show you how to make covered sections for the caddy so it`s makes different additional sections in the box as this will customise it to your own needs.

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Step 31. This is the effect the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue will have once dried. Providing that it is laid in a nice line it will create a lovely glossy feel to the end finish of the piece.

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Step 32. To make the dividing sections for the tool caddy take a piece of thick backing board which will often be present in card packs or parcels sent, if not just use a very thick card. Use a pencil to mark exactly where the board needs to be cut up against the front of the tool caddy.

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Step 33. This marking is very important and it`s better to be to wide & then you can trim a thin piece off than not thick enough. Having it to thin will mean the card is not able to stand freely / movable in the tool candy.

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Step 34. Here is a photo of the covered tool caddy ready to have the sections created to fit inside.

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Step 35. Cut 4 of the card pieces. When I did mine, they finished up at 8.3cms x 9.7cms for the main shape and then a tab of 2cms at the bottom . So the finished card size cut is 8.3cms x 11.7cms.

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Step 36. Draw a pencil line across the bottom of the card at the 2cms up from the bottom of the card. Now use a pokey tool to scratch across that pencil line.

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Step 37. This will break down the thickness of the card making it easy to fold.

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Step 38. Repeat this on all 4 pieces of the card. Two pieces will be used together to make a mini section piece.

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Step 39. Double check the card sits snugly in the tool caddy. Trim away any excess if it`s too tight but leave alone if not.

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Step 40. Use some Cosmic Shimmer glue to stick two of the pieces back to back to create an even thicker card panel.

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Step 41. Now use some of the glaze, glue and seal and add a coat of this over the front and back of the main section of the panel only.

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Step 42. Wrap a piece of the oakwood decoupage paper around the card making sure you leave the folded base with no paper on it. Trim a tab once the paper is on the front and back of the card. Now stick the tab down. This will give a lovely finish down the edge of the panel rather than a cut edge.

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Step 43. Smooth the paper out over the card and then cut the inner section of paper away from the top of the card so that just one layer of the paper is left (an envelope effect). Trim the edge off the tab before gluing the paper down onto the oakwood card.

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Step 44. Add some of the glue, glaze and seal onto the feet of the panel and then add some of the birds and butterflies paper onto the glue. Either fold the edges over the feet or sand the edge of the paper away using the sand block technique.

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Step 45. Now you have a lovely divider ready to match in with the tool caddy colours. Using the birds on the base means they won`t stand out in the tool caddy and they don`t need to be fixed down so it makes the tool caddy more versatile.

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Step 46. Add the section dividers into the tool caddy where ever you want them to go. This photo shows how well the feet of the dividers hide in the box.

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Step 47. To co-ordinate the project together and as I ran out of decoupage paper then just use the off cuts to add onto a piece of thin white card. Now snip out some birds, leaves and the flowers and curve the pieces for added dimension.

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Step 48. Cut a tag out by using the 2 largest dies from the Sue Wilson Zoe frames and tag die. Also cut just the oval from the Zoe frames and tag die. Remove any excess sticky from the low tack tape using a putty or plain white rubber. Place the oval die back over the card & use the new small smoothies to pick up some of the tattered rose distress ink and then ink around just the edge of the die leaving the centre clear. This will achieve a lovely soft feel to the oval inner tag shape. Set aside for later.

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Step 49. Take some of the Creative Expressions chic moss gilding wax and add some onto your finger (or a sponge dauber or a cut off finger from a latex glove over your finger).

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Step 50. Rub the gilding wax over the edges of the tool caddy as this will give a wonderful shine and finish to the end result.

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Step 51. You may which to tone the side dark wood notches on the side of the tool caddy with the gilding wax. It`s all up to you on how you which to personalize your tool caddy.

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Step 52. Use some foam tape to add the inner coloured oval onto the larger tag. Now arrange the birds and flowers around the bottom edges of the oval to allow the colours to shine through. Take a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches blush ribbon and loop a piece of the fine ribbon through the top of the tag.

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Step 53. Tie a bow around the handle of the tool caddy to fix the tag to the caddy.

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Step 54. Lay the tool caddy down and then add a blob of 3d silicone glue over the knot of the thin ribbon and then add a thick blush satin bow to the handle. Use a small amount of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach a centre flower from a Creative Expressions pearl corner embellishment over the knot of the bow.

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Step 55. Continue to add the Creative Expressions pearl corner embellishments to the handle cutting some of the sprigs off as the pearl go up the handle.

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Step 56. Move the sections to wherever you want them to go. In this case I wanted the caddy to be placed on an informal lunch table so the sections held the knives, forks and spoons as well as the wider section for the napkins.

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Step 57. Here is the finished project. I hope this has given you some ideas. I`m thinking I now need one for the kitchen and one for my craft room ~ there are so many decoupage papers in the Craft Consortium range you will have fun making up your own design.The tag just lifts the birds from the decorative papers and brings the whole design together.

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Step 58. The large sauces and salt grinder fitted perfectly in the back of the tool caddy.

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Wishing each and everyone of you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Thanks for following the workshops

 

Happy Crafting

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Bird Divided Tool Caddy Box ~ Part 1

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This workshop shows how to cover and make up the tool caddy and part 2 will provide the know how on how to make some dividing panels for the Creative Expressions MDF tool caddy.

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Here are the moveable section panels which are ideal for adding in and taking out as and when you need to.

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Bird Divided Tool Caddy Box Part 1

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions MDF Tool Caddy : CEMDFTOOLCAD

Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers ~ Oakwood : CCDECP084

& Birds & Butterflies : CCDECP142

Cosmic Shimmer Gloss Glue, Seal & Glaze :  CSGLOSGLUE or

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE

Flat Paint Brush Section 

Sanding Block : CO723060

Creative Expressions Tags & Frames ~ Zoe Die Set : CED4310

Phill Martin Chic Moss Gilding Wax : CSPMGWMOSS

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Smoothies Mini`s 4 per pack : CESMOOTHMINI or

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Ink Pad : DPTATTROSE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches White Pearl Corners ~ Design 2 : SASCW2

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows how to cover and make up the tool caddy and part 2 will provide the know how on how to make some dividing panels for the Creative Expressions MDF tool caddy. For the project you will need the following key products. The Creative Expressions MDF tool caddy , the Craft Consortium decoupage papers ~ oakwood & birds and butterflies adhered using the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze. The tag has been created using the Creative Expressions tags & frames ~ Zoe die set.

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Step 2. Shake the glue / glaze bottle well and here I have got an empty embossing powder pot ready ~ so never throw them away as they are so useful for glue pots or mixing embossing powders and micas in.

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Step 3. Pour some of the glue / glaze into an empty pot.

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Step 4. Select the Craft Consortium decoupage papers ~ oakwood & birds and butterflies. The oakwood paper will give a nice back drop to showcase the birds and butterflies paper on the rest of the tool caddy. It will also mean you can get the whole caddy decorated in one pack of the birds and butterflies and use 1 sheet of the oakwood decoupage papers.

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Step 5. Tear the oakwood decoupage so it is just a bit bigger than the central tool caddy MDF piece as this will make it easier to handle when gluing down. Make your mind up which direction you wish the wood effect to fall, I prefer the upward position.

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Step 6. Brush the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze over both the main central panel of the tool caddy making sure you go right up to the edge of the MDF. Use the glue sparingly as over loading will make the thin decoupage paper crinkle up more.

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Step 7. Place the oakwood decoupage paper down onto the glued MDF panel.

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Step 8. Sweep the oakwood decoupage paper down smoothly as you go. If there is a ruffle then lift the paper and ease it back down so it eliminates the air bubbles or issues in the paper.

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Step 9. Cut a slit in the decoupage paper which falls in the handle part of the tool caddy. Now the paper can be moulded in place over the edges of the handle ready to be sanded.

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Step 10. Take the sanding block and hold it at a 45 degree angle & sand downwards over the edge of the MDF to create the smooth finish. You will need to work around the notches and a great tip for the small areas is to use a emery board nail file (not a metal one) or a loose piece of sandpaper folded in half.

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Step 11. You will be left with a lovely smooth covered MDF panel. Repeat the process and cover the reverse of the piece.

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Step 12. Put together the pieces of the tool caddy MDF set together omitting the central just covered piece. You will see when doing this there is a correct way the pieces should go with the long rectangle pieces.

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Step 13. For ease of covering the caddy and so that the full decoupage sheets are placed on the outside, place a mark on each of the outside panels, a`*` works well.

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Step 14. Take all the pieces apart and lay all the `*` marked sides upright on the craft table.

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Step 15. Lay 2 sheets of the birds and butterflies decoupage sheets over the larger side panels so that one sheet is on top of the other. Cut the sheet so that there is just a small excess of the decoupage paper all around the edge of the MDF panels.

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Step 16. Repeat the process of covering the panel using the glue/glaze and the sanding technique as you have done on the central MDF panel.

REMEMBER if you want a completely covered side piece only sand down the inner slot and retain the outer decoupage paper to cover the slots up nicely when the caddy is all put together later on.

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Step 17. Lay the top area of the birds and butterflies decoupage paper which was left over and place it over the rectangle front & back `*` panel of MDF and cover using the glue/glaze technique.

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Step 18. Use the large off cuts to cover the inner top of the base MDF panel as you can run a line of the glue/glaze over the edge of the decoupage papers and then stick the other piece of paper over the glued area. As it`s the inside of the tool caddy it doesn`t matter so much as you will find it hard to know it`s got a join if you keep the birds all in the same line.

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Step 19. Poke the paper through on all the slots of the domed panel and use the paper nail file if you are not retaining one side covered in the decoupage paper.

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Step 20. This will burnish the edges of the paper onto the glue and seals the edges down smoothly.

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Step 21. Complete all of the slots on both panels.

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Step 22. Once the 2 fronts are done now cover the reverse of the panels.

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Step 23. As there is no pieces of the paper left which will cover the inside of the domed MDF piece then take a strip of the paper and glue in down the edge of the piece and lay some glue over the top of the paper on the left hand side of the paper. Then use the other larger piece of paper to cover the area.

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Step 24. Continue to work through the MDF pieces and cover the panels as needed. I haven`t covered the underneath of the tool caddy as it won`t be seen and it will save on the decoupage papers !!!

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Step 25. Lay the end panel down on the work surface and place the base panel on before adding the 2 shorter panels. You can use glue but I like to add the pieces in place first.

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Step 26. Now place the centre oakwood piece in the slots.

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Step 27. Before adding the other side panel to complete the basic shape of the caddy.

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Step 28. As mentioned before you can leave one side with the paper covering the slots as this would be the look if not. I like this feel as it matches the oakwood paper.

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Step 29. If you don`t then place a small amount to the glue/ glaze and add a piece of the decoupage paper over the slot.

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Step 30. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or as here the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to run a line along the front edge of the tool caddy as they will strengthen the piece together. Part 2 of the workshop will show you how to make covered sections for the caddy so it`s makes different additional sections in the box as this will customise it to your own needs.

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Here is the completed project which will be finished off in part 2 next week so please check back in or subscribe to have a weekly e-mail directly to you with the workshop there for you to view.

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Part 2 will follow next week ~ This will show you to make the section panels to compliment the tool caddy design.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Delicate Filigree Buckle Card

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This workshop shows how to make this delicate parcel effect card.

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The pierced die panels add a lovely touch to the soft embossed snowflake snow fibre paper & the ivory vintage ribbon bow lays nicely over the cross section of the Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle lengths.

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Here is a close up of the rock candy stamped sentiment tag.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Delicate Filigree Buckle Die : CED1454

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Zoe Die : CED4310

Creative Expressions Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder : EF-020

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

JustRite Floral Fan Elements Stamp Plate : JRCR02092

Distress Ink Pad ~ Tattered Rose : DPTATTROSE

Distress Marker : Tattered Rose : DMTAT

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Archival Black Ink Pad :  ARCHBLKSM

Snow Fibre Paper : FIBRE SNOW

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

& Tim Holtz Distress Glitter ~ Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

Coconut Card40980, Blush Card409BLUSH  

& Antique Silver Card : VINTSILVERCARD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Scotch Removeable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Slideshow Rose Thin Ribbon : CESRSSROSE

Ranger Stickles ~ Frosted Lace : STKFRLACE

Creative Expressions Ivory Vintage Ribbon : VRIVO

Creative Expressions Dazzler Pink Collection 18mm : DAZPINK

Stick Pins Products :

Creative Expressions Pearl Topped Stick Pins ~ White : CEPINWHT

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Midnight : CEPBEADMID

White Pearls : CEPPEARLWHT & Bead Spacers : CEPSPACERS

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a present style card using the STUNNING Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle die. For the project you will need the following : Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle dies, the Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle die and the Creative Expressions snowflake lattice embossing folder. The Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps and the Sue Wilson frames & tags Zoe die are used along with the distress ink pad ~ tattered rose to create the tag design to complete the parcel look to the project.

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Step 2. Take the Sue Wilson frames & tags Zoe die and also the Sue Wilson frames & tags Grace die has been placed onto a piece of foundations coconut card and cut and embossed through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 3. These dies show how the 2 different die sets work together to achieve a different look. Only the Sue Wilson frames & tags Zoe die will be used in the finished project but I just wanted to show the lovely finish the dies gave together.

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Step 4. Cut and emboss 2 of the Sue Wilson delicate filigree buckle die shapes. Three will be needed in the end, so cut another one to add to the set.

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Step 5. In between each cut make sure you use the Spellbinders all in one tool to remove the excess small pieces left behind in the die as this would impair the next cut. Doing this has meant that this die piece cut and embossed using just 1 pass of each to get this delicate buckle piece.

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Step 6. Now emboss a piece of snow fibre paper using the snowflake lattice embossing folder and the Spellbinders raspberry adapter plate.

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Step 7. Here you can see the wonderful texture of the snow fibre paper and the snowflake lattice pattern.

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Step 8. Cut a large rectangle panel using the Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle dies in the vintage silver card & the 2nd largest rectangle in the foundations blush card.

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Step 9. Trim the snowflake lattice snow fibre paper so it mats nicely onto the blush just cut card leaving the pierced edging showing . Now trim a piece of coconut card to fit underneath the silver card as the base card shape. It`s optional if you want to make it a single layer card front or make a tab to create it into a folded card base.

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Step 10. Lay some blush card under the delicate filigree inner strip and cut lengths of the card to fit under this inner strip. This allows the outer edges to show up nicely and saves cutting a fussy edge.

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Step 11. Join the 2 buckles together by interlocking the smaller end of the die cut through the larger buckle.

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Step 12. Here I have turned the buckle over and added a piece of cellotape to hold the 2 pieces together.

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Step 13. Cut the large buckle end off the die cut piece as it`s not needed.

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Step 14. With all the base layers added together using foam tape the lay the buckle across the width of the card leaving a much wider length to the right hand side of the card and then trim off the left hand side of the card which works out to be 3 notches of the lace design.

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Step 15. Cut or use the already cut 3rd buckle piece and then use the excess card from the off cut of the buckle to make the upright piece to the crossover section of the faux ribbon effect. Trim the small buckle piece from the card.

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Step 16. Cut the downward length of the just cut piece and then measure the excess small piece of card needed to fill in the gap to complete the finished lacy effect.

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Step 17. Add some self adhesive sheet to the blush thin strips of card and remove the backing of the sticky sheet.

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Step 18. Then stick the card to the centre of the delicate filigree strips.

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Step 19. With the pieces in a clear craft box, tip the distress rock candy glitter over the sticky area which falls in the gaps of the indicate die.

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Step 20. Repeat the process on all of the cut and measured pieces if the faux ribbon.

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Step 21. Now add some foam tape the reverse of the just glittered pieces.

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Step 22. Then piece the strips back onto the card making sure you lay them in place with the sticky backing still on. Once in the correct place remove the backing and stick the strips back in place.

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Step 23. Make a double bow using the Creative Expressions blush satin ribbon and add it onto the centre of the buckle crossover.

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Step 24. Loop lengths of the ivory vintage ribbon so you have 3 loops of the ribbon and a tail either end of the ribbon.

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Step 25. Pinch the ribbon in the centre of the loop.

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Step 26. Lift up the bottom of the ribbon and place under the just pinched ribbon. This allows the ribbon to be handled less and will give you a lovely neat finish to the bow.

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Step 27. Tie a knot the ribbon.

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Step 28. Now ease each loop away from each other as this will help to neaten the finished loops in the bow.

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Step 29. Trim through the bottom loop to make 2 more single tails to the bow and repeat this on the other side of the bow. Set aside the bow until after the next step.

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Step 30. Loop an excess piece of the thin ribbon through the Zoe frames and tags piece that was made earlier on.

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Step 31. Tuck and glue the folded ribbon under the crossover buckle. Now add the vintage ribbon bow over the buckle using 3d glue .

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Step 32. Place 2 decorative pins which you can see how these were made in the daisy pin bag workshop on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog. Click for the post

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Step 33. Place the pins behind the buckle and secure in place with some 3d glue under the buckle. Now add an 18mm dazzler over the knot of the bow.

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Step 34. Either use a retained oval from the Zoe frames and tag die or cut another one out.

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Step 35. Remove any excess sticky from the low tack tape using a putty or plain white rubber.

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Step 36. Place the oval die back over the card & use the new small smoothies to pick up some of the tattered rose distress ink and then ink around just the edge of the die leaving the centre clear.

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Step 37. This will achieve a lovely soft feel to the oval inner tag shape.

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Step 38. Ink up a `Your a treasured Friend` sentiment stamp from the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamp set using the black archival ink pad and stamp it onto the just inked oval.

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Step 39. Place the small flower die from the floral fan elements stamp plate onto a small acrylic block. Stamp around the edge of the oval again using some black archival ink.

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Step 40. Add some of the tattered rose distress ink from the distress marker pen and colour the flowers of the stamped edge in.

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Step 41. Cut an oval of self adhesive sheet and apply it over a dried colour sentiment piece.

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Step 42. Remove the backing and then add some of the distress rock candy over the sheet for a soft sparkle feel to the sentiment.

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Step 43. Add the oval onto the card using some foam tape underneath and then pass the tag over the sentiment and secure it to the card using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue so it is flat onto the snow fibre paper. Use some glue under the foam tape so you can move the sentiment if needed before it dries.

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Step 44. Use the frosted lace stickles on the centre of the snowflake lattice sections as these work better than the Cosmic Shimmer glue as they can spread on the embossed textured paper.

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Step 45. This will complete the finished project.

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Step 46. Here is a close up of the vintage ribbon bow along with the decorative pins and the dazzler embellishment.

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Step 47. The rock candy gives a wonderful shimmer to the sentiment tag …….

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Step 48. …… and compliments the delicate filigree buckle strips perfectly.

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Step 49. The frosted lace stickles add a lovely finish to the card along with the pierced edging on the blush & silver card.

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Creative Expressions Beaded Feather Bauble

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This workshop shows how to decorate a plain glass bauble from a £1 shop using the Creative Expressions various beads and spacers.

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The finishing touches pearl spray works perfectly when adding beads onto the wire.

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Jewelled Feather Bauble

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Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Scarlet Ribbon : CESRSCARLET

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Creative Expressions Pearl Spray : PEARLSPRAY

Creative Expressions 12mm Clear Dazzler : DAZCIRCLE12

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Spring Green : CEPBEADSPRING

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads Section   STICK PIN ELEMENTS

 White Pearls : CEPPEARLWHT & Bead Spacers : CEPSPACERS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Pearl Corners ~ White Design 2 : SASCW2

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

 Feather Bauble & Suction Cups from £1 shop !!!

 Plain Clear Bauble and place your own feathers inside

 Thin Wire

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to decorate an ornament to make a special gift or decoration for yourself using baubles from a £1 shop. The Creative Expressions pearl spray embellishment and the faceted teardrop beads , white pearls & bead spacers are used to adorn the clear glass ornament. The Creative Expressions finishing touches pearl corners , 12mm clear dazzler & finishing touches scarlet ribbon & off white ribbon are also used to complete the ornament. The project could be placed in a handmade box to give as a give. The idea came about when I saw a glass bauble with feathers in for sale at £15 for 1 bauble. White feathers mean a lot to people who believe in them ~ so when I saw a plain one I thought I could decorate it and make it a special personal piece.

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Step 2. Take the Creative Expressions pearl spray embellishment as a single spray and straighten the wire end up.

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Step 3. Place one of the thin white pearls onto the wire.

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Step 4. Then place a small bead spacer next to the pearl bead.

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Step 5. Now add a small pearl then a bead spacer, now a spring green faceted bead, a bead spacer, a small pearl, a bead spacer followed by a thin pearl and bead spacer to complete the row of beads. Once the beads are all tight up against each other place some of the glossy accents around the bottom of the last bead spacer. This will secure all the beads onto the pearl spray.

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Step 6. Cut a length of wire and curve the end of it. Place a small pearl bead on the end so it passes the hook end.

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Step 7. Twist the end of the wire around the bead and leave the end so it falls up the length of the single wire. Cover the end with a spacer bead and a thin pearl bead. This will give a wonderful end to the wire and allow you to make a small beaded piece to match the pearl spray piece you have just made.

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Step 8. Continue to work the piece by adding a small spring green faceted bead next and then a spacer, small pearl, spacer, a larger spring green faceted bead followed by a spacer and small pearl bead. Finish the piece again with some glossy accents to hold the bead in place.

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Step 9. Make another length of beads to match the one that has just been made. Embellishments often look best in odd numbers.

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Step 10. This step is optional but I just wanted the feathers to lay differently. Remove the end of the bauble to open the bauble up. Glittered jewels or iced snow could be added if you wanted a shakeable effect to the finished bauble.

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Step 11. Shake the feathers until they fall just how you want them too. Repeat on the 2nd bauble and then place the lid back over the glass bauble.

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Step 12. Remove the short organza ribbon from the baubles and add longer lengths of the Creative Expressions satin off white ribbon. Tie a knot towards the top of the ribbon on one of the ribbons.

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Step 13. Tie the 2nd ribbon around the other just tied ribbon so it`s about 2cms lower than the other knot.

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Step 14. Pull the ribbon down so that one bauble falls lower than the other.

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Step 15. This will give a nice staggered feel to the finished look of the decoration.

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Step 16. Loop the knots of the ribbon onto the hook of a suction hook.

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Step 17. Add a small amount of the glossy accents over the knot to secure it in place. Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue could also be used but the glossy accents was at hand as this is best when gluing the faceted beads.

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Step 18. Wrap and twist the end of the beaded pearl spray so it attached to the suction hook.

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Step 19. Twist the 2 ends of wire on the made up bead pieces…..

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Step 20. …. And then make a loop around the Spellbinders all in one tool (best with the pokey tool and not the ball tool) , once the other side of the tool twist the wire a few times to create the loop.

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Step 21. Add the loop onto the suction hook before finishing off the wire on the back of the suction piece. Cut the ends off the wire and fold them down to make sure there are no sharp edges and this will complete the beaded embellishments onto the suction hook. You could omit the suction hook if you want to style your own hooked area and hang the baubles onto a hook on the wall or just use the ribbon and add the decoration on a Christmas tree.

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Step 22. Make a bow using the Creative expressions scarlet finishing touches satin ribbon.

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Step 23. Use some 3d glue to add the bow over all the knotted wires. Use either the centre flower like pearls from the pearl corner embellishment …..

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Step 24. …. or use a 12mm clear dazzler to add over the centre of the bow.

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Step 25. Place the beaded sprays how you want them to fall on the design.

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Step 26. As they are wire they can be manipulated into place.

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Step 27. Add a small white ribbon bow made using the thin Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon. Add the centre of the pearl flower from the pearl corner embellishment to cover the small knot of the bow. Alternatively use a Creative Expressions flat back pearl.

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Step 28. Add the finished bauble piece onto a window for a drawing pin free decoration.

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Step 29. They look STUNNING in the evening when the lights are low and the beads glisten with the lighting around it.

Have fun creating something special from a £1 shop knowing you had brought the piece to life with you Creative Expression bead stash and a bit of creativity.

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Christmas Cone Tree on MDF Stand

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This workshop shows how to make this pine cone Christmas tree which is standing on a classic cupcake MDF stand.

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The Creative Expressions mdf pieces come from the Christmas tree ornaments set & have been in between the pine cones to decorate the piece.

Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer has been used on the tips of the pine cones.

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3D Classic Cupcake MDF Stand : PRONCUPCLAS

 Ornaments from the  Creative Expressions 2 Part MDF Christmas Tree with Ornaments : CEMDFDECTREE set

Oakwood Decoupage Papers : CCDECP084

& Full Range of Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers

Cosmic Shimmer Gloss Glue, Seal & Glaze :  CSGLOSGLUE or

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE

Ranger Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

Flat Paint Brush Section 

Sanding Block : CO723060

Creative Expressions Pewter Gilding Wax : CSGWPEW

Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Texture Paste : CSPASTSPAUR

Cosmic Shimmer Gesso Primer : CSGESWHI

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Scarlet Ribbon : CESRSCARLET

Creative Expressions Pine Cone Embellishments : CEPINECONE

  Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW

& Tim Holtz Distress Glitter ~ Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make Christmas pine cone tree completed on a cupcake classic MDF stand. For this you`ll need the Creative Expressions classic cupcake MDF stand along with some Craft Consortium decoupage papers and the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze (oakwood design has been used for this project). Cosmic Shimmer gesso has been used to add white to the tips of the pine cones and the Creative Expressions pine cone embellishment is used on the tip of the Christmas tree. The project is completed with the use of the Creative Expressions scarlet red satin ribbon to make some lovely bows with.

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Step 2. Place the MDF cupcake stand base pieces on a craft mat. Shake the glue / glaze bottle well before pouring some of the glue / glaze into an empty pot.

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Step 3. Brush the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze over both the MDF cup cake stand leg panels. Just on the front for now.

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Step 4. Select the oakwood decoupage paper pack or choose one of the other decoupage papers in the range. Here scrap pieces of the paper have been used which were left over from another project. Place the paper over the glue, the biggest piece was still a little short once placed on the MDF.     So …….

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Step 5. ….. just take a small scrap of the paper and lay it onto the glue and then cover the paper with some more of the glue to seal all the edges of the paper into each other.

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Step 6. Sweep the oakwood decoupage paper down smoothly as you go.

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Step 7. Occasionally there might be an air bubble in between the paper and MDF. If so lift the decoupage paper back up.

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Step 8. Then smooth it back down. This paper is great for this kind of handling . Press down right up to the edge so you know the paper is firmly stuck to the MDF.

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Step 9. Take the sanding block and hold at 45 degree angle & sand downwards over the edge of the MDF to create the smooth finish to the edge of the MDF.

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Step 10. Cut down the centre of the MDF leg where the 2 leg pieces will slot together.

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Step 11. Make sure you work in all the small areas of the MDF. Here a nail file ( not a metal one ) is used to get to the small areas of the MDF pieces or you can use the replacement sheets for sanding blocks before they are mounted.

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Step 12. Repeat the process on the 2nd cupcake stand piece.

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Step 13. Now turn the MDF legs over and apply the same glue over the panels and also add glue on the cupcake stand top circle panel.

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Step 14. Repeat the process and add the oakwood decoupage paper onto the glued area. I like to keep the wood effect going upwards as it gives a lovely feel to the end result. Repeat the sanding off process on the edges on the MDF pieces.

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Step 15. Push the 2 leg panels together to create the base shape.

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Step 16. Now place the legs into the base of the MDF circle top piece. It`s optional if you want to cover the underneath of the circle but sometimes it`s nice to show people you have actually made the project up from a piece of MDF !!!

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Step 17. Use some Creative Expressions pewter gilding wax on your finger and swipe it along the edges of the stand legs and all around the circle top of the stand. You use a cut off a finger from a latex glove if you prefer not to get messy, doing this will mean you get 5 uses from one glove !!!

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Step 18. Gather some large, medium & small pine cones along with some thin twigs. With your cones on a craft mat begin to paint the tips of the pine cones and twigs with some Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer.

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Step 19. It is good to have a mix of size of cones as the smaller ones will give a lovely tip to the tree along with the Creative Expression pine come embellishment. It`s fun to and go gather the pine cones from a forest and if you struggle to find the small cones then e-bay have the small ones available. Thankfully we have lots of forests around us.

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Step 20. You could go in and add some Cosmic Shimmer sparkle texture paste on the end of the pines cone or add some glue and some rock candy glitter for that sparkle feel. It`s up to you how you finish the look of your tree.

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Step 21. Apply some glossy accents over the top of the cupcake stand.

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Step 22. Lay a line of the thin twigs across the glue.

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Step 23. Use the base of the gesso pot to push the twigs onto the glue. Don`t leave the pot on there to long else the glue might stick to the paper on the bottom of the gesso pot !!!

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Step 24. Apply some 3d glue over the twigs so the base layer of pine cones will have a nice solid base to the structure to stick to.

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Step 25. Add the first 2 large pine cones onto the stand allowing the tips of the cone to fall over the edge of the stand. Apply some 3d glue in between the 2 pine cones to strengthen / attach them together. Add a third cone on the other side of the stand.

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Step 26. Use the medium but slightly larger size pine cones to fill in between the larger pine cones. Lift the pine cones up and add some glue under the cone and onto the cupcake stand.

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Step 27. Add either a misshapen pine cone or a screwed up piece of paper and place it in the centre of the stand as this will fill the hole and give the cones something to adhere onto.

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Step 28. Here is just a photo of the centre pine cone in place.

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Step 29. Take another of the medium pine cones and add one on top of medium size pine cone below using 3d glue as you go. This will raise the pine cones up to the same level as the large pine cones and will give the basic shape of the pine cone tree a lovely solid base.

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Step 30. Use a pokey tool to remove any excess glue as you go up the tree. Often it can just be poked back under some of the other pine cones.

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Step 31. Here is a top view of the pine cones as the base is forming and remember to make sure when the shape forming it is not listing over to one side, if it does it will just continue to get worse as you go upwards. A gentle ease with your hands will help align the cones into position.

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Step 32. Add another pine cone in the centre hole and add some glue to the surrounding pine cones so that they stick to this centre pine cone.

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Step 33. Use some of the small twigs to break up and stick under the pines cones as this will only strengthen the tower forming. This is a great stage to walk away and go have a cup of tea / coffee whilst the glue starts to go off as this will just make sure the tree will solid when finished.

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Step 34. Fill in the tree with some more of the medium but slightly smaller cones and then start to add the small cones as the tree shape is needed.

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Step 35. Screw up a small piece of paper and add to the centre of the tree.

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Step 36. Begin to just use the smaller pine cones and continue to work on the outer side of the pine cones and don`t be tempted to fill the centre of the tree as this will make the tip of the tree to thin. The paper will help create the top of the tree.

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Step 37. When you are near the top of the tree add a thin taller piece of the paper and poke it down the centre of the pine cones.

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Step 38. Add some of the Creative Expressions pewter gilding wax over the pine cone embellishment to tone the gold down. Or maybe keep as gold if you want to use a gold gilding wax on the edges of the cupcake stand. Place the embellishment in the top of the tree.

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Step 39. Just go over the tree with the small pine cones and add them to any visible gaps, this will also bring the whole project together as the small pine cones will look like they are cascading down the tree.

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Step 40. Use the Creative Expressions scarlet red satin ribbon to make 5 bows to decorate the base of the pine cone tree. I find when creating the bow it works well if you place the loops of the bow over 2 of your fingers and pull the lengths of ribbon to make sure the bow is the same shape either side. Trim the ends off in a point to finish the bows off nicely.

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Step 41. Stick the bows into a small gap around the base of the pine cone tree.

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Step 42. You can decorate the tree with some holly die cut pieces or here I had 5 MDF decorations left over from the MDF Christmas tree project so these are perfect to add to the face of the tree. Use some hoop earring findings to poke into the pine cone gaps.

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Step 43. Here is the completed Christmas tree project complete on it`s own MDF cupcake stand. Add some glitter, texture paste or stickles if you want more of a shimmer. I like just the white on the cones but it`s up to you how you finish the decorative tree.

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Step 44. Here you can see a close up of the small pine cone and the pine cone embellishment that just completes the project off perfectly with the red berries on the top. Have fun when making this Christmas display piece.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Trifold Acetate Frame Card

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This workshop shows how to make this delicate garden trifold acetate  card using the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame dies and the acetate & vellum for a soft finish.

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Here is a close up of the delicate frame with lacquered flowers and butterflies.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection ~ Delicate Garden Frame Die : CED4307

Spellbinders Elizabeth Strip Border Die : WIZS4-439

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Heat Resistant Acetate :  HEATEMBOS

Foundations Vellum : 40024

Phill Martin Moss Green Gilding Wax : CSPMGWMOSS

Phill Martin Moss Green Embossing Powder : CSPMEPMOSS

Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals ~ Lapis Jade : CSUTJADE

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet : ADHA4

    Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

   Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1 This workshop will show you how to make a lovely delicate tri fold acetate card. For this you`ll need the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection delicate garden frame die and the Spellbinders Elizabeth strip border die. One A4 sheet of thin acetate ~ heat resistant acetate has been used to complete the base shape of this project. Also needed is the Phill Martin`s chic moss Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder & gilding wax, they have been used for a soft under tone to the finished look.

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Step 2. Take a piece of A4 sheet of thin acetate ~ heat resistant acetate and cut it in half horizontally to create 2 A5 size pieces of acetate.

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Step 3. Place one piece on a score board and score down the centre at the half A5 score reference point. Alternatively you can fold the acetate over in half in a landscape position and crease down the centre spine to create the folded A5 base card.

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Step 4. If you are just using the score board then butt the right hand edge of the acetate up to the left hand lip of the scoring board and crease the spine of the acetate to create the basic shape.

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Step 5. Repeat this process on the 2nd piece of acetate.

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Step 6. The Sue Wilson delicate garden frame fits perfectly width wise on the A5 card but there is a small amount of acetate left at the bottom. It`s optional to leave this part and add a sentiment on this section or trim it off later on.

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Step 7. Now apply a line of sticky runner adhesive around the edge of just the right hand inside of one of the acetate cards.

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Step 8. Place the other acetate card in a downward position over the sticky area to create the tri fold concertina effect.

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Step 9. Fold all the sections in place to make the tri fold shape again. There maybe a fraction of acetate that needs to be trimmed off as acetate can slip when working with it.

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Step 10. Place the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die right up to the left hand side of an A5 piece of vellum. Secure in place with a piece of low tack tape. Run the die and usual cutting / base plate sandwich through the Grand Calibur. Use the junior Spellbinder plates for ease and have the die in a portrait position when cutting. Just 2 passes will see the piece cut perfectly.

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Step 11. Then run it back through Grand Calibur with the base plate, die / vellum and then the tan mat and pink embossing plate.

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Step 12. You will have enough space to cut another die shape out of the waste as you have been careful when using the die the first time around.

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Step 13. Use the Spellbinders all in one tool to release the intricate piece from the back of the die.

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Step 14. Repeat the process until you have 6 delicate garden vellum frames cut.

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Step 15. Take some of the Phill Martin`s chic moss Cosmic Shimmer gilding wax and with your finger apply a small amount of the wax over the embossed areas of the vellum frame.

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Step 16. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries glue or the specialist acrylic glue to add some glue to the reverse of the garden frame.

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Step 17. Be careful when touching the glue as you don`t want to transfer any glue to the middle of the acetate. Place the frame onto the top of one of the acetate panels.

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Step 18. Place another frame on same top area of another panel. Repeat and work your way through the card placing another frame on the reverse of each of the panels. When all 6 frames are on then the delicate frames are complete.

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Step 19. Here is the optional piece if you want to trim the excess acetate off the bottom of the card then just use a guillotine to remove the bottom section.

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Step 20. Place the small flower die on a piece of waste of vellum and cut and emboss the die. Repeat 3 or 4 times to get lots of the larger flowers out of the die.

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Step 21. Cup your hand or use the back of a piece of cut`n`dry foam to curve petals of the vellum flowers using a Spellbinder all in one ball tool add on.

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Step 22. Alternatively use the tan mat for a quick fix as long as you don`t press to hard as the mat is thinner.

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Step 23. Now place the vellum flowers face down into a clear and resist or Perfect Medium embossing ink pad. Press each flower down to ensure the ink has touched all of the vellum surface.

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Step 24. Or you could add lots of flowers to the ink pad.

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Step 25. Use the reverse of the lid to press firmly down onto the vellum flowers.

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Step 26. Sprinkle some of the Phill Martin`s chic moss Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder over the inked flowers.

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Step 27. Use some tweezers or a pokey tool to remove the flowers from the embossing powder.

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Step 28. Heat set each flower and make such you hold each flower with a pokey tool to stop the flower flying of the craft desk or touching it whilst it`s hot.

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Step 29. This is optional and I have to say the glue melted away a bit in the hot pan when I did the next step, so maybe keep the flowers as single heads and not keep have them glued together as in the photo.

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Step 30. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer lapis jade ultra thick embossing crystals into a small 1 egg frying pan. These can be brought from a £1 shop and are great for small projects like this.

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Step 31. Turn the heat on. Here I have used a standard cooker hob. Just be careful as you will be working with a high heat and you don`t want to spill any crystals and mark your hob. I did the melting with ease and wouldn`t have suggested the idea if I thought it was to hard. If an issue you can use a melting pot instead.

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Step 32. Wait until the embossing crystals start to melt ….

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Step 33. …. And once done tip the pan slightly to gather a pool of the molten liquid on the side of the pan.

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Step 34. Pick a flower up using a pair of tweezers.

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Step 35. Dip the vellum flower into the molten liquid and here I have placed it under side down on the edge of the pan. This removes some of the excess UTEE covering the flower and leaves the flower with a lovely coverage. Use the tweezers to remove the hot flower from the pan.

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Step 36. Repeat the process on the other flowers.

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Step 37. Add the lacquered effect flowers onto the 4 corners of the frame and on each panel. Also add a just embossed flower with gold edges and a faux pearl in the centre and also use the embossing powder flowers on the frame.

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Step 38. Cut 2 strips of the Spellbinders Elizabeth strip border die in vellum and cut the pieces into individual pieces curving the vellum around each edge as you cut the vellum from the strip border.

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Step 39. Cut a solid die shape from the Spellbinders Elizabeth strip border die in some self adhesive sheet. I have used 2 scraps of adhesive sheet as I already had one piece cut, but you will need all 3 shapes cut.

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Step 40. Remove the carrier sheet and add some of the Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky sheet. This can be done by just dipping the small shape directly into the pot.

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Step 41. Press the micro beads firmly into the sticky sheet for a lovely finish to the shape.

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Step 42. Now add the parchment shape retained from an earlier step over the beads using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Edge some butterflies cut out in vellum using the gold Adirondack dabber. Glue one on top of another to give dimension to the butterfly. The gold appears very bright on these photos but it is a bit softer in real life.

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Step 43. Place the prepared micro bead panels onto the centre of the delicate frame using 3d glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue in just the corners of the shape. This is how it will look on the reverse and remember to have the micro bead panel on the first and last panel on the front and the other micro bead panel in the middle will be on the other side so when it`s in a concertina position all 3 micro bead fronts will face forward.

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Step 44. Place the single vellum panel on the reverse of the shape to cover the glue and then add a few flowers on the tips of the shape.

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Step 45. Here is the finished results of the concertina acetate card.

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Step 46. The project looks delicate with the vellum and the wonderful Sue Wilson die set. The small enamel flowers just add a splash of colour which can be changed to tone in your colour theme.

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Winter Wishes Waterfall Striplet Card

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This workshop shows how to make this waterfall card using the Sue Wilson snowflake striplet die along with the let it snow die set. The project uses the snow fibre paper and Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels for a wonderful shimmer.

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Creative Expressions mdf pieces have been cover using

Cosmic Shimmer texture paste for added dimension.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snowflake Mini Striplet DieCED3036

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Let it Snow Die : CED3004

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Deer Family Die Set : CED3042

Creative Expressions Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder : EF-020

Foundations Pumice A4 Card Stock : 41003

Snow Fibre Paper : FIBRE SNOW

Clear & Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD

Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Pearl Lustre Embossing Powder : CSEPLAPPEA

Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles : STKFRLACE

Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Texture Paste : CSPASTSPAUR

& Sea Green Sparkle Texture Paste : CSPASTSPSEA

Cosmic Shimmer Gesso Primer : CSGESWHI

Creative Expressions MDF Christmas Words Set : CEMDFXMASWORD

Creative Expressions Mega Grab Bag MDF Pieces : CEMDFXMASGRAB

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Scarlet Ribbon : CESRSCARLET

Creative Expressions Pine Cone Embellishments : CEPINECONE

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

 Scotch Removable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG &  Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

 Creative Expressions Self Adhesive 3mm Pearls : SAP3WHITE

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW

& Tim Holtz Distress Glitter ~ Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows how to make a waterfall card using the Sue Wilson mini striplet die set. For the project here are some of the products needed ~ the Sue Wilson festive collection snowflake mini striplet die, the let it snow die along with the deer family die set. The waterfall section is placed onto an embossed sheet of snow fibre paper using the Creative Expressions snowflake lattice embossing folder. Waterfall cards were trendy a few years before dies were popular, so this workshop has been created to showcase the striplet die as it`s perfect for making uniformed panels.

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Step 2. Attach the Sue Wilson festive collection snowflake mini striplet die including the outer die section onto a piece of the snow fibre paper using some low tack tape. Place the die in this upright position on the junior cutting plates and base plate as the die will cut with just 2 passes through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 3. The low tack tape will ensure the die doesn`t slip whilst being run through the Grand Calibur preventing the dies cutting themselves.

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Step 4. Run the Spellbinders all in one tool over the back of the die to help release some of the intricate pieces in the die.

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Step 5. As it`s snow fibre paper the pieces won`t just fall out straight away but they will easily be eased out with a pokey tool or your fingers.

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Step 6. It`s completely worth it as the texture of the snow fibre paper is wonderful.

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Step 7. Move the die up and cut off the remaining snow fibre paper waste ends.

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Step 8. Repeat the process and cut 4 of the snowflake striplet shapes out.

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Step 9. Place a piece of the self adhesive sheet onto a piece of white card stock and run it through the Grand Calibur with just the outer striplet solid die. Repeat this process until you have 4 solid sticky rectangles.

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Step 10. Remove the backing off the just cut rectangle panel.

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Step 11. Line the 2 bottom corners of the snowflake snow fibre paper panels onto the bottom edge of the sticky sheet. This will just help to align the striplet panel on perfectly.

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Step 12. Press the intricate pieces of the snow fibre paper down onto the sticky sheet to ensure the glitter jewels won`t fall under the small pieces and prevent them from sticking down.

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Step 13. You could use the sticky backing to press the pieces down to eliminate any fingers touching the sticky and making it lose some of the tack.

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Step 14. As my Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels were getting low I added some Tim Holtz distress clear rock candy glitter to the pot and gave it a shake (with the lid on!!!)

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Step 15. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels / rock candy over the sticky panel and tap off the excess & place it back into the pot.

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Step 16. Repeat this on all 4 snowflake panels.

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Step 17. Cut & emboss the Sue Wilson `let it snow` die shape out on a piece of white card stock.

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Step 18. Use a clear and resist ink or Perfect Medium ink pad to ink all over the sentiment piece.

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Step 19. Then tip over the Cosmic Shimmer lapis pearl lustre embossing powder making sure the sentiment is placed over a piece of scrap paper.

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Step 20. Hold the sentiment with a pokey tool before heat setting the embossing powder with a heat tool. Set aside until needed later on.

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Step 21. Take a Christmas tree from the Creative Expressions Christmas mega mdf grab bag and the winter wishes from the Christmas wordy mdf piece set.

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Step 22. Paint a layer of the Cosmic Shimmer Gesso over the top of the mdf pieces. This is optional depending on the product you are using over the top.

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Step 23. Use a piece of cut`n`dry foam to tap some of the Cosmic Shimmer sparkle sea green texture paste over the Christmas tree and use your finger if more texture is needed.

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Step 24. Repeat the process with the winter wishes but use the Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle texture paste over the Gesso.

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Step 25. Take a pokey tool to remove any excess texture paste that has fallen into the small edges of the sentiment.

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Step 26. Air dry the pieces or if impatient !!! use a heat tool to quicken the process. Please be aware not to over heat the product, it will bubble up and it`s at this point you need to stop.

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Step 27. Once the sparkle paste is dry use some of the frosted lace stickles to add a line of snow like shimmer to the edges of the mdf.

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Step 28. Use a Grime Boss to remove any texture paste mess from the craft mat before it dries on solidly.

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Step 29. Place a piece of the snow fibre paper into the Creative Expressions snowflake lattice embossing folder. Then use the base plate and the Spellbinders raspberry plate to run the folder through the Grand Calibur machine. Set aside for later.

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Step 30. Line the 4 snowflake panels up so the panel underneath falls half way up on the panel above. This will give you an idea of the depth of each of the waterfall sections / measurements needed on the waterfall mechanism. Here it was 2cms but slightly bigger when all 4 were added.

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Step 31. Place the snowflake panel onto a piece of the Foundations pumice card in a portrait position and make a small snip at the end of the snowflake panel.

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Step 32. Run a line up to the top of the card.

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Step 33. In this case it is at the 13.5cms point.

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Step 34. Turn the card around into a landscape position and score 4 lines at 2cms apart from the left hand edge of the card.

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Step 35. Make sure the snowflake panel fits exactly onto the 13.5cms width that was made earlier.

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Step 36. With the card folded over on the 4 score line, then trim off the excess card at the 13.5cms measurement. The fold is only needed if you are using a small guillotine.

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Step 37. Crease all of the 4 score lines over so they are all in a mountain fold only.

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Step 38. Place a line of double sided sticky tape onto each of the 2cm panels making sure the tape does not fall over the crease of the fold.

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Step 39. Trim off the excess tape to neaten the edges of the panel.

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Step 40. Remove the backing from the first 2cm tab and place the top edge of the snowflake panel just under the 1st scored area of the card. This will make sure the mechanism will work smoothly.

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Step 41. Repeat the process on the 2nd sticky piece and work upwards placing each snowflake panel as you go until all 4 panels are stuck in place.

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Step 42 Tuck the embossed `let it snow` piece under the 4 waterfall snowflake panels so you can see where the sentiment needs to be stuck later on. Cut a thin strip of pumice card to 17.5cms x 2cms. Emboss all around the edges of the thin strip. This will be the piece of card that makes the waterfall mechanism work.

Trim the main waterfall card to 17cms from the folded top of the snowflake panels and cut the card off the bottom at this measurement.

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Step 43. Open the waterfall panel out so it`s flat and with the snowflake panels facing upwards.

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Step 44. Place the edge of the bottom plain section of the card over a scoring channel on a score board. Run a score line around all 4 edges of the bottom section.

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Step 45 When flipped over the embossed line will be on the front and to be seen part of the card. This will add detail to the finished look.

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Step 46. Take a piece of A4 pumice card in a landscape position and score a line from top to bottom 1 ¾” or 4.5cms in from the left hand side. This will create a folded area to add another piece of card in a few steps. This creates a larger blank card from 2 pieces of A4 card.

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Step 47 This step is optional but continues the embossed look in the card and marries it all up nicely. The remaining large area will be 25cms x 21cms, so place the edge of the card on a score board and use the 2 thin channels to score around the edge making sure the inner corner doesn`t go off the edge of card to make a neat corner feature.

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Step 48. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or some double sided tape to stick the 1 ¾” or 4.5cms tab onto another sheet of pumice card. Flip the card over and trim off the excess card that falls over the right hand side of the card.

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Step 49. Cut the snow fibre snowflake embossed paper to 222mm x 183mm or 8 ¾” x 7 ¼” and mat that onto a piece of white card and trim so a very thin area is seen. This is just the strengthen the snow fibre paper as the waterfall mechanism will be attached to this panel.

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Step 50. Add some foam tape under just the end small sections of the reverse thin strip as this will allow the `let it snow` piece to flow under the strip. Stick the remaining strip just a fraction up from the bottom of the lowest snowflake panel with the tape on the top side of the thin strip.

Lay the fold snowflake panel onto the card with the thin strip of card in place and punch a hole through the card, foam tape and the snowflake snow fibre panel. Make sure you have a craft mat underneath.

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Step 51. Lift the just cut piece up.

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Step 52. Mark the centre of the bottom edge of the snowflake waterfall card.

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Step 53. Punch a hole ready for ribbon to be added.

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Step 54. Use some brads to add the snowflake waterfall panel through the snow fibre panel and secure the brads on the back of the card. This is the only point the waterfall panel will be connected to the card to allow the waterfall feature to work.

Use some foam tape on the back of the snowflake / snow fibre panel and stick this onto the prepared pumice base card.

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Step 55. Take a length of Creative Expressions scarlet ribbon and fold it in half before poking it through the back of the hole on the waterfall card.

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Step 56. Flip the tails of the ribbon through the loop and then pull the ribbon tight. Hold on to the card as you do this so it doesn`t tear the hole and then trim the ribbon into points on the ends.

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Step 57. Add the winter wishes sentiment onto the bottom section of the waterfall pull down piece and add a small amount of 3d glue to the centre of the ribbon.

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Step 58. Add a Creative Expressions pine cone embellishment to the glue to complete the pulley section.

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Step 59. Use one of the Creative Expressions 3mm flat back pearls to add to the brad to compliment the look.

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Step 60. Apply some of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl white PVA glue to each of the snowflake centres on the snow fibre lattice background. If dropped down they will add a lovely faux pearl effect to the panel.

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Step 61. Place the Christmas tree in the bottom left hand corner of the card and a deer has been cut and Cosmic Shimmer aurora sparkle texture paste has been applied for a lovely shimmery feel to the deer. When dry add the deer to the bottom right hand side of the card.

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Step 62. Once completed the snowflake panels give a wonderful effect to the top of the card.

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Step 63. The glitter jewels shimmer through the snowflake striplet panel.

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Step 64. Here is a close up of the ribbon and pine cone effect which when pulled…….

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Step 65. …… The let it snow sentiment appears.

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Step 66. The lapis pearl lustre gives a lovely wintery feel to the finished project.

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Step 67 Here is the finished project. The red & green Christmas colours enhancing the white soft tones of the card.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Acetate Box Card

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This workshop shows how to make this acetate box frame card using the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die along with the graceful lace die & Caribbean Island St Kitts die set.

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The wonderful flower die makes lots of little flower in one pass and these have had some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue added to create a faux pearl effect in the centre of the flower.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5508

Sue Wilson Configurations Graceful Lace Die : CED6403

Sue Wilson Caribbean Island St Kitts Die : CED5204

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set : CEC702

Foundations Rich Plum Card : 41021

Foundations Vellum : 40024

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

   Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows how to make an acetate box frame card using the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle dies & the configurations graceful lace die as the main focal point as there sizing is perfect for the project. For the project you`ll need the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle dies, Caribbean Island St Kitts die & the configurations graceful lace die along with the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps. Also needed is the rich plum foundation card & vellum which set the whole design of perfectly.

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Step 2. Cut a piece of rich plum foundation card to 19.5cms x 14.5cms or 7 ¾” x 5 ¾”. Cut another piece the same which you will be able to get out of one A4 sheet of the card.

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Step 3. Score an embossed line at 0.5” and then again at 1”

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Step 4. Turn the card 180 degrees and repeat the same 0.5” and then again at 1”.

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Step 5. Do this on the 2nd piece of rich plum card to create the front and back of the main card frame.

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Step 6. Secure the outer die and the detailed die from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die set onto the centre of one of the scored rich plum panels. Use the low tack tape to hold the dies in position as you want a nice same distance area around the die cut edge and also so the dies do not slip whilst cutting as the dies can actually cut through each other.

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Step 7. Cut the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur machine using the smaller Spellbinders junior base plate and cutting plate.

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Step 8. Pass the sandwich through the machine in a portrait position as this will cut the intricate die in one pass as it gives the plates more pressure where it`s needed.

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Step 9. Remove the centre cut piece from the card and retain the scored piece for later. Discard the thin outer rich plum card as this was just cut to show off the inner die more when placed on the acetate.

Now emboss the intricate die using the base plate, the die and card facing into the tan mat and the pink embossing plate over the top.

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Step 10. Run the Spellbinders all in one tool over the just cut card. This will help to release those small cut pieces from the die and card. Make sure you use the tool to clean all the pieces from the die before the next step as this will give you a clean cut again.

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Step 11. Lay the full uncut panel underneath the just cut panel and on the work station, slot the 2 delicate garden dies back into the hole.

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Step 12. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape before lifting the scored panel up off the card. Now cut and emboss the card using the same technique.

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Step 13. Take the inner score line next to the inner frame and fold this downwards and crease / burnish the fold down.

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Step 14. The repeat on the 2nd embossed line but this time crease the line upwards to create the makings of the box frame shape. Repeat on the other edge of the card and the on the back panel too.

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Step 15. Cut a piece of acetate to 6 ¼” x 5 ¾”.

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Step 16. Lay the 2 pieces together with one of the panels flipped so the 2 side tabs meet together.

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Step 17. Add a piece of double sided tape on the inside of the tab so the box frame faces outwards. Hold the frame up to the aperture to see where the frame will go. Now with the tabs nice and creased in the correct position add the acetate to the double sided tape. This will make the frame solid so it`s important to have the 2 side folds in the correct place as this will make the finish result like wonderful.

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Step 18. Stick the delicate frame in the centre of the aperture using either Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or here I have used a spray adhesive on the back of the panel. Repeat the process and stick the 2nd delicate frame on the reverse side of the acetate to cover any glue up.

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Step 19. Add another line of double sided tape on the side tabs.

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Step 20. Lay the other aperture panel onto double sided tape with the box frame facing upwards.

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Step 21. Repeat on the other end of the card to complete the basic shape of the aperture box frame.

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Step 22. Cut & emboss 4 of the Sue Wilson configurations graceful lace die shapes in the rich plum card.

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Step 23. Here I have laid the lace die shapes on a piece of wax paper before applying some spray adhesive to the reverse of them. This just helps when lifting the die shapes off the wax paper but it can still cause the spray to fall on the front of the card /shape but it is easily rubbed off.

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Step 24. Add one of the die shapes down the edge of the side tab lining the centre of the die shape with the centre of the box aperture.

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Step 25. Turn the frame over and add a 2nd die shape to the back of the already there die, again to cover up any glue.

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Step 26. Trim the corner of the card off to the tip of the die to neaten the piece of nicely .

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Step 27. Rub the 2 pieces together and to remove any of the spray adhesive from the front of the card.

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Step 28. Use the inner die card panel waste to cut out flowers from the multiple flower die and do the same with some vellum. Also emboss the card and vellum for a lovely finish to the pieces. Repeat and cut a few runs of card and vellum using this die.

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Step 29. Now you will be left with lots of various size flowers and the butterflies in both rich plum card and the vellum. Set a side the butterflies for another project.

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Step 30. Now select the largest and next size down flowers and add some of the gold Adirondack dabber around the edges of the flower.

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Step 31. Place the flower on the back of a piece of cut`n`dry foam or in the palm of your hand and use a ball tool to roll in a circular motion around the centre of the flower as this will shape the flower nicely.

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Step 32. Repeat this on the vellum flowers before adding a small drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect.

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Step 33. Now you will have the faux pearl effects in the rich plum & vellum flowers when using the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue.

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Step 34. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the solid flowers in the delicate garden frame before adding the prepared faux pearl large flowers onto the glue.

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Step 35. Add the flowers on the side border section. Often mirroring the flowers will add balance to the finished piece but that`s personal preference.

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Step 36. Place the `Happy Birthday ` sentiment on the top of an acrylic block and then add the `You mean so much to me` sentiment below with an equal amount of the stamp falling underneath the `Happy Birthday` sentiment.

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Step 37. Ink the stamp with a clear & resist ink pad or a Perfect medium ink pad before stamping the image onto a piece of vellum. It is always best to swipe the vellum with an anti static bag beforehand to eliminate any sticky finger marks that the embossing powder will pick up. Once stamped add the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the sentiment using a heat tool.

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Step 38. Use the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island St Kitts pierced frame die to cut out the vellum sentiment making sure there is more space along the bottom of the sentiment panel for some flowers to embellish this space later on. Then emboss the panel afterwards. Cut and emboss a 2nd piece of vellum in the same shape.

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Step 39. Add some 3mm thin double sided tape on all 4 largest outer edges of the vellum. Add some of the gold Adirondack paint around the edges of the vellum panels.

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Step 40. Add the plain vellum panel on the reverse side of the acetate.

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Step 41. Now add the stamped sentiment panel on the front of the acetate to cover the centre of the acetate nicely. Add a rich plum flower and a vellum flower either side to complete the project off nicely.

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Step 42. Here is the finished project. Something that is free standing as well as being very delicate looking from using the wonderful Sue Wilson dies. The acetate gives a lovely different feel to the box frame style and it only uses 1 sheet of rich plum card, a small piece of acetate and an off cut of vellum and rich plum card for the borders. Perfect if you want a different card without the extra cost of lots of embellishments. Try different colour ways and sentiments for a varied look.

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Creative Expressions ~ On the 1st Day of Christmas Card

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional Christmas card using the Creative Expressions John Lockwood 12 Days of Christmas stamp and some glossy accents to make the card pop.

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The different Creative Expressions products are brought together with the scarlet and gold theme.

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The pine cone embellishment works perfectly over the ribbon tab to make a feature of the gift card / sentiment or money pocket.

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Creative Expressions On The First Day of Christmas

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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Creative Expressions Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder : EF-020

Creative Expressions ~ John Lockwood 12 Days Background Stamp : UMS647

Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD & Foundations Scarlet Card : 41032

Cosmic Shimmer Persian Dawn Gilding Flakes : CSGFPERSIAN

Cosmic Shimmer Golden Pearl PVA Glue :  CSGGOLPEA

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Scarlet Ribbon : CESRSCARLET

Creative Expressions Pine Cone Embellishments : CEPINECONE

  Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH  

 Scotch Removeable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG,

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Clear & Resist Ink Pad : CRPAD

Scrub It Foam : SCRUBIT

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows how to make a Christmas gift card perfect for adding money or a gift card in the flap of the design. For the project you will need the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle dies, the Creative Expressions snowflake lattice embossing folder along with the Creative Expressions ~ John Lockwood 12 days background stamp topped with some glossy accents for added dimension. The project works well with the striking foundations scarlet and vintage gold card. The tab opening for the gift or sentiment is created using the Creative Expressions finishing touches scarlet ribbon and the pine cone embellishments. The Cosmic Shimmer Persian dawn gilding flakes are added on some Creative Expressions self adhesive sheet for a lovely contrast on the frame.

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Step 2. Take the Creative Expressions ~ John Lockwood 12 days background stamp and place it on a large acrylic block. Ink the stamp up using the clear and resist ink pad or a clear Perfect Medium pad. Take the lid off the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder.

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Step 3. It`s optional whether to swipe an anti static bag over the Foundations scarlet card before stamping the image onto the card, pressing firmly as you go.

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Step 4. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder over the clear ink and tip the excess powder onto a scrap piece of paper before returning it back to the pot ( ideally before the image is heat set so it doesn`t go flying about if the heat tool goes near it !!! )

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Step 5. Heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

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Step 6. Here another image has been stamped out using the same method so 4 of the sections can be cut up and small tiles can be made to add depth to the piece.

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Step 7. Cut 4 of the pieces out trying to keep them in a nice pattern from the card. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the card and place them on a piece of thick grey card which is often used when sending craft items in the post.

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Step 8. Place a piece of paper and the acrylic block with the stamp still on (in this case) over the stamped pieces. You could also add the card under a craft mat or use some other weight to weigh it down. It doesn`t take many minutes for the glue to go off and stick the card firmly flat on the grey card. Use a few layers of thick card if you haven`t got any grey card as this will effect the tile look later on if it`s not used.

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Step 9. Cut around the edge of the card having the scissors at angle to prevent the gold embossed line being cut into. Repeat and cut out all 4 tiles.

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Step 10. Add a line of glossy accents around the edge of the tile to add a barrier to the tile.

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Step 11. Now go into the middle area of the tile and fill with some more of the glossy accents making sure any air bubbles are pierced with the nozzle of the bottle or the air is chased off the side of the tile. It`s important to remove air bubbles before the tiles are set a side to dry. Using the thick card will allow the tiles to remain flat as they dry.

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Step 12. Place the 12 days of Christmas stamped topper onto the corner of a piece of vintage gold card leaving a 3mm border down the left hand side and along the bottom edge. Make a small scissor mark where the 2 other cut edges will need to go.

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Step 13. Now use a guillotine to cut the 2 scissor marks to make a perfect mat for the topper.

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Step 14. Use some foam tape to add the topper onto the gold mat base.

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Step 15. Secure the 5th size down from the largest die onto a piece of the Foundations scarlet card using some low take tape to hold the die in place.

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Step 16. Run the card through the Grand Calibur machine using the base plate and the cutting plate as per the die cutting machine instructions for cutting.

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Step 17. Then go ahead and emboss the panel using tan mat, the base plate and pink embossing plate.

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Step 18. Trim the very thin (3mm) embossed pierced edge off the card panel and retain this.

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Step 19. Just line the topper up onto the frame leaving a border around the 3 pierced edges of the card. Score a line the same distance as all the other edges are along the top of the card making sure you add a 3mm extra width to allow for the just cut off pierced piece of card. Fold the score line over to create a tab on the back of the card.

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Step 20. Add some 3mm strong tape on the back of the card or use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 21. Now add the pierced card to the top plain folded over area of the card. Alternatively use the pierced square Sue Wilson dies for this part. This step just shows the alternative way as I only have the rectangles at the moment.

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Step 22. Select a piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches scarlet ribbon. Cut the ribbon so you have 1 whole wrap of the ribbon card meaning there will be 1 fold in the ribbon once it`s cut. This is perfect for making tabs as the ribbon is already folded in place.

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Step 23. Cut and emboss a 2nd scarlet pierced panel and lay it behind the folded tab of the already cut piece and trim away the excess card that protrudes from under the card.

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Step 24. Add some double sided tape or some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the folded tab.

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Step 25. Now stick the cut off panel of card on top of the tab. Again use the small border of pierced off cut to place over the straight edge on the inside of the card.

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Step 26. Place the Creative Expressions finishing touches scarlet ribbon in the centre on the top of the folded card using some double sided tape to secure it in place.

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Step 27. Then add another layer of the tape over the inside of the ribbon and on the top of the ribbon as this ribbon will be handled most           so a strong finish works best.

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Step 28. Place some foam pads / tape around the edge of the topper and part way down the topper leaving the centre bottom free of tape as this will allow for the depth of the ribbon to lay nicely under the topper.

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Step 29. Twist the wires on the Creative Expressions pine cones to make sure the cones stay in place when the wire is cut shorter. Use some 3d glue gel to add the pine cones onto the ribbon tab.

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Step 30. Now select the 3rd and 4th from the largest pierced dies to make a feature of the just made topper.

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Step 31. Secure the larger pierced die over a piece of Foundations scarlet card with some low tack tape and then repeat the process with the smaller pierced die on a piece of vintage gold card.

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Step 32. Cut and emboss both of the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine. Later on the just cut pieces will be turned in a landscape position when the card is all put together.

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Step 33. Take the Vintage gold card and place it in the snowflake lattice embossing folder. Make sure you have the snowflakes falling nicely near the edges so some faux pearls can be added to the lattice crossover of the design later on. Run this through the Grand Calibur using the base plate and the Spellbinders raspberry plate. Depending on card thickness always make sure you never force the sandwich through the die cutting machine and if it`s to light on embossing you can always use a shim of card.

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Step 34. Place a piece of self adhesive sheet over a piece of white or scrap card. Now add the 2nd from largest and the 4th from largest pierced rectangle dies onto the card / sticky sheet and secure in place with some low tack tape. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 35. You will have a nice inner self adhesive piece left for another project and now remove the backing from the frame. Grab a piece of scrubit foam and place the frame into a lidded box.

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Step 36. Sprinkle / place the Cosmic Shimmer Persian dawn gilding flakes over the sticky sheet.

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Step 37. Then use the scrubit foam pad to remove all the excess flakes / foil from the frame. You can be fairly rough with it as it just polishes up the pattern of the gilding flakes perfectly. Return the excess back into the pot or keep a lid on the box ready for another time. Make sure you use an anti static bag around the inner box first as this will reduce the flakes being so clingy .

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Step 38. Add some foam tape onto the reverse of the gilded frame. There will be an excess of the foam depending on the width of foam used but this will be covered with the scarlet panel.

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Step 39. Cut a mat of scarlet and vintage gold card in the largest and 2nd largest pierced die shape and use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick to 2 pieces together. Add the gilding flake panel onto the just made base.

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Step 40. Now add the already cut scarlet pierced panel again using foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 41. Add the lattice panel onto the card using foam tape or Cosmic Shimmer dries glue. Now use a double layer of foam tape to add the already prepared 12 days of Christmas piece over the gold lattice panel.

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Step 42. Use some Cosmic Shimmer golden pearl PVA glue onto the crosser of the snowflake lattice design to make faux pearls. Set a side to allow the pearls to dry.

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Step 43. Add the glossy accent tiles you made earlier and that are now dry. You can either use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or use some 3d glue gel for added dimension.

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Step 44. Here is a photo of the flap on the front of the card. You can add a gift card with a glue dot or make a little pocket with matching scarlet card to add money behind it. Alternatively place a folded piece of white thick paper with a stamp sentiment or verse inside it.

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Step 45. This workshop to shows how to add dimension to a stamp using the pierced rectangle dies, card, gilding flakes and some foam tape.

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Creative Expressions MDF Christmas Tree

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional Christmas tree using the Creative Expressions 2 part MDF Christmas Tree set, theCreative Expressions Phill Martin Premium Paper Collection papers , Craft Consortium decoupage papers, snow fibre paper and Cosmic Shimmer sea holly textured paste for 4 different looks to the tree.

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Here is the snow fibre embossed paper panel side for a soft feel to the tree.

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Creative Expressions 2 Part MDF Christmas Tree with Ornaments : CEMDFDECTREE

Snow Fibre Paper : FIBRE SNOW

Creative Expressions Large Snowflake A4 Embossing Folder : EF-020

Craft Consortium Holly Decoupage Papers : CCXDECP018

Cosmic Shimmer Gloss Glue, Seal & Glaze :  CSGLOSGLUE or

Cosmic Shimmer Matt Glue, Seal & Glaze : CSMATTGLUE

Phill Martin Decadent Damask Premium Papers : SYDDPPC

Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste ~ Sea Green : CSPASTSPSEA

Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink Pad : DGFESTIVE

  2 Tone Olive Green Ribbon : KN16

 Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Creative Expressions Pine Cone Embellishments : CEPINECONE

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Chic Moss Mister : CSPMMMOSS

Cosmic Shimmer Iced Crystal Glitter Jewels : CSGJICCRY

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

 Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make 4 different sides on a Creative Expressions MDF Christmas tree using different methods. For the project you will need the following : Creative Expressions 2 part MDF Christmas tree with ornaments set  ~ some snow fibre paper, a sheet of Craft Consortium holly decoupage papers, the Cosmic Shimmer matt glue, seal & glaze along with the Phill Martin decadent damask premium papers and some Cosmic Shimmer sea green sparkle texture paste.

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Step 2. Take the Creative Expressions 2 part MDF Christmas tree with ornaments and slot the 2 main tree pieces together to create the finished tree look.

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Step 3. Mark in pencil the numbers of each side as this will help when adding the different finishes on the project. Also mark where the edge of the MDF falls. Repeat this on all 4 sides.

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Step 4. Take the 2 panels apart again and you`ll be left with the markings ready to be decorated.

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Step 5. Here are the opposite sides of the MDF trees and the panels will always have a left hand side and a right hand side when covering.

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Step 6. Select 1 sheet from the Phill Martin decadent damask premium paper pad. The lovely green paper works perfectly for Christmas look.

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Step 7. Lay the blank MDF single panel on the reverse side of the damask paper and draw around the whole tree outline with a pencil. Cut the tree out by following slightly inside the pencil line. Please note the tree won`t fit on the 8” x 8” sheet but there is a step later on to rectify this.

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Step 8. Place the right side back on the relevant number 1 on the left hand side panel and just press the edge of the paper down over the edges as often there is a slight difference.

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Step 9. Lift the paper up to reveal the excess that needs to be cut off.

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Step 10. Turn one of the corner off cuts around and place it on the bottom uncovered sections of the tree. Draw around the outside on the reverse of the paper and repeat the process on the other right hand side uncovered MDF section.

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Step 11. Now you have all the pieces of the damask paper tree.

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Step 12. Draw a line following the centre up to the top from the cut out base of the paper.

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Step 13. Select the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick each paper panel to the number 1 marked sections of the MDF Christmas tree. Just place the paper on the tree to ensure you have the pieces in the correct place before gluing.

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Step 14. Add the Cosmic Shimmer dries glue all around the edges of the MDF tree and down the centre of the tree.

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Step 15. Use your finger to spread the glue out thinly as this will avoid any glue seeping out on the edges of the MDF.

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Step 16. Now stick the papers onto the MDF panels.

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Step 17. Once the paper / glue is dry slot the panels back together to see the finished paper section of the tree. Now take the tree apart again ready for the number 2 side of the tree to be decorated. Waiting for the glue to dry will avoid any tearing to the paper.

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Step 18. Place a piece of snow fibre paper into the Creative Expressions snowflake A4 embossing folder and run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine with the base plate and the Spellbinders raspberry plate either side of the embossing folder.

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Step 19. Here you will be left with a lovely textured piece of snow fibre paper for the 2nd side of the tree.

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Step 20. Place the number 2 MDF tree on the reverse side of the snow fibre paper ~ the debossed side of the paper. Repeat the process and draw around the outline of the whole tree.

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Step 21. Draw the line down the centre of the tree right up to the top.

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Step 22. Cut the tree out using the same method as before and the glue the snow fibre paper to each of the number 2 pieces of the MDF tree.

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Step 23. Now you have the 2nd side covered once the tree is slotted back together.

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Step 24. Add some detail by adding some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue in a faux pearl droplet to each of the centres of the embossed snowflakes on the snow fibre paper pattern. Then add some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels whilst the glue is still wet. You will have to do each panel separately and flat so the pearls dry nice and formed.

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Step 25. You could have added a layer of Cosmic Shimmer gesso primer under the snow fibre paper panel to make the paper pop more but this is optional. Now for the next 2 sides, this works best if the tree is now fitted together in place so the texture paste can be added and left to dry. But it`s up to you if you want to continue in working with the panels flat so they can be taken apart and stored flat. Use the Cosmic Shimmer gesso to prime the number 3 sections of the tree.

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Step 26. Place some of the Cosmic Shimmer sea green sparkle texture paste onto a non stick craft mat and cut a piece of cut`n`dry foam to use to apply the paste onto the tree.

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Step 27. Dab the Cosmic Shimmer sea green sparkle texture paste over the Cosmic Shimmer gesso primed tree.

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