JustRite Peony Tube Thankful For Box ~ Complete Project

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This workshop shows how to make this `Thankful for` tube box 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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The post it notes on top are a perfect way to add a `Thankful for` note in the box daily.

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Click on the link below for a Printable Version of the Workshop

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die Set :  CED8205

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Tag Die : CED8202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Creative Expressions Snow White Micro Breads : MICROWHITE

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

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

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB & Tumbled Glass : DPMTUMB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheets : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001, Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    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 tube box complete with a pad to post daily `Thankful for` notelets inside. The pad section can be omitted so just the tube box project is worked. The main products needed are the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die along with the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Wellington die & also the tag die.

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Step 2. Place the 2nd intricate die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die set onto a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card in a landscape position. Have the die on the left hand edge of the card on a score board and score down at the A5 half fold point. This way the Wellington die will fit in this space.

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Step 3. Move the just scored line to the left and place it on the start of the score board section and score again on the A5 half fold line.

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Step 4. Now move the just scored line and place it on the A5 gatefold line. Place the inner Sue Wilson New Zealand tag die next to the just scored line and score on the A5 half line.

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Step 5. Turn the card into a portrait position and score down the A4 half point all the way down the card. Now do the same on a 2nd piece of pearl card.

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Step 6. Go back to the first left hand side scored panel and secure the 2nd Wellington die in the relevant box and the tag die above with some low tack tape. Make sure both are without the outer cutting dies as you just want to cut the inner detail of the card and not cut the whole shape out of the card.

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Step 7. The tag die will easily match up with the main die and there is a central reference point on the tag die.

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Step 8. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the detail in the die shapes. Pass the panel through the machine for a 2nd run. There is no need to emboss the card as it`s going to run through the machine again.

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Step 9. Here is how well the die has cut offer 2 runs through the machine. 2 runs are needed as you are using A4 card and you can`t rotate the card, but as you see it cuts the pearl card perfectly.

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Step 10. Run the Spellbinders `Tool in One ` over the die to remove / release the small pieces of card from the design.

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Step 11. Repeat the process on the right hand side of the card. Because the score lines are in place it makes it easier to know where the die needs to be placed as there isn`t a great deal of space around the edge of the die. This is just perfect planning when creating this design !!!!

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Step 12. Run the panel through the Grand Calibur twice and repeat the tool in one technique.

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Step 13. Remove the low tack tape from the dies and then use the adhesive rubber to remove any sticky marks made. This has to be the best gadget ever as it has removed marks when I know I would have normally messed a project up with a glue mark. Just love it.

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Step 14. Take a piece of the heat emboss acetate (this acetate needs to be thin for it to work, as using any thicker will make the creasing of the card to hard) and you`ll also need 2 sheets of A4 self adhesive sheet.

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Step 15. Remove the backing off the self adhesive sheet and attach it to the heat emboss / thin acetate. Do this on both separate acetate sheets.

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Step 16. Remove the top backing carrier sheet from one of the just made sticky sheet. Place the sticky side down so it covers up to the central score line only and not on the score line.

This is important you don`t add it over the whole sheet as the idea is to have the acetate join the 2 panels and so the project was created to allow it to be made out of just A4 card stock.

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Step 17. You will now have the other sticky side left.

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Step 18. So place the other A4 cut out panel over the sticky sheet so it marries up the design perfectly.

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Step 19. Press the small areas of the Wellington die firmly down onto the sticky sheet.

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Step 20.  Place the card into a plastic box and sprinkle the Creative Expressions snow white micro beads over the sticky area. This is done now to stop the sticky area being handled to much.

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Step 21. Press the beads into the sticky to ensure a perfect coverage on the recess of the die shape. Repeat this on all 2nd panel of the card.

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Step 22. Crease down the central line of the pearl card on both edges of the joined card so it makes a gatefold effort.

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Step 23. Take the other sticky sheet with the heat emboss acetate already on it and remove the carrier sheet and place it up to the crease on the just folded panel.

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Step 24. Turn the project around so you have the long unstuck stick sheet to the right hand side of you. (This was only turned as i`m right handed) Trim a small amount off the acetate making sure you don`t take to much as it will mean it won`t remain sticky behind the Wellington die shape.

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Step 25. Fold the other gatefold panel down onto the sticky acetate making sure you marry up the edges nicely. This completes the box shape so go ahead and add the snow white micro beads over the remaining sticky area. Removing that thin piece of acetate made sure the acetate didn`t fall on the scored line of the fold as this would hinder the closure.

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Step 26. With the box folded flat so you have 2 panels each side trim across the score line which divides the Wellington die and the tag die shapes. Then you`ll be left with a larger Wellington base and tabs at the bottom and a shorter tag lid again with tabs at the top.

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Step 27. After all the cutting out and preparation, look what happened when I took the card from the guillotine. Grrrrrrrrr !!!!!

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Step 28. Thankfully my much loved adhesive eraser rubber removed the sticky mark with ease and saved the project. That`s why I love this product.

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Step 29. So here are the lid and base of the tube box.

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Step 30. Cut down each of the scored tabs to the horizontal score line on the decorative panels. Do this for the base and the lid.

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Step 31. Crease each of the flaps gently backwards so it creases the acetate too and doesn`t pull the card wrongly.

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Step 32. Then place all the flaps in a closed position. You`ll see that you may have a little overlap depending on how straight you cut into the tabs.

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Step 33. Simply trim the same amount of the card off in a diagonal way works best. Only do this on the 2 top flaps which will be opposite each other.

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Step 34. Place the flaps back down to see the box closes nicely now.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the first underneath flap. Stick the next flap down and repeat until you have the 2 trimmed flaps to finish the lid off.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the first underneath flap. Stick the next flap down and repeat until you have the 2 trimmed flaps to finish the lid off.

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Step 37. Now start to do the same for the base of the box by folding the flaps outwards first.

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Step 38. So the project was made in A4 card and also so it could be used on a score board for easy measuring. So one section had to be a bit shorter and this meant the base just folds with a slight gap in the middle but there is the other flaps underneath so no hole visible!!! But the base is not normally seen, but if you are worried you can add a square of card to cover the base.

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Step 39. Repeat the sticking the flaps down process and again press from inside the base of the box until the glue takes hold. This will give a neater finish to the edges of the flaps.

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Step 40. Add an acrylic block on the flaps to weight them down whilst the glue goes off.

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Step 41. To make the inner core lip which the lid will fit onto – take a piece of the kraft card. Place it in a landscape position with the card not quite at the start point so the measurement is 10.5 cms. Repeat the 10.5cms after this score line and then score a 1cm score line. Repeat this on a 2nd piece of kraft card.

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Step 42. Turn the card to a portrait position and measure in 15cms on one of the score lines.

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Step 43. Fold the card on a score line and trim the excess after the 15cms off to make the correct size inner card piece. The key is when making any size tube box is to have the inner tube a few mm`s smaller than the outer sides to allow the tube to fit perfectly inside the box, if not the box will buckle.

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Step 44. Run a line of glue on the tab and join the 2 pieces of

together. Turn the card over and add glue on the remaining tab before folding the card flap onto the tab to make a square closed inner tube.

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Step 45. Place the dried tube inside the box base to make sure it fits ok and then remove it again.

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Step 46. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries glue on the inside of the base tube.

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Step 47. Now put the inner tube back in the base and press the outer box firmly onto the inner tube until it`s adhered to the kraft card.

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Step 48. Place the lid on the box and leave a small gap to make a contrast feature to the box. Using the 15cm measure will allow the box to close fully should you wish it to.

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Step 49. Place the outer die and the intricate die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die on a piece of Foundations coconut card. Also do the same with the tag using both outer dies. Cut the small inner circle to make a solid die shape. It`s not shown here but also use the inner curved corner rectangle from the Wellington die on it`s own to make a solid die shape. Secure all the die shapes with some low tack tape.

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Step 50. Cut and emboss the die shapes and then add the Wellington panel over the box side using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Use an acrylic block to press the die shapes onto the side of the box and it will save you picking up any glue that might flow out from the die shape. Continue and add the main panels and the tag panels onto the sides of the box.

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Step 51. Place the mason jar stamp from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp onto 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. Add the chosen sentiment and stamp in the gap of the jar.

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Step 52. Stamp the image again and then add the mason jar die over the stamped jar, the rectangle label over the sentiment panel and then the string bow die over that section and secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut the pieces out through the die cutting machine.

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Step 53. Colour the mason jar with some Tim Holtz tumbled glass ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie leaving one side lighter to act as the shade on the jar. Use the Victorian velvet ink in the same manner but on the sentiment label. Add this to the jar using foam pads for added dimension.

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Step 54. Stamp the large flowers along with some of the small peonies from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp by placing them on an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink before stamping them out.

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Step 55. Cut them out using the relevant dies from the peonies & mason jar die set.

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Step 56. 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 57. 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 58. Also add one of the decoupage flowers on the front of the peony.

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Step 59. Attach a bow made using the pink and brown two tone ribbon and place a Craft Consortium rose resin flower over the knot of the bow. Arrange the peony flowers big and small into the mason jar making such the leaves don`t go to far over onto the kraft card as this could hinder the closure of the box.

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Step 60. Add 2 peonies and a small bow on the other sides of the box lid and just 2 peonies on the larger panels.

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Step 61. To make a `Thankful for` notepad on the top of the box a post it note pad is used. Alternatively you can make one yourself by clamping paper together and adding a row of Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue over the top spine and leave it to dry as this will create the desired effect. I loved this colour of paper so went with the bought version for 79p !!!

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Step 62. Cut a piece of card to 77mm x 105mm. Make sure this measurement fits your size pad before cutting. Make a score line at the top of the pad and then another score line the depth of the spine.

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Step 63. Fold the score lines over and wrap the card around the notelets.

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Step 64. Here I have added a double score line around the inner edge of the notelet flap for extra detail.

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Step 65. Add some glossy accents to the mason jar area leaving the label plain and bow area clear. Also highlight the peonies with the glossy accents as this will give a lovely feel and dimension to the finished piece.

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Step 66. Add the bow to the jar and colour it in using a Tim Holtz vintage photo distress marker.

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Step 67. The back of the notelet pad will look like this or you can make it with a solid back as well or even add a piece of card afterwards.

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Step 68. You`ll find when the pad opens it reveals the spine of the pad so use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the spine to the depth of the cover.

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Step 69. Stick the covered notelets onto another Wellington die cut shape which has been cut.

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Step 70. Apply the piece to the lid of the box using foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 71. Type a message either on a computer or write the label saying

Write a note & post a `Thankful for ` message in the box.

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Step 72. Distress the edges of the panel with some peeled paint ink and the add a small peony and a rose resin flower on the lid to complete the look.

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Step 73. This just finishes of the project nicely and it`s something you can get out and read at the end of the month as i`m sure it will make you smile. Also we can think of all those special moments we should be thankful / grateful for.

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Step 74. Here is a full view of the box.

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Step 75. The glossy jar and flowers add detail to the box.

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Step 76. Here is a hand written note to be added into the box. Make a box for yourself and maybe one for a something person in your life as a gift.

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Happy Crafting

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JustRite Peony Tube Thankful For Box ~ Part 1

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This workshop shows how to make this `Thankful for` tube box 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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The post it notes on top are a perfect way to add a `Thankful for` note in the box daily.

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Click on the link below for a Printable Version of the Workshop

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die Set :  CED8205

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Tag Die : CED8202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Creative Expressions Snow White Micro Breads : MICROWHITE

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

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

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB & Tumbled Glass : DPMTUMB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheets : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001, Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

& Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop comes in 2 parts as it`s the biggest project ever and it will be out as a complete workshop on the 23rd of September 2016. It will show you how to make this tube box complete with a pad to post daily `Thankful for` notelets inside. The pad section can be omitted so just the tube box project is worked. The main products needed are the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die along with the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Wellington die & also the tag die.

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Step 2. Place the 2nd intricate die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die set onto a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card in a landscape position. Have the die on the left hand edge of the card on a score board and score down at the A5 half fold point. This way the Wellington die will fit in this space.

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Step 3. Move the just scored line to the left and place it on the start of the score board section and score again on the A5 half fold line.

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Step 4. Now move the just scored line and place it on the A5 gatefold line. Place the inner Sue Wilson New Zealand tag die next to the just scored line and score on the A5 half line.

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Step 5. Turn the card into a portrait position and score down the A4 half point all the way down the card. Now do the same on a 2nd piece of pearl card.

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Step 6. Go back to the first left hand side scored panel and secure the 2nd Wellington die in the relevant box and the tag die above with some low tack tape. Make sure both are without the outer cutting dies as you just want to cut the inner detail of the card and not cut the whole shape out of the card.

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Step 7. The tag die will easily match up with the main die and there is a central reference point on the tag die.

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Step 8. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the detail in the die shapes. Pass the panel through the machine for a 2nd run. There is no need to emboss the card as it`s going to run through the machine again.

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Step 9. Here is how well the die has cut offer 2 runs through the machine. 2 runs are needed as you are using A4 card and you can`t rotate the card, but as you see it cuts the pearl card perfectly.

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Step 10. Run the Spellbinders `Tool in One ` over the die to remove / release the small pieces of card from the design.

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Step 11. Repeat the process on the right hand side of the card. Because the score lines are in place it makes it easier to know where the die needs to be placed as there isn`t a great deal of space around the edge of the die. This is just perfect planning when creating this design !!!!

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Step 12. Run the panel through the Grand Calibur twice and repeat the tool in one technique.

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Step 13. Remove the low tack tape from the dies and then use the adhesive rubber to remove any sticky marks made. This has to be the best gadget ever as it has removed marks when I know I would have normally messed a project up with a glue mark. Just love it.

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Step 14. Take a piece of the heat emboss acetate (this acetate needs to be thin for it to work, as using any thicker will make the creasing of the card to hard) and you`ll also need 2 sheets of A4 self adhesive sheet.

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Step 15. Remove the backing off the self adhesive sheet and attach it to the heat emboss / thin acetate. Do this on both separate acetate sheets.

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Step 16. Remove the top backing carrier sheet from one of the just made sticky sheet. Place the sticky side down so it covers up to the central score line only and not on the score line.

This is important you don`t add it over the whole sheet as the idea is to have the acetate join the 2 panels and so the project was created to allow it to be made out of just A4 card stock.

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Step 17. You will now have the other sticky side left.

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Step 18. So place the other A4 cut out panel over the sticky sheet so it marries up the design perfectly.

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Step 19. Press the small areas of the Wellington die firmly down onto the sticky sheet.

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Step 20.  Place the card into a plastic box and sprinkle the Creative Expressions snow white micro beads over the sticky area. This is done now to stop the sticky area being handled to much.

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Step 21. Press the beads into the sticky to ensure a perfect coverage on the recess of the die shape. Repeat this on all 2nd panel of the card.

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Step 22. Crease down the central line of the pearl card on both edges of the joined card so it makes a gatefold effort.

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Step 23. Take the other sticky sheet with the heat emboss acetate already on it and remove the carrier sheet and place it up to the crease on the just folded panel.

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Step 24. Turn the project around so you have the long unstuck stick sheet to the right hand side of you. (This was only turned as i`m right handed) Trim a small amount off the acetate making sure you don`t take to much as it will mean it won`t remain sticky behind the Wellington die shape.

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Step 25. Fold the other gatefold panel down onto the sticky acetate making sure you marry up the edges nicely. This completes the box shape so go ahead and add the snow white micro beads over the remaining sticky area. Removing that thin piece of acetate made sure the acetate didn`t fall on the scored line of the fold as this would hinder the closure.

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Step 26. With the box folded flat so you have 2 panels each side trim across the score line which divides the Wellington die and the tag die shapes. Then you`ll be left with a larger Wellington base and tabs at the bottom and a shorter tag lid again with tabs at the top.

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Step 27. After all the cutting out and preparation, look what happened when I took the card from the guillotine. Grrrrrrrrr !!!!!

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Step 28. Thankfully my much loved adhesive eraser rubber removed the sticky mark with ease and saved the project. That`s why I love this product.

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Step 29. So here are the lid and base of the tube box.

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Step 30. Cut down each of the scored tabs to the horizontal score line on the decorative panels. Do this for the base and the lid.

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Step 31. Crease each of the flaps gently backwards so it creases the acetate too and doesn`t pull the card wrongly.

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Step 32. Then place all the flaps in a closed position. You`ll see that you may have a little overlap depending on how straight you cut into the tabs.

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Step 33. Simply trim the same amount of the card off in a diagonal way works best. Only do this on the 2 top flaps which will be opposite each other.

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Step 34. Place the flaps back down to see the box closes nicely now.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the first underneath flap. Stick the next flap down and repeat until you have the 2 trimmed flaps to finish the lid off.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the first underneath flap. Stick the next flap down and repeat until you have the 2 trimmed flaps to finish the lid off.

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Step 37. Now start to do the same for the base of the box by folding the flaps outwards first.

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Step 38. So the project was made in A4 card and also so it could be used on a score board for easy measuring. So one section had to be a bit shorter and this meant the base just folds with a slight gap in the middle but there is the other flaps underneath so no hole visible!!! But the base is not normally seen, but if you are worried you can add a square of card to cover the base.

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Step 39. Repeat the sticking the flaps down process and again press from inside the base of the box until the glue takes hold. This will give a neater finish to the edges of the flaps.

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Step 40. Add an acrylic block on the flaps to weight them down whilst the glue goes off.

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The complete workshop will be out on the 23rd of September 2016 ~ so please sign up for the e-mail alerts or check back next Friday x

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Happy Crafting

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Lisa Horton ~ Glossy Accents Butterfly Splash Card

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This project is will show you how to make this simple dimensional card using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame and the some inks and Glossy Accents.

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The butterflies have been stamped directly onto some coconut card and others onto the same card and cut out before the glossy accents is added and then they are placed onto a die shape panel.

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A Craft Consortium `thank you `heart is added onto some Creative Expressions jute twine and then a Craft Consortium duck egg resin flower covers the knot of perfectly.

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Lisa Horton Glossy Butterfly Splash

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Shadow Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame Die Set : CED9303

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington Die Set : CED8205

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink ~ Frosted Mink  : CSPMCCFRMINK

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink Pad DPVINTAGEPHO

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

 Foundations Coconut Card : 40980, Foundations Pearl Bright Gold Card :PC010

or Vintage Old Gold card if you still have some left !!!

Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Stamping Mat : CESTAMPMAT

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Resin Duck Egg Flowers : AFRFLR006

Creative Expressions Jute Twine : CETWINEJUTE

Craft Consortium Heart Charm ~ Thank You : AFMCHRM008

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Ranger Glossy Accents :  ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this layered card using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamps as the main focus. For the project you will need the following stamps ~ the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamps which are framed using the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set. The Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink ~ frosted mink and the Tim Holtz vintage photo ink pad add colour to the card and the glossy accents is used to lift the butterflies off the card.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations coconut A4 card, and secure the smallest solid frame die from the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set onto the card. Add a faint pencil mark on the inside corner points of the die.

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Step 3. Remove the die to reveal the basic shape. This will help you to know where the boundaries fall when stamping the butterflies onto the card.

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Step 4. Place the 1st Creative Expressions Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamp onto an acrylic block. Ink the stamp using the Tim Holtz vintage photo ink pad and stamp the butterfly at random over the card making sure you keep those boundaries in mind.

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Step 5. Change the stamp and continue adding the butterflies over the card. Make sure you stamp over the edges so it fills the card up nicely and doesn`t leave lots of white spaces.

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Step 6. Place the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set back onto the worked piece making sure you use the pencil marks as a reference. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 7. Run the card through the Grand Calibur to cut and then change the plates and emboss the panel.

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Step 8. Use a rubber to remove the pencil marks and then the adhesive rubber to remove any sticky marks made from the low tack tape. This has to be the best gadget ever as it has removed marks when I know I would have normally messed a project up with a glue mark. Love it.

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Step 9. Turn the die piece back over and secure the card back into the frame securing the die with some low tack tape on the inside only. This will just stop the card moving when inking the frame up. Please ignore the patterned card as it was a trial idea but I didn`t want to waste the card when it didn`t go to plan !!!!

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Step 10. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink ~ frosted mink onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and the distress the edges of the card which is still in the solid frame die.

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Step 11. Remove the die to reveal a lovely white stitched effect border.

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Step 12. Now cut the 2nd size up stitched frame in the Foundations old gold vintage card or in the Foundations bright gold card and then the largest stitched die in the Foundations coconut card.

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Step 13. The 3 panels will look perfect set on a base card of the Foundations antique gold card. So take 2 sheets of the card and cut one piece to 21cms wide in a landscape position and then score 3½ cms in from the edge with the card.

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Step 14. Fold the flap over and secure the 2nd sheet of card underneath to join the 2 pieces of card together.

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Step 15. Working on the reverse of the front flap, score an outer line down the half fold line on a score board and then another line on the DL line making sure you don`t score right the way down into the corner.

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Step 16. Turn the card and score the same markings around each edge of the card and so the inner line joins up with each other.

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Step 17. Turn the card back over and trim away the excess underneath card which will be the back of the card. This just allows the card being made larger than an A5 base card and the excess can be used to mat a topper or cut some die cut shapes from at another project.

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Step 18. Mat the coconut stitched panel and the lighter gold stitched panel onto the base card using foam tape for extra dimension.

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Step 19. Add an outer line of glossy accents around the edge of a butterfly, as this will act as a barrier.

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Step 20. Now flood the area of the butterfly making sure no air bubbles sit in the liquid. If you do get any, remove them by pushing them off the image with the bottle nozzle or prick them with a pin.

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Step 21. Repeat the process on the different shape butterflies. If you get an overflow on a thin stamped area such as the bottom of the butterfly body ……..

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Step 22. …… then take a pokey tool and remove the excess liquid before it sets.

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Step 23. Repeat the process on all of the butterflies.

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Step 24. This will give you a wonderful feel to the piece once the butterflies are dry. Please don`t be tempted to touch the glossy accents to see if it`s dry as you could end up with finger prints in the glossy accents !!!!

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Step 25. Stamp 3 or 4 of the dotty butterflies onto the coconut card and then once they are cut out leaving a white border, distress the edges using the Cosmic Shimmer colour cloud blending ink ~ frosted mink.

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Step 26. Add some glossy accents to the butterflies and set a side to dry. It`s best to use a non stick mat rather than a kitchen towel as in photo (it was just the closest thing to hand when I was making the project up !!!)

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Step 27. Cut a piece of grey mount board to the exact same size of the worked butterfly panel. The glossy accents will make the card warp so it`s best to have a solid base to level the butterfly panel off onto.

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Step 28. Add some double sided tape to the reverse of the butterfly panel and then stick the butterfly worked piece onto the grey board for strength.

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Step 29. Add this panel to the base card and other stitched layers of card.

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Step 30. Attach a dried shaped butterfly onto one of the butterflies to add detail to the card.

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Step 31. Now cut a gold panel using the curved cornered Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die. Attach it to the top corner of the card using foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 32. Add 2 of the glossy accent butterflies onto the gold die shape to highlight the detail of the butterflies.

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Step 33. Take one of the Craft Consortium `thank you` heart shape charms and attach it to a piece of the Creative Expressions natural jute twine by looping the twine through the hole and back through the loop of fix the twine onto the charm.

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Step 34. Finish the charm off in a bow.

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Step 35. Make a 2nd double bow in the jute twine.

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Step 36. Attach both of the bows onto the corner of the card using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear PVA glue or some 3d clear glue.

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Step 37. Add a Craft Consortium duck egg resin flower over the knots of the jute twine bows to finish of the bows and to make a lovely feature to the project.

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Step 38. Here is the completed project. Simple in design but the stitched dies really give the detail to the piece.

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Step 39. Here is the 3d glossy accent butterfly feature on the gold die shape.

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Step 40. The dimension comes in the form of the 3d butterflies, the stitched panels and from the glossy accents too.

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Step 41. Just a stand up view of the finished piece.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Complete Project

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This project will show you how to make this Sue Wilson delicate garden frame sunken shaker box using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ stitched lattice frame and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.

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The butterflies have been stamped and embossed in white on some baby blue card and sunk into a Creative Expressions Treat Cup. The project will show how to invert the treat cup to give the sunken effect in the lid of the box.

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The box compliments the delicate garden frame card that was made in another project which can be found on the Creative Expression weekly workshop blog.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas Shades 8″ x 8″ Collection Paper Pad : JLPP0003

Sue Wilson Shadow Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame Die Set : CED9303

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Delicate Garden Frame Die Set : CED4307

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene Die : CED3080

Any of the snow globe scene dies will work

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

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

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

& Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this sunken shaker lid box using these main products. The Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set, the tags & frames delicate garden frame die set and the festive collection cottage snow globe scene die set, although any of the snow globe scene dies will work. The Creative Expressions butterfly splash stamp set adds the dimensional element when the butterflies are cut out and a Creative Expressions treat cup is used for the sunken element of the lid. A full list is found on the front page of the project.

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Step 2. Place a long strip of the low tack tape across the width of the solid outer and the intricate frame from the Sue Wilson tags & frames delicate garden frame die set.

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Step 3. Tape the circle die from the Sue Wilson snow globe scene die set onto a piece of Foundations coconut card.

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Step 4. Lift the joined 2 delicate frames with the low tack tape on and lay them over the circle die.

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Step 5. Lift the right hand side edge of JUST the intricate section and place another piece of low tack tape to secure the solid outer edge die onto the card. The left hand side of the die is still attached to act as a hinge whilst the tape is laid down.

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Step 6. Remove the intricate die and add another piece of low tack tape on the left hand side of the dies. This is done to make sure the circle is central in the card as there will be little space once a stitched frame is added to the box lid.

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Step 7. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the piece and then emboss the die shapes afterwards.

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Step 8. Place a sheet of A4 Foundations coconut card in a landscape position on the worktop and find the exact centre of the long length and width of the card. Mark this with a pencil. Also find the centre of the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ 2nd from largest stitched lattice frame die on the width and length of the die. I marked mine with a permanent pen as it can be removed with alcohol remover later if needs be.

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Step 9. Place the marked die in place using the marker points and pencils marks on the card to marry the die up. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape. Now run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur using just the embossing pink plate, tan mat and base plate as you don`t want the card to be cut at all.

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Step 10. Erase the pencil marks made when finding the centre of the card.

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Step 11. These measurements are important as the frame and then scoring is needed so no card will be trimmed off afterwards. Here is the embossed stitched frame effect on the card.

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Step 12. Place the worked piece on a score board in a portrait position and score down the long length at 3cms. Turn the card 180 degrees to the opposite side and repeat the same 3cm measurement.

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Step 13. Turn the card to a landscape position and score the end at 3cms and 6cms. Again turn the card to the opposite end and repeat the 3cms and 6cms measurement. Keep the lid flat when working on the next few steps.

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Step 14. Place the circle die with some low tack tape prepared on the top of the die behind the circle aperture so it marries up with the hole in the die cut panel.

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Step 15. Lay the panel in the middle area of the stitched area of the lid and press the die / low tack tape in position.

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Step 16. This will ensure the die / sunken treat cup will be in exactly the correct position when it`s added later on. Run the die and card through the Grand Calibur making sure none of the edges of the card fall outside of the cutting plates.

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Step 17. Use the adhesive eraser to remove any sticky marks the low tack tape has left behind.

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Step 18. Add a square of acetate so it just covers over the reverse of the aperture and use a tape runner or dries clear glue to hold the panel in place.

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Step 19. Trim off the bottom 3cm square on the lid.

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Step 20. 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 21. Repeat this on all of the other corners to create the basic lid shape with the ends which will cover the tabs in the ends of the box.

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Step 22. Crease over all of the scored lines and corner tabs.

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Step 23. Lay but DO NOT stick the Creative Expressions treat cup over the acetate / aperture so you can see how it will look at the end.

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Step 24. Select a solid blue / colour cloud effect sheet from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad. Place the intricate tags & frames delicate garden frame die set onto the paper and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 25. Run the die through the Grand Calibur to cut it and then emboss it using the embossing plates etc.

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Step 26. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the frame onto the solid white frame that was created earlier on.

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Step 27. Cut a matching colour blue circle using the snow globe die and then lay 3 butterflies from the Creative Expressions butterfly splash stamp set. Make sure they are facing down onto the paper so the flat sides of the stamp are facing upwards.

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Step 28. Press an acrylic block over the stamps to pick them all up in the correct position to be stamped onto the paper.

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Step 29. Use a Perfect Medium ink pad to ink up the butterfly stamps.

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Step 30. Stamp the image onto the blue paper and then use the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder to pour over the top of the ink. Pour the remaining powder back in the embossing pot and then heat set the powder using a heat tool.

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Step 31. Hold the butterfly circle underneath the treat cup and the trim a small amount off the edge of the paper working around the circle as you cut. The inside of the treat cup is a bit smaller and the trimming is needed for the butterflies to fit inside. Use a die or punch is you have a slightly smaller once to make it easier.

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Step 32. Stick the butterfly piece into the treat cup so the image is facing upwards.

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Step 33. Here the treat cup is just held behind the card so you can see the sunken effect it will give later on.

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Step 34. Just lay the panel onto the card for a visual and this will be stuck down later on.

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Step 35. Stamp 3 of the butterfly splash stamps onto a piece of Foundations baby blue card and then emboss using the Cosmic Shimmer white embossing powder. Stamp another set if you want to decoupage 2 of the wings.

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Step 36. Trim the butterflies out leaving a small blue edge around the base butterflies and cut around the white edge of the top butterflies. Curve the wings over to add shape and then add then to the base butterflies using a 3d glue.

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Step 37. Cut and emboss some of the small flowers using the flower die from the delicate frame die set. Use coconut card and the baby blue card as well.

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Step 38. Place the flowers directly into the treat cut when building up the flowers.

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Step 39. 4 lots of the flowers should be enough but it`s up to you if you want more or less.

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Step 40. Add a line of 3d glue around the inside circle of the box lid. I find the 3d glue works best on the acetate and a treat cup.

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Step 41. Press the treat cup onto the box lid lining up the aperture as you work.

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Step 42. Stick the prepared garden frame panel onto the lid using foam pads for extra dimension.

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Step 43. Turn the lid over the ensure the treat cup is firmly stuck down.

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Step 44. Cut another coconut solid panel using the outer delicate frame die and the circle die in the centre of the panel.

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Step 45. Stick this down so it covers the edges of the treat cup and acetate.

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Step 46. Now back to assembling the box lid. Here is photo how it was left with the creased folds although now the treat cup etc has been added in.

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Step 47. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries glue on each of the corner tabs making sure you don`t add to much glue that it spills over the edges of the flaps once they are in place.

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Step 48. Bring the glue tab up and place it on the inside of the 2nd scored box panel leaving the outer scored box panel clear as this will be folded down later to cover the tab up. PLEASE MAKE SURE you square the tabs up neatly on the corner of the card as it will give the finished box a neater finish. Repeat this on all of the tabs holding each tabs for a few seconds whilst the glue takes (wiggle the glue / card a little as this helps to activate the glue).

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Step 49. You will be left with 2 flaps which you can now add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inside of the tabs at either end.

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Step 50. Fold the tab over the box side so it covers the corner tabs.

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Step 51. Now you will have a lovely sunken shaker panel in the lid of your box !!! Something different and it will catch the eye of the recipient i`m sure.

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Step 52. To make the base take a piece of A3 card and score down the side edge in a landscape position at 4cm and then 8cms then measure and score 174mms away from the 8cm measurement and then score a 4cms and another 4cms after the large measurement to make the 2 end folded panels. Turn the card and score at 4cms and measure and score 146mm after the 4cms and then measure and score another 4cm tab. Trim away the excess card after the final measurements.

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Step 53. Repeat the process as you did in the lid to make the tabbed box base shape. The above measurements sound a bit complicated but it`s just a 4cm depth box instead of a 3cm depth as in the lid and then the finished lid measured 178mm x 150mm so 4mms was taken off this lid size to make a 174mm x 146mm base with 4cm depth of the box.

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Step 54. Crease and then turn the corner tabs in.

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Step 55. Fold the outer 4cm end panels back down so they are out of the way.

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Step 56. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the tabs to the inside of the box.

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Step 57. Glue and then fold down the outer flaps to cover the tabbed corners and to strengthen the box.

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Step 58. Attach a vintage ribbon and bow around the rim of the lid of the box.

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Step 59. Cut and emboss some more of the small flowers from the delicate frame die set in the Foundations baby blue card for a contrast in the blues.

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Step 60. Use a ball tool on the Creative Expressions stamp mat to shape the flowers.

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Step 61. Add a small faux pearl using a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue in the centre of the flowers and set aside to dry.

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Step 62. Attach the flowers to corners of the delicate frame for added detail.

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Step 63. Also add some 3d glue over the knot of the bow and then add some more of the pearl flowers to create a hydrangea effect to the ribbon knot.

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Step 64. Add the 3 butterflies down the corner of the frame in descending order.

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Step 65. Here is the finished project.

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Step 66. This photo shows the depth created by the treat cup and the lift of the frame and butterflies.

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Step 67. The reverse of the lid is neatly finished and the treat cup sits perfectly inside the lid.

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Step 68. A soft effect often gives those details needed in a project.

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Step 69. This photo shows the box can be used to add a gift and the Wedgewood inspired card that was made in another workshop can be given as the matching card.

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  Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Part 1

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This project is part 1 and will show you how to make this Sue Wilson delicate garden frame sunken shaker box lid using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ stitched lattice frame and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.

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The butterflies have been stamped and embossed in white on some baby blue card and sunk into a Creative Expressions Treat Cup. The project will show how to invert the treat cup to give the sunken effect in the lid of the box.

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The box compliments the delicate garden frame card that was made in another project which can be found on the Creative Expression weekly workshop blog.

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Click on the link below for a Printable Version of the Workshop

Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Part 1

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Complete Project to Follow Next Week

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas Shades 8″ x 8″ Collection Paper Pad : JLPP0003

Sue Wilson Shadow Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame Die Set : CED9303

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Delicate Garden Frame Die Set : CED4307

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene Die : CED3080

Any of the snow globe scene dies will work

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

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

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

& Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this sunken shaker lid box using these main products. The Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set, the tags & frames delicate garden frame die set and the festive collection cottage snow globe scene die set, although any of the snow globe scene dies will work. The Creative Expressions butterfly splash stamp set adds the dimensional element when the butterflies are cut out and a Creative Expressions treat cup is used for the sunken element of the lid. A full list is found on the front page of the project.

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Step 2. Place a long strip of the low tack tape across the width of the solid outer and the intricate frame from the Sue Wilson tags & frames delicate garden frame die set.

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Step 3. Tape the circle die from the Sue Wilson snow globe scene die set onto a piece of Foundations coconut card.

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Step 4. Lift the joined 2 delicate frames with the low tack tape on and lay them over the circle die.

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Step 5. Lift the right hand side edge of JUST the intricate section and place another piece of low tack tape to secure the solid outer edge die onto the card. The left hand side of the die is still attached to act as a hinge whilst the tape is laid down.

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Step 6. Remove the intricate die and add another piece of low tack tape on the left hand side of the dies. This is done to make sure the circle is central in the card as there will be little space once a stitched frame is added to the box lid.

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Step 7. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the piece and then emboss the die shapes afterwards.

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Step 8. Place a sheet of A4 Foundations coconut card in a landscape position on the worktop and find the exact centre of the long length and width of the card. Mark this with a pencil. Also find the centre of the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ 2nd from largest stitched lattice frame die on the width and length of the die. I marked mine with a permanent pen as it can be removed with alcohol remover later if needs be.

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Step 9. Place the marked die in place using the marker points and pencils marks on the card to marry the die up. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape. Now run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur using just the embossing pink plate, tan mat and base plate as you don`t want the card to be cut at all.

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Step 10. Erase the pencil marks made when finding the centre of the card.

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Step 11. These measurements are important as the frame and then scoring is needed so no card will be trimmed off afterwards. Here is the embossed stitched frame effect on the card.

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Step 12. Place the worked piece on a score board in a portrait position and score down the long length at 3cms. Turn the card 180 degrees to the opposite side and repeat the same 3cm measurement.

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Step 13. Turn the card to a landscape position and score the end at 3cms and 6cms. Again turn the card to the opposite end and repeat the 3cms and 6cms measurement. Keep the lid flat when working on the next few steps.

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Step 14. Place the circle die with some low tack tape prepared on the top of the die behind the circle aperture so it marries up with the hole in the die cut panel.

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Step 15. Lay the panel in the middle area of the stitched area of the lid and press the die / low tack tape in position.

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Step 16. This will ensure the die / sunken treat cup will be in exactly the correct position when it`s added later on. Run the die and card through the Grand Calibur making sure none of the edges of the card fall outside of the cutting plates.

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Step 17. Use the adhesive eraser to remove any sticky marks the low tack tape has left behind.

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Step 18. Add a square of acetate so it just covers over the reverse of the aperture and use a tape runner or dries clear glue to hold the panel in place.

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Step 19. Trim off the bottom 3cm square on the lid.

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Step 20. 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 21. Repeat this on all of the other corners to create the basic lid shape with the ends which will cover the tabs in the ends of the box.

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Step 22. Crease over all of the scored lines and corner tabs.

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Step 23. Lay but DO NOT stick the Creative Expressions treat cup over the acetate / aperture so you can see how it will look at the end.

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Step 24. Select a solid blue / colour cloud effect sheet from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad. Place the intricate tags & frames delicate garden frame die set onto the paper and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 25. Run the die through the Grand Calibur to cut it and then emboss it using the embossing plates etc.

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Step 26. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the frame onto the solid white frame that was created earlier on.

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Step 27. Cut a matching colour blue circle using the snow globe die and then lay 3 butterflies from the Creative Expressions butterfly splash stamp set. Make sure they are facing down onto the paper so the flat sides of the stamp are facing upwards.

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Step 28. Press an acrylic block over the stamps to pick them all up in the correct position to be stamped onto the paper.

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Step 29. Use a Perfect Medium ink pad to ink up the butterfly stamps.

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Step 30. Stamp the image onto the blue paper and then use the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder to pour over the top of the ink. Pour the remaining powder back in the embossing pot and then heat set the powder using a heat tool.

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Step 31. Hold the butterfly circle underneath the treat cup and the trim a small amount off the edge of the paper working around the circle as you cut. The inside of the treat cup is a bit smaller and the trimming is needed for the butterflies to fit inside. Use a die or punch is you have a slightly smaller once to make it easier.

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Step 32. Stick the butterfly piece into the treat cup so the image is facing upwards.

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Step 33. Here the treat cup is just held behind the card so you can see the sunken effect it will give later on.

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Step 34. Just lay the panel onto the card for a visual and this will be stuck down later on.

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 This photo shows the finished box which can be used to add a gift and the Wedgewood inspired card that was made in another workshop can be given as the matching card.

Part 2 will see the complete project listed for ease of viewing and for working on the project.

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John Lockwood Christmas Rose Card

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This project shows how to make a lovely layered Christmas card using the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die and coordinating stamp set along with the John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8″ collection paper pad.  

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The sentiment has been curved for added depth to the project. Glossy accents help highlight the soft tones on the Christmas roses.

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Here is a close up of the flowers.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas Rose Stamp Set : CEC802

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Borders & Flourishes Stamp Set : CEC796

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas Shades 8″ x 8″ Collection Paper Pad : JLPP0003

Sue Wilson Noble Collection ~ Ornate Pierced Designs : CED5507

Sue Wilson Noble Collection Classic Adorned Die : CED5505

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Ornate Holly Framed Peace : CED3074

Sue Wilson Festive Collection ~ Christmas Rose : CED3052

Creative Expressions Christmas Rose Pre Cut Stamps : UMS728

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Tim Holtz Mini Ink Pads  Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL

& Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB

Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pens :

Mustard Seed: DMMUST  , Peeled Paint : DMPEEL ,

Shabby ShuttersDMSHAB  , Spun Sugar DMSPUN 

& Picket Fence DMPICKET

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Ranger Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this soft toned Christmas card using the Christmas rose stamps with matching dies along with the Christmas rose sentiment panel. The products needed are the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas rose stamp set, the borders & flourishes stamp set and also the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad. The Sue Wilson noble collection ~ ornate pierced designs, the classic adorned die & the ornate holly framed peace are also used. The Christmas rose die and Creative Expressions Christmas rose pre cut stamps work hand in hand and a full list of products used are on the page before.

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Step 2. Select a sentiment from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas rose stamp set and place it on your work surface with the flat side facing upwards. This will allow the stamp to be picked up and not distorted then placing it on your block.

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Step 3. Place an acrylic block onto the stamp and press it firmly in place.

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Step 4. Use a piece of Foundations coconut card and ink the stamp up using the black archival ink pad. Place the card on the Phill Martin stamping mat.

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Step 5. 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.

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Step 6. Ink the stamp up again and stamp the image onto the coconut card for a lovely crisp image.

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Step 7. Either use the die CED6105 Sintra that co-ordinates with the die set or cut around the edge of the stamped image leaving a faint white line as you go.

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Step 8. Select the Tim Holtz shabby shutters & the peeled paint distress marker pens to colour the ivy leaves. Spun sugar has been added to the edges of the Christmas rose and picket fence in the middle. Use a water brush to blend the 2 colours together and then add the mustard seed marker in the centre of the flowers.

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Step 9. Once the ink is dry add some of the glossy accents over the coloured areas of the image and set a side to dry. Go carefully around the small ivy leaves using a pokey tool if you need to remove any excess liquid.

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Step 10. Once dry you will have a lovely gloss on the ivy, coloured in Christmas roses with ivy leaves to compliment the design.

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Step 11. Select the Sue Wilson noble collection ~ ornate pierced designs, the classic adorned die & the ornate holly framed peace.

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Step 12. Here you can see the Sue Wilson ornate holly frame fits perfectly around the Christmas rose sentiment cut out.

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Step 13. Place the large pierced die from the ornate pierced die set on a piece of the green tone John Lockwood paper, also add the solid die from the classic adorned design die and swirl embossed die on a piece of the coconut card. Use the holly die on a piece of the coconut card along with 1 small Christmas rose die (the larger one as shown here isn`t needed), a small leaf from the same set and a small rose centre die all on the coconut card. Cut and then emboss the die shapes through the Grand Calibur. This can be done in one pass on the A4 platform.

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Step 14. So now you have the main elements cut for the project. You will also need 5 more small roses and 5 more of the leaf die shapes.

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Step 15. So the holly die has a darker background use the solid die which is just a little larger than the holly die to cut an aperture from the green pierced paper (this will save on your paper) as this area will be covered by the embossed coconut panel.

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Step 16. Take the adhesive rubber and remove any sticky marks made by the low tack tape. This will ensure the ink will lay perfectly on the die cut shapes.

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Step 17. Ink up the co-ordinating Christmas rose stamp with some black archival ink and then press the die cut onto the inked stamp.

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Step 18. This is the result when the die was stamped afterwards, you might want to stamp and the die cut the image ~ it`s up to you which way you craft.

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Step 19. Colour in the Christmas roses using the same spun sugar, mustard seed and picket fence distress markers and blend with the water brush.

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Step 20. Snip into the rose flower and shape each petal so it gives the flower more movement. Repeat the process on the other 5 roses also colour the leaves in using the green tone distress inks.

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Step 21. Take a piece of the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad with the small ivy paper on it. Distress the edges of the sheet by applying the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer chic moss colour cloud on Creative Expressions smoothie.

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Step 22. Mat the distress paper pad panel onto a base card made by joining 2 pieces of coconut card and cut to 21cm x 21cm and then cut a coconut panel measuring 17cm x 17cm.

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Step 23. Add the solid ivy corner stamp from the John Lockwood Christmas borders & Flourishes clear stamp set onto an acrylic block and stamp each corner using the black archival ink. (remember to stamp on a piece of scrap paper if it`s the first impression you are making to prime the stamp.

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Step 24. Distress the edges of the stamped ivy corner card using the chic moss colour cloud and also distress the embossed panel shown on the top with the same colour to pick up the embossed areas. Mount the ivy panel onto the base card using foam tape and repeating the same method when adding the 2 larger frames.

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Step 25. Mount the paper pad panel again using foam tape and then add the holly die shape which has had the edges distressed with the chic moss ink. Curve the Merry Christmas ~ rose sentiment and place 3 foam pads down the centre of the sentiment (on the reverse) and one either side to add depth the sentiment.

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Step 26. Lay the roses onto the design to see how they will fit on the project.

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Step 27. You may wish to add some glossy accents to run the theme through the card and it make the roses pop nicely once they are dry. Don`t use to much glossy accents as it will run down and well into the centre of the flower.

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Step 28. Add the flowers to the corners of the design making sure you have 3 in the bottom left hand side of the card. Add sprigs of the foliage behind the roses. Use just the top 3 leaves behind the single rose and add the excess leaves in the 3 rose arrangement.

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Step 29. Here is the single rose and this rose was stamped first and then die cut so you can see if there was any difference in 2 ways of cutting / stamping the rose.

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Step 30. The mustard seed Christmas rose centres have been added after the glossy accent for added texture.

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Step 31. So a lovely textured card with lots of soft tones throughout.

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Step 32. The photo to the right just shows the roses closer and the depths the panels bring to the project.

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Step 33. The finished card with the detail from the ivy stamp working with the same ivy in the paper pad.

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3D Freestanding Snow Globe ~ Wrap

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This simple yet effective wrap has been created to house the 3D freestanding snow globe that was made last week.

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There is  a workshop link that can be found under this week`s project below.

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Here is a close up of the 3D effect the snow globe gives. The Cosmic Shimmer glitters can be tired in front and behind the cottages for a wonderful feel to the project.

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Sue Wilson 3d Freestanding Snow Globe

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*  Highlights the product is in both projects

Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200 *

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Ornate Holly Framed Piece Die : CED3074

Creative Expressions 8″ x 8″ Twisted Holly Embossing Folder :  EF-072

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL *

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & *

Foundations Metallic Silver Shine Card : PC004

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG *

Creative Expressions Metallic Silver Micro Beads : MICROSILVER

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4 *

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER *

Creative Expressions Clear 18mm Circle Dazzler DAZCIRCLE18

Creative Expressions 18mm Dazzler Setting : SETDAZZ4

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT *

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE *

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Products for the 3D Snow Globe Project :

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snow Globe : CED3079

Sue Wilson Cottage Snow Scene Die Set : CED3080

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Creative Expressions Clear 12mm Circle Dazzler DAZCIRCLE12

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM,

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW &

Creative Expressions Pearl Strips Double White : SAPSDW

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this wrap perfectly sized to hold the freestanding 3D snow shaker card from a previous workshop or use the idea to create your own sized wrap for a project.

The main products featured are the Sue Wilson festive collection ornate holly framed peace die and the Creative Expressions 8″ x 8“ twisted holly embossing folder. The Creative Expressions dazzler setting and 18mm clear dazzler make a perfect weighted feature to the finish the simple wrap closure off.

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Step 2. Place a sheet of the Foundations silver shine card in a landscape position on a score board ~ find the centre and place that on the 15cm mark (the card will be a 1.5mm either side of the 0cm and 30cm point) as the card is 297mm wide . Now score down at 13cms and 17cms.

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Step 3. Place the Sue Wilson festive collection ornate holly framed peace die onto a piece Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape. Run the die through the Grand Calibur machine to cut and then emboss the die shape.

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Step 4. Place the cut die shape onto a score board and score down the longer length and in the centre of the card. You will need to be careful when scoring the intricate edges of the die as they are more delicate.

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Step 5. Fold and crease the holly frame in half and gentle ease the side edges down.

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Step 6. This photo just shows that the landscape die shape will be wide enough for the project. You can use different dies for this technique but I wanted to go with the holly frame and the holly embossing folder.

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Step 7. Lay the folded die shape on the scored card but this time have the silver card in a portrait position and mark the card so you leave a small silver edge both sides of the frame.

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Step 8. In this case the card is 13cms wide and I scored at 9cms to leave the remaining 13cms on the card.

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Step 9. Fold the card on one of the centre score lines so it makes the card small enough to fit into an A5 guillotine. Trim at the just scored line so you have the 13cm width remaining.

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Step 10. Crease the base score lines and here you have the 2 main components for the wrap.

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Step 11. This is how the folded holly shape will go over the card piece.

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Step 12. Place the Creative Expressions 8″ x 8“ twisted holly embossing folder over just the front or back panel of the silver shine card so the depth of the wrap is left without any embossing.

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Step 13. Place the folder and card onto the Spellbinders raspberry plate and then place the base plate over the top (or you can have the base plate on the bottom !!) I have got the embossing folder up to the edge of the plates so the excess card doesn`t get marked with the plates. Have the base plate equal to the base plate ~ this photo is just so you can see the sandwich used. Now run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 14. Repeat the process on the other back panel so you are left with a plain base.

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Step 15. Here you can see the basic shape forming of the wrap with the snow globe in place and the holly piece folded over the top of the wrap.

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Step 16. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of just one side of the holly frame, making sure you glue all the intricate detail on the die shape.

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Step 17. Stick the holly frame onto the back panel of the wrap and press the small detail pieces firmly onto the card.

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Step 18. Once the glue is dry fold the open flap over the front of the wrap silver embossed card.

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Step 19. Select a Creative Expressions dazzler setting and an 18mm clear dazzler as they make a perfect weighted feature to the simple wrap flap.

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Step 20. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the top reverse of the dazzler setting and add a small amount of glue on the solid flap area of the holly frame. It`s an idea to hold the setting over the card without the glue so you know where to situate the setting.

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Step 21. Press the glued dazzler setting onto the flap of the card and wiggle the dazzler slightly before holding the dazzler in place for 30 seconds.

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Step 22. Use some 3d glue to add the clear 18mm dazzler in the centre of the dazzler setting.

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Step 23. Always make sure the folded edges of the wrap are burnished as this will help the holly flap piece to hold in place by the weight of the dazzler.

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Step 24. You may also want to add a few glue dots on the back of the dazzler setting so it aids with the closure of the flap.

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Step 25. Place the 3D Freestanding snow globe in the centre of the plain base of the wrap.

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Step 26. Now fold the flap over to close the wrap up and hold the snow globe inside the wrap.

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Step 27. Here is a side view of the snow globe housed nicely inside the wrap.

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Step 28. To help decorate the wrap further, cut and emboss an oval using the Sue Wilson festive collection ornate holly framed peace die 3 outer die cut dies on a piece of coconut card. Also cut the inner oval die using a piece of self adhesive sheet over a piece of white card.

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Step 29. Remove the backing and tip some of the Creative Expressions metallic silver micro beads over the sticky with the card in a plastic lid or container to catch the excess beads.

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Step 30. Cut the peace, the corners and the small holly using the swirls, peace and holly dies from the same peace set.

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Step 31 Add the oval frame to the wrap with the micro bead panel mounted on foam tape. Attach the swirls , peace and the small white bow to the wrap using CS glue.

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Step 32. Add 3 holly sprigs to the bow and finish with a pearl over the knot of the bow. This completes the snow globe wrap.

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Step 33. Here is the side view of the wrap project.

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Step 34. The peace makes a nice textured panel and sentiment to finish the project off nicely

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson 3D Freestanding Snow Globe

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This project is a fun 3D freestanding snow globe made using the Sue Wilson festive collection snow globe die & the cottage scene inner die set. The Creative Expressions treat cups make the project so easy yet very effective.

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The scene is made encased with the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow & diamond snow glitter jewel and the design is finished off with a white ribbon bow and a Creative Expressions clear dazzler over the knot of the bow.

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Here is a close up of the 3D effect the snow globe gives. The Cosmic Shimmer glitters can be tired in front and behind the cottages for a wonderful feel to the project.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snow Globe : CED3079

Sue Wilson Cottage Snow Scene Die Set : CED3080

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Creative Expressions Clear 12mm Circle Dazzler DAZCIRCLE12

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM,

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW &

Creative Expressions Pearl Strips Double White : SAPSDW

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional freestanding card using the following main products…… …… The Sue Wilson cottage snow scene die & the snow globe die. The Creative Expressions treat cups work hand in hand with the round snow scene dies for an effortless way to include the snow shaker feature to a card and for this project 2 will be used to make this freestanding 3D snow shaker card.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and attach the Sue Wilson snow globe die along with the cottage snow scene die and secure in place with some low tack tape.

PLEASE ENSURE the dies are not touching when running the dies through the die cutting machine as they could cut through each other, low tack tape will stop this if it`s placed securely across the dies and anchored onto the card.

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Step 3. Then pass the dies through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine and then emboss the die piece afterwards.

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Step 4. Repeat the process so you have 2 of the snow globes.

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Step 5. Here is a photo with a Creative Expressions treat cup inside the snow globe aperture. Don`t glue the treat cups in at this stage.

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Step 6. Here is where the 3D design came about, something simple but it becomes very effective when done as you see in the coming steps.

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Step 7. Lay the separate cut out cottage circle die shape behind the treat cup so you can see how the main area will fit behind the snow globe.

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Step 8. Trim away the upper semi circle rim of the die shape either side of the solid trees. Keep the 2nd cottage scene die as a whole shape.

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Step 9. Add a line of the Cosmic Shimmer highlighter glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the front embossed bottom of the cottage cut down scene ONLY.

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Step 10. Press the Creative Expressions treat cup onto the glued area so a small rim of the scene catches the treat cup.

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Step 11. Add some more of the Cosmic Shimmer highlighter glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the back of the cottage scene which has just been stuck down on the treat cup.

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Step 12. Lay the cottage scene shape flat on your work surface emboss side up and hold the treat cup over the design before lowering it down so the 2 cottage scenes marry up. Set a side to dry for later.

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Step 13. Take a piece of coconut card and trim it to 13cms x 7 ½cms.

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Step 14. With the card in a landscape position score the card at

4 ½cms, 6 ½cms and 8 ½cms. This will create the prefect measurement to create the mechanism to allow the snow globe to be freestanding.

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Step 15. This part is very important and shouldn`t be missed as it will make all the difference when joining the 2 snow globes together. So place the inner snow globe card back in the die ( for strength only ) and place the bottom edge of the snow globe card so it just sits above the first scored line of the just made mechanism. Draw down each side edge so it has the same spacing of white card either side.

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Step 16. Remove the card from the die before lining it back up on the card leaving the same spacing inside the pencil area. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Make sure you don`t have the outer snow globe die for this step !!!!

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Step 17. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the intricate detail in the die.

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Step 18. Repeat the process with the other end of the mechanism card marking the die in the same way as this stage is very important to allow the 2 snow globes to join. You`ll see how easy it is once you have done these steps.

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Step 19. Run the die through the Grand Calibur and while the die is still in place roll the Spellbinders tool in one over the intricate cut out section. This will save you having to poke any piece out with just 1 pass through the die cutting machine.

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Step 20. Now you have both ends cut fold the card down the centre score line so that the front emboss sides fall on the inside of the card.

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Step 21. Now fold the other 2 larger flaps backwards so that the main feature ends up on the front of the card and you have a lovely stand ready for the snow globes to be added onto. (Please note the card has been turned around in the photo, it was just easier to show you the fold effect). Make sure you use a bone folder to crease / burnish the score lines firmly in place.

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Step 22. Offer the snow globe up to the just scored mechanism and cut around the side of the snow globe and with a diagonal line from the bottom corner of the card to the base of the snow globe as in the photo.

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Step 23. Repeat this on all 4 edges of the snow globe.

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Step 24. Take a piece of self adhesive sheet and roughly cut a small piece so it will cover the back of the intricate snow globe area.

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Step 25. Stick it to the FRONT of the intricate cut out area. Make sure you cut a 2nd piece for the other end of the card.

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Step 26. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet.

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Step 27. There are 2 ways of adding the beads ~ the 1st is : place the sticky area / card in a plastic box tip the Creative Expressions opaque snow white micro beads over the sticky sheet and then press them firmly in place.

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Step 28. Turn the card over so you have the inside of the card and attach some more micro beads onto the sticky area. This will give a lovely neat finish on the inside of the project.

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Step 29. The 2nd is ~ add the snow globe cut out panel in place using Cosmic Shimmer glue on solid area and then press the micro beads into the intricate area so the micro beads become recessed in the design and also place the micro beads on the reverse sticky side too.

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Step 30. Go ahead and add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the other snow globe frame if attaching it using the first method and lay the frame over the solid micro bead area.

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Step 31. Here you can see both techniques or you can mix and match them it`s up to you.

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Step 32. The inside of the mechanism is so very neat which is important in a design.

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Step 33. Fold the snow globes together so you trim a small diagonal line starting on the fold to the edge of the card at the next score line.

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Step 34. This will stop the card being seen so much from the side of the card once it`s folded back in place.

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Step 35. Add a line of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the reverse rim of the snow globe card only.

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Step 36. Place the just glued snow globe over the Creative Expressions treat cup with the already attached cottage scene inside the treat cup. Press the rim firmly onto the glued area and allow it to dry.

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Step 37. Now stick the other treat cup onto the other snow globe which will just be blank. Again just use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 38. Take the Creative Expressions pearl strips ~ double white and trim down the centre of the pearls to make a single row of pearls.

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Step 39. Add the pearls around the outer rim of the treat cup just using the sticky of the pearls themselves or for extra grab as they are on acetate the add a line of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edge first. Repeat on the other snow globe treat cup.

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Step 40. So now the main structure of the snow globe is complete you will have the design looking like this.

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Step 41. Make a double bow out of the thin Creative Expressions finishing touches satin off white ribbon and attach a small Creative Expressions clear dazzler over the knot of the bow.

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Step 42. Attach the ribbon to the side of the front cottage scene treat cup as this will be the front of the card.

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Step 43. Take some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels and the glitter jewels iced snow. You can use other coarse Cosmic Shimmer products but I found these worked well together.

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Step 44. Lay the snow globe open and flat on the work surface, use the cottage scene end and tip some of each of the glitter jewels into the treat cup. I used enough to cover the treat cup with 1 and then added more with the 2nd glitter jewels.

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Step 45. Now please use a silicone / gel glue for this step as I did use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and it didn`t want to go off for some reason so i`m just saying to save you any hassle. Add a complete solid line of the glue around the rim of the treat cup and underneath the pearl area to prevent any glitter spillage.

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Step 46. Fold the other plain snow globe over the treat cup and press firmly together so all of the glue connects.

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Step 47. Here I have added some weights ( or pegs if they don`t mark the card ) on the intricate area so that it holds the base of the treat cups together. You need this area to stick firmly together before standing the project up as you don`t want any of the glitter jewels to escape from the snow shaker section.

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Step 48. Once the glue has gone off you can see the shaker effect. You may think oh no there is to much snow in front of the cottages but ……

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Step 49. ….. worry not as you can shake more of the glitter behind the cottages for a lovely 2 tier effect which compliments the design. A happy accident which are often the best ones !!!

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Step 50. So here is the 3D freestanding snow shaker card that you can have gracing your Christmas displays or be given as a nice keepsake for someone.

Maybe a nice box could be made to send it in. Now there`s an idea !!!!

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Step 51. Here is a close up of the bow and dazzler along with the shaker sections.

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Step 52. A different angle of the 2 treat cups with the glitter jewels laying at the front and back of the cottage scene.

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Step 53  A sweet project using the STUNNING Sue Wilson Snow Globe dies & treat cups. Why not try it with the other Sue Wilson small inner dies from the same range for a different design.

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Happy Crafting

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Icicle Christmas Rose Tag

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This project shows how to make a lovely wintery tag using the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die and coordinating stamp set.

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The inside of  the shaker is housing the Christmas rose dies shapes / stamped images and the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels add a lovely sparkle to the piece.

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The Christmas roses can be used on different surfaces ie. vellum, white cardcoloured card and also resin flowers used in the mix.

These 2 projects along with others on the weekly workshop site just show the different looks you can achieved with the Christmas rose die / stamp set. It can be an all year round rose , so just have fun making your project.

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Icicle Christmas Rose Tag

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions MDF Door Tag : CEMDFDOOR

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snow Globe : CED3079

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene : CED3080

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Sue Wilson Festive Collection ~ Christmas Rose : CED3052

Cosmic Shimmer White Gesso  CSGESWHI

Cosmic Shimmer Polar White Sparkle Paste CSPASTSPPOLAR

Creative Expressions Christmas Rose Pre Cut Stamps : UMS728

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980, Foundations Vellum : 40024

& Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW

Creative Expressions Pearl Strips Double White : SAPSDW

Creative Expressions Off White Satin Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Ink Pad : DPDUSTYCONC

Creative Expressions Silver Dream Metallic Gilding Polish : CSMGSILVER

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

    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 textured shaker tag using the following main products…… The Creative Expressions MDF door tag , the Sue Wilson festive collection snow globe and cottage snow globe scene die. The shaker feature uses the Creative Expressions Christmas rose pre cut stamps cut out using the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die and then the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels are used in the Creative Expressions treat cup shaker section to make the snowy effect. The whole tag is covered using the Cosmic Shimmer polar white sparkle paste.

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Step 2. Paint a layer of the Cosmic Shimmer Gesso over the top of the mdf tag.

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Step 3. You can dab a scrunched up piece of kitchen roll over the wet gesso to create a rough stippled effect to the tag.

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Step 4. You will be left with this nice effect which will be covered with the Cosmic Shimmer sparkle texture paste later on and it I feel it will just give the area a nice surface for the paste to be added onto.

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Step 5. Stamp the smallest and 2nd size Christmas rose onto a piece of Foundations icicle card, coconut white card and also vellum using black archival ink and the secure the relevant die over the stamped image using low tack tape before running them through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine and then back through with the embossing sandwich.

You can use already cut and stamped roses left over from other projects as well !!!

For this project you`ll need

1 ~ 2nd size rose in icicle card, coconut card and vellum & then

1 ~ smallest rose in the same materials as above.

Take the rose die shapes and colour them with the dusty concord ink pad on a smoothie leaving the vellum roses plain.

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Step 6. Cut some coconut card using the small leaf die and the small flower centres from the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die set.

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Step 7. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and attach the snow globe die so just the main circle shape is placed on the card and also add the whole circle. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape and pass the dies through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Once the snow globe section is cut remove the card and turn the circle die area around and the slot the card back into the edge of the die. Secure the die onto the card using the low tack tape and then cut the card the die cutting machine. Set a side the larger circle for later.

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Step 8. Take some of the Cosmic Shimmer polar white sparkle texture paste out of the pot using the end of a paint brush and place it on a non stick craft mat. Place the card smaller card circle onto the mat……

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Step 9. ……before adding the sparkle paste onto a small piece of cut`n`dry foam and dabbing it all over the circle.

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Step 10. Repeat the process and add a thin complete layer over the dried gesso MDF tag.

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Step 11. Go back in with the piece of cut`n`dry foam to tap some extra Cosmic Shimmer polar white sparkle texture paste over the mdf tag in the bottom corner of the tag and use your finger if more texture is needed.

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Step 12. Now you have a lovely texture over the MDF tag. Set this a side to dry or if you are careful you can use a heat tool to speed up the process. Just don`t over do the heat as it could burn the paste.

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Step 13. Scoop up the excess sparkle paste with the foam or the end of the paint brush and place it back in the texture paste pot. Make sure the paste is away from edges of the pot and mixed in with the remaining paste.

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Step 14. Now the tag is ready to work on it will look like this.

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Step 15. Add the worked textured paste circle onto the larger cut circle die piece using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 16. Take 1 medium and 1 small icicle Christmas rose and tap some of the paste which remains on the cut`n`dry foam over the roses as this will give the flowers a lovely extra sparkle.

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Step 17. Assemble 3 of the small roses onto the sparkle circle adding a white small centre with a pearl stuck in each of the flower centres. Arrange 2 of the rose leaves either side of the rose making sure you curve them before sticking them down. IT`S VERY IMPORTANT to make sure the flowers and leaves remain within the circle edge as the treat cup will need to be added over the top.

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Step 18. Here is a close up of the 3 different textured roses on the sparkle circle background.

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Step 19. Either add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries glue around the edge of the circle card only……

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Step 20. …… or I have found that some silicone glue does the trick nicely with the acetate, so add some of the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels into the treat cup and then add a circle of the glue around the inner rim of the treat cup.

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Step 21. Select the worked and dried stuck down flower circle and flip it over and stick it over the treat cup so all the glitter jewels stay facing down in the cup.

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Step 22. Once you know the circle is pressed down / sealed and the glue is starting to go off then flip the shaker cup back over to reveal the sealed in glitter jewels. Decide where you want the rose to lay and in this case I want it on the right hand top side of the tag to mirror where the bottom left hand side larger roses will go.

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Step 23. Just lay the shaker over the tag to see where it needs to be glued later on.

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Step 24. Cut another piece of white card using the snow globe outer and the inner circle die. Once cut take a pair of scissors and continue to cut around the base of the globe to make a complete cut out circle.

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Step 25. Check that the circle fits over the shaker treat cup ok. IT WILL AS THEY ARE DESIGNED TO !!!! Stipple some of the sparkle texture paste over the circle when it`s just on the craft mat and dry the piece.

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Step 26. Add the sparkle circle back over the treat cup using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 27. Take the Creative Expressions pearl strips ~ double white and trim down the centre of the pearls to make a single row of pearls.

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Step 28. Now add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the circle backing and add the shaker section to the top of the tag. Add a line of silicone glue around the side depth of the shaker cup / backing circle card.

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Step 29. Wrap the pearls around the treat cup glue pressing the pearls down with a pokey tool to ensure they have taken on the glue.

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Step 30. Trim the last pearl off when the pearls have completed a full circle and again push that pearls into the glue.

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Step 31. Make a bow out of the Creative Expressions finishing touches satin off white ribbon and attach it to the bottom corner of the shaker cup.

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Step 32. Add the matching larger Christmas roses to the bottom left hand side of the tag. Add the white rose leaves around the edges of the roses curving them as you secure them down.

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Step 33. Add the white centres and a single pearl in each flower.

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Step 34. Take some Creative Expressions silver dream metallic gilding polish and add it onto a small piece of cut`n`dry foam ( this is so you can get the polish around the small areas of the tag) colour all of the edges of the tag in the silver to neaten and finish off the tag or use some Creative Expressions gilding wax if not.

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Step 34. Take some Creative Expressions silver dream metallic gilding polish and add it onto a small piece of cut`n`dry foam ( this is so you can get the polish around the small areas of the tag) colour all of the edges of the tag in the silver to neaten and finish off the tag or use some Creative Expressions gilding wax if not.

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Step 36. The sparkle texture paste under the shaker treat cup just makes the shaker section seem seamless when added to the tag.

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Step 37. Just a close up of the peony and feather along with the silver edging to the tag.

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Step 38. So 2 completely different projects this week and last week using the Creative Expressions treat cups and the Sue Wilson Christmas rose dies and stamp set.

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Step 39. Just a close up of the Christmas roses which can be just everyday roses as seen here.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson All Seasons Globe Shaker Card

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This project shows how to make a lovely summery shaker card using the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die and coordinating stamp set.

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Inside the shaker the card has been embossed ONLY using the Christmas rose dies. The blossom shaker treat cup is filled with small flowers from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die.

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The Christmas roses have been doubled up using the smaller flower in the centre of the flower. The whole design is a mixture of textures as the flowers are created in vellum, distressed white card, pink card and then resin flowers and coloured leaves and PVA faux  pearls are used to add detail to the finished project.

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Sue Wilson All Season Snow Globe Shaker Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Noble Collection ~ Ornate Pierced Designs : CED5507

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5512

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snow Globe : CED3079

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene : CED3080

Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame : CED4307

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Sue Wilson Festive Collection ~ Christmas Rose : CED3052

Creative Expressions Christmas Rose Pre Cut Stamps : UMS728

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

Other Micro Beads are available for the full range

& Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Raspberry Plate : WIZGC-008

Creative Expressions A4 Wild Roses Embossing Folder : EF-045

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980, Foundations Vellum : 40024

& Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001

Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Rose  : DPMTATT, Dried Marigold : DPMDRIED,

Squeezed Lemon , DPMSQUEEZED,   Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL,

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB & Olive Green ; DPMOLIVE

Vintage Ribbon ~ Moss : VRMOSS

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Couture Creations Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

    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 dimensional card using the following main products…… The Sue Wilson Noble collection ~ ornate pierced designs die, the noble double pierced rectangle die, the festive collection snow globe and cottage snow globe scene die. The shaker blossom is made out of the small flower die in the delicate garden frame die set, along with the filigree butterfly as the embellishment. The main flowers are using the Creative Expressions Christmas rose pre cut stamps cut out using the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die. The shaker section is made using the blossom in the Creative Expressions treat cups and this project just shows the snow globe dies can be used for an everyday card.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations raspberry card and attach the snow globe die so just the main circle shape is placed on the card. Then PLEASE use a coconut card/white card to cut the whole circle out, not the pink as shown. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape and pass the dies through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 3. Once the snow globe section is cut remove the card and turn the circle die area around the slot the card back into the edge of the die. Secure the die onto the card using the low tack tape and then cut the card the die cutting machine.

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Step 4. Once cut this will allow a neat quick backing to the snow globe shaker as the circle will cover the opening of the Creative Expressions treat cup. This could be done freehand but I like the quickness and neatness with this method.

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Step 5. Add the small flower die from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame, along with the filigree butterfly and then add the small leaf die and the small flower centres from the Sue Wilson Christmas rose die set. Place smallest and 2nd size Christmas rose onto a piece of Foundations pink card and once they are all secured in place with some low tack tape run them through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine and then back through with the embossing sandwich.

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Step 6. Here are all the die pieces from that one pass.

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Step 7. Continue in the same way so you have lots of sets. This is 5 different sets of the die shapes.

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Step 8. Take a piece of Foundations vellum and fold it in half and then half again before adding the die shapes to the corner of the vellum. Remember to use low take tape again. Once these are cut and then embossed turn the die shapes to the other corner of the vellum and repeat the process. This way you will have lots of flowers and leaves ( ACTUALLY to many Christmas roses for this project but place any excess in a box and use for another time).

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Step 9. Remove any sticky that the low tack tape might have left on the die cut pieces using an adhesive eraser. Place the 2nd size rose stamp on an acrylic block.

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Step 10. Ink the rose stamp using the black archival ink pad.

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Step 11. Find where the pointy edge of the rose is and marry it up with the same point on the stamp. Press firmly down on the card. Alternatively stamp the rose and then die cut the flowers afterwards. But for this amount of roses it was easier to cut the flowers first.

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Step 12. Here was the stamped result. Maybe a little to much edge on one side but you can adjust the positioning on the next stamped rose. These roses will be inked up later so no need to worry.

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Step 13. Take the vellum roses and repeat the process. Here the ink is easily seen from under the vellum which makes it great for stamping in this manner. Continue until you have all the flowers stamped up.

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Step 14. Take the reverse of the smaller snow scene outer die cut piece which was cut in Foundations pearl icicle card and place the 2 rose dies and the leaf cluster so they fall off the circle edge. Secure with the low take tape and run through the Grand Calibur using just the embossing sandwich as you don`t want to cut the shapes out. Repeat the process with just one rose die where the gap is left.

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Step 15. Once the last step is complete I ran the circle back through the Grand Calibur with just the embossing tan mat etc and no dies to level out the embossing as one die shape was raised more that the other 3.

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Step 16. Here is the collection of mixed card and vellum Christmas roses (or just everyday roses in this case).

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Step 17. Lay all the small flower die cut pieces on a scrap piece of card or onto a craft mat. (my craft mat was a bit messy so I went with the scrap card !!!)

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Step 18. Dab a Creative Expressions mini smoothie into the Tim Holtz tattered rose ink pad.

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Step 19. Then dab over the small flowers at random.

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Step 20. Once the flowers at mostly covered turn the flowers over. Just roughly will do and repeat the inking process.

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Step 21. Once inked gather the flowers up in a pile to see if you have enough for the treat cup. The amount suggested to cut was enough for the blossom but to many for the Christmas roses (but they can be used for another project so just set aside). Just note there are some white backs to the flowers but this is ok as it shows the flowers up more.

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Step 22. Take the white card leaves and here some have the small base leaves removed to make the sprigs smaller and to allow the individual leaves to be used in the shaker section. Add some of the Tim Holtz crushed olive ink onto a Creative Expressions mini smoothie and then dab this onto the ends of the leaf sprigs.

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Step 23. Now add some of the Tim Holtz peeled paint ink onto a the smoothie (the same one is used as they are both green tones) and then finish colouring the leaves as this will add depth to the end result.

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Step 24. Repeat the inking technique and add the Tim Holt squeezed lemon ink onto a smoothie and dab it onto the flower centre die shapes.

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Step 25. Go back in the tip of the smoothie and the peeled paint ink to highlight the centre of the flower area only.

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Step 26. Take the rose die shapes and press them directly into the tattered rose ink pad or use the smoothie for a softer feel.

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Step 27. I liked the distress rough inked feel the 1st option gave.

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Step 28. So after a nice play in cutting, inking and leaving the vellum pieces plain here are all the different elements ready for the project. Please note the small blossom flowers are placed on a piece of card so they can be moved around quickly. Just make sure they are dry before adding them into the shaker next step.

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Step 29. Ink the embossed inner circle and attach it to the pink larger die circle. Place all the blossom flowers and leaves into the Creative Expressions shaker treat cup. Retain 8 – 10 of the larger blossoms to embellish the card corner later on.

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Step 30. Add a line of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue round the pink rim ONLY of the circle. Smooth the glue out with your finger to make sure the glue doesn`t spread under the treat cut.

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Step 31. As the treat cup is facing downwards place the glued up circle over the shaker section and press firmly down.

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Step 32. Turn the shaker treat cup over making sure the circle has a same size rim left all around the outside of the circle.

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Step 33. Take the smaller solid Sue Wilson ornate pierced designs die (not the rectangle inner one) and attach the small solid circle from the snow scene die set inside. Secure the dies with some low tack tape and make sure there is more of a gap at the bottom of the design as this is where the flowers and bow will be added.

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Step 34. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue as you don`t want to make the card wrinkle or BETTER STILL use some strong double sided tape to add a ring around the reverse of the circle cut out.

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Step 35. Place the Creative Expressions treat cup through the aperture and press it firmly onto the glue or tape once you have it correctly in place.

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Step 36. Cut just the large solid Sue Wilson ornate pierced designs die in white card and either cut a panel with the inner section cut out in the self adhesive sheet and stick it onto the frame (this can be done as another panel will be added over the top and it will save on the amount of micro beads used) or cut an aperture in the ornate shape using the smaller ornate die used to create the shaker panel. Also cut the largest ornate frame and the next size intricate die in some pearl icicle card and retain for later.

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Step 37. Place the Creative Expressions snow white micro beads over the sticky sheet making sure you have the panel in a plastic box. Press the micro beads firmly onto the sticky.

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Step 38. Cut a panel using the 3rd from largest Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle die in the Foundations coconut card. Then emboss the panel by placing it in the Creative Expressions wild rose embossing folder without any metal dies in it !!! and then pass it through the Grand Calibur machine. Now cut another coconut panel using the 2nd from largest pierced rectangle die and this time just distress the edge using some dried marigold distress ink on a mini smoothie. Layer the panels onto a base card by joining 2 pieces of A4 card together and trimming the card to size. Use foam tape for added dimension to each panel.

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Step 39. Add the delicate frame over the micro bead panel using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and mount that onto the pierced layers again using foam tape. Add the worked shaker card onto the card using foam tape again.

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Step 40. Make a shabby chic bow using the vintage moss green ribbon. Set it at an angle at the bottom left hand side of the shaker panel.

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Step 41. Now for the rose embellishments. Snip into the petals on the Christmas rose and curve the edges of the flower.

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Step 42. Place the rose on a stamping mat or an overturned piece of foam mat. Use the Spellbinders tool `n` one and press in the centre of the rose…….

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Step 43. … then swirl the ball tool further around the centre of the rose to make the petals lift up. Pair up using one smaller and one larger rose in the pink card, the distress rose and the vellum rose.

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Step 44. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach both rose head one inside the other. Finish the flower off by add the centre stamen. This arrangement will help cover the knot of the bow and it works best if you use some 3d glue over the knot or some glue dots.

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Step 45. I did say I went a bit over the top with the roses but they were only cut up when cutting the smaller blossoms and leaves etc. As I coloured them in they will be perfect for another project.

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Step 46. Now fill in the design by adding the various leaves creating a nice tapered effect towards the edges of the arrangement.

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Step 47. Apply the small left over blossoms (keep 3 aside) to the card as well as adding 3 resin flowers from the Always and forever Craft Consortium range.

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Step 48. Add the remaining 3 flowers to the corner of the card before adding some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centre of the flower to make a faux pearl effect.

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Step 49. Attach the 2 butterflies to the card so one is the base and the other one on top so it looks like the butterfly is in flight. Add 3 very small faux pearl dots at the top of the butterfly so they look like an antenna using the pearl PVA glue.

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Step 50. Here is the completed card. Something very fresh and then you can make more Christmassy designs nearer the time. Us crafters love a double use of a product !!!

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Step 51. Here is a close up of the blossom shaker section.

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Step 52. and another slightly different angle of the card.

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Step 53. This photo shows the depths of the treat cut which is a quick and easy why to make a shaker card.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Christmas Cottage Scene Snow Shaker Card

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This project is filled with dimension and the photo doesn`t do it any justice as it`s  hard to see the depth in the staggered cottage rows.

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The scene is made using the Sue Wilson Christmas Cottage Scene dies side by side to achieve a larger card.

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Here is a close up of the sentiment using the Sue Wilson Ornate Holly Framed Peace die set along with the Creative Expressions Crystal Sparkle embellishment over the knot of the finishing touches off white satin ribbon bow.

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Sue Wilson Christmas Cottage Scene Snow Shaker Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Christmas Cottage Scene Die Set : CED3083

Sue Wilson Cottage Snow Scene Die Set : CED3080

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5512

Sue Wilson Ornate Holly Framed Peace Die : CED3074

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Creative Expressions Crystal Sparkles : SPARKCRYS

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Pearl Icicle Card :PC001,

Foundations Pearl Graphite Card : PC006 &

Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM,

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW &

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost ~ Frosty Dawn  : CSDFFROSTY

Cosmic Shimmer Highlighter Glue : CSGLUEHIGH

Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles : STKFRLACE

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

Adirondack Gold Paint Dabber : DABGOLD

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional card using the following main products…… The Sue Wilson Christmas cottage scene die set, the cottage snow scene die, the noble double pierced rectangle die, & the ornate holly framed peace die. The Creative Expressions treat cups work hand in hand with the round snow scene dies for an effortless way to include the snow shaker feature to a card. The Creative Expressions crystal sparkles marries in the sparkle to enhance the black shimmer from the Foundations pearl graphite card.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations pearl graphite card and attach the 2 separate Sue Wilson Christmas cottage scene dies side by side and just a small way up from the bottom of the portrait card. Make sure you do not overlap the edge of the dies, as they could cut into the die when passed through the die cutting machine. You`ll see the die easily nests next to each other, so go ahead and secure the dies in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 3. Now cut and emboss the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to achieve these results.

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Step 4. As you remove the die you`ll see the card could also be used in the centre of a sheet of card and the card then folded over to make a tent card and then just cover up the embossed lines below with some paper or other stamping effects.

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Step 5. Snip the tiny piece of card that is still connecting the 2 die cut pieces together along the top.

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Step 6. Turn the card over and press over the central embossed line with a ball tool to smooth out this line.

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Step 7. It will make it less revealing from the front, although it won`t go completely but there are other tricks revealed later on.

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Step 8. Turn the excess Foundations pearl graphite card around and swap the dies around and secure them in place so the dies nest up into cut out card as this will maximise the card use fully. Remember to use low take tape again.

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Step 9. Cut and then emboss the card through the die cutting machine. Here you`ll see the minimal excess card that is wasted when cutting this panel.

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Step 10. You have 2 panels and now for the 3rd one which needs to have the cottage and tree die placed in the centre of the card and then secure the other die so it falls next to the die and off the side of the card. Continue you use the low tack tape throughout the project and each time you cut something out. Cut these die shapes out……

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Step 11. … before moving the side die to the left hand side of the card and then cut and emboss that section too.

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Step 12. Now you have 3 layers of staggered cottage scenes with a slight overlap of card due to the positioning of the dies.

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Step 13. Take the card and just trim the small excess card away to neaten up the edge of the card.

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Step 14. Now you have the 3 layers all tidy and ready for the next stages.

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Step 15. Use an off cut of the Foundations pearl graphite card to cut 2 small trees out .

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Step 16. Cut one single tree out as this will be used to cover up the thin point of the tree that remains when the card was cut to width.

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Step 17. Use a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear highlighter glue to add the glue to the thin edge of the tree.

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Step 18. Place the cut tree over the glue and press down firmly until the glue sets.

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Step 19. If the are any small gaps you want to fill then just cut a few elements from the dies in graphite card.

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Step 20. Use a foam pad to attach the cottage behind the gapped area which is on the 2nd layer of the card.

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Step 21. Then add the trees in the same manner.

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Step 22. Now you have the 3 layers build up as you want the scene to look.

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Step 23. Take a permanent black pen and colour the white edges of the foam pad to disguise the white from the layers as people are sure to look at the depth of the card and you don`t want all the white foam pads showing brightly.

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Step 24. Add a small tab to the front panel of the cottages by folding a small piece of the graphite card and sticking it on the edge of the 1st front panel. Now add some Cosmic Shimmer glue to the folded tab.

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Step 25. Attach the first panel onto the second panel making sure it curves slightly which it will naturally will do.

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Step 26. Add some foam pads under the raised area and again cover the edge with some permanent black ink.

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Step 27. Now add some more foam pads to the back of the second layer and add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the foam pad to give you a small amount of moving time.

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Step 28. Place the panel onto the third layer of cottages. Now you can see the different depths of the layers along with the blacked out foam pads which would normally draw your eye to the white ones.

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Step 29. Apply some of the Ranger frosted lace Stickles on the top and one side of the trees and cottages. You can use Cosmic Shimmer clear or pearl glue instead and then use some Cosmic Shimmer diamond frost ~ frosted dawn. But I’ll show you this different step using the Stickles.

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Step 30. Carry on until you are happy with the shading results and set the piece a side so you don`t disturb it.

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Step 31. You can add some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond frost ~ frosted dawn over the stickles as this will just add some extra tones which compliment the gold card later on.

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Step 32. Select the Sue Wilson Christmas cottage snow scene die and secure the 2 dies onto the top left hand side of a piece of Foundations pearl graphite card leaving enough space to the left and top side of the card.

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Step 33. Cut and then emboss the card through the Grand Calibur machine. Remove the inner die shape once it`s embossed and retain it for later as it will be going behind the shaker treat cup.

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Step 34. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue as you don`t want to make the card wrinkle. Alternatively use some strong double sided tape to add a ring around the reverse of the circle cut out.

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Step 35. Place the Creative Expressions treat cup through the aperture and press it firmly onto the glue or tape once you have in correctly in place.

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Step 36. Add the outer circle from the Sue Wilson Christmas cottage snow scene die placing it onto a piece of white card with some self adhesive sheet stuck over the top of the card.

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Step 37. Remove the backing off the circle and stick it behind the circle cottage piece. Use the carrier sheet to press the small elements of the die cut onto the sheet so no sticky fingers touch the piece as this can make the piece not so sticky.

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Step 38. Sprinkle some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels over the sticky area and press them firmly onto the piece.

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Step 39. Add the worked circle onto a larger piece of black card so that this can cover the back of the treat cup in a few steps time. Cut the aperture panel to 7½ “ x 7½ “ and run an embossed line all around the edge on the back of the panel for added detail.

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Step 40. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels on the middle of the cottage scene leaving the edges free of the jewels. You can use different sparkle products from the Cosmic Shimmer range. Just use what suits you.

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Step 41. Add some strong tape around the back of the treat cup making sure there are no gaps as you go round.

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Step 42. As you are using fine powders it`s an idea to swipe an anti static bag around the inside of the treat cup but be sure to knock out all the powder residue once this has been done.

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Step 43. Remove the tape and place the aperture graphite card over the treat cup panel, die cut / sparkle piece. I find it less messy this way. Press the piece firmly down to ensure all the circle will make a seal on the shaker part.

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Step 44. Turn the piece over and shake the snow effect down to the bottom of the scene. This will also allow any powder from the anti static bag to be picked up and make the snow effect does not stick to the treat cup.

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Step 45. Emboss a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card using the largest Sue Wilson noble double pierced rectangle die and then cut the panel out as this works best with the large open die.

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Step 46. As the frame needs to be a bit larger than the largest die shape then here is a trick to extend the rectangle. Take an off cut of the icicle card and emboss it using the same large pierced die and then cut it.

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Step 47. Tuck and stick in place the smaller piece under the full rectangle to extend the pierced panel once you know the graphite panel is sat on top. Mount the graphite snow shaker panel onto the pierced panel using foam tape.

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Step 48. Add some foam tape on the lower section of the card and place some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the foam pads for a little wiggle time. Place the cottage worked scene layer onto the foam pads for added dimension and it doesn`t matter that the scene will lay over the edge of the pierced layer as it`s been designed to cover up the joining of the pierced panel join.

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Step 49. Make a bow out of the Creative Expression finishing touches off white ribbon making sure the loops of the bow are the same width as your fingers. It makes for a neat finish to a bow ~ then cut the ends of the bow off at an angle.

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Step 50. Cut a gold frame using the oval Sue Wilson Christmas ornate holly framed peace die. Then cut the peace die in the icicle card and the 2nd inner frame in the graphite card. Once all the layers are prepared then cut and emboss them through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 51. Mount the peace sentiment onto the graphite oval using Cosmic Shimmer glue and then mount this onto the gold card using foam tape for added dimension. Attach the sentiment panel to the top right hand side of the card and then add the prepared bow to the bottom corner of the sentiment finishing the bow off with a Creative Expressions crystal sparkles covering the knot of the bow.

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Step 52. Here is how the card looks so far. It just needs something in the front of the card so …….

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Step 53. ….add a 1¼ “ strip of self adhesive sheet to a white card piece leaving some white card showing before ripping it towards you on the top of the card as this will feather the edge of the card close to the sticky sheet. Now add some of the Cosmic Shimmer diamond snow glitter jewels over sticky sheet. Cut the panel to fit along the bottom of the cottage scene. Now add some Stickles in waves to add a snow effect to the forefront of the card.

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Step 54. Here is the completed project. Sorry but I can`t get a completely flat photo as the acetate glares to much ~ but the card doesn`t have the converse shape in real life.

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Step 55.  The dimension in the project is wonderful and the front snow effect just adds to the card.

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Happy Crafting

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Pearl & Micro Beaded Border Card

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This project shows how to make this delicate vellum and micro beaded border card with Foundations vellum, Pearl Icicle Card and Creative Expressions clear micro beads as the main focus..

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The Sue Wilson Maggie Die is used to cut out the Damask Delight stamped image with co-ordinates with the die set.

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Here is a photo of the micro beaded border and the layered vellum pages.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

Sue Wilson Configurations Graceful Lace Die : CED6403

Sue Wilson Damask Delight Stamp : UMS687

Sue Wilson  Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Die : CED4307

Foundations Vellum : 40024

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Creative Expressions Stamping Mat : CESTAMPMAT

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

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

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this delicate but textured card with the main focus on the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie die, the Configurations graceful lace die, the damask delight stamp, and the finishing touches wild rose die. The project also uses the Foundations vellum and Foundations pearl icicle card along with the Creative Expressions micro beads over the self adhesive sheet.

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Step 2. First take a piece Foundations vellum and place a self adhesive sheet on the top. This die is great for using up small scrap pieces of sticky sheets and the vellum or you may wish to lay a whole sheet of sticky over the A4 vellum. Secure the Sue Wilson Configurations graceful lace die over the mat side of the sticky carrier sheet with some low tack tape. This way will allow the tape to stick onto the matt surface as the glossy side won`t.

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Step 3. Cut the prepared vellum / sticky sheet through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. DO NOT emboss the piece as this can crack the carrier sheet.

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Step 4. This is just one pass through the Grand Calibur. It will cut well but you will have to remove some of the pieces from the die…….

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Step 5. …. so use your Spellbinders tool in one to help aid the removal of the intricate pieces.

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Step 6. Repeat the process until you have 4 sticky backed border shapes.

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Step 7. Remove the carrier sheet off the solid frame card and make sure you have the border in a box lid place before adding some of the Creative Expression clear micro beads over the sticky border piece. Press the micro beads firmly onto the border sticky sheet and wiping away any excess micro beads back into the pot / lid.

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Step 8. Now you will have a delicate micro bead border which will look like this over a piece of vellum.

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Step 9. or it can be added over the edge of the vellum for an even more delicate effect.

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Step 10. Place the Sue Wilson finishing touches wild rose die onto a doubled up piece of vellum. Secure in place with a piece of low tack tape before running it through the Grand Calibur. Use the junior Spellbinder plates for ease and have the die in a landscape position when cutting for speed. Now you will have cut 2 rose flowers out. Also cut another rose but add some adhesive sheet over a piece of vellum before cutting the rose out. Add micro beads over the whole of the rose sticky sheet.

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Step 11. Add some of the plain vellum leaves and rose head over the micro beaded base rose making sure the flowers are added at an angle to give a lovely contrast and dimension to the rose.

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Step 12. Here is a closer look of the rose with the micro bead stem peeking through.

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Step 13. Take a piece of the Foundations vellum in a portrait position and lay the border along the side of the vellum. Make a pencil mark or a small snip where the end of the border will fall.

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Step 14. Trim across the vellum at this just made mark. Also cut 2 more panels the same depth.

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Step 15. Stagger the vellum with an equal distance apart until you are happy with the way it looks. Mine are 1 ¼ inch apart.

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Step 16. Hold the vellum all together and using the end of the bottom layer as your guide, trim off the excess vellum on the right hand side of the prepared piece so you are left with have the staggered vellum layers falling on the left hand side of the guillotine. You may want to cut this slightly smaller ( ½ cm ) so you can mount the vellum onto a width piece of Foundations icicle card later on.

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Step 17. Keep the vellum all in same position so you can score down the side to create the joining section for the project. Here I have scored 1 ½ cms in from the right hand side if the tails of the vellum are facing to the left. I moved the vellum around to save any hand impressions marking the vellum. Now turn the vellum over and score on the ½ cm score lines to the edge. This will give you a nice edging to the side of the vellum tabs.

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Step 18. Still using the ½ cm markings go around the edge of the vellum using 2 of the score lines to create a nice finish around all of the panels separately. Alternatively the panels could have been made using a Sue Wilson pierced rectangle dies.

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Step 19. Now you have the 3 base layered effect pieces of vellum ready to have the borders added. Make sure the edges of the vellum are all straight at this stage after the embossing has taken place as it will make for a nicer finish to the project.

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Step 20. Place some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue along the very thin edge on the reverse of the beaded border.

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Step 21. Add the border onto the edge of the prepared vellum panel.

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Step 22. Press the border down firmly so you know the border is completely adhered to the edge of the vellum and that any excess glue will seep out.

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Step 23. Wipe away any glue that has got into the intricate areas of the micro bead border. Repeat on the other 2 panels of vellum. Work each layer flat on a craft mat to save any glue marking the vellum below.

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Step 24. Once the borders are all on and the glue is dry lay the panels back on top of each other to start to build up the design.

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Step 25. Here the already made up beaded rose and vellum rose as been placed onto the project along with the other beaded border down the left hand side of the card. Working in this manner just allows the design to take shape and you will be able to see how a die shape under the rose would be a welcomed addition to cover the space.

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Step 26. Beforehand run a line of a sticky tape runner along the reverse of the side embossed tab area on the 2nd size down panel and add it to the base panel. Repeat the same process on the top layer and add that to the 2nd just added layer to complete the joining of the vellum panels. It`s a great way to make a layered card by joining the pages like this.

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Step 27. Go ahead and add the 4th border to the left hand side of the card.

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Step 28. Cut a panel out of the Foundations pearl icicle card so it leaves just a small border all the way around. Here is where the trimming the tiny amount of the vellum away from the left hand side when sizing the vellum comes in play. Attach the base by adding the sticky runner under the side tab area and under the right hand border if you prefer as well.

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Step 29. Select the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie die and the damask delight stamp. Either cut the Maggie die out as a die piece along with the lattice circle too…….

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Step 30. ……or take a sheet of the Foundations pearl icicle card and place it on the Creative Expressions stamping mat. Ink up the Creative Expressions damask delight stamp with the Prefect Medium ink pad & then stamp it onto the card.

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Step 31. 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 32. Place the outer die 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 pearl icicle 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 33. As you have the lattice design already cut, now use the same die to cut the circle out of the centre of the stamped panel as you will be able to see where the die needs to be placed. It could have been done in the previous step but I was just not a 100% sure when I was designing the project of the end effect.

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Step 34. Place a piece of self adhesive sheet onto a piece of coconut card or any other white card off cut and secure the outer Sue Wilson Maggie outer die in place with some low tack tape before you pass it through the Grand Calibur machine to cut only the panel. Remove the backing and place the panel in a craft box and tip the Creative Expressions clear micro beads over the sticky areas.

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Step 35. Add the micro bead panel so it`s turned 90 degrees and is off set under the damask delight frame. Use foam tape & glue or 3d glue to raise the worked piece over the micro bead panel.

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Step 36. Recess the pearl lattice circle into the aperture using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue.

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Step 37. Add the vellum flower behind the beaded / vellum flower for a subtle contrast to the finished look.

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Step 38. Cut 2 butterflies out in vellum using the die from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame butterfly die and attach them to the card for more movement.

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Step 39. Here you have the completed card which could have a ribbon added or some pearls. The micro beads add a lovely luxury weight to the finished piece and you could use the NEW gold, silver, black , white or copper micro beads with the same colour tone card and embossing powders for a luxury feel to the project.

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Step 40. This photo just shows the dimension of the die cut shape and the flowers too.

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Step 41. Add a photo or sentiment in the layers of the vellum for that special feel to the card.

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Step 42. It would make a perfect card for a wedding or Christening as you can make it really personal for the recipient it is given too.

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Happy Crafting

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Lisa Horton Wedgewood Inspired Card

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This project will show you how to make the Wedgewood inspired card using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.

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The butterflies have been decoupaged with the edges of the wings curved to give added dimension. Also a little of the baby blue card is left around the edge of the butterfly to mirror the patches from the stamp.

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The Sue Wilson delicate garden frame makes a useful die to be split and made into corner die shapes.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Delicate Garden Frame Die Set : CED4307

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5512

Creative Expressions Rustic Birds Stamp Set : CEC782

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

Creative Expressions Summer Meadow Stamp Set :  CEC780

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Lily of the Valley Everyday Sentiment Stamp Set : CEC752

Adirondack Snow Cap Ink Pad : ADPIGSNOW

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

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

Foundations Pearl Icicle CardPC001

Foundations Vellum : 40024 or Snow Fibre Paper

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

 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 this delicate Wedgewood inspired card using the new Creative Expressions Lisa Horton stamps. For the project you will need the following stamps ~ the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton rustic birds stamp set, the butterfly splash and the summer meadow set. The dies used are the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the delicate garden frame die set along with the Noble double pierced rectangle die set. The sentiment has been created using the Creative Expressions John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp set. The Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over clear ink and the Adirondack snow cap ink pad are used for the Wedgewood inspired stamping effects. 

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Step 2. Get ready a sheet of the Foundations baby blue A4 card, the new Foundations pearl icicle card, Foundations vellum or snow fibre paper if you still have some and 2 sheets of the Foundations coconut card for the base card.

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Step 3. Select 3 of the Creative Expressions summer meadows clear stamps and place them in a row along the bottom of an acrylic block. Think of the height needed and where you want the tallest image to fall on the card.

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Step 4. Ink the stamps up using the clear and resist ink pad or a Perfect Medium ink. Stamp the flowers towards the bottom of a piece of Foundations baby blue card. Leave enough space for the dotty large stamp to be added later on.

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Step 5. Tip the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the clear ink before tapping the excess off the card and onto a scrap piece of paper. Then return the excess powder back into the embossing powder pot.

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Step 6. Make sure any stray specks of embossing powder are removed before the image is heat set.

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Step 7. Heat set the image using a heat tool. It`s optional if you want to stamp more images before heat setting the design but this way just makes sure you don`t smudge the design as you are working. Go ahead and stamp 2 more flowers next to the other flowers and still using the same base line.

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Step 8. Use the corner dotty stamp from the Creative Expressions rustic birds stamp set to add detail to the corner of the card shape. This will create a frame to the card and add extra detail to the finished results. Turn the stamp and place another stamped image in the left hand top corner of the card before repeating the process of adding true white embossing powder and heat setting the images. Also use the long dotty stamp to add along the bottom of the flowers as this will complete the framed finish the project needs.

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Step 9. I`ve added one of the small flowers from the Creative Expressions rustic birds stamp set onto the lid of an empty embossing powder pot and have then inked it up with some of the Adirondack snow cap ink. This will stamp very faint but as the ink dries the image will pop out more. So just go in and stamp in between the embossed flowers.

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Step 10. Stamp the sitting down bird using the clear ink pad and the add the true white embossing powder over the top. Here it is perched on the top of the thistle plant.

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Step 11. Continue to build the fern like flowers behind the embossed images until you are happy with the finished design.

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Step 12. Remember the ink won`t be seen straight away so don`t over stamp the ferns as more can be added later if needs be.

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Step 13. Place the Sue Wilson frames & tags delicate garden frame die set onto a piece of foundations vellum or some snow fibre paper if you still have some and secure the die in place using some low tack tape. I have added the die in the centre of the paper so I can use the paper as a mat later on and it will save me starting another sheet of the paper. Cut the paper through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. It may need 2 or 3 passes depending on the paper used.

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Step 14. Now go ahead and emboss the panel through the die cutting machine using the base plate and the tan mat and pink embossing plate sandwich.

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Step 15. Remove the low tack tape and that will usually mean the inner section will fall out. Retain this and cut some of the small flowers out of this off cut. Whilst the paper is still in the die use the Spellbinders tool in one to run over the back of the die as this will allow most of the small intricate pieces to fall out of the paper.

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Step 16. Now you will have the intricate frame and the large off cut which will become a mat behind the baby blue card later on. Find the half way point on each side of the frame ~ the `O` and cut on the curve of the `O` to remove each corner from the frame. Repeat until you have all 4 corners separated.

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Step 17. Place the corners on the edge of the worked white embossed areas to see how the design is building up. Doing it this way will allow some freedom with the stamping so you can tailor the project to your style.

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Step 18. Lay the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle die set over the corners to see which die will fit over the design. Here the 3rd largest die is used to cut out the white embossed panel. Make sure the die is secured in place using some low tack tape and cut and then emboss the card through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 19. Now use the 2nd largest double pierced rectangle die to cut out the vellum or snow fibre paper. Again cut and then emboss the die piece out.

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Step 20. Go ahead and cut and emboss the largest double pierced rectangle panel out in the Foundations pearl icicle card to complete the 3 pierced frames for the project.

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Step 21. Once the pierced frame was complete I felt the design needed another bit of detail so I used the lily of valley clear stamp from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp set. I stamped the image with the clear ink and then topped with the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder to add the solid sprig of flower in the side of the design. Heat set the embossing powder.

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Step 22. Stamp with clear ink onto the baby blue card and use the true white embossing powder to emboss the `Happy Birthday` sentiment from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp set. Heat set the image with a heat tool.

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Step 23. Use the inner circle from the Sue Wilson frames & tags ~ Maggie die to cut the sentiment out and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 24. Cut the die shape out in the Grand Calibur machine or alternatively trim freehand close to the embossed edge all around the circle. Then cut a white piece of card using the circle die as this will give you a very small mat to place the circle sentiment onto.

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Step 25. To make a larger base card place the largest pearl pierced panel onto an A4 sheet of coconut card in a PROTRAIT position. Make sure you have a nice border all around the edge of the pierced panel and draw a score line down the required line to create a base card from the 2 pieces of coconut card. Crease and fold the tab over and add the 2nd piece of coconut card behind the tab using some double sided tape.

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Step 26. Use a pair of scissors or a pencil to mark where the card base needs to be trimmed off to make the correct shape. Trim away the excess card from down the side edge……

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Step 27. ….. to complete the base card shape using the 2 A4 sheets of card.

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Step 28. Layer each of the pierced rectangle panels onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension. Lay the delicate corners onto the card before fixing them down.

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Step 29. Use some 3d glue or Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue behind the small flower areas on the corners and attach the corners so they just fall off the edge of the blue corners of the card.

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Step 30. Attach the mounted sentiment circle onto the corner of the card so it just overlaps the pierced panels as this will allow more of the flowers to be seen on the design.

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Step 31. Cut & emboss some of the paper or vellum out using the smaller flower die that comes with the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame.

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Step 32. Place the cut out flowers onto the reverse of the cut`n`dry foam pad or use the stamping mat to roll the Spellbinders ball tool around the inside of the flowers as this will bring the petals up creating a lovely shape to the flower.

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Step 33. Add a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue in the centre of the flowers and allow the glue to set before adding the flowers to the project.

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Step 34. Stamp and emboss 2 of the butterflies twice onto the baby blue card before cutting them out and also curving the butterfly wings.

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Step 35. Add the butterflies to the top corner of the design and also the small pearl flowers onto the corresponding flowers on the corner frames to complete the design off nicely.

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Step 36. Adding the 2 layer of butterflies to each butterfly will add a lovely dimension to the finished look.

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Step 37. Here is a close up of the delicate corners of the card. The softness of the white embossing works well with the different layers of the card.

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Step 38.  The sentiment can be changed to suit your needs as there are 6 different sentiments on the lily of the lily stamp plate which all cut out perfectly using the Maggie die.

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 Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Wellington Matchbox and Pink Resin Rose Complete Project

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This project shows how to make a lovely matchbox style box which is perfect for giving a small gift , jewellery, for giving money and a few chocolates.

The design also fits the

Tri Fold card with a Difference and the workshop

can be found here

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The draw pulls out with the use of the folded satin ribbon & the whole box has been designed so it use uses A4 card.

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Here is the Tri Fold card with a difference if you want to make this project to go inside the box for a special anniversary or wedding idea.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

& Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  

Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossom : EF-026

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Raspberry Plate : WIZGC-008

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

& Grey Board to Strengthen the Box Sides Inside

Other Micro Beads are available for the full range

Couture Creations Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Creative Expressions Pk of 8 Large 25mm Dazzlers : DAZLGSQUARE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this white on white matchbox style box which is perfect to house the tri fold card with a difference project inside or if not use it for another project and add a small gift inside instead. The main products needed are the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the new Creative Expressions opaque snow white micro beads along with a self adhesive sheet. The Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder has been used to add texture to the main body of the box. Please note that the tag die in this photo was not used after all.

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Step 2. Place the outer die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die in the centre of a landscape piece of Foundations coconut card. This will allow you to decide what measurements is used and in this case making the box base with a 4.5 cm depth means the box base can be made with no waste from the A4 sheet of card.

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Step 3. With the Foundations coconut card in the landscape position score down the left hand side at the 4.5cm line.

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Step 4. Score another line again measuring 4.5cms from this point or at 9cms on the score board. Turn the card 180 degrees and score the same 2 measurements on the left hand side of the card ( once it has been turned only ). This makes the middle square slightly bigger on one edge but this will save you having to trim any excess card away or measure the card.

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Step 5. Turn the card in a portrait position and score the left hand side again at 4.5 cms in from the side edge. Place the outer die in the centre of the squared lines which are now forming as this will show you the die fits in the scored lines and then turn the card 180 degrees and score 4.5cms in from the side edge.

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Step 6. Fold and crease all the score lines in place using a bone folder.

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Step 7. To add a hidden ribbon handle a hole will need to be added on the 2nd box in when the card is in a portrait position. Make a mark with a pen or pencil in the centre of that box.

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Step 8. Use a small attachment on a screw punch or a pokey could be used but this may mark the card with crease marks when it`s pushed through. Make the hole over the marking. The smaller the hole the tighter it will hold the ribbon but it doesn`t want to be to small that it bulks the ribbon up.

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Step 9. Take a piece of grey board. I used a piece from the back of a paper pad. Mark the card so it falls a few millimetres inside the long box side panel. Mine measured 115mm x 40mm. Cut 2 of these panels as they will be used to strengthen the sides of the box and it will also make the ribbon to stay in place when it`s pulled many times.

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Step 10. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the grey board panel.

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Step 11. Place the panel over the hole and in the 2nd in box on the reverse of the box card. Also add another grey board panel to the other end of the box at the 2nd in box to strengthen it.

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Step 12. Go back in a punch a hole through the grey board now it`s in place as it`s easier to do and it will be more accurate this way. Cut a small length of the Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon.

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Step 13. Poke both ends of the ribbon through the hole and pull the ribbon until it leaves a small loop to make the handle of the drawer.

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Step 14. Cut the ends off the ribbon to a shorter length on the back of the card before adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath the ends. I also like to add a few strips of cellotape over the top just to make extra sure the ribbon won`t move over the times it will be pulled. Not that the Cosmic Shimmer glue won`t hold it down firmly .

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Step 15. Cut a straight line up to the 9cm fold section on the box panel.

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Step 16. Cut away the complete corner box square.

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Step 17. Trim at an angle up to the top of the score line to create an inverted `V` as this will allow the box base to have a nice finish on the finished piece.

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Step 18. Repeat this on all the other corners of the card until you are left with the box base looking like this. Set a side for a moment…….

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Step 19. …… now emboss a piece of the coconut card using the Creative Expressions rambling rose blossom embossing folder with the Spellbinders base plate and the raspberry adapter plate. Never force an embossing sandwich through the Grand Calibur but this set of plates were just fine.

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Step 20.  Now you have a lovely embossed piece of card which will be used to strengthen 2 of the sides of the box which didn`t have that 2nd outer flap because of using A4 card.

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Step 21. Cut 2 panels of the embossed card to 117mm x 90mm. Now fold the panels in half to making sure you have a 117mm x 45mm folded panel when finished.

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Step 22. Cut 2 more pieces of the grey card to fit on the remaining side panels of the box (the ones with just a single layer of card). Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach one grey board panel on each of the 2 folded embossed panels. Leave to dry for a few minutes.

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Step 23. Lay the box base out flat and with the ribbon handle facing upwards. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on each of the corner flaps making sure you don`t add to much glue that it spills over the edges of the flaps once they are in place.

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Step 24. Turn the card over making sure you just watch where the glue touches. If easier add the glue to just 2 of the end tabs first and then repeat after the card is in place. Bring the glue tab up and place it on the inside of the 2nd box panel leaving the outer box panel clear as this will be folded down later to cover the tab up. PLEASE MAKE SURE you square the tabs up neatly on the corner of the card as it will give the finished box a neater finish. Repeat this on all of the tabs holding each tabs for a few seconds whilst the glue takes (wiggle the glue / card a little as this helps to activate the glue).

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Step 25. You will be left with 2 flaps which you can now add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inside of the tabs at either end.

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Step 26. Fold the tab over the box side so it covers the corner tabs. PLEASE BE AWARE that if the corners tabs aren`t glued in place properly then a small amount of card may stick up over the side of the box, this would need to be trimmed to allow the flaps to be put in place correctly. Repeat on the other end of the box.

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Step 27. This completes the basic shape of the box. Sorry for the longer explanation of making the box but once you have made one you`ll see it`s a useful technique to strengthen and also neaten the finished box look.

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Step 28. Now to strengthen the sides of the box as these are just a single layer of card. Take the prepared embossed folded panel and ease the grey board side into the box so the embossed flap will go over the top of the box. Here you can see the white card is a little bit to wide to fit in but don`t worry it`s better to have it wider than to small as this adds to the strength of the side and it can be trimmed off before sticking the panel in place.

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Step 29. So just cut the side of the white card down and in this case it`s to the edge of the grey board. Also do this on the other end of the card if it`s needed.

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Step 30. Check the card in the box again and this time it`s a perfect fit.

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Step 31. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over both the embossed and the grey board panels.

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Step 32. Stick the grey board piece on the inside the box single layer of card side.

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Step 33. Before folding down the flap of the embossed panel over and down to complete the strengthening of the side of the box. Repeat on the other side of the box.

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Step 34. Now you have a lovely strong box made out of just A4 pieces of card and some grey backing board.

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Step 35. Now you can either cut a square panel and attach it at this stage to make a flapped lid or here we are going to make the matchbox cover to add over the inner drawer that has just been made. Measure the width of the box and then add 2mms onto that width ( i`m just adding this information encase you wanted to make a different larger box out of A3 card and then you can size the outer casing to fit your project / gift size. Here I need a width of 12 ½ cms.

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Step 36. Emboss another piece of coconut card using the rose embossing folder and with the card in a landscape position mark the following measurements onto the card as there is some smaller numbers which aren`t on the score board. Mark at 1 ½ cms, 4.7cms, 12 ½ cms from the last measurement which is very important, 4.7cms from the last point and then 1 ½ cms. This will give you the top of the box , 2 side depths and 2 tabs to allow you to join the bottom layer underneath so the draw pulls out smoothly every time rather than catching on the tabs on the inside.

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Step 37. Cut a top layer to fit over the tabs and so it cover slightly over the edge of the front and back of the box. Here that measurement is 12.3cms x 12cms. (Remember so no cutting was involved when scoring this leads to the extra 3mm difference in the finished size).

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Step 38. Take the larger folded scored card and fold the flaps into a gatefold position and lay the small single layer over the top. Mark with your scissors where the card needs to be trimmed away. Now cut the excess card off on a guillotine.

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Step 39. Cut the corner off the 1 ½ cm tabs on the larger cover and then glue the single panel underneath one of the tabs.

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Step 40. Repeat the process on the end of the card. Having the tabs on the outside will make the drawer slide in and out easily.

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Step 41. Place the drawer in place to just make sure all is ok. Have the tab side on the bottom of the box.

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Step 42. It`s optional but you may want to add another embossed panel to cover up the tabs.

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Step 43. Now for the top of the box place a piece of self adhesive sheet onto a piece of coconut card or any other white card off cut and secure the outer Sue Wilson Wellington die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 44. Cut out the die piece using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Now cut and emboss another piece of coconut card using the 3 largest dies from the Wellington set.

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Step 45. Cut the smaller inner rectangle die shape out of the small rectangle off cut that came out of the inside of the die cut panel.

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Step 46. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet and place the Wellington panel over the top of the sticky. Alternatively you can leave the 2 panel separate and add the micro beads to the whole sticky sheet and glue the die shape over the top.

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Step 47. To ensure the die shape has stuck down perfectly so no micro beads fall underneath then take the carrier sheet and press firmly down over the die shape so all of it adheres to the sticky sheet below. This will stop the sticky sheet being handled and losing any of it`s sticky.

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Step 48. Have the panel in a craft box lid and tip the Creative Expressions snow white micro beads over the sticky areas.

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Step 49. Press the beads firmly into the sticky sheet allowing any excess beads to fall back into the craft lid. This inner rectangle only needs beads around the outside as a smaller topper will cover it.

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Step 50. Add some foam pads on the smaller rectangle die cut panel and add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the pads to allow the panel to stick over the micro beads.

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Step 51. Place the small rectangle onto the Wellington panel leaving a small border of the white micro beads around the edge. Repeat the process and add the Wellington die shape onto an embossed border edge coconut card panel. Add the complete stack onto the top of the box using foam pads again for added depth.

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Step 52. Here is a view with the draw being pulled out.

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Step 53. To make some feet for the matchbox then i`m going to be using the Creative Expressions large 25mm dazzlers. Remove the foam pad from the dazzler and place some 3d glue to the centre of the dazzler and then place another dazzler over the top. This will create a matching foot for the box as it was used in the tri fold card with a difference card. This way you can use this box style to send the tri fold card in the draw section of the box.

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Step 54. Place a thin piece of the red line tape around the centre line of the joined dazzlers.

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Step 55. or use the self adhesive pearls. Remove the red line carrier backing from the tape and then add some of the snow white micro beads on to tape. Press the beads into tape for a different look for the dazzler.

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Step 56. Add some 3d glue on each corner of the base of the box and add the prepared dazzlers over the top. Make sure you leave the glue to go off before moving the box about to much.

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Step 57. Attach a bow to the rectangle topper on the top of the box which is made using the Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon. Add a rose resin flower over the knot of the bow and at the top of the ribbon handle to add detail to the finished project.

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Step 58. Now you have a strong inner box to pass in and out of the embossed matchbox style sleeve.

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Step 59. Here is a front view of the box.

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Step 60. This photo shows the yummy snow white micro beads up perfectly. This project can be tailor made to suit a colour scheme using the many different coloured resin flowers, micro bead, satin ribbon and dazzlers too. Just have fun playing.

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Step 61. This project was made to house the tri fold card with a difference style card. Just change the gold flowers for the rose resin flowers and have a white ribbon instead.

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Step 62. Just a different angle of the card.

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Step 63. and another view.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Wellington Matchbox & Rose Resin Flower ~ Part 1

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This project shows how to make a lovely matchbox style box which is perfect for giving a small gift , jewellery, for giving money and a few chocolates.

The design also fits the

Tri Fold card with a Difference and the workshop

can be found here

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The draw pulls out with the use of the folded satin ribbon & the whole box has been designed so it use uses A4 card.

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Here is the Tri Fold card with a difference if you want to make this project to go inside the box for a special anniversary or wedding idea.

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Wellington Matchbox & Pink Rose ~ Part 1

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

& Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4  

Creative Expressions Large Rambling Blossom : EF-026

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Raspberry Plate : WIZGC-008

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

& Grey Board to Strengthen the Box Sides Inside

Other Micro Beads are available for the full range

Couture Creations Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Creative Expressions Pk of 8 Large 25mm Dazzlers : DAZLGSQUARE

     ___________________

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this white on white matchbox style box which is perfect to house the tri fold card with a difference project inside or if not use it for another project and add a small gift inside instead. The main products needed are the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the new Creative Expressions opaque snow white micro beads along with a self adhesive sheet. The Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder has been used to add texture to the main body of the box. Please note that the tag die in this photo was not used after all.

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Step 2. Place the outer die from the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die in the centre of a landscape piece of Foundations coconut card. This will allow you to decide what measurements is used and in this case making the box base with a 4.5 cm depth means the box base can be made with no waste from the A4 sheet of card.

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Step 3. With the Foundations coconut card in the landscape position score down the left hand side at the 4.5cm line.

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Step 4. Score another line again measuring 4.5cms from this point or at 9cms on the score board. Turn the card 180 degrees and score the same 2 measurements on the left hand side of the card ( once it has been turned only ). This makes the middle square slightly bigger on one edge but this will save you having to trim any excess card away or measure the card.

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Step 5. Turn the card in a portrait position and score the left hand side again at 4.5 cms in from the side edge. Place the outer die in the centre of the squared lines which are now forming as this will show you the die fits in the scored lines and then turn the card 180 degrees and score 4.5cms in from the side edge.

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Step 6. Fold and crease all the score lines in place using a bone folder.

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Step 7. To add a hidden ribbon handle a hole will need to be added on the 2nd box in when the card is in a portrait position. Make a mark with a pen or pencil in the centre of that box.

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Step 8. Use a small attachment on a screw punch or a pokey could be used but this may mark the card with crease marks when it`s pushed through. Make the hole over the marking. The smaller the hole the tighter it will hold the ribbon but it doesn`t want to be to small that it bulks the ribbon up.

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Step 9. Take a piece of grey board. I used a piece from the back of a paper pad. Mark the card so it falls a few millimetres inside the long box side panel. Mine measured 115mm x 40mm. Cut 2 of these panels as they will be used to strengthen the sides of the box and it will also make the ribbon to stay in place when it`s pulled many times.

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Step 10. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the grey board panel.

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Step 11. Place the panel over the hole and in the 2nd in box on the reverse of the box card. Also add another grey board panel to the other end of the box at the 2nd in box to strengthen it.

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Step 12. Go back in a punch a hole through the grey board now it`s in place as it`s easier to do and it will be more accurate this way. Cut a small length of the Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon.

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Step 13. Poke both ends of the ribbon through the hole and pull the ribbon until it leaves a small loop to make the handle of the drawer.

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Step 14. Cut the ends off the ribbon to a shorter length on the back of the card before adding some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue underneath the ends. I also like to add a few strips of cellotape over the top just to make extra sure the ribbon won`t move over the times it will be pulled. Not that the Cosmic Shimmer glue won`t hold it down firmly .

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Step 15. Cut a straight line up to the 9cm fold section on the box panel.

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Step 16. Cut away the complete corner box square.

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Step 17. Trim at an angle up to the top of the score line to create an inverted `V` as this will allow the box base to have a nice finish on the finished piece.

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Step 18. Repeat this on all the other corners of the card until you are left with the box base looking like this. Set a side for a moment…….

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Step 19. …… now emboss a piece of the coconut card using the Creative Expressions rambling rose blossom embossing folder with the Spellbinders base plate and the raspberry adapter plate. Never force an embossing sandwich through the Grand Calibur but this set of plates were just fine.

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Step 20.  Now you have a lovely embossed piece of card which will be used to strengthen 2 of the sides of the box which didn`t have that 2nd outer flap because of using A4 card.

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Step 21. Cut 2 panels of the embossed card to 117mm x 90mm. Now fold the panels in half to making sure you have a 117mm x 45mm folded panel when finished.

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Step 22. Cut 2 more pieces of the grey card to fit on the remaining side panels of the box (the ones with just a single layer of card). Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach one grey board panel on each of the 2 folded embossed panels. Leave to dry for a few minutes.

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Step 23. Lay the box base out flat and with the ribbon handle facing upwards. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on each of the corner flaps making sure you don`t add to much glue that it spills over the edges of the flaps once they are in place.

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Step 24. Turn the card over making sure you just watch where the glue touches. If easier add the glue to just 2 of the end tabs first and then repeat after the card is in place. Bring the glue tab up and place it on the inside of the 2nd box panel leaving the outer box panel clear as this will be folded down later to cover the tab up. PLEASE MAKE SURE you square the tabs up neatly on the corner of the card as it will give the finished box a neater finish. Repeat this on all of the tabs holding each tabs for a few seconds whilst the glue takes (wiggle the glue / card a little as this helps to activate the glue).

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Step 25. You will be left with 2 flaps which you can now add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inside of the tabs at either end.

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Step 26. Fold the tab over the box side so it covers the corner tabs. PLEASE BE AWARE that if the corners tabs aren`t glued in place properly then a small amount of card may stick up over the side of the box, this would need to be trimmed to allow the flaps to be put in place correctly. Repeat on the other end of the box.

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Step 27. This completes the basic shape of the box. Sorry for the longer explanation of making the box but once you have made one you`ll see it`s a useful technique to strengthen and also neaten the finished box look.

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Step 28. Now to strengthen the sides of the box as these are just a single layer of card. Take the prepared embossed folded panel and ease the grey board side into the box so the embossed flap will go over the top of the box. Here you can see the white card is a little bit to wide to fit in but don`t worry it`s better to have it wider than to small as this adds to the strength of the side and it can be trimmed off before sticking the panel in place.

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Step 29. So just cut the side of the white card down and in this case it`s to the edge of the grey board. Also do this on the other end of the card if it`s needed.

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Step 30. Check the card in the box again and this time it`s a perfect fit.

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Step 31. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over both the embossed and the grey board panels.

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Step 32. Stick the grey board piece on the inside the box single layer of card side.

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Step 33. Before folding down the flap of the embossed panel over and down to complete the strengthening of the side of the box. Repeat on the other side of the box.

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Please check back next Friday for the complete project

I felt it important to do a detailed workshop as it`s such a useful workshop which could have a concertina tri fold card added to the top of the matchbox casing for another look to the project.

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 These are the photos of the finished project and please check back for part 2 of the workshop ~ it houses the tri fold card with a difference style card. Just change the gold flowers for the rose resin flowers and have a white ribbon instead.

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  Here is a front view of the box.

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This photo shows the yummy snow white micro beads up perfectly. This project can be tailor made to suit a colour scheme using the many different coloured resin flowers, micro bead, satin ribbon and dazzlers too. Just have fun playing.

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This project was made to house the tri fold card with a difference style card. Just change the gold flowers for the rose resin flowers and have a white ribbon instead.

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 Just a different angle of the card.

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and another view.

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Teal Sue Wilson String Flower Card

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This workshop shows how to make this dimensional card using the Sue Wilson the shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frames as the main back drop.

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The resin flowers and the Sue Wilson string flowers give a lovely soft feel to the project.

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Just a close up of the flowers covering the knot of the aqua crushed silky box.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ String Flowers Die : CED1440

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Tag Die : CED8202

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Shadow Boxes Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame : CED9303

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ Olive Branch Die : CED1460

& Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection ~ Delicate Fronds Die CED1426

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

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad : DPPEACOCK

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

Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Ink Pad : DPPISTAC

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer New Gold Mica Powder : CSPMMPNEW

Cosmic Shimmer Dusting Brushes : CSBRU

Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH

Foundations Coconut Card 40980

& Vintage Gold Card : VINTGOLDCARD

 Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal PVA Glue : CSPMGTEAL

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Mister Decadent Teal : CSPMMTEAL

Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

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

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE ,

& Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows you how to make the delicate string flower card using the Sue Wilson finishing touches collection ~ string flower dies and the shadow boxes collection ~ stitched lattice frames as the main focus of the card. Also needed are the Sue Wilson olive branch dies, the delicate fronds dies, the New Zealand collection ~ tag and Wellington dies. The Craft Consortium always & forever duck egg resin flowers are used along with the Creative Expressions aqua silky crush ribbon, the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio distress spray stain and the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal mister for a lovely blend of colour tones.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of the Foundations coconut card and spritz it lightly with the Tim Holtz cracked pistachio distress spray stain. Now work quickly with the next step as you need the stain to still be wet when adding the mica, you could spritz it with water again but it works well using the 1st method of the neat spray application. Make a larger piece of card if you want to use it as one of the stitched frame panels.

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Step 3. Then add some of the Phill Martin cosmic shimmer new gold mica powder onto a Cosmic Shimmer dusting brushes and tap gentle over the wet cracked pistachio distress spray stain card. Dry the card naturally or use a heat tool to speed up the process to show the wonderful shimmer left on the card.

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Step 4. Once the card is dry add the small Sue Wilson string single loop dies onto the pistachio card using some low tack tape. Add the 2 different size larger string loop dies onto a off cut of the vintage gold card. Cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 5. Repeat the process until you have 3 larger string flowers and 5 of the slightly smaller string flowers in the vintage gold. You will also need 3 of the inner centre die cuts and 5 of the slightly smaller inner centres in the pistachio card.

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Step 6. Hold the string flower on one petal and gently pull the outer petal downwards and this will start to raise the 2nd and 3rd string petal upwards.

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Step 7. Continue to ease those 2nd and 3rd string loops upwards to complete the petal shaping and then work around all the other petals. This makes for a quick flower and it`s so lovely and delicate too.

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Step 8. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue in the centre of the flower before adding the pistachio curved up flower.

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Step 9. Use the point of a pair of decoupage scissors or the Spellbinders tool in one to press the centre of the flower onto the glue and this will help it to stick firmly and quickly into place. Repeat this process on all the other string flowers.

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Step 10. Add some of the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal PVA glue to the centres of the flowers to make a faux pearl. These 3 colours will be used in the stitched lattice die panels to co-ordinate with the colour theme of the card.

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Step 11. Attach the Sue Wilson olive branch dies or the delicate fronds dies, the 2 outer New Zealand collection ~ tag dies and the 3 outer Wellington dies onto a piece of coconut card using some low tack tape. Now run the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine to cut and then emboss the pieces. You will need 2 of the tags for the project.

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Step 12. Run the Spellbinders tool in one over the Wellington die to ease the small pieces from the die / card as it will lessen the amount of tiny pieces you have to poke out of the card.

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Step 13. Use the adhesive easer over the low tack tape patches as you can see the faint marks on the edges of the card.

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Step 14. With a few swipes the sticky patches have gone. Such a useful tool I wouldn`t be without now.

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Step 15. Place the die cut pieces into a design so you can see how the project is likely to finish off. I cut a circle in the pistachio / gold card to add to the centre of the tag shapes.

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Step 16. When designing a project, look at what you have cut so far and then build up the back drop to compliment the design. Here I can see the 3 stitched lattice frame dies will work perfectly with Wellington die shape…….

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Step 17. ……. so now to colour some card to cut out in the stitched frames. Spritz some of the Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer decadent teal mister onto a piece of the coconut card stock. Spray from a height to get a soft colouring or …..

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Step 18. …… be more heavy handed, spritz lower down and then use a piece of kitchen roll to wipe the ink over the complete piece of card for a yummy teal card.

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Step 19. This is the way I went as I wanted to co-ordinate the teal PVA faux pearl that is in the centre of the string flower.

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Step 20. Cut the teal card in the largest stitched frame, cut the pistachio / gold card in the 2nd size down stitched frame and finish of with the 3rd size down stitched frame in the vintage gold card. This will make the card panels work in the opposite colour way than the flower heads.

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Step 21. Make a card base by joining 2 pieces of the coconut card and cut to size so you leave a nice thick border all around the outside of the stitched frame panels. Here I have added 2 embossed lines around the edge of the card to add detail to the piece.

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Step 22. Use some Tim Holtz peacock feathers ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie and distress the edges of the pistachio stitched panel.

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Step 23. Add all three stitched panels onto the base card using foam tape. Make sure the foam tape is placed all along the edge of the panel and in the centre to stop dipping in the card and to make sure the coloured panel lays flat as these would have bent up when the wet ink was applied.

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Step 24. Here you can see the foam tape has stopped the panel from curving and it lays nicely on the card base.

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Step 25. Add some of the peacock feather ink on the Wellington die cut piece and the tag ones too. Then add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the more solid areas on the reverse of the piece.

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Step 26. Add the die cut piece onto the vintage gold card and press the 2 edges that overhang onto the pistachio panel to give the die piece a nice curve.

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Step 27. You will need to hold the piece until the glue goes off but it`s worth a few minutes to get the shaping.

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Step 28. Swipe some of the peacock feathers ink over the off cut rectangle from the Wellington die frame and then add the piece over the frame using some foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 29. Now add the tag die shapes over the panel again using foam tape but turn one of the shapes 90 degrees to add extra detail. Add the circle to the centre of the tag so it helps show the flower off nicely.

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Step 30. Attach the larger string flower onto the circle using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and then arrange some small sprigs of the fronds die or olive die cut pieces in between each flower petal.

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Step 31. Attach an aqua bow to the corner of the card before adding the 2 larger string flowers over the knot of the box.

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Step 32. Add the smaller string flowers to each corner of the card and then attach 4 duck egg resin flowers to the corners of the Wellington die shape.

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Step 33. Here is the finished project with the dimension from the string flowers along with the different tones from the inked card on the stitched frames.

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 Happy Crafting

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You are a Treasured Friend Box

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This workshop shows how to make this upcycled box using the Cosmic Shimmer metallic lustre paints.

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The Sue Wilson special collection arbour gate is used as a focal point for the box lid which sits on the Sue Wilson shadow box collection stitched lattice frame die panels.

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 Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue dots are added to the arbour gate and the Creative Expression double white pearls are added around the edge of the box lid.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection Stitched Lattice Frame Dies : CED9303

Sue Wilson Special Collection Arbour Gate : CED9403

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Tag Die : CED8202

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection ~ Lauren Die : CED4314

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

Craft Consortium Always & Forever Resin Flowers ~ Peach  : AFRFLR007

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Cut `n`Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Creative Expressions Pearl Strip Double White : SAPSDW

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Spellbinders Junior Plate Full Set : WIZGC-011

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder : CSDEPGOLD

Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM or

Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Lustre Paint ~ Sahara Mist : CSMLPSAHARA

Cosmic Shimmer White Gesso CSGESWHI

Foundations Coconut Card40980 & Thick Grey Board

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

& Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

Scotch Removeable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions White Silky Crush Ribbon : UK01

or White Ruffle Edge Ribbon

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop shows you how to make the `You are a treasured friend` box by upcycling a box using the yummy Cosmic Shimmer metallic lustre paints. For the project you`ll need Sue Wilson shadow box collection stitched lattice frame dies, the Sue Wilson special collection arbour gate, the New Zealand Collection tag die & the frames & tags collection ~ Lauren die. Also needed are the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps and the Cosmic Shimmer metallic Sahara mist lustre paint, then the Craft Consortium always & forever peach resin flowers are used to finish the project off perfectly.

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Step 2. This workshop can be adapted to whatever size box you have as so many of the techniques will transfer to different shape items or why not make your own box and cover in the same method.

Take the used box and as you can see from above the box has an acetate cut out in the lid so take a piece of grey card and lay it on the box lid. Mark in pencil where the card needs to be trimmed off. I have left a 3 to 4mm space all around the edge of the box so that a landscape piece of A4 card could be used and it also means I can get an inner piece of card out of the same sheet of card.

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Step 3. Cut 4 pieces of card, 2 for the top and bottom and 2 for the inner lid and base of the box. Place some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edges and in the middle of the grey card. Add the card on the top of the box and also one on the inside of the box. Press down firmly to ensure the card sticks to the edges of the box.

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Step 4. Repeat the process on the base of the box and until all 4 areas are covered. This will also help make the box a very sturdy one.

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Step 5. Paint a thin layer of the Cosmic Shimmer white gesso around the sides and then leave to dry before painting the inside of the box.

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Step 6. I being impatient!!! So I turned the boxes over and placed them on 2 thick embossing crystal pots and then painted the top and bottom of the boxes. Then I went back and painted the insides once these areas were dry.

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Step 7. Place some of the Cosmic Shimmer metallic Sahara mist lustre paint on a craft mat and then using a small piece of cut`n`dry foam swipe the paint over the dried gesso / box.

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Step 8. I then stippled the cut`n`dry foam with the Cosmic Shimmer metallic Sahara mist lustre paint on it to achieve a rough texture to the lid of the box.

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Step 9. Continue to paint the box by either using a paint brush to get into the sharp corners of the box or use the cut`n`dry foam to dab the paint onto the box. This Cosmic Shimmer metallic Sahara mist lustre paint is a lovely delicate colour which works will for this project and gives a nice glow to the end result.

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Step 10. Place the 2nd and 3rd from largest Sue Wilson shadow box collection stitched lattice frame dies onto a piece of the Foundations coconut card and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 11. Run the prepared dies and also the Sue Wilson special collection arbour gate on some more of the coconut card through the Grand Calibur machine to cut and then emboss the dies.

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Step 12. Cut up the centre of JUST the arbour gate and not the top arch, being careful as you go as the centre line is very thin but it`s easily down freehand with a sharp pair of scissors.

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Step 13. Here the piece of cut`n`dry foam has just been swiped across the smaller of the 2 stitched frames to add some extra colour to the card. There was enough paint still on the foam so no need to add anymore paint to the foam unless really needed.

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Step 14. Attach foam pads to the reverse of the coconut card before adding some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on top of the foam pads. This will just give you some extra time when placing the card onto the box and it will allow you to move the piece before it holds for a firm finish. Add the panel to the top end of the box leaving a small border all around the 3 sides of the box and with a larger gap at the bottom where the sentiment and ribbon will be placed later on.

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Step 15. Repeat the same foam pads with the lustre stitched panel and this will give you extra height and dimension with the panel.

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Step 16. Take the arbour gate you have already cut and lay a ruler along the line where the gate would open and ease the gate / card upwards.

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Step 17. Place dots of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the reverse more solid areas of the gate…..

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Step 18. … before sticking the arbour gate directly onto the lustre stitched panel. Hover the piece over the card before sticking the piece is place as it will save glue being spread from underneath.

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Step 19. Stamp and emboss the `You are a treasured friend` sentiment from the Creative Expressions everyday sentiment clear stamp set using some black archival ink pad if you are quick with adding the embossing powder afterwards or use the Perfect Medium ink for more time. Then place the Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder.

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Step 20. Use the frames & tags collection ~ Lauren die to cut out the sentiment. Also cut and emboss the New Zealand Collection tag die in coconut card to go underneath the sentiment die cut piece.

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Step 21. Place the prepared sentiment / die cut pieces on the bottom of the box to see where the sentiment will be placed. Cut a slot either side of the sentiment at the side of the box and just next to the board covered panels so it hides the cut lines.

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Step 22. Cut a length of the Creative Expressions ruffle ribbon and poke it through the slot from inside the box. Repeat this on the other slot.

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Step 23. Pull the ribbon through to leave a nice flat piece inside the lid of the box.

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Step 24. Secure the end of the ribbon in the centre front of the box with either some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or some strong tape as used here. Do the same on the other end of the ribbon making sure that any excess ribbon is trimmed away so it isn`t to bulky when the sentiment is added later on.

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Step 25. Still !!!! using the lustre paint that remains on the cut`n`dry piece of foam, add the paint on the edges of the sentiment die cut and the underneath tag too.

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Step 26. Stick the prepared tag onto the ribbon using some 3d glue to help anchor the depth of the ribbon underneath.

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Step 27. Place a Craft Consortium Always & Forever peach resin flower either side of the sentiment to add detail to the finished sentiment panel.

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Step 28. Also add a resin flower to each corner of the box.

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Step 29. Use the Creative Expressions pearl double white strip around the middle of the lid for extra detail.

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Step 30. To take the project further, some Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue is added in dots on the small circle areas of the arbour gate to make faux pearls.

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Step 31. Here is the completed project, this box started off being a wonderful chocolate box gift and rather than throwing it away it`s been made into a lovely keepsake that will be treasured.

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Step 32. The shimmer from the paints gives a special feel to the box and works well with the gesso paint underneath.

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Step 33. The stitched die cuts shapes help build the design underneath the arbour gate. I love the detail of the die allowing a faux pearls to be added with ease.

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  Happy Crafting

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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

Please click here for the Pink Peony Jar Card

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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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 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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 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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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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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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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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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Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Silver Dream : CSMGSILVER

& Ocean Teal : CSMGOCEAN

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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

WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions Spacer ~ 6.5mm  : CEPSPACERLRG

& 4mm Spacer : CEPSPACERS

CEPSPACERS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Satin Off White Ribbon : CESROFFWHT

& Silver Ribbon : CESRSILVER

CESROFFWHT  CESRSILVER

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA Glue : CSPEAWHGLU

CSWHGLUECSPEAWHGLU

Other Products

Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

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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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 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.

Click on the link below for a Printable Version of the Workshop

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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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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 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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