The last workshop posting – a Sue Wilson Shadow Frame Butterfly Splash Card

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This project will show you how to make this Sue Wilson frame butterfly card using the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ In The Garden Die Set along with the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ stitched lattice frame and the Lisa Horton Butterfly Splash stamps.

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The card is finished off with a Jute twine and a small daisy flower head some a Sue Wilson die set and the tag has 2 rose resin flowers by Craft Consortium on edge end.

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Sue Wilson Shadow Box Butterfly Splash Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ In The Garden Die Set :  CED9309

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

Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish

Blossom : CSMGBLOSSOM, Silver Dream : CSMGSILVER, Pearl

Lustre CSMGPEARL  & Heather :  CSMGHEATH

Creative Expressions Mini Stencil Butterfly Splash : CEMSBSPLASH

Cosmic Shimmer True White Embossing Powder : CSEPWHITE  

& Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle Embossing Powder : CSEPAURORA

Cosmic Shimmer Polar White Sparkle Texture Paste : CSPASTSPPOLAR

Graphmaster no. 28 & no. 77

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Foundations Vellum : 40024, Foundations Slate Grey Card :41027

&  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Creative Expression Jute Twine Antique White, Natural & Black : CETWINEJUTE

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

& Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this softly toned butterfly card using the Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish as the main base of the layers. The main products for the project are the Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish in blossom, silver dream, pearl lustre & heather. The Creative Expressions butterfly mini stencil is used along with the Sue Wilson shadow box collection ~ in the garden die set & the Sue Wilson stitched lattice frame die set. All other products are listed on the page before.

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Step 2. Secure the Creative Expressions butterfly mini stencil onto a piece of Foundations vellum.

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Step 3. Remove the lid of the heather & blossom Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish. There will often be a little amount of the gilding polish in the lid so take a piece of the cut`n`dry felt (this is used as the polish won`t absorb as much as the cut`n`dry foam would do). Stipple this onto the butterfly having the heather in the middle and the blossom toward the edge of the wings.

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Step 4. Remove the stencil carefully to reveal the coloured butterfly. The polish did not bleed at all under the stencil when dabbing it on so made it work perfectly on the vellum. Please be aware the vellum will crinkle a little with the liquid. Once the piece is dry cut around the edges of the butterfly and curve the wings ready for a later step. The polish dries quickly so just set it aside whilst you do the next few steps and come back to it.

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Step 5. Select the main die from the Sue Wilson shadow box collection ~ in the garden die set and cut it on a piece of Foundations card stock (not vellum as seen here). Make sure you leave a small gap all around the die so you can trim a border once the frame is cut. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 6. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine. Please make sure the die goes through lengthways as this will give a better cut to the piece. Now use the pink embossing mat, the tan mat & base plate to emboss the cut panel.

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Step 7. Trim away the excess card where the outside line falls.

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Step 8. Cut the 2 outer frames from the Sue Wilson stitched lattice frame die set and these will be covered in the gilding polish.

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Step 9. Select the smaller frame and use this for the different coloured effects to be added onto. Load the top handle dabber on the blossom metallic gilding polish pot. Wipe away the excess on the side of the pot and swipe the loaded dabber across the top of the card to lay down the colour.

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Step 10. Lay another line further down using the heather polish.

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Step 11. Then add some silver or pearl lustre polish before finishing with the blossom polish again. Set aside the card to dry which doesn`t take long at all. You may wish to buff the card up with a dry wet wipe to enhance the shine but it hasn`t been done on this project.

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Step 12. Take the larger frame and swipe just the heather gilding polish around the edge of the frame only. This is just to save on how much of the product is used as the inside area will be covered over anyhow.

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Step 13. Run an embossed line around the back edge of the shadow bow frame to add extra detail to it.

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Step 14. Lay the box frame onto the layered frames but don`t stick this down at this point. Use it as a guide to where the bottom square aperture will be and then stick the glided polish butterfly at an angle in the centre of the box.

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Step 15. Place the box frame onto a non stick mat and add some of the Cosmic Shimmer polar white sparkle texture paste onto a small piece of cut`n`dry felt (this is used as it`s not absorbed as much as the cut`n`dry foam but it can be used if it`s the only thing you have.

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Step 16. Stipple the pad up and down over the frame until it`s all covered. Set aside to dry or as I wanted it quicker (don`t crafters always !!!) I placed it onto a piece of card and laid it over my radiator. Please take care when doing this but it wasn`t any issue with me. You can use a heat tool but it sometimes blisters up when drying and releases a light cloud of vapour.

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Step 17. Add 2 or 3 different butterflies from the Lisa Horton butterfly splash stamp set on an acrylic block.

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Step 18. Ink the stamps up using the Perfect Medium pad and then stamp onto a piece of vellum. Stamp 2 sets of 3 butterflies and cover them in the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder.

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Step 19. Then stamp another 2 sets of the 3 butterflies and cover in the Cosmic Shimmer aurora crystal sparkle embossing powder……

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Step 20. ……. heat set the 2 different sets of butterflies.

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Step 21. Trim around the edges of the butterflies and then curve the wings to add some movement to them.

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Step 22. The sparkle butterflies will be used on the base of the card. Select the white embossed butterflies and add some of the no.28 pink Graphmaster pen over the back spaces of 3 of the butterflies and add some of the no.77 lilac pen to the remaining 3 butterflies. This will just give a delicate tone of colour seen from the front.

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Step 23. Now you have all the elements of the card ready to assemble.

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Step 24. Make a base card by joining 2 sheets of the Foundations slate grey card. This card is 18cm wide by 21cm deep. Now score a double line all around the edge of the card for added detail.

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Step 25. Use some foam tape to secure the multi coloured frame onto the heather frame and then add this onto the base card again using foam tape.

Add foam tape along the edges of the back of the box frame……..

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Step 26. …….. and the attach this the card.

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Step 27. Add the sparkle butterflies so they work up the card in a swoop. I like to see them getting smaller as you work upwards.

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Step 28. As there was only a larger on left I have folded it in half & trimmed the wings down. Now go in & add the white matching butterflies over the top of the sparkle one.

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Step 29. Colour one of the rectangles that came out of the frame using the polish & then curve it over the frame.

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Step 30. Cut a friend sentiment from the box frame die set and add it to the panel before adding a Craft Consortium resin rose to each end of the piece.

Make a bow in the jute twine and finish it off with a small daisy flower head with a faux pearl PVA glue dot in the centre.

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Happy Crafting

A BIG thank you to everyone who has enjoyed and supported me over the years

 it`s been fun x

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Sue Wilson 3D Heart Charm

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This project will show you how to make this 3D heart chart using the new Sue Wilson fillables lace heart die & heart treat cups along with the Creative Expressions faceted teardrop beads and other Creative  Expressions embellishments.

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The double backed heart treat cups make the perfect pod to add the Love Heart sweets inside. This project would look amazing with the more delicate edged Sue Wilson Fillables Collection – Jewelled Heart die, so just switch the die out in the required steps. __________________

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Sue Wilson 3d Heart Charm

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Fillables Lace Heart Die : CED21006

Creative Expressions Heart Shaped Treat Cups : CETREATHEART

Creative Expressions Raisin Satin Ribbon : CESRRAISIN

Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink Pad : DGFESTIVE

Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH

Creative Expressions Garnet Faceted Teardrop Beads : CEPBEADGARN

Creative Expressions 4mm Spacer Beads : CEPSPACERS

Graphmaster Alcohol Main A Marker Set GRAPHSETMAIN

Ranger Glossy AccentsACCENTGLOS

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Creative Expression Jute Twine Antique White, Natural & Black : CETWINEJUTE

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles TH92872

Heart Wooden Button ,Love Heart Sweets & 2 Key Charms

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this 3d heart charm using the new Sue Wilson fillables lace heart die & heart treat cups. For the beads and embellishments on the project the Creative Expressions raisin satin ribbon is used, the Creative Expressions 4mm spacer beads and the Creative Expressions faceted teardrop beads have been coloured in using the Graphmaster no.15 –geranium pen or you can use the garnet faceted teardrop beads for an instant result.

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Step 2. Secure the 2 solid heart dies from the Sue Wilson fillables lace heart die set onto a piece of Foundations coconut card using low tack tape. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 3. Then emboss the piece using the usual pink plate, tan mat & base plate sandwich and running it through the Grand Calibur.

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Step 4. Ease the card from the dies trying to keep the low tack tape on the dies so the aperture is in the same area when it is cut again for the reverse of the project. Repeat this cutting again so you have a 2nd heart shape.

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Step 5. Attach some red line tape around the inner edge of the heart …..

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Step 6. ……. remove the backing and place one of the heart treat cups through the aperture.

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Step 7. It will look nice and neat from the reverse.

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Step 8. Add some `Love Heart` sweets so the words face outwards into the treat cup.

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Step 9. Now add another layer of the red tape over the acetate of the treat cup and fill the cup with more `Love Heart` sweets, but this time have the words facing upwards and eat any odd sounding sweets if they don`t apply to you ( and that`s if you are allowed the sweets).

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Step 10. Add the 2nd treat cup into the 2nd heart die cut piece again using a strong tape and then add this over the just filled heart sweets. As it`s die cut shapes they will marry up perfectly at the edges.

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Step 11. Cut 2 of the outer and next size down intricate die in the coconut card and set aside for later.

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Step 12. Either use a Creative Expressions garnet faceted teardrop beads or if like me you didn`t have that colour than you can colour one with an alcohol pen. I just held it which got me covered in pen so for the best way take one of the pearl pins (if you have one in your stash) is to add the beads onto the pin area.

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Step 13. Use the chisel tip of a Graphmaster no.15 –geranium pen and run it up and down the bead until it`s covered. Repeat this until you have 2 small beads and a large bead coloured in the red.

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Step 14. Cut a length of the light Creative Expressions Jute Twine and select 3 of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology baubles pearls with small eyes on them along with 2 Creative Expressions key embellishments you might have in your crafty stash. Thread 2 crystal drops which have been attached to each other and then add the other 2 pearls and the 2 keys onto the twine. Knot the twine at the top and then add a metal spacer bead and then the large red bead on 1 of the 2 ends of twine. Now repeat but add 2 red beads on the other end of the twine using metal spacer beads as you go. Play about to see which way the embellishments lay best for you.

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Step 15. Add a small amount of the glossy accents under the metal spacer bead and stick it to the red bead. Just hold in place for a minute or so. Once it`s dry trim the excess twine off the end of the piece. Repeat this on the other red bead to complete to beaded up selection. It`s a perfect way to finish off any loose ends.

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Step 16. Add a straight line of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue from the edge of the bottom of the tip of the inner heart to the edge of the card heart tip. Lay the twine into the glue and press it down with a pokey tool.

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Step 17. Add another small amount of glue over the twine and trim the excess twine off from the top.

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Step 18. Apply the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue all around the outer and inner edges of the heart die cut shapes on the reverse side.

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Step 19. Dab your finger onto the glue if you feel there is to much glue on it and that it would spread out once placed down.

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Step 20. Add the glued frame onto the front and then repeat on this on the back of the piece. The line of twine will be covered by the pattern in the die shape. Use a pokey tool to remove any excess glue if it seeps out under the lines, but also remember it will dry clear.

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Step 21. Take a length of the thin Creative Expressions raisin satin ribbon …………….

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Step 22. ………. and make 3 loops with the ribbon and leave a tail on the ribbon too. Tie a knot in the ribbon and then snip one of the loops in half at the curved end to make 2 extra ribbon tails.

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Step 23. To add a ribbon to the top of the piece take a screw punch and hold a corner of the self healing mat underneath and punch the hole.

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Step 24. Loop a folded piece of organza ribbon through the hole and pass the back under itself. The tie a knot at the end of the make a nice hanging area. Snip the ends of the ribbon on a diagonal to finish it off nicely.

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Step 25. Add the red bow over the base of the ribbon.

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Step 26.Right Place a wooden heart embellishment to cover the bow.

This completes the 3d heart gift.

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Step 27.Left Here`s a close up of the `Love Heart` filled treat cups. Perfect to give to someone special.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Easter Egg Box

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This project will show you how to make this fun acetate front ( & back ) box which in this case has eggs inside using the Delicate Garden Frame Die as a main feature.

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The wrapped up eggs can be seen through the acetate from the front and the back of the box.

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Gold dusted eggs lay inside the box and in the top of the acetate covered eggs.

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Easter Egg Box

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies : CED5512

John Lockwood Lily of the Valley Everyday Sentiment Stamp Plate : CEC752

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Detail Embossing Powder CSDEPGOLD

Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009 & Foundations Vellum : 40024

No. 9 Graphmaster Pen

Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad : DPVICTORIAN

Creative Expressions Smoothie CESMOOTH

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE &

Cosmic Shimmer Dusky Pink Pearl PVA Glue : CSGDUS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  CESROFFWHT

Pink Crepe Paper or Tissue Paper & Cellophane

A 5 Pack of Crème Eggs & 2Packs of Galaxy gold Dusted Eggs are used for this Project

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this fun acetate front ( & back ) box which in this case has eggs inside using the following main products…… Creative Expressions Sue Wilson tags & frames delicate garden frame die set, the Noble double pierced rectangle die and the John Lockwood lily of the valley everyday sentiment stamp plate. All the other products are listed on the page above.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations antique gold card lay it in a landscape position and score it at 12cms, 20cms & 21cms.

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Step 3. Turn the card to a portrait position and score down at 8cms & 19cms leaving you a 2cm tab which will be used as the flaps in the lid of the box.

Repeat the last 2 steps on the 2nd sheet of the same card stock.

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Step 4. Place the card back in the landscape position and into a guillotine and remove the excess card by cutting it off after the 21cm point.

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Step 5. Repeat on the process on the 2nd sheet card.

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Step 6. Place the Sue Wilson tags & frames delicate garden frame die onto a piece of Foundations antique gold card (the is no need for the inner solid die to be cut as shown in this photo).

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Step 7. Run the prepared die and card through the Grand Calibur machine to cut them and the use the embossing plates and tan mat to emboss the frame.

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Step 8. Cut the top left hand side 2cm top panel off. Make sure this is only one cut on what will be your front panel as all the other 3 tabs will be needed for the flaps of the box.

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Step 9. Place the double pierced rectangle die on the middle of the panel making sure you have an equal distance on both sides and then with the top and bottom of the area as well. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape. Now cut and emboss the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

If you want another aperture on the back of the box then cut the 2nd panel at this point before adding the 2 panels together. Also cut a 2nd delicate garden frame as it will look wonderful to the back of the box.

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Step 10. On the reverse of the card add a line of red tape all around the edge of the aperture ( tape is used rather than glue so it doesn`t warp the card). Cut a piece of acetate so it fits within the scored line of the box.

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Step 11. Remove the backing and then add the acetate in place.

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Step 12. Take the 2nd panel and lay it in place so you have the 8cm panel next to the tab. Cut the small top right hand corner tab away as it is not needed & actually cut the bottom right hand tab off – it is still on here but it has been removed in a few steps time. So just add a strip of the red tape to the middle tab.

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Step 13. Join the acetate whole panel over the tab for a neat join to the 2 pieces of card.

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Step 14. Here is where the other tab has been removed as it would have made the bottom flaps to bulky. This is the joy of making up a new design but at least you then get the easier options added.

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Step 15. The acetate area has been covered so I could take a photo of the cutting needed. Cut up from the bottom to the first embossed line on the two 8cm panels. Then cut at an angle to the same point as this will make the shapes for the bottom flaps. Now remove the bottom right hand tab from the card.

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Step 16. Snip down each from the top edge of the box on all of the scored lines to the 1st score point.

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Step 17. Cut a slight angle off the tab to make a nice detail for the box.

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Step 18. Here is the how the worked card will look, a perfect size for the delicate garden frame. Anyone would think the box has been designed for this design !!!!! Again the acetate is covered to allow a full photo to be seen.

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Step 19. Add a length of the red line tape to the side tab and fold the 1st 8cm wide flap over to make it easy to join the card together.

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Step 20. Flip over the card and lay the other end of the box onto the tape to close the design up. If you are unsure then just fold the flap before removing the tape backing so you know how easy it will be.

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Step 21. Open the box out and you will have all 3 flaps on the lid area. The back flap will be used to add the lid onto the box.

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Step 22. Now take the flaps at the base of the box and fold in the 12cm wide flap.

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Step 23. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the top of the flap (not the inside !!!) and then fold in the 1st side flap.

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Step 24. Add some more Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the area that the flap just covered……

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Step 25. Stick the other side flap down and then add some more of the glue onto the inside of the remaining flap and then fold that onto the base of the box.

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Step 26. Place your hand / knuckles on the inside of the box and press firmly down especially along the front of the box.

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Step 27. Snip the corner edge off the back tab as this allows for a neater finish when adding the lid onto the box.

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Step 28. Find the middle of the front of the box and use a circle punch to remove JUST a semi circle from the card. This will be for easy opening of the lid.

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Step 29. Cut a piece of a Foundations antique gold card to 12cms wide by 10cms height. Score a line at 8cms so you have a 2cm tab left. Score a double line on the inside of the card to make a nice feature to the lid of the card.

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Step 30. Add 2 lines of the red line tape onto the back flap of the box and line the lid up onto the box.

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Step 31. Now add the worked lid onto tab.

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Step 32. Take the corners off the front 2cm flap but just a fraction and then fold the flap into the box to close it shut.

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Step 33. Fold an A5 piece of vellum into 4 and then add the flower die from the delicate frame die set and secure it in place with some low take tape. Also add the delicate garden frame onto a piece of antique gold card if you didn`t cut the 2nd frame out earlier and only if you are making the back panel with the acetate opening. Run the pieces twice through the Grand Calibur and then emboss the pieces.

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Step 34. Use the Spellbinder tool in one to run over the intricate die before removing the metal die.

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Step 35. Now you will have 2 frames and keep on cutting the small flower die out until you have lots of the larger flowers, 24 flowers will be needed. TOP TIP is to tape just the vellum to the large flower area on the die to save the amount of vellum that is used.

The shaping of the flowers are not shown here but are in a some of the other workshops if needed, but to do this simply use a ball tool on the Creative Expressions stamp mat to shape the flowers. Add a small faux pearl using a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer dusky pearl PVA glue in the centre of the flowers and set aside to dry. These will be used later one.

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Step 36. Here is an image of the 2 apertures on the larger 12cm side panels.

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Step 37. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the reverse of the delicate garden frame using the large solid flower areas to add the glue behind.

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Step 38. Attach the frame to the front panel……..

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Step 39. ……and also repeat the process by adding the other frame to the back panel.

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Step 40. Select a packet of 5 Creme eggs and 2 packets of the gold dusted Galaxy eggs. Also used is some pink crepe paper, some cellophane, thin Finishing touches off white satin ribbon and some of the jute twine.

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Step 41. Wrap the Creme eggs with the crepe paper, gathering it all at the top.

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Step 42. Place this in the centre of a rectangle of cellophane. Now bring up the shorter sides of the cellophane before bringing up the diagonal edges of the cellophane.

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Step 43. Tie a bow in the jute twine to close the egg up and then trim off some of the excess cellophane so the egg stands no taller than 10cms. Repeat this on all 5 of the eggs.

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Step 44. Add some of the crepe paper in the base of the box and then add 3 eggs on the front and 2 along the back of the box.

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Step 45. Dot the golden eggs down into any spaces and then lay some in the tops of the creme eggs.

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Step 46. 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 bright gold detailed embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder. I`ve used the `Especially for You` sentiment. Now 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. Also a large circle punch could be used if you have that size available.

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Step 47. Distress the edges with some Victorian velvet ink on a smoothie and then colour in the flowers with Graphmaster no.9 pen.

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Step 48. Attach the sentiment to the top of the box using foam pads for added dimension and then add a nice satin bow to the top left of the box.

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Step 49. Add the flowers that were set a side earlier and place them over the solid flower areas on the delicate frame using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Also add a flower on each of the centre points of the frame & continue to add the flowers to cover the knot of the bow.

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Step 50. So something a bit different for Easter or maybe as a Mothers Day gift as it only cost £4 for the chocolates yet it makes the gift look a lot more expensive than just giving them wrapped up !!!!

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  Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Gatefold Easel Rose Card

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This project shows how to make this intricate gatefold easel card .

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The card is folded flat to send the card and then the recipient will get a nice surprise when it`s opened.

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The delicate dies work perfectly with this style card.

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Sue Wilson Gatefold Easel Rose Card

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Molly Die Set : CED4321

Creative Expressions Stamps to die For …. Ribbon Rose Frame : UMS759

Sue Wilson Indian Ocean Collection ~ Mauritius Die : CED10014

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Wild Rose Die : CED1439

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection Olive Branch Die : CED1460

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Delicate Garden Frame Die : CED4307

All Graphmaster Pens  : Pens Numbers Used : 42

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

Standard 2 per pack : CESMOOTH

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT 

Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS & Silicone Glue

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  & Silicone Glue

 Versafine ~ Black or a Memento Ink Pad can be used with the alcohol pens

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this dimensional gatefold easel card using the following main products…… The Creative Expressions Sue Wilson tags & frames Molly die with the coordinating stamps to die for …. ribbon rose frame stamp. Also needed is the Sue Wilson Indian Ocean collection ~ Mauritius die, the wild rose die, the olive branch die and finally the delicate garden frame die. All the other products are listed on the page above.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card lay it in a landscape position and score at the A4 gatefold marking. Turn the card 180 degrees and repeat the same scoring.

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Step 3. This will have created the gatefold shape with a small gap visible down the centre which isn`t a problem with this design.

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Step 4. Measure 15cms down the side of the gatefold.

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Step 5. Place the piece in a guillotine and remove the excess card by cutting at this 15cm marking point.

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Step 6. Cut a A4 piece of the Foundations coconut card in half to make 2 – A5 pieces of card.

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Step 7. Measure the 1st piece of card at 15cms down the side and repeat the same on the 2nd and then add a 2cm mark to make a tab for the card to be joined later on.

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Step 8. If you have a score board the you can add the score lines by using the A5 gatefold line and the A4 gatefold lines on the card that has the 2 pencil markings on. Also a centimetre score board will work out well for this.

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Step 9. Take the other piece of card and score it in half. The A4 gatefold line is the measurement need.

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Step 10. So now you have a trimmed down gatefold card, the folded A5 card with will be the easel mechanism and the tab scored card piece.

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Step 11. Add a line of double sided tape on the folded inside of the tab and then attach the folded mechanism piece of card onto the tab.

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Step 12. This will create the main body of the easel card.

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Step 13. Just for now lay the gatefold onto the folded over piece of card so it shows you how the basic shape of the card will look if you wanted the card not to have the cut out features that will be worked on next.

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Step 14. Take the main body of the Sue Wilson Molly die (without the outer die) and secure it in place on the gatefold left hand panel with some low tack tape. Make sure the piece is placed more to the top area of the gatefold.

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Step 15. With the fold of the card placed on the edge of the cutting mat place the die through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the piece using the base plate and cutting mat.

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Step 16. This is just one pass, so now go ahead and emboss the piece using the pink plate, the tan mat, the card & die and then the base plate. The embossing ensured the all the pieces were cut. If not run the piece back and forth to cut it further but I just wanted to show you that it worked with the embossing part too. For this project you can only have the die in a width way rather than your usual portrait position which will cut the die better.

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Step 17. Run the Spellbinder tool in one over the die to help release the small pieces of card from the card & die.

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Step 18. Here is the completed look, so very delicate but so easy to cut too on the 220 – 240gsm Foundations card.

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Step 19. Place the die back into the die shape and then draw a mark where the die needs to be on the opposite gatefold panel.

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Step 20. Secure the die in place and repeat the last few steps to cut and then emboss the panel. Make sure the card is opened flat and the scored line is on the edge of the mat before cutting.

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Step 21. Now you will have the 2 intricate panels on the gatefold card.

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Step 22. Cut & emboss the Sue Wilson Indian Ocean collection ~ Mauritius die shape out using the 2 outer dies on a piece Foundations coconut card.

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Step 23. Also cut & emboss 4 more of the Molly die shapes, but this time place the small oval die in the centre when cutting the frames out. Also cut a solid coconut shape using the outer Mauritius die (it`s not shown here)

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Step 24. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the reverse of one of the Molly frames.

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Step 25. Stick the frame onto the inside over the already cut out frame panel. This will just enhance the cut out panel by giving it an embossed look.

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Step 26. Repeat this on the other inside panel.

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Step 27. Now add the other 2 panels onto the front of the card – making sure the die shapes line up perfectly as they are placed down.

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Step 28. Cut a panel measuring 137mm wide and 140mm deep in the coconut card. Use your score board to add a double embossed line around the outside of panel for a nice finish. Add some foam tape to attach this panel on the middle section of the gatefold card.

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Step 29. Place the solid frame onto the centre of the easel card panel using foam tape and then add some foam pads on the solid inner area of the intricate frame. Now place that over the solid frame below.

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Step 30. Use a bone folder to burnish the edges of the gatefold card so that they fall back into place properly after they have been worked on.

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Step 31. This is optional, run an embossed line area the inner gatefold panel so this will be seen from the front of the card.

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Step 32. Burnish the fold on the piece of card that has been scored in half on the front panel. The easel mechanism part.

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Step 33. Add 4 rows of double sided tape on the bottom area of the easel card and then add the gatefold card onto the tape.

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Step 34. This has now became the fully decorated base card shape for this style card looks. Now for a few simple finishes to enhance the piece.

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Step 35. Cut 3 of the Sue Wilson wild rose die flowers in the coconut card and then emboss the flowers. Now add some of the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet ink onto a Creative Expressions smoothie and ink the flowers head up. Go in lightly and then add some more ink over the raised embossed areas as this will add depth to the piece. Add some glossy accents onto 2 of the flower heads and set them a side to dry. A 3rd flower has been used underneath so that it will give a raised decoupage look to the finished flower but there is no need to add the glossy accents to this.

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Step 36. Stamp the rose ribbon stamp onto a piece of coconut card using the Perfect Medium and then tip Cosmic Shimmer white embossing powder over the ink before heat setting the powder. Cut the stamp out using the solid outer Sue Wilson Molly die as it is designed to work with this stamp. Use the tip of the smoothie to add some Victorian velvet ink onto the roses and the ribbon area of the image.

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Step 37. You might want to use the other Sue Wilson delicate floral stamp that also fits the Molly die and will give you a slightly different look.

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Step 38. Add some of the glossy accents onto the rose area of the piece and set a side to dry.

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Step 39. Colour the 4 oval panels using the Victorian velvet ink and then glossy accents has been added to these panels. Once they are dry add then on the centre of the Molly die shapes using foam pads for added dimension.

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Step 40. Place the base – just inked rose on the left hand side of the frame and the add the other glossy accents rose to the side of the rose and slightly down from the main rose. Snip the head off the 3rd rose and just use the glossy accent rose head to decoupage the main flower. Arrange some of the extra white leaves from the snipped off rose to bulk out the rose stems.

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Step 41. You can add a touch of the Graphmaster no. 42 pen to the edges of the leaves and again add some glossy accents for a nice finish to the piece. Add them behind the white leaves once they are dry.

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Step 42. Cut 4 sprigs of the olive sprig die and add 2 of each to the inner panels of the card. Cut 6 small flowers in vellum from the flower die on the delicate garden frame die and add 3 to the base of the leaves on each panel. Now add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to each centre of the flowers for a faux look to flowers.

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Step 43. Add some of the green no42. pen to the leaves on the ribbon frame making sure you stay within the white embossed line.

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Step 44. Use a peeled paint distress marker to colour in the centre of the Phill Martin sentiment stamp. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of coconut card before cutting the piece out using the oval die from the Molly set.

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Step 45a. Attach the worked panel on the inside of the easel card on some foam tape to allow the piece to be used as a stopper for the easel card.

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Step 45b To send the send fold the piece flat and then tie a silky green ribbon around the whole card to keep the flaps in place.

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Step 46. This way it will give the recipient a lovely surprise when the card is opened.

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Step 47. The gatefold will now be seen when opened.

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Step 48. Then the gatefold piece can be placed behind the stopper to show the full effect of the card.

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Step 49. ….. Just the stopper step again to show the inside of the design.

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Step 50. The roses just help the design pop with the simple colours used. Why not make it a golden rose for a special 50th anniversary card or make it relate to the many other anniversaries colours/themes as this would add a real focal point if selling the cards.

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Step 51. Here is the side panel with the intricate panel cut out on the gatefold area.

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Sue Wilson Molly & Lauren Delicate Fan

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This project will show you how to make this Wedgewood inspired delicate fan using the Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Molly & Lauren Die.

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The flowers are created using the Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Die.

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The whole piece is finished off with the Creative Expressions key charm embellishments & the Tim Holtz pearls.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Collection Molly Die Set : CED4321

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Collection Lauren Die Set : CED4314

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

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

& Foundations Vellum : 40024

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter : DGROCK

Ranger Gold Paint Dabber: DABGOLD

Creative Expressions Jute Twine CETWINEJUTE

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles TH92872

A Brad & 2 Key Charms

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this delicate fan using the Sue Wilson`s tags & frames collection Molly and Lauren die sets. The small flowers are cut from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die set and the main die shapes will be used to create the fan shape and then embellished with the Creative Expressions key charms and the Tim Holtz Idea-ology baubles .

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and attach the 3 outer dies from the Sue Wilson Molly die set and then on a separate piece of card place the 2 outer dies from the small tag on the Sue Wilson Lauren die set. Fold a width of vellum into 4 layers and then secure the smaller flower die from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame onto the vellum using some low tack tape. Also cut some of the small flowers in the baby blue card stock.

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Step 3. Pass the prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur and then emboss the piece using the usual pink plate, tan mat & base plate sandwich. You will be left with the delicate Molly frame with an oval which will have been cut out to be used separately and then the small Lauren tag and all the vellum flowers pieces.

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Step 4. Cut & emboss the last few steps until you have 5 frames and tags.

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Step 5. Now go back in and use the solid die from the Sue Wilson Molly die set and cut 5 solid pieces and another 5 frames in the same baby blue card or use a slightly darker card.

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Step 6. Trim the small Lauren tag in half across the centre of the solid middle area.

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Step 7. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the solid area only (missing the top solid edge as this can also be seen) on the front of the tag as the detailed area will protrude over the end of the die pieces……

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Step 8. ……and then add it to the back of the lighter baby blue card frame. Use the adhesive remover eraser to get any sticky that the low tack tape can leave behind.

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Step 9. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the delicate Molly frame.

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Step 10. Place this frame onto the top of the solid blue frame making sure the tags is still on the reverse of this blue card as it will be covered next.

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Step 11. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the solid worked piece area only.

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Step 12. Now attach the darker solid frame over the panel to cover up the cut tag area and this will also strengthen the piece too.

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Step 13. Repeat this until you have all 5 of the frames completed and then add a foam pad on the reverse of the small oval shapes.

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Step 14. Gather all the die cut prepared pieces so they stack up and then add small brad through the small hole that is already in the tag end shape.

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Step 15. Bend the ends of the brad back to make all the frames gathered together.

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Step 16. Cut a length of the light Creative Expressions Jute Twine and select 3 of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology baubles pearls with small eyes on them along with 2 Creative Expressions key embellishments you might have in your crafty stash.

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Step 17. Pass a folded piece of the twine through the eye of the pearl & then pass the ends back through the loop.

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Step 18. Pull the twine up to have the pearl secured on the piece of twine.

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Step 19. Thread 2 crystal drops which have been attached to each other and then add the other 2 pearls and the 2 keys onto the twine. Play about to see which way the embellishments lay best for you.

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Step 20. Take each end of the twine and thread it through each side below the brad. The style of die cut is perfect for this as no holes are needed to be made for this project.

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Step 21. Leave a small length of the twine dangling so that the charms drop down below the intricate die shapes and then tie 2 or 3 reef knots on the back of the fan before trimming off the excess twine for a neat finish.

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Step 22. 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 23. 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 24. Add the ranger gold dabber on a few of the edges of the vellum flowers and the rock candy has been added to the centre of these flowers.

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Step 25. The finished project can be left so each blade closes up on itself .

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Step 26. Then you can fan it open as and when you require it, but for a more decorated feel to the piece it`s nice to have it stuck open.

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Step 27. Place a sticky pad on the right hand side of the 1st bottom (left hand blade here)

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Step 28. Then place the next blade so it overlaps onto the foam pad and continue until all of the blades are stick in place.

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Step 29. Add the small pearl centre flowers onto the fan to decorate it as you wish. Build up the flowers adding slightly more on the 1st right hand blade. A gold edged flower is added to the end of the blade to bring in the colour from the key embellishments.

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Step 30. Attach a small white satin bow just above the brad.

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Step 31. Now add a small flower over the knot of the bow.

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Step 32. Here is the completed project which could have a nice matching box made to compliment the fan. There is a sunken shaker box workshop on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop blog which is done in the same colours but it will need to be sized to fit the fan.

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Step 33. Just another different view of the fan.

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Sue Wilson Striplet Concertina Card

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This workshop shows how to make this delicate concertina card using the Sue Wilson striplet die as the detailed focus.

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Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal PVA glue has been used to create faux pearls in the centre of the flowers and then covered in rock candy glitter. The Cosmic Shimmer tarnished bronze mica flakes are used behind the die panel for a lovely texture and shine to the piece.

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The 3D peony flowers add detail to the end result which can be positioned in many different ways making this style card very useful.

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Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Floral Meadow Die  : CED1605

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die CED1451

Sue Wilson Diagonals Collection – Labyrinth Die : CED5602

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Decadent Teal PVA Glue : CSPMGTEAL

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Decadent Teal Mister : CSPMMTEAL

Cosmic Shimmer Tarnished Bronze Mica Flakes : CSVMBRO

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheet ADHA4

Foundations Pearl Card ~ Antique Copper : PC008

& Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

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Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this intricate concertina card using one of Sue Wilson`s striplet dies for a detailed finish. You will need the following main products ; the Sue Wilson striplet collection floral meadow die, the diagonals collection labyrinth die and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. One sheet of the Foundations antique copper card and some off cuts for the small flowers is also used with the flower centres having a faux pearl in the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal PVA glue them covered in the rock candy glitter.

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Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations antique copper card and lay it in a landscape position. Score at 7cms, 14cms, 21cms, 28cms and trim the excess card away at 28cm point. This is the basic shape for the card and it will be used on a later step.

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Step 3. Use some low take tape to secure the solid die and inner striplet die onto a piece of Foundations antique copper card. Pass the prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur and then emboss the piece using the usual pink plate, tan mat & base plate sandwich.

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Step 4. Also go ahead and cut more flowers using the finishing touches petite peony cluster die as this project will have 48 flowers in total – 12 will have been cut when the striplet dies are passed through the die cutting machine but 12 more passes of these 3 flower heads are needed.

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Step 5. Here is the embossed striplet frame along with the peony flowers.

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Step 6. Complete the process until you have 4 of the embossed striplet dies.

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Step 7. Place a piece of the self adhesive sheet onto a piece of Foundations coconut card or scrap white card. Cut the piece to 15 ½ cm x 5 ½ cm as this will go behind the striplet frame.

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Step 8. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet and with the piece in a plastic tub tip some of the Cosmic Shimmer tarnished bronze mica flakes over the piece.

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Step 9. Press the mica flakes into the panel to make sure that all the excess pieces fall back into the pot and that all the other flakes are firmly stuck down.

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Step 10. Snip the 2 joining flowers so you are left with single flower heads.

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Step 11. It`s a Perfect way to get small flowers cut perfectly and embossed.

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Step 12. Use the ball tool attachment on the Spellbinders Tool in One to make a circular motion in the centre of the flower as it will lift the petals up nicely.

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Step 13. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect in the centre of the flower.

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Step 14. Add the flower into the lid of the Tim Holtz distress glitter clear rock candy and sprinkle it over the glue. Lift each flower up and knock off the excess glitter as you set the flowers aside to dry. Doing it in this manner will mean the glitter does not get contaminated with anything on your work surface and the excess glitter can go back in the pot.

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Step 15. Now once the glue is dry you`ll be left with what I describe as a mini dazzler or jelly tot !!!

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Step 16. Complete all of the flowers and set them a side to dry. It`s very relaxing doing this process and it is worth it for the end results.

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Step 17. Add the thin top edge die from the diagonals collection labyrinth die set along the top of the scored card making sure the cut edge is placed along the top edge of the card. Secure it in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 18. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the piece and then move the die along to cut the remaining edge away.

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Step 19. Complete this along the bottom edge of the card or you may want a more solid edge as this will make it very delicate. You could cut another strip of border to back over the bottom edge to strengthen it up.

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Step 20. Fold back the card on the 1st score line.

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Step 21. Then carry on and fold and crease so the card concertinas itself into place.

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Step 22. Add small double sided foam pads on the back of each of the small flowers. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over the pad to allow the pads to stick to the mica flakes.

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Step 23. Press the striplet panel firmly onto the mica flake panel and maybe place under a small book until the glue is dry.

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Step 24. The mica flakes will sparkle and tone nicely through the striplet die panel.

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Step 25. Repeat this on all of the panels.

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Step 26. Cut 4 panels of coconut card to 16cm x 6cm so they fit behind the worked panels.

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Step 27. Place the card on a non stick mat or place in an old cardboard box to use a spritzing station. Spritz the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal mister over the card (fairly low down so it makes the card well covered). Set a side to dry whilst the next few steps are completed.

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Step 28. Now add a small dot of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the centre of the striplet flowers. Pull up the petals of the individual flowers to shape them ……

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Step 29. ……. and then place them onto the glue dots. Repeat this on all 4 panels and near the bottom of the piece there is a slight gap so this is where the extra flower is placed.

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Step 30. Apply some double sided tape or use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the panel onto the teal mat.

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Step 31. Complete this on all of the panels as this will enhance the centres of the flowers.

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Step 32. Glue or tape the panel onto the first concertina section making sure it is placed towards the top of the card.

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Step 33. Continue to stick the panels on each of the sections of the card. I have rotated the panel so they are placed on the 1st and 3rd panel one way and then the other 2nd and 4th panel the other way.

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Step 34. Add one larger glue dot in the centre and then a slightly smaller dot, and then an even smaller dot either side at the bottom of the panels using the teal PVA glue & then sprinkle with the rock candy glitter.

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Step 35. Concertina the card back and forth to create the finished look.

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Step 36. This card can be placed it many ways so why not have the 2 middle sections pointing outwards for a different look.

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Step 37. Or revert the point to have it facing backwards.

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Step 38. Just the first panel can be folded to allow the rest of the card to have the panels straight.

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Sue Wilson Triple Easel Noble Peony Card ~ Complete Project

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This workshop shows how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced & the classic adorned dies along with 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 front easel card can be left flat to allow the mason jar & peonies to be seen more.

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The card can be folded flattish which makes it easier to post.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Design Dies :CED5507

Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Design Dies :  CED5505

Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Tags :CED9202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT 

Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL

Graphmaster No.8 Pen , No. 68 & No. 100

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001 Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies, the Noble classic adorned design dies and the Belgian collection ~ tags. The focal point of the flowers are creating using the JustRite peonies clear stamp set and the peonies & mason jar die.

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Step 2. Place a piece of the Foundations pearl icicle card onto a score board or use your normal method to fold the card in half.

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Step 3. Place the large solid pierced die from the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies onto the card so that the bottom of the die fits onto the open base of the folded card (and the fold of the card is at the top of the card). Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 4. Here you can see how the top of the die edge should look over the folded card edge. This will give a nice folded edge to the easel mechanism and also mean the card can be cut from an A4 sheet folded card. Trim the excess card off the side of the die so the next die can be prepared. It`s easier to cut the dies singly.

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Step 5. On the off cut piece of card place the 2nd largest pierced die from the same set over the top of the folded edge making sure you have a nice area uncut along the top edge. Secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 6. Run both prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur machine to cut them. The is no need to emboss these panels as they will be covered over later.

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Step 7. Cut a solid whole panel with both the dies that the folded shapes were made in. Use the same icicle card and then pass the dies back through using the pink embossing mat, the base plate & the tan mat to emboss them. This will bring out the pierced edging perfectly.

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Step 8. Open up the panel and make sure the pierced right side of the panel is on the underneath right hand side of the card. Now score a line half way in between the folded edge on the wrong side of the left hand of the card. This will give you a nice finish later on when the easel sections are all added together.

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Step 9. Turn the card over and crease the score lines downwards to make the easel mechanism.

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Step 11. Here is a photo of how the folded panels will look when the smaller panel is added over the top of the larger panel.

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Step 12. Add some double sided tape to the base areas of both folded easel cards.

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Step 13. Remove the backing from the tape and attach the solid cut pierced frame onto the sticky base.

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Step 14. This will give you the standard easel shape base card. Although the card may look complicated it really isn`t. Just remember you are making 3 separate different size easel cards and then they will be added altogether later on.

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Step 15. For a crisp finish to the project lay the solid panel onto a clean work surface and fold the easel section back and burnish the fold line to give that sharpness the easel card movement will need. This ensures the easel card panel will tuck behind each other rather than lift as the weight isn`t correct.

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Step 16. Place some double sided tape on the base of the 2nd size easel card making sure the front area of the card is left untouched. This is the area that will overlap the front of the easel base.

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Step 17. Remove the backing from the tape and place the piece onto the larger base making sure the front is set slightly forward as shown in the photo.

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Step 18. To make the 3rd easel card take the solid outer die from the Sue Wilson Belgian collection ~ tags set, add the die over a folded piece of the icicle card and make sure the top edge is placed over the folded edge so it isn`t cut. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Run the piece through the die cutting machine to cut the piece out. Crease the front of the folded piece in the same manner as with the other 2 easel cards to make the base shape of the small easel card.

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Step 19. Cut a solid die shape using the same die before cut & embossing the solid shape with the next size down intricate die. Also cut the small rectangle die shape at the same time.

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Step 20. Assemble this easel card by adding the solid shape to the bottom area of the easel card and then add some foam pads behind the rectangle area of the intricate die shape and add this onto the easel card. Then add the rectangle again using foam pads to finish off this small easel card.

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Step 21. Add some double sided tape the base of the small easel card and again remember to not have the tape at the front edge of the card. Overhang the card to complete the 3rd and final section of the easel card.

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Step 22. Tuck each easel panel behind each of easel card that are in front of each other. This is just to show how the finished effect will look.

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Step 23. When the easel cards are folded flat the card can be flattened down which makes this great for posting.

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Step 24. Use the large embossed die from the Noble classic adorned die and place that in the large solid pierced die from the Noble ornate pierced die and the smaller embossed die from this set will nest perfectly in between. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape. Also prepare the smaller solid frame with the next size down intricate die from the Noble classic adorned design. Once they are all secured in place cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 25. Now you will have a wonderful highly embossed panel and the smaller intricate die.

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Step 26. Add the embossed panels onto the plain easel sections of the card using foam pads for added dimension to the card.

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Step 27. 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 black versamark ink if you are using the Graphmaster pens as you will need a pigment ink.

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Step 28. Stamp the whole `Thankful for` mason jar out twice and then use the required sentiment and stamp that in the 2nd jar leaving one just blank. Fill the paper up with some of the peony flowers.

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Step 29. Add the mason jar die over the stamped jar, the rectangle label over the sentiment panel. Cut the prepared pieces out using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 30. Once the jars are cut add the string bow die over that section and cut that out, this is done separately to make sure the bow die doesn`t touch the label die. Then continue to cut the stamped peonies out.

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Step 31. Stamp some of the small peonies out and cut those out one at a time and also use the smaller peony dies on the co-ordinating flowers to use as the decoupage layer.

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Step 32. Here are all the die cut pieces that are required.

3 whole peonies,

2 or 3 decoupage peony layers,

1 mason jar,

1 stamped sentiment label,

1 bow,

6 small peonies although only 5 are shown here !!!!

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Step 33. Use the No.68 Graphmaster pen to shade around the edges of the mason jar.

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Step 34. Use some glossy accents to add around the coloured areas of the die cut leaving the label size middle free as this will be covered over shortly.

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Step 35. Use some Tim Holtz peeled paint ink pad on the Creative Expressions smoothie and add the ink directly onto the petals and stems of the cut peonies.

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Step 36. 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 areas of the flower. Use the No.8 Graphmaster pen add detail to the edges of the petals as this will give a lovely depth to the flower.

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Step 37. Attach 2 small peonies which have been curved over on the flower heads so they will act as the stopper on the first small easel panel on the inside of the 1st easel card. Attach a small white bow to the stem of the flower and then add a small pearl over the knot of the bow.

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Step 38. This is how the stopper will look with the panels behind.

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Step 39. Add the dried mason jar on the bottom of the 2nd panel and then add a distressed sentiment onto the mason jar.

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Step 40. Take one of the peonies and cut into the top of the stem to allow this to be hooked behind the mason jar. Curve the flowers and leaves up or under to add depth to the flowers. Add the flower with the stem behind the mason jar and with silicone glue on the lower petals of the flower so it sticks to the easel panel.

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Step 41. Continue and add another peony on the right hand side of the jar.

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Step 42. Add a third peony in the centre and then add some of the small peonies at the top so they are glued onto the next peony remembering where any exposed glue will lay behind.

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Step 43. Add a single peony to the front of the first easel panel.

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Step 44. Add the decoupage peony heads onto the flowers to build the design.

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Step 45. Here is the finished mason jar that will be seen nicely front different angles of the room.

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Step 46. By placing the mason jar down the bottom of the card you can see the peonies do not fall higher than the fold of the easel card which is important when closing the card.

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Step 47. Here is how the card will look when it`s completely closed. The embossed panels shine through and you might like to add a ribbon around the card when it is sent along with assembling instructions.

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Step 48. The front easel card can be left down if you want the peony mason jar to be seen more.

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Step 49. This just gives you lots of options when showcasing the card. All simple elements, die cutting and bit of shading with inks on the flowers.

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Step. 50 The piercing shows up so well on the edges of the noble dies which is perfect for added detail.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Triple Easel Noble Card – Part 1

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This part 1 of the workshop will show you how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies, the Noble classic adorned design dies and the Belgian collection ~ tags. Part 2 will focus more on the detail added to the card using the JustRite peonies clear stamp set and the peonies & mason jar die.

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Glossy Accents are used to make the life like jar effect with ease and the front easel card can be left flat to allow the mason jar & peonies to be seen more.

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The card can be folded flattish which makes it easier to post.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Noble Ornate Pierced Design Dies :CED5507

Sue Wilson Classic Adorned Design Dies :  CED5505

Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Tags :CED9202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Mini Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPMVICT 

Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL

Graphmaster No.8 Pen , No. 68 & No. 100

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001 Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

& Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This part 1 of the workshop will show you how to make this triple easel card using the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies, the Noble classic adorned design dies and the Belgian collection ~ tags. Part 2 will focus more on the detail added to the card using the JustRite peonies clear stamp set and the peonies & mason jar die.

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Step 2. Place a piece of the Foundations pearl icicle card onto a score board or use your normal method to fold the card in half.

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Step 3. Place the large solid pierced die from the Sue Wilson Noble ornate pierced design dies onto the card so that the bottom of the die fits onto the open base of the folded card (and the fold of the card is at the top of the card). Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 4. Here you can see how the top of the die edge should look over the folded card edge. This will give a nice folded edge to the easel mechanism and also mean the card can be cut from an A4 sheet folded card. Trim the excess card off the side of the die so the next die can be prepared. It`s easier to cut the dies singly.

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Step 5. On the off cut piece of card place the 2nd largest pierced die from the same set over the top of the folded edge making sure you have a nice area uncut along the top edge. Secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 6. Run both prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur machine to cut them. The is no need to emboss these panels as they will be covered over later.

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Step 7. Cut a solid whole panel with both the dies that the folded shapes were made in. Use the same icicle card and then pass the dies back through using the pink embossing mat, the base plate & the tan mat to emboss them. This will bring out the pierced edging perfectly.

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Step 8. Open up the panel and make sure the pierced right side of the panel is on the underneath right hand side of the card. Now score a line half way in between the folded edge on the wrong side of the left hand of the card. This will give you a nice finish later on when the easel sections are all added together.

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Step 9. Turn the card over and crease the score lines downwards to make the easel mechanism.

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Step 11. Here is a photo of how the folded panels will look when the smaller panel is added over the top of the larger panel.

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Step 12. Add some double sided tape to the base areas of both folded easel cards.

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Step 13. Remove the backing from the tape and attach the solid cut pierced frame onto the sticky base.

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Step 14. This will give you the standard easel shape base card. Although the card may look complicated it really isn`t. Just remember you are making 3 separate different size easel cards and then they will be added altogether later on.

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Step 15. For a crisp finish to the project lay the solid panel onto a clean work surface and fold the easel section back and burnish the fold line to give that sharpness the easel card movement will need. This ensures the easel card panel will tuck behind each other rather than lift as the weight isn`t correct.

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Step 16. Place some double sided tape on the base of the 2nd size easel card making sure the front area of the card is left untouched. This is the area that will overlap the front of the easel base.

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Step 17. Remove the backing from the tape and place the piece onto the larger base making sure the front is set slightly forward as shown in the photo.

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Step 18. To make the 3rd easel card take the solid outer die from the Sue Wilson Belgian collection ~ tags set, add the die over a folded piece of the icicle card and make sure the top edge is placed over the folded edge so it isn`t cut. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Run the piece through the die cutting machine to cut the piece out. Crease the front of the folded piece in the same manner as with the other 2 easel cards to make the base shape of the small easel card.

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Step 19. Cut a solid die shape using the same die before cut & embossing the solid shape with the next size down intricate die. Also cut the small rectangle die shape at the same time.

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Step 20. Assemble this easel card by adding the solid shape to the bottom area of the easel card and then add some foam pads behind the rectangle area of the intricate die shape and add this onto the easel card. Then add the rectangle again using foam pads to finish off this small easel card.

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Step 21. Add some double sided tape the base of the small easel card and again remember to not have the tape at the front edge of the card. Overhang the card to complete the 3rd and final section of the easel card.

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Step 22. Tuck each easel panel behind each of easel card that are in front of each other. This is just to show how the finished effect will look.

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Step 23. When the easel cards are folded flat the card can be flattened down which makes this great for posting.

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Step 24. Use the large embossed die from the Noble classic adorned die and place that in the large solid pierced die from the Noble ornate pierced die and the smaller embossed die from this set will nest perfectly in between. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape. Also prepare the smaller solid frame with the next size down intricate die from the Noble classic adorned design. Once they are all secured in place cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 25. Now you will have a wonderful highly embossed panel and the smaller intricate die.

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Step 26. Add the embossed panels onto the plain easel sections of the card using foam pads for added dimension to the card.

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The complete project will be posted next Friday so please check back for the remaining part of the workshop.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Belgian Collection Gift Card

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This project will show you how to make this gift card holder, for money to be added as a gift, or why not a piece of  jewellery or its the perfect size to hold ATC`s.

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The flap is opened to reveal the top of the gift card.

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The flowers are created the sunlit daisy frame stamp but as you can see by the daisy on the gift card it has been made into a whole daisy from the half stamped daisies.

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The project is perfect for presenting a gift card in.

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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Belgian Collection ~ Tags :CED9202

 Creative Expressions Stamps to Die for … Sunlit Daisies : UMS747

 Graphmaster Pens

Graphmaster CG1 & CG2 in Cool Grey 12pk : GRAPHSETCGREY

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Foundations Pearl Icicle CardPC001 ,

Foundations Antique Copper Card :PC008,

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009

      Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Copper Shine : CSMGCOPPER

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Chocolate Bronze : CSMGCHOC

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Pearl Lustre : CSMGPEARL

London fog Memento Ink Pad & Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this useful flip up gift card holder or it can be used for ATC`s (Artist Trading Cards). The main feature is the intricate panel which is created using the Sue Wilson Belgian collection ~ Tags with the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … Sunlit daisies stamped flowers.

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Step 2. Select off cuts that you may have hanging around or use an A4 sheet of the Foundations pearl antique copper card and the antique gold card. I had a piece of Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish worked card left over so i`m using that, but the next few steps will show you how it was created.

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Step 2a. Remove the lid of the Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish in prime the sponge and then add a few lines of the Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish chocolate bronze onto a piece of the Foundations coconut card or white card. Now add few lines of the copper shine going slightly over the edge of the chocolate bronze.

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Step 2b. Continue to work the polish down the card so you have wide stripes of the separate colours. It may look wrong at this stage but keep with it as the next step with tie it all together.

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Step 2c. Once the piece is dry / nearly dry select the Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish pearl lustre and apply this by sweeping it over the join areas. Go lightly over the chocolate and bronze borders too. This will give a lovely soft feel to the card. Allow the card to dry fully before die cut it.

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Step 3. Place the outer and the next size down intricate die onto a piece of the polished card and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 4. Place this through the Grand Calibur and then once cut emboss the piece using a base plate the die / card , the tan mat & then the pink embossing plate.

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Step 5. Run the Spellbinders tool in one over the card with the die still in place but the low tack tape removed.

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Step 6. Select a piece of the Foundations pearl antique copper card and trim it to 21cms x 12 ½cms. Lay the card on a score board and score at the A5 gate fold mark which is 52mm if doing this by ruler. This is enough to house the depth of the die cut panel if you wanted to have this placed in this space.

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Step 7. Now move the last scored line to the DL line no.5 line on the Eazi score board & score down line no.6 the A5 half fold line. This will be 6mms from the last score line.

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Step 8. Turn the card 180 degrees and with the card right up to the side edge score at the box no.1 and then box no.2 points. By a ruler that is 18mm & at 25mm.

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Step 9. Turn the card 90 degrees and measure in 12mms and score, and then measure 6mms and score down this side edge. Turn the card around to the other side edge and repeat the measurements down this side.

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Step 10. Now you have all the score lines in place for the basic shape of the project.

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Step 11. From the bottom of the card cut up to the 2nd score line and in from the 2nd score line on the side. Remove the excess card to create the corner needed for the gift card holder, do this on the other bottom side. Remove the card from the corner on the top of the card, again use the 2nd in box from the top and sides.

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Step 12. Crease the bottom score line up and burnish this well. Then do the 2nd line which will make the depth of the gift card project.

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Step 13. Continue to crease all the scored lines in place folding the card inwards as you work on the score lines. Cut a front panel to 88mm x 90mm or to the width of the box you have just created.

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Step 14. With the bottom flap folded over just for now, lay the front of the just cut panel onto the front of the case and………

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Step 15. ……. draw a pencil mark where the side inner flaps need to be trimmed at an angle.

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Step 16. Cut away that excess card and cut the tab area on the diagonal and across the depth tab of the project.

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Step 17. There will be a raw embossed edge where the embossed line was made when scoring earlier.

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Step 18. Run an embossed line around the edge on the reverse of the case to neaten this effect.

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Step 19. Also score a double line around the back of the front panel for added detail.

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Step 20. Repeat this on the top flap of the project to tie every section together.

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Step 21. Go back in a crease the side tabs back over again before they are glued in place.

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Step 22. Use a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inner edge of the bottom flap. This will be needed on both sides of the piece.

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Step 23. Stick the bottom flap onto the side tabs making sure the depth of the box areas are all nice and straight when the glue is added.

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Step 24. Now run some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue down the sides and the front bottom area of the piece. REMEMBER not to glue the diagonal area at the top of the side piece.

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Step 25. Stick the prepared front panel onto the glued tabs to create the basic shape of the case.

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Step 26. Cut a solid die shape using the outer die from the Sue Wilson Belgian collection ~ Tags die set on a piece of coconut card / white card.

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Step 27. Add foam pads behind the solid area of the gilding polish piece and attach this to the solid white frame. Then cut the small rectangle die from the tags set in an off cut of pearl icicle card. Add this to the frames using foam pads behind the piece.

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Step 28. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the top area only on the reverse of the worked piece as it`s going to overhang the gift card flap. It`s best to lay the panel over the flap first to gain an idea of where the glue is needed.

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Step 29. Now add the panel to the flap of card to make the feature and closure part of the card.

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Step 30. Take the stamps to die for…  sunlit daisies stamp and place it on an acrylic block. Ink the stamp with some London fog memento ink pad as the Graphmaster pens are going to be used. Stamp the image onto a piece of coconut or white card. Make sure it is a smooth card.

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Step 31. Use the Graphmaster CG1 & CG2 to shade the petals of the flowers in. The flower works well with the darker CG2 in the centre. Cut 2 of the daisies out using a small pair of decoupage snips ( or whatever you are used to).

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Step 32. To make a full flower cut 2 of the daises out of the frame. Also cut the round centre of the daisy which can be found on a few of the flowers. As one of the flowers is larger add a small amount of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the central edge of that daisy and lay the small daisy over the top. Marry up the petals of the flowers to make a seamless whole daisy. Make 3 whole flowers in total and cut out 3 leaves.

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Step 33. Add a gift card on a glue dot and place it onto a folded card which measures 11 ½ cms x 8cms. This has had a double embossed line run around the back of the card to continue the detail throughout the project. Here an old gift card has been used with the company name hidden but you can leave the new one open with the gift card wording.

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Step 34. Tuck the gift card into the pouch or use the piece for ATC`s.

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Step 35. Add the remaining 2 daisies and the leaves to the front panel to finish the project off nicely.

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Step 36. Often embossed lines can add a layered look to a project yet it`s just a single layer of card. This works well on the Foundations pearl card.

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Step 37.Here is the finished project with the ombre effect on the gilding polish frame. So remember to keep all your off cuts as they come in handy for small projects.

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Sue Wilson Trellis Floral Frame Card

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This project will show you how to make this card by curving the Sue Wilson trellis edger die cut shape around one of the pierced noble die frames. The daisies are coloured in with the Graphmaster pens & distress inks for a shabby finish.

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Lots of different layers with the mica flakes being seen under the trellis die shapes.

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Stunning detail edges the trellis die and this works so well with the pierced rectangle die panels.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Configurations Trellis Edger Die : CED6412

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5508

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Collection Molly Die CED4321

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Collection Delightful Daisies Die : CED1469

Stamp to die for ……. Delicate Floral Frame : UMS758

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds Die : CED1426

Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes ~ Marshmallow : CSMFMARSH

Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Graphmaster Pens : Number 6,12,28,37&42

Self Adhesive Sheet ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR

Black Archival Ink PadARCHBLKSM

Foundations Pearl Graphite Card : PC006 &  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980,

Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD &Foundations Pearl Silver Shine Card : PC004

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & 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 dimensional card using the trellis die but by curving it as you`ll see later on. The colour scheme can be changed for whatever season you wish but I’ve just gone for fresh colours tones. The main products used are the Sue Wilson configurations trellis edger die, the Noble double pierced rectangle die set, the frames & tags collection Molly die, the delightful daisies die, the delicate fronds die along with the stamp to die for ……. delicate floral frame. The shimmer behind the trellis is created using the Cosmic Shimmer mica flakes ~ marshmallow. Please see full product list for all the other items used in this project.

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Step 2. Place the dies from the Sue Wilson configurations trellis edger die set onto a piece of the Foundations pearl icicle card. Separate the dies apart and secure them onto the card using some long strips of the low tack tape as you`ll need to lift the dies up altogether later on and this will help. As you can see a small gap has been left to make a wider panel and in turn this will leave a nice embossed section once the dies are removed from the card. MAKE SURE you leave a 1cm gap down the side of the dies as this will be used as a tab later on.

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Step 3. Pass all the prepared die shapes through the Grand Calibur machine twice to cut and then emboss them using the pink plate, tan mat & base plate. Doing the panels separately means you can emboss each panel.

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Step 4. Use the Spellbinders tool in one to run over the die and card stock. This will remove most of the small detailed pieces from the die & card.

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Step 5. As you can see the small pieces of card are still on the low tack tape but they can be poked through the front using the tool in one pokey tool end as you do want to remove the card with the low tack tape still in place on the dies.

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Step 6. So remove the die from the card and poke the pieces out.

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Step 7. Snip from the edge of the card to the 1st detailed die cut area. This will leave a small tab end. Do this on the other end, but this time you`ll also have to trim the 1cm tab at the end of the die as the die was cut on a larger piece of card.

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Step 8. Place the die cut panel onto a score board and score a line down the edge of where the die finishes.

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Step 9. Crease the score lines downwards to reveal the 2 end `V` shapes, trim along the solid line to remove the `V` on both ends of the die strip.

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Step 10. Fold the tab downwards to create the tab effect.

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Step 11. Continue to do this process so you end up with 3 trellis panels.

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Step 12. Here the tab area has been held down to show how it will look once it`s been placed behind a solid piece of card. It means the panel will have dimension created by the card itself.

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Step 13. The solid outer die from the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection Molly die set has been turned upright to show how the die will look on the background of the 3 trellis panels. (don`t cut with this die like this it`s just to see if the shape fitted nicely).

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Step 14. Select a piece of the Foundations coconut card and place the stamp to die for ……. delicate floral frame stamp on an acrylic block. Ink it up using the black archival ink pad.

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Step 15. Stamp onto the card and then add the Cosmic Shimmer clear embossing powder over the ink as quick as you can. Tip the excess powder onto a piece of paper and then heat set the embossing powder.

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Step 16. Cut out a solid frame using the Sue Wilson frames & tags collection Molly die on a piece of the pearl icicle card. Set aside for later.

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Step 17. Take the Graphmaster number 42 green pen and colour the leaves in the stamped panel.

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Step 18. Now take the Graphmaster number 37 yellow pen and colour in centre of the small flowers.

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Step 19. Take the Graphmaster number 28 pink pen and colour in the flower petals on the panel.

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Step 20. Use the Graphmaster number 12 red pen to colour in the remaining dots that are on the stamped images as this will pull your eye into the detail more.

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Step 21. Take a pair of decoupage snips and go around the outside of the embossed edge of the stamped image. Be careful as you don`t want to cut the embossed lines as it can cause it to crack off. Place the image onto the solid pearl panel that was set aside earlier using foam pads for dimension.

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Step 22. Cut a panel in the pearl icicle card using the similar size Noble double pierced rectangle die. It`s the die shape that measures 13cm by 15.5cms and it`s useful for the width of this trellis die.           

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Step 23. The prepared trellis needs to be the right size that when it`s placed over the pierced panel it will curve. So you may have to score the tab 1mm or 2mms further out towards the edge of the tab. You`ll see when you come to fit the trellis over. Failing that just use a solid cut panel and place the trellis panels over.

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Step 24. Cut the next size up pierced die again in the pearl icicle card and then the next size up in the kraft card.

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Step 25. Take the pink no. 28 Graphmaster pen and use the chisel end to swipe 3 maybe 4 rows deep around the edge of the middle pierced card. No need to do to wide as it won`t be seen under the first panel.

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Step 26. Cut a piece of the Creative Expressions sticky sheet so it fits just on the inside of the pierced border of the smallest panel area. Attach the sticky to a piece of white card and select a pot of the Cosmic Shimmer marshmallow mica flakes.

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Step 27. Remove the backing off the sticky sheet and with it placed in a plastic container tip the flakes over the sticky.

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Step 28. Run your fingers over the mica flakes to burnish them into the sticky and to remove any excess flakes into the container.

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Step 29. Return all the unused flakes back into the pot for another project. Here you can see that not many have been used yet you have covered the whole panel.

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Step 30. Use some foam tape to add the pink edged panel onto the kraft card panel. Now add the mica flake panel onto the smaller pierced panel using foam tape for added lift.

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Step 31. Place each of the trellis panels so they hang over the edge of the mica flake / pierced panel. Place the 2nd trellis in the centre of the card and space the other 2 either side. This is just a visual as you will need to take them off again to add the next step.

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Step 32. Add a line of double sided tape down each side on the reverse of the card. Remove the backing from the tape.

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Step 33. Press each of the side tabs down on one side only onto the tape.

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Step 34. Place another line of double sided tape over the tabs and press firmly down all around them.

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Step 35. Repeat the process on the other edge but this time the trellis panels will be brought in closer to the card creating a curve effect. Repeat the process securing the tabs down as the other side tabs were attached and then you`ll be left with this loved bevelled effect on the front of the card.

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Step 36. Knot a length of the vintage ribbon in 3 places and this will allow the ribbon to go in and out either side of the stamped panel later on.

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Step 37. Attach the ribbon around the back of the kraft card.

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Step 38. Join 2 pieces of the pearl icicle card using a tab effect down one edge and stick a 2nd sheet onto the inside of that tab.

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Step 39. Turn the card over and place the worked panels onto the card and leaving the same border all around the edge of the kraft card. Mark with a pair of scissors where the card needs to be trimmed off to make the base card. Score a line around the outer edge for added detail if you wish.

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Step 40. Add the kraft card on base card using foam tape for dimension.

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Step 41. Cut some of the flowers & foliage using the delightful daisies die & the delicate fronds die on some of the icicle card.

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Step 42. Use the pink, yellow and green Graphmaster pens to colour in the flowers & leaves. Here I made 1 error with a red dot on the frame but this flower will be used to cover it over. I did use the blender pen but red is a harder colour to remove completely from the card.

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Step 43. Continue to add the flowers down the corner of the frame.

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Step 44. Wrap 4 loops of the vintage ribbon and here as I didn`t want a bulky knot I’ve tied a thin piece of ribbon around the middle of the folded ribbon.

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Step 45. Tie the knot firmly and trim the ends off close to the knot.

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Step 46. Ruffle and pull the loops of the ribbon out before trimming one of the loops in half at the end so it makes 2 more straight ends to the ribbon.

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Step 47. Add the foliage behind the flowers and the add a few leaves and 3 flower heads to the knot of the bow.

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Step 48. Here you can see the dimension the curved trellis gives to the card along with the pierced panels too.

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Step 49. So a bit of sparkle from the mica flakes in the background of the trellis and the stamp with co-ordinates with the die shape.

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Step. 50 The piercing shows through in between the trellis panels. The border colour of the Graphmaster pen mirrors the flowers for a nice finish to the project.

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Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Napkin Ring Box Set

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This project shows how to make a intricate lidded box to house 6 of the lovely Christmas rose napkin rings in.

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The box is sized especially so it fits 6 napkin rings and also takes 3 of the mini striplet dies on the lid of the project.

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Here is a close up of the napkin ring and please click on the link below for the

full workshop on how to make these napkin rings.

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Napkin Rings

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

For the box the following extra item is needed:

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snowflake Mini Striplet : CED3036

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001

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For the Napkins the following items are needed:

 Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Molly Die Set : CED4321

Creative Expressions Stamps to die For …. Ribbon Rose Frame : UMS759

All Graphmaster Pens  :

Basic Set GRAPHBASIC

Advanced Set : GRAPHADVANCED

Pens Numbers Used : 26, 28, 37, 42, 43, 47 & 48  

Graphmaster Fine Line Pigment Ink Pen: GRAPHPIGMENT

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

   Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJICSNOW

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS & Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used & coloured with the no. 42 Graphmaster Pen

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Following on from the previous napkin ring workshop this project will show you how to make a box the perfect size to house 6 napkin rings or it can just be made for a nice deep box. The following main products are…… Sue Wilson festive collection snowflake mini striplet die with the napkin rings made using the frames & tags Molly die set and the Creative Expressions stamps to die for …. Ribbon rose frame.

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Step 2. Place the A4 piece of Foundations pearl icicle card in a portrait position on a score board and score at 7 ½ cms & 19 ½ cms.

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Step 3. Turn the card to a landscape position and score at 7 ½ cms in from the left hand side of the card.

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Step 4. Turn the card 180 degrees and score in 7 ½ cms from the left hand side again. This is important to turn the card as now the middle section of the card is an odd number but all the outer sides of the box measurements will be 7 ½ cms.

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Step 5. Repeat this on a 2nd sheet of the icicle card.

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Step 6. Fold the card over at one of the 7 ½ cm sides to make the card small enough to fit in an A5 guillotine (or leave unfolded and just use a larger guillotine). Cut off the 1 ½ cm piece which is left on the right hand side of the card. Do this on both pieces.

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Step 7. Now crease both scored panels into place ready for them to be joined.

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Step 8. Lay both panels side by side so the 7 ½ cm sides are facing on the outside. Cut up to the 1st score line on the corner scored line and then cut another line on the diagonal up to the same point to create the corner tab which will be used to close the box sides up with.

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Step 9. Place the 2 main large areas of the box base over each other and look at how the sides will look. Here you can see a small amount of card needs to be trimmed off the inner flap. But this box is made this way to make the sides sturdy and to allow the box to be made out of A4 card.

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Step 10. Trim off that excess card to leave a wonderful finish later on.

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Step 11. Add a line of double sided sticky tape on the inner base of the box panel you have just trimmed. Lift the backing sheet of the tape up and fold it back over the edge of the box as this will act as a tab to be pulled to allow the card to be stick correctly in place.

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Step 12. Place the panel over the box panel ( make sure you have the 7 ½ cm sides all around the outside of the box). Leave the tabs showing on the outside.

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Step 13. Once the card is fully in place and you are happy the side flaps marry up, go ahead and pull the tabs from under the panel. This technique allows the card to be lifted if it`s stuck down in the wrong place.

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Step 14. Fold all the corner pieces inwards making sure the top and bottom panel has the outer flap still flat as this will be used to cover the tabs in-between the flaps later on.

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Step 15. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on all 4 folded down corner flaps. You may want to do 2 at a time but I like to do all 4 so it`s up to you how you add the glue. KEEP THE 2 FLAPS THAT ARE IN THE MIDDLE FLAT & DO NOT GLUE THEM OR MOVE THEM OVER THE NEXT STEP.

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Step 16. Stick one of the flaps onto the inside of the box side (the outer flap that was left flat) Repeat this on all 4 flaps making sure no tabs are stuck to the outside of the box.

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Step 17. Now to glue the flaps that were pushed down in the centre of the card. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the flaps……

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Step 18. …… and raise them up & stick them to cover the box tabs that were just stuck down.

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Step 19. Cut 2 panels for the sides of the box which should measure 145mm x 73mm.

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Step 20. Attach the panels on the inside of the box using the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. This will complete the box base and it`s now ready to make the lid for this project.

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Step 21. Place the 6 napkin rings in the box. You may want to raise the napkin rings up slightly to allow them to fit perfectly but this will just show them off more.

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Step 22. Place a piece of the icicle card in a portrait position on the scoreboard and score down at 3cms in and then measure at 147mms and mark that line. Now move the mark across to the nearest scoreline and score down this channel.

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Step 23. Just double check the box base will fit on this measurement. It just needs to be 2mms larger than the base.

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Step 24. Turn the card into a landscape position and score at 3cms and then measure at 122mms. Again mark that line and the move the mark across to the nearest scoreline and score down this channel.

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Step 25. Score a 3cm line down the side on the 147mm and the other sheet at the 122mm scored lines as this will complete the 4 outer sides need for the lid. Trim away the excess card the other side of the scored lines to make the box lid shape.

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Step 26. Lay the main inner intricate snowflake striplet die in the centre of the box lid area. Mark with a pencil at the top and bottom of the die and repeat the process on the left hand side of the box. Make sure you keep within the scored line of the edge of the box lid.

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Step 27. As you have the spacing laid out, place the die in the centre of the pencil lines which are either side. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 28. Now run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 29. Use the Spellbinders tool in one whilst the card is still in the die so it will remove the tiny pieces easily.

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Step 30. Repeat the process until you have cut all 3 panel on the box lid. Working from the centre outwards means you`ll get a lovely spaced flow to the piece.

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Step 31. Go in and crease all of the scored lines in the lid.

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Step 32. Now cut the corners by cutting up to the 1st score line on the corner and then cut another line on the diagonal up to the same point to create the corner tab which will be used to close the box sides up with. Repeat this on all 4 corners of the box.

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Step 33. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick each tab onto the main inside sides of the box.

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Step 34. Place all of the napkin rings into the box.

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Step 35. Colour or use a moss green vintage ribbon and place the centre of a long length of ribbon so it passes from top to bottom on the front of the box.

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Step 36. Pass the ribbon under the box and cross the ribbon over before bringing it back up the sides. Finish the ribbon off in a bow or a knot and then place another worked topper to match the napkin rings but this time keep it flat. If you add a solid plain die shape in the box with instructions, the tag and ribbon from the box could be made into a napkin ring as and when the family grows !!!

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Step 37. So a delicate box with a very tidy base perfect for the napkin rings or another gift could be added instead.

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Step 38. Just a slightly different angle to see more of the sides of the box.

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Happy Crafting x

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Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Napkin Rings

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This project shows how to make some lovely Christmas rose effect flowers using the Stamps to die for …….ribbon rose stamp and the co-ordinating Sue Wilson Molly die.

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These napkin rings could be used a name place. The oval would make a perfect space for a handwritten or computer written name.

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Here is the intricate version of the die adorned with a glossy accent deer for the Sue Wilson deer family die set.

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Why not use a Creative Expressions dazzler setting & dazzler to complete the napkin ring. There are lots of different opportunities.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Molly Die Set : CED4321

Creative Expressions Stamps to die For …. Ribbon Rose Frame : UMS759

All Graphmaster Pens  :

Basic Set GRAPHBASIC

Advanced Set : GRAPHADVANCED

Pens Numbers Used : 26, 28, 37, 42, 43, 47 & 48  

Graphmaster Fine Line Pigment Ink Pen: GRAPHPIGMENT

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

   Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJICSNOW

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS & Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used & coloured with the no. 42 Graphmaster Pen

For the Other 2 Napkin Rings the Following are Used

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Deer Family Die Set : CED3042

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs : DPTWIGS

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Dazzler Settings 4 : SETDAZZ4

Creative Expressions 18mm Clear Dazzler : DAZCIRCLE18

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make these sturdy napkin rings which would be perfect for a Christmas table setting place. The main products needed are…… the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set, the frames & tags Molly die set and the Creative Expressions stamps to die for …. Ribbon rose frame. The pens used are the Graphmaster no. 26, 28, 37, 42, 43, 47 & 48 and the glossy accents is used over the top of the flowers for a glazed finish. The Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels are added to the edge of the die stamped shapes to create a lovely frosty feeling.

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Step 2. Attach the rose ribbon die onto an acrylic block and ink it up with a black versafine ink pad – a pigment ink which will need to be fully dry before using or a Memento ink works well (this is used as a permanent alcohol ink pen is going to be used over the stamped image).

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Step 3. Stamp onto a scrap piece paper on the Creative Expressions stamping mat if this is the first use of the stamp & then stamp onto a piece of the Foundations coconut card.

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Step 4. Stamp the image 5 times on the A4 card making sure you leave enough plain card around the edge of the stamped image so they can be cut out using the co-ordinating Molly die. Also stamp the main flowers out and this can be done on an off cut as the ends of the image don`t need to be cut.

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Step 5. Secure the outer Molly die over the stamped image using low tack tape.

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Step 6. Here the card has been cut near to the die to remove it from the larger sheet and to allow each frame to be cut separately.

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