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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Sue Wilson Trellis Floral Frame Card

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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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  Happy Crafting

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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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Step 7. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 8. Use the adhesive rubber to remove any sticky left from the low tack tape.

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Step 9. Use a fine line Graphmaster pigment pen to touch up any slight blemishes if they occur during the stamping. I have to say only 2 minor ones happened in all the stamping.

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Step 10. Use the oval die in the Molly set to cut out the inner oval on the spare flower stamped images only, Keep the main stamped cut out shapes whole. Repeat this on all 4 of the pieces or ALTERNATIVELY use a thinner card than the 240gsm coconut card as this card does need to curve later on and it was tested to the full so a lighter card might be better.

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Step 11. Ink up just the inner flower section of the stamp with the versafine ink pad.

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Step 12. Now press a scrap piece of card onto the just inked area…..

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Step 13. ……. to reveal the 3 central flowers needed to be decoupaged.

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Step 14. For an alternative napkin ring you can use the 2nd largest intricate die in the Molly set to have a lovely detailed frame and examples / ideas will follow.

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Step 15. So back to the stamped image. Use a heat tool if you don`t think the inked image is dry before using the Graphmaster pens. I am working on the base layer which will be covered with the decoupaged glossy accent flowers later so it`s a great way to try out the colours. Place a dot of the yellow pen no.37 & then a circle of the no.48 pen going back round the outer ring of the centre of the flower with the yellow no.37. This will give the feeling of a Christmas rose.

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Step 16. Now just use the no28. pen on the outer leaves of the rose. Once happy with the colouring move to the extra stamped roses and colour all the flowers in the same way remembering just to colour the outer rose leaves with the pink leaving the rest of the flower clear.

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Step 17. Repeat the colouring in and then cut out all the flowers with a small pair of decoupage snips or small scissors. You will need 6 flowers for each napkin ring and remember each flower is a different shape on the stamped image.

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Step 18. Apply glossy accents over each of the flowers.

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Step 19. Set the flowers aside to dry. Don`t forget where they are and accidentally lean on one and get it stuck to your sleeve – not a great look !!!!

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Step 20. Use the Graphmaster no.42 & no.43 to colour the small leaves on the ribbon rose main cut out panel.

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Step 21. Colour all of the rose outline image with the no.28 pen and use a mix of the no.26 & no.28 pen on the daisy like flower towards to edge of the die shape. Use the no.47 & no.48 pen to colour the flower in next to the rose to lift the green within the project as you want a Christmassy feel to the piece.

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Step 22. Add the dried glossy accent roses to the coloured in panel using a silicone glue for added dimension. Angle the roses lower towards the front inner oval and lift the rose towards to back.

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Step 23. Complete all 4 rose napkin rings with the roses that you prepared. Here are 2 alternatives ~ use a Creative Expression dazzler setting and dazzler to give a lovely elegant feel for a napkin ring or use one of Sue Wilson`s deer die cuts and ink it up and add glossy accents over the whole deer. Use either the Creative Expressions finishing touches ribbon or like I’ll be using the two tone moss ribbon & the vintage ribbon coloured using the Graphmaster no. 42 pen.

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Step 24. On either of the napkin rings take some of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue and run a line of the glue around the edge of the Molly frame. ( Pearl PVA is used so it doesn`t go clear under the glitter jewels ).

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Step 25. With the piece in a plastic tub sprinkle the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels over the glue and tap off the excess.

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Step 26. Here is the glossy accent deer which has just had some Tim Holtz gathered twigs ink added with some areas having more ink on key areas like the front of the deer and the horns and legs. The glossy accents is applied over the ink which then highlights the inked areas when it`s dry.

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Step 27. Here I have used a scrap piece of the rose image to check the tone of ribbon and the Graphmaster no.42 works well with the 2 tone moss ribbon.

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Step 28. Gently curve the worked piece so you don`t crack the card in places. Cut 4 solid outer die shapes from the Molly die to use as backing for the napkin rings.

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Step 29. Attach a length ( I used 15inces of ribbon ) across the centre of the reverse of the piece. Turn it over to check the ribbon is lined up with the faux ribbon on the stamped image.

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Step 30. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the solid backing over the ribbon making sure the ribbon area has the glue right up to the end for a firm hold as this area will be curved later on.

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Step 31. Use some of the Graphmaster no.42 pen to colour some vintage seam ribbon if you run out of the 2 tone ribbon !!!! And as you will have this ribbon on a napkin make sure it has been heat sealed by a heat tool or I laid mine on a radiator for 10 minutes !!!

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Step 32. As the detailed filigree design needs to be seen on the Molly die cut then the back panel hasn`t been added on the deer & dazzler napkin ring. A length of vintage seam ribbon in doubled up though the end of the die piece.

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Step 33. Going back to the Christmas rose ring tie the ribbon in a bow at the back of the piece before or after adding a linen napkin or a nice paper serviette.

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Step 34. Here is the finished sparkly look to the napkin ring with a lovely linen napkin inside.

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Step 35. The napkin ring can be made as a gift and sent in a box with or without the napkins. I`m thinking a nice set of 6 napkin rings would make a lovely set for a gift.

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Step 36. These napkins were only £5 for 4 and have a lovely detailed edging – they came from a major supermarket beginning with T and ending with S !!!!

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Step 37. Here is the lovely glossy deer which I think i`ll be making a set for my table as so many people have commented on the deer when I made them last year.

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Step 38. Here is the dazzler in the dazzler setting. There are so many different colours in the dazzler range so you can marry up you colour scheme perfectly.

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Step 39. Just another single image of the Christmas rose napkin ring.

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Step 40. Names can be added to the centre oval to make them as place settings too. The weight of the finished rings are wonderful and you would struggle to think they are made of card.

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Sue Wilson Thank You Box Frame Card

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This project will show you how to make this Sue Wilson box frame shaker 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 Delightful Daisies Die Set.

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Mustard seeds are used to create the seed effect in the shaker section. The Creative Expressions black micro beads could be used along with a poppy die to make a remembrance card instead.

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This view shows the depth of the side of the card as it covers up the shaker section and also saves on foam tape.

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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

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Delightful Daisies Die Set  CED1469

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Creative Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD, Foundations Vellum : 40024,

Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009

  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4 & Acetate : HEATEMBOS

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Tim Holtz Distress Dry Rock Candy Glitter : DGROCK

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

 Mustard Seeds & Silicone Glue

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this box frame card but with a twist. The sides have been extended to create an enclosed look, the sides also cover up the foam tape used to make the shaker section in the card which means you`ll use less foam mounting tape. The main products for the card are the Sue Wilson shadow box collection ~ in the garden die set, the Stitched lattice frame die set and the delightful daisies die set. Doubled up vellum has been used to make a thicker piece for the detailed die pieces and the flowers too.

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Step 2. Select the main outer die from the Sue Wilson shadow box collection ~ in the garden die set. Where you place it will be up to you depending on the depth of the frame required. I started with a ½ cm score line and then a 1cm score line then the frame die, but later on found out it works better with a ½ cm spacing on both. Also keeping the die up towards the side will allow 2 frames to be cut from the one sheet. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 3. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine and then pass it back through again. 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 4. Embossing will have brought out the amazing detail in the die. It`s optional but you make want to prick through the tiny `X`s to remove any small pieces of card that stayed in the design. I found it very therapeutic and it didn`t take long either.

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Step 5. Score a line about 1cm out from the embossed ridge the frame left. Complete this all the way around the 4 sides.

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Step 6. Decide which width you want the box height. I originally did a 1cm scoreline but ½ cm score line and then another ½ cm score for the tab that will sit under the box and hold it to the base card is needed. So go ahead and score 2 lines ½ cm apart from the just scored point.

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

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Step 8. Here is the basic box frame shape.

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Step 9. There is also enough card to make a 2nd enclosed box frame card with the off cut.

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Step 10. Cut all the outer box pieces from the corner of the card leaving the solid inner square in place.

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Step 11. Now cut into the top of the square up to the next score line and then repeat the process at an angle to make an inverted `V` shape tab.

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Step 12. Repeat this on all 4 corners of the card.

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Step 13. Here you can see all the pricked out detail of the `X`s made using the intricate die.

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Step 14. Fold and crease up all the score lines including the corner tabs. You may want to do this step after the shaker section has been made but I prefer to do it first.

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Step 15. Add a line of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue around the edge of the bottom square frame which will be used as the shaker section.

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Step 16. Cut and place a piece of the acetate over the square making sure it stays within the frame border. Allow the glue to stick before carrying on.

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Step 17. Use the off cut pieces that came from the frame to use as a guide when cutting the foam tape for the shaker section of this card, just make sure it`s a bit longer either end. Trim the foam tape down the centre to get the required size foam width needed.

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Step 18. Attach it to the top and bottom of the frame.

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Step 19. Complete the other 2 sides making sure that the foam tape meets together so it doesn`t allow any of the shaker contents to escape. Cut to size another white piece of card to be used to cover the seeds and seal them in later.

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Step 20. I have added 2 rows of the foam tape to take up the depth of the seeds. Remove the backing from the foam tape and pour in the mustard seeds.

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Step 21. Alternatively you can use the Creative Expressions black micro beads if you are using the poppy dies / stamps as these resemble the seeds of the poppy. This idea would also make a lovely remembrance card too.

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Step 22. Place the white backing card over the mustard seeds to seal them all in. You may want that card slightly larger so it covers the sticky of the excess foam tape !!!!

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Step 23. Turn the piece over to reveal the mustard seed shaker section of the box frame.

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Step 24. Add some strong tape along the outer edge of the box tabs and also on the corner tabs.

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Step 25. Remove the backing from the corner tabs before fixing them in place on the inside of the box sides. This will start to create the covered box side shape.

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Step 26. Now fold the over sticky tape sides down as it is this piece which will stick the back to the base card.

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Step 27. Turn the piece over to see the box frame taking shape.

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Step 28. Lay the box frame onto a piece of kraft card and here you will see the frame sits perfectly over the inner Sue Wilson stitched lattice frame die and then cut and emboss the larger stitched die at the same time. (Remove the box before cutting the piece !!!) it`s just to show the sizing is correct if you use the 2 ~ ½cm score lines.

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Step 29. This photo just shows the reduced side tabs as there were 1cm at the start of the project but that made it to deep for this project. I have left it in as it may be useful for another crafter to see how you can still save project.

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Step 30. Remove the backing off the tape on the bottom of the box and stick the box onto the stitched kraft card panel. This effect saves using lots of foam tape and you don`t get to see the workings of the shaker section this way either.

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Step 31. Trim the Foundations antique gold card to 7” x 8 ¼ “ or fold a tab and attach another piece of card to make a folded base card.

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Step 32. Place the gold card onto a score board and score around the outer of the card and then repeat a smaller inner line a ¼ “ in, again all the way around.

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Step 33. Add the larger kraft panel onto the base card using foam tape for added dimension.

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Step 34. Add the already prepared box frame panels onto the base card using foam tape and just look at the depth created with 4 layers of card. The embossing, stitch effect and the box frame all play a part in the overall dimensional finish.

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Step 35. Take a piece of A4 Foundations vellum and fold it in half, width wise. Cut a piece of sticky A4 sheet in half and remove the backing and stick it down on the inside of the vellum. Then fold the other side on top to create a lovely weighted piece of vellum. This is helps when gluing the die cut pieces onto the card as it`s harder to see the glue underneath yet still have the soft effect of the vellum.

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Step 36. Select the flowers from the Sue Wilson delightful daisies die set and then add the small garden embellishment pieces from the shadow box collection ~ in the garden die set. IMPORTANTLY use low tack tape to secure the dies in place and so they do not move and cut into each other.

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Step 37. Cut and then emboss the vellum through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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Step 38. Poke through the die to release the vellum and the lovely detail the embossing brings.

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Step 39. Here are all the pieces cut in one pass.

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Step 40. Poke the wings up on the small butterfly for added detail.

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Step 41. Repeat the following so that the flowers can be decoupaged. Cut extra leaves, a butterfly a pot and a ladybird can be added.

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Step 42. Cut and emboss another `Thank You` in the antique gold card so it can be shadowed.

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Step 43. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the back of your hand and tap the vellum `Thank You` over the glue before off setting it over the gold `Thank You` sentiment.

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Step 44. Place the different elements into the shadow box using some silicone glue for dimension. Lay the `Thank You` over the box above the seed shaker section. Add the delightful daisies so they are mainly stick at the bottom of the box and then the flower heads fall over the edge of the box. Decoupage some of the flower heads up.

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Step 45. Cut one of the full flower daisies off the stem…..

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Step 46. ……..make a nice jute bow using the lightest jute from the natural twine bundle. Add the bow to the corner of the shaker box.

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Step 47. Add the daisy head to cover the knot of the bow. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to the centre of the whole daisy heads and then sprinkle some of the Tim Holtz distress dry rock candy glitter over the glue and tap off the excess.

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Step 48. Here is a close up of the twine bow which completes the seed shaker section.

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Step 49. The vellum daisies climb up the bottom left hand box to compliment the garden theme.

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Mauritius Gift Card Booklet

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This project will show you how to make this gift card booklet which can also be a mini scrapbook, photo book or whatever you want to fill it with.

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The die was so well with the Sue Wilson Mauritius die and the co-ordinating Stamps to die for…  sunlit daisies stamp as they work hand in hand.

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The flowers are created the 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 stitched panel from the Sue Wilson range are perfect when making a booklet as they add detail to the edge of the project.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Indian Ocean Collection ~ Mauritius Die : CED10014

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

Sue Wilson Caribbean Island Collection ~ St Barts Die : CED5205

Creative Expressions Stamps to Die for … Sunlit Daisies : UMS747

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamp Set : CEC702

Graphmaster Pens

Graphmaster CG1 & CG2 in Cool Grey 12pk : GRAPHSETCGREY

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Foundations Pearl Icicle CardPC001

& Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

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

Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder : CSDEPSILV

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Sideshow Rose Satin Ribbon : CESRSSROSE

     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

London fog Memento Ink Pad & Silicone Glue

Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Ink Pad : DPDRDMARIGOLD

Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely gift card booklet which has been made so easy by using the Sue Wilson die shapes. For this you will need the Sue Wilson Indian Ocean collection ~ Mauritius die, the shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set, the Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die along with the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … sunlit daisies stamp. The Graphmaster CG1 & CG2 from the Cool Grey 12pk are used to shade the daisies in for a soft feel to the project. You will also see how to create a whole daisy from the stamp plate as they are all just part of a daisy in the stamped image !!!!

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Step 2. Add the 3 outer dies from the Sue Wilson Indian Ocean collection ~ Mauritius die and the inner / smallest solid stitched die from the shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set onto a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card securing them in place with some low tack tape. Cut and then emboss the dies through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 3. Continue until you have cut 6 stitched panels and just 2 of the delicate Mauritius frames.

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Step 4. Measure a piece of the icicle card to 137mm x 80mm or 5 ¾ “ x 3 1/8I like to work in cms as it`s easier with the score board. Now with the 8cm width lined up on a score board score a line downwards at 2cm intervals.

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Step 5. Cut the panel down the centre at 4cms and fold each piece in half along the score line. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue over one of the folded strips.

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Step 6. Join the 2 strips together making sure the both of the folded edges are lined up against each other. This method works better I feel than having the fold line on the inside of the booklet as it makes slightly more bulkier !!!

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Step 7. Ease each side downwards to reveal the core shape for the booklet panels to be added onto.

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Step 8. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto the right hand top side tab. Now add the first stitched panel so the top side is facing upwards. MAKE SURE the panels is added with a 2mm gap on the tab as this will create the back page slightly overlapping the inner pages, this will mean the inner pages will lay perfectly inside with no overhang.

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Step 9. Here you can see how the above step will help.

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Step 10. Add another stitched panel onto the left hand side flat tab so the joined central piece remains upright. Place the panel with the stitching on the top side.

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Step 11. Now add another stitched panel on the right hand side of the central tab making sure the panel goes right up to the scored line (this will ensure the page don`t over hang the edge of the back of the booklet, as was shown earlier) The wrong side of the panel needs to be facing upwards as it will be covered next.

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Step 12. Apply so glue or tape runner around all of the just laid panel.

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Step 13. Place the panel with the right side up stitched detail being placed on the side edge first so you know the panel will sit perfectly once laid down.

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Step 14. Now you have the central pages in place. You could even cut an aperture out before doing these steps and add a photo or some acetate. There are lots of options for the booklet.

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Step 15. Take a long length of the Creative Expressions finishing touches sideshow rose satin ribbon and stick it around the front, over the spine and round the back of the booklet using a tape runner or double sided tape. Make sure you leave long tails of the ribbon so that it can be made into a bow later on.

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Step 16. Add some more of the tape runner. You can use Cosmic Shimmer glue but go sparingly as you don`t want to make the panel to wet.

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Step 17. Add another panel onto the cover marrying up the edge of the panel as you lay it down. Have the stitching facing right side up as this is the front cover.

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Step 18. Turn the booklet over and repeat the process with the last panel with the stitching facing on the top. This completes the basic shape of the booklet. It`s made extra easy by having the panels all the same size and with the detail of the stitching too.

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Step 19. Make a `Just for You` sentiment from the Creative Expressions amazing sentiment stamp set. Use the Perfect Medium ink pad when stamping the sentiment onto a piece icicle pearl card, then use the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder over the ink and then heat set it. Cut the sentiment out using the curved rectangle die from the Sue Wilson Mauritius inner rectangle die.

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Step 20. Add some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue onto an acrylic block in this case. This is how the glue will be applied to the intricate reverse of the Mauritius frame. You could use a spray glue or the fine Cosmic Shimmer highlighter glue.

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Step 21. Dab a small piece of cut and dry foam over the glue to prime the foam pad. This will make sure you don`t have big blobs of glue on the pad.

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Step 22. With the frame on a piece of cellophane (this is to help the frame not stick to the below surface and it can be thrown away as it will only take one use). Dab the foam pad over the frame making sure you don`t move the frame as you work quickly.

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Step 23. Lift the frame upwards so the glue doesn`t touch the front of the frame.

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Step 24. Place the frame into the right hand panel in the centre of the booklet. Once the glue is dry use an adhesive rubber to gently remove any excess glue. I found using this technique you might just get 1 or 2 small bits of glue on the thin detail of the frame but it was removed with the rubber. Repeat the process but on a clean piece of cellophane and add that frame to the back inside right hand stitched panel of the booklet.

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Step 25. Add some of the Tim Holtz dried marigold ink around the edges of the `Just for You` sentiment on a Creative Expressions smoothie. Place that onto the centre of the frame using foam pads for added dimension.

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Step 26. 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 27. Add the outer die and the largest inner frame die from the Mauritius die set onto the stamped frame and secure it in place with some low tack tape. Now cut the piece out using the Grand Calibur die cutting machine. Stamp and cut another 2 frames out but this time omit the inner rectangular frame and just cut solid frames around the daisy design.

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Step 28. Stamp 2 or 3 more sunlit daisies images onto a piece of coconut card. 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 use to).

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Step 29. Cut down into each petal and then curve the petal over the snips to add depth to the flowers.

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Step 30. Tuck the daisies into the side of the frame using 3d glue or a foam pad for added dimension.

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Step 31. Continue to colour the main frame with the cut out centre that has been cut out earlier. Build the flower petals up with the Graphmaster pens.

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Step 32. I found laying the CG1 on just one side of the petal was enough and the I used the CG2 on the flower centres and the odd leaf to bring some depth the frame.

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Step 33. Use some of the Tim Holtz dried marigold ink around the edges of frame before applying some foam tape to the back of the frame and placing it on the front cover. Add the other 2 solid daisy frames to the left hand side of the booklet pages once they are coloured in.

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Step 34. To make a full flower cut 2 of the daises out of the 3 frames that were stamped for just cutting flowers out of. 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.

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Step 35. Add a gift card on a glue dot and place on the back panel of the booklet and then add the daisy to embellish the card. Here an old gift card has been used with the company name hidden but you can leave the new one open as it will be in the back of the booklet and a nice surprise as the card is opened.

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Step 36. Cut a solid frame from the inner dies of the Mauritius die set and then also another one using the solid frame, the detailed frame and the inner detailed circle. Ink the back solid frame with the dried marigold smoothie and glue it behind the coconut detailed frame.

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Step 37. Glue this frame into the recess in the front daisy frame. Use the glue so you can wiggle it into place.

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Step 38. Make another whole daisy up using the technique that was shown earlier on. Add it to the bottom right hand side of the frame on the inside of the cover.

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Step 39. Stamp and then embossed in the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine the `Some people come into our lives` sentiment and cut that out using the detailed corner die from the Caribbean Island collection ~ St Barts die set.

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Step 40. Mount it onto the daisy frame using foam pads for dimension.

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Step 41. Cut and create more daises, some are full daises and others just as they are from the stamp. Make sure you cut into the petals for added depth before sticking them to the front frame. It doesn`t matter if they don`t go directly over a daisy as it actually gives the appearance of more flowers if they are added at random.

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Step 42. Tie the ribbon into a bow once all the pages of the booklet are complete. The inside daisy panel has been left free for a personal message to added when sending the card.

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Step 43. Just a view of the different pages. As the booklet is closed with the ribbon it`s why foam pads can be used as they will take in the depth. Why not add another set together to make a larger paged booklet and use it as a brag book !!!

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   Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Mini Striplet Cascading Card

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This workshop shows how to make a snowflake filigree cascading card using the Sue Wilson mini snowflake striplet die as the detailed focus.

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Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue has been used to create faux pearls over the snowflake background and on the Sue Wilson winter trees.

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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Mini Striplet Collection Snowflake Die  : CED3036

Sue Wilson Winter Trees Die Set : CED3041

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Borders & Flourishes Stamp Plate : CEC796

Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Embossing Powder : CSEPSILMET

Perfect Medium Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Foundations Pearl Icicle Card : PC001

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

Cosmic Shimmer Glacier Ice Glitter Jewels :CSGJGLAC

Cosmic Shimmer Highlighter Glue : CSGLUEHIGH

Cosmic Shimmer PVA Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this intricate cascading card using one of mini Sue Wilson`s striplet dies for a detailed finish. You will need the following main products ; the Sue Wilson mini striplet collection snowflake die and the finishing touches winter tree dies. The Creative Expressions John Lockwood borders & flourishes stamp plate is perfect for a small sentiment on the base of the card.

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Step 2. The Sue Wilson mini striplet dies which are 4cm (without the outer solid frame) and these are perfect to create a cascading card, I have created the measurements especially for this die and you`ll also find the standard size striplet cascading card project on the Creative Expressions weekly workshop site. Select a piece of Foundations icicle card and trim the card so you have 2 panels of 16cm x 14cm. The extra 1cm is for a solid area for the card to stand up on as the rest of the design is so delicate and a sentiment can be added to this area.

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Step 3. Place the card on a score board with the 16cm width laid along the top. Score at 4cms – 8cms – 12cms & finish at 16cms. It`s important that you have the full 16cms width as the borders will be very fine. If you would rather then you could have 1cm or ½ cm sections as long as each section is the same width and the card is cut with the added measurement included. If so you`ll still be able to cut the card out of the 21cm width of an A4 sheet of card. I found it`s ok to work with the 4cms sections as I like it to look delicate.

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Step 4. Turn the card and mark at 5cms. It doesn`t matter to much as you will need to measure this again once all the intricate die shapes have been cut out but it will give you a rough guide to the shape you are using.

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Step 5. Here the inner main mini striplet die is placed in the 4cm section of the card with the solid gap at the bottom of the card. Use some low take tape to secure the inner main striplet die in place making sure it fits in the 4cm box and is up to the top edge of the card. DO NOT use the outer solid die in this project !!!

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Step 6. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine and then pass it back through again. Please make sure the die goes through lengthways as this will give a better cut to the piece. Using the Foundations 230gsm card will allow the card to be cut in the 2 passes.

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Step 7. Turn the cut piece over and run the Spellbinders Tool in One tool over the die to release all the small pieces from the die.

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Step 8. Now make sure all to small pieces are removed from the die. Move the die across to the next 4cm panel and secure this in place using the low take tape (I have used the same 3 pieces of tape throughout the 8 panels being cut !!!) Make sure you have the 2 score lines either side of the die. Run this through the Grand Calibur. No embossing needs to be done as it would flatten out each time you did the next cut.

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Step 9. Repeat the process until all 4 panels are cut. You will need to repeat this again on the 2nd piece of cut card. I know it seems a pain but the end results are so worth it. I look at it as it would be only 8 cut and emboss passes as it`s not being embossed !!!

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Step 10. Place the card in an A5 guillotine with the tip of the card at the top of the guillotine and then cut to the 5cm mark that was made earlier. Just measure the piece again if you can`t find it. RETAIN the off cut as it is needed later on.

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Step 11. Snip at the 5cm mark on the 2nd panel but this time it will need to be the opposite way so that the 2 deeper ends meet side by side and the card will be cut up lower on the right hand side of the card.

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Step 12. Place the card back on the score board and place the 4cm score lines back on the card as they will have been squashed when running the dies through the die cutting machine.

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Step 13. Take a ruler and lay this on the centre score line and now ease the panel up. This will help when handling the delicate design.

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Step 14. Pinch each line into place.

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Step 15. Repeat this on the 2nd panel. I haven`t scored each score line back like I did on the standard striplet size cascading card as the 2 other score lines do not need to bend !!!

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Step 16. Eye ball up to half way in the card and snip up to that point on the 1st score line (the 4cm score line) from the left hand side. It`s important to cut in the centre of the score line as the solid card is very thin using these measurements. Now cut up to the same depth on the 12cm score line leaving the centre scoreline in tact.

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Step 17. Now take the 2nd panel and turn the piece around to cut from the top of the card. Again cut down on the 4cm & 12cm score lines leaving the centre 8cm scoreline untouched. Remember you can always cut a bit further into the slits later on if needs be so it`s better not to go to far when cutting up or down the score lines.

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Step 18. Pick up the 2 longer pieces of each panel and cross them over and slide them gently down the just made slits. Cut further up if needs be so that the card meets at the bottom.

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Step 19. Ease the card score line inwards and cross / join the 2 slit points over each other as you have just done .

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Step 20. Now you have the basic shape of the cascading card. It all sounds detailed but once the panels are cut it doesn`t take long to cut the card and it then becomes a very effective card and it won`t need to much added to it to make it one of those talked about cards (in my opinion !!!)

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Step 21. Take the retained off cut from earlier and trim it at the 8cm point and use the larger right hand side of the panel.

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Step 22. Place the piece behind the back of the cascading card so the pattern marries up and then add some Cosmic Shimmer highlighter dries clear glue to the card that will overlap and not the area which will be seen on the front.

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Step 23. Stick the piece together….

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Step 24. ……here is a view from the back of the card. It`s hardly visible but it allows a nice squared off finish to the card and it also strengthens the delicate design too.

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Step 25. Now you have the standard mini striplet cascading card shape.

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Step 26. Take one of the other off cuts and lay in over the front of the card. Marry the design up and this can be stuck over both of the lower front edges of the card. It will strengthen the card and also allow the front of the card to be the front of the die cut surface and not the rougher reverse of the card.

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Step 27. Trim off the card using the underneath as a guide when trimming.

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Step 28. Place some self adhesive sheet over a piece of white card and secure the thinner Sue Wilson winter tree dies onto the piece. Run them through a die cutting machine.

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Step 29. Remove the backing off the tree and place the tree die cut piece in a plastic tub and tip some of the Cosmic Shimmer glacier ice glitter jewels over the sticky area. Press the jewels firmly into the sheet and repeat on the other trees. In all 3 large thin trees and 6 of the smaller trees have been covered. You may want to use some of the Tim Holtz rock candy glitter on some of the trees for a different look.

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Step 30. Attach the trees to the card, 1 large tree has been added on the back left hand panel of the card, 2 large trees in the inner centre of the card and 2 smaller trees on the 2 right hand central side panel and 2 small trees on the each of the front panels.

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Step 31. I have cut the `Seasons greetings` from the border John Lockwood stamp plate as it can be lined up when used on a different project OR you can leave it whole and just ink the stamp area you need. Make 2 of the `Seasons Greetings` sentiment using the Cosmic Shimmer silver shine embossing powder over the Perfect Medium ink. Trim to 2 small panels and edge with a silver pen.

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Step 32. Add some faux small glue dots using the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue over the tree and on the detailed background of the base card. Just make sure the glue doesn`t go through the card layers as you will get all stuck up. Glue in sections leaving each layer to dry first helps .

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Step 33. Have you have the completed card when can be done in a nice conveyor belt style to make batches of the card. It works well as it`s made out of 1 sheet of A4 card and then off cuts for the small trees.

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Step 34. Here is a close up of the small sentiments and the faux pearls on the trees.

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Step 35.  So with the 2 workshops you now have the measurements for the large Sue Wilson striplet dies and the mini striplet die.

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Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish Reindeer Card

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This project is will show you how to make this very textured card using the Creative Expressions stag mini stencil along with the 3 Cosmic Shimmer gilding polishes. The Sue Wilson pierced rectangle frame, tree dies and the deer dies along with the Glossy Accents are also used.

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The torn vellum section have the textured stags on them and these slightly cover the shimmered trees behind.

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The glossy accent deers showcase the card perfectly and are so easy to make.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Copper Shine : CSMGCOPPER

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Chocolate Bronze : CSMGCHOC

Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish ~ Pearl Lustre : CSMGPEARL

Creative Expressions Mini Stencils Stags : CEMSSTAG

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set  : CED5508

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Winter Trees Die Set  : CED3041

Sue Wilson Festive Collection  Deer Family Die Set :   CED3042

Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Ink Pad DPTWIGS

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Glacier Ice :  CSGJGLAC  &

Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Foundations  Vellum : 40024, Foundations Antique Copper Card :PC008,

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

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

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

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this deer / stag card full of shimmer using these main products. Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish in copper shine, chocolate bronze & pearl lustre. The Creative Expressions mini stencils stags along with the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle die set, the winter trees die set and the deer family die set are also needed for the project.

Secure the Creative Expressions stag mini stencils in the bottom left hand corner of a piece of Foundations vellum measuring 8 ¼” x 8 ¼“ square beforehand using some low tack tape all the way round the edge so the vellum is protected when the polish is added.

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Step 2. Remove the lid of the Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish in the copper shine. 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 it`s not absorbed as much as the cut`n`dry foam would do).

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Step 3. Dab the pad up and down onto sections of the stag making sure you get into the antlers of the stag. This will give a nice rough texture to the end result. Leave areas of the vellum clear and don`t overload the vellum with the polish.

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Step 4. Now go ahead and fill in the blank vellum areas with the chocolate bronze gilding polish. Again using the dabbing technique to add texture. Don`t over work the colours as the can get muddied together.

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Step 5. Now add some of the pearl lustre gilding polish just down the front body area of the stencil to add shade and detail to the piece.

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Step 6. Remove the stencil carefully to reveal the coloured stags. 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 but it will be used to an advantage later on in the project.

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Step 7. Now clean the stencil by washing it or using a grime boss to remove the excess gilding polish. Once the stencil is completely dry tape the stencil back onto the top right hand side of the vellum. Repeat the process and colour in the stags using the same method. Once done set to one side to dry the vellum piece.

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Step 8. Now load the top handle dabber on the copper shine metallic gilding polish pot. Wipe away the excess on the side of the pot.

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Step 9. Cut the largest die from the Sue Wilson Noble double pierced rectangle die set on a piece of Foundations coconut card. It`s best to do this first rather than when the polish is on encase the card is to wet when it`s die cut !!!! ~ I learnt the hard way. Now swipe the loaded dabber across the top of the card to lay down the colour. PLEASE RETAIN THE OFF CUT FROM THE PIERCED RECTANGLE PANEL FOT LATER !!! You will also need to colour in the off cut so bare this in mind when you have the polish out.

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Step 10. Lay another line further down and then repeat the process using the chocolate bronze polish. It doesn`t matter that there are odd areas of the polish as …….

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Step 11. …. some pearl lustre polish is added over the join areas to soften the lines. 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. Because of the size of the largest pierced rectangle die isn`t large enough to sit under the 8 ¼“ square worked vellum piece then you can either make a 2nd pierced panel and tuck it under the bottom of the other panel and add the vellum over the top of the piece or you could ……

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Step 13. ….. use the following steps to tear the vellum and create a nice feature so the whole piece fits onto the original pierced panel. For this you will just need the off cut from the pierced panel. 2 of the edges were thin like this as the die was placed near the edge of the card when die cutting it out earlier on.

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Step 14. Take the other 2 edges and trim the card to the same width as the step before.

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Step 15. Now cut the card so you have 2 `L` shaped polish pierced strips.

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Step 16. Here one has been laid onto the vellum to show you how the idea came about as it`s useful for adding vellum onto a card so it hides any glue.

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Step 17. So that both stag pieces get onto the small pierced frames tear down the vellum above the stags to the bottom of the vellum.

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Step 18. Lay the torn piece onto the frame to see if it`s right ?

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Step 19. So that more of the underneath gilding polish tear a small amount of vellum at the top of the piece.

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Step 20. Repeat this on the top corner stag piece so you are happy with how the 2 stag pieces will lay on the base frame.

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Step 21. Use a tape runner to add some adhesive to the thin frame. This works better than glue so any moisture doesn`t effect the vellum. A 3mm tape could be used if not.

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Step 22. Ease the vellum with your fingers to shape the piece. There will be a slight distortion on the vellum because of the polish is wet when applied but this adds to the charm of the piece.

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Step 23. Repeat this on the top corner piece and set a side for a bit.

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Step 24. Add some self adhesive sheet onto a white off cut of card and attach the winter trees dies onto the carrier sheet using some low tack tape. Now place the largest deer and smallest one from the deer family die set onto a piece of coconut card. Cut all the pieces out and then emboss just the deer to get the detailed effect. Don`t emboss the adhesive sheet as that can cause cracking on the carrier sheet.

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Step 25. Remove the backing from 3 of the tree pieces. Place them in a plastic tub and sprinkle the Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels ~ glacier ice over the sticky.

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Step 26. Press the glitter into the piece to burnish it into the sticky sheet. Return the excess to the pot.

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Step 27. Repeat the process but this time use the Cosmic Shimmer glitter jewels ~ iced snow again burnish it into the sticky. Now you have some lovely textures and shimmer on the trees.

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Step 28. Also add a line of stickles at the top of the deer and allow to dry.

Alternatively distress the reindeers with some gathered twigs distress ink or some vintage photo ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie. Go back in and add more ink on the neck and hoof area of the deer as this will give a lovely tone later on.

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Step 29. Add some of the glossy accents over the whole of the deer. It`s best to add a line of the glossy accents around the outline before filling in the middle of the die cut as it will act as a barrier. Repeat this on the smaller deer.

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Step 30. The colour really pops and changes once the glossy accents is added. So it`s important to add the 2nd layer of ink down the front of the deer and the hoofs etc as this really shines through on the finished look.

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Step 31. Cut a larger panel in the Foundations antique copper card and then a larger mat in the Foundations antique gold card and then a final panel in the Foundations coconut card. Mat all layers on top of each other using foam tape as you go for added dimension. Attach some double sided tape to the reverse of the gilded polish panel (this works better than glue as it`s not wet and will flatten the card down nicely). Turn the edges of the tape carrier sheet over.

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Step 32. Line the panel onto the base mats pressing down on the 4 corners once you have the card in place correctly. Now pull the tabs to ensure a perfectly lied up panel. If it wasn`t stuck correctly you can lift the panel and line it up again as it is not stuck down 100%.

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Step 33. Now just lay the corner stag vellum pieces onto the card.

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Step 34. Lay the worked trees and deer onto and behind the vellum.

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Step 35. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue behind the trees to stick them to the panel. Make sure the smaller ones are towards the back for scale wise. Use a 3d glue for the top 2 trees for dimension and then to add the 2 deer on the bottom right again using the 3d glue.

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Step 36. Now attach the bottom corner stag vellum so it sits inside the other pierced frame.

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Step 37. Do the same with the top corner and pull the glossy accent deer over the top of the vellum to highlight them further.

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Step 38. The vellum torn edges could of had some of the gilding polish or wax added to them but I liked how the vellum blended into trees and deer.

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Step 39. The shimmer from the polished background and the trees work well together.

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Step 40. The crinkle of the vellum adds to the charm of the piece I feel.

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Step 41.Here is the finished project which i`m sure would get some wow`s from people if it was given to them. I know last year I made 30 odd glossy accent deer’s and friends were amazed it was originally white card.

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Sue Wilson Striplet Cascading Card

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This workshop shows how to make a filigree cascading 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.

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The Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent oak PVA glue has been used here for a faux glassine effect to the peony flowers.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Floral Meadow Die  : CED1605

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Decadent Teal PVA Glue : CSPMGTEAL

Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin Decadent Oak PVA Glue : CSPMGOAK

Foundations Pearl Card ~ Antique Copper : PC008

Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Petite Peony Cluster Die CED1451

Graphmaster Pen ~ Number 98 for the Set G Skin Tone Set : GRAPHSETSKIN

Foundations Vellum : 40024

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

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Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this intricate cascading 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 and the finishing touches petite peony cluster die. 2 sheets of the Foundations antique copper card and some Foundations vellum. A Graphmaster no. 98 pen (from the skin tones set) is used over the vellum to create a faux glassine paper effect and either the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent teal or oak PVA glue have been used as a faux pearl in the centres of the flowers.

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Step 2. A standard cascading card is often embellished with die cut shapes, toppers and 3D flowers etc, so I thought how could I make something a bit different along the same standard shape. The Sue Wilson`s striplet dies which are 2” are perfect for this, so take 2 pieces Foundations antique copper card and trim the card to 8 x 6 ½“. This extra ½” is for a solid area for the card to stand up on as the rest of the design is so delicate.

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Step 3. Turn the card to the 8” width and score at 2” – 4” – 6” & finish at 8 inches. It`s important that you have the full 8” width as the borders will be very fine. If you would rather then you could have 2 ½” sections as long as each section is the same width. I found it`s ok to work with the 2” sections.

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Step 4. Turn the card and mark at 3 inches. It doesn`t matter to much as you will need to measure this again once all the intricate die shapes have been cut out but it will give you a rough guide to the shape you are using.

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Step 5. Here the inner main striplet die is placed in the 2” section of the card with the solid gap at the bottom of the card. A ruler has been laid across to show the diagonal shape that will be used later on.

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Step 6. Use some low take tape to secure the inner main striplet die in place making sure it fits in the 2” box and is up to the top edge of the card. DO NOT use the outer solid die in this project !!!

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Step 7. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine and then pass it back through again. Please make sure the die goes through lengthways as this will give a better cut to the piece.

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Step 8. Using the Foundations 230gsm card will allow the card to be cut in the 2 passes.

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Step 9. Turn the cut piece over and run the Spellbinders Tool in One over the die to release all the small pieces from the die.

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Step 10. Gently lift the die off the card making sure you lift the low take tape off the die first. It will reveal the intricate cut panel within the 2” panel of the card.

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Step 11. Now move the die across to the next 2” panel and secure this in place using the low take tape (I used the same 3 pieces of tape throughout the 8 panels being cut !!!) Make sure you have the 2 score lines either side of the die and also that the flowers in the die are facing the same way as the pattern would be different if it was turned to the other end. Run this through the Grand Calibur. No embossing needs to be done as it would flatten out each time you did the next cut.

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Step 12. Repeat until all 4 panels are cut. You will need to repeat this again on the 2nd piece of cut card. I know it seems a pain but the end results are so worth it. I look at it as it would be only 4 cut and emboss passes as it`s not being embossed !!!

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Step 13. I have laid the ruler across the tip of the card and down to the 3” point as this is where the card will be cut later on. But as this is an intricate design it`s best to continue and do the next few steps first.

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Step 14. Go back in and score down the 2”4”6” points as they will have been flattened when the card was cut.

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Step 15. Take a ruler and lay this on the score line and now bend the panel up. This will help when handling the delicate design.

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Step 16. Ease all 3 lines up but turn the middle score line in the opposite way to create a mountain fold.

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Step 17. Pinch each score line into place.

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Step 18. Here you will now have the scored panel with the mountain and valley folds. Repeat on the 2nd panel.

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Step 19. Place the card in an A5 guillotine with the tip of the card at the top of the guillotine and then cut to the 3” mark that was made earlier. Just measure the piece again if you can`t find it.

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Step 20. Retain the off cut as it will form part of the back of the card later on.

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Step 21. Concertina the fold lines in place so it makes it easier to work with card.

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Step 22. Snip at the 3” mark on the 2nd panel but this time it will need to be the opposite way so that the 2 shallow ends meet side by side and the card will be cut up higher on the right hand side of the card.

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Step 23. Trim the card in the same manner on the guillotine to remove the excess card.

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Step 24. Eye ball up to half way in the card and snip up to that point on the 1st score line (the 2” score line) from the left hand side. It`s important to cut in the centre of the score line as the solid card is very thin using these measurements.

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Step 25. Then cut up the same amount on the right hand score line (the 6” line)

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Step 26. Now take the 2nd panel and turn the piece around to cut from the top of the card. Again cut down on the 2” & 6” score lines leaving the centre 4” scoreline untouched. Remember you can always cut a bit further into the slits later on if needs be so it`s better not to go to far when cutting up or down the score lines.

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Step 27. Pick up the 2 longer pieces of each panel and cross them over and slide them gently down the just made slits. Cut further up if needs be so that the card meets at the bottom.

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Step 28. Ease the card score line inwards…..

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Step 29. …. and cross / join the 2 slit points over each other as you have just done in step 27.

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Step 30. Now you have the basic shape of the cascading card. It all sounds detailed but once the panels are cut it doesn`t take long to cut the card. I will make a template and a smaller version for the mini striplet die.

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Step 31. As the cascading levels of the card have the striplet designs with some of the embossed side up and others with the reverse side then by adding flowers with help cover this issue. You can either cut the flowers from the striplet die itself but this will take a long while so it`s best to use the Sue Wilson finishing touches petite peony cluster die. Fold a piece of vellum in 3 and cut the solid peony flowers out.

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Step 32. Repeat the process many times – I used the Spellbinders Sapphire machine as it`s perfect for small dies and I believe I cut 60 flowers out which was only 6 -7 lots of cutting. Snip the 2 joining flowers so you are left with single flower heads.

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Step 33. There are 2 options for the flowers. Either use the Graphmaster no.98 (from the skin tone pack) to edge the vellum.

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Step 34. 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 35. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent oak PVA glue to make a faux pearl effect in the centre of the flower.

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Step 36. Sprinkle some of the Tim Holtz distress glitter clear rock candy over the glue, tap off the excess glitter and allow it to dry. Repeat on the other flowers.

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Step 37. Alternatively swipe the chisel nib of the no.98 Graphmaster pen over the vellum.

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Step 38. Colour all of the flowers and they will dry very quickly.

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Step 39. This will create a faux glassine paper effect on the flowers.

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Step 40. Add a dot of the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin decadent oak PVA glue and use a pokey tool to allow a quick release of the flower as you draw the glue up. This will help to create to small dot effect as the flowers can move around. YOU MAY WANT TO ADD A CONTRAST COLOUR SUCH AS THE DECADENT TEAL – which can be seen at the end of the project.

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Step 41. It`s optional but you may want to add the Tim Holtz distress glitter clear rock candy over the glue. Lift each flower up and knock off the excess glitter as you set the flowers aside to dry.

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Step 42. Take the retained off cut from earlier and trim it at the 4” point and use the larger left hand side of the panel.

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Step 43. Place the piece behind the back of the cascading card so the pattern marries up and then add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the card that will overlap and not the area which will be seen on the front.

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Step 44. Stick the piece together and here is a view from the back of the card. It`s hardly visible but it allows a nice squared off finish to the card and it also strengthens the delicate design too.

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Step 45. Start to add the flowers over the back and centre area of the card. 8 Flowers will be enough in the centre of the card pocket.

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Step 46. The decadent oak glue has been used to glue the flowers on but the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue could also be used instead.

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Step 47. It`s best to add a few extra flowers over the raw cut edge of the cascading card as the solid area of the die is featured at the base of the card.

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Step 48. Continue to add the flowers to the underneath areas too, but just leave the inner diamond area without as they won`t really be seen and the flowers would be squashed as well.

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Step 49. Here is the finished effect using the decadent oak glue on the card.

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Step 50. Here is the faux glassine effect the flowers created in the vellum and coloured with the Graphmaster pen gives.

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Step. 51. The project lays fairly flat but it would be best to present the card in a shallow box or wrapped in tissue paper rather than an envelope.

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Step 52. So either have the decadent oak pearl flowers or use the decadent teal in the centre to add a pop of colour to the project.

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Step 53. Colour a thin piece of the Creative Expressions finishing touches off white satin ribbon with the no 98. pen before making it into a double bow. The add a duck egg resin flower over the knot of the bow to complete the project.

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Step. 54 Here is an ariel view of the cascading layers of the card and you can see that the 8 flowers in the centre layer are just enough.

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Here is the completed project

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Sue Wilson Mauritius Graphmaster Poppy Gift Card

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This project shows how to make a compact dimensional gift card which is perfect for giving money and as the card.

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Graphmaster Pens have been used to colour the flowers with a Himalayan blue poppies theme.

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The Craft Consortium  `Thank You ` Charm gives detail to the white bow.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die : CED8205

Sue Wilson Indian Ocean Mauritius Die :  CED10014

Co-ordinating Stamp ~ Poppy Garden Pre cut Stamp : UMS746

Graphmaster Alcohol Pens : Colours 43, 47, 66,67,75 & 75 were used

All from the Basic Set except number 47 which is in the Advanced Set.

So 46 could be used instead if you have the basic set only.

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

&Foundations Baby Blue Card : 41012

Couture Creations Duck Egg Resin Flowers : AFRFLR006

Craft Consortium Vintage Heart Charm ~ Thank You : AFMCHRM008

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & 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 gift card which is perfect for those times when you want to give money as a gift, that way you get a nice card afterwards. The main products needed are the Sue Wilson Indian ocean Mauritius die set with the co-ordinating stamp ~ poppy garden pre cut stamp. The poppies are colour in blue tones to emulate the blue Himalayan poppies, so the Graphmaster alcohol pens ~ colours 43, 47, 66,67,75 & 76 were used for this. All from the Basic Set except number 47 which is in the Advanced Set. But 46 could be used instead if you only have the basic set.

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Step 2. Place the Sue Wilson poppy garden pre cut stamp onto an acrylic block and select a piece of Foundations coconut card. Also a black versafine or a black memento ink pad is needed so the image can be stamped in this ink and coloured in using the Graphmaster alcohol pens.

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Step 3. Ink the poppy stamp up with the versafine and stamp the image onto the coconut card.

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Step 4. Select the outer frame from the Sue Wilson Indian ocean Mauritius die set and place it over the stamped poppy garden image which has been designed to fit with this die. Now secure the die in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 5. Also secure the inner curved edged rectangle from the same die set so it drops down slightly over the poppies. This will allow a nice solid border line to be seen and the decoupaged poppies will cover the bottom edge.

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Step 6. Run the prepared card through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine before embossing the panel using the pink embossing plate etc.

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Step 7. Also cut another solid die frame using the Foundations baby blue card. Cut a coconut oval with the inner die inside before cutting a baby blue solid oval by just using the outer die.

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Step 8. Cut a frame using the 4 outer dies from the Sue Wilson Indian ocean Mauritius die set in the coconut card. Again secure the dies in place with some low tack tape to ensure none of the dies move inside the die cutting machine.

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Step 9. Once the frame has been cut and embossed through the Grand Calibur and with the dies still in place, run the Spellbinders tool in one over the die to help release all of the intricate pieces from the die and card.

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Step 10. Once the die is removed all the small pieces will have fallen out. This saves a lot of pricking the small pieces out and you end up with a cleaner die too. Repeat the process and cut a 2nd coconut frame.

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Step 11. So now you will have a solid blue frame, 2 intricate coconut frames (sorry there is only 1 in photo but 2 will be needed) and a poppy stamped frame.

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Step 12. Place the solid blue frame and the poppy stamped frame together and make a small hole towards the top and bottom on the left hand side of the frames.

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Step 13. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the top coconut oval onto the solid baby blue oval and cut a small slip around the side inner edge of the white oval, cutting through the blue card. This slip needs to be roughly the same size as the width of the ribbon, if not slightly smaller to allow the ribbon the ruffle up.

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Step 14. Pass a small length / off cut of the Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon through the back and up through the left hand side slit and across the oval and back down the right hand slit. Make sure the folds in the ribbon are either side of the oval ready for a future step.

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Step 15. Roll your gift money up and poke it through the ribbon. This method means you could easily add lots of notes if it`s for a special gift !!! Like wise if you just want to give a smaller gift without the need of buying something else to put with it, then this is an ideal way. Place a foam pad on the back of the oval and stick it onto a coconut frame which has been stick onto a solid baby blue frame.

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Step 16. Take the ribbon around the back and secure it in place using some cellotape or strong double sided tape. Trim off the ends of the ribbon and then place some 3d foam pads / tape over the ribbon and on the back of the frame area.

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Step 17. Using the intricate frame as a guide place it over the solid blue frame and find the middle of the rectangle centre. Add a pencil mark once it has been found.

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Step 18. Remove the backings off the foam pads and place the worked piece in the centre of panel using the pencil mark as a reference point.

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Step 19. Stamp 2 more of Sue Wilson poppy garden images onto a piece of Foundations coconut card in the black versafine ink or use black memento ink pad. Both the ink and the Foundations card work well with the Graphmaster alcohol pens as the card has a smooth finish. Decoupage the poppies and a few leaves making sure one of the flowers has all 3 poppies on and the other has 2. You may also want to do a final single poppy so this builds up the image giving it a lovely dimension.

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Step 20.  Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the 2 intricate frames back to back. This will create a firm 440gsm frame which is prefect as it will be used a stand for the card. This technique is also useful when making easel cards with a detailed die and it gives it a professional finish to a card rather than a warped over appearance. It`s just worth bearing in mind for another project.

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Step 21. Fold the intricate frame in half with the card in portrait position and not a landscape position.

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Step 22. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue and apply it to just one half of the frame leaving the top half completely free of glue.

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Step 23. Attach the glued frame onto the bottom edge of the baby blue frame.

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Step 24. This has now created a stand for the card to sit up on and it also brings in a softness to the project with all the detail of the die cut frame.

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Step 25. Select the Graphmaster Alcohol Pens : Colours 43, 47, 66,67,75 & 76 are used all from the basic set except number 47 which is in the advanced set. But number 46 could be used instead if you just have the basic set. Place your cut out poppy frame and onto a piece of scrap paper / card. When working with alcohol pens you will get a bleed through the card but this is normal and also very helpful as it helps when the pen colours are mixed together on the card.

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Step 26. Make sure the ink is dry on the image so you don`t get any bleeding. Select the number 66 Graphmaster pen and lay a line around the edge of the poppy using the fine nib end. Although this layer is going to be covered with a decoupage layer you do at least want the edges to be covered. You can also work out the colour palette with the base layer as it will be covered over if you are not 100% sure.

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Step 27. Now use the number 67 Graphmaster pen and colour next to the just laid line and also over the previous colour. Use a circular motion when doing this as it will mix the inks together for a seamless result.

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Step 28. Now use the number 76 Graphmaster pen with a fleck of the 75 pen over the top.

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Step 29. Repeat the process with the decoupaged poppies.

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Step 30. Carry on with the lighter number 76 blue and this time the bullet end of the pen is used in a circular motion over most of the image. Leave odd white areas on the card.

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Step 31. If you leave some white areas on the card you will be able to lay the number 75 lilac pen over the top for that soft tone you so often get on a Himalayan blue poppy.

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Step 32. Use the number 47 (or 46) and 42 green pens to add to the leaves. Use the darker green down one side of the leaf to give a shadow effect to the deign and then go in with the lighter green. These pens are perfect for detailed work as the fine nib allows the colour to be applied to the edge of the design and in a small areas where other pen nibs would often spread over in a small area. If you did happen to go over then take the blender pen and swipe it over the unwanted area pushing it back up into the coloured area. You will see the ink disappear and once the alcohol has dried and it will appear white card again – magic !!! Continue to colour in all the detail leaves and small flowers in the frame. The number 75 pen has been used for the small flowers to bring out the same colour in the poppies.

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Step 33. Take a length of the thin Creative Expressions off white finishing touches satin ribbon and run it over the blade of a pair of scissors as this will take out the fold lines made by the card packaging. Only do this on the thin ribbon though and PLEASE BE CAREFUL when doing this with the scissors, maybe try using the blades closed.

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Step 34. You may want to distress the edges of the frame using some Tim Holtz shaded lilac on a Creative expressions smoothie. Now pass the ribbon through the poppy frame and the baby blue frame only. Make a double bow with the ribbon to join the frames together and finish the feature off.

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Step 35. Repeat the process on the top hole and then place a single self adhesive pearl which has been cut off the double row pearls over the knot of the bow. Add the Craft Consortium vintage heart charm under the bottom ribbon.

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Step 36. Place some 3d glue on the 3 poppies on the frame. This will make sure none of the glue will get onto the money that maybe you would if you added the glue to the reverse of the group of poppies and then applied them.

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Step 37. Curve the poppies to add dimension and then add the decoupaged flowers over the glue before adding the 2nd and 3rd layer of poppies. Also add the extra leaves at an angle to give a feel of extra foliage.

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Step 38. Place a Craft Consortium duck egg resin flower onto the ribbon surrounding the money. As you stand the worked piece up it will have a slight slant to card but that kind of adds to the charm.

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Step 39. The card lays with each layer separated because of the money is inside. It will work well if the card is placed in a box to be given as a gift or if not a padded envelope if it`s being hand delivered.

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Step 40. So dimension throughout the card which is made extra easy with the design of the stamps and the illusion of shading with the pens give.

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Step 41. Once the money has been removed the resin flower is still there as a nice feature to the card.

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So a nice relaxing way to create a gift card playing with the Graphmaster alcohol pens. I went in thinking i`m sure these pens won`t be any different to what I’ve used before and I fell in love with the fine nib as it`s not as fine as an adapter nib on other pens but fine enough to colour in detail as you can tell from the small flowers and only 1 use of the blender pen.

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Sue Wilson Madeleine Graphmaster with a Difference

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This project will show you how to make this card using just 4 Graphmaster pens to create the effect on an enlarged Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Madeleine die shape.

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Micro beads are used to soften the colour tones but using a nice technique part of the alcohol brighter colours remain.

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Craft Consortium resin flowers and small Sue Wilson flowers from the Delicate Garden Frame die set are also used.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Collection Madeleine Die Set : CED4318

Sue Wilson Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5508

Small Embellishment Flowers are from the

Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Set : CED4307

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

Graphmaster Pens : Number 15, 44, 46 & 120 from Basic Set

Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution : ALCBLEND

 Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Self Adhesive Sheet ADHA4

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

Silver Mirri Card

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp Set  : JRCR-02198

Glossy Accents :  ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this vibrant card using some Graphmaster pens and Adirondack alcohol blending solution. Also needed are the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Madeleine die, the Delicate Garden Frame Die, the Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Dies and the JustRite peonies clear stamp set. The Graphmaster alcohol pens used are 15, 44, 46 and 120 from the basic set.

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Step 2. Add some squiggles of the red no.15 Graphmaster pen (Chisel end) onto a A4 sheet of silver mirri card.

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Step 3. Now go in with the yellow 44 Graphmaster pen (Chisel end) and the 46 pen (chisel end). It doesn`t matter if they slightly overlap, just wipe the nib on a blank space of the mirri card as it will just remove the excess colour from the nib.

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Step 4. Add some small drops of the Adirondack alcohol blending solution over the just laid colours.

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Step 5. Now watch the colours respond to the solution as it blends the different colours and just interferes with the ink.

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Step 6. You may want to dab a clean small Creative Expressions smoothie into the blending solution areas as this will leave a lovely effect on the ink. Set a side the card to allow it to dry. It won`t take long at all.

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Step 7. Add the 2 outer dies from the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Madeleine die onto a small piece of the coloured mirri card. Secure it in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 8. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur twice so it cuts the very detailed die shape out.

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Step 9. This is how well the piece is cut after 2 passes through the machine. Now use the embossing plate and tan mat to emboss the piece.

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Step 10. Repeat this process so you have 2 of the Madeleine die shapes in the alcohol ink colours. Now clean the dies that have just been used as some of the alcohol pens might have transferred onto the die. Just use some of the blending solution on a piece of kitchen towel.

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Step 11. With the die shape facing with the swirly side down the sides, cut the panel down the centre to create 2 pieces. Do the same on the 2nd die shape.

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Step 12. Here the co-ordinating stamp has been laid over the 4 shapes should you wish to use a stamped image as the focal point. The dies have been crossed over each other to show how you can make a larger back drop to the single die shape / stamped image.

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Step 13. The die pieces will line up with the curves of the shapes making a lovely feature.

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Step 14. To remove the excess overlap of card just go in and cut off the end so you go up to the first curve and then cut to the solid circle area.

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Step 15. Cut a solid coconut card or another piece of smooth card using the solid die for a solid frame and then use the Foundations pearl icicle card with the 3 outer dies from the same Madeleine set to cut the more intricate frame out. Please note you can cut these out in a black card but I prefer the card being coloured in by the black Graphmaster 120 pen.

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Step 16. With the frame laid out separately, colour the frames using the chisel end of black Graphmaster 120 pen. As the top frame is cut in the pearl icicle card it gives this wonderful glossy finish to the intricate frame.

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Step 17. Add a piece of self adhesive sheet over the top of the alcohol coloured mirri card and cut the detailed circle with the solid die secured next to it. Then cut the smallest inner circle die out as well. Just cut these without embossing them through the Grand Calibur machine.

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Step 18. Remove the backing and place the die shapes in a plastic tub and pour the Creative Expressions clear micro beads over the top.

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Step 19. Press the micro beads firmly onto the sticky sheet to ensure they are well stuck down. Now you can see the design building up nicely. It is at this point I think the foil die cut is a bit bright so time to sort that out.

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Step 20. Cut 2 of the Madeleine die shapes in the self adhesive sheet only. Use the 3 outer dies so that the circle is cut out in the sticky sheet. Cut the panels in half like you did in the first few steps. Remove the backing from sticky and place it onto the die mirri card. Just be sure to marry up the design which is made easy by the fact the die will cut the shape perfectly each time. Repeat this on all 4 die shapes and cut the small excess piece which was removed from the mirri card earlier on.

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Step 21. Lay the worked pieces down onto the work surface so that all the pieces just touch.

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Step 22. Cut another solid black die frame in the Madeleine design. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse edges of panel.

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Step 23. Place the glued side down onto the alcohol inked worked frame making sure that some of the bolder colour shines through beside the black frame. Wiggle the borders into place quickly before the glue dries.

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Step 24. Secure the corner edges on the back of the piece to give the piece strength.

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Step 25. Emboss the largest Sue Wilson Noble double pierced die in a piece of the Foundations pearl graphite card using the tan mat and pink embossing plate. Then cut the piece out as this will help the card remain flat when cut as it`s a big open frame die. Repeat the process and cut the 2nd size down frame as well.

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Step 26. Lay the largest pierced frame onto another piece of graphite card and make sure the die shape has an even gap all around the edge before scoring down the left hand side of the card. Fold down the scored line and attach another piece of card to the tab and trim away the excess card down the right hand side of the card.

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Step 27. It`s optional, a scored line has been added around the outer inside edge of the base card. Now add the 2 pierced panels onto the base card using foam tape along all the side edges. This will also help to keep the edges flatter.

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Step 28. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the alcohol inked frame onto the base card. Then use foam pads to add the black worked inner frames over the micro bead panel.

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Step 29. Use some more of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the reverse of the micro bead cut out circle. Place the piece into the recess off the built up frames.

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Step 30. Add the small black circle onto the frame using some foam tape and with some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the tape before adding the small micro bead circle on top. Stamp the 2 small peonies from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp using Ranger archival black ink. Cut the 2 stamps out either using the matching dies or freehand. Colour with some distress Victorian velvet ink on a smoothie and then add some peeled paint ink to the leaves. Apply glossy accents to the flower head and leave to dry.

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Step 31. Make a shabby bow using the blue white vintage ribbon and then attach 2 Craft Consortium resin flowers along with some small flowers from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame. Small PVA glue drops have been added to the centre of the flowers .

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Step 32. Here is the completed look. Something a bit different with the Graphmaster alcohol pens. This die is wonderful and it just shows how easy it is to make it into a bigger shape.

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Step 33. Here you can see the die cut peonies in the centre of the design just compliment the tones in the background.

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Sue Wilson Madeleine Wedgewood Inspired Shaker Swirl Card

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This project will show you how to make the Wedgewood inspired shaker swirl card using the Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Madeleine Die and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.

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The delicate design of the die along with the co-ordinating Stamps to die for…  Hibiscus swirl stamp works hand in hand for a soft feel to the project.

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The flowers are created from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame die set and they are used to make the vellum flower in the bottom shaker section along with the 5 vellum flower embellishments on the top of the project.

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The card closes neatly together and you could add more layers if a longer brad is used.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Collection Madeleine Die Set : CED4318

Stamps to Die for…  Hibiscus Swirl Stamp : UMS750

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

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Foundations Baby Blue Card : 41012 &

Foundations Pearl Icicle CardPC001

Heat Emboss Acetate HEATEMBOS ~ or Standard Acetate

Foundations Vellum : 40024

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

 Creative Expressions Self Adhesive 8mm Pearl : SAP8WHITE

& Silicone Glue

Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter : DGROCK

Creative Expressions Organza Ribbon Roses : RR001

Graphmaster Pens Optional

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely delicate swirl shaker card using the Sue Wilson tags & frames collection Madeleine die set, the delicate garden frame die set and the coordinating stamps to die for…  hibiscus swirl stamp. The small flowers in the shaker element are cut out from the flower die in the delicate frame set.

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Step 2. Take the stamps to die for…  hibiscus swirl stamp and place it on an acrylic block. Ink the stamp with some Perfect Medium.

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Step 3. Stamp the image onto a piece of Foundations baby blue card.

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Step 4. Sprinkle the Cosmic Shimmer true white embossing powder over the clear ink.

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Step 5. Gently tap off the excess powder onto a folded scrap piece of paper and place it back into the embossing powder pot.

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Step 6. Now heat set the image using a heat tool. You will need 3 stamped images, 2 for die cutting and 1 for decoupaging.

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Step 7. Secure the solid outer die from the Sue Wilson Madeleine die set and the inner small circle over the stamped image using low tack tape. Repeat the process with the 2nd frame.

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Step 8. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur using the cutting plates.

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Step 9. Now cut a piece of Foundations pearl icicle card using the 2 largest dies from the same Madeleine die set and then use the intricate circle die and inner die. Use the low tack tape to make sure the dies all stay in place.

PLEASE make sure at this point the circle is in the same position as it was when cut in the blue frame so that all the apertures will be lined up later on.

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Step 10. This is the die having been cut twice through the Grand Calibur. It`s amazing considering the detail in the die.

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Step 11. Before taking the die out of the card, run the Spellbinders tool in one over the die to release all of the detailed pieces. Repeat the process and cut another 2 icicle card frames again making sure the circle in the middle is correct.

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Step 12. Fold a width of vellum in 4 and place the small flower die from the Sue Wilson delicate garden frame over the top and secure it in place with some low tack tape. Also cut the largest circle from the Madeleine set in acetate and the solid outer die in the baby blue Foundations card. Run these prepared pieces through the Grand Calibur to cut and then emboss the shapes. Cut a 2nd acetate circle afterwards.

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Step 13. So now you should have 2 white stamped on blue card frames with a very small hole, ( 1 not shown here white stamped blue card uncut), 3 detailed icicle frames with the larger circle cut out centre, a plain blue die shape and lots of small vellum flowers.

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Step 14. Swipe an anti static bag over the small circle acetate.

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Step 15. Stick the acetate down over the aperture on the back of the plain blue frame. Run 1 or 2 layers of foam tape around the circle making sure it doesn`t go over the inner circle. The layers will depend on the depth of the foam tape used !!!

A Tip ~ I like to remove the backing from the foam so the added contents don`t jump about if you removed the backing afterwards.

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Step 16. Add the vellum flowers into the prepared circle. Retain 5 large vellum flowers.

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Step 17. Now add the 2nd acetate disc over the top to seal the flowers inside. Add foam tape / pads to the rest of the frame making sure they are the same depth of the inner shaker circle.

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Step 18. Take the solid blue frame and add the small inner circle die in the centre of the frame using low tack tape. Use the white embossed frame (as a guide) over the top to make sure the circle is in the correct place before cutting the blue frame out.

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Step 19. Remove the backing of the foam pads and add the just cut blue frame over the top.

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Step 20. Here you can see why the lining of the inner circle die is important as it`s just off here !!!

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Step 21. Cut a small piece of the icicle pearl card to cover the lined detail on 2 of the ends of the icicle frames. Use the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add the card to the back of the frames. This will allow a hole to be added to make the swing movement in the finished piece.

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Step 22. Add the covered over area of the icicle frame onto the base shaker frame and pierce a hole through the 2 pieces when you know they are lined up correctly together.

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Step 23. Take the bottom blue frame (just pierced) and add the other pierced icicle frame underneath and have the just pierced frame over the top as a guide to place the pokey tool through the frames.

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Step 24. Now you will have all 4 of the frames with a hole through in the same position ready for the swirl / swivel part of the workshop. Keep the shaker blue frame at the bottom and alternate the frames upwards.

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Step 25. Place a good size brad (lengthwise) through the holes and open the ends out and flatten them onto the frame back of the shaker blue frame.

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Step 26. Turn the card over and fan the 4 frames out to reveal the basic shape / idea of the card.

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Step 27. Close the frames together to show the different apertures and the base shaker section.

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Step 28. Place a Creative Expressions organza white rose onto the brad only. PLEASE make sure no glue spills over the head of the brad as this will stop the swivel motion of the card.

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Step 29. Decoupage 2 flowers together and cut 2 single flowers from the retained stamped image to embellish the card. Add 2 dots of 3D glue to the solid rim of the icicle frame.

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Step 30. Check that no glue has gone through the frame and onto the back of the frame as again you will need free movement of the frames throughout.

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Step 31. Place the larger flower piece over the glue and add another dot of the 3D glue on the centre side of the flower before adding the 2nd single flower over the top.

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Step 32. Place the cut out flowers onto the reverse of the cut`n`dry foam pad or use the stamping mat to roll the Spellbinders ball tool around the inside of the flowers as this will bring the petals up creating a lovely shape to the flower. Add a drop of the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue in the centre of the flowers …..

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Step 33. ……..sprinkle some of the rock candy distress glitter over the glue dots for a lovely sparkle finish.

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Step 34. Add a single cut out flower onto the reverse card to cover up the legs of the brad.

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Step 35. Place the vellum flowers onto the blue flowers or on the solid frame making sure no glue transfers through the frame.

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Step 36. These flowers compliment the flowers in the base shaker aperture.

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Step 37. The project is nice and compact when it`s in it`s closed form.

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Step 38. Then just swivel out the frame and enjoy the detail seen in the die shapes and stamped images.

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Step 39. The decoupaged flowers and the organza rose finishes of the piece of perfectly.

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Step 40. The frames can also be fanned out in this manner for a different feel.

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Step 41. Here is the reverse of the project showing the shaker from both sides.

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Step 42. You may want to change the colour scheme so why not use the stamped frames with a memento ink pad and colour the flowers in with the Graphmaster pens.

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JustRite Peony Tube Thankful For Box ~ Complete Project

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This workshop shows how to make this `Thankful for` tube box using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.

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

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The post it notes on top are a perfect way to add a `Thankful for` note in the box daily.

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die Set :  CED8205

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Tag Die : CED8202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Creative Expressions Snow White Micro Breads : MICROWHITE

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

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

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB & Tumbled Glass : DPMTUMB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheets : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

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

 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

& Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this tube box complete with a pad to post daily `Thankful for` notelets inside. The pad section can be omitted so just the tube box project is worked. The main products needed are the JustRite peonies clear stamp set, the peonies & mason jar die along with the Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Wellington die & also the tag die.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Step 51. Place the mason jar stamp from the JustRite peonies clear stamp set ~ mason jar stamp onto an acrylic block and ink it up using some Ranger archival black ink, if this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one. Add the chosen sentiment and stamp in the gap of the jar.

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

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

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

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

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Step 56. Dab the Creative Expressions smoothie directly onto the Tim Holtz Victorian velvet ink pad and then ink the petals of the cut peonies. Make sure you leave a small area with less ink on to add depth to the flower. Remember you can use the tip of the smoothie to get into the fine area of the flower.

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Step 57. Now use Tim Holtz peeled paint ink pad on the Creative Expressions smoothie and add the ink directly onto the petals of the cut peonies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy Crafting

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JustRite Peony Tube Thankful For Box ~ Part 1

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This workshop shows how to make this `Thankful for` tube box using the JustRite clear stamps and the Mason jar die set.

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

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The post it notes on top are a perfect way to add a `Thankful for` note in the box daily.

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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection ~ Wellington Die Set :  CED8205

Sue Wilson New Zealand Collection Tag Die : CED8202

JustRite Peonies Clear Stamp SetJRCR-02198

JustRite Peonies & Mason Jar Die : DIE-02213

 Creative Expressions Snow White Micro Breads : MICROWHITE

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

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

Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB & Tumbled Glass : DPMTUMB

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Brushed Corduroy : DMBRUSH,

Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Sheets : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Heat Emboss Acetate : HEATEMBOS

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

 & Kraft Card : KRAFTCARD

Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Rose Resin Flowers : AFRFLR002

Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

& Silicone Glue

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy Crafting

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Lisa Horton ~ Glossy Accents Butterfly Splash Card

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

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

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

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington Die Set : CED8205

Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink ~ Frosted Mink  : CSPMCCFRMINK

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink Pad DPVINTAGEPHO

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

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

Foundations Antique Gold Card : PC009

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Stamping Mat : CESTAMPMAT

Creative Expressions Adhesive Eraser : CEADERASER

Craft Consortium Resin Duck Egg Flowers : AFRFLR006

Creative Expressions Jute Twine : CETWINEJUTE

Craft Consortium Heart Charm ~ Thank You : AFMCHRM008

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

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Step 34. Finish the charm off in a bow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Complete Project

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

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

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

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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

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

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

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene Die : CED3080

Any of the snow globe scene dies will work

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

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

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

& Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Step 20. Cut a straight line up to the 2nd scoreline before cutting a diagonal line up to the same point to make the tab notch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Step 65. Here is the finished project.

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

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

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

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

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  Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Part 1

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

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

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

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

Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Part 1

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

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

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

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

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

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene Die : CED3080

Any of the snow globe scene dies will work

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

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

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

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

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

& Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Step 20. Cut a straight line up to the 2nd scoreline before cutting a diagonal line up to the same point to make the tab notch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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John Lockwood Christmas Rose Card

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

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

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Here is a close up of the flowers.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas Rose Stamp Set : CEC802

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Borders & Flourishes Stamp Set : CEC796

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

Sue Wilson Noble Collection ~ Ornate Pierced Designs : CED5507

Sue Wilson Noble Collection Classic Adorned Die : CED5505

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Ornate Holly Framed Peace : CED3074

Sue Wilson Festive Collection ~ Christmas Rose : CED3052

Creative Expressions Christmas Rose Pre Cut Stamps : UMS728

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud ~ Chic Moss : CSPMCCMOSS

Tim Holtz Mini Ink Pads  Peeled Paint :DPMPEEL

& Shabby Shutters : DPMSHAB

Tim Holtz Distress Marker Pens :

Mustard Seed: DMMUST  , Peeled Paint : DMPEEL ,

Shabby ShuttersDMSHAB  , Spun Sugar DMSPUN 

& Picket Fence DMPICKET

Archival Black Ink Pad : ARCHBLKSM

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Mini Smoothies : CESMOOTHMINI

Ranger Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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Step 5. If this is the first use with the clear stamp then stamp the image onto a scrap piece of card as this first image will be a faint one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3D Freestanding Snow Globe ~ Wrap

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

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

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

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Sue Wilson 3d Freestanding Snow Globe

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*  Highlights the product is in both projects

Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200 *

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Ornate Holly Framed Piece Die : CED3074

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

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL *

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980 & *

Foundations Metallic Silver Shine Card : PC004

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG *

Creative Expressions Metallic Silver Micro Beads : MICROSILVER

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4 *

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER *

Creative Expressions Clear 18mm Circle Dazzler DAZCIRCLE18

Creative Expressions 18mm Dazzler Setting : SETDAZZ4

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT *

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE *

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Products for the 3D Snow Globe Project :

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snow Globe : CED3079

Sue Wilson Cottage Snow Scene Die Set : CED3080

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Creative Expressions Clear 12mm Circle Dazzler DAZCIRCLE12

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM,

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW &

Creative Expressions Pearl Strips Double White : SAPSDW

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Happy Crafting

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Sue Wilson 3D Freestanding Snow Globe

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

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

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

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Snow Globe : CED3079

Sue Wilson Cottage Snow Scene Die Set : CED3080

Creative Expressions Treat Cups : CETREAT

Creative Expressions Clear 12mm Circle Dazzler DAZCIRCLE12

 Spellbinders Tool in One : WIZTOOL

Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Creative Expressions Opaque Snow White Micro Beads : MICROWHITE

Self Adhesive Sheet : ADHA4

Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels : CSGJDIAM,

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels ~ Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW &

Creative Expressions Pearl Strips Double White : SAPSDW

Adhesive Eraser :  CEADERASER

Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Off White Satin Ribbon  : CESROFFWHT

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

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Step by Step Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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