Grand Calibur Bag & Box

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Grand Calibur Bag Box Workshop


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

 Spellbinder Grand Labels One Die : WIZLF-161

 Umount – Rambling Rose A5 Stamp Plate :  UMRAMB

Umount Repositional Foam Sheet : UMREPOST

White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Archival Ink Pad : ARCHBLK

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Clear Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Peeled Paint :DPPEELEDPAINT  Shabby Shutters : DPSHABBYSHUTT

& Victorian Velvet : DPVICTORIAN

Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours:

Lava Red : CSWPLAVA – Holly Leaf : CSWPHOLL – White Pearl : CSWPWHITE

& Yellow Sun: CSWPYELL

Paint Brush : BRUSHFINE

Eazi Score Board : EAZISCOR

Ribbon – Various Codes Available


Tape Runner : STICKY


& 3D Glue


Step by Step Instructions

1 Place the largest labels one die with the cut edge facing upwards, then as you only need one shape place a few other dies to fill the A4 sheet up. These can be set aside for another project.  


2 Place a piece of A4 light green card or white if you wish to ink the colour in. Place the cutting mat over the top and place through the Grand Calibur machine to cut. Now remove the cutting mat and place over the tan embossing mat and pink mat and pass through the machine to emboss the pieces.


3 Place the centre point of the card on the A5 gatefold line (no.5) on the eazi score board and score at the A4 gatefold score line (no.4)

Now turn the piece around and repeat the process so you have 2 parallel lines either side of the centre point.


4 Crease the fold lines and bring the edges upwards, this will create the base of the bag shape.


5 Cut a piece of white 220gsm card to 247mm x 122mm and lay the card edge at the A5 gate line and score at the A4 gate line, then more the card to the A5 start point to score again using the line you have just scored as the edge. Complete this on all the 4 edges.


6 When finished you will be left with a base of the box as in the right hand side photo. Now cut away the 3 outer boxes marked with a `x` in the example, then on the remaining square cut a notch again as shown in the photo.


7 Crease all the scored lines and place tape or use wet glue on the 4 tabs on the outside of the box.


8 Now tape all the outer edges on the inside of the box base.


9 Bring the card edges up and secure the tabs to the top edges of the inside of the box.


10 Then fold down the outer edge of the card to cover the tabs. Repeat this process on both ends of the box. Now fold down the long sides of the box to complete the base.


11 Cut another piece of card to 183mm x 60mm and score 1cm in around each edge of the card. To make it easier why not measure and mark on the board 1cm away from a score line.


12 Cut notches into the corners of the lid before inking the piece by applying the shabby shutters ink with a piece of cut`n`dry foam.


13 Place the large rose stamp onto an acrylic block. Be sure to line up the 2 rose petals as shown along the ruler’s edge, this will allow the full rose to fit onto the side of the bag.


14 Ink the stamp using the black archival ink pad and then emboss with the clear embossing powder. Repeat this process when stamping the smaller rose and sentiment directly onto the card.


15 Stamp the rose image over the lid using the peeled paint ink to add interest to the design. Punch a hole in the centre of the box and pass a piece of folded ribbon through the hole.


16 Place a thick pen through the ribbon to hold the shape and secure the ribbon with tape on the reverse side of the lid. Now stick and fold the box tabs to make up the box lid.


17 Cut a smaller piece of card to fit on the inside of the lid, this will cover the ribbon up and give a nice flush finish to the box


18 Stamp small rosebuds at random using the peeled paint ink. Spritz the watercolour paints 15 mins prior to using them and then again just as you are about use them. Add some of the paint to an acrylic block to mix the colours you require and then start to build up your design.


19 Stamp and emboss more roses so you can decoupage the petals for added depth. Try adding yellow to the tips of the petals; this will help build shading into the roses. Don`t worry if you go over the edges when colouring in on the card as this will be cut away later.


20 Stamp the rose image using the Victorian velvet ink onto tissue paper. This will give a very delicate effect but will add interest to the tissue paper.


21 Add 3 roses around the ribbon to finish the lid and place the tissue paper into the box.


22 Stick the base of the box into the centre channel of the base using wet glue or strong double sided tape. Now decoupage the roses on the outside of the box


23 Punch a hole at the centre of each side of the bag before treading a ribbon through the holes.


24 Here is the completed project.


25 A lovely project to make when giving a gift and a fun, quick and easy way to dress up the box for something a bit different.



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One Response to Grand Calibur Bag & Box

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    Just taken delivery of my grand calibur and now I have even more inspiration to put it to good use. This is such a pretty gift box idea Suzanne and I’m getting lots of ideas of diffferent ways of using my ever increasing stash! Well done and thank you.

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