This workshop shows how to create a decorative stand up card using the Spellbinders `Enchanted labels 28` die. The corners are perfect to make an intricate card base ready for you to decorate.
The workshop will share the special tricks needed to make the folded stand up area of the card. The wonderful Heartfelt Creations vintage floret paper has been used throughout the project to give a coordinated feel to the piece.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink Pad : DPBRKNCHINA
2 Tone Ribbon :KN16
Creative Expressions Teardrop Lace : LACETEARCREAM
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Vanish : Clear Varnish Lacquer
Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG
Grime Boss : GB30
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Cut Rite Wax Paper : WAXPAPER
Wonder Tape WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available
Step by Step Instructions
1 Select the sheets of vintage floret paper & also the `Enchanted Labels 28` dies, along with the `standard Labels 28 ` dies for the project.
2 Take the sheet of paper with the pink door in the bottom right hand corner of the paper. Measure 2 inches in on the left hand side of the paper, now crease it into place. This will create the inside fold but will also mean the door area can be used later on.
3 Take the large enchanted labels 28 die and position the die so the cut edge falls over the folded edge of the paper. This will insure the folded area is not cut off completely and will create the folded area required. Secure the die to the paper using some low tack tape.
4 This is how the die needs to look on the reverse side. Leaving this gap past the 2nd cut line will mean there will be less of a thin edge area along the folded line.
5 As the die is on the 12” x 12” paper, the excess will be needed to be cut off to allow the die & paper to be placed on the cut plate. Please make sure the paper is cut close the die edge to allow the door area to be kept on the paper.
6 Place the prepared piece with the die facing into the cut plate & pass it through the Grand Calibur machine. Now emboss the piece if you require look by using the base plate, tan mat & the pink embossing plate.
7 Gently ease the paper out of the die as the corners have an intricate pattern and need to be handled with care.
8 Once out of the die the paper will look like this. The folded area will act as the stand up area of the project. Using the paper means that the paper will be cut with just one pass of the die.
9 Make sure all the small pieces of paper are removed from the die before repeating the last few steps to cut the second piece out in exactly the same way. If the pieces were left in the die it would take the pressure off the cut area and the paper might not cut straight through.
10 Decide which side of the paper you want to use and fold the tab back to whichever pattern is picked.
11 Looking at this photo will show how this corner could break along the folded edge if the die was placed incorrectly. It makes the corner area very weak so placing the die securely on the paper is vital, if a problem then use the paper as shown later on.
12 Lay both the larger areas of the paper flat so both the tabs meet together. Trim ¼” off the end of just one of the tabs.
13 Make sure you have the right side of the paper facing on the table, now crease the panel ¼” down (this is the panel which didn`t have the ¼” trimmed off)
14 Add some Cosmic Shimmer white or dries clear glue along that ¼” tab just created. Place the other panel again with the front facing towards the table & have the flap facing up.
15 Alternatively add a line of thin red line tape along the tab area.
16 Now press the other piece so the edge of the design is placed right along the edge
of the creased tab
17 This will create a lovely neat finish to the stand up area of the card. The tab will fall on the underneath area & will be out of sight.
18 All the bottom & top corners are all mirrored with each other giving a lovely feel to the basic shape of this project. Place a hole through the top centre of the piece & add a bow to secure the card closed.
19 Remember that wrongly cut piece of paper earlier!!! – it can be used to cut the largest plain labels 28 die shape, also cut the smaller frame in blue card.
Part 2 to follow next week – this has been done in this manner so a lot more steps & techniques could be added so please call back.