Sue Wilson Orion Tri Fold Card

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This workshop shows how to make a shortened concertina card with the measurements created to fit Sue Wilson`s striplet dies.


The pumice stone ink pad works well with the Creative Expressions cameo & button embellishments.


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Sue Wilson Orion Tri Folded Card


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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders All in One Tool : WIZTOOL

Sue Wilson Striplet Collection Floral Meadow Die  : CED1605

Sue Wilson Orion Die from the Gemini Collection : CED4404

JustRite Vintage Labels 8 & 9 : JRCR02107

Spellbinders Classic Large Ovals Die Set : WIZS4-110

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE& Silicone Glue

   Coconut  Foundations A4 Card : 40980

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Pumice StoneDPPUMICE  &

Vintage Photo : DPVINTAGEPHO

Chalk Vintage Seam Ribbon : SEAMBIND or use white ribbon

Creative Expressions Cameo Embellishment :SETDAZZ

Creative Expressions Vintage Bronze Button Embellishments :VINTBUTBRZ2

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Select the Sue Wilson striplet collection floral meadow die, the Sue Wilson Orion die from the Gemini Collection, the JustRite Vintage Labels 8 & 9 along with the Spellbinders grand ovals die set & Spellbinders classic large ovals die set.

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Step 2. Take a sheet of A4 coconut card & score one in half to create an A5 card base.


Step 3. On a 2nd sheet of coconut card score the card into a tri fold card (3 DL score lines)

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Step 4.Take the A4 scored in half card and place the scored line up to the side edge of the score board and score at the DL point.

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Step 5. Now fold the card back the A5 card & with the crease down to the left hand side crease the DL score line just made so it lays backwards. (This will flap will be hidden in the next step)


Step 6. The 2 cards will now be joined to make the A5 base of the card with a concertina effect DL shape on the rest of the card.

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Step 7. The previous folded card will now be worked on before joining them together later. The step before was just to show you how it will all be joined later on.

Now take the tri folded card & place the main centre feature Sue Wilson Orion die from the Gemini Collection flat onto a piece of card & add the cutting edge die above it. Secure the 2 dies together making sure the cutting edges aren`t touching each other as they can cut into the other die. Press the low tack tape down hard as this will keep it in the same place throughout the project.

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Step 8. Now lift the dies up and place the dies right up to the side and bottom edge of the tri fold card. Make sure the cutting edge falls on the edge of the card, this is just checked by looking on the reverse of the card.

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Step 9. Turn the card on the side & fold back one of the tri fold panels. This will allow the card to fit onto the A4 platform of the Grand Calibur as well as allowing the intricate die to be cut down the side edge where there is a lot of pressure.


Step 10. Place the card & die through the die cutting machine & then emboss the die as well. Once the piece has been cut the side edge will start to come away from the die shape cut card. Retain that on there for the moment. Remove the dies from the card, but make sure you leave the low tack tape over the dies so they can be used later on.

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Step 11. Place a pencil mark where the end of the die cut border has been cut. Repeat this measurement on the A5 base card & trim away the excess card so that both pieces are the same height as the die cut border edge.

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Step 12 . Open up the card & lay them flat. Add double sided tape or Cosmic Shimmer glue to the top of the short tab. Lay the A4 folded card over the piece & remove the backing of the tape.

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Step 13.  This step is optional but I like to emboss around edge of each panel so it gives a nice finish to the card.

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Step 14. It`s worth folding the card into it`s finished shape to make sure the embossed lines are done on the correct side so the embossing faces upwards onto the finish side of the card.

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Step 15. Here is the basic shape of the concertina card ready to be finished with the stamping and embellishments.

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Step 16. Make 2 panels of card using the coconut card. The 1st one measuring 93mm x 167mm & the 2nd piece of card measuring 144mm x 167mms. Mark the whole width across the (144mm)centre of the card and draw a pencil mark. Place the die in the middle of the card using the just made pencil mark to help you. This will make sure the image mirrors itself so a neat finish. Cut & emboss the piece.


Step 17. Turn the card around & add the 2 die pieces over that central pencil line matching it up on the teardrop shape. Cut & emboss this piece.


Step 18. Cut the die cut shape on the single smaller piece of card using the same technique. The end pieces of card will be loose but they will be stuck down in a few steps time.

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Step 19. Distress the edges of each border panel by adding some of the pumice stone distress ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam.

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Step 20. Use some of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to stick the 2 border panel onto the back inside page of the card. Be sure to stick down the fine edgings on the die shape.

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Step 21. Repeat the process stick the single border onto the middle panel in the concertina card.

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Step 22. Now the border design runs throughout the design giving it a lovely lace feel to the card but without having to use a bulky lace or having to hide the ends of the lace which isn`t easy if you are not laying the card up.


Step 23. Cut and emboss 2 of the Sue Wilson Striplet collection floral meadow die shapes in the coconut card.


Step 24. Now Cut & emboss

1 of the largest Spellbinders classic large oval dies,

2 of the 2nd largest classic large die &

2 of the 3rd largest classic large die shape.

Add some of the pumice stone distress ink pad onto the large oval floral stamp from the vintage 8&9 JustRite stamp plate.

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Step 25. Press the stamp over the largest oval die shape & release it off.

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Step 26. The design won`t fit the whole of the oval shape but not to worry…..

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Step 27. …… Add the cluster of flowers stamp onto your block & ink it up with the same pumice stone ink pad.

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Step 28 .Go in and use just the tip of the stamp to fill in the gaps around the oval card.

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Step 29. Use the same small stamp to add a border of flowers around the 2nd largest oval shape. Now repeat & stamp the smallest of the ovals in the same manner.

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Step 30. Distress the edges of all the oval die shapes as well as the 2 floral meadow striplet panels using the pumice stone ink pad .

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Step 31. Add a floral meadow striplet panel to the front of the card & in the centre of the border panel in the back of the card.

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Step 32. Stamp a `Praying for a Speedy Recovery` sentiment onto a piece of coconut card & distress the edges before adding it onto a mat of old gold antique card.

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Step 33. Add the largest oval shape in the centre of the striplet border panel at the back of the card.

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Step 34. Add some foam tape on the reverse of a medium size oval.

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Step 35. Close the middle concertina flap closed & hovering over the back larger oval place the medium oval onto the middle concertina card section so the oval matches up nicely leaving a small border the same distance all the way around.

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Step 36. Repeat the process and add the smallest die shape on the front panel of the card.

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Step 37. Select one of the Creative Expressions vintage bronze button embellishments & glue it into place on a Creative Expressions cameo or use a coloured dazzler instead.

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Step 38. Make a double bow using the chalk vintage seam ribbon or use white seam ribbon and add to the corner of the front panel oval & then add the cameo over the knot of the bow. Add the sentiment onto the front oval.


Step 39. Glue the small & medium ovals onto the reverse of the corresponding die shapes to cover up the overlapping backs of the ovals. Make sure there is enough foam tape on the blank section / edge of the ovals already stuck in place as this will give a nice smooth platform for the ovals to stick onto.

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Step 40 . Here is the completed project .Something different but nice to be able to make it out of 2 pieces of card & using the odd pieces up for the die shapes.

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