Decorative Pin Daisy Bag ~ Part 1

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This workshop shows how to make this intricate cut bag to house some decorative pins or even a gift voucher / money. As it`s very detailed it will be in 2 parts with the second part out next Friday. When there will be a complete worksheet for the whole project should you which to print it out or work from the computer


Here is the inside of the bag with the decorative stick pins.

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Decorative Pin Daisy Bag part 1


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

JustRite Cling Stamp ~ Hello Daisy : JRCL02004

Couture Creations Vintage Rose 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad : CO723971

Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background Die  : CED2201

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

Tim Holtz Distress Markers Mustard Seed  : DMMUST  , Victorian Velvet  : DMVICT,

Crushed Olive : DMOLIVE  & Peeled Paint : DMPEEL  , Forest Moss :  DMFOREST,

Shabby Shutters :DMSHAB ,  Aged Mahogany : DMAGED ,

Victorian Velvet  : DMVICT, Black Soot : DMBLACK & Spun Sugar : DMSPUN

 Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH  

Cut`n`Dry Felt :FELTCUT & Cut`n`Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Foundations A4 Coconut Card :40980 

 Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

& Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes~ Marshmallow : CSMFMARSH

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Tim Holtz Shaded Lilac Distress Ink Pad : DPLILAC

 Cosmic Shimmer Olive Green Ribbon : KN16

Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Single White :SAPSSW

Self Adhesive Pearl Strips ~ Double White : SAPSDW

Stick Pins Products :

Creative Expressions Pearl Topped Stick Pins ~ White : CEPINWHT

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Pale Blue : CEPBEADPLBLUE

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Rose Mist :CEPBEADROSE

Creative Expressions Faceted Teardrop Beads ~ Midnight : CEPBEADMID

White Pearls : CEPPEARLWHT & Bead Spacers : CEPSPACERS

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely bag to send or store the decorative pins you have made inside or it could be adapted to house a gift voucher by adding a flap on the back panel. For this you`ll need the JustRite cling stamp ~ hello daisy, the Couture Creations vintage rose 12″ x 12“ paper pad, the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die & the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps.


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Step 2. Take a piece of the Couture Creations vintage rose paper with the gold scroll design along the bottom of the sheet. Measure 7 inches in from the side edge & trim the excess off.

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Step 3. Place the Sue Wilson Austrian collection background die just above the gold pattern and leave an equal space either side of the die. Secure the die down with some low tack tape.

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Step 4. Turn the paper over and place a scrap piece of thin card over just the die area. Place the cutting plate over the top before cutting the panel out. The card will just give an even cut throughout the die area as this is an intricate die pattern and the paper can`t be turned because of the length of the paper.

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Step 5. Now you will have a perfectly cut out panel. This is the beauty with many of Sue Wilson`s background dies as they don`t have the outside cut edge so can be used for lots of different style projects.

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Step 6. Score an embossed line just at the top of the die cut out shape and then measure 1.5cms and score another line. Place the background die back onto the paper making sure the side measurements are the same. Repeat the scrap piece of card technique and cut out this die panel.

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Step 7. Trim off the excess paper at the top of the piece once you know that the fold is in the right place. If you are not sure then leave until you have completed the next few steps.

My final measurements from the gold edge border ~ 4.5cms then score 0.5cms , 11.5cms including the die panel, 2cm score line for the depth of the bag and then another 11.5cms edge to edge including the die cut panel. These measurements have just been adding encase another time you wish to just measure the paper rather than matching up a design on the paper.


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Step 8. Crease the 2 score lines that were made 1.5 cms apart in between the 2 background panels as these make the base of the bag.

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Step 9. Once the panels / base is creased into place now you`ll see where the panels lay. Add a 0.5 cms score line after measuring 4.5cms from the edge of the paper over the gold pattern to increase the depth of the flap and this will in turn make the bag be able to stand up.

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Step 10. Add some of the Tim Holtz shaded lilac distress ink pad onto a Creative Expressions smoothie.

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Step 11. Gently distress the edges of the paper and also fold the flaps down so they can be distressed too.

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Step 12. Cut a piece of self adhesive sheet to fit over the die cut panel and making sure the edges don`t go over the edges of the paper panel or creased edges. My sticky sheets were 17.3cms x 11.2cms.

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Step 13. Remove the backing off the self adhesive sheet and stick the sheet over the reverse of the background die cut panel, keeping inside the score lines and edges, it`s always best to check the size before removing the backing off and sticking it in place.

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Step 14. Turn the paper over and press down some of the intricate areas that might not have stuck onto the sheet. This is important if not some of the mica flakes in the next step could stick under the die cut areas making them uneven.

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Step 15. Have the project on a piece of scrap paper and then tip over the Cosmic Shimmer mica flakes.

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Step 16. Press the flakes into the sticky sheet to make sure all the sticky area is covered.

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Step 17. Swipe your thumb over the mica flake area to remove any excess flakes they aren`t stuck down or a rub it scrub it for this step.

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Step 18. Tip the remaining mica flakes back into the pot. Here you can see that hardly any have been used. I just love these mica flakes, especially this soft pink tone one.

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Step 19. Repeat the process on the other sticky panel.

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Step 20. Take the Ranger gold paint dabber and lightly distress the edges of the paper and allow to dry.

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Step 21. Add a panel of white card on the flap and the 1.5cm depth of the bag area. The larger card panel measured 17cms x 4.3cms and the thinner strip measures 17cms x 1.3cms.

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Step 22. Cut a strip of the cut`n`dry felt to 16.5cms by 1cm / 1.2cms.

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Step 23. Add some of the Comic Shimmer dries clear glue to the reverse side of cut`n`dry felt .

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Step 24. Use a scrap piece of card to flatten the glue completely over the surface area so that the glue then doesn`t seep out over the edges.

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Step 25. Now stick the felt onto the white card depth of the bag area. Leaving equal space either side of the felt.

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Step 26. Here is the side look of the bag basic shape which will house the decorative pins later on with a special trick for the handle too.

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Step 27. Use some black archival ink to stamp the daisy image from the JustRite cling stamp ~ hello daisy stamp set onto a piece of coconut card. Also stamp another 2 daisy head images onto some more coconut card. These will be used to decoupage the daisy.

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Step 28. Use the black archival ink again to stamp the `You mean so much to me` sentiment from the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamp set onto some coconut card. Trim closely around the sentiment to make a long rectangle shape or use a decorative die before adding some of the gold paint dabber around the edges of the sentiment.

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Step 29. For the colouring of the flower the following Tim Holtz distress markers have been used ~ Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet , Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet & Spun Sugar for the petals. Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss & Shabby Shutters are needed for the leaves. Black Soot is used for the edging of the flower once it`s been cut out. So add some of the pinks onto a clear plastic lid or an acrylic block. Use a water brush to pick up the ink before starting with the darker pinks near the centre of the flower.

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Step 30. Start to use the lighter pinks as you pull out the colour further down the petals. Lay some water just on the tips as this will allow the ink to be taken into the area nicely.

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Step 31. Build the colours up adding the mustard seed ink in the centre of the flower before using the different tones of greens on the leaf areas of the stamp. Don`t worry if you go over the edges of the pieces as you will be cutting the flower out. Also colour in the other 2 daisy heads. A good trick is to start selecting the colours on the base flower and if they`re not quite right they will be covered up with the other flowers and you haven`t wasted the images.

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Step 32. Cut the flower & leaves out and then use the black soot or a marker pen to colour around the white core of the edges of the piece. This will just smarten up the design. Cut fewer petals off the 2 daisy heads so it will allow you to see under the daisy decoupage.

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Step 33. Cut into the flower petals using the black edging of the stamped image as a guide and then curve the petals upwards and some downwards before adding the flower head to the bottom flower using some foam pads. Here I have moved the flower around slightly to give it more depth.


Step 34. Complete the flower by adding the final layer.


Here is how the completed project will look.

Part 2 next week will complete the project showing you how to make the decorative pins and the bag handle.

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& a close up of the decorative pins.


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