Teal Just for You Bag ~ Part 1

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This workshop shows how to make this intricate cut bag to house a jewellery gift, a for crafty goodies for a friend 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

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Here is the intricate detail of the bag showing some of the inside. The gift is wrapped in stamped tissue paper.

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 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Noble Classic Adorned Die : CED5505

Sue Wilson Caribbean Island Collection ~ St Lucia : CED5203

Creative Expressions Amazing Sentiments Stamps :CEC702

Sue Wilson Camellia Complete Petals die : CED1421

Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL & Spellbinders Embossing Attachments

 Foundations Teal Card : 40985 & Vellum : 40024

Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink Pad : DPPEACOCK

Ranger Metallic Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Cosmic Shimmer Summer Blue PVA Glue : CSGSUMM

 Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH  

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

 Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

Creative Expressions Crushes Silky Ribbon : UK1-5-04

Tim Holtz Fasteners if you have them in your crafty stash

or you could use the Tim Holtz Custom Fasteners : TH93030

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely bag to house a gift of jewellery or even some crafty goodies. For this you`ll need the Sue Wilson noble classic adorned die, the Sue Wilson camellia complete petals die, the Sue Wilson Caribbean Island St Lucia die along with the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps. The bag is made using the Foundations teal card & the flower embellishments are created using the Sue Wilson complete petals die with some vellum.

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Step 2. Take the Sue Wilson noble classic adorned die and select the outer die, the next embossing die along with the intricate large inner die.

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Step 3. For this project the new embossing stylus are going to be used to change the Spellbinders `all-in-one` tool into an embossing tool.

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Step 4. Pull back the end of the Spellbinders tool, release and remove the pointy end tool from the handle.

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Step 5. Press the end back down if you have already released it. Place whichever size embossing tool end you wish to use back into the end of the tool. Make sure the small notches go down where the silver notch is on the tool as this will allow the tool to be able to sit at whichever height you wish to set it at. For this scoring project the 2nd size embossing end is being used.

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Step 6. Place a piece of Foundations A4 teal card in a portrait position on a score board or measure in 1.5cms from the side. Score a line down the channel to create the fold needed for the base of the bag flap. This fold will used above the base cut line of the die so the folded area isn`t cut.

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Step 7. Place the folded card so the fold lays clear of the bottom cut edge of the outer die. Secure the dies in place with some low tack tape before cutting the piece through the Grand Calibur. Once the piece is cut then go ahead and run it back through using the embossing sandwich as this will pick up all the lovely debossing detail in the die.

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Step 8. Carefully lift the 3 dies off the card all together as you want to retain the dies in the same place so the back of the bag will have the pattern in the same place. This isn`t essential, it`s just a neat way of working as the die outer shape will always be the same as the die.

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Step 9. Pull the folded flap down to show the tab which will be used to create the bottom of the bag.

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Step 10. To keep the dies in the same position, pierce through the low tack tape to push out any remaining teal pieces of card as they will hinder the cutting of the 2nd panel if they are not taken out.

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Step 11. Use the already cut panel to gage where the die was placed on card fold. Alternatively you could use a pencil to mark the point by tracing around the side of the already cut panel onto the fold of the card. Go ahead and cut the 2nd panel and emboss it too.

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Step 12. To make the side panel on the card the 2nd debossed die has been added onto a scrap piece of teal card and stuck in place with some low tack tape. Make sure there is enough space to move the die around to the left hand side of the card afterwards and leave a 0.5cm gap either side of the die. Run the die through the Grand Calibur machine using the embossing plates and tan mat.

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Step 13. Once the piece has been debossed then turn the card around & match the die up with the pattern so you will be left with a wider embossed panel. Go ahead and deboss this piece again.

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Step 14. Here is the finished result of the 2 debossed die shapes which sit side by side. Go ahead a complete 2 more pieces of card using some more off cuts of teal card.

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Step 15. Locate the next debossed line up from the finished centre debossing and draw a line across the piece. Repeat this on the bottom of the debossed panel too.

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Step 16. Trim across this marking to create the side panel which will join the front & back panels together.

Alternatively use an embossing folder but I have to say I love the debossed loo you get from this die and the fact it helps you find where to cut the panels.

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Step 17 . Place the side panel onto a score board or just measure in 0.5cms and score down either side of the debossed panel. Do Not score the top & bottom of the panel.

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Step 18. Repeat this on the 2nd panel to create 2 side panels with small tabs either side.

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Step 19. Either use Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or use some red line 3mm tape & run a strip down each tab on the top side of the panels.

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Step 20. Remove the backing if you are using the tape & attach the tab under the side edge of the front panel with the folded tab at the bottom of the piece. Take a pair of scissors and mirror the curve shape from the die shape & cut a curve off the side panel. Alternatively you can have the side panel shorter but I prefer the sides longer.

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Step 21. Now add the back panel to the other side of the tab on the panel.

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Step 22. and again cut the curve in the panel to complete the look of the piece.

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Step 23. Take the 3rd debossed panel that was prepared earlier and use a pencil to mark where the bottom of each side of the folded base tabs falls.

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Step 24. Trim the card down each side so it is the same width as the side panels are. Then attach it to the folded base tab again using a strong tape or the Cosmic Shimmer glue. Curve the corners of the card to mirror the curve on the base of the die shape. Cut all of the corners ready for the tab to be stuck in place when the other side panel is attached.

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Step 25. Whilst the card is open just go ahead a crease the folds on the tabs so you get a lovely crisp finish to the die shapes. Fold the side panel down onto remaining panel. No stick the base tab on the back of the debossed base panel.

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Step 26. Alternatively you can stick the base panel down first before attaching the side panel down it`s up to you which you prefer.

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Step 27. Cut a solid Sue Wilson Caribbean Island St Lucia die shape in the teal card & emboss the panel too.

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Step 28. Now place the intricate next size down die shape in place using some low tack tape. Now emboss this piece using the embossing plates and the tan mat through the die cutting machine.

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Step 29. Place the die shape on a scoring board & score down either side of the central point at the first scallop shape. This width is 2.5cms when finished.

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Step 30. Cut the curve off the end of the scallop as this will help the lid to sit nicely on the finished piece. Repeat this on the other end of the panel again leave a small amount of the embossing on the scallop as shown here.

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Here is how the completed project will look.

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

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