Teal Just for You Bag ~ Complete Workshop

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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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Here are parts 1 & 2 all Together

Teal Just for You Bag Complete Workshop


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Shopping List

 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 Crushed 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


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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Continuing on from part 1 last week

Step 31. Cut a piece of teal card a few millimetres smaller than the 20mm depth of the lid section as this will be used to cover the ends of the ribbon once they have been poked through the holes.


Step 32. Cut a length of the Creative Expressions aqua crushed silky ribbon no more than 25cms.

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Step 33. Poke the ends of the ribbon through the outside holes as this will push the card downwards from the outside of the lid giving you a better, cleaner finish.

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Step 34. Make the ribbon the length you want the finish look to be. Cellotape the ends of the ribbon as flat as you can on the inside of the lid central panel.

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Step 35. Here I have run an embossed line around the edge on of the thin teal panel that was made a few steps ago. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the panel over the cellotaped ribbon ends.

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Step 36. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the inner middle section of the back of the lid as the outer edges will overhang the design and the glue would be exposed.

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Step 37. Now the lid is stuck down and the lid is almost finished.

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Step 38. Place a Velcro fastening or like here a Tim Holtz fastening is being used.

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Step 39. To attach this poke a hole on the main body of the bag under where the fastener will fall on the outside of the lid.

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Step 40. Pass the screw end of the fastener through the back of the hole so that thread of the screw is exposed on the front of the bag. Attach the head of the fastener over the screw to complete the base part.

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Step 41. Mark where the fastener will sit on the front flap of the lid & punch a larger hole. Here a hole puncher has been used as it`s an ideal size.

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Step 42. Push the fastener through the hole to complete the closure to the bag.

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Step 43. Stamp a `Just for You` sentiment from the Creative Expressions amazing sentiments stamps onto a piece of vellum. Use some clear and resist ink on the stamp & then sprinkle some Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder over the ink before heat setting it using a heat tool.

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Step 44. Attach the vellum onto a piece of self adhesive sheet leaving the back on the reverse of the piece. Use the small inner rectangle die from the Sue Wilson noble classic adorned die. Cut the piece out through a die cutting machine.

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Step 45. Stick the sentiment directly onto the centre panel of the front of the bag. Using the vellum will just give a soft feel to the project and it will marry up with the vellum flowers that will adorn the finished bag.

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Step 46. Lay a small piece of vellum over the top of another piece of vellum to double up on the amount of flowers you can cut. Here the 2nd and 3rd smallest Sue Wilson camellia complete petals dies have been used.

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Step 47. Run them through a die cutting machine before embossing them as well.

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Step 48. Add the largest embossing ball from the stylus set onto the Spellbinders all in one tool. Place a vellum flower onto a piece of foam ( here I have used a piece of cut`n`dry felt. Move the ball tool around the edges of each petal to tease the shape.

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Step 49. Once all the petals are done turn the petal over and move the ball tool in the centre of the flower as this will lift the petals up nicely.

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Step 50. Add some gold on the edges of the flowers using the Adirondack gold dabber.

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Step 51. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or some 3D glue to attach 3 of the larger vellum flower around the base of the ribbon handle. Now add the smaller flower in the centre of the petals to add dimension to the finished flower.

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Step 52. Add another pair of flower petals on the bottom corner of the sentiment before adding 3 gold edged leafs under the flower.

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Step 53. Lift the ribbon up before the glue sets so you know the flowers are stuck in the correct position.

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Step 54. Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer summer blue PVA glue to the centres of the vellum flowers to make faux pearls.

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Step 55. To wrap your gift up as the bag has intricate cuts throughout the design, use some stamped tissue paper to wrap the gift up in. Here a piece of embossed kitchen roll has been stamped on using the rose design from a JustRite vintage filigree fancies stamp plate and a peacock feathers distress ink pad.

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Step 56. Wrap the gift and place it in your lovely detailed gift bag. Here is the completed look.

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Step 57. Here is a close up of the vellum flowers with faux pearl centres.

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Step 58. The vellum flower on the corner of the bag just pulls in the detail of the lid but keeps the design nice and simple.

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