Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Boxed Frame Reindeer Card

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This workshop shows how to make this intricate cut box frame using the new Sue Wilson festive collection mini scene die, the deer & tree dies too.

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Here is the back of the frame card as this compliments the front of the card.

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The distress ink a the glossy accent give wonderful finish to the deer.


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Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Boxed Frame Reindeer Card


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Scene Mini Background Die : CED3025

Sue Wilson Noble Collection ~ Pierced Rectangle Die Set : CED5502

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Deer Family Die Set : CED3042

Sue Wilson Festive Collection Winter Trees Die Set : CED3041

 Spellbinders All-in-One Tool : WIZTOOL

Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad : DPTUMBLED

& Gathered Twigs : DPTWIGS

  Creative Expressions Smoothies CESMOOTH  

  Self Adhesive Sticky Sheet  : ADHA4

Creative Expressions Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Coconut Card40980  & Antique Silver Card : VINTSILVERCARD

Scotch Removeable Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

     Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE & Silicone Glue

& Tim Holtz Distress Glitter ~ Clear Rock Candy : DGROCK

Ranger Stickles ~ Frosted Lace : STKFRLACE

Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make a lovely box framed card which has been designed to fit the measurements of the scene mini background die set and it can also be adapted to be an everyday frame by using any of the other Various Sue Wilson background die sets.

For this project you`ll need the Sue Wilson festive collection scene mini background die, the Noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set, the festive collection deer family die and winter trees die set.



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Step 2. Take the Sue Wilson Noble collection ~ pierced rectangle die set and place the outer die followed by the embossed intricate die and then the smaller inner solid die on a piece of A4 coconut card. Secure the dies in place with some low take tape. Run the card through the Grand Calibur machine to cut the intricate design out and the frame shape.

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Step 3. Once the die combination has been passed through the die cutting machine ……………….

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Step 4. …………… go ahead and place the pink embossing plate and then the tan mat on top of it. Make sure the dies are still in place where they were in the die when they were cut & then add the 2nd largest die in the gap of the dies. This is done to achieve a pierced embossed line rather than a smaller cut frame if it was used in the previous step. Place the base plate over the dies and run the sandwich through the die cutting machine.

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Step 5. Now cut a piece of adhesive sheet with the backing still on both sides using the 2nd largest pierced die and the smaller pierced inner 4th die that was used in cutting the frame. This frame will be used to add small micro beads behind the intricate detail of the frame allowing the box frame to be secured neatly behind it. All will be revealed later on.

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Step 6. Now cut a Sue Wilson festive collection scene mini background die in the coconut card, you will also need 3 deer from the festive collection deer family die and 3 of the trees from the winter trees die set all in coconut card.

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Step 7. Remove one side of the backing from the self adhesive sticky sheet and place it on the reverse of the frame. Depending on the surface it is being stuck onto you may wish to add a small line of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue under the sticky sheet. The box frame will need to be held on the back of the micro sheet so this will just strengthen it.

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Step 8. Have the frame over an upturned craft box lid and tip the Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky area in the frame. Just turn the frame as you work if it`s a small lid.

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Step 9. Press the beads into the sticky sheet to secure them all in place and this will remove any excess beads not stuck down.

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Step 10. Cut another frame in the same solid pierced dies in the vintage silver card.

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Step 11. Remove the sticky backing from behind the micro beads and add the just cut silver card behind the frame.

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Step 12. Use the remaining piece of silver card to make the box frame. Measure out on the score board at 18cms x 14cms. Trim the card to this exact size as this will allow you to make the box frame with just scoring from now on.

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Step 13. Score on each edge at 0.5cms and then on the 2cms point so you will be left with a 0.5cms and a 1.5cms depth all around the edge of the card.

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Step 14. Cut away all of the 0.5cms from the outer area of the corner before trimming on the shorter width bottom edge up to the 2cm scoreline. Now cut a diagonal line up to the same point to make the tab notch.

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Step 15. Repeat this process on all the other corners making sure you cut in from the top and bottom of the card as you work and not from the sides. This will make sure the tabs fall on the shorter edge giving the box frame more strength.

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Step 16. Crease all the folds down to create the basic box shape.

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Step 17. Cut 2 strips of silver card to 9.8cms x 1.3cms . This will give the strip room to fit. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to glue the right side of the tab on all 4 tabs of the box.

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Step 18. Place the tabs on the inside of the 1.5cm depth of the box and hold the tabs in place for a few minutes whilst the glue sets. This will make sure the tab doesn`t slip and then be set in the wrong place. These will get covered later on and it will give a perfect finish to the outside of the frame.

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Step 19. Fold the 0.5cm rim back over the box shape so it all falls on the inside of the box area. Add a rim of 3mm red line strong tape or use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue all around the rim later on.

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Step 20. Attach the small silver card over the tabs to cover them up. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to add strength to the piece.

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Step 21. Cut the background die cut card right up to the edge of each side of the card. This will allow the card to fit into the base of the box. DO NOT glue the piece into the box yet, this step is just for sizing the panel.

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Step 22. Cut a piece of self adhesive sticky sheet to fit the back of the scene background panel. Attach it to the back of the panel before adding some distress dry glitter over the sticky area.

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Step 23. Lightly add some of tumbled glass distress ink onto the embossed area of the panel .

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Step 24. Now glue the panel into the base of the box using some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue or use the sticky backing depending on the finished look you are after.

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Step 25. Add some of the frosted lace stickles over some of the Sue Wilson winter trees.

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Step 26. Also add a line of stickles at the top of the deer and allow to dry. Alternatively distress the reindeers with some gathered twigs distress ink on a Creative Expressions smoothie and then add the stickles after it`s been inked. Go back in and add more ink on the neck and hoof area of the deer as this will give a lovely tone later on.

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Step 27. Add some of the glossy accents over the whole of the deer. It`s best to add a line of the accents around the outline before filling in the middle of the die cut as it will act as a barrier. Repeat this on all 3 of the deer and also make another 2 deer up to decorate the reverse of the box frame later on.

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Step 28. Cut another background scene up or just cut the bottom house area as the tree`s need to be arranged in front of the base panel and by adding the 2nd layer this will add depth to the piece and it will make the tree sit behind the house. Use either a 3d glue or foam pads when adding the trees and then the row of houses for added depth.

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Step 29. Remove the backing from the tape on the rim of the box.

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Step 30. Attach the frame that was prepared earlier on.

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Step 31. Here is how the neat finish of the box will look as the rim falls under the micro bead panel.

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Step 32. Stand the frame upwards and tilt it back naturally as this is where the stand will need to be added too.

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Step 33. Score a piece of silver card so it has a 1.5cm tab. Place the inner intricate die with the solid pierced die around the outside so that the top edge of the die is placed over the fold back on the top of the card. Once it`s been cut you will be left with a hinge that will be glued on the back of the box frame.

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Step 34. Place a piece of self adhesive sheet onto a piece of coconut card. Cut the card out using the same pierced die as you have just used to cut the outer die shape out of.

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Step 35. Stick the sticky sheet to the reverse of the panel. Flip the tab forwards and you`ll be left with a thin pierced edge which will need to be cut off else it will hinder the tab effect. Make sure the intricate design is stuck down well onto the sheet, if not the micro beads can fall underneath the die and spoil the effect.

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Step 36. Add some Creative Expressions micro beads over the sticky sheet.

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Step 37. Here is the finished look of the box frame stand complete with the tab which will be used to glue the stand to the back of the box frame.

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Step 38. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to the tab. Make sure you get the correct side by placing it up to the frame before gluing. Have the bottom of the frame at the bottom edge of the box frame and stick the tab in place.

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Step 39. Add 2 of the deer either side of the frame using some 3d glue for dimension. Make sure the hoofs of the deer run along the bottom of the frame.

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Step 40. Now add the smaller deer in front of the right hand deer, again using 3d glue. Just make sure none of the glue falls where there isn`t any backing onto the box frame.

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Step 41. Here is the front of the completed card. Your first card might take a little longer to make but afterwards you will have learnt the basic shape and that it`s all about just cutting die shapes. You`ll be able to use the format to make everyday card with some of the other Sue Wilson background die.

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Step 42. Here is a close up of the deer. I love the effect of the darkness in patches under the glossy accents as it looks like you have spent ages trying to achieve the effect!!!!

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Step 43. The back of the box frame is so neat and the inner die of the pierced rectangle die set just finishes of the box frame perfectly. The deer are added so that the piece will look lovely from lots of different angles when it`s displayed.

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Step 44. The stand can either lay completely flat or be sent with the stand just closed up on the back of the box frame.

Happy Crafting with the fun Box Frame x

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