This project is a fun way to make a gift look so expense but is made with just 2 1/2 pieces of A4 card.
The die cut shapes and co-ordinating stamps make a unique feature for the gathered cellophane area.
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Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200
Sue Wilson Frames & Tags ~ Maggie Die : CED4315
to co-ordinate with the Wellington Die Set CED8205
Stamps to Die for… Damask Delight : UMS687
with co-ordinates wit the Sue Wilson Frames & Tags Maggie Die : CED4315
Spellbinders Tool : WIZTOOL
Creative Expressions Smoothies : CESMOOTH
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches ~ Pearl Sprays :
Foundations Coconut Card : 40980
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,
Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU & Silicone Glue
Cellophane & Foil Easter Eggs
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this useful open box using the following main products…… the Sue Wilson New Zealand collection ~ Wellington die, the frames & tags ~ Maggie die, the finishing touches petite peony cluster die along with the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … floral oasis stamp with co-ordinates with the Wellington Die Set and the stamps to die for… Damask delight with co-ordinates wit the Sue Wilson frames & tags Maggie die.
Step 2. Take a piece of Foundations coconut card and lay the card in a landscape position on a score board. Score down at 13cms, 26cms & 27cms.
Step 3. Turn the back into a portrait position score at 13cms.
Step 4. Trim away the excess card after the 27cm score line. Repeat the process on a 2nd sheet of coconut card.
Step 5. Cut an inverted `V` notch on just the middle score line up until the main panel score line. Remove the corner piece of unwanted card which falls in the bottom corner of the tabbed area.
Step 6. Later on the 2 panels will be joined together but for now keep the panels separate.
Step 7. Choose which die you would like for the box. I went with the Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die featured on the left as I wanted to use the co-ordinating stamp to die for….. Maggie stamp.
Step 8. Place the outer die, the intricate floral section die along with the shaped rectangle inner die in the centre of the scored panel. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Make sure you use enough tape so the dies don`t move when they are being cut.
Step 9. Run the prepared card though the Grand Calibur to cut the card shapes out.
Step 10. Remove the outer solid cut card from the more intricate inner dies as these will need just one more pass.
Step 11. Place the dies back on the cutting plate and also cut the inner die if you want that piece (I didn`t need it in the end). Run the pieces back through the GC and then emboss the dies / card.
Step 12. Use the Spellbinders Tool`n`One to remove the excess waste from the die.
Step 13. Repeat the process to the other panel on the same piece of card making sure you line the base of the dies up with the bottom of the already cut piece.
Step 14. Place the card through the GC machine making sure the scoreline of the 1st panel ends up at the edge of the cutting / base plate so the 2 plates don`t mark the 1st panel. Repeat the process of removing the outer card and then cut & emboss the detailed die piece.
Step 15. Now do the same on the 2nd card panel and lay the 1st panel side by side so you see where to place the dies. Remember to remove the 1st panel before you resume the cut and embossing process again.
Step 16. Carry on until you have all 4 panels cut and you have the intricate inner panels too ( the small die shapes in this photo will not be used but are set a side for another project).
Step 17. To co-ordinate the ribbon to the project a piece of the Creative Expressions off white satin ribbon has been held over the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin jaded frost colour cloud pot and the Creative Expression smoothie has been held firmly in the pot and over the ribbon as the it`s pulled through the ink. Putting different pressure on the smoothie will give you different depths of colour on the ribbon. Dry the ribbon with a heat tool or I placed it on the top of my radiator whilst I did the following steps of the project.
Step 18. Now you have a lovely coloured ribbon. Always keep marked ribbons as you can use this technique to bring the ribbon back to life.
Step 19. Select the stamps to die for damask delight with co-ordinates with the Sue Wilson Maggie die. Ink the stamp up with some Perfect Medium or Clear & Resist ink pad and stamp this image onto a piece of coconut card. Add some Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss embossing powder over the ink before heat setting with a heat tool.
Step 20. Repeat the process but this time stamp 4 of the Creative Expressions stamps to die for … floral oasis stamp with co-ordinates with the Wellington Die Set on a large enough piece of coconut card so it can be trimmed later to the maximum of 13cms x 13cms.
Step 21. When the embossing is cooled swipe a piece of kitchen roll or soft cloth over the image so it wipes away the excess mica left on the white not embossed areas of the card.
Step 22. Now go back to the damask delight stamped image & place the outer Sue Wilson Maggie die over the stamped image and also use the inner circle to cut out the centre of the piece. Secure in place with some low tack tape.
Step 23. Once cut try and keep the low take tape on the outer and inner dies and transfer the dies onto another piece of card and then cut with the same dies but this time just on a plain piece of card as the stamping won`t been seen underneath.
Step 24. This will allow the plain shape to be turned and the stamped die piece can go on top to make a more square finished shape.
Step 25. Now add the Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington outer die and the intricate floral section along with the inner circle from the Sue Wilson frames and tags Maggie die. Secure in place with some low tack tape. Cut and emboss the card out.
Step 26. Place the just cut shape under the previously made stamped die shapes to complete the square shape. This set will be for the feature on the cellophane later on.
Step 27. Here the Sue Wilson New Zealand Wellington die shapes will be turned to enhance the look and it will also reveal more of the delicate design underneath.
Step 28. Crease up the score lines of the 2 cut panels.
Step 29. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the 1cm tab and stick the tab on the reverse of the 2nd panel.
Step 30. Trim the stamped panels to 12cms x 12cms or a maximum of 12.8cms x 12.8cms so it fits in the 13cms panel but sits inside the scored sides. Add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on reverse of the aperture making sure you glue closely around the inner frame.
Step 31. Hold the aperture over the stamped panel so you know you have the design in the correct place and then flatten the panel down on top.
Step 32. Repeat this on all 4 of the panels before gluing the intricate frames over the card and on an angle. Again do this on all 4 panels.
Step 33. Once the panels are dry add some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue on the remaining 1cm tab and then fold the panels over to place onto the tab and this will close the box up.
Step 34. Stick the 2 end bases together with some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. Make sure it`s the 2 pieces with the notches cut out that are glued on just the ends of the tabs else the glue would be sticky on the inside of the tube box. Then add glue to the other tabs and stick them onto the just glued tabs.
Step 35. Cut 2 pieces of coconut card to 13cms x 13cms and place them in a Creative Expressions large rambling blossom embossing folder. Run the pieces through the Grand Calibur machine using the Spellbinders raspberry plate & the base plate.
Step 36. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to glue the 3 prepared cut pieces together so the box cellophane section is created for later on. This will just give a fresh decorative idea to the cellophane gathering point and it will give you space to embellish it further.
Step 37. Add the Sue Wilson small petite peony cluster dies on some coconut card and pass all the die through the Grand Calibur machine. Press them into a clear and resist ink pad.
Step 38. Turn the flowers over with a pair of long ended tweezers to retain as much ink as possible and then tip the Cosmic Shimmer Phill Martin chic moss embossing powder over flowers.
Step 39. Use the tweezers to remove the flowers from the powder.
Step 40. Heat set the flowers with a heat tool and then pinch the flowers up to add some shape to the petals.
Step 41. Apply some Cosmic Shimmer glue on the centres of the peonies to make a faux pearl effect and set aside to dry.
Step 42. Curve some of the Creative Expression finishing touches pearl sprays and place them on the inner area of the box panel. Add some silicone glue under the wire ends and place the pearl sprays over the top.
Step 43. Repeat the process and then add the embossed peonies in the centre of the pearl sprays to complete the look. You may want to add a small dot of glue under the tip of the pearl spray.
Step 44. Add a large square of cellophane into the box.
Step 45. Place a piece of coloured tissue paper so it co-ordinates with whatever theme you are making the gift for. Here i`m making it into an Easter gift so yellow is perfect for this. Place some Easter eggs into the box / cellophane.
Step 46. Cut some Creative Expressions natural jute to length so it`s at hand for tying the cellophane up..
Step 47. Lift the shorter sides of the cellophane rather than the pointy edges first and once you have these lifted gather up the pointy edges too.
Step 48. Tie a piece of the Creative Expressions jute so it holds the cellophane nicely above the box level.
Step 49. Take the prepared stamped / die cut piece.
Step 50. Squash the cellophane into a tube effect so you can pass the stamped piece over the cellophane and the jute twine. This will just give extra interest to the finished look.
Step 51. Add the coloured and now dry ribbon to the cellophane as a prepared separate bow before adding a single peony and pearl spray to cover the knot of the ribbon up.
Step 52. As the cellophane is released you can just ease it back in place and ever trim areas if they are to long. It`s easier to work with to much cellophane than not enough. You may want the gift a be a complete surprise, so use just tissue paper or cover the gift completely under the cellophane.
Step 53. This photo shows the unique cellophane lid / panel.
Step 54. Here is the completed project.
You may want to add a tag to the box which can easily be made to co-ordinate with the box.You could add a glue dot if the cellophane lifts to much from the box but with the eggs it hasn`t been needed.
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