Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Part 1


This project is part 1 and will show you how to make this Sue Wilson delicate garden frame sunken shaker box lid using the Creative Expressions Lisa Horton NEW stamps along with the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection ~ stitched lattice frame and the Delicate Garden Frame Die.

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The butterflies have been stamped and embossed in white on some baby blue card and sunk into a Creative Expressions Treat Cup. The project will show how to invert the treat cup to give the sunken effect in the lid of the box.


The box compliments the delicate garden frame card that was made in another project which can be found on the Creative Expression weekly workshop blog.


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Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame Sunken Shaker Box ~ Part 1


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas Shades 8″ x 8″ Collection Paper Pad : JLPP0003

Sue Wilson Shadow Collection ~ Stitched Lattice Frame Die Set : CED9303

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Tags & Frames Delicate Garden Frame Die Set : CED4307

 Sue Wilson Festive Collection Cottage Snow Globe Scene Die : CED3080

Any of the snow globe scene dies will work

Creative Expressions Butterfly Splash Stamp Set : CEC783

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

 Perfect Medium Ink Pad or Clear & Resist Ink Pad : PERPADCL

Cosmic Shimmer Pure White Embossing Powder : CSDEPWHHITE

Foundations Baby Blue Card : 41012 &  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980,

    Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE,

 Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA White Glue : CSPEAWHGLU  or

& Silicone Glue

American Seam Ribbon ~ Blue White SEAMBLUE

or an off white can be used


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this sunken shaker lid box using these main products. The Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ stitched lattice frame die set, the tags & frames delicate garden frame die set and the festive collection cottage snow globe scene die set, although any of the snow globe scene dies will work. The Creative Expressions butterfly splash stamp set adds the dimensional element when the butterflies are cut out and a Creative Expressions treat cup is used for the sunken element of the lid. A full list is found on the front page of the project.

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Step 2. Place a long strip of the low tack tape across the width of the solid outer and the intricate frame from the Sue Wilson tags & frames delicate garden frame die set.

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Step 3. Tape the circle die from the Sue Wilson snow globe scene die set onto a piece of Foundations coconut card.

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Step 4. Lift the joined 2 delicate frames with the low tack tape on and lay them over the circle die.

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Step 5. Lift the right hand side edge of JUST the intricate section and place another piece of low tack tape to secure the solid outer edge die onto the card. The left hand side of the die is still attached to act as a hinge whilst the tape is laid down.

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Step 6. Remove the intricate die and add another piece of low tack tape on the left hand side of the dies. This is done to make sure the circle is central in the card as there will be little space once a stitched frame is added to the box lid.

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Step 7. Run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur to cut the piece and then emboss the die shapes afterwards.

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Step 8. Place a sheet of A4 Foundations coconut card in a landscape position on the worktop and find the exact centre of the long length and width of the card. Mark this with a pencil. Also find the centre of the Sue Wilson shadow collection ~ 2nd from largest stitched lattice frame die on the width and length of the die. I marked mine with a permanent pen as it can be removed with alcohol remover later if needs be.

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Step 9. Place the marked die in place using the marker points and pencils marks on the card to marry the die up. Secure the die in place with some low tack tape. Now run the prepared piece through the Grand Calibur using just the embossing pink plate, tan mat and base plate as you don`t want the card to be cut at all.

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Step 10. Erase the pencil marks made when finding the centre of the card.

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Step 11. These measurements are important as the frame and then scoring is needed so no card will be trimmed off afterwards. Here is the embossed stitched frame effect on the card.

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Step 12. Place the worked piece on a score board in a portrait position and score down the long length at 3cms. Turn the card 180 degrees to the opposite side and repeat the same 3cm measurement.

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Step 13. Turn the card to a landscape position and score the end at 3cms and 6cms. Again turn the card to the opposite end and repeat the 3cms and 6cms measurement. Keep the lid flat when working on the next few steps.

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Step 14. Place the circle die with some low tack tape prepared on the top of the die behind the circle aperture so it marries up with the hole in the die cut panel.

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Step 15. Lay the panel in the middle area of the stitched area of the lid and press the die / low tack tape in position.

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Step 16. This will ensure the die / sunken treat cup will be in exactly the correct position when it`s added later on. Run the die and card through the Grand Calibur making sure none of the edges of the card fall outside of the cutting plates.

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Step 17. Use the adhesive eraser to remove any sticky marks the low tack tape has left behind.

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Step 18. Add a square of acetate so it just covers over the reverse of the aperture and use a tape runner or dries clear glue to hold the panel in place.

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Step 19. Trim off the bottom 3cm square on the lid.

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Step 20. Cut a straight line up to the 2nd scoreline before cutting a diagonal line up to the same point to make the tab notch.

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Step 21. Repeat this on all of the other corners to create the basic lid shape with the ends which will cover the tabs in the ends of the box.

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Step 22. Crease over all of the scored lines and corner tabs.

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Step 23. Lay but DO NOT stick the Creative Expressions treat cup over the acetate / aperture so you can see how it will look at the end.

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Step 24. Select a solid blue / colour cloud effect sheet from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Christmas shades 8″ x 8“ collection paper pad. Place the intricate tags & frames delicate garden frame die set onto the paper and secure in place with some low tack tape.

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Step 25. Run the die through the Grand Calibur to cut it and then emboss it using the embossing plates etc.

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Step 26. Use some Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue to attach the frame onto the solid white frame that was created earlier on.

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Step 27. Cut a matching colour blue circle using the snow globe die and then lay 3 butterflies from the Creative Expressions butterfly splash stamp set. Make sure they are facing down onto the paper so the flat sides of the stamp are facing upwards.

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Step 28. Press an acrylic block over the stamps to pick them all up in the correct position to be stamped onto the paper.

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Step 29. Use a Perfect Medium ink pad to ink up the butterfly stamps.

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Step 30. Stamp the image onto the blue paper and then use the Cosmic Shimmer pure white embossing powder to pour over the top of the ink. Pour the remaining powder back in the embossing pot and then heat set the powder using a heat tool.

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Step 31. Hold the butterfly circle underneath the treat cup and the trim a small amount off the edge of the paper working around the circle as you cut. The inside of the treat cup is a bit smaller and the trimming is needed for the butterflies to fit inside. Use a die or punch is you have a slightly smaller once to make it easier.

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Step 32. Stick the butterfly piece into the treat cup so the image is facing upwards.

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Step 33. Here the treat cup is just held behind the card so you can see the sunken effect it will give later on.

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Step 34. Just lay the panel onto the card for a visual and this will be stuck down later on.

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 This photo shows the finished box which can be used to add a gift and the Wedgewood inspired card that was made in another workshop can be given as the matching card.

Part 2 will see the complete project listed for ease of viewing and for working on the project.


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