Sue Wilson 3D Heart Charm


This project will show you how to make this 3D heart chart using the new Sue Wilson fillables lace heart die & heart treat cups along with the Creative Expressions faceted teardrop beads and other Creative  Expressions embellishments.


The double backed heart treat cups make the perfect pod to add the Love Heart sweets inside. This project would look amazing with the more delicate edged Sue Wilson Fillables Collection – Jewelled Heart die, so just switch the die out in the required steps. __________________

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Sue Wilson 3d Heart Charm


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Shopping List

 Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting Machine : WIZGC-200

Sue Wilson Fillables Lace Heart Die : CED21006

Creative Expressions Heart Shaped Treat Cups : CETREATHEART

Creative Expressions Raisin Satin Ribbon : CESRRAISIN

Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink Pad : DGFESTIVE

Creative Expressions Smoothie : CESMOOTH

Creative Expressions Garnet Faceted Teardrop Beads : CEPBEADGARN

Creative Expressions 4mm Spacer Beads : CEPSPACERS

Graphmaster Alcohol Main A Marker Set GRAPHSETMAIN

Ranger Glossy AccentsACCENTGLOS

   Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Creative Expression Jute Twine Antique White, Natural & Black : CETWINEJUTE

 Spellbinders  Tool in One  : WIZTOOL

  Foundations Coconut Card : 40980

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Baubles TH92872

Heart Wooden Button ,Love Heart Sweets & 2 Key Charms


Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. This workshop will show you how to make this 3d heart charm using the new Sue Wilson fillables lace heart die & heart treat cups. For the beads and embellishments on the project the Creative Expressions raisin satin ribbon is used, the Creative Expressions 4mm spacer beads and the Creative Expressions faceted teardrop beads have been coloured in using the Graphmaster no.15 –geranium pen or you can use the garnet faceted teardrop beads for an instant result.


Step 2. Secure the 2 solid heart dies from the Sue Wilson fillables lace heart die set onto a piece of Foundations coconut card using low tack tape. Run the piece through the Grand Calibur machine.


Step 3. Then emboss the piece using the usual pink plate, tan mat & base plate sandwich and running it through the Grand Calibur.


Step 4. Ease the card from the dies trying to keep the low tack tape on the dies so the aperture is in the same area when it is cut again for the reverse of the project. Repeat this cutting again so you have a 2nd heart shape.


Step 5. Attach some red line tape around the inner edge of the heart …..


Step 6. ……. remove the backing and place one of the heart treat cups through the aperture.


Step 7. It will look nice and neat from the reverse.


Step 8. Add some `Love Heart` sweets so the words face outwards into the treat cup.


Step 9. Now add another layer of the red tape over the acetate of the treat cup and fill the cup with more `Love Heart` sweets, but this time have the words facing upwards and eat any odd sounding sweets if they don`t apply to you ( and that`s if you are allowed the sweets).


Step 10. Add the 2nd treat cup into the 2nd heart die cut piece again using a strong tape and then add this over the just filled heart sweets. As it`s die cut shapes they will marry up perfectly at the edges.


Step 11. Cut 2 of the outer and next size down intricate die in the coconut card and set aside for later.


Step 12. Either use a Creative Expressions garnet faceted teardrop beads or if like me you didn`t have that colour than you can colour one with an alcohol pen. I just held it which got me covered in pen so for the best way take one of the pearl pins (if you have one in your stash) is to add the beads onto the pin area.


Step 13. Use the chisel tip of a Graphmaster no.15 –geranium pen and run it up and down the bead until it`s covered. Repeat this until you have 2 small beads and a large bead coloured in the red.


Step 14. Cut a length of the light Creative Expressions Jute Twine and select 3 of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology baubles pearls with small eyes on them along with 2 Creative Expressions key embellishments you might have in your crafty stash. Thread 2 crystal drops which have been attached to each other and then add the other 2 pearls and the 2 keys onto the twine. Knot the twine at the top and then add a metal spacer bead and then the large red bead on 1 of the 2 ends of twine. Now repeat but add 2 red beads on the other end of the twine using metal spacer beads as you go. Play about to see which way the embellishments lay best for you.


Step 15. Add a small amount of the glossy accents under the metal spacer bead and stick it to the red bead. Just hold in place for a minute or so. Once it`s dry trim the excess twine off the end of the piece. Repeat this on the other red bead to complete to beaded up selection. It`s a perfect way to finish off any loose ends.

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Step 16. Add a straight line of Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue from the edge of the bottom of the tip of the inner heart to the edge of the card heart tip. Lay the twine into the glue and press it down with a pokey tool.


Step 17. Add another small amount of glue over the twine and trim the excess twine off from the top.


Step 18. Apply the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue all around the outer and inner edges of the heart die cut shapes on the reverse side.


Step 19. Dab your finger onto the glue if you feel there is to much glue on it and that it would spread out once placed down.


Step 20. Add the glued frame onto the front and then repeat on this on the back of the piece. The line of twine will be covered by the pattern in the die shape. Use a pokey tool to remove any excess glue if it seeps out under the lines, but also remember it will dry clear.


Step 21. Take a length of the thin Creative Expressions raisin satin ribbon …………….


Step 22. ………. and make 3 loops with the ribbon and leave a tail on the ribbon too. Tie a knot in the ribbon and then snip one of the loops in half at the curved end to make 2 extra ribbon tails.


Step 23. To add a ribbon to the top of the piece take a screw punch and hold a corner of the self healing mat underneath and punch the hole.


Step 24. Loop a folded piece of organza ribbon through the hole and pass the back under itself. The tie a knot at the end of the make a nice hanging area. Snip the ends of the ribbon on a diagonal to finish it off nicely.


Step 25. Add the red bow over the base of the ribbon.


Step 26.Right Place a wooden heart embellishment to cover the bow.

This completes the 3d heart gift.


Step 27.Left Here`s a close up of the `Love Heart` filled treat cups. Perfect to give to someone special.

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Happy Crafting


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