1-. COLLAGE PEONY CARD & TAGS
Presented by Barbara Bicknell
Stamp Sets: Prized Peony, Well Said, Very Versailles
Paper: Basic Grey card, Peony Garden DSP, Whisper White card, old book page and music sheets
Ink: Basic Grey, Blends duos: Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray and Granny Apple Green
Punches: Rectangular Postage Stamp, Label Me Lovely, 5/8” circle punch, ½” circle punch
Other: Organdy Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Peony Dies
Basic Grey card 21cm x 14.8, & 14.3 x 4.2 plus scraps
Whisper White 10cm x 14.3, 15cm x 5.5 x 2, scrap
Peony Garden DSP 4.5 x 3.cm to go on the rectangular postage stamp piece
Basic Gray 10.5cm
- Work with the whisper white pieces and some Peony Garden DSP in 2 patterns and a piece of music sheet and an old book page, tear the paper randomly and then collage all pieces to include the two tags and the card front. Stamp the scripty words onto the DSP on the tags using Basic Grey ink.
- Cut one corner off the top of your tag and use the offcut as a guide to cut the other side the same. Do this on both tags.
- On Whisper White scrap using Basic Grey ink stamp the peony flowers, 1 of each large, medium and small ready for cutting out with the dies. Stamp the small peony flower on the envelope and on the card inner to decorate.
- Stamp the sentiments on Whisper White scrap and adhere to some scrap basic grey and cut around leaving a border mat.
- Adhere the strip of Peony Garden DSP to the basic grey panel for the card front and tie the longer piece of ribbon 20cm around it in a knot.
- Adhere the collage panel to the card front and adhere the strip of basic grey with the DSP panel as well.
- Cut out the flowers with the peony dies. Draw around the large flower die on Basic Gray card scrap and fussy cut to create the border layer for the large flower.
- Punch a rectangular postage stamp piece, a label me lovely Basic Grey.
- Colour in the flowers using the Blends and mount onto the grey pieces with dimensionals. The medium on the label me lovely shape, the small one on the postage stamp piece and the large one on the piece you drew around the die above.
- With a scrap of Basic Grey punch 2x ½” circles and attach to the top of the tags. Then punch using the small hole punch through both layers to create an eyelet reinforcer and decoration for the top of the tag. Thread the 10cm ribbon through the hole in the tag and secure with a bow using linen thread.
- Place the pieces as per the photo.
- There’s a lot of freedom with this project.
2-. JAR OF FLOWERS CARD INSTRUCTIONS
Presented by Sharlene Hart
Stamps: Jar of Flowers, Many Mates
Paper: Flowers for Every Season DSP, Whisper White, Just Jade
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Colour Lifter
Other: Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, Jar Punch, Label Me Fancy Punch, Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack; 3x Pearls or Rhinestone Basics Jewels
Whisper White card base 14.8×10.5cm folded; Whisper White card inner 14.3x10cm; Whisper White 13.5×6.5cm – embossing; Whisper White 7x5cm (stem stamp); Whisper White 6.5×6.5cm (flower stamp), Just Jade 13.5x1cm strip; Just Jade 7×3.7cm (sentiment), DSP: 10.5x5cm
- Adhere DSP piece in landscape position to folded card base, across the width of the card and approximately 1.5cm from bottom.
- Take 13.5 x 6.5cm whisper white card and insert all the way into jar punch, using the sides of the punch as guides to help with centering. Punch.
- Insert punched card piece into Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, having the plank design horizontal. Die Cutting Machine sandwich is: multi-platform base / multi-platform tab 1 / one card shim / 3D Embossing Folder /one acrylic plate. Ensure the hinged side of embossing folder is inserted into machine first (rather than the open side of the folder). Emboss.
- Remove embossed card piece from embossing folder and attach to the thin strip of Just Jade card to the left hand edge, revealing approximately 2mm down the entire left hand edge.
- Stamp flower stems using Memento Black ink onto 7 x 5cm card piece – to ensure you don’t have a gap between the top of your jar and your stamped stems once your card is constructed, ensure your stems are stamped approximately 5mm from the top of the card piece.
6. Wrap linen thread around the neck of the mason jar dome – to do this you need to partially peel back both front and back adhesive backings (but don’t remove entirely yet!). Find the approximate centre of the linen thread and drape over the neck of the jar dome. As you wrap each side around, squeeze the thread into the neck of the jar, pressing it onto the exposed adhesive – you want to avoid a tight thread wrap that will stop the punched jar card adhering flat to the edge of the jar dome. Wrap around twice, ensuring you press the linen thread into the adhesive each time, shaping into the sides of the jar dome. Tie a temporary bow.
7. Carefully place your Flowers For Every Season Gems in a small pile onto your stamped stems card piece. Remove adhesive backing from the back only of the jar dome and adhere onto stems card, taking care to align stamped stem tops with the top of the jar dome. Remove adhesive backing from the front of the jar dome and attach embossed punched jar cutout over jar dome, ensuring the cutout is pressed down all around the sides, particularly where the linen thread wraps at the neck.
8. Stamp flowers onto your small square (6.5 x 6.5cm) piece of Whisper White card using Memento ink. At the same time, also stamp your card inner and envelope with the same flower stamp. Colour the image for the card front using Stampin’ Blends then fussy cut out (leave the other two images uncoloured). Attach to the embossed card just above the jar dome, using dimensionals.
9. Attach the card inner inside the card.
10. Using dimensionals, attach fussy cut flowers at the top of the jar dome.
11. Attached 3 Pearls or Rhinestone Basics Jewels around the fussy cut flowers.
12. Fold each piece of ribbon in half and secure the fold with a glue dot. Attach each piece of ribbon to the top right hand side of the embossed care piece with another glue dot.
13. Stamp greeting onto small 3.7 x 7cm Just Jade card, using Memento black ink. Holding the Post It note, guide the card into the Label Me Fancy Punch and punch out. Mark a small dot where you would like to punch a small hole for tying on with the thread, and punch using the small hole on the side of the Label Me Fancy Punch.
14. On the underside of your greeting tag, stack two dimensionals on the right hand side and position slightly overlapping the rim of the jar dome. Thread the tag onto the linen thread around the jar and tie a bow to complete.
3-. TASTEFUL TOUCHES THEATRE CARD
Presented by Vanessa Baker
W: www.confetticardstudio.nz E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamps: Tasteful Touches, Itty Bitty Greetings
Paper: Gray Granite, In Good Taste DSP, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink: Gray Granite, Rococo Rose
Other: In Good Taste Elements, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, ¾” circle punch
4 x Gray Granite 14.4 x 10cm, 2 at 14.4 x 1.1cm Gray Granite (offcuts from first measurements)
1 at 14.2 x 9.8cm DSP & 1 at 7.2 x 10cm different DSP
1 at 11.5 x 7cm plus 1 at 7 x 1.9cm Whisper White (sentiment) plus 1 x Whisper White 13.8 x 9.4cm
1 at 5 x 6cm Shimmery White (Flower)
Gray Granite 2 x above pieces scored at 7.2cm and 3.6cm
- Adhere the larger piece of DSP to one of the unscored Gray Granite pieces. If you want to use the center rectangle for another project then just put glue around the edge of the DSP and none in the center. Cut the rectangle shape on a die cutting machine using the 4th largest rectangle die from the set.
- Stamp feathers using Gray Granite ink on the unscored half of the Gray Granite card stock. Emboss over the stamped feathers using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Line the cardstock in the folder so the feathers are inside the folder, up to the score line and the rest of the card is sticking out the bottom. Run through the die cutting and embossing machine with the base plate and the blue plate. Do the same with the other piece.
- Adhere the Whisper White 13.8 x 9.8cm piece to the last Gray Granite piece, this will be where you write your message and will be on the back of the card. Feel free to add stamps to this before sticking.
- Stamp the flower using Stazon Ink stamped off onto Shimmery White card. Using a Water Painter and Rococo Rose Ink colour in the flower. Fussy cut the flower and set aside to dry.
- Now we’ll create the guides for the ‘curtains’ of the theatre. Take one of the offcut pieces and position across the 10cm width of the feather stamped piece and center the offcut. Now wrap the ends around the back of the cardstock. Crease with your fingers and then take it off. Do the same with the other offcut. Put liquid glue on the ends between the cut end and the fold line and stick them between the edge of the rectangle and the edge of the card, in the center of that section. They will overhang the top or bottom of the card ever so slightly but you won’t notice when it’s all put together.
6. Using the ¾” circle punch create a crescent on each side on the 10cm edge. Don’t worry if a bit of the guide is cut as well it won’t effect it.
7. Fold and burnish the score lines on the feather pieces both in the same direction so the card forms a C shape. The part that is glued is just the 3.6cm portion. Fold the piece in half so the feather portion has it’s fold pointing towards the center of the card. Apply glue to the 3.6cm scored section and adhere to the base on the Gray Granite side. Repeat on the other side.
8. Fold flat and work on the center between the 2 curtains, the ‘stage’ by adhering the piece of 7.2 x 10cm DSP. Stamp on the Whisper White piece the words “Just saying hello” in Gray Granite, this is cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. There is enough Whisper White left for 2 feathers, one in Rococo Rose stamped off and one in Gray Granite. Fussy cut the feathers for the front of the card.
9. When you place the “Just saying hello” die cut onto the ‘stage’ make sure it’s not too high or you won’t see it when the curtains part. I used liquid glue so I had a bit of time to get it in the right place. Then adhere the flower in the corner, you may need to trim a small amount of the flower off as it rests against the edge of the ‘curtain’.
10. Now you thread the curtains through the guides on the back. Hold both the front frame and the curtain facing you, pass the curtain edge underneath the frame and through the guide. Do the same on both sides. You can test that it works by pulling and pushing the curtains open and closed. You may need to re burnish the score lines for the curtain to sit flattish.
11. Adhere the feathers to the front of the card with an In Good Taste Element either a single leaf or the spray of leaves whichever you have in your kit.
12. Lastly stamp “Hey, friend” in Gray Granite on the thin scrap of Whisper White and die cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies. I used a glue dot at the end over the wooden element and dimensionals under the other end.
4-. WORLD OF GOOD BOOK EASEL CARD
Presented by Justine Ross
Stamps: Beautiful World Stamp Set
Paper: World of Good DSP, Early Espresso Cardstock, Cinnamon Cider Cardstock, Brass Foil Sheet, Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Other: Old World 3D Embossing Folder, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, World Map Dies, 1 ¾” Circle punch, Sponge Dauber, Tear n’ Tape
Early Espresso Base 21 x 14.8cm, DSP Card Front, 14.3cm x 4.8cm, DSP Strip 13 x 1.8cm, Cinnamon Book Base 9.5 x 14.8 cm, DSP Book Page 9 x 14.3 cm, Brass Book Page 8.5 x 13.8cm, Very Vanilla Book Page 8 x 13.3cm, Very Vanilla offcuts for globe and sentiment, Very Vanilla 14.3 x 10 cm (card inner)
Card Base Front in half, Each book page in half
- Fold base card on score lines in half and then in half again on the top piece. Burnish all edges with a bone folder to create crisp folds
2. Emboss the two wide strips of DSP with the Old-World 3D Embossing Folder. Then take the narrow strip of DSP and run it through the Die Machine with the narrow strip cutting die. Push out the cut segments of the narrow strip ready to attach to the DSP.
Then attach the wide stipe of DSP to the two-front facing panel’s – as shown below. You will need to use liquid glue for this step. Repeat this with the narrow strip on the bottom of the card – again using liquid glue. Set base aside while you now build your book pages.
3. Fold the Cinnamon, DSP, Foil and Vanilla pieces in half along score lines. With the brass fold the shiny sides together as this will protect the foil finish. Take your piece of Very Vanilla, place in the Scripty folder, with the text running across the page and run it through the die machine. Then using the Sahara Sand ink and a sponge, ink the edges of the card and lightly on the side to help give it an aged look.
4. Using your bone folder curl the paper on the underside, from the centre fold, outwards. This will give your paper a curled look like a book page. Repeat this on all 4 pages but remember to only do the underside of your foil paper as it will mark if you run your bone folder on the front. The pages should look like book pages when you sit them down on the table.
5. To assemble your book you need to start with the Cinnamon Cider piece and the DSP that goes on top. Taking your Tear and Tape (snail will work but not as strong) run a strip down the “spine” of the DSP and carefully stack the “spine” fold in the middle of the Cinnamon fold. Using your bone folder, gently run it down the fold of the DSP to make sure the two pieces are stuck fast.
6. Next using glue dots, we will stick down the edges of the pages. Doing one side at a time attach a glue dot in the top and bottom corners – close to the edge. It’s important to keep the page curved when you stick it down, so gently stick each corner of the DSP to the cinnamon making sure it has a curved space between the pages. Repeat this on the other side of the book. And then attach the rest of the pages in the same manner.
7. Once you have made your book set aside while you stamp your globe in Mossy Meadow and the sentiment in Early Espresso ink. Punch out the globe and slightly round this and your brass stand cut out with your bone folder. Position the globe on your book and attach with dimensionals.
8. To finish your card we need to stick the “book” section onto the base using Tear n’ Tape. Run a strip of tape on the sides and spine of your book from the top down for about 3cms. Pull off the backing and make sure it is centered on the card, press to adhere.
9. To prop your book up like an easel adhere your sentiment over the die cut strip of DSP and adhere it with a dimensional. Remember the further back on the card you place it the more upright your ‘book’ will sit.
10. Finally stamp the backing card in mossy meadow ink using the inkwell and quill stamp and adhere it to the back of your card.
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