Tutorial on how to Incorporate Pretty fabrics
into your card making.

Step 1
Take a piece of Centura Pearl Snow white with a hint of silver card stock and cut to 10.5" x 7.5"  Score at 5.25" fold and burnish to make card.
Cut a piece of Centura Pearl fresh Pink 6.75" x 5" and another piece of Centura pearl Snow White to 6.5" x 4.5" both of these will be used for matting and layering.
Step 2
Using one of the Threaders adhesive sheets follow the instructions and add your chosen material to suit the dies chosen.
Step 3  
Proceed to die cut using the outer Venetian Mirror, taking care when removing the small pieces from the outer edge.
Die cut a piece of Fresh Pink Centura Pearl using the inner section of the Venetian Mirror. Cut and emboss this using the 3D embossing folder. Put them to one side to use later.
Step 4 
Choose the dies you would like to decorate your card with. Various dies from Crafters Companion have been used in this example.
Step 5 
To get the maximum amount of use from your materials, use the waste to die cut the smaller elements that you will use for decoration.
Step 6
 Before assembling your card gather all the materials you will need and at this stage, use the Pebeo Gilding Wax to enhance the 3D embossing you've already created on the inside of the Venetian Mirror and then, colour your leaves with Spectrum Noir DG2.
Cut out your sentiment of choice using CP fresh Pink and CP Snow white, glue together at an angle to give the sentiment more depth.
Step 7
Place your matting and layering sections onto the front of your card using Collall All Purpose Glue as this will give you time to align the layers perfectly.  Now you can assemble you embellishments using Collall 3d glue, adding any gems or pearls as required. Decorate to your taste and most of all have Fun!!!


Die'sire Classiques Corner dies 

To make this card, you will need!

4x4 card, Die'sire 15 Classiques Parisian Damask die set
Centura Pearl with a hint of silver card stock
Centura Pearl Deep Purple card stock
Collall all-purpose Glue
Collall Tacky Glue
Die'sire Essential Metal dies Words of Endearment

Step 1

Cut an 8" x 4" piece of white Centura pearl card stock scoring at 4" to make a 4" x 4" card. Place the two corner dies onto the card. Using another piece of Centura Pearl place the coordinating longer die including the upper outer edge. This will be used later on. You can be run this through your Gemini machine in one pass.

Step 2

Repeat the process of step one reversing the longer die this time and adding a piece of Centura pearl Dark Purple card stock and adding your die'sire
sentiment of choice. Once again this will run through your Gemini machine in one pass.

Step 3

Using the diecut as a template, place on top of Centura Pearl dark purple cardstock and add the outer die securing with tape. Remove the
white die cut piece and run through your machine. Repeat this step once again, once cut glue both sections together.

Step 4

Cut a square of Centura pearl slightly smaller than your card and glue to the inside of the front panel.

Step 5

Assemble all the pieces together, cutting a piece of deep purple card 3" x 3/4" and then a piece of white card slightly smaller to layer on top.
This will give depth to your sentiment.

This is the finished card once all the elements are placed

Tag Card Tutorial


Step 1:
Cut a 12 x 6 piece of card stock scoring at 6″ to make a square card. Emboss using Sara Signature collection 6×6 Floral Swirl embossing folder.  Set aside and choose coordinating papers you want to use.

Step 2:
Die cut at least 2 Trailing Flower dies either in green or white (if white is chosen then colour stems and leaves with Spectrum Noir DG2 pen) you will need to cut 3 lots of the small flowers in papers of your choice.  Cut 1 scalloped border die and leave these aside for now.

Step 3:
To get the shape needed of contrasting paper use the scalloped die as a template and draw inside on the white side of your paper. This will give you the perfect shape to add to your white border die.  To make the tag cut a piece of card stock 4″ x 2.5″ snipping off the corners to give you the tag shape.  Contrasting paper is cut slightly smaller to give you a white edge around the tag.  To make the corners cute a square 3″ x 3″ and cute diagonally across the centre, using contrasting paper cut a square 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ cutting diagonally across the centre.

Step 4: 
Gather all the die cuts and adhere the contrasting papers etc.  Your card is now ready to assemble.


Making an Autumn Wreath wall hanging.!!


Step 1: Using the free CD-ROM print off the papers you would like to use for the leaves, adding colour if required using Spectrum Noir pens of your choice. Cut the papers into strips for ease and emboss with the leaves embossing border folder. Using the leaves stamps to match the free dies start stamping again using a coloured ink of your choice.


Step 2:  Die cutting the stamped leaf images with your leaf dies. For a 4″ wreath you need a mixture of approx 24 leaves.


Step 3:  To make the wreath you need to either cut 4 rings freehand or use nesting dies approx 4″ in diameter. For the front and back  of the wreath use Kraft card as it blends in with the Autumn theme.  Add your twine for hanging onto the inside of the first ring before gluing the rest together.

Step 4: Stamp out the sentiment from the free stamps in your kit and die cut it out. I used the Verity Rose frame die but you can use any die to fit the sentiment! Assemble your  leaves, sentiments, twine, buttons etc. and start decorating your wreath.



Re-covering and Decorating Notebooks/Notelets

Step 1:  Measure the notebook you are recovering, front, spine and back. Using appropriate card stock score at the relevant measurements.  
TIP: add 1/8″ to the first scoreline to allow for the fold over the spine

Step 2:  Cut a piece of card stock 3″ wide by 2″ score at 1/4″ adding glue or tape and adhere to spine and inside back cover. Once folded and dry cut off excess.

Step 3:  Measure 1″ from bottom of book and 3/4″ from the side and cut a slit to accommodate the elastic lace closure.

Secure it on the inside of the back cover using either glue/tape or hot glue gun.  Cut a piece of card 7″ x 3″ to  cover the inside workings of the closure.


Re-covering a Circular box 

Making a Flower Box gift card

Here is one I've completed with a matching card and gift box to hold chocolates. 


JoAnn said...

This is a beautiful set! I love it! I think this would be perfect for Mother's Day but I would like to add the flower bouquet from Stampin Up. They have a kit with everything cut and all the supplies you need. They also have a die and of course we always have many more dies and framelits for flowers so I'll just buy the floral tape and everything else I need and make it that way. If you need anything from Stampin Up please let me know as I'm a demonstrator. JoAnn Higginbotham

madhatter said...

This beautiful Suzi, thanks for sharing

hanap said...

Thanks for lovely inspiration.