Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class #420 A Flurry of Paisley

For Best results please read all instructions before beginning the class.  Square brackets [ ] indicate notes from OakLeaf Acre.

You can create unique paisley flurries with Bailey - any way you cut them, no two are alike! Frame the first winter day on top of a giant snowflake photo mat. You can also create a winter inspired card topped off with a fancy, falling flurry.

Supplies:
2 sheets AG1039 Elsie’s Kitchen Red Check Squares
2 sheets AG1083 Bailey Blue Don on Red
1 sheet AG1084 Bailey Blue Harlequin
1 sheet AG1085 Bailey Blue Paisley
1 sheet AG1087 Bailey Blue Green Stripe
1 sheet AG1088 Bailey Green Dot
2 sheets 12" x 12" Ivory Cardstock
1 large 8" circle pattern
4 smaller circle patterns
Pop dots

Tools: 1/2" - 5/8" circle punch, Scoring Tool and Decorative Scissors.
Left Page
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Class # 420 A Flurry of Paisley

Preparation

Step 1 & 2

Cut six “2 square wide strips” [strips two squares wide] from AG1039. Cut away every other square along one row of each strip.

Cut six [or 7, you will need one for the card], 3/4" x 12" strips from AG1087 by cutting along each pale green stripe on the outside of each of the dark green stripes.

Step 3

Make snowflakes: Using the patterns, cut out the five circles by cutting the pattern and AG1085 together around the line with decorative scissors.

(Be sure to save a 4 1/2" x 12" strip for the card.) [Cut this piece first.]

Fold each circle in half and then in half again and then again to make a pie slice shape that is not too thick to cut through. Cut triangles, squares, and curves into the folds, being careful to keep sections of the folds intact. On the large circle only cut shapes into the outer 1 1/2" to 2". The photo will cover the inner area.

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Class # 420 A Flurry of Paisley

Framed page

Step 1
Adhere four cut AG1039 strips around the outer edges of the background sheet AG1084 to frame the page with the “teeth” facing out. [I just cut off the extra pieces on the ends.  The corners were much easier to fit.]   Overlap the ends or align and trim the length of the strips as needed so they meet at the corners. You may have to trim them or add on a “square” to get the corners to all match.
Step 2
Cut a 10" square AG1039. [Or cut a 10.25" square and attach your strips flush with the outside edges, rather than trying to overlap the right amount.]  Adhere four AG1087 strips around the sides, overlapping and then mitering the corners. Center and adhere to the page.
Step 3
Cut an 8 1/2" square AG1088. Center and adhere to a 9 1/2" square AG1083 with back sides together. With the 8 1/2" square facing up, score around the edges of the square. Make a small diagonal fold at each corner by bringing a corner of the 9 1/2" square in to meet the corner of the 8 1/2" square. Repeat at each corner.
Fold sides in to make 1/2" fold in each side. Flatten the folds with a bone folder or scoring tool. Unfold.
Then fold each edge of the 9 1/2" square in to the edge of the 8 1/2" square to make a 1/4" fold. Fold again along the 1/2" fold line. Flatten all folds. (You could adhere the 1/4" fold in place but we didn’t use adhesive and it stayed closed.)
Step 4
From the same sheet AG1083 cut two 1 1/2" x 10" strips. [You won't have enough length in your pieces to make them 10" long, so cut them 8" long which is long enough to make your two 4" pieces from each strip.}   Score 1/2" from each edge lengthwise. Fold sides in and adhere the top fold down. Flatten folds with the scoring tool.
Cut four 4" sections. Fold each in half to make a V. Cut a V in the ends to make a bow tail. Center the 8 1/2" square on the page and adhere with a paper V under each corner. [The bow tails were actually attached to the top of the page.]
Step 5
Center large snowflake in the 8 1/2" square, adhering in the center and using four pop dots, one at each side, to add dimension. Cut a 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" photo mat from AG1083. Center and adhere to page with five pop dots. Punch four circles and adhere to the four sides of the photo mat as in sample.  Done!

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Class # 420 A Flurry of Paisley

Border Page

Step 1
Adhere one cut AG1039 strip along the lower edge of the background sheet AG1084 with the “teeth” facing out. Adhere a 3/4" AG1087 strip above this strip with a little bit of the background sheet showing.
Step 2
Cut a 12" x 2 1/2" strip AG1088. Center and adhere to a 12 x 3 1/2"strip AG1083 with the back sides together. Score along the edges of the 2 1/2" strip and fold in (1/2" fold.) Unfold and fold edge into the fold (1/4" fold.) Refold and flatten the edges.
Adhere to page along the edge of the AG1087 strip.
Step 3
Adhere the last cut AG1039 strip with the “teeth” facing up. Adhere the last 3/4" strip AG1087, 1/4" from the top of the page.
Step 4
Adhere the three snowflakes with a pop dot in the center along the border. Add punched AG1083 circles to centers.
Step 5

Cut photo mats: Three 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" pieces AG1083. Adhere to page, leaving even spaces across the page.

Done!

Card Instructions
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Class # 420 A Flurry of Paisley

Card

Step 1
Cut a 6 1/4" x 12" piece ivory cardstock. Score and fold 4" from each end and fold toward center.
Step 2
Cut a 6" x 12" piece AG1088. Draw a line just in from each long edge on the back of the paper. Cut on the lines with decorative scissors. Center and adhere to the length of the card. Cut a 4 1/2" x 12" piece AG1085. Center and adhere to the length of the card.
Step 3
Cut one 3/4" stripe from AG1087 and cut to 8 1/2" long. Wrap loosely around the card, overlapping the ends and adhering together so the strip will slide off and onto the card.
Step 4

Adhere snowflake to the center front of the strip with a pop dot.

Done!

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