Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
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  Class #404 Cherries Jubilee
For Best results please read all instructions before beginning the class. Square brackets [ ] indicate notes from OakLeaf Acre.
Welcome to Elsie's Kitchen! With retro-fresh patterns in tart lemons, ripe cherries, and juicy fresh fruit and cocktails, you’'ll feel as if you just stepped back into the 1950s. Come play with these kitschy papers and Anna Griffin’s new fabric-covered brads. You’ll craft a memo board from woven paper strips and brads and create a tri-fold card that ties closed with ribbon and brads.

3 Sheets AG1036 Elsie’s Kitchen Lemon Cherry
2 Sheets AG1037 Elsie’s Kitchen Dot Stripes
2 Sheets AG1035 Elsie’s Kitchen Lines
1 Sheets AG1039 Elsie’s Kitchen Red Check
1 Sheet 12" x 12" Ivory Cardstock
1 AG558 Elsie’s Kitchen Die Cuts
1 DE603 Elsie’s Kitchen Fabric Covered Brads
9" Red Satin Ribbon
1 A7 Envelope

Class 404 Elsies Cherries Jubliee
Tools: Scissors or Craft Knife and Mat, Pencil, Ruler, Scoring Tool, Adhesive Foam, Adhesive.
Left Page
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Class404 Left Page
Cherries Jubilee
Class #404 Left Page.
Step 1
Step 1
Trim sheet of AG1036 to 11 1/2" square. Center it onto a sheet of AG1035 and adhere.
Step 2
Step 2
Measure and mark the centers of each side of the AG1036 paper. This will help you place the diagonal strips onto the page.
Step 3
Step 3
Cut eight, 3/4" wide pieces and eight, 1/4" wide pieces of AG1037. The 3/4" wide pieces should include the two rows of dots and the 1/4" wide piece should include the yellow stripes. [Cut dots, stripes, dots, stripes, etc. If you follow measurement exactly, you will cut into pattern - be careful.]
Step 3 Layer the yellow striped pieces onto the dotted pieces, centering them carefully.
Layer the dotted strips onto the background page; use one to go from the top center to the right center, another from the bottom center to the left center, then another from the right center to the bottom center, another from the bottom center to the left center and then one from the left center to the top center. Be sure to overlap the strips evenly by placing them in this order.
Step3 Use two connected strips to add the strips diagonally from corner to corner to complete the look; weave these to fit evenly with the remaining strips. Adhere all of these strips only at the edges, so that you can slip other things under them as you do with a message board.
Step 4
Step 4
At the top, bottom, and side intersections of the strips, make a small slit in each crossing. [Or us a 1/8" hole punch.] Add a fabric brad to these slits, with yellow at the top and bottom and blue at the sides.
Step 5
Step 4
Suggested cuttin layout for AG1039  
Cut a 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of AG1039. Adhere it to the page, slipping the corners under the strips as shown. [You are given one sheet of the AG1039. It needs to be cut to include peices for both pages and the card. Our suggestion for cutting: 1.cut 3"X12" strip from one side to be used later for the card. 2. You will then have left a 9"X12" peice. On the 12" side, measure 6.5" and cut across. Cut the 5.5"X9" peice to 5.5"X7.5" for the left page. Cut the 6.5"X9" peice in half making two peices 6.5"X4.5 for the right page.
Right Page
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Class404 Right Page
Cherries Jubilee
Class #404 Right Page.
Step 1
Right Page Step 1
Trim sheet of AG1036 to 10" x 12". Adhere it to a sheet of AG1035, so that the left sides of both papers line up.
Step 2
Right Page Step 2
Trim a wide strip of AG1037; this strip should have yellow on either side of the blue dots measuring about 1 1/2". Adhere it to the page over the joint of the two background papers.
Right Page Step 2 Cut two, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces of AG1039. Adhere these mats to the page.
Step 3
Right Page Step 3
Cut a tag shape from AG1037 by cutting a 2 1/2" x 4" piece and cutting the corners from one end. [Cut leaving two yellow stripes along each 4" siade.]
Right Page Step 3 Cut a tag shape from a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of ivory cardstock and layer on top of the AG1037 tag.
Right Page Step 3 Right Page Step 3
Add a yellow brad to the tag and attach it to the page. [We ised a 1/8" hole punch.]
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Class404 Card
Cherries Jubilee
Class #404 Trifold Card
Step 1
Card Step 1
Card Step 1  
Cut an 11" x 7" piece of ivory cardstock. Measuring along the long side of the paper, mark the paper at 4 3/4" and 9 3/4" from the left side of the paper.
Card Step 1 Card Step 2  
Score across the short side of the paper at these marks, making a card that has a short flap folding over the card front.
Step 2
Card Step 2
Cover the card with AG1036.
Step 3
Card Step 3
Cut a 1 1/2" x 11" piece of AG1039. Cut a strip of AG1037 containing only the blue dots (about 1" wide). Center and adhere the dotted strip onto the red tile strip.
Step 4
Card Step 4
Cut a tag shape from a 2" x 3 1/2" piece of ivory cardstock. Hold the layered red tile strip in place and wrap it around the card.
Card Step 4 Card Step 4  
Mark the positions for each of the brads at either end of the strip. Cut slits for the brads. Add the brad to the large front section of the card; be sure to put the tag on the brad before putting it in the hole and fastening it.
Step 5
Card step 5 Attach the layered strip with brads to the card. (This hides the underside of the brad on the inside of the card.) Loop red ribbon around each brad and tie the ribbon to close the card. Add die cuts to the card's tag, layering the duplicate images onto the main image with foam adhesive.
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