Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class #405 Grace's Garden

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

Join us in Grace’s Garden, where the lush flowers of Grace papers are joined by intricate, jewel-toned swirls and swags. Your photographs will be accompanied by ribbon corners and a miniature album to journal your favorite memories or create additional artwork. Fashion flowers using satin ribbon and fabric brads to adorn an all-purpose card.

Supplies:
2 sheets AG1055 Floral Stripes
2 sheets AG1060 Ivory Pattern
4 sheet AG1061 Blue Floral
2 sheets AG1065 Burgundy Floral
1 pack DE104 Grace Ribbons
3 green brads
2 sheets 8 1/2" x 11" ivory cardstock
Envelope

Class 405, Grace's Garden Supplies
Tools: Ruler, Pencil, Adhesive, Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat, Foam adhesive, Scoring tool
Left Page
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Left Page
Grace's Garden
Class #405 Left page
Step 1
Step 1
Use a sheet of AG1061 Blue Floral as the background for the page. Cut a 10" x 12" piece of AG1065 Burgundy Floral and an 11 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of AG1060 Ivory Pattern. Center the Ivory Pattern onto the Burgundy Floral. [We moved the Ivory over to the right in order to leave enough room when adding the photo mat.]  Attach the Burgundy Floral onto the Blue Floral background sheet; place it 1" from the right hand side of the page.
Step 2
Step 2
Cut a 3 1/2" x 12" piece of AG1055 Floral Stripes, centering the blue stripe in the middle of the strip. To make this come out evenly, you will have to cut the middle stripe from the patterned paper, but you'll use the rest of the paper later. Attach this strip to the main page, placing it 3/4" from the left side of the page.
Step 3
Step 3a
Step 3b
Step 3c
Cut a 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of ivory cardstock. [To make the folded mini-album.]   Measure along the top and side of the paper at 2 1/2" and 5" from the same corner. [Or make a mark every 2.5" along each side.]   Score at these lines across the paper, so that the paper is basically divided into 9 even squares.
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Cuting Grid
Follow this diagram to make cuts in the paper - the solid lines on the diagram show the cuts to make
Fold the paper so that it becomes a square by following these directions. Note that it's important to keep the paper in the same direction as the diagram for these directions to make sense.
Fold 1
Fold 2
Fold 3
First, fold the middle left and middle sections down onto the bottom left and bottom middle sections. Second, fold the bottom left corner section onto the top of the bottom middle section. Third, fold this bottom middle section under the right corner section.
Fold 4
Fold 5
Fold 6
Fourth, fold the top left corner section under the top center section. Fifth, fold the top middle section onto the top right section. Sixth, fold the top right section under the right middle section.
Fold 7
Last, fold the right middle section on top of the bottom right section. You've folded a larger paper into a mini-album that could hold small pictures or hidden journaling.
Step 4
Step 4

Adhere the folded mini-album onto the center of the blue striped band on your page. Pencil in marks about 1 1/4" long on either side of the mini-album. Make slits through all the layers of paper where you marked it. Cut 12" of green ribbon. [First cut the eight 3" pieces for the ribbon corners on the right page.  Whatever is left, use for your mini journal.   We had 11.5" left.]  Thread the ribbon down through one slit and up through the other. Tie the ribbon over the mini-album in a loose knot.

[Alternative: Attach the ribbon to the back of the album, tie around front, and adhere to page.]

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Cut two, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of AG1060 Ivory Pattern. Mat these with two pieces of AG1065 Burgundy Floral. [Cut AG1065 into two pieces 2.75X3.75.]  Attach them vertically to the page above and below the mini-album. 
Step 6
Step 6 To make the photo mat, cut a 5" x 7" piece of the AG1061 Blue Floral paper. [Cut a 5"X12" piece first.  Then cut your 7" piece  Save the 7"X12" piece for the card.  Otherwise you will not have the right size piece for the card.]  Place it on the Ivory Patterned paper as shown.
Step 7
Step7
Step 7
To make the journaling block, cut a 3 3/4" x 2" piece of ivory cardstock. Mat this piece with a 4" x 2 1/4" piece of AG1055 Floral Stripes. (Use one of the leftover sides from the earlier trimming.) Attach this to the page as shown.

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Right Page
Coming Up Roses
Class #405 Right page.
Step 1
Step 1
Use a sheet of AG1061 Blue Floral as the background for the page. Cut an 8" x 11 1/2" piece of AG1060 Ivory Pattern. Adhere it to the background page, 1/2" [1/4" seams to work better] from the left side.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Cut a 1/2" x 12" strip of AG1065 Burgundy Floral and a 2 1/4" x 12" piece from the leftover AG1055 Floral Stripes. [With the blue ribbon centered.] Adhere the 1/2" piece of AG1065 Burgundy Floral to the left of the Floral Stripes piece. [We added the 1/2" piece of AG1065 first.] Adhere the Floral Stripes piece to the main page, 3/4" in from the right side.
Step 3
To make the photo mats, cut two, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces of AG1055 Floral Stripes. Apply adhesive to each corner of the mats, but do not adhere them yet.
Step 3
Step 3 Step 3
To make the ribbon photo corners, cut the remaining green ribbon into eight, 3" pieces. Hold a piece of ribbon on the front of the photo mat so that it covers the corner evenly. Fold the ends of the ribbon back neatly behind the mat, so the ends will be stuck into the adhesive you've already positioned. Repeat this for the other corners.
Step 4
Step 4 Step 4 Step 4
Cut two, 5" x 7" pieces of AG1061 Blue Floral. Attach the Floral Stripes mats with ribbon corners to these pieces. Position them onto the page.
Card Instructions
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Class 405 Card
Coming Up Roses
Class #405 Card
Step 1
Step 1
Cut a 9" x 6 1/4" piece of ivory cardstock. Score and fold the paper in half to make a 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" card. Cover the card with a piece of AG1065 Burgundy Floral.
Step 2
Step 2
Cut a 3" x 6 1/4" piece of AG1061 Blue Floral. Apply it to the center front of the card.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Cut two, 1/4" x 6 1/4" pieces of AG1055 Floral Stripes. Be sure that you use pieces from the ivory bands of the pattern. Attach these pieces on either side of the AG1061 Blue Floral. [We cut strips of AG1055 from the blue ribbon section to bring in the blue color.]
Step 4
Step 4
Cut a 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" piece of ivory cardstock. Adhere it to the front of the card.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
To make the ribbon flowers, cut the burgundy ribbon into 4" sections. Each section of ribbon will be folded and adhered so that the ends meet in the center back of the ribbon. Once you have made all of the ribbon into these folded sections, use three for each flower. Layer the pieces so that they don't overlap at the ends, making a more fun and dimensional flower. Adhere the centers of the ribbon strips together. Use foam adhesive to adhere a brad to the center of each flower. Attach the flowers to the card with foam adhesive. [We used glue dots and pop dots which worked great.]
Class Extra
Our staff designer, Charlotte, adapted this months project with her own special touches. Click on the images to see a larger picture.
Charlotte's finished page
Charlotte's finished page
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