Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
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  Class #406 Coming Up Roses
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Roses, box pleats, and quilt-like photo frames in these Eliza pages lend a romantic mood to any occasion.Youíll craft ornate stripes with scalloped edges and surround a mini-photo collage with squares of elegant flowers. Soft florals and a bouquet corsage outfit a card thatís perfect for baby.

Supplies:
1 sheet AG1044 Eliza Pink Stripe
1 sheet AG1045 Eliza Tossed Rose
1 sheet AG1046 Eliza Ribbon Swags
2 sheets AG1047 Eliza Floral Swirl
1 sheet AG1048 Eliza Tossed Flower
1 sheet AG1049 Eliza Lime Circle
1 sheet AG1050 Eliza Rose Stripe
1 sheet AG1051 Eliza Rose Vines
1 sheet AG1052 Eliza Pink Paisley
1 sheet AG1054 Eliza Paisley
1 AG559 Eliza diecut
1 DE302 Eliza ribbon corsage
1 DE402 Eliza woven title tag
1 sheet 8 1/2"x 11" ivory cardstock
1 A6 envelope

Class 406 Supplies
Tools: Scissors or Craft Knife and Mat Pencil Ruler, 3 different decorative scissors, Scoring Tool, Adhesive
Left Page
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406 Left Page
Coming Up Roses
Class #406 Left Page.
Step 1
Step1
Cut AG1045 to 12" x 10". Adhere 1" from the top of background sheet AG1051.
Step 2
Assemble all strips as listed below and then adhere to page.
Step 2 Cut two, 1/4" x 12" pink stripes from AG1050. Center and adhere to back ivory side of two, 3/4" x12" wider strips of the paper and cut both sides with decorative scissors. [You will also need to cut one 1"X12" strip of AG1048.]
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Cut two, 1 1/2" wide strips AG1049 with the scallop pattern centered. Cut two 1 1/4" wide strips AG1048. On the back of the strips mark and score at the following intervals: 1", 1/4", 3/4", 1/4", 1", etc. Fold strips to make box pleats.
Step 2 Step 2 [Tip: When marking and scoring the back of your paper strips, add a little temporary adhesive to hold your strip secure to your mat.]
Cut a 2" wide strip AG1052. Draw a line 1/4" from both long sides on the back of the paper to use as guides to cut the edges with decorative scissors.
Step 2 Cut a 2" wide strip of AG1054. Center and adhere scallop-edged piece to strip. Cut a 1 1/2" wide strip AG1048.
Step 2 Cut two, 1" wide strips from AG1044 with green dots on both sides of the strips. Mark and score both strips at the following intervals: 1/2", 1/4", 1/2", 1/4", etc.
Accordion fold both strips and adhere along the top edge of the AG1048 strip. Adhere one pleated strip from the left end and one strip from the right end. (The photo mat will cover the center of the page.)
Step 2
 
Step 3
Step 2
To adhere strips, follow the example in the photo and line the strips up down the page.  
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4 Step 4
Photo mat: Cut a 6"x 8" piece AG1047. Draw lines 1/4" from each side on the back of the paper to use as guides to cut the sides with decorative scissors (zigzag.) Punch out die cut. Assemble and adhere with pop dots.
Right Page
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406 Right Page
Coming Up Roses
Class #406 Right Page.
Step 1
Step 1
Cut an 11" square from AG1046. Center and adhere to background sheet AG1047.
Step 1

Cut the following pieces for the border:

  • Four, 2" x 2 1/4" pieces AG1048 with one 2" edge cut with decorative scissors.
  • Four, 2" x 2 1/4" pieces AG1050 with pattern centered, with one 2" edge cut with decorative scissors.
  • Four, 2" squares AG1054
  • Four, 2" squares AG1049 with pattern centered [Where four pillows come together.]
  • Four, 2"x 2 1/4" pieces AG1052 with both 2" ends cut with decorative scissors.
Step 2
Step 2 Place and adhere squares around the edge of the 11" square in random pattern as shown in the example.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Cut four, 3 1/4" squares AG1047. Center and adhere inside the border. Punch out, assemble, and adhere die cut bow with pop dots.
Card
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406 Card
Coming Up Roses
Class #406 Card
Step 1
Step 1
Cut cardstock and AG1054 to 10" x 7". Score and fold in half to make a 5" x 7" card. Adhere paper to the outside of the card.
Step 2
Step 2
To make the window in the card, cut a 2 1/2"x 3" piece of scrap paper. Center on the top half of the card and trace. [Works best to measure in 1.25" from top and right side.] Cut out.
Step 2 Cut two, 1" strips AG1044 with green dots on both sides. Cut both into 6" strips and adhere to the four sides of the window, overlapping the ends of the strips. [Center your strips on each side to have enough overlap for paper pattern to meet at the miter.]
Step 2 Miter the corners by cutting at the intersection of the strips diagonally from the outer corner to the inner corner. [Make sure you don't cut clear through the card.]
Step 2 Remove excess paper and adhere corners.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
For inside card, cut a 5" x 7" piece AG1048. Adhere. Add corsage in window and woven label to front.
Class Extra
Our staff designer, Charlotte, adapted this months project with her own special touches. Click on the image to see a larger picture.
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