Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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Class #409 They Say It’s Your Birthday
For Best results please read all instructions before beginning the class.  Square brackets [ ] indicate notes from OakLeaf Acre.

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You’re invited to Bailey’s birthday party!  Featuring paisleys and pleats, diamonds and dots, and stripes and swirls, this layout is tailor-made for your next celebration.  You’ll learn a new folding technique and frame photos from your party with Bailey’s festive palette of pinks and greens.  Top off the fun with a card in the shape of a birthday hat!

Supplies:
4 sheets AG1089 Pink Paisley
4 sheets AG1090 Pink Harlequin
4 sheets AG1088 Green Dots
2 sheets AG1087 Bailey Stripes
2 Blue Brads
1 Sheet 12” x 12” Ivory Cardstock


Supplies for Class 409
Tools:
Scissors or Craft Knife and Cutting Mat, Ruler, Pencil, Adhesive, Scoring Tool, Decorative Scissors, Small Hole Punch
Left Page
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Left Page
They Say It’s Your Birthday
Class #409
Step 1
Step 1
[When crafting the box folds, we found it is easier to fold them after they have been attached to the page.  You might want to use a bone folder to press them flat.]
Cut three, 1 1/2" wide pieces of AG1089 and three, 1 1/2" strips of AG1088.  Adhere strips back to back, so there is one strip of green and one of paisley. [One of each back to back for right page.]
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Measure and score the strips at the following intervals: 1-1/2", 3/4",
1-1/2", 3/4", 2-1/4", 3/4", 1-1/2", 3/4", repeat with second strip.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
With the paisley pattern on top, fold the strips as though to make a box pleat, folding first up, then down, then down, then up and repeating the folds.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Once these are folded and pressed firmly into place, mark the horizontal center of each top pleat.  Bring the top and bottom of each top pleat to the center line, folding it carefully so that the outer edges make the triangles and the centers meet as shown. 
Step 3
 
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Piece the strips together so that there's a 12" long piece to go across the left page.  (By doing three strips now, you will also have the strip ready for the right hand page.) Mat the pleated strips with a 1 3/4" wide piece of AG1087 [green on both edges]. Mat it again with a 2 1/4" wide piece of AG1090. Adhere the matted strips to the background sheet of AG1088, about 2" from the bottom of the page.
Step 4
 
Step 4
Step 4
For the photo mats, cut two 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" of AG1090.  For photo corners, cut two 3/4" x 12" strips of AG1087, centered on the wide blue stripe.  Cut each of these 12" strips into four 3" strips. 
Step 4
Step 4
Fold each of these smaller strips around the corners of the photo mats, adhering the ends behind the mats.
Step 4
Adhere photo mats to the page.

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Right Page
They Say It’s Your Birthday
Class #409
Step 1
Step 1 Right Page
Cut a [approximately] 3.25 " piece of AG1087; the measurement comes from matching the pattern evenly as shown. Adhere it to the AG1088 background page, about 2 1/2" from the right side.
Step 2
Step 2 Right Page
To make the photo mat, cut one 5" x 7" piece of AG1089, one 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" piece of AG1087 (centering the pattern evenly on the finished piece) and one 6" x 8" piece of AG1090.  Layer these pieces evenly to form the photo mat. 
Step 3
[Adhere the strips of AG1087 and AG1090, cut while assembling first page.] Hold the photo mat in its final position. Adhere remaining matted, pleated strips from left page onto the background paper.  (Holding the photo mat in place while you do this makes sure that you'll place the pleated sections in the best way possible.) [Attach pleated strip to left end of strips and cut off access where photo mat will cover. Adhere remaining strip to right end.] Adhere photo mat in place.
Step 4
For tag, cut a 2 1/4" x 4" piece of ivory cardstock. Trim corners at a slant.  Mat the tag with AG1087. Punch a small hole in the top of the tag and finish the tag with a brad.  Adhere tag to page.
Card Instructions
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Class 409 Card
They Say It’s Your Birthday
Class #409 Card
Step 1
Cut the ivory cardstock to 7" x 12".  Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6" x 7" card.  On the open side, measure and mark a point 3" up from the bottom corner.  Draw a line from each folded corner to that point and cut the card.  This leaves you with a triangle shape.
Step 2
Cover the card with AG1089.  
Step 3
Cut five, 1 1/4" wide strips of AG1090.  Measure and score the paper at 3/4" and 1/4" intervals.    Fold the stripes up and down at the score marks, making a pencil pleat. Mat the pleated strips with 1 3/4" stripes of AG1088. Trim the 1088 with scalloped scissors and attach them to the bottom edge of the front and back of the card, trimming any overhang. [We attached the 1/4" strip of AG1087 before attaching to card.  When cutting the 1/4" strip, cut it so it is blue down the center, then green, then red, then green on the outside edges.]
Cut two, 1/4" strips of AG1087. Attach the stripes to the front center of the pleating.
Step 4
Cut a small section of AG1088 with scalloped scissors.  Hold it to the top of the card and trim to fit the point of the birthday hat.
Cut a variety of thin strips of AG1088 with scalloped scissors.  Adhere the ends of these to the back of the AG1088 piece that covers the top of the hat, so that they appear to come out from under the brad.  Adhere this section to the top of the card.  You can wrap the thin scalloped strips around your fingers to give them more curl.
Step 5
Cut a 1” x 3” piece of ivory cardstock. Trim the corners on the left end to make a tag shape.
 
Cut four, 1/4 x 1 1/2 “ strips of AG1088 and adhere to the end of the tag as shown, allowing the strips to overlap. Adhere tag to card above pleated strip and write birthday message on tag.
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