Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class #414 Big Top Bailey

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

We are off to join the circus! What child doesn’t love clowning around under the Big Top Tent – preserve that childhood feeling for years to come and place your child’s photo under Bailey’s whimsical Big Top. Create a journal note about their day at the greatest show on earth. Surprise the birthday boy or girl with a fun, sliding Big Top Birthday card to keep them smiling silly.

Supplies:
3 sheets AG1083 Red Dots
2 sheets AG1084 Blue Harlequin
3 sheets AG1086 Blue Circus
2 sheets AG1091 Pink Circus
1 die cut AG562
2 ribbon corsages DE301
11" Blue ribbon 4000-2426-BRIG
2 sheets 8 1/2" x 11" ivory cardstock
8 foam dots
Envelope (5" x 7" folded card)
Pattern for Circus Tent

Supplies for Class 414
Tools: Ruler, Pencil, Adhesive, Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat (optional), Adhesive, Scoring tool
Left Page
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Class414 Left Page
Class #414
Big Top Bailey
Step 1
Use the tent template provided
Use the tent template provided to cut out the curtain panel from AG1086 Blue Circus.
Adhere it to the background sheet AG1083.
Use the tent template provided to cut out the curtain panel from AG1086 Blue Circus. Adhere it to the background sheet AG1083.
Step 2
For the top of the tent, cut a 4 1/2" x 12" piece of AG1084 Blue Harlequin. Make sure the diamonds are pointing down. Cut out in between each diamond along the bottom of the long side of the paper.
For the top of the tent, cut a 4 1/2" x 12" piece of AG1084 Blue Harlequin. Make sure the diamonds are pointing down. Cut out in between each diamond along the bottom of the long side of the paper.
Measure and mark 1 3/4" down from each of the top corners. Measure and mark the top center of the paper. Cut from the top center to the marks on either side of the paper to make the sloping top of the big top tent. Cut from the top center to the marks on either side of the paper to make the sloping top of the big top tent. Adhere to the page in place. [Rather than the following, use the tent template to cut the top.   It is easier and more accurate.]  Measure and mark 1 3/4" down from each of the top corners. Measure and mark the top center of the paper. Cut from the top center to the marks on either side of the paper to make the sloping top of the big top tent. Adhere to the page in place.
Step 3
From a sheet of AG1091 Pink Circus, cut one strip 1/2" x 12", one photo mat 5" x 7" and two pieces of 1" x 3".
Attach the 1/2" wide strip across the top of the tent
From a sheet of AG1091 Pink Circus, cut one strip 1/2" x 12", one photo mat 5" x 7" and two pieces of 1" x 3". Attach the 1/2" wide strip across the top of the tent
Attach the two 1" x 3" pieces to make the tie backs on each side of the curtain.
Trim any excess.
Attach the two 1" x 3" pieces to make the tie backs on each side of the curtain. Trim any excess.
Adhere balloon corsages over these pieces. Adhere photo mat in the center of the curtains. Adhere balloon corsages over these pieces. Adhere photo mat in the center of the curtains.
Step 4

Cut a 1 1/2" x 4" piece of ivory cardstock for journaling. Mat it with a 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of AG1084 Blue Harlequin. Adhere centered under photo mat.

Done!


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Class414 Right Page
Class #414
Big Top Bailey
Step 1
Cut three 2" x 12" strips of AG1086 Blue Circus.
Adhere these to the sides and center of a sheet of AG1091 Pink Circus
Cut three 2" x 12" strips of AG1086 Blue Circus. Adhere these to the sides and center of a sheet of AG1091 Pink Circus.
Step 2
Cut four 1/2" x 12" strips of AG1083 Red Dots.
Place these strips as shown, on either side of the center AG1086 Blue Circus strip and on the inside of the outer strips.
Cut four 1/2" x 12" strips of AG1083 Red Dots. Place these strips as shown, on either side of the center AG1086 Blue Circus strip and on the inside of the outer strips.
Step 3
Cut two 5" x 7" photo mats of AG1084 Blue Harlequin and adhere them in place.
Step 4
Cut two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" photo mats of AG1083 Red Dots and adhere on top of AG1084 Blue Harlequin photo mats. Cut two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" photo mats of AG1083 Red Dots and adhere on top of AG1084 Blue Harlequin photo mats. Cut two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" photo mats of AG1083 Red Dots and adhere on top of AG1084 Blue Harlequin photo mats.
Step 5
Cut two 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" ivory blocks for journaling. Adhere centered under each photo mat. Cut two 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" ivory blocks for journaling. Adhere centered under each photo mat.
Step 6
Adhere one candy die cut in between the two journaling blocks, then adhere one candy die cut centered above each photo mat.

Done!
Card Instructions
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Class414 Card
Class #414
Big Top Bailey
Step 1 & 2
Cut a 7" x 10" piece of ivory cardstock. Score and fold it to make a 7" x 5" card.
Cut a 7" x 10" piece of ivory cardstock. Score and fold it to make a 7" x 5" card.
Cut a 4" x 11" strip of AG1083 Red Dots. Cut a 5" x 11" strip of AG1086 Blue Circus and adhere it under the 4" strip.
Wrap these pieces around the closed card and adhere in the back.
Step 3
Glue the back of one end of the ribbon.
Wrap around the center of the band around the card and adhere it on the back. Wrap around the center of the band around the card and adhere it on the back.
Cut a 11" long piece of ribbon. Wrap around the center of the band around the card and adhere it on the back.
[Our Anna Griffin designer does not give instructions for the additional paper that goes beyond the front right edge of the card.  You could either cut it off, or fold it as I did here.  First fold the ribbon around the end of the paper strips and adhere to the back.   Second, fold the strip around the right edge of the card and adhere to the inside of the front flap.]
Step 4
Adhere the die cut to the front of the card band using foam adhesive.
Adhere the die cut to the front of the card band using foam adhesive. Adhere the die cut to the front of the card band using foam adhesive.
Use more foam adhesive to adhere the detail of the tent to the main image. Use more foam adhesive to adhere the detail of the tent to the main image. Use more foam adhesive to adhere the detail of the tent to the main image.

Done!
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