Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class #416 Traditions With A Twist

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

Traditional holiday festivities like opening gifts and posing by the tree are fun to capture with the camera – but why not put a twist on tradition and snap those pre-holiday moments. Hanging holiday décor, stringing lights, wrapping gifts, baking cookies with the kids or creating handmade ornaments make wonderful memories too. Learn how to make beautiful die-cuts out of Sloane’s rich, jewel tone, decorative papers – it will help add dimension to your new memories.

Supplies:
1 sheet AG1106 Peppermint Damask
1 sheet AG1107 Sloane Garland Green
2 sheets AG1108 Sloane Italian Stripe
1 sheet AG1109 Sloane Medallion Red
2 sheets AG1110 Sloane Flakes
2 sheets AG1111 Sloane Garland Gold
2 DE211-B Holly Garlands
1 EM599 tag
14" piece Moss Ribbon
1 sheet 8 1/2" x 11" ivory cardstock
1 5" x 7" envelope

Supplies
Tools: Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat, Ruler, Pencil, Adhesive, Foam adhesive
Left Page
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Class 416 Left Page
Class #416 Traditions With A Twist
Step 1
Cut 1" in from each edge of AG1109, making a 1" wide frame for the page. (You are cutting a 10" square from the center.) Adhere frame to the background sheet AG1111, aligning all edges.
Step 2
Cut a second frame from AG1110 by cutting around the outer edge, following the green and red design of the page. Then cut out the center by cutting along the inside edge of the green and red design as in the sample.
Center and adhere to the page. Cut a second frame from AG1110 by cutting around the outer edge, following the green and red design of the page. Then cut out the center by cutting along the inside edge of the green and red design as in the sample. Center and adhere to the page.  [There should be an outline of small white dots around the inside and outside edge.]
From the second AG1110 sheet, cut out twelve red design motifs. Adhere to the frame with foam squares over the 12 red design motifs in the frame. From the second AG1110 sheet, cut out twelve red design motifs. Adhere to the frame with foam squares over the 12 red design motifs in the frame.
Step 3
For the photo mat, cut a 6" x 4 3/4" piece AG1109. Center and adhere to a 6 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece AG1107. Center and adhere to page.
Step 4
Slide all die cuts off the green ribbon garland. Take the largest, double Holly and adhere it with foam to the upper right corner of the photo mat.

Slide all die cuts off the green ribbon garland. Take the largest, double Holly and adhere it with foam to the upper right corner of the photo mat.

Step 5
Use both left over pieces of green ribbon garland to make a double bow. Use small piece of foam to attach the bow to the tag and adhere it to the bottom left corner of the photo mat.
Done!

Use both left over pieces of green ribbon garland to make a double bow. [I only had one piece of ribbon, so cut it in half to make two bows.  I made only one bow because I liked the look a little better.]   Use small piece of foam to attach the bow to the tag and adhere it to the bottom left corner of the photo mat.

Done!


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Class 416 Right Page
Class #416 Traditions With A Twist
Step 1
Cut both sheets of AG1108 into strips by cutting the red strips next to the white leaf border. (The green strips will have the white leaf borders and the red strips will not. Save the extra partial strips from the outer edges of the sheets for the card.)
Step 2
Adhere five red strips along the bottom edge only (for now) about 1/2" apart on the background sheet AG1111.
Slide the green strips from the top, down, weaving under and over the red strips, spacing them about 3/4" apart.
Last, adhere all ends of all the strips.
Adhere five red strips along the bottom edge only (for now) about 1/2" apart on the background sheet AG1111. Slide the green strips from the top, down, weaving under and over the red strips, spacing them about 3/4" apart. Last, adhere all ends of all the strips.
Step 3
Cut three green design motifs from AG1110. Adhere across the bottom green strip [Centered on the red strips.] with foam squares.
Step 4
For photo mats, cut two 4" x 6" pieces AG1109. Center and adhere to two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces AG1107. Adhere to page. For photo mats, cut two 4" x 6" pieces AG1109. Center and adhere to two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces AG1107. Adhere to page.
Adhere two holly die cuts centered at the bottom of each photo mat they should face “berry to berry”.

Adhere two holly die cuts centered at the bottom of each photo mat – they should face “berry to berry”.

Done!

Card Instructions
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AGEPC416 Card
Class #416 Traditions With A Twist
Step 1
Cut a 10" x 7" piece of ivory cardstock and AG1106.
Fold in half to make a 5" x 7" card. Adhere the patterned paper to the outside of the card. Cut a 10" x 7" piece of ivory cardstock and AG1106. Fold in half to make a 5" x 7" card. Adhere the patterned paper to the outside of the card. [To make your fold crisp, score and use a folder or ruler.]
Step 2
Adhere the moss satin ribbon around the center of the card
horizontally with the ends to the right (the open side of the card). Tie closed. Adhere the moss satin ribbon around the center of the card horizontally with the ends to the right (the open side of the card). Tie closed.  [If you choose to put the glue directly on the ribbon as I did, make sure you leave enough ribbon on the ends glue free for tying card closed.]
Step 3
Cut a 7" long piece from the red strip remaining from AG1108
Cut a 7" long piece from the red strip remaining from AG1108, centering the design on the front of the card as in the sample.
Adhere two 7" lengths of the edge strips from AG1108 along both sides of the red strip so that the white leaf border shows on both sides. Center and adhere to card front. Adhere two 7" lengths of the edge strips from AG1108 along both sides of the red strip so that the white leaf border shows on both sides. Center and adhere to card front.  [Or adhere your red strip first, then adhere each white leaf border directly on the card front.]
Step 4
Adhere the remaining large, double Holly diecut to the center with foam.  Done!

Adhere the remaining large, double Holly diecut to the center with foam.

Done!

Class Extra
 
Our staff designer, Charlotte, adapted this months project with her own special touches. Click on the images to see a larger picture.
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