Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class #418 Gracious Holiday Greetings

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

Deck your scrapbook pages with satin knots and rich, traditional holiday hues. A printed pocket and a shadow box frame are the perfect way to preserve holiday memories. Send a cheerful greeting with a holly trimmed holiday card.

Supplies:
2 sheets AG 1100 Crewel Holly
2 sheets AG1101 Green Damask
2 sheets AG1102 Grace Paisley
1 sheet AG1103 Vintage Postcards
1 sheet AG1105 Red and
Cream Pattern
1 sheet AG565 Crewel Holly
Die Cut
DE109 Holiday Ribbon Pack
8 1/2" x 11" ivory cardstock
Envelope 5" x 7"

Supplies
Tools: Scissors or craft knife and cutting mat, ruler, pencil, adhesive, very thick foam adhesive
Left Page
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Class 418 Left Page
Class #418 Gracious Holiday Greetings
Step 1
Note: Please note that for AG1105 Red & Cream Pattern, it will be easier if the pieces are cut out ahead of time so you can see how the paper will be used and it will save a bit of time too.
Use a sheet of AG1101 Green Damask as the background for this layout. Use a sheet of AG1101 Green Damask as the background for this layout.
Step 2
AG1105Patterned paper
Cut up sheet AG1105: Examine the sheet of AG1105 Red and Cream pattern. You'll see that it has a lot of detail and is symmetrical. Rather than covering this lovely paper up, we're going to cut it into three different sections to make the most of it.
Step 3
First, we are going to cut off the corners of the paper. On the front side of the paper, take your ruler and find where you can make a 5" diagonal line across the corner so that you can make a triangle out of each corner. (Your line should come under the white flower that has six pedals). Next, cut off these triangle corners. You will be using these corners in step 3 to make the corner design for the left page. [Caron cut out the corner designs, rather than cutting a diagonal. If you cut on the diagonal, it cuts off part of the design you will need later.]
Step 4

Second, notice that the paper now has four identical borders along each edge. Cut these out just outside of the “arched” design; these borders will be used as the edges of the frame for the center of the left page.
Step 5

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Last, this leaves you with the beautiful center design of the paper. Cut around the design leaving just enough red around the cream to highlight the design. This piece will become the decoration for the pocket on the left page.

Step 6

Take the triangle corner pieces that you cut from AG1105 and ONLY cut out around the side with the “arch” design - leaving the other two sides straight. Adhere them in the corners of your background sheet of AG1101 Green Damask.

Step 7

With a sheet of AG1102 Grace Paisley, mark the center of each of the four sides of the paper. Cut across the paper diagonally from mark to mark to cut off very large corners so you are left with a diamond shape. Adhere this diamond to the center of background paper AG1101 Green Damask. [Caron chose to assemble the entire frame first, before adhering.  Either way would work fine.]

Step 8

Cut an 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" square of AG1100 Crewel Holly.

Adhere the trimmed border pieces of AG1105 to make a frame in the middle of this square by facing the “arches” out and the straight sides in. The slanted edges of each piece should fit together nicely.
Once these are adhered, cut out the AG1100 Holly Crewel from the center opening.
Add a very thick foam adhesive to the back of this frame that you just made and adhere it on top of the diamond paisley so you have a “shadow box frame.”
Step 9

Remove the narrow, moss green ribbon from the ribbon pack. Cut off one section 12" long off and set it aside. Divide and cut the remaining green ribbon into four sections by folding the ribbon in half and then in half again. Tie each section into a loose knot and adhere it to the corner of the AG1102 Grace Paisley diamond

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Done!

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Class #418 Gracious Holiday Greetings
Step 1
Use the other sheet of AG1101 Green Damask as the background for this layout.
Step 2
From AG1102 Grace Paisley, cut three, 1 3/4" x 12" strips. Adhere one of the strips in the center of AG1101 Green Damask and adhere the other two strips at about 1 3/4" on each side of the center strip.
Step 3
Cut a 6" x12" rectangle of AG 1100 Crewel Holly. Adhere it along the sides and bottom ONLY, do not put any adhesive on the middle, for this will be used to make a “pocket”- then adhere to the background sheet.
Step 4
Take the beautiful center design that you cut out of AG1105 Red and Cream pattern and cut it in half on the diagonal. Match the straight edge to the top of the pocket and adhere the piece to the front of the pocket.
Step 5

Adhere the rest of the narrow, moss green ribbon across the background page, just above the pocket. NOT ON the pocket.

Done!

Card Instructions
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Class #418 Gracious Holiday Greetings
Step 1
Cut a 6" x 9" piece of ivory cardstock. Fold it in half to make a 4 1/2" x 6" card.
Step 2
Cover the front of the card with the remaining strip of AG1100 Crewel Holly.
Step 3
Cut out one of the small postcard designs (such as the sentiment, “Christmas Greetings”) from AG1103 Vintage Postcards. Mat the postcard with a scrap of AG1102 Grace Paisley.
Adhere the postcard sentiment with foam adhesive. (Note: You can use the remaining postcard images from this sheet to make even more cards at home!)
Step 4
Last, pop out all of the images from the Holly Die Cut Sheet. Adhere the die cuts to make them three-dimensional and then use them to decorate around the postcard sentiment image on the card.
Step 5

Use the red texture ribbon to make a bow and adhere it centered under the matted postcard sentiment.

Done!

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