Saturday, 19 March 2016

Here is another make from the new Downton Abbey Filigree dies by Crafter's Companion UK
I got to play with four dies from this collection and I loved every one of them. 
This one was made using the Delicate bow die, and this was another 1st for me. I have never made a handbag card before and searched for a template for one the size I wanted to make and couldn't find what I wanted. So I used a bit of common sense I devised a way to get what I wanted. I figured it needed to be able to stand up so I started by thinking it needed the base to have a a set of mountain and valley folds to give it a W shape.Then I decided I wanted it to be 7" wide and 5 3/4" high and then I needed a 2 1/2" flap on it. I used a die to put a decorative edgeers from the Downton paper pad and cut them to fit to decorate it and then used the delicate bow die to embellish it by cutting three of the same die, on being a purple miricard so that I could sandwich it between the layers to give it a bit of sparkle through the cut out pieces. I then found a piece of wired ribbon to use as the handle and cut slits in the spine of the flap and threaded it through and secured on the back. Then I used some sticky backed Velcro to secure the flap so it would stay down. I hope you like it, I was pleased with the finished card.

Downton Abbey Filigree dies
Handbag card
Delicate bow die
Papers from paper pad
Centura pearl card/silver
Damask embossing folder
Lace ,button,pearls from kit
A4 dotty embossing folder
Tacky glue
Collall glue

Hi everyone,here is my latest make using the new dies from the Downton Abbey filigree die collection. This is a wine box I made with the new classical edge die. I have never made one before and although I know I have a template on the cd from crafter's companions big score cd, I couldn't find it amongst all the mess in my craftroom so I had to just make it up as I went along. It was surprisingly easy though, I made two boxes 3.5" square x 6.5" high and decorated them both with the papers from the Downton Abbey paper pad then from a piece of gold card 13. 6/8 " x 3" I scored at 3. 2/8",  6. 4/8", 9. 6/8" to make a slightly smaller square, then glued it to the inside top edge leaving it proud by 1.5" to give a lip for the top of the box to lay over.
I hope you will agree that it make a gift of a bottle of wine just that little bit more special and wasn't hard to make

Downton Abbey Filigree dies Wine box Classical edge die A3 Centura pearl/gold card Papers from paper pad Damask embossing folder Die cut embellishments Ribbon from kit Tacky glue Collall glue