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Other Products: Maroon Archival Ink, Pink card-stock, Gold thread and darning needle, Golden Rod Stickles, Hot Glue Gun, Water Mister, Bone folder, Water coloring brush, Paper distressing tool, Hole piercing tool, Piercing mat, Scissors, Ruler, Fussy Cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided 3d Foam Tape, Cream color wired ribbon, Cardboard from a packing box, Misti stamping tool, Crop-a-dial.

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For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at

Instructions: The finished size of this Layout is 12" x 12" (30.5cm x 30.5cm). Click HERE to see how to make the pleated frill. The photo used for this Layout is 2.36" x 3.34" (6cm x 8.5cm). Take the Sweet Peony paper collection and find the design paper with the birdhouse and white picket fence print. You will need both papers. Find the two papers with the printed stripes and the cardboard backing from the paper pad. Taking the papers with the birdhouse and fence, fussy cut the birdhouse and the two birds leaving the edge of the paper intact. Taking the 2nd paper cut a circle 9.40" (23.9cm). Cut the circle in the lower left side corner. Thus having the birdhouse and fence in the circle. Taking the cardboard box, cut enough for two layers to fit the circle. This does not have to be an exact circle; it can be patches of cardboard, as you will not see it. Adhere to the back of the circle. Adhere the circle to the Layout base. At this stage you will still see the cut away from the base this will be covered later.

Taking the striped design paper, cut into strips. The wider strip with the green print will be used. Put the other strips aside for another project. You will need at least 8 strips for this Layout. Make box pleat folds in the strips joining as needed to make a long, pleated paper. Distress the edges with the paper-distressing tool. Lay the pleated paper flat on a piercing mat then pierce the holes to make a centerline. Taking the gold tread and darning needle and backstitch in the holes. This will make the base for a pleated frill. Adhere to the Layout base around the circle making sure the edge of the frill covers the circle edge. Now the cut away is covered. Spritz the frill with water, when the frill is almost dry, using your forefingers and thumb round the pleats so they become a rounded frill. Put aside to dry.

Taking the stamps and dies for the Sweet Peony's, stamp using the Archival inks and white card stock. Bring color to the stamped flower petals and leaves with the 3d stamping inks. This will give a beautiful metallic sheen to your flowers. Taking the Crop-a-dile, make a small hole in the center of each petal. Using the flower shaping molds bring shape to the petals. The rose flower-shaping mold was used for the pink peonies and the basic flower-shaping mold was used for the lilac pink flowers. The yellow stamens are used for the pink and the purple rock candy is used for the lilac pink flowers. Thread the stamens through the holes as you stack the flower petal layers. See the video to see how this is done. Use the clear drying glue to apply the glitter to the flower petals and leaf veins. Taking the lilac stamp and matching die, make the lilac flowers. Using again the 3d stamping paint to bring color to the lilacs. Use the lilac flower-shaping mold to shape them.

Taking the wired ribbon, make a double triple bow. Adhere the bow to the lower left side on the paper frill. Apply 3d dots or 3d foam tape to the fussy cut birds and birdhouse. Adhere in place on the same printed image. Taking the photo, back this with cardboard from the packing box. Two layers. Once your flowers are made, arrange the photo and the flowers as seen in the photo of the Layout. Adhere in place. Arrange the peony flowers around the bow and on the paper frill. Adhere the peonies in place then adhere the leaves under the peonies. Arrange and adhere the lilac flowers around the photo and frill. Add also as fillers to the flower clusters. To finish apply the golden rod stickles to the lilac centers.

Created By: Susan Smit

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