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Bursting Blooms Folder Box

Bursting Blooms Folder BoxOther products: Mustard cardstock 30 cm x 30 cm (x 4) (for the folder, box and some flowers), White cardstock (for flowers and die cutting), Gesso, Brown pearl beads, Satin ribbon, Organza ribbon, Double sided tape, 3d foam tape,
Prima marketing lace mask, Scrapberrys bird stencil, Stampin Up white embossing powder, Hot glue gun, Fussy cutting scissors, Cardboard, Tule netting; Ranger: Diamond stickles, Heat gun, Water coloring brush, Distressing tool, Foam inking tool, Water mister, Netting; Inks: Archival jet black, Distress inks: Forest moss, Barn door, Mustard seed, Aged mahogany, Victorian velvet, Broken china

Watch this video to learn how to create flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Instructions: This folder when completed, measures 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm x 6.5 cm. Make the base folder using the tan card stock, 23.5 cm (front)- 6.5 cm (spine) -23.5 cm (back). Make a box for the inside of folder measurements, 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm - 3cm deep. Make the box lid measuring, 1.5 cm - 16.5 cm - 3.2 cm- 3cm x 16.8 cm.

Using the design paper from the paper pad, cover the outer and inner of the folder, sides of box, box lid inside and out. Use the masks and gesso to decorate the inside spine, box and lid. Distress all the edges of the papers before adhering to the folder and box base. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the box base, 16.4 cm x 16.4 cm, this will be the base for your mixed media work. Make a mask using the eyelet die and use this with gesso to give the cardboard base a white background. Use the eyelet frame for the background behind the dress. Raise the frame by adhering cardboard to the back of the frame. Stamp and cut the shoe. Cutting extra to make chipboard from the shoe. Stamp and die cut the dress x 3. Cut away the bodice and adhere the dress together so the skirt will be fuller. Add color and stickles to the shoe and dress. Adhere in place. Add the netting and ribbon to the dress waist. Make the flowers and adhere in place as seen in the photo.

For the front lid of the box: make the following, eyelet frame, shoe card and flowers then add color to these. For the shoe card, use both shoe stamps, one for the outside and the other for the inside of the card. Make the card then adhere to the box lid on top of the oval die cut. (See the close up photo.) When adding the flowers, use them as a stop for the opening of the card. Adhere in place as shown in the close up. Adhere the box and box lid to the folder. Adding the ribbon ties as you go. Once the box is attached you can further decorate the lid and side of the box with the flowers. The photo on the folder has been given height by backing it with cardboard. Make the flowers and decorate the corners of the photo. Stamp and die cut the butterfly, dress hanger and then adhere in their place as shown.

The front of the folder: make the flowers, shoe, dress and butterfly. Arrange and adhere. With the glue gun, adhere the ribbons in place under the flowers. Cut enough ribbon to make a large double bow, using 2 colors and 2 lengths for each tie. There are close up photos to be viewed by visiting:

Created By: Susan Smit

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