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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Frame / picture card Tutorial


This shows how I made the Christmas card / frame card

2 pieces of card measuring - 11" x 6" (I used an embossed one for the top )

Score the bottom one at 3" from left side
Score the top one at 1.5" and 5" and 6.5" from left side (good side on top)
and fold as shown

Draw round a shape (I used a rectange OR you could use a die cutting maching and a die) as show on the front piece between the 1.5" fold and the 5" fold and cut out carefully with a craft knife and glue a piece of acetate over the aperture
showing wrong side

Choose your paper and cut a piece measuring 6" x 4" (this will be what shows behind your acetate) and glue on to back piece of card from fold line. The right edge of paper will be hidden behind front piece of card when glued into position.
It is at this stage when you should add your embellishment or whatever you wish to have behind your window(acetate), before glueing the front on (I forgot and had to add it later) - numpty that I am!!!!!

Using a mixture of both double sided tape and a glue stick, this adds a little moving around time to get it positioned correctly.
(This is hard to explain) ------
on front piece with good side facing up - from left side to first fold use glue / tape and stick into fold on back piece to butt up against edge of fancy paper

Then, on wrong side of front piece, use tape and glue again, you have to hold your shape into a box and stick to back piece. Both right sided edges shoud be together but if they are not dont worry they can be trimmed.

These 2 pics are what you should end up with

And it should fold flat to get into an envelope (I always test this before I stick down)
Then you can go to town on your embellishments -
I put peeloffs around frame and ribbons and gems and pearls on flat piece but with the embossed card it did not need too much

I hope you find this clear enough to follow and if not please email me and I will try to explain. But please leave a comment to let me know what you think. Soon I will do another tutorial explaing how I did the cream one from one piece of card.

Wendy L


ALI said...

Thanks Wendy, great instructions. Will have to add it to the long list of things I want to try.

Karla said...

Just gorgeous.

AnyOldCraft said...

This is so pretty thank you for the tutorial.
I will have to try this one out for my sons 18th birthday card.

Sfizi di Carta said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)


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