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Friday 2 November 2018

12 Months of Christmas - #47 - All Tied Up

This is my DT make for the November Challenge

  This month the theme is 'All Tied Up'

Our sponsor this month is Limited Runs

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Here's my card for Challenge #47 All Tied Up.

Using Pointsetta Cupcake


I chose the image as it is tied up with ribbon - and I added extra twine!

I made another triple slider card.

I have seen quite a few versions of a triple slider online - this is my take on it.
From a 12 by 12, I cut three strips - 5 in. wide, 4 in. wide and then am left with a 3 in. wide strip.
I scored the 5 in strip at 4 and 8 inches, dividing it into thirds.
I cut the the 4 in strip down to 10.5 inches long and scored it at 3.5 and 7 inches, again dividing it into thirds.
I cut the 3 in strip down to 9 in, scoring it at 3 and 6 inches, once again dividing into thirds.

I folded each fold and used a bone folder on the folds to make them really well folded. If the pieces do not sit well, trim a fraction off the section that goes inside.
This 12 by 12 is double sided - this blue side is the side I want to be the right side.

Open the two wider pieces out to make the slider slits on the right hand side pieces.
As  a guide I scored two lines an inch away from the edge and an inch away from the fold.

I then took a ruler and a craft knife to cut slits on these two lines. On the larger strip from 0.5 inches from the top to an inch from the bottom. On the other strip from 0.25 inches from the top to an inch from the bottom.
Thread a 0.5 inch wide strip through the slits.

Fold tabs over gently and cut off short.

The top section - the three inch strip - is now prepared to be added to the middle section. I have taped it together, added some decorative paper and a punched tag and twine at the top.
Turn back to the blue side, make sure the slider is at the bottom of the slits and add a piece of 0.5 inch wide double sided tape to the slider. Put the top piece in place and press it down well.

Pull the top piece up and down a few times to make sure it is sliding well.

Place narrow double sided along the side, fold over the left hand side to close the section and press down well.
Again pull the smaller section up and down to make sure it is sliding well.

Repeat the process for the third section.

Then complete the decoration - I have added more decorative paper, a sentiment and the cupcake image.

The cupcake image is paper-pieced. I printed the image on brown, red and vellum cutting the vellum to adhere to the icing part and the red to become the ribbon and poinsettia. I cut the poinsettia a second time to give it more depth and added pearls in the centre. I added the whole cupcake on dimensionals.

Please check out the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up for details of all the prizes!

Hope to see your make in the Challenge!

Limited Runs are also sponsoring Your Scrapbook Place: Fall into November

so I will also link this to there...

And I have just come across Kylie's 12 Days of Christmas - so I will link it there too

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. this is wonderful.
    thanks for the detailed
    directions. Have to
    try this one.
    thanks for sharing


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