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Tutorial: Using Die'sire Edge'able Dies

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Looking for a way to give your Easel cards that ‘wow’ factor. This tutorial will show you how to use t Die’Sire Edge’able dies to give a fabulous look to your cards. The best part is, you can use any of the Die’Sire Edge’able dies to make this card! Make lots all with different dies for all your friends and family!

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Step 1: Take one piece of A4 Centura Pearl and measure / cut to size 11 ½” x 5 ¾“ (29.2cm x 14.6cm). This will be the base card. Take your second piece of A4 Centura Pearl and measure / cut out two squares to sizes 5 ¾“ x 5 ¾“  (14.6cm x 14.6cm). These will be your toppers. Step 2: Score the base card at 2 14/16” and 5 ¾“ (6.8cm and 14.6cm).

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Step 3: Put your base card to one side for now. Take one of the toppers and place the die along one edge ensuring it is in the center. Cut and emboss.

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Step 4: Carefully remove the die and using scissors or a craft knife, cut along the edge of the die cut to remove the excess waste at the top.

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Step 5: Place the die on the opposite edge of the top, again ensuring it is in the centre of the card. Cut and emboss.

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Tip: To avoid flattening the first cut and embossed side if you are using a Gemini use the reverse cut function. For other machines you can leave the cut section hanging out of the plates as shown here:

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Step 6: Carefully remove the die and again using scissors or a craft knife snip into the sides to remove the excess waste. You should now have a topper which looks like this:

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Step 7: Take a piece of backing paper and measure / cut to size 5 ½“ x 5 ½“  (14.1cm x 14.1cm) and glue this to the topper that hasn’t been die cut yet. Next glue the die cut topper onto the backing paper.

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Step 8: Take a piece of backing paper and measure / cut to size 1 ½“ x 5 ½“ (4cm x 14.1cm) and glue onto the centre panel of the topper.

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Step 9: Take your base card and place the die on the bottom edge of the base card (panel measuring 5 ¾“ x 5 ¾“ ((14.6cm x 14.6cm)). You will need to have the butterflies facing into the card and the die to be ½“ (0.6cm) up from the edge as we want this section to act as the easel edge. Cut and emboss.

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Step 10: Cut a piece of backing paper to 4 10/16” x 5 ½“ (14.1cm x 11.7cm). Add glue to the base card but not on the butterflies and carefully slide the backing paper into place behind the butterflies.

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Step 11: Take the topper and glue it to the base card as shown here:

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Step 12: Decorate the card as desired.

Crafter's Companion Supplies:

Other Supplies: Gems, Sara Signature 'Floral Delights' Pretty Floral Die

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