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Die'sire Only Words 8x8 Tutorial

We really hope you enjoyed the Die'sire Word Edge'ables (8x8) show last week! We had a request on Sara Davies' Facebook page from Ally Spallard and Denise Tucker we thought..why not! It's such a beautiful card and we'd love to help you recreate it!

Mel Jess from the Die'sire Design Team has provided you with a step by step tutorial to make the basic bendy card...which you can decorate with your choice of dies, stamps, embossing folders and embellishments!



Step 1. Cut two pieces of card 16x8 inches and 4x8. Score the large piece with the Big Score at 8 inches, you now have 2 8x8 panels


Mel Jess step 1


Step 2. Cut 2 inches from the top of the left side panel. Make a notch by cutting away a ½ inch and 2 inches from the top and bottom as shown below. Round the corners


Mel Jess step 2


Step 3. Do the same for the 4x8 panel, cutting away 1 inch from the top and bottom, round the corners. Score at the ½ inch on the smaller panel and stick to your card base as shown


Mel Jess step 3

Mel Jess step 4

Step 4. You have to make slits for your notches to fit in. On the back panel cut a line 2 inches long, coming in 1 ½ inch and 2 inches up from the bottom. Do the same for the smaller side but on the 6x8 panel. Cut the line 2 inches long, 3 inches in and 1 inch from the bottom as shown below.

Mel Jess step 5

Mel Jess step 6


Step 5. Push the notches through the slits and fold them back to hold in place. This is the basic Bendy card 8x8 card. You can now cut the edges with your Edge’ables and decorate anyway you like

Mel Jess step 7

Mel jess step 8

Final cards:

Mel Jess final 2 Mel jess final 1


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We would love to see what you make! Share your projects and cards with us on our Facebook page, tag us Instagram (#crafterscompanion), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!

4 thoughts on “Die'sire Only Words 8x8 Tutorial”

  • June Smith

    Oh thank you so, so much for this tutorial, it is brilliant, I can't wait to try it. You really are an amazing company.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  • Dawn Robinson

    Great idea, so stylish, many thanks

  • Patricia ODonnell
    Patricia ODonnell 11th August 2016 at 1:02 am

    I love this idea and its so very very versatile, suitable for any occasion and looks more intricate than it really is, or dress it down a bit and it still works for male cards, I was a bit stalled with ideas at the mo, but this has got me thinking again, thank you so much.

  • Mary Laffin

    Beautiful card. will have to work on adjusting the size since I don't have (or know where to get) 16" paper.

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