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Die’sire Only Words 8×8 Tutorial

09/08/16

We really hope you enjoyed the Die’sire Word Edge’ables (8×8) show last week! We had a request on Sara Davies‘ Facebook page from Ally Spallard and Denise Tucker …so 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!

Directions:

 

Step 1. Cut two pieces of card 16×8 inches and 4×8. Score the large piece with the Big Score at 8 inches, you now have 2 8×8 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 4×8 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 6×8 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 8×8 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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