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Friday, 3 February 2017

Enchanted Invitation Set by Bridget Louw


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The kidlets are back at school, it's time to craft. I got some of the gorgeous Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party to play with and I love it. It is pretty but slightly whimsical and just so versatile.


I have a special occasion coming up and needed some unique invitations and this range fitted that description perfectly.

I would love for you to make one too so let's get right into how to make the wallet and invitation that fits inside.

Base of wallet: 
Cut kraft cardstock 5 1/2" x 9 3/4". Score at 3 1/2" and 7". Round the corners of the shorter end piece.



Wallet Strap:
Cut kraft cardstock 5 1/2" x 2".  Round both the corners of the end piece.

Decorative pieces: (this is for the inside and outside)
Panels - From cream cardstock cut 4 pieces 5 3/8" x 3 3/8" and 2 pieces at 5 3/8" x 2 5/8". (On these 2 pieces round 2 of the corners on the long side)
Strap - From cream cardstock cut 1 piece 5 3/8" x 1 7/8". Round both the corners of the end piece.
From Enchanted Tea Party patterned paper cut 4 pieces 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" and 2 pieces 5 1/4" x 2 1/2". (On these 2 pieces round 2 of the corners on the long side). 
For the strap cut 1 piece 5 1/4" x 1 3/4". Round both the corners of the end piece.





Layer the patterned paper pieces onto their matching cream cardstock pieces. Attach the panel pieces to the outside and inside of the wallet base. Do not attach the strap yet.




For the accordions inside the wallet cut  2 pieces 4" x 3 1/4". Score at 1/2" increments on the 4" side. Fold and attach glue to each end. Position on inside of wallet and stick down firmly.





Using our gold glitter cardstock cut out one of the Victorian Rectangle Nesting dies, the one that is slightly wider than your strap, and then cut it into a buckle to fit over the strap. Slide the buckle onto the strap.



To attach the strap apply some double-sided tape to the bottom half of the strap and stick it down to the back of your wallet. Gently fold it over the front of the wallets. Apply a thin strip of glue underneath the strap. I used some sticky velcro dots to create the closure.


To neaten up the strap at the back cut a rectangle out of the cream and kraft cardstock and then using the nesting set dies cut out the scallop out of cream and the circle out of a scrap of the patterned paper. Layer these up and glue them down.



The last step on the wallet is to add pearls to the strap.




For the invitation cut as follows:
Kraft cardstock 4 1/4" x 6" score at 3"
Cream cardstock 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
6x6 Enchanted Tea Party patterned paper cut at 4" x 2 3/4". Glue the layers together and place on the front of the card.
From the gold glitter cardstock die cut the "You're Invited" from the Enchanted Frame die set and adhere to the front of the card.


Products Used:

CO723049 Couture Creations Nesting Dies Victorian Rectangle

CO721957 - Couture Creations Self Healing Cutting Mats
CO724037 - Couture Creations Turbo Precision Glue Pen

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