Exciting Edgeabilities   Thursday, November 08, 2012
by Linda Lucas   Post Type: Card

This week we are featuring Edgeabilities - being a lace lover, these Dies appeal to me greatly, between the Classic Edges and the Decorative Insets, the combinations are endless.  Beate has shown us how beautifully they create a CAS card and Candy has shown us how they add so much to an altered candle.  For my card today I wanted to show you how the Edgeabilities can be used differently, creating a 3D Christmas Tree

 

 

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Other:  Scissors,Velvet Trim, Scraps of patterned paper (four (4) different ones), Star Stick Pin

 

Start by cutting and embossing one (1)  Floral Ovals Decorative Elements Nestabilities® in the largest size and one (1) Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities® and four (4) Classic Edges Two Edgeabilities® along with the Classic Decorative Inserts Five Edgeabilities®, using making  or repositional tape to hold the Edgeabilities in place - as shown in the photo below.  These Dies can all be cut at the same time using the Grand Calibur® Machine

 

NOTE: Remember to add wax paper onto your card with the wax side up into the die to remove the Die Cut more easily from the Nestabilities.

 

 


After removing the wax paper,  insert the card back into the Nestabilities and sponge around the edges with straw or linen coloured ink, using the Die as a Stencil.  Remove from the Die.

 

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Using the Scor-Pal® and the Die Cut Edgeabilities®, scor each strip at 1/4" increments - making sure that the lowest peak of the Edgeabilities® is centered to be scored (as shown below).  Fold the strip in mountain and valley folds as shown below.

 

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It is time to layer the scored  Edgeabilities®, starting at the lower portion of the Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities® glue the first layer as shown below, not forgetting to have the top of it tapering in slightly.  Repeat this process with the second strip, the top pleats should line up perfectly with the ones below.  Each of my layers have seven (7) pleats in them, the excess scored paper has been trimmed off.

 

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Glue the top layer together first, holding for a minute so the glue sets, then add, forming the top of the tree.

Using foam tape, adhere the Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities® onto the Floral Ovals Decorative Elements Nestabilities®.  Attach the Star Stick Pin to the top of the tree.

 

 

 

Cut one  Elegant Posts Shapeabilities® in red card, trimming the top off and attaching it at the base of the layered Christmas Tree using Beacon Adhesives - Zip Dry Paper Glue.

 

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Adhere the scored Edgeabilities to the  My Mind's Eye™ paper and adding velvet trim above it.  finish off my adding the Want2Scrap bling, both Rhinestones and Pearls.  The finished card measures 15cm x10cm.

 

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Thank you for stopping by, I hope my tutorial has started you thinking 'outside the square' - making your handmade projects  unique and timeless. 

 

 

 

{{{hugs}}}

 

Sperllbinders, Spellblogger, Linda Lucas

 

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18 Comments

  • Jan Westcott from Oz Thursday, November 08, 2012

    What a novel way to make a tree, love it, and the all the bling too.
  • colleen h Thursday, November 08, 2012

    I love it, this is so pretty!  I may have to try this for my Christmas cards.
  • Penny Gordon (Aus) Thursday, November 08, 2012

    What a pretty card.  Definitely going to give this one a go, anf not just because it uses the Floral Ovals die :)
  • Beate Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Very cool idea to create a fan fold Christmas tree. Beautiufl card.
    Hug and smiles
  • Marisa Job Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Just beautiful!!!! I love every single detail!!!
  • nadia moras Thursday, November 08, 2012

    beautiful!
  • Loz Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Fantastic card and tutorial Linda..Loz
  • Melanie Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Stunning card
  • Marge R (mer) Thursday, November 08, 2012

    FABULOUS card, Linda! I did a similar project using JustRite stamps recently. Sooo many options with these Edgeabilities dies (which I sadly don't have enough of yet)!
  • Maxine D Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Amazing tree and awesome use of the Edgeabilities!! You inspire me.
  • Lisa Fish Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous!! What a creative way to use the Edgeabilities!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
  • Carrie Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Ooooo....Linda, I like this a lot! I'm glad you shared because I would have never thought of doing this myself! I even have all of the dies you used-Yay!
  • Linda Lucas Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments - I hope you are inspired to try different things with the Edgeabilities - so much potential!  We would love you to show us your projects on our facebook page! {{{hugs}}}
  • Susie Bentz Thursday, November 08, 2012

    Beautiful  Linda!
  • Kristi Malia Friday, November 09, 2012

    So cleaver. 
  • Nadine Illingworth Saturday, November 10, 2012

    given me loads of inspiration here , tree umbrella , butterflies. Mind running riot . Great job xxxxxxxx
  • Peggy Packer Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    So pretty!! I just love this tree!!
  • Anne (Australia) Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    This is really cool Linda.  Great use of the Edgeabilities die.  Thanks for the inspiration

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