3 ways with Santoro Mirabelle Decoupage

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Our easy tutorials show you how to make striking centrepieces to your crafty projects using the new and rather gorgeous Santoro Mirabelle Decoupage Pad.

What You Will Need

Dovecraft 5”x7” White Square Window card

5” x 7” Photo frame with white photo mount

Santoro Mirabelle A4 Premium Pad

Santoro A4 Glitter Decoupage Pad

Dovecraft A4 Black & Kraft Card

First Edition Nesting & Script Alphabet Die Set

Santoro Mirabelle Die set

Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares, 12mm and 6mm Permafix Tape, Silicone Glue

Santoro Mirabelle Clear Stamps: Ask Me to Dance, Curiosity, Sentiment

Santoro Mirabelle Embellishments: Paper Doilies, Stick Pins, Diamante Charms, Sequins, Paper Flowers, Accordion Stickers Adhesive Pearls

Grosgrain, Organza, Lace Ribbons

White, Black & Grey Ink

Project 1 - Window Aperture Card

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How to Make

1.  Cut the rose pattern paper by 4.5” x 6.5” and mat onto slightly larger piece of black card to give a small border.

2.  Stick to the front of the Window card, open the card and cut out the paper & card covering the aperture with a craft knife.

3.  Using the largest nesting stamp die, cut one from black card. Cut another stamp using the next size down with the green canvas paper, mat and stick to the inside of card, make sure it lines up behind the window.

4.  Assemble your chosen decoupage character using 3D foam squares and attach her to the green canvas paper centrally to fit into the window aperture when card is closed.

5.  Using the second largest nesting die again, cut 1 from black card, and then cut that piece again using the next size down stamp die to create a black frame.  Add the frame to the rose pattern paper around the window aperture using 3D foam squares.

6.  Cut a 6” length of lace ribbon and cut the ends at an angle before sticking in place across the lower part of the card front using permafix tape.

7.  Using the Santoro Mirabelle die set, cut one sentiment panel from black card and stamp the ‘Thank You’ sentiment onto it using white ink. Use 3D foam squares to attach to the lace strip.

8.  Assemble the white cat decoupage using 3D foam squares and stick to the left hand side of the sentiment panel.

9.  To finish, we have decorated the black frame with 3 paper roses. To shape the stems, twist the stems around a handle or thin pencil.  Glue to the lower right corner of black frame using silicone glue.

Project 2- Large Tag with Captured Sequins

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How to Make

1.  Cut a tag shape approximately 4” x6 ¼” from Kraft card. Cut the top sides at an angle and punch a hole in the top. To ensure tag hole does not get worn out, cut two circles using the Kraft card and punch a hole at the centre. Stick a circle on each side of the tag ensuring the punched holes are all aligned.

2.  Cut a piece of the Santoro Mirabelle A5 brown patterned paper by 3 7/8” x 5” and stick to tag front.

3.  Cut a brown striped ribbon approximately 4.5” and cut the ends into tails and stick across the top of the brown paper panel using tape.

4.  Cut a piece of lace ribbon approximately 4 ¼” and stick across the bottom of the brown pattern paper, cutting the ends of the lace at an angle.

5.  Cut one pink doily in half and place on the tag so it overhangs on both sides.  Cut a piece of pink patterned paper by 3 ¾ “ x 4 5/8” and wrap a brown striped ribbon across the front, securing the ends to the back of the paper, then stick the whole piece down onto tag.

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6.  For this decoupage project, we are only using layers 1, 2, & 3.  Cut a piece of brown patterned paper the same size as the layer 1 base image, this is approximately. 3” x 4 ¼” and glue to a piece of kraft card trimmed to size.  Using a craft knife & metal edge ruler, cut out an aperture to create a small frame.  As an alternative, you can cut 4 strips of card for the frame edges separately and hide joins with an embellishment.

7.  Glue the decoupage layer 2 onto a piece of acetate. Once dry, glue the frame on top so the character will line up with base layer.  Apply 3D foam squares to the back of frame section and add gold & black sequins to the centre avoiding the sticky foam whilst the frame still upside down. 

8.  Line up the base panel on top and press down firmly all around. Turn the frame the right way up and you will have captured sequins within the layer.  Now add layer 3 pieces on top to build up the character.  To hide any foam around the edges of the frame, glue twine into the recess all around.  Use 3D foam squares to stick the completed decoupage frame to the tag.

9.  For extra detail, print the ‘For Someone Special’ stamp in black ink onto a piece of paper from the collection, trim down and cut the end into a tail. Tuck under the frame at right hand side, along with a small piece of lace and slip a stick pin through it so the end is securely hidden behind the frame.

10.  To finish, cut pink organza ribbon as desired and feed through hole in top of tag.  Tie another piece into a bow and add a diamante charm, stick both with silicone glue to cover the tag hole.

Project 3- Decoupage Picture

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How to Make

1.  Take an inexpensive picture frame with a 5 x 7” internal photo mount, stick pink butterfly paper to cover the inner opening area and add some stamped details using the clear stamps using the black and grey ink.

2.  Assemble the decoupage layers 1, 2, 3 & 4 using 3D foam squares.  Die cut the Mirabelle frame from black card and stick to the back of the decoupage panel so that a small edge shows at left.  Wrap a small piece ribbon around and stick to the back.  Once you have completed your decoupage, add to the centre top of the using permafix tape.

3.  Die cut the sentiment panel with your chosen Mirabelle paper. With black card die cut letters to spell ‘love’ and glue to the panel.

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4.  Cut a length of green & black ribbon and cut the ends into tails. Place across the lower part of the frame aperture evenly under the decoupage using permafix tape.  Add the completed ‘Love’ panel using 3D foam squares.

5.  To finish, add 2 adhesive pearls and a pink accordion sticker to the right hand side of sentiment.

If your frame has an inner mount like this one, cover with Mirabelle glittered paper and trim aperture with a craft knife.  For the white mount, stamp details from the clear stamps sets using black and grey inks as a finishing touch. To complete, assemble the mounts and main image into the frame.

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