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					     A {Unique} Fish Tank

Purple Cows 2 in 1 Combo Trimmer #1040
Purple Cows Click Blade Colonial #2810
Purple Cows Freestyle Mouse #6040
Purple Cows Click Blade Score #2811
Purple Cows Hot & Cold Laminator #3015/3025
Purple Cows Click Blade Straight #2801
Purple Cows Click Blade Wave #2803
Purple Cows Click Blade Victorian #2809
                                                    A Purple Cows Designer Project
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Purple Cows Hot Pockets 8.5"x11" #4040                            http://mjm-thearttart.com
Purple Cows Hot Pockets 12"x12" #4050
Purple Cows Hot Pockets 11"x17" #4090
Cosmo Cricket Snorkel crafting kit
Clear snaps cats eyes ink stacker - chocolate and
Clear snaps Smooch Spritz ink in blue
Clear snaps glitter
Clear snaps smooch inks
Helmar scrap dots and 450 quick dry adhesive
Alcohol inks, white card, colored pencils
   A {Unique} Fish Tank
    Step by Step Instructions:
    1.       Using the Guillotine on the Purple Cows 2 in 1 combo trim-
    mer trim the sides and back for your fish tank from Cosmo Cricket
    beach towel paper. The front and back will be 10'' x 12'' and the sides
    10'' x 7''.

    2.     From some scrap paper trim 2 more rectangles 1 @ 8'' x 10''
    and 1 @ 8'' x 5''. Centre these rectangles on to the side and front and
    back pieces you have just trimmed (the one at 5'' wide for the side
    pieces the one at 10'' wide for the front and back) and mark around
    them with a pencil. These pencil rectangles will act as a guide for
    you to cut out the apertures.

                                                                              3.      Using decorative click blade
                                                                              #2803 in the rotary side of the Purple
                                                                              Cows 2 in 1 combo trimmer, cut out the
                                                                              apertures from each piece. As the blade
                                                                              doesn't make contact until you press
                                                                              down on it, you can position it to cut an
                                                                              accurate and perfect aperture every time.
                                                                              Ink the apertures when you're done to
                                                                              bring out the lovely scallop edge using
                                                                              the clearsnaps blueberry ar
                                                                                                     Ye ink.
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     4.      Put the sides and front and back of your fish tank into
     some #4050 Purple Cows Hot pockets. Centre the pieces lining
     them right up to the top to leave laminate available for the
     folds later. Once all the paper is in place give the apertures a
     good spritz with the smooch ink spritz and leave the pockets
     open to dry.

     5.      While the fish tank pieces are drying fill a # 4040 Purple
     Cows hot pocket with a mix of blue and green alcohol ink to
     create a random pattern. Leave the pocket open to dry (don't
     close the pocket while it is wet as it will ooze ink when it goes
     through the laminator!)

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3210 North Canyon Rd. Suite 307 Provo, UT 84604 USA
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  A {Unique} Fish Tank
  6.      While all the Hot pockets fillings are drying, using the guillotine again trim 2 rectangles for the top and bottom of
  the tank. I used Cosmo Cricket carbonation for this. Both rectangles need to be 12'' x 7''. Put one rectangle into a # 4050
  Purple Cows hot pocket and the other one in a # 4090 Hot Pocket, centering it so we can fold edges over later to create the

  7.      Switch on the Purple Cows #3025 hot/cold laminator and while it is heating up sprinkle some clear snaps glitter
  into the now dry hot pockets (the ones with the apertures and the alcohol ink one) and then close them up. Get a spare
  piece of 12'' x 12'' card ready at this point to use as a feed guide for your hot pockets to support them as they go through
  the laminator (you don't need to use this method for the base and lid pieces as they are solid paper pieces)

  8.       Laminate all your pieces and when you're done don't forget to switch off the machine (unless you've been collect-
  ing things to laminate, don't forget you can have a laminator session for up to 2 hours before you need to give the machine
  a rest!)
                                                                             9.        Now you need to cut all the pieces to size
                                                                             with the guillotine and score folds using click
                                                                             blade # 2811 in the rotary trimmer of the 2 in 1
                                                                             combo. Trim the 12'' x 10'' front and back pieces to
                                                                             the 12'' width (remember to allow a small margin
                                                                             at the sides of the 12'' to contain the lamination)
                                                                             and trim it at 10 1/4''. Score along the bottom at
                                                                             10'' and fold the extra 1/4'' to allow this to adhere
                                                                             to the base. Trim the 10'' x 7'' side pieces to 10 1/4''
                                                                             x 7 1/2'' then scoring the height at 10'' and 1/4'' on
                                                                             either side folding them over to create the fixing
                                                                             tabs for the box. Trim the base up to the sides of
                                                                             the paper remembering to leave that lamination
                                                                             margin and then trim the lid piece with a 3/4'' lip
                                                                             all the way round (making it 13 1/2'' x 8 1/2'') score
                                                                             these 3/4'' lips and fold over. Cut into the corners
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                                                                             as you would when making a box so the flaps sit
                                                                             inside each other.

   10.      Now you have all the box pieces ready
   the next job is to cut the 'sandbanks' for the
   inside of the tank. Choosing different patterned
   papers from the Cosmo Cricket snorkel kit cut
   some sand banks using decorative click blades
   #'s 2809 and 2810 in the Purple Cows freestyle
   mouse # 6040. Make 2 12'' wide and up to 4'' in
   height and 2 6'' wide up to about 5'' high. Using
   the freestyle nature of the mouse you can create
   some lovely curved pieces for your tank. Using
   the rotary trimmer and the score blade, score at
   1/4'' up from the bottom of each piece, make
   the fold and make a small cut upwards along
   this tab about halfway along.

                Purple Cows Inc.
3210 North Canyon Rd. Suite 307 Provo, UT 84604 USA
www.purplecows.net • information@purplecows.net
   A {Unique} Fish Tank

    11.      Next using the straight edge click blade # 2801 in the
    rotary trimmer cut some slits in the base piece, evenly spacing
    them along the width and cutting 2 slits at 11'' and 2 at 5 1/2''.

                                                                          12.     Thread the sandbank tabs through the slits in
                                                                          the base, fold one bit of the tab one way and the
                                                                          other half the other and glue in place under the base
                                                                          using Helmar 450 quick drying glue. Folding the tab 2
                                                                          ways like this will make the sandbank stand up.

                                                                          13.     Using the Helmar 450 glue again, glue the
                                                                          tabs on the bottom of the front, back and side pieces
                                                                          to the under side of the base (so the sides will stand
                                                                          up around the base.

                                                                          14.     With the sides pushed upright use the tabs
                                                                          on either side to glue to the front and back pieces on
                                                                          the inside to create the box for the tank.
    15.     Glue the corners of the lips on the lid together using the Helmar glue.
    16.      Cut some seaweed shapes from the alcohol ink filled pocket and some fish shapes. Glue the seaweed shapes to the
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    front of some of the sandbanks using the Helmar glue which dries clear and add in some shells using Helmar scrap dots.
    Glue the fish to some strips of waste laminate and fold over a tab at the end to glue into the inside of the lid.

                Purple Cows Inc.
3210 North Canyon Rd. Suite 307 Provo, UT 84604 USA
www.purplecows.net • information@purplecows.net
       A {Unique} Fish Tank

                                                      17.      Cut out a mermaid body from some white card and color
                                                      with clearsnaps smooch ink and colored pencils and then cut the
                                                      head from a photograph of the person you'd like to capture in this
                                                      fishy setting and glue in place. Glue scrap strips of laminate to the
                                                      mermaids and in the same way as the fish glue these into the inside
                                                      of the lid.

                                                      18.       All that remains is to put the lid on the box, place somewhere
                                                      to display and enjoy your fish and mermaids bobbing about in their
                                                      glittery, fishy world. What fun pieces of home decor will you create
                                                      with your Purple Cows tools? Thanks for playing along with me on
                                                      this project, happy crafting loveM x

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                Purple Cows Inc.
3210 North Canyon Rd. Suite 307 Provo, UT 84604 USA
www.purplecows.net • information@purplecows.net

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