Welcome to the Stampin’ UP! Demos’ September Fun Fold Blog Hop! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? This group of demonstrators loves to create fun folds, and I can always find inspiration from the projects on this hop! This month I chose one of my favorite, and relatively simple, fun folds: an easel card.
After you finish here, I hope you will hop along with us by following the links down below. When you’ve created your own fun fold card, please upload it to the gallery at Creative Creases Challenge!
Here’s my easel Autumn Changes fun fold card:
The layout of the front of this card was actually for a Try Stamping on Tuesday challenge that ended on Sunday.
Since I need about 25 Thanksgiving cards, I’ve already made and posted a couple of them. You can find that blog post here.
- The Pretty Peacock base measures 11 by 4-1/4 inches, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 inches.
- After embossing a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using one of the Basics Embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
- TIP: If you loved and deeply miss the Subtle 3D embossing folder, this crosshatch folder is for you!
- The Very Vanilla cardstock piece for the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
- I started with a piece of DSP measuring 3-3/4 by 4-1/2 inches.
- Then, I trimmed it in half vertically so I had two pieces measuring 4-1/2 by 1-7/8 inches.
- Next, I trimmed the right hand side in half horizontally so I had two pieces measuring 2-1/4 by 1-7/8 inches. In order to have these pieces match the challenge layout, I trimmed 1/16 from what would be the center of the DSP image.
- I trimmed a piece of the Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil coordinating 12 x 12 inch specialty DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- Finally, I punched a 1-inch circle from the Autumn DSP to make the envelope seal.
What I Did to Create this Easel Card:
- Adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
- Then, adhere the bottom half of the embossed cardstock to the bottom half of the card base using liquid glue.
- After wiping down a piece of vellum with an embossing buddy, stamp the sentiment, from the Autumn Leaf stamp set, in Pretty Peacock ink.
- Since the ink take a little bit of time to dry, you have enough time to cover the ink with clear embossing powder. Then heat set it using your heat tool.
- HINT: Make sure you warm up your heat tool before trying to set the embossing powder on the vellum. If you are not careful, you will burn the vellum instead of heat setting the powder.
- Crop the leaf using the Autumn Leaf dies from the coordinating 12x 12 inch specialty DSP.
- I cropped two of the thin banner pieces from the same DSP to use as the stop for the easel.
- Crop the veins for the leaf from Pretty Peacock cardstock and adhere to the leaf.
- Add dimensionals to the back of the leaf and adhere to the front of the card.
- Adhering vellum can be tricky because you don’t want whatever you use to show. For this card, I cut mini-dimensionals in half and placed one-half in each of the three outside corners. Since the top left-hand corner sits on top of the leaf, I just added a dot of liquid glue to adhere it down.
- I slid a small length of copper ribbon under the vellum and adhered it with a glue dot.
- The last step for the front of the easel was to add speckled dots to each corner to hide the adhesives used.
- I stamped the sentiment and image on the inside piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, which is adhered to the base using liquid glue.
- Finally, add your easel stops using dimensionals. If you want the card to sit steeply (like mine), adhere the stops closer to the top of the inside cardstock. The further down you place the easel stops, the more the angle of the easel will decrease.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.
Back to the Demos’ Fun Fold Blog Hop:
Thank you for joining us today as we hop through a series of fun fold cards! I know you will find loads of inspiration from the rest of these very talented demos! When you finish here, please hop over to Tara Carpenter at Tara Beth Stamps. If you get lost along the way, the following list will help get you back on track.
- Lisa Ann Bernard
- Shirley Gentry
- Beth McCullough
- Debbie Mageed
- Kathi Ondus
- Sue Jackson <<<——YOU ARE HERE!
- Tara Carpenter
- Mary Deatherage
- Rae Burnet
Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a Peachy Day!
I know some of the following supplies are not currently orderable. However, they will all be back in stock starting the week of October 2, 2023.
October 7th is World Cardmaking Day!
Did you know there is actually a World Cardmaking Day? This year, it is on October 7th!
The links below will give you the information you need to sign up for this free event hosted by Stampin’ UP!