Sunday, March 14, 2010
This was one of my 3/13/10 Workshop Projects, based on a design by Lesley Croghan.
• Well Scripted*
(117072-w $19.95; 118601-c $14.95; set of 6)
• Not Quite Navy card stock: 11" x 4-1/4"; 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"; 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; 4" x 2-1/2"; 4" x 1"
• Very Vanilla card stock: 5-1/4" x 4" (2); 3" x 3"; scraps for punch
• So Saffron card stock: Scrap for die
• Ruby Red card stock: Scrap for die
• Bordering Blue card stock: Scrap for die
• Mellow Moss card stock: Scraps for punch & die
• Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4" x 4", cut in half diagonally; 4" x 2-1/4"
• Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Sizzix Big Shot
• Daisy Flower Sizzlit Die
• Little Leaves Sizzlit Die
• Boho Blossoms Punch
• Scallop Trim Border Punch (Sale-a-Bration)
• Earth Elements Brads (Not Quite Navy - 3)
• Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon*
• Mini Glue Dots
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• SNAIL Adhesive
• 2-Way Glue Pen
* 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog
1. Score 4 1/4" x 11" Not Quite Navy card stock at 5 1/2"; flip over and score at 2 3/4". Fold away from score lines. (Basically, all you're doing is folding the cardstock in half, and then folding one flap in half back up toward the front. It will look kind of like a "Z" or an "N" after folded.)
2. Place sticky strip across top section of card at top edge, and just above fold. Remove backing, line up 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Night of Navy cardstock over folded card and press down to adhere. (From the side, the card will look kind of like a small "n.")
3. Use Big Shot and Daisy Flower Sizzlit to cut one flower from So Saffron, one from Ruby Red, and one from Bordering Blue card stock; use Little Leaves Sizzlit to cut one stem with leaves from Mellow Moss card stock. Use Boho Blossoms Punch to cut three pointed petal flowers from Very Vanilla, and three from Mellow Moss card stock. Layer one Very Vanilla flower, one Mellow Moss flower, and one Daisy, and attach with a Night of Navy brad; repeat for other two flowers. Use Scallop Trim Border Punch to trim one long edge of 2 1/2" x 4" Not Quite Navy cardstock (line up one edge of paper with left edge of guide for first punch; repeat for 2 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper, lining up right edge of guide for first punch).
3. Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere 5 1/4" x 4" Very Vanilla card stock to inside of card; adhere 2 1/2" x 4" Not Quite Navy cardstock at bottom of Very Vanilla card stock; adhere 2 1/4" x 4" Designer Series Paper over Not Quite Navy; adhere 1" x 4" Not Quite Navy card stock over Designer Series Paper. Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere one of the daisies to the left.
4. Use SNAIL Adhesive to adhere triangle of Designer Series Paper at left and bottom edge of 5 1/4" x 4" Very Vanilla card stock. Wrap ribbon around front of card stock/designer series paper about 1" from bottom, and adhere in back on each side. Adhere this piece to front of card. Wrap another piece of ribbon around ribbon near left side, and tie in a double knot.
5. Stamp greeting on 3" x 3" Very Vanilla card stock with Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad. Adhere to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" Not Quite Navy card stock; adhere to front of card about 1/2" from top of card. Use Two-Way Glue Pen to adhere leaves to front of card; use Mini Glue Dots to adhere one flower to front of card; use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere last flower over ribbon.
When you pull the top of the card, it will open up and out. You can then prop the bottom of the card front against the card stock on inside of card to create an "easel."
For additional information on constructing easel cards, including detailed instructions with photos and a video, see Beate Johns' tutorial at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/.
Hope you enjoy this one!