Well – happy Friday again! Last weekend was so busy – and FUN! – that it’s nice to say there’s…really nothing on the schedule for THIS weekend! I know there are a lot of you out there in Blog-land that are in the clean-up phase after Ida – so that’s going to be a lot of hard work for a hot minute! Sending positive thoughts and prayers out to you!
If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me! If not, but you’d like to see how to make this card (it’s got some fun techniques in it – including a Double-Loop Bow demo!) – here’s the link to it on my YouTube channel!
I love the Pretty Pumpkins bundle SO much – the pretty images and sentiments – with its bundled Detailed Pumpkins Dies! For this one I added those to a little bit of Beauty of the Earth DSP – and made a super cool fun-fold (she says ever-so-modestly!). Take a look-see:
I played along with The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for this one. I went across the top: Feminine – Friendship – Square Card (the easel is square – work with me here!).
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Cajun Craze cardstock scored at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″ along the long-side. I folded the 5 1/2” score as a valley (like a regular card). Then folded the 6 3/4” score the opposite direction. Finally – I folded the 8 7/8″ score opposite that (so…another valley).
I used Liquid Glue between the two closest score lines – then pressed the card front to the back – this adhered them together and created the top-fold.
I matted some Cajun Craze plaid paper from the Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP on Bumble Bee cardstock using Stampin’ Seal – then adhered the panels to the small top–fold panel – and the middle panel.
I adhered a piece of Beauty of the Earth DSP to a Bumble Bee mat. I added Liquid Glue to the other small front panel and adhered the matted DSP panel to that – just on the bottom half – creating the easel/card front.
I stamped a piece of Basic White with a sentiment from Pretty Pumpkins in Cajun Craze ink. Then I used the next-to-largest rectangle Stitched So Sweetly die to cut it out – putting the sentiment in the top right corner.
On another piece of Basic White, I stamped the three-pumpkin image from Pretty Pumpkins in Early Espresso and cut it with the matching die in the bundled Detailed Pumpkins.
I stamped the image again – once on Mango Melody (from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP) and once on Cajun Craze (from the Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP). Then I fussy cut all six pumpkins. 😉
Using the leaf dies from Detailed Pumpkins, I cut three Mossy Meadow cardstock leaves and three Old Olive (Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP).
Tip: by fussy cutting ALL the pumpkins and cutting the six leaves…you can make TWO of these cards! 🙂
I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to touch up all the outlines and inside lines – then used Liquid Glue to adhere the various fussy cut pumpkins over their counterparts on the stamped image. Note: this is “paper piecing”! 🙂
I adhered the leaves to the tops of the pumpkins with Liquid Glue and popped the whole thing onto the card front with more Dimensionals.
I matted a piece of Pumpkin Pie DSP – from the Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP pack – to a Bumble Bee cardstock mat and then into the inside of the card using Stampin’ Seal.
I stamped a second sentiment from Pretty Pumpkins in Cajun Craze on Basic White and cut it with a Stitched Rectangles Die. Then I adhered it to the inside of the card.
I cut a Detailed Pumpkin from Cajun Craze – added the last two leaves with Liquid Glue – then popped it onto the inner liner with Stampin Dimensionals to create the easel “stop”.
I wrapped Linen Thread three times around the small top panel – securing it in the FRONT with a Glue Dot. Then I tied a Linen Thread Double-Loop Bow and adhered that with a Glue Dot, too. TIP: if you’ve been wanting to see how to do these Double-Loop Bows – check the video towards the end! I show you how to make them in this one!
I added some Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots on the front and inside of the card – and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the pretty ornamental pumpkin image from the Pretty Pumpkins set in Cajun Craze on the front…
…and more of the Beauty of the Earth DSP on the envelope flap!
Et Voila! Oh my goodness, y’all! This top-fold easel card might be one of my favorites yet! I love the original side-fold versions – and this adds my beloved easel card to the mix! BAM! And – add the Pretty Pumpkins with the bundled Detailed Pumpkins Die set and…you’ve got a serious winner, here!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products used are listed down below!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Cajun Craze Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″); Detailed Pumpkins die cut (for “easel stop”)
Bumble Bee Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for top panel); 2″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for middle panel)
Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 4″ (inner liner); Next-to-largest Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment on front ); Stitched Rectangle die cut (inside sentiment); Detailed Pumpkins die cut pumpkins
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: Detailed Pumpkins die cut leaves
Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1″ x 4″ (top panel – Cajun Craze); 1 7/8″ x 4″ (middle panel – Cajun Craze); 4″ x 4″ (inside panel – Pumpkin Pie); Detailed Pumpkins die cut leaves (Old Olive); Fussy cut pumpkins (Cajun Craze)
Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP: Fussy cut pumpkins (Mango Melody)
Beauty of the Earth DSP: 4″ x 4″ (card front); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
The shoer was here on Wednesday – mani’s and pedi’s all the way around for the girls.
No. They do NOT wear Color Street! 😂
Finn sees trim day a little….differently.
It’s more like….a culinary spectacle!
First – he’s seated at The Chef’s Table (VERY exclusive!) where he can watch the action…
Order UP! It’s Small Plates…
It’s the original….farm-to-table! 😉