Good morning and happy Sunday to all y’all! Hope you’ve been having a great weekend! 🙂
If you were able to join me for my Facebook live yesterday, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me. If not, but you’d like to watch the replay…here ’tis!
I first saw a Diamond Easel fold when my talented teammate Darryl Robbins posted a gorgeous card in our Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew FB page. I loved his and asked for the instructions – which he kindly sent me! He’d seen the card on List Curcio’s page – and then modified it to work for an A2 card (Lisa’s is a 5″ x 5″ Square card).
I was going to make mine with Darryl’s directions, but then thought…why not do a top-fold card? That way the dimensions for the diamond easel could be based on a square – but…still an A2 card.
By the time I got done whickering the measurements…I should have just taken the easy way out and used Darryl’s instructions! 🤦♀️🤷♀️🤦♀️
But. I got it figured out and ended up with a really pretty Anniversary card that features a sneak peek at the great new Blessings of Home bundle and coordinating Heart & Home DSP – and the Love & Happiness sentiment set! All these will be available to you on 4 Jan in the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog. Take a look-see:
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic White Thick cardstock for the card base. I scored it at 2 1/8″, 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ along the long side. Then I marked the middle of one short end at 2 1/8″ and cut from the mark to the first score line on a diagonal – to create a handkerchief point.
I folded and burnished each of the score lines – starting with a valley fold at 2 1/8″, mountain at 4 1/4″ and then valley again at 5 1/2″.
Using Liquid Glue between the 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ fold, I created the top-fold part of the card.
I matted a few pieces of blue-design paper from the new Heart & Home DSP on Misty Moonlight and adhered them to the “front” panels.
I matted two wood-grain squares of the DSP on Misty Moonlight – one for the inside and one for the front sentiment-panel diamonds.
On a piece of Basic White, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the smaller Blessings of Home floral image in Basic Gray. Then I colored the flowers with my Misty Moonlight and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combos and the leaves with a Garden Green Watercolor Pencil. Then I cut it with the matching die in the Flowers of Home die set (bundled with Blessings of Home and available on 4 Jan!).
I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere a “Z” of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon to one of the matted squares (being sure to keep the “diamond” orientation in mind!). I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the die cut flower over top.
The sentiment, from Love & Happiness, is stamped in Misty Moonlight on a strip of Basic White and bannerized with snips. Then I added it over the top of the flowers with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I finished the inside of the card before adhering the front diamond – and recommend you do the same – it’s a LOT easier!
I stamped another Love & Happiness sentiment in Misty Moonlight on Basic White, matted it on Misty Moonlight and adhered it inside the card – on the back panel.
I cut two small Misty Moonlight squares and two small Blue Heart & Home DSP squares – cut them into triangle and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.
I laid out the four triangles and my second matted “diamond” on the back panel and adhered them with Liquid Glue.
I masked off part of a Love & Happiness sentiment with small sticky notes and stamped the rest of the sentiment in Misty Moonlight on Basic White. Then I cut it with the next-to-smallest rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set and popped it on the back panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create my “easel stop”!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the front diamond with the sentiment to the handkerchief point on the front. Then I used a Glue Dot to add a Bumble Bee Trinket to the card front and to the “easel stop” and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Blessings of Home floral on the front…
…and more of the woodgrain Heart & Home DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Okay – I LOVE how this card turned out! It combines two of my fave fun folds – an easel and a Top-Fold (which can also be a side-fold!). And with the Blessings of Home bundle and the gorgeous Heart & Home DSP, with perfect sentiments from Love & Happiness (of which there are MANY!)
…I think it’s a pretty-near-perfect anniversary card! 🙂
I hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8, 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ – then cut on the diagonal as shown in the template)
Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 2″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for larger front non-diamond panel and inside smaller portion of card); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for narrow top-fold panel); 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (x2 – mats for diamond panels); 2″ x 2″ (x2 – each cut in half on the diagonal – mats for small inside triangles)
Basic White Cardstock: 5/8” x 3 3/4” (front sentiment); Next-to-Smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (inside sentiment – “easel stop”); 1 7/8″ x 4″ (inside “back” sentiment)
Heart & Home DSP (Blue Pattern): 1 7/8″ x 4″ (larger front non-diamond panel); 1″ x 4″ (narrow top-fold panel); 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ (x2 – each cut in half on the diagonal – small inside triangles)
Heart & Home DSP (Wood Pattern): 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (for diamond panels); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
Finn Fan Fix
The deer are feeling frisky right now.
It’s chilly – and…the hunters are pushing them. So they gallop and cavort. Finn HATES cavorting. It’s unseemly!
This is the time of year that I hope they’ll stick around and stay close.
Yes – I know. I know. There are too many of them. Got it.
But…I like seeing them cavort and always hope that “my” deer will stick close and make it thru another season.
Finn helps with a routine deer-census. And cavort-quelling.
Every morning, he’s keeping his eyes (BOTH of them – at the SAME time!) on the pond and pasture.
He misses very little.
Okay. He might miss a little “little”.
BUT – if they walk RIGHT behind the house…THEN. THEN he for sure sees them. And lets them know in no-uncertain terms that they have been counted! And quelled! 😉