Stampin’ Up! Iconic Friendly Hello Corner Easel with Video Tutorial

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not – but you’d like to see the replay – here ’tis!

I love a fun fold – and I really love an easel card.  And I really REALLY love a side-fold (aka book-fold) card.  So…a card that brings all of it together?  I’m all over it!  This one is a Side-Fold Corner Easel.  Yep – that’s a thing!  For this one I used a die set that you…MIGHT!…have overlooked in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  It’s called the Iconic Die set – and …it’s an a la carte set.  Meaning – it’s not associated with a particular suite or stamp set!  It’s in there, I promise.  Check it out on page 163!

I paired it with the Friendly Hello stamp set – which is one of the cool things you can get for free while Sale-a-Bration lasts.  Take a look-see:

The layout for the front of this card was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.

And I think you can see how I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge! 🙂

I started with a basic side-fold card.  The base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Basic Black cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″ on the long side. Then I use my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ portion on the diagonal.

I folded the 5 1/2” score line as a “mountain” and at the 6 3/4” score in the opposite direction.  Topographically speaking, that would be a “valley” fold!  The diagonal fold is a “mountain”.😂

Using Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” score lines, I adhered the front of the card base to the back – just in that 1 1/4” area. This made the “book” or “side” fold.

I embossed a small strip of Basic White cardstock in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to a Balmy Blue mat and then to the narrow front panel (the “side-fold” panel).

I cut a 4″x 4″ piece of Balmy Blue and cut it into two triangles – and did the same with a 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in Blushing Bride.  Then I matted the DSP triangle on the Balmy Blue triangle and adhered it to the “back” of the easel.

For the front of the card, I started by stamping the Friendly Hello sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a square of Basic White cardstock.  Reminder: Friendly Hello is a FREE set that you can pick up while Sale-A-Bration is going on with a $100+ purchase.  AND – it comes as a bundle with the sweet Friendly Hello DSP!

Then I used a Stitched Rectangle Die as a “guide” to create a “doodle-frame”.  I picked the fourth-from-the-smallest of the wider dies and, with the bullet-end of my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I traced a rectangle around the sentiment.  Next,  I free-handed two more lines and some ziggy-zags to create a fun frame!

I embossed the panel in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to a Balmy Blue mat with Liquid Glue to make the card front.

The rest of the fun decor is from the Iconic Dies.

I cut two “fronds” – one in Balmy Blue and one in Misty Moonlight – and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  A medium flower, cut from Blushing Bride cardstock and adhered with Liquid Glue, was next.

Then I cut a solid Misty Moonlight and detailed Balmy Blue leaf and adhered them with Liquid Glue.

There’s a die in the Iconic set that cuts three flowers at once, so I used that to cut some Blushing Bride Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP flowers.  I added a large one with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then a few more – on and around! – with Liquid Glue.  I added some Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels (you can get these on 1 March in the Waves of the Ocean collection).

I cut a Balmy Blue branch and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

To make the bird, I adhered a piece of the Blushing Bride Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP to a piece of Adhesive Sheet.  Then I die cut the bird – with just the body on the part of the DSP that had adhesive behind it.  Like this:

I peeled off the back of the Adhesive Sheet and then adhered the bird on a piece of Basic White – with his little legs hanging “off” the cardstock.  Then it was an easy fussy cut to cut around just the bird!  By not having the legs stuck to the cardstock – I didn’t have to fussy cut them – does that make sense? 🤔  If not, you can fast-scroll to about the 18:30 point on the video and see what I mean!).

I adhered the bird to the card front with some Liquid Glue – then added a few more of the Iconic flowers to the branch.

For the inside, I stamped a second Friendly Hello sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  Then I added some Friendly Hello flowers in Blushing Bride, berries in Misty Moonlight and “splatters” in Balmy Blue.  I adhered the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and inside the Basic Black card base.

I put Liquid Glue on the lower triangle of the card front – the easel – and then adhered the card front to it.

Using Foam Adhesive and a piece of the Blushing Bride Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – I cut out a flower for the easel stop.  First I adhered a couple more die cut leaves, then peeled the backer off the Foam Adhesive and adhered the flower in place to give my easel somewhere to rest!  I added a few more Rhinestones Waves Basic Jewels and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Friendly Hello flowers, berries and splatters on the front…

…and some more of the Subtles DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is SUCH an easy fun fold – I really hope you’ll try one if you haven’t already!  And if you HAVE – I hope you’ll try THIS one with the pretty Friendly Hello set and the flying-under-the-radar Iconic Dies!!  If you’d like to recreate THIS card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″)

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 4″ (cut on the diagonal – mat for back of easel); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for side-fold panel); Iconic Die cut branch; Iconic Die cut leaves (x2); Iconic Die Cut frond

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: Iconic Die cut leaves (x2); Iconic Die Cut front

Blushing Bride Cardstock: Iconic Die cut flower and bird on front

Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 4″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); 1″ x 4″  (side fold panel); Behind die cut bird

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Blushing Bride): 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ (cut on the diagonal – back of easel); Iconic Die Cut small flowers (x 7); Iconic Die Cut Flower (on Foam Adhesive – easel stop); 3″ x 6″ envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

When it’s too cold for your wussy parents to be doing stuff outside…

But YOU still want to be outside.





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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Iconic Friendly Hello Corner Easel with Video Tutorial

  1. I still haven’t tried this fold and I’ve only used my dies once. I will watch the replay to get motivated as I love your card!

    • stampsnlingers

      Go for it – it’s so fun! The fold AND the dies!! 🙂 Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! Love the colors, beautiful die cuts too! Poor Finn…it is rough being the only one with a built in winter coat. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – this is his fave AND least Fave time of year! 🙁 Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  3. Susan K

    Wowzers—you took the book fold to a whole new level! And your layering and decorating are beautiful! I LOVE everything about this. I’ve looked at those dies a couple of times and will look again now! Finn does look like he wants someone to play with,,,poor baby!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – he has a horrible horrible life! Poor dogg-o! 😉 Thanks so much, Susan – this one has some of my fave pieces and parts, for sure! 🙂

  4. Heather Heroldt

    Wow, Mary, this is so fabulous in so many ways! What a great fold, to start with, and I love all your diecut details – perfect for our inspiration board! What a great tip about the bird, too – I really have to start using the adhesive sheets, sigh… Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Heather! Yes – I forget to use them, too! This is my SECOND bird cuz…used Liquid Glue on iteration #1. Not so bueno! So out came the Adhesive Sheets! Appreciate you stopping by with such kind words! 🙂

  5. Oh I love this card – all those fabulous elements which have all come together – I love the bird and all the die cuts – a great take on our challenge at HSS – thanks for joining in with us again Mary.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Fiona – loved the inspiration photo! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  6. What a beautiful card! I love the fold and those dies are definitely a hidden gem in the catalogue. Thanks for sharing at hss.

  7. Gail S.

    Great card, Mary! I have the dies, mainly for the neat mushroom/toadstools, but definitely going to try this as I really like book-fold cards.

  8. Wow! Beautiful card! I’ve been eyeing this stamp set and now convinced I have to get it. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s a good one!! Thanks, Genevieve! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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