Good morning and…Happy Friday! It’s the 2nd of December – which means that Christmas is ON! Three weeks from tomorrow is…Christmas Eve!! 😳😳😳 Where did 2022 go??
My card today is a fun fold – that I blatantly stole from my friend – teammate and downline – Tara Carpenter (at TarabethStamps)! It’s called a Reverse Easel and…it’s totally cool! Tara made one the other night and – I knew I needed to make one, too – and so…here ’tis! Mine is a Christmas card and it features the Sweet Candy Canes bundle and the wunnermus Decorated Pine Dies. Sweetest Christmas DSP brings ALL the traditional Christmas color! Take a look-see:
The layout for the easel front is from The Paper Players sketch challenge this week!
And – being that it’s a fun fold and all…I’ve entered it in the Creative Creases Anything Goes With A Fun Fold challenge! 🙂
Now – this card is pretty easy once your brain accepts the fact that it is REVERSE!
I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock that I scored at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″ along the long side.
I folded the 4 1/4″ score as a valley and the 6 3/8″ fold as a mountain. This established the reverse easel structure.
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the small leaf from the Sweet Candy Canes in Pool Party ink. Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the panel to a Pool Party mat and then to the back of the card base. This is a great spot to write a personal message!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Real Red piece of the Sweetest Christmas DSP on Pool Party cardstock and then adhered it to the “inside” of the card. This will eventually be where the easel stop is placed.
I matted two candy-cane strewn pieces of Sweetest Christmas DSP on Pool Party mats and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the two narrow panels of the card base.
I adhered a piece of Snowflake Specialty Vellum to a Real Red striped piece of the DSP using little dots of Liquid Glue behind the printed snowflake design (to hide the glue). Then I matted the layered panel on a piece of Pool Party cardstock.
I matted a smaller Real Red (polka dotted) piece of Sweetest Christmas DSP on Pool Party and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
Using the best pine bough die EVER (the one in the hugely discounted Decorated Pine Die set – y’all, this set is $17 right now. You read that right!!) – I cut out a Shaded Spruce bough. On Basic White, I stamped the leaf image from Sweet Candy Canes three times in Pool Party and cut them out with the matching die in the Candy Cane die set.
Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the pine bough to the front of the easel panel. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere a candy cane that I’d cut right from a piece of Sweetest Christmas DSP using a die from the Candy Canes dies (I love that!).
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped a Sweet Candy Cane sentiment in Shaded Spruce and cut it with the next-to-smallest narrow Stitched Rectangle die. I popped it onto the easel panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I tucked the three stamped/die cut leaves in – adhering them with Liquid Glue. I added some Red Rhinestones here and there cuz…every card needs a little bling!
I used Liquid Glue on the “top” narrow easel panel and then adhered the top of the easel to it.
For the easel stop, I stamped another Sweet Candy Canes sentiment in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Basic White. I added the little leaf image in Pool Party Ink and matted the panel on Pool Party. Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the stop in place and added a Red Rhinestone to finished off the card!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Sweet Candy Canes leaf on the front…
…and more of the Sweetest Christmas DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I hope you’re not totally bamboozled by the written explanation on how to make this fun fold – cuz…it’s really pretty easy! And it’s so fun in Sweetest Christmas DSP and Sweet Candy Cane sentiments and images! Almost all these goodies are leaving us soon – and are in the Last Chance Sale – I already mentioned the crazy-good price on the Decorated Pine die set! So…THAT means that they could be gone SOON! LOTS of things are selling out and…it’s all while supplies last! If you’re wanting these products – tarry not!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below! And – this is the card I made yesterday on my Facebook live! If you’d like to watch it – for the first time or again! – here’s the link on YouTube!
I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project. You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:
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This is an amazing chance to pick up the Perfect Partners dies and Clearance Rack products (available while supplies last!!) – and…
…don’t forget the coordinating stamps!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4” and 6 3/8″): Decorated Pine die cut pine bough
Pool Party Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for card front and for back panel); 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2- mats for easel panels); 1 7/8″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for easel stop); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mat for art panel/easel on front); 1 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for DSP rectangle under sentiment on front)
Snowflake Specialty Vellum: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (art panel/easel)
Basic White Cardstock: 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); 1 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ (easel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (back panel); Stamped and die cut Sweet Candy Canes leaves (x3)
Sweetest Christmas DSP: Die cut candy cane; 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – easel panels); 1 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (DSP rectangle under sentiment on front); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (art panel/easel on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner panel – with easel stop); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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