Good morning, y’all! I’m working on this post on Saturday afternoon, with sourdough chocolate chip and pecan banana muffins in the oven, listening to the rain (the precursor to the expected rain/snow “event” overnight) and drinking a cup of coffee. Finn is sound asleep on the floor – and Wayne is out doing…Wayne stuff!…in the shop! So – not a half-bad way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon! 🙂
The card I have for you today – that I made last night on my YouTube video (check out the link down below!) is one of my favorite fun folds – the Book Fold – transformed into my SECOND fave fold – the easel. The result is a Book Fold Corner Easel – and this one is festooned with fun Graceful Tiles images and gorgeous Abigail Rose DSP. Take a look-see:
The layout for the front of this one is from the CASE the Designer challenge over at the Global Design Project this week.
And the color palette is from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge!
I started with an Early Espresso cardbase – 4 1/4″ x 11″ – that I scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″ on the long side. Then I scored 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 spent an extra minute or two cutting the two pieces of Abigail Rose DSP – cuz I wanted the stripes (which are running horizontal on the front) to match up between the two pieces. In order to make that happen, I cut a 3 7/8″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Abigail Rose DSP and then cut a 7/8″ piece off one end on the 4 3/4″ side – leaving me with a 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ strip and a 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ square.
I matted them both on Sweet Sorbet cardstock using Liquid Glue.
I wrapped a length of Petal Pink 3/8″ Soft Polyester Ribbon around the smaller panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots. Then I tied a shorter length around the ribbon to create a “faux” bow – and adhered the panel to the small side of the card front with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped three medallions from the Graceful Tiles stamp set in Versamark Ink and sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder. Then I heat set them with my Heat Tool.
When the powder had cooled off, I cut them all out with the next-to-smallest square Stylish Shapes die. While I had the dies out, I cut two from some pretty floral design Abigail Rose DSP.
Using my Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Write Markers, I colored a few little bits on the one of the medallion designs. I colored the flowers on the DSP squares with my Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.
Using Liquid Glue, I adhered all the squares to the square matted card front.
I tied a Double Loop Linen Thread Bow and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.
On a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, I stamped the Graceful Tiles sentiment in Early Espresso ink – then I embossed the sentiment panel in the Quatrefoil Tiles Embossing Folder. I matted it on Sweet Sorbet and adhered it over the bow with Double Stacked Dimensionals.
I added some gold Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins and a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels, and the card front was done.
At that point, I put Liquid Glue on the lower triangle of the card front – the easel – and then adhered the card front to it.
For the inside, I used Liquid Glue to adhere another piece of the striped Abigail Rose DSP to a Sweet Sorbet mat and then onto the inside panel. Note that I switched up the direction of the stripes! 😉
On a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, I stamped a sentiment from the Dainty Delight stamp set in Early Espresso and cut it out with the third-from-smallest circle Stylish Shapes die. I embossed it in the Quatrefoil Tiles Embossing Folder and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the inside of the card – placing it so that my easel stood up how I wanted it to when the card was open!
I added a few more gold Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins and Champagne Rhinestones to the easel stop and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got one of the Graceful Tiles medallions in Early Espresso (with the Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet colored bits!) on the front…
…and more of the Petal Pink Abigail Rose DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love the combination of easel and book folds – and the pretty Abigail Rose DSP is the perfect choice to decorate this anniversary card! While Graceful Tiles might be a bit of a flyover set – it’s definitely worth a second look for the nice sentiments and pretty medallion images! And don’t forget the little details like embossing in the Quatrefoil Tiles folder – it’s a nice addition to the overall card!
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 on yesterday’s YouTube live video! If you’d like to see it – for the first time OR again! – here ’tis!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″)
Sweet Sorbet Cardstock: 4″ x 4″ (x2 – mats for square card front and for inner liner ); 1″ x 4″ (mat for small side panel); 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for front sentiment)
Petal Pink Cardstock: 5/8″ x 3″ (front sentiment); Third-from-Smallest Circle Stylish Shapes die cut (easel stop/inside sentiment)
Basic White Cardstock: Next-to-Smallest Square Stylish Shapes die cuts (x3 – embossed Graceful Tiles squares)
Abigail Rose DSP: 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (x2 – square card front and inner liner); 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (small side panel); Next-to-largest square Stylish Shapes die cuts (x2); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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I asked him how – and more importantly…WHY – he managed to shoe-horn himself into the space between the sofa and the coffee table.
Not sure if he’s trying to come up with an answer that makes any sorta sense or…if he’s thinking….maybe if I just hold real still she’ll go away…. 🤷♀️🤷♀️