DOUBLE HEART EASEL TUTORIAL

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As promised, here is the tutorial for my double heart easel card that you can print out and follow along!

This is what I used:  Hearts Collection Framelits, More Amore Designer Series Paper from the Spring Mini Catalog, Primrose Petals Card stock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Whisper White card stock, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Doilies, Flower Trim, Antique Brad.

Cut card stock:  Primrose Petals – 6 x 11 and 7 x 3-1/2 and Crumb Cake 6 x 6 and 3-1/2 x 3-1/2.

Let’s begin:  BASE – Use large scalloped heart.  Cut Primrose Petals card stock 6” x 11” score at 5-1/2” (or basically fold in half) and fold in half.  Place the framelit as pictured offset the folded card stock so part of the top of the heart is above the fold line but the curved center is on the card stock.  I like to use a sticky note to hold the framelit in place so it doesn’t shift.

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Next, with the 3rd largest heart, cut a piece of Primrose Petals card stock 3-1/2″ x 7″, scored at 3-1/2″ – fold in half and cut it exactly as above.  Now you have your bases.

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Crumb Cake card stock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (1/2 sheet of card stock – cut one of each size – the scalloped one and the 3rd largest heart) and both will fit on a half a sheet of card stock and can be run through the Big Shot together.

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Next, using the 2nd largest heart, cut one from designer paper.

Then using the 4th largest heart, cut one from Primrose Petals and run that through an embossing folder of your choice.

TO ASSEMBLE YOUR BASE:

Take the large scalloped heart base and fold the front heart halfway up and crease it both ways with bone folder.  Do this for both the large and smaller base hearts.

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On the bottom part of the fold, place adhesive.

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Then adhere the single matching crumb cake hearts to each of the base pieces.

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Take the smaller heart base, flip it over, apply adhesive on the back and then adhere to the middle of the inside of the large scalloped heart base.

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Next, open up the smaller heart and decide how far upright you would like your heart to be and then poke a hole using the paper piercer and secure your brad.  You will be going through both layers.

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Now all you have to do is decorate your hearts  Your base is all put together!  Apply your designer series paper piece to the top heart base and your embossed smaller heart to the smaller heart base.

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This is a side view so you can see how the top heart is behind and the tip of the heart is tucked into the V portion of the smaller base heart.

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Decorate/embellish hearts as desired.

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To close your card, the bottom smaller heart folds down over the brad.

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Then the top heart folds down on top of the small heart.

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So to recap – here are the pieces of what you need:  The white heart is just cut from the framelits and popped up with dimensionals onto the lacy heart which was cut out from the More Amore Designer Paper.  Notice where I placed that little loopy heart that was from the top of the heart?

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This card will fit in a square envelope, suitable for mailing.  If you choose to try this fun card, feel free to print the instructions below and tuck it in the card so the person receiving it will know how to set it up!  Please let me know if you enjoyed this tutorial – I would love to see what you do with it.

Hugs!

~ Gail

You have been sent this special one-of-a-kind Double Heart Valentine’s easel card.  Just push back on the smaller heart until the tip is just behind the metal button/brad on the bottom so it is held there in an upright position and then push the larger heart behind the first heart so the tip of the heart is secured in the V section behind the first heart (see photo below).   Made with love from me to you, because you are THAT special!

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8 thoughts on “DOUBLE HEART EASEL TUTORIAL

  1. Hi Gail: Love this easel card. Can you tell me the name of the stamp or stamp set that you got the Be My Valentine from/? I don’t have any of our Valentine stamps and don’t find this one in the catalog. Can you get it as a download? Thanks so much. Loved seeing you up to the Presbyterian Home in Rochester on Saturday. Great times when we get together to stamp. I’m also taking a digital studio class and will master this. Can’ wait to print my first book. Mary

    • Hi Mary! Thanks so much, and it was sooo good seeing you too! The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen, found on page 140 in the big catalog – there’s so many wonderful sayings in that group, they kinda get lost individually. Hugs! ~ Gail

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