Stampin’ Up! Oval Framelits Easter Card Tutorial

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Hi All!  I wanted to share with you a tutorial I put together on how I made the above Easter Card but first I wanted to share my funny story on how this card came to be!  I had an Easter card for my class that I had settled on – wasn’t thrilled about it, but my class was the next day and so I put it together and cut all my pieces, but just wasn’t thrilled with it – ya know what I’m talking about?  Anyway, about 4 a.m. I had a dream where I created a card that I loved and when I woke up, I got up and went to my stamping room and made that card up!  I loved it so much that I then took the time to cut all the pieces to be able to have everyone make it too.  I loved how this “dream” card came out.  So, forget the hunks that other women may dream about…. I dream in cards – LOL!  Anyway, I hope you like my card and here is the tutorial.  I have it in a PDF file available and if you leave me a comment, I will be happy to e-mail it to you!

Oval Framelits Easter Blessings Card

By Gail Emmons @ Lastminutestamper.com

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This is what I used:  Oval Framelits, Very Vanilla card stock, Wisteria Wonder card stock, Flower Trim, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Amazing Family Stamp Set, Easter Blessings single stamp, Wisteria Wonder ink pad, Pearl Basic Jewels.

Let’s begin:  BASE – Use large scalloped oval.  Cut Very Vanilla card stock 4-1/4 x 11 and fold in half.  Place the framelit as pictured offset the folded cardstock so part of the top of the oval is above the fold line.  You can use a sticky note to hold the framelit in place so it doesn’t shift.

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It will leave you with your base like this:

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Then take your oval and place it on your trimmer like so to be able to cut a little of the bottom section off so your card will stand upright and not roll around.  I guess you could flip the top section up and just cut the back of the card base if you would you like also, but I’m JUST thinking of that now – LOL!  Anyway, we are going to be cutting the bottom edge off like this:

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So now we have this:

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Now your base will stand upright:

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Next, on the other half of the 4-1/4 x 11 piece left over from your card stock in Very Vanilla, place the large scalloped oval circle and the 3rd oval, placing the 3rd oval inside the scalloped oval like this, and run it through your Big Shot:

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You will get these two pieces:

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Next, using the second largest oval, cut one from Wisteria Wonder card stock:

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So now you have these 4 pieces and we are ready to put our card together!

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Take your scalloped circle AND your Wisteria Wonder pieces and put them on top of each other in your embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot to embosss them:

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Next, apply adhesive on the front of your BASE card and adhere first the Scalloped circle, matching up the scallops to the base so they match and then adhere your Wisteria Wonder oval on top of the scalloped oval:

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It will then look like this:

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Take the 3rd largest Very Vanilla oval piece and using just the curved little stamp from Amazing Family stamp set on Page 7 in the Spring catalog, stamp in Wisteria Wonder the top and bottom of the oval.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig on Page 7 in the big catalog to help me place my images exactly.  Make sure that once you have your image sheet on the oval that you look at the bottom of the oval to make sure it is lined up straight with the bottom and not crooked!  (ask me how I know…)

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So now you have this:

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Ok, don’t fret if one line is not exactly lined up cause you can turn it around and make that be the one that is covered with your Flower Trim and no one will know!

Now stamp your Easter Blessings saying in Wisteria Wonder in the center.

Adhere this piece to the center of your Wisteria Wonder oval on your base card.

Stamp in Wisteria Wonder the matching butterfly from Papillon Potpourri on Page 115 (#123759) with our Elegant Butterfly punch found on Page 184 (#127526).  Stamp in the butterfly in Wisteria Wonder on the leftover Very Vanilla card stock piece and punch out your butterfly.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds using the 2-way glue all over the butterfly and attach it to the front – I used some Tombow glue (didn’t want it flying off.. LOL).

Add 2 pearls and 3 flowers from the Flower Trim.  I took the flowers and gently tapped them into the Wisteria Wonder ink pad to give them a soft color and then attached them to my card with a little Tombow glue.

Your card is now finished and ready to have your inside sentiment stamped.

I hoped you liked this tutorial and liked my “dream” card.  I’m working on some cool Easter tags and will have a tutorial for that coming up next!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

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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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STAMPIN’ UP! VALENTINE PROJECTS!

LOOK AT THIS STINKIN’ FABULOUS VALENTINE CARD!  It’s a double heart easel card:

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Here is another version of it:

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Check back tomorrow when I will post a tutorial for you so you can make it yourself!  Too darling!

Next, we made a refrigerator calendar magnet using our cute new Bitty Butterfly punch from the Spring Mini Catalog:

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Next we made this stinkin’ cute treat bag that I totally cased from the talented Barb Bonisteel who did this project as our make and take at our demonstrator’s meeting.  It is just a small white bag from the store and run through an embossing folder to give it a design, then a folded piece of designer paper with two holes punched through, ribbon passed through and tied in a bow.  This was a great project to use our new Soda Pop Tops and Hearts a Flutter framelits:

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And finally we did another Valentine’s card to finish this fun class using Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits with Very Vintage wheel.  This came together so easy and would be a great Wedding card too..

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Thanks for looking and check back tomorrow for the tutorial!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

MY CONVENTION SWAP

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share with you my convention swap.  I participated in a 3×3 swap with my SUDSOL group – a group for only SU demonstrators who share everything with each other!  I wanted something a little different than the usual 3×3 card and thought how cute would it be to do a little 3×3 side step card, so I reworked measurements and this is what I came up with:

Here is a side view:

How stinkin’ cute is THIS??  It turned out adorable, I must say!  The smallest side step card that I have EVER seen!  The tutorial on how I created this 3×3 card is below for anyone who would like to make their own little 3×3 side step card (AND, did you know that Stampin’ Up offers envelopes for this size – on Page 160, #107309 – only $7.50 for 40 envelopes!).

Tutorial:

  • Cut a 6 x 3 inch piece of card stock.  Place vertically in your trimmer at 1 inch and cut a slit from 7/8 of an inch (2 marks before the 1″ line) to 4-3/4.
  • Using your scoring blade (I like to use our bone folder in the groove of our trimmer), make score lines from the top to the slit at 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 3-7/8 (2 marks before the 3-1/2″ line), 4-1/4″, and 5″.  Then go back and made a score line at the 3″ mark ONLY in the 1″ space, which will be your fold line for the middle of your card.  See the diagram below.
  • Accordian fold the card, folding at the 3″ fold for the center of your card and then attach your pieces.  If you would like instructions on how to make the canopy top, I have a diagram below.

To create the canopy top, cut your cardstock 4-1/4″ x 2″.  Score at 2-3/4″.   Then punch out 3 pieces of coordinating card stock using the word Window punch.  Next, using the scallop edge border punch, punch out the shorter end from the scored line and this is how I did it.  I inserted the paper in just far enough over to have a curved end like this and punched it out.

Then flip the piece over and finish punching the other side like this:

Now, attach your strips you punched out from the Word Window punch and adhere, fold at the score line and snip off the excess.  Then insert it into your trimmer to score the next two lines at 3″ (not 3-1/8) and 3-1/2″:

It will look like this:

Once you do that, turn it over and adhere a piece of 1/4″ red lined sticky strip (Pg. 177) between the first and second score lines, remove the red liner and fold over the canopy section to adhere.  Then fold up on the second score line and fold down the 3rd score line to create your canopy look.  Stamp your image that you want on this piece and adhere it to the back section of your step card.  Then stamp your sentiment and place that on the 2nd fold of your step card and then stamp your front image.  Attach a piece of designer paper for the front side and you are done!  I hope you find this little tutorial helpful, and I would love to see what YOU come up with!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail