70 posts categorized "Easel Card"

Vintage Pastry Shoppe
by Allison Frazier

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Hello, Poppystamps friends! I am really excited to be joining the design team and posting my first project on the blog. As soon as I saw the Corner Shoppe Pop Up Easel Set, I immediately envisioned this sweet pastry shop with old world charm. With the help of several of the other die sets in this Corner Shoppe collection, I was able to achieve my vision! I do have a video on my YouTube channel showing how I made this card. You can CLICK HERE to see the video!

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The first part of creating the card is cutting the large piece that functions as the easel. I cut this from white card stock and scored it on the two resulting score lines. I set this piece aside. I cut the main store front and the stripes for the awning from black card stock. I cut the scalloped base of the awning from both white and pink card stock - isn't it so cute layered like that? I cut the door window frame from pink card stock. I cut the sidewalk from white card stock and ink blended it with a couple shades of gray ink. You will notice a pink frame around the main window that is not part of the main die set. This is actually a frame from the Dessert Stand set that happens to fit the window perfectly! You may also notice a white frame around the door. I really wanted to make the door stand out from the rest of the store, so I actually created this frame using partial die cutting. The final piece from the main set is the white base that will hold the shoppe itself and then attach to the easel. I blended a little bit of yellow ink on this panel behind the windows so that it would look like the lights are on.

Door open

I cut all the pastries from white card stock and used different colors of Distress Ink to color them. These pastries came from the various die sets in this collection. I cut the cupcakes from the Dessert Stand set. I cut the little tiny cakes on the top shelf, as well as the larger pastries on the middle shelf, from the Birthday Treats set. And speaking of shelves, I got these from the Flower Pot Shelves set. For the cake and candles on the table in front of the store, I used the Birthday Celebrations set. And for that little table, I used the Dessert Stand set. I really had fun using little bits and pieces from all of these sets!

Easel side view

Once I had everything cut out and colored, assembly was a breeze with some liquid glue. I did assemble everything onto that white base first, and then I glued that whole assembled piece onto the scored flap of the easel card. I then created some sentiments, both of which came from the Birthday Banners stamp and die set. I stamped the "It's Cake Time" onto two separate strips with black ink and then cut the pieces apart to get the individual words. I glued these onto the door, with one of them covering what I believe is a mail slot from the main shoppe die. Maybe "Cake Time" is the name of the store? It could be a cute name, but it certainly is a cute sentiment. I also stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment onto white card stock, and then mounted this onto a larger black strip. This sentiment is glued on the inside of the card and acts as a stopper for the easel.

Inside easel sentiment

One last detail to add was a door handle. There is an indentation of a door handle from the main shoppe die, but it is too dark to see on black card stock. I decided that one of the dies that creates icing for a tiny cake could perhaps pass as a door handle, if turned on its side. I don't think it would keep all of those pastries safe from hungry thieves, but I do think the functionality is there - haha. The final test for this adorable card was to make sure it fit into my A2 envelope, and of course it fit beautifully! This card is ready to send to our little niece who will be turning 4 - notice the number of candles on the cake.

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I am so pleased with how this card turned out. I hope it brings a smile to your face! Thank you so much for joining us today.

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Corner Shop Pop-Up Easel Card
by Birgit Norton

I would love to live in a world where the streets are lined with darling shops like this!  Wouldn't you?  Birgit here with you today sharing a pop-up easel card using Corner Shoppe Pop-up Easel Set as well as coordinating die sets from the latest release.  Let's jump right in to the details!


To begin with, I cut the pop-up die panel out of 80# white cardstock and folded on both of the score lines, to create the easel part of the card.


Next, cut one card front panel and adhere it to the small flap of the easel, using a strong double sided tape or liquid glue.  Now, let the fun begin!  Let's build the shop.


I cut the store front out of a piece of blue cardstock from the 6x6 Lagoon Solid Core Cardstock.  I love the weight and thickness of this cardstock and it cuts like butter using Poppystamps dies.  


I cut the detail pieces of the shop out of white cardstock and added color using Distress inks and blending brushes.  A helpful tip:  keep your cardstock pieces inside the dies, to use them as stencils.  Poppystamps is brilliant in their designs!  


Next, I cut elements from Corner Shoppe Wooden Cart and Flower and Leaf Sprinkles and colored them using my copic markers.  I then arranged all of the planters using liquid glue. 

IMG_6776Now it's time to decorate the shop!  


A card like this deserves special attention on the inside, so I added a piece of decorative paper from my scrap bin and cut a white cardstock square to give the easel something to rest against to hold the easel open.  For a finishing touch, I added the window box from the set.  It adds a nice detail but leaves plenty of space for me to personalize this beautiful card.  


Here's a pictures that shows the completed easel card in action.

IMG_6774I had so much fun building this flower shop easel card!  I hope you'll give it a try!

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Wedding Cards using the Nordic Border Craft Die Set
by Sphoorti








Hello Poppy Peeps!



Remember the card I made a few weeks ago? The Delicate Lace Card using the Nordic Border die set? Well, as usual - since I had the supplies out already, I cut out a lot more than I actually needed. And I figured, since these have the wedding vibe, why not make a wedding card? So, here I am with two wedding easel cards using the lacy goodness from the Nordic Border die set!





The prep work for this was pretty much the exact same as the Delicate Lace Card. The only difference is, once I had a panel with a number of rows of the border die cuts, I ran them through the die cutting machine again using the top tier and bottom tier cake dies from the 2469 Floral Cake Pop Up Easel craft die. The panel I had was very long enough for me to squeeze two top tiers and one bottom tier, so I figured I'd make two cake cards. I used some pattern paper with flock on it for the bottom tier of the gold cake card.





I couldn't make up my mind on the gold glitter card stock and the silver, so I figured I'd make one of each. I cut the glitter card stock from the GP1006 Festive Glitter Pad using the 2466 Layer Cake Drip Icing craft die for the icing on the cakes.





For the sentiment, I utilized the 2555 Sending Love Poe Script craft die. I cut some with the same glitter card stock that I used for the icing. However, to add a splash of color, I also cut some from festive green and festive red glitter card stock from the same pad. These colors happen to be the favorites and/or birthstone colors of my cousins and their fiancés, so it seemed like the perfect choice!





The rest of the card came together pretty much the same way as the other easel cards that the design team has made in the past. I had the hearts left over from the sentiment die cuts, so I used those on the inside as stoppers.





I couldn't help but take a whole bunch of pictures of these, so enjoy these scrolling gallery of pictures!









Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Would you want to remake these cards? Would you do anything differently? Which one do you like more? Let us know in the comments below! We love to hear from you!


Thank you for visiting!




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A Floral Monster-Book-of-Monsters?
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppy Peeps!


Sphoorti again!


Did the title of this post throw you off? It's weird, when I made this card, I had no plan, but in the end I started thinking it looks very similar to the Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter. Here's how it looks in case you don't remember: 




What do you think? Am I completely off? Well, anyway, let's get into how I ended up with this card.


Do you all remember my post from September where I color blended over a hot-foiled panel? During that hot-foiling frenzy, I didn't quite use the right settings for one of the runs using the PSF809 Leaf and Tendril Hot Foil Plate and ended up with a panel that didn't entirely foil properly. It was patchy. I couldn't get myself to throw it away, so I color blended over it to see if that would make it any better. It helped a little, but it still looked as if something was wrong with it. Check out these close ups of the strips. See what I mean?



So I tried out this super cool technique that my awesome friend Rachel (@colourandsparkle) showed off in her reels—it’s all about getting creative with card stock, but like, in a fun way, not just shredding it to pieces! It’s similar to what Laura Bassen calls the "Stripping it up" technique. Rachel is all about that eco-friendly life, always finding ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. She took Laura's technique one step further and strips up random bits of card stock, old gift wrap, and pretty much any cute paper she can find, and turns them into these amazing cards. Seriously, you should see what she can do with just scraps—it’s so gorgeous! Check them out here: https://www.instagram.com/colourandsparkle/?hl=en


I thought I'd give it a shot and shredded the panel into very thin strips. I took some clear packaging tape and adhered it to my table with the sticky side facing up so that I could lay out the strips in order. If you look closely at the photo below, you'll see the packaging tape on the table.




I wanted a random assortment of shapes and sizes and colors so I put them together willy-nilly. Then I cut out the bottom side of the strips. I ended up with tiny pieces that were left over, so I just kept continuing along the sides, decreasing in height as I went so it tapered off on both ends.


Originally, I thought I'd make a two fold card with the strips mounted up on foam tape, but somehow I decided to go with a tri-fold card using this panel as one of the three sides. I couldn't bring myself to throw away the leftover skinny strip that I cut out, so I adhered to the second panel on the inside like so:




Then I adhered the main strip panel to the first flap of the card (I trimmed it slightly so that the strips look like they're floating and don't have any of the front panel / flap showing behind them). Oh, I also adhered an extra layer of card stock behind the skinny floating strips to give them some extra sturdiness.




The unfinished card was sitting on my desk for weeks like this. I just did not know how to finish it up or what else to do. I felt like something was missing. Unexpectedly, I received the package of latest release products from Poppystamps store owner, Dave. One of the goodies included the 2580 Nordic Flourishes craft die, and it looked so pretty, I just started die cutting away. I didn't plan to use it on this card or anything. I just went on a die-cutting spree with all the Nordic beauties from the Poppystamps Winter 2023 Release.


I had a bowl-full of the flourishes sitting on my desk and one day I just absentmindedly placed some on the second panel (opposite side of the one I adhered the skinny inner strips to). It looked lovely, so I went with it! I adhered them in the areas where we could see the second panel.



I had die cuts of 2453 Freestyle Hugs die set and decided to use that as the sentiment.


Then came the toughest part of all, and that was the sentiment placement. After days of contemplating and second guessing myself I asked my friends, Claire and Tracy, which of the below orientations they like most.



They told me which one they liked most and that's the one I went with! The end result?
















I never expected to end up with such a card, but I absolutely love it! It was totally worth the wait, I think! I'm so glad I didn't throw away the scraps! Special thanks to Rachel, Claire, and Tracy for their ideas and support! The only problem is - how will I ever be able to replicate the patchy reversed foiled look? I guess that's the problem with repurposing junk and making it beautiful - you may not have more of the same junk to replicate in the future! Sigh. First world problems, I know.


I couldn't help but take a ridiculous amount of pictures to show the full effect and colors, so here's a lengthy scroll-able gallery of them in case you'd like to flip through.





Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Doesn't this totally look like a pretty, pastelly version of the Monster Book of Monsters? Or is it just me?


Would you want to remake this card? Would you do anything differently? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you for visiting and sticking with me through the end of my very long post!


Lots of Love,


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Warmest Wishes Bird House Pop Up
By Birgit Norton

Hello friends!  Cardinals are beautiful birds, don't you think?  I'm an avid back yard bird watcher and I feed the birds year round, along with all the chipmunks and squirrels that help themselves to the black oil sunflower seeds we offer.  
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The Bird House Pop Up Easel Die Set from Poppystamps is the focus of my project today.  I've paired it with some flowers from the Potpourri Flower Set.
Let's get started.
First off, you'll have to cut two of the base  shapes. 
These will get glued together on the little scored flaps, on the short side.  This is the base of your easel pop up.  This step is so easy!  And now for the fun part...  Decorating it!
The cardinal and the pine sprigs are all included in this set.  I cut mine out of white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers.
I also cut out four different colors of flowers using the Potpourri Flower Set.
I cut the front frame of the birdhouse out of light blue cardstock and glued the card the layers together.  Once all the cutting and coloring were done it was time to decorate, popping flowers in here and there, and a few were popped up using foam dots.
I cut another layer of the same blue cardstock, using the birdhouse frame, for the inside of the card.  The sentiment is stamped using Gilded Christmas Wishes and cut using Colwell Label Set.  I chose this sentiment because I thought it would also work as a birthday greeting.  This is a great way to extend the use of your holiday stamps.
I finished the centers of each flower using Autumn Fairy Jewels.  These self adhesive jewels come in just about every color!
A photo to show the dimension.
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Not Too Spooky
By Lisa Elton

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There's a pretty little new pop up house in the Poppystamps neighborhood! I've dolled it up with sage green and gray for you today.

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The warm glow in the windows comes from yellow cardstock with an overlay of vellum. 

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She's pretty, but she looks kind of bare. Lets jazz her up, shall we!

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The house is flanked with trees trimmed out from the Soaring Tree Frame. The leaves were colored with Copics. I added lots of "not too spooky" ghosts (in fact they're pretty darn cute!) and a pair of smiling jack-o-lanterns.

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Do you see those little scallops in the bottom windows? They came from the tree frame too!

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It wouldn't be Halloween without a big yellow moon and some clouds! I wouldn't mind trick or treating at this house, though. How about you?

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