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15 posts categorized "Easel Card"

Simple Bird House Pop Up Easel
by Jeanne Jachna

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Hi friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  It's December so let the countdown to Christmas begin!  I know you're making seasons bright with all your creations this month! 

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I'm smitten with a fussy card but they're not always so simple to make.  I am always in awe and then find the directions too complicated for me to reproduce.  I love  the easel dies at Poppystamps.. they make a fussy looking card super easy to make with all the dies you need to make something extraordinary. 

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I mean, does it get easier than this?  You cut out all the pieces and then assemble them, and BAM! You have a gorgeous fancy fold easel card that looks fussy but isn't.

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Even the inside panel is separate so you can stamp a sentiment or leave it blank for a personalized note.  This sentiment is from the Poppystamps Christmas Time stamp set.   I love the script font and heartfelt message.

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I cut the snowy drifts from glitter paper.  Did you know that Memory Box has 6" pads of glitter paper?   I added some light distress inking on the birdhouse front panel to bring out the lines on the paneling.  A few half pearls make shiny red berries added to the evergreen boughs.  I used a sharpie to color the  face of the cardinal and a dot of Nuvo drops form an eye.

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Easy peasy right?   Crafting doesn't need to be complicated.. it only needs to be FUN!  Hugs!

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Christmas at Home
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This year, spending Christmas at home has a whole new meaning. For far too many of us, not being able to travel long distances this year means many folks will be spending the holidays alone, or with a ZOOM call after dinner. I would love to encourage you all to think about your friends and neighbors  who might be all alone for the holidays, and how you might brighten their day. This sweet little cardinal knows that Santa will find him wherever he goes, so he's hanging up his Christmas stocking. He knows Santa will bring him something sweet.

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I made this card with the new Bird House Pop Up Easel Set! This set is so adorable, and so easy to use, it is no surprise that all of here at Poppystamps want to try it out! The best part is, you can find so many ideas and inspiration for this versatile card.

 

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I started out by cutting out all the pieces I'lll need to assemble the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. You can make this card as a stand-up easel, or just use the birdhouse on a flat card. I did my house in white, with grey trim and a little snow on the roof. I cut the Berry Branch in green leaves with white berries.

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I cut the Whittle Stocking in red and white. Our little cardinal was right! Santa filled his stocking with a sweet surprise! The tiny candy canes and bow were added with a tiny sticker from a holiday sticker set.

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I am going to leave this card in my neighbor's door. Then I'll make some more!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Challenge Reminder: Colors of Autumn
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The current Poppystamps challenge is Colors of Autumn. I love all the colors of autumn - along with the cooler temperatures and frosty mornings!!  It's my favorite season! I decided to use a variety of autumn leaves on the fabulous Bird House Pop Up Easel set.

All of these dies are just fabulous.  There's amazing detail on the various leaves and berries - I used the Whittle Oak Leaf on top and groupings of Garden Leaves and Berries and Orchard Leaves.  (The pine sprigs are in the Bird House set.)

I have wanted to play with the Bird House since it showed up in my mailbox. It's actually from the Christmas release and with other dies that come with it - you can add snow!  I love the details like the embossing to show the strips of wood and the lines around the doorway. While I will definitely be doing a Christmas version of this, it struck me that I could make the bird a Blue Jay (vs. a Christmas cardinal) and make it a fall card.

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I did start the process with a bit of trepidation - I don't do many dimensional projects.  I looked at all the dies in the set and wasn't quite sure how it worked, so I searched this blog for "easel" and got enough hints to put it together, so let me lay it all out here for you.  (FYI - just two days ago, Nancy posted a gorgeous Christmas version of this card and she used a slightly different method!)

First cut the big die which is the base and the back - it Z-folds like shown.  The base will show on your card so make sure the good part of the die cut is up when you fold it.  Also cut the two front dies (or at least the bottom one.)  I did the bottom one in a darker brown as an accent.

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Add adhesive to the small part of the z-fold on the base.  That's going to adhere to the back of the front piece (it's not as confusing as it sounds). You want to adhere it so it lines up with the base.  On the picture on the right, the outer kraft color is the base, the next two layers up are the front. 

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When you are done, this is how it works.  See how the little z-fold is stuck to the back of the front!!  It will stand like the picture on the right - you just have to adhere something there (I used a sentiment, but another leaf - or anything that creates a stopper for the top to rest against.

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Then have fun decorating your house!!

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The best part of this - it folds flat so you can mail it and it fits in a regular card envelope.

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Nov 2020I hope to see you playing along with the Colors of Autumn!!

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Christmas Bird House Easel Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and here we go folks, Christmas is right around the corner! Are your cards ready? No pressure, but if I could offer a rather simple suggestion, a die cut card that really packs a wow, read on...

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The Bird House card is a complete die set ready to purchase in the shop, and between you and me, if you like bold and beautiful, and fun to do, this set is for you. 

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The large main die needs to be cut twice, and then glued only on the flaps, as pictured below.

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This is your base. The rest of the bird house elements are included in the set.

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This is a versatile set, and can be adapted for any time of year. The cardinal and fir dies are included to make a Christmas card. You'll notice I cut the bird twice, and fussy cut out the black eye area and beak. These I colored with copics. The fir needles were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked before adding German Glass Glitter. These will form a wreath the bird will nest in.

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Simple details make this Christmas card pop! Like the snow on the top of the roof, and dripping underneath the wreath.

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The easel rests or catches on a Merry Christmas die cut that fit perfectly on the bottom. LOVE it when that happens!

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I did a little stenciling around the inside sentiment. there's also a matching envelope I created with stencils. The stencils are easy, just die cut what you want to stencil from vellum, and use the negative space to stencil with. 

Hope you're inspired to try one of the new pop up easel die sets available in the shop. Have a wonderful week!

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Halloween Haunted House Easel Card
by Nadine Carlier

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Hello! Nadine here today with a Halloween Haunted House Easel Card. I first started with the Poppystamps Winter House Pop Up Easel Die Set. Even though this die set was meant for Christmas is also great for Halloween too. I cut the base out with orange cardstock and then cut the house out in yellow and brown. I matted the brown with the yellow to give the windows and door a yellow glow. Then cut the windows and roof out in black cardstock. For the drips, I used the purple cardstock from the Memory Box Frosted Glitter Paper Pad

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I tucked in some ghosts from the Poppystamps Squeaker Ghosts Dies in the windows.

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For the pumpkins, I used Poppystamps Haunting Pumpkins

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I used the Poppystamps Boo Outline to add as a ledge to prop the easel card too.

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Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!

 

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Pop Up Boo
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello and Happy Boos to everyone in our spooky Poppystamps family! I just love making Halloween cards, and lucky for me, Poppystams has some really darling little spooky characters that are perfect for some sweetly scary cards this year! Take a look!

 

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Isn't that little guy cute? He's from our brand new Whittle Monsters die set, dancing through the pumpkin patch on this Pop Up Boo Halloween card! I used a dark palette of black, deep navy blue, oranges and white to create this Halloween scene from the Adriana Pop Up Easel Die set.

 

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The Adriana Pop Up Easel Set is a complete die set that includes all the die to create and score this amazing pop up easel base and card front. I cut the base piece in black, the front panel in black, and the cover panel with the oval and the leaves in navy blue, and layered it all together.

 

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I cut the Twisted Tree Oval in black, then again in blue, and then fit the pieces together to create this outdoor nighttime scene.

 

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I also took a small holed paper punch and cut a group of tiny orange circles, and placed them over the tiny berries from the Adriana Pop Up Easel piece.

 

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Oh, it's coming together now! I cut the Whittle Monsters in bright white, and added the skeleton guy and a few pumpkins from Pile of Pumpkins on the front. Scary, but in a friendly way! Open the Pop Up Easel card and you will find . . .

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a pop up BOO all for you! I used the Boo Outline and Squeaker Ghosts for the inside. This card is a little dark and hard to read anyway if I tried to write on the inside, so I am going to enclose a little spooky note inside the envelope.

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You can stand the Easel card to reveal the BOO, and the tiny ghosts will remain hidden in their secret spot. This card was so much fun to make! I hope you give it a try and create something sweet and spooky for your Halloween pals!

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Thanks so much for joining us today!

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