I’m here today to share one of my projects from the Creative Crew at Splitcoaststampers. For those not familiar with the Creative Crew, it is a group of designers that are chosen to provide inspiration with Stampin’ Up products. Each month we have four challenges to complete and then you have all month to join in the fun. This month the overall focus is fancy folds and each of our projects incorporate something a bit unique in the design. You saw my tall/long card on Tuesday and today I am going to give you a bit more information about the Easel Card I made.
The basic tutorial for the easel card is here. Now mine is modified a bit and made lots simpler because I have the new Stampin’ Up Simply Scored Scoring Tool. My card front is 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. This made my base 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ with score lines at 5 1/4″ and 7 7/8″ (really quick with the 1/8″ spacing on the tool). I chose the Old Olive pattern from the Brights Designer Paper Pack since we were also asked to use colors from the Letters to Santa DSP. I cut a stocking out with the new Holiday Stocking die and ran it through the Big Shot again with the Snow Burst Embossing Folder. The toe, heel and cuff are cut from Early Espresso card stock. I ran a really thin line of Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombo) along the dotted perforations and attached the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine to it. Next came some snowflakes from my brand new (to me) Northern Frost Die. Oh, how I love these snowflakes!! In the center of each I attached some Mini Jingle Bells using Crystal Effects as the glue. I created the sentiment using a small part of the collage stamp from Season of Joy. This is my first easel card and I have to say there will be more!
You know, I was a slow adapter to the whole Big Shot trend but wow, I’m not sure what I would do without it now! If you have considered becoming a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up has extended the Big Shot offer until November 11th. When you sign up, you will get your Big Shot free!
I will be back next Monday with another project from the Creative Crew. Until then, have a great rest of your week and weekend! Thanks for stopping in today!
Stamp: Season of Joy; Paper: Brights Designer Paper Pack, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White; Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso; Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst EF, Holiday Stocking Die, Northern Frost Die, Simply Scored, Mini Jingle Bells, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Tombo Multi
All products are Stampin’ Up!
This is wonderful, Jen! I am a bit embarrassed that I haven’t even used my stocking die yet. Maybe I should try to make one of these so I can say I used it? :o) Very clever idea for sure!
I love easel cards, and this one is fabulous! I’m going to have to try one this big!
What a great easel card! Love the stocking with the baker’s twine on the stitch marks. Clever idea!
Love this very clever idea!!! You all really want me to get this die don’t you? lol
What a fun Christmas card! Love how you used the colors from the DSP without using the DSP–and still conveyed the feel of the DSP. Very cool!
What a great idea! Love easel cards and this is a great use for it!
Jennifer, this is a fabulous easel card! Loved the colored snowflakes – so unique!!!
Very creative! I would have never thought to use the stocking this way – so cute! And I really like the snowflakes in the different colors, too. So creative – thanks for sharing so many great (out of the box) ideas with us!